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MNF: Bears vs Vikings Prediction and Game Thread

The Minnesota Vikings host the Chicago Bears in week 12 on Monday Night Football

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Monday Night Football, Week 12. Tonight the Minnesota Vikings host the Chicago Bears at 8:15 pm EST. The Vikings are 3 point home favorites against the Eagles according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

The 3-8 Chicago Bears come into this game off a 31 - 26 loss to the Detroit Lions last week. That game marked the return of Justin Fields to the lineup after missing a month with an injury. With Fields under center the Bears have won just one out of seven games this season.

The 6-5 Minnesota Vikings lost starting quarterback Kirk Cousins to a season ending injury in the eighth game of the season. At that point the Vikings were 4-4 and most assumed they were cooked for the 2023 season. Instead, the Vikings made an immediate trade with the Arizona Cardinals to acquire Joshua Dobbs. Dobbs has led the Vikings to a 2-1 record in Cousins’ absence and the Vikings are very much alive in the NFC playoff race. Now they take on their NFC North rivals, the Chocago Bears, in a game crucial to the Vikings’ post-season plans.

I’m taking the home team Vikings to take care of business at home against a struggling Bears team that just has not won much with Justin Fields under center. The Bears are 1-14 in Fields’ last 15 starts.

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