Through 3 Quarters
The Minnesota Vikings are flexing their muscles against the Chicago Bears, showing why they were favored to win all along. The Vikings have unwrapped a big 17-3 lead against Chicago after three quarters.
Minnesota has been relying on WR Justin Jefferson, who has snatched one receiving TD, and QB Kirk Cousins, who has passed for two TDs and 74 yards on 21 attempts. On the defensive end, Minnesota got some fancy footwork from DE D.J. Wonnum, who dodged the offensive line for three sacks.
This is tied with the least points Chicago has had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.
Minnesota @ Chicago
Current Records: Minnesota 6-7; Chicago 4-9
What to Know
Get ready for an NFC North battle as the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings will face off at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday at Soldier Field. The teams split their matchups last year, with Minnesota winning the first 19-13 on the road and Chicago taking the second 33-27.
The Bears received a tough blow last week as they fell 45-30 to the Green Bay Packers. No one had a standout game offensively for Chicago, but they got scores from WR Damiere Byrd and WR Jakeem Grant. QB Justin Fields ended up with a passer rating of 119.40.
Meanwhile, Minnesota was able to grind out a solid win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Thursday, winning 36-28. It was another big night for Minnesota’s RB Dalvin Cook, who rushed for two TDs and 205 yards on 27 carries.
Special teams collected 12 points for the Vikings. K Greg Joseph delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
The Bears are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Now might not be the best time to take Chicago against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past four consecutive games.
Chicago is now 4-9 while Minnesota sits at 6-7. Minnesota is 2-3 after wins this year, and Chicago is 3-5 after losses.
How To Watch
When: Monday at 8:15 p.m. ETWhere: Soldier…..