The Vikings have arrived at Soldier Field and are in the midst of final preparations for their primetime NFC North battle with the Chicago Bears. Kickoff is slated for approximately 7:30 p.m. CT, with television coverage handled by NBC. And as usual, you can also catch the game on the Vikings Radio Network, with Paul Allen handling play-by-play duties, Pete Bercich analyzing the game and Greg Coleman reporting from the sidelines.
The weather right now is pretty good, with temperatures hovering around 60 degrees and only moderates winds cooling everything off. It rained earlier today but no precipitation is expected during the game tonight. The temperature will fall a few degrees of course as the sun goes down and the game wears on, but barring a sudden uptick in wind speed, the weather tonight will be great for football and especially great for playing a night game in Chicago after October 1.
Fellow NFC North squads Detroit and Green Bay already have completed their games today, with the Packers defeating the St. Louis Rams at home and Detroit falling to the San Francisco 49ers at home. That drops the Lions to 5-1, the Packers improve to 6-0, and the Bears sit at 2-3 coming into tonight’s game. The Vikings are of course 1-4 on the season, and are looking to win their second consecutive game tonight.
We’ll have more updates throughout the late afternoon and early evening, leading up to kickoff. So stay tuned, and remember to come back around kickoff to join us in the live chat. Also, remember to follow us on Twitter for (@VikingsFootball and @wobby) for even more updates before, during and after the game.
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