Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears fans in the stands prior to to a game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
The Bears and Vikings are teams headed in opposite directions. The Vikings come into Soldier Field off their bye week and riding a two-game win streak. The Bears are losers of three straight and sitting in the NFC North cellar. The next two weeks will tell you if the Bears have given up or if there’s some fight left in them as they face very winnable games with the Vikings and Buccaneers.
This is a really tough call for me. After watching the last two train wrecks, every instinct in my body tells me that the Bears have given up and the season is over. My head tells me to play with my kids on Sunday afternoon and save myself the aggravation. But my heart will make me watch; I wish I knew how to quit the Bears.
I give the nod to my heart. The Bears start off fast and hold off a surging Vikings team in the second half.
Bears 24 – Vikings 20
Here’s the full list of head to head stats:
2014 REGULAR SEASON
CHICAGO (NFL Rank) MINNESOTA (NFL Rank)
21.6 (22nd) . . . . . . Points Scored . . . . . 18.7 (26th)
348.9 (15th) . . . . . . . Total Offense . . . . .316.4 (27th)
97.2 (T-24th) . . . . . Rushing Offense . . . .119.3 (10th)
251.7 (12th) . . . . . .Passing Offense . . . 197.1 (29th)
30.8 (32nd) . . . . . . Points Allowed . . . . . 22.1 (14th)
381.1 (26th) . . . . . . .Total Defense . . . . . 326.3 (9th)
112.6 (15th) . . . . . Rushing Defense . . . .112.8 (16th)
268.6 (28th) . . . . . Passing Defense . . . . 213.6 (4th)
-5 (T-24h) . . . . . . . Turnover Ratio . . . . . .0 (T-14th)