The long awaited return to outdoor football in Minnesota was spoiled by the Chicago Bears as they thumped the Vikings. With the collapse of the Metrodome, the Vikings fought long and hard to host the Monday Night Football matchup on home soil. With the TCF Bank Stadium winterized, crews scrambled to prepare the field and remove truckloads of snow dumped on the Twin Cities.
The Bears win their third Central Division championship in the last six years. They play the Jets on noon on Dec. 26th and finish the season against the Packers on Jan 2nd. The Vikings play the Eagles and Lions to close out the 2010 season.