MONDAY NIGHT MONSTER TOP NFL PLAY
Chicago Bears (5-4) vs Minnesota Vikings (3-5)
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:15 pm
This is a hard game to call between two teams that could use the win in the NFC North division race. With that said, the Vikings are the hotter team without question and the offense has been more reliable, with Dalvin Cook putting up just under 500 yards in Minnesota’s three wins the problem is that Houston and Detroit are two of the three worst teams against the run in terms of yardage allowed this season and Green Bay is also in the bottom half of the league in efficiency against the run this year. Chicago’s one of the tighter defensive units in the league and the offensive woes should pick up a bit with Matt Nagy handing off the offensive play-calling duties to focus more on just being the team’s head coach. I also don’t trust Kirk Cousins in primetime as he’s 7-16 in his career in games after 7 PM, and especially against this Chicago team that’s had his number at Soldier Field. In three games against Chicago as a Viking, Cousins has gone 0-3, been sacked 12 times with just 3 touchdowns to 2 interceptions. And remember Dalvin Cook? In three games against Chicago himself, the Bears have held him to just 86 rushing yards on 34 carries. I think if you make Dalvin Cook ineffective and get to Cousins like Chicago has in the past, the Bears win this game. I’ll take the Chicago Bears on the money line as my premium pick for this game.