College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
This entire season the Favre experiment in Viking-land looked to be a resounding success until last weeks game against the Carolina Panthers. Minnesota was leading 7-6 and Favre was being hurried and hit all game long. Head coach Brad Childress decided it was time to take Favre out of the game. Favre disagreed and an heated discussion was caught on camera. The QB stayed in the game although Minnesota went on to lose the game 26-7. Following the game Brett discussed the events in his post game wrap up and admitted to the disagreement with his coach. Oh yeah the Vikings clinched a playoff spot before the first snap of last weeks game. During this week every football show has dissected the Favre-Childress incident so coming into tonight’s game, so you can be sure both parties will have a little more attention then usual. Minnesota (11-3) is in the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears (5-9). As of right now the Vikings have the two seed in the NFC and would remain that way with a win over the Bears. If they lose they drop into a tie with the Philadelphia Eagles (11-4). Obviously this game is important to the Vikes. Chicago’s defence should expect a healthy dose of running back Adrian Peterson. Over the last four games against the Bears, Peterson is averaging over 12o yards per game. He is also tied for the league lead in touchdowns with 15. The Bears came into this season full of expectations. Over the off season they traded their future for what they thought would be the top-notch quarterback they’ve been lacking. Unfortunately the start of the Jay Cutler era in Chi-town has been a bust. Cutler leads the league in interceptions (25) and has a woe-full passer rating of 71.1. The defence has also been a problem as well. The line-backing core has been ravaged by injuries. Coincidentally the team is giving up close to a 128 yards per game on the ground.