5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to improve their record to 4-1, but can they do it in a dominant fashion against the Chicago Bears?

At 3-1, the Minnesota Vikings are in a position they haven’t been in for a while. Since 2005, the Vikings have started a season 3-1 or better only four times and each of those years has produced a different result.

In 2009, they used a 4-0 start en route to the NFC Championship. In 2012, they started 3-1 en route to a first-round playoff exit. In 2016 they started 5-0 before going 3-8 in their last 11 games. Every team is different, and that includes this year’s version of the Vikings.

Minnesota have had success in the first month of the season, but it’s unclear who they are. They annihilated the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, but then took the win thanks to a poor fourth down decision from Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell and the Detroit Lions. A double doink from New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz was a rare moment of fortune in London, and now the Vikings are looking for their best start since 2016 when they host the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

The Bears come in at 2-2, but that may be more of a false record. Chicago relied on their ground game and quarterback Justin Fields has not proven itself as a franchise savior. With a roster focused more on getting a top-five pick than winning the NFC North, the Bears represent a good place for the Vikings, who have won games despite on-court plays.

In this article, we’ll take a look at Sunday’s game and give you five bold predictions for when Minnesota hosts Chicago at US Bank Stadium.

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