Minnesota Vikings Top 5 Worst Houses of Horror

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Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) warms up prior to a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

2. Soldier Field

Soldier Field as a house of horrors for the Vikings is a fairly recent development. For much of Vikings-Bears history, Soldier Field felt more like a home-away-from-home for Minnesota, especially in the ’70s when they were always much better than the Bears (and didn’t mind playing outside in the elements).

Yes, the Bears did own the Vikings at Soldier Field in the mid-80s for a time, when the Bears were at the top of the world and the Vikings were at a low ebb.

But the worm really turned when the calendar switched over to the new century. Since 2001, the Vikings are 1-11 at Soldier Field (their other road loss to the Bears came when Chicago spent their year in Champaign while Soldier Field was being renovated).

Some of those 11 losses have been absolutely brutal. The Bears killed them 39-10 in 2011, destroyed them 27-13 in 2010, crushed them 28-3 in 2005. Even in 2009 when the Vikings had Brett Favre and were good, they still couldn’t beat the Bears in Chicago (Antoine Winfield and Devin Aromashodu will never forget that game).

The Vikings’ ineptitude against the Bears began under Mike Tice, and continued under Brad Childress and Leslie Frazier. Here’s hoping that Mike Zimmer can turn around that ugly trend. It’s really getting old losing every year in Chicago.