The one consistent story line going into this game is the match up between tackle Bryant McKinnie and Bears defensive end Julius Peppers.
Former Vikings running back Chester Taylor is underutilized and unappreciated with the Chicago Bears.
Brad Childress is a symphony conductor whose musicians must stick strictly to the sheet music in front of them. Brett Favre is a jazz musician, riffing and improvising to the flow of the game.
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is not a fan of the NFL’s new illegal hitting policy.
The NFC North is completely up for grabs, which should soothe the tattered nerves of worried Vikings fans.
The AP reports that Favre and his wife gave $2400 each to to the campaign of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, who is facing re-election in Favre’s home district against Republican Steven Palazzo and the Reform Party’s Anna Jewel Revies.