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Vikings Dominate 1st Half But Unable To Grab Lead; Game Tied At 10

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 28, 2010 – 7:33 pm

It’s halftime here at Mall of America Field and the game is tied at 10. The Vikings have dominated the half, but penalties and turnovers on the Vikings offense have kept the game close.

Seattle scored on an 86-yard INT return by rookie Earl Thomas. On the play, Favre hit WR Bernard Berrian on the numbers but Berrian tipped the ball up in the air, allowing Thomas to collect the ball and rush to the endzone for the score. Outside of that, there’s been production for Seattle because the Vikings defense has stopped the ground game.

The Vikings offense, though, has looked good. It’s just that a few penalties and 2 turnovers have taken away potential scoring chances.

Favre is 14 of 21 passing for 174 yards and looks sharp. He’s moving nimbly to avoid the rush and he’s scattered his completions to 9 different players. Adrian Peterson leads the team with 36 receiving yards and Shiancoe leads the squad with 3 receptions. Peterson also carried the ball 11 times in the first 2 quarters for a total of 37 yards; he scored on a nice 24-yard TD dash where he hurdled over players and also danced around them.

We’ll have more for you right here on vikings.com throughout the game and especially after the game, so stay tuned.


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25 Responses to “Vikings Dominate 1st Half But Unable To Grab Lead; Game Tied At 10”

  1. By TWVIKE on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    I have said it along, we need safety & DB help!

  2. By OLDSCHOOL on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Saints will throw for 400 yards on Sept. 9th if they don’t get it together back there!

  3. By Dave on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Packers look way to good to beat. Gonna be a long season for us Viking fans….

  4. By Ed on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    manangement does not seem to care about the old mann getting beat up . Get Mankins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By Kyle on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings are going to have to rid of a QB; that being said QB with no question should be T-Jack. T-Jack might be the most athletic, but being athletic does not make you a good QB. T-Jack can not read a defense if his life depend upon it. Sage on the other hand is consistent, knows how to read a defense, puts the ball in an area where a wide receiver can make a play, and gives the Vikings best opportunity to win in the feature. Sage is a far better QB. If Childress keeps T-Jack he is an idiot. T-Jack has never been and never will be a good QB in the NFL.

  6. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Nice fight by D’Imp. Any chance he can push Tahi back to the practics squad?

  7. By brody on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Great win! However very disapointed in tjack…even sage looked good i wish joe webb could get a whole half evry time he is in we have scored he has thrown 2 tds and rushed one in his three games let him play next week see what he can do we will win with him in look at last week he scored our only td Brett looked good but berrian messed up go javon looks like he and cam will be contributers this year! gerhart nice job should lock up 2nd spot and for fullback go with imperio not tahi and please cut the ol clark he sucks! now lets go vikes!

  8. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Happy to see both new receivers show plenty of value in that game. Only disappointment about that is that Payne may be cut over the experience of Walker.

    We still need to see the OLine bring things together. There’s going to be a lot of turnovers if they can’t figure out how to block. Is Sullivan coming back any time soon? I think with him back at center and putting big Jimmy K (Kleinsasser, not Kennedy) on the left side to help out McKinnie for a majority of the early plays we just might be able to get around the problem. If we can convince Defenses early on that we are capable of picking up the blitz, I think they’ll back off and cover a lot more often.

    For RB I still like Reynaud over Young. I didn’t get an idea of how capable either player is at picking up the blitz, but Reynaud looks a lot better at running and catching. Plus he was showing some value in the KR.

    I’m still liking what I see out of Cook at CB, while it really seems like Sheppard doesn’t have it anymore. After that INT I’d really like to cut Sheppard for the young guy, but that’s probably not going to happen, and he’ll be picked up off of waivers once the preseason comes to an end.

  9. By joe webb on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    TJACK sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. By sage rosenfelds on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah, package childress and tjack in a trade to the moon!!!!!

  11. By mark510 on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    I couldn’t reply so I’ll just add my kudo’s…I think the Vikings should try to trade Jackson. If they don’t find any takers…and they won’t, then they should take a step back and ask, if nobody wants Jackson and we have people interested in Rose…then is Chilly thinking straight or is his pride getting in the way of sound thinking? I go to camp every year and while I don’t get paid millions to manage a team, I can cover who is throwing the ball and see that it isn’t just in the preseason games that Jack is throwing Jack and Rose is throwing Roses. Heck, even last year I thought I’d rather have Booty than Jackson. Brad is letting pride get in the way of sound thinking. I know he isn’t reading this but if someone, anyone, is, then please step up to the plate and let reality reign. Isn’t it better to have the best players on your team than it is to trade off a player because he has more value. Especially if it is the player that will have to come in if, God forbid, Brett goes down?

  12. By skol vikings on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Here is the deal. Jackson never has been good, ESPECIALLY under duress! He just does not have what it takes to be an NFL quarterback. Sage on the other hand has done very well regardless of pressure situations. Childress will never give up Jackson, because he hand picked him and like mark510 said, pride is standing in the way. I am by no means a Childress fan, but if he were finally to let Jackson go, I believe a LOT of fans might start warming up to Klink, I mean Childress!

    SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. By john on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    What is this obsession Childress has with Jackson??? Seriously, why is he hanging his reputation on a guy (Jackson) that was what a 5th round draft pick that plays like a 14th rounder! Childress should just cut ties with Jackson once and for all and draft a QUALITY quarterback that will take over once Favre turns 50 and retires for good…

  14. By brad childress on Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with joe webb!!!

  15. By rocksalt on Aug 29, 2010 | Reply

    The O line needs to man up & block! McKinney was beat again & got Favre sacked….
    Berrian needs to catch the frikkin ball- especially for the money we are payin him……
    Camarillo looked good. Ditto for Chris Cook.
    Antoine got burned in pass coverage again….
    T jack looked lost.

  16. By jif on Aug 29, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Vikings,

    Please pick up Victor Cruz from NYG at all costs

  17. By PurplePeopleEater on Aug 29, 2010 | Reply

    Jif, put down the bong. We just overloaded the recieving corps this week, Cruz is a rookie that signed a 3 year deal with NY and nobody in NY has even thought about trading this undrafted standout. If we need players anywhere it;s the OL. Why don’t you go look for a big tackle that no team would consider trading away. At least then it would appear as if you have half a brain.

  18. By ER DOC on Aug 29, 2010 | Reply

    Face it, this year anything less than a Super Bowl VICTORY will be considered a failure by most Viking fans. Expectations are high; perhaps too high. The reality is that the stars were aligned almost perfectly last year. This year the schedule is tougher, Chester Taylor is gone, Sidney Rice could well be out for the entire year, and EVERYONE is a year older. I’m as diehard of a Viking fan as they come. I’ve lived through four Super Bowl losses as well as NFC Championship losses, including last seasons heartbreaker. This team is capable of winning a Super Bowl but I’m going to take it a game at a time. If we finally are blessed with winning the Big One I’ll rejoice with all of my fellow Viking fans. For now, I’m still lamenting Gary Anderson’s missed field goal against Atlanta as well as 12 men on the field and Favre’s interception last year. SKOL VIKES but………..

  19. By TWVIKE on Aug 29, 2010 | Reply

    Lets bring Randy home where he belongs! #4 to #84 would be nice to watch. I stil do not understand why we did not go after quality safety & DB help.

  20. By Robins on Aug 29, 2010 | Reply

    Brett was great, Sage was great , Joe was great. Why is Tarvaris Jackson still with the Vikings? He isn’t any good. Camarillo did great and Javon showed he still can make a magnificent catch! McKinnie needs to go if he can’t protect Brett. I still think Sidney should have had his surgery months ago when Brett had his. With surgery he would have known for sure he would be ready for the season. Rehab was a maybe and we know how it turned out. It was a good game last night but Brett should not have been sacked. Protect him!

  21. By fmfan on Aug 29, 2010 | Reply

    Brett was great? 0-td, 2-ints, 1-lost fumble and you think that is great!

  22. By TWVIKE on Aug 29, 2010 | Reply

    Rusty? One INT was Berrians fault.

  23. By armchairanalyst on Aug 30, 2010 | Reply

    - Start Asher and Cook on the corners, Antoine only in 5ct pkg.
    - Maintain a F-back routinely as a protection blocker
    - The WR corps is fine with the new additions, AND a healthy Percy
    - Play Webb whenever possible – he should be Brett’s backup, and brings a running threat which will interfere with opposing D-schemes
    - Why did we lose C Taylor – he’s a starter on most any other team? Too late now, D’imperio better step up
    - Lose Brett, lose the season – remember that. If we can get by Saints only GB concerns me. Win those 3 games and we should have homefield throughout. Did I say the O-line better shore it up? CRITICAL!!! Ultimately our D and Brett get the job done — covering the corners and keeping Brett on the field is the only recipe that will work.

  24. By rod rin on Aug 30, 2010 | Reply

    Lets bring Cris Carter back if not as a player bring him in as a WR coach…

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