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Will Sunday’s Bears game be the coldest ever played at Soldier Field?

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When the Chicago Bears take the field against the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon, the air temperature will likely be the coldest ever recorded during a game at Soldier Field. The National Weather Service forecasts a high near 1 degree Fahrenheit on Sunday, with wind chills of 15 to 25 degrees below zero. Brrrr down!

Any fan crazy enough to attend what promises to be a meaningless game in an otherwise meaningless Bears season can take some comfort in the fact that they will be apart of the team's history.

Just where Sunday’s matchup will fall on the list of coldest Bears home games is yet to be seen. For those of you keeping score, here’s a list of the coldest games played at Soldier Field up to this point. (Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune)

10. December 26, 1993 – 13 degrees
Bears lose to Lions

9. December 19, 2004 – 12 degrees
Bears lose to Texans

8. December 18, 2005 – 12 degrees
Bears win against Falcons

7. December 23, 1990 – 11 degrees
Bears win against Buccaneers

6. December 11, 1977 – 10 degrees
Bears win against Packers

5. December 17, 1989 – 10 degrees 
Bears lose to Packers

4. December 9, 2013 – 8 degrees
Bears win against Cowboys

3. January 10, 1988 – 4 degrees
Bears lose to Redskins

2. December 18, 1983 – 3 degrees
Bears win against Packers

1. December 22, 2008 – 2 degrees
Bears win against Packers

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