Los Angeles Rams vs  Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Rams vs  Kansas City Chiefs Live Betting – Rams-Chiefs: Are Points Worth Taking with KC?If the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams continue on their current paths, we could see them facing each other in the Super Bowl. And if that happens, this Monday night encounter between them should serve as a rather explosive preview. These two clubs, both sporting 9-1 records, meet each other at 8:15 PM ET at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and while ESPN televises it live, customers signed up with BetAnySports will have the opportunity to place wagers in real time, with the help of state-of-the-art software from Live Betting Ultra.

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Of course, this was supposed to be a game played south of the border. Mexico City’s Estadio Azreca was to be the host, but somehow they could not get their playing surface in the right condition, and after a few threats were thrown around (by worried players, not the government, mind you), the site of the game was hastily moved to Los Angeles. The Rams will use the occasion to offer tickets to recent wildfire victims from Southern California, as well as first responders.

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While both of these teams come in with the same straight-up ledger, they have had different levels of success against the pointspread. Kansas City is 8-2 ATS, while the Rams are 4-5-1 against the number.

And by the way, this total is the largest that has ever been recorded in the NFL. Clearly everybody is looking for fireworks, and reportedly, neither the public nor the “smart money” is betting it down.

In the Monday night football betting odds posted on this game by the folks at BetAnySports, the Rams are favored by a field goal:

It should be noted, if you are considering the total, that this game was moved from a site where there was to be a “hybrid” of natural and artificial turf to one that is purely grass, and that is obviously the surface both of these teams play their home games on. When you look at what each of them brings to the table, the Rams are the team that will challenge Kansas City linebackers probably a little bit more with passes to people out of the backfield. Todd Gurley is having an MVP-level season, with 988 rushing yards, and he also has 402 receiving. The Chiefs have had their difficulties defending passes that go to running backs, but Kansas City does catch a break here with the injury to Cooper Kupp, who is Los Angeles’ equivalent to Julian Edelman, in the respect that he gets as much trust from Jared Goff as Edelman gets from Tom Brady. Kupp’s contributions were substantial; he caught 40 passes for 566 yards and leads the Rams with six touchdown receptions. He was the intermediate guy, and without him, the Rams have to dip into their depth chart, with the problem being that there may not be another really threatening receiver there.

Kansas City’s defense has admittedly had its troubles the season; they were burned regularly early in the season, but the high-powered offense, led by Patrick Mahonmes, another MVP candidate with 3150 yards and 31 touchdowns, was able to win shootouts against opponents. And Goff, the former #1 overall draft pick, has averaged a monstrous 9.4 yards per attempt, seemingly able to exploit that unit. But while Kansas City is 30th in the NFL in yards allowed per drive, these teams are very close in terms of points allowed on a per-drive basis, and they have performed in a similar fashion in the red zone. KC has more sacks (31) and interceptions (11), and that have been really good on third down, allowing just 36.4% success, plus they have gotten healthier with the return of safety Daniel Sorensen and linebacker Justin Houston, so is there really that much of a difference?

We ask that, mindful that Marcus Peters, one of the star cornerbacks the Rams acquired, is having an awful time of it this year, as he has allowed the second-most touchdowns of any defensive back in the league. Remember that Aqib Talib is out with an ankle injury, and since he’s been on the shelf, the Rams have allowed more than eight yards per pass attempt. Who will cover Tyreek Hill? The answer is, no one.

Both these clubs are permissive against the run, and certainly both of them will run the football with success, which will just make the passing game for each team a little better. You can guess where we’re going here, as even though this number has been set high, we will take the “over.” But at the same time, we also afford the Chiefs a pretty good chance of winning this game straight up, so these points may be a nice gift.

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Monday Night Football 2018

Monday Night Football 2018 Live Betting – Rams-Chiefs: Are Points Worth Taking with KC?If the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams continue on their current paths, we could see them facing each other in the Super Bowl. And if that happens, this Monday night encounter between them should serve as a rather explosive preview. These two clubs, both sporting 9-1 records, meet each other at 8:15 PM ET at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and while ESPN televises it live, customers signed up with BetAnySports will have the opportunity to place wagers in real time, with the help of state-of-the-art software from Live Betting Ultra.

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Of course, this was supposed to be a game played south of the border. Mexico City’s Estadio Azreca was to be the host, but somehow they could not get their playing surface in the right condition, and after a few threats were thrown around (by worried players, not the government, mind you), the site of the game was hastily moved to Los Angeles. The Rams will use the occasion to offer tickets to recent wildfire victims from Southern California, as well as first responders.

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While both of these teams come in with the same straight-up ledger, they have had different levels of success against the pointspread. Kansas City is 8-2 ATS, while the Rams are 4-5-1 against the number.

And by the way, this total is the largest that has ever been recorded in the NFL. Clearly everybody is looking for fireworks, and reportedly, neither the public nor the “smart money” is betting it down.

In the Monday night football betting odds posted on this game by the folks at BetAnySports, the Rams are favored by a field goal:

It should be noted, if you are considering the total, that this game was moved from a site where there was to be a “hybrid” of natural and artificial turf to one that is purely grass, and that is obviously the surface both of these teams play their home games on. When you look at what each of them brings to the table, the Rams are the team that will challenge Kansas City linebackers probably a little bit more with passes to people out of the backfield. Todd Gurley is having an MVP-level season, with 988 rushing yards, and he also has 402 receiving. The Chiefs have had their difficulties defending passes that go to running backs, but Kansas City does catch a break here with the injury to Cooper Kupp, who is Los Angeles’ equivalent to Julian Edelman, in the respect that he gets as much trust from Jared Goff as Edelman gets from Tom Brady. Kupp’s contributions were substantial; he caught 40 passes for 566 yards and leads the Rams with six touchdown receptions. He was the intermediate guy, and without him, the Rams have to dip into their depth chart, with the problem being that there may not be another really threatening receiver there.

Kansas City’s defense has admittedly had its troubles the season; they were burned regularly early in the season, but the high-powered offense, led by Patrick Mahonmes, another MVP candidate with 3150 yards and 31 touchdowns, was able to win shootouts against opponents. And Goff, the former #1 overall draft pick, has averaged a monstrous 9.4 yards per attempt, seemingly able to exploit that unit. But while Kansas City is 30th in the NFL in yards allowed per drive, these teams are very close in terms of points allowed on a per-drive basis, and they have performed in a similar fashion in the red zone. KC has more sacks (31) and interceptions (11), and that have been really good on third down, allowing just 36.4% success, plus they have gotten healthier with the return of safety Daniel Sorensen and linebacker Justin Houston, so is there really that much of a difference?

We ask that, mindful that Marcus Peters, one of the star cornerbacks the Rams acquired, is having an awful time of it this year, as he has allowed the second-most touchdowns of any defensive back in the league. Remember that Aqib Talib is out with an ankle injury, and since he’s been on the shelf, the Rams have allowed more than eight yards per pass attempt. Who will cover Tyreek Hill? The answer is, no one.

Both these clubs are permissive against the run, and certainly both of them will run the football with success, which will just make the passing game for each team a little better. You can guess where we’re going here, as even though this number has been set high, we will take the “over.” But at the same time, we also afford the Chiefs a pretty good chance of winning this game straight up, so these points may be a nice gift.

Enjoy the showdown with all the wagering options in the world available at BetAnySports, where you can get reduced juice for a little edge, and then experience real-time wagering with Live Betting Ultra…… Remember that you can open up your account with your Visa card, person-to-person transfers (like Western Union) or the virtual currency of Bitcoin, which is fast and easy with their automated system, and NEVER incurs a transaction fee!

KansasCity Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams

KansasCity Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams Live Stream Online NFL Gmae: Preview, prediction, how to watch, statistics to know for ‘Monday Night Football’Everything you need to know about one of the most-hyped games of the yearWelcome to the biggest and most-hyped game of the year so far, folks. It’s not taking place in Mexico City as planned, but the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefsare preparing to do battle in what promises to be one of the highest-scoring games of the 2018 NFL season.

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The Rams enter the game at 9-1 and the Chiefs have the same record. The offenses are explosive. The design of those offenses, thanks to Sean McVay and Andy Reid, are arguably the two most creative in the NFL.

There will be stars all over the field. Jared Goff. Patrick Mahomes. Todd Gurley. Kareem Hunt. Brandin Cooks. Tyreek Hill. Robert Woods. Travis Kelce. Aaron Donald. Dee Ford. Ndamukong Suh. Justin Houston. Just pondering the matchups between all of these guys is endlessly fascinating. There’s really no reason to delay any further. Here’s everything you should be looking out for on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m., ESPN).

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When the Rams have the ball

You’ve probably heard about this, but the the Rams’ offense is pretty awesome! Los Angeles ranks second in the NFL in yards per game, third in points per game, and second in overall offensive DVOA, per Football Outsiders. The Rams average 6.9 yards per play, tied with the Chiefs for the best mark in the NFL. They also average 41.0 yards per drive, just ahead of the Chiefs and tied for best in the NFL with the Saints. And they’re at 2.89 points per drive, just behind the Chiefs for third-best in the NFL. So yes, they are very good at moving the ball down the field and scoring points.

At this point, we know what the Rams want to do: they keep the same players on the field at almost all times. According to Sharp Football Stats, the Rams have been in 11 personnel (three receivers, one tight end, one running back) on 98 percent of their snaps this season. That is by far the highest mark in the league. The next closest team is the Dolphins at 86 percent, and that 12 percent differential is the same as the one between the Dolphins and the 17th-place Colts.

Of course, that near-exclusive usage of 11 personnel could shift in the coming weeks as the Rams adjust to life without Cooper Kupp. Josh Reynolds filled in for Kupp earlier in the season and the Rams mostly kept things the same, but at that point they knew they’d be getting Kupp back soon and wisely chose not to completely overhaul their offense in his absence. Now, Kupp is done for the year. It’s possible the Rams decide to use more of Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett on the field together, rather than only using them one at a time.

Either way, the Rams will presumably continue to base everything in their offense around what Todd Gurley can do running the ball, as nearly 40 percent of their passes are of the play-action variety — tops in the NFL. Jared Goff is completing 66 percent of his passes at better than 10 yards per attempt on play-action, with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a 119.8 passer rating, per Sports Info Solutions. The Rams show some sort of run action on nearly every play, whether it’s an actual play fake or jet motion or something else. It serves to moving linebackers and safeties around and keeps them away from where Goff intends to go with the ball. And it’s a huge part of the reason Goff has absolutely destroyed man coverage this season, to the tune of a 124.5 passer rating. The Chiefs, though, have been quite good playing man (and terrible playing zone), which they’ve done more often than almost any team.

The receiving matchups in this one should be fascinating, especially as Robert Woods bumps back down into the slot with Kupp no longer in the lineup. The Chiefs’ pass defense ranks second in DVOA vs. No. 1 receivers and first vs. No. 2s, but they’re 27th against the slot, 22nd against tight ends, and 27th against running backs. All of those figures point toward this being a heavy-usage game for Woods against (probably) Kendall Fuller inside, as well as Higbee and Everett against linebackers Reggie Ragland and Anthony Hitchens and safety Ron Parker. And one thing you definitely don’t want to be when playing against a versatile running back like Todd Gurley is poor at defending passes to running backs. But that’s exactly what the Chiefs are. They’ve given up a ton of ground on screen passes, allowing 43 completions to gain 284 yards and two touchdowns, according to Sports Info Solutions.

On the outside, Steven Nelson and Orlando Scandrick will mostly match up with Brandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds. Cooks obviously plays a much larger role in the offense than Reynolds (six targets in the two games Kupp sat out earlier this season) but the Rams could look to incorporate Reynolds more now that he’s going to be in the lineup the rest of the season. The Chiefs play sides with their cornerbacks so the Rams can dictate which matchup they want for Cooks simply by moving him to one side of the field or the other.

Perhaps the biggest key against the Rams is getting pressure in order to force Goff to make plays off schedule. He is a decent athlete capable of maneuvering in the pocket and re-setting his platform to throw, but he’s among the large majority of passers who is far better at simply setting his feet and delivering on time and on schedule. Dee Ford has been among the best pass rushers in the NFL this season, ranking second in the league in pressures, per Sports Info Solutions. Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein will have their hands full trying to keep him and Justin Houston away from Goff.

One way the Rams try to neutralize pressure is with all that aforementioned jet motion, which works better than it does for any other team because the Rams have actually run far more jet sweeps than any other team. They’ve handed it off on the jet 23 times, gaining 158 yards (6.9 per carry) on those plays. They’ve also hit the jet flip pass 11 times for 62 yards, and those are basically runs as well.

The jet is just a component of the Rams’ rush offense, though, which is largely based around Gurley running outside zone left and outside zone right in succession, all the way down the field. The Chiefs have struggled against zone-blocking runs this season, yielding 845 yards and six touchdowns on 170 carries (4.97 per carry), per Sports Info Solutions. Kansas City ranks dead last in run defense DVOA this season, per Football Outsiders, as well as last in Adjusted Line Yards and second-level yards per carry, 31st in power success (the percentage of runs that achieve first downs or touchdowns on third or fourth down with two or fewer yards to go) and 30th in the percentage of runs stopped behind the line of scrimmage. All this sets Gurley up to have an absolute monster of a game.

When the Chiefs have the ball

You’ve probably heard about this, but the the Chiefs’ offense is pretty awesome! Kansas City ranks third in the NFL in yards per game, second in points per game, and first in overall offensive DVOA, per Football Outsiders. The Chiefs average 6.9 yards per play, tied with the Rams for the best mark in the NFL. They also average 40.6 yards per drive, just behind the Rams and Saints for third-best in the NFL. And they’re at 3.22 points per drive, just ahead of the Rams for third-best in the NFL. So yes, they are very good at moving the ball down the field and scoring points.

Unlike the Rams, the Chiefs vary their formations a lot. They’ve used 11 personnel on 65 percent of their snaps, tied for 29th in the league, per Sharp Football Stats. They rank sixth in their usage of 12 personnel, working with two tight ends and one running back 21 percent of the time. Similarly, only five teams use 21 personnel (two running backs, one tight end) more often than the Chiefs, who are in that formation on 7 percent of their plays.

Kansas City averages 4.8 yards per carry out of two tight end sets, one of the best marks in the league. They run inside zone with Kareem Hunt more often than almost any other team, and it forms the basis for a lot of their offense. The Rams, by the way, have given up 846 yards and five touchdowns on 173 zone runs this season (4.9 per carry), per Sports Info Solutions. The big matchup there involves the interior of the Chiefs’ offensive line (Cameron Erving, Austin Reiter, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif) against Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, and Michael Brockers. Those three are game-wreckers defensively, but they’ve been surprisingly tame against opposing run games. The Rams have been gashed in power situations, have barely stopped any runs behind the line of scrimmage, and have done a poor job tackling at the second level as well.

It’s far more difficult to keep up with Donald, Suh, Brockers, and the newly-acquired Dante Fowler in the pass rush. Donald is the only player in the NFL who has more pressures this season than the Chiefs’ Dee Ford, according to Sports Info Solutions. Erving has been solid blocking up the run but has blown nine pass blocks this season, and it would not be that surprising if Donald and/or Suh snaked past him a couple times and got to Patrick Mahomes before the star QB finished taking his drop. Mahomes, though, has been one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL at dealing with pressure, averaging 8.1 yards per attempt on those throws with rushers in his face, per Sports Info Solutions.

If the Chiefs manage to keep Mahomes well-protected, they have plenty of matchups to exploit all over the field. The Rams rank 13th in DVOA against the pass, but they’re 23rd against both No. 1 and 2 receivers and 25th against players lined up in the slot. Troy Hill and Marcus Peters have been absolutely dreadful in recent weeks, and they rank 113th (Hill) and 122nd (Peters) in opponent’s passer rating on throws in their direction, per Sports Info Solutions, and that is among 126 players who have been targeted in overage at least 25 times. It might make sense to try to play more zone coverage in order to give Peters a chance to jump some routes and make some plays, but Mahomes has absolutely torn up zones this season, ripping off a 133.4 passer rating against teams not playing man — best in the NFL.

He’s shown the ability to find Travis Kelce up the seams, Tyreek Hill in between the corner and safety on Cover 2, Sammy Watkins on crossing routes, and his running backs sitting down on check-downs out of the backfield. Kelce should have an athletic advantage against anyone the Rams match up with him, though Lamarcus Joyner and John Johnson III form one of the NFL’s better safety tandems and could provide some different looks for Mahomes to deal with when trying to find his best overall target. On the outside, though, Hill should have an absolute field day, especially if the Chiefs find a way to give Mahomes enough time to let Hill take the top off with a double move. And if L.A. rolls its coverage toward Hill’s side (as expected), then Chris Conley and Watkins (if he plays) or Demarcus Robinson (if Watkins is out due to a foot injury) should have opportunities to make Hill or Peters pay in coverage.

The Chiefs, like the Rams, use a ton of misdirection and screens in order to confuse defenses and move the ball downfield. The Rams, though, have been strong defending against screen plays, and it’ll be interesting to see if K.C. can figure out how to break a big-gainer off a screen in order to neutralize the interior pass rush.

In the end, this game likely comes down to which team has the ball last. The teams are incredibly evenly-matched, and in that sort of scenario, it’s difficult to not just give a minor edge to the home team.

Chiefs vs Rams

Chiefs vs Rams Live Stream Online NFL Gmae: Preview, prediction, how to watch, statistics to know for ‘Monday Night Football’Everything you need to know about one of the most-hyped games of the yearWelcome to the biggest and most-hyped game of the year so far, folks. It’s not taking place in Mexico City as planned, but the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefsare preparing to do battle in what promises to be one of the highest-scoring games of the 2018 NFL season. 

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The Rams enter the game at 9-1 and the Chiefs have the same record. The offenses are explosive. The design of those offenses, thanks to Sean McVay and Andy Reid, are arguably the two most creative in the NFL.

There will be stars all over the field. Jared Goff. Patrick Mahomes. Todd Gurley. Kareem Hunt. Brandin Cooks. Tyreek Hill. Robert Woods. Travis Kelce. Aaron Donald. Dee Ford. Ndamukong Suh. Justin Houston. Just pondering the matchups between all of these guys is endlessly fascinating. There’s really no reason to delay any further. Here’s everything you should be looking out for on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m., ESPN).

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When the Rams have the ball

You’ve probably heard about this, but the the Rams’ offense is pretty awesome! Los Angeles ralive-vsstream.de/nfl-allaccessnks second in the NFL in yards per game, third in points per game, and second in overall offensive DVOA, per Football Outsiders. The Rams average 6.9 yards per play, tied with the Chiefs for the best mark in the NFL. They also average 41.0 yards per drive, just ahead of the Chiefs and tied for best in the NFL with the Saints. And they’re at 2.89 points per drive, just behind the Chiefs for third-best in the NFL. So yes, they are very good at moving the ball down the field and scoring points.

At this point, we know what the Rams want to do: they keep the same players on the field at almost all times. According to Sharp Football Stats, the Rams have been in 11 personnel (three receivers, one tight end, one running back) on 98 percent of their snaps this season. That is by far the highest mark in the league. The next closest team is the Dolphins at 86 percent, and that 12 percent differential is the same as the one between the Dolphins and the 17th-place Colts.

Of course, that near-exclusive usage of 11 personnel could shift in the coming weeks as the Rams adjust to life without Cooper Kupp. Josh Reynolds filled in for Kupp earlier in the season and the Rams mostly kept things the same, but at that point they knew they’d be getting Kupp back soon and wisely chose not to completely overhaul their offense in his absence. Now, Kupp is done for the year. It’s possible the Rams decide to use more of Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett on the field together, rather than only using them one at a time.

Either way, the Rams will presumably continue to base everything in their offense around what Todd Gurley can do running the ball, as nearly 40 percent of their passes are of the play-action variety — tops in the NFL. Jared Goff is completing 66 percent of his passes at better than 10 yards per attempt on play-action, with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a 119.8 passer rating, per Sports Info Solutions. The Rams show some sort of run action on nearly every play, whether it’s an actual play fake or jet motion or something else. It serves to moving linebackers and safeties around and keeps them away from where Goff intends to go with the ball. And it’s a huge part of the reason Goff has absolutely destroyed man coverage this season, to the tune of a 124.5 passer rating. The Chiefs, though, have been quite good playing man (and terrible playing zone), which they’ve done more often than almost any team.

The receiving matchups in this one should be fascinating, especially as Robert Woods bumps back down into the slot with Kupp no longer in the lineup. The Chiefs’ pass defense ranks second in DVOA vs. No. 1 receivers and first vs. No. 2s, but they’re 27th against the slot, 22nd against tight ends, and 27th against running backs. All of those figures point toward this being a heavy-usage game for Woods against (probably) Kendall Fuller inside, as well as Higbee and Everett against linebackers Reggie Ragland and Anthony Hitchens and safety Ron Parker. And one thing you definitely don’t want to be when playing against a versatile running back like Todd Gurley is poor at defending passes to running backs. But that’s exactly what the Chiefs are. They’ve given up a ton of ground on screen passes, allowing 43 completions to gain 284 yards and two touchdowns, according to Sports Info Solutions.

On the outside, Steven Nelson and Orlando Scandrick will mostly match up with Brandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds. Cooks obviously plays a much larger role in the offense than Reynolds (six targets in the two games Kupp sat out earlier this season) but the Rams could look to incorporate Reynolds more now that he’s going to be in the lineup the rest of the season. The Chiefs play sides with their cornerbacks so the Rams can dictate which matchup they want for Cooks simply by moving him to one side of the field or the other.

Perhaps the biggest key against the Rams is getting pressure in order to force Goff to make plays off schedule. He is a decent athlete capable of maneuvering in the pocket and re-setting his platform to throw, but he’s among the large majority of passers who is far better at simply setting his feet and delivering on time and on schedule. Dee Ford has been among the best pass rushers in the NFL this season, ranking second in the league in pressures, per Sports Info Solutions. Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein will have their hands full trying to keep him and Justin Houston away from Goff.

One way the Rams try to neutralize pressure is with all that aforementioned jet motion, which works better than it does for any other team because the Rams have actually run far more jet sweeps than any other team. They’ve handed it off on the jet 23 times, gaining 158 yards (6.9 per carry) on those plays. They’ve also hit the jet flip pass 11 times for 62 yards, and those are basically runs as well.

The jet is just a component of the Rams’ rush offense, though, which is largely based around Gurley running outside zone left and outside zone right in succession, all the way down the field. The Chiefs have struggled against zone-blocking runs this season, yielding 845 yards and six touchdowns on 170 carries (4.97 per carry), per Sports Info Solutions. Kansas City ranks dead last in run defense DVOA this season, per Football Outsiders, as well as last in Adjusted Line Yards and second-level yards per carry, 31st in power success (the percentage of runs that achieve first downs or touchdowns on third or fourth down with two or fewer yards to go) and 30th in the percentage of runs stopped behind the line of scrimmage. All this sets Gurley up to have an absolute monster of a game.

When the Chiefs have the ball

You’ve probably heard about this, but the the Chiefs’ offense is pretty awesome! Kansas City ranks third in the NFL in yards per game, second in points per game, and first in overall offensive DVOA, per Football Outsiders. The Chiefs average 6.9 yards per play, tied with the Rams for the best mark in the NFL. They also average 40.6 yards per drive, just behind the Rams and Saints for third-best in the NFL. And they’re at 3.22 points per drive, just ahead of the Rams for third-best in the NFL. So yes, they are very good at moving the ball down the field and scoring points.

Unlike the Rams, the Chiefs vary their formations a lot. They’ve used 11 personnel on 65 percent of their snaps, tied for 29th in the league, per Sharp Football Stats. They rank sixth in their usage of 12 personnel, working with two tight ends and one running back 21 percent of the time. Similarly, only five teams use 21 personnel (two running backs, one tight end) more often than the Chiefs, who are in that formation on 7 percent of their plays.

Kansas City averages 4.8 yards per carry out of two tight end sets, one of the best marks in the league. They run inside zone with Kareem Hunt more often than almost any other team, and it forms the basis for a lot of their offense. The Rams, by the way, have given up 846 yards and five touchdowns on 173 zone runs this season (4.9 per carry), per Sports Info Solutions. The big matchup there involves the interior of the Chiefs’ offensive line (Cameron Erving, Austin Reiter, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif) against Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, and Michael Brockers. Those three are game-wreckers defensively, but they’ve been surprisingly tame against opposing run games. The Rams have been gashed in power situations, have barely stopped any runs behind the line of scrimmage, and have done a poor job tackling at the second level as well.

It’s far more difficult to keep up with Donald, Suh, Brockers, and the newly-acquired Dante Fowler in the pass rush. Donald is the only player in the NFL who has more pressures this season than the Chiefs’ Dee Ford, according to Sports Info Solutions. Erving has been solid blocking up the run but has blown nine pass blocks this season, and it would not be that surprising if Donald and/or Suh snaked past him a couple times and got to Patrick Mahomes before the star QB finished taking his drop. Mahomes, though, has been one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL at dealing with pressure, averaging 8.1 yards per attempt on those throws with rushers in his face, per Sports Info Solutions.

If the Chiefs manage to keep Mahomes well-protected, they have plenty of matchups to exploit all over the field. The Rams rank 13th in DVOA against the pass, but they’re 23rd against both No. 1 and 2 receivers and 25th against players lined up in the slot. Troy Hill and Marcus Peters have been absolutely dreadful in recent weeks, and they rank 113th (Hill) and 122nd (Peters) in opponent’s passer rating on throws in their direction, per Sports Info Solutions, and that is among 126 players who have been targeted in overage at least 25 times. It might make sense to try to play more zone coverage in order to give Peters a chance to jump some routes and make some plays, but Mahomes has absolutely torn up zones this season, ripping off a 133.4 passer rating against teams not playing man — best in the NFL.

He’s shown the ability to find Travis Kelce up the seams, Tyreek Hill in between the corner and safety on Cover 2, Sammy Watkins on crossing routes, and his running backs sitting down on check-downs out of the backfield. Kelce should have an athletic advantage against anyone the Rams match up with him, though Lamarcus Joyner and John Johnson III form one of the NFL’s better safety tandems and could provide some different looks for Mahomes to deal with when trying to find his best overall target. On the outside, though, Hill should have an absolute field day, especially if the Chiefs find a way to give Mahomes enough time to let Hill take the top off with a double move. And if L.A. rolls its coverage toward Hill’s side (as expected), then Chris Conley and Watkins (if he plays) or Demarcus Robinson (if Watkins is out due to a foot injury) should have opportunities to make Hill or Peters pay in coverage.

The Chiefs, like the Rams, use a ton of misdirection and screens in order to confuse defenses and move the ball downfield. The Rams, though, have been strong defending against screen plays, and it’ll be interesting to see if K.C. can figure out how to break a big-gainer off a screen in order to neutralize the interior pass rush.

In the end, this game likely comes down to which team has the ball last. The teams are incredibly evenly-matched, and in that sort of scenario, it’s difficult to not just give a minor edge to the home team.

Rams vs Chiefs

Rams vs. Chiefs: Preview, prediction, how to watch, statistics to know for ‘Monday Night Football’,Everything you need to know about one of the most-hyped games of the year.Welcome to the biggest and most-hyped game of the year so far, folks. It’s not taking place in Mexico City as planned, but the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefsare preparing to do battle in what promises to be one of the highest-scoring games of the 2018 NFL season. 

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The Rams enter the game at 9-1 and the Chiefs have the same record. The offenses are explosive. The design of those offenses, thanks to Sean McVay and Andy Reid, are arguably the two most creative in the NFL.

There will be stars all over the field. Jared Goff. Patrick Mahomes. Todd Gurley. Kareem Hunt. Brandin Cooks. Tyreek Hill. Robert Woods. Travis Kelce. Aaron Donald. Dee Ford. Ndamukong Suh. Justin Houston. Just pondering the matchups between all of these guys is endlessly fascinating.

There’s really no reason to delay any further. Here’s everything you should be looking out for on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m., ESPN).

When the Rams have the ball

You’ve probably heard about this, but the the Rams’ offense is pretty awesome! Los Angeles ranks second in the NFL in yards per game, third in points per game, and second in overall offensive DVOA, per Football Outsiders. The Rams average 6.9 yards per play, tied with the Chiefs for the best mark in the NFL. They also average 41.0 yards per drive, just ahead of the Chiefs and tied for best in the NFL with the Saints. And they’re at 2.89 points per drive, just behind the Chiefs for third-best in the NFL. So yes, they are very good at moving the ball down the field and scoring points.

At this point, we know what the Rams want to do: they keep the same players on the field at almost all times. According to Sharp Football Stats, the Rams have been in 11 personnel (three receivers, one tight end, one running back) on 98 percent of their snaps this season. That is by far the highest mark in the league. The next closest team is the Dolphins at 86 percent, and that 12 percent differential is the same as the one between the Dolphins and the 17th-place Colts.

Of course, that near-exclusive usage of 11 personnel could shift in the coming weeks as the Rams adjust to life without Cooper Kupp. Josh Reynolds filled in for Kupp earlier in the season and the Rams mostly kept things the same, but at that point they knew they’d be getting Kupp back soon and wisely chose not to completely overhaul their offense in his absence. Now, Kupp is done for the year. It’s possible the Rams decide to use more of Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett on the field together, rather than only using them one at a time.

Either way, the Rams will presumably continue to base everything in their offense around what Todd Gurley can do running the ball, as nearly 40 percent of their passes are of the play-action variety — tops in the NFL. Jared Goff is completing 66 percent of his passes at better than 10 yards per attempt on play-action, with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a 119.8 passer rating, per Sports Info Solutions. The Rams show some sort of run action on nearly every play, whether it’s an actual play fake or jet motion or something else. It serves to moving linebackers and safeties around and keeps them away from where Goff intends to go with the ball. And it’s a huge part of the reason Goff has absolutely destroyed man coverage this season, to the tune of a 124.5 passer rating. The Chiefs, though, have been quite good playing man (and terrible playing zone), which they’ve done more often than almost any team.

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The receiving matchups in this one should be fascinating, especially as Robert Woods bumps back down into the slot with Kupp no longer in the lineup. The Chiefs’ pass defense ranks second in DVOA vs. No. 1 receivers and first vs. No. 2s, but they’re 27th against the slot, 22nd against tight ends, and 27th against running backs. All of those figures point toward this being a heavy-usage game for Woods against (probably) Kendall Fuller inside, as well as Higbee and Everett against linebackers Reggie Ragland and Anthony Hitchens and safety Ron Parker. And one thing you definitely don’t want to be when playing against a versatile running back like Todd Gurley is poor at defending passes to running backs. But that’s exactly what the Chiefs are. They’ve given up a ton of ground on screen passes, allowing 43 completions to gain 284 yards and two touchdowns, according to Sports Info Solutions.

On the outside, Steven Nelson and Orlando Scandrick will mostly match up with Brandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds. Cooks obviously plays a much larger role in the offense than Reynolds (six targets in the two games Kupp sat out earlier this season) but the Rams could look to incorporate Reynolds more now that he’s going to be in the lineup the rest of the season. The Chiefs play sides with their cornerbacks so the Rams can dictate which matchup they want for Cooks simply by moving him to one side of the field or the other.

Perhaps the biggest key against the Rams is getting pressure in order to force Goff to make plays off schedule. He is a decent athlete capable of maneuvering in the pocket and re-setting his platform to throw, but he’s among the large majority of passers who is far better at simply setting his feet and delivering on time and on schedule. Dee Ford has been among the best pass rushers in the NFL this season, ranking second in the league in pressures, per Sports Info Solutions. Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein will have their hands full trying to keep him and Justin Houston away from Goff.

One way the Rams try to neutralize pressure is with all that aforementioned jet motion, which works better than it does for any other team because the Rams have actually run far more jet sweeps than any other team. They’ve handed it off on the jet 23 times, gaining 158 yards (6.9 per carry) on those plays. They’ve also hit the jet flip pass 11 times for 62 yards, and those are basically runs as well.

The jet is just a component of the Rams’ rush offense, though, which is largely based around Gurley running outside zone left and outside zone right in succession, all the way down the field. The Chiefs have struggled against zone-blocking runs this season, yielding 845 yards and six touchdowns on 170 carries (4.97 per carry), per Sports Info Solutions. Kansas City ranks dead last in run defense DVOA this season, per Football Outsiders, as well as last in Adjusted Line Yards and second-level yards per carry, 31st in power success (the percentage of runs that achieve first downs or touchdowns on third or fourth down with two or fewer yards to go) and 30th in the percentage of runs stopped behind the line of scrimmage. All this sets Gurley up to have an absolute monster of a game.

When the Chiefs have the ball

You’ve probably heard about this, but the the Chiefs’ offense is pretty awesome! Kansas City ranks third in the NFL in yards per game, second in points per game, and first in overall offensive DVOA, per Football Outsiders. The Chiefs average 6.9 yards per play, tied with the Rams for the best mark in the NFL. They also average 40.6 yards per drive, just behind the Rams and Saints for third-best in the NFL. And they’re at 3.22 points per drive, just ahead of the Rams for third-best in the NFL. So yes, they are very good at moving the ball down the field and scoring points.

Unlike the Rams, the Chiefs vary their formations a lot. They’ve used 11 personnel on 65 percent of their snaps, tied for 29th in the league, per Sharp Football Stats. They rank sixth in their usage of 12 personnel, working with two tight ends and one running back 21 percent of the time. Similarly, only five teams use 21 personnel (two running backs, one tight end) more often than the Chiefs, who are in that formation on 7 percent of their plays.

Kansas City averages 4.8 yards per carry out of two tight end sets, one of the best marks in the league. They run inside zone with Kareem Hunt more often than almost any other team, and it forms the basis for a lot of their offense. The Rams, by the way, have given up 846 yards and five touchdowns on 173 zone runs this season (4.9 per carry), per Sports Info Solutions. The big matchup there involves the interior of the Chiefs’ offensive line (Cameron Erving, Austin Reiter, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif) against Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, and Michael Brockers. Those three are game-wreckers defensively, but they’ve been surprisingly tame against opposing run games. The Rams have been gashed in power situations, have barely stopped any runs behind the line of scrimmage, and have done a poor job tackling at the second level as well.

It’s far more difficult to keep up with Donald, Suh, Brockers, and the newly-acquired Dante Fowler in the pass rush. Donald is the only player in the NFL who has more pressures this season than the Chiefs’ Dee Ford, according to Sports Info Solutions. Erving has been solid blocking up the run but has blown nine pass blocks this season, and it would not be that surprising if Donald and/or Suh snaked past him a couple times and got to Patrick Mahomes before the star QB finished taking his drop. Mahomes, though, has been one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL at dealing with pressure, averaging 8.1 yards per attempt on those throws with rushers in his face, per Sports Info Solutions.

If the Chiefs manage to keep Mahomes well-protected, they have plenty of matchups to exploit all over the field. The Rams rank 13th in DVOA against the pass, but they’re 23rd against both No. 1 and 2 receivers and 25th against players lined up in the slot. Troy Hill and Marcus Peters have been absolutely dreadful in recent weeks, and they rank 113th (Hill) and 122nd (Peters) in opponent’s passer rating on throws in their direction, per Sports Info Solutions, and that is among 126 players who have been targeted in overage at least 25 times. It might make sense to try to play more zone coverage in order to give Peters a chance to jump some routes and make some plays, but Mahomes has absolutely torn up zones this season, ripping off a 133.4 passer rating against teams not playing man — best in the NFL.

He’s shown the ability to find Travis Kelce up the seams, Tyreek Hill in between the corner and safety on Cover 2, Sammy Watkins on crossing routes, and his running backs sitting down on check-downs out of the backfield. Kelce should have an athletic advantage against anyone the Rams match up with him, though Lamarcus Joyner and John Johnson III form one of the NFL’s better safety tandems and could provide some different looks for Mahomes to deal with when trying to find his best overall target. On the outside, though, Hill should have an absolute field day, especially if the Chiefs find a way to give Mahomes enough time to let Hill take the top off with a double move. And if L.A. rolls its coverage toward Hill’s side (as expected), then Chris Conley and Watkins (if he plays) or Demarcus Robinson (if Watkins is out due to a foot injury) should have opportunities to make Hill or Peters pay in coverage.

The Chiefs, like the Rams, use a ton of misdirection and screens in order to confuse defenses and move the ball downfield. The Rams, though, have been strong defending against screen plays, and it’ll be interesting to see if K.C. can figure out how to break a big-gainer off a screen in order to neutralize the interior pass rush.

In the end, this game likely comes down to which team has the ball last. The teams are incredibly evenly-matched, and in that sort of scenario, it’s difficult to not just give a minor edge to the home team.

Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football odds, line: Chiefs vs. Rams picks and predictions from legendary expert who’s 14-3 on Kansas City games.The Los Angeles Rams host the Kansas City Chiefs in a game with mammoth offensive potential on Monday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Rams are second in the NFL in total offense at 448.0 yards per game, while the Chiefs are fourth with 423.1. KC has the edge in scoring, putting up 35.3 points per game, while the Rams average 33.5. Each team enters the game at 9-1 overall. Los Angeles is favored by a field goal in the latest Chiefs vs. Rams odds, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 63, the highest total for an NFL game in at least 30 years. Before making any Chiefs vs. Rams picks of your own, you’ll want to see what SportsLine’s resident Vegas legend, Micah Roberts, is saying about the game.

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Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos’ book director. Armed with an unmatched network of sources, Roberts has started the 2018 NFL season strong. He’s on a 27-17 run on NFL picks and has been especially adept at games involving the Chiefs. In fact, Roberts is on an astonishing 14-3 run on against the spread picks for or against Kansas City. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

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Now, he’s locked in a strong play for Monday Night Football that you can only see at SportsLine.

Roberts knows the offense garners the headlines for Kansas City, and justifiably so, but the defense has shown a marked improvement the last month. The Chiefs are allowing just 17 points per game the last four weeks compared to 28.2 in the first six games.

The offense hasn’t slowed down, however, despite the defense stepping it up. NFL MVP contender Patrick Mahomes is averaging 315 yards and three touchdowns per game. Against the Patriots, Bengals, and Broncos in successive games, he threw four touchdowns each week and has only failed to toss multiple scores twice this season. The threw six TDs against the Steelers in Week 2.

Opponents can’t concentrate solely on Mahomes and the passing attack because running back Kareem Hunt is averaging 4.5 yards per rush, with 754 yards and seven TDs. He has 22 runs over 10 yards and six of 20-plus yards.

But just because the Chiefs have been unstoppable doesn’t mean they’ll cover against the red-hot Rams.

The Chiefs garner the headlines, but the Rams’ offense is nearly as good, averaging 33.5 points, third-most in the NFL. It’s racked up more yards than the Chiefs, backed by the best pass-run combo in the league.

QB Jared Goff has thrown for 3,134 yards, 16 fewer than Mahomes, with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. He’s flanked by running back Todd Gurley, the league-leader in yards (988) and TDs (13). And statistically, the Rams’ defense is far better than its KC counterpart. It ranks 13th in the NFL in yards allowed and is giving up 23.1 points per game, ranking 12th.

We can tell you Roberts is leaning toward the over, but he has uncovered a major x-factor that causes one side of the spread to hit hard. He’s sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine.

Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings

How to watch Chicago vs. Minnesota: TV channel, NFL live stream info, start time How to watch Bears vs. Vikings football game. Chicago Bears (home) vs. Minnesota Vikings (away) Current records: Chicago 6-3; Minnesota 5-3-1

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Minnesota have been homebodies their last two matches, but they are heading out on Sunday. Their bye week comes to an end as they meet up with Chicago at 8:20 p.m. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close matchup.

Minnesota strolled past Detroit with points to spare two weeks ago, taking the match 24-9. Dalvin Cook was the offensive standout of the match for Minnesota, as he picked up 89 yards on the ground on 10 carries.

Meanwhile, Chicago might be getting used to good results now that the squad has three wins in a row. They came out on top against Detroit by a score of 34-22 last Sunday.

Their wins bumped Minnesota to 5-3-1 and Chicago to 6-3. Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 8:20 PM ET
  • Where: Soldier Field, Illinois
  • TV: NBC
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  • Ticket Cost: $130.22

Prediction

The Bears are a slight 2.5 point favorite against the Vikings.

This season, Chicago are 6-3-0 against the spread. As for Minnesota, they are 4-3-2 against the spread

Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bears as a 3 point favorite.

Series History

Minnesota have won 5 out of their last 6 games against Chicago.

  • 2017 – Minnesota Vikings 23 vs. Chicago Bears 10
  • 2017 – Chicago Bears 17 vs. Minnesota Vikings 20
  • 2016 – Minnesota Vikings 38 vs. Chicago Bears 10
  • 2016 – Chicago Bears 20 vs. Minnesota Vikings 10
  • 2015 – Minnesota Vikings 38 vs. Chicago Bears 17
  • 2015 – Chicago Bears 20 vs. Minnesota Vikings 23

Bears vs Vikings

Bears vs Vikings odds, line: Sunday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 10-0 roll. The NFC North lead is up for grabs on Sunday Night Football as the Chicago Bearshost the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff from Soldier Field is set for 8:20 p.m. ET.

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The 6-3 Bears have been an offensive juggernaut over the last six games, averaging 34.3 points, but the 5-3-1 Vikings have found their defensive mojo, yielding only 94 total points over their previous five games. Chicago opened as a three-point favorite and now is laying 2.5. The Over-Under, which opened at 45.5, is 44 in the latest Vikings vs. Bears odds. Before you make any Vikings vs. Bears picks, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The advanced computer model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.

The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 11 on a blistering 10-0 run. For the season, it is now 24-9 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 72-43. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model is 98-48 this season, again ranking in the top 15 for NFLPickWatch.com. Anybody who has been following it is way, way up.

Now the model has dialed in on Vikings vs. Bears. We can tell you it’s leaning under, but it’s also generated a spread pick that’s cashing in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You can only see it over at SportsLine.

The model has factored in that the Bears have been rolling behind second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. After a rocky rookie campaign, the signal caller is showing much more pocket poise. After only seven touchdowns in 12 games last season, Trubisky has thrown 19 so far. Equally important, he’s scrambling more when pressure mounts. He’s amassed 320 rushing yards at nearly eight yards per pop.

The Bears’ rushing attack has been relentless behind Jordan Howard, who has scored five times this season. Backfield compatriot Tarik Cohen is adept at causing coverage mismatches when he flares out of the backfield on screens. Not only is he netting 4.4 yards per carry, he’s also crushing defenses as a receiver. Three of Cohen’s five scores have been through the air.

But just because the Bears have been motoring on offense doesn’t mean they’ll cover on Sunday Night Football, especially against a divisional rival that’s won six of the last seven in the series.

After a sluggish start, the Vikings have propelled themselves back into playoff contention. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is completing 71 percent of his throws and has 17 touchdowns. He’s been buoyed by the dynamic receiving duo of Adam Thielenand Stefon Diggs, who have combined for more than 1,500 yards and 11 scores.

But Minnesota’s defense has been its saving grace of late. Against the Lions in Week 9, the front seven smothered Matthew Stafford. He was sacked 10 times and threw for fewer than 200 yards. Coming off a bye, expect that well-rested unit to shine against Trubisky’s nicked-up offensive line.

Minnesota vikings vs Chicago Bears

Minnesota vikings vs Chicago Bears :First place in the NFC North is on the line on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. ET when the Minnesota Vikings meet the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The matchup features two of the NFL’s top defensive units, as the Bears rank fourth in total defense, followed by the Vikings at fifth.

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Minnesota returns to action off a bye week, while Chicago looks to win its third straight home game and fourth overall after blowing out Detroit last week. In the current Bears vs. Vikings odds, Chicago is a 2.5-point favorite after the spread opened at three. The over-under for total points scored has dropped to 44 after opening earlier in the week at 45.5. Before you lock in your Bears vs. Vikings picks and predictions for Sunday Night Football, check out what SportsLine expert RJ White has to say.

The renowned prognosticator has cashed big in the prestigious Las Vegas SuperContest two of the last three years and has now turned his eye toward “Sunday Night Football.” White has a strong history of success in handicapping these NFC rivals, as evidenced by his incredible 31-13 record on against the spread picks involving Minnesota or Chicago over the past two seasons.

Last week, White advised SportsLine members that Chicago’s top-ranked defense and underrated offense would be no match for the Lions. He predicted the Bears (-6.5) would roll to a blowout, and they did just that in a 34-22 victory. Anyone followed his advice pocketed an easy winner.

Now, White has studied Vikings vs. Bears on “Sunday Night Football” from every possible angle and released a strong point-spread selection that is only available at SportsLine.

He knows the Bears traded for linebacker Khalil Mack just before the season and he’s made a huge difference for a defense that ranks No. 4 in yards allowed (319.6) and scoring (19.4 points per game). Mack has seven sacks, four forced fumbles, an interception and a touchdown in just seven games.

In last week’s win over Detroit, the Lions were held to 305 yards, many of which came in the fourth quarter with the outcome already in hand. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky sparked the offense with 255 passing yards and three touchdowns.

But just because the Bears have been humming along doesn’t mean they’ll cover on “Sunday Night Football.”

White also knows Minnesota’s defense has been stout since a win at Philadelphia in Week 5, allowing 274.8 yards per game and recording 20 sacks over the last five games. The Vikings rank third and second in the NFL during that span, respectively, and dropped Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford 10 times in their last game.

Minnesota’s offense ranks No. 12 in the NFL in total yards at 374.3 per game. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has thrown for 2,685 yards, the seventh-highest total in the NFL entering the Week 11 NFL schedule, and his 102.2 passer rating is ninth-best in the league.

We can tell you White is leaning toward the Over, but his much stronger play is on the side. White has scrutinized Vikings vs. Bears from every angle, crunched the stats, and found a crucial X-factor that causes one side of the spread to hit hard. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.

Who covers in Vikings vs. Bears? And what crucial X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on Sunday, all from the top NFL analyst who’s hitting an astounding 70 percent of his spread picks involving these teams.

Vikings vs Bears

Vikings vs Bears : The NFC North is well represented on NBC Sunday Night Football tonight as the Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings with the division lead on the line.

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The Bears (6-3) have opened up their offense and Mitch Trubisky is taking advantage of the opportunities. Chicago has won three straight and scored an average of 33 points per game in that stretch.

This week’s competition in primetime will be much tougher than the Detroit, New York Jets and Buffalo teams Chicago has most recently faced.

Minnesota (5-3-1) has Kirk Cousins at quarterback this season. This will be Cousins first start against the Bears as a member of the Vikings, which means it’s the first time he’ll see Khalil Mack coming after him in a Bears uniform.

Both teams rank in the Top 5 of all NFL teams in total defense with Chicago one spot higher than the Vikings.