After an impressive Week 1 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Chicago Bears will turn their attention to the NFC North and face off with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.
That game has plenty of playoff implications, and the team is busting out special jerseys from one of the most successful eras in team history to mark the occasion. They will be wearing their 1940's era jerseys against the Vikings, the team announced on its Twitter feed:
LM: #Bears practicing inside Walter Payton Center today; will wear 1940s throwback uniforms Sunday vs. Vikings.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 11, 2013
The Bears have been hot and cold in terms of winning while wearing the jerseys in recent years. They lost their home finale to the Green Bay Packers last December while sporting the threads, but they also defeated the Carolina Panthers in their October 2012 tilt. They also defeated these Vikings back in 2010 wearing the throwbacks.
The jerseys, with their orange numbers and dark navy blue color scheme, have become a hit among fans in recent years, and in all honesty are a better looking alternate jersey than the all-orange ones that the team has busted out near Halloween in recent seasons.