EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jared Allen has spent five years with the Minnesota Vikings and is well-versed in the Chicago Bears and what they try to do, having played nine career games against Chicago.
Nothing would shock Minnesota's veteran defensive end, who unfortunately has a 2-7 record in those games. Of course, Allen's never had the chance to face Chicago twice in the span of three weeks, so this week's game at home against the Bears, who beat Minnesota 28-10 just two weeks ago, brings even more familiarity.
"I guess it restricts the amount of film we have to watch inbetween," Allen said. "You have your fresh film. There isn't a whole lot that's changed in the past two weeks. It's fresh in your mind, so I guess its simpler in the fact that we face them twice a year every year anyway. You go through the same routine though."
The Vikings might not enjoy replaying the game film from the previous loss to Chicago, which won thanks to winning ...