MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL LIVE STREAM – The Minnesota Vikings take on the Chicago Bears on Monday night in Chicago, Illinois. It is the first meeting of the season between the two NFC North foes, with both teams coming off of losses as well. Watch MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL LIVE STREAM- VIKINGS VS BEARS Live Stream free online on your PC, laptop, Mac, I-pad, Tab, Ps4/3, I-phone Android or any other online device.
Minnesota Vikings Vs Chicago Bears
When: Monday, Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
The Vikings have been extremely inconsistent on offense through the first four weeks of the season, scoring over 28 points and winning by double digits in both of their wins and being held to under 10 points in each of their losses.
Case Keenum was fantastic with 369 passing yards and three passing touchdowns against Tampa Bay two weeks ago, but he managed only 219 passing yards with no touchdowns last week against Detroit. Minnesota hopes to get starter Sam Bradford back from his knee injury this week.
Whoever is under center for the Vikings on Monday night will be battling a recent history of disappointment in primetime. Minnesota is 2-8 SU and ATS in its last 10 appearances on Monday Night Football.
After passing for just four touchdowns with five interceptions and three fumbles through Chicago’s first four games, the Bears have finally seen enough out of Mike Glennon. Head coach John Fox will give rookie Mitch Trubisky a shot under center in his first career start on Monday night.
Trubisky will face a Minnesota defense that ranks eighth in the league in scoring defense, allowing 19 points per game. The Bears are 12-4 SU in their last 16 Monday Night Football games.
Monday night’s total is set at 40 points. The UNDER is 8-3 in the last 11 games between these two rivals, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The home team is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games between Chicago and Minnesota, with each of the last three games in this series being decided by 10 points or more. Even if Trubisky doesn’t excel right out of the gate, he should be able to perform at a level at or above what Glennon has with the Bears this season.
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Vikings RB Latavius Murray. He joined the Vikings as a free agent from Oakland and was considered a key signing, but he recovered so slowly from offseason ankle surgery that rookie Dalvin Cook zoomed past him as the team’s top back. The plan to share the load with Murray was scrapped. But Cook went down for the season last week and Murray was thrust into the role of No. 1 back. He still doesn’t look like he did last year when he rushed for 12 touchdowns. He says it will take time for the ankle to reach the point where he’s as good as he was before. But he says he’s getting close. Now would be a very good time to prove that.
FAST FACTS: Vikings QB Case Keenum has 588 passing yards, three TDs and no interceptions in his past two starts in place of Sam Bradford. Bradford has 478 yards, four TDs and one interception in the past two meetings. … Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon had 110 scrimmage yards and two TDs in the last meeting. RB Latavius Murray ranks sixth in the NFL with 18 rushing TDs since 2015. … Vikings WR Stefon Diggs leads the NFL with 391 receiving yards and is tied for second with four receiving TDs. He has four TD catches in three games against Chicago. … Vikings DE Everson Griffen ranks second in the NFC with five sacks. He has 4.5 sacks in his past six road game vs. the NFC North. … Bears RB Jordan Howard is tied for second in the NFL with four rushing TDs. In two career meetings, he has 288 rushing yards and a score. … Chicago rookie RB Tarik Cohen is aiming for 100 scrimmage yards for the third straight home game. He ranks fourth among rookies with 331 scrimmage yards and leads NFL RBs with 24 receptions. … Chicago LB Pernell McPhee has two sacks and a forced fumble in his past two home meetings.
PREDICTION: The Vikings’ stout defense will make it tough on the Bears’ rookie QB.
OUR PICK: Vikings, 24-17.