Chicago Bears: 3 Bold predictions for season finale against Vikings

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2.) Justin Jefferson breaks the NFL single season receiving yard record

Justin Jefferson is arguably the best wide receiver in the entire national football league, and he has a legitimate chance at breaking one of the league’s most unbreakable records.

Calvin Johnson currently holds this record, with 1,964 yards back in 2012. Jefferson is currently at 1,771 yards and couldn’t have a better matchup. Earlier this season when the two teams faced off, Jefferson caught 12 passes for 154 yards.

Since then, the Bears have put Eddie Jackson, Jaylon Johnson, Kindle Vildor, and Josh Blackwell on IR. On top of that, Jaylon Jones has been ruled out and Kyler Gordon is also questionable with a groin injury.

Jefferson needs 194 receiving yards to beat the record. He has already surpassed this number once this season and has had over 150 yards 4 times. If the game is out of hand and Jefferson is getting close to that mark, don’t be surprised if the Vikings start to force him the ball.

The Bears will likely try to do everything they can to hold Justin Jefferson to as little yards as possible. Expect press coverage and safety help on Jefferson all afternoon.

It’s definitely not likely that Jefferson has a near 200-yard performance in an almost meaningless game, but that’s what makes this a ‘bold take’.