The Minnesota Vikings are taking on the Chicago Bears to close out their season, and though they're in line for a top pick in the 2012 NFL draft and some fans would prefer the team to maybe lose these kinds of games, the team themselves would love to hand their NFC North rivals a loss. They're also trying to see some more good things out of their younger players to give them some hope and a better idea of where they're at heading into next season.
Quarterback Christian Ponder is one of those players, who has been banged up with an injury, but is expected to get the start, either way. Ponder has looked good this season, and wants to show Minnesota that they don't need to be tempted by any of the very good quarterbacks potentially coming to the NFL next season. It will be a harder game though, what with Adrian Peterson suffering a big injury.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, January 1st, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, MN
TV Schedule: FOX (TV Distribution Map)
TV Announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Radio: KFAN FM 100.3