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Warm Monday Night Football Game in Chicago

31 Oct 2016, 2:09 pm

The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears have had many epic NFL battles over the years. The two teams have played each other 110 times, according to The FootBall Database and several of those have been on Monday Night Football. The Vikings website says six of those match-ups have been outdoors at Solider Field. This is the first time they have met on Halloween for a Monday night contest.

This will likely be the two teams warmest Monday Night Football meeting ever at Solider Field as mild air continues to push into the Midwest. The warmest Monday night contest occurred on September 25th, 1978 when the high temperatures in Chicago reached 60 degrees. In contrast, the coldest game was on December 28th, 2009 when the kickoff temperature was 26 degrees. The teams met three times in October for Monday Night Football games. The high temperatures reached the 50s each time. Chicago just finished hosting the World Series this past weekend, with the Cubs facing the Cleveland Indians. Temperatures were also warmer than normal, with a high temperature as warm as 71 on Saturday.


Earth camera of the Chicago Skyline facing west, near Solider Field.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels


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