Favre provides reason to hate Vikes

Opposing fans may be unhappy at QB's return, but some players licking their chops

Originally Published: August 18, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

In January, as Kyle Orton's neck beard was luxuriant in its winter fullness, and Jay Cutler was thinking of new and exciting ways to put down teammates ("The Jerk Store called and they're running out of you!!"), the Las Vegas Hilton Sports Book listed its early Super Bowl XLIV odds.

The Chicago Bears were listed as decided underdogs to win this season's game at 40-1, while the Minnesota Vikings were listed at 20-1.

The Bears' odds eventually shot ...

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