Bears vs Vikings: Bear Goggles On's Week 13 Staff Picks and Predictions

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Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) scores a touchdown with Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) defending during the second half at Soldier Field. Chicago won 31-30. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

DeCon (6-5)

My record continues to match the Beloved…sadly.  Witnessing that debacle in person last Sunday in St. Louis really put a damper into what was a great weekend, but I think this team has enough heart to rebound.  My advice to Mel Tucker would be to put 9 in the box and keep Wright and Conte close to the line to stop AP.  Less of a chance for either to take a bad angle and no chance for a PI call on Conte.  And never, EVER line up Conte in a 1 on 1 situation on the goal line.  Boomer has a better chance to defend against a fade route than Conte.  I think the Bears offense will put up some points in the Dome and the Vikings won’t have enough AP runs to offset it.

Bears 31 – Vikings 17

Boomer (6-5)

Well that was a bummer!  The Bears got run over – literally and figuratively – by the Rams in St Louis.  It was unexpected to say the least.  We know what to expect from the Vikings, on the other hand.  They will send Adrian Peterson right, they’ll send him left, they’ll send him right up the gut.  The Bears defense will bounce back and Josh McCown will pick on the Vikings’ weak pass defense.

Bears 27 – Vikings 22

Tooch (5-5)

Adrian Peterson has averaged 107.7 rushing yards per game in 11 career games against the Bears, including the monster 224-yard performance he turned in his rookie year.  Peterson won’t match that rookie performance, but he’ll rack up at least 120 yards and two touchdowns against a pathetic Bears defense and subsequently put an end to Chicago’s playoff hopes for this season.

Vikings 31 – Bears 27 

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