670 staff predictions: Bears-Vikings

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(670 The Score) The Bears (2-2) visit the Vikings (3-1) on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.

WBBM Newsradio 780 will carry the game, with kickoff set for noon.
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You can check out all of 670’s preview coverage of the Bears-Vikings matchup by clicking here. Below are game predictions from our 670 hosts, producers and writers.

David Haugh (2-2): Vikings 31, Bears 16
I’m not sure how the Bears keep this one close. Forget the jet lag after the Vikings’ trip to London. That’s overrated and overstated. The Vikings have far too much firepower offensively for the Bears defense to handle, whether it’s on the ground or through the air. As for the Bears offense, it is hard to fathom how it will score multiple touchdowns with bottom-tier units on the offensive line, at wide receiver and at quarterback. A tough day in Minneapolis.

Danny Parkins (3-1): Vikings 30, Bears 13
I think the Vikings’ skill position guys are too much for the Bears defense. Plus, it's Kirk Cousins at home at noon. That's a good spot for him.

Matt Spiegel (4-0): Vikings 27, Bears 20
The Vikings have too many ways to beat the Bears offensively and will take big advantage of the continued absence of Jaylon Johnson. Meanwhile, Justin Fields and the Bears will show some strides in the passing game. This will be the first Bears moral victory since their season opener against the 49ers.

Gabe Ramirez (2-2): Bears 27, Vikings 24
It’s like betting red every time at the casino. It’s bound to hit eventually right?!? No? OK. Well, guess what I’m betting on? The Bears to keep it close and pull off the upset in the final minute of the game.

Shane Riordan (2-2): Bears 32, Vikings 30
Ugh.

Chris Tannehill (4-0): Vikings 34, Bears 23
This could be one of the worst matchups and biggest tests the Bears will see this season. The Bears showed us last Sunday that stopping the run is still an issue, which could provide an opportunity for Dalvin Cook to break out. With Johnson's status up in the air, the Bears don't have any real answers for Justin Jefferson either. I think the playbook will open up late, leaving room for some quarterback optimism, but ultimately the Bears will drop to 2-3.

Adam Studzinski (1-3): Vikings 27, Bears 17
As much as I hate admitting a team with Cousins is the better one, the Vikings are just the better team. Their offensive weapons are going to be too much for the Bears to overcome, especially if Johnson misses another week and Kyler Gordon continues to struggle. Hopefully we get some progress from Fields. That's all that really matters anyway.

Chris Emma (4-0): Vikings 31, Bears 16
The Bears have matchup problems defensively, with Jefferson going against a banged-up secondary and Cook meeting the NFL’s last-ranked run defense. Can Fields and the offense keep pace? It doesn’t seem likely.

Cam Ellis (2-2): Vikings 24, Bears 17
This is, in my opinion, the coolest Real Life Matchup the Bears have on their schedule. Some prestige TV channel would absolutely let a “Game of Thrones” supporting cast member star in a mini-series about Bears fighting Vikings. And I would watch it the hell out of it. Bears-Cowboys has some potential, as does Bears-Bills. But there's just something a little bit cooler about Norsemen facing their woodland rivals in the arena. Nature sure is neat.

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