After a tough loss against the Detroit Lions in Week 4, the Minnesota Vikings get a second straight NFC North opponent, as they’ll travel to Soldier Field for a Monday Night Football contest against the Chicago Bears.
The Vikings have had their share of difficulties at Soldier Field, regardless of how good or bad they’ve been and how good or bad the Bears have been. The Vikings have only won once at Soldier Field in their last nine tries, that being a 23-20 victory in 2015. Last year, a Vikings’ team that was thought to be pretty good went into Soldier Field against a Bears team that was thought to be. . .and wound up being. . .pretty bad. But, it didn’t matter, as Jay Cutler led the Bears to a 20-10 victory that wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate.
In an interesting angle for this one, the Bears have chosen this game to debut quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the #2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of North Carolina. Mike Glennon had just been so awful over the first four games that John Fox. . .who might be coaching for his job. . .apparently thought he didn’t have a choice. You would think that a Mike Zimmer defense against a rookie quarterback would be a recipe for success, but strange things seem to happen to the Vikings when they go to Soldier Field.
We’ll have all of our stories about this week’s game right here in one place for your reading pleasure, folks. Enjoy!