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Loathing The Lambeau Loss

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 25, 2010 – 1:11 am

We’ve just arrived back at Winter Park after quick flight home from Green Bay following the tough 28-24 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field. It’s a hard one to take because there were so many opportunities lost – or taken away from us – and we had the ball with a good chance to win it at the end.

Another reason I’m especially loathing this loss is because of all the good things the Vikings did in a tough environment. Adrian Peterson made mincemeat out of Green Bay’s defense, carving them up for 131 yards and a TD on 28 carries plus 41 yards receiving on 2 catches. That adds up to 172 yards on 30 touches (5.7 yards per touch). Percy Harvin displayed his versatility, hauling in 5 receptions for 65 yards while also gaining 41 yards rushing and 1 TD on 3 attempts and tallying 81 kickoff return yards on 3 tries.

WR Randy Moss found the endzone, RB Toby Gerhart had his best performance since being drafted by the Vikings last April, the special teams unit was solid again, the defense held Donald Driver catchless and Green Bay averaged just 3.7 yards per rush.

But it all adds up to a loss. QB Brett Favre, as good as he was in leading the team down the field in the final minutes, had 3 INTs and one of them was returned for a TD. Green Bay scored 14 points off of those 3 INTs and the Vikings had several other opportunities slip through their fingers. TE Visanthe Shiancoe had a TD reception called back after it was challenged, Harvin had 2 TDs taken away from him and I’ve been told by several people that Green Bay’s 2nd-quarter TD should not have counted.

I’m sure we’ll re-hash the game over-and-over again over the next day or so, but the bottom line is the Vikings are a 2-4 football team that must travel to see the New England Patriots next week in what will be another crucial game as the Vikings try to get out of this funk.

I’m heading home to get some rest for now, but I’ll be back in the morning with another edition of the Monday Morning Mailbag and with several other blog entries. It’ll be painful for a while, but we’ll get over this loss and then get on to figuring out how to defeat the Patriots, a team that is playing very well right now and features one of the best head coaches (Bill Belichick) and QBs (Tom Brady) in the NFL.


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236 Responses to “Loathing The Lambeau Loss”

  1. By TT Boy on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Typical. Lose to a superior team and cry about it. Randy Moss was correct. The Vikings will never win the Super Bowl.

  2. By Susan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, a gut-wrenching loss, to be sure. It should have been Vikings 24, Packers 14, and they know it! Rodger’s pointed to the heavens and mouthed “thank you” when it was over. I’m not going to relive every sordid detail, or I won’t be able to fall asleep tonight, but I wanted to say two things. First, I was so happy to see some of Brett’s former teammates (Donald Driver, Al Harris, etc.), come over and give their respect, as they did last year. On the negative side, I want to say that I wasn’t too surprised with the booing that Brett got when he ran out of the tunnel, pregame … but what totally p*ssed me off was the booing he got AFTER the game. You’d think he’d have gotten an ovation for the way he battled and played through his pain. I have lost any ounce of respect that I might have had for Packer fans … I am just apalled. They weren’t playing in Oakland or Philly or Chicago; I can’t believe that Green Bay stooped this low.

    I didn’t hear anything more about Brett’s injury, if it was an aggravation of his ankle problem or if it was something new. I would imagine he’ll have things checked out on Monday, maybe with some x-rays or another MRI. I kept waiting for Chilly to bench him … I had to wince, just watching him hobbling over to the huddle. I hope nothing major is wrong and that he can heal up in time for next weekend’s game. The schedule isn’t going to get easier, any time soon. But, knowing #4, he’d have to have one foot in the grave to turn down starting a game.

    Well, the Vikes really fought hard tonight, but the ref’s calls and GB’s challenges just didn’t go our way. It hurts to see them play so well and come home empty handed. Maybe it will inspire them to play even harder against the Pats and, hopefully, they’ll come home with a big W.

    Good job, Mike … now go get some sleep!

  3. By fmfan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    The only funk the Vikings are in is called Favre turnovers. When he turns the ball over 3 or more times a game we are 0-3, and when he turns the ball over 2 or less times a game we are 2-1.

  4. By geemoney on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    They cheated Brett out of this game. They could not have another Brett kicked their ass headline. I just wish he’d work on the the intercepts. Something has to give I really want him to get out there and win this thing.

  5. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    fmfan, get real, this was chillys loss, idiot

  6. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    a New England win doesn’t matter at this point. too little, too late. chilly sealed out fate tonight

  7. By Jody on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    As a life long Packer fan, though I cheer for the Vikings because of Favre and Jared Allen, I think Rogers is a mamas boy who never has the class Favre did because he never takes the blame when they lose it is always someone elses fault. The booing after the game was just terrible and Packer fans should be ashamed of their selves they acted like bear or cub fans. Favre gave them 16 years of great games and this is how they treat him? Shame on the Cheeseheads they left their class at home.

    But for the 3 interceptions, Rogers had two, Favre didn’t lose that game for the Vikings it was the coach when he didn’t challenge the second touchdown that the tv audience could clearly see was not a td. They could have stopped the momentum then. So this loss was Childress’ lose and he should be man enough to admit it and not throw players like _Favre under the bus. Would be surprised if Favre retired this week. Childress you reap what you sow.

  8. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    sealed our fate

  9. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    i hear the fat lady ..put out the lights, the party’s over. thanks alot chilly.. see everyone next year

  10. By Bench Favre on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett I think there is a tracker in Mississippi with your name on it. I say put T-Jack in. We now know what Favre does in big games, he throws picks and losses games that should be won. But that has always been his deal who are we to think it will be different for him in Minnesota. YOU CAN’T TEACH A OLD DOG NEW TRICKS. BENCH FAVRE AND SAVE THE VIKINGS SEASON!!!!!

  11. By PurpnGold on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I do not wanna be one of those whiners who do nothing but complain about the Refs… I will anyhow for just a second. They did suck…. Both of the touchdown calls should have gone the other way and oddly did not… My bigger question is this. Last drive 2nd and 20: Clay Mathews ripped his helmut off during a play.. Isnt this a 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty? I think I remember a few times in the past where players got hit with game changing penalties for just that. Dallas maybe? Ok whining over. This game should never have been that close to begin with. The Packers are not a very good team, we just played down to their level.

  12. By ddexpress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Well another dismal performance by the queens. No pass blocking,no pass rush (again)and my grand mother could beat our defensive backfeild. This was a terrible officiating crew one of the worst. Packers were given this one. I think the referee’s should get fined bigtime for over looking penalties like the Mathews ripping the helmet off and that was in the open feild. Enough said.

  13. By tata58 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Great post Susan. I was disappointed in the Packer fans booing Favre at the end of the game. This guy gave you his heart and soul – no class Packer fans!

  14. By ramblindon on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    There must be some way to punish referees whose bad calls determine winners and losers! The calls in this game were just plain inexcusable! That said: Am not sure how to describe Childress. His failure to challenge GB TD was a glaring mistake! Randy Moss showed his disappointment at Vikings allowing the clock to run down! Oh! My! Words fail to describe Childress at times. At other times he seems no more than adequate. Not in the same league as Bud Grant! If only the players could speak the truth! Huh? Go VIkes! Win em’ all, in spite of the ref’s and coaches! See you in Dallas!

  15. By GrammaJoan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    As the mom of a Packer season ticket holder, I am very saddened that Packer fans showed no class at the end of our stolen victory. I have been a Packer fan since the 50’s, but am also a Farve fan. We must not forget how much he did for the team for so many years. Packer fans at the game last night – if you were among the disrespectful – SHAME ON YOU! All you accomplished was to hurt the Packer Fan image and you made us ALL look pathetic. Also, I don’t think A-rod will EVER grow up and take the blame for anything – mama’s boy is a good title.

  16. By Hilary on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    If we’re going to punish the players for rough hits, we should punish the refs for terrible calls. Shiancoe’s TD was indeed a TD and Matthews should have been penalized for purposefully throwing off his helmet in the final minutes of the game. That being said, Brett’s picks didn’t do us any favors either.

  17. By Debbie Peters on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Respectfully, if Mr. Childress had challenged the Packers “touchdown” that wasn’t. there would have been a win. The Vikings played extraordinarily and should hold their heads up. Too bad Mr. Childress could not defend them by challenging the TD

  18. By Kathy on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    The officials must have lost their flags at the end of the game…Matthews tears his helmet off in the middle of the field and there’s no penalty? Seriously? I’m not saying we didn’t make some mistakes in the game but it seems like the officials are always looking the other way when it comes to calling a penalty that will go in favor of the Vikings. Also, on the Shancoe TD, even the TV announcers said that was a TD. It’s hard to beat the opposing team & the zebras. Let’s regroup & come out smokin’ next week in New England. GO VIKES!!!

  19. By TWVIKE on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Reason we lost? Blind Brad lost the 1st half. That red flag is not for your nose. The end of the 1st half watching time expire. Hail Mary? Why not? The half cannot end on a defensive penalty. Favre lost the 2nd half with 3 INTs. Shanc TD. Sorry, that should have been 6, he made the catch. My hat is off to our All-Pros AP and Percy. They kept it close for us. Before the season began everyone was concerned about APs fumbling, he has fixed that and is doing great. Now the INTs are killing us.

  20. By Larry B on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Another game lost because of the refs, I can’t believe they are so bad, what game are they watching. I was born and raised a packer fan, I can’t believe how they treated Favre he did so much for that team when he was there, then you have people like thompson and mccarthy throw him under the bus, and then you have childress run him over with the bus at his press conference. Lets go vikes and show everybody that you are an excellent football team, we can still make it with a little luck and good playing, but they need to fine the refs for lousy calls. Matthews with his helmet off how could they miss that. GO VIKES

  21. By beau on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    You are a TT arent you?

  22. By john on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Childress cost them the game…no challange????? no coaching ability…NO RESPECT

  23. By radzinwisconsin on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    What i liked the most after the game how the camera stayed on Favre the entire time! No stupid Lambeau leaps(which should be a delay of game) No helmet tossing(which i thought was 15)! No Aaron Rodgers strapping down the championship belt(did he win 0ne @ cal?)

  24. By Scott on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Bret looks tired and old. The def. line looks tired and old. It’s time to break these guys up and start over. All the stars we have and we can’t win. Tom Brady is going to kill us with this def. Backs are terrible and no rush? The off. line did a good job and we still can’t win. Moss continue’s to dog most plays. Chilly needs to go, it is his job to motivate and keep his team focused and this team seems as if they are lost. AP was great again and we lose. Percy was great again and we lose. This team has no idea what they are in for next week. Patriots and that coaching staff are going to throw for 500 yds next Sunday and we will be 2-5. That suks for a team with great players. Get Chilly out and lets try Tavaris for more mobility. We need something because Bret has lost his feet and the long pass. Wake up.

  25. By packers1 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Why shoudn’t Packer Fans BOO favre. It wasn’t the fans that turned their backs on him, it was favre turning his back on them. To come back and play football as an Arch-Rival, what do you expect !! C-mon Man

  26. By CHILLY IS AN IDIOT AGAIN! on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    WHY DIDN’T STUPID CHILLY CHALLENGE !!!????? HE LOST THIS GAME!! FARVE WAS VALIANT IN HIS FIGHT!!! HOW DARE CHILDER”S CALL FARVE OUT!!! MOSS WAS RIGHT YOU NEVER JUST LET THE CLOCK RUN DOWN UNLESS THE GAME IS OVER!!! FIRE CHILDERS!! WE”VE WATCHED THE STUPID GUY LONG ENOUGH !! FRAZIER IS THE GENUIS!! Not CHILDESS!!

  27. By TAKE CHILDRESS OUT on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks coach!! The entire TV audience knows what a ineffective,brainless play caller etc. The entire team fought but your stupid decisions cost us AGAIN!! NO CHALLENGE??? McCarthy had NO problem we should of won this .. and it’s not FARVE’S FAULT!!

  28. By Rick James on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    It’s hard to win a football game when you are outnumbered on the field. That said, the oppurtunities were there. You know what you are getting with Brett Favre, unfortunately last night it was more head scrathing moments than jumping up and down. I have not said it all year, but coaching was a major issue last night. This team is not dead!!!! Lots of NFC teams went down yesterday, if GB and CHI lose next week and we win we are a 1/2 game back of the north. All is not lost! I feel like we were the better team last night, the ball(the whistle) just didnt go our way. Heads up Vikings! Keep it goin Percy, and AP, you are studs! Let the season play out, there are 10 games left! We will be back in the drivers seat of the North in due time! SKOL!!!!

  29. By Bigfan1 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly should’ve challenged the one TD, the ref made a bad call on Shiancoe’s TD so when in football is it incomplete if you control the ball throughout the catch and come up with the ball, we were flat out robbed, maybe there is some truth to we not only play against the Packers but against the Packer refs as well. Rogers looked terrible much worse than Favre he threw the ball to where no one was..Loadholt’s penalty negating AP’s run to the 10 did us in. It was a joint effort team loss again, but hats off to AP, Harvin, Moss, for playing very good and Favre who played well most of the game, just wasn’t enough.

  30. By rocksalt on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Aside from the inconsistencies in referee calls, aside from some coaching errors, we still could have won if Favre did not throw the pick 6, which REALLY lost us the game.
    Also, our D, except for a few plays, looked like sh!t…….NO PRESSURE ON OPPOSING QBs………same story all season.

  31. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    You have to wonder how Ziggy feels after this one? I was hoping to see chilly come out of the locker room after half with a black eye(inflected by Moss) after laying down at the end of the second. What is chilly doing out there? He doesn’t challenge the non-TD and his opponent is throwing the red flag if we sneeze. To all posters, yes..throwing your helmet is a penalty! Brett did not cost us the game and anybody wanting chilly’s kid(tjack) to start is crazy! I can only hope that if this season continues to go poorly….chilly WILL be packing his bags at the end on it!!! P.S. the zebras did not do their job again…but that has been hammered enough above.

  32. By majorsmx521 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    greenbay fans who booed favre have no class,
    skol!!! the packers did not play well but got the win
    still booed at the end yep no class at all

  33. By Doug on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    When is Ziggy going to fire Childress and when are we going to draft some backs we can’t stop the pass and who’s fault is that again Childress. He can’t even recognize what we need.

  34. By Old School on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    If Childress has any b#$%^$, he will sit Favre starting next week!

    HE HAS TOO FOR US TO HAVE A CHANCE!

  35. By NJVikesFan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Offense: We all know what you get with Favre…crazy ups and unbelievable downs..that’s why people want to watch him… you just hope you get more of the good than the bad from him… unfortunately got lots of the bad last night..OL definitely played better with Sullivan back, but hey Bevel, what happened to all the quick slants from last year? Those pages fall out of the play book? Hey Chilly, can you show some creativity once in a while and put some play packages together that brings in either TJ or JW for run-option type stuff and give 41 year old Brett time to catch his breath? He isn’t 21 anymore dumb-ass! You think by watching the Jets, Dolphins, Eagles he might get a clue..

    Defense: Good enough to lose close games is all I would say. When was the last time you saw them stop the other team 4 and out on an opening drive? Good luck against Brady…he will be throwing 15 yd crossing routes all day long against these guys. Hey folks, there is a reason why Frazier is not a head coach anywhere else..

    All adds up to a 7-9 season..

  36. By LA on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre had Jenn on his mind…

  37. By LA on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Moss was right….minnesota will never win a super bowl

  38. By Robert on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Packer fan who just had to come to the vikings site to see what the viking fans thought of the game…. I admit one thing, Shanko’s TD should have counted….I actually thought McCarthy was dumb for challenging it…seemed pretty cut an dry but clearly went the other way. But what I wanted to say to those who are bashing the fans who booed favre…is this; If you have ever been to Lambeau for a game you will find the fans are some of the best in the league. We welcome opposing team fans to our tailgating parties and love the fun competition and rivalry. Speak to any viking fan who has been here and I guarentee you they will agree. We don’t boo favre because we don’t appreciate what he did for us…to be honest where would we be without him? He put GB back on the NFL map…thank god. And when he officially retires we will welcome him back with open arms to retire his number as a packer and thank him for all he did for us. But just a in any other sport…. right now he doesnt play for us….so he gets booed. And it does not help that he went too the most rivaled of teams for the packers. To some it was like it spit in our faces…. but rest assured we appreciate what he did and always will. Anyway it was a great game…. exciting to watch, and I look forward to the next round. Good luck Vike fans. Oh…. just a suggestion after watching favre for so long here.. he will win games for you and he will lose games for you… but either way it will be exciting. This will not be the last time you guys feel this way about how he played. He is a gunslinger.for sure. And you love and hate to watch him at the same time…probably why you keep coming back….

  39. By LA on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Has Zygi been talking to Magic Johnson about moving the team to LA? New stadium…new coach…

  40. By Meekay on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Glad to see more Shank this game. All in all the team looked much better. That review against Shank was just inexcusable. Chilly needed to pull his head out. Seriously, who runs the clock out in second quarter with a 3-point lead?

  41. By RIcky on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Coach – Come on, try winning for once. It’s not fair, I really wanted to beat Green Bay bad. I wanted the Vikings to get a touchdown. My father’s really mad right now. I want my dad back. Seriously, when there are 24 seconds left in the half and two timeouts, it only makes sense to go and try to kick a field goal. Let’s start playing some football next week against the Patriots.

  42. By LA on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think it’s a toss up who hurts the team more…childress or favre

  43. By vikeforever on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I know this is a tough loss. A hate to say this but Farve is getting battered & bruised. He is throwing way to many INTs (bad INTs) difference between winning & losing. I hate to say if but its time to put TJack in. Having a mobile QB is better then having an experience warrior with injuries to his ankle and throwing hand. Lets at least try it for one game & let Farve heal.

  44. By John on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Not in any of the reporters from papers, Kfan, etc did Chilly own up to his own stupid mistakes. He put the blame on Brett and the Officials. 2 time outs left and just let the time run out. You have your players throwing their hands up in the air, no wonder this team is such a mess. You have a coach that has no guts to try for one more long bomb. Ya so, Moss pushed off, try again. Stupid Chilly could not even throw a very very light red flag to challenge that TD. You had Greenway in the endzone saying NO NO. No, it didnt help that Brett threw 3 interceptions but when you have a coach that has no faith in his players, then Zigi needs to give him his walking papers. How far are they going to let Brad take them into the dumps?

    I keep hoping to wake up and find the headline “Childress fired, Frazier acting head coach.” What could be worse than to get rid of Chilly?

  45. By vikefsan10 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    favre cannot play next week, he is injured and playing poor, why is he on a petistol? if it had been jackson or any otther vikings qb in childress career he would have benched him for the level of play! so why not favre? yes he is a good qb his career speaks for itself but right now hes not playing good foottball so let jackson come in and play see what happens how hard is it to hand off to ap/harvin/gerhart and throw to moss down the field across the middle to shank and wherever harvin lines up i mean come on we are loaded with talent! we need a coach who knows how to utilize it, btw we need to use webb in the 4th quarters!!! defense can not stop him

  46. By Spence on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    U vikes fans are UNBELIAVBLE!!! why the heck would u want farve benched!! yea lets put in jackson, a guy who has 9TDs and 10INTS IN BACK TO BACK YEARS!!!!!!! All he can do is break a 10yd run! he cant read defences and he CANT pass! All u vikes fans keep sayin the loss is because of chilly. but what NOBODY is talking about is the frickin 15yd fasemask after ap took the ball to the 20yd line!!! we lost because of that overweight morons decison.

  47. By AAB on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    TTBoy…
    Cry about a loss to a superior team? What a joke…the Vikes made some mistakes but that game was handed to the Packers by the refs. The Vikes were clearly robbed of a touchdown which would have had them tied at the end and they were in field goal range which would have made the Vikes on top. One of the biggest mistakes the Vikes made was Chilly not challenging the Packers touchdown. With all the mistakes the Vikes make sometimes, they so often still should win but if you can’t acknowledge the bad calls then your simply blind or in denial.

  48. By DEVikesFan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Ok I was following most of the post until I read the one about our “D” coordinator. Leslie is the best coach on our coaching staff and as bad as some talk about him, when he leaves next year to be a head coach we are going to wish he was here. Yes the officiating was horrible but we our defense was not good, and of course the turnovers were bad. I don’t see this team beating the Pats next week. I see a 6-10 season if we’re lucky. I know many of you will not agree with me but I call it how I see it. We really need to rebuild because this team will not be together next year. We need a new coach, QB, “D” line and CB’s. I am hopeful that I am wrong but I don’t think so. One last thing can Tjack do any worse than Brett???? Tjack is more mobile than Brett and will run if he has to. I say give him a chance and see what he can do. The best players on our team is #12 & #28 period and we better find a way to keep them in MN……

  49. By Michael on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Listen .. this was a rival game plain and simple. As for the booing, get over it. It was not a lack of class, you are being over sensitive, this is Football. As Packer fans we are passionate, football is the holy grail here. If you watched the game last night NBC did a piece that summed it up. If Larry Bird played for the Lakers .. Do you think he would be boo’ed in Boston? If Jordan went to the Knicks .. would he get boo’ed ?? You get my point …. When Brett played in NY I rooted for him .. but .. put him on my most loathed team .. Yes I will boo him. I will kiss and make up after he retires, but the bottom line I am a Packer Fan and anyone wearing the Purple is an enemy of the Green and Gold. I am thankful for the 16 years and I will rehash that when he really retires … but the here and now is this .. I am a Packer fan .. and we must beat the Vikes. HE broke our hearts to go to the Vikes it’s only fitting we express our sorrow by boo’ing him … Any team but the Vikes … As for the game .. quit your whining … The Packers left at least 6 points off the board with two red zone turnovers … Packers should have won by more the way I see it ….

  50. By troyboy on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Its a tough loss ,which should of had a couple tds off & on the board.But the defense isnt lookin that great these days, dbs are getnn roached, and LBs cant be held responsible for covering WRs. Not to mention no blitzs on rodgers in a big pressure game. If your gonna give him ,anyone, that much time they’re gonna find somebody to throw to. From what i’ve seen if you rattle rodgers cage he has bad games. Oh also chilly , you have become way to predictible , let someone else call the plays, take a chance it might be your last. Mix it up & most importantly have FUN.

  51. By TossChillyNow!! on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Childress has been looking for an excuse to get down on Favre. We all know Favre has some problems but he gives it his all. Chilly’s lack of coaching is what lost this game!!!! Good coaching decisions would have overcome some on field mistakes and the Vikes would be 3-3. But then again, that would have given Favre even more “power” in the organization and Chidress would feel as small a man as he is! Send Chilly out in the cold!!!!

  52. By Nanci on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    When theyi did not go for the field goal I said that this was going to come back and bite them. Bad coach decision not to go for it. bad calls also. Always good to try for points.. Then in last minute of game they could have kicked field gaol and we would have won.the game. Biggest problem is they haven’t got the game together yet. Course 3 interceptions don’t help either.

  53. By Childress you suck on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Dont blame Farve. They give you a red flag to use it. even a field goal at the end of the 1st half we would have won the game. You only needed 30 yards with 30 seconds left in the game and 2 timeouts. Field goal would have put us down by 1 at the end of the game. Then field goal wins the game . You are a ******

  54. By david on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    LOSERS
    YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF LOSERS
    YOUWANTED HIM BACK SOOOOOO BAD
    NOW YOU SEE WHAT HE IS
    A LOSER
    BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD
    WHAT DO YOU CALL A VIKING WITH A SUPER BOWL RING?

    A THIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    losers

  55. By Childress you suck on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Farve is not the one loosing the games. yeah the picks dont help but childress is an idiot.

  56. By Love childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Childress got exactly wanted he wanted from Favre – an extension for Childress through 2014. Yeahhhh!

  57. By Jake on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    some things vikes have to do to win

    1. play to win- dont play to not lose! quitting with a minute left and timeouts is unacceptable!

    2. blitz- we never blitzed once. faking only works if you actually blitz once in a while. front 4 with 3 combined sacks on the YEAR! pathetic!

    3. coach to your strengths not weaknesses. we cannot cover with our d backs, yet we play the whole game in cover 2.

    just a few tweaks and we could be in the win column, but you know what? we will go to new england and play the exact same game we do every week and the result will be the same. we will not blitz and we will sit back in the “not lose” defense and let them feast on our young secondary! our front 4 will go sackless again and favre will be forced to play catchup the whole game and when he throws a pick he will be scape goat. Its gonna be a long week! GO VIKES!

  58. By Woodboat on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I hear a lot of blame going to Childress, and I’m with you. Let’s spread a little over to L Frazier. How about you have your DBs, oh I don’t know, cover somebody. We’re great at tackling the receiver after they make the wide open catch 15 yards down the field… yawn. We aren’t getting any pressure on the QB, we aren’t stopping the run, and we sure as heck aren’t getting to the ball before the receiver does. That was some pathetic play by our DBs.

  59. By Rachel on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    This game was ours regardless of interceptions because Rodgers had his share of interceptions as well 2 I think. There were some tough calls that hurt. Vikings the magic is still there hang in there on your way to the Super Bowl run it is not over and I still believe I will be seeing you in Dallas. Green Bay is weak and should lose some upcoming games, also Chicago is sporadic so some big wins the next couple of weeks can put us right back into it. Farve ice that ankle and get ready to suit up we need you. Also a couple of the interceptions could have been avoided with better route running but that just comes with practice.

  60. By CA Norwegian on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    This loss was a hard to take! Jackson is looking pretty good right now. We have enough talented runners and receivers to make any mobile QB look great. QB must move, buy time to avoid sacks & ints. Brett, it is not always about you and magic. God Bless for last year when it seemed so, but it is time to rest and rehab and be effective for the playoffs. Yes we can still believe there will be a wildcard birth, since there seems to be alot of losses going around in the NFC. A hot streak could still do it.

  61. By Woodboat on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    It is obviously not going to be our year in the leagues eyes. “The tie goes to the runner” in baseball, and in the NFL, the calls go to the team they want to see in the playoffs. J Allen was held by the arm holes in his pads all night… no flag. To my count, they potentially cost the Vikes 18 points last night… the GB catch in the endzone that the receiver dropped, taking 4 points from the Shank TD, and the DB clearly got to Harvin and pushed him towards the sidelines BEFORE the b all got to him on that last TD. Thanks refs. See your crew in the NFC championship game in GB while sitting on the couch with the rest of the Vikings and their fans.

  62. By FloridaFan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre is not the only QB to throw int’s yesterday. those of you that think he’s washed up, do you also think Brees, Palmer, McNabb, Cutler, to name a few are also washed up. Not to mention Rodgers also had 2. it happens and when it does its not always the qb’s fault. the pic 6 was a bad decision but the one before was clearly on the receivers. Moss or harvin was supposed to go deep so the safety would follow. one of them missed it and didn’t . all the safety had to do was jump the route, which he did. the first int was supposed to go to BB again not on the same page, BB ran in and brett threw out, there was Hawk to intercept. I wish brett would just not throw to BB. But even with all that they still could have won the game. the penalties and play calling killed them in the last drive

  63. By dave koepp on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    some rough calls, can anyone tell me why Clay Matthews did not get a 15 yard pentaly for ripping off his helmet during the next to last play?

    that would have put us at first and goal.

    Bears lost, so not a totally bad day

  64. By Jake on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    we need “THE TUNA”!

  65. By Mark V. on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    This loss optimizes what is going on with the vikings. We got Randy for the deep threat, well use him. Stop trying to zip it in across the middle where a defender always seems to be to break up or pick off the pass. Favre looks amazingly horrible, which a lot of us believe he is hurting this team more then helping. Just a ton of frustration, when you see the defense playing well at times.

  66. By Breathen Heathen on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Why is it that so many of you pinpoint one person as the one who lost it. I remember this game being a team sport. You can’t just blame Childress for his stupid decisions or all of Brett’s poor play. A lot of that TEAM is playing poorly but whatever. Another thing I have seen so many people say “I started out as a diehard packer fan”…but are now a Viking fan? How is that possible. A true Packer fan doesn’t jump ship to and all of a sudden become a fan of another team. You were never a true FAN. The Packers outplayed and outlasted the Vikings, it doesn’t just come down to one play or one penalty. It should never of gotten to that point to begin with. The packers played a consistent game, yes they had their mistakes, but the better team won.

  67. By Jake on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    the officials from last nite should be given thier outright release!

  68. By packers forever on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    It must really suck to be a Vikings fan today…

  69. By Rick James on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    The better team did not win. The more oppurtinistic team won. That is a huge part of football. No applologies for how you win, its weather or not you won reguardless of being the better or more talented team. Hats off to GB because they won the football game last night. As far as the comment for not being a true fan, what is the criteria? Is it not possible to have a rooting interest for the game of football and those who play it the right way, or a way in which you enjoy to watch? That’s the beautiful thing about sports, you take a stand and go with who you go with and at the end of the day you still get to go home win or lose. It wasnt in the cards for the Vikes to win this week, but this was an early battle in a long season. Plenty of time to right the ship! Keep it positive and get on that win streak Purple, you gotta believe! SKOL!!!!

  70. By Mike on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    This loss was ALL Brett Favre’s fault!!! Two inteceptions right to the defender. There is NO excuse for that!! He needs to give it up. Our season is all but over! Thanks Brett.

  71. By Mike on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Whats wrong with the Vikings? My list is getting smaller!

    Brad Childress!
    Brett Farve

    Oh ya and the Officiating, but I guess Zigi hasn’t paid them yet!

    Its terrible to say, but Its almost time for T Joke! At least if Jackson threw 3 interceptions, we could understand it!

    By the way, the rest of team played GREAT!

  72. By Rich on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre needs to sit and if there was a game to do it this is the one.

  73. By Rick James on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    And to all the Packer fans on the fansite : Congrats on becomming the new Philladelphia! Maybe you too can boo Santa Clause and cheer when players are injured! We shall see who is standing atop the North when all is said and done! Purple Reign!!!!

  74. By Darin on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I was born in Green bay, bled green and gold for 45 years. Was a season ticket holder and enjoyed the entire Favre era in green bay, never missed a game. Now I am an ex-Packer fan. The boos of Brett last night were disgraceful and I refuse to link myself to those classless people that are Packer fans. Brett was forced out of town by Packer management, he did not leave because of his own will. If you don’t know who Ari Fleischer is and what role he played in the Packer organization relating to the Favre situation, and you are still a Packer fan, then you are an ignorant fool. Why isn’t Longwell booed. he left GB for more $$$ of his own will. Was a leading scorer for GB at one time. Why is Brett treated so poorly by these classless fans? If I were Brett, I’d never enter that stadium again after retiring, even if they want to retire his number. I’d tell them no thanks!

  75. By RopatS on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    The boooos Favre got from the Packer fans were increased because what he has done to his wife Deanna. He deserves all these booos, and even more. Grow up Brett and act like a professional. Deanna, the Vikings team, Vikings fans, and the NFL don’t deserve this.

  76. By Bench Favre on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brett pack it up. It’s to cold up here for you southern boys up here anyways go on home. Just because ESPN loves you doesn’t mean we do.

  77. By Bench Favre on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Winners win, and lossers make excuses about why they should of won.

  78. By TossChillyNow!! on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre plays with more heart than anyone else on the team!!!! Think of the alternative……. T-Jack doing what Childress says all the time. OMG!!!!! A lousy record AND extremely boring to watch.

  79. By TossChillyNow!! on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Packer fans….. learn how to spell. What a bunch of morons.

  80. By michael on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    were do i begin, all i have to say being a packer fan is WOW what a nail bitter last night good game happy for our packers. you vikings fans i do agree it was not cool they booed him after the game he did give us 16 great yeras and in that we got another superbowl thank you again favre. and for next weeeks game beat new england please dont want them in the superbowl again ive had enough of that team. good luck next week

  81. By Rich on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    If they somehow got to 4-4 are they in good shape?

  82. By melissa on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Childress complains to the press after the game that it wasn’t a TD. Now if we can get him to throw the flag and challange the refs, it would be a worthwhile action. Next he needs to take the que from Moss, there is valuable time to be used at least towards a field goal. His rush off the field before halftime was a waste of valuable competition time. There were quality QBs intercepted several times yesterday, and none of them played with the heart, soul and valor of Brett Favre. He is the true Gladiator of the NFL. THe team made a great combined effort to win. They kept their helmets on and conducted themselves as professional athletes in a stadium surrounded by low level fans and governed by refs eligible for seeing eye German Shephards.

  83. By RESQR on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Listen up people. This is an important point that a few of you have already figured out.
    This is a TEAM sport and everyone on the team has to buy into the same goal and they all have to gel as a TEAM in order to achieve that goal.
    It doesn’t matter how many stars that you trade or draft for. If they don’t get along, or if they don’t share in the dream, or if they are distracted by off the field escapades, or if they don’t have confidence in their coaching, or if they don’t feel secure in their future then the team will NEVER achieve their goal.
    They need to be motivated. They need swagger. They need to BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES.
    I don’t see that in the Vikings this year. They had it in spades last season and look at what they almost achieved.
    All I see is finger pointing and name calling. Instead of taking the blame where the blame is due, they have become a panicky disorganized mess.
    Not good, but it is what it is. This team will play the remainder of the season with the current roster and they had better get their mojo again or all is lost.
    And you can bet your bottom dollar that the studs that are still playing like the pros that they are will be looking elsewhere to fulfill their dream.
    Bad refs are part of the game.
    Broken plays are part of the game.
    Missed opportunities are part of the game.
    The teams that win Super Bowls get over it.
    Nuf said.

  84. By Robins on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    It was the worst officiating game we have seen since the New Orleans game last year. Childress blew it when he didn’t throw a flag on the Packers touchdown that really wasn’t. Shiancoes touchdown was for real but of course the refs were for the packers. What a shame. What disgusted me also was the cheap shot on Bretts bad ankle. They couldn’t win so between the refs and hurting Brett, that was their only way. The booing was disgusting and made me sick. The packer fans are the worst. I wish Brett had not given them 17 great years of his life. They didn’t deserve him. Brett, I hope you heal and can play next week. You are the best. If I was in pain, I would probably throw interceptions too.

  85. By Mar on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Packer fans had every right to Boo Favre, he is a dramatic old man who turned his back on his team of 15 years. For the people who wear Vikings Favre jerseys and are Packers fans you are pathetic and should rethink what state you live in and stay true to your Green and Gold.

  86. By GOLDVIKE on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    IF THEY WERE SCARED OF GIVING THE BALL BACK TO G.B. RIGHT BEFORE HALF THEY SHOULD OF LET THE CLOCK TICK DOWN TO THREE SECONDS THEN TRIED ONE MORE SHOT AT THE ENDZONE

  87. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>>>>> well…ummm… i forgot my water bottle, can we do this some other time?
    quit blaming the refs, if chilly would of did his job, we would of won this game!

  88. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>>> well…ummm.. since we were close, can i at least get a cigar..

  89. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>><> well..ummm…. don’t worry folks, i get paid the same win or lose…

  90. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>>>>>< well…ummmm…. there is always next year……if we have a stadium to play in that is…….

  91. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>>>>< well..ummmmm….were a 2-4 team now…but it's not my fault….never my fault….

  92. By Ohio Viking on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    2-4 with a game @ New England. Yes the Viks could have won. Still to many mistakes by both the Coach, the offense and the defense. Childress should have challenged that T D . He would have won. The reciever never had posession of the ball. That is what a good Head Coach would have done.Throw the challenge flag. 3 ints. No matter how good you are unacceptable. The holding and Offenseive face mask with 35 seconds to go and the play calling during that span were ridiculous. They had plenty of time on the clock. The screen took them from a first and 30 to 2nd and 15 inside the 20. Get positive yards. Then the play calling went to s****. The organization is in a mess. The players have no confidence in the coach . There is no continuity between the Childress and the players. Makes you wonder how much longer this will last. A team with so much talent, but a coach that doesn’t no how to use it. Childress can’t be blamed for everything but the ultimate outcome rests on his shoulders and he is not getting it done .

  93. By Mike G on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    That was an absolutely tough game to watch. We improved in many ways like distributing the ball and opening up the playbook but what was that mess at the end of the second half. Why didnt we move the ball down field with two time-outs left and go for a field goal. Favre is a warrior. He will not go down without a fight. But is he hurting the team right now. We are at a crossroads and the New England game will be big. The defense put very little pressure on Rodgers. Is Green Bay,s O-line that good. I do not think so. More stunts and blitzes. Harvin, Moss, Gerhart, Shiancoe and of course Peterson played great. Imagine when we add Sidney Rice to the mix. We need to put on Hiking Boots. We have a hill to climb but we can do it.

  94. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<><> well…ummm….. the Wilf family wants to talk to me so i have to cut this presser short…..i think they want to extend my contract……..

  95. By habs001 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    even with the bad decisions childress and favre made in the game based on legal points scored we outscored gb by 4 …

  96. By purple08 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    “we all know Favre has his problems but he gives it his all” – That comment sums up the foolish Favre followers who are blinded by his past achievements. Yes he WAS a great QB. He is not anymore. It is time to retire. Everytime the Vikings lose and Favre is the main reason, Brett worshippers find some other person to blame. They say it was the refs or the coaches fault. Why is it so difficult for you to admit the truth? I don’t give a rats as s that Favre is limping around but still playing. I am not impressed that he can play through injuries and won’t quit, even when he is in pain. It was embarrassing watching him struggle and hobble around like an elderly man surrounded by school children on the playground. I felt sad for him. It may look good for the cameras and might make all the old ladies from Wisconsin’s panties wet, but he is killing this team. It is so pathetic that the coaches could watch him floundering around out there and not put a stop to it. Why does he keep on being forgiven for his blunders? Football is supposed to be a business nowadays. If you are not getting the job done, you will be replaced. Brett Favre is not getting the job done. Neither is coach Childress for that matter. The problem is…everyone shi ts on Chilly but they give the golden boy a free ride. I hope you all realize that Brett will be done after this season if not before. Will all the Vikings fans on here that used to cheer against Favre and the Packers still think he is so wonderful after he leaves us with no championship? I hope not. We should all hate him even more for what he has done to this organization.

  97. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>><< well…ummmm… it was a hard fault game….but..we lost…umm.. you got 14 minutes for questions….no, make that 14 seconds…gotta go..

  98. By habs001 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    giving gb 3 points if their td called back

  99. By fire childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>>>well…i missed that touchdown by greeen bay when they dropped the ball…i guess i should of thrown the red flag….but i thought it was a snot rag……..

  100. By purplehaze on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    All said folks, the player mistakes-fumble and picks, etc, are part of football, it happens. What IS preventable and inexcusable at the NFL-elite level, are dumba$$ officiating calls that are gamechangers. I think anyone who saw this game knows what I’m referring to.

    The league office, and head of officiating, needs to get a handle on these zebras…and send them back to officiating class 101.

    Chilidog again, exacerbated the problems by keeping the flag in his pocket on multiple occasions, perhaps he thinks it’s for blowing his nose?; and of course there was once again, the poor clock managment, get a clue coach; fight for your team already…

  101. By CanadianVikingsFan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Tough loss, but not season ending. Chilly made two obvious mistakes. Should have challenged and should have let his team keep going at the end of the first half. Ya the interceptions were hard to take but Farve is there to do a job. It happens. Unfortunately for us it happened three times but it happens to all QB’s. Ref’s had an off night. Shank got robbed plus the helmet incident didn’t help.

    On the flip side, Vikings Offense looked much improved and will only get better. Farve has to stay healthy. He will and should continue to play as along as he is healthy and productive. You can’t say he wasn’t productive last night. Nothing personal against AR , but Farve was the better QB last night. It wasn’t pretty for Farve, but AR had an off night.

    Bottom line, the NFC north race is still on. A couple of losses by Chicago and GB and a couple of wins by the Vikings will turn things around fast.

    The Vikings will improve and start winning again. The players have turned it around.
    Now we need the Coaches to turn it around and we are back in the race to Dallas.

  102. By God is Love on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Okay well Favre, it was fun while it lasted, but I think its time we let Tavaris give it a try, and then if he’s not getting the job done, Webb… Webb looks like he has superstar potential.

  103. By hornz on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Classless Packer fan’s? Classless is drawing attention to one self regarding retirement over several years to bring the spotlight on yourself. Classless is saying “it is not my job to train him” (re: rodgers being drafted as his replacement). Classless is crying to an entire nation about not being able to do it anymore to garner further attention. Classless is wandering back into the spot light after the entire offense has made been retooled for the adjustments needed to your announced retirement. Classless is saying “I should not have to compete for the job I retired from”. Classless is dictating who one will play for when one is under contract. Classless is playing hurt (and hiding it) and costing your team a playoff berth. Classless is not going through training camp with your teammates. Classless is putting yourself above your teammates. #4 got what he deserved when he put himself above the Packer organization and their fan base by dictating what he would and would not do. The best chance the Packers have at winning is not having a classless, egomaniac, stupid man playing quarterback. Unfortuneately for you Viking fan’s, #4 has spun his team destoying tactics on your team, much like all the talent he wasted when he was in Green Bay….Finally Brett thank you for last night….you proved to be the Packers MVP.

  104. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @mar….I live in WI and would never cheer for the pack. The fans at your stadium are fine ..unless they loose. Then it is throwing beer, litter, etc, etc. The fact of Brett leaving was created by your own front office staff. Don’t try to come off as anything else. I heard enough during that time period to make my stomach turn. Your following comes from the fact that there is NOTHING else there. Stop telling stories, because no matter how many times you say it…it doesn’t make it true!

  105. By mschwartz on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre was kicked out of Green Bay. He didn’t want to leave. So the fans shouldn’t be booing him. Didn’t they see him crying when they kicked him out. SHAME ON THE PACKER FANS! It was embarrassing for the whole world to see how they booed him. GO VIKINGS, YOU PLAYED GREAT! The refs are the ones who didn’t do their job!

  106. By Rick James on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    A bit bitter are we hornz? Sounds like a frontrunner to me! Where you at last year when he was shredding your D? Favre brought GB 16 winning seasons, 2 super bowl appearances, and a superbowl title. How many winning seasons do you have the last 40 years from a qb not names Favre? Hmmm…Packer fans only show up after all is said and done IF the game goes there way. If they lose they can only be found whining about one thing or another. The Vikes have the ingredients to to right the ship. Time to get it done and it starts this week at New England. Skol Vikings!!!!

  107. By Diehard fan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Will Childress ever know how to manage a dang clock. Seriously….We could have maybe got at least a field goal if not more with 2 timeouts left before halftime. then a field goal would have won the game. he needs to quit blaming anyone but himself, Get Moss the ball and let him, harvin and AP make plays!

  108. By Rick James on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Wispurplehead, you took the words right out of my mouth!

  109. By Mike B on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I look at as two people making mistakes. 1. Farve’s desire to win this game was so intense, he made mental errors with the football. 2. Childress doesn’t have the killer instinct in the game. A score at the end of second half could have demoralized the Packers and motivate the Vikings. Never walk off the field if there is a chance to score. Chrldress needs to develop a score as much as you can against the opponent and not let them back in the game instinct. We are not out of it yet but definately getting closer to being out. A win in NE would turn this thing around. No more losses within the division is a must. Parity is definately showing this season. 9 and 6 might win the division this year.

  110. By packers forever on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @hornz Very well said.

  111. By hornz on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Not bitter at all Rick, just stating the facts and grateful we do not have a drama queen ruining our team..he was part of a team that won a Super Bowl in Green Bay, his ego prevented any further championship’s…perhaps you should look at his 3-7 playoff record with the Packers after 1997, most loss’s were driven by #4’s typical 3 – 6 turnovers per game….as hard as it was to see the old man throw away another Super Bowl chance with his “i am cold so let’s throw this one up against the Giants” it was equally enjoyable to see him do the same thing against the Saint’s last year…as far as showing up, I was at both SB’s and have been in Lambeau since 1971.

  112. By purplerainman on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’m really tired of the “Fire Chilly” mantra that comes with losing football games. Personally, I think Childress is a great coach and has taken this team a long way away from the “Sex Boat”, I don’t give a F&*K team it was when Tice had it. To be honest, I thought the “clean-up” would take at least a decade to complete.

    Now, back to reality. As most true football fans and anyone who’s coached the game at any level realize, you come into a game with a great game plan, rely on your offensive and defensive coordinators to make great calls and adjustments based on what situations the game gives them, and put the plays in the hands of your players. The issue with the team right now is four (4) fold. No legitimate pass rush, no secondary defense, an offensive line that shows up some games, and not others, and a veteran quarterback that is making rookie mistakes (what’s he have like 40 interceptions so far?). Please understand the infrastructure AND payroll for the Minnesota Vikings is sound, just not functioning properly at this time. What’s crazy about the flaws is that they are all correctable.

    I don’t expect them to go into New England on Halloween after a give-away loss to the Packers and win. However, I think that when this stretch is over you will see them atop of the NFC North are at least eligible for the playoffs. Remember, Sidney will be back in a couple of weeks and add a completely different dynamic to this offense that appears to be getting better (systemically) each week.

    I’m not asking you to be happy, but please give Chilly a break (at least until the season is truly over). And remember, it’s always easier to play Monday Morning Quarterback as we all do it.

  113. By Packfan1 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I was at the rivalry game last night, and i mean RIVALRY. Both Viking and Packer fans must admit that this is one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL. And yes I’ll be the first to admit that Brett did a lot for this team when he played here, but he doesn’t play here anymore. He plays for the other team that we consider our rival. How can you cheer for the other team. Tell the truth would you have cheered for Fran T. if he would have gone to either Green Bay or Chicago.

  114. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I thought that Denny was the most conservative coach we had, but chilly makes him look like a gambler!! I will admit to some posters that Brett giving up the three INT’s hurt, but rodgers gave us two. A difference maker it was not. Brett will make throws that tjack will never make. The simple fact is tjack is a third string QB and will never be any thing more. I am guessing that the players are not going to call for Brett’s retirement. They know what he can do…it is just so sad for the fanbase that chilly will not admit he is a college coach and just leave. I do believe that Leslie could do a better job. He may make some mistakes, but at least leave us with the feeling that we gave it our all. Ziggy has some difficult calls to make.

  115. By TossChillyNow!! on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    It ALL starts with the coach……and he’s Mr. Mediocre.

  116. By Matt on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    HEY VIKING FANS! HOW’S IT FEEL????? HAHAHA! THAT WAS TOO AWESOME! NOW GO CRY AND BLAME CHILLY AND FAVRE OR THE REFS….GO BLAME SOMEONE LIKE YOU QUEENS ALWAYS DO! NAH NAH NAH….NAH NAH NAH NAH…GO PACK GO!!! I HOPE THAT CHANT FOLLOWED YOU ALL TO SLEEP LAST NIGHT WHILE YOU ALL CRIED YOURSELF TO SLEEP BOOOOYAHHHH!!!!!!!!

  117. By Brett quiting on the team on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Go TIMBERWOVES

  118. By BigTMoss84 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Talk about small man’s disease,Childress has a bad case!!!!His head is bigger than his body and his brains are smaller than…………well you get the point!!!!Again the best team in the NFL last year and again we loose!!!This years team not as good as last years,so coaching is really rearing its ugly head!!!As much as i LOVE this team it hurts so bad to watch a professional team have such a LAME ass coach!!!!HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?Please stop the agony of defeat,this is not Wide World of Sports,this is the great NFL! I am quite sure almost anyone is better qualified than Childress(the child coach)!!!Chilly your team is DONE,END OF STORY!!!!

  119. By michael potter on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    the vikings should deff pick up colt brennan whos a free agent right now,i think he could be a great nfl QB if he got a chance to start.the vikings have bad backup QBs and need a good one and future starting QB and colt brennan could be the answer.come on vikings pick him up im sure he can learn from farve like aron rodgers did now look at him.

  120. By Bench Favre on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Bench Favre now and get t-jack some reps for when Queen Brett gets suspended. Go get Culpepper back he is playing for some start up league. Get Moss and the Vikings rolling again.

  121. By Dave on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I am a huge Vikings fan…………people who have seen my “man cave” know that I am. That said, I had serious problems with the way the Vikings played, overall, on Sunday. Congrats to A P for his effort in the game. Bernard Berian as well….and Randy Moss…………Thanks for the TD, Randy !

    Speakin of Moss……………what’s with the heading into the locker room with seconds left on the clock to play !?!??!?? We have Favre………..We have Moss…… With 6 seconds left, let one loose to Moss and see if he can’t get it in the end zone………………………..He was open enough times during the game that had the ball gone his way, I’m sure we would be thrilled with the outcome.

    Why didn’t the coach throw his red flage on the GB touchdown that wasn’t !

    All the replays showed it wasn’t, the commentators said it wasn’t and we are sitting here waiting for Childress to throw the flag……………what’s the deal ????

    I realize the Brett has earned his keep, however I think Childress, instead of “thinking” about it, should have pulled Brett after the second interception. Most QB’s would have been……………Let one of the others play, each how has great running capacity when the 15 yds in front of them are wide open!

    Come on Vikes. The team that played the Pack on Sunday night is not the Vikes team I know…………………..Get fired up, guys…………..your fans are !!!!!!!!!!!

  122. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @purplerainman…I admire your loyalty, but I can’t get on board with chilly any further. His lack of fire and play selection has broken me. How can players that have a desire to win, as shown last night in Randy’s expression after chilly throws in the towel before the half get behind this clown? When you can not inspire your club….it is time to hang up the hat!!

  123. By Rick James on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Matt is rehashing his own experience from both of last years matchups. So funny when the opposing fan comes onto the site in all caps and tries to deliver a blow that is irrelevent to the blog or the fans. Congrats on winning the football game. There are 10 weeks left, and your schedule is about to beef up…

  124. By Bench Favre on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Trade for Kevin Cobb. ASAP
    I think the Vikings lost because It got to late for Favre. chilli dog should of let Favre take a nap and drink some Ensure in the 3 quarter. Thoe night games are tough on senior citizens.

  125. By Hugh Horsman on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    our biggest enemy is Brad!Team just isent disaplined or “Coached”very well.Childres lost us that game.It should have been tied and a fg should have won that game.Im sorry friends but just how do you give the other team a free td?No challange,I thought the smoking and drinking was for the fans.To not throw that red flag the Nfl provides,was just idiotic!We need a coach who isent afraid to be in charge.Favre dont need new friends.Shoot everyone did u see that 2nd pick,I think 4 is still a cheesehead,thrown right to the defender.Than Chilly dont try for points at the end of the half.WHAT DRUGS IS THIS IM SMARTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE COACH ON.Wilf,i love you man doing everything you can to keep Vikings in MN,But its time for Chilly to go!He has cost us to many games ,with his arrogant thinking.I could have did a better job yesterday!The guy cant coach.His game calling and overall game plan sucks.Finally ran the ball yesterday and we dominated the line.Thats all you have to do.Take 4 out!!!Im not a big TJ fan,at least he dont throw the stupid picks.
    Heres to hopefully the rest of the season;skoal Vikings.

  126. By purplehaze on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    MATT, WHAT ARE YOU, LIKE 10 YEARS OLD, IF EVEN? OR ARE YOU ANOTHER MAN-CHILD; IF YOU CAN’T PLAY NICE, GO AWAY…

  127. By Kevin on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    For those who question the interceptions by Favre, please go back and watch the game again. One INT was his fault. He got hit right when he was throwing one, and the other was a result of the the receiver not continuing his route, which was pointed out by Collinsworth last night. Favre actually had a pretty good game. Hey, he is a playmaker, who gives everything he has. This guy has always left everything on the field. I cannot say that for many other quarterbacks. Childress lost this game for the Vikes. Not challenging the TD in the first half, along with his rope around Favre, trying to keep him playing within the system as Childress stated. Favre needs to be Favre, meaning Childress needs to let Favre run the offense. You cannot confine a QB like Favre. There is not another quarterback in the league that can come away with a 50 QB rating and almost pull out a win. As Cowherd said on his radio show, “Any other quarterback with a 50 rating, would have lost by 20.” I totally agree. Favre is the best thing this team has. Childress is an idiot. You do not throw your QB under the bus as he did. Very unprofessional and classless move by him. I still believe in this team and hope that Favre is able to heal up this week. Go Vikes!!!!!

  128. By Eric on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    As a Packer fan, I was kind of surprised that the fans in the stadium booed at the end. At the beginning yes, but after such a hard fought game on both sides, not at the end. Favre, even though he’s no longer a Packer, definitely earned what should have been applause from us. As a Packer fan, I do apologize for that display.

    On a side note, I’m really surprised Randy Moss didn’t moon us again. Since we’re all speaking of “class”, what little respect I had for the Vikings flew out the window when he pulled that stunt. How come I don’t hear any Viking fans regretting his actions?

  129. By Anthony on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Im tired of all this Favre can do no wrong, lets blame Chilly. Did Chilly call a play to the right, but not ever look that way to where the wide open man was, and try to force it left to Moss for a Pick 6? NOPE. If the play is designed to the right, why is he throwing left, and not even LOOKING right when Percy had no one near him. Chilly isnt the best coach, thats for sure. But if he had done what he ALMOST did, we might have won that game. Brett needs to stop being so SELFISH. If you’re hurt, can barely walk SIT. Let Tarvaris come in, stop being a selfish idiot and trying to blackball T-Jack out because you’re Brett Favre. If you’re hurt, you’re hurting the team more often then not. Stop blaming Chilly, ya he should have challenged that TD, but SHIANCOE should have had a TD which would have negated that call from being relevant.

    The problem is BRETT FAVRE. It has been all season! – Fumbles, INT”s, Inaccurate throws due to injury, not listening to the coach, ignoring playcall designs, and audibling out of run plays that are set up perfect, to throw and not get anything.

  130. By Matt on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    purplehaze…youre one of the typical cry-baby blame everyone vikes fans i was talking about :) suck it and enjoy 3rd place!

  131. By J-man on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Wah, wah u purple flippin’ cry babies………

  132. By chippedhorns on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    The short dumps and screens to All Day seem to work… hmmmm…. Seven weeks into the season for Childress to realize getting Peterson the ball out in the open field vs making him break 6 tackles before the line of scrimmage… INGENIOUS!! Fire Childress!!

  133. By Ginger on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll take a hero who has won a super bowl , has 3 MVP
    and records, oh my, the records! anyday as opposed to a gay qb

  134. By Purpleblood on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Zygi my boy!!! You got it all on the line and assembled an amazing squad of superstars… Oh, oops, except the head coach!! Fire him so the entire season isn’t lost!!!

  135. By GOLDVIKE on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    NEXT TIME I HOPE WE USE ALL OF THE CLOCK!!!!

  136. By purplehaze on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Matt, you sound like an idiot, you have nothing constructive to say or add.. bye bye….

  137. By Mr. Rogers on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Guys- We had Brett for years. Same stuff different team. As far as the boo’s, who cares? Your all whining about little things. Your defense is old, they can’t get a sack. Your offense is only as good as Brett. Why not use Peterson more. Because Brett wants to pass. Remember Favre was taking you guys to the promise land. He he!! As far as A-Rod taking responsiblity. Watch his interview, He thanked the team for covering for his mistakes, he is a class act. Look at the real issues, not petty attacks.

  138. By lisa schumacher on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t blame the fans for the booing!!!!!!! He is a traiter and I hope he goes into the hall of fame as a viking he doesn’t deserve to be wearing the green and gold.He betrayed every packer fan with his move to minnesota.He may have done it to get back at Thompson but he did it to every one of his fans.And now he’s betraying his family and new team .I see a pattern here!!!!!!!!

  139. By Brad only coaches 14 min quarters! on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Like I said, I’m not happy with those bad choices that Favre made (BTW, last years Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees also has 10 interceptions this year) but I am a LOT LOT LOT more upset with Childress! He calls for a run play with a minute left and timeouts on the clock because he doesn’t want to try and score points and that is the most unexcusable action that a coach could make. And he embarra s s e s us as fans because the announcers and the reporters and the players are all like WTF is wrong with you? And Childress has pulled this same S H I T beofre and I hope our owners pull him aside and tell him that if there is even the slightest chance of scoring points which could win games then I want you to try and score points unless we have a big winning margin! Childrss just doesn’t get it, he a narcissist and he is costing us games! FIRE HIM
    AND IM GOING TO KEEP POSTING THIS OVER THIS NEXT WEEK UNTIL THE OWNERS GET ON CHILDRESS’S A S S FOR THROWING AWAY OPPRITUNITIES TO SCORE POINTS AND EMBARRASSING US FANS ON NATIONAL TV

  140. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @ purpleblood….nicely put! The puzzle has all the pieces(secondary??) and next year will not. This is where you go for everything, cuz there’s no next year following. What we as fans are seeing seems to escape our coach…go figure!

  141. By air packer 12 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Actualy the worst ref game I ever saw was last year in minne…Please get a copy of the game and replay the the refs calls, and even you most skeptical viking fans will be itching your heads..I hated that the game was given to minne… So if the refs calls didnt all go your way to bad..Kind of funny how when brett thought he threw the game wining td he had to hop around on 1 foot.Next two plays hes sprinting all over the field….then come interview time he needs a wheel chair! seen this act for 16ys in gb.OOOH what did favre do for greenbay ????What did GB do for favre the 250 pound drunk atlanta Falcon who was on his way to be A gas station attendant.

  142. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    ttboy,matt and all you other idiots in here tearing up the vikes, stuff some cheese down your throat and shut up ! we dont need or want you here.boy now green bay is what? 3-3? great team ya got there !!!!!

  143. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @lisa…you sound like one of the brainwashed blind followers that gb needs to survive. You just keep telling yourself and it would appear that you actually believe it…congrats! PLUS..I would be happy for Brett to assume his position in the HOF as a Viking…maybe start a petition in WI and make it possible!!

  144. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    BTW Packer fans are the biggest JACK A**ES of all the football fans there are. Brett gives 16 years of his life, gives them 2 NFC Championships, 1 Superbowl, a 330 Million Dollar stadium because the Brown Count vote barely passed, he makes the Packers a household word, he plays his A S S off for the fans and then TEDDY BOY wants to showcase his personally picked boy Rodgers and TEDDY shoves Brett to the curb and then these immature, childish, unappreciative fans boo Favre when it’s probably the last time he walks out of the stadium THAT HE GAVE THOSE FANS even after they get a win. YES THE PACKER FANS ARE JACK A**ES who don’t deserve that stadium and don’t deserve what Favre did for them which was win a LOT OF GAMES!

  145. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    lisa it is obvious you dont follow football, favre did not go he was pushed out of GB. They felt rogers could get them to the superbowl, hmmmmmm favre almost did last year where you close the last few years? oops i guess not as Minn beat th pack BOTH TIME LAST YEAR..GUESS THAT STILL KINDA HURTS HUH ?

  146. By Debbie Peters on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Lisa Shumaker Brett was forced out of town by Packer management, he did not leave because of his own will. If you don’t know who Ari Fleischer is and what role he played in the Packer organization relating to the Favre situation, and you are still a Packer fan, you need to get your facts straight. Please research the events leading up to Brett’s leaving the Packers.

  147. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    AND BY THE WAY, YOU VIKING FANS WHO ARE CALLING FOR FAVRE TO BE BENCHED FOR HIS 3 INTERCEPTIONS, WELL GUESS WHAT LAST YEARS SUPERBOWL MVP WHO ALSO HAS 10 INTERCEPTIONS LIKE FAVRE THREW FOUR YES 4 INTERCEPTIONS YESTERDAY AND HIS FANS WERE NOT CALLING FOR HIM TO BE BENCHED SO IM ASHAMED OF A FEW VIKING FANS AS WELL, LETS ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEM HERE WHICH IS A HEAD COACH WHO GIVES UP WITH TIME ON THE CLOCK!!!!

  148. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    AND FAVRE WAS PUSHED OUT! MAYBE NOT PHYSICALLY BUT MENTALLY, HE SAW THE WRITING ON THE WALL JUST LIKE PAST QUARTERBACKS LIKE MONTANA AND CURRENT ONES LIKE MCNABB, ITS A BUSINESS AND FAVRE JUST WANTED TO BE WANTED BUT HE SAW IT WAS ALREADY 3 YEARS SINCE THEY DRAFTED HIS REPLACEMENT SO HOW WOULD YOU FEEL WORKING AT A JOB STARING AT YOUR REPLACEMENT EVERY DAY KNOWING THAT MANAGEMENT WANTS YOU GONE??? THINK ABOUT PEOPLE!!!

  149. By P J on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    FIRE CHILDRESS PERIOD.
    THIS GUY IS AN IDIOT. EVIDENTLY HE DOESN’T BELIEVE IN HIS OWN TEAM AND THAT THEY CAN MAKE A GAME CHANGING PLAY BEFORE THE 1/2.??
    WHO WASTES CLOSE TO 25 SECONDS JUST GIVING UP????

    NOT TO MENTION EVERY COMMENTATOR AND VIEWER OF THAT GAME KNEW THAT EARLY GB TD WAS NOT A TD. THE COMMENTATORS EVEN ASKED WHY CHILDRESS WASN’T CHALLENGING IT, HE WOULD HAVE WON THAT CHALLANGE THE GUY WAS OUT OF BOUNDS DAH!!!

    EVERY GB FAN AT OUR GATHERING ADMITTED THAT AND SAID ESSENTIALLY THE VIKES WON BECAUSE THAT FIRST TD WAS NOT A TD.
    BUT OF COURSE CHILDRESS SITS ON HIS HANDS LIKE A F-ING MONKEY NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO.

    FIRE THIS IDIOT

  150. By kraze k on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I believe that should have been a penalty for Mathews taking off his helmet and throwing it on the ground, what about the holding on to where Allen was not able to get Packers QB (Rogers), and the GB TD that should not have been, the Vikings TD that should have been (Shiancoe). The one thing I never do understand is why does Childress NEVER EVER challange plays? In my opinion that is what costs us the games a lot of times. Yes Favre throwing the interceptions did not help but we could have still won even with the 3 INT’s. GB basically challanged every one of our TD’s.

  151. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    SO HOW MANY CHALLENGES DID BRAD USE LAST NIGHT? HOW MANY TIMEOUTS DID HE GIVE AWAY? BRAD IS A LOUSY COACH AND IF MCCARTHY WOULD HAVE BEEN COACHING OUR TEAM WE WOULD HAVE WON THAT GAME AND THAT’S A FACT! MCCARTHY WOULD HAVE TRIED FOR POINTS WITH A MINUTE ON THE CLOCK AND 2-3 TIMEOUTS LEFT, IN FACT EVERY COACH IN THE LEAGUE WOULD HAVE TRIED FOR POINTS.

  152. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    P J, ACTUALLY BRAD GAVE AWAY A FULL MINUTE ON THE CLOCK BECAUSE HE CAME OUT WITH RUNNING PLAYS AND HAD NO INTENTION OF TRYING FOR POINTS, I HAVE SEEN BRAD DO THIS IN THE PAST SEVERAL TIMES WHERE HE JUST RUNS THE CLOCK OUT AND DOESN’T TRY AND SCORE

  153. By kraze k on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    none, that is the frustrating part is that he never challenges plays ever

  154. By kraze k on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with you Bruce

  155. By Dano on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Can anyone tell me why Childress didn’t go for two after they scored a touchdown making it 28 to 23? 28-23 is no worse than 28-24. If they convert on the 2 pointer they could have kicked a field goal at the end and at least gone into overtime.

  156. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    HEY BRAD, GUESS WHAT, YOU ARE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE A JOB THE END OF THIS SEASON, JUST YOU WAIT AND SEE! GO HOME AND WATCH HOW THE BIG BOYS DO IT AND SEE HOW THEY COACH A FULL 15 MINUTE QUARTER AND WANT THEIR TEAM TO SCORE POINTS!!!

  157. By Brad Jensen on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    “”The TD pass to Quarless shouldn’t have counted. I guess we’re playing the Refs again.””

    Refs can read too
    Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 1 of the NFL Rule Book (page 51) states that “if a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact with an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.” REGAIN, PRIOR TO TOUCHING GRD.

    Brad

  158. By P J on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I agree that there were other issues like Shiancoe’s obvious TD, the penalties and yes some of Farve’s decisions and interceptions, but as eloquently stated above by another commentator. NO QB has a ton of interceptions and still his fans support him. Brad playing period is amazing. I wish he’d resolve that issue but I am rooting for the guy.
    Really the biggest frustration is the coach. If he’d have challenged we’d have won period.

  159. By Mike Perry on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I would just like to say a few things, based off of what I saw last night and a few comments I have read on here.

    The first thing I would like to note is that I feel that the Vikings really got cheated in this game. The Visanthe touchdown should have counted, everyone knows it should have counted, and everyone on MNF tonight will probably talk about how it should have counted. Furthermore, it was obvious that Green Bay was awarded with a touchdown that shouldn’t have been.

    To further talk about the points I made above – I’ve been a Viking fan for 23 years. I’m very accustomed to these sorts of things happening to this ball club. However, I can’t say I’m used to it, because it ticks me off just as much now as it did the first time I ever saw it happen.

    Next, I would like to address Coach Childress and his decision to let the clock run down at the end of the first half. I’ve listened to both sides of the argument, and I have to say that I still disagree with the decision. Sure, the Vikings had the lead, but only by a field goal at that point – I believe the score was 17-14. Sure, you take a huge risk by going for some points when you’re backed up on your own side of the field, but you take a risk every play you make. There was 24 seconds left on the clock, and we had 2 time outs left, and it was first or second down, I can’t remember which because of the Pass Interference penalty. In either case, however, it would’ve been relatively safe to go for it again. If the pass is incomplete on either one of those downs, I highly doubt Green Bay is going to call a time out, giving the Vikings all the time in the world on 2nd or 3rd down to shoot for the endzone again. Coach Childress, you said that you made that call because they had all three timeouts left, and you didn’t want to see a punt block – but your logic there makes no sense. Green Bay would not have called a time out unless you went for the touchdown on 3rd down and didn’t at least get a first down, that way you would have to punt. They wouldn’t call the time out unless they knew they were getting the ball returned to them. Now, if it was 3rd down, then I could understand letting the clock run out – and if it was and my memory is just failing me here, then I apologize and you can throw my whole argument out of the window. But if it wasn’t, then I strongly disagree with your course of action and implore you to not make similar decisions like this in the future.

    Next, I would like to address a comment made by TT Boy:

    “Typical. Lose to a superior team and cry about it.”

    I think that this comment is way out of line, and extremely incorrect. The Packers didn’t really prove that they were the superior team at all. Just because you manage to win a game, doesn’t mean you’re superior. When your favorite football team gets cheated out of a touchdown – a touchdown that would have changed the outcome of the game, mind you – then I’m certain that you would be voicing opinions similar to the ones being voiced here. If your favorite football team just so happens to be the Vikings, then I don’t think it does any good to post comments like that – obviously because it was made just because you are angry and frustrated with the team. So am I, I’ll be getting into that more a little later.

    Next, I would like to address people’s complaints about Brett Favre and his 3 interceptions. First off, I would like to state that Brett Favre is the best quarterback to ever play in the NFL. I’m not just kissing his butt, I’m looking at statistics. He has passed for over 70,000 yards in his professional career, and has passed over 500 touchdowns – the only quarterback in the history of the NFL to do so – even Dan Marino didn’t do that. With that said, I would also like to add that people wouldn’t be making such a big deal out of the interceptions if the Vikings had come away with the win. It would’ve been: “Well, Brett Favre needs to work on that.” as opposed to: “Brett Favre stinks and he’s the reason why the Vikings are only 2-4.” I want people to also keep in mind that, if the Visanthe touchdown hadn’t been taken away, the Vikings would have won despite Brett Favre’s interceptions. Furthermore, I don’t care if Favre throws at least 1 interception per game – as long as he keeps the offense productive. A lot of people want Favre to be benched. Who would you bring in then? Tarvaris Jackson? Jackson has had time after time to prove himself, and he has not done so. Jackson was so bad that the Vikings had to bring in Gus Frerotte to be the starting quarterback – someone who probably should have been retired at that point. At least with him, we had half an offense. With Jackson, we have no offense. The fact that he’s still on the team is a huge surprise to me – I figured the Vikings would’ve kept Sage Rosenfels, but I obviously don’t make those decisions. If the Vikings do bench Favre, then I propose bringing in Webb. At least he can run – and he hasn’t been given much of a chance to show his stuff. You might argue that, at least with Jackson, we know what we’re getting. But that argument is no good if all you’re going to be getting is a loss.

    The last comment I want to make is about frustration. I know what it’s like to be frustrated over a Vikings loss. As I’ve said earlier, I’ve been a Vikings fan for 23 years. But, my Dad was a Vikings fan for 48 years, and he would’ve been a fan for all 50 if he hadn’t passed away last year. All of those years, he waited and hoped – even prayed – that the Vikings would win a Superbowl in his time. But year after year, they disappointed him. He would get so mad, and even say that he wouldn’t be a fan of the Vikings anymore, but he always stuck with him. I ask why? This franchise didn’t even know my Dad. He got no acknowledgement for being a fan as long as he was. All the franchise really cares about is winning games and staying popular so people keep buying their merchandise and tickets for their games. My Dad knew that, but he kept cheering for them. He felt as if he was an unacknowledged member of their family. So, last season, when the Vikings were doing so well and I thought that maybe they’d finally win one for my Dad – who had been such a die hard fan, you can’t even begin to imagine the sadness and frustration of seeing them lose – and I use that word loosely – to the Saints at the NFC championship game. It had be questioning, as I do every year, whether or not professional football is rigged. I won’t get into that, but it is something to ponder.

    Well, I think that’s all I have to say for now.

  160. By Rich on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    To Kevin:

    The Quarterback is solely responsible for 2 losses due to errant throws and
    NOT his receivers running poor routes. If Favre just knew to throw a ball
    away once in awhile he’d be a decent QB right now instead of statistically the
    worst in the NFL! He will be punished against Belichicks defense. If they want
    to keep him upright and throwing more interceptions the following week you sit
    him against the PATS

  161. By P J on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    NIce points Mike P

  162. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    ALL I KNOW IS THAT BRAD EMBARRASSED US AS FANS ON NATIONAL TV BECAUSE EVEN SPORTS SNNOUNCERS WHO HAVE BEEN BROADCASTING GAMES FOR CLOSE TO 30 YEARS, AND FIELD REPORTERS WHO ARE PAID TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS AND HALL OF FAME PLAYERS WHO THREW THEIR ARMS UP IN DISBELIEF WERE ALL ASKING WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY DID YOU JUST GIVE UP AND NOT TRY AND SCORE POINTS IN SUCH A CLOSE GAME WHEN YOU HAD THE TIME ON THE CLOCK AND THE TIMEOUTS AS WELL? “OH I WAS AFRIAD OF THIS” “OH I GAVE MOSS ONE SHOT” “OH I RATHER WOULD SAVE MY TIMEOUTS FOR CHALLENGES, OH WAIT, I DIDN’T EVEN DO THAT EITHER, SHUCKS”

  163. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    ALL I KNOW IS THAT BRAD EMBARRASSED US AS FANS ON NATIONAL TV BECAUSE EVEN SPORTS ANNOUNCERS WHO HAVE BEEN BROADCASTING GAMES FOR CLOSE TO 30 YEARS, AND FIELD REPORTERS WHO ARE PAID TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS AND HALL OF FAME PLAYERS WHO THREW THEIR ARMS UP IN DISBELIEF WERE ALL ASKING WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY DID YOU JUST GIVE UP AND NOT TRY AND SCORE POINTS IN SUCH A CLOSE GAME WHEN YOU HAD THE TIME ON THE CLOCK AND THE TIMEOUTS AS WELL? “OH I WAS AFRAID OF THIS” “OH I GAVE MOSS ONE SHOT” “OH I RATHER WOULD SAVE MY TIMEOUTS FOR CHALLENGES, OH WAIT, I DIDN’T EVEN DO THAT EITHER, SHUCKS”

  164. By Bruce on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    PEOPLE, WE HAVE A COACH THAT IS A NARCISIST AND LOVES TO HEAR HIMSELF TALK AND IS THE MOST CAUTIOUS, CONSERVATIVE COACH TO EVER BE IN THE NFL!

  165. By Viking-ology on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I can understand Chilly’s frustration with Favre, but he needs to take responsibilitiy too. Chilly-challenge flags don’t carry over to the next game-USE THEM! Any time you are near mid field, with time left on the clock, and timeouts to use-USE THEM! When there was 30 seconds to go in the game,you didn’t tell your team to let the time run out and we will regroup for the Pats. game!!! Time is valuable you have to try and squeeze as much as you can to score points. C’mon Chilly!!

  166. By Viking-ology on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Favre made some bad decisions, no doubt, but he still needs to be our QB if we are to have any chance to make the playoffs…One thing for sure is-this is, without a doubt his last year. He is a true warrior, but the impact of this season has shown his age. The road losses have to stop, and with the Pats looming, its gonna be a tall order. Honestly, the thing that bothers me more than a loss, is the potential of the team losing their will to fight. You are starting to see that in presses now. Even cool man Chilly lost his cool in his presser after the game. Could spell TROUBLE. Keep it together Vikes- it ain’t over yet!

  167. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @bruce…please take your “caps lock” button off. Posts are easier to read when proper typing is used….Thanks!!

  168. By Don't Litigate the NFL on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think history shows that NFL games outcomes can be fixed or at least influenced. I think what we saw last night was evidence it is still going on. Why? perhaps the Williams’ should have served their suspensions. The NFL has the refs in their back pockets.

  169. By Taser Brad on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Fire Childress must certainly be feeling more companionship amoung the faithful, because Chilly could have at least kept their defense on the field and ours resting with those time-outs. It was evident the other coach had energy and effort to try to win at all costs. It was evident Chilly only was worried about upsetting Brett and worst cast scenerios at the half. Do we have people in the booth sleeping when it comes to our TD challenges?

  170. By bass8 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I want to thank Coach Childress personally for being “outcoached” by Fat Mike. He at least threw the flag which is what YOU should’ve done when the Packers bobbled the ball in the endzone. Also I never thought I would see the day WHEN THE MIAMI DOLPHINS PUT MORE PRESSURE ON A.R. THEN JARED AND THE VIKINGS DEFENSE…MY GOD, YOU MADE A.R. LOOK MUCH BETTER THAN HE WAS….THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I CAN SAY I AM TRULY DISAPPOINTED IN THE VIKINGS…..YOU WERE PATHETIC, FROM THE COACH DOWN….VERY DISAPPOINTED…ESP. IN YOU, JARED!!

  171. By mike on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I think the coach lost this game. He’s responsible for the play calling, challenges, and everything else, like laying down with over twenty seconds left in half knowing green bay is getting the ball back in 2nd half. They should of challenged the green bay touchdown, huge mistake. are team is hurting and we have probably the most talented guys. We should be challenging every team but we play like lambs most of the time. Can’t blame everything on Brett, he’s trying to do what he can but when it’s time to pull him out because he’s doing more harm, then the coach is to blame….Maybe if the coach had the right attitude, “every team should fear us” or “we are going to hit you every down”, or “I expect us to blow out the other team”. If we had an aggressive attitude, maybe we’ll win the game in the 1st half. It seems that all the coach can come up with is to get a win.

  172. By P J on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Mike you nailed it Childress is the failure here not the players.
    They need him to MAN UP and be the kind of coach that has their back. He is just WAY to soft. CHILDRESS I HOPE YOU READ THESE GET IT TOGETHER, MAN UP AND BE THERE FOR YOUR TEAM OR PLEASE QUIT.

  173. By lisa schumacher on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not brainwashed!!! I know favre wanted to make the decisions for the team.Who to sign(moss) to hire for head coach (mairouchi{not spelled right}).And when he didn’t get his way and they made their own decisions for the future of the team not for the remainder of favres career,He did the retire maybe not retire game and held Gb hostage.I am sure Thompson wanted him out but why not say that to the fans and get the whole story instead of playing dirty and going to a team that every packer fan hates.Dispicable!!!!
    He has lied his whole career.Looking back at the things he said, he had me and alot of other packer fans brainwashed into thinking he was playing for wisconsin and all packer fans but now we all know it was a big FAT LIE!!!!!!!
    Good luck viking fans for paying for 2 years of having him as a QB.You will be paying for it for years.The Packers have next year and the year after and so on.What kind of year are the Viking going to have next year???????

  174. By Scott on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    There isn’t a bigger bunch of whiners than Vikings fans; “We got jobbed by the refs”…..”the refs lost the game for us”……………Just be glad Green Bay didn’t beat you by 21 because Roger’s had two INT’s in the red zone, and, if Quarles doesn’t trip on the fake punt, they’d have been right on the door step again.

    It could have been much worse.

  175. By hank on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    how doesn’t clay mathews get an unsportsman like penalty for ripping off his helmet? answer:cronnie refs

  176. By Tom WI on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Get out some tissue – The defensive line played terrible, Allen is sooo over rated this year, poor coaching and the King of Interceptions came through yet again!

    Petersen had a good game as did Harvin – Moss, well he’s back in more ways than one!

    Packers were decimated with injuries, Driver only played as a decoy and you still couldn’t beat them!

    I will give you that I feel that Ms. Shiancoe did catch the ball in the end zone.

    As for respecting Favre – He was a God here and he flipped us off. I grew up loving the Purple People Eaters – what would it have been like for Eller or Page to be a Packer or Bear at the end?

  177. By lisa schumacher on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Every team has won and lost by poor officiating.Vikings could have challenged the touchdown but they choked like they usually do.
    But on the bright side in like 14 years they can try to get Rodgers.

  178. By Hawk86 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    As a lifelong Packer fan, I have attended a few Packer-Viking games in my time. One of them that stands out was a game AT THE DOME in 95 when Bret’s ankle was twisted so badly that he had to be assisted off the field.I distinctly recall the replay of the injury being shown on the jumbotron numerous times with thunderous cheers from the home crowd. So let’s think a bit when we call certain fans classless.

  179. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @lisa…If you think rodgers agent is going to allow him to stay in gb, you are dreaming. He already has taken a pounding and he has a long career ahead. Your organization is not where he will retire….but keep the fantasy going, you seem to be ingrained with the propaganda just fine….LOL!!

  180. By Steve on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll state up front I am a Packers fan so everybody knows where I am coming from. The sooner we all understand we will never be able to agree the better off we will be, that’s just the way it is with bitter rivals in all sports. I agree the one Packer touchdown should have been ruled incomplete although it’s the Vikings responsibility to challenge that call. I honestly don’t know what the rule is regarding the disputed Viking touchdown when it appeared to be a catch but there is no doubt the point of the ball touched the ground. It’s possible if not likely the Vikings got the shaft on that one. However, the refs did not take two other touchdowns away from the Vikings as both times the receiver clearly came down out of bounds. That’s just the rules of the game. Face it, both teams played well enough to win and well enough to lose. Both teams left points on the field because of odd coaching decisions and mistakes by their quarterbacks. If you ask me this looked like two average teams fighting to the end in a bitter rivalry game because in a disappointing season for both teams the loser of this one faces an overwhelming challenge in trying to save the season. Look for another hard fought rather contentious battle in Minnesota in November.

  181. By Jake on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    cant wait til we fire chil-DRESS and get gruden or dungy!

  182. By wispurplehead on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @ hawk86…as a baseball fan and football just provides a filler until ST…..I agree in the fans in any stadium are “questionable”. Never do you have more fun than at a ballpark. The fans are just better and able to have a great time together. Yes, each wants their club to win, but it is not life changing…LOL!!

  183. By hank on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    scott both those things were caused by a lack of execution or by execution,what us whining viking fans are complaining about is the cronnie refs making calls that make no sense other than to assist green bay to a victory

  184. By P J on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Steve, its nice to hear a rational Pac fan!! Unlike Lisa and Tom. Poor dummies.
    I actually always cheered for the Pac if the Vikes were not in the playoffs and the the Pac were. I loved Farve when he played for you guys and honestly the coach over there should have kept him if he wanted him. He didn’t so, Farve can play anywhere he wants. Thats the way the business of football goes. Honestly it would have been smart to keep hiim until last year. The Pac would have won the Bowl in the last few years as a result. That QB change was a bad decision by the Pack coach. Aaron is great but he should have started this year.

    This game was however a Vikes win really. Just really bad decision making. BUT decision making does play a part as does officiating good or bad so I think you have made a valid point.

    Too bad so many Pac Fans arn’t rational like you. I personally don’t get it we’re neighbors and most Minnesotans love WI as a place. In Minneapolis you don’t hear people going off about the Packers at all. We don’t give them that much thought. If they’re doing good its like any other team, same if they are doing poorly.

  185. By Rich on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Okay people now things are becoming more clear. Favre has fractures in the
    ankle and is currently in a walking boot. Were the tears at his locker those of a
    man who not only played his last game at Lambeau but his season/career?
    Perhaps this is his way out? If he plays Childress looks like an idiot playing a guy
    on a fractured ankle. If Favre plays poorly he’s got his excuse and is Childress
    one to plug Favre in for a series to keep the freakin streak alive? Admittedly it’s
    in my opinion Favre’s most amazing record it buries Ripken’s streak. This is
    the perfect way to end it and Favre can get out with a smidge of dignity. That
    Patriot defense will kill him if he plays…his mobility is shot and he is beaten and
    battered.

  186. By Mike Perry on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @lisa schumacher

    I don’t mean to sound rude, but you obviously have no idea what you’re talking about. Any QB, as well as any player, has a right to voice an opinion about where his team is headed. Favre didn’t get along with the coach in GB. Who wouldn’t want Moss? These opinions were expressed by Favre not just to help himself, but to help his team. He wanted a Superbowl victory, that’s all it was. He wasn’t holding GB hostage at all. Whether he retired or got traded, GB was ready to replace him, as any team would be because either way – he was leaving. Whether or not he retired or got traded doesn’t change that fact.
    You mention how he went to a team that every Packer fan hates. Hmm…if I remember correctly, Favre was traded to the Jets first because GB wouldn’t allow him to be traded to a division rival, and they didn’t even really want him to be traded to anyone in the NFC. Did you forget about the year Favre played for the Jets? I’m pretty sure that when Favre went to the Vikings, it wasn’t because he just wanted to stick it to all the GB fans. It was because he saw Superbowl potential in the Vikings – obviously because he thought it might be his last year he wanted to go out with a bang. Not only that, but they offered him more money than anyone else was willing to offer because they really needed a QB.

    Be satisfied with Rodgers and get over the Brett Favre thing. I gurantee you that if you were in Favre’s position, you would’ve made the same choices.

  187. By CLSNO3 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    No doubt the interceptions didn’t help but let’s be real–one player can’t win or lose a game on his own. That being said, even with Favre’s three interceptions, the team actually played well enough to win the game. The score should have resulted in a Vikings win.

    Childress needs to take some responsiblity- he is the head coach. A professional coach, any coach for that matter, should never throw his players under the bus like he did in the press conference. Childress needs to do a better job. Why did he not challange the Packers TD win his own players are motioning that the ball was bobbled? His players were right there–respect their thoughts, take a chance in changing the moment. Throw the red flag, you get more than one it was early in the game, COME ON BRAD! Play out the half. Your team had the momentum and was driving the field, you had two time outs left use them. COME ON BRAD, go for the win. BAD COACHING go for it when you have the momentum, especially before the half–give the opponent more to think about at the half.

    What’s with the officials?? They took away a touchdown that was clearly a catch. The officials seem to be getting worse and worse.

    There are more issues than just the interceptions but again, FAVRE played well enough for the TEAM to win b/c of the EFFORT of the entire TEAM.

    Brad didn’t call out the player for the facemask on the final drive, he didn’t call out Percy for not getting his 2nd foot in bounds, he didn’t call out the defense for not pressuring Rodgers, or himself for not throwing the flag.

    Honestly, I am just so tired of all the Favre hating. The man goes out on the field and gives it his all. He has more love and heart for the game than anyone I ever watched play the game. It is a team effort and with his team they were in the postion to win the game. Take the officials bad calls (taking away a touchdown that WAS a touchdown and giving the Packers a touchdown that was NOT a touchdown) and the VIkes would have won.

    Favre made some throws he would like to have back but it is a team game. Stop hating on him. Rodgers had two interceptions to his and he should not have been given the credit for the bobbled TD.

    Let’s get behind our team and rally with them. They are still in this b/c no team is pulling away. They just need to win the rest of their conference games. I have faith and I know that with FAVRE they always have a chance to win.

    GO VIKINGS!

  188. By JD the Viking on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    If Favre does have a broken ankle, then just as well. He needs to ride the pine for his performance this season. It’s time for the future and T-Jack to take the reigns. As for chilly, his ultra-conservitve play calling needs to go as does himself while he’s at it.

  189. By CLSNO3 on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    @ Scott….Vikings fans aren’t whinners we just saw what happened and know that it was PART of the reason we lost the game. Let’s be real…you are commenting that it could have been worst but it wasn’t b/c of Rodgers interceptions. Well Rodgers interceptions were a players error and not something out of the players control like the officials calls. I LOVE (sarcastically) that yopu dismiss Rodgers interceptions but are irratated that teh VIKES fans are upset about things outside the performance of their players.

  190. By Get Over It on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Wow. What a bunch of sad and dejected people. By the way, people that use the word classy usually are not. See you guys for round 2. TJ throws 4 this time and we eliminate you from playoff contention. Have fun in LA!

  191. By Bryan on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t listen to it Brett. I belive in ya hoss, git er done brother

  192. By Dave's Friend on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Mutiny on the Bounty, Minnesota version. It’s always someone elses fault Viqueens fans. You would think 20 mill would buy you a decent prosthetic now a days. Buy hey, as my kids say, “Shut up old man river, or I’ll break your hip. So much for Pre-Season hype.

  193. By Dave's Friend on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Time to get Longwell, Allen and Hutchinson out of there and get three new pipers on the meat whistle.

  194. By Dave on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    How do you spell loser….Vikings

  195. By Dave on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe Zygi should get Bud Grant and Joe Kapp

  196. By Love Childress on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I am amazed at Viking fans complaining about Farve being booed. I was probably Favre’s biggest supporter during his Packer years as I traveled from New York for every home game. Now I find out that while his wife had cancer he was texting a female Jet employee. Do you think that dewrves cheers?
    Of course I am sure you cheer when Moss does something good (even though he ran down a police officer)
    Or you cheer Berien or Peterson (who drove over 100 mph and could have killed somebody)
    Or you cheer all those Vikes who were on the love boat.
    Let’s get our priorities straight. I will accept the criticism aboiut Packer fans booing Favre as long as you tell me you don’t cheer for Moss, Peterson, Berian and the Love Boat gang.

  197. By Dave on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah Childress…go ahead and bench favre…he’s only making 20 mil

  198. By Dave on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t blame Favre for the interceptions…he had Jen on his mind…

  199. By Dave on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    If the commissioner wants to know if the pics of Brett’s johnson are real he’ll have to ask jared.

  200. By Dave on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Hey ViQueens…prepare for the country a$$whooping the patriots are about to put on ya.

  201. By Jason on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    What a bunch of babies on here! Oh the irony… you talk about A. Rodgers not being able to take responsibility for a loss (which I have heard him do on a number of occasions) and yet all you can do is blame the refs. Yeah, the refs made bad calls… on both sides. That happens every game. Good teams deal with it and overcome. Bad teams don’t (and then their fans blame everyone else but the team).

    You might consider blaming Favre’s 3 picks (including a pick 6), or you might blame the D’s inability to stop GB on 3rd downs or whatever. But for Pete’s sake, show a bit of maturity and admit mistakes were made by players as well as refs, which always happens, and which, in this case, led to your loss.

  202. By Rye on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Bret Favre

    6 Games

    10 INT’s, 5 fumbles, 1191 yards (just 198.5 yards per game), 68 QB rating

    If his name wasn’t Brett Favre, we would have benched him for such poor performance.

    While I respect what he did last year, he is ruining our season this year. I am in favor of giving T-Jack a shot. I think we have a better chance at winning with him at the helm.

  203. By P J on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    HEY PACKERS FANS, THIS IS A VIKES BLOG, you know where VIKES fans get together to talk about their POV and the facts of the game good and bad.

    Maybe your a wanna be? Or perhaps all your bitterness over losing FARVE to soon has you following him with his new teams.

    Either way if you need directions to your OWN TEAMS blogs we can help you with that.

  204. By hey jason on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Shut your ignorant piehole. We do not need you to chew us out. You sir, sir, are an idiot.

  205. By hey Cheese curd fans on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    The sun shines even on a dogs butt some-days. enjoy your luck. see you at the Metro dump pewks.

  206. By Outofbounds on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly always chokes in tight moments. He needs an assistant that can be clear headed standing right next him whispering in his ear…oh I almost forgot, he does have someone in the booth…who is that guy… and where was he…was he out grabbing a sandwich or something during the “no challenge” situation? How about Chilly’s gutless “let’s pack it in fella’s” right before the half? A real professional football team tries to score at every given opportunity…you just don’t know when you’ll need those 3 points do you Chilly, like maybe at the end of the friggin game? And how about the second to the last play of the game. That looked like a designed roll out. Smart move with a guy that has a bad wheel, and has been have trouble throwing on the run all night. Is Bevell even watching the game. I love and hate watching Favre this year. He can make some fantastic throws, that only a few quarterbacks in the league can make, but the difference this year is that his mistakes are not travelling at 100mph. They’re going around 30mph. Last year when he missed no one had a chance to catch it. The seasons not over…there’s a lot of football left and the league is busy beating up on itself. We got a shot, but the coaches need to bring someone in to do some game managing mentoring in a big way…I hear T. Brewster is availabe?

  207. By DiehardGreen&Gold on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Well said Mike.

  208. By Jo Jo Dancer on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    If Brad Childress goes for more points at the end of the 1st half, instead of running out the clock to the dismay of his players and their fans. We probably
    could have kicked a field goal and won the game. As far as I’m concerned Childress should be arrested for impersonating a Coach.

    As far as the vikings moving to LA, well the people of minnesota pretty dumb
    and I have no doubt the queens will get their new stadium and the tax payers
    will foot the the bill at the cost of more school closeings, more bridges falling
    into the mississippi river, more curmmy roads to drive on, and just a over all
    lower quality of life.

  209. By hank on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    hey jason a question????? when can we blame the refs, in your mind never!to overturn the td call on the field and use a lame excuse is horrible for the nfl not just the vikings and i felt the same way when the lions got boned by the refs against the bears and a few years ago when the lions got boned by the refs against the vikes…just not good to keep a loyal fan base

  210. By hank on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    nfl vp of officiating apologizes for the officials overturning shiancoe’s td

  211. By Roy Rogers-Tulsa on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    I’m just not gettin’ it: A Roster that reads like a Who’s Who in NFL. I’m more angry at the Owner/GM for not planning-ahead at QBack!

  212. By Make the Best of It on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Give Tavaris one game to prove himself. If he shows a continuance of his usual lack of self control in the pocket, then the next game until the end of the season is used for giving Joe Webb all the experience. No sense in deluding ourselves that we will remain in Super Bowl contention, so we should make the most of the games left this season to let Joe Webb get all the time he wants in preperation for taking over the helm entirely next year. Who knows, Joe Webb could really surprise us and take us deep into the playoffs this year -never say never ’cause there is no doubt J.W. has real talent!!!

  213. By Just Win on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    ONCE AGAIN FAVRE BLOWS IT FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM BY TURNING THE BALL OVER! T-Jack’s turnovers came early in his career, but matured while sitting and watching Ferrotte. His TD to Int ratio is like 8 to 1 in the regular season since coming in against the Lions in 08 and leading us the playoffs. As a result, if T-Jack played this season instead of Favre, we’d be 6-0 or 5-1.

    Hopefully after another horrendous QB rating of 50 by Favre (THAT’S RIGHT FAVRE HAD A 50 QB RATING), we’ll finally see T-Jack come in and lead us to the playoffs like he did in 08, especially this time he has so many more weapons.

    GO CHILLY! GO T-JACK! GO VIKES!

  214. By Mike Perry on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Packers Fans,

    Before you start complaining about people complaining about Minnesota losing this game, how about you ask yourself one question: What’s worse? Minnesota fans complaining about their team losing a big game on a Vikings blog, or you guys going to a Vikings blog specifically to read complaints and ridicule others for having a problem with how their favorite team played.

    Both teams, at the end of the game, showed very sportsman like behavior towards each other. I think a lesson needs to be learned there: these two teams are rivals but they don’t hate each other. If you Packers fans hate the Minnesota Vikings, and vice versa, you all need to stop watching football because you’re taking this division rivalry too seriously.

    I would like to again add that Vikings fans aren’t losers and shouldn’t be insulted for complaining about a big loss on a VIKINGS BLOG. If you Packers fans have enough time in your day to laugh at Vikings fans on their own website, and call them names, then you need to find a more productive hobby. The same goes for Viking fans who do that to Packers fans on their website, or any teams fans that does that to another teams fans for that matter.

  215. By Tim S on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    Take a TD away on a great diving catch thats been a completion a hundred times before. Give a TD to a receiver who had the ball between his legs. Take a TD away from a receiver who was shoved toward the back of the end zone before the ball even arrived. Give a penalty to the vikings defensive backs on an uncatchable ball that was throw well out of bounds. Dont give a penalty for throwing your helmet off during the middle of the game. Give a 40 yard penalty to Moss for TOUCHING a defensive back on a deep catch. (doesn’t that happen on, like 80 percent of all plays all thru the NFL?) Like the last couple drives in the NFC Championship game last year vs the Saints, you know who was supposed to win this game…….

  216. By Jeff on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    Packer fan here. Let’s discuss a few things.
    First the class level of Packer fans. Booing a former player now playing for a division rival is fair. I was a very loyal Favre fan and will cheer him again when he returns in a Packer jersey. Instead of ripping an entire fan base for booing a visiting player, look at a few other behavioral issues before deeming us classless. I was at the game, with many Viking fans I might add. During a very heated game there was nothing but harmless banter between the two groups. The fan interaction was actually pleasant. Go to a game in Chicago or Philly and experience how well you are treated as a visiting team fan, I doubt you would want to go back. Lambeau Field would not be considered as highly as it is in the NFL if it wasn’t a great place to watch a game, fan interaction is a huge part of that experience. Moving on.
    Lets get the officiating out of the way.
    Quarless TD-no good if challenged. (coach’s decision)
    Shiancoe’s catch-obviously there is still a problem with the definition of a catch. We also saw controversy in the Bears/Lions game. I understand the control part of the rule and he did control the ball. However, the ball was pushed further into his hands after hitting the ground. I’m not saying he didn’t catch it, I’m saying they will define the rule again in the off season. Now the fact these two calls went against the Vikes does not mean we can just say the score would have been 31-21. The game would have changed completely in both cases (butterfly effect). There were also bad calls against the Packer’s I’ll give you the worst (IMO), Rodgers INT at the end of the first half should have resulted in a penalty for the Vikes. If you watch the play from scrimmage, Walker runs out of bounds while defending Jennings and then comes back into play and is the first to touch the ball (penalty), deflecting it to Williams. The resulting INT prevented the Packer’s from scoring even a FG, another change in the game. There was also a very questionable spot on a 3rd down play that resulted in the Packer’s turning over the ball on downs.
    My point is, it is easy to blame the other stuff when the emotion is flowing, I know, I was livid when the Packers lost to the Bears on Monday night. I thought the officiating was horrible, especially on the game winning FG drive. After a few days I was able to realize that there were other reasons the Packers lost the game, not just the refs. You’ll be over it in a few days. Good luck in New England, we will have our own problems with the Jets this week. If we are lucky, the GB/Minn game next month will still mean something and we can do it all over again.

  217. By Green/gold/purple/cheese/horns on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, the boos directed at Brett were not appropriate from the fans especially at the end of the game. The class was in the number of fans who were cheering for one of the greatest players of the game. Yes, that’s Brett. Kudos to the GB Packers who greeted their once teammate. That’s class! Once you reach a higher level of fanship, those who booed, and yes, there are many also on the west side of the Mississippi, you’ll understand that it is the player and not the game score. It was a loss, Vikings. Now move on. There still is a lot of the season left to enjoy.

  218. By Bench Favre on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    Put a fork in him he is done.

  219. By packrules on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    This is for Susan. You are crying about “Us Packer Fans” booing Brett(backstabbing) Favre. When a person blatanly admits to wanting to join a team or division rival to “stick it to Us” we have every right to boo such person, whether its a Hall of Fame quarterback or a second string player. We have stuck by this egomaniac through all his addictions and personal problems, the person I feel bad for is his wife. When is it going to be enough? His conduct is shamefull and not a real good example for our children to look up too. Would you have felt the same if Fran Tarkington went to the Packers and blasted you in the media and took pictures of himself in his crocs?

  220. By GradeAcheese on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    Go packers. Vikings fans may complain about how the game turned out but there where many facters that played into the game. Yes the Vikings could have had more points, and the packers could have had less, both teams had the chance to make different choices, if there where disagreements on the calls then that is why the NFL put in challanging, to protect from bad calls. If Vikings fans want to focus on what could have happened then they should look at the teams whole history. Dissapointment is what the Vikings are all about.

  221. By Doug on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    This blog and the previous blog talk about all the good things the Vikings did. If they did so much good how come they lost?

  222. By purplehaze on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    CHILI DOG AND THE REFS ARE APPARENTLY TIGHT; HOW MUCH THEY PAYING YOU IN KICK BACKS BRAD?…

  223. By turf1212 on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    Viking fans quit your whining! welcome to the world of the Detroit Lions and bad calls!! Lord knows u sure have had calls on your side over the years!!

  224. By hippster on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    now the refs are saying the visante catch should have been called a touchdown ???? why the f@#k do they have a booth review if the ref got the call right call in the first place ?giving the rub my sackers a TD that wasnt is just typical. they didnt win the game , what we didnt give them the refs did .

  225. By rocksalt on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    packers fans- getr the f^ck off of this website you f^cking losers……..

  226. By vikescanstilldoit on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    You Pucker fans are morons LOL Thats all.I could educate you on this game but whats the point, you are clueless.

  227. By Susan on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    To packrules: I was a faithful Packer fan for 48 years, until August 7, 2008. After what Ted T., Mike M., etc., did to Brett, I swore I’d never set foot in Lambeau Field again, except for when they retire Brett’s number and when he is inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame. I also plan on flying to Canton when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I’m not going to discuss Brett’s personal life because that’s his business, not ours, and we certainly don’t know all the facts anyway. Just remember, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!”

    GO, VIKINGS!!!!

  228. By chi town emm on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Its crazy. When in doubt throw the flag. Why does Chilly ask upstairs? Those guys are breaking down plays, looking at strategies. Meanwhile, 3 announcers on TV are saying this is not a touchdown or at least should be looked at. Why is there always a disconnect. Why dont they hire a guy for 50,000 a year to be seperate from the coaching staff and help out with red flag decisions. LISTEN AND WATCH THE BROADCAST. The announcers are usually correct. They usually have no vested interest in the game and can give an objective view point on the play….

  229. By chi town emm on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Outofbounds is smart. Another intelligent person who should blog. ill keep an eye out…

  230. By chi town emm on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I read Mike Perrys response and I totally feel for you. Ive been a Cub fan for 40 years . The crazy thing is I’m a Viking fan as well. I cannot believe that I have chosen the 2 teams that have just devastated their fans with brutal loses and historic chokes. I have 3 sons and am considering not having them associated with this circle of pain. God bless your Dad. He taught you loyalty. You probably wish that it could have been taught an easier way…

  231. By GradeAcheese on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Blame the refs all you want no challenge was called.

  232. By hippster on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    rub my sacker fans pine to the refs more than any other team in the league .calling a incomplete pass a touchdown ,getting late flags while your QB smiles on is weak and shallow. your weaknesses are many and will be exposed as this season marches on your pains are just beginning ,the refs wont be able to give you a free TD every game to make up for yourlack of skills on the field. the ref in the replay booth should be firerd for being on GB payroll shame on you all .

  233. By Loyal Packer Fan! on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Ok Viking Fans! You can now stop crying about how a touchdown was taken away from you and because of that you lost the game. I am not sure what you saw during the game? I know what I watched on Sunday night and it was a bunch of cheating hack want to be football players (Vikings) losing to a team that actually deserves to win the football game. Randy Moss with his hands all over the defensive backs, Viking defenders with their hands all over Clay Matthews face mask! And if you want to cry about plays being taken away? We had two first crucial downs taken away by the refs down by the end zone, and please do not say you did not see that! We are not crying because only one face mask penalty was called against the Vikings and I counted at least 6 times the pulled on Clay’s face mask and a horse collar tackle by a Vikings offensive lineman that was not seen by the refs. That is just part of the game, so please if you watch football, get used to it. You are just mad because your coach does not challenge when he should and does a bad job managing the game. I have heard so much crying by Vikings fans because Clay Matthews took his helmet off during the game. Well, in case you were not watching, he took his helmet off because someone forgot to tell the viking offensive line that a face mask tackle is illegal. I am surprised that when he did take his helmet off the Vikings players did not pull his hair. What a bunch of sissies, they should be embarrased to call themselves “professionals”. The booing to Farve was because of the way he has conducted himself lately has effected Deanna farve and the rest of his family that still remain close to people and fans in Green bay. He pulled one on Deanna and the Packer fans, and now he is going to pull one on the Vikings fans as well. Good luck to Benedict Farve and the Vikings organization, they truly deserve each other! Farve is a front runner and only thinks about himself, but we will let you find out for yourselves next year when he retires on you and then wants to come back. he made his bed now he can go lay in it! Suckers!

  234. By Mike Perry on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    @Loyal Packer Fan!

    I only saw Clay Matthews have hands on his face mask the one time. Furthermore, Matthews didn’t take off his helmet during the play where he was face masked. He did it in celebration – as in he should have been called for unsportsmanlike conduct. End of story.

    I’m a Vikings fan, but I call it like I see it. I did not see all of those penalties that you stated. The Vikings don’t cheat either, I don’t see how you can make that claim. Furthermore, just because Randy Moss has one pass interference call against him, doesn’t mean that he constantly had his hands all over the defensive backs. Give me a break. The fact that you make all of these unsupported claims makes you sound like a 2 year old.

    The booing to Favre in Green Bay had absolutely nothing to do with what’s been going on with those text messages to Sterger. It has everything to do with the fact that Packer fans are angry because he’s playing for a division rival and the fact that he made mince meat out of the Packers in both games against them last season.

    I’m kind of tired of all of the Packer fans coming on here and insulting Minnesota fans for being upset about the loss. The fact remains that a TD was taken away from the Vikings when it shouldn’t have been, and a TD was given to the Packers when it shouldn’t have been. That would’ve changed the outcome of the game. You could argue that if the calls had been made appropriately, then the Packers would’ve played differently and ended up winning anyway. The same can be said for the Vikings – they also would’ve played differently. Brett Favre wouldn’t have been trying to get yards when yards couldn’t have been gotten, and he wouldn’t have thrown interceptions because of that fact. You can’t throw that kind of logical argument out there without looking at it from both sides.

    I can guarantee you that if the Packers deserved this win, I wouldn’t bother being on here. I hope that what happened to the Vikings at Green Bay happens to the Packers at Minnesota. That way when a bunch of disgruntled Packers fans start complaining on a Packers blog about how they got cheated, a bunch of immature miscreants can go on your blog and start tormenting you.

  235. By babylooneytunes on Dec 30, 2010 | Reply

    Hi, I am new.This is my frist thread …lol.
    say hi to everybody.

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