The Minnesota Vikings don't have to deal with cold weather very often despite their location because the Metrodome is just that -- a dome that's temperature controlled. The Vikings next home game against -- Week 15 against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football -- will reportedly be played outdoors at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium and they won't have the luxury of controlling the temperatures.
The high temperature at the game is expected to be a whopping 16 degrees. Other than being very uncomfortable, it's possible this turns out to be an advantage for the Vikings. Right now they don't know who will start at quarterback. Brett Favre may still be out and Tarvaris Jackson is suffering from turf toe. Temperatures that cold could make the ball feel more like a rock and slow down the passing in this game, rendering their quarterback issues less of a problem.
TCF Bank Stadium has yet to officially be named the site of the Monday night game but all signs are pointing that way. The Metrodome has already been ruled out.