Minnesota Vikings: 3 Bold predictions vs. Bears in Week 4

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3. Defensive showdown will be on display

The first bold prediction of something that will take place when the Minnesota Vikings travel to Chicago to face the Bears is that the NFC North showdown will consist of a heavy defensive matchup between two stellar squads on that side of the field.

Throughout the course of the 2018 campaign and what has appeared to carry over to the 2019 season this year, Minnesota and Chicago carry two of the top defenses in the NFL. That alone will result in the game likely resulting in an old-school defensive contest between the two teams.

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Coming into Sunday’s game at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Vikings rank 12th among defenses in the NFL in total yards allowed per game, allowing their opposition to tally an average 327.3 yards per contest.

Minnesota also ranks tied for fourth in the league in points allowed per game (15.7), while ranking tied for ninth in interceptions (three) and tied for fifth in fumble recoveries (three).

The Bears enter the game with an equally as impressive defensive unit on their sideline. Coming into the fourth week of the regular season, Chicago ranks eighth among defenses in the league in total yards allowed per game, giving up 313.7 yards on average per game.

The Bears also rank second in the NFL in points given up per game (13.0), and is ranked tied for third in interceptions (four) and ranks tied for fifth in fumbles forced (four) so far this season.

In Week 4 on Sunday, the two defensive units on both sides of the field will likely be on display and put on a show throughout the course of the game. That should make for a low-scoring, old-school matchup in Chicago.