For Minnesota, the game is rife with importance. Few teams make the playoffs after falling into an 0-2 hole to begin the year, something the Vikings would be staring at with another defeat. Christian Ponder and Co. already lost a division game to the Detroit Lions, so snagging a win back here would be of extreme importance.
Expect Adrian Peterson to be running angrily on Sunday. Last week, Peterson scored a 78-yard touchdown the first time he touched the ball and then picked up only 15 yards on 17 carries.
As for the Bears, this is a chance to beat a 2012 playoff team for the second consecutive week at home. Last Sunday, Chicago scored 14 unanswered points in the second half of its 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in head coach Marc Trestman's NFL debut.
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
Radio: CHI - WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM. Min- KFAN 1130 AM
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