Vikings Defense Epitomizing Consistency Early In 2010 Season

Posted by cjsiewert on September 29, 2010 – 6:29 am

With so many different variables leading to ebbs and flows in the Vikings aerial attack along with other personnel finding a rhythm early in the regular season, the Purple are welcoming the bye week to rest and gain extra preparation for a Week 5 Monday night matchup against the New York Jets at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

Yes, the Vikings have shown irregularities throughout the first 3 weeks. But one factor that’s been a consistent force is the play of the defense. Through 3 weeks the Vikings defense ranks in the top 5 in points (3rd-12.5 PPG) and yards allowed (5th-276.3 YPG) and also boasts an 8th-ranked passing (189.0 YPG) and rushing (87.3 YPG) defense.

The Purple have prided themselves on a dominant run defense ever since Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress’ arrival in 2006. The Lions were the latest team to face this staunch unit, as they were held to a season-low 63 yards rushing in last Sunday’s contest – nearly 100 yards less than Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s total for the game (160).

As the run defense continues its stout performance, so has the pass rush.

Obtaining such a balanced defense is one of many reasons the Vikings have yet to allow more than 14 points a game this season. Even with CBs Chris Cook and Cedric Griffin out for the first 2 weeks, the Vikings pass defense allowed only 237 yards against the pass-heavy Saints team in Week 1 and a dismal 114 yards in Week 2 against the Dolphins.

During the Vikings 24-10 victory over the Lions on Sunday at Mall of America Field, the Vikings secondary welcomed back both Cook and Griffin in route to allowing 237 passing yards. After Lions star rookie RB Jahvid Best left the game with a toe injury, Detroit turned one-dimensional with its aerial attack and the Vikings quickly adjusted. Lions QB Shaun Hill was held to a 69.6 passer rating and was intercepted by LB Ben Leber and CB Antoine Winfield late in the game, putting a halt to any sort of comeback.

As the Vikings defense continues to show its consistency in both the run and pass rush, it’s well known that everyone needs to stay confident in their specific role with 4 straight games against talented offenses – at New York, home against the Dallas Cowboys and then 2 road games against the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.

“Going into the bye week you need to get more confidence going,” Vikings LB Chad Greenway told reporters after Sunday’s victory over the Lions. “Whatever injuries we do have, the bye week will take care of them and now we know the stretch we have coming out of the bye so we need to get at least mentally healthy.”

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95 Responses to “Vikings Defense Epitomizing Consistency Early In 2010 Season”

  1. By Eugene G on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Defense and pounding the rock let’s make it happen Vikes the passing game will come along we have a legend under center and we have great talent that just needs to get in rhythm we are not as terrible as the “analysts” are making us out to be there is way too much footbal to be played this season let’s make it happen Skol Vikings!!



  3. By Cor-XLVikings ! on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Keep it up great defense-our offense will pick it up, give the greatest- 4- time to pass and off we go!

  4. By Rogerthevikefan on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Turnovers are what we need hope the 6 foot monsters make it happen. Our Winfield by busting someones head open.

  5. By Carl K on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Cook will come up with a couple big turnovers before the year is out. Bank on it.

  6. By fmfan on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I wish they would fix the P.P.G. against our D it should be 10.3 not 12.7 because the offense (Favre) fumbled in the endzone for a Fins TD. That would make our Vikings D #1 for points allowed !!

  7. By fire childress on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    it’s too bad defense and a running game doesn’t win games live in the 70′s. you need a passing game to win games in modern day football, expecially against really good teams like the jets. if we lose against the jets, i’m not watching any more games, what’s the point, to see what draft position the vikings pick in the 2011 draft? no thanks

  8. By fire childress on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    where is the vikingss number 1 receiver? no show i guess, may show up in week 8, still not 100 percent with a 3-5 record

  9. By KanVike on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t be so negative fire childress. If you quit watching after the Jets game, then you’re not a real fan.

  10. By sheaff44 on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    fire childress i do not want the vikes to lose but the only good thing to come out of it would be you watch no more games and hopefully that is the end of your ignorant have no idea what you are whining about comments

  11. By fire childress on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    be quiet 44, i have owned season tickets for 18 years now and won’t bother me a bit to sell off the remaining tickets. i have spent thousands of dollars on this team, can you say the same? noooooooo, you watch on tv for free. until you start investing your money on this team, keep your mouth shut.vikings management never addressed several issues this year, and i have a right to be mad

  12. By larry2 on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with fire childress. It seems to me the Vikes are being naieve to think they can continue to win with the current makeup of this team. I guess if I were in Vikings Management I would be fired because I would have given SD 2 2nd rd picks for VJ. I think this team should be in major PANIC mode. I guess it will take 2 or 3 more early season L’s to make management belive that there are major issues.

  13. By Bruce on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Move Phil from right tackle to right guard, it’s obvious he is not quick enough to stay with defensive ends.

  14. By Bruce on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Teach our guys to strip the ball like the Packers & Bears do

  15. By Bruce on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Make our receivers EARN that Number #1 & #2 slot, don’t put them in there just because they have a longer contract!!!

  16. By Bruce on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Try designing some plays that get our receivers separation because they are having trouble doing it on their own.

  17. By Bruce on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    SERIOUSLY, our defense should be taught to punch at that ball whenever they tackle. TURNOVERS WIN GAMES!

  18. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    when is the last time one of the safety or cornerbacks intercepted and took it back to the house? i think it was Winfield years ago. need some pick 6′s right away

  19. By purple08 on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Larry2: the biggest problem with the make up of this team is Brett Favre. He needs to retire ASAP.

  20. By loren on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    You cant really blame the Defense first and foremost you have to make the tackle.Play calling needs to be smarter and O line needs to get better.Remember in the begining it was all about Favre playing not to lose.Because with A.D. you always have a chance if you play smart RIGHT?But then the passing game took on a life of its own because that was the poison teams picked.Peterson looks better than ever this year.If he keeps having success the passing game will benefit soon.

  21. By Rogerthevikefan on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Well we wont get a no.1 receiver any time soon so how about the guys we have pull their heads out of their behinds and run routes properly and when the ball is coming to them how about catching it. Or mabey we stop bringing in more people who cant do that and put LOGAN PAYNE on the active roster. He knows the system better than Baskett. Plus has worked with Farve since Farve decided to return.

  22. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    it’s too bad that the Vikings finally have one of the best defense’s in their 50 year history, then we have one of the worse offenses in the entire league, 90 percent of this is management’s fault. Miami has a good organization, because when they want a free agent, they get them, because they have a good coach and front office.

  23. By Vegas Viking on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Purple08, do you have anything new to say or are you going to keep repeating yourself in every blog all year long? Replacing Favre now would kill the team, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Even if TJack performed better for the short term, it would be a huge mistake as it won’t work come playoff time and would rip apart the fabric of the team. Favre with a healthy Rice and Harvin in the playoffs is the team’s best chance this year whether you like it or not.

  24. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    yeah, purple08 gets old, he doesn’t know what he talking about. bring in a #1 receiver, and everything is fine. but looks like that’s not going to happen. if we wait for Rice to come back, it will be too late

  25. By Vegas Viking on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah [fire childress], i do agree with you, I’m just trying to be optimistic regarding Rice and how quickly he’ll return to form. VJ would have been nice, especially if we are really all in this year.

  26. By Old School on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Look, I would love not to lose Leslie Frazier after this year, because he will get a Head Coaching job. Why not keep him here! This D will be and is our only hope for anything this year! This D will need to keep getting stiffer as the year goes on….this O , in my opinion, may get a little better, but I don’t believe that it will ever get to where it was last year.

    Make Leslie our Head Coach……………………………..NOW!

  27. By Bruce on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Purple08, are you sure your name shouldn’t be Green08? Favre is the one of the guys that is giving 110% and 4 of those 6 intereptions were not his fault. A tipped ball that leads to an interception because a SLOW tackle can’t stay with his block is not Favre’s fault. A ball that hits the guy in the numbers or goes through a receiver’s hands and bounces off into an interception is not Favre’s fault An interception because a guy runs his route wrong is not Favre’s fault. And I noticed that Favre in his conference said he was voluntarily staying all week to go over film and talk to the recievers if any of them decided to stay makes me think that this is a player that wants to win! And those are the players you want to be on your team!

  28. By Vikefan on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    We need dedication from our wide receivers. Run your routes correctly and catch the ball with your hands, not your body. If not AD counld hold the stat for best wide receiver.

  29. By Jófreiðr on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    The season is over unless major changes and incredible luck come our way. Last years magic is gone and so is the easy schedule (though the Vikes played like champs during the playoffs.)
    Time to rebuild and take a serious look at the coaching staff.

  30. By gottarush on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    “I wish they would fix the P.P.G. against our D it should be 10.3 not 12.7 because the offense (Favre) fumbled in the endzone for a Fins TD. That would make our Vikings D #1 for points allowed !!”

    CORRECTION…..His arm was hit as he tried to pass = the defensive end beating both Shank, and Loadholt around the edge. Stats can be misleading for both the offense and defense.

  31. By Carl K on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    I think Joe Webb is probably our future QB other wise we would be using him at WR. We will need to replace Favre sooner or later. I don’t think it would hurt to play Webb at QB on first down every once in a while. Don’t get me wrong, I love Favre and I would agree with Mike Wobshall that he is our secound best player on our offense… but come on it is not going to hurt to putting Webb in on a few plays. Think about it, we usually give it to AP on first down anyway… we will just be adding the threat of Webb faking the handoff and taking off with it. That would be scary to defend! I would also let Webb return kick offs, no need for Harvin to get hurt returning kicks. Deactivate Tjack for a game, if Favre gets hurt we can still play Tjack if we really needed to. I am not 100% happy with some of the moves that Coach Childress has made but I wouldn’t fire him over it. Not Yet!

  32. By Hilary on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    As a side note, why is the person that is responsible for posting updates on the Injury Report so slow? It is mid-day Thurs. and still no report on Wednesday’s practice.

  33. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    yes i agree, put in Webb as in a few wildcat plays a game. the teams we play against do not scheme against a running quarterback. i feel the few plays he does do would be huge chunks for yards

  34. By Hilary on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Why aren’t we getting to see Webb as WR? What’s the harm in trying him out? Would our receiving corps really be that much weaker with him out there trying to catch a few?

  35. By Rick James on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    I agree I would love to see Webb in a wr. But they have to be careful how they activate him. If he is activated as a wr, then it is no big deal, but if he is activated as the 3rd (emergency) QB and then put in the game, even to take snaps at wildcat prior to the 4th quarter, then the top 2 QB’s arent eligible for return. I say activate him as a WR, let him take some snaps in the wildcat and add a much much needed playmaker to an offense in deperate need of one!!!!

  36. By nick on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    FYI the vikings defence has more forced fumbles than any other in the league since 2006

  37. By rocksalt on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Why not give Webb a chance at something? We need explosive players, this current motley crew of WRs is a sorry bunch…..

  38. By rocksalt on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Loadholt moves like he has a load of sh@t in his pants

  39. By rocksalt on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    McKinnie just doesn’t move period.

  40. By Guest on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Mckinney and loadholt would be good bouncers at a club but for football they do have cement legs they need to work on stamina and endurance chilly needs to make these guys run more.

  41. By BladeRunner on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    @ FMFAN,
    You hit the nail on the head. I actually sent an email to ESPN because they are stating this same error. The Vikes defense should not be held accountable for the seven points the Miami defense scored against the Vikes offense! This makes no sense. Throw that out and you are correct. We have a 10.3 PPG average, best in the NFL.

    C’mon, O! Score some points and you win all three games. Kudos to the Vikes D!

  42. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    i think if the Vikings don’t make the playoofs, they need to fire chilly. the Vikings were rated the 3rd best team before the season started,we could very well pick high in the draft in 2011 due to chilly and front office

  43. By DawnWisconsin on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    PURPLE08 why dont you keep your bigmouth shut!I agree with Bruce,How many other players are staying a couple
    extra days to watch films?The Vikings are very lucky to have Favre!No appreciation from the fans..He is the only one who gives 110%And for Favre its not about the money,,He made his money off GB.The one they need to get rid of is Berian. How many times has Favre thrown to him and cant catch the dam ball.Hes the idiot!

  44. By Mike Dodge on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    eliminate turnovers and go for field goals on fourth down and we are 3-0. Then nobody would be saying that the season is over and all that BS. We WILL make the playoffs and have Rice healthy, we WILL be a scary team in the NFC!!!

  45. By DawnWisconsin on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply


  46. By MGR4FUN on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    wow what a bunch of fair weather fans in here … first of all fire childress i doubt very much you talk so much sh!t in your season tickets without visitin an er … second we hav the #1 runnin back in the nfc … i wonder who was blockin for him to get those yards … third we just witnessed the #499th touchdown pass of one of the most amazin careers in the entire history of the nfl … in new york against his former team #4 will complete his #500th career touchdown pass … i wonder how many times in history that has happened … “NONE” … you doubters like f c go ahead and stay home and i am sure ya will not hav any trouble sellin you season tickets … you are not the kind of fan we want in the metrodome cheerin on the home team anyway … the purple hoard are supporters of the purple the entire team … management and coaches as well as players … if ya wanna talk about free agent acquisitions lets talk … pat williams / antione winfield / jared allen / jimmy kennedy / brett favre … with no cba in place it is not financially responsible to sell the farm for a big time free agent (v jackson) who wants a multi-year deal in the 50 million range … we hav several players in their last year and will need money to get them back under contract with the purple (greenway / leber / edwards / rice just to name a few) … we are gonna need a top draft choice next year will be expensive also … the purple will win the next 4 games and then ya will be talkin a whole new story

  47. By Mike Dodge on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Well said MGR4FUN! I am also a season ticket holder and will NEVER give up my tickets and NEVER give up on my team! STAY HOME firechildress we don’t need any more fair weather fans

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

  48. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    i have nothing against Farve, he rocks-purple 08 has a problem with farve. all i was saying, when a team comes into the season ranked 3rd best, and we start off 1-2, that tells me there is a problem in the coaching. i watched many losing vikings teams throughout the years and never had a problem with that. because they were never expected to win, so any win was a blessing. this is not the case this year. we are expected to win

  49. By fkj74 on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Cool out fire childress, your site name says it all. You would rather have the Vikes lose so you can be right about Chilly. Were mistakes made sure, there always are, Rice should have had surgery earlier, etc. The team is in good shape and we to stop the turnovers. With our D we will be in every game. Go Vikes!

  50. By MGR4FUN on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    expectations are premeditated resentments … a proven fact over and over again time in and time out … if anyone expected #4 to go ’10 with only 7 ints … well get ready for some resentments … if anyone figured / expected we would be the same passin team minus #18 welcome to some resentments … however is anyone had told me the purple would go into nola without rice/griffin&cook and hold the chumps offense to 14 points and still lose i would hav said … yeah right … that the purple would hold ronnie and ricky and brandon to 14 in the metrodome and lose … yeah right … so some breaks hav gone the other way early that means they will come our way later … a very positive thought at least we hav not stunk up the place like the cheeseheads did on MNF

  51. By Carl K on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Our front office and scouts do a great job getting good player in camp. 6 player we cut this year are on active rosters around the league. G. Mill, M Shuler, P. Brown, C. Clark, Rhys Lloyd, Austin Thomas. We have to give some credit to our coaches for developing these guys. Teams are lining up to take our guy we cut.

  52. By larry2 on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone bow down to the almighty football God MGRFUN! Fire Chilldress has a right to express his views just like everyone else. That thing under your nose, shut it!!!

  53. By MGR4FUN on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    lmao and the other brother is heard from … thanks for the compliment … although i hav sinned way too much to be called God … lmao … obtw if as you say f c has the right to speak then as a purple bleedin fan since 1962 i also hav the same right … i was probibly watch the purple b4 all your other brothers larry so i hav earned my right sittin outside freezin my backside off at the met as well as losin my hearin in the metrodome … so lets talk some football larry and invite all your other brothers 2

  54. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    i sat in the met many times too freezing. and i was under 10 years old. one time i was sitting directly dehind the field goal before they had nets, and had a football come at me from a extra point kick. i had the ball over my head, and some lady grabbed it from me. my older brother grabbed it back from her and then a all out fight started. we ended up with the ball at the end, with a couple black eyes to boot. needless to say we got the ball signed by a few players after the game.

  55. By larry2 on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    HAHA…I can’t argue with that. Good stuff man.

  56. By Carl K on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikes will win the final 9 games and head into the playoffs as the hottest team in the NFL. 11-5. Don’t sell your season tickets just yet… we have a lot of football left. We could be 2-5 before we start to play great football.

  57. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    i hope your right, i really don’t want to sell my season tickets, i just get frustrated. walking out of stadium after a loss is the worse feeling anyone could have. watching this club from childhhood to adulthood, nothing much has changed. we either have a good team and bad coaching, or have a bad team with bad coaching. plus the team seems to be jinxed. i hope i’m still alive to see this team win a superboal

  58. By MGR4FUN on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    one thing i know for sure is our purple defense got even better with the return of griffin and cook … is gonna be somethin special to watch from here on out … adrian is fixin to go off the hook … a special acknowledgement to ryan cook who played an amazin game after the media has lambasted him forever … way to go mr cook … and … bryant mckinnie totally shutdown KVB of the lions he was literally taken out of the game … another o-lineman that gets abused in print and played like a rock-steady purple o-lineman … way to go bigmac

  59. By MGR4FUN on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    f c i totally understand and hav known that frustration that you talk about … thru all the years the highs and lows of bein a die hard viking fan has built alot of character in all of us purple bleeders … and some hav said i am a real character … lmao … and larry2 i meant no disrespect just bantorin football … ^5s to you larry and all your other brothers too(lol) … gonna go watch the twins

  60. By Carl K on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Ryan Cook and A.Peterson are playing with some heart this year. Playing with some grit. I think those two are trying to prove something. Gotta lov that!

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

    This is the Defenses team, and AP’s. If we do not panic and play old fashioned football, we will be fine. If we are behind by more than two scores, then and only then do we try to play vertical. Otherwise the best plan is to prevent self destruction, and to play AP AD. Our worst enemy is trying to make it a Favre team, when it is not.

  62. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    this team will never be a Farve team with no #1 receiver. yes the only chance we have until Rice is healtly is to play black and blue football. run the ball, run the ball more, and 3 and out for defense. opposing teams defenses wear down when you run the ball alot and 4h quarter will be payoff for all day ap

  63. By NY Viking on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t see Donovan McNabb signing a long-term deal with the Skins. He sees a chance to reunite with Chilly once Brett retires & he knows the Vikes are a win now team. Don’t be surprised to see him ink a deal here in the off-season. While we’re at, it let’s pull a page from the Tarkenton playbook & bring back Randy Moss to give him another weapon!

  64. By NY Viking on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Didn’t we all watch in horror a few years back as we let the clock run out at the draft without making a pick? Now we won’t give up a couple of #2s for a #1 receiver? In each case we don’t have the picks, but at least this time we’ll have somrthing to show for it.

  65. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    i don’t see Mos staying with new England either. the vikings just might be good enough for Moss to sign on the dotted line for the Vikings again. that would be neat to see Moss retire from the Vikings. i bet not too many players ever come back to a team they left

  66. By fire childress on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    i think 2 no# 2 draftpicksfor V. Jackson would be a good deal for the Vikings. but the Vikings have too many contracts coming up next year, not enough payroll for everyone

  67. By Duane N on Sep 30, 2010 | Reply

    Was thinking the same thing Carl. I don’t think they will go 9-0, but the schedule looks pretty good after the Pats game. If the D stays healthy a playoff birth is almost a lock, NFC is just not that good overall.

  68. By Just Win on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    purple08 you are so right!
    We’re not going to win with the way Favre is playing. People need to look at the facts. Favre officially now has the LOWEST QB rating in the league after 3 games. The other two QB’s with lower ratings; one was cut and the other was demoted and no longer playing.

    Real fans don’t care who the QB is as long as the Vikings win, which we’re not. Likewise, real fans all wish Favre will play better, so we can still salvage this season with a top 5 defense and the #1 RB in the league. Enough excuses for Favre. Every team has receivers running bad routes, not catching the ball, bad O-line blocking, etc., but Favre’s the ONLY QB in the league now that can’t make any plays to keep his QB rating out of the pits. He’s getting paid 16 million this year (Yes, that’s 1 million a game) to not throw an Int in the redzone. At least come out with a field goal try (e.g. NFC championship game last year). That’s one advantage that T-Jack has over Favre. T-Jack would rather run than throw a ball into tight coverage that might get intercepted. Ever since he came in for the injured Ferotte, his TD to Int ratio is awesome.

    Go Vikes!

  69. By fire childress on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    this season is more important than anyone knows. superbowl= new stadium playoffs and lose, or miss playoffs completely = no stadium

  70. By fire childress on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    it’s too bad they didn’t build the stadium before the recession started. the cost goes up 80,000 per year due to inflation. the only arguement they have now, is it will put 10,000 people to work

  71. By Rick James on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Just Win you dont get it. How can a QB compile a big rating with nobody to catch the ball? Besides Shiancoe, can you name somebody that has made a play on the ball that wasnt right to their chest or right into their hands? I cant think of one play this year…

  72. By DawnWisconsin on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Amen! Rick James.Some of these comments here are to funny!Comparing Webb and TJ to Brett Favre. Not even close…Favre has broken every record in the NFL.ITs
    to bad that management wasnt prepared for Rice’s surgery.IF the dam receivers they have could catch a ball..Vikings would be tie with the Bears.
    Cant wait and see next year without Favre.LMAO
    OH Brett cant wait til you get yout 500 touchdown..another record broken..GOOD LUCK BUDDY

  73. By Carl K on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Harvin made a great diving catch for a TD.

  74. By Carl K on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Camarillo has great hands and has made a couple nice catches. I can’t understand why he doesn’t get more playing time. I think Favre could make a star out of Camarillo.

  75. By Just Win on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Once again people need to stop basing decisions on pure emotion and base it on pure facts. As a result, you won’t see me (or hopefully any other true Viking’s fan) ever blog that Favre isn’t a hall of fame QB or that he didn’t have a near MVP season last year. Unfortunately what is also fact is that his QB rating is so bad, we have no chance to win other than against the Detroit Lions. Last I checked everyone on the planet gets old and everyone eventually dies as well. Otherwise, Jim Kelly, Dan Marino, etc. would still be playing now. That’s the point! Favre’s too old to play anymore and he obviously isn’t close to playing like he did last year. If he was anywhere close to last year, we’d be 3-0! If he’s going to play like a 41 year old man, then he should also be “man enough” to walk into Chilly’s office and hang it up. If we go 1-3 the next four games and he continues to have a 60 QB rating, then let’s all pray to God that he admits he’s human and is hurting the team more by playing. Better to just be backup to T-Jack and help T-Jack prepare for the remainder of the games.

    Also I stand corrected. Favre doesn’t have the lowest QB rating in the league. One of the players below him, Matt Moore, was benched for Jimmy Clausen, who had a lower QB rating than 60 this past Sunday. Obviously since the Vikes have a bye, it’s very possible that Jimmy will have a great game this weekend and FAVRE WILL BE BACK WITH THE LEAGUE’S WORST QB RATING. AT LEAST FAVRE IS LEADING THE LEAGUE IS SOMETHING!

    Go Vikes!

  76. By Carl K on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    It doesn’t matter who our QB is right now we need to manage the game better. Take care of the football and take our points when we can get them. Our D and our running make us very tough to beat. We need to play smarter and stop beating ourselves! Just win – do you really believe Favre’s QB rating will stay low all year?? Favre, Tjack, or Joe Webb it doesn’t matter we can win with any of them if we just manage the game!

  77. By fire childress on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    the Miami game, you can hang that loss on chilly. going for it on 4th an 2 in the 1st quarter? i can see 4th and inches, not 2 yards. chilly needs to hang it up

  78. By Cal on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Playoffs or no playoffs, the vikes deserve a new stadium. Every time I go to the metrodome, I hate it a little more. It would be good for the city and everyone involved.

  79. By soldier1986 on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    @fmfan he fumbled because our awesome o line let everyone through. your dumb if you cant see that. our o line is terrible and is ranked one of the worst right now. if our line would do there jobs, i think the offence would too. you cant blame the fumbles on favre. lol wow

  80. By fire childress on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    i agree, but the stadium issue will hinge on how we do this year. i always make a point to go to the bathroom before going to the game, because i don’t want to miss half the game just taking a leak.bathrooms too small and too few and outdated.Minnesota congress and senate are putting the issue on the backburner, definitely does not look good at this point

  81. By fire childress on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    if they started building it now, it would not get done in time for next season. maybe they already deceided not to build one

  82. By soldier1986 on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    haha finally people are seeing how ignorant purple08 is. all he does is blame favre for everything. its favre’s fault he gets sacked 5 times a game and gets hurried about 10 times. its favre’s fault he gets hit and fumbled when throwing the ball. lol your an idiot. putting t jack in wont make the team any better on offense. last year favre basically carried this team on his shoulders by himself. you probably wont admit to that but he did. and everyone knows it. even in the nfc game aganist the saints. offensively favre was the only one keeping us in the game. now this year he is banged up and tired. our o line needs to do there job. you sound like a packer fan to me.

  83. By fire childress on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    i don’t think purple08 knows anything about football. he probably just started watching the game this year

  84. By rick on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Bout 2 months ago oh my god what if brett does not come back what about this what about that. Can u see the big picture were merely lulling the rest of the NFL into a false sense of security. Its gonna happen, where gonna start blastin. Oct 11 70,000 yards 500 td’s

  85. By Puckertrucker on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    To all the Fans who know all the answers to the Vikes problems, have any of you ever thought that When watching replays, how many calls have the REFS gotten wrong, or not called right in front of their eyes. How many times have the vikes defence been held, punched or fouled and the REFS haven’t called the penalties against the other teams. Sure we make mistakes but I belive the officials have a problem with calling fouls against other teams when they play the Vikings I truly believe the REFS hate the Vikings or they have big bets going against the Vikings check out the plays against the Vikings and especially against Farvre the REFS didn’t call why do you think Jared Allen got into it last Sunday. I believe the Vikings are finnally taking things into their own hands and going after the players fouling them. Lets get nastier and take our game back to where it should be SMASH MOUTH FOOTBALL like the sixties and seventies. The Defense back then KICKED BUTT all over the Field. When we play the Jets in week five watch how many penalties aren’t called against the Jets that should be called. And if you see the fouls call the NFL in NEW YORK and complain. If enough fans complain just maybe the Vikings will get a the fouls called against the other teams that need to be called.

    Skol Viking Purple for ever.

    PS. why not put Joe Webb in the game as a wide receiver thats how he was drafted it will give FARVRE another target to throw to and he does have GREAT HANDS for catching the ball, after all how hard is it to run a down and in or down and out or a post pattern.

    The one and only Puckertrucker.

  86. By NY Viking on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    Farve has been throwing INTs for years & yet The Pack prospered, so I won’t have a cow because his numbers don’t match last year’s aberation. Besides it’s easy to focus on what happened at the end of the game in New Orleans last year, but it was the fumbles (2 in the offensive red zone & 1 in the defensive red zone) that killed us. If we hold onto the rock, we win going away. The way the D is playing, if we can get another receiving option (give Caramillo a shot) to open things up AP can run wild (he’s not fumbling this year) & we’ll score enough to win. Bladerunner’s right. The D shouldn’t be responsible for an offensive fumble in the end zone. Also factor in the only TD we gave up to the lions resulted from an INT where they started the drive in the red zone! Just get us a little more offense & we’ll be fine. Time to revisit the 2 2nd rounders for VJ!

  87. By tony smith on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply


  88. By fire childress on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    your right pucker, the refs don’t like the Vikings, they blew 3 calls last year in the Steelers game that cost us that game, and they blew 7 calls in the Saints game and the refs handed the nfc championship trophy to the Saints on a platter. the Vikings are just Jinxed

  89. By NY Viking on Oct 1, 2010 | Reply

    I have to agree with you Puckertrucker. I know they can’t catch everything, but C’mon. In game 1 in N.O. Shiancoe catches a pass & runs for a 1st down, but gets flagged for offensive P.I. Later Brett gets picked by Jonathan Vilma. You see the Vikes calling for the flag & when they sahow the replay you Vilma, of all people, holding the rerceiver’s waist after 5 yards, pulling him back & stepping in front of him for the pick. The announcers even said “looks like the refs missed that one”. Of course who can forget the 1st pick in the championship game last year when Brett got high-lowed by the Saints. This was The Brady Rule. Apparently The Brady Rule only applies to Tom Brady himself (thus the name The Brady Rule). The refs even apologized to Brett (after the game of course). It was obvios the Saints were taking cheap shots to hurt him & get him out of the game. I tuned in to watch a football game & a hockey game broke out! An ejection or two would have put an end to that real fast. But I digress. Refs there’s no way that penalties are that one-sided. Take off the blinders & start throwing flags at both teams!

  90. By Lito on Oct 2, 2010 | Reply

    How long does it take for someone in the receiving corp to take charge? Don’t they want to aspire to be the #1 receiver? Is there no urgency to get an additional offensive lineman help? Are the coaches satisfied with the Vikes field positions after kick/punt return? Why not design just one play for Joe Webb either as quarterback or wide receiver?

  91. By fire childress on Oct 2, 2010 | Reply

    thats part of Chillys job, to make sure the players are ready to play at a high level, he’s not even doing that part of the’s like he doesn’t care

  92. By fire childress on Oct 2, 2010 | Reply

    they can’t design 1 play for Webb, he’s 3rd string. you can only go in for 1 play if your 2nd string. 3rd string has to play the rest of game, once he runs one play,1stand 2nd string qb become ineligible

  93. By TWVIKE on Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

    fire chilly- I AGREE! lets put are wide outs at dbs & dbs at wide outs. NOBODY WOULD NOTICE!

  94. By TWVIKE on Oct 3, 2010 | Reply


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