7 thoughts following the Chicago Bears loss to the Lions
Chicago Bears Thought No. 7: The early preview of Bears vs. Vikings
I have no idea if anyone would even bother showing up against the Vikings this Sunday, but the miserable 2022 season is finally coming to an end.
The Vikings could not take advantage of the loss by the Philadelphia Eagles against the New Orleans Saints this week. Instead, they were blown out by the Packers in the late afternoon game in an embarrassing manner.
After the loss, the Eagles still hold the top seed in the NFC, while the San Francisco 49ers are now the second seed, followed by the Vikings.
Remember, only the top seed gets a bye week now. If the current standing holds up, third seed Vikings will host sixth seed in the playoffs. If the Vikings win, then they will host the winner between fourth and fifth seed. That seems like an easier path than having to play the top seed, who play the winner between the second and seventh seed playoff game.
It will be interesting to see how much snaps QB Kirk Cousins, WR Justin Jefferson, and RB Dalvin Cook will see on Sunday. It will not surprise me if head coach Kevin O’Connell pull their starters after first two series in the first quarter.
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The long-suffering season is finally over after the Vikings game. Congratulation to the Bears fans. Enjoy the long offseason.
Early scoring prediction: Vikings 28-10