The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
The Chicago Bears stopped their five-game losing streak at the end of this what-could-have-been season, but even this victory was plenty painful.
Bears’ rookie safety Major Wright has been fined by the NFL for a hit in the victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
This afternoon, the Vikings added intrigue to the mix for tonight’s game when they announced that Brett Favre has been upgraded from “Out” to “Questionable.”
The latest in conditional controversy has come down from on high for the Bears – Vikings game Monday night.
The Bears are ready to play in a frigid day on a hopefully thawed field. The question, however, is are the Vikings? Minnesota hasn’t played an outdoor home game since 1981 and the Metrodome’s collapsed roof moved the game to TCF Bank Stadium.
Most of the talk about the Bears-Vikings game this week has revolved around what stadium it would be played at the conditions of the stadium.
The Chicago Bears are hoping to play better in the frigid weather against the Vikings than they did against the Patriots. The Bears defense know they need to get turnovers and haven’t been able to accomplish this in two weeks. They also know they could face QB Joe Webb and have been preparing to stop Adrian Peterson.
Some things this season have just gone the Bears’ way. They’ve been able to stay healthy, and have faced some teams that are dealing with injuries to key positions. You can add the Minnesota Vikings to that list.
With the uncertainty of where the Bears-Vikings game will be played put to rest, the focus now turns to the conditions at TCF Bank Stadium.