SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs behind Jim Kleinsasser #40 against the San Diego Chargers during their season opener on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
The majority of NFL experts are picking the Minnesota Vikings over the Chicago Bears this Sunday.
Bragging rights are all that's on the line this Sunday in the Metrodome when the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings meet for the 101st time in an NFL regular season. The Bears have won the last four meetings, including a 39-10 win on Sunday Night Football in mid-October that ushered in the Christian Ponder Era with the Vikings.
Mike Florio and Gregg Rosenthal of NBC Sports/Pro Football Talk both pick the Vikings, as does Sports Illustrated's Peter King, who has some parting words for retiring Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser:
Jim Kleinsasser retires after Sunday's game. Memo to Jim: The game will really miss you. You've always done it right, you've never complained about how much you touch the ball or who you have to block. You've appreciated your lot in life and realized how fortunate you've been to be an NFL player. Been a pleasure watching you for 13 years.