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Vikings-Jets Matchup Perfect For Primetime?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 13, 2010 – 7:37 am

For the 2nd consecutive week, a marquee player in the NFL has been traded and it’s had aftereffects that impact the Vikings.

Last week the Philadelphia Eagles shipped 6-time Pro Bowl QB Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins – the Vikings play both the Eagles and Redskins in 2010.

This week, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes to the NY Jets – the Vikings won’t play Pittsburgh in 2010 but they will visit the Jets at some point during the 2010 regular season. In a loss to the Steelers last season, the Vikings held Holmes to just 2 receptions for 59 yards and no TDs.

The trade represents yet another notable addition for the Jets offense after they signed free agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson earlier this offseason. There are also reports that the Jets are in talks with free agent DE Jason Taylor, who played with the Miami Dolphins in 2009.

What we don’t know is if these additions will help improve the Jets for 2010. While the players added – Holmes, Tomlinson and potentially Taylor – are certainly big-time names, they are also question marks. Tomlinson was released by the San Diego Chargers and will be 31 when the season starts, Holmes has been suspended 4 games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and Taylor will be entering his 14th season.

But what we do know is that all of the Jets offseason activity plus the fact they appeared in the AFC title game in 2009, paired with the high-profile nature of the Vikings following their appearance in the NFC title game, makes the Vikings-Jets matchup in 2010 an intriguing one that might be worth showcasing on a unique stage…such as a Thanksgiving night game in New York.


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15 Responses to “Vikings-Jets Matchup Perfect For Primetime?”

  1. By Will J. on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    uh oh! this is bad news. coach childress, if i were u, i would make brett favre come clear on coming back. we really need him

  2. By mikewobschall on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    There’s no bad news here…just an observation that Holmes, a former Super Bowl MVP, has been shipped from a team off the Vikings schedule to a team on the Vikings schedule. The Vikings had no problem with Holmes last season when they played him. Also, it’s very possible that Holmes will be suspended when the Jets and Vikings play.

  3. By garrett southrnjetsfan on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    theres no telling what can happen, just hope its a good game, cuz if brett comes back you guys will be hard to beat and if he doesnt you will have to rely on your running game witch is strong to so ether way its gonna be a dam good game and i would love to watch it on turkey day but i would rather woop up on miami on turkey day but any ways good luck to both teams and put on a good show us fans deserve it

  4. By Dj on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    we should try and get Brandon Marshal so brett favre would try and come back

  5. By alby/the state of south jersey on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    quit cryin its all gonna come together like mac+cheese.

  6. By riceisthebomb on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    y in the world would we get brandon marshall when we have rice, harvin, and berrian?!!

  7. By Andrew P on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    We have Favre at Quarterback Sidney Rice Bernard Berrian and Percy Harvin at WR and Shiancoe at TE, our offense is the strongest in the NFL hands down, this year is the Vikings year!!!!

  8. By vikings#1FAN on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    well if this is our year we sure better find another back up running back that is GOOD. i really dont think we will get one of the few good ones in the draft. we should of re-signed Chester Taylor or went after L.T.. we also need to address the corner back positions. Winfield was out like 8 or so games last year and Griffin was injured in the championship game and is still recovering. We need someone good in one of those positions, if not both. HEY Childress….i cant stand you as a coach and it was your fault we lost that game. 12 men in the huddle after a time out. WTF. Im sick of hearing everyone blame it on Farve. Speaking of Favre. I believe he will be back. Thats another issue we are going to address this year or next. GO VIKINGS

  9. By mikewobschall on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    Pretty tough to be critical of Childress when he’s improved the win-loss record every year, won back-to-back division titles and took the team to the NFC Championship Game. Every player on the roster participated in a community event for the 3rd straight year also. Childress has helped put together a very good team and has the franchise going in the right direction.

    Also, the Vikings tried to re-sign Chester, but he chose to go to Chicago. And the team did go after LT…I’m surprised you missed that news.

  10. By Reece S. on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    it seems like every game on the vikings schedule besides detroit could be a primetime game. I’ve never seen a team get a schedule this tough. If favre doesn’t come back the vikings might not even make wildcard, not because they are bad but just because of the schedule.

  11. By Rem on Apr 13, 2010 | Reply

    I agree it’s going to be much tougher this season,we blew a golden opportunity with last years cream puff schedule.

  12. By Rob on Apr 14, 2010 | Reply

    I agree that the vikings and jets would be a great prime time, but like Reece S. said just about every game but Detriot would be a good primetime game. I believe favre will come back, he probly is looking back thinking i dont wanna look back on my 19-20 yrs in the nfl, and see that the last thing i did was get hurt and throw an interception, so i believe he’ll be back.. and well do just great through the season.. i believe in our great talented vikings team. SKOL VIKES!!!! And P.S. I agree with mike that it is kinda harsh to blame that 12 men in a huddle all on childress but then again thats something a coach needs to realize and fix… but good job childress for improving our team year by year.. lets just hope you get us to a superbowl and actually win it!!!!

  13. By vikings#1FAN on Apr 14, 2010 | Reply

    I am glad you believe in him cuz I sure dont. He wont. We had our shot last year. I would be willing to bet we take a dive this year If we dont ger a good running back and some new corner backs. oh yea, so blame Farve for losing the game. Farve is the reason we got to the Championship game, not Childress.

  14. By Ryan on Apr 14, 2010 | Reply

    Samari Rolle is available now. He would be be a good addition to our defensive secondary. Favre will be back and have another great season, the Vikes will make some serious damage in the draft and after all the smoke clears, the “TAINTS” won’t know what hit em when the Vikes head down to the dirty dirty. The better team clearly did not win, but the team that took advantage of missed opportunities won the game. SKOL VIKINGS!

  15. By Mike on Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    I agree that we have a tougher schedule this season, compared to last season, if Favre comes back though, I see a record of 15-1…………prior to McNabb being traded I was picking a loss to the Eagles for a 14-2 record, now I’m no longer predicting a loss to the Eagles. My only concern now is playing the Jets on the road. Some may disagree and say the Patriots would knock us off, but I’m pretty confident that is not going to happen!

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