The Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles meet at Soldier Field at 3:15 Central time. It's 45 degrees and partly cloudy. With the late game, the sun should be setting right around the end of the second quarter. The forecast calls for temperatures to dip to around 35 degrees, with winds gusting over 40 MPH.
The Chicago Prep Bowl was played here on Friday, so field conditions are expected to be rough, at best. That would seem to favor the Bears, who are more accustomed to the vicissitudes of the Soldier Field turf, and theoretically would slow down Philly's speedy quarterback, Michael Vick.
Another posssible advantage for the Bears, is that the Eagles have announced DE Juqua Parker will sit out with a hip injury. Parker has five sacks on the season, second most on the Eagles' defense.
In other NFC North match-ups, the Minnesota Vikings and new head coack Leslie Frazier are leading the Washington Redskins 17-13 late in the fourth quarter. Aaron Rodgers and The Green Bay Packers have tied the Atlanta Falcons 17-17, with 56 seconds left in regulation.