Though the Bears have generally met teams at the right times this year, their luck may run out against the Vikings on the road in two weeks. The Vikings played like dogs early in the season, most notably losing twice to the Green Bay Packers, who are on the Bears tail in the division race. But since Vikings Interim head coach Leslie Frazier took over, the Vikings have played well. They beat the Bills convincingly yesterday despite losing quarterback Brett Favre early to a shoulder injury.
This may be a piece of bad luck for a Bears team that has been particularly lucky this year. There are no easy wins in the NFL but the indications are that the Vikings game in Minnesota will be a much tougher win than Green Bay’s was. Here’s hoping they will be up to the challenge coming off of a game next week against a New England Patriots team which has to be considered elite.