Vikings One of 5 Teams At 4-0

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 6, 2009 – 8:21 am

The Vikings 30-23 victory over the Green Bay Packers improved their record to 4-0, giving them their best start since 2003, when the Purple began the season with 6 straight wins.

There are currently 5 teams with perfect 4-0 records in the NFL – Denver, Indianapolis, Minnesota, New Orleans and the NY Giants. Being in limited and select company, as the Vikings are by being 5-0 with just 4 other teams, will increase the team’s profile and create heightened expectations.

But you’ll be hard-pressed to get Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress to buy into the hype.

“Based on record you’d say, ‘Yeah’,” Childress said when asked if his team was one of the league’s best. “But there’s too much football (remaining).”

Childress simply pointed out his own team from last year in illustrating the point that champions aren’t crowned in September and that there is still a way to go this season.

“There are teams that ascend, descend; we were 1-3 last year at this time and made the playoffs, so I don’t have any illusions about that,” Childress explained. “You’ve got to get it on the field week-to-week and this week we’ve got to get it on the field in a short week.”

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20 Responses to “Vikings One of 5 Teams At 4-0”

  1. By Bob on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    Headlines should read “Vikings HOLD ON for a win”. The lack of holding calls against the Vikings offense is rediculous. They should have had at least 4 in the first half alone, which would limited their scoring chances. That mythical offsides on the defense and the imaginary pass interference is also suspect. The refs should be wearing purple and white stripes for the way they call a game.

  2. By Mike on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    You’re mean :(

  3. By BFpacker/vike on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    Wow that’s interesting Mike. We were thinking the same thing about GBay. My husband kept pointing out infractions AGAINST GBay that weren’t called. I guess it is all in the perspective!

  4. By BFpacker/vike on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    Sorry Mike…should have been addressed to Bob.

  5. By Vikings Fan from Afar on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    The Vikings’ last three games on the schedule are two road games and then at home against the Giants. Those games will be tough.

    Every win that the Vikings get puts the team closer to defending the NFC North title. Each of these “early” games are important to the Vikings post-season hopes.

    The Vikings need to win against the Rams. The Rams won’t lay down. The Vikings will have to out-execute and out-compete them.

    While it’s nice to be undefeated, the main thing is to beat the Rams and put the Vikings in a little better position to win the division. That’s the first goal.

  6. By Vikings fan on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    I’m sensing bitter feelings from Bob there. There is always going to be calls you don’t get both ways, that’s just the way it is. We’ll see what happens in Lambeau, but I’m pretty positive the Vikings will still dominate.

  7. By mikejunkpa on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    madieu williams almost costed us the game. seriously, learn how to tackle. The sacks were nice but aaron rodgers did throw for almost 400 yds. Come on viking D, you allowed too many third down long yardage completions!

  8. By Jimmy on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply


  9. By rams fan on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    the rams suck this year vikes will crush the rams … 42-0

  10. By rams fan on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    jimmy i saw the clock at 0 the one vikes td not complaining but calls were missed the vikes superbowl champs

  11. By NC on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    Bob holding on the vikes? c’mon now your offensive line gave up what? 8-9 sacks and the refs missed multiple calls on both sides. plus I remember a play when #4 sat in the pocket for almost an hour maybe Don needs to focus on your pass rush D. That game wasn’t nearly as close as what the score was. btw your so called great leader ARod fumbled, threw a pick and got a safety.. just a question what kinda numbers did viKING Favre put up? haaa embarrassed your secondary.

    and tell al harris to cut his hair geeeeeez!

  12. By NC on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    PACKER SMACKER #4! go vikes

  13. By brent johnson on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    While I couldn’t be more pleased with the 4-0 start, I’m still a little concerned on the ability some teams have getting the “Big Plays” off us. The “Slow Start” problems from Week 1 and 2 seem to be better now…so hopefully the “Big Plays” against us can soon be a thing of the past too. What a performance by Jarad Allen and the Defensive Line last night against the Pack…WOW!!! If AP can get his “usual” running game going with the performance of Farve and our receivers with that kind of Defense getting pressure on the QBs, and fix our mistakes on “Big Plays” then we just might have what it takes this season to “Get It Done”………GO VIKINGS!!!

  14. By Paula Bohl on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    Packer fans, get over it the vikings took it to the packers and dominated, may the best team win.. and teh best team did win. All around we pressured the packers when we needed to, our vikings offense converted on critical third downs and we made the plays to win! Altogehr brett favre and teh vikings are the team to go to the super bowl!

  15. By purplehorn on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    Everyone seems to be stressing out over the Vikings defense giving up big yardage. Funny, I remember a GB team that couldn’t punch it in from the one yard line and four downs. That broke the Packers back.

    It was dangerous to allow the Packers to hang around, but that game was over after that goal line stand. Rodgers is a good QB, he is going to make big plays and the Packers would be much more dangerous with a healthy offensive line.

    Football is about breaks and overall health. The Vikings have been getting the breaks and have been blessed with relative good health. Childress is right about the season being long. There is still plenty to work on.

  16. By BFpacker/vike on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    I’ve been a fan of Favre and following him since ’96. He had the old magic last night. I have been a Packer fan since I was 10. [I watched Bart Starr on TV]. I sure hope you are right Paula.
    It was weird to see BF face off to his old team and friends. I AM AMONG THOSE PACKERS WHO LOVE TO SEE BFAVRE PLAY and WIN! I am thrilled for him and for the Vike fans. BF is too big not to share. Lets go to the Super Bowl…one more time….this time as a Viking!

  17. By Vikings1 on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    I thoroughly enjoyed the game last night, however, I am glad the Vikings won. I noticed that they play calling seems to be very conservative in the 2nd half and the secondary gave up way too many big passing plays.Seems that the only back that can tackle is Winfield, very concerned about other teams we have to play will look at the film from last night and pattern their defense to stop AP, thank goodness the D-line played so well otherwise the outcome of the game might have been different.

  18. By MissButterfly on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    I’m so happy that Brett Favre and the Vikings won last night’s big game!
    Jared Allen is the fastest lineman I’ve ever seen – and most entertaining, too – the Vikings offensive line and receivers are tops, and the runners are good, too. The opposing teams must be ganging up on Adrian Peterson.
    The comments Brad Childress made about it being a long season, teams ascend and descend, and champions aren’t crowned in September is just like what Sean Payton said – must be coach speak.
    Go Vikings and Saints!

  19. By CajunViking on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    Well everyone else pretty much summed up the game but here goes my take: awesome win for the Vikes, Allen was a monster, Favre was great. Got to give credit to Rodgers though, when he wasn’t on the ground he did well, put up some solid numbers. AP just couldn’t get on track and having that one ball stripped was unfortunate. Someone who I haven’t seen givin any credit was Sidney Rice, He came up with two clutch onside recoveries. The first one was all for nought because of bad clock management. Anyway we are 4-0 and that’s what matters. GO VIKES!!!

  20. By PAVikesFan on Oct 6, 2009 | Reply

    ‘Vikingsfanfromafar’…I agree with the Rams. While they may stink, they r still a professional football team. They have nothing to lose. You can’t lose your focus this week. Take it like any other game and prepare like any other game. ‘Purplehorn’…I agree with u as well. While it’s a good thing that we r 4-0, I think we all rememeber ’03 and ’04. It really doesn’t mean a thing, unless you play well after Thanksgiving, that’s when football really starts. It is a long season, but, winning early games does put u in a good position.

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