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Monday, September 27, 2010

Vikings still favre away from the playoffs

The Vikes finally notched their first win over the Lions yesterday.  I try telling myself the Lions are a much improved team and this was a solid victory, but let's face the facts:  Detroit is 2-33 over the last three seasons.  Once you start losing that much, it just becomes engrained into you.  Poor Calvin Johnson.  Yet another freak-of-nature that will rot in Detroit like Barry Sanders.

Anyways, onto the Vikings.  I think the defense did a decent job; the only touchdown allowed was following Favre's ill-advised pass to Gerhart for an interception, giving the Lions excellent field position.  It didn't seem like the Vikes really pressured Hill all day until the 4th quarter, which was actually precisely the time it was needed, considering Scheffler continued to get open in our secondary.  I'm actually surprised that Megatron didn't get the ball thrown his way more often; I'm not sure if the Vikes were constantly giving him double teams or what.  Every time the ball went his way though, he caught it.  He's a freaking machine.

Speaking of machines, how about Adrian Peterson?  He gets stuck at the line, apparently for a minimal gain, when suddenly he busts out to the side after a nice stiff-arm and turns on the afterburners.  It still always amazes me how quick he is.  You get so used to seeing him just power through guys that you forget how freaking fast he is.  Not as fast as Chris Johnson, but any RB who can outrun CBs is always going to be a homerun threat.

5 comments:

  1. It was a good game, looking forward to some more viking victories :D

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  2. It's been a pretty depressing season thus far for the vikings. hopefully things can turn around for us hopefuls.

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  3. I live close to detroit and EVERYONE I talk to recognizes they are like the worst team to ever play and no one expects anything from them.

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  4. at least you are not cleveland browns ;(. Just sharing some love ;P

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