Week 11 Sunday Night Football Props: Vikings vs Bears

November 18, 2018
Week 11 Sunday Night Football Props: Vikings vs Bears 1

Updated: July 16, 2024

  • Vikings-Bears battle for tops in NFC North
  • Can Adam Thielen bounce back after his first rough outing?
  • Three prop bets that will make you a winner Sunday night

It doesn't get much better than this: two promising teams trying to establish themselves as the alpha in the NFC North, as the Minnesota Vikings battle the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

What can get better though, are these prop picks.

It was another disappointing 1-for-3 effort, but there were glimpses. That elusive score over a certain yardage almost hit, but new WR Golden Tate doing more sideline watching than viewing really did me in.

Let's wipe the slate clean. With an even deeper dive into the matchup (hard work, it should pay off, right?), I'm confident there's some nice value here to net you some nice payouts.

As always, don't forget to check the full betting preview.

Prop #1: Trubisky Will Outshine Cousins

QuarterbackOdds to Have More Passing Yards at
Mitchell Trubisky+141
Kirk Cousins-217

The Bears pivot is coming off a career game, tossing for 355 yards and three touchdowns as Chicago crushed the Lions.

Meanwhile, Cousins, against those same Lions, had his lowest statistical output in a Vikes uniform, throwing for just 164 yards with a TD and an INT.

The tide turns to Trubisky because he's backed by a more dynamic defense, led by one of the top DPOY contenders, Khalil Mack. Through his relentless terror and collapsing of passing pockets, the Bears sport the top ranking in total QBR allowed this season.

They also lead the NFL by creating 25 turnovers, including 16 interceptions and a league-best +13 turnover differential.

Trubisky will benefit with more snaps to do damage, as his D will either force Vikings' turnovers or punts, and that should be enough to land you a W.

Prop #2: Expect a Touchdown To Start the Scoring

1st Score of the Game MyBookie Odds
Vikings/Bears TD-160
Vikings/Bears Any Other Score+130

Every Bears game this season has been started with a touchdown, while six Vikings games have started either allowing a TD or punching it into paydirt themselves, including the last three games in a row.

The stakes are going to be ultra-high, so expect both teams to come out focused and hell bent on stacking majors vs field goals.

The Bears are soaring on offense, averaging 29.9 points per game on the season, which ranks fifth league-wide, while the Vikings rank 15th at 24.6.

The two teams have combined for 59 TDs this season, and number 60 will kick off the scoring in this one.

Prop #3: Thielen Will Bounce Back

Will Thielen have at least 110 yards receiving?BetOnline Odds

Though rumblings of an MVP campaign were washed away, Thielen is still having an unreal season, potentially one of the best in NFL history.

Last week's 22-yard receiving performance was the first time this year Thielen was held under 100 yards.

Despite back and calf injuries that have limited him in practice this week, expect a bounce back performance. He's the most dynamic player on this team, and, coming off a bye week to gather himself,  Cousins should be looking to him early and often.

If you believe the adage that big-time players show up in big-time games, then this should be a game where Thielen comes close to eclipsing those numbers in the first half.

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