Monday Night – Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Don’t look now, but the Bears are back in prime time. Either someone doing the NFL scheduling hates us or hates the Bears, but either way, it’s not looking good. This time around they’ll be at home in the Windy City as they host the Minnesota Vikings. That said, Chicago did manage to beat a talented Vikings team at Soldier Field last year, so we should keep that in mind coming into this matchup.
Keys to the Game
The Vikings can make this Monday night matchup a laugher by doing what they do best: running the football and overwhelming their opponent with a suffocating defense. This should be easy pickings against a Bears team without Alshon Jeffery and an established quarterback. If Sam Bradford is even serviceable, the Vikings might run away with this one. Chicago will be outmatched on all fronts.
Chicago is going to have to come up with turnovers and big plays in order to beat the Vikings on Monday Night Football. It won’t be easy, but it can certainly be done — I mean, we’ve already seen plenty of Sam Bradford-led teams take an L or two. The Bears can take advantage of that by pressuring Bradford and forcing him back into his old turnover-happy ways. Offensively, a big game from Jordan Howard will have Chicago in the driver’s seat, rolling to back to back home wins over their division rivals.