Experts divided on Vikings chances to win vs Bears in Week 11

Bears kicker Cody Parkey reacts after missing a field goal in the third quarter. | Nam Y. Huh  AP

Bears kicker Cody Parkey reacts after missing a field goal in the third quarter. | Nam Y. Huh AP

In fact, in almost every single split for quarterback play, the Bears defense ranks first in the NFL. It feels like this upcoming game is the ideal setup to remind a national audience that there's a reason this team leads the NFC North. They've got a few other really good players on defense.

The Bears, meanwhile, haven't played a game as meaningful as Sunday night's contest at Soldier Field since the 2013 season finale when they lost the division championship to the Packers on a late touchdown. The addition of edge rusher Khalil Mack (coming over in a trade from Oakland) solidified this unit as one of the best in the National Football League and certainly one that the Vikings offensive line needs to be wary of.

The Vikings will need a strong defense, an efficient ground game and positive results in the turnover battle to win Sunday's game and start the playoff chase off in the right direction. Their two corners [Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara] are both very good.

In an attempt to fix his struggles, Parkey made a decision to go to Soldier Field on Wednesday night to practice his kicks ahead of the team's big game on Sunday night against the Vikings (the Bears typically practice at their facility 35 miles away from the stadium). "He's got great counter moves, he's got speed, he's got power", Helfrich said. One whose smothering dominance is centered around a hell-raising force who is no small part of why the Bears sit in first place in the NFC North.

"I think that carries over to the season". They encounter a Bears team that is mostly healthy and on a roll offensively. According to defensive end Everson Griffen, they are both good at getting to the edges and making some big plays. "This isn't two yards and a cloud of dust deal".

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Matt Nagy was hired to be Chicago's head coach after five seasons in Kansas City, most recently as the offensive coordinator. If an offense dedicates two or three blockers to him on certain downs, it opens things for other defenders to make an impact. Let us know in the comments!

"If you're not enjoying the moment, then why are you playing?" he said.

"As I've seen us grow over the last several weeks, that trust level just goes up", Nagy said.

The Bears aim for their fourth win in a row when they host the surging Vikings on Sunday night. "No matter what the schedule is, there's going to be great players in every division - and he's certainly one of them". And how much of a factor will the game's location of Soldier Field be in the outcome? "But they've got their core group of plays they are going to run". But the fact that Vikings are coming off a big win, had the bye to heal some of its players, and had an extra week for Zim and company to scheme ways to trip up Trubisky, adds up to a win for Minnesota.

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