670 staff predictions: Bears-Vikings

Kickoff is set for Sunday at noon from U.S. Bank Stadium.

(670 The Score) The Bears (6-7) visit the Vikings (6-7) on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.

WBBM Newsradio 780 will carry the game, with kickoff set for noon. 670 The Score will have pregame with Hub Arkush, Olin Kreutz and Patrick Mannelly starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until game time. You can see all of 670’s preview coverage of the Bears-Vikings matchup by clicking here.

Here are our 670 game predictions, with each individual’s Bears prognostication record this season in parentheses.

David Haugh (7-6): Vikings 28, Bears 27
In what amounts to an elimination game in the NFC playoffs, the Vikings survive and advance. The Bears? They will struggle stopping Dalvin Cook on the ground, and injuries in the secondary only increase the challenge of slowing a dangerous receiver duo. Expect Mitchell Trubisky to play efficiently again, but a key turnover late will prove too much to overcome for the Bears.

Mike Mulligan (8-5): Vikings 24, Bears 23
The Vikings are a better team with better coaching than the Houston Texans.
It’s easy to get caught up in the Bears’ offensive resurgence storyline, but it’s wiser to expect disappointment. Barring a Cordarrelle Patterson kickoff return or an unlikely defensive touchdown, expect a crucial penalty or turnover to break your heart.

Danny Parkins (9-4): Bears 24, Vikings 20
I think the weirdness of the season and dim playoff hopes continues with a Bears upset win. They contain Cook, and Allen Robinson reaches the end zone.

Herb Lawrence (3-10): Bears 27, Vikings 24
Minnesota’s win in Chicago in November marked the first time the Vikings had beaten a Matt Nagy-led Bears team. That being said, I see a huge difference from when these teams last played and now, as the Bears’ offense has taken off under Trubisky. I don’t want the Bears to continue to win, as that will lead to everyone coming back in 2021, when change is definitely needed. But I see them earning this victory.

Chris Emma (8-5): Bears 24, Vikings 21
The Bears have figured it out offensively of late and have a defense that’s still fighting to be dominant. What will it mean Sunday? A win against the Vikings in an evenly matched divisional game.

Rick Camp (8-5): Vikings 24, Bears 17
Anyone actually believe the playoff talk surrounding the Bears? Neither do I.
Last week was fun. This week, not so much.

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