NFL picks and predictions, Week 13: Bears: vs. Vikings 2013

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The Chicago Bears will take on the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North matchup on Sunday.

The Chicago Bears are set to take on the Minnesota Vikings in an important NFC North matchup on Sunday that takes place in Minnesota. It's more important for Chicago (6-5) than it is for the Vikings (2-8-1), however. The Bears are tied for first in the division with the Detroit Lions, who take on the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers on Thursday.

Minnesota is, obviously, in last place within the division. They've had significant issues this season, notably at the quarterback position, but really on both sides of the ball and even in the running game. Adrian Peterson hasn't been able to carry the Vikings like he was able to a year ago.

The Bears have to hope that the Packers can strike back against the Lions without Rodgers on Thursday, and a win over Minnesota would give them sole possession over the division if that were to happen. The Bears did already beat the Vikings once this season, in Week 2 in Chicago.

Five of SB Nation's NFL experts think the Bears will score the road victory. Ryan Van Bibber, Joel Thorman, Jason Chilton, Stephen White and Matt Ufford think the Bears will win, while David Fucillo believes the Vikings will hold at home for the upset.

The experts over at CBS Sports are a bit more divided on the matchup. Four of the experts believe the Vikings will win at home, while the other four think the Bears will win. Pete Prisco and Will Brinson were among those picking Minnesota. Jason La Canfora is one notable who picked the Bears to win.

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