The Bears will now be playing at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota Monday night. This is an outdoor stadium. For those who might be wondering, snow continues to fall in the area and the long range forecast indicates that this will continue through Sunday night. Temperatures for the game will be 15-20 degrees. The wind chill, of course, could be much worse than that.
This should be just one more factor among many that will favor the Bears. The Vikings aren’t the Patriots. They’re a dome team with nothing to play for and there is a distinct possibility that they will turtle up in this kind of weather.