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Turning Focus To Arizona

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 3, 2010 – 6:46 am

After another close, disappointing loss and then a couple of tumultuous days, it’s finally time to shift our focus to the Vikings next opponent. And that’s the Arizona Cardinals, who will visit Mall of America Field this Sunday and bring with them a 3-4 record that includes 2 straight losses and a 1-3 mark on the road.

The Vikings haven’t looked any better through the first 7 games, though, and they must be about their business to defend home field against a team they’ve become quite familiar with; the Vikings and Cardinals have faced each other in each of the last 3 seasons now and also in 4 of the past 5 seasons.

Under head coach Brad Childress, the Vikings are 3-1 against Arizona and they have a good chance to improve that mark to 4-1 if the defenses can return to form in the friendly confines of home and if RB Adrian Peterson continues his assault on opposing defenses. The Vikings defense ranks 7th in the NFL in offensive points allowed and they are yielding just 12.6 offensive points per game at home. Peterson, meanwhile, is the NFL’s rushing leader with 776 yards on the ground and the Cardinals have the NFL’s 29th ranked run defense. Now there’s a recipe for success if you’re the Vikings.

The Vikings pass rush has failed to be a factor in 2010 but Jared Allen, Kevin Williams and Co. have a chance to get back on track this Sunday. The Cardinals have not seen quality play from their QBs this season, with rookie Max Hall supplanting veteran Derek Anderson as the starter but Anderson having to relieve Hall of his duties 3 times already. On top of that, Arizona has surrendered 22 sacks already this season, which is tied for the 5th most in the NFL.

There are a few other important areas of the game where the Vikings have a favorable matchup. Arizona has the 2nd most giveaways on the season, they are converting just 31.4% of their 3rd downs (3rd worst in NFL), they have allowed the 2nd most points per game in the NFL, they have the 27th total defense in the NFL, they are -9 in turnover ratio and they are yielding 25.7 yards per kickoff return.

With all of that being said, we’re foolish to assume this will be an easy victory for the Vikings. Winning in the NFL is never easy and the Vikings have dropped a game at home already this year after going 9-0 at Mall of America Field last season. While Arizona is -9 in turnover ratio, the Vikings aren’t much better at -7. Arizona also features a nice dual rushing attack with Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower. Both RBs are good as runners and receivers out of the backfield. Oh yeah, and Arizona also has this guy named Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., who is arguably the best WR in the NFL and is certainly in the top 3 or 4. He has elite size, speed and ball skills and will be a challenge for the Vikings secondary.

Another thing to like about Arizona is their head coach, Ken Whisenhunt. He came to Arizona in 2007 after serving as the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh and he’s done a terrific job in turning the franchise’s fortunes around. A laughing stock not many years ago, Arizona has turned into a winner, as Whisenhunt became the first coach in team history with a .500 record or better in each of his first 3 seasons (8-8 in 2007; 9-7 in 2008; 10-6in 2009). In addition, the Cardinals are 1 of just 2 NFL teams (Vikings) to improve its win total each of the last 3 seasons.

So, it’s a good matchup between the Vikings and Cardinals on Sunday and it’s also a matchup of 2 division-winning teams from a season ago who have struggled out of the gates in 2010. I won’t go as far as to say it’s a “must-win” for both teams, but it’s as close to a must-win scenario as you can get in a Week 9 contest.


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146 Responses to “Turning Focus To Arizona”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings and their great coaching staff, players, and fans can win this game over Arizona in the Dome!!!

  2. By vikeforever on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    the article mentions Whisenhunt turning the Cardinals from a laughing stock into a “winner” how ironic he is going to play against a coach who has made his team into a laughing stock. For all those fans at Mall of AMer field please bring your FIRE CHILDRESS signs…

  3. By Moss84 on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Str8 cash Homey

  4. By Moss84 on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Where the F@#k is the potato salad????

  5. By Moss84 on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I wouldn’t read this blog to my F@#king dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team. —Don Shula (Most wins by a coach in NFL history)

  7. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Gee, anybody for negativity today?

  8. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    If you cannot be happy unless the Vikings (or any other team) can win the NFL Championship, you will be unhappy alot.———————————————————By the way the Vikings did win the NFL Championship in January 1970.

  9. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Why is Chilly not fired? How does he plan to win a game now he has brought us back to one dimensional again? I doubt he ever does much game planning — if he does then that is scarrier yet. Now that he cut Moss (let’s be honest, it was because Moss inferred that chilly had made a mess of this team) we will be back running AD into a wall of defenders every play waiting for him to break through and hoping he doesn’t come-up injured. Or Favre holding on to the ball hoping a receiver will get open though he has less than 2 seconds to unload the ball before going down very hard. Then after a dozen brain rattling hits and he begins to see double he makes an errant throw and then Chilly blames him for the loss — that is Chillys MO.

  10. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    “Fire the Coach” “Fire the Coach” is the oldest chant in sports, and always used by LOSING teams. You won’t ever find me behind that negativity!!!

  11. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    fred jones; are you paid to be an apologist for chlly or a relative of his?

  12. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I like to think we’re better than that!

  13. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings with their great coaching staff, players, and fans are capable of winning this game over Arizona in the Dome.

  14. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    PMA all the way!!!

  15. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    “fire the coach, fire the coach” worked for the MN Gophers…they lead by example here and they didn’t wait for the end of the season to pull the thorn out.

  16. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, this means you!

  17. By Tony on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    The players cannot tackle (see NE game), The OL cannot pass protect (see all games) the play calling is a joke (see all games), no pass rush and we expect to win (see 2-5). We have no leadership (Chilly), and I watch and still root for the Vikings. I guess i am the real idiot

  18. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    And when was the last time the Gophers had a winning team? Thank you for clarifying the point I have been trying to make since day one. IT AIN’T THE COACH!!!

  19. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    HOW MANY COACHES HAVE THE GOPHERS HAD IN THE LAST 10 YEARS?
    THAT IS THE POINT. GIVE THE COACH A CHANCE, ESPECIALLY IF HE HAS WON IN THE PAST.

  20. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Fred, if you can’t see that Chilly is the biggest problem with this team right now then you have no clue. I don’t know why you are acting as his water-boy but obviously you are in the extreme minority according to every poll out there.

  21. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    eNjOy LifE AnD pROspER

  22. By Tony on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I will be a Viking fan forever even the LA Vikings. Also our great personnel decisions (Jared Allen trade, drafting AP and getting a real QB is all Spielmann and Childress has no clue except putting 12 men on the field to lose games. He mis manages the game clock time and time again, looks lost on the side line and he is still there wow.Hopefully at the end of our 9-7 seasons with no playoffs we do the right thing and fire him

  23. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    What is popular isn’t always right. What is right, isn’t always popular.

  24. By mike the lost vike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Does anyone know where Sidney Rice is? Is he gone for the season? From what I’m hearing, is that Childress will not quit because he’ll lose his money, is that why he won’t step down?

  25. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    there Fred, Tony has been paying attention

  26. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    That is right Mike, if Chilly quits he gives up the pay…if he gets fired he keeps the pay…he already knows he will get fired but it’s a matter of sooner or later

  27. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    The pay is like $3million for the next 3 years that he would give-up by quitting so you know he won’t quit…he’d rather run this team into the ground and wreck our star players before quitting.

  28. By mike the lost vike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    oh Frederick Jones, what are we going to do with you. You obviously didn’t watch last years coaching performance, it was terrible. Only reason viking fans weren’t screaming last year was because we were winning with great talent. We still have great talent and we can’t even win. When reporters ask Childress a question about a player and he responds by “I haven’t talked to him yet” or some other lame response. He’s the coach, he should know what’s going on under his roof. Childress has no coaching ability for the game of football, he doesn’t have the respect of his players, he is not a LEADER, no communication skills, should I go on….He is in charge of the team and he stands in front of the press blaming everyone else for the loss of a game.Yes Randy may have acted inappropriate and his comments about New England were also damaging to the team but should he be fired just like that without even trying to work things out. Frederick you say give the coach a chance and I say did he give Moss a chance???????????????????????????????

  29. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team. —-Don Shula (All-Time NFL Coach leader in wins)

  30. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I still think it’s possible to win this week over Arizona at the Dome!!!

  31. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Fred, it would be a big help if Don Shula were here instead of Chilly…tell me a great quote from chilly now

  32. By Woodboat on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    That’s wonderful that you can be so positive, Fred. You have your head in the sand, but that’s ok. Good for you to be able to keep such an uplifting attitude. To call this coaching staff great is simply a falsehood, tho. I wouldn’t think that someone with your strong character would stoop to spreading lies and disinformation.

    If the coach becomes negative, it is over for him, I agree with Mr Shula. If the fans turn negative, its over for the coach. I see this as a win for the fans of the Minn. Vikings.

  33. By Woodboat on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Oh, yes, the VIkes can win this wekk over a down Cardinal team, thats not the issue, Fred. I don’t think anyone believes that this team is going to go 2-14. There is too much talent on the team. I think the popular perception is that the team will win DESPITE their head coach.

  34. By mike the lost vike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Frederick, you say your responsibility is leadership. If you lose your leadership abilities or find out that you are causing more problems for your team, would it not be a good leadership to step down for the good of the team? Childress is negative all the time, blaming this person or that referee. Then by your last comment, Childress has directly influenced the team in such a negative manner that he should step down. He is not a leader and stop quoting people and speak from your heart. I always like to stay positive but sometimes you have to face reality and do what’s right. FIRE HIM NOW>>>>>>

  35. By JAC on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Oh were going to win against Cards, not because of great coaching, its because they suck more then we do right now.

    Were going to win In spite of our coaching…but dont get our hopes up because this team is going nowhere with that predictable conservative play calling

  36. By mike the lost vike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I really believe that the viking organization wants a losing season at this point to ensure a move to another city.

  37. By mike the lost vike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    If I was still living in Minnesota, I would boycott the games until they fired him or the team moved.

  38. By Tony on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Todays pressers with idiot and Favre should be key to season. Unlike popular opinion Favre is the key to our season like last year. He needs to lead the team in spite of the idiot. Favre needs to unite the players in spite of all the circus around him. i am confident he can do it and still believes we can win

  39. By Woodboat on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Well, boys, looking at the remaing schedule I don’t see how the team can finish better than 7-9. They will probably split with the Bears, lose to the Giants and Philly. I think you can count a loss between Green Bay and the Redskins. With the 5 losses we’ve suffered already, I think thats about as pragmatic a record as I can predict. That ought to be good enough for a front row seat on the couch for the playoffs for this team.

  40. By mike the lost vike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    We should hire someone to keep unplugging Childress’s microphone so he can’t communicate with anyone. Maybe Moss is available or maybe we can put Randy back on the team under another name as long as he doesn’t eat lunch with the team anymore. Sorry, I’m losing my mind and just ranting.

  41. By purplehaze on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    the cards cant be overlooked with the vikes reeling on every other play; they need to step up and rally the troops despite chili dog and his misguided inept coaching abilities…

  42. By Woodboat on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    With this season wasted, and I feel like a flippin heel for saying this, I hope the Vikes lose horribly at home this week. I hope that the Cardinals hang about 50 points on them, and Childress blames Frazier for the loss. I hope that AP rushes for less than 50 yards becuase of the cruddy run blocking schemes and catches the blame for a poor performance.

    Above all, I hope that Mr Wilf is the one at the podium monday morning.

  43. By JAC on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Actually the schedule is not that difficult..but this team and coaching staff has done nothing to let us believe they can go on a significant winning run.

    This latest move has upset the players so Chilly has probably lost the locker room, which typically signifies more losses to come..

  44. By purplehaze on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    the cards are a decent team and cant be overlooked by this reeling vike team, or it’s: next stop-cowboy country..

  45. By Woodboat on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    JAC… agreed, the schedule lightens up (mostly) from here on out, but this team is sunk.

  46. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    MIke, I think you are right and the “fix” is in to move this franchise to LA. If you go to LA NFL Stadium (google it) you will see that the design concept has the Vikings purple on it. I read a story in the news a few months ago that Jerry Jones of Dallas went to LA and toured the construction site (hinting that construction has already begun — and you know it’s not the Cowboys who will be moving there). In basic economics we don’t stand a chance if LA developers are intent on nabbing the Vikes as they have huge market share (equals $$$) for that team and to ensure a quick attachment they want their team to have the Lakers colors (same a Vikes colors) because in LA the Lakers are a huge success. On the other side, after we lose our Vikes (LA will likely drop the name but keep the colors for obvious reasons) we may be able to pick-up the Bills from Buffalo because they have much less market share than we have.

  47. By Penny on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Big tornado warning in Minneapolis. They recommend everyone goes to the stadium. No chance of a touchdown there. ;)

  48. By Tony on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings rank 26yh in NFL on offense(waive Moss), Vikings rank 14th in NFL on defense (lets waive Greenway). With Childress in control do not be surprised.

  49. By Robins on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    We can win in Arizona if our receivers hang on to the ball and our offense protects our quarterback, and our defense stops the other team. Do your job and we will win and stop blaming the coach for everything. Do your job and you will beat Arizona.

  50. By SmileyStar on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    As stated above Chili wants to be fired. With all the talent on the team, Childress has found a way to lead this team to lose. Can you find any other reason they are losing this season? Letting Moss go without Sidney Rice returning?! Not targeting Moss. Poor game management. Predictable vanilla play calling. Moss gave the vikings the Patriots play book. I didn’t see anything that showed that Childress designed plays to take advantage of their weaknesses or defend against ours. The only way we win on Sunday is if the Team sends a message to Childress and calls their own plays. I would not be surprised at the post-game presser if the Cardinals say “The Vikings seemed to just quit.” Bad Coaches destroy teams, look at the Cowboys.

  51. By Dave on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    lol @ Penny.. funny and not far from the truth ;)

  52. By Rick James on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Where did Fred Jones go? I was hoping to write more of his quotes down for my Zen session later haha! Seriously, I like the positive attitude, but I cant find mine right now since Chilly has stolen my fandom, as well as the fight right out of his players…

  53. By VAvikefan on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Yall should NOT show up to the game this weekend. Thats the only way the organization will get the message. if i lived in minnesota and owned season tickets, i would just not go. period. We as fans need to stop supporting FOOLISHNESS!

  54. By FIRE!!!!!CHILDRESS on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    WAIVE BRAD CHILDRESS WE NEED GOOD COACH NOT BAD ONE’S!

  55. By JAC on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    wish it was that simple, but if fans payed for seats especially multiple ones, how can we ask them to throw them away and miss the game..

    This would be the wake up call Management needs but unless you have money to spare, i dont see people missing the game.

  56. By gunner on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Simple if we lose – childress loses his job. If we win he keeps his job.

  57. By Jayson on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I am going tothrow out my 2 cents here. I dont think that firing Childress (yet) is whats best for the vikings this season. I do believe that he will not be coaching this team next year and that is fine, I will be looking forward to getting someone in who can actually lead this team. However, is going to the games with “fire Childress” signs really going to help the team THIS YEAR? I dont believe so. We can complain about how Chilly failed to deal with Moss but then we turn around and say “fire Childress” half way through the season? I say, look forward to the fact that Chilly will be gone next year but at the very least, he should be alloted the chance to fix what he has messed up. I just dont think the TEAM needs any more negativity or drama then it already has.

  58. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    the vikings suck and chilly just made sure the rest of the vikings season is a losing one……………….oh well the wilf family let him do it, yes moss didn’t look like he was happy being back with the vikings and I know now that the coach’s have alot to do with moss not being happy ……………….. BUT EITHER WAY YOU DON’T PAY MOSS TO GO AND PLAY FOR ANOTHER TEAM YOU DUMB @SS’S………………..vikings season is over and we have everybody with the vikings to blame for that………….fire chilly, fire chilly and get a QB that don’t show his age like lord favre does………………………..

  59. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    @ Jayson:
    When you have a sliver stuck in you hand you want it removed as soon as possible…make sense?

  60. By Casey on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    “What is popular isn’t always right. What is right, isn’t always popular.”

    Just stop your propaganda. The fact is, Childress and Bevell aren’t NFL level coaches. They do not have the capacity to compete with top level coaches, even with the superior talent we have on this team. Not to take anything away from last year, but 12-4 was underachieving. Say what you want about Moss’s personal issues, there is no denying that he has a great football mind. Who wouldn’t be frustrated coming from the best head coach in the league to one of the worst ever. I guarantee if Belichick had coached the Vikes last year, they would’ve joined the ’72 Dolphins, and most of the games wouldn’t have even been close.

  61. By Jayson on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I also want to make a comment about the play calling. I really dont think the play calling has been that bad. If you look at all the games this year, the team has been in position to win EVERY ONE of them at the end but has FAILED to execute. Against Miami, Farve threw an interception at the goal line, against the Jets, Farve threw an interception for a TD, against GB, Farve overthrows Moss. The Vikes could eaisly be 5-2/6-1 right now if Farve makes better decisions with the football.

  62. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t care of Childress and Bevell aren’t NFL level coaches, you do not pay a player like randy moss to go and -play for another team it’s that simple !!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t care what moss did there are other way’s of dealing with him, you don’t pay him to go and play for another team on the vikings dime……………….I just cannot beleave how bad the vikings have made this season out to be..who cares who’s fault it is everybody with the vikings lose in the long run……fans players coach’s etc…………the 2010 season is over and the vikings become the biggest joke of the nfl……………

  63. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    don’t even get me started on favre Jayson lol…………….favre is also one of the problems the vikings have this season…………..

  64. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    lets put the Gophers on the schedule, maybe we win another game. Chilly needs to be removed. he is cancer

  65. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    if Randy comes to the NFL north, we have to defend him twice a year. thanks Chilly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    watch the bears will pick up on moss and win the north this season ………… you #ucking dumb @ss chilly………………………..

  67. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    if Chilly is Coaching next year, we lose half our players. nobody wants to play for him. i’m not even sure if the Vikings will be in Minnesota next year thanks to Chilly !

  68. By arahn on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    the problem with favre is he is extremely rushed to get rid of the ball or he gets hammered. most of the time he gets hammered even if he unloads the ball in 2 seconds. if you pay attention, most “good” QBs (Brady, Manning) have all kinds of time to throw and seldom get smacked-down. after many crushing hits and he is seeing double (by the end of the game) he makes some bad throws (though that wasn’t the case in NE — he played a near perfect game so people could COULD stop blaming him for the losses. A decent coach would have fixed O line pass protection and run blocking (notice that lack of run lanes for AD) since last year. By all means, let T Jack take over for the rest of the season and see. The root problem has been Childress

  69. By Jayson on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Look, I think we all know that Childress will not be there next year. Hopefully we get a coach that is competent enough to make the best use of the talent available. Also, forget about Moss, we were 12-4 without him last year and NE is 6-1 without him this year. WE DONT NEED HIM. What we need to do is 1) start executing the way we should on offense and 2) return to form on the pass rush. We have been in every game this year and you got to figure that if we had been doing these 2 things to begin with we would be AT LEAST 6-1 right now. The play calling may not be what we would like it to be but you cant blame the play calling on stupid mistakes made by the QB. Why wrer the Vikes so successful last year? it wasnt because the play calling, it was because Farve WASNT turning the ball over and the D was pressuring and sacking the QB. Plus, you dont need real elaborate play calling when you have a good running game. You just need to execute.

  70. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    it doesn’t matter what farve does this year, if Chilly is still here we won’t win anything

  71. By Rick James on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Well put arahn. If you wanna see a real joke of a team, take Favre out and see what happens. Can you say first pick in the draft?

  72. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    oh yes fire childress, the viikngs will lose so many probowl players next year even if they stay in MN they will not be no where near as good as they should be this season……………..alot of players will leave the vikings watch and see…….

  73. By purplehaze on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    cards can’t be overlooked, the vikes lose this one and the party is really over…it’s a must win if you ask me…

  74. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    thats why Chilly should of been fired already !!!!!!! why is he still in minneapolis !!! go back to Philadelphia, you short, small,ugly, bald freak !!

  75. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    ya I know Rick James, favre has done so much for us this year?????????????? 11 int’s thats why we are 2-5, ya your so right favre has done so much for the vikings this season……….. my #ucking @sshole he has…………………..favre is a joke this year and should have stayed home…………….

  76. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    i know Greenway has seen enough. he’s tired of the circus type atmosphere. he wants to win also.we need to get rid of the circus ring leader, chilly

  77. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    our fan support has really dropped in the past week. if we don’t get rid of Chilly soon, we will have a half empty stadium in a month

  78. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    hey fire childress, they are not going to fire chilly this season instead they will keep him and get rid of moss so he makes sure the vikings go no where this season…it’s that simple watch and see chilly will be here for the rest of the season..

  79. By SmileyStar on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Just saw Brad Childress Mr. Potato Head 6″ action figure on Amazon.

  80. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    the locker room is a mess now. i see us getting upset against the Cards. players are going to protest and not play hard. nobody wants to play for a backstabber anymore.

  81. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    like i said fire childress, the season is “OVER””…………………………….

  82. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    bad move keeping Chilly until end of year, there are 6 coaches in the nfl on the chopping block and only 2 good coaches available. we get a coach now, we get a good coach.

  83. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I just can’t wait to see who picks up on moss if anyone does…

  84. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    they will wait until Moss hits freeagency. that way the Vikings have to pay contract and the team that picks him up only have to pay league minimum

  85. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    remember the beer bottle debacle? i think you can see stuff getting thown if the game goes bad this week

  86. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    either way, the vikings lose………..

  87. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    this whole thing for a setup to lose fan base to make the move to LA sooner

  88. By ozzinator on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Did anyone see the poll on KSTP’s website about whether or not to fire Childress?
    Everybody wants him fired!

  89. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    i did. he has a 4 percent approval rating. lowest ever seen. even Wade Phillips has a 12 percent approval rating

  90. By Dave's Friend on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I doubt it’s a setup, this team ACTUALLY stinks. Mistake one was begging FAV RE to come back at the ripe old age of 74. Teams know you can pound him and he will not be able to stand up to it. It’s a young mans game and he isn’t. They may end up in LA, but it’s because they suck, not acting like they suck.

  91. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    moss had to of seen something he didn’t like from the vikings coaching staff, that made him act the way he did, maybe it was because the vikings keep on losing with the players they have and the coaching staff sucks ????????? something was not right there…who knows………..

  92. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Propaganda: Any widespread of particular ideas.————————————————————————————————————————————–99% of the blogs are trying to get the coaches fired, or the QB benched.———————————————————————————————————————–That my friend, is propaganda.——————————————————————I am merely attempting to add some positivity to a bad blog—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

  93. By Dave's Friend on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    OK vikingsfan4life, It’s always someone elses fault, couldn’t possibly be that Moss is a jackA@#. He has been a pain in the butt for quite a while and Childress actually said, “Enough” and yes, I think Childress should be canned, but so should all the cool-aid drinkers who thought Favre was a savior.

  94. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    i heard Chilly has a couple real bad locker room secrets and was about to let the cat out of the bag.

  95. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Fred, everyone wants Chilly fired now !!! we want to win games !! chilly is a 3 time loser !!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Propaganda: Any widespread PROMOTION of particular ideas. Webster’s Dictionary.

  97. By JT on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    HC BC,

    Vikings = TEAM = 40 for 60 = Players and Coaches giving it all for 60 minutes to get the job done. Wasn’t happy with the Moss thing; but, in retrospect Moss wasn’t leaving it all on the field. If folks looked, they could see it. Favre, Peterson, et al, were giving it their best to win. Now pull together and get it done.

    Side note: Still don’t like the stretch plays. Seems that the offense is losing a good half second on the plays and telegraphing the playside on them.

  98. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Fred there is nothing positive about this whole thing !!!!!!!!! chilly’s taking the team on the slow train ride to LA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Don Shula was a 3-time loser, and so was Chuck Noll. The won at least 6 Super Bowls between them.

  100. By rocksalt on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    This team is in SERIOUS TROUBLE!
    Show me we can just play 60 minutes of football and win one game……..then maybe the next game, and so on……
    So far, this team has not shown they can play well enough to win 2 games in a row, to think they can pull off 9 in a row to get to 11-5 ispie-in-the -sky dreaming.

  101. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    yeah, but they never had a IQ below 70 like chilly does. boderline RETAR DATION won’t cut it

  102. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Look, I am not say the Coaching Staff has done a great job with this team. There is little, tangible evidence of that. You have to blame the players, management, and fans for what has happened AS WELL.

  103. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    who is saying we win 9 in a row? we will be lucky to win 5 games this year period !

  104. By SmileyStar on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Thank God. Rice is Back!!

  105. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Now you know none of the coaches have an IQ below 100!!!

  106. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Dave’s friend, I don’t care who you blame it on, either way vikings are losers and they show it in every game they play this season..favre, AP the whole team does………

  107. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    we have the same players this year as we had last year. it’s all the coaching, players don’t even want to play for him anymore !! can’t you see that?

  108. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    who said rice is back Smiley Star??? they were talking his return is still about 2 weeks out??? I didn’t read anything about rice coming back anytime soon???

  109. By BE SANE & SERIOUS on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Who writes these articles? Close as ever to a must win?? Gee, where was the writer three weeks ago? Two weeks ago? Last week?
    At any rate, this is the turnaround. I am with you, Fred, this team is losing for more reasons than the coaching, and in fact, Childress may come out as a great coach when all is said and done. After a 2-5 start, the Vikings win their last 9 and go take a win at the Superbowl against Pittsburgh– oops, maybe 0-5 in the Superbowl?

  110. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    We have the same coaches we had last year.

  111. By BE SANE & SERIOUS on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I bet some of these coaches have IQs in the 110 range, but not much higher. Then again that is about 30 points higher than some bloggers– lol.

  112. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    he’s not back, he’s not even working out yet. 2 weeks at least.Smiley Star is one of those paid bloggers putting positive spin in blogs

  113. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    ya right they make the superbowl, that a joke they will be lucky if they make playoff’s let alone the superbowl, thats so funny. LOL..

  114. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Be Sane, & Serious—-I wish more people would be Sane & Serious. Losing is hard, but that is the NFL, and all teams have great talent.

  115. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    BE SANE & SERIOUS – our chances of going 9-0 are 0 percent. we actually have a good chance of losing the Arizona game

  116. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Fred, why don’t you pay Chillys contract off so we can get a new coach

  117. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    no, no we will lose this sunday watch and see…………

  118. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    it’s all part of chilly’s plan to lose the rest of the games this season…….

  119. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    i know, these 2 idiots think we are going 9-0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  120. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    9-0 you guys are idiots lol…….

  121. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    you guys put the crack pipe down lol.. 9-0 ya right………

  122. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    alot of our players that have contracts up at the end of the year are talking about leaving already

  123. By xvike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    LOL its funny that this article is talking about how bad the cardinals have been this year but the cardinals have a better record. The vikings have also been bad and it’s worse for us because we have a way better team than they do! Our statistics offensively and defensively are probably not that different from the cards’ either. Don’t get your hopes up too high Vikings fans. I thought the vikings would cream the bears, Panthers badly, and at least beat the cards last year but we lost…… I would like to see the vikings destroy the cards but i wouldnt b surprised if they lost by a few points either…..

  124. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    the cards have a better coach bottom line. enough said

  125. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    if we would of got Gruden last year, i really think we would be either 7-0 or 6-1 right now

  126. By xvike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Just imagine what the card’s are saying about us! This team has been struggling all season long to get their offense going. They have an old aging quarterback that has thrown the most int’s so far this season along with a few fumbles. With Moss waived recently, the vikings passing game is a non-factor again. The only thing to worry about is stopping AP. The defense, both secondary and pass rushers are way overrated. They have corners and safeties who cannot tackle nor cover and linemen who cannot sack or put pressure on opposing qb’s. And there is a huge problem at the head coach position. They have a bald monkey as the head coach of the team! Wow i don’t get how these facts would not give the Cards even more motivation to come into our home and beat our brains out!

  127. By Frederick Jones on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings 35, Cardinals 27

  128. By xvike on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    If Kurt Warner were still playing, this would b an automatic victory for the cards. I wouldn’t rule the cards out of this game yet. The Vikings have been very disappointing so far this season and another disappointing loss would not surprise me at all……

  129. By Dave on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I cant imagine winning any more than 2-3 games now… I just dont see it.. this team has fallen apart.. oh yes i would love to see the vikes turn it around but i just dont see how they can do it??

    yeah our QB may be old and aging and whatever XVIKE but you cant pin all of this ints and all of those fumbles on favre.. what would you do if the pocket crashed in around you??? tom brady and peyton manning would both have horrible seasons behimd our offensive lind.. yes favre has made some bone headed throws, but alot of his picks were the result of the receiver bobbling the pass and the db got lucky and in the right spot to scoop it up before it hit the ground.. you have to admit favre at fault yes but not completely.. him in a wheelchair is better than t-joke at 100 %…

    im trying to look for the positives.. but its really hard when all i think about is that bald headed baztard running this team to the ground and never has a direct answer to anything or to why or how or what the heck ever…

    DISCOURAGED…..

  130. By vikingsfan4life on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    oh you can count on a loss, king chilly will see to that,it’s funny how yes it’s not like we were wining to many games with moss but we were not wining to many games without him either, the deep threat is no longer there without him, meaning percy go’s back to where he was before moss came in………and we all know where that got the vikings………………………..

  131. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    yes, i think the Vikings lose too. bottom line our DB’s can’t tackle, especially Cook

  132. By Dave on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    LARRY FITSGERALD… our dbs are already running scared..

  133. By Dave on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    FITZGERALD– spelling, my bad lol

  134. By Dave on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    we can make any under rated qb look like a pro bowler … heck even that loser from the raiders last year would have a pro bowl day against our over rated defense… seriously

  135. By Alan on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    To repeat somebody else’s comment

    By Tony on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    The players cannot tackle (see NE game), The OL cannot pass protect (see all games) the play calling is a joke (see all games), no pass rush and we expect to win (see 2-5). We have no leadership (Chilly), and I watch and still root for the Vikings. I guess I am the real idiot

  136. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    yeah, but when we drop 2 more games, which i expect to happen in 4 weeks or less, nobody will be watching. thats when Chilly gets fired, but it will be too late to salvage season for our new head coach

  137. By old gringo on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly ain’t leaving…Zygi doesn’t have the stones to get rid of him

  138. By old gringo on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe chilly has pictures of Zygi in a compromising position

  139. By old gringo on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    maybe Zygi will move the team to Toronto…or Los Angeles

  140. By fire childress on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    lets move Chilly to Alaska. he can think about what he did there and get BU TT BANG ED by the eskimos at the same time

  141. By Conner on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    Frederick Jones: The last time the Gophers had a winning team was with Glenn Mason 4 years ago. He was fired because he gave away a bowl game that was the largest come from behind victory in college bowl history. Over the last 10 years the Gophers have had 2 coaches, Glenn Mason and Tim Brewster. I’m not sure which former pro player, and current ESPN commentator commented the other day that Childress is emotionally done with the team. If he quits, he gets zero on his new contract. If he gets fired, he gets a lot of money to go away. It did sound like a plausible excuse for what may be some of Chilly’s decisions of late.

    Old gringo, you’ve crossed the line with your comments about the Wilf’s. As owners they’ve brought in free-agent after free-agent in trying to win a Super Bowl which would probably secure a new stadium they haven’t tampered with the team. They don’t hustle down to be seen with the team at the end of games the Vikes win, and slip out the back when they lose. They have worked relentlessly to get a stadium built in Minneapolis. They may be slow to rid themselves of CHilly, but they do deserve greater than this. They have made their billions building things. Red McCombs made his billions as a “Chop Shop” artist. He was wonderful as owner of the Spurs, he ran them in the ground but sold them for far more than he paid, so the new owner could draft “The Big Fundamental. TIm Duncan.”

  142. By Viking Warlord on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Watch vikes will keep chilly frasier will get a head coaching job and win a super bowl. I cant wait for 4 more years of mediocrity.

  143. By Joe C on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Arizona – Peterson will get the ball a crazy amount so put 10 guys in the box and watch him average 2 yards per carry – the vikings coaching staff (the entire staff) is so predictable and unable to make adjustments and that is the real reason they cannot win a close game. They continue to try the same plays over and over that do not work. Someone needs to tell the offensive coordinator that the o line is weak and cannot make the push needed at the goal line to get AP into the end Zone – they continue with the same formations and get pushed backward – they failed to move the ball in a short yardage situation in the New Orleans game the Miami game and the Patriot game – every time changing the momentum to the other teams. Hey Darrell how about a four reciever set at the goal line to get some linebackers away from the line then try AP into the line maybe he could find a hole with less people at the line

  144. By Joe C on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Oh by the way Fred Jones you must be Chilly’s brother in law or something cause so far he has demonstrated that he is the worst coach in the NFL – over and over again. He challenges plays that are clearly not worth it and goes to sleep on plays that should be challanged – oh and why would you let a team attempt a fake punt in this day and age – he had plenty of time to call a time out – if the cowboys were successful on that we would have lost that game too!!!

  145. By Joe C on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Arizona 23 Minnesota 17 – will be this Sunday’s score due to everybody knowing what the Vikings will do – 1st down AP get’s the ball fights for 2 yards since the d knows and puts 9 guys in the box. 2nd down short toss to Shancoe for 5 yards 3rd down and 3 AP gets the ball and runs into the guy Loadholt was supposed to block for a 1 yard loss, punting on forth down. Arizona starts from their 37 yard line – first down they come out throwing – Minnesota rushes the 4 down linemen against the 6 Offensive linemen pass is completed to fitz for a 16 yard gain due to no pressure and our weak secondary. Shall i go on?

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