The Chicago Bears’ rise from mediocrity continued in Week 10 with a dominant victory over the Detroit Lions. While the Lions are certainly not in the upper echelon of the league, the Bears showed that their team is a threat on both sides of the ball. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are coming off of a Bye Week and will look to field a healthier team than they’ve had in weeks as they attempt to regain their divisional lead.
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The Bears are riding a 3-game winning streak and unsurprisingly, Chicago’s defense has been at the center of that success. They’ve allowed an average of just 13 points per game over that span and now sit in fourth in the NFL in points allowed per game (19.4). Led by LB Khalil Mack, who drives the Bears’ defense with 7 sacks on the season, Chicago has found success with a focus on defense.
Minnesota comes into Chicago a rested and hopefully healthier team. Minnesota has been missing several starters, including WR Stefon Diggs, over the past weeks and welcomed the week off. Starting this Sunday, the Vikes face NFC North divisional teams in four of their remaining seven games, so they’ll need to find their stride if they hope to hold on to a playoff spot. Sunday’s game will go a long way in affirming their stance atop the division. Game time is 8:20 PM ET.
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