Bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15 against the Bears.
With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Vikings are trying to make one final effort to try and inch their way into the NFC playoff picture at the end of the year. Following a loss in Week 14 on the road, Minnesota’s chances of reaching the postseason took a hit, forcing the Vikings to likely having to win out the rest of the season to try and get into the playoffs.
That attempt will begin with a matchup against an NFC North opponent in Week 15 in the final regular-season home game for Minnesota in 2020. The Vikings will welcome the Chicago Bears to US Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the second contest between the two squads this year.
In the first game of the season, Minnesota took down Chicago on Monday Night Football in Week 10 to round out a three-game sweep of NFC North opponents with the 19-13 victory.
This weekend, the Vikings enter the divisional contest at 6-7 overall, coming off of a 26-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14 while dropping just the second game in the last seven contests.
In that game, Tampa Bay climbed out to a lead late in the first half and Minnesota’s struggles on special teams continued throughout the game, resulting in the Vikings failing to climb back into the game to fall by 12 points on the road against Tom Brady and company.
With the Vikings trying to sweep the two-game season series with the Bears in Week 15, here are some bold predictions that will take place in the contest.
3. Trubisky will perform better than Foles did against Vikings in Week 10
Over the last few weeks, Mitchell Trubisky has once again taken things over under center as the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. In Week 15 against the Vikings, he will do a better job against Minnesota than Nick Foles did against the purple and gold in Week 10 on Monday Night Football.
When the two teams battled a handful of weeks ago, Foles struggled under center and his lack of mobility played into the favor of the Vikings defense while trying to hold the Bears offense in check. In the contest, Foles finished with 15 completions on 26 attempts, throwing for just 106 yards and no touchdowns along with one interception.
When it comes to Trubisky, he has the ability to provide Chicago with more of a mobile quarterback who can also air the ball out at any point in the game, as we saw from him in the Week 14 win over Houston.
In the 36-7 win over the Texans last Sunday, Trubisky threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns on 24 completions, avoiding turning the ball over during the contest.
There will be a new quarterback under center in Week 15 compared to who the Vikings defense faced off against just a handful of weeks ago, and Trubisky will perform better than Foles did during that first matchup.