The Minnesota Vikings were supposed to lose to the Chicago Bears. Everywhere you turn, so-called experts were giving this game to the Bears. Five of the six sportswriters for the St. Paul Pioneer Press were picking the Bears, as were all nine of the Chicago Tribune experts.
It was a close game, but still a one-point loss that drops the Vikings to 0-2 on the season and 0-2 in the NFC North. This game will be remembered for the lost chances by the Vikings, driving deep into Bears' territory in the second half, only to come out of it with three field goals.
Christian Ponder looked better this week, making some key plays with both his arm and his feet as the Vikings scored 30 points.
All's not lost as the Vikings may be 0-2, but they have not yet played at home where they finished 7-1 last season.
Here are some takeaways from the game against the Bears.