Today is New Year’s Eve Day, which means that tonight people will gather to celebrate the memories from 2009 and usher in a brand new year – 2010.
But Vikings fans and everyone here at Winter Park should celebrate for a different reason as well – the month of December is finally over.
No team in the NFL should be happier to get out of this month than the Vikings, who have lost 3 of 4 games in the past month and saw middle LB E.J. Henderson go out for the season with a fractured leg on December 6 at Arizona. The Vikings entered December in prime position for the NFC’s #2 seed and with a solid chance at catching the Saints for home-field advantage. Now, the Vikings exit December needing a win this week and a Philadelphia loss to get a 1st-round bye.
On the morning of the Vikings-Cardinals game, we blogged about how the going would get rougher for the Vikings in December after going 3-0 in November to climb to 10-1 overall. And it did. The Vikings had a challenging stretch of games this month, including consecutive contests against division winners (Arizona and Cincinnati), 3 prime time games in 4 weeks (all on the road) and back-to-back prime time games at Carolina and at Chicago.
So as you gather tonight to celebrate with family and friends, make a toast to the month of January. After all, we’re so happy it’s finally here.
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