Previewing Bears vs Vikings with The Viking Age
4. Who’s an “under the radar” Vikings player on each side of the ball that will have an impact on Sunday night?
On offense, my usual answer would be tight end David Morgan for his blocking and sneaky good hands. But it looks like he may not be suiting up this week. For that reason, Aldrick Robinson will be one to keep an eye on. Cousins looks to him for big plays and so far he has already scored three receiving touchdowns, tying his career high.
Defensively, Jayron Kearse is going to be filling in for Andrew Sendejo. He’s a big-bodied safety who hits hard and can be an intimidating force in the middle of the defense. He will be tasked with some big challenges this week in dealing with some shifty receivers and being solid against the run, but he should be up for the task.
5. What’s your prediction for Sunday night? Please include a final score and a brief summary.
I don’t think Chicago has really seen a defense like Minnesota’s this season. For that reason, I believe the Vikings can get to Mitchell Trubisky and force some bad throws and get some sacks. Because of this, the Vikings will be able to limit the scoring of the Bears while finally having all their weapons on the field at the same time.
Minnesota will emerge victoriously, but it won’t be a lopsided affair. This game will be close until the final minutes, but the Vikings will be able to hold off Chicago with a final score of 27-23.
A big thanks to Adam and the guys at TVA for their help swapping questions. Be sure to head over there to see my answers to Adam’s questions and get a lot more behind the scenes insight.