Chicagoans had an extra skip in their step this week, generic thanks to the Bears big come from behind win last Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals in the season opener. Another Sunday noon matchup awaits this weekend when (1-0) Bears welcome the division rival (0-1) Minnesota Vikings and their ridiculous running back, Adrian Peterson.
Forecast is calling for mid-60s and sun: perfect football weather. Still warm enough to skip the coat, but be sure you have some layers for those off the lake winds and be prepared to carry those layers with you the entire day – remember, NFL Purse Ban!
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- The Minnesota Vikings lost last weekend in a tough game to the Detroit Lions 34-24 and will be doing everything they can come Sunday to not start the season 0-2. As the saying goes in sports “a desperate team is a dangerous team” and the same holds true for the Vikes – they will be pulling out all of their firing power to avoid being down two games this early in the season.
- The Vikings firing power is led by none other than “All-Day” running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson is the best back in the league and as the Vikings best weapon he is absolutely the player to keep your eyes on Sunday. The Bears defense must be better at the the run defense to stop Peterson. Vikings QB Christian Ponder threw three interceptions last week against Detroit. Watch for the Bears secondary to have a big game by feeding off of Ponder’s inaccuracy.
- Can the O-Line hold up for the second week in a row? The Bears newly assembled offensive line looked good against the Bengals keeping Jay Cutler vertical the entire game against a very good Bengals defense. Vikings Pro-bowler defensive end Jarred Allen will be looking to end that trend on Sunday.
- Watch for other offensive players besides Brandon Marshall to get some love on Sunday from Jay Cutler. Under Marc Trestman’s new offense, look for tight end Martellus Bennett to get more carries. Bennett proved with his opening touchdown last Sunday that he can catch and carry, a huge upgrade from the former Bears tight ends prior. Matt Forte should get more carries as well which should make for an exciting game against a less than stellar Vikings defensive line.
When/Where: 12:00 p.m. CT at Soldier Field
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