As many of you know, the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears game this weekend was originally scheduled to be at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Of course there's the little issue of the Metrodome's roof collapsing. That means the NFL has turned their attention to TCF Bank Stadium, home to the University of Minnesota. It's not official (yet) but that's where many are expecting the game to be played.
On Monday, Dec. 20, when this game takes place it will be 29 years to the day since the last time the Vikings played outdoors in Minnesota. What happened the last time?
Monday night's game will fall 29 years to the day after the last time the Vikings played outdoors in Minnesota: Dec. 20, 1981, their final game at the since-demolished Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, which the Metrodome replaced. The Vikings lost that game to the Kansas City Chiefs, 10-6.
Indeed the Kansas City Chiefs had something to say about it.
The Bears will try to do to the Vikings what the Chiefs did 29 years ago.