The Chicago Bears have been playing better football lately, and now they have a chance to keep that going against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are coming into the game without their star wide receiver, Justin Jefferson, and have the odds trending toward the Bears.
If the Bears are going to win their second straight game, what needs to happen?
3. The Chicago Bears must attack the Minnesota Vikings weak secondary
The Chicago Bears have been feasting on weak secondaries recently. It has made it tough to wonder if the secondaries are bad or if Justin Fields is taking a step. Either way, the team is going to get another secondary with some issues, so the hope is that it will continue rolling.
Entering the game Byron Murphy is bottom 10 in the NFL in yards allowed. He is going to spend most of his day lined up against D.J. Moore. It should be one of Moore's easiest matchups of the year. It may not quite be Washington, but Moore could have more success than Denver.
On the other side, Akayleb Evans is banged up. He has not been elite, but he certainly has been better than Mekhi Blackmon, who was targeted by the Chiefs once he checked into the game.
Even in the slot Josh Metellus is better as a run defender than he is against the pass. Moore is almost a lock to have a good game. However, against this secondary, the Bears need to see the secondary guys get involved. Darnell Mooney has Josh Metellus, and whoever else is on the outside should be able to win a matchup here and there as well.