Packers vs Vikings - A Bears Fan's Perspective

So the Bears rolled over the Lions in the second half to end the first quarter of their season with a respectible 3-1 record heading into their bye week.  The Week 4 action concludes tonight with the other two NFC North foes squaring off in Monday Night Football as Brett Favre and the Vikings host the Green Bay Packers.

It seems strange to say Brett Favre and not be talking about him as a Packer, but that’s the crazy world we live it today.  It should be an interesting and exciting game.   Here’s a preview from the MNF crew:


So you have to ask yourself as a Bears fan, who should I be rooting for?  For me, it’s pretty simple and it pains me to say this: Bears fans should be rooting for the Packers tonight.  I know, it’s painful to even think it, but it makes football sense. 

I feel like the The Fonz in the old Happy Days episodes, when he can’t utter the word “wrong” in admitting a mistake.  He would say, “I was wrrrrr.  Wrrrrroooo” but couldn’t get the word wrong out. 

The Vikings head into the game at 3-0, while the Packers come in at 2-1.  If the Packers can handle the Vikes, there would be a logjam of 3-1 teams atop the NFC North, including our Beloved Bears.  Sure, the Pack would have the tie-breaker on us, but they still have to come to Soldier Field.  Keeping everyone bunched up benefits the Bears. 

So as painful as this is Bears fans – root for the Packers tonight.  I need to go take a shower now.  I suddenly feel dirty. 

GO PPP… I can’t do it.  Won’t go that far.


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  • Brett Balduf

    I disagree – I’m going to be pulling for the Vikings. I’ll give them their 4-0 for now – I’d rather see the Pack 2-2 and slowly dropping out of the race. The Bears got 2 left against the Viqueens and I’d prefer to win the tie-breaker. I guess it is kinda silly, because with injuries – you’ll never know which of these teams will bottom out. Do you really think Favre will make it a whole season? I don’t.

  • Kerri

    I vote for the stadium to implode. I just can’t root for either team. Ever. What happens happens and we’ll deal with that Tuesday morning.

  • Boomer

    I like your angle Kerri. What do you call 65,000 dead Viking fans? A good start!

  • Boomer

    Brett, as for you, I just don’t want to let the Vikings distance themselves too far from us. Plus we have a BYE next week and the Vikings play the Rams, so before you know it they’re 5-0 before we head to Atlanta for a tough matchup with the Falcons.