Week 12 of the NFL season will conclude with an NFC North rivalry game as the Chicago Bears will visit the Minnesota Vikings. This Monday Night Football matchup will feature a pair of desperate teams that are both looking for a big win.
The Chicago Bears are coming into this game with a record of 3-8, and they are looking at another great draft pick in 2024. Chicago did just pick up a win back in Week 10, but this team just can’t seem to get any momentum.
Minnesota comes into this game with a record of 6-5, and they are starting to make a nice push to the playoffs. The Vikings suffered a bad loss to the Denver Broncos in their most recent game, but they were on a roll before that.
The Minnesota Vikings are three-point betting favorites over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
Bears Struggling to Score
The Chicago Bears are going to have to figure things out on offense if they are going to start winning some games. Chicago is scoring just 20.9 points per game this season, and that’s just not getting the job done on offense.
Justin Fields is back on the field for the Bears, but he has been sacked 26 times this year behind a bad offensive line. Chicago does want to run the football, but they must also get it to wide receiver D.J. Moore.
The defense for Chicago is giving up 26 points per game, and that unit will be tested in a big way in this game. Chicago is allowing 245 passing yards per game, but the rushing defense has been among the best in the league.
Vikings Playing Through Adversity
Injuries have hit the Minnesota Vikings hard this season, but they have been able to play through it all. Joshua Dobbs is now playing quarterback for the Vikings, and he has actually carried this team at times.
Running the football continues to be a challenge for the Vikings as they are averaging just 94 rushing yards per game. Minnesota could be getting Justin Jefferson back on the field, and the wide receiver should open up the run game.
This defense has really turned things around over the past few weeks as well, and they are now allowing just 20.9 points per game. Minnesota will need to slow down Justin Fields if they want to put up a low number.
Vikings Blowout the Bears
This Chicago Bears team just doesn’t have a ton to play for at this point of the season, and the offense continues to be a mess. Justin Fields will make some big plays in this one, but it’s not going to be enough to lead his team to a win.
Minnesota already has a win over the Bears in Chicago, and they are going to use the same formula to take control of this game. The Vikings will get enough stops on defense to allow the offense to get some separation.
Bet the Minnesota Vikings -3.0 as they roll to a big win over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.