The Minnesota Vikings season has gone from bad to worse this season when they officially put Justin Jefferson on the IR.
But, I'm here to tell you their season isn't over yet. They can start to turn things around this week, even without Jefferson, when they head to Chicago to take on the Bears.
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Vikings vs. Bears odds, spread, and total
Vikings vs. Bears betting trends
- Vikings are 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games
- Vikings are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games vs. Bears
- The UNDER is 8-1 in the Vikings' last nine games in Chicago
- Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. NFC North opponents
- Bears are 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games
- The OVER is 5-0 in Bears' games this season
- The Bears have lost nine-straight home games
- Bears are 0-5 ATS in their last five games against NFC North opponents
Vikings vs. Bears injury reports
Minnesota Vikings injury report
- Justin Jefferson - WR - IR
- Kene Nwangwu - RB - IR
- Akayleb Evans - CB - Questionable
- Lewis Cine - S - Questionable
Chicago Bears injury report
- Kyler Gordon - CB - IR
- Doug Kramer - C - IR
- Jayton Johnson - CB - Questionable
- Eddie Jackson - S - Questionable
- Roschon Johnson - RB - Questionable
Vikings vs. Bears how to watch
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 15
- Game Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
- Venue: Soldier Field
- How to Watch (TV): FOX
- Minnesota Vikings Record: 1-4
- Chicago Bears Record: 1-4
Vikings vs. Bears key players to watch
Jordan Addison: With Justin Jefferson out, it's time for the rookie wide receiver, Jordan Addison, to step up. He's already had a solid season, hauling in 19 receptions for 249 yards and three touchdowns but he needs to take the next step in his development sooner than expected if the Vikings want to breath life back into their season.
DJ Moore: Bears fans have been waiting for DJ Moore to have a breakout game and he finally did on Thursday night last week, hauling in eight receptions for 230 yards and three touchdowns. If he can continue to produce at any level close to that, the Bears offense is all of a sudden going to be dangerous.
Vikings vs. Bears prediction and pick
As I mentioned earlier, I love the Vikings in this spot. Despite being 1-4, they continue to post solid underlying metrics.
For example, they're sixth in the NFL in Net Yards per Play, behind only the Dolphins, 49ers, Ravens, Lions, and Chiefs. Even without Jefferson, they have the weapons to exploit a Bears defense that ranks 31st in opponent yards per pass attempt.
Just because they beat the Commanders last Thursday, let's not fool ourselves into thinking the Bears are a good football team now. The Vikings are the far superior team and I think they'll prove that this Sunday.
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