Our Official Staff Prediction for Bears at Vikings

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The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for Bears at Vikings is ready.

Minnesota lost in Week 11 on the road at the Denver Broncos, 21-20. Three turnovers sunk the enterprise, and the defense couldn’t stiffen late in the 4th Quarter, as teams led by Russell Wilson improved to 7-1 (.875) all-time versus Minnesota.

Our Official Staff Prediction for Bears at Vikings

The Bears totally collapsed down the stretch last weekend, losing to the Detroit Lions after appearing to have the game in the bag for an upset. Detroit, however, then lost on Thanksgiving, providing the Vikings hope that the NFC North is still within reach.

The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will win their seventh game of the season.

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Writers unanimously chose the Vikings, evidently confident in Minnesota’s ability to bounce back from Sunday Night Football at Denver and trusting in homefield advantage.

Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 12:

Dustin Baker: Vikings Win, 34-20
Sean Borman: Vikings Win, 23-20
Janik Eckardt: Vikings Win, 31-16
Josh Frey: Vikings Win, 28-24
Will Goodwin: Vikings Win, 27-16
Wes Johnson: Vikings Win, 33-26
Kyle Joudry: Vikings Win, 27-21
Adam New: Vikings Win, 28-20
Nate Powalie: Vikings Win, 37-13
Ted Schwerzler: Vikings Win, 28-17
Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 30-16
Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 31-13

Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings will top the Bears by a score of 30-19.

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And 2023 season standings for our writers’ predictions:

Dustin Baker: 7-4
Adam New: 7-4
Nate Powalie: 7-4
Ted Schwerzler: 7-4
Cole Smith: 7-4
Sean Borman: 6-5
Janik Eckardt: 6-5
Josh Frey: 6-5
Will Goodwin: 6-5
Wes Johnson: 6-5
Ali Siddiqui: 5-6
Kyle Joudry: 4-7

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Last week, Adam New most accurately predicted the Vikings’ outcome. He picked the Vikings to lose by a score of 21-20, and, well, that happened precisely. Contact Mr. New here for lottery numbers.

The Vikings are favored to prevail by three points, as oddsmakers believe the teams are somewhat evenly matched but trust Minnesota with homefield advantage.

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Sporting News picked the Vikings to defeat the Bears, and SN’s Bill Bender explained with a 28-21 prediction, “The Bears are a different offense with Justin Fields, who pushed the Lions to the limit in Week 11. Minnesota beat Chicago 19-13 in Week 6, and Joshua Dobbs got a bit of a reality check in Denver last week. The Vikings have won five in a row in this NFC North rivalry, and three of those have been one-score games.”

The Vikings have defeated the Bears five times consecutively.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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