Predict the Score: Chicago vs. Minnesota

The Bears travel to Minnesota this weekend. Can you guess the score? Closest prediction to the outcome wins a Patch T-shirt!

The Bears and Vikings met just two weeks ago, and it wasn't a contest. Chicago won 28-10 at home, but can they duplicate that effort in Minnesota?

Predict the score prior to Sunday's Bears game. The reader who correctly guesses the score, or comes closest to guessing the score, will get a Patch T-shirt. At the end of the season, we'll have a random drawing among the weekly winners for a larger prize.

Congratulations to Mitotero, who predicted the Seahawks would beat the Bears 21-10 last week (the actual score was 23-17).


• If you’re a Patch reader, simply comment on the bottom of this article with your name and what you think the final score of the next Bears game will be. (Example: Benny Bears Fan, Bears 102, Vikings 0.)

• All entries need to be received by the start of the game. Because the Bears' game is at noon Sunday (CST), we'll need all entries by then.

• To determine the winner, we will take the difference between actual points scored and predicted score for each team, and add them up for everyone who posted in the comments section. The person whose combined total is closest to zero wins. And it doesn't matter if the points you give are higher or lower than actual points scored, we're just looking for the person who has the lowest differential.

• If two or more people tie for being the closest to the actual total of points scored, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner.

• Only one entry allowed per person. All participants must be 18 years or older. You can read our official giveaway guidelines here.

So, please, comment away. And tell your friends!

Annette December 07, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Hi: I unfortunately feel the score will be Bears 14, Vikings 25. Hope I am wrong.
Ray Schneider December 07, 2012 at 01:57 PM
I am not thinking positive of this game, but I will still never vote against DA BEARS ! I am going with 21 Bears 20 Min. Good luck Chicago !!!!
John Niemann December 07, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Bears will win 24-17
ED ENTERLIN December 07, 2012 at 02:53 PM
The 2nd half of the schedule was going to be tough for the bears....WITHOUT INJURIES! Now with the injuries they have, and, they are such an up & down team, ya just don't know which team will show up, and I love the Bears........BUT......I have to say...... Vikings 23 - Bears 20..... (that includes 1 touchdown by the defense, of course).
Rod Alequin December 07, 2012 at 03:04 PM
I'm thinking the Bears will do somewhat better this week than last. Therefore I believe the Bears will win at a toon of 31 - 20
Jeff Bowe December 07, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Vikings are 5-1 at home....AP will have another great game, rushing for 156 yards with 2 TD'S.....Final Score will be Vikings 24 Bears 20
Mitotero December 07, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Bears 20 Vikings 6 Defense steps up this week
Kent December 07, 2012 at 05:43 PM
My prediction is 21-20 Bears win.
David Bearden December 07, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Bears 21, Vikings 27
Bree Olson December 07, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Vikings suckkkkk!!!!!!!
Alan Brinkmeier December 07, 2012 at 08:21 PM
This will be a tough game without No. 54! No. 6 has to play big! Bears 20 ViQueens 13
Cheli Haywood December 07, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Bears 28 Vikings 17
Chris Oresar December 08, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Bears 21, Vikings 17
Jim Court December 08, 2012 at 03:41 AM
I am glad to see Mr. Brinkmeirer commenting. As a follower of the Patch writings I am often amazed by the lack of interest in significant stories that impact us as a society but any mention of sports, recipes, and trivia gets a huge response.
Jim Court December 08, 2012 at 04:34 PM
This was no shot at Mr. Brinkmeier. Although I am athletic, I often think that things that ultimately do not matter in the larger scheme of things take priority over things that really do. Since I have huge respect for Mr. Brinkmeier it was simply a confirmation that good and engaged citizens can embrace sports as simply a diversion and fun. Are you the Tommy O that I know?
Anthony December 09, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Vikings 21, Bears 17 Bears will squeak into the playoffs, but don't expect more than one game.
Johner December 09, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Bears 30 Vikings 28
Jim Court December 09, 2012 at 09:47 PM
This is Chicago/Illinois. We accept mediocrity. Politicians, bad Judges, non-existent leadership, violent crime, high taxes, losing teams. Everything stays the same. Our extreme conservatism accepts the status-quo and opposes change, no matter how beneficial it may be.. No wonder this state is broke. Throw in a little bread & circuses and everyone is content. Enough booze and drugs and we tranquilize ourselves into indifference. Maybe it is the bleak weather, but I worry about the future of our country. We buy votes with entitlements, the most educated persons vote is equal to the drunk who is dragged into the Polls.
Jim Court December 09, 2012 at 09:48 PM
How did my picture get superimposed with your name?
Anthony December 09, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Hitting the bottle early and often today Jim? It's a simple football poll question.
Jim Court December 09, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Antony, Your response gave me a good laugh. I have renters who do this so much that I hope I never drink. As you can see, I am more into politics than sports. Maybe I have it backwards. Maybe I should stay drunk, scream for a team and just kick back.
Jim Court December 10, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Antony, I actually make a very valid point even if it is not shared by all. Different priorities perhaps. Can we drink to that?
Johner December 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Go find a different venue for your comments, Jim.
Johner December 10, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Me thinks you won, Anthony. Good job!
Cari Barcas December 10, 2012 at 11:39 PM
This was a close one between Anthony and Annette, but Anthony emerged victorious with three-point difference to the Vikings winning score of 21-14. Anthony, I'll email you shortly to coordinate delivery of your prize. Thanks everyone for participating!
Jim Court December 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Johner Probably should not get so introspective in a column devoted to sports.


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