Childress Expects “Tooth And Nail” Battle On Sunday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 13, 2010 – 12:21 pm

The Vikings dismantled the Dallas Cowboys the last time they saw them, logging a 34-3 lambasting on their NFC foes in the Divisional round of the playoffs at Mall of America Field. That day both teams entered the game playing at their best, with the Vikings coming off a 1st-round bye and the Cowboys coming in off of 2-straight blowout victories over the Philadelphia Eagles.

This time, though, the Vikings and Cowboys come into the matchup not at their best. Both teams entered the 2010 season with high expectations and now both teams sit at 1-3 after 4 games, facing pressure to win and get back on the winning track.

As a result, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress is expecting a tightly-contested game on Sunday.

“It’s no secret where are records are right now,” Childress said on Wednesday before his team’s practice. “Neither one of us are happy with it. In my experience, typically in these kind of games the most desperate team wins. The most desperate team that’s clawing for a victory. I expect it to be contested tooth and nail.”

Here are a few other things to watch for during Sunday’s game…

– If the Vikings win, it will be the team’s 24th regular season win since 2008. The Vikings are 23-13 since 2008 and 18-8 over their last 26 games.
– WR Randy Moss needs just 2 catches to move into 9th place in NFL history for the most career receptions. Moss’s 939 catches trails Art Monks’ 940 for 9th place.
– RB Adrian Peterson can surpass 5,000 rushing yards (currently at 4,964) with just 36 rushing yards. If
he does, it will have taken Peterson just 51 career games to reach 5,000 yards.
– The Vikings defense has given up just 5 off ensive TDs through the first 3 games. Opponents are averaging just 13.3 offensive points per game against the Vikings, fewest in the NFL.
– G Steve Hutchinson will move into a 3rd-place tie for the most consecutive starts by a Vikings guard. Currently Hutchinson ranks 4th with 68 consecutive starts. He trails David Dixon’s 69 for 3rd place. If Hutchinson continues his streak, he will move into 2nd place before the end of the 2010 season.

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31 Responses to “Childress Expects “Tooth And Nail” Battle On Sunday”

  1. By rodney on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Lets stick together viking fans.We can still win alot..

  2. By fire childress on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    chilly needs to go. we need a coach who knows what it takes to win. chilly is a bigtime loser

  3. By vikeslife on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    petersonfavremoss!!! triplets beat the cowgirls

  4. By fire childress on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    lets trade chilly an bb even up to the Chargers for V. Jackson

  5. By Bruce on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Love what Favre had to say in his conference…”I can play better and I’M GOING TO PLAY BETTER!” That’s what you want to hear from these players!!! POSITIVITY!!!

  6. By vikeslife on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Mr.#4ourth quarter you better throw bombs to moss the boss all day #28….

  7. By Rick on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Once we hit the groove lites out, where so close. u would have to be living on the moon to not see it. Brett’s our QB let him QB. I don’t even know where start with the defense (out standing) to say the least. Its gonna happen!

  8. By Bruce on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    After being drilled this past week about his off the field issues, I think Favre is determined to take his mind and the public’s mind off of it by playing well and winning games. That’s exactly what I would do if given the same situation.

  9. By vikeslife on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply


  10. By Bruce on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Please Brad, come out this sunday with the same type of play calling you did in the second half last game because that worked!

  11. By vikeslife on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    They need to gel and need to practice makes perfection lets go big purple!

  12. By vikeslife on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Much props to the big three favrepetersonmoss + harvin…. .

  13. By vikeslife on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    I still say fire chill. l.frazier should be are new coach!

  14. By Cowboys4life on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Mary Robinson said that the Cowboys receivers are going to have a field day on Sunday. She knows her stuff– Cowboys 24 Vikings 14. Mary also thinks AP won’t get 100 yards. How bout them Cowboys!

  15. By Old School on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Look………..We are in deep S#$%! Our secondary sucks before the injuries….now…….we are in trouble! The Cowboys have had alot of problems this year…but passing the ball this year is not one of them! WE NEED HELP BACK THERE!
    Oh, don’t get on this blog and start saying things like, ” Why are you so negative?” ….blah, blah, blah !

    Hey, go grab a book from the book store up the street, the book is called Football for Dummies!

  16. By Old School on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Hate to sat it, but Cowboys4life is right and his prediction is probably not far off………………………………….JUST BEING REAL!

  17. By fire childress on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    goodbye stadium hopes, no superbowl no stadium. goodbye vikings, great while you were here

  18. By Robins on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    I feel positive about our team! We just have to play strong from the beginning and not take forever to warm up. Jared needs to sack Tony like he did last year. We can win the rest of the games. Moss is here now and will get some practice with our team for the whole week. Percy looks real good. Tony throws so much that our team needs to intercept him a lot. It should be fun! Vikings should win it!

  19. By David on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s start by having standards of excellence on and off the field.
    “It’s no secret where are records are right now,”– MY comment is not about football, but what I consistently see as poor transcription of the news conferences — almost every article has errors in spelling, grammar, and simple word choice– the other day the word “prefer” was in an article which made no sense– the word, “defer” was probably the original wording. I am a writer, if you need someone who will get it right ( I should say get it write), then hire me.

    If none of you see the error in the example above– the first ” are” should be the possessive pronoun “our”, not the third person of the to be verb.

  20. By The Man on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

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    I expect that the Packers will win 11 games this season and finish at 11-5. If this turns out, the Vikings will need to go 11-1 to finish off this season or 10-2 and have the tie breaker over the Pack. In order to achieve this, they need to step it up not just one but ten notches and start playing at the level we all know they are capable of. If not, at least one good thing will happen–bye bye Childress.

  21. By larry2 on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    I’m confident the offense will get on track after the second half of the Jets game. I’m wondering where is the pressure from the d-line. Sanchez had no pressure what so ever. Also, the DB’s and safety’s don’t make interceptions. There should have been 2 Sanchez interceptions on Monday. The D has to start blitzing. You can’t just keep sending 4 and give the QB allday to throw when the secondary is suspect.

  22. By Justin on Oct 13, 2010 | Reply

    Tooth and Nail? I suppose Childress is right in the sense both teams are criminally guilty of turning the ball over. I tell you one thing, the 2nd half of the Jets game PROVED to me that our offense can do a good job. If they do it again against Dallas FOR THE WHOLE GAME, we should win.

    But if we lose, heads will be rolling and a couple of them may be Favre and Childress ‘s.

  23. By arahn on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    They need to come-out shooting like they did the second half of the Jets game. I would love to see Favre (I’m sure he has a good feel for what is going on on the field — use his experience) have a chance at play calling in the huddle and see if that works better. I’ll say again, better to have a perfect end on the season than a perfect start. What good does a perfect regular season do if you get beat in the playoffs and anyone who thinks we won’t make the playoffs is out of touch.

    Special note for Childress: If you let them come out slinging in the opening and they put-up a big lead then you can put-in T-Jack for the end to see if he is up to where you think he needs to be (maybe he does have some Vick qualities but we’ll have to see).

  24. By arahn on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    would love to see Webb on the field — I have a good feeling about him being an MVP someday soon.

  25. By Rye on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    A person has to wonder what the Vikings record would be right now if Favre stayed retired? Isn’t he averaging something like 3 turnovers a game? All of their losses have been close! I bet they would be 4-0 with even TJACK at the helm.

    Favre needs to calm down and realize he has the talent on offense and quite turning the ball over. It’s just plain stupid when the defense is playing this well to force throws and fumble the ball all over the place!

  26. By TN Muddy Cleats on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    Things look tough from this point: DB injuries R really hurting Viks chances and Favre’s elbow appears to be a significant problem. IMO, Favre makes 1st hand-off and then gives T Jack a chance show how far he has come.

    Brett has investigation thing distracting him and admitted that elbow pain kept him from completing several throws in Jest game. Likewise, Cowboys watched what worked for Jets….expect more of the same from them….QB will be running for his life….why not start one who has a chance to escape?

  27. By rocksalt on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikes have yet to prove they can play a complete 60 minutes of ball. this year. Until they SHOW me they can, I will have to rely on what they have done so far this season……1 win over a struggling Detroit team……..a ton of miscues, mistakes, bad plays, and basic lethargy.
    If this supbar play continues-we lose. period.

  28. By Fontana Al on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks RYE .Favre can do no wrong he has held this team hostage,no training camp,indecisive whether he is returning.That’s why Green Bay moved on to self centered.Didn’t want to come out Carolina game after getting killed, last year,didn’t want to come out NFC Championship game after almost breaking ankle only to come back and throw the game losing interception again.Everyone talks about his courage, Chilli should show some courage and pull him when needed.He is almost conceding that if he doesn’t play any better he expect to be pull.I am a diehard Viking fan so I had to warm up to Brett,but he is steering us into a iceberg.

  29. By Doug on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    Someone wake Childress up before the game starts or better still let him sleep through it we may get a win.

  30. By Zeprules on Oct 14, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings have the talent to reel off a bunch of wins in a row. The defense is good and now with Moss the offense has more confidence. You can see that during the 2nd half of the Jets game. I told my friend Moss will catch Favre’s 500th TD pass….and when that happened it set the team on fire. The Vikings still play the Bears twice…and the Packers are going downhill with their injuries. The Dome will be rockin this week!

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