This flashback should pump up Vikings, Bears fans for Week 8

The Vikings and Bears are familiar opponents in the NFC North Charles Rex Arbogast Associated Press

The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears have fought some memorable battles over the years. For example, last November, the Bears squeaked out a 21-13 victory over the Vikings on a snowy day at Soldier Field. Fans from both teams can recall Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo rumbling around the left edge on a 48-yard fake-punt run in that game.

And just in case they forgot, the NFL's official Twitter account reminded them with this video.

The Bears-Vikings rivalry has swung back and forth since its inception in September of 1961. An era of dominance from the late 1960s to the early 1980s gives Minnesota a slight advantage in the all-time series, 55-51-2. But the Vikings are lucky they weren't around for most of Chicago's heyday in the league's formative years.

The Vikings and Bears have split their two games three years in a row, with the home team winning in each of the six matchups. They'll meet for the first time this season at Soldier Field on Sunday, sporting opposite records -- Minnesota is 4-2 this season; Chicago is 2-4.

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