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Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

20 October 2008 No Comment

Rather than tailgating to start out a Bears game day I met some friends at Wabash Tap. Wabash Tap is conveniently located just off the Roosevelt Red Line stop on the corner of Roosevelt Rd. and Wabash Ave.

The Game
The Bears beat the Vikings 48-41. The 89 total points was the highest scoring NFL game I have ever attended. The second highest total points I witnessed was 73 when the 49ers defeated the Falcons almost 16 years to the day on October 18, 1992.

In addition to the total points record (not to mention Northwestern scored the most points in a game I attended at Ryan Field yesterday), the Bears scored the second most points I have ever witnessed in an NFL game and was the 10th team to score 40+ points in a game I attended (the Vikings were the 11th team to score 40+ points about one quarter later).

The other nine teams to score 40+ points were (4 of which were in the playoffs or the Pro Bowl):
October 18, 1992: 49ers 56, Falcons 17
February 2, 2003: AFC 45, NFC 20
January 15, 1994: 49ers 44, Giants 3
September 18, 1994: Vikings 42, Bears 14
January 12, 2008: Packers 42, Seahawks 20
January 4, 2004: Colts 41, Broncos 10
October 29, 2006: Bears 41, 49ers 10
September 8, 2008: Broncos 41, Raiders 14
October 8, 2006: Bears 40, Bills 7

Post Game Dining
After the game we ate dinner at Chicago Firehouse Restaurant (ironically owned by the same owners of Wabash Tap – our pre game hangout) located at 1401 S. Michigan Ave. The Chicago Firehouse is pricier than the other restaurants the Ultimate Sports Wife and I have dined at after Soldier Field events, but was definitely better and worth it for a post game splurge.

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