The Bears v. Vikings showdown this weekend at Metrodome was already a big deal, but after last night’s perplexing Packer meltdown against the Saints, it became a huge deal. Now the winner of Sunday’s Chicago-Minnesota tilt will have first place in the division all by themselves. They will be the head man. The top dog. The big cheese. Commentators from coast-to-coast will describe the victor as controlling their own destiny even though destiny is, by definition, something pre-determined and therefore beyond control. Let’s hope the Vikings can overcome their general tendency to shit their pants in big games. And let’s also hope that Pat Williams and Kevin Williams haven’t been suspended by then. I’m pretty sure that, without those guys in there, Matt Forte will run for about 200 yards. And we won’t win.
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