The Chicago Bears are somehow 2-2 even after the poor offense they have been showing this season. They are coming off a 20-12 road loss to the New York Giants in Week 4. Up ahead for them is a date with the rejuvenated Minnesota Vikings who are fresh off a trip to Europe where they defeated the New Orleans Saints in London, 28-25, over the weekend. Will the Bears dig deep enough to come up with an upset win in Week 5 against Minnesota? Or will the Vikings win their third game in a row and fourth overall this season by digging Chicago a deeper hole? Check out our preview of this Bears vs Vikings game in Week 5 of the 2022 NFL regular season.
Betting Preview for the Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings Week 5 Game on October 9, 2022
Where: Pog Mahone’s Pub & Grill, Minneapolis, Minnesota
When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Chicago Bears (+7.0)
Regular Season Record: 2-2
Justin Fields is far from becoming even a decent starting quarterback in the NFL, but he does have the wheels to still make things happen on the field from time to time. In the loss to the Giants, he rushed seven times for 52 yards. It’s actually the Bears’ defense that kept them in the game and made it interesting in the second half despite Chicago’s struggles on offense. Chicago allowed just six points – both field goals – in the second half. Kicker Michael Badgley supplied all of the Bears’ points in that game with four field goals on four attempts. It’s hard to expect Chicago to be a touchdown-scoring machine given its status, but as long as the Bears’ defense remains stout and Fields gets the team at least in field goal territory, this team can always sneak for a cover.
The Under is 4-1 in the Bears’ last five games against NFC teams.
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (-7.0)
Regular Season Record: 3-1
The Vikings did just enough to stave off the Saints in London. Kirk Cousins went 25/38 for 273 passing yards on 25/38 completions (1 TD, 1 INT). It was an up-and-down performance from Cousins, but he will always have the confidence to throw it downfield with wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen playing so well this season. Jefferson exploded for 147 receiving yards on 10 catches and 13 targets in Week 4, while Thielen had 72 receiving yards on eight catches and nine targets. With those two wideouts lining up, Minnesota can enjoy stretching defenses and taking advantage of that. That will be a problem for Chicago, which is not that very good at spoiling opponents’ third-down attempts. (The Bears entered Week 4 just 23rd in the NFL with opponents enjoying a 42.31 percent success rate on third downs.)
The Vikings are 11-4 against the spread in their last five Week 5 outings.
The Vikings win, 23-14.
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