NFL Odds: NFC North Divisional Showdown on Sunday Night Football. The Chicago Bears’ rise from mediocrity continued in Week 10 with a dominant victory over the Detroit Lions. While the Lions are certainly not in the upper echelon of the league, the Bears showed that their team is a threat on both sides of the ball. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are coming off of a Bye Week and will look to field a healthier team than they’ve had in weeks as they attempt to regain their divisional lead.
This Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears will clash in the first of two meetings this season. After a victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 10, the Bears now lead the NFC North. QB Mitch Trubisky is coming off of one of his best games of the year after throwing for 355 years and three TD, including one rushing TD. He’ll try to duplicate that success against a stingy Vikings defense. Use our Bovada Bonus Code to Bet on football at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
The Bears are riding a 3-game winning streak and unsurprisingly, Chicago’s defense has been at the center of that success. They’ve allowed an average of just 13 points per game over that span and now sit in fourth in the NFL in points allowed per game (19.4). Led by LB Khalil Mack, who drives the Bears’ defense with 7 sacks on the season, Chicago has found success with a focus on defense.
Minnesota comes into Chicago a rested and hopefully healthier team. Minnesota has been missing several starters, including WR Stefon Diggs, over the past weeks and welcomed the week off. Starting this Sunday, the Vikes face NFC North divisional teams in four of their remaining seven games, so they’ll need to find their stride if they hope to hold on to a playoff spot. Sunday’s game will go a long way in affirming their stance atop the division. Game time is 8:20 PM ET.
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