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Peterson Shines In Dim Offensive Outing

Posted by cjsiewert on September 19, 2010 – 8:32 pm

The Vikings passing game was certainly not a bright spot during the 14-10 home-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon at Mall of America Field. QB Brett Favre threw 3 INTs for the 1st time since the 2008 season when he was with the New York Jets. That performance came in the last game of the season as Favre was battling a bicep injury.

Turnovers were another factor in the defeat as the Vikings committed 4 – 3 INTs and 1 fumble. Essentially, the Vikings committed 6 turnovers if you factor in the 2 missed 4th down attempts. But with all of those changes of possession came a bright spot out of the Purple backfield.

RB Adrian Peterson personified his title as “All Day.”

The All-Pro RB ran for 145 yards and 1 TD on 28 carries. Many of those yards were not simply opened up by the linemen or on a key open field block, but rather the creation of Peterson’s running style. One play in particular saw #28 tripped up in the backfield, stumble forward, stay on his feet while continuing to stiff-arm and shoulder his way across the field for a 1st down. Not to mention that with all of these turnovers, not 1 was committed by Peterson.

“It’s tough,” Peterson said of the loss. “It’s tough when you’re knocking on the door and you are in a do-or-die situation.”

With the Vikings opening the season with consecutive losses, the star RB feels a sense of pressure mounting but realizes that it’s only the 2nd game of the year.

“There is a lot of work to be done,” Peterson acknowledged. “No panic. There is a sense of urgency. I know this group. We got a lot of different guys. We’ll come together and get on track.”

Peterson’s 145 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins was the most he’s gained since the 2009 season-opening victory over the Cleveland Browns when he ran for 180 yards and 3 TDs. The 4-year veteran has 232 yards on 47 carries and 1 TD on the season.


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101 Responses to “Peterson Shines In Dim Offensive Outing”

  1. By VIKING FAN on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    he sucks….Trade a.p. for a doublecheese burger of the dollar menu

  2. By WTF on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    AP looked like the only guy on offense that really wanted the win. I’m starting to think that we need to create an “All-Day Factor” (similar to the “Moss Factor”) until we get the passing problems figured out.

  3. By James on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Viking fan why don’t you trade your mom for a mcchicken sandwich on the dollar menu actually never mind she’s only worth the price of one apple pie from mcdonalds.

  4. By Bigfan1 on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone is saying there’s a lot of work to be done, first why wasn’t it done in the off season and preseason? Poor planning to be shallow with WR when you get Brett Favre back and even if Jackson is picked up both he and Rice won’t start until five or six games in. I’m trying to be positive here but it is anguish for a Viking’s fan to watch this….who are those guys in the uniforms…how could they change that much from one year to the next. Hopefully, they’ll snap out of it. AP was stellar…he was the team today.

  5. By vikefsan10 on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    childress… i will speak slowly put joe webb in anywhere on offense!!!!

  6. By rocksalt on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Viking Fan-
    Are you insane? A.P. is the only one who gave 100% today.

  7. By rocksalt on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Viking Fan-
    you are insane.

  8. By purplefavrefan on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    great job, ap!

  9. By Eight N Eight on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    Favre needs V-Jack to bring back a championship!! Our receivers are garbage! Feed AP until he can’t run anymore!

    If we start 1-6 like our schedule would suggest, I vote we put in T-Jack as starter. Favre can groom and teach him for next year.

    LETS GO VIKES!!!

  10. By purplenurple on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    After this loss, i really think detroit has a chance to beat us next week. They almost got a win today against a pretty decent eagles team. If they do lose to the lions, then they will have a slim chance of making the post season because the next few weeks will not get any easier…. The blame for the loss today goes to #4. I thought some pretty good plays were called. The defense played exceptionally well. They held their offense to only one touchdown and they stopped the fins from taking the game away numerous times but we lost because of bretts poor decision making. Sure only 2 of the int’s were actually bretts fault but we should have gotten the ball into the endzone so many times. All we needed was one touchdown. If chilly had elected to go for a field goal on that 4th and 2 in the 1st period, we probably would’ve won too. But i guess the dolphins defense was underestimated today. Bottom line, Brett didn’t play well at all today and he made poor decisions and that’s the reason why the vikings lost.

  11. By GreenMezz on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    I think Farve is still contimplating on whether or not to come out of retirement this year. Training camp, it appears, is still necessary for old dogs…er gray foxes.

  12. By VIKING FAN on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    To James: Ur mom must of gave Brett some wack ass oral sex….guess thats why he played like a grandpa

  13. By Lito on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    It does appear that Adrian and Shancoe are the only ones in the offense that are “all in.” The defense performed but the offense need to practice 10 times more. I hope that Bret and the receiving corp practice an extra hour more than the rest of the team. Percy will be on the injured list prior to each game. After his offensive rookie honors, seems like its downhill from there. Why wait for Sidney? Are there no one else who can step-up? Vikes need a true deep threat wideout, a humongous offensive lineman who can create holes, and a cornerback/return specialist. Maybe you guys practice well, but it’s not translated on the field on game day. Will this team struggle over Detroit because the team might be overconfident?

  14. By OLDSCHOOL on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    If we lose next Sunday vs Detroit, go ahead and put T-Jack in there and let’s just see what he can do the rest of the year so we can either see if he can do it or not so we can move on with this project! I really think we are just a game or two away or a play or two away from Brett being taken off the field anyway for the rest of the season!

  15. By TexasViking on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Childress needs to be fired or told to stay in the locker room during the game. He is a pathetic excuse of a coach. He has never had control of this team and he never will. He is the real reason we are 0-2 right now. Ziggy better do something quick before this turns out to be one of the worse seasons for the Vikings and their fans…..

  16. By Derek on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    The way were palying the Raiders could beat us! If we lose next week to Detroit I’m not watching them anymore, I’ll just watch a better game on TV.

  17. By Jim on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Poor play calling. Childress should be fired. Why not take the field goal on first posession. We would have won the game 16-14.

  18. By Richard on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Trade Berrian for anyone you can! What a waste of money!

  19. By Bigfan1 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t understand why Chilly hasn’t put Webb in there in a WR position, this dude is tall and fast.

  20. By Bigfan1 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with Jim until they get better Chilly should be more conservative and take field goals when available….I’m sure they wished they had those two.

  21. By Rick James on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    First of all Percy is a number 2 at this point in his career. It is unfair to call upon him as a number one. He can be single covered and they can put corner 2 on Shiancoe and shut down the entire passing game. Berrian cant beat anybody’s nickleback and for whatever reason Chilly is not playing Camarillo! If they dont get V jax or at least Javon Walker by Wednesday it’s going to be a long year, unless AP can run for 200 a game. Favre has to play better, but his 3 int’s are a result of him having to do too much. Nobody is getting open. This could be a long year if they dont get things figured out…

  22. By CHi Town Viking on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly-Fired. T – Jack Traded. Berrian-Traded. The only other problem with our team is one that the Vikes staff and all of you seem to be blind to… Our O-line is old. They started letting defenses in the back field the last 4 games of last year, and they are sucking it up even worse this year(esp on the right side). Chilly is too much of a idiot to recognize this! He keeps proving how blind he is to the real problem by calling AP to run to the right(our weakest part of the entire offense)! Come on Ziggy, please get Chilly’s attention (preferably with a sledge hammer) and address the O-line problems. V-Jack wouldn’t hurt us at all either. Lets trade BB and a 4th rd pick for V jack, pay him the 5 million. Can anyone tell me why we didn’t make a play for Vick during the off season instead of chasing Brett around pleading for him to come back? Even Brett said all summer that he himself knew he wouldn’t be able to replicate last years production. Ziggy’s decision making should be questioned. Why is he letting Chilly F@$# us???

  23. By scott passanante on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I truly see that our best pass combo is Sage R. to Payne..oh thats right they are both not with team..so do not expect anything better till the timing is better..the qb and recievers are not even close!..this is the n.f.l. NOT FOR LONG!!

  24. By JUNE EVORA on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I DON’T KNOW WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT. ONCE AGAIN, THE VIKINGS DEFENSE WAS ABLE TO HOLD ANOTHER GOOD TEAM TO JUST 14 POINTS. AND YES, ADRIEN HAD A GREAT DAY. THOSE ARE POSITIVE SIGNS OF A TEAM THAT WILL SURELY PICK UP STEAM AS SOON AS THE RECIEVING CORPS RETURN AND THEY GET BACK THAT VIKINGS EXPLOSIVE OFFENSE THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN FOR. IT’S TOO EARLY IN THE SEASON TO GET ALL HO-HUM ON THIS TEAM. LIVEN UP AND THEY ARE SURE TO GET A WIN BEFORE THE BYE. AND EVEN IF THEY DON’T, AGAIN IT’S JUST THREE GAMES! WHAT WAS THEIR RECORD LAST YEAR WHEN THEY ALMOST TOOK IT TO THE SUPERBOWL? 12-4? NOW EVERYBODY CALM DOWN. THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!!

  25. By GOLDVIKE on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    GIVE THE BALL TO ALLDAY ALLDAY!!!!!

  26. By FAVRE 4 EVER on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    As much as I love Favre, it’s time to retire. He looks old, immobile, and frustrated. He’s not having fun this year. No shame in walking away now, he had a phenomenal career and season last year. Time to rebuild, let’s give T-Jack 14 games and see what he’s got. If it’s not good, let’s trade to get Sage back.

    Looking at our schedule, there is a chance we only win 4 games if we continue to play at this level. If that’s the case, I have a lot of yard work that needs to get done before December. A few more loses and I’ll be jumping off the bandwagon with everyone else.

  27. By Happy on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Replace McKinnie and Berrian as soon as possible. They seem more interested in “stardom” or twittering, instead of playing the game.

  28. By Buck from Western Wisconsin on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Hey-cut Brett some slack. He knows more about the offense than Cilly and Bevel combined. His receivers quit on him.
    Brett was in training camp all summer in Mississippi-throwin’ to high schoolers. Where were his receivers? They know where Brett was-they should have gone down there and worked out with the old warrior.
    Don’t bet against Brett!!
    Chilly-back off -yer problem ain’t Brett -it’s you!!! Get him some help.
    Ziggy-reign in Chilly not Brett!!!
    ’nuff said
    PS The Vikes can still win it all-Have a little faith baby!!!

  29. By Chris Ross on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Another really fun week in the NFL world and again we saw a lot of things we expected and things that came out of the blue. I think the Dolphins defense showed a lot in week 2 against Brett Favre and the Vikings. They were able to shut down a team with a supposed potent offense and a made Favre look old once again. Offense wasn’t great but they shwoed enough to get the job done, and after an unimpressive win against Buffalo, they came back strong with an impressive win in Minnesota.

    http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/wake-up-call/

  30. By CA Norwegian on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Mon Morn QB.. 4th and goal demands some imagination. Why not put in Web for a sneak? He can really jump I hear… Why not a direct snap through
    QBs legs to AP and a fake sneak draws the defense then AP dashes to an empty corner because you have all TE in the tight formation. I think AP could out smash any safety/corner in an end dash for a yard. Obviously he couldn’t out smash the LB and help in a slow developing crowded play to the inside. As good as AP is, predictability is an offenses worst enemy. Don;’t give up just yet,,, Keep Brett in the mix, but not exclusively coach. I am sure he would understand putting in someone else for a sneak, or a fake sneak with his bad ankle and all. He still has some magic left 4 ever guy, it is just not happening right now. If Brett had his ankle treated/corrected right at the end of last season and had his hip treated sooner… Why isn’t the team able to effect prompt treatment for these injuries when so much is at stake?

  31. By Canadianviking on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Recievers failed on favre otherwise we win the game

  32. By Rye on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Are the Vikings too good to kick field goals? First possession of the game and they go for it on 4th down instead of kicking a field goal. Kick the field goal. It’s a new season… you are not good… you are 0-2 now. If you can get points and take a lead early, you do it!

  33. By purplenurple on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I WISH we could have V Jack & Mankins.But like my old man used to say – wish in one hand…What we can do is eliminate mistakes & utilize the talent we have with some creativity.Then we might just be 2-0.The offense & Chilly must do this or we WILL be 0-3.

  34. By Buck from Western Wisconsin on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I’m with CanadianViking-Brett needs help if Vikes are to go all the way!
    I came with Brett to the Vikes-I know what he can do – He brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Titletown (Green Bay)-he can do the same for the Vikes!!!!
    But as they said in Kelly’s Heroes-”Ya can’t do it alone Kelly, you need our help”
    4th and goal-Brett fakes to AP and naked boot legs it into end zone-Vikes Win!!!!

  35. By CA Norwegian on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Rye… I disagree… The two teams they lost to are certainly playoff if not superbowl teams. They were not soundly beaten, but seemed to be robbed of two victories. I am suspicious of the officiating as well, as the fix has been in in the past, and the NFL has a beef with the Vikings Williams tandem in court. Chili is trying to overcome the ho-hum image and went for it. I think they should try putting the beef in the backfield in say Kleinsasser and Dugan and have them be the Vanguard blockers for the QB. A full protection package if you will. Where-ever the leaks are… Blitzers here up the middle, edge rushers, corners, you have these blockers in place where they are headed. If they play coverage, then they can chip and go out as release valves. Put Adrian in the pattern more. He deserves MVP. It aint over, till its over.

  36. By SoCalVike on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    The upcoming schedule says it all……..We are in serious trouble!

  37. By Dave Musgrove on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    The vikings will be fine. They are a a lot out of sync right now. They will put it together. We got a game against Detroit and a bye. We will be fine. STOP CRYING AND SUCK IT UP! BE A REAL FAN AND STOP WHINING!

  38. By Canned Purple on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Is there any wonder why teams hold training camp? Brett should have been there to get in shape, create chemistry with his WRs and work on his timing. What would happen if AP, K. Williams, P. Williams, V.S. and other vets decide to skip camp? It’s a team, you ‘ol geezer. You are part of the problem. Yes, your WRs are a joke. Yes, your coach is clueless. Sure, there are injuries. But, you have done this for 700 years and you are the team leader, so you should know that sometimes you make due with what you have. Get it together, quit whining and start playing some serious ball.

  39. By Viking Dave on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    We overall have played just good enough and just bad enough to win/lose these first 2 gamaes. Lots of football left.We will put it together by having the bye in week 4 to make the adjustments on offense. All you whiners might say that this is not going to happen, but that Vikings have a talented football team. They just need a little time to get it together. Stop whining and support your team! As bleek as it may seem there are a lot of positves to come from yhis team.PLEASE STOP WHINING 0-2 IS NOTHING TO OVERCOME. SUPPORT YOUR BOYS! GO VIKES!!!

  40. By Arnie Kuhn on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Replace Chilly with Leslie, Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. By mvikes10 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Bryant McKinnie is terrible!!!! He should be fired!!!!!! What a waste of money, time and space on him!!

  42. By Canned Purple on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    OK, those crying about the 4th and 1 play. If you kick the FG, you do NOT win the game. The game does not end there. You get 3 points, which changes how you and the other team strategizes (because it was in the first quarter….sheesh). You have a beast running over everyone, a QB who is doing nothing, a set of WRs that can’t catch a cold and a D that is playing exceptionally well. In addition, the ‘Fins are not an offensive juggernaut, so why not go for the throat? Bad call? More like gutsy call. If the Vikes score, Chilly looks like a Nobel Laureate. Now, what would you have said if the Vikes kicked the FG, then Miami later kicks a FG? You’d be crying that Chilly had no guts to go for it on 4th and 1. Can’t have it both ways.

  43. By Bryan Wilkens on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Is it me, or did we not utilize our RB’s enough? Did everyone see Gerhart just plow through the defense? Why didn’t we use him on the 1 yard line? I’m not one to throw blame around but, this loss is due to our QB and coaching staff. We have two exceptional RB’s that just blast through defenses! Dose those defenses with Peterson and Gerhart all day. Then when they’re not looking toss it to Webb. Yes, we need to use Webb. He looks great when he plays

  44. By Bruce on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I guess it’s teams like the Patriots that go after the best players and play the best players so they can win Championships. The Vikings continue with status quo.

  45. By jjj on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    The terrible irony of it all – Jahvid Best has 14 catches for 170 yards – far more than Berrian, Lewis,and Cammarillo together. Berrian is an embarrassment and needs to be given a pink slip on Monday.

    Not taking Jahvid seems to goes back to whether you draft the best player or draft to fill a need. I guess we felt we needed to replace Chester.

    I did not think the loss of Chester was going to be a big deal – but we could have used him on 4th and seven at the end of the game or for screens we no longer seem to have in the game plan. Why not also have Greg go over the middle on that play – at least Brett might have had another option.

    Brett wants to win as much as anyone on the team – but he cannot do it alone – he needs a supporting cast of receivers. Give him Driver, Jennings, Jones and Finley – and he would be playing like a twenty-five year old again.

  46. By Big D Dave on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    How’s that brett favre thing working out?

  47. By Big D Dave on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe, just maybe, had favre gone to camp and actually been a team mate (no I in team) he’d be more in sync with his receivers.

  48. By Lionsrock on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    The Lions are going to beat the Vikings on Sunday!
    Suh is going to destroy Favre and you will get your wish and have TJack at QB.
    Also, trade your picks for Walker…the last time you traded for a Walker, that worked out well. Soon, your team be in the same position my team is in.

  49. By Dolphin2 on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Purplenurple. I told u we would beat you. The Vikings are overrated. Deal with it.

  50. By Rick James on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I wasnt aware we traded for a street free agent(walker) and were in the position to again do so. Get a clue dude. People need to relax. 2nd game of the season, how many times(despite a close to anemic passing game) were we in the redzone? Couple of those plays go our way and we are 1-1. The people eaters will be fine, Miami has a good running attack and a good offensive line and our d looked pretty strong. In my opionion teams have done a good job on AP and he has still gotten over 100 yards a game. Wait until he goes wild on somebody! That somebody could be the Lions this week. As soon as teams start stacking the line good ol number 4 is going to make them pay. With that said, he needs some help so please get V JAX in here ASAP!!!! If not him bring in Javon or at least split out Joe Webb from time to time, do something!!!!

  51. By Wandrew on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I think Brett favre looked frustrated and it seems like he is not their either.
    But i like the guy he is as good as any quarterback in the nfl and better .
    Every team in the nfl knows if they shut Brett down the vikes are with no quarterback and teams defeated . So speaking Favre all we need to do is work the rec corps and maybe have joe webb as a rec .Visanthe-Shiancoe did really well, Adrian did very well, Brett had good yards, Percy did well, defense was doing well, Adrian has to fight every yard he ran,that means the lineman are the ones that need the practice !! Brett was sacked more than ones,and how many times was he close to being sacked? The linemen need to pretect their quarterback BETTER . So he will not have to trow inter with little time planning. We need somebody like K. Williams, P. Williams to protect FARVE. But we need to take field goals when we can ,remember that cost us the game in NO .

  52. By CarterMossReed on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t buy into putting webb at wideout he needs to stay on the sidelines this year and absorb how defenses play, watch and learn from favre. I wouldn’t put too much on his plate I would treat him like a qb and only a qb I know he has athletic abilities but his position is a qb and a dangerous scrambler. I hope webb starts next year there is a different swag that he carries when he is in the game.

  53. By Jeremy on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Seriously, there is only one problem: no star receiver. Favre can’t make big plays without a big time receiver stretching the field. I’m sorry foks, but Berrian is no No. 1 reciever, and Harvin is still too young, and missed a lot of camp. Shancoe is a tight end people, and not a deep threat like Rice. Rice or another star receiver is the missing piece. Get him back, and teams will run for cover. A big play guy will allow the other guys to get open underneath, allowing Favre to check down to open people. He doesn’t have enough talent at receiver to overcome the obstacle of not having a deep threat.

    Also, Favre doesn’t need camp. I’m sorry, but he didn’t need it last year, and he doesn’t need it this year. The reality is that Rice stepped up and made big plays, made people fear him, allowing Favre to hit other receivers. Other teams have no fear of the passing game now, because the Vikes lack Rice. I will put money on Favre and the Vikes lighting things up once Rice is back, or if they get V. Jack.

  54. By Bryan Wilkens on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Oh Chilly, you got some ‘splaining to do! (insert Ricky Ricardo accent here)

  55. By Woodboat on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Somebody please speak to the right side of our line and explain that the season has started and they should try to block somebody.

  56. By Woodboat on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Berrian…. when that brown thing comes flying in your direction on gameday… you are supposed to try to catch it, even if there is a guy or 2 wearing a different colored shirt right there with you. I believe its in your job description that you are supposed to at least TRY to catch the ball.

  57. By Woodboat on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Why does it look like every other team in the league has WRs or TEs open consistantly and their QB has wide open passing lanes, while our team looks like its in a panic every time they pass?

  58. By Bruce on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    ITS HOPELESS PEOPLE, CHILDRESS SUGARCOATS EVERYTHING AND DOESNT DO ANYTHING TO FIX THE PROBLEMS. CHILDRESS DOESN’T HAVE THE BACKBOKE TO MAKE NECESSARY CHANGES. BERRIAN MUST BE DATING HIS DAUGHTER AND A COUPLE OF THOSE O-LINE PLAYERS MUST BE DOING HIS YARDWORK.

  59. By Bruce on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    *BACKBONE* (HE DOESN’T HAVE THAT EITHER)

  60. By Bruce on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    AND I GUESS HE PREFERS SLOWER MOVING MIDGETS FOR RECIEVERS

  61. By Viking Dave on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Why was there no play action plays run against the Dolphins, when AP was lighting it up on their D? Come on guys that coaching and nothing else! Chilly must call a good game and play to the defense. Also, we need to run more screen plays.Is that not what the west coast offense is?

  62. By allan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I agree on alot of your comments’ , the o-line needs to be overhauled first. as much as i liked bb he has stunk the f’n place up. secondary horrible as always except aw. we just make too many bone head decisions. hang tough vikes fans we gotta ride or die i have four 37 years i feel all of your frustrations peace.

  63. By Loren on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I am getting tired of the out of sync work in progress we will get better talk.When?A couple more losses in the first half of this young season and the Vikings are done.First the O line looks weak.Were they in training camp?Adrian looks amazing.WE need to threaten teams over the top or we will lose every week.The Saints win with big physical recievers.INT’s can be overcome it is a result of agressive play calling as long as the defense plays well and the play calling remains agressive throughout the game.It starts up front.The run blocking looks terrible(thank GOD for A.D.)I think Shank needs to work more on blocking and less on catching.Tobey looked good.We will be seein a lot more of him.Use Camarillo,I just cant figure that one out.Take the points when they are there.You only go on 4th when it’s do or die.Vincent Jackson could be too little too late should have gotten Brandon Marshall.The Chemistry they hoped to carry over from last year is obviously not there.Its a new season.These first couple losses were kind of stupid.Bad coaching decision were the difference I believe.We need to win convincingly.The officials will hand the game to the opposition first chance they get,they dont like us,take that to the bank

  64. By Just The Facts on T-Jack on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Third great game in a row by AP and third game in a row that it’s wasted by Favre. Yes, I’m going all the way back to the NFC Championship game in which AP was NOT credited with a lost fumble. (When there’s a bad exchange between QB and RB, the fumble always goes to the QB. In this case the fumble was also properly credited to Favre, because he made the hand off too high; there was a lot of open space between the ball and AP’s lower arm.)

    Anyway as a Vikings fan, I really hope that Favre plays like he did last season and wins against the Lions. If he continues to play as poorly as he did in the last 3 games, let’s all hope that T-Jack hands the ball off to AP in the second half so we can finally get on the win column and march on to the playoffs. At least for the last 3 games, the MVP has been Peterson. We just need Favre to stop turning the ball over to the other team and keep losing games for us.

    GO VIKES!

  65. By Woodboat on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I know I sound like a Favre guy, but climb off the dude. AP claimed that fumble from last year, so who am I to argue with him? This last game, Harvin was responsible for the first, and I’d put the fumble that GAVE THE FINS SEVEN POINTS on the OL. Without that gimme touchdown, maybe the Vikes win that game (hard to say because play calling would have changed from both sides).
    Give Favre a receiver that receives and then get on him, but not before.

  66. By Woodboat on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    We have all been Vikes fans for a long time, so I gotta believe you all remember how bad the offense was the last year Jackson was at the helm. AP ran into 8 and 9 man fronts EVERY PLAY. Jackson couldn’t hit ANYONE deep. It was like they faced a red zone defense the ENTIRE WAY DOWN THE FIELD. Face it, Jackson is inept. Webb isn’t any better than Jackson, in fact he’d be worse. Jackson can run the ball just like Webb, he has a strong arm like Webb, and neither one of them is capable of running this offense. Webb has an excuse, I’ll grant you, but there it is.

  67. By purplefavrefan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    I just want to say that All Day was fantastic….I LOVED the way he ran…keep givin’ him the ball, and he’ll blow by Chris Johnson and leave him in the dust for sure! Yee Haw, baby!!

  68. By rocksalt on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    We were outplayed on both sides of ball……our D looks soft, our O line could not move the line of scrimmage……..WE ARE IN TROUBLE!!!! And more injuries to top it off………..

  69. By rocksalt on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    this was unispired football

  70. By rocksalt on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    uninspired

  71. By Bruce on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Just the facts is a hypocritical name because that handoff WAS AP’S fault. Favre place the ball right where it was suppose to be placed and APs arms were to close together. He has big arms do it doesn’t leave much room for the ball. You must have been watching some other game. AP graciously took the blame as he should have. Favre is NEVER afraid to point the finger at himself. So we don’t need you doing it as well Faver Hater! If these other players would point the fingers at themselves as well like AP & Favre do, we might actually fix some of these problems!

  72. By Bruce on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    And of those 3 interceptions, 1) The one that went through Harvin’s hands was Harvins fault, he said his hip was giving problem and it did look like he fell on the catch. 2) The first throw to Berrian was not a bad decision, just a bad connection with Berrian because Berrian didn’t turn around and look for the ball soon enough. 3)The second throw to Berrian was thrown short by the looks of it, so I’m assuming Favre didn’t think Berrian would get that far. So blame Favre on that if it makes people happy. The fumble in the end zone by Favre was because he doesn’t get protection AS USUAL! That’s the way I saw that game.

  73. By PurpleFan on Sep 20, 2010 | Reply

    Wow Bruce i like the way you make up excuses for bretts int’s. Sure the only one that wasn’t really his fault was the pass to harvin. It’s a miracle that the dolphins were even able to get an int from that. But to make up excuses for the other two???? The one to berrian in the endzone was clearly forced. He had shiancoe wide open for a td but he forced it to berrian going for a back shoulder throw and it resulted in a int. That’s clearly his fault if the play is not there and he forces the issue. The one he bombed downfield? are u kidding me??? he didnt think berrian would get that far so he throws it short??? really???? Not to mention he threw it into double coverage too. That was a huge gamble that favre didnt have to take and because he took it, it resulted in an int. The only one to blame is favre for the loss. The defense played great. The o-line did a good job. You can’t expect the o line to play perfect every night especially when the opposing team has a good front 4. Even though the o-line gave up that fumble for a td, the vikings still had plenty of chances to win the game. The play calling was good. It’s the 2 turnovers in the red zone that cost them the game. Replace those with td’s and vikings would’ve won the game. Point is, the vikings had plenty of opportunities to take the lead and the didn’t capitalize. You’re not gonna win games if you turn the ball over in the red zone. As far as the v-jack issue, i don’t think it’s necessary to go and get him. Brett just needs to get in sync with his receivers. They do need to add another receiver to the though but i don’t think it necessarily has to be jackson. But if the vikings do go and get him, then it would help i suppose but i don’t think it’ll solve the problems that brett is having with the receivers.

  74. By Brent Fields on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR CHILDRESS AND WILF. TRADE FOR VINCENT JACKSON OR RANDY MOSS OR AT LEAST RESIGN J. WALKER. if the Vikes can sign V. Jackson to a 1 year deal, then only give up a 2nd round pick. If the Vikes can afford to sign him to a 2-3 year deal then possibly give up an additional later round draft pick if needed. GIVE FAVRE THE OFFENSIVE WEAPONS HE NEEDS WHILE YOU CAN. FAVRE IS NOT GOING TO BE PLAYING NEXT SEASON. next season the Vikes will need to find another QB. Are the coaches and owners actually serious. with Harvin out, you have 3 WR’s. the loss of Chester Taylor also hurts the Vikes. Vikes also will need the $ to resign Rice and other key players next season.

  75. By Just The Facts on T-Jack on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    If we go 0-3, the playoffs are history. This is EXACTLY why if the Favre led offense continues to struggle in the first half against the Lions, it’s quite obvious the offense isn’t playing hard for Favre like they did last year. If not that, then obviously Favre no longer has what it takes to be even an average QB in the NFL anymore.

    As a result, might as well put T-Jack in there in the 2nd half. If he plays with at least an 80 QB rating, we win. If he doesn’t then then we’re no worse off since we’re not going to win with the way Favre is playing now with a QB rating of 44.

    Go Vikes!

  76. By Duane N on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Things are not great obviously, but it’s not like they lost 45-10 both times.

    Definitely a little scared of the Lions game. I hate that they got Suh. Man everybody is gonna go nuclear is they do lose next week.

    We’ll see how the run game fairs next week. Odds are AP will have a head scratching 45 yard game.

    I am with the Jackson group a little bit. He misses a lot of throws but his scramble ability is something the Vikings really need. Also it would be nice to just be happy with a playoff berth. Season sucks when you are just waiting for the playoff choke.

  77. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, THE TEAM TAKES ON THE PERSONALITY OF (AND PLAYS LIKE) THE HEAD COACH !!!!! AND GOD IS HE AWFUL !!!! Farve is playing EXACTLY as I thought he would when he didn’t turn down that assinine 4 mill. “insentive” to come back, what is he going to do with the 17mill,that he couldn’t have done with 13 mill. he was under contract for ??? ( NOT TO MENTION THE OTHER 100 MILL. MADE IN HIS CAREER ) It’s called KARMA people !!!! The incredible IDIOT that is Childress would NEVER use Webb at rec. if for no other reason than he saw first hand at the Gophers game when they us their best Q.B. Marquious (?) Grey at rec.and BEHOLD he becomes their BEST REC. Mgmnt. is doing NOTHING to resign Greenway, Leber,Rice or Edwards (who we should trade if not going to resign) why would they give up picks and a boatload of money for a great rec. like V.J. In fact, the only guy they will probably make a serious effort to resign is T-Jack. Where was Winfield in the 1st half against Miami ? And for those of you think that the “D” is “playing great” you are in SERIOUS need of a reality check, an eye exam and education in defensive football, actually football in general !!!!

  78. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Amazing PurpleFan, you manage to blame the loss on one out of 53 players? The O-line did a good job??? LMAO, you even got NFL commentators saying AP should run to the left because the right side FAILS. How many times has Brett been rushed? How many times has the O-line let guys through? Hutch is the only one that does a “good job” all the time! And what kind of receiver stands there and doesn’t even tackle the guy after an interception??? You may have your take as to what went through Brett’s mind on those two other interceptions to Berrian, but all I know is that Berrian will NEVER be a Pro Bowl receiver!

  79. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Just the facts, why don’t you go suck an egg. You sure are quick to attack a guy that played better than 31 of 32 QBs last year at twice their age! You act like we lost by 2-3 touchdowns these last 2 games. We lost by les than 5 points both games and one game was playing the SB Champs at their place! If all you are going to do is kiss TJ’s butt and stab Brett then please go away!

  80. By Canned Purple on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Bruce….two stats for you. 56.1 passer rating. 507 career INTs. I guess there were 504 other receivers who either ran the wrong route, failed to come back to the ball or ran too fast/slow. Face facts, if Favre (who I think is one of the best QBs ever) had come to camp to work on conditioning, chemistry with WRs, timing, he should be doing better. I despise that he thinks he is too good for camp and can just walk right in and be Mr. Superstar and when that doesn’t happen, he make up excuses for the INTs. Remember 507!! I think the excuses should have run out by the 200s.

  81. By Rick James on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Where are you getting the number 507 from? Is that 321 of Favre’s actual INT’s plus 186 of ones you saw that werent called on the field? This same thing happened last year, only against weaker opponents. They will be fine…

  82. By Canned Purple on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    So sorry, it seems like 500+. You are correct, only a measly 321.

  83. By RESQR on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Read this.
    I said much the same in the pre-season when management went to Brett, hat in hand, begging him to come back, and got s*** on by most of you.
    Well well well.
    The truth hurts.
    Now stop whining.
    http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Ak8edJmGkPssZJXjSlumPO1PfgM6?slug=cr-winnersandlosers091909

  84. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Yes 321 cannedpurple and also he has the MOST pass attempts of any QB in the History of the NFL! they go hand in hand. If you want to talk numbers, you look at the Career Interception Rate. And Brett Favre has a BETTER Career Interception Rate than 25 Hall of Fame Quarterbacks in Canton Ohio. That list includes the likes of Bart Starr, Fran Tarkenton, Terry Bradshaw, Johnny Unitas and Roger Staubach! YES YOU HEARD ME RIGHT! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT CANNEDPURPLE!

  85. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    These are all Hall of Fame Quarterbacks with a WORSE interception rate than Brett Favre. That means for every set number of pass attempts they threw more interceptions. Some pretty impressive names on this list that have thrown MORE interception per number of attempts. I wish some media writer would write an article about this FACT and then maybe all the writers, reporters and fans would apologize to Brett for all these years of associating his name with interceptions. It really isn’t fair at all and they should have more brains than that and realize the total number doesn’t define his tendencies because he has more pass attempts than any QB in the league! It’s the RATE that defines his tendencies!!!

    Warren Moon+ 3.4%
    Jim Kelly+ 3.7%
    Roger Staubach+ 3.7%
    Fran Tarkenton+ 4.1%
    Dan Fouts+ 4.3%
    Bart Starr+ 4.4%
    Sonny Jurgensen+ 4.4%
    Johnny Unitas+ 4.9%
    Len Dawson+ 4.9%
    Bob Griese+ 5.0%
    Otto Graham+ 5.1%
    Terry Bradshaw+ 5.4%
    Y.A. Tittle+ 5.6%
    Joe Namath+ 5.8%
    Norm Van Brocklin+ 6.1%
    Jim Finks+ 6.4%
    Bobby Layne+ 6.6%
    Sammy Baugh+ 6.8%
    George Blanda+ 6.9%
    Sid Luckman+ 7.6%
    Bob Waterfield+ 7.9%
    Arnie Herber+ 9.0%

  86. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Favre 3.3%

  87. By Canned Purple on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Yup, that percentage helped out in the NFCC game. Woo hoo, better shine that trophy we got with Favre!!! I don’t care what the percentages are, but he has had a propensity to throw the INT at the worst possible time (last year, the end of several years in GB, etc.). The problem is, he is a gunslinger, and that has made his career. But, his recent arrogance on not thinking he needs training camp….. OK, so who else doesn’t need camp? Camp is there for a reason and that will REDUCE the chance of bad timing, fatigue, etc. Had he been to full camp (make the decision to come back, get surgery, etc. early), then we may see a little better chemistry in the passing game. Playing flag football with HS players at DateYourCousin HS is not the same as attending training camp. Think he is a god, but right now MN still sits at 0-2 and the passing game has been a bust (yes, WRs are to blame too). Blame goes all across the board, but it needs to start with the leader on the field.

  88. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    The Media and some Favre Hating Fans will on occasion bring up Brett’s interceptions. And of course he has the most! That’s because he has the most passing attempts and they go hand in hand. If you really want an accurate picture of his interception tendencies, then look at his career interception rate in comparison to other well know quarterbacks. That tells you how many interceptions he throws for every number of throws.Unfortunately, some people don’t understand how basic math works and just look at one number. Here is some career interception rates that will SHOCK most fans because they always thought that Brett was the interception King and he is NOT! I think you fans who are on Brett so much will recognize a few of these names.

    Dan Marino Career Interception Ratio = 3.0%
    John Elway Career Interception Ratio = 3.1%
    Brett Favre Career Interception Ratio = 3.3%
    Fran Tarkenton Career Interception Ratio = 4.1%
    Bart Starr Career Interception Ratio = 4.4%
    Johnny Unitas Career Interception Ratio = 4.9%
    Otto Graham Career Interception Ratio = 5.1%
    Terry Bradshaw Career Interception Ratio = 5.4%
    Joe Namath Career Interception Ratio = 5.8%

    The following link will show you that there are also some Hall of Fame QBs that have a worst rate than Brett. The simple fact is that Brett has been getting the shaft all these years because of the interception stigma attached to his name.

  89. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Oh wow, he threw a few interceptions during playoff games. LIke what QB doesn’t? Manning has thrown them in playoff games and cost the Colts the game! In fact Manning threw one last year that was more costly than the NFC Title. It cost the colts the ultimate title! Do you see Colt fans complaining about him? And that one in Green Bay against the Giants, if you actually look at the film you will see the ball curve to the left after he threw it to Driver. It was cold and windy and I looked at that tape several times and it did get away from him. A quarterback has to throw into a 2′ X 2″ window all the time and sometimes even when it hits the guys on the numbers, it gets intercepted. Favre is the most scrutinized player in the history of the NFL and I don’t think that is fair to him!

  90. By skolpurpleandgold on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    when ever you can put points on the board you should, i couldnt believe they went for it on fourth down in the first quarter when they were in field goal range. That would have made the last drive of the game much easier. I think the differance between last year and this year is, the vikings went into it pounding the rock and no pressure on Favre. Once the D starts dropping 8 in the box on ya, then check out of that play and throw. we still have the weapons to get the job done, even with Rice, cook, griffen hurt. Get back to basics boys.

  91. By Wandrew on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Yes Bruce , I think you are dead on target, Brett Farve is the best Quarterback in the NFL, we have seen him play where hair goes straight up and I mean impressive plays ,and play after play. But have you noticed how people talk bad about him? We have not heard that last season Why???? So being a QB you are not good one year and bad the next , you always get better. Lot of comments about his age too,we heard that last season to and he hade the best year ever !!! But I hope S. Rice is back soon..

  92. By Buck from Western Wisconsin on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Canned Purple quit bad mouthin’ Brett!
    I went through thick and thin with him when he was at Green Bay and he brought us a Super Bowl. Now that I’m with him in Minnesota I can’t believe how he’s being treated just cuz of a couple bad plays that weren’t his fault!!!
    Stick with him, he’ll lead you to the Super Bowl–Geeez, if you you fans were callin’ the shots at D-Day, you would have canceled the landing-come on “Cowboy up”, get behind him and let’s go!!!

  93. By Buck from Western Wisconsin on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Good points Bruce-for awhile there I thought I was the only Favre fan left.
    I like your analysis of the statistics. They are facts not hopes!!!
    It looks like it’s up to you and me to rally the troops and come out swingin’-Let’s go Vikes. There is one guy that could turn this around-Herbie Brooks (God rest his soul)!!!!!

  94. By PurpleFan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    OK Bruce, that’s the thing about fans these days. They DEMAND perfection from almost every position on the field. Yeah the o line let a few guys get to brett, but peterson also had a great day running the ball did he not?? Now don’t go and say that ap did it all by himself because you know what he would say if you asked him that. The o line did a good enough job for us to get the win but we didn’t because of turnovers. And i don’t think that brett is a bad qb. I think he is one of the greatest. But he certainly did not have one of his best outings on sunday. And i don’t like the fact that you tried to make excuses for bretts mistakes trying to say that it wasn’t his fault he threw those int’s. I’m not hating on brett, just stating the fact that had he had a better day making decisions on throwing the ball, we probably would’ve won.

  95. By AP the Best on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    To Viking Fan,

    first of all don’t call yourself Viking Fan, cos it doesn’t fit you. Second of all, i wish you wouldn’t be so stupid,but you are. If God gave you a brain, you’d still be stupid, cos you wouldn’t know how to use it. so please just shut up…A.P. is the only one who is running the game, and makes zero mistakes.

  96. By Just The Facts on T-Jack on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    When T-Jack started the first 2 games of 2008 the Vikes barely lost to the Packers and Colts. His QB rating was 59 and 73. Compare this to Favre’s QB rating the last two games and it’s 72 and 44. In other words, there’s essentially NO difference between T-Jack and Favre in performance, yet everyone was saying T-Jack was the worst QB in the history of football during those 2 games.

    Let’s be fair in the criticism. Favre should get benched as well, no different than T-Jack. Benching occurs when a team loses and that is what should happen to Farve if the Vikes lose this weekend.

    As true Vikings fans, we should care less who’s at QB as long as the Vikes win. Favre’s not getting the job done and is losing. We as true Vikings fans should all demand that the backup get a chance, which just so happens to be T-Jack.

    GO VIKES!

  97. By guiliano on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    lets get it going guys! our defense is playing great giving up just 14 points a game u telling me we as an offense cant score 2td’s and a fg! its making me angry seeing us play like this with all the turnovers we still had a chance to win both games and could very well b 2-0! LETS go super bowl XLV bound lets goooooooooo!

  98. By Vikings4Ever on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I think Viking Fan is not really a fan because of pure ignorance – AP did such a Stellar job in the game – amazing to watch him – the BEAST – and so far – no fumbles – he has apparently worked really hard to fix the fumble problem (even if he has a fumble in the future – it happens to the best of them) so no fumbles and running like the beast – I hope he has the break out game this year – he deserves it – and I hope all the Vikings have a break out year like last year – and they still can! Including Brett Favre – and Viking Fan is probably aware of that happening again and is jealous. Or he is ignorant. Those could be the only explanations. Go Vikings and all day AP – keep on jumping over those guys – that was phenomenal!

  99. By Buck from Western Wisconsin on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Get off of Brett’s case!!
    He’s our best hope for Super Bowl.
    I say make him NFL’s first Player/Coach like Bill Russell was for the Celtics in the NBA.
    We ax Cilly and put his salary toward O-lineman or W-receiver.
    Brett goes into Hall of Fame as Player /Coach!!!!!
    ’nuff said
    PS Vikes can still go all the way-Faith Baby Faith!!!

  100. By Canned Purple on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Buck, my main gripe with Favre is that he refuses to believe that attending training camp will help him out. Well, if he attends camp, then his conditioning is better, timing is better and he builds better chemistry with ALL his receivers (not just Rice or Shank). Tell me one other QB who sits out camp? His belief that he is better than the system shows why he will always be his worst enemy.

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