Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Prediction and Preview

Vikings vs Bears Predictions and Odds

Vikings Coach Zimmer Previews Sunday's Game vs. 1st Place Bears

"They're really good at making the nonpressure and the pressure look the same, and that's how they get on the edge of people all the time is just that half a second, that half-step where a whatever it is, a tackle slow sets and then he's beat off the edge, or they're anxious about the A-gap, and the B-gap pressure comes, or whatever it is", he said. Said Nagy: "It is a insane time playing a night game and then 80-something hours later you're traveling and you're on the road playing an early day game". As the games' coming up, it starts to bubble a little bit. The running back missed both meetings against Chicago previous year after suffering a season-ending ACL tear in his left knee in Week 4 of his rookie season. The addition of edge rusher Khalil Mack (coming over in a trade from Oakland) solidified this unit as one of the best in the National Football League and certainly one that the Vikings offensive line needs to be wary of.

"I think he's done pretty much everything", Zimmer said.

A lot of times the defense will align with split safeties, but one - Eddie Jackson or Adrian Amos - will roll down and the Bears will play one robber or cover-3 and have an extra player in the box to defend the run.

The way Kyle Fuller, Bryce Callahan and Eddie Jackson are playing, it's unclear which secondary is better. "He has done a good job in both areas, protection and blocking and routes. We just don't want to get caught up in doing (so) much ... we're not doing the things that we want to do".

In Cook's last prime-time game against the Rams on September 27, the running back was on a pitch count that limited him to the first half, when he rushed 10 times for 20 yards. "I think adding [Taylor] Gabriel, he is an extremely fast guy. He's proved himself in this league over and over, and with a guy like that being added to a good defense, it does bring a lot of energy".

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Each week, we'll be previewing the Bears regular season matchup. "You know, time helps with that", said first-year Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy, whose offensive system has allowed Trubisky to flourish. He wanted them to focus on their upcoming game against the Lions but also be mentally prepared for the next two contests.

"Defensively, we've obviously improved in the last five weeks a ton from where we were", Zimmer said.

Throughout his rehabilitation process, Cook has referred to the tricky nature of hamstring injuries and how he had to rely on "feel" in order to know whether he would be able to play in games versus sitting out a certain number of days and expecting to be better. "But they've got their core group of plays they are going to run. There's no doubt in my mind we are going to get new plays", Zimmer said. They'll also get a good look at a Vikings squad that has claimed two of the last three division titles and fell one game short of a trip to last year's Super Bowl. Minnesota is 5-3-1 on the season, 5-3-1 against the spread and 5-4 with the under.

Everything about this one (including the struggles the Vikings have history had at Soldier Field) says loss.

The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Vikings' last 10 games at night.

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