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The Chicago Bears will travel in NFC North divisional play as they face the Minnesota Vikings in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. This week fourteen NFL contest will begin from Minnesota at 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The betting odds came out with the road team Chicago Bears favored by -2 points with an over under line of 39 ½ points. Early money from the betting public has landed on the side of the road team as Chicago is now a -3 point favorite. The total has moved up a ½ point to 40 points.
This is the second and final regular season meeting between the Bears and Vikings. They went head to head two weeks ago and it was Chicago with the 28-10 home win against the Minnesota Vikings as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total went under 38 ½ points. NFL Trend: Minnesota Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their past five games.
The Bears have dropped three of their past four games and enter play at 8-4. They come off the overtime 23-17 home defeat last week to the Seattle Seahawks as a -3 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 36 ½ points. Chicago surrenders a Seahawks touchdown with 24 seconds to give them the three point lead. The Bears offense then moves in for the game tying kick to force the overtime. The team put up 358 yards of offense with 132 from their run game on 32 rushes. Jay Cutler hit on 17 of 26 passes for 233 yards with two touchdowns. On the year Cutler has 15 touchdowns and 11 picks on the season. Brandon Marshall caught ten passes for 165 yards. Chicago allowed Seattle 459 yards offensively with 176 coming from their ground game on 32 attempts. Chicago is second in the league in points allowed as the team gives up just 16 points a game. They will be without middle linebacker Brian Urlacher who is out with a hamstring injury. The Bears are tied with Green Bay in the NFC North with a record of 8-4 with four games remaining to be played.
Minnesota has dropped two straight to fall to 6-6 on the year. They come off the 23-14 road defeat last week to the Green Bay Packers as a +7 point underdog. The game landed under 47 points. The Vikings are outscored 13-0 in the second half in defeat as they fail to hold a 14-10 halftime lead. Their offense put up 359 yards with 240 running the ball on 28 carries. They had two turnovers and took one from Green Bay. Christian Ponder hit on 12 of 25 passes for 119 yards with a touchdown and two picks. Ponder has 14 touchdowns and 11 picks on the year. Adrian Peterson ran for 210 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. Minnesota allowed Green Bay to post up 435 offensive yards with 152 coming from their ground attack on 36 attempts from scrimmage. The Vikings are 5-1 straight up at home this season.
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