The Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings will face off for the second time this season on Sunday. Both teams are still trying to make the playoffs, so expect this game to be a heated one. The Vikings won the first meeting against the Bears, but can Chicago even things up? Check out our preview of Bears vs. Vikings below.
Betting Preview for the Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Regular Season Week 15 Game on December 20, 2020
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, December 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Chicago Bears (+3)
Regular Season Record: 6-7
The Bears finally put a stop to their struggles after ending a six-game losing skid with a 36-7 home win over the Houston Texans last Sunday. The Bears have a long way to go and need lots of luck in order for them to make the playoffs, but at least for one week, they feel like winners again. Mitchell Trubisky shined in the Texans game, as he passed for 267 yards and three touchdowns without an interception on 24-of-33 completions while running back David Montgomery rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries, thanks in large part to an 80-yard touchdown run. Trubisky and Montgomery will look to lead the Bears in the rematch against Minnesota. They did not see action when the Bears lost to the Vikings at home back in Week 10, 19-13, so Chicago is counting on those two players to make a huge difference this time around. The Bears’ defense did great in that game, especially against the run, as the Vikings only had 3.3 rushing yards per carry and did not score a touchdown on the ground.
The under is 3-1 in the Bears’ last four road games.
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (-3)
Regular Season Record: 6-7
The Vikings had a serious case of kicker blues in Week 14’s 26-14 road loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kicker Dan Bailey missed three field-goal attempts and an extra-point try in that game. That’s 10 points the Vikings missed out. Kicker aside, the Vikings need better pass protection from their offensive line and a cleaner performance from quarterback Kirk Cousins after he was thrown to the ground six times by the Bucs for a loss of 52 yards. Cousins had 292 passing yards and two touchdowns with an interception on 25-of-36 completions in the win over Chicago on the road, and he’ll look to connect again with rookie receiver Justin Jefferson. The LSU product exploded for 135 receiving yards on eight catches in that game, and he’s a threat to burn Chicago’s secondary again, especially with the Bears missing at least one starter there in the form of Eddie Jackson (reserve/COVID-19 list).
The Vikings win, 24-20.
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