Monday Night Football Classic Battle: Vikings vs Bears

Sol FH. - October 9, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings visit the Chicago Bears in this week's Monday nighter at 1:30 GMT at Soldier Field.

It is the end Week 5 of the NFL Regular Season, and we are to be treated to one of the most classic battles in the entire league, between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. Both teams have started the year out a bit flat, with the Vikings currently at 2-2 and the Bears are at 1-3. The Vikings definitely have an advantage over the Bears, but at least with the game in Chicago, the Bears do have a chance.

QB Debut

The Bears are excited and a bit worried about starting their new Rookie QB Mitch Trubisky. They used the overall No. 2 pick to get Trubisky into their roster and are counting on him to lead the franchise into the future. The Bears started the season out with Mike Glennon, but the turnover-prone QB was ditched after a dismal start to the season. The real question is can Trubisky handle his first start? He seems to think so stating, "You only get nervous or feel pressure when you're not prepared for the situation or you don't know what you're doing."

The Vikings do not play well at Soldier Field. Over the last two seasons they are 1-1 in Chicago, but since 2001 they have lost 13 of the 15 games played there. Last season, the Bears trounced the Vikings 20-10 and for many of Minnesota's players, that loss is still fresh in their minds. "They kind of imposed their will on us last time, to be honest," said Harrison Smith the Vikings safety. "We gave up too many rush yards." That is a wild thought being that the Vikings run the third-best rush defense in the league. 

NFL Monday Night Betting

The Vikings may be visiting but they are the favorites, with bet365 Sports listing them at 1.55 for the win, whilst the Bears are at 2.60. It should be an excellent game and for bettors seeking a real-time betting experience, bet365 Sports will be offering live in play markets throughout all four quarters of action. 

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