The Vikings have arrived at Soldier Field and kickoff to today’s Vikings-Bears showdown is approaching. It’s sunny, windy and cold this morning in Chicago, perfect football weather and perfect conditions for an old-school Black and Blue Division battle.
As you’ve surely heard by now, Vikings WR Percy Harvin will not play and the Bears will have Jay Cutler back in the starting lineup after he missed last week’s loss in San Francisco because of a concussion he suffered against the Houston Texans a couple weeks ago. There are other changes and potential changes to both teams’ lineups, and we’ll have all of those finalized about 90 minutes prior to kickoff when both teams are required to submit their list of inactive players and starting lineup changes.
For the game, join us on vikings.com for the Live Chat. We’ll begin the chat about 5 minutes prior to kickoff, and you’ll be able to find it by clicking here. When possible, we try to conduct the chat from the Vikings Radio Network broadcast booth, but the setup here at Soldier Field does not permit us to do that. So we’ll be conducting the chat from the press box with the view illustrated in the photo at the top of this blog entry.
We always have fun during the chat, and we encourage you to join us. As always, the Vikings Radio Network will broadcast today’s game, with Paul Allen (play-by-play), Pete Bercich (analyst) and Greg Coleman (sideline reporter) calling the action. The pre-game show begins at 10:00 a.m. CT, and I’ll join host Mike Mussman to talk Vikings-Bears at about 11:20 a.m. CT.
That’s it for now, but stay tuned to vikings.com and the vikings.com Blog for pre-game updates and of course in-game action and post-game reaction. You can follow the Vikings (@VikingsFootball) and yours truly (@wobby) on Twitter for more updates as well.
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