NFL Preview: Vikings Must Win in Chicago

Al Dannity | Updated Oct 04, 2017

Minnesota have persevered through some big problems in 2010. Can they finally catch a break against the Bears on Sunday?

Brittle Bears will break Chicago’s 5-3 record is nothing short of misleading. This is not a playoff team, this is a house built on shaky foundations. There are stars like Jay Cutler and Matt Forte but they lack the beef up front to allow these big names to truly shine. Cutler has been beaten like a rag doll all season thanks to his offensive line getting ripped to shreds on a weekly basis. Forte is doing a fine job receiving in the backfield but he’s having little success between the tackles. Eventually the toll of Cutler’s regular beatings is going to cost the Bears.

I like Minnesota this week, in spite of all the problems surrounding the Vikings. The players seem angry at Brad Childress. Actually everyone in Minnesota seems to be angry at Brad Childress and they are probably right to be. Despite that, this team still has some offensive talent and Brett Favre has clearly been fired up by his spat with the coach. That could hurt Minnesota down the stretch but not this Sunday. I like Favre and company to grind out a victory. Don’t expect a pretty game. Bet on the Minnesota Vikings as -1.0 favorites with Sports Interaction.

Titans will sink Miami The AFC playoff race is far more competitive than the NFC at present. Miami host Tennessee on Sunday in a do or die game for the Dolphins. Prior to last week’s huge trade I would have tipped the Titans to win this game. Now that Randy Moss has joined Tennessee, I am even more convinced. Vince Young finally has a legitimate downfield threat to work with. This will also aid Young as a dual-threat star, giving him more room to take off and run when he needs to. Chris Johnson will benefit even more from the added running room created by Moss’ presence.

Miami will play tough and they should be able to stay competitive for most of the afternoon. Eventually their lack of firepower will be their undoing. Tennessee’s defense should have few problems containing Chad Henne, putting a lot of pressure on the Dolphins’ D to deliver. The Titans will be too dynamic for Miami. Bet on the Tennessee Titans as -1.5 favorites with Sports Interaction.