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Checking Out The Chiefs

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 28, 2011 – 7:36 am

It’s Wednesday, and that means we can flip the calendar away from last week’s loss and start thinking about this weekend’s upcoming game against the 0-3 Kansas City Chiefs. Here are a few quick thoughts on the Chiefs…we’ll of course have much, much more about this matchup throughout the week here on vikings.com and the vikings.com Blog.

– The Vikings (0-3) enter Week 4 of NFL action looking for their first win, and this week they’ll try to find it on the road at Arrowhead Stadium, home to one of my favorite NFL stadium environments. The first road trip of my time with the Vikings came in 2007 when the Vikings traveled to Kansas City for a Week 3 showdown. Our buses get to the stadium about 3 hours prior to kickoff, and when we rolled into the Chiefs stadium complex the entire parking lot was jam-packed with Chiefs fans tailgating. It was an incredible atmosphere and one that all NFL fans deserve to enjoy. The atmosphere transfers inside the stadium for the game, too. It’s a loud venue and the Vikings offense must operate efficiently early in the game to stymie the home-field advantage.

– Yes, the Vikings and Chiefs are both winless. But they’ve gotten to this point in different ways. The Vikings have blown big halftime leads and walked off the field each week knowing they were in a position to win the game. The Chiefs suffered through two blowout losses early in the season, losing 41-7 at home to Buffalo in Week 1 and 48-3 to Detroit in Week 2. Then, Kansas City had the ball in San Diego territory late in their Week 3 contest, but a careless INT from QB Matt Cassel ended any hopes of an incredible upset victory for the Chiefs.

– It’s been a tough go from the start of the season for the Chiefs. Explosive return man Dexter McCluster fumbled the opening kickoff in Week 1, and the Bills responded by marching 25 yards in 5 plays to score a TD and set the stage for a massive blowout. In the loss, Kansas City lost star S Eric Berry for the season with a knee injury. Then, there were positive signs in the Chiefs next two games, but none of those signs translated to victories. In Week 2, the Chiefs played the red-hot Detroit Lions at Ford Field and their offense got off to a quick start, gouging the Lions defense for plays of 24, 8, 24 and 5 yards right off the bat. But then their best offensive player, RB Jamaal Charles, suffered a season-ending knee injury on the 6th play of the series, and from that point on the game was over.

– The Chiefs rank 30th in total offense, 31st in passing offense and last in scoring offense. Defensively, they rank 23rd in total defense, 28th against the rush and last in scoring defense. They are tied for 31st in turnover margin at -6, which includes 10 turnovers, and their 3rd-down defense and offense is near the bottom of the League as well.

– On paper, the Chiefs look like a team that can be overwhelmed. But these games aren’t played on paper, and after starting 0-3 the Vikings aren’t in a position to expect to overwhelm opposing teams. The loss of Berry and Charles is huge for Kansas City, but they still have a couple of stars – one on defense and one on offense – that can take over games. Defensively, watch out for OLB Tamba Hali, who is one of the NFL’s best pass rushers. He plays that outside edge rusher in the Chiefs 3-4 defensive scheme and he can cause nightmares for opposing LTs and QBs. Hali has 2.0 sacks this season already and he has 43.5 over his 6-year career. On offense, WR Dwayne Bowe can take over games. He has the combination of size (6-2, 221 pounds) and explosiveness (13.8 yards per catch, 55 career 20+ yard receptions, 196 1st-down receptions) to be a dangerous threat for opposing defenses.

– In the Chiefs, I see an offense that can be explosive, even without Charles, and that can be creative. Todd Haley is the head coach, and he was the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals during their run to the Super Bowl with Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. and Kurt Warner. The Chiefs have gone to the no-huddle offense at times this season and they were actually in the no-huddle offense during their first scoring drive of the season. This team knows how to utilize offensive weapons so they must all be accounted for and the Vikings must attack Cassel to give him little time to find those targets and deliver the ball.


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138 Responses to “Checking Out The Chiefs”

  1. By vikingsfan4life2011 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    here we go 0-4 and KC will get their first win of the season..there’s just something not right with the vikings this season, yet another losing season 2 in a row, maybe we should have brought back old man favre??

  2. By David on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings 0-4 after loss to Chiefs

  3. By David on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Peterson is probably having regrets about signing with the vikings…what’s next? Roof gonna deflate. Zigi should move the team to Los Angeles…they are building a new stadium.

  4. By Animal26 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    wonder how the Vikings are going to disgrace the fan base this week? My guess will be they will be leading 30-0 at halftime, just to lose 30-33 in the 2nd half……….

  5. By Justin F on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    If we lose, I think there’s a conspiracy. WE SHOULD WIN against a inferior team but I think the the Vikings are getting paid to lose. They’ve become the Buffalo Bills of the 2010′s.

  6. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sure David! let’s just move the Vikings to LA, thats the answer to the teams issues. If I could post it here I would tell you what I think about that move and your thought on it.

  7. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think things will be very different this week. I think we will fall behind early and lose by 17. This team is a train wreck.

  8. By David on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe the Vike-Queens need to bring back Brett…a little man love in the locker room to lift their spirits. The vikings will never win a super bowl. There is a reason they are at the bottom of the list in revenue….They Are Losers.
    Play Ponder…he can do no worse.

  9. By Justin F on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Oh trust me. The call for Ponder will be louder if we lose.

  10. By David on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I say move to LA because they are used to having a losing team.

  11. By David on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Justin….I agree, when you’re losing those calls for Ponder will be very loud. And maybe someone is paying to lose like that. Hmmmm

  12. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Why should Minnesota do L.A. any favors, David? Haven’t you lost enough teams to them already?

  13. By David on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    At least they would have a nice stadium…and the weather is so much nicer.

  14. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Having a bad season and losing your franchise are two completely different things. I don’t think too many fans share your opinion on moving the team.

  15. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    The good news is at least we will for sure see ponder this year, then when we finish in last place we will know whether or not we should take Luck or ACTUALLy get some OL and DB and WR

  16. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m tired of seeing stupid post by people saying the Vikings can leave Minnesota, you all would be crying in your sleep if something big happend a few years after the fact, If you’re that disappointed in the team, YOU LEAVE! there is a lot of other teams out there I am sure you would appreciate.
    THIS IS OUR TEAM, like it or not, they will have seasons bad enough to make us all cry, I have seen worst, but I am still breathing and I am still watching Vikings football. IF YOU DONT LIKE THE SHIP YOU’RE SINKING WITH THEN BAIL OUT.

  17. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone who wants the Vikings to leave Minnesota isn’t a fan to begin with.

  18. By Animal26 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    agreed Nova, it’s one thing to criticize your team, but to wish they would leave for LA aren’t true fans. Have to ride out the bad years, like the good

  19. By Animal26 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    along with the good*

  20. By rynobleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    i agree with jeff i have been a vikings fan for 27 years and i will be a viking fan till i die or they leave the great state of MN. the vikings fans i know would be crushed if the team moved to LA, David you need to go away no matter how bad the team is as fans we need to stick with em jus like we always have

  21. By Sean on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    People who think there are conspiracies…are not intelligent. The vikings are not as bad as 0-3 portrays, we blew 2nd half leads to 3 great squads. We simply need to execute a little better and run the ball in the second half. I don’t see us making the playoffs, but this talk of us being a train wreck is just moronic. The vikings will not be moving to LA, end of story (you would know if you paid attention during the offseason, plus several other teams more likely to go even if we couldnt figure stadium out)

  22. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Train wreck, out of control, rudderless ,etc. are all comments made this week by Fox Sports, ESPN and the NFL Network.

  23. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Nova, Animal and ryno! I been a fan since the Joe Kapp and Gene Washington era, if you survived Les Steckel as a fan, you can survive anything.

  24. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    It was tough though, wasn’t it Jeff ? LOL!

  25. By Nicholas on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings get their first win: 1-3 Dominate first half play, followed by 17 carries for 110 yards by Peterson in the second half. The defensive playcalling finally adapts to whichver situation is presented in the second half.

    (crosses fingers) BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  26. By jordan s on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    im not to sure how many teams make the playoffs after going 0 and 3 but the vikings are a very good team they just cant finish. In my eyes there 3 and 0 and if they wake up i see them making the playoffs

  27. By Nicholas on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I could see the Vikings potentially being10-6 this season…as long as they get their shyte together.

  28. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    ohhh my God! that was the most dysfunctional Vikings team in history under Steckel, I don’t know how we managed to win the 3 games we did, the franchise got on their knees and begged Bud Grant to come out of retirement! thank goddness he did. hahaha!! Yes it was very tough, this season is a cake walk compared to that.

  29. By NYViking on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    We could as easily be 3-0 as we are 0-3. It comes down to just 1 or 2 plays. Go Vikings. We will creme K.C. this week. Get over it.

  30. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Regardless of what the Vikings have shown us to this point, they are a good team! you can see it if your paying attention and not just looking at the final score, why they are turning off the light switch in the 2nd half is mind blowing, I do believe they will pull it together, hope sooner than later.

  31. By rwf1984 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings should be able to beat the Chiefs. If they stay true to what they have been doing by giving the 3 teams they lost to all have winning records and now they are facing one with similar problems at 0-3! Hopefully we can beat a team that isn’t doing so well because the Vikings have a hard time against teams with a winning records in the 2nd half!

  32. By nomorevikings on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    LA is use to having a losing team? haha last time I checked Lakers have won many rings.

  33. By nomorevikings on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    No need to root for this team that plays like losers every week, its not worth the stress. It makes no sense when the coaches never hears out the fans, for now I’m watching nfl I’m not going to have high hopes for this team any longer its the same old repeat being a fan means nothing if their team can never get things straightened out.

  34. By DieHardViking on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    how would moving them to LA make a differance?!?! They would still be the same team just differant location.

  35. By Troutdaddy on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings leaving Minnesota is like taking the apples out of apple pie… Not gonna happen. Sure, the Vike’s nick-name right now is “Owen” ( 0 & 3) but this week we will see a win. If not, then drastic changes are going to occur. As a purple-bleeding die-hard, I am ready for any change that is positive, but I am not going to bail on this team and I sure as heck am not going to be two-faced about it. Our offense needs to step it up and PASS THE BALL DOWNFIELD…. Our defense needs to freaking step up and STOP THE PASSING GAME OF THE OPPOSITION. Peterson is still going to remain a go-to guy, but c’mon, lets be a little less predictable… Just a thought. I Bleed Purple, nuf said…..

  36. By DelawareDan on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikes get blown out. They are demoralized, and heading to KC is no picnic. Someone on the coaching staff needs to get canned for losing three straight games they way they did.

    Unfortunately, the Vikings are a joke this year. :(

  37. By DelawareDan on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikes get blown out. They are demoralized, and heading to KC is no picnic. Someone on the coaching staff needs to get canned for losing three straight games the way they did.

    Unfortunately, the Vikings are a joke this year. :(

  38. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Apparently they are a double joke.

  39. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone, the truth is there are 13 games to the Vikings move, to where be the question of the day.

    My prediction for the year is 0-16 if Mc-loser is at the helm all year. Get Ponder in now and we may have a season yet.

    The Vikings will not sign a new lease at the dome! So where are they going to play in 2012 without a new stadium?

  40. By AllDayAP on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Haters get off the blogs. Vikes are going to have a turning point game. Peterson will have the game of his season. We will win!

  41. By Twoodsnvikes on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Peterson will rush for 165 and 2 tds, vikes lose 30-17

  42. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    AllDayAP, who are haters? Most can see how things are progressing at this point and it is not looking good. Now is the time for all good men and coaches to realize it is time to make the big change, get the young QB in then get rid of the dead weight so that the Vikings can move on to a better season.

  43. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Countdown (13 games)

  44. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well said, DRS. It seems that “realists” are often confused with “haters”.

  45. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    If McNabb struggles, I guarantee Ponder will be in Sunday. Webb has experience, so Frazier knows if Ponder has trouble, then comes Webb. McNabb in the second half has been our biggest problem. Favre would have won all three of those games, even now– even if he were 50.

  46. By ozzinator on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    But Nova, look at the positives. Didn’t someone kick a 47 yard fieldgoal?

  47. By DRS on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Have an awesome day one and all and here is to hoping that someday the MN Vikings will have a SB ring.

  48. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ozz…..100% correct……how quickly we forget……

  49. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Longwell will lead us to the promised land.

  50. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Favre should be our QB’s Coach

  51. By ozzinator on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    To the land of fruits and nuts, where Rocky’s in his comfort zone….

  52. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Worst case scenario- 0-16.

  53. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Best Case 13-3.

  54. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Now there’s something to be thankful for…..it’s not an 18 game season.

  55. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    We’ll win a couple, every year those bad teams find an upset or two. Except the Lions, we’re not that bad of a team. I just hope our upsets come against green bay, put some shame on them.

  56. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    We won’t be worst or best case scenario, just a scenario. Titus, where is Moss?

  57. By ozzinator on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I was wondering the same thing, where is Moss?

  58. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    How big must the halftime lead be before the Vikings don’t give it away? It’s been 17, 10 and now 20. That is the sign of a team that has zero confidence and very little heart……..Brian Billick, Fox Sports.com.

  59. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Zero confidence and very little heart…….sounds like a coaching problem to me……

  60. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Billick for head coach

  61. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, Vegas that was my dream– Billick.

  62. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’ll second that!

  63. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think (and hope) we can beat the Chef’s. We are both two very different 0-3 teams. Their 12th man has to be a little subdued a little by now.

  64. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    3 hours of tailgating can help that problem.

  65. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    AP will have 200 yards.

  66. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I wonder what Ponder is thinking — is he salivating at McNabb’s struggles?

  67. By kenny on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hi, vikinging team,Please give a pray or two. And it will get done in the lords name. Big VVVVVV. psalm 132. Thank you all ways kenny.

  68. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Kenny, what if the Chiefs fans are praying too? God is no respecter of persons.

  69. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m pretty sure He’s not a Viking fan.

  70. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    If he is, the Lord truly does work in mysterious ways.

  71. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    *He

  72. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    We never had a losing season while Billick was offensive coordinator, good move for head coach if you could get him.

  73. By Titus on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier is who we have– that won’t change for at least this year– so I will back him up through two more halves.

  74. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Titus, don’t be too sure about Frazier lasting the year.

  75. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Billick, Gruden, Dungy,Cowher, even Parcells are still out there. The stadium question hurts us, however.

  76. By truvikingfan on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Lets have faith, The vikings have shown they can be a good team and im tired of the national media constantly ripping on us when they dont even know what theyre talking about, anyways we should win this week if not changes will be made

    Go Vikings!

  77. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    We’ve had too many soft spoken coaches. One has to remember these players are still kids by age and most probably had poor, average at best, upbringings. Which means little discipline, every now and then somebody has to get in their faces. Plus they need someone to look up to as a father figure…. that’s probably why Favre was so good, he had their respect. Does McNabb?

  78. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    WE NEED VLAD THE IMPALER…………BERRIAN WOULD BE THE FIRST TO GET STAKED!

  79. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    THEN MCNABB, THEN OUR ENTIRE SECONDARY (EXCEPT WINFIELD), THEN WOBSCHALL,THEN……

  80. By ozzinator on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    but never our 47 yarder

  81. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Never, Ozz.

  82. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Unless he misses a chip shot!

  83. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    D4NM YOU GARY ANDERSON!!!

  84. By ERicVue on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Man AP deserves a winning team and a ring! Maybe the packers? =)

  85. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    STAKE GARY ANDERSON TOO!

  86. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    HE11 WITH IT, STAKE BRENT MCCLANAHAN FOR FUMBLING AT THE RAIDER 2 IN THAT SUPER BOWL!

  87. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Stake ‘em all! Let God sort ‘em out!

  88. By vikingsfan4life2011 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    for one AP needs to stay right where he is at , for two no the vikings don’t need to move to LA,, they just need to get their heads out of their butt’s and win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finsh a game with a “WIN” ………………………..

  89. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Did someone say steak?? Rib Eye, medium for me please.

  90. By truther on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    doleman story to deflect fans attention from poor coaching adjustments during the game especially 2nd half, and the fact that L Frazier and everyone else around the NFL knew Donavan M has a career passer completeion ratio below 58%. So get used to 3 and out Especially on critical third down’s and third and goal where his career percentage crashes to a dismal 34% ( OOuch ). AP will not last Phisically if he has to run through 7 and 8 man fronts of 27 carries a game . way to much contact for AP to endure over 16 games + . They had better find a QB with accuracy to get the line backer’s out of the box. Or else AP will take 12 year’s of phisical ware and tear in 6 years, He will be completely worn out by the end of 2013. What a shame and a dabaucle from the top down of this organazation. Somebody at the top needs to make a decision that moves this franchise foward in a positive light for the near future and reject this mediocraty that has been the norm instead of the exception for this franchise.

  91. By AllDayAP on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Drrrrrrrrrrrsssssssss I agree get Ponder in there and let him run, and try to pass, but mostly run. I would love to see it! There are plenty of haters on this blog. Most negative so called fans I have seen! Go vikes!~

  92. By NovaScotiaVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Lots of realists on this blog.

  93. By truther on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Not to just harp on the coaching staff and play calling. The players have to change there tendicies and techniqe throughout the game especially in the 2nd half, It’s exactly the same thing a someone having an obvious tell in cards. Defence and offence will dial in on players tendicies or tell’s. You have to play outside of your comfort zone , Run routs that you aren’t good at or don’t like and all the sudden you find your self wide OPEN because the defence doesn’t expect you to do that as well as offence J Allen should pull from outside rush to swing around to a inside rush left or right off the center, maybe 40 % of the time. This would catch them in a run or catch the QB with his back to the line after taking a snap behind the center = sack and strip fumble. J Allen is to predictable, 90 % of the time it’s a speed rush outside. He is wasting Valueble energy needed in the Fourth Quarter. For Heaven’s Sake change up your tendicies, Especially when it is expected on certian down an disstance, Master different types of speed rushes. Like line up outside as usual, ball snapt ,a fake lunge wide pullback turn speed rush through the middle gap as Kevin W is always double taemed. We don’t need to blitz, we need to changeup our Tendencies . Keep the Oppenant guessing. Get out of your Darn Comfort Zone. Once the coaches and player’s start doing this, They will look un stoppable and they will be unless they stop themselves with dumb penalties from being unsure of what there opponant is going to do, Just calm down and cmmit to your move. It may be wrong it may be right, doesn’t matter your team mates should be there to clean up. You must have confidence in your taem mate’s to remove all doubt and hessitation.

  94. By Gmanik on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Too bad Frazier didn’t elect to go for the field goal! Problems aren’t all players! “D” can’t be caving in like that though in second half! Offense needs to spice up some with all those weapons, use different mix, sometimes looks like Linebackers not sure what or where their supposed tto be or coverage, and whats with single man coverage with game on the line!

  95. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Good one Nova Vlad the impaler.always a fan favorite!

  96. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    titus-
    what is your take? I am concernede about this team’s coaching…….perhaps too soon for change, but the coaching seems robotically predictable(No offense Robot Fan!)
    BTW Robot Fan- thank you for responding to my plea…….I ended up drinkin my sorrows away so I was unable to repond later…..good tequila can remedy many things

  97. By Gary Zilm on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know how anyone who calls their self a Viking fan, can post some of the dribble (stupid) comments about the team. Maybe they have always been a winner at everything in their life and feel they have that right. Wrong!!
    Is this the way fans encourage players and coaches? Do these comments make the team want to play harder for their fans and make them feel good? I hardly think so. It doesn’t matter how they do, if you are a fan you support them and let them know it. Not call them losers and tell them to move out of town. Maybe you should all be Packer or Lion fans but you would be the same way with them if they started to lose. The only losers I see are the disgruntled wanna be fans.

  98. By Rocksalt on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    tears………….sob………..sob ….we are sorry (sniffle) how can we make it up to you…………sniffle…….sob ……..sob……..

  99. By Rye on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Little early to completely give up on the season. The vikings are technically only 2 games back from a wild card with 12 games left to play.

    I know this is not a good start, but as long as they don’t go 0-4, there is still hope based on the performance of the rest of the NFC for the Vikings to make the playoffs.

  100. By chiefs fan here on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    i hope your team crushes us. we hate cassel like you hate mcnabb. we will do anything to get rid of cassel including going 0-16. expect the chiefs to run the ball on 3rd downs so they can go 3 and out.

  101. By KLAWZ on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Chiefs fan here……..hahahaha! Love it! Think we are going to battle for number one pic next year big guy!! Oh yeah you can expect us not to show up at all in the 2nd half of the game! LOL!

  102. By KLAWZ on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Also expect Bernard Berrian to not do sh#t!

  103. By KLAWZ on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Oh also expect us NOT TO USE ADRIAN when we need him the most… 1 yard to go! Ughhhhh!

  104. By KLAWZ on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Also expect our Secondary to be non-existent!

  105. By KLAWZ on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Oh yeah and expect our Offenses and Defense not to change a bit throughout the game!

  106. By KLAWZ on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Expect McNope to be totally exhausted by the 3rd play of the game!

  107. By KLAWZ on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Expect your Secondary to look wonderful because McNabb cant hit sh@t!

  108. By LeftyFixit on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Why not put Joe Webb on the field at the same time that Donovan McNabb is on the field? If nothing else, the defense would have to split who they were going to chase after. Joe Has the speed and the arm to change the defense plan against the Vikings offense.

  109. By truther on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    3rd and goal at the 9 yard line Barrian and Jenkins lined up wide left Webb lined single right Toby and AP in the backfield Mcnabb shotgun snap fake hanoff to AP end around to Webb AP block’s linebacker blitz Webb running left pulls up throws a strike to Toby all alone in the Left corner Endzone Touch Down Vike’s.

  110. By Purple Paint Chips on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Revenge the superbowl loss!!!! TV commercials have proven admissions they were juicing on Gatorade while we had none! We cramped and lost in the 4th qtr.

  111. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve suddenly been banned from posting….

  112. By Jeff on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    All I can say is that I miss seeing Favre. Say what you what about the guy, but man was he fun to watch. He didn’t have a good season last year, but he almost brought us to the Super Bowl the year before. I’d rather lose with him at QB than McNabb…At least we’d have a better chance of winning

  113. By CanadianVF on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    We are going to win this week and AP is going to have a big day. Once we get our first win this week it will take the pressure off and everyone can relax and just play football. Putting Ponder in would be a mistake, if he falters and he loses his confidence we could ruin him. Biggest problem as I see it is not a lack of talent or desire, it is our coaching staff that needs to step up and do a better job in all areas, we are getting outcoached and our inexperience at adjusting to what is being thrown at us is being exposed. I like Rudolph and we need to use the tight ends more, it is a strength for us. Keep giving the ball to AP, he is our Megatron and you have to feed the monster to get results.

  114. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Jeff my words exactly! I’d rather see us go out in flames than never ignite. I wish he was somehow still affiliated with the Vikes, maybe by next year he’ll tire of mowing the back 40 and come back as our QB coach.

  115. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    My thoughts on Favre and Randle said it best, Man I hope this works.

  116. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    darn it, how about this one

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Va6KMHENPA&w=560&h=315%5D

  117. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    never mind!

    “http://www.youtube.com/embed/5Va6KMHENPA” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>

  118. By FH500 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    If they lose to the Chief then play Ponder and hope that we can get some good players next year with the draft picks.

    Maybe the Viking should move to LA instead, the Lakers did pretty well and LA ALSO HAVE A STADIUM which the Vikes can play in.

  119. By FH500 on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    @CanadianVF AP is not our MEGATRON, he is our Optimus Prime. The dude never give up and he is hard to take down. He will still play when all odds are against him. Don’t forget his sidekick Bubble Bee Harvin.

  120. By DuaneN on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    CanadianVF for President.

    I seriously think we should hire one of those Madden gamers. Not as OC but as an idea guy. Obvious never gonna happen.

    On Foldit some gamers figured out some molecule in 10 days. Scientists had been working on it for 10 years. Vikings need some of that OCD in thinking up plays.

  121. By DuaneN on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    This should be a win but who knows. Chiefs would get crushed in the dome.

    I will be very surprised if we see Ponder. Vikings don’t want to scare away potential future free agents. We won’t embarass McNabb.

  122. By VegasVike on Sep 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry guys but for some reason when a blog gets too long I can’t continue. I can’t blog on the Jared blog anymore. Must have low electrical pressure in Nevada…

  123. By AllDayParlae on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    some of the comments on here make me sick. i just assume that everyone who takes the time to come on this site and post on the blog is a TRUE viking fan. as fans on the vikes weve been through many worse times than this. we have been looking good in many parts of the game and we still have the best running back in the league. we are easily the best 0-3 team in the league and if a couple plays would have went our way (pass that sailed over berrian in the endzone against the lions for example) we could just as easily be 3-0. and all of you who think your real fans would be praising the vikings and bragging about them if that were the case. we need to go into every game with the expectations of winning and show it because if the fans dont have faith then why would the players..

  124. By CALVIKING on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    I AGREE WITH JEFFBLEEDSPURPLE; IF VIKING FANS SURVIVED THE 1984 VIKINGS, COACHED BY LES STECKLE TO A 3-13 LOSING SEASON, THEN THIS SEASON IS NOTHING IN COMPARISON. I HAVE BEEN A VIKINGS FAN SINCE JOE KAPP, BOOM-BOOM BROWN, ELLER-PAGE-LARSEN-MARSHALL-KRAUSE-KASSULKE, AND I’M NOT STOPPING NOW.

    I STILL WANT REVENGE ON THE CHIEFS, I HOPE THE VIKES STOMP THEM INTO THEIR OWN TURF. I’M PULLING FOR THE VIKINGS DEFENSE TO GET ANOTHER 5 SACKS ON THEM, GRAB SOME TAKEAWAYS, BLOCK SOME KICKS, AND RUN THEM INTO THE TURF WITH A.P. HOPEFULLY OUR PASSING GAME WILL FINALLY GEL. ESPECIALLY ON THIRD DOWNS.

  125. By CALVIKING on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    I HAVE BEEN A VIKINGS FAN FOR 43 YEARS; I USED TO HAVE SEASON TICKETS FOR THE LA RAMS GAMES, AND SOME RAM FANS WOULD “FLIP ME OFF” WHEN THEY SAW ME AT THE GAMES; BUT THAT I TOOK AS A “BADGE OF HONOR”. THE VIKINGS ALMOST ALWAYS BEAT THE RAMS.

    THE VIKINGS WOULD TOTALLY LOSE THEIR IMAGE AS WARRIORS FROM THE FRIGID NORTH COUNTRY IF THEY MOVED TO “LA-HOLLYWEED”. THERE IS A CURSE ON NFL TEAMS IN LA. I AM IN THE SO. CALIF. AREA, BUT I HOPE THAT THE VIKINGS STAY IN MINNESOTA. YOUR STATE ALREADY LOST THE LAKERS, AND I AM SURE YOU HAVE REGRETTED THAT FOR YEARS NOW. OLD RAM FANS STILL HATE THE VIKINGS; I WONDER WHY?

  126. By CALVIKING on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    THIS WEEK THE VIKINGS PLAY THE CHIEFS ON THE ROAD IN K.C. THE VIKINGS MUST BEAT THEM LIKE A DRUM, AS THE CHIEFS BEAT THE VIKINGS IN SUPERBOWL IV WITH THOSE TRICK PLAYS THAT ONLY WORK ONCE PER GAME.

    HOWEVER, LATER IN THE SEASON, ANOTHER AFC TEAM, THE OAKLAND RAIDERS COME TO MINNESOTA TO PLAY THE VIKINGS, AND THE VIKINGS SHOULD ALSO POUND THEM INTO THE TURF, AS THE RAIDERS DEFEATED THE VIKINGS IN THE 1976 SEASON SUPERBOWL IN PASADENA. I WAS THERE, AND I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN MY HATRED OF THOSE CHEAP SHOT RAIDERS. I WANT REVENGE!! I HOPE THE VIKES GET ON TRACK, AND JUST WAIL ON THOSE RAIDERS. I WANT TO SEE A.P. RUN RIGHT OVER THEIR FACES!!

  127. By CALVIKING on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    I NO LONGER WATCH ESPN OR NFL NETWORK BECAUSE THEY DON’T REPORT THE REAL INFO ON TEAMS, JUST THE SPECTACULAR HEADLINES. I COME TO THIS SITE FOR VIKING INFO.

    I AM ALSO SICK TO DEATH OF HEARING ABOUT MICHAEL VICK. VICK THIS, VICK THAT!! HE IS NOT THE STAR OF THE NFL!!

    THEY TRASH THE VIKINGS, AND THAT IS THEIR OPINION, NOT FACTUAL REPORTING. I DON’T BELIEVE THEIR PREDICTIONS OR THEIR REVIEWS. THEY PROBABLY LOST BETS!! SO THEY’RE ANGRY AND TRASH THE VIKES NOW.

  128. By KLAWZ on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    I am with ya cal but…..uhhhhhh….. we are 0-3, were the embarrassment of the nfl last year, and soon to be this year!

  129. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    @CALVIKING: hahaha!! I grew up in the LA area when I was a kid, when the Vikes would come in to town for either a regular season game or play off, all the Rams fans around at my high school and then there was me with my Vikings gear, i got more than a finger, I literally bleed purple.

  130. By NDVike on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    To all the haters out there sending in comments to this site, it doesn’t show a great deal of intelligence to come up with these statements like ‘move the team to LA’. Yeah like that will make for a winning team? LA has never been an NFL supporting area anyway. Why do you think teams have come and gone there in the past. All those people and they still couldn’t fill the stadium. Minnesota is where the Vikings belong. The Minnesota Vikings – a great American tradition.

  131. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    @KLAWZ: Our record last year didn’t make us the embarrassment of the NFL, your quite wrong there, it was the media circus act surrounding Favre and the Moss deal. The Vikings should have all just put on clown gowns that season and joined in the act with Chilly. It’s over and soon will be forgotten.

  132. By Dave on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    The only way i will not be a vikings fan is if they move to L.A. id rather be at the bottom of the nfc north for 10 seasons than win a superbowl in L.A. Serious question looking for a serious answer; what are the chances of the vikes staying in Minn. at this point? i read the stadium news but that just doesnt cut it. looking for a Minn. native to tell me whats happening.

  133. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    Last I heard Ramsey county wants to impose a half cent tax increase, never mind! this will tell you all you want to know.
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Minnesota-Vikings-stadium-in-jeopardy-after-opposition-to-tax-hike-092911

  134. By VikesNorthTj on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    You don’t have to be a Minn native to tell you, the Vikes are staying in Minny. and they will win this weekend.

  135. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    one last time:

  136. By KLAWZ on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    @Jeffbleedspurple……yeah between farve and chilly were the laughing stock…but i DISAGREE on what you thought about our performance last year……we were horrible my friend! Think our defense gave us more points than our offense…… we were bad! AP had an OK year and he was the only real reason we stayed alive! Him and maybe a few others….Allen, Harvin, etc.

  137. By KLAWZ on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    I have stood by the purple forever and will continue! I have spent numerous dollars and time on these jokers…… therefore I can say what i want about them…….they signed up for this, guess i would not be crying if i made millions every year!! However I DO NOT want the Vikes to move to LA or anywhere for that matter! Your right… way too much tradition

  138. By PURPLEHAZE on Sep 29, 2011 | Reply

    “Donavan M has a career passer completeion ratio below 58%”

    E. Manning 58%. Favre 62%. Brad Johnson 61%. Dilfer 55%. Elway 57%. Collins 55%. All have rings. My point? I, like many others on here have been a vike fan for a long time. 42 years to be exact. McNabb has played turnover free the last 2 games. Admittedly, he has missed some open throws but don’t think for a minute pulling him will turn this thing around. The last thing we need is the inexperience of Ponder or the inaccuracy of Webb (check out his td to int ratio and % in college) in there against the kind of pressure teams have gotten against us in the 2nd half. I’m not a McNabb fan but this is a team struggling, not just one player. It’s like completely blaming Favre for the int that kept us from the superbowl 2 years ago. Stupid decision. Terrible throw. Could have run or dumped off to Shiancoe but if not for some penalties and a couple critical AP fumbles, he may never had been in that position. Personally, I believe if you send in the fg team and the crowd and your star rb change your mind, you have lost control and are not confident in your decision making but if then you don’t give AP the ball ????? you should be fired. I love AP and he’s the best back in football but the coach has to be in charge. I blame coaching or lack there of for these 2nd half collapses.

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