Monday Night Football: Mims breaks it down and picks the Chicago Bears vs the Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook holds the ball up as he runs into the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Minneapolis.Elizabeth Flores | Star Tribune via Associated Press

Monday Night Football: Mims breaks it down and picks the Chicago Bears vs the Minnesota Vikings

The marquee match is Dalvin Cook against the Bears defense.

The Vikings are playing the Bears in a divisional match.

The Bears are 4-0 under Matt Nagy against Minnesota. The Vikings have won two straight, while the Bears have lost 3 in a row. Chicago is averaging 19.8 points per game. Nagy has relinquished the offensive play calling to Bill Lazor.

The key numbers: Vikings -3, and the total is 43.

The Quarterback Battle is between Nick Foles and Kirk Cousins. Cousins has thrown 15 TDs along with 10 interceptions. His QBR is 97.7. Foles has thrown 10 TDs along with 7 INTs. His Quarterback Rating is 83.8. Both have struggled so this is a toss-up. Foles has his total passing yards set at 260.5. Cousins total is set at 229.5.

The marquee match is Dalvin Cook against the Bears defense. Cook is leading the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 12. Bears are still formidable against the run. Cook does not get 100 yards in this game. Cook has his rushing total set at 86.5.

Vikings are playing well but everything is based on Cook and play action pass. If the Bears control the running game the Vikes will be neutralized. The Bears will be hurt without having RB David Montgomery but they will look better without Nagy calling plays.

My picks: Bears win! They score over 20 points.

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