Sunday’s matchup is only the third division game for the Vikings this season, but it is proving to perhaps be one of the most important of the season. With Green Bay and Detroit reeling and Chicago surging, Minnesota’s trip to Solider Field could ultimately decide the NFC North champion.
Full Press Vikings will now make their predictions for Week 11 Minnesota at Chicago.
Madison Parkhill: Minnesota 20, Chicago 17
The Vikings travel to Chicago to take on the division-leading Bears. Both teams have elite defenses, with offenses that have been inconsistent in recent weeks. Defensively, Minnesota must force Mitchell Trubisky to beat them from within the pocket. Offensively, Kirk Cousins will need to get rid of the ball quick, before Khalil Mack and company can generate pressure. This is the biggest game of the year so far, and though it is on the road, I think the Vikings pull off the upset to reestablish themselves as the NFC North favorites.
– Madison Parkhill writes for Full Press Coverage and covers the Vikings. Follow him @MadPark44.
Clayton Brooks: Minnesota 21, Chicago 20
This game has to be looked at as a big test for both of these squads. The Bears currently sit atop the NFC North at 6-3, with the defending division champion Minnesota a game back in the wins column. The Bears have been impressive but have yet to win against what many would call a credible opponent this season. Minnesota has close losses to both the Saints and Rams this season, but did pull out a key win against the defending Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles.