Teams will often go to any length in order to get an advantage over their opponent (within the rules, that is—don’t laugh). For the home team the crowd can be an invaluable tool to the team. If they are nice and rowdy at the right times it can really disrupt the opposing teams making it hard for them to make their calls.
On Sunday when the Vikings face one of their biggest rivals in the Chicago Bears they will need all the help they can get. After starting the season 4-1 they hit a slump going 2-5 over the last seven. At 6-6 they are among a small pack of teams on the outside looking in at the playoffs.