Our Staff Prediction for Bears at Vikings

Dec 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.

The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for the Minnesota Vikings date with the Chicago Bears is ready.

Minnesota can improve to 8-9 after Week 18 if they knock off the Bears. Both teams are eliminated from playoff contention.

The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will win their eighth game of the season. Last week, we picked the Vikings to lose by nine points to the Green Bay Packers. Minnesota lost by 27.

Eight of our 10 contributors picked Minnesota to win over Chicago, as the Vikings — for some reason — are playing all starters like they’re still in the hunt.

Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 18:

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings top the Bears by a score of 26-16.

Here are the season standings for our writers’ predictions:

Dustin Baker most accurately predicted the score of the last game as he chose the Packers to win by 21. The Packers won by 27.

The Vikings are currently 6.5-point favorites to defeat the Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).