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NFL Expert Pick – Minnesota Vikings Vs. Chicago Bears

Posted by Brett Nielson on 11/11/2010 2:39:48 PM

Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings visit Soldier Field to face the Chicago Bears this NFL expert pick Sunday.

(3-5) Minnesota Vikings at (5-3) Chicago Bears
Live from Soldier Field - IL
Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST Sunday, November 14, 2010
Broadcast: FOX

NFL Expert Pick
Minnesota Vikings -1
Chicago Bears +1
Total 40

After starting this NFL expert pick season 3-0, the Chicago Bears are trying to hold on to their grasp in the NFC North bet division.

The Bears have lost 3 of their last 5 games, with their only wins coming against the (1-7) Carolina Panthers and a 22-19 victory against the (0-8) Buffalo Bills.

In three defeats (including 2 straight home losses) against the Giants, Seahawks, and Redskins, the Bears averaged 12.33 points per game, while allowing 19.

It has become quite clear that their run defense is one of the main reasons why they lost those three games this NFL expert pick season.

In their Week 4 matchup against the Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs destroyed Chicago, totaling 189 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.

During their Week 6 game against Seattle, the Bears let Seahawks running back Justin Forsett top 67 ground yards and a touchdown. They also allowed Marshawn Lynch to attain 44 rushing yards and a score in his career debut with the Seahawks.

In their Week 7 NFL expert pick matchup against the Redskins, running back Ryan Torain reached 125 rushing yards.

Last NFL expert pick Sunday, Chicago surrendered two scores on the ground to Buffalo’s Fred Jackson and Corey McIntyre.

Chicago ranks 28th in the NFL against the run, having already given up 9 touchdowns with Adrian Peterson coming to town this weekend.

Peterson is second amongst NFL rushers in yardage (857), and has recorded the longest run (80 yards) of the season. He also ranks third in touchdowns with 7.

I expect Peterson to run over the Bears defense this NFL expert pick Sunday, giving the Vikings their first win streak of the season.

Nielson’s Prediction: Minnesota Vikings: 34, Chicago Bears: 17.

NFL Expert Pick: Minnesota Vikings (-1).

Author Bio:
Brett Nielson has over a decade of experience in professional football and basketball reporting. You can catch his intellectual insights in his weekend column as he enjoys discussing the high profile sports matchups with NorthBet clientèle.

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