The Week 17 matchup between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings doesn't exactly have star power or any playoff implication, but it is still an NFC North divisional matchup that should be buoyed by rivalry and professional pride. The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 16, and now experts are thinking they have lost all motivation heading into the season finale. Vinnie Iyer of AOL Sporting News has released picks for Week 17 in the NFL, and he thinks the Vikings will upend the Bears:
Each team is on its third quarterback, as this game has turned to Josh McCown vs. (most likely) Joe Webb. Matt Forte and Adrian Peterson are also out of this contest, leaving former Pac-12ers Kahlil Bell and Toby Gerhart to carry the load. McCown will find some success throwing downfield, but whether it's Webb or rookie Christian Ponder, the Vikings' quarterback will use his mobility to make more key plays in a low-scoring affair. Vikings 16, Bears 13.
Iyer is 160-80 for the season-to-date and went 12-4 straight up in Week 16.