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Vikings Lose Control Late, Drop Home Opener To Bucs 24-20

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 18, 2011 – 2:47 pm

It was like re-living a bad dream. The Vikings opened up with a strong 1st half, took a lead into the locker room at halftime and then watched their lead slowly slip away and turn into a deficit during the 2nd half. That’s what happened to the Vikings last week in San Diego and it happened again on Sunday in the home opener, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers providing the heartbreak this time.

Donovan McNabb and Adrian Peterson came out looking sharp in the opening half, with McNabb going 11 of 17 for 153 yards and Peterson looking nearly unstoppable on 15 carries for 83 yards and 2 TDs. The Vikings outgained Tampa Bay 284-62, held a 17-3 advantage in 1st downs and possessed the ball for almost 10 more minutes. The result of that 1st half domination was a 17-0 halftime lead and a home crowd that was buzzing.

But then the Vikings opened the 2nd half by going 3-and-out, punting to Tampa Bay and then watching the Buccaneers go 44 yards in just 2 plays to cut into the lead and make the score 17-7. The Buccaneers then got wise and successfully attempted an onsides kick. Vikings S Husain Abdullah ended the ensuing drive with an INT in the endzone, but by that point it was already apparent that this Buccaneers team wasn’t going away easily.

It was all Buccaneers the rest of the way. They kept the Vikings out of the endzone after a 12-play, 69-yard drive and Ryan Longwell came on to convert his second FG attempt of the day. But FGs weren’t going to be enough to stave off Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers scored the final 14 points of the game, with the final score coming on a LaGarrette Blount TD run with just 35 seconds to play in the game, giving the Buccaneers a 4-point lead and ultimately the win.

Peterson finished the game with 120 yards rushing on 25 carries, which is a good box score under normal circumstances. But the Vikings went to Peterson just 10 times in the 2nd half and it amounted to 37 yards. McNabb finished going 18 of 300 for 228 yards with no TDs or INTs. The top receiving target for Minnesota was Percy Harvin, who had 7 receptions for 76 yards.

Defensively, the Vikings were led in tackles by Antoine Winfield (11). DEs Jared Allen and Everson Griffen both tallied a QB sack and Abdullah had an INT.

The loss drops the Vikings to 0-2 on the season and they’ll try to right the ship next Sunday when they host their first NFC North game of the year, as the Detroit Lions come to Mall of America Field.


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308 Responses to “Vikings Lose Control Late, Drop Home Opener To Bucs 24-20”

  1. By Cj Forget on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    so dissapointing tough loss.

  2. By Ed on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    To the Owners, Coaching staff and the players. ?????? You can only figure out how to play one half of football? This is disgusting! Get your head out of the locker room, and into the game. If I got paid for doing just half a job, I would be embarrassed….. what do you say to that?

  3. By Jadiaz on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I was hoping next week we’d be 1-1 instead of 0-2. The Lions dominated today and it won’t be easy to win this next game. I see 0-3 in the near future…

  4. By Bill on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    vikings just plain suck!!!

  5. By Saddy on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    First of all hats off to AP, Harvin, Jared Allen for a great game today.

    Apart from that, Vikings did a great imitation of the Metrodome roof with today’s collapse against Bucs. Great job Vikings, looks like you are 1st in line to get Andrew Luck next year.

  6. By cj helger on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    i can see why mcnabb was dumped by washington. he doesnt have what it takes to be a leader. he needs to apologize to the defense for not following thru. we cannot win if the defense is one the field 75 percent of the time

  7. By moorevikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @Saddy, Rick Spielman is such a fu-ckin tool that we’ll get the 1st pick and draft a RB or TE. We’ll get rid of Mcnabb, keep B. Berrian (because he’s going to have a break out season and sign Kerry Collins because C. Ponder isn’t ready yet. FU-CKIN GENIUSES.

  8. By nelsda on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    This is bull, we are going backwards from three years ago. not forward! come on vikings!

  9. By Robert Hollenbush on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a Viking fan since September 1963. That is a long, long time to wait for My Own Private Dream. A Super Bowl win. Why McNabb? Between the Vikings and Penn State, I am going to start drinking heavely

  10. By TonyO on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    What happens at half time says a lot about a team. Right now, what I am hearing is the Vikings don’t have much leadership on the field or on the sidelines. It’s one thing to get blown out because you are outmanned. It’s much worse to lose a game you led because you lacked the focus, gameplan, and desire to achieve victory. Your fans deserve better !

  11. By Robert Hollenbush on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb never was any good. I’ll tell you, If I was on the field when he “upchucked” I would have shoved his face in it. He was an adequate quarterback. Not good, Not bad, ADEQUATE.

  12. By FireFrazier on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings, you do know that football has 4 quarters right? Because the past 2 weeks, the only thing I can say is that you guys are a complete joke of a team. I hate to say it, but next week against the Lions. They are going to flat out destroy us. we might have a lead in the first half, but then the lions will be putting us in the lions den and having the Vikings for dinner. Man this is going to be a very, very, very, very, very, very, long season. Seems like the only positive thing I can say, is that will have a good shot at a quality player in the 2012 draft. :*(

  13. By tdurfeightyeight on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Please vikings faithful,least we not forget that kevin williams has not played a down yet…I am interested to see what the point spread will be when the lions come to town to feast on the weak? wtf kluwe.

  14. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

  15. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Clean house, everyone says how its so great that frazer is so stoic like tony dungy, well guess what, tony dungy won games, i want rex ryan in there yelling and being eccentric and claiming super bowl wins

  16. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I think in both games, the “half time” adjustments the chargers and bucs made was, oh yeah they have the worst secondary in the league let’s quit running and just throw at them and it works, every time, 38-10 lions win next week

  17. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Thats what happens when you play conservative in the NFL-you lose. When it was first and goal in the third quarter and McNaab handed the ball to Peterson on first down, I knew the Vikings were doomed. You have to try for the TD, keep the pressure on.

  18. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    2012 draft:
    1st round: Andrew Luck
    2nd round: WR
    3rd round: OL
    4th round: CB

    We’ll also then trade webb and ponder for defensive secondary players/picks for those players

  19. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Frazer is terrible…..nothing has changed since we got rid of chili! Even after only 2 games we know were are not going to do anything….put the greenyz in!! Ponder and Webb, get them some experience! Yeah….another worthless second half of the game………what the H is wrong with you guys! Ahhhhh ! Yes Lions will destroy us next week AT HOME, did anyone think that would happen a year or two ago!?! Get rid of McNabb, BB, and our whole secondary! GARBAGE GARBAGE GARBAGE………..Why do i waste my time with these guys!! Grrrr!

  20. By Vikings4Life on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    All I can say is hopeless.

  21. By tdurfeightyeight on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    By the way… the fans deserve better? really?i am sick and tired of seeing 50% of our fans with their arms crossed over their fat beer bellies waiting, no expecting something to happen.listen if you are fortunate enough to attend a game then get off your fat ass and make some noise when are team is on defense and shut the eff up when the offense is on the field. i live here in so cal and i went to the game last week…san diego fans get it!

  22. By Vikings4Life on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Two weeks in a row you blow a lead, sorry frazier your not the right coach.

  23. By Don on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    yea thats another thing..why is the coach always just sitting being soft..its start with the coach and ares is ok with losing..get into some of them players A$$e$

  24. By Ohio viking on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Pathetic.!!!!!!! There is 4 quarters to a game and both loses came after half time when the Vikes came out flat and stayed that way for both the 3rd and 4th quarters. Its a good thing that they signed AP early to that new contract because it may not have happened with the direction this team is headed. Frazier doesn’t have it as a head coach and the offensive cord. is terrible. Mcnabb doesn’t help the situation either. It makes you wonder why Washington got rid of him!!!. Vikes team looked so promising 2 years ago, now there headed backwards again. Now the Lions come to the dome.Looks like 0-3 and another long season.

  25. By Vikings4Life on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier your a good humble man but this team needs an assertive coach not a statue.

  26. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We have the loudest stadium in arguably the whole league……….if your a vikings fan its tough man…..very very tough!!! Heartbreak is a common and every weekend experience for us!

  27. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings did not play with any intensity (as a whole) in the 2nd half. They played like they had it all wrapped up-what a joke! I’m p’od big time!!

  28. By Sadfan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I love the vikings, and watching them play lately has been so dissapointing. I feel for AP who is one of the only one’s who looks like he wants to win. I see a defeated Vikings team, when watching, and haven’t seen them pumped up and enthused to play in two seasons. I don’t care if the Vikings lose, i want a win, but all i want to see out there is some heart and soul into the playing. i want to see them getting pumped up for eachother and i want to see the coaches getting pumped up for their players. Watching the Bucs, i already knew the game was going to be won by them, just off their demeanor. To the Vikings players: I know you guys are giving it your all, and im sorry for the loses, but please play with some valor out there. I’m going to keep watching and supporting and even buying merchandise, but with a few more games like that i might change my mind. I love the Vikes, and all i want is for them to enjoy the game and play for something other than their fat paychecks.

  29. By brian on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    fire the 2nd half game planer!!..come on man!!

  30. By Vikings4Life on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    It is what it is, I’m very frustrated a team with so many talent fails, it is two games but if I see this being a repetitive thing more than anything year in and year out we can’t close games its just depressing to be a fan. Up by 17 points and lose I don’t know what to say its just a kick to the stomach.

  31. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I bet Washington is laughing their a$$es off right now……oh yeah and by the way they are sitting at 2-0 right now!! If I was Adrian I would be kicking myself right now signing for 8 years to this team…..sorry bud!

  32. By Vikings4Life on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    What do the players do in halftime do they take a nap or what I don’t get how you play well the first half and go out snoozing the 2nd. Its disturbing at the very least and it bothers me this team is not going to the playoffs mark my words. Yeah lions will demorlize the vikings next week don’t know what it is but its troubling.

  33. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    “COME ON MAN”

  34. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Did you see what Detroit did against KC. Even when they were up by 4 TD’s, they were still aggressive and going for more TD’s. Thats what you need to do in this league you CANNOT play run run pass. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE REALITY!!!!!!!!!!

  35. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @Klawz: Why would washington be laughing? we didn’t get any coaches off them or terrible secondary or worst offensive line, mcnabb wasn’t even close to the reason we lost he looked decent, a few poor throws but most of them were because he had ZERO time in the pocket

  36. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings need an intervention with themselves.

  37. By rundi on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Mr macobb sucks bring on Sir Poner@!

  38. By rundi on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    sorry for this mis print on Sir Ponder Donn”ie” still sucks as a starter. He should be a mentor not a starter. If this is what we are relying on were in a world of hurt the rest of the season.

  39. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @Twoodsnivikes…. I agree that McNabb wasnt “horrible” this weekend but this man is the most inconsistent player of all time! Last week 39 years…come on man, zero excuse, i dont give a sh#t if you have not played with the team that long……39 yards is amateur! Fat a## was gassed after the second play! Washington 2-0 Minnesota 0-2…..hmmm whats changed???? QB? Trust me they are jumping for joy man! I know i would be!!!

  40. By Jim Baillargeon on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I am a true viking Fan!!! But, coaching lost this game. their inability to recognize when McNabb is thru he cannot play a full game and should have been pulled for @ least a few plays to make an impact on him, definatly after 1st series 3rd qtr, this coaching staff should have seen in his eyes he was worn out !!! I am retired/ Available & have the will to WIN !! the VIKINGS are full of talent and don’t need Randy Moss !! Just a real good shake up in coaching …

  41. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry to say, but this does not help the push for a new stadium. Minny fans will not be patient any more-too many years of futility, too many years of almost. The Vikes MUST stay in Minnesota-but the fans want to see hope and promise.

  42. By Ryan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Alright so obviously we are in the rebuilt season sooooooooooooo ah put ponder in and get that franchise quarterback in and give him the experience he needs he may surprise, and give us that hope we that is still in existence barely.

  43. By Troy on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Wow what a total collaspe.The vikings defence is terrible.They lack speed and have only 1 playmaker on D and thats Jared Allen.Peterson plays his heart out every week and he and us fans deserve better.Fire Rick Spielman.Andrew Luck will look good in a purple uniform.News flash Tyrell Johnson dropped an interception with the game on the line.

  44. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I think thats normal………we need to see somethin in order to pay for their stadium!! By the way McNabb was “good” in Phily not “great” and the only reason why he was “good” he had a great coach and pretty decent team surrounding him!! As of right now we can only rely on one WR…Harvin…. although i see promise in our new one ….M. Jenkins!

  45. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Agreed Ryan!!! McDouble is done!

  46. By PuRpLe 'n GoLd on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Once again we had this game in our hands, the vikings should be 2-0!!! We did improve from last week but now we just need to learn how to finish off our oppenents when we have the lead on them and WIN. Thats gonna be the keyword for next weeks game, WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNN for cryin out loud. Or maybe FINNISH THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have what it takes!! come on guys

  47. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I think I agree with someone’s “Major League” analogy that they are trying to lose every game to move to LA, get some good draft picks then LA will have another championship team from us I’m sure

  48. By GoVikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I feel like even if we do get first pick, we won’t draft Luck.

    I would hope Rick isn’t that stupid…

  49. By Don on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I was going to listen to “Frazier Presser” But something tells me it will be same oh same oh sh!t..coach if your not pumped up..who will be..grow some..in let these players know..i wouldn’t want to be in a locker room with you as a coach if you talk to your team like you do interviews..

  50. By Toney on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    From what I seen and heard we are all on Mcnabb and and the defense. I agree the defense went in at half and stayed there they again could not get off the field on third down, the O line sucked again noone in this leauge can do a good job if you only have1.1 sec to throw (not even brady and everyone’s golden boy Luck) Get some lineman that want to block or even hold but not let they guy in untouched. This one really sucks. but there is 14 more games left and we still have time to get it right.

    Still loving the Vikes and McNabb

  51. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Tyrell Johnson could’nt catch a ball if his body was covered in stickem’. And what happened to Cedric Griffen on that Tampa TD- he was 5 steps behind the WR.

  52. By PuRpLe 'n GoLd on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    When i watched this game i got really scared because it’s terrifying to see a team with great potential lose like this. We just gotta learn how to finish and a couple other kinks to fix, but i still believe we can be competitive this season.
    Players on this team work their butts off and dont deserve to have such a season ! Everyone else needs to step it up a notch and bring the team back to a structural franchise and then we can have a good motive for a new stadium!!!

  53. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We do not have to start swift and strong, being 6-0 or the like, to have a good overall season. In fact, more often than not, we find ourselves in a false sense of entitlement and fall apart later in the season. In 2009, we lost to AZ and the lowly Panthers late in the season after starting I think something around 10-1. So, at that point were we done? Didn’t the Panthers, with a horrible record, beat us really badly? Didn’t we rebound and come within a play of the Superbowl?
    At least this season, we are struggling early and still showing some promise— it’s two games. If we lose three more by the bye, I will join the crying with all of you, but we have shown we can play the first half of both these games– we were in both of them. Hardly time to give up on the team, coaches or McNabb. All the teams are going to experience losses like this in the season— there is a mentality in MN that we are so so and cannot win the big one unless we win our first 8 games or so— that is a mentality of fear, like riding a bronco, hoping to do as well as you can until you get killed– I am taking the approach that the team will play well for the remainder of the season and finish 11-5.

  54. By DRS on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Here we go 0 and 16 then a move to LA because Minnesota is a waste of time and labor. All Pink-o states are at the bottom of the economical totem pole. I moved from Minnesota because of its left leaning tendencies, and now it is showing up in the pro-sports, Twins, Timber Wolfs, and so on. Only reason the Twins won the World Series was that no one wanted it that year. I am tired of hearing our Head coach saying good game, but, Year after year with no hope in site. Like the line in the movie, the wait and seers will get you every time. I have been waiting for years for this team to get its head out of their collective A-S-S-E-S! Maybe it is time to fine the team $$$$$$$$$, if they lose games, maybe a new loser’s tax too build the new stadium. I doubt I will ever see the Vikings win a SB in my lifetime.

  55. By JT on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Whoever made the decision to bring in McNabb needs to be apologizing to the fans. At best now he is a functional backup. Start Ponder and see if he will ever lead a team. If not, swallow your pride and look for a REAL QB who will the solution to the fouled-up QB situation that is the Vikings.

  56. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Someone needs to step up-unfortunately it should be McNabb, but when he needs to make the big play, he can’t do it.

  57. By Conor on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    they really did show improvement even though some people dont see it. They looked alot better in this game and only shows that this team is take huge steps in progressign with the offense and offensive protection. Our defense looks really good but we really need to convert red zone possessions and get off the field on 3rd down. I feel that this team can be really good and explosive like musgrave promised and hopefully they will show it next game.

  58. By DRS on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Fourteen games left.

  59. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I love that your glass is half full Titus, and I bleed purple as well, but 11-5 ………..that pretty funny man!

  60. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you Conor. Good observations.
    DRS– is it better in New Mexico? I have wondered about moving for a long time.

  61. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    My take on this game is you DO NOT lose a game leading 17-0 going into the half at home. I don’t see the killer instinct with our Vikes. It’s a tough pill to swallow.

  62. By vikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    oh my god, this is the hardest pill to swallow, let the unwanted qb’s retire, this is plain and simple, mcnabb is a joke, it is the qb’s job to lead and keep the defense of the field, there is a reason washington and philly let him go, rush got it right a couple of years ago and lost his job speaking out about mcnabb, i feel sorry for the people still buying tickets, 7-9 record at best, these were 2 games we should have won, coaching staff ,c’mon man, really, do your job, find the right men for the job, quit sticking band-aids on, fix it fast, or let me

  63. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Yes the Vikes will win some games, but if they don’t take a hard look at the failure of this game and make some serious changes, they will go 4-12.

  64. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo(inhale)BoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooSorry I’m still venting!

  65. By DRS on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, I am made as H-E-L-L! This is a team full of talent and to perform like this sickens me. Year after year we get the same thing from the Vikings, Why is this? They find a way to disappoint the fans, how come? Why are you making ex-success for millionaires to underperform for the entire game? They have the talent to go 16-0, but look like they will go 0-16. Why is this?

  66. By DRS on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, yes it is. I can own guns and openly carry them! Taxes are lower.

  67. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    JUST FOR FUN (and sake of analysis as well as argument) I CHECKED THE NY GIANTS 2007 Season– Their first two games went like this:

    COWBOYS 45 GIANTS 35

    PACKERS 35 GIANTS 13 ( AT NEW YORK- HOME OPENER)

    After those two losses, the Giants won 10 of their last 14, going 10-6 and then went to the Superbowl to beat the perfect 16-0 Patriots.

    SO I AM SURE, if the Vikings fans on the blog today were Giants fans back then, when the Giants went 0-2 being creamed and annihilated at home by the Pack– 35-13, they would have been screaming for the coach and quarterback to be replaced. Come on people, take it easy. Two games– we lost by 7 and by 4 — all we need is to play four quarters– I still think we will have a very good season.

  68. By DRS on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry for any mis-spell-ed words. Like I say I am mad as H-E-L-L.

  69. By Jeremy on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    This 0-2 start is all about mental errors. First drive of the 3rd we have a false start, then a pick up the first down to have it called back for holding. Then the defense; we get a big play and cause a fumble which we recover on the 10, but we jump off sides again and give them life. This is not McNabb’s fault; he played well today.
    The problem is that we haven’t done anything to address our needs. We have no #1 receiver, and haven’t for years. We have a sub par offensive line, and defensively we have had a terrible secondary for years. But instead of trying to fix these issues, we continue to believe guys can do the job. Things will not change for us, no matter who plays QB until we can address our needs.

  70. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I seen lots of improvement, on offense, defense and special teams, but it all disappears after that half time break, how disappointing again. So this is the way it’s going to go huh! get all excited, fired up and feeling good just to have it all melt away like the Vikings in 2 quarters of the game. I surely would feel a lot better about losing a game like that if Ponder was playing, it’s to be expected. start with McNabb and Barrion, ohh and that other dude from the Bears.

  71. By DRS on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, are you saying that this team is the same cal. as the Giants were? You ser are an optimists, but for how long?

  72. By bizen35 on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    There no urgency at all, and seem to me the team taking a chill pill, thinking they got this game won! In reality they don’t score no more than 20 points and if they do, they still don’t push to score that’s lack of execution by the coches and staff. When they lose they say we could IF should IF dosn’t work. And I agree with fan comment, we can’t play conservative if y’all expect to win….look how the patrios play alway aggrssive that’s why they win……go vikes, but sad and speechless!!!

  73. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Does anyone seriously think our secondary can withstand an elite passing team? That’s why these games are so worrysome its apparent yet again we have no secondary aside from the terrible performance by the offense in the second half, that’s why I said a while back that our offense better be able to score 30+ a game because we aren’t going to be able to stop anyone as soon as they figure out all they have to do is attack our secondary

  74. By DRS on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Same old Vikings have never won a SB and by the looks of it, never will, How long do we suffer?

  75. By roger sherrill on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    DOWN GOOOOOOOSFRAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAA

  76. By Tim on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Season’s over. No sense in watching committed losers. Maybe next year. Or heck- just start packing for LA.

    Tim

  77. By Vikings4Life on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Hopeless one of the worst days of my life.

  78. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings watched game film last week only to determin that there were two reels-first half and second half reel. The 2nd half reel was accidentely mis-labled “Weekend at Bernies”! Sorry still po’d.

  79. By roger sherrill on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    That was howard cossell ,howd he know? the vikes would suck this bad that long ago ? guess i do believe in cycics

  80. By DRS on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Hope is fading fast and so am I. Good bye everyone and here is hoping that the Vikings can play the entire game next week.

  81. By Mike R. on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    In this years draft, I was eyeing up LB Mason Foster for some good tackling defense for the Vikings. He was and had to be a tackling machine for U. of Wash defense (165 tackles!). Tampa Bay drafted him third round. He gets fined for hit on Ochocinco. He makes roster and now is starter. Against the Vikings he had 10 tackles,1 sack and 1 forced fumble. Now that is playing with heart!!! Are you listening Minnesota?

  82. By Vikings4Life on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like the packers and lions are going in a dogfight while we are at a bottom stand still, I just don’t get what is going on with this team seriously, frazier your a good humble man but you are not a good general to take command of the soldiers.

  83. By Tim on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    BTW, Mike- they can’t “right the ship” after one game even if they win. Then they will be 1-2. Losers still. It’ll take 3 wins in a row to “right the ship”. It’s that mentality- “one win will make it all okay” that makes Minnesota weak. No vision for the big picture.

  84. By CA_Viking_fan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations to Tampa Bay for NOT GIVING UP and playing hard till the end. That’s how a team plays with heart! I’m not surprised by the Vikings 4th quarter meltdown. Just watch the final quarter again. You can clearly see which team has the heart. Once again, the Vikings have added another strike to their impressive list of blown leads and final quarter meltdowns. Simply pathetic.

  85. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb was not the problem today, yeah the offence could have been better in the 2nd half but the Bucs had all of the momentum and its tough when they get such breaks. Vikings are the most snake biten team in the NFL. As soon as they called that BS phantom holding call on AP the first drive after halftime I knew it was trouble. Vikes had just converted on 3rd down and probably would have kept moving the ball up 17 at the time and retained field position at least. Then TB get an onside kick which works like less than 10% of the time. Then we get the strip inside their territory which happens to be the ONE play when Robison jumps offside and its called back. Defence could have been worse, offence did some good things, its just so typical Vikings to find ways to lose games they have no business losing.

  86. By Amish Viking on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    What makes this hard to watch is they have shown great promise in both games in the first half. Defense looked great in the first half against Tampa. They could be 2-0 right now!….why the collapse?…..Mcnabb was ok just needs to finish in the redzone. You can’t have both on the same day redzone issues and not being able to stop the opponent on 3rd down. I think their is a coaching issue right now and Frazier needs to step up his game. For the fun of it if Ponder had of played today would he have been better than McNabb? If the team played with the en energy of AP….they could really be something/

  87. By Hawaiiviking on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    0-2 what to do…let me Ponder that…

  88. By Justin F on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    YOU CANNOT
    YOU CANNOT
    YOU CANNOT

    ALLOW THE OPPOSITION TO SCORE 20 points in the second half, while only scoring 3 via field goal. Our Defense is so poor, we need to address this RIGHT NOW.

  89. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings were watching game film last week. Just as they were finishing up breaking down the first half-someone opened the door to the film room and yelled “lights out”. In the darkness the words “we’ll resume next week were heard! OK I think the worst of it is out of my system.

  90. By roger sherrill on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Wonder if any of the team or coaches look at any of this ? they really should .maybe next year , haaaaaaaaaaaaa

  91. By Viking Joe on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    It seems to me, that the Vikings second half defense gets winded, the offense had the ball a good portion of the first half, also McNabb did ok today,and AP did great. I can’t understand the defense, this loss is on them !!!

  92. By purplerainman on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    If only the game was 2 quarters long, we’d be Super Bowl contenders.

  93. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Perhaps McNabb just doesn’t have the stamina to last 60 minutes. He is simply inaffective in the second half, he seems to be operating in low gear.

  94. By jp on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    terrible! terrible! terrible! what a shame!

  95. By CA_Viking_fan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The culture of underachieving, for the Vikings, is stil prevalent. This game was a total disgrace! If your going to lose, lose with valor, not by CHOKING!!! Come on guys!!! WTF. It takes a total TEAM EFFORT and a KILLER INSTINCT. Coach Frazier: stop being so nice. Let’s light a fire under everyone’s A and play to win and with intensity by everyone! It’s so frustrating especially when watching the final minutes and seeing the major difference in demeanor between the two teams. The Bucs were fired up and weren’t going down without a fight. I crave to see the day where the Vikings play with this intensity and NEVER GIVING UP and GOING FOR THE KILL. TOTAL DISGRACE!!!

    Except for Jared Allen, he is all-out on every play and even when on the sideline. Keep up the great play Jared. Your too good to be in this organization.

    And AP, sorry your stuck with these clowns.

  96. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes passing D is pourous, but when the offense needs to sustain a drive, or make the critical third down they have no answers. They also can’t get off the field on third down. Some things never change.

  97. By Mike R. on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Burton,Raymond,Fusco,Awasom,Love,Reed were all inactive? If not hurt,why not have them start? They can learn what to do and NOT to do. It can’t be worse than the 2nd half of both games.

  98. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The Lions game scares me next week-I never thought I’d utter that.

  99. By BleedingPurpleinAlaska! on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    As much as I hate to admit it these 2 loses have to be placed on the coaching staff! The team plays well in the first half, the other team adjusts at the half, and them we do not adjust and lose the game! We have the talent but the coaching staff is killing us right now. Come on Les lets get it together. Next week the Lions are going to pound the snot out of us if you do not fix the issues now! Then we can move on to the Ponder era already. Remember OL and Secondary in the draft!

  100. By TonyO on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    No one is going to fear the Vikings this year. No one. And to the jacka$$ that blames the fans for not making enough noise, give me a break.

  101. By Derek on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I field bad for Winfield on the defense! He’s the only one making sure the other player doesn’t break a tackle and run for a TD.

  102. By Derek on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry, feel bad.

  103. By purplerainman on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    How can a team totally dominate one half and become non-existent the second? I refuse to accept that for two weeks in a row our opponents are just coming out that determined to win. Something is going on with this team after half time and I would love to get to the bottom of it. On the other hand, I have always respected big Donny #5 – but if Reid, and Shanahan let him go, they just may have been on to something. Of course, Minnesota has become an assisted throwing facility for aging QB’s so it makes sense he would “choose” to come here. In my opinion, give fans a glimpse at the future: It might be time to try using a Quarterback with some fire in him, dial up Ponder after the loss to the Lion next week.

  104. By martin on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    0=2 is a bit different for a team that is loaded…when will some vikings fans realize that there are way too many holes on this team to be a playoff team….this team has minimal scoring ability…poor secondary and even with the new 5 yard kickoff rule we have the worst kickoff kicker in the nfl..allmost every kickoff the opposition starts between 25-30 yards…there is no way our offense will handle the bears .packers and lions d…and those teams will shred our d…this vikings team is just not very good…

  105. By Carl K on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Mike R- I was also hoping the Viking would draft Mason Foster. It is too bad we did not have a 3rd round pick.

  106. By LJCool on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings are simply playing not to loose. Its a “bad” sign that has plagued below average teams throu out history. There were a number of possessions in the second half of both games that if the right play was called the Vikes win. You have to play to win…peroid. There clearly is bad coaching going on in Minneapolis….this team under a number of coaching staffs would be 2-0. The handwriting is on the wall, us Vikings fans will have nothing to look foward to until 2012 or maybe longer?

  107. By Mike R. on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Carl K-I was hoping Foster would be available in late round or as UDFA. I also liked S Nate Williams from U of Wash. He had 105 tackles (did the Huskies have no front line?). He was last round roster cut of Ravens. Hmmmmm

  108. By Carl K on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Mike R- I am with you brother… lets see what our young guys can do!
    I will say I think Loadholt and Herrara did a nice job opening up some running room for AP.

  109. By vikefan1969 on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    This was another tough loss, and going to be playing a tough team next week…folks it takes a team effort for both halfs…I do think they will get things together and yea it is just 2 games.

  110. By Jacob on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    the vikes show some promise, happy with how Jenkins has been performing, we still have a good few winnable games: Cardinals, Chiefs, Panthers, Raiders, Falcons (if they play like they did against Chicago) Broncos, and Redskins. factor in that we aren’t swept by everyone in our division, and we break even (8-8). Our first round pick next year is simple, assuming Ponder really is the future of the franchise, a star safety or shutdown corner, Winfield can perform well, but there’ s more than 1 receiver on the field, I hope we realize that. If ponder flops, well, good Luck.

  111. By Jeff Rudasics on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Im agree with all these posts that there are problems..big ones…McNabb gets a start or two and if he’s milktoast again…see ya…but where the heck is Peterson during the second halfs. He consistantly tails off…maybe blocking mishaps or a coaching adjustment from the opponent – but this is typical. Are the Vikings out conditioned??? All that being said, it’s still week to week. Go Vikes beat the Lions. I’m still giving this time…some coaches help their teams improve as the year goes on..let’s hope this is the case. But don’t hold your breath!

  112. By Jman on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Start webb or ponder I don`t care witch just bench mcnabb. He did better today but we need to score like every drive and webb and ponder can do that. I`m tired of losing. The vikings really need to step up.

  113. By Vikesincebirth on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone else pondering Ponder yet?

  114. By Troy on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings second have defence has been horrible in these first 2 games.This loss is on the defence period.Can you imagine the 2 games A Rodgers is gonna have against this secondary.I love Winfield,Allen,Greenway and E.J.As for the rest of the defence they dont make plays period.It hurts me to say this but the 2011 vikings are a 4-12 team.

  115. By TW VIKE on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    DO ya think we can beat daLions?

  116. By Carl K on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Mistral Raymond would be the first of our young guys I would like to see get a shot to play. Jamarca plays more like a small linebacker. And Johnson is just not a b@ll hawk. Safeties need to be able to make a big play from time to time.

    GIVE RAYMOND SOME PLAYING TIME.

  117. By Justin F on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    AGAIN, to the people saying bench McNabb:

    What good does that do? Our problem is NOT THE QB, but our defensive line and secondary. Ponder could start next week and it wouldn’t change a thing. Get your heads out of your you-know-what.

  118. By Rick on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Carl K,

    I’ve been saying that for two weeks now!! He and Abdullah should be our starting safety tandem. Raymond is aggressive, which is what our secondary needs. He loves delivering hits, is a pretty sure tackler, and always seems to be in or around the pile. I hope he gets a shot to start VERY SOON.

  119. By David P on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Here is the real problem with the vikings. Here are the only players that could start for another team.
    On Offense: AP, Harvin and Schiancoe
    On Defense: Allen, Winfield, Greenway and Henderson

    The rest of the players would have a hard time warming the bench for another team. The person in charge of player personnel needs to reevaluate this mess. I have stated this since Mcnabb was signed and BB restructured his contract. This is going to be a long and disappointing season.

  120. By A. Rogers on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    How many of you so called Viking bloggers are sought out by the NFL for coaching positions? If the team would just contact you they would be on the way to the Super Bowl in no time, they wouldn’t even lose a game for the rest of the year! The team has lost 2 out of 16 recorded games and you have thrown in the towel and cry. You all cheered the team two years ago when they almost made the superbowl, and within a rough last year and 2 games this year the world is ending. Get a grip, support the team and do some good vice crying like babies. Vikings need to move if fans give up as easy as you have.

  121. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The coaching staff needs to be able to make adjustments as the game unfolds-they seem unable to do that right now, and it’s killing the team.

  122. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    OK………..At home, halftime shutting out opposing team, vikes up by 20………..AND SOME HOW WE BLOW IT !!!!?!?!??!?! WTF! That seems impossible…………errrr wait i am talking about the vikes…..nevermind then! LOL ! No fire what so ever!

  123. By l on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    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  124. By Scott on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We can’t waste anymore time……..just let Ponder start next week. Mcnabb is NOT THE ANSWER !! And stop playing so conservative with a lead, that reminds me of Denny Green.

  125. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, it’s just two games, but if we can’t vent here, where can we. Its only armchair QB talk but we as long time Viking fans have earned the right!!!!lol

  126. By TonyO on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    As a Viking fan, I would like to suggest the following:

    1. Watch the Patriot’s game tape
    2. Re-enact the tape
    3. Repeat weekly

  127. By KLAWZ on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @A.Rogers……….apparently you have never been a vikings fan before….lol

  128. By Troy on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Martin.This game is won or lost on the line of scrimmage.We need to upgrade our o-line.Draft a left tackle with our top 5 pick in next years draft.A couple of safeties would help as well.

  129. By Jdude on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    What a rip; off. We had the game the whole way even with McNabb and the refs steel it.

  130. By Monty Hoffstrom on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    31 yard punt out of bounds. Dropping game ending interception. 10 yards separating Cedric Griffen and the receiver on the touchdown. Failing to cover an onside kick? Still no offensive line. Still no pass rush. Still can’t defend the short pass. Do these clowns even practice during the week? Talk about a worthless bunch of losers.

  131. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Green Bay, Chicago, and Detroit twice. C’mon Vikes, make some changes,quick don’t be so passive and predictable.

  132. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    No ‘Blazer’ package today?

  133. By where are the free agents? on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Rick Spielman needs to leave, this is the 2nd year in a row we didn’t address free agency. why didn’t we pick up Vick 2 years ago Rick?

  134. By Dvyne_Vike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Listening to frazier, he seems ok with just making progress statistically each week. If we when that’s great, if we lose, oh well atleast we’re improving. Somebody tell these vikings that training camp is over! Frazier had too much faith in this bunch of 2nd and 3rd string talent he called his starters instead of going out and getting actual starters that can get the job done. As a fan I’m disgusted with this team. Smh

  135. By Carl K on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Move over Chuck Foreman, we have a new rushing TD King. Thanks for the highlights AP… you are worth watching.

  136. By TonyO on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    There has never been a “culture of excellence” in Minnesota. Until someone makes that a mandate, mediocrity will be accepted.

  137. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Why is it when the Vikings need to make the big play-on offense or defense, it doesn’t happen. What is the underlying reason? The Vikings issues run deep. It really is a sad sight to see year after year…

  138. By Ed on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Platitudes… reflect Frasier’s low intelligence. Using the word “you” when he means “we” the coaches and players. I didn’t like him as defensive coordinator, did not like thinking he would become the coach (that he now is) when the interviewing ‘process’ occurred. Complete coaching failure… not the players in my mind, is responsible for this loss. Frasier is a hack. How long is it going to take before the media catches up with the fans again for seeing Frasier as an incompetent strategist who not only announces his game plan, but espouses a 1950′s style offense with three tight ends in a formation. WTF??? It all starts at the top… with Wilf. Take this franchise to LA please so we can start with a totally clean slate. This organization has a losing mentality built into it – owned by a glorified used car salesman. (real estate mogul) BOSH and good riddance to the Vikings in 2012. We are all HAPLESS viking fans…. and until they WIN a superbowl, I will use the word happless, because that is reality.

  139. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier has stated that McNabb will start next week. Vikes need to find an identity-fast.

  140. By TonyO on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I would welcome the opportunity to address this team at half time for the rest of the season. Apparently the current approach isn’t working to well. Call me Zygi and we can discuss compensation.

  141. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    A. Rogers….take a Big Lick on L. Arry.

  142. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Poor Alfalfa. Poor poor Alfalfa!

  143. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings have just announced that they will film themselves watching gamefilm this week to assure they have reviewed the entire game and not just the first half!

  144. By ekihle on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    play ponder to keep defense off the field, pull their heads out of the locker room after half time, coaches adjust to what the other team is doing.

  145. By where are the free agents? on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    why didn’t the vikes go after wide receivers in free agency?, the jets always do and win games week after week

  146. By Mike R. on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @Viking-ology

    LoL. Thanks. I needed that. :-)

  147. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t wait to hear the rainbows and unicorns after this.

  148. By Jimmy on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier is a defensive minded coach, blame Musgrave if anything. McNabb had a decent game….receivers cant get open and O-Line can’t pass block….what else is there. Frazier and McNabb are def. not the problem, don’t be stupid.

  149. By Garrett1212 on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Why are teams able to make half time adjustments & dominate us? Poor coaching & poor execution. Not hanging one person, but the team/coaches as a whole. FINISH The GAME!

  150. By Mr. Purple on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The problem with the Vikings is obvious. It is not that we can not play four quarters. Our secondary stinks! The opposing coordinator gives up on the run, to start the second half and decides to pass on every play. This is our team’s glaring weakness. Perhaps we should have addressed this issue with free agency. Woe to the Vikings when a team decides to pass the whole entire game. God help us.

  151. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Mike R. No problem- one can only take sports so seriously, I’m much more concerned about my kids’ homework getting done!

  152. By where are the free agents? on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    since the vikes won’t address free agency, it will take them 5 years to build a team in the draft

  153. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Everything else has gone wrong today……Dallas came back……..at least KILL THE DOG KILLER 11111111

  154. By Jimmy on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Linebackers can’t cover, don’t forget that….cedric got beat on one play. Blount scored the other 2 TDs for the Bucs so I’m not putting the blame all on the secondary.

  155. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    *!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  156. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    1/2 + 1/2 = 1 Play a whole game and watch the magic happen.

  157. By where are the free agents? on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    didn’t Detroit just beat Tampa?

  158. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    watfa………THIS IS HARD TO BEAR………THE LIONS ARE BETTER THAN US.

  159. By Parody on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks for providing the one shred of optimism on this blog Titus. It’s really depressing watching the team fall apart in the second half. It’s almost as depressing coming into the team’s blog and reading through everyone’s forecast of the apocalypse afterward.

    It looks like a long shot now, and a few things need to change quickly, but two games do not make a season. None of us can affect how the season will unfold, but that doesn’t mean that we should expect a subpar start to be directly representative of the next 15-weeks. So let’s just sit back and try to enjoy the ride.

  160. By TonyO on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    As Herm Edwards famously said, “YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME” ! The Vikings appear to have missed that message and appear to be playing not to lose which is not working. I just hope AP does not end up like Barry Sanders, trapped on a team that never wins it all.

  161. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, try and send whatever you’re smoking across the border.

  162. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    “Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, your my only hope.”

  163. By matt on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    How does a team dominate in the first half and then come out and do that in the second half two weeks in a row. Coaching staff wake up and learn how to make changes to what the other team is doing, and learn how to manage the clock! The bucs were at the 10 and there was 1.50 left on the clock and vikes were content to let the clock tick down to 31 sec when everyone knew the bucks were going to score.

  164. By Childress on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Still a lot of football left. Defensively played a half game and Offensivly we improved by 3 points. This is a process and theres still a lot of football left.

  165. By Justin F on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Hey guys. Remember when we started the “Fire Childress” Chants? This year, we should start the “Fire Spielman” Chants. Zygi should take notice then.

  166. By Childress on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    After we ” play ” Detroit. We play the Chiefs who have lost their best player on offense and their best player on defense. We should win the first half of that game.

  167. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We are 0-2. OK. If we were 0-2 and CAME BACK in the 4th Quarter and lost, it’s a whole different thing. We blew leads in both games….that is a much worse way to lose.

  168. By Parody on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, just quit whatever it is you’re smoking. It’s obviously gone stale and is causing you to have bad hallucinations.

    I just find it a lot less depressing to search for the positive within a situation over which I have no control. What good can it possibly do any of us to dwell on the negative?

  169. By where are the free agents? on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    , Rick Spielman is one of the major problems, he is sleeping during free agency

  170. By chrisbergq on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    the vikings players have it figured out play a good first half show everyone they have talent, or potential, then throw the towl in make sure they dont overexcurt themselves so they can go home have a good nite sleep and cash there paychecks in on monday! getting very hard to support this so call proffesional team.

  171. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The Viking locker room has to be down. Frazier has to regroup the team fast and have them ready to play as if it were a playoff game- win, or the season is over.

  172. By Justin F on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @ Parody

    It seems the fact that we blew a 17 point lead (and it’s not the first time either) is a much larger issue than the fact Peterson set another record (which I”m happy for).

  173. By AKViking on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    wow, and people wonder why mcnabb was benched last year. Only 3 points in the second half of the last 2 games, f-ing terrible!!!! we are worse then Detroit!!!

  174. By Justin F on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Again, the problem is not the QB. For the millionth time…

  175. By Childress on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We are 2-0 ………. in the first half !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  176. By Jimmy on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Titus has the right attitude…I’m with ya titus.

  177. By Childress on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We are among the best first half teams in the league !!!!!!!!!!!!

  178. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We are waiting for the ‘Peterson’ blog-this is the ‘complaint’ blog!

  179. By chrisbergq on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    why us. so much hope every year. knew this wasnt the year for the big one but c mon man we should be winning these games

  180. By AKViking on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    last time i checked, most of your points come from the hands of the QB, week 1 we only had 40 passing yards!, 40!, when special teams has more yards then your offense, you are not going to win

  181. By Childress on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We still have Bernard Berrian !!!! He likes the catering … so he is good.

  182. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Perhaps McNabb should play the first half and Ponder the second. Also, on defense play the rookies in the second half. This will surely confuse our opponents!

  183. By Childress on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @AKViking … 39 yards passing

  184. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Of course I’m referring to our corners…

  185. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, above all, I consider myself a realist. I’m not smoking anything. However, since watching this team since /68 , I believe that I have had to have gathered some sort of “feel” for this team If I’m wrong about that, then I guess I’ve spent 10′s of thousands of dollars following them around North America foolishly……I don’t dwell on the negative…..I just know what I see…..and it isn’t good.

  186. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Did Berrian play today?

  187. By Shawn on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Berrian had a catch should be an article about him tomorrow …

  188. By radzinwisconsin on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Brian Robison is a effin joke!

  189. By chrisbergq on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Viking-ology
    BB did start so we owe him another mill$$$

  190. By Packer Backer on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    11 – 5 ………………. ???? Ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  191. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    This just in…The Vikings have asked officials if they can play the first half – twice, citing it adds up to 60 minutes eitherway. Nonetheless it was to no avail.

  192. By where are the free agents? on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    let ponder play the last 14 games, the worse that could happen is we lose all 14 games and get the #1 overall draft pick next year as well as a easy schedule next year

  193. By CanadianVF on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I would like to focus on something positive this weekend. I am not always able to watch the Vikings game each week because of where I live. My friend invited me over to his house to watch some football today and I had to watch the Titans and the Ravens because the Vikings game was not on up here. I watched the Adrian Peterson highlights when I got home on my computer. Even though we are not off to the start we would like, we are very fortunate to be able to watch greatness each week in the player that is Adrian Peterson. He is just an unbelievable football player and I am so glad he plays for our team!!That is certainly one draft pick that we got right.

  194. By Vikesaddict on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I am a Vikes fan since the very early years. I am addicted, wish I could get clean, but I can’t. We just seem to always suffer from Ownership that is not serious. I think Fraiser is a great guy, and maybe a good coordinator, but not the right guy for the Head Coach. The best teams in the league have coaches who are aggressive and usually proven winners..We always seem to take the cheap way out in coaching and too often with players as well. I wonder how long AP will be a Viking. Looking back at Vikes history, most of the players they have given big contracts to were soon gone…I never wanted to see McNabb in Purple…But he was easy to get because nobody else wanted him…Why is BB still there and Rice gone….Bad choices haunt this team. I don’t expect to live to see SB win either..Thought we were there a couple times, well 4 for sure…It is a hard thing to be Vikes fan, but I am too old to change…

  195. By Packer Backer on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  196. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I just read the Vikings were booed off the field after the game. Thats sad, but I think after 50 years of futility, the fans may be cracking.

  197. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    CanadianVF…..I, like you, am a Canadian Vike fan, always will be. I just don’t want to see A.P. end up like Barry Saunders, ……the best back in the NFL….without ever getting a ring.

  198. By JT on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The QB is a problem if he is only backup material. That being said, the secondary is a Huge problem. Paul Krause said he played like the opposing QB was throwing the ball to him. These guys on defense need to have that attitude.

  199. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    *Sanders

  200. By Jdude on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Wow you guys booed the vikings off the field. What fair weather fans.

  201. By Packer Backer on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    OMG I’m peeing my pants

  202. By VegasVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Packer Backer- what are you 12? A typical arrogant drunken packer fan. I bet you weren’t creeping on the Vikings blogs in 2009 when we torched your A S S with your washed up QB. Go away already

  203. By Shawn on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

  204. By chrisbergq on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    feel bad for AP he is such a stud its crazy to see how hard he runs and will do anything to win but the other guys wont follow his lead and the coaches wont give him the ball in the second half. Gerhart and a couple good plays to. I hope minn get AP some help before he decides to leave or gets old. SO ZIGGY FIRE RICK S

  205. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    PackerBacker….Get some sleep, there’s cows to be milked.

  206. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you Parody and Jimmy– there are three of us. I suspect there are many more, but the storm of negativity on here keeps them away. DRS– you did not read my post about the Giants, did you? They were killed in their first game, slaughtered in their second at home– 35-13 in the year that they beat the Patriots in the Superbowl– Giants were 10-6 , Pats 16-0.

    I wonder how many Giants bloggers after the 35-13 shel-lacking of their team at home cried and whined like all the Vikings bloggers today? I wonder. And we lost our first two games by a combined 11 points. Give it a couple more games everyone– calm down. Can you imagine if we are 6-2 at the bye? All of you today screaming obs-cenities better not be on here singing praises. You only care and support someone when they perform to your expectations. Our team is not happy — I am sure they are more disappointed than all the bloggers– unless you have no life— football is a small part of my life– if they lose, I am not depressed and my day is not ruined. And don’t throw the longevity c-rap at me– I have been around since nearly the conception of the franchise– but football does not determine my mood.

    Support the players now when they need it the most. Yes, we demand changes and improvement, but name calling and pointing fingers is not constructive. One day we love McNabb, the team loses two game, we cannot stand him and want him thrown to the wolves? What kind of a fan is that?

  207. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Or whatever it is that you do to them.

  208. By Mike R. on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Viking-ology

    I agree with playing like it is last game or playoffs.
    Last year,Vikings come in to local favorite Philly on postponed Tuesday night game. They battered Vick around. Eagles were fighting for a better playoff seed so they weren’t sitting anybody.
    2008-End of season we beat Cardinals easily. They make it into playoffs and into Super Bowl.
    2007-We totally beat the Giants and intercepted E. Manning a couple times. Giants go on to beat undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl.
    We can do it when we want to and play with best.

  209. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, what,s your next prediction, now that 15-1 is out the door?

  210. By Justica on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We currently have decent enough players to put together some wins. But i believe this coaching staff is unable to bring the team together to get the most out of the players. Our offense was looking good the first half, but like always we folded like a lawn chair when it mattered most. I think we need a more enthusiastic/ dynamic coach in minnesota to energize our lathargic franchise.

  211. By Moss Fan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We may be 0-2 , it could be worse …. we could have Randy Moss.

    Luckily we have the catering loving Bernard Berrian though …

  212. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE THIS TEAM…..but Detroit will kill us.

  213. By Moss Fan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    As long as Berrian likes the catering he will be a Viking

  214. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Nova, I am leaning to 10 or 11 wins.

  215. By Moss Fan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Our organization knows what is important … its the caterers feelings.

  216. By Moss Fan on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Wow Titus … im thinking 5-11 and thats because Im optimistic

  217. By VegasVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Yes packer POS backer and Jwuss, you got my goat. I think you’ve got him back in your woodshed doing the nasty to him, you can keep em! Hahahaha

  218. By chrisbergq on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    wonder what the eagle fans are saying about vick right now on there web site

  219. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I keep getting the feeling, judging from most of your posts, that you are a fairly level-headed individual, except when it comes to football prognostication.

  220. By Mr. Purple on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    ok it is what it is 0-2 you all love your vikings as i do . there is a lot of football left and williiams will be back next week. the players and coaches have to ask themselves what each of them can do better. losing will not be tolerated. play with pride. we the fans deserve it.

  221. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    McNaab needs to make a play next week that will be a game changer. He needs to do this to assert himself as the leader of the team. Confidence in your QB goes a long way!

  222. By Mike R. on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus

    You think it’s bad with the name calling and doomsday? Try visiting the “hometown Eagle” area. It gets manic-depressive with each play. Like tonight with the Falcons.

  223. By where are the free agents? on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    why didn’t the Vikes go after Plaxico Burress ? was Rick sleeping during the whole free agency?

  224. By Shawn on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    No he doesnt , hes an average paid QB … he just needs to not make the big mistake

    this team is not built to be the Pats or the P3ckers … Its built to be the 85 Bears or the 2000 Ravens, or the 02 Bucs

    Except our defense isnt in the same galaxy as those defenses

  225. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We should be 5-3 at the Bye.

  226. By johnny5 on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    3and 5 les not good

  227. By chrisbergq on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    McPoop never could make a play when his team needed it and he is way past him prime to start now

  228. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    We will be Bye-Bye at the Bye.

  229. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t like looking back often, but remember when Favre made the winning touchdown pass in the San Fran game-that solidified him as the hands down leader of that team. Everyone rallied around him and they had a heck of a run. McNabb needs that defining moment for the Vikes to have any chance this season.

  230. By Shawn on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    because we have berrian … he likes catering

  231. By Frederick Jones on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @OLD SCHOOL,

    The pessimist is always right, the optimist lives longer.

  232. By Shawn on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    we will be 3-6 at the bye

  233. By Frederick Jones on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    @OLD SCHOOL,

    You might want to look back at your H O M O S E X U A L comments.

  234. By Jman on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Packer backer is peeing his pants ha ha ha.

  235. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, the realist (when you’re a Vike’s fan), just suffers.

  236. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Offense ‘rules’ in modern football. This is 2011.

  237. By MINNY ME on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Didnt i watch this game last week?!!! The Vikings were suppose to learn from last weeks game not repeat it!!!

  238. By chrisbergq on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I hope we save everything we have for the packers dont care if we go 2 and 14 as long as we knock the he ll out of the pretty boy rodgers

  239. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    The biggest problem I have the first two weeks is not making necessary changes during the game. Right now we are getting out coached. Frazier set a new tone for the Vikings, and thats good. Just remember the game changes with every play, now more than ever. Be prepared to do whatever necessary to keep the momentum in our favor.

  240. By Rocksalt on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, parody-
    Wakre up and smell the coffee. Thids team is pathetic., 17-0 lead at half time. Lose AT HOME! AT HOME IN OUR HOUSE!
    This team has been disappointing fans since 1970….. that’s 41 years…….FANS DESERVE BETTER! PERIOD . SO to h3ll wikth the frikkin positive spins………lsong is not acceptable

  241. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, leave OS alone– I read his comments earlier, any other NFL site would have booted him for saying F you to everyone and BOW to me. Man needs help.

  242. By Rocksalt on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    go drink vthe prurple koolaid and see rainbows and unicorns………Tnhis team will be lucky to bre 6-10 this season

  243. By Mike B on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Finally got settled down in the room here. Gathering thoughts about the game. First off the team played better than last week. The weak spots pointed out last week are still weak spots. The OLine played much better. The WR are not scaring anyone. There is no deep threat on the team. The running game was working, so the middle of the field pass was working. We need a deep threat WR, now. The secondary of the defense is way to soft. We need CBs that can play not young prospects. That’s what the practice squad is for. I think we are wasting time with Cook and Allen. I also I think that Griffin maybe rushing back to early into the starting line up. WR and CB need to be addressed right away. We will be better next week with Kevin W coming back. I would also consider looking at getting Pat W back here for 1 and 2 downs. There is a coaching issue here not getting the team ready for the second half. It was tough to listen to it on the radio and I bet it was tougher watching it. Take care all

  244. By Viking-ology on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Curious to see what develops during the week as far as changes. McNaab will remain QB, but will there be changes elsewhere? Stay tuned next week, same bat-time same bat-channel.

  245. By Rocksalt on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    according to Titus we have the power to will them to win if we just think positively………what a load of BS……….and Titus claims to be
    OBJECTIVE? LOL

  246. By Rocksalt on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    0-2 nuff said

  247. By Rocksalt on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    6-10 team AT BEST! I STAND BY THAT NO KOOAID OR UNICORNS

  248. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Rocky, how are you doing?

  249. By SO? on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I think we are improving each game! GO VIKES!!!

  250. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Football is now a passing league, guess frazier didn’t get that memo when they decided to draft 19 DL instead of something helpful or an Oline

  251. By Rocksalt on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Titus- not good. WTH happened and I WANT ANSWERS……NOT EXCUSES! HOW DO WE LOSE A 17 PT LEAD??? HOW???

  252. By Rocksalt on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    sorry Titus. Just REALLY FRUSTRATED AGAIN………..40 TEARS OF FRUSTRATION……..TOUGH TO BE A FAN OF THIS TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!

  253. By Titus on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know. Now the Lions.

  254. By Kenny on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Titus and Parody- I love the fact that you are both so positive. I do agree we can’t be so negative all the time, but we have to be realist. Titus- You brought up the Giants and the start they had when they won the superbowl and that was a good example, although i think there defense was a different brred than ours. So i dont think we can compare our team with that team.
    Our defense is soft! We dont get to quarterback enough and we dont cause enough turnovers. I never see use slapping at ball to try and cause fumbles and we dont have a secondary with any ball-hawks. We just dont tackle well at all. On offense we dont have that go-to clutch WR. , someone who will catch a needed touchdown when game is on line. This is why we will not win many game this year and why we will not be able to have any long winning streaks. We will always play hard , especially on defense but we just dont have the right mix. It hurts me to even say that.

  255. By Kenny on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Breed not brred and their not there sorry for typos but get used to it.

  256. By purplehorn on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    To the fans of both San Diego and Tampa……you are welcome. We always provide
    our opponents an exciting game…..and Vegas loves the Vikings. Next week, I’ll bet the Vikings beat the Lions…….why not, nobody else will? I though I heard a page for Richard Teaser at half time, or as Maxwell Smart used to say….missed it by that much.

  257. By Johnny on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Im not trying to overreact to the vikings being 0-2…but honestly for the sake of their organization, they really need to get ponder in pretty soon…they need to see what they got in him and see if he really shows signs of being a franchise QB of our future. Because at the rate this season is going, we really are going to be in contention for the #1 pick…which means having a shot at Andrew luck. Andrew Luck is a once in a decade type of QB prospect and the last thing id want is the vikings passing over someone like luck just because they THINK ponder is the future.
    Now im not saying Ponder wont be good, because i for one actually really like him. However, whats the harm in starting him soon? Either he shows us some real potential, we win some ball games, show some promise and can be excited about the future with him as our starter……or worst case scenario, he absolutely sucks and shows no potential whatsoever and we tank the season….then atleast we know and we can try and get someone like Luck, Matt Barkley or Landry Jones. I just think at this point what is there to lose….read the majority of posts on here….do we really feel like mcnabb is taking us anywhere this year? No…if it were up to me, START PONDER!

  258. By vikingblood on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    viking D was dreadful again in 2nd half. chargers and tampa made it look easy every 1st down goes for 7-8 yards.cant win any game if this continues. hard to pinpoint the problem, the effort seams to be there,but ther not making the plays.are they not in football shape?someone needs to step up and lead this team,what in the world is going on. can you just imagine what cutler,rodgers and stanford are are gonna do to us,its gonna get ugly if they cant figure this out. fraizer got out coached today in the 2nd half, he must be better as well.nobody is gonna lie down and die for you in this leauge, you have to earn it, I have been a viking fan for 43 yrs, and it finally hit me today that i might not see them win a superbowl,who am i kidding you have to get ther first for a chance to win one, maybe we are truely cursed

  259. By xvike on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings are gonna lose next week to detroit. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get destroyed either.

  260. By vikingpat on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    when we get killed by the lydowns!!!!!! we should put ponder in and start rebuilding and get rid of MC NOT SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  261. By vikingpat on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    WE better start ponder against the SUCKY chiefs !!!!!!

  262. By Kyle Johnson on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    I really think the whole culture needs to change. With the Vikings, it seems expected failure comes with every situation. It would be our luck we would get to the Super Bowl, lose and then we would own the record for most appearances with no victories. We are going to lose to Detroit next week because they have the swagger they have lacked for many years. Rebuilding may one of those tough decisions that has to be made. I believe we should start with seeing about a draft pick in exchange for Bernard Berrian. Much like the Patriots got from us in the Randy Moss deal.

  263. By vlad19 on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    One play I look back on and identify as a LOSING moment of choice – it CHANGED the game and gave Tampa life — 3rd and 18, Robison, getting greedy (stupid) he jumps off sides, making it more manageable 3rd and 13 and they hit a big-un for 30 or so and a subsequent TD instead of receiving a punt after a non-convert on the off-sides play….. Game was ON and momentum turned in that moment.
    This team needs to make plays – McNabb did NOT underthrow Shiancoe on that curl in end zone, Visanthe NEEDS to step into that ball, you do not take a curl 2 yds deep, you step INTO the ball and it is TD – you lay back like he did and you get a pass incomplete….
    Making the plays – simple as that. Those two were the worst – the balance of Freeman toasting our guys was all the downhill momentum and our guys on field too much and unable to stay with REAL receivers…. gameover! But momentum turns on a play or two – we are NOT big enough competitors to beat an opponent in that critical category of mental toughness, and making plays when it matters. First play of game? So What! Let’s see what you got on play 50! We got nothing then – and it is when you need it to FINISH!

  264. By Sweden Viking on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Play Ponder and put B.B on the bleachers and we might be 6-10 and the end of the season. If were not 4-4 or at least 3-5 at the time of our bye week, this season is over!

  265. By Sweden Viking on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    And i think the Lions will eat us up like little lambs !!!

  266. By M.V. on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    M.c.f.a.g.g

  267. By M.V. on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    VIKING#5

  268. By alex on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    bench mcnabb

    START PONDER

    guys forget luck. he is not all that everyone thinks. boise state QB is prolly better.

    but lets give ponder a shot before we player for another 1st round QB.

  269. By Johnny on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    How is Luck not all everyone thinks? He plays in one of the few pro style offenses in college football and puts up monstrous passing numbers with no names for WR. Hes got a great arm ,(not elite) great size, Very smart, reads defenses great. Pretty much never has had a bad game in college…theres a reason he gets mentioned as possibly the best QB prospect since peyton manning. Nothing against Kellen Moore (boise st)…. but he is no Andrew Luck.

  270. By Gubber on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I know how this is going to sound to some people, but I’m just relating a fact. There has been only one negro quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl. Doug Williams has been the only one to turn the trick playing for the Washington Redskins. I don’t think McNabb is going to be the second.
    And since we can’t get Viking games in Manitoba, and my friends and I are going to be switching allegiances, here’s one more piece of insightful information before we sign-off for good. Your secondary absolutely stinks as well as your o-line !!!

    Gubber

  271. By John on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Just watched the post game interview with coach Frazier. He says that some of the players are still in the learning process. The Vikings had just as much preseason and training camp as all the other teams in the league. So what that tells me is some Viking players aren’t as smart as other players in the league. The other problem I have with this loss is that during the presason the coaches said that they weren’t going to be as pass heavy as the past two years. They proved that in the first game with only 39 yrds passing. But in the loss to the Bucs they were very pass heavy in the second half. Only having Peterson rush the ball 10 times in the second half is mind blowing. The guy gets you two td’s in the first half and you only use him 10 times in the second half. Two things stand out in the loss to Tampa Bay. Lack of offense in the second half by getting fieldgoals instead of touchdowns and poor tackling and pass coverage by the defense. We need to learn how to finish games.

  272. By Old School on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Tice…..start Ponder….McChoke…………Don’t play D……Move to L.A……. I don’t really care about this team much any more! They don’t care…I don’t care! They play like it!

    I will not buy another Hat…..shirt….or anything to support this product till I see improvement!

  273. By Old School on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    This team (Product) is so sub-par right now…..they are not even alright..even in their own Division!

  274. By Old School on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    START PONDER AND STOP WASTING OUR TIME!

  275. By Dave on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I feel like mcnabb did a pretty good job against the bucs. I knew it was gonna be all about peterson anyway. 32 TOBY GERHART MY MAN had an awesome game. Abdullah had a nice pick but i agree with everyone, their is no reason we couldnt win that game. 3 points in the second half??? seriously??? I already consider us 0-3 because the lions D gave me 23 points yesterday :(

    Our O-line needs fixing. we better draft for o-line and all defense next year. We need some younger players on D. Cmon Vikes!!! We gotta get more aggressive on the ball.

  276. By Dave on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Oh and that onside kick??? what the heck was that? i was so mad that i actually saw that with my own eyes.

  277. By Digger on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    This morning I did one of my favorite things. I got online, went to one of my favorite websites, this one. Watched the highlights, watched the press releases, and read the write ups. I have not read one of the above comments or any other ones. When I here my players frustrations and coaches frustrations, it tells me that they are upset just as much as I am. But I refuse to stoop to online bashing of my team. I watched some of the game online, since my connection over here in Kuwait was not that great. So I watched the game, watched the highlights this morning and seen some things to be happy about. I listen to the players and the head coach explain things from their point of few, maybe this maybe that needed to be done different, etc. We missed some oportunities, made some mistakes, but this team does not suck, a word I refuse to use. Life is too short to get all worked up over it, throw in the towl, give up hope, sell all your Viking stuff. Especially when it is only week 2. I love my Vikings and all always will! It like a marriage, take the good with bad.

  278. By BigAl on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve been a Viking fan for well over 40 years. I live in the heart of Packer country, making it tougher yet to be a fan. But, reading these blogs…with fans like these, the Vikings will NEVER win a superbowl. For God’s sake, it is game 2. I’ve never really been a McNabb supporter, but he didn’t do any stupid stuff like Favre ’10 or Tavaris. Yeah, they blew a lead twice. This is a new team, coaches included. Add to the fact they had no off-season to work together. It took Mike McCarthy 4 years to win a superbowl with some top notch quarterbacks. The Viking fans deserve better?!?!?!? You deserve better when you stop being so pathetic and support your team. Fans earn what they deserve, as well. Calling for heads after a couple losses isn’t being a fan. Booing the team as they leave the field after playing hard is disgusting. A lot of you have been this way for a long time. Remember “Grant’s Tomb” as a name for Met stadium after Bud Grant’s first year, as well as the chant “Joe must go” for Joe Kapp’s head after his first season. Start actually being deserving of a championship and you will have earned one.

  279. By Steve on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Any body wanna buy some jerseys? I’m too embarressed to wear them

  280. By hippster on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    mcnabbs is the biggist bottom feeder of the NFL. he should be sweeping up the statium or perhaps mopping the floors or even parking cars.give me favre in a wheelchair over mcclown any day. as a loyal fan of 40 some years i have every right to bash team, they suck hard right now and I see nothing thats going to change that any time soon.don’t we play detroit this week ?there’s a blow out in the making.we may be looking at the perfect season 0 and 16

  281. By KLAWZ on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I haven’t wore a Twins or Vikings shirt in some time now! MN needs to get their head out of their a##!

    Just don’t get it, up by double digits going into the half at home and blow it!? CHOKING JOKES!!! I bleed purple and I think I have bleed totally out!!!!!!

  282. By HAEDTER on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Coaching did blow this game !!! Hate to say this considering how good he has been for us, but EJ, and the rest of our linebackers for that matter, are terrible against the pass.

  283. By mikebrown on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Please play webb at flanker

  284. By mikebrown on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    or else get used to hearing “with the first pick of the 2012 nfl draft the minnesota vikings select……”

  285. By mikebrown on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I will take #4 any day over #5 (from a work ethic stand point), just saying, he didnt play like a veteran plays, he got beat by a younger team, tough loss, I am a fan and i do care thats why I voice my opinion to see this team succed

  286. By mikebrown on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    soooooooooooooo not looking forward to this season, but i wont ababdon ship

  287. By Robins on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Detroit will clobber us…..17 to 48. The only game we will win is the Kansas City game….I hope we can beat them. Bench McNabb and put in Ponder. Let the young quarterbacks have fun.

  288. By mikebrown on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    this vikes will will 5 games this season, two against the packers and one aginst the bears

  289. By mikebrown on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    the rest will be outside the division

  290. By HAEDTER on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Where was Cook yesterday? Was he injured ?? He better be ready for next week, we are gonna need him against megatron !!!

  291. By 61vikings on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve been a Vikings fan for 42 years now!! I will always be a Vikings fan, win or lose!! That’s the deal and I’m not even from Minnesota, even though both of my parents were born and raised in Minnesota!! My Dad was a hard core fan, so it was only natural that I would become a Vikings fan!! It was the 1969/1970 season and we had a great season that year with Joe Kapp as our QB!! For all you old timers who saw Joe play, he had one of the worst throws in NFL history, but the one thing he did have was great leadership qualities, one thing that this team today lacks!! 40 for 60 is what coach Frazier should pull out of the archives and show this team today!! We are a fast but smallish team on defense, which in the first two weeks has reared it’s ugly head!! Teams are getting very physical with us in the second half and we’re not able to match the same intensity!! We really miss the Williams Wall, which meant teams had to run outside where our speedy LB’s were able to make plays all over the field!! Our secondary is weak, even though I love A.Winfield, who knows how to tackle!! Your secondary is only as good as your pass rush!! First half our pass rush was strong, but second half, they were no where to be found!! Same with the offensive line, which is more of a run blocking offensive line, know where to be found in the second half!! This is a new coaching staff and a lot of new faces on both sides of the ball!! It is going to take sometime to pull it all together, but I think we will!! Stay positive!! The Vikings, as an organization, have been a winner more than a loser!! Yes, we haven’t one a Super Bowl but we are right there, just about every year!! Love the Vikes!! Beat the Lions!! We own them anyway!! 24-21 Vikes over the Lions!!

  292. By bobbyc2701 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Just picked up my tickets to the Toilet Bowl. Its the Vikings-Chiefs around January
    05 2012.Another year they can’t get it done.Start Ponder and save the salary on McNabb.Nice job letting Ray Edwards go.He had a nice game last night.I would go on but there is no point, just like watching this team.A.P., ask for a buyout and go play for a winner.

  293. By vikings4seven on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Not one team in the NFL thinks the vikings are an easy out. I tell you, i hope the wilfs take this team to LA and let all you cry babies drown in your own tears. Our guys are COMPETING. They have yet to put together a full game, yes. We have shown that we can play good football. They just need to learn to make better adjustments by the coaches, and if the players are not performing get them out. A new coach, cordinators, QB, etc,etc. Yes we have a lot of holes in this team. Did anyone really think we were contending for a division title or bowl appearance. You all are doing exactly what you are lighting up the players and coaches for. GIVING UP. how does 14-2 sound. Will it happen, NO but what if. You guys are as pathetic as the team right now. You deserve each other.

  294. By LCJMJ on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    With 1:10 left in the game and TB at our 5 Yd line or so with a first down and all 3 of their time-outs, can anybody tell me why we didn’t call a timeout? Did Frazier think that TB was going to run out of time? They score with 35 seconds left and we get the ball back with less than 30 seconds left. Could of been almost a minute had we called the timeout at the 1:10 mark. That would of gave us a few more options at the end.

  295. By RED on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    COME ON VIKES ….WE NEVER SAY DIE!!!!!
    I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT WE WILL DEFEAT THE LIONS AND WILL WIN THE NEXT FIVE IN A ROW.
    THESE TWO GAMES WILL GIVE US A CHANCE TO ADJUST OUR GAME AND BECOME MORE AGRESSIVE. I AM ALSO CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL BE IN THE PLAY OFFS. WHEN THIS HAPPENS I HOPE EVERYONE WHO HAS GIVEN UP ON THE VIKES WOULD PUT TOGETHER AND SEND ME A TICKET TO THE NFC FINALS.
    VIKE FOR LIFE!!!

  296. By VIKES#1fan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    they are not going to LA!!!!!!!!!!!

  297. By DRS on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, I did read your post, did you read mine? I asked do you think this team is at the same level as they were.

  298. By meswant on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    keep AD, Harvin, Gerhard, J Allen, Greenway, Winfield & a few others but then get rid of the rest!! Give that money to players who play & want to win!!! The Vikings are not hungry, lack modivation & desire to win & prove themselves. There was lots of talent for wr, o-line & d-line this past draft & did we get any of it??? nope. I do not mind Ponder but lets face it – he was not going anywhere any time soon so why not use our #12 to get some talent?????? Come on Vikings prove to the NFL & Minnie that they deserve a new stadium!!!!

  299. By vlad19 on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Secondary is a sieve, especially with NO pressure from inside, squeezing the pocket. Ty Johnson misses a critical intercept…. but the play that killed us and started the ball rolling downhill for Tampa was Robison on 3rd and 18 jumping offsides – incomplete turned into 3rd -13 and not only convert but got it in close and scored on next play….. The choking sound began right about there!

    BUT, it was a well played game for 3 qtrs more or less. Team has to figure out how to finish – Hope the group is listening to the pressers and hope Leslie is little less sophisticated in the locker room and letting them have it! They need adrenaline in the 4th qtr – or oxygen!

  300. By sandiamond on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my the blog from h ell! 24 hours does a lot of good fans. Adjust, refocus and cheer for the vikes this weekend. A win vs the Lions and attitudes will change quick around here

  301. By Guy Wilde on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    What’s the difference between the Patriots and Vikings, besides umpteen championships ??? Answer : Bill Belichek “does not” fall in love with his players. As long as they serve a purpose they’re Patriots. but the second they lose it they’re out the door. Vikings fans and management get to emotionally attached to the players and as a result they go way past their expiry date in Minnesota.
    Management and coaches should do as New England. As soon as a player starts to show any signs of decline, they’re either gone or traded for draft picks while they still have value. Way to many geezers on this team. Time to start cleaning house !!!

    Gubber

  302. By E-Man on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Vikes you have to fight tooth and nail on every down and show us you want it bad enough. Isn’t that what it comes down to with everything in life if you want it bad enough you will fight for it to the end !!!! Go Vikings!! E

  303. By Puckertrucker on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Mr Frazier:
    I started watching the Vikings in 1961 when they first came into the NFL
    if you want to have the Viking fans to be patient than put McNabb on the bench. you have a really good QB in Joe Webb, or Chris Ponder, What I would tell the fans at this point is, even though you have a ticket for the Detroit game Stay home see how long Mc Nabb lasts as QB. We have gone through how many seasons as a losing team and WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER ONE Joe Webb Beat philly last season and I think he would be the best option for our team to win. I am A Certified Hypnotherapist let me have some time with your team I could help their confidence. There were many years that we kept hoping the team would win the Super bowl but again no dice look at 2010, and 1998 these years were promising but again we were let down put McNabb on the bench and use your other outstanding QB’s Webb or Ponder. If you persist in letting the team flounder, this coming week I truly hope the FANS in MINNESOTA DO STAY HOME FROM THE GAMES. I for one can no longer put up with mediocrecy maybe the wilfs will take a long hard look at how McNabb played the last two weeks, and instead of putting up with Mcscab they will ask you to change QB’s during the game before Mcnabb puts us in a hole to deep to climb out of.

    Sincerely yours
    PuckerTrucker

  304. By KLAWZ on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    No more old a## QB’s we need a fresh start! Please replace Bernard Berrian… this guy cant catch a ball if his life depended on it! Our secondary is terrible needs work….getting burned all day back there! Coaching needs some help as well, come on Frazier light some fire under your teams a## as well as you and the other coaches……where is the variety in the offense play book…….”COME ON MAN” Who is going to pay for a new stadium when you guys cant fight your way out of a wet paper bag!?

    I can say this cause i have bleed purple since day one, spent lots of hard earned money and time on these “professional football players”! Kitty Kats are going to rip us to shreds on Sunday…..Maybe i will have some ducks to clean so i can avoid that disaster!

  305. By don on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Erin Henderson should not be starting. At best he is a backup

  306. By Richard on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    Wow! Another fine example of letting a game slip away! Is there no HUNGER to win and achieve some respect? There’s a reason why we don’t get respect from the league and football networks. We continue to look like a bunch of fools!! AP was the leading rusher by the end of the weekend and we still lost the game!AT HOME! What the !@#$ Donavon is done it’s clear he’s a 2 quarter QB that’s it. If wer’e going to lose then put in the young QB’s and give them a chance to flourish.Example-Joe Flacco,Matt Ryan,Sanchez should I go on? Oh yah another rookie tearing it up right now, the QB for the team that’s going to DESTROY us this coming weekend. Leslie nice press conference excuses and more excuses.It’s sad my interests on Sunday’s now consist of nothing but yard and housework and riding my motorcycle. Thanks for ruining my favorite time of year Viking coaching staff

  307. By vikings4seven on Sep 20, 2011 | Reply

    I think all the teams in the NFL are realizing at half time that you throw the ball to beat the vikings. If every team we play this year has a game plan to throw 75% of the time we will not win one game. Our linebackers can not cover TE’s at all. The secondary is lost, no leadership. I really do think the team is giving effort. The problem is rick spielman and staff have put together a bunch of overpriced backups. We have to realize this is the best they can do. Who really deserves the blame?

  308. By ripteflon on Sep 21, 2011 | Reply

    ok i’ll b the 1st to admit i’ve been negative towards r team and that was wrong the 12th man is needed now more than ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mcnabb is not the problem its that we have a lot of good players but no team VIKINGS JUST NEED 2 GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOYALTY WILL BRING A RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO—-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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