The Bears and Minnesota Vikings are both desperate teams.
Whoever loses gets sole possession of last place in the NFC North, where the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers are already 6-0.
I picked the Bears to win tonight because the weakness of the defense is against the pass, and Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb has really, really struggled this season. He's completing just under 57 percent of his passes, and he's been one-hopping a lot of balls.
So, if he goes off for 300 yards, then the Bears should start sounding the panic alarms.
The key for the Bears offense will be to get in third and manageable situations. They haven't been very good at it, so far this season. But if they consistently face third and long, then Viking defensive ends Jared Allen and Brian Robison will be able to go after Jay Cutler.
There was a lot of urgency from key players on both teams.
A victory for either team won't be celebrated too much. But a loss would be devastating.
I have Bears 20-17.
What's your prediction?