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Notebook: Areas for examination

The Vikings' upset loss at Soldier Field spotlighted several areas they will have to clean up to make a better showing in the playoffs.

As much as Vikings fans would like to take aim at one area of the team and assess blame following a 36-30 overtime loss, Monday night's loss at Chicago exposed several areas for examination. Favre in cold weather/December: Favre entered the game having lost his last seven games when the gametime temperature is below 37 degrees. At kickoff, the temperature in Chicago was 26 degrees with a wind...

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