Vikings Set To Return To Home-Field Advantage On Sunday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 16, 2010 – 10:26 am

The Vikings have played their last 2 non-exhibition games (2009 NFC Championship Game, Week 1 of 2010) at the Louisiana Superdome, a venue that is filled with a raucous home crowd each time the Saints play and also a venue that provides one of the best home-field advantages that I’ve ever witnessed.

But the Saints aren’t the only team with an effective home-field advantage. The Vikings have one, too, at Mall of America Field and one of the players who is often responsible for riling up the fans inside Mall of America Field is looking forward to playing in front of those fans in the team’s home opener this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

“There’s just something about being at home, something about your crowd and the rejuvenation and energy you get from that,” Allen said. “It’s fun. I don’t know why it is, but you look all across the country and you want home-field advantage for a reason. It’s probably the crowd and the familiarity of where you’re going to be and people tend to elevate their games at home.”

The Vikings were 9-0 overall at Mall of America Field last season and their regular season record at home over the past 2 seasons is 14-2. In addition to that, the Vikings will sell out their 129th consecutive home game this weekend against Miami, a streak that extends back to the 1998 season.

Allen’s former team, the Kansas City Chiefs, just pulled off an upset last Monday night against the San Diego Chargers at their home venue – Arrowhead Stadium. Chiefs fans created a decided home-field advantage and then a few exciting plays, such as a long TD run by Jamal Charles and a long punt return TD by Javier Arenas, invigorated those fans even more.

The Vikings will look to create and benefit from a similar home-field advantage this weekend and throughout the 2010 season.

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18 Responses to “Vikings Set To Return To Home-Field Advantage On Sunday”

  1. By Dave on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    I’m stoked to be there on sunday! the place better be shaking!!! SKOL!!!

  2. By Jones on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Too bad vikings only play at a high level at home.

  3. By Bill Thein on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t trade for V Jack!! please!

    Why mortgage the future for a head case? He will only be here for one year! We need to start planning for life after Favre since this season looks to be a bust. We need Favre to groom T-Jack so we can bring another super bowl trophy to MN!!!

  4. By David on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Let me see; we’ve played one game and “this season looks to be a bust.” You must be a fair weather fan. Give ‘em a break and let’s see how this first half of the season goes. By the way, it won’t be “another super bowl trophy.” We don’t have ONE yet! Go Vikes!

  5. By Rick James on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    4 real? There is no better time than the present for the Vikes to make a splash and land V Jax! His suspension is reduced to 4 weeks if he is traded by the 22nd of Sept. He can participate on a limited basis in practice right away under the substance abuse guidlines. His suspension for substance abuseis lifted after week 3 meaning he is fully eligible for participation in practice heading into week 4. We all know Minnesota has a bye week 4. So he comes in, gets acclimated to the team and facility right away, he steps on the practice field and starts getting ready for the season during the bye. He gets more time during the preparation week for the Jets and gets to sit sidelines to cheer on his new team. And he is ready to go week 6 against the Cowboys with 3 full weeks of practice participation plus a few extra days of familiarity with the guys and facilities. I dont know about you but V Jax, Sid Viscious, Percy, and Camarillo spread in a 4 wide with AP in the backfield sounds rediculously sick for the postseason…

  6. By Chris H on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    If the Viking don’t go out and get V Jax they are not (and I’m not saying the players) serious about trying to get to the SuperBowl. It’s bad enough that Farve don’t have the same weapons as last year like Chester, Rice and Harving is always questionable but is a good player. The organization wants Farve to make stars again like last year and save them money… it’s not going to happen. It’s time to get off that pocketbook and make a team worthy of the expectations and then and only then will the teams go to the SuperBowl. By the way letting Chester go and keeping Mckennie was like not investing in Target to invest in oxygen… Guess where you will lose? Lets get it together Childress and the Vike’s front office because we’re tired of almost.

  7. By First for 4 on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Think about it, Favre’s two best receivers (statistically ) ever are Javon Walker and Sidney Rice. Not really household names. Think about what he could do with a monster like V Jack. Not to mention, Favre has had problems in the past and has quit drinking and would likely be great for V jack (Favre took Tiger Woods in, when the whole world hated him, he can help a guy like V Jack straighten out his life)

    Gotta get him! Vikings will be the best offense since the 15-1 vikings.

  8. By Gary Anderson on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    I remember those 15-1 Vikings!

  9. By Viking-ology on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    I concur. The Vikes should seriously look into V. Jax.
    The front office has to know that this year is the best chance they will have for who knows how long. I say do whatever it takes to load up and win this year.
    Make it happen!! GO VIKINGS!!!!

  10. By Plaxico Furris on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with most of you fans that slippery fingers Berrian, and little man Greg are not the answer but unfortunately your pleads for someone like V-Jack are a waste of time because management is NOT going to do it! The coach has a “SHORT MANN (Napoleonic) COMPLEX”. Notice how ALL of the TALL recievers who fit a V-Jack or S. Rice mold were CUTT this preseason????? With the exception of 6’4′” Brown , who was relegated to the practice squad, all the guys who could jump up and just get it were released!!!! This is not only stupid , but it is also about a dumb power struggle. If Favre had a guy like that now, then it would become #4′s team again and that is UNACCEPTABLE to the GREAT ONE wearing the headset. Webb is also a TALL receiver, but he will be relegated to holding a clipboard this year and probably won’t set foot on the field. Favre and the team deserve better than this. Breeze (Colston and Meachum), Brady (Moss), Flacco (Bolden and Houz.), Henne(Marshall), Romo (Austin, Bryant and Williams), Palmer (T.O. and Ocho), etc. and the list goes on all have at least one go to guy that has physical tools to separate in the crunch. It is not an accident that these QBs have great Stats every year. Eli will never have another season like he had the year the G-Men won it all without a Target like PLAX.(Remember how Plax destroyed Al Harris in the NFC Champ. game?) Rivers lost the other night because the guy who he threw to the other night felll down (like Berrian does) instead of jumping up like a Bigg Catt and getting it (like V-Jack, etc. does). If the coaching staff and management really wanted to solve this problem they had many opportunities to do so (think about all the good receivers that moved around this off season). Their EGOS are bigger than Ted Thompsns (Randy Moss for a 4th round pick, Remember??? – The Pack refused to do it, and so we will be relegated to watching the GREATEST QB of all time throw to……………..??????????????????????? Well you got it, Napolean’s Picks!!!!!!!

  11. By Justin Apenhorst on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Resign javonn walker if they want farve to take em to the super bowl.

  12. By rocksalt on Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    the formula for a vikes win is simple:
    D…. stop the run get turn overs
    O….run the ball well no turn overs

  13. By dee expacker fan on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    I thought it was definite that we would resign Javon seemed obvious to me that with the chemistry Brett has had in the past with Javon that that combination would have benefitted the Vikes in the Saints game. So I am confused. Can anyone help me understand this??

  14. By fmfan on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds like you Favre lovers don’t think Favre can get us to the playoffs with better receivers than we had in 2008. Remember Rice was injured that season (but still played). We had Wade, B.B., Allison, Ferguson as our WRs and still made the playoffs.

  15. By fmfan on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    If Walker is faster than Webb than fine bring him back if not than lets get Webb on the field at WR after all that’s the position he was drafted at.

  16. By OregonVikingFan on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    DOUCHE! Thats childress…I cant stand this coach. Bad management, horrible play calling etc. Lets get a reciever and get him in there now stop playing games. If the vikes dont win this year I think you throw childress in the trash where he belongs and let les have a chance with it.

  17. By Steve Kaye on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    The only way the Vikings will have Success is to FIRE CHILDRESS NOW.

  18. By Steve Kaye on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply


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