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Just about all these games have some element of unknown due to injuries. So let’s focus in on the Bears and Vikings, which has the most information available.
The two teams played each other already this season, with Minnesota winning 19-13 in Chicago. In that game, however, Chicago had Nick Foles at QB, who struggled immensely – he mustered just 106 passing yards with an interception.
The Bears offense has improved with Mitchell Trubisky taking over, having crossed 30 points in back-to-back weeks. Minnesota’s defense is middle of the pack, 12th against the pass in DVOA but 20th against the run, meaning Chicago should be able to move the ball once again.
The problem for Chicago is that while their offense has improved, their defense has disappeared. Before holding a bad Texans team without Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller and David Johnson to 7 points, they gave up 75 points over two weeks to the Packers and Lions. They’ve typically bottled Dalvin Cook up in years past, but the Vikings’ star RB managed 96 yards in their last meeting, and Kirk Cousins has been playing well. Both teams should be able to score points in this matchup.
FOX Bet has the line at Vikings -3, and that feels about right. It’s going to be a close game, a divisional matchup with playoff implications on the line. However, Minnesota has been the better team recently, so expect them to pull it out. Your choice here should be Vikings by 1-3 points.