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What 2 Watch 4

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 2, 2011 – 6:29 am

The Vikings and Detroit Lions will battle today at Ford Field beginning at 12:00 p.m. CT. While the game has no playoff implications, there are still plenty of interesting subplots to watch. Here are a few…

– With a rushing TD, RB Adrian Peterson can set a new Vikings team record for the most career rushing TDs. In just 4 years, Peterson has 52 rushing TDs and is now tied with Chuck Foreman and Bill Brown for the most as a Viking. Peterson can also continue to climb higher in the top 10 in NFL history for most rushing yards in the first 4 years. He currently has 5,751 rushing yards, which ranks 6th and trails Jamal Lewis’ 5,763 for 5th.

– The Vikings can finish with a top 10 defense for the 3rd straight year for the first time since 1992-94, when the team finished 8th, 1st and 5th. The Vikings are currently 7th after ranking 6th in ‘08 and ‘09.

– A win would give the Vikings a 4-2 record under Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier. The team finished 3-3 in the final 6 games of the 2009 season.

– With his sack at Philadelphia last Tuesday, DE Jared Allen reached double digit sacks for a fourth straight year (10.5 sacks currently).

– P Chris Kluwe can set the team record for the most games with a 50-yard punt. Kluwe has 68 career games with a 50-yarder, which is tied with Greg Coleman for the most in team history. Kluwe can also break his own record for most punts inside the 20 in a single season. Kluwe has 30 on the year, and his team record is 33.


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13 Responses to “What 2 Watch 4”

  1. By TW VIKE on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Brilliant!!!! Dont forget we can get to 7-9 BFD!!!

  2. By kj on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t care if we win the game or not but hope to see Webb do well again. If he can consistently play like he did last week we’ll have something very positive to go into next year with.

    Now if we can only find some Safeties that can actually catch and dump the giant stinking pile of dung that is Bryant McKinnie we’ll be making progress.

    Skol!

  3. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t get it. In the NFC, a team with a losing record can go to the playoffs as long as they win in thier division. But in the AFC, even if the Raiders sweep their division 6-0, and finish 8-8, they will not be in the postseason. What’s up with that?

  4. By Old School on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Mr. Smurf…..It’s called League Rules………….it’s the way the league has been set up for years!

    TW VIKE………..I’M with you man…………..BFD! 7-9………WOW! LIKE I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR THE PAST MONTH OR SO….LET’S JUST DROP THIS GAME…..WHICH I THINK THE LIONS WILL RUN US…………IT WILL BE A GRIM LOOK INTO OUR VERY NEAR FUTURE FOR US WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING OUR A#$%$# HANDED TO US FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS IN THIS DIVISION!

    WE NEED DRAFT PICKS….NOT MEANINGLESS WINS ON THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON………….

    YOU GET THESE GUYS ON THIS SITE LIKE MR. SMURF….”WE NEED FEEL GOOD WINS …SO WE CAN GO INTO THE NEXT SEASON ON THE RIGHT TRACK!” WHO CARES MAN…HALF OF THEM SHOULD BE SITTING AT HOME WHEN THE NEXT SEASON COMES AROUND!

    LIKE I HAVE SAID…..IF THINGS ARE DONE RIGHT….HALF THIS TEAM WILL NOT EVEN BE HERE………………CUT THEM ALL! SECONDARY…..EXCEPT FOR 28…….O-LINE……………….START WITH THOSE 2 BOOK ENDS THAT CAN’T MOVE……………….QB’S….DRAFT ONE!

  5. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, Old School.

    And we shouldn’t win any games next season either because wins aren’t important. We should play for draft picks and only by getting the first pick of the draft are we going to be able to pick up superstars this team needs. In fact, we shouldn’t ever win a game again. Picking up draft picks is waaaaaaaaaay more important than wins!

    /sarcasm

  6. By TW VIKE on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Old School long time no talk to. How is your New Year treating you?

  7. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Ricefield: I hope you and your brother had a special holiday together in Oklahoma. I went through there yesterday. The 2011 Ricefield sounds a little salty! LOL!

    Old School: I’m in agreement that some major changes need to take place in the off-season within Viking nation. Not everyone is pulling their oar in the same direction or in unison with the rest of the team. However, with a loss today we won’t improve our draft order that much. What would be a better argument for your viewpoint would be, which veteran has trade value that we could do without. Trade for picks. Look at the teams making the playoffs, they are good organizations that rarely draft in the top 8-10 picks.

  8. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    Mr. Smiff: Teams like Seattle and St. Louis are set to get whooped in the playoffs. It should almost count as a bye week for their opponents, other than on any given day an upset can happen. If teams with .500 records are going to get into the playoffs on a frequent basis, I think the league could make a change to allow for a team from another division to make the playoffs. Let’s all hope Webb continues to show improvement. Detroit’s front 4 I feel are better than what Philly and even Chicago have. Our O-line will really be tested.

  9. By Arrow86 on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    7-9 doesn’t make the egg nog taste that much better than 6-10. But when you had such a rotten start, winning your last game is important. That is why 6-6 college teams are tickled to play in the OxyClean toilet bowl so they can get more practice as a team and end their season with a win! Major changes still need to be made.

  10. By mr smiff on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t mean to be a dark cloud here. (That’s Old School’s job.:)) With our final game of the season about to start, I just want to say that I think Webb should be the Vikings qb of the future, BUT HE STILL NEEDS MENTORING. Let’s get a veteran in the off season, someone who has a good 2 seasons left in him, but is too old to challenge Webb for the #1 position. Go Vikings!

  11. By TW VIKE on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    We need secondary help!!!!! If we can get a good QB in the draft, go for it. We need a safety like Joey Browner, one that can catch & knock your teeth out.

  12. By Ricefield on Jan 2, 2011 | Reply

    It was great, Arrow.

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