The Vikings have more to play for than the Bears do, but it hasn’t looked that way early on.
The Bears got off to a strong start today in Minnesota, marching down the field and scoring a touchdown on their opening drive and then forcing the Vikings to punt on Minnesota’s first drive.
Unfortunately for Chicago, the Rams have jumped out to an early 14-0 lead over the Cardinals, and unless the Rams lose, this game is meaningless for the Bears. Also unfortunately for Chicago, wide receiver Anthony Miller re-injured his left shoulder on the first drive.
But in the early going, the Bears are taking it to the Vikings in a game the Vikings desperately want to win.