NFL Betting – Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Minnesota Vikings will try and keep their season alive as they travel to Chicago on Sunday to face the Bears in NFL betting.

The Vikings got a win last week in overtime as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals although they did not cover the spread.  The Bears also got a win last week as they won 22-19 over the Buffalo Bills.  Do you take the Vikings and believe in Brett Favre when you make an NFL bet on this game at Sbg or do you take Chicago at home?

Must-Win Game for Minnesota
Even though the Vikings won last week against the Cardinals this game on Sunday against the Bears is perhaps even more important. The Vikings are 3-5 while the Bears are 5-3.  If Minnesota can win this game they would get within a game of .500 and be just a game back of Chicago.  A loss would send the Vikings to three games back and make reaching the playoffs a long shot.

Favre or Cutler?
If you look at last week’s results you might be leaning to taking Favre in this game.  He was great against the Cardinals in Minnesota’s overtime win

He threw a 25-yard touchdown to Visanthe Shiancoe with 27 seconds to play in regulation and then led the Vikings in position for the game winning field goal in overtime. He was 36 of 47 passes with two touchdowns and two interceptions as he threw for 446 yards. Percy Harvin had nine catches for 126 yards and Adrian Peterson scored twice. Cutler also played well last week as he threw two touchdowns in Chicago’s win.

The Vikings and Bears have split their last ten meetings both straight up and against the spread. This will be their first meeting this season.  They last met at Chicago in late December of last season and the Bears came away with a 36-30 win for gamblers making an NFL bet.  Minnesota won the other meeting last season at home by a score of 36-10. This has been a home team series and Chicago has won and covered four of the last five at Solider Field. Three of the last four and five of the last seven in this series have gone over the total in NFL betting.

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