Bears to continue play-off charge

The Chicago Bears have been one of the surprise packages of the NFL season so far and they are unlikely to take their foot off the gas going into Week 17, as they travel to the Minnesota Vikings.

Bears must keep up momentum

With eight wins in their last nine games, the Bears have been building up something pretty special in the NFC North and their 11-4 record has already wrapped up the division.

Some might think the Bears would rest a host of players for their trip to Minnesota but that seems unlikely, as Chicago still have a chance to leapfrog the Los Angeles Rams for the No. 2 seed.

Head coach Matt Nagy has spoken of his desire to keep the Bears’ charge going and that means quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is likely to play a major role on Sunday against the Vikings.

Minnesota themselves have plenty to play for as they look to sneak their way into the play-offs through the wildcards.

Wins against the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions have kept the Vikings in the hunt for play-off football and now it will come down to the final weekend.

The Bears secured a 25-20 victory over Minnesota earlier this season and once again it looks like it will be a close contest this weekend.

However, there is something special about this Bears side and 2.85 looks like good value for Nagy’s boys to get the win and go into the play-offs on the back of finishing their regular season on a high with a victory on the road against a divisional rival.

Eagles clinging to play-off hope

One side that will be hoping the Bears snatch the win are the Philadelphia Eagles as they prepare to make the trip to the capital to face the Washington Redskins.

It all looked over for the reigning Super Bowl champions but a thrilling run with quarterback Nick Foles has seen them leap up into contention going into the final week of the regular season.

Originally brought in to replace the injured Carson Wentz, Foles has helped guide the Eagles to wins over the Rams and the Houston Texans in the last two weeks.

The side is starting to have the feel of the side that managed to overcome the major injury to Wentz, before St Nick managed to help them go all the way and beat the Patriots at the Super Bowl.

With five defeats in their last six games it has been a tough spell for the Redskins going into this divisional clash. Injuries have plagued Washington and rattled them after what was looking like a season that could see them secure play-off football.

The Eagles recorded a 28-13 win over Washington earlier this term and it could well be a similar result this time round, with Philly having everything to play for.

Philadelphia are 1.88 to win with -6.5 on the spread and the Eagles should have enough to secure the win but whether that is enough to reach the play-offs is a different story.