After a week off, will the Minnesota Vikings be able to earn a much needed road victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night?
It has been a little while since the Minnesota Vikings were last seen on the field competing in a meaningful football game.
The Vikings had their bye last week and they were able to enjoy some much needed rest. On Sunday night, Minnesota will return to the field for an important divisional matchup against the Chicago Bears.
A little more than halfway through the season, the Bears are surprisingly sitting in first place in the NFC North with a 6-3 record. It’s a bit of a shock considering Chicago hasn’t won more than six games in a year since 2013.
Despite their success, none of Chicago’s wins in 2018 have come against teams who currently have a winning record. But the same is true for the Vikings and their five wins this season.
That will obviously change on Sunday night when Minnesota takes on the Bears inside Chicago’s Soldier Field. A venue that has not treated the Vikings very pleasantly during the last two decades (just three wins inside the stadium since 2001).
This week’s showdown will actually be just the third time ever the two teams have played on Sunday night in Chicago. Minnesota lost their most recent Sunday night matchup on the road against the Bears in 2011 after getting a win away from home in 2000.
When the two teams eventually do hit the field for their big game this week, what are four things to expect from the Vikings?