Week 13: Bears vs. Vikings 5 Questions with The Viking Age

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It’s week 13 of the 2013 NFL season. The Bears are coming off a huge disappointing loss at St. Louis. Not only was the Bears run defense just horrible, but the officiating was awful as well. It is getting harder to watch NFL games with such crappy officiating. I’m not stating this from a Bears fans perspective, I’m doing it from an NFL fans perspective. The hit on McCown? I didn’t see a personal foul. Jay Cutler said on his show that you are not supposed to drive a quarterback into the ground like McCown was. I personally think that is a bunch of crap. This if football, not baseball. It is a full contact sport. That is why the players wear all that equipment. Hitting the quarterback is part of the game, just look at what happened to Aaron Rodgers. Enough of my complaining, moving on.

For this weeks edition of 5 questions, I contacted Adam Carlson from The Viking Age and asked him a number of questions about the Vikings match up against the Bears.

Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton (42) blocks as running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball against the Chicago Bears at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

So, how do you plan on celebrating on Sunday when Adrian Peterson sets the single game rushing record against the Bears hot garbage run defense?

Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) scores a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the first quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t think we’ll see Adrian do that on Sunday, but there are a couple other marks that Peterson could hit against the bears on Sunday. First of all, Peterson is 20 carries away from having 2,000 career carries. This is quite a milestone for NFL running backs considering how long running backs seem to last in the NFL and how many teams have committees. Secondly, and more importantly, if Adrian can rush for 154 yards against the Bears, he will break the 10,000 yard mark for his NFL career. Wouldn’t it be great to witness that kind of history happen this week?

Do you think that Christian Ponder will even attempt a throw on Sunday?

Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) is hit by Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs forcing an incomplete pass during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

He shouldn’t, but he will. Somehow, Ponder is getting the nod to start over two healthy formerly successful starters (Josh Freeman and Matt Cassel) despite not exactly lighting things up when he gets the chance. I’m not sure what kind of blackmail he has over the Vikings coaching staff or management, but whatever it is, it must be good. Even then, the Vikings should do what they do best: run the football!

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