Lions Leave Minnesota With 3-Point OT Victory

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 25, 2011 – 3:35 pm

For the third consecutive week the Vikings built up a commanding lead by halftime and for the third consecutive week they watched as that lead evaporated in the 2nd half and left a disappointing defeat in its place. The Vikings led 20-0 at halftime of Sunday’s NFC North showdown with the Detroit Lions and when they returned to the locker room after the game they were dealing with a heart-breaking 26-23 overtime loss.

Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson paced the Vikings offensive effort in the 1st half, with the duo combining for 146 yards and 1 TD on 17 touches. QB Donovan McNabb was helping the cause, too, completing 12 of 18 passes for 103 yards and a TD too to TE Visanthe Shiancoe. Defensively, the Vikings were suffocating QB Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense. Detroit accumulated just 50 yards of total offense, tallied just 4 first downs and scored zero points.

As has been the case for the Vikings every game this season, though, everything changed for the worse in the 2nd half. Stafford found a rhythm in the passing game, finding TE Brandon Pettigrew regularly in the middle of the field and then hitting superstar WR Calvin Johnson over the top and on quick slants whenever a big play was needed. For the game, Johnson and Pettigrew combined for 18 receptions, 220 receiving yards and 1 TD.

Just as influential in the outcome of Sunday’s game were mistakes made by the Vikings. A 4th-and-inches play fell short in the 4th quarter as the Vikings nursed a 3-point lead, a penalty on a punt late in the 4th quarter ruined what would’ve been outstanding field position for the Vikings as they tried to pull out a late win, and the team was penalized 10 times on the afternoon.

Increasing the frustration level in this loss is the fact that the Vikings did many of the things they needed to do to win. They sacked Stafford 5 times (he hadn’t been sacked coming into the game), they held the Lions to 20 rushing yards, and McNabb had a season-high in completions and yards.

The Vikings will regroup tomorrow and throughout the week as they must prepare for a tough road test at Kansas City. The Chiefs are having as disappointing a season as the Vikings, but Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City always yields a tough environment for the visiting team, and it’ll be the Vikings challenge to correct what’s gone wrong in 3 games and find their first win of the season while on the road.

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431 Responses to “Lions Leave Minnesota With 3-Point OT Victory”

  1. By Cj Forget on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  2. By James on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Fire Leslie Frazier and bench McNabb

  3. By NJVikesFan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Another Minnesota Ch(j)oke…

  4. By nicu313 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    go lions hahaha

  5. By Conor on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Bet my money that the VIkings were paid to lose!!!! THERE IS NO OTHER REASON THAT THEW WOULD BE THIS SELF DESTRUCTIVE AND OPPOSITE!!!

  6. By Getsomeactvikes on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  7. By nicu313 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    no more s..t taking

  8. By Sir Greasy Panda on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I cannot believe it happened again. It took everything in my power to not smash the chair at the bar I was at. Our chances of making the playoffs are almost none and its only week 3. I waited all of the offseason, all of the stupid lockout, waiting, hoping, praying for football and this is what we get???

  9. By Ole 1 eye on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Bench McNabb, start Ponder, and get Webb up to speed as our 2nd WR to replace Barrian.

  10. By VegasVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

  11. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    McNaab proves the old saying true-you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

  12. By NJVikesFan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Not enough talent, not enough coaching, not enough heart but plenty of excuses. It’s official..They are a joke..

  13. By NJVikesFan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Notch a win for KC next week folks..

  14. By Getsomeactvikes on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The main one to blame Vikings loss is MIKE WOBSCHALL..FIRE MIKE W.

  15. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Somewhere up there Rod Serling is laughing as he utters his famous words. The Vikings have entered the Twilight Zone!

  16. By Titus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    MY ADVICE TO FRAZIER, MCNABB, AND VIKINGS– seriously, please NO press conferences this week. Do not say anything — no one wants to hear any mumbo jumbo. GO off and work on what needs to be worked on. DO not waste time talking to the media– please, just keep your mouths shut. Go and do your homework, do your working out, mentally focus and prepare. GO and do your work with no distractions or obstacles– no negative talk, no doubleminded speeches– I do not want to hear any analysis– nada. Take care of business and let your play speak next Sunday.

  17. By Mr Man on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Did anyone see how big AP B U N S are/ Wow!

  18. By chon69 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    You really start to notice who knows football and who doesn’t by the comments left on this site. Anytime you have the same identical results 3 games in a row like the Vikings have you need to start with the offensive and defensive coordinators. Someone needs to lose their job on this staff! The second half game plan for each of the last 3 games has shown that this coaching staff isn’t as sharp as those we are playing!

  19. By Sir Greasy Panda on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The stupid thing is is that if we scored at least one, ONE!!!!!! Mutha F’ing touchdown in the 2nd half we would maybe be 3-0 if not 2-1. Berrian actually got open and McNabb threw it out of bounds!! I will say Cook and Griffin did good against Mega Tron, all you got to do with him is throw it within 10 feet! that guy is too good.

  20. By Ole 1 eye on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    There was only 1 coaching error that I saw that could have made the difference, the rest was player execution. Everyone knows we should have given Peterson the ball on 4-1, duh. But I won’t fault the coaches to bad because they did make the right decision to go for it, it was just again poor execution. Chilly would have probably punted it there.

  21. By cranzau on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

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  22. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Nothing new here Soft Secondary allowed the Lions to pick us apart on the Defensive side of the ball. The run was stuffed by the front 4. Long ball was well covered with the exception of 2 times. Passing game was pretty good in the Middle, but the long ball wasn’t there. OL at times collapsed when they needed to play tough. No fix and more of the same.This is on the Coaches and the Players. Players can’t put it on themselves now.

  23. By David P on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    NJVikesFan, The vikings have enough talent. The proble is this. The coaches do not do anything at half to adjust to the other teams’ adjustments and the stupid penalties are a sign of very bad coaching. The coaching here has to be held responsible. How do you keep players that would not make another team’s roster? How do you self destruct at halftime? And remember, the last time the vikings went to KC they lost. 0-4 here is comes. I have a question for Mike to ask the vikings (all of them coaches included): How does it feel to make history? The ONLY TEAM in the NFL that has led 3 straight games at half byt double digits and lose all three? It is Official. The vikings are a joke. You cannot blame this mess on no OTA’s and the strike. 0-16 is looking like a reality. I have an idea. Play the first half next week the way you have played the second half in the first three games. That will be an adjustment.

  24. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    This just in…the Vikings have just announced that since Brett Favre has taken a booth job, have decided to (private jet) fly McNaab to Hattiesburg to pick up where Favre left off on his farm!

  25. By tarvaris tarkenton on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  26. By Sir Greasy Panda on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Well since we arent winning the division I want Detroit to take it. I cant stand GB or Chi.

  27. By Shawn on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Time to just retool …

    Bench McNabb … and find out if Ponder can learn quick

    Bench Berrian … and give Aromashadu and / or Arceneaux a shot

    Bench at least one OT … and give DLove a shot




  28. By Ole 1 eye on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Sir Greasy Panda – Agreed!

  29. By tarvaris tarkenton on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    the first 3 games all remind me of the 1998 NFC championship game against Atlanta… losing halftime leads … im so sick right now… i cant even watch the other games…

  30. By tarvaris tarkenton on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    and somehow let Joe Webb touch the balll at least 5 times a game…

  31. By NJVikesFan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The really hard thing to take is that if there is any possible way left for the Vikings to tear the hearts out of their fans, they will somehow find a way to do it..I’ve been a fan since 1967, and just when I think I’ve been s*(t on enough, this team finds a new way..

  32. By Sir Greasy Panda on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    This is Fraziers press conference tomorrow, “Well it was a tough loss but i saw a lot of positive things… No I think our Offensive line is good… I dont think we need to make personnel changes just finish plays”

  33. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier needs to stop sugarcoating at pressers and admit they are a bad team- with the talent they have it makes it that much harder to accept. He needs to make some personnel changes immediately, hold players accountable. That starts with benching McNaab.

  34. By Ole 1 eye on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    If McNabb isn’t benched, I would at least be happy with Berrian getting the ax. His play has been abysmal.

  35. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings are punchless in the the second half. They have been outscored something like 72-3!

  36. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    In hindsight, we should have thrown Chr1stian to the Lions.

  37. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    PLAY PONDER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Put in Ponder!!! There is no other way? Ponder must play, we need to find out this year if he is the future or if we need to draft a new QB next year.

    Oh and bench B.B for eternity….

  39. By Thai on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Bench mcnabb. He may not be the reason we’re losing but he is not the reason we’re winning. Give ponder a shot and learn. Drop berrian. He’s about useless who can’t get separation. Hold musgrave responsible. Play calling is horrid. Bench Sanford and Johnson. It can’t get worse. And finally, give the ball to AP in the second half. And running the ball once a quarter on 1st and 10 in “run formation” doesn’t count.

  40. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikes and KC next week…..a rematch of SB 4…hard to believe.

  41. By Ole 1 eye on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    We need to put Sherels on the field more too. He’s an ANIMAL!! I see a potential Winny replacement developing.

  42. By Lucas F. on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb needs to be benched and Ponder needs to start if the Vikings have any hope of winning a game this season. The Lions beat the Vikings at home for the first time in 31 YEARS!!!!

    Not to mention the Vikings won the previous 12 meetings against the Lions and now they are beating Minnesota. I don’t know what is more shocking this or Buffalo beating New England.

    The Lions went from being a scrub team to making the Vikings a scrub team so how many more games have to be lost for something to happen?

  43. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    This just in…McNaab has asked to be traded back to Philly citing his desire to retire where he started his career. The Eagles responded by telling the Vikings organization they would do it if McNaab also came with a third round pick (to take him off your hands!) Frazier is currently consulting with Childress in the matter!

  44. By V-Tech on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t figure this team out. This team just can’t get it done when it counts on both sides of the ball. Offense can’t do anything the second half again for the 3rd straight week and the defense can’t make stops when needed. This team is worse then last years team and we all know how bad they were. This team looks like it will be playing for a top 5 pick in the draft next year. We never addressed our issues from last year and there killing us again. We have no 1 wide-out to stretch the field and make big plays. Were still poor on the offensive line, sub-par QB play. Our defensive line is not getting it done and our secondary can’t cover anyone. AP can’t do everything and after watching him 3 games this year, he dominates the first half and goes away in the 2nd half. He had close to 80yds today by half and ended up with I think 80 some for entire game. GO FIGURE!!!!! Teams are going to continue to stack line to keep AP in check which has happened in all 3 games.Why, because we have no one on the outside that scares anyone except for Percy which leads to another concern because once again he had an illness which effected what this offense does. He’s great when he’s on the field but this is a guy you never no if he is going to be available from week to week due to health issues (MIGRAINES). Now that this team is 0-3 it wouldn’t surprise me if they cashed it in for the rest of the season under Fraizer WHO I’M NOT REALLY SOLD ON!!! I predict 3 to 4 wins this year for this highschool talented football team.

  45. By Viking Joe on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder definetly deserves a look now, doesn’t he?

  46. By PUT PONDER IN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    For some reason, I have a gut feeling that the Vikings are purposely losing these games, so they have an excuse to leave minnesota. This team is nothing less then a disgrace/joke of a team. I don’t even think they can beat the cheifs the way they’re playing

    Mike Wobschall: this is my Monday Morning question, though I know you want even bother answering/looking at this, but I’ll ask it anyway.

    How are the Vikings looking to top this blown lead next week?

  47. By Viking Joe on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb is to much of a joker to be a QB in the NFL !!!!

  48. By PUT PONDER IN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  49. By TheRealDon on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall..please and i mean please don’t make anymore blogs this week..none at all..and no im not saying you are a bad writer..i just don’t think fans want to hear what we did good..when we lost and now are 0-3

  50. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    C’MON FRAZIER-THE PONDER ERA MUST START NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. By PUT PONDER IN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    agree with you 100% Viking-ology

  52. By mr smiff on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    So McNabb, do we panic NOW?

  53. By DuaneN on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    No. Going for the 4th down up 3 is terrible. It doesn’t guarantee a TD at all. You take the three and go up 6.

    After giving up the next TD you are down 1 instead of 4 and only need a FG to win. You never want this team to have to get a TD at the end of the game. Very simple.

    Coach should have told AP to shut up.

  54. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    100% Time for Ponder

  55. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The scary thing is-what is Ponder learning from McNaab?

  56. By NJVikesFan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    New QB..same results..a team with a reputation for being too soft and flat out choking..

  57. By TheRealDon on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Viking-ology..I Hope he is not watching mcnabb..he’s a smart kid he better learn to not learn

  58. By BenchMcUseless on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Man up Donovan. Do yourself, what’s left of your own personal fan base, and THE VIKINGS a favor and hang it up, you’re done. Philly knew it, Washington learned the hard way. Have some respect for your team. Pass the torch. Give us a fighting chance. Go out with what little respect you can salvage by at least “taking one for the team”

  59. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Does anyone have the stats on McNaab to see what his longest completion is this year (and I don’t mean yards after the catch) my guess is less than 20 yards. What a joke.

  60. By Viking Joe on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    They need a shut down corner, a better safety and a pass rusher who can compliment Allen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. By Erik the Red on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Viking-ology, I think he is learning how not to play

  62. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Drop Reid’s Daughter and Start Ponder! Don’t be afraid to start working on your future. McNabb is an embarrassment to organization. Eagles – better, Redskins – better, Vikes without McNabb = ummm better. (win or lose).

  63. By Viking Joe on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Start drafting for need !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    First T-Joke, now McBaad!

  65. By Erik the Red on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Honestly though, if we don’t win next weekend, I won’t even know what to say anymore. Frazier better figure this s*** out and find out how to play a second half.

  66. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I thought Cook showed up today. Very impressive against one of the best in the game. Keep up the good work Cook.

  67. By Stafnbui on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I hope that the FO trades AD for instance maybe for the Raiders ( just to see the numbers he would get with a power running game) or Pats ( casue he wants to win and deserves a ring). It is appauling to se his talent wasted. Trade JA also – he deserves a ring aswell. They wont get it by being in a viking uniform unfortunately.

  68. By radzinwisconsin on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  69. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    It is officially time to start Ponder-ing the future of the Viking organization.

  70. By mr smiff on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @ V-Tech
    The Vikings didn’t fix their problems because they put all the blame on Favre. I’m not sure, but somewhere in Hattiesburg, there is probably a 41-year old man watching all this with a smug look of vindication on his face.

  71. By TheRealDon on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    4-12 at best and im really pushing it

  72. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Clearly the issue is with the second half play calls here. Offensive 3 and outs and Defensively playing off the ball too much. You would think that after week one and film study they would have figured this out. Teams now have a white board strategy for the Vikes. “LET ‘EM GET 17 BEFORE THE HALF AND THE GAME IS OURS!” What happened to the days when a team was up by 20 at half time, you could an early start on dinner? Not Good.

  73. By truther on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    It is not the players at least not most of them, It,s this coaching staff. They have brought there failed system to minni. Theese coaches are all failed out cast,s. Boy have they ever pulled one over on the Wilf,s. Ziggy you better go out and hire proven success for coaching Because with this bunch if you had all the best players in the NFL on this team, they would still be 0-3 with this coaching staff. You have to have two complely different game plan,s and schemes for each half of the game. These coache,s are incapable of such creativity. These secound half collapses are firmly on the heads of these coaches. Two of the best coaches in football are avialable for the right price. If you don,t do this , then you are just wasting your money and the Fan,s money on a hand full of great players that will never reach there potential without a true proven winning coaching staff. This is the absolute truth like or not . Concerned Vike,s Fan.

  74. By hotcarlgiver on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    PONDER!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need a leader with some fire out there. Also wtf vikings? Ive seen better finishes on snookies face.

  75. By absaroka2 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Bench the old Nabb! So is this the deal? Leave Ponder on the bench so he can learn from Nabb? Learn what? How to wear out in the 2nd half? How to be ” I can’t do it anymore”? That’s like some private in the USMC showing Chesty Puller how to fight a war! I have seen some good quarterbacks play for the Vikes as I.m an old timer myself. I watched them when you had to find someone that had a TV! in the 60′s! Frazier, what are you waiting for? Can Ponder do any worse? Maybe 10 & 0 is better, huh?

  76. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    This just in…Donovan was just spotted in a local bar in Minneapolis during Karaoke afternoon. His song of choice. “Sunshine Superman”!

  77. By Love boat on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings have now been outscored 87-6 after halftime this season.


  78. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb at the helm = 2-14

    Ponder at the helm = 10-6

    Webb at the helm = 8-8

    and….I’m serious. Ditch McNabb the guy’s a dud – Andy Reid, and Mike Shannahan, Mike Shannahan – are you kidding me? What are we thinking. What did we expect?

  79. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I hate VikingsDaily with Lions QB showing. I just listened to Fraizer’s presser. He’s proud on how this team played today. You lost the game by 3 points after leading at 20 at the half. 20 to 0 no less. You let a team score 23 unanswered points and all you have to say is we didn’t make plays. How out of touch are you with what’s going on after 3 straight games. You are the problem with this team it should be obvious. Poor Coaching. Time to step up and say it it’s poor coaching. Too many excuses. Some deliever some Seattles Best Coffee to the metrodome and wake up that team.

  80. By BenchMcUseless on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’m sorry to post something so terribly negitive, but sometimes, the truth isn’t pretty.

  81. By Love boat on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Look on the bright side guys. Luck will look pretty good in Purple and Gold.

  82. By David P on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    This team is talented for 30 minutes and then they forget how to play football. Get rid of BB, Johnson and Allen. I have an idea. The whole team needs to drink heavily this week so they can play as bad in the first half as they do in the second.

  83. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall….I’m guessing that you have a Journalism degree. I have a degree in English, but not in Journalism. How can you continue to avoid criticizing this team, avoid pointing out the names that all the fans on this blog continue to point out? Your reporting is not ” sugar coated ” anymore, it is now pure caramel.

  84. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb – should get paid after his performances – not before. Can we get him to an eye doctor? The guys is throwing 10 yards behind guys open in the flat. Skipping b@lls off the turf like a rock off Lake Superior. I’m 6-4, 240 give me 5 million and I can hand it off to AP 20-30 times a game and catch Shank, Harvin, Rudolph and Klinie for 10 yards every once and a while.

  85. By Guy Wilde on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    First thing you do is hire a “full-time” General Manager. Spielman can barely do his job competently much less two jobs. And if he doesn’t like it, he’s gone.
    The next thing you do is start planning for next year because this team is toast. Start either Ponder or Webb and let them play in real game conditions. McNabb is finished, and the tank’s empty.And for god sake, no more winning three of the last five meaningless games of the season and give yourself a lower draft pick !!!
    Now start looking to make trades for draft picks with an eye to next year. The Vikes have some talent that would be of interest to a lot of teams. GET RID OF THE GEEZERS !!! The geritol wears off by halftime and these guys have nothing left. This team is old on the o-line, d-line, and secondary, and they’re not going to get any better. Blowup this miserable excuse for a football team.


  86. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Changes need to happen…now!

  87. By Beach Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Musgrave lasted 4 games in Carolina and 1 year in Jacksonville as OC. What else needs to be said

  88. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Fire Fraizer

  89. By David P on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I think Mike and all the coaching staff needs to stay the course. Do not change anything and when the vikings are 0-16 Mike can get a new job and so can the coaches.

  90. By Love boat on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Refusing again and again to use your best players in key situations?

    Vikings Football! But they showed a lot of heart, that’s what is important.. /Fraizer


  91. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Here’s who you hire as coach next year with your #1 pick in the draft: Joe Philbin. If you’re not sure on the name – he’s the OC for the Packers and the guy knows football.

  92. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    David P………..YOU GOT IT !!!!

  93. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I have’nt listened to Frazier’s presser yet-Did he really say that he is proud of the way the team played. Was he referring to the first half only. How many times does this have to happen before you open your eyes and get it right?!

  94. By rick on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    There is a reason our new coach was interviewed 7 or 8 times
    before he landed this job. Soft spoken, “player coach” but not a whole lot of
    smarts. Its failure to adjust, pure and simple. An inaccurate passer does’nt
    help either. Put in Ponder and let him learn!

  95. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    JUST SHOW CHEERLEADERS ALL WEEK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I feel like last year and this off season was an awesome opportunity for the Vikes to make any adjustments they needed to. Instead they draft a QB a 12 who doesn’t start and hire an OC who “develops plays around players strengths” – give me break.

  97. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  98. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    purplerainman…….I watched these guys lose all 4 SB’s, and it’s a toss-up if this one was just as bad.

  99. By Thomas A. on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Our only chance is to play Ponder!! I am frustrated after listening to the press conference that they are sticking with McNabb. Ponder gives us much more energy and a live arm. McNabb’s accuracy has been horrible!! The coaching staff needs to evaluate McNabb on his present performance not what he has done in the past. There is a reason why Philly and Washington let him go, we need to cut our loses and let Ponder lead this team!!! I am losing interest in this season quickly and will stop watching games with McNabb as quarterback!

  100. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I admit Frazier is in trouble already. He seems clueless right now.

  101. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    KC was close to beat San Diego, if we play Mc Flabb next week we will probably be 0-4.

    Maybe Vikings should only score 3 points in the first half and then start playing in the second instead???

  102. By Troy on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    When the game is on the line great players are supposed to step up and make plays.For 3 games now no one has made a big play in crunch time.Also for the third week in a row the vikings had stupid self inficking penalties in the 2nd half.Number 55 should be cut tonight.I have to admit Mcnab was awful today.His inaccurate throws really hurt the vikings today aint that right Mike W.

  103. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Why the heck are they staying with McNaab-so he can get one win under his belt. They will not win against KC next week if he plays. I’m so P O’d!

  104. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    There’s just no pride in their work. And I think it starts at the QB position and resonates down. Guys like AP, Allen, Robinson naturally have that motor it would be nice if there partners in crime would share the same enthusiasm. Guys like Berrian, McNabb and a few others are just looking to finish out their contracts and cash that Ziggy money. It’s sad to see. Truly. I thinking playing Ponder is smart especially going into KC and let him build confidence from there. Fans are fed up with McNabb, much like the fans in Philly were, and DC were. Its time for change Frazier should not put his career in the hands of a QB that has no desire to win.

  105. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    MONDAY MORNING FUNBAGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Shanahan was right to let McNaab go. Frazier needs to wake up and follow his lead.

  107. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Just look at DC now without McNabb, they all of a sudden look like an OK team. Play Ponder against KC, Vikings will win and the team will get some confidence and maybe win 3-4 more games this season?

  108. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    START WITH MISSY !!!!!!!!!!

  109. By bobbyc2701 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hey don’t worry. Next weeks loser gets the inside track on Andrew Luck.I am Ponder ing what number he will wear next year.Hopefully basketball season won’t be cancelled.What a joke.Peterson 5 yards in second half.Harvin on the bench for most of the 4th quarter.So sad

  110. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’m rapidly losing respect for Frazier. I thought he was setting a new tone for the Vikings, not a new low!

  111. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    In the off-season we could have grabbed a:

    Play Maker Receiver
    Veteran QB (with heart and passion for the game e.g. Hassleback)

    I left out names – but they were all available in the off-season. Imagine Jimmy Johnson (Ex-Cowboys Coach) having Emmit Smith but not looking for Michael Irvin or Troy Aikman or Moose Johnson.

    I really feel like we blow it each year by making ridiculous off-season decisions and putting our faith in quarterbacks that are past their prime.

  112. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    It’s time to say hey we need to evaulate and rebuild this team. First thing is cut McNabb, Berrian, Asher Allen, and OL Johnson. Look at bring in a 3rd String QB, bring the CFLer off the practice squad. Bring Pat W back for the rest of the year at vets minimum and use him on 1st and 10 and goal line. Have him train up the new DLs. Let Kleinsasser know he’s in his last year. Start looking at a deal to keep Shank. Next Draft Look at OL WR and CB in your first 3 picks. Start S Raymond didn’t hear anything from out safeties today. We will still be able to win some games, and don’t think we will be any worse off. Bears and Packers Defense is going to have a hey day with our OL as it is. We need to evaluate these young guy and now is a good time to do it. Cook has played well enough to stay. Get DR to reeval Griffen I don’t think he’s 100 percent. What say you

  113. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I honestly think Bevel was a better play caller than Billy Boy. Not sure why he’s still here after 3 consecutive games like this. I guess it makes sense to lose a few more before we try to figure things out. After all consistency is the key :)

  114. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B….I like your ideas, but the only problem is that Frazier has stated, very emphatically, that this is NOT a “rebuilding year”. He has basically said, ” we will win now”. His short contract has him by the ba11s.

  115. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    This just in… Frazier and McNaab were spotted in the film room game-planning for next weeks game and jotting down notes. After a hundred pages of notes on first half game-planning, they ran out of paper, they quickly order more understanding the shipment is due to arrive in eight days!

  116. By Titus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    What an improvement. This week we made it to the fifth quarter.

  117. By daniel on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I am just speachless. something must be done. mcnabb needs to go. Not a bit of touch on the ball and zero playmaking ability. why?why?why?why?

  118. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’d like to know everyone’s season record predictions for this team (as is).

    Mine is: 2-14

    I feel like KC and Oakland would probably have trouble recovering from a 17-0 lead at halftime.

  119. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Even Ziggy should see by now that we will not be a 10-6 team by end of the season. I think we will be lucky if we are an 8-8 team. With that said why not try and go a different direction and see if you can come back for wins next year. This team is not bad enough to get the number 1 pick and never has been. So let’s make a change and move forward to next year.

  120. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Monday Morning Mailbag………..Detroit wins , BUT I HAVE ARRANGED AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ASHTON KUSHNER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. By PONDER on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    0-3, if i knew this was going to happen, we should have just played ponder !
    i agree ponder needs a shot NOW

    gerhart on 4th and 1



  122. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    If there is any time for Ponder to start a first game its next week in Kansas City. They are so bad that Ponder would actually have a good chance to have success against them and build some confidence and not get eaten alive in his first game if he were to play Green Bay, Chicago, etc.

  123. By SNOWRO on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    These are the worst games ever. You feel awesome in the 1st quarter and then completely crushed at the end of the game. Put Ponder in, then they will have at least a decent excuse for losing games like these. McNabb doesn’t play with any passion, it’s just a career for him.

  124. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is learning nothing holding the clipboard for McNabb, McNabb is a 13 year veteran with lots of football knowledge and would more than likely do Ponder a lot more good if McNabb was the one holding the clipboard.
    So what’s the word on Berrian? Do the Vikings still think he will have a break out season?

  125. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  126. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I say get Wade Wilson on the horn to get these guys fired up! – lol :)

  127. By SamIam on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Bench McNab, bench barrian. Start Ponder and start Webb at WR, if you do that the Vikings have a shot at a winning season.

  128. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I agree – Perfect “give me” gave for Ponder to get his feet wet and build his confidence. Perfect game for Leslie to make a statement to his players 100% on the field or 100% on the bench.

  129. By Titus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    No, Frazier should not have used Peterson on that fourth down– HE SHOULD HAVE KICKED THE CERTAIN POINTS– we may have won the game even, just by taking that field goal.

  130. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Staying on topic of young QB awesome to see Cam and Gabbert at it today. Really neat.

  131. By Jones on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    O-Line= garbage.

  132. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Here’s to the losers– they make the winners what they are…

  133. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    McNaab does not have the touch/accuracy to help this team win. His arm is strong but he couldn’t hit the broad-side of a barn from inside it. He has had many opportunities to run for TD or 1st downs but he decides to trow it and its over the head or he puts it in the dirt! A team can only be as good as it’s QB….period. So, I now have joined the Ponder Posse!!! BENCH MCNAAB!!!!

  134. By Titus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    When Frazier stopped the field goal unit and went for it on fourth down, partly because of Peterson and partly because of the crowd, I thought– come on Frazier, who is the boss? Sure, we don’t want an overbearing dictator as coach that the players hate, but the coach needs to make independent decisions as a true leader. It was a gutsy call, but when your offense scores zero for a over a quarter, you need to take some points, any points– our lead would have extended to 6 and it would have given a little boost to the team– instead, being stopped on 4th down was a morale killer and that one play was what killed us— because actually, that drive the offense was starting to click again.

  135. By Jones on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    musgrave= chilly

  136. By DerekS on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    What a game! Mcnabb made some good choices and some bad ones but our offensive cordinator needs to mix it up in the third quater two series in a row we called 6 passing play give AP the ball atleast come on he was getting about 3 to 4 yards a carry and Ponder will never learn until he steps on the field give him a shot Leslie and if our cordinator dont mix it up its time to let him go stay aggressive all 60 mins even on defense and sorry to say but our LOLB aint cutting it out there so many screens and short routes are being completed in his zone and hes no where to be seen lets get it together we show every first half we got a high power offense and defense we just gotta stay aggressive! thats all i got to say
    Viking fan for life!

  137. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    By the way, bring back Herschel Walker, Tommy Kramer and Les Steckel; that, with a few miracles, might result in a 1-15 season, rather than 0-16!

  138. By Solaren3 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Fire the coaching staff during the bye week and hire John Gruden.

  139. By Ted Brown 23 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    LIVID!!!!! Absolutly livid!!!Thanks for ruining another weekend of mine!!!!!

  140. By Ben on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a vikings fan for over 30 years, and this is just humiliating to see the team blow apart in the secong half. What are the coaches thinking…Run AP. thats why he gets paid 100 Million. Not to throw on 3 and 1 and on 4 and 1….

  141. By Ben on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    bench mcnabb, start ponder, get a defense to play in the second half. where is the pass defense?

  142. By SMH on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    What in the world happens in the locker room at half time? Does the whole team just sit down and eat jelly doughnuts?

  143. By CanadianVF on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    That was tough!!!!!!

  144. By purplerainman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I say take that purple pride you advertise on TV and ask you players where it’s at. Cause right now I only see about 4 or 5 players that have it. Weak! Fire Musgrave, Bench McNabb, Trade Berrian, and bring Moss back. Straight Cash Homey. Purple is out.

  145. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Musty needs to install some screens and more end-around plays —Hey How bout a double reverse??

  146. By Favre4Moss on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Just think if Favre came back for one more season we would be 3 and 0 right now. FACT! Leslie – Either Call Favre and Moss, or start Ponder. At this point the season is close to being a loss altogether. With the Lions and Green Bay at 3 and 0 – McNabb is not the answer. Now we know why the Redskins didn’t want him – he’s a good back up, but lost the edge for being a starter.

  147. By CajunViking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I scoffed when people were calling for Ponder after week 1 but after 3 straight meltdowns I think it’s time to put him in. I know McNabb makes alot of money to sit him on the bench but I just think that putting the kid in might actually give the team some energy and might inspire some of the veterans to step up their game.

  148. By Titus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier is very good— be patent people. We are building a dynasty.

  149. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Pud Grant…..share with us some of your “recent” Lion victory stories? All the great teams of the last, oh, 25 years???

  150. By Carl K on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Titus- I would have kicked the field goal and took the 6 point lead to force the Lions to put it in the endzone to win it.
    Good call Titus!

  151. By Ben on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    i agree mix up the plays…but what they really need is a coach with a back bone, Favre was the boss also. He told them what he was going to do. You are the freaking coach of the team. So do something…..

  152. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Join the “PONDER POSSE” and be somebody :)

  153. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The ghost of Norman VanBrocklin indicated to me that Ponder could be the new Francis Tarkenton. Agree, or what?

  154. By Animal26 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Someone tell fazier to wake up to reality. He’s proud of the way this team played? No more of this “being the players best friend” or being motherly here. Enough is enough. Ride this guys hard and often. Frazier has to put the fear of god into this team. Until he starts doing this. The Vikings are going to fall on their face week, after week, after week.

  155. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    AGREE but, I think he’ll be more Joe Namethy :)

  156. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    BTW for all the Rice haters he got 8 for 109 yrds today. TJack ran in for the Seahawks only TD.

  157. By truther on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    If certian players suck, Then who is responsible for those players being on the team. Plus FIRE Mussgrave he sucks.

  158. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    As long as he’s not Travaris Jacksonthy.

  159. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder Ponder Ponder Ponder Ponder Ponder
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    Ponder Ponder Ponder Ponder Ponder Ponder

  160. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  161. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @titus get of the pipe dude 3 games 3 half time let downs. Fire Fraiser. time for change now.

  162. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    In the 1950′s, the Detroit Lions beat the Cleveland Browns in 3 out of 4 NFL Championship games. However, in the 70′s, Pete Rozelle decided (for who knows what reason) to “fix” Minnesota vs. Detroit games in the Vikings favor.

  163. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  164. By Titus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier is who he is– he is not Jekyll and Hyde. Frazier is mild mannered, intelligent and even keeled– he will not start “riding” the players. I think we will be 4-4 at the Bye, so calm down everyone.

  165. By Animal26 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    you are 100% right Rocksalt

  166. By AP28 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The fans can be partly to blame on this one. If they all dident cheer like a bunch of idiots for them to go for it on that 4th down then this game might have been won. Its always better to be safe and that is especially true when your the Minnesota Vikings. McNabb did pretty good, can’t really blame him.

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  169. By Titus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B, sorry, I am not smoking with you. I don’t do that.

  170. By TonyO on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  171. By Love boat on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    AP had 5 caries for 5 yards in the second half. lol, wtf Musgrave?

  172. By willard on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    next weeks game plan, start our future qb, move webb to wide reciever, move sherels opposite winny, and have rudy in on 80% of the plays.

  173. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @ titus 3-5 is all the better they do. I am afraid. Green Bay is going to bet us in the Dome.

  174. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Titus….how can I put this politely……I can’t , your predictions SUCK.

  175. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    BTW IF this is the best you can do Mr. Frazier, then this is not ACCEPTABLE!

  176. By Aceviking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    PONDER PONDER PONDER PONDER PONDER PONDER PONDER PONDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  177. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  178. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    My Brother played 10 yrs with the Vikes (65′-74′), so I have lived and died with this team! I really want to see them win the Superbowl before I go to Valhalla! I cannot recall a year where we did not make some changes when losing this many early! I really wish Ziggy would step in and DO SOMETHING…Are you guys with me??

  179. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I just got a phone call from Zygi Wilf, and he told me that tomorrow, he will announce the firing of Leslie Frazier, while giving McNabb and Berrian their outright release. That may make many purple “fans” happy…

  180. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


    With Ponder and without B.B we might make 5-11

    Put in Ponder and Get Randy Moss !!!!

  181. By Titus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Well, let me remind you of my Moss prediction. It is close to happening now. Zygi is on the phone as we blog — I guarantee it.

  182. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    0-3 Titus………time to look at another plan, if there is one……….20 point half time lead! WTF!

  183. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I just called, asking you to go away.

  184. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Pud Grand I wish you were right …..

  185. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Moss in not the answer! Get over him!

  186. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, a month from now you won’t be bringing up your Moss prediction.

  187. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Step 1: Frederick Jones needs Spielman’s paycheck, and job title. He said last year that Sherels should be on the active roster and could help the team. Wow! 100% right on that one.

  188. By Mark B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Ummmm … what can be said but wow …

    Vikes need to do some major overhauling. Bench McNabb (drop his worthless hide down to 3rd QB and hand him a clipboard), cut Berrian (a “deep threat” receiver that has 1 catch for 17 yards ON THE SEASON!) say good bye to at least Musgrave (maybe Frasier as well) and start hunting down some new coaching. In this team I see a fairly talented roster that is missing some key peices and is lacking in overall discipline. I see some promise in the overall principles and concepts of this offense, just the application is baffling

  189. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll try to be positive to start with. Chris Cook proved today he deserved his draft spot. Yes he was burned on one coverage that you have to give Calvin Johnson credit, he made a phenomenal catch for the touchdown.

  190. By Mike R. on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I really do not know what to say…

    But I could only watch the “local home team favorite” Eagles lose to the Giants. The network switched to bonus coverage of this game at the 2 minute warning. By the end of game, I was so upset and pi$$ed off about the collapse (again!)

    But I will stay positive. If the Vikings score a touchdown in the second half of next weeks game, I am going to cheer and scream like they just won the Super Bowl. Am I being sarcastic right now? I don’t know because I am still a little burned.

  191. By Carl K on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Too early to fire Frazier… who would coach the rest of the year? Singletary?

  192. By Mark B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t place near as much of the blame for the second half meltdowns on the defense just for the simple fact that in the first half, they are able to take care of business – when the offense is able to move the ball and sustain drives. I honestly think that if the offensive issues are resolved and they can start picking up first downs and POINTS in the second half, the defense will look better.

  193. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Our defensive unit was very surehanded on their tackling, so Antoine Winfield didn’t have to make all the stops today. They sacked Stafford 5 times! Cook, and Griffen were on em’ like stink on a pig.

  194. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    My awareness reveals that, in 2012, there will be an NFL team re-naming itself the ” Los Angeles Violet Kings,” (or V-Kings). Disprove me!

  195. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Kluwe really changed field position prior to half-time to keep Detroit from getting easy points before the half, and Sherels won the foot race to the Lions return man and made a solid tackle. A few moments later Sherels returned the ball and set us up for points.

  196. By Billy on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Tommorrow when I am calmed down and have a clear hrad I will post. I will say this it might not be all McBad fault but there is not leadership or downfield trows being made. Time for the yougsters at quarterback.

  197. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I look at our team talent and say we’re 3rd best in the division based on player talent, I do feel Detroit and Green Bay have better talent than the Vikes on the field.

  198. By Quibb on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Well, I will start by saying Im a lifelong Detroit fan. I will finish by saying all the talk here is way to familiar. We have had year after year here in Detroit of being thelaughing stock of the NFL. I can definatly feel your pain and know exactly what it means to be a true fan and have your heart ripped out. I wont lie, I’m happy with the result of the game but I wish a bad team on no true fan. Best of luck Guys….

  199. By Mark B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Carl – Bill Cowher isn’t doing anything, might be that he could be coaxed back onto the field.

  200. By Vike-A-Ditz on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Again, I’m a disgruntled Vikes fan. Can’t believe the geewhiz, awshucks, wisdom of our head coach. One of the 1st things he talks about is the noise of the Vikes fans during game! To me there are more pressing problems than the crowd noise.! Do the right things and the crowd noise will take care of itself. To come out and lose the 3rd game in a row, with having a halftime lead, speaks volumes of coaching. It shows other teams are making the right adjustments, and the Vikes stand pat with their 1st half plans. My Viking philosophy is once you have a lead on your enemy, keep your foot on their throat! 3 and out ,on 1st possesion in 2nd half, does not convey that belief! Stupid penalties do not convey that belief! Defense on the field way too long in 2nd half. They played very well, but they too had some bad lapses. As much as I’d like to put it all on the coaching, the players need some self-discipline as well. Way too many mental mistakes.

  201. By tunamoose on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I feel really good about my decision to chase elk around rather than watch another disappointing game.

    Can’t disagree more about Moss. The guy is a self centered loser. Has talent, no class. Andre Johnson and Fitzgerald are the type of receiver we should long for. The guys don’t talk about it, they just do it. Love Andre beating down Finnegan last year. He is silent, but violent. Moss is a clown.

  202. By cranzau on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The outcome of the game was something that all Vikings fans worried about all week. Would we be able to play strong in the second half. Answer: NO, The Vikes blew a 20-0 halftime lead, to read more about the game and comment on it check out another great Viking blog at Hometown Sports,

  203. By TonyO on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    After 40 + years of standing behind this trainwreck, I am done. You are a disgrace that has no sense of what the word “excellence” means. You are more concerned about selling jerseys than winning games. Your fans have had enough of your nonsense…………

  204. By tunamoose on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    One more thing….

    I think Vikes fans as a whole ought to try a little more positive thinking and a little less blog-o-coaching and b1tch1ng.

    Optimism is contagious.

    Our players are expected to put the game behind them, maybe we should too!

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  206. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I have always been in Frazier’s corner and my posts back into last season will reflect that. I’ve always been in McNabb’s corner and my posts this season will reflect that. I will never challenge their character as they both have dignity and class.

    BUT: I did a complete 180 on Frazier based on his post-game comments to Greg Coleman today. Asked about the 4th down play to Gerhardt, he said, “I had a lot of confidence in the play and Toby Gerhardt.” If this is true. Tomorrow, Spielman, Frazier, and Gerhardt need to hold a press conference that they are going to pay Toby more money than God for the next 7 years to be a decoy for Adrian Peterson!

    The benefit of bringing a veteran QB in is to have someone who will make fewer mistakes, and will demonstrate with passion a love for the game and get in the ear of players who aren’t pulling their weight. McNabb was known for his joy of playing and enthusiasm. Today, he ran for his life and threw a touchdown pass to Schiancoe, and unhooked the chin strap and jogged over to the sideline and sat on the bench alone, no smile, no laugh. Wow! That was really awe inspiring! Can someone tell me when the next plane departs for Hattiesburg??????

  207. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The problem with the defense was giving up that soft middle so they could 5 to 10 yard us to death. In fact I saw 5 defenders around the open receiver. The tackling was better, but you need sometime during the drive to cut off that middle stuff. We had the run stuffed and the long yardage stuff covered. During the Second half the Lions started to find the middle area and built their points from that. You could blame the offenses in ability to maintain drives in the second half and say the defense was tired. I wouldn’t they should be able to shut that down. Take care.

  208. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    If I got payed millions I would put the game behind me as well and think about all the money I will get to lose the next game!

  209. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  210. By CanadianVF on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Can someone explain our defense(zone) in certain situations like in the redzone. I watched Megatron on his second touchdown just run into the end zone with no one covering him, stop and Stafford threw the ball to him for the catch. You would think that one of the top recievers in all of football would warrant single or even better double coverage in the red zone but maybe they were hoping he would just drop the ball or something? DuaneN was absolutely right, they should have went for the field goal to go up 6. Our coaching inexperience is getting exposed big time, especiallly half time adjustments.

  211. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Mc NABB NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!NOW@!!!!!!!!!

  212. By TexasViking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Our season is over. The team and organization need to really think about the future and what needs to be done now, so eventually we can have winning seasons again. This team is the joke of the NFL, wow I never thought I would be saying that about the Vikings, but it is very true. This team needs leadership and it is evident it is not getting done with what we have now. So, please for the sake of your loyal fans, please start something positive for once. Give your fans something forward to look to in the future, because all we can see now is empty seats and numerous losing season…..

  213. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    PILATES!, Canadian VF…………

  214. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    JOKE OF THE NFL………….

  215. By Sweden Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb …. The new Gatorade boy??

    Play Ponder !!!!

  216. By tunamoose on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    ….and another point.



  217. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Wobschall-

  218. By Jake Peterson on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    the way i see it there is one solution. mcnabb obviously cant do anything in the second half but is explosive in the first. try this against the chiefs (lets all admit that we would beat them even if we put in joe webb), put mcnabb in for the first half and try ponder out for the second. and one more thing, GET THE BALL TO PERCY HARVIN

  219. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I admit this is the first game I’ve been able to watch start to finish. I really saw poor leadership from Frazier. I know he gets compared to Dungy for his calm demeanor and poise. But unlike Dungy, when you have the best player at the position in A.P. and it’s a crucial call. Yes, everyone in the upper Midwest expected A.P. to get the ball. Stevie Wonder could have seen the ferocity A.P. showed on an earlier play in that drive shoving a cornerback on his back. Not since Forrest Whitaker played the character Roosevelt in Fast Times At Ridgemont High has there been such a dominant show of force on a football field. A.P. gets close to 100 at halftime, and goes into the witness protection program after the 3rd quarter kickoff. Musgrave and Frazier cost us this game! The players deserved to win! How about that “Blazer” package? You don’t have to go Boise State on the NFL, but some creativity is inspiring.

  220. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Canadian VF I saw that too posted in the live chat that it was bad secondary coverage. Mike Wobby didn’t post the remark even though it was right on. He seems resigned to the fact we were dropping a third game and cut the live chat short.

  221. By vikelifer on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Do you wanna hear a joke?How do you blow 20+ point leads at half in 3 straight games in the nfl?I don’t know,but the Viking players and coaches sure do.I’ve followed this team for 40 years and like Trav.Tarkington said I’ve never been more sick as when they got blown out by Oakland in the Superbowl and lost in the Championship game twice to Atlanta and the Saints. I don’t think we will have to worry about any more big games.It will be just reg. season and done

  222. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    YAY TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  223. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s work on an exit strategy. How do we phase Donovan into the broadcast booth, and Frazier into coaching at Whatsamatta Junior High in a graceful way. There have been poor coaches in the N.F.L. but how many have had leads of 10 points or more at halftime 3 weeks in a row and found a way to lose?????

  224. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY TEAM YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOOD EFFORT!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  225. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Canadian in fact he ran around 2 defenders without even a touch on him. It was like they gave him the touchdown.

  226. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  227. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Detroit decided at halftime that the Viking linebackers couldn’t run with their tight end Pettigrew, so they beat us up throwing down the middle in the second half. Did we throw the ball down the middle very often throughout the game?

  228. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    YAY VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  229. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO TEAM GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  230. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    How about this team setting a record for a 16 game streak of blown halftime leads? Possible? Probable?

  231. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Arrow we were having some success in their middle during the first half. The second half they adjusted and were able to kill drives in that area.

  232. By tennessee fan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    PONDER NOW!!!!

  233. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B:

    I don’t remember a pass down the middle of any depth that we even attempted. We had to try and force a couple to B.B. and thankfully they weren’t picked off. Betty White could run with B.B., but now I’m being rude to Ms. White.

  234. By Cortex on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Awestruck ! WTF ?!

    Today i am truly ashamed to be a Vikings fan. :-(

    Please consider trading AP so he can get to experience winning. Something a guy of his talent should be well used to… This team is going nowhere.. And fast !

    I am not clever enough to know excactly how to fix this epic fail, but something has to be done, like 3 weeks ago.
    Did you guys forget a football game lasts 60 mins ???

    From an otherwise devoted TRUE DANISH VIKING.

    Skaal !

  235. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    SUPERBOWL VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  236. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  237. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I think there was a couple to Harvin that were in that 5 to 10 yard range and some with Jenkins in that area I could be wrong. Berian was over thrown by McNabb for a long throw. I think they did it twice. We need more longer throws downfield and some series hit them with AP down the middle on 1 st and 2nd to keep them in the box to open up the deep pass. It was a bit rag tag out there today.

  238. By Rocksalt on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT EFFORT!!!!!!!!!GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  239. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Jake Peterson:

    You have a great plan. Bradshaw said in pre-game if McNabb struggles, play Ponder. McNabb’s stats didn’t hurt us. His lack of enthusiasm, throwing the ball to spots where players had to stop to catch the ball, or had no chance of catching the ball tell me his football tank is empty. I had a lot of hope for him, and loved watching him play in Philly, but he has lost his passion. At 0-3 we are effectively even out of the wild card game. Let’s hope to ease Ponder in. It may spark the team at half.

  240. By truther on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    anyone just see the home run deep pass to mike wallace, just imagaine that they are in purple and gold. just dreaming.

  241. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    MIKE WOBSCHALL>>>>>TELL US HOW GREAT LONGWELL WAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  242. By MJH on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Simply put this is the dumbest collection of Vikings ever assembled. Other than Jared Allen and Peterson I don’t think losing bothers these clowns a bit. There is no worse team on 3rd down (both sides of the ball) I would love to see these underachieving fools play for Ditka or Parcells. Berrian must go. Loadholt must go. Shancoe and Kleinsasser have no balance and couldn’t break a tackle to save their lives.

  243. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    When our franchise has flourished it has had the persistence to continue to go to it’s greatest players until they are able to make a successful play. Detroit didn’t have much luck with Calvin Johnson in the 1st half. Cedric and Cook ran right with him. 2nd half did Linahan and Stafford quit looking to Johnson?? NO! As John Lynch said, “When you have a crucial play, Detroit goes to their best player Johnson, while the Vikings use A.P. as a decoy.”

  244. By Jorge on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    lets pray we lose to KC and then in the event we have the same record we would get the better draft pick and its time to SUCK FOR LUCK

  245. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    VIKINGS BLOG………………….KLUWE PUNTS 61 YARDER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!VIKES SPECIAL TEAMS ALLOW NO RETURN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  246. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Green & Gold fans in our neighboring state must be having a few chuckles and guffaws tonight.

  247. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


    The Steelers defense is a little more of a solid core than ours, but their offense doesn’t have our firepower if used properly. They expect to win, and their coach doesn’t play to not lose.

  248. By Lucas on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    PONDER PONDER PONDER! I’d rather lose with Ponder then win with McNabb!

  249. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Green and Gold fans are all having s3x with their cows.

  250. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings organization does deserve a great deal of credit. Having Paul Allen and Greg Coleman doing the radio broadcast is great. Those guys share the excitement of the successes on the field, and tell it like it is when it isn’t pretty. Some organizations would really frown on that. At the end of each of the first 3 games, you can hear the disappointment and disgust in P.A.’s voice as he reads all the postgame credits.

  251. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Nova, I’ll never drink a milk shake again!!!!!

  252. By Pud Grand on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Cows? Do you mean their cattle, or their wives?

  253. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Our special teams have given us a definite edge, compared to losing games for us last season. Harvin return to start the game. Kluwe punting the opponent back within it’s 20. Longwell kicking off out of the end zone and consistent on field goals. Sherels is emerging. A few individuals been stupid enough to let the opponent get inside their helmet, but otherwise, they’ve carried their part of the bargain.

  254. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Trade McNabb to Indy for their backup Q.B. and a 3rd round pick. (No, I don’t want Kerry Collins, the other guy!)

  255. By radzinwisconsin on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Eat your heart out Chilly, we miss u!!!!

  256. By Vikings1 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, I guess T-Jack got the last laugh, he has a win and we don’t and I’ll be willing to bet that Seattle will have a better record than the Vikings and all you T-Jack haters wiil regret letting him go, heck he was a lot better than McNadd!

  257. By Mike B on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    TJack was running around most of the time ran one in for a td threw 8 for 109yrs to Rice

  258. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Abe Vagoda calls timeout in the Indy-Steelers game on 2nd and goal. How did the Colts re-tread this guy (Collins) when the Jags Garrard, and Jeff George are dying to where the horseshoe helmet?

  259. By Arrow86 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Eat your heart out Chilly? At this point, I miss Les Steckel.

  260. By truther on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Dust off Bud Grant and FRan T . At least B G Knows talent when he sees it.

  261. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Pud…it’s the same thing.

  262. By tunamoose on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Prediction extraordinaire: Vikings get hot mid season, make playoffs in wild card bid.

    Peppers will take out McNaab in wk 6. Ponder will fininsh.

    Interesting note, Peppers and McNaab are the only two people to play in NCAA final four and the superbowl.

  263. By skolpurpleandgold on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    thought childress was coaching again today. TAKE THE POINTS! dont go for it on 4th down esp. without AP on the field. those 3 points could have made the differance. And for goodness sakes plat the 2nd halfs like you play the 1st. Hard to watch the Vikes throw games away in 2nd half’s

  264. By PuRpLe 'n GoLd on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    this is obviously a rebuilding year for the poor vikes, i feel bad for mcnabb cuz i like him but he might have to be benched. Ponder is the future of the vikings and we all know it….

  265. By PuRpLe 'n GoLd on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @tunamoose I like the way you think!! that would be great

  266. By Vike-A-Ditz on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Was it just me or did anybody see mcnabb’s little, I think I’m hurt bit. After the 2nd or 3rd, 3 and out, with big mo swingin detroit’s way, mcnabb was holding his wrist going to sideline. Nobody on sideline seemed to be all that concerned about it. After defense made a good stand and held detroit to 3, he seemed to be ok again to take the field.Didn’t seem to be bothering him at his presser. Just showed me his mental make-up. When things start getting tough, time to bail the ship. Who wants to play for a captain of the ship who’s ready to bail. No fire or desire for the game in his belly anymore! I’m not even saying I could do better, but I think I have more passion for the game than he does. And I’m not making the money he is.

  267. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  268. By NJVikesFan on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Like Parcells always said, good teams find a way to win, even on days when they just don’t have it. The Vikings are not a good team and they consistently show it. I felt that way last year when they could not keep Favre on his feet and I feel the same way now. If you saw a Packers or Saints score of 20-0 at halftime, what would you say the final score would be, 38-7? These are good solid teams. The Vikings are not close to being in their league, offensively or defensively. I can deal with a bunch of inexperienced players who need to learn how to win, but I need to know that the coach is capable of inspiring them and developing them into a group of winners. So far, Frazier, his coaches and yes the veterans on this team have been a big disappointment. This particular group of chokers makes me sick to watch. Frazier better make a statement and sit some people fast because he’s looking more and more like a guy we used to have in NY years ago..anybody remember Rich Kotite? Hang tough Vikings fans..

  269. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    PONDER MUST PLAY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  270. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Anybody know what Zigi has been saying-he has been quiet.

  271. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Ziggy is at this moment “PONDERING ” a major roster move :)

  272. By QB on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    It is bad enough to have the worst team in the league, but I have to go and run my mouth every week to my Lion and Packer freinds. I’m stairing at the phone with about 4 messages that I can’t bring myself to listen to till tommorow. Been a fan for 50 years and this team has ruined my past three Sundays and it takes till Tuesday to get back to normal. Frasier reminds me of milktoast. Not only is he somber on the sideline, I have yet to see him actually talk into his headset. Mcnabb just doesn’t have enough stamina to stay competetive. Kinda, makes me understand why he was benched with two minutes to go in Washington. Everybody seems to figure out everything at halftime except us. I suggest you don’t even go to the locker room at the half. I don’t know if Ponder is the answer but I’m tired of Mcnabb. Let’s play the boy and get on with it. As for Musgrave, he’s a little too milktoast for my liking also. Finally, at least all you folks in Minn. don’t have to pay $350 a year to the nfl ticket to watch your team. OMG, please get me through the season.

  273. By cc on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Kleinsasser cut him now two big drops today !!!!

  274. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Unfortunately, I think Frazier will play McNaab until the Vikes are mathmatically eliminated or at least until the bye week.

  275. By b flem on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    mcnabb has to go. he dumps, dumps, dumps. a statistical giant, but a fraud qb. throw the ball downfield!!!!!!!!

  276. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier’s simple out-be patient it will get better. They could be 3-0 right now. It’s not like we have gotten blown out. There is no leadership from McNaab, he sits on the sideline by himself, what kind of example is he setting. Frazier this is your so-called leader-gimme a break!!

  277. By Marcellus on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Childress used to do this “go on 4th and 1″ thing, when it gets snuffed it deems to deflate the offense and fire up the other team. Just kick the field goal!!

  278. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @QB, i feel you pain …I REALLY expect Ziiggy to make some changes this week!!! Don’t give up just yet my Brother :)

  279. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is hungry to prove himself the leader of this team, McNaab is hungry for Campbells soup!

  280. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    At least the blogs gives us fans a way to vent!!! I wish Ziggy would read some of them!!! Its like they are blind to the fans and aren’t able to admit when things need to change!!

  281. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    This just in… Frasier called a team meeting to look at 1st half and 2nd half highlights in the first three games. The first half highlights dazzled the eye as the Vikes whooped it up giving high-fives all around. The second half highlights were over in eight seconds, showing the two lone field goals as the Vikings only points. Frazier later pointed out that they were only shut out in the second half one game, keeping his positive spin on things intact.

  282. By Woodboat on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The reason the VIkes staff doesn’t read this stuff is because we fans are too volatile. We are either the best team in the league or the worst in the league, depending on the days outcome. Get a grip, people. Take off your Peterson jersey and take an objective look at this squad.

    We are definately in the lower half of the league talent-wise. The Lions are a better team than the Vikes this year, and the better team won today. Other than at RB, where are we better than the Lions? LB and punter, maybe, but that’s it. They have a better QB, better WR, better D-line, better secondary. The O-lines appear to be about a wash (neither looks good).

    We knew what Frazier was when he got hired. His zone defense is pretty poorly schemed to defend the p@ss. We have been getting schooled in the air since he’s been here. We were all just to jacked to be rid of Chilly to complain about the choice.

  283. By CanadianVFJR on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Vike-A-Ditz Personally man i am a quarterback and i have many times been dinged up by little nicks and scratches in the middle of the game and Mcnabb handled it like anyone else would. He knew it wasnt serious so why make a big deal about it? As for a lack of passion you have no right to assume that, just because he isnt yellling and screaming like a tim tebow character doesnt mean he isnt intense. To me Mcnabb had a pretty good game, minus the lack of offense in the 2md half but i think if it was true that Mcnabb wasnt pationate about the game he wouldnt be in the NFL anymore. Everyone should just stop hating on the guy hes barely had any time with the team! THats my opinion and i think we just need to bide our time until mcnabb gains a bit more comfortability here in Minnesota

  284. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Newton-playing, Gabbert-playing, Dalton-playing
    C’mon Frazier wake up and realize it’s time to play Ponder now!

  285. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Well, One more loss like this and we must have the coaches head SKOL VIKES!!!!

  286. By Zach on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    LOL yall wont be talking s**t when the Vikings figure this out and end up 11-5 LOL Just shut up and let them grow together, why cant yall let Mcnabb have a chance to grow with the new system??? S**T you act like he is old and just sucks but that TD to shanco looked like 2004 mcnabb, there arnt alot of QBs that can make that play..that break away 9 yard run to set up 3rd and 1 that looked like 2004 Mcnabb..Mcnabb running for 6 yards a carry that loks like 2004 McNabb… this is on COACHING not Mcnabb, yall just dont like Mcnabb. and i’ll say this about Ponder he is a QB that needs to sit for 1 or 2 years or he will end up like Alex Smith

  287. By Woodboat on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Wow… I spent 5 minutes crafting a positive post and it wouldn’t submit. Must be fate.

  288. By saddy on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Shout out to AP, Percy, cook, jared and sherels.

    Mcnabb, ol especially phil load a donut in your mouth holt, bernard please step out, horrible

    Frazier, if you want to know how to close out games look at nfc 2009 playoff game between us and cowboys, Brett favre went for the kill, show it to our team and get them inspired

  289. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    CanadianVFJR I understand McNaab hasn’t been with the team long. But by the time McNaab gets comfortable with the offense, he won’t be in Minnesota. McNaab said it himself, it needs to happen now. McNaab is not our future-this is why it is time to start the future QB which is Ponder.

  290. By Zach on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @b flem there not leting him throw down field and our recivers dont win there Battles the first 5 yards they get beat. that overthrow to Berrian was on Mcnabb but i dont know if he had already hurt his right hand at that time

  291. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Zack LOL I dig your style :) But Ponder must be baptized by Fire and it must be soon!! When my brother went pro he was nervous about playing in the NFL Rosei Greer told him ….”Well Gary, your a PRO now too” and he played 10 wonderful years after going to the VIKES ….so yes we can play Ponder just check his bank acct. and you’ll see he’s a”Pro Foot Ball Player” Let’s see what he’s got :)

  292. By Woodboat on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb is inaccurate. Love him or hate him, I don’t care…. but facts are facts. He fails time after time to hit his receivers in stride. He is Tavaris Jackson with a big grin.

  293. By saddy on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Hey zach Mr blood pressure high mcnabb lover

    That shiancoe touchdown that’s what a NFL qb has to do, anyone can do that when AP and percy just got us a big play

    I am thinking you were peeing when mcnabb damaged the turf when he threw the ball hard down with his receiver wide open to get us going

  294. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @saddy LOL and HA HA HA :)

  295. By CanadianVF on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Is Loadholt suffering the sophmore jinx, he looked dazed and confused? We watched the game in a bar this afternoon and there was no audio, was that really a horse collar call on Greenway, I thought you had to grab from the back, can anyone clarify that rule for me?

  296. By Viking-ology on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Snack time for the kids. I have said all I can say for the night! Peace

  297. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    @Canuck it was a bad call on Greenway. The rule was meant to stop grabbing from the back …to prevent neck injuries

  298. By Mt_Viking on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikes have always had to play against the Refs….too :)

  299. By VegasVike on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    They need to change the dynamics of this team. Start Ponder, start Webb, cut the slack and the age now. Put some college razzle dazzle on and throw caution to the wind. Start the rebuild now, what’s the worst that can happen?

  300. By nitrox on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Actually I see poor coaching choices. Previous poster mentioned kick the field goal and go up by six. As it turns out that would have won the game for the Vikes. Give the Lions some credit, they could have rolled over, but they fought back and there stars shined. Why is it that the Vikings always go with has been veteran quaterbacks?

  301. By purplehorn on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Those calling for McNabb to be benched are dreaming. The Vikings paid $7 million for his services, so he plays at least to mid-season.

  302. By vikingman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings need a high profile, smash mouth, execution style coach. Mmmmm Bill Cowers comes to mind, maybe get Tony Dungy to come out of retirement and return to Minnesota, or Jon Gruden sounds good to me too… Anybody pleeeeaaasssss…….

  303. By vlad19 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    All the screaming of coaches and McNabb… The offensive line give a QB time, the magical formula, and QBs like McNabb suddenly look good. Loadholt did his job today? Herrera – got pushed around like a baby-buggy, Charlie Johnson? John “Smurf” Sullivan? Hutch didn’t even look too hot in the second half….

    McNabb had the errant throw in the end zone to Berrian (but ask yourself after seeing that schmuck for 4 years, does Berrian CATCH that ball? Anybody’s guess huh?) and one short hop of Amadoshu (whatever his name is), otherwise the guy managed the offense without any turnovers while he darted and dodged about given little over 2 seconds to throw. Picking on a QB is the easy way out, and not terribly accurate. How many nice holes did the line open up for running backs in second half? OFFENSIVE LINE needs to man-up!

  304. By Alex on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Words can’t even describe how angry I am.

    Blowing the lead against the Chargers: What a heartbreak, but it’s the first game so there’s time for improvement.
    Blowing the lead against the Bucs: Really, again? What’s going on here, this is ridiculous.
    Blowing the lead against the Lions: Third week in a row…completely unacceptable.

    I will not watch the game against the Chiefs next Sunday. And I dont plan on watching another game unless Ponder gets the call or this team decides to play explosive football (offense and defense) for all four quarters.

  305. By Purples05 on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Mcnabb in the 1st half of the last 3 games :

    65% completion rate, 90 QB rating….

    I don’t even want to imagine his 2nd half numbers. But the fact is…the ENTIRE TEAM looks good in the 1st half…and horrible in the 2nd. No matter who you wanna blame…especially if you wanna blame McNabb, just look at what I just posted. Why can’t we get the entire TEAM…the Defense…AP…McNabb….everyone to play 4 Quarters?

  306. By DuaneN on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    5-11 sounds right to me.

    We won’t bench McNabb just like we didn’t Favre. We don’t want to scare away the next old QB we get.

    Biggest problem BY FAR is the pass protection. It is not even close. This was obvious way before the season started.

    I like those weird 3 TE plays. Baffles me we didn’t do that stuff more in the second half.

    Overall defense has been pretty good. They can’t stop people when it really matters but that is nothing new.

    Definitely cut that idiot who got the penalty at the end of the game. A fine at the very least.

  307. By mikebrown on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    guys lets look at another team here for an example (colts) they make the play-offs 9 season in a row, now they dont have a QB and look where they are, so all I am saying is that maybe this QB position has something to do with scoring points and keeping your team defense off the field for long enough, because there is only so much a defense can give you before it starts to break down. We want our team to build on sucess, not keep second guessing itself all year long and destroy any rythm we can possibly have, I think the defense played great today and to ask them to do more is going to put them past the breaking point, solution to the problem is to fire Mcnabb, send #87 with him, play joe webb at WR, start #7, and sign someone else to be #2&3 QB’s. I just burnt my season tickets and I am not kidding when I say that,I did I am not paying to get my sundays ruined, I would rather watch paint dry.

  308. By DuaneN on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Really not looking forward to Bears and Packers games. Gonna need some green.

  309. By mikebrown on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply


  310. By Candyman on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    I had hotel reservations to drive from Michigan to go see the Vikings in Carolina with my only work vacation this year….I CANCELLED THEM TODAY!!! The only team in NFL HISTORY!!!! to blow 3 halftime leads of 10 points or more in a row. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I dread working tomorrow cuz everyone will be throwing the Lions win in my face cuz I live in Michigan.

    PS – 3 and 1 / 4 and 1, even I use AP in Madden so get a clue Musgrave!!!!

  311. By Real the game is 30 minutes? on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    Congrats to the Vikes for getting attention for NFL records (10 point lead in three games and losing). WTF, did someone let Childress back on the coaching staff? I like Leslie but liking doesn’t win games find the solution and get it corrected or the team moves to warmer weather. I was at this game the Vikes up by 20 and you lose, there is three hours that I will never get back nor any other ticket purchases this season.

    SKOL Vikes!

  312. By jp on Sep 25, 2011 | Reply

    we need to test and see if Ponder is our future! other than that, the only bright light i see is a first round draft pick. let Luck and Ponder battle it out. MAN! i hope we can Luck!

  313. By Billy on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    ok I have cooled down a little. We brought McNab in so we would have a high level of play at the quarter back position while the rookie and 2nd year quarter back couls lern from a pro. Thats not happening he is 0-15 or something like that on 3rd down calls. Ya it might not all beMcNab but he just dosn’t have it anymore so let start the futhure now and start Ponder. I really believe people will still come to the game and watch if the can watch Ponder start and grow so next year he is much more comfortable. This would also send a message to the team and so McNab dosen’t feel bad cut Barian and Terel Johnson too. Keep an eye on the other position and do not be afraid to put the young offencive line men in and maybe a few guys in the secondary. I believe if we show we are doing things for the future and trying to up grade the Viking faithful will be happy to still suport the team. Next draft a wide reciever or 2 and linebacker and O line and build the team for the next several years. I live in Indonesia now and get up at Midnight to catch the games and it hurts just as bad being half wy around the world when they loose.

  314. By Billy on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    O ya and really hoping the coaching staff is ok but not sure of that anymore but most give them some more time with everything new.

  315. By Purples05 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Has anyone seen the hits McNabb has been taken? And you’re so impatient…so emotional and angry that you want to put Ponder out there??

    Yea…okay. Cool

  316. By Billy on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I’m going to guess that coach Mie Tomzak of the steelers let the team know if they preformed the secound game like the first there would be action taken. They must sit McBad no leadership or taking control of the game. His best football is bihind him way way behind him . Poner now and if more action needs to be taking do it. We will be loyal fans if you show you are doing what makes the team better or is it the coaches ?

  317. By Billy on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings are 1 for 15 on third downs in the second half this year while their opponents are 13 for 22. …Some of this has to fall on the quarterback who only has 1 trow over 25 yards and that was mostly a run after the catch by Toby Garhart who is not a reciever but a running back. McBads not the whole problem but we did draft a quarterback in the early first round and at 0-3 lets get the future started now so all of next year isn’t a learning curve. I do believe many of the pieces are there and with a good draft(wide reciever) we will be set for many years. Ponder now ok?

  318. By soldier1986 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    d@mn its been a long time since iv been on here. and once again they are losing when i come on

  319. By Purple Paint Chips on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Verdict is in…. They will get 1/2 of a new stadium!

  320. By Purple Paint Chips on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Second halves give me stomach aches too.

  321. By Billy on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Cut McBad loose now he is the one who said must win now and he must play better. He is not the player he used to be. I see it everybody on the blog sees it so how about the coaches see it !!!!!

  322. By Billy on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Cut McBad because we loose now and he is the one who said must win now and he must play better. He is not the player he used to be. I see it everybody on the blog sees it so how about the coaches see it !!!!!

  323. By Old School on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    All of you believers are running now! CLASSIC! SOME OF US TRUTH SPEAKERS KNEW THIS FATE 3 MONTHS AGO!

    I can say, as i sit and write this, that this outcome the first 3 games is not a shocker at all!

  324. By Old School on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply



  325. By Me on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    And I noticed your cheerleaders were ugly to, Whats up with that?

  326. By ponderpurple on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Hopefully the Wilfs offer their two cents and if they want to fill the stadium they will advise to bench Mcnabb and start Ponder or Webb, then we can work out the smaller issues from there. Mcnab is the problem coaches – OPEN THE EYES

  327. By NJViking on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I said it before teh season started. Games are won by the OL and DL. If the OL can’t knock the other guy off the ball on 3rd/4th and 1 at home, we are in for a long season. This group hasn’t been able to do that for a while now. The DL is fast but small when you compare it to other teams, so unless they get rested by the offense, we will always be prone to late losses. Finally, if they thought a veteran like McNabb would be able to handle poor protection with age and experience, he sure hasn’t shown it yet. Bottom-line is that I didn’t expect higher than a 4th place finish this year, but losing like this week in and out sucks.

  328. By David P on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply


    You also stated that the vikings would only have one loss at the bye week. Do us all a favor. Stop predicting what the vikings record will be. So far you are just like the vikins. They are 0-3 and you are 0-3 in predictions. I thinbk you should predict that they lose this week. Then maybe they may win. Oh scratch that.!!!

  329. By David P on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Can anyone explain to me a couple of things.

    1. In the first half the DBs’ played up on the receivers. In the second half they played off the receivers. Why the change, it worked in the firsdt half?

    2. Why did the vikings run the ball on 4th and 1 with an OL that is not playing very good?

    3. Why do you have a #1 receiver that has 1 catch for 17 yards?

    4. Why did the vikings hire that OC?

    If these questions can be answered and addressed by the coaching staff and changes occur this team can win. Until then the vikings will be line for the #1 pick and they will take a RB. What a joke.

  330. By New Vike on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    100 million dollar, game changing running back and when the game is on the line and you have a chance to go for the throat you hand the ball off to the great white hope?? Give me a break!!! The Vikings are going to be the 90′s Lions and waste the most talented running back in the game. I’m hoping for Adrian’s sake the Vikes can coach their way to Andrew Luck so this franchize can finally have some hope…

  331. By New Vike on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    With the way the coaching staff calls the games Andrew wouldn’t even have to move, The team will!

  332. By New Vike on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Not only will the Vikes get Luck but he wont even have to move cuz the Vikes will move to him!

  333. By New Vike on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry for the double post. That was very 2nd half Vikings of me…

  334. By Jake on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    weather this season is salvageable or not, as a season ticketholder I want to see the FUTURE of the vikes. Ponder, Rudolph,Gerhardt and AP in a twin backfield, get rid of some dead weight and lets see the future vikes! 3 games into the season and Berrian has 1 rec for 17 yards!!!! c’mon man! Time for change not excuses!!!!! We need a coach that will kick some ass not kiss it! Bring in the tuna or gruden. Or watch the present vikes for the first half and film the mascots and cheerleaders the second half! why are the Wilfs not saying anything?

  335. By vikingsfan4life2011 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    0-3 man you guys suck, and mcjoke is not the answer to the vikings problems.yet another season gone to $hit….season over go home vikings to LA…

  336. By 61vikings on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Leslie Frazier, how does it feel to be mentioned in the same breath as Les Steckel!! The Vikings went 3-13 that year and they were a really bad team in which the players hated the coach!! Les Steckel lasted one year and was replaced by a legend of a coach in Bud Grant!! Please don’t end up like Les!! You have a really talented team that seems to lose focus after halftime!! That’s on you and your coaching staff!! The NFL stands for not-for-long if you cotinue to coach this way!! You look lost on the sideline!! Your not the defensive cord. anymore, your the head coach!! I would rather lose with a rookie than lose with a veteran of 13 years!! Enough with the old washed up QB’s!! Let’s give this kid (Ponder) a chance to play!!

  337. By NJViking on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Tell Musgrave to check out how teh Patriots use two tight ends to tear up a secondary week after week. Then while he’s got his hands on Patriot films, the OL can sit back and watch some real pros protect their QB. If McNabb is in the area, he might want to duck in and watch Tom Brady actually hit his receivers in the hands and not 3 yds in back of them or over their heads..Disgusting

  338. By vikeforever on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    How many games does this team need to loose before they end the MCNabb experiment. 0-3 you are not out of it, surely a climb but they will wait unitl 0-4 until they let Ponder start. Something has to change, if not the QB then the offensive coordinator who can’t seem to get it going the 2nd half of games. Please give my team some respect, the other 0-fer teams can blame injuries. There is no fathomable excuse why a team completely collapses in the 2nd half of a game.

  339. By Jake on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    it looks like the antique road show will be in KC this week! My Prediction McNugget 7of 18 for 86 yards and 2 ints. Berrian will double his season rec record and have 2 halftime score 14-0 vikes. final score 32-14 KC. vikes 0-4. postgame wannabe coach will say, ” there were some positive things that happened but we need to make some plays. the chiefs are a great team and they made plays and we didnt.” “there will be no changes next week either.”

  340. By Ponder>McBAAAAAD on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    WE WANT PONDER!!! (clap clap clapclapclap)

  341. By Packer StuckinMinny on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    The State patrol has just closed the I-35 Bridge… not due to traffic but there were too many Viking fand threatening to jump.

    Go Pack Go

  342. By rye on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe people are calling for frazier to be fired. I still think he is a good coach. Unfortunately, he may have chosen a DUD for an offensive coordinator.

    Mcnabb has been a disaster so far. Very inaccurate passer. I agree with people who want Ponder to start from this point on. I don’t see how he could do any worse!

  343. By Jake on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    1. Mcnugget out- Ponder in
    2. Butterfingers out- aromashadu in
    3. shianco out or #2 – Rudolph in #1spot
    4. Kliensasser to FB
    5. AP and toby in RB spot

    Why not a power package with sasser ap and toby in with a two TE set and run em over! Play action off of that!

  344. By 61vikings on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone is talking about our offense and QB not being productive enough in the second half, which it’s not but our old and small defense is no where to be found either!! Three double digit leads and you lose all three is unexcusable!! The whole team is losing focus after halftime and that falls on the coaching staff!! Preseason is over!! Time to wake up before it’s to late and the season is over and we’re a 4-12 or 3-13 team!! A must win @ KC and Arizona at home to get us to, 2-3!! Let’s go Vikes!! The season is not lost yet!!

  345. By VaVikingsFan on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I watched Mcnabb all last year in Washington, went to 3 games, they guy is not good. Start Ponder.

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  348. By JOEWEBB on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier you idiot start me, I’ll rush more than vick and throw twice as better than ponder.

  349. By JOEWEBB on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is like mcnabb, did you see ponder in pre season he couldn’t even make a 10 yard throw on target overrated. Start joe webb he throws darts and runs like ap.

  350. By DieHardViking on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Just looking forward to the draft….
    and enjoying the season of course :)

  351. By cranzau on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Come check out the game recap, with stats, postgame interview, and highlights. New Hometown Sports Blog

  352. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    An earlier blog was titled “All Hands on Deck for Battle Against Lions”. ALL Hands on Deck……..the ship is sinking.

  353. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    In the past 3 games did opposing teams suck really bad in the 1st half of those games and found their rythem in the 2nd half or did the Vikings just play great football and fell flat on their faces in the 2nd half, I seen a lot of the other team just found their rythem, thats all.

  354. By DuaneN on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I agree that it should be Webb not Ponder. Ponder didn’t complete a pass from the pocket all preseason.

    Webb is at least big. Last time I’ll say this, why didn’t we take Mallett. Just bugs me so bad.

  355. By DuaneN on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Let Ponder study and watch all year. No reason to have him take a beating this year.

  356. By race696 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    get rid of mcnabb put ponder in were already out of theplay offs what have we goit to lose??????? heck we might get in the wild card .

  357. By Purples05 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Again with the calls for Ponder…just wow. You see McNabb getting pressured and crushed on almost every play, but you want to put our future out there. Then what if he gets injured? Then what? No big deal right?

    The call for Ponder is more anti-McNabb than anything. This is a HALF GOOD team….the people who predicted we’d be 5-11 or 6-10 would be lying if they said they expected us to dominate 1st halfs the way we have been. I for one do not see the point in benching McNabb. Yes we are 98% less likely to make any noise this season, but as a team you do not make such a crucial change unless you are mathematically eliminated. If the Vikings can play 4 full quarters they can beat anybody.

  358. By vike1 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    yo week 3 start ponder right now in kansas city or the vikings will have another lose and that will be the season and the vikings will have to try and get Andrew locker and kellen moore

  359. By Adam on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I just want to see what happens if KC takes a lead early. Will the Vikings inverse and just destroy them in the second half? In any case, we should keep doing the exact same thing and get Luck next year!

  360. By NJViking on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Guys, you can’t put it all on Frazier, at least not yet. He did not inherit a very good team. To his credit, he got rid of McKinney and Madieu Williams. He needs a chance to get some of his own guys in there. Hopefully he’s a better judge of talent and heart than Chilly was. But he’d better start benching some people to set expectations that trying hard isn’t enough when your getting paid to play and win games.

  361. By JOEWEBB on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Fire frazier, and musgrave, start webb in this league no coaches will last long losing 3 games in a row being up by 20 zygi you don’t win games having a nice coach. You need to wake up zygi and get rid of this staff, I see fatigue, no confidence or rhythm in anything on offense. The o- line is garbage get rid of loadholt.

  362. By JOEWEBB on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Musgrave and frazier is too timid it is infecting this team.

  363. By dmac32 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Yes, I’m outraged by our team blowing a 20-0 lead, but I can still see us at 4-4 going into the bye. We were one coaching decision (field goal on 4th and 1) or play (TD to Berrian that McNabb missed) from winning this game. Berrian is a true deep threat. He and McNabb just have to get on the same page. This is a byproduct of the lockout. Now if we lose to KC,……..

  364. By Purples05 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    If McNabb had the deep threat and protection of a Rothlisberger, Newton, Rivers, or Schaub I’d take the criticism more seriously. Until he has a deep threat that he can take advantage of like he has in the past…all the criticism I see everywhere lacks perspective

  365. By Rocksalt on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    how are you, soldier1986? Things ok?

  366. By VegasVike on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply


    Week one buzzword – experience
    Week two buzzword – execution
    Week three buzzword – balance?

    Gotta love buzzwords, very attention grabbing

  367. By Frederick Jones on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply


    Tavaris Jackson helped his team win with an 11 yard run this week !

    It does not make sense to rip him on this site any more.

  368. By Frederick Jones on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Marcus Sherels came within a few feet of blocking that winning field goal vs. the Lions.

    The Vikings may want to play him on defense now.

  369. By Frederick Jones on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Purple 05,

    He also has to have the TIME TO THROW !

  370. By Frederick Jones on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is a quarterback.

  371. By Titus on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Fred,

    Beautiful day today.

  372. By DISALLUSIONED on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply




  373. By Austin on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    After the half you might as well label the team (salvaged title) minnesota you guys suck after half.. lezlie get out of minnesota.. go back to cuba

  374. By Austin on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Minnesota is the hand me down team of the NFL. Favre, Mcnabb, whats next tom brady in 8 years? fire the entire staff and start from scratch. This is pathetic. Jared allen… kick the sh*t out of lezlie and mcnabb their push overs.

  375. By tarvaris tarkenton on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    but wait a minute…

    they gave the ball on 4th and 1 to TOBY GERHARDT!!!!!!!!!!!

    im still in disbelief

  376. By tarvaris tarkenton on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    IM a better football player than Tyrell Johnson


  377. By tarvaris tarkenton on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Gino Toretta >>> Donovan McFlabb

  378. By we suck !! on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    on the back of all jersey’s the new mane for all is HALF-ASS,
    fraiser comes from the samer loser tree as childress, get a fire fraiser page going !!!!

  379. By Wigger on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Fire Frazier and start Pnder, nuff said!

  380. By Vikings1 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with everyone about NcNabb, there is a reason why Andy Reed got rid of him. “THE VIKINGS CANNOT WIN WITH MCNABB”, he is a loser. I have been saying that T-Jack is better than him, he has a win, we don’t. McNabb was seen as a quick fix, but we all know it is better to stick with and develop young QB’s just as Ponder and Webb than to keep bringing in over-the-hill dinosaurs like McNabb and for God’s sake get a big name receiver and someone that can cover in the secondary, we will have a high pick next year for sure!

  381. By JOEWEBB on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I’d put in webb he can rush and throw bullets on target, no ponder he’s like mcnabb throws off target can’t complete 10 yards for squat, overrated first round waste. Frazier your a fool not to start Webb he hasn’t shown you anything that would stop you from starting him.

  382. By JOEWEBB on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Bench loadholt, put in webb. I was never a fan of how mcnabb releases the ball, from the days in philly I hated how he missles the ball too low, I don’t think the wideouts feel comfortable with his throws, most of the time the wideouts had to dive for the football or make some acrobatic catches because the ball is way off. Webb for qb you timid frazier and musgrave.

  383. By tarvaris tarkenton on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    seriously tho?

    Toby Gerhardt?

    ESPN’s Tom Jackson says;

    “you have the best running back in the NFL, and you’re trying to trick people with TOBY GERHARDT?… really now?…youre trying to TRICK people?…”

  384. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Chris Cook actually looked good, so we might end up with one good DB on the team, the TD by Johnson wasn’t really his fault he got lucky that stafford under threw it cuz cook had him beat, time to start sherels burton and raymond, Love needs to take over johnson’s spot on the OL, Allen’s a machine again, why can’t our linebackers hold their own in pass coverage either? It’s like we are focused on running the ball, and stopping the run, and we completely forget about the pass…. in a passing league…. mmmk coaches

  385. By Love boat on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Watching the Press conference today was snooze fest. Frazier has answering questions without actually saying anything down to a science. But he’s proud of his team and they’re “working hard” (at least for the 1st half)

    I see no responsibility being taken by Frazier. “Make plays, catch the ball, make that pass.

    He shows no excitement, passion, or emotion for the game. His monotone personality makes Tony Dungy look like Rex Ryan.

    Maybe thats what’s going on in the locker room at half time. Frazier is putting his team to sleep with his “pep talks” lol

  386. By Titus on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I believe this team is one win away from getting on a roll.

  387. By JOEWEBB on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    No rings anytime soon maybe a playoff birth in couple years who has time to wait another couple years.

  388. By Titus on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Trying for immediate results destines for repeated failure and never accomplishing the desired goal. Go ahead, keep changing every season or faster, you will not build anything lasting or of significance. What happened to our culture? Microwave mentality. Calm down everyone– we will get there. We lost by 14 points– total over three games. It will come together. Adversity builds championships. This team will get hot. I can see the Vikes playing in the Superbowl outdoors in the snow when New York hosts the game– that will be sweet. But if we keep firing coaches, we will never get there.

  389. By Frank on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Could it be that Frazier is doing exactly what he was hired to do and said he would do? That is win a championship? Does anyone think he intended to do that this year? Is this year being used to develop young talent and a new playbook? Are they willing to lose this year to develop the skill of players and coaches, as well as an innovative offense, so they can use the draft and free agency to have everything in place for next year?

  390. By DRS on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    No need to say any more, The Vikings are a team of mice! Say, good-bye MC-Loser and high MR. Ponder, if this team wants to win, (change QB’s now!), 13 games left to the Vikings move, LA or?

  391. By VA Vike Fan on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think we should fire frazier in week 3 of his first season but him and his staff need to step it up. Its like in the first half, they play to win and in the second half, they just play to hold on until the game is over. oh and Oline is already horrible but in the second half they just seem to shut it all the way down..

  392. By JaredHasHeart on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Hire Brett Favre as our OC! He spent most of his career calling his own plays anyway. He would also bring back that must win attitude that we seem to have lost since he retired. 4 for OC!!!

  393. By DISALLUSIONED on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    The difference between us now and the year that the Lions lost every game, was that they had almost nothing to work with and we have everything. We have no leader that is a player. We need someone like Jared to step up to their rightful position as the team leader.

    If the coaches are making bad calls, the players need to object, period. Peterson stopped a 3-point try for a 4th down try and good for him, that was the right call!!!

    We could crush the Packers, whoever watched their game yesterday can see that they are not playing very well. We have absolutey no confidence and yet we played nearly flawless football in the first half. COME ON GUYS, GET A CLUE AND FINISH THE GAME!!!

  394. By VA Vike Fan on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Just listened to Babysitter Frazier’s press conference..same ol same ol. Proud of the way our guys are competing, our guys are trying their best and continuing to try to get better………what is this, peewee football??? Pop warner league???? this is the NFL! if players are under performing, they need to be SAT DOWN!

  395. By Erik the Red on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, I say if we lose next week, its over. Next week should be a definite win for us, because face it, the Lions beat the Chiefs 45-3, so that must mean we at least get half that score, and keep them a least a touchdown behind. But honestly, next week is certainly a do-or-die situation for the Vikings. I’m not saying if we win we are going to the Super Bowl, but if we want any hope of at least making the wild card spot, we need to win games now.

  396. By Tim on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings have looked solid in the first half of all three games. S#it they were wipping the Bucs and the Lions and just came out of the locker room looking like they just got done taking a nap. Man them coaches need to start making them guys drink a lot of coffee and eat some energy bars and drink some six hour energy and s#it. They got to do something to make these guys connect the vikings are a good team that just aint bringing the same momentum from the first two quarters in to the last two quarters. As soon as these guys get there s#it together they will kick some a$$.

  397. By NJViking on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Manage your expectations folks. This was not a playoff team going in. New coaching staff, new offensive system, new QB, no OL/DL/secondary upgrades, well you get the idea. Just drink heavy Purple Nation, enjoy the AP and Percy moments and write the rest off for now.

  398. By Nicholas on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I’m still backing Frazier and Musgrave. I still like our D-coordinator as well.

    Its up to the players to step it up and stop making careless mistakes.

    The unnecessary roughness call that got us out of field goal range might have just sealed our fate in this last game.

    Everything is fine though…because we do look like a superbowl contender in the first half of the game. Unfortunately…we look like the Cinncinnatti Bengals under Dave Shula in the second half, though : (

    Props to Jared Allen and all of our fearless playmakers…be vigilant!!!!!!

  399. By Hating Purple on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    We are tired of all the excuses, new coach, new old quarter backs, Rice injured blah, blah, blah.

    Stop watching the games, stop buying advertised goods, stop buying tickets. Its not about always winning but it shouldn’t be about always losing either.

    Quit making excuses and start playing the game!


  400. By Tim on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I am starting to think the Vikings should put Antoine Winfield at strong safety keep Hussain Abdulah at free safety and give Chris Cook and Marcus Sherels the start at corner. Cedric Griffin just hasent looked good so far to me even though Sherels is awsome on special teams and every thing i think he should start kids got a lot of tallent. And some times a team needs a little change.

  401. By bill on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I was born in minnesota and now live in texas. I watch every game on the NFL ticket.I have to disagree with the game play by play announcers during the last 2 losses.he stated near the end of each game that viking fans where in shock. A person is in shock when sudden catastropy occurs.this was not sudden, every viking fan felt it coming like a migraine headache. These collapses have happened too many times to minnesota fans of all sports.Maybe the vikings will admit its time to rebuild ( we have so many holes) and let Ponder have a try. Here is a Question? What if we end up with the #1 pick next year do we draft Andrew Luck?

  402. By Meekay on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I knew it was over when we went for it on 4th and 1 instead of making it a 6 point game. Did the coaches forget we have longwell or do they just suck at math?

  403. By hippster on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    mcnabb is a byproduct of political correctness in the NFL another shot at hope and change, well i say change it back this guy sucks just like that other guy who coined the phrase.put this team in the dumpster

  404. By Matthias on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I admit that I am talking trash sometimes, because I am really frustrated at the moment. But in the end I don’t care if they go 13-3 or 0-16.

    Please stop writting if you just want to bash the team, that I can read comments of people, who actually care. Frazier already has 2 rings, one of them as the defensive coach for the Colts. What do you have? Have faith, the team showed some promise.

  405. By Gayle W on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Musgrave makes lousy decisions in the 2nd half. He doesn’t give the ball to Peterson enough to keep the clock running. And McNabb can’t hit any of his wrs. Gerhart is a good second back and you run, run, run even on the 3rd down when you have that kind of lead. Burn some clock, give the defense a rest!! Musgrave must go, lousy play calling especially on that 4th down play!!!

  406. By CanadianVF on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I just cannot believe how many of you viking fans are ready to give up on the season already. We have played three very good teams and had a shot a winning each one. This is a good team with a lot of talent! We are competing every week, the margin of error in the NFL which is the elite level of football is very small. A game can be decieded on one or two crucial plays. Give Detroit some props, Stafford had a great second half, the catch Megatron had at the end of the game was ridiculous. We are a society of instant gratification, we have to have it now. Patience we will get it going and the season is not over!

  407. By Vikings1 on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, what in heaven have you been drinking, the Vikings in the Super Bowl, I am sure if they hurry good seats are still available, that is the only way they will get there by buying tickets to watch a real team play!

  408. By Billy on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I love the Viks and will always watch them. I do believe that it is time to start the future now and get Ponder into as many games this year so next year he has a fair amount of games under his belt. Ya I know its not all McNabs fault but where are we going to go with a quarterback who is why past his prime. He trows at the recievers feet and they have to dive to catch a ball and not catch it in strid. Get Ponder in with Kyle, Harvin and the other two young recievers and start building for a great future now !!!!

  409. By Mike on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I was at the game yesterday. I should have paid 1/2 price. Since the Vikings only play for half a game, it just seems fair. So Zigi, email me so i can send you my address for the refund.

  410. By CanadianVF on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    We are not going to have a shot at drafting Luck so you can forget that scenario. I think we should go to the Sooner well again and draft that studd wide reciever they have.

  411. By CA_Viking_fan on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    I didn’t get to watch the game due to traveling, and when I saw the final score 23-20, I thought, “ok, close game … not bad”. BUT, then I read the box score! WTF. This is a disgrace. This franchise must own the all-time statistic of 2nd half meltdowns. I can can just imagine how the game unfolded without even have seen it. Why have I remained so faithful? Why have so many others? This franchise has a culture of underachievement and just plain choking and it continues with no end in sight. Well, I guess it’s a saving grace this organization isn’t part of our military or providing medical services. It has no heart. This is an embarrassment to the sport of football. Agree with another poster: no press conferences, no more talking. p.s. Sorry to AP, Jared Allen, Joe Webb, and all the rookies for being on such a disgraceful team. I hope you can land with a real team that deserves your talent and heart.

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  413. By Troy on Sep 26, 2011 | Reply

    Nice colaspse again vikes.This team is a joke.Games are won or lost on 3rd down on both sides of the ball especially when the game is on the line.Being awful on 3rd down in the 2nd half of all 3 games and making dumb stupid penalities are the main reasons are beloved vikings are 0-3.

  414. By Billy on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    Ok new head coach and assistant coaches and system so lets put the rookoie in and lets all grow together including the young wide recievers and O linemen. Then a great draft for reciever secondary and o line and we will be buildinf a young talented team for next year and beyound. We will be more willing to continue to watch if we see moves being made to improve the team with young talent.

  415. By 61vikings on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ Bill
    If we ended up with the first pick in next years draft, which I believe Minnesota hasn’t had since there inception into the NFL, we would draft Andrew Luck, no brainer!! You would have to let McNabb go!! You can never have enough good QB’s on your team!! The more competition you have on your team the better it makes all the players on your team!!

  416. By 61vikings on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    Even though I hate losing these games the way we have, it’s great to see that we are in everyone of these games with a chance to win them!! We are just a few plays away from being 3-0!! I’d rather be a fan of a team that’s in every game, then a fan of KC, St.Louis or Miami who are getting clocked in some of there games!! On Mike & Mike this morning, when asked who of the 0-3 teams has the best chance of turning it around, Mike Golic replied, St. Louis by far has the best chance of turning there season around!! Are you f-ing kidding me!! The Vikes maybe the best 0-3 team I’ve ever seen!! Put all four quarters together every week and we’ll end up with a winning record!!

  417. By VikeFan2.7 on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    As horrific as watching the vikes lose these last 3 games in the second half. I cannot ignore the common factor that was present within each game, a lack of scoring within the second half. And as and as much I would like to place the blame on Fraizer, McNabb or any other viking player, I simply cannot. This issue of lack of scoring within the second half is not due to players totally but has everything to do with the play selection first. The play calling within the second half has been nothing short of horrific. And yes we could bench McNabb and start Ponder but how will that affect the play calling? Instead of seeing McNabb throw 5 yards pass we will be forced to watch a rookie do the same, and I don’t think that would be any more enjoyable for vikings fans or help over come second half tragedy they’ve been suffering from. But furthermore than a weakness within the play calling I cannot help but wonder are they not stretching field because they don’t have an good enough receiver to do so? And within that I think lies the answer to the first issue of the such horrible play calling. So simply I would suggest fixing the weakness at the receiver position, which will cause a dominion effect in the play calling, stretching the field, and put more points on the board. Which will also help the run game because its no secret who the best back is in NFL,nor the fact that he is all the offense we have….

  418. By Big Poppa on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    On that 4th and less than one situation, you don’t give All Day the ball. KICK THE BALL, take your points and play defense. If they go get a touchdown and beat you, so be it. But they need the TD, the FG won’t cut it. Frazier made the right move sending in Longwell, then the wrong move by letting AP and the fans change his mind. When you let the inmates run the asylum, that is what gets a coach fired. Sorry I blew up.

  419. By Purple Paint Chips on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    This was a BLOW! Do not presume AP will get that yard. For those of you with malt liquor memories, under Chili vs Miami, he was stuffed on 4th and goal. We do not have a road grader line anymore. AP is great but not in the clutch, when you are out hogged on the line and everyone is keying on the run. McNever is Fraziers ol’ pal from way back. The hugs are now hugs of sadness, and we will have to pay for that loyalty with a lousy record. At least put in Webb and Ponder in the second half! That way Frazier can give more encouragement hugs to McTurf. I am ready to end all fanning, my last bucket of purple paint chips is before me….

  420. By Purple Paint Chips on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    aside… With the tall leaping WR studs like Johnson and Jackson. Why not pick up a guy like Pryor and convert him to DB prevent go pattern TDs. Or even Webb playing way off the ball in holding onto the lead ongo pattern situations? He said he had played ER DB in the past. I think the league will have some specialty defenders to leap like a Webb and knock away those easy TDs. Oh that’s right this sports’ management is never going to do anything out of the ordinary. Big slow hogs with big bucks are like government , nothing is going to change very quickly.

  421. By truther on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    Hey i just E-mailed Musgrave and asked if he would try Toby out at slot Reciever oppisite Percy H . Toby has great hands for his big frame, Now granted he is not as shifty as Percy but he is as fast at top speed and he is 47 pounds hevier and 3 inches taller than percy. What a nightmare Toby would be for most Line Backers and especialy saftey’s and corner’s. Hybrid slot reciever. Basically a small but fast tight end and a load of a Runningback in the open field. Toby can not get to full speed from the backfield, so get him out in open space as a reciever where he can get to full speed and be most dangerous and productive, YAC yards . no secoundary is going to stop this guy with the initial hit. I believe his true potential is as a receiver, That’s where he will do the most dammage to our oponnents. what say you.

  422. By steve hammerschmidt on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    There are alot of crazy ideas here, im for trying nearly anything to shake it up. maybe a new QB at halftime?? it cant be ANY worse than what we are doing now.

  423. By DRS on Sep 27, 2011 | Reply

    At what point do you say what the H-E-L-L? 0-3,0-4,0-5? All the NFL teams are good, so does that mean the Vikings can play 1/2 foot ball and you will still have faith they will make it to the SB?

  424. By Billy on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Frazier dosen’t want to hurt McBads feelings. But after 0-3 start something has to be done. They want to look at his machanics now. I wonder if Brady , Drew, Rogers, Ben and Rivers if they need to look at those veteren quarterbacks motions. Wow there is a reason Washington let him go. I prime playing days are long gone. Also lets replace a couple off O line men with the rookies and a few of our secondary guys to and get a good start for next year. We should also start are young wide recievers at least 1 for BB. A good draft and we can be very good for many years. The great thing about the NFL (not for long) is that the balance and fairness make thing so diffacult to rebeat and different each year with many new teams. Lets start the future now ok?

  425. By scvikingfan on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikings can win the next 3 games and turn things around

  426. By 61vikings on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    @ scvikingfan
    Do you live in South Carolina? If so, you can email me at and we can get together for beers and talk Vikings!!

  427. By scvikingfan on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    alrite 61vikings im going to the carolina viking game this year too, what about you

  428. By mdau65 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    As soon as I heard we were spending money on mcnab, I knew in my heart we were done for the season. Not going to sit here and say what is wrong and blame others like the typical liberal democrat but send in ponder this week and get our play makers like webb, harvin, shianco, peterson, etc the ball. this is the perfect week to see if ponder has what it takes. He looked good in the last preseason game and boy can he run. Any player not willing to put 60 minutes of hard work on the line, bench them…

  429. By truther on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Libb’s don’t point out what’s wrong, They deflect the truth because they are what’s wrong. It isn’t our taem, We have plenty of talent. We are caught up in a comfort zone of obvious tendencies are tell’s are obvious, from the player’s technique to our play calling. They need to simply get out of there comfort zone and change up there technique and play calling throughout the entire game. The problem is , we find something that works and we stick with it the entire game. and that is a Tell just like in cards. Eventually the other team will dial in on your tell. That is exactly what is happening. But if Mcnabb’s accuracy doesn’t improve, Then all of the correction’s will be for not. Donnavan must improve his accuracy on third down especially on 1rst an goal. And Frazier’s comment about not wanting to be in third down situations period, is wrong and delusional. You want 3rd and short allthe the down the field, That control’s the clock and more importantly it ware’s down the opponent’s defence so that you can run the ball at will in the Fourth Quarter. That’s what allgreat team’s are able to do. Notice i didn’t say good because that is average or Mediocre. This team can be great within two years. But we still need a Andrew Luck type QB, Ponder will be a great 2nd QB he will be a great manager of the game. But he does LACK the SIZE and POWER neede’d to be the agressive attack style QB that is Neede’d at the Number 1 QB position. The sooner that this Franchise and fan’s admit this , The sooner we will have a GREAT team. The next DRAFT and free agency are absolutely critical for the Vike’s. If the Fail to get it right Next year, Then it will be a lost Decade for this franchise and Fan’s.

  430. By Billy on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Wow are You kidding Me !!!! All my life all I have heard is everything is located in the Cities or south of the Cities. Lets see the Pro Sports, The College Sports, The Zoo’s, Valley Fair, Cantaberry and Cacino’s. This would be the biggest and the best Stadium fur the most popular sporting event in the USA by a mile !!!!!! THe stadium whould host the Viking and many many more events to bring in Millions of dollars to the Northern Suburbs. The property values would go up for the na sayers and the business owner would be sooooooo much beter off. I understand that a 1/2 cent tax would chang people life( just a joke) but the good out ways the bad by a long shot. These are the same people that think rich people should be taxed heavely because the poor deserve there money. Have you ever got a job from a poor person? When the rich do good they spend lots of money on jets, boats, toys, and much much more and tere is tax paid a=on the producs besides all the jobs to make the jets, boats and etc. This is a great oppurtunity for the North Suburbs wake up and smell the coffee before they go to LA !!!1

  431. By Billy on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    OK lets start webb and if he does good ponder can watch this year. If he dosen’t do good then start Ponder and get webb developed as a wide reciever and Blazer quarterback. What about Toby as a slot reciever with Harvin? He is fast, good hands and a load to take down. Lets get all the talent on the field at once. Ponder QB, Peterson RB, Harvin Slot or Backfield, Webb WR, and Toppy slot or backfield and Kyle as TE. Lets get all the young tlent on the field at once with AP still having 5 or more years still left.

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