The Vikings raced past the Rams in a 38-10 win on Sunday and afterwards QB Brett Favre said this Vikings team is the best he’s ever played on. And Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said he was happy with how his team was “about their business” in preparing for and playing against St. Louis.
But don’t confuse Childress and Favre for a pair of huff and puffers in light of their team’s 5-0 start. While their surely pleased to be 5-0, both men know there’s a lot of season left and many improvements to be made.
“It’s the first time in my career I’m 5-0,” Favre said after the game. “I’m very proud of that and this team. It hasn’t come without adversity and we’ll continue to face adversity, week in and week out.”
And that’s where Favre inserted that he knows there are corrections to make offensively.
“There’s no doubt for anyone who watches us, the guys in that room, that we can be a lot better in all three phases and specifically, offensively,” Favre explained.
The QB is right. After driving 80 yards on 9 plays to take an early 7-0 lead, here’s how the next 4 Vikings offensive possessions went: 3-and-out, punt; 4 plays, 16 yards – INT; 5 plays, 27 yards – FG; 5 plays, 31 yards – end of half.
That’s not exactly chewing up yardage.
“But that just proves there are a lot of areas to improve on,” Favre said, “and if we do that, just improve on a few areas each week (there’s no telling) how good we can be. Now, it only gets tougher from here on out. But, it’s a good start.”
Asked during his postgame press conference to elaborate how he feels about his team in light of the 5-0 start, Childress shied away from blanket praise for past performances and instead focused on what needs to happen moving forward.
“Just to continue to evolve and try to improve,” Childress said. “I grade them on how they play and they have been on the right side of the scoreboard. That is the name of the game. There is always cleaning up work, you never arrive. The one thing I like about this team is that they always come with the effort to listen and see what they need to do better to improve.”
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