NFC North rivals meet up tomorrow at Soldier Field as the Minnesota Vikings go up against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings will try to avoid an 0-and-2 start in the division after dropping a 34-24 decision at Detroit in Week One. Rushing champ Adrian Peterson ripped off a 78-yard touchdown run on Minnesota’s first play of the game, but was held to just 15 yards the rest of the way. Christian Ponder was picked off three times in defeat. The Bears rallied from a 21-10 deficit to beat the Bengals 24-21 in their home opener. Jay Cutler’s 19-yard TD toss to Brandon Marshall in the fourth quarter was the difference. The kickoff is at noon Sunday.
Vikings By The Numbers
When the Vikings and Bears hook up on the gridiron on Sunday, it will mark the 105th time the two division foes have faced each other. Minnesota leads the all-time series with 53 wins, 49 losses, and two ties. The Vikings are 21-28-and-2 when playing against the Bears in Chicago. Chicago has won five straight games in the series in the Windy City and six of the last seven overall. The Bears won last year’s meeting at Soldier Field 28-10.