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Continued: The Call: Vikings at Chicago

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 14, 2013 - 6:55 PM

 

Who has the edge?

Vikings fans in living rooms everywhere undoubtedly will scream the same advice to Locke in unison Sunday: DON’T KICK IT TO HESTER!

 

Advantage: Hester

THE BIG NUMBER

20 The Vikings’ margin of defeat (actually 20.3) in their three previous trips to Chicago, including a 28-10 loss last season.

BREAKOUT DAY

Matt Forte, Bears: The Vikings had trouble stopping Detroit’s running game last week and were vulnerable against short, underneath routes to Reggie Bush. If that trend continues, Forte could have a big game — he’s one of three Bears with 5,000 yards rushing and 2,000 yards receiving for Chicago.

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  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (23) returns a kickoff during a preseason NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) ORG XMIT: MIN2013091317551576

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Atlanta 5 Bottom 7th Inning
Toronto 2
Chicago WSox 1 Top 7th Inning
Detroit 9
Miami 3 Top 7th Inning
NY Mets 7
NY Yankees 5 Top 6th Inning
Tampa Bay 3
Philadelphia 0 Bottom 6th Inning
Washington 3
Baltimore 3 Bottom 4th Inning
Boston 3
Milwaukee 2 Bottom 5th Inning
Pittsburgh 3
LA Angels 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
Houston 2
Cleveland 1 Bottom 3rd Inning
Minnesota 3
Oakland 1 Bottom 3rd Inning
Kansas City 0
San Diego 2 Bottom 3rd Inning
Chicago Cubs 2
Arizona - J. Hellickson 3:05 PM
San Francisco - T. Hudson
Colorado - E. Butler 3:10 PM
Los Angeles - B. McCarthy
Texas - R. Detwiler 3:10 PM
Seattle - J. Paxton
Cincinnati - M. Leake 7:05 PM
St. Louis - A. Wainwright
Boston 8 1st Qtr 6:37
Cleveland 10
Brooklyn 4:30 PM
Atlanta
Portland 7:00 PM
Memphis
San Antonio 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
Washington 1 FINAL(OT)
NY Islanders 2
Nashville 2:00 PM
Chicago
Montreal 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Vancouver 9:00 PM
Calgary
New England 4:00 PM
Philadelphia
Portland 6:00 PM
New York City
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

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