Vikings -1 at Bears (40.5) 10 a.m. (PT)
The game opened Minnesota -3 on the road so this movement toward Chicago is to our benefit. Every game is critical for the dysfunctional Vikings, but this one is an absolute must being a divisional clash. QB Brett Favre saved both Minnesota’s season and Coach Brad Childress with that miracle comeback win against Arizona. The momentum should carry over against the Bears, a very shaky 5-3 straight up. Chicago’s last three games (Seattle, Washington, Buffalo) have each been decided by 3. Minnesota is better than that trio. VIKINGS.