Minnesota Vikings: 3 Bold predictions vs. Bears in Week 17

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3. Cousins, Vikings passing game will bounce back

For the most part this season, the Vikings passing game has been pretty solid to pair alongside the thriving running game on the ground led by Dalvin Cook. But in the Week 16 loss at home against Green Bay the passing attack — mixed with the fact that Cook was absent due to a shoulder injury — struggled to get anything going consistently.

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In the loss to the Packers, the Vikings managed to finish with just 139 total yards in the game, including just 82 net yards through the air in the matchup. Stefon Diggs was the lone receiver to really do anything for Minnesota in the game, finishing with 57 yards on three catches.

Cousins, however, ended up throwing for 122 yards and one touchdown, while converting on just 16 of his 31 pass attempts and also throwing one interception.

In the Week 17 game against Chicago back at home in Minneapolis, however, Cousins and the rest of the passing game will bounce back and pace the offense as that unit tries to shore some issues up prior to the start of the postseason.

With the Vikings getting their offense and passing attack back on track in the regular-season finale against the Bears, Minnesota will be able to ride into the playoffs and the NFC Wild Card game with some momentum following the conclusion of the regular season schedule.