It’ll be a chilly Monday night at Soldier Field when the (3-5) Minnesota Vikings travel to Chicago to take on the (5-4) Bears. At kickoff the temperature is set to be a brisk 42 degrees.
The two NFC North rivals are currently headed in opposite directions. The Vikings have won two straight after starting their season 1-5. The Bears, meanwhile, have dropped three straight after their red-hot start to the season.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy has won all four of his career games against the Vikings. However, things on the offensive side really aren’t looking positive for the Bears. That unit sits at fourth worst in the entire NFL in yards per game. The defense is a top-10 unit, though, allowing just 218 pass yards per game.
Minnesota is currently riding the play of RB Dalvin Cook, who has rushed for at least 225 scrimmage yards and two TDs in each of the last two games. Only Jim Brown and Deuce McAllister have done that in the history of the league. The Vikings’ Achilles heel remains the defense, which is still a mystery to many after how dominant they’ve been. Their pass defense is struggling mightily, allowing the third-most yards in the league.
Here’s everything you need to know.
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What: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
When: Monday Nov. 16, 2020
Where: Soldier Field
Game time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Announcers: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters (field reporter)
Radio: 81 (Min), 83 (Chi) | XM: 226 (Min), 225 (Chi), 88 (National). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
Odds: Vikings -3
Online Stream: NFL Mobile, Yahoo Sports App, Fubo
Weather: 42f Clear. Clear throughout the day. [NFL Weather]
Referee: Scott Novak