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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings – Week 5 Betting Preview

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The Chicago Bears visit the Minnesota Vikings in a Week 5 NFC North matchup. Chicago only trails Minnesota by a game for first place in the division, but the betting odds suggest that the Vikings shouldn’t have much trouble defeating their rivals.


Chicago might be the NFL’s most surprising 2-2 team, putting together a .500 record without any semblance of a passing game. Minnesota is atop the NFC North with a 3-1 record and a win over the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings have barely escaped the last two weeks with victories, taking the lead in the final 45 seconds of each game.

Let’s take a look at some key statistics and information about this matchup.

When is Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Week 5? 

Date/Time: Oct. 9, 1 p.m. ET 
Arena: U.S. Bank Stadium
How to watch: FOX
Opening odds: Vikings -7 | CHI +235, MIN -320 | O/U 43

Week 5 Bears vs. Vikings Betting Odds 

Here’s the latest point spread and total for Sunday’s game.


Week 5 — Bears vs. Vikings Stats to Know 

(Use the FTN Bets Prop Shop to find the best odds for player prop bets)

  • Vikings are 2-1 straight up and 0-3 ATS in the last three games
  • Bears are 1-2 straight up and 0-2-1 ATS in the last three games
  • Bears are 1-3 to the over
  • Minnesota is 3-1 straight up and ATS against Chicago in their last four meetings
  • Bears are 31st in yards per game (274.8) and points per game (16.0)
  • Bears are third in rushing yards per game (177.3)
  • Vikings have given up at least 24 points in three straight games 
  • Bears have given up 20 points or fewer in three of four games 
  • Bears are last in quarterback hits (13)
  • Kirk Cousins is averaging 257.8 passing yards per game 
  • Justin Fields has fewer than 175 passing yards in four straight games
  • Justin Jefferson is fifth in receiving yards per game (98.3)
  • Darnell Mooney has fewer than 23 receiving yards in three of four games 
  • Dalvin Cook has rushed for more than 75 yards in three of four games
  • Khalil Herbert is averaging 117.0 rushing yards in the last two games
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