The always-controversial turf at Soldier Field was as responsible for Brett Favre's interceptions as the Vikings' quarterback was. Favre had one pass tipped by Israel Idonije and intercepted by D. J. Moore. His other two picks were diving interceptions by safety Chris Harris and linebacker Lance Briggs that were partially the product of receivers slipping and falling down.
"Absolutely," Harris said when asked if the turf helped generate the turnovers. "I slipped a few times in pregame, so I kind of knew what kind of turf we were on. You're very conscious when making breaks. You might take an extra step, one that you wouldn't normally take."
Harris said the lack of footing puts both the home and visting teams on equal footing.
"I wouldn't say it's a home-field advantage at all," he said.