No matter where the Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings game is played on Monday night, the Bears should come away with the victory. I have heard Indy’s Lucas Oil Stadium, Atlanta’s Georgia Dome or even Detroit’s Ford Field as options.
The NFL is committed to having the game at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium. The big problem is their is no cooling heating system on the field and snow won’t stop in Minnesota, so the field could be frozen.
Bears players Charles Tillman, Jay Cutler and Robbie Gould have all spoken up about the field condition and don’t seem to happy about it. Vikings players aren’t real happy either.
The game is huge for the Bears and meaningless for the Vikings. The Bears can win the NFC North with a win and a loss by the Packers. Third string QB Joe Webb is starting for the Vikings and that could be the perfect remedy for this Bears defense. The Bears got crushed by the Patriots and they have to put that behind them quickly if they want to make a run to the playoffs.
A win against the Vikings will start that run. Then they return home to play the NY Jets the following Sunday and end the season in Green Bay to face the Packers. The stretch run is critical for these Bears and if they can finish the season 12-4 they can prove there contenders rather than pretenders.
They could possibly make a real run in the playoffs with a 3-0 finish. Confidence and willingness is what the Bears need from these next three games, but the win shouldn’t be hard to get come Monday night against the Vikings.