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Notebook: ‘A blitzkrieg of crap' in Chicago

Jared Allen (Hannah Foslien/Getty)

The Vikings have a young team, but they know they haven't performed well in Chicago for a long time. They have been on losing end and outscored badly the previous four years. Plus, where the Vikings rank after the bye and other notes.

The Vikings feel like they are back in the hunt for a playoff spot, but their journey there won't be an easy one. Over the next six games, the Vikings play three games against division leaders (Chicago twice and Houston once), two against the Green Bay Packers (who are 7-3 and in second place in the NFC North), and the St. Louis Rams, the only supposed respite on the schedule with a 3-6 record... Recommended Stories