NFC North Showdown: Vikings vs. Bears Game Info & Rivalry History

When Do the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings Play Next?

Chicago Bears tickets and Minnesota Vikings tickets can be found on their respective team pages, along with schedule information.

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Are the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings Rivals?

Yes, the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings are rivals. The rivalry between these two teams started in 1961 when the Vikings made their NFL debut by defeating the Bears 37-13. The Bears vs. Vikings rivalry continues to be fueled by both teams being in the NFC North Division, which leads to at least two games played against each other every season.

Who are the Chicago Bears’ Biggest Rivals?

Along with the Vikings, the Chicago Bears are also bitter rivals with the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. The Bears vs. Packers rivalry is one of the most well-known and heated rivalries in all of sports. Since 1921, the Bears and Packers have played more than 200 games against each other.

Who are the Minnesota Vikings’ Biggest Rivals?

Besides the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings are rivals with their other NFC North competitors, the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. The Vikings’ rivalry with the Green Bay Packers is especially fierce, since the Vikings have played them more than 125 times, including two NFL Playoffs games in 2005 and 2013.

Game Results Between the Vikings & Bears

Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings games are always exciting and competitive; their constant matchups and fight to win the division often lead to a hard-hitting and nail-biting experience. The Bears dominated the Vikings in the 1960s, with a record of 11-5-2, but the Vikings then flipped the script in the 1970s, going 15-5 over the Bears. Relatively even over the next three decades, the Bears won six straight games between 1983–1986 and the Vikings won six straight between 1992–1994. The back and forth battles continued when the Bears won another six games in a row between 2009–2012. Going into the 2023 season, the Vikings are on top with four straight wins and an overall record of 65-57-2.

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
01/08/2023BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota29-13
10/09/2022VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota29-22
01/09/2022VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota31-17
12/20/2021BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota17-9
12/20/2020VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumChicago33-27
11/16/2020BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota19-13
12/29/2019VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumChicago21-19
09/29/2019BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago16-6
12/30/2018VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumChicago24-10
11/18/2018BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago25-20
12/31/2017VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota23-10
10/09/2017BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota20-17
01/01/2017VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota38-10
10/31/2016BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago20-10
12/20/2015VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota38-17
11/01/2015BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota23-20
12/28/2014VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota13-9
11/16/2014BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago21-13
12/01/2013VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota23-20
09/15/2013BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago31-30
12/09/2012VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota21-14
11/25/2012BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago28-10
01/01/2012VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumChicago17-13
10/16/2011BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago39-10
12/20/2010VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumChicago40-14
11/14/2010BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago27-13
12/28/2009BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago36-30
11/29/2009VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota36-10
11/30/2008VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota34-14
10/19/2008BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago48-41
12/17/2007VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota20-13
10/14/2007BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota34-31
12/03/2006BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago23-13
09/24/2006VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumChicago19-16
01/01/2006VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota34-10
10/16/2005BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago28-3
12/05/2004BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago24-14
09/26/2004VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota27-22
12/14/2003BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago13-10
09/14/2003VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota24-13
10/27/2002VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota25-7
09/08/2002BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago27-23
11/25/2001VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumChicago13-6
09/23/2001BearsVikingsSoldier FieldChicago17-10
10/15/2000BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota28-16
09/03/2000VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota30-27
11/14/1999BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota27-24
10/10/1999VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumChicago24-22
12/06/1998VikingsBearsU.S. Bank StadiumMinnesota48-22
09/27/1998BearsVikingsSoldier FieldMinnesota31-28

Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings History

The Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings rivalry started when the Vikings entered the NFL in 1961. The rivalry started after the Vikings defeated the Bears in their debut game 37-13. As of the 2022 season, the Vikings are currently ahead 65-57-2 overall for all games played against the Bears. Surprisingly, the Bears and Vikings have only met once in the NFL Playoffs — in the 1994 NFC Wildcard game, which the Bears won 35-18. The rivalry between these two teams comes from both the Bears and the Vikings being a part of the NFC North Division. Being in the same division means these two teams play each other at least twice a year in hotly contested games to try to win a spot in the NFL Playoffs.

The Bears vs. Vikings rivalry has had many key moments throughout its more than 50-year history. Between 1972–1976 the Vikings crushed the Bears with eight straight victories. This happened again in the 1980s when the Bears defeated the Vikings in six straight games between 1983 and 1986. The 1985 season saw “McMahon’s Miracle,” when Bears quarterback Jim McMahon convinced head Coach Mike Ditka to let him back in the game after an injury. McMahon then led the Bears first to a dramatic comeback in the second half of the game to give the Bears the victory over the Vikings, then to their legendary Super Bowl XX win that season.

The teams remained competitive during the 1990s and 2000s. The 2018 season saw the contention rise again amongst the Bears and Vikings as the Bears knocked the Vikings out of the NFL Playoffs during a week 17 victory. The Vikings have the upper hand on the Bears going into the 2023 season, as they have defeated the Bears in their previous four contests.

The rivalry remains strong between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears as the teams’ seemingly never-ending battle for Midwest supremacy rages on.

Where Do the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears Play?

The Minnesota Vikings play their home games at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This $975 million multi-purpose stadium has been the Vikings’ home field since it opened in 2016.

The Chicago Bears play at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Home to the Bears since 1971, Soldier Field is the oldest active NFL Stadium, having operated since 1924.

Other NFL Matchups

Bengals vs. RavensBears vs. Cardinals
Browns vs. RavensCardinals vs. Rams
Ravens vs. Steelers49ers vs. Cardinals
Bills vs. ChiefsCardinals vs. Seahawks
Bills vs. DolphinsFalcons vs. Panthers
Bills vs. PatriotsFalcons vs. Saints
Bills vs. JetsFalcons vs. Buccaneers
Bengals vs. BrownsPanthers vs. Saints
Bengals vs. ChiefsBuccaneers vs. Panthers
Bengals vs. SteelersBears vs. Lions
Browns vs. SteelersBears vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChiefsBears vs. Vikings
Broncos vs. RaidersCowboys vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChargersCowboys vs. Rams
Colts vs. TexansCowboys vs. Giants
Jaguars vs. TexansCowboys vs. Eagles
Colts vs. JaguarsCowboys vs. 49ers
Chiefs vs. RaidersLions vs. Packers
Chargers vs. RaidersLions vs. Vikings
Chargers vs. ChiefsVikings vs. Packers
Dolphins vs. Patriots49ers vs. Rams
Dolphins vs. JetsSaints vs. Vikings
Jets vs. PatriotsBuccaneers vs. Saints
Titans vs. RavensGiants vs. Eagles
Texans vs. TitansRams vs. Seahawks
Colts vs. TitansSeahawks vs. 49ers
Jaguars vs. TitansCommanders vs. Cowboys
Titans vs. SteelersCommanders vs. Giants
Commanders vs. Eagles

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