This is Halloween weekend, so it only seems right that this is the weekend that the Minnesota Vikings enter their own personal house of horrors. The Vikings, fresh off of their first divisional road victory since 2012, will try to make it two in a row on Sunday when they battle the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
The Vikings. . .well, they don't win at Soldier Field very often. They haven't won there since 2007. . .and all that took was a rookie named Adrian Peterson rushing for 224 yards, three touchdowns, and taking the final kickoff return across midfield to set up a 54-yard game-winning field goal by Ryan Longwell. Overall, the Vikings have lost seven in a row at Soldier Field and thirteen out of their last fourteen.
You can safely ignore the fact that the Vikings are 4-2 and the Bears are 2-4 through their first six games. Over the years, it hasn't mattered how good or bad the Vikings are or how good or bad the Bears are. When Minnesota last won in Chicago in 2007, they finished the season with an 8-8 record. Even in the Zombie Brett Favre year of 2009, it didn't matter, as a Vikings team that finished that season at 12-4 still lost to a Chicago team that finished the season at 7-9. The Vikings just don't win at Soldier Field. . .or, at least, they haven't recently.
It doesn't look like weather is going to be a factor on Sunday. The forecast is calling for a pretty unseasonable (for 1 November) game-time temperature of about 60 degrees with minimal winds on the shores of Lake Michigan. As it stands right now, the sharps in Vegas even have the Vikings as a slight favorite in this one.
After the way they came roaring back at Ford Field after spotting the Lions an early 14-3 lead, and riding a two-game winning streak, perhaps this is the year that the Vikings can finally snap this drought against their NFC North division rivals. Such an outcome would ensure they would be no worse than .500 against the division this season, a far cry from their 1-5 mark from last season.
Can they get the job done this time around, folks? We'll have all the news and info you need leading up to Sunday's contest right here.