Chicago Bears vs. Vikings: Talking Smack with The Viking Age

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"Nov 2, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata (44) dives past Washington Redskins linebacker Will Compton (51) for a touchdown in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 29-26. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports My name is Adam Carlson and I’m a displaced Vikings fan living in Michigan. I was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, where my grandfather was a huge Minnesota sports fan.  He dreamed of seeing the Vikings bring home a Super Bowl win before he died, but didn’t end up seeing it happen.  I’ve taken that burden on to myself.  It’s Minnesota Vikings for life for me. This game is HUGE for the Minnesota Vikings.  They are on a two game winning streak and are taking on a team that is really struggling.  The Bears are a team that look like they’re falling apart at the seams.  If Minnesota can somehow pull out a win, they will pull to 5-5 on the year and then talks of a possible run at the playoffs can start. But they need to keep the win streak going. How important is this game to the Chicago Bears season?"

The rest of the season is probably meaningless to the Bears. Let us just imagine that the Bears win out the rest of the season and end up with  a 10-6 record. That will still probably not be enough to make it to the playoffs, especially because they lost to the Packers twice and have no chance to win a tie breaker. So how important is this game to the Chicago Bears season? Who cares. The Bears got their butts handed to them the last two games with historic and pathetic performances. The good news for the Vikings is that Jared Allen has never won a game at Soldier Field. That streak will probably continue on Sunday. Sorry, I guess I’m teasing at my prediction for the game already.

So how are you liking Mike Zimmer so far? I sure wish he was the Bears coach right now.

"For Vikings fans, new head coach Mike Zimmer has been a godsend.  He is the key reason why the Vikings pass defense has gone from #30 in the NFL last year to being #4 in least passing yards allowed per game this year.  When the heat was on in the coaching race, I was pulling for Zimmer.  His ability to maintain order and not be afraid to get in someone’s face if they messed up was something that was clearly lacking under the Leslie Frazier regime.  Sadly, the Vikings defense is playing well, but now the offense is struggling.  It’s always something with these Vikings. What should scare the Bears the most about the Minnesota Vikings?"

Yeah, Mike Zimmer would be a godsend for the Bears. What the Bears are lacking is a coach that is not afraid to get in someone’s face if they messed up. I’m sick and tired of this whole Tony Dungy, Lovie Smith, Lezlie Frazier Mr. Nice Guy routine to name a few. Yes, all of these players are grown adults, but that doesn’t mean that calling them out to be accountable with emotion wouldn’t put some fire under their butts. Marc Trestman treats the players like men, but I don’t know if that is what they need. I’m sure Mike Zimmer has 30 guys that don’t like him, but yet they respect him. I don’t think that is the case for Marc Trestman anymore. The Minnesota Vikings don’t scare the Bears. The Bears scare themselves by watching tape from their last two performances. I know this is the NFL, and every week can be different, but we Bears fans have been witnessing terrible defense for one and a half seasons now. The Bears are a joke. On a side note, I think that the Vikings offense is struggling because of Norv Turner’s complex offense. It’s not easy for a rookie quarterback to come into the league and learn the Air Coryell style offense that Norv Turner runs. Give it time and the Vikings are going to be clicking on all cylinders. Probably this Sunday against the Bears.

How do you feel Bridgewater is doing since he took over under center?