The Abyss Is Over, The Regular Season Is Here

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 7, 2009 – 8:04 am

And you thought it would never get here. The offseason, training camp and the preseason are over and the regular season is here. The Vikings begin their season with bout against the Browns as they travel to Cleveland on Saturday for the season-opener on Sunday.

But before the regular season begins at noon Sunday, an exciting week of activities is planned for the fans, with Vikings players, alumni, cheerleaders and other personalities scheduled to take part in the action. Click the link in the previous sentence for a full list of the events and for more information on how you can participate.

One highlight of 2009 Vikings Kickoff Week will be a series of kickoff parties at Buffalo Wild Wings locations all across the Metro on Thursday night. LB E.J. Henderson, Vikings Ring of Honor member John Randle and radio voice of the Vikings Paul Allen are just a few examples of Vikings personalties who will be present at these kickoff parties.

The activities during kickoff week will lead right up to Sunday’s Vikings-Browns game, and that’s when we can finally put the offseason, training camp, the preseason and the teasing kickoff week activities in the rear view mirror and enjoy the real thing.

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6 Responses to “The Abyss Is Over, The Regular Season Is Here”

  1. By PAVikesFan on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    This is going to be a real tough division, I think we all know that. Maybe the most underrated division in the league. It wouldn’t come as any surprise if we won the division, or if Chicago or Green Bay did. All 3 teams have lots of talent. The team that worries me most is GB. They lost about 5-6 games last year by 3 points or less, so you know they aren’t far away. First things first, we have to win the games that u r supposed to, for example, our first 3 weeks we have CLE,DET,SF. If we don’t win at least 2 of those then that could be trouble. Secondly, play well within ur division. Always a chance to either make-up ground or further separate urselves from the pack. But I like our team, I’m really excited about what we can do. This could be our best team since the ’98 team. One game at a time.

  2. By purplehorn on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    One game at a time is the absolute truth. There isn’t a team in the NFL that you don’t need to prepare for. I don’t see Chicago or Detroit as the threats this year. Green Bay is our rival again and this will send the ratings through the roof on MNF game four. It is a huge game.
    The Vikings have really built a solid football team this year. I’m looking forward to the possibilities and just need some good luck and the ball to bounce their way a few times to make great things happen. Anybody got a score for the season opener? Vikings 21- Browns 10.

  3. By PAVikesFan on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    Vikings 19
    Browns 13

    This being Brett’s first reg. season game with Minny, I think it will be a bit of a struggle, he’s gonna need some games to get confident with guys around him and get comfrotable witht them. Even though the Browns aren’t going to be that good this year, it wouldn’t shock me if they wound up winning this game. It’s their home opener, their first game with a new HC, a QB(whomever it may be) who is going to want to prove something. I don’t think it’s going to be as easy as evryone thinks.

  4. By vikingfan1955 on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    we have not been under rated as a division the last few yrs we have not been a good division and thats a fact,Now we are and if u don’t think chicago will be a factor ur wrong.We have 3 good teams this yr vikes,gb,and chicago.No team tyhat faces either of the 3 will think it’s a cake walk.Chicago doesn’t have proven recievers but I think the ones they have will surprise some teams and the d will be almost as good as past yrs,They lost a good back but their man back is a force still.Gb has a decent d and rodgers didn’t do bad at all last yr I think the d let them down in close games last yr but will be better this yr.They have good recievers and a good running game also.I think we will win the division because we have a complete team on both sides of the ball and favre won’t have to have the pressure of winning games with his arm this yr.He will have a good yr and just has to manage the game and we all know when he’s hot u can’t watch all the recievers and ap will make them pay.One thing for sure our recievers will show their stuff now that they will be getting the ball in their hands more and we have a lot of speed and harvin makes it even more deadly for defenses to cover one on one..We need to win convimcingly coming out the first 4 games and we will.

  5. By Alvike on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    I think the Vikings are going to dominate the Browns. Chilli is going to want to make a statement offensively, so other teams will have to respect all aspects of our offense. If anyone thinks that the Browns are going to score double digits on our defense, they are mistaken. Vikings D is going to have at least three shutouts this year, and this game could be one of them. This isn’t the same team we’ve had in the past. Be prepared for dominating performances.

    Vikings 24
    Browns 3

    And both Chicago and GB are going to be tough this years. The games with the lions were close last year. So you never know what could happen in inner-division games. We really could have three teams in the pllayoffs this year. NFC East is over-rated this year. They will only have one team in the playoffs. NFC South may have two teams. NFC West will only have one.

  6. By purple08 on Sep 8, 2009 | Reply


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