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Vikings vs. Bears 2016, NFL picks and predictions: Experts heavily favor Minnesota on 'Monday Night Football'

The Vikings are 5-1 coming off their first loss of the year, but experts think they'll get back in the win column against the Bears on Monday.

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The Minnesota Vikings suffered their first loss of the season in Week 7, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles in an ugly, turnover-filled game. Minnesota looked lost and starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who has filled in nicely for Teddy Bridgewater for the most part, was completely off his game. Now they head into Week 8 with hopes of getting back in the win column.

They'll have to do that on the road against a divisional rival in the Chicago Bears. Soldier Field is a tough place to play on any day, even when your opponent is 1-6 and has showed virtually nothing to indicate they stand a chance against you. If Bradford hasn't recovered from the Eagles loss, though, things could get frightening, especially now that Jay Cutler is back under center for the Bears.

Ugly games are a theme at Soldier Field, but the Vikings are trying to stay away from that, go out there and beat a team that just about everyone expects them to beat. No, really, just about everyone.

While the Vikings are coming off their first loss, most experts think they'll get back in the win column in Chicago. Over at CBS Sports, six of their eight analysts think the Vikings will win on Monday. Over at ESPN, it's even more slanted in favor of Minnesota, with their nine-man panel all going with the Vikings.

Here at SB Nation, it's a similar spread:

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All nine of the SB Nation experts picking, plus the OddsShark computer, think the Vikings will win it. Tune in on Monday evening to see if they were right, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET, and a live stream available online via WatchESPN. The television broadcast will be carried by, as always, ESPN.

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