A Brief Look At Vikings/Bears History

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We did this last week with the Detroit Lions, and as we're getting closer to game time, we'll do the same thing with this week's opponents, the Chicago Bears. The Minnesota Vikings have a winning record all-time against their division rivals from Chicago, but it's been pretty close over the years.

Once again, most of this data comes from the folks at Pro Football Reference.

Total Games Between The Vikings and The Bears: 103

All-Time Record: Vikings, 53-48-2

Total Vikings Points Scored Head-to-Head: 2,153 (20.9/game)

Total Bears Points Scored Head-to-Head: 2,006 (19.5/game)

Longest Vikings Winning Streak: 8 (3 December 1972 - 10 October 1976)

Longest Vikings Losing Streak: 6 (13 December 1983 - 5 October 1986 and 28 December 2009 - 25 November 2012)

Most Recent Vikings Victory in Chicago14 October 2007 (37-34)

Most Recent Bears Victory in Chicago25 November 2012 (28-10)

Biggest Vikings Victory in Chicago: 31 points, 12 October 1969 (Final score 31-0)

Biggest Vikings Loss in Chicago: 31 points, 17 September 1989 (Final score 38-7)

And some miscellaneous stuff. . .

-The Bears were the Vikings' first regular season opponent back in 1961, as some rookie named Fran Tarkenton came off the bench and threw four touchdown passes to help the expansion Vikings shock the Bears, 37-10. The Vikings wouldn't beat the Bears again until September of 1964 (though they did throw in a 17-17 tie at Chicago in December of 1963).

-Adrian Peterson's 14 rushing touchdowns against the Bears are the most he has against any opponent in his career. In 10 games against Chicago, he has rushed for 1,085 yards on 217 carries, an even 5 yards/carry average.

And that's a brief look at the history between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, ladies and gentlemen. We're getting closer to kickoff time, and we hope that a lot of you will be able to join us for the game.

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