Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings

The US Bank Stadium hosts this week 5 divisional matchup between NFC North rivals the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings lead a closely contested series by 63-57, but have lost 3 of their last 4 home encounters against this week’s visitors.

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Bears vs Vikings Highlights

It’s honors even in the last 10 meetings of these opponents, with both hoping for a victory that might inspire one of them to topple the recent divisional successes of the Green Bay Packers. The Bears will be looking to avenge the back-to-back victories of the Vikings last season with new coach Matt Eberflus at the helm. There have also been notable adjustments in the home camp after Mike Zimmer’s departure, with Kevin O’Connell taking the reins in Minnesota.

Those looking to bet on NFL games might look at the preseason success of Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears in assessing this matchup, with victories posted against the Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs.

The extension of Kirk Cousins’s contract for another year will keep some familiarity for the home team as they seek to improve upon the 8-9 finish of the 2021 season. Cousins will be spoilt for choice in offensive options this season, with last year’s star Justin Jefferson looking to improve on an outstanding rookie year alongside Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook.

With a touchdown in both fixtures last season, it may be worth looking at NFL betting odds for Justin Jefferson this year. Success might be measured more on the performance of a defense that struggled in 2021, ranking third worst in yards per game over the regular season. If you are considering which team would be best when covering the spread in the Bears vs Vikings matchup, look to the home team.

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