The Minnesota Vikings will play against the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. The game will be played at 1 p.m EST and can be seen on FOX. Both teams are in the hunt for a playoff spot.
So what is the spread for the game between the Vikings and Bears? Well, with the status of Jay Cutler unknown this game was taken off the boards in many places. Those who have the game listed have settled on the Bears being a 6.5 point favorite.
The Bears are 7-3 on the season and trying to avoid third third consecutive loss. Last week they were humiliated by the San Fransisco 49ers on both sides of the ball. A week before that they lost a game, and quarterback Jay Cutler to injury, against Houston.
Even with Cutler the Bears offense has struggled to generate points despite the explosiveness of wide receiver Brandon Marshall and pro bowl running back Matt Forte. Naturally the offensive line remains a concern but 10 games into the season there is little that can be done to fix it at this time. The Bears defense is still stout but they were embarrassed by an inexperienced Colin Kaepernick last Monday.
Minnesota is 6-4 this season and is coming off a bye week. Running back Adrian Peterson is looking as good as ever and Christian Ponder has shown impressive signs of growth at the quarterback position. Wide receiver Percy Harvin remains one of the leagues best play makers.
The Vikings defense is allowing just 22.1 points per game and have made 26 sacks thus far this year. They have the ability to abuse the Bears offensive line in much the same way that the 49ers did six days earlier.
Will the Bears end their losing skid at two games and put themselves back into the drivers seat of the NFC playoff picture?
Can Minnesota knock off the Bears and continue an improbable run to the post season?