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A Few Positive Bye Week Trends

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 11, 2010 – 10:03 am

The Vikings acquisition of WR Randy Moss this week disrupted our normal coverage of the team leading up to a game. It was a welcome disruption, don’t get me wrong, but now it’s time to briefly touch on a few aspects of tonight’s game that we weren’t able to mention in the past week or so.

One of those aspects is the fact that the Vikings are coming off their bye week as they prepare to take on the NY Jets on Monday Night Footballl. Here are a few trends to consider regarding the Vikings and their bye week…

– Brad Childress is perfect in guiding his team out of the bye week, going 4-0 since 2006 and logging wins vs. Detroit, vs. Houston, at Chicago and at Seattle.

– QB Brett Favre hasn’t lost a game coming out of the bye since 2005, when his Packers team lost to the Vikings.

– The early-season bye isn’t considered perfect timing generally for NFL teams, but it helped the Vikings heal up from some early-season injuries. The player that arguably is best-served from the bye is WR Percy Harvin, who was still catching up from missing much of training camp and also had an ailing hip after 3 games. TE Visanthe Shiancoe also used the bye to help recover from a hamstring injury suffered against the Lions in Week 3.


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14 Responses to “A Few Positive Bye Week Trends”

  1. By Cor-XLVikings ! on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    We take it tonight,,, PERIOD ! True fans back their team 100pc !
    The parking lot will be FUN against the Cowgirls as they limp in and we beat them after the JETS GO DOWN TONIGHT ! Gooooooooooo Vikings !

  2. By desmond on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    Randy Moss will take care of business .Revis made a mistake calling out the future hall of fame wide out .I’ts on….Go VIKES

  3. By Mike Hunt on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    WE NEED THIS WIN. PERIOD. NEED IT.

  4. By Dave on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    I hope moss makes a fool out of revis.. Especially after calling him
    out.. Should be fun to watch :)

  5. By Lizzy on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    Will Vikings win? Yes, or Yes? HECK YES!!! ;)

  6. By Dude on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    Will the vikings win? Tune in tonight.

  7. By Dude on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    The Jets have a new stadium, the Cowboys got a new stadium. When will the Vikings get one? I suspect if Minnesota doesn’t have a plan to build a new one Zygi will move the team. 2011 may be the last year for Minnesota to have a NFL team.

  8. By ouviking on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    the game will be won in the trenches. BLOCK LOADHOLT BLOCK

  9. By Dude on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    Did you see the news….Brett making moves on women. That reporter was pretty hot. Now a massage girl for the Jets says he hit on her to.
    Another Tiger Woods….the girls will be coming out of the woodwork now. Can he top Tiger’s numbers?

  10. By Dude on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    And I thought he only had eyes for Jared, LOL….
    Ought to be a good game tonight.

  11. By Dude on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    Revis says he’s playing…..like Randy is concerned….

  12. By rocksalt on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    The Jets will not be a pushover…….I would be careful not to take them lightly-should be a tough game- I hope the latest distactions will not adversely effect Favre. I hope we win.

  13. By Bev Barninger on Oct 11, 2010 | Reply

    Go Vikings and Brett and that new player of yours, Moss!!!! Beat the JETS!

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