It’s no secret that the Minnesota Vikings don’t have the best of luck when traveling to play the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Currently the Vikings are riding a four game losing streak in Chicago, and have only won one out of their last 11 games on the Bears’ home turf.
One man who’s sick of it, is none other than star defensive end Jared Allen. He recently made these comments on Minnesota’s troubles in the Windy City:
“We can’t allow what has happened in years past to happen again. The first half (always) seems to be a blitzkrieg of crap not going our way. And we scratch our way back into it in the second half and we give up another big play to put it out of reach.”
“I don’t know (what the problem is). I haven’t won there. They’re obviously a good team and they play extremely well there. I don’t know if it’s…honestly I don’t know. I think the last time we won there was 2007, and I wasn’t even (on the team).”
“We have to be consistent. We have to go there and stop the run. We can’t allow them to run. We have to really get back to our Ps and Qs and tackle the football and play.”
The Bears have one of the best home field advantages in the NFL, and it’s not that big of a surprise the Vikings haven’t won there in five years. Any team with an elite defense like Chicago is going to play well at home.
For the Vikings to break this streak, they need to continue to ride the back of Adrian Peterson. If AP can continue his torrid pace from the last few games, the Vikings will stay in this game. As with many of Minnesota’s contests this year though, the outcome will likely be decided by the play of second-year quarterback Christian Ponder.
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