Minnesota Vikings (4-2) at Chicago Bears (2-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 1, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Chicago Bears +1.5 -- Over/Under: 42
The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears square off Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.
The Minnesota Vikings look for their second road win to string together three straight victories. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 1,339 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Bridgewater has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. Stefon Diggs and Mike Wallace have combined for 616 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jarius Wright has 10 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 128.3 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 530 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 17 points and 338.8 yards per game. Harrison Smith leads the Vikings with 37 tackles, Everson Griffen has 4.5 sacks and Xavier Rhodes has three pass deflections. Justin Trattou, Sharrif Floyd and John Sullivan are questionable.
The Chicago Bears need a victory after a rough 2-4 start to the season. Jay Cutler is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 1,231 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Cutler has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Martellus Bennett and Marquess Wilson have combined for 580 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Alshon Jeffery has 13 receptions. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging 112 yards per contest, and Matt Forte leads the way with 507 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Chicago is allowing 29.8 points and 344.8 yards per game. Christian Jones leads the Bears with 37 tackles, Pernell McPhee has four sacks and Kyle Fuller has two pass deflections. Antrel Rolle, Jermon Bushrod and Shea McClellin are questionable.
The Vikings are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Bears are 11-26 ATS in their last 37 vs. NFC and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games. The Vikings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Chicago and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings overall.
The Vikings are starting to play some solid football, as the running game is picking up in a big way and the defense is holding down the fort. The Bears continue to be a mess and simply aren't playing much defense. The Bears are 25th in the league in rushing yards allowed, a stat I don't want to see whe facing AP.
I like the Vikings to get their third straight victory.