Another Sunday in fall means another day full of NFL action all over the country. From the nation’s capitol to the pacific coast northwest all the way down to the Lone Star state, you can’t miss all the football action going down today. We’re getting to the point in the season where teams are starting — or at least trying to — separate themselves from the pack and take leads in their division and respective playoff races.
Both the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears were in the playoff hunt this time last year but both are now starting to look towards the offseason. The Bears have a much better chance than the Vikings at this point, who just don’t want to win their way out of a top pick and a franchise quarterback. In case you haven’t noticed, that guy isn’t Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel or josh Freeman but the Bears have quarterback issues of their own.
Jay Cutler is in a contract year and he’s currently too hurt to play. Josh McCown has looked equally brilliant and horrible and is just playing out the last leg of his career. In the meantime, the Bears are teetering on the brink and aren’t getting Jay Cutler the time to justify the money he’ll demand this offseason.
Both of these teams are in turmoil in two very drastically different yet strangely similar ways.
Start Time: 1pm ET
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Venue: Mall of America Field
TV Info: FOX
Announcers: Thomm Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra