We have an NFC North showdown on our hands this Monday Night. The Minnesota Vikings will be taking on a returning Jay Cutler, who will lead the Chicago Bears into action. The Vikings are coming off their first loss, which came on the road in Philadelphia. The Bears sustained their third straight loss, as they lost on the road in Green Bay.
The Vikings have one of the most dominant and fun to watch defenses in the NFL. Their game in Philly saw turnover after turnover to start the game. They should have a field day against the Bears line and Cutler. On offense, Bradford was not very good last week, but had been pretty solid up to that point. Coming off their first loss, the club will surely want to prove any doubters wrong this week. So look for the Vikings to come out strong, and this one could be over before you know it.
Oh poor Jay Cutler. After being sidelined for several weeks with a thumb injury, which he suffered in week week two, Cutler returns to the starting lineup. Backup Brian Hoyer got hurt last week, meaning Matt Barkley had to come in for some action. He was pretty bad, so Cutler comes at a good time for the team. For Cutler on the other hand, he may be wishing he waited another week. Look for the Vikings to be all over him, and that alone should be good for at least two picks in the game. Having until Monday will help the team heal up from some injuries, which will only help. But when all is said and done, this team simply does not have the amount of talent that the Vikings have.
Finally I need to ask, why do the Bears keep getting prime-time slots? This is I believe the third prime-time game the team has been a part of. And I ask why? They are not any good, and they usually do not play very competitive games. But I digress, and with that I will take the Vikings.
Line: Min -6, O/U: 41
Pick: Vikings and the under
Result: Chi 20 – Min 10, Bears and the under
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