The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings meet this afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium and early in the season it’s been the story of two teams that haven’t quite clicked yet on either side of the football.
For the Bears, they enter with a 2-2 record on the season but it hasn’t been pretty. With wins against the 49ers and the Texans sprinkled in, Chicago got blown out by the Packers and were summarily dismissed last week in New York. Entering today’s game Chicago boasts the third best running game in the league with 709 yards on the season, but they pair it up with the league’s worst passing attack with Justin Fields averaging less than 100 yards per game and throwing 1 interception per game through the first four. Chicago will get starting running back David Montgomery back on the field today after missing the last few weeks but they’ll be thin in the secondary without starting CB Jalyon Johnson.
That will come into play against the 3-1 Vikings who have the potential to be dangerous through the air. Quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown at least one touchdown in 34 straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL and he’ll be looking for star wide receiver Justin Jefferson who logged his 16th career 100-yard game last week in London.
The Vikings vaunted pass rush with Danielle Hunter and Za’Darius Smith hasn’t been able to put much pressure on opposing quarterbacks yet this year, they’ll look to change the course of that ship today against Justin Fields and the Bears.
It’s the Bears and Vikings kicking off in about 30 minutes from U.S. Bank Stadium in MPLS.