Bears vs Vikings Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 5 NFL Game
The 2022 NFL season is underway and the Week 5 schedule is full of exciting showdowns. One of the more interesting matchups is an NFC North showdown between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings.
The Bears haven't been able to find much consistency this season, entering the week after a 20-12 loss to the New York Giants. Momentum is on the Vikings' side, though, having won two in a row following their 28-25 win over the New Orleans Saints.
Can the Bears defeat their rivals on the road? Or will the Vikings win their third straight game against Chicago?
Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Bears vs Vikings Week 5 matchup.
Bears vs Vikings Projections
ESPN FPI: Vikings (74.8%)
numberFire: Vikings (62.7%)
FiveThirtyEight: Vikings (76%)
Betting Favorite: Vikings (-7.5)
Projected Winner: Vikings (4)
Bears vs Vikings Expert Picks
ESPN Experts: Vikings (5)
Sports Illustrated Experts: TBD
CBS Sports Experts: Vikings (6), Bears (1)
Expert Totals: Vikings (11), Bears (1)
When it comes to projections, the four highlighted sources are all backing the Vikings to win. While the experts' assessment isn't unanimous, all but one of them (91.7%) also back Minnesota.
As far as a Bears upset goes, their best shot at winning comes in at 37.3% on numberFire, which isn't that impressive considering how big of other dogs they are when it comes to the other projections.
With the Bears being one of the worst teams to begin the season, the Vikings shouldn't have much of an issue here.
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