Heading into the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 15 match-up against the streaky Chicago Bears, all eyes will be on the road team to perform well and hold their own. Having said that, ahead of the Vikings-Bears game, we’ll be making our Vikings Week 15 predictions. Coming off a thrilling Week 14 win over the always tough Pittsburgh Steelers, the Minnesota Vikings have a lot going for them ahead of their divisional game with the Chicago Bears.]
Heading into Week 15, the Vikings will be heavily focused on lighting up the scoreboard once again in the hopes of knocking off their long-time NFC North rival. As they start to catch momentum and make a playoff push, Minnesota's postseason outlook is starting to look up. With so much going for them already, the Vikings cannot afford to take their foot off the gas.
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\This is especially true if they want to come away with another quality win this weekend. Starting to develop a rhythm and live up to their potential, the Vikings will be ready for whatever the Bears throw their way. As we head into another exciting week of football, let's now take a deep dive into four bold predictions for the Vikings in their exciting showdown with the Bears.
Vikings Week 15 Predictions
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4. Kirk Cousins will have an efficient game for the Vikings
In recent weeks, Kirk Cousins has put up solid numbers for the Vikings and they'll need him to keep this up against Chicago in Week 15. As he continues to play at a high level and lead Minnesota to some big wins, Cousins must not lose his composure as each game is a potential deal breaker for the Vikings for the rest of the season.
Considering the struggles the Bears have had on defense this season, Cousins should be able to have a productive day for the Vikings. His play under center as of late has been vital to Minnesota's recent run of success. As the Vikings fight tirelessly to return to the postseason, lookout for a big game from Cousins in Week 15.
3. Dalvin Cook will have another big day for Minnesota
Coming off a stellar performance against the Steelers where he posted 205 rushing yards on 27 carries to go along with two touchdowns, Dalvin Cook will be looking to follow up with another strong showing against the Bears. As one of the best dual threat running backs in the league, Cook has shown time and again what he's capable of when his team needs a huge boost out of the backfield.
During their pivotal NFC North duel with the Bears, the Vikings will aim to dominate Chicago on the rushing front and that dominance starts with Cook giving them a ton of production. So watch out for Cook to have another big day against the Bears on Sunday as the Vikings look to knock off another division rival.
2. Bashaud Breeland and Eric Kendricks will disrupt Chicago's offensive game plan
After a powerful defensive display against the Steelers last Thursday night, the Vikings will look to build on this success against a lowly Bears team that's fallen out of the playoff mix. Last week Bashaud Breeland and Eric Kendricks set the tone for them defensively when they combined for 12 tackles and came up with a sack and an interception that turned things around quickly for Minnesota as they built a 29-0 lead. If they want to continue this trend and keep up with their defensive aggression, then they'll need another big night from Breeland and Kendricks.
1. The Vikings will beat the Bears in dominating fashion
In their continued quest to get back to .500 on the year and stay alive in the highly competitive NFC wild card race, the pressure will be on for Minnesota to pull out another crucial victory. With the Vikings rising to the occasion and starting to find their groove late into the season, there's no doubt that the Vikings will be able to come away with another timely win against their long-time division rival. Now that they're locked in and starting to get their act together, the Vikings will be out with a vengeance as they aim to overtake Chicago in Week 15.