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Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears: Key information and first quarter discussion

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The final game of Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season is upon us, and it features your Minnesota Vikings taking on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, live from Soldier Field in Chicago. A win in this one would give the purple a third straight win against an NFC North opponent and could really prime them for a big run as we come down the stretch.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game.

Date and Time: Monday, 16 November, 2020, 7:15 PM Central time

Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Television Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: Vikings Radio Network, Sirius Channel 81, XM Channel 226, Sirius/XM Channel 88 (national broadcast from Westwood One), SiriusXM App Ch 820

Line: Minnesota -3, Over/Under 43.5

Chris’ Prediction: Vikings 24, Bears 21

Three Keys

1) Keep not turning the ball over - The Vikings haven’t turned the ball over since they came back from their bye. Not surprisingly, in those two games, the offense has looked pretty damn good! The Vikings need to continue this trend tonight if they want to win this one.

2) Get after Nick Foles - The Bears have the worst running game in the National Football League, and they’ll be without their only decent running back in this one as David Montgomery is out with a concussion. Chicago will be relying on Foles to win this one, and the Minnesota defense needs to get the job done to keep the Bears’ offense grounded.

3) Let Dalvin Cook - Cook is now on the short list for Offensive Player of the Year, but the last two times he’s gone to Soldier Field, he has had a really rough go of it. The Bears’ defense is still formidable, and getting Cook going will set the rest of the offense up for success.

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With that, we’re a little less than an hour away from kickoff at Soldier Field. We’ll be putting together a new Open Thread for each quarter, so keep an eye out for those and move the discussion along accordingly.

With that, let’s see if the Vikings can get a third straight win and get themselves back into serious playoff contention after a season that, not long ago, appeared completely lost.

SKOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL VIKINGS!!!!