Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Beating Minnesota isn't exactly a super-secret formula like Coke or the D-Day invasion or something. Basically, you load the box with an extra safety to contain AP (just don't let him win the game all by himself) and DARE Christian Ponder to beat you. He generally can't. If you have any kind of a decent pass D (and the Bears have a stellar DL and 2 pro bowl CBs), HE CAN'T.