The Minnesota Vikings start their season with 2 divisional road games, last week they lost to the Detroit Lions and this week they travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears.
The most interesting part of this game will be the battle of turnovers. Last week the Vikings, led by quarterback Christian Ponder turned the ball over 4 times. Last season the Chicago Bears led the NFL with 44 take aways.
“You have to be exceptional to win those games when you finish minus in the turnover ratio,” Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said, via ESPN. “We haven’t shown that we are exceptional to be able to do that. We will get better.”
“Turnovers on the road — at home as well, but on the road in particular — are tough sometimes to overcome,” Frazier said.
The Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler managed to stay upright last week after lots of sacks last season.
“I thought no one got frustrated early on with us and the way we were playing,” Cutler said. “We stuck to the game plan. The fourth quarter — that’s when you’ve got to win ballgames in this league.”
New coach and quarterback guru Marc Trestman seems to be helping the Bears turn things around.