Flashback Friday: Vikings Slip Past Bears in 2022 + Prediction
The 6-5 Minnesota Vikings and 3-8 Chicago Bears are set to face off Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium. Minnesota is coming off a tough loss last week after winning the previous five games.
The last time these two teams faced each other in Minnesota came in Week 5 last season.
The Vikings & Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium
Kirk Cousins went 32/41 for 296 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Dalvin Cook rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Justin Jefferson caught 12 passes for 154 yards.
On defense, Cameron Dantzler tied for a team-high with seven tackles. He also forced and recovered a fumble to clinch the win. Final score was 29-22.
For Chicago, Justin Fields went 15/21 for 208 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 47 yards on 8 carries. David Montogomery caught four passes for 62 yards.
On defense, Jaylon Jones had a game-high 14 tackles.
With the win, Minnesota improved to 4-1 on the season. They finished at 13-4 and won the division for the first time since 2017.
Minnesota leads the all-time series 66-57-2.
They should win this upcoming game. After this week is the bye week, which comes at the right time.
Every game is very critical the rest of the way. Winning the division will be very difficult to do, but the playoffs are still a great possibility.
The Detroit Lions got upset yesterday at home to the Green Bay Packers, dropping them to 8-3. This certainly does help Minnesota’s chances at winning the North. It will still be very difficult, but not impossible, especially with that loss.
The Vikings also still play Detroit twice, which will make it very interesting. Division records matter too and currently Minnesota is 2-0 against NFC North opponents.
Had Detroit lost last week though and Minnesota won, it would have been that much more interesting.
Division or not, this team still has a great shot at making the playoffs. What makes that very impressive is that this team started 0-3 and is still without Justin Jefferson.
Earlier in the season, Minnesota beat Chicago which then started the turnaround. They should win this game as well, especially since it is at home.
Prediction: Vikings win 30-16
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