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Greenway Shines For Vikings Defense Again

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 24, 2012 – 6:29 am

Chad Greenway has been one of the Vikings most consistent players since he was selected in the 1st round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He’s played in all 80 games since coming back from a knee injury that ended his rookie season before it began, and he’s been the Vikings leading tackler in each of the past  four seasons.

Through three games this year, though, Greenway has been more than a consistent performer. He’s been the Vikings best defensive player. And it was no more evident than in Sunday’s win over the San Francisco 49ers. Greenway led the team with 13 tackles and with 2.0 sacks. Greenway made several impressive open-field tackles to save big yardage and 1st downs. Both of his sacks came in the 1st quarter, the first on a 3rd-and-6 play in which Greenway closed incredibly fast and gave Smith no time to react, and the second sack came later in the 1st quarter during a drive that eventually ended with a miss FG.

“It was great by Chad,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said. “His leadership on the sideline, on the field making the big plays, that’s what we need from him. It was just great to see him step up along with other guys.”

Greenway had a career-high 174 tackles last season along the way to his first trip to the Pro Bowl. So far this season, Greenway has been credited with 37 tackles, which puts him on pace for another career high this season – 197 tackles. And Greenway is neutralizing perhaps the only criticism one could levy against him – a lack of “splash” plays. Greenway now has the 2.0 sacks as well as 3 passes defensed.

When asked about his performance after the game in the locker room, Greenway deflected the attention toward the team in general.

“When you can get a team that is coming off two big wins, beating teams in our division, you feel good about what you are doing,” Greenway said. “We really wanted to win at home, first and foremost and hold court here, consider that accomplished. They are a great football team. They are going to win a lot of football games.

“We feel like if we can replicate what we did here today every week and be consistent we have a chance to do something.”


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108 Responses to “Greenway Shines For Vikings Defense Again”

  1. By Roninmn.. on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome game Vikes, Greenway and the defense looked great. Nice effort all the way around.

  2. By Mike B. on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    The game was well played. Although I did see Smith have some success in the soft middle of the field. This has been a place where we have had QBs pick us apart. Fortunately in this game we were able to adjust and take at the point of reception. This gave them 3rd downs insteady of 1st downs.

  3. By TheRealDon on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I called it by 7 Titus called by 10 and you all thought we were crazy..

  4. By Roninmn.. on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I called it also. Homefield advantage and playing up to the level of the competition. But the vikes surpassed the level of their opponent. Job well done Vikes.

  5. By 61Vikings on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    This is the most intense I’ve seen this team in a long time!! In the past year or two this team seemed to have a defeated attitude going into most games, but yesterday this team had a fire in their spirit and played very physical which we all loved I’m sure!! Great effort all the way around and this is something to build off of for this young team!! Go Vikes!!

  6. By patch62 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I think the biggest difference/greatest improvement in this 49er game was the play of the offensive line. This is a group that is young and still coming together. If they play like they did yesterday we will be in every game. Also very few penalties yesterday, finally starting to see an improvement in that area.

  7. By GrandDaddyPurp on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Who was saying something about Jared Allen not getting a sack in the 4th quarter?

  8. By rory from n.w.ark on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    We all have alot to look forward to,the gameplan was almost perfect,coaches had players ready ,disipline =1 penalty whole game,only problem i seen was kickoff coverage,Toby must have been eating popcorn during the game hands were slippery,but wow overall a dream come true for all fans ,next week Simpson is gonna add a big spark as well,teams will have to respect deep ball now…beat the Lions and we are gonna get respect we deserve

  9. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Now for some positives and negatives of the game yesterday…

    I thought the game plan yesterday was acceptable…But not great…

    Execution of the game plan by Ponder & company and the defense, was exceptional from the players…

    Negatives…

    1. WR’s Jenkins,Aromashudu, and Burton only combined for 3 catches all day…

    2. Gerhart lost the football 3 out of his last 4 carries…

    3. The replacement ref’s have tp go !!!…

    4. Special teams gave up some big runs late in the game…

    5. Enough negative Nelly stuff…Now to the GOOD stuff !!!..

    Positives…

    1. Ponder was awesome…Wonderful decision making…Very good execution !!…

    2. AP had a good day against a very stout 49ers defense….

    3. Rudolf and Percy are ANIMALS !!!…

    4. Defense had many players making big plays…Greenway most likely topping the list..

    5. Play calling was better…Still an area this fan believes needs plenty of work on…But still made significant strides in that area yesterday…

    6. This was a very solid TEAM EFFORT yesterday !!!…One which will gain a great deal of respect around the league…And more importantly…Within the division !!!…

    7. Fans did a good job of MAKING SOME NOISE yesterday.. ; )

    8. Congratulations Vikings !!!…On a job very well done !!!…

  10. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    9. Oh my !!!…

    I forgot the O-line yesterday…GREAT JOB !!!

  11. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    And as far as tonight goes…

    Goooooooooooooo SEAHAWKS !!!!!…. : )

  12. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I cannot watch tonight’s game but it will be a thing of beauty to see Green Bay fall to 1-2.

  13. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    This is the best Vikings team ever!

  14. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    You are right about the Packers, Titus…

    The Packers are not as good as the media thinks they are…

    Seahawks should give them one heck of a game tonight being at home !!!…

    Go Seahawks !!!…

  15. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    There is a psychology within organizations– and after what happened last year for the Packers– their psyche is in a mess– they won’t admit it, nor maybe even be conscious of it. But it is there. There is doubt inside them. And pointing fingers and great disappointment. Packers win 10 games this year would be more than I expect.

  16. By PHILLYviKING on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I have to be honest here- I wasn’t excited about sum guy named Alan Williams coming to my team to coach my pathetic defense. Yes, my team- Est. 1987 !!

    But after watching three games this year, i have to say…something is different. I’m not quite sure what it is- because they’re not consistant…but something different is definately going on…and i like it!!

    Offensively- Not a problem

    Defensively- Questionable

    From what I’m seeing right now…Alan got’em playing!! And for that dam near same pathetic defense from last year, [Harrison Smith], [Josh Robinson] to come out and play that team like that….yeah, different. Just hope they can keep it up, get a little more aggressive in those crunch situations [Ind]. we got a lot of young talent [Bob Felder] and heck, even [Alan williams].

  17. By Parkway on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    It will be nice winning the superbowl in the saints dome this year while they go 2-14

  18. By Troutdaddy on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Loved the game, the tempo and a the way the Vikings executed with excellence. A few weeks back Paul Allen and Wobs were talking about how Walsh wouldn’t have a TD retuned from one of his kickoffs… Nearly happened yesterday. Glad it didn’t but they about had to eat crow. Walsh did a great job though. Most impressed with Ponder. The guy has just matured and is playing smarter football. Kyle Rudolph….. WOW- one handed wrap-around TD. Amazing. Harvin is a stallion and Peterson is just brute…Now we got Simpson back and we a will see these 4 muskateers give Ponder some real options. Deep threat, middle, left or right, I think we are going to see some stuff to get excited about. Hoping for the win again next week. Hope the team stays as fired and as focussed as they were yesterday!!!

  19. By purplehaze1 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @Parkway…brilliant…too funny…i like it…GO VIKES!!!

  20. By PHILLYviKING on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    and Titus…1998 my man…stop playing !!

  21. By Parkway on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Just doing my best Titus impression!

  22. By purplehaze1 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    hahahaha…you got it down pat…GO VIKES!!!

  23. By 61Vikings on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus
    What!!!!! You’ve done lost your mind son!! Please don’t insult the great Viking teams of the past that were far superior to this team!!!! You have to win more than 2 games to be considered one of the best ever!! I know your only kidding!!

  24. By T.HARRIS on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    That’s a good win but can we do it on the road?

  25. By QB on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil, I know your not of fan of Aromashudu, but he had two critical catches, and really wasn’t a negative at all. Take away his critical catch in the first game and these two, and I’m not so sure we are 2-1. That said, Jenkins and Burton need to go to the bench. Hopefully Wright and Simpson will be back next week.

  26. By T.HARRIS on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Good win can we do it on the road?

  27. By iaVIKE on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Jenkins needs to go. He can’t get seperation and looks even slower than last year. With Simpson coming back he won’t be seeing any playing time.

  28. By TheRealDon on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    When Jarius Wright & Jerome Simpson come back teams will be in trouble.. I said before that Wright is like a mini Harvin with the speed and with what we can do with him..

  29. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA. What I like about this team over the last decade or so is we are building for a long run at winning– But we need to live in the moment. At this moment, tell me a better Vikings team currently playing?

    This is the best Vikings team ever! EVER!

  30. By tomcat on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    my highlight of 9er game was when the g-man crushed smith on the bootleg!! i thought my neighbors were gonna call the cops! vikings 30- kittens 23. skol vikings!

  31. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    My take is the Lions will self-destruct– all psychological reasons again. They lifted above decades of poor performance last year and made the playoffs– now they are on the verge of being 1-3– they are known to goof and have penalties. Watch for them to play dirty. Vikings 34, Lions 21.

  32. By dee jay born on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @T.Harris….I agree with you 100%.Teams on the next level can win on the road.Very curious to see if we can make it happen against hostile crowds in hostile environments.As far as Sunday’s game,people overlooked Jamarcus Sanford’s play.I’ve been very critical of him because of his pass coverage,but he showed up Sunday.Making the tackle on the long kickoff return which stopped a TD,forcing the Frank Gore fumble also.Giving credit where it’s due, Jamarcus played well.

  33. By ozzinator on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    If Titus says so, then it’s so.

  34. By vikingd12 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    The best Viking team ever was the 98 Vikings ,,,It was Randy Moss’s rookie year and they scored the most points in a single season in NFL history ,..Gary Anderson missed a chip-shot field goal and we lost to the “dirty birds” Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game .As a die-hard Viking fan for 40yrs I have seen all the great teams ,,,honorable mention goes to the Viking teams of the mid 70′s under Bud Grant that went to 3 SB in 6 years ..This current edition might well be a good one but let them win a division or confrence title before we annoit then shall we?…..skol Go Vikes

  35. By Parkway on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Cook needs to find his form he had before his little legal issue otherwise we might have a long day with megatron. Raymond will miss the game too I think so sanford needs to have a big game and stop getting burned on nearly every play.

  36. By steve upstate n.y 40 year viking fan on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    ESPN hardly mentioned them.Nobody gave these guys a chance.They were underdogs under underdogs. I know it’s only 2 wins (should be3-0) But man I am proud of my Purple People Eaters. I had a good feeling from the draft to Jerome Simpson that they were going to make something happen. They way they beat the on paper super bowl 49ers shows the character of this team. They are only going to get more lethal with Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright. I hope the defense can step it up and do some swarming the ball,ball hawking. With guys like Josh Robinson great int and Harrison along with our vets.We Believe! I hope those guys on Espn will eat some cold crow today. Finally some resect. Go get em Vikes.

  37. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure the 98 team was the best– the D had issues. The Offense was the best.
    The best playoff win would be a tie between the one at Green Bay under Tice and the one under Denny Green at the Giants—- we scored twice in the last minute and a half.

  38. By iaVIKE on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Mistral Raymond won’t need Surgery, that’s great news. I wonder if they’re gunna start getting Robert Blanton some more reps at SS for the next couple of weeks? See if he can push Sanford for that spot.

  39. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is the next Tom Brady.

  40. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, just relax. You’ve been spewing nonsense all day.

  41. By Parkway on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder had a much higher QBR than Brady (and most QBs) this weekend. Was Simpson able to practice with the team during his suspension or was it a no contact kind of thing?

  42. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Anyways it will be interesting if Jairus Wright will get some playing time next week. Jerome Simpson will start so clearly that means Stephen Burton will not be playing. But in order for Wright to play, Aromoa or Jenkins will have to get benched. Based on what I have seen…Jenkins would be the guy on the bench.

  43. By sandiamond on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    not sure but Simpson could be rusty with no practice at all by rules. Back on the field this week. Hoping frazier dont go conserative and not suit up Wright again!!!

  44. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus….”At this moment, tell me a better Viking team currently playing.” ???????????????????????
    I MUST BE VERY TIRED…..WHAT????????????????
    “This is the best Viking team ever! EVER!” AGIAN, WHAT ??????????????
    Something must have got lost in the translation…..

    @vikingd12….Sorry, but the ’98 team could NOT have played with the ’69 thru ’77 teams, who, by the way went to 4 Super bowls in that 8 year span, not just 3 in 6 years.
    The offense of those years were better, some years MUCH, MUCH better than the ’98 defense.
    The “SPECIAL TEAMS” of those years were some of the best the NFL has EVER SEEN-especially in blocked kicks…..
    And the defense of those years was easily one of the top 5 of all time…the “best” defense will beat the “best” offense 9 out of 10 times….
    In 1998 there were no “GREAT” defenses, certainly none that we played.
    The closest (team) to a “great” defense in those years were the Tampa Bay Buc’s, WHO HAPPEN TO BEAT THE VIKINGS THAT YEAR (as well as Atlanta) and NEITHER of those teams defenses could hold a candle to the VIKINGS defenses of the ’69- ’77 teams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. By Dueyz on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Throttle back, chief. We had a great win against a great team. Keep perspective: we are a 3-13 team rebuilding. 8-8 from 3-13 would be a monster rebuild effort within 1 season. If you bleed purple and gold like I do, you’re going to have to bide your time for the moment. I take no pleasure in saying, we should look at next year. And perhaps the one after. It takes time to rebuild even if you’re exceptional in doing so. For the moment, every big win helps this team get to that point a year or two from now.

  46. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone calm down. I say it again, though– this Vikings team is the best Vikings team currently playing.

  47. By Dueyz on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I will give credit where it is due; MIN destroyed SF! We demoralized them, took their Mojo, and did x-rated things to their team spirit. THAT was Minnesota Vikings football!!!

  48. By Matthias on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Mistral Raymond “only” has a bruised bone:

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_get_good_news_on_Mistral_Raymond_who_wont_need_ankle_surgery092412

  49. By Ozzinator on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Spencer, Cook got schooled once again!

  50. By Parkway on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    We could realistically go 5-2 our next 7 games, but the problem is we would probably be happy to finish our last 6 games 2-4, so that would be 9-7

  51. By Matthias on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wow this kid is tall, way taller than me by the way…:

    http://www.sportsgrid.com/ncaa-basketball/isaiah-stokes-football/

  52. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hows your boy Raymond looking ozz? Oh yea…

  53. By Ozzinator on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    How come no one is talking about Mistral Raymond?

  54. By VegasVike on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Go Seahawks!!

  55. By Ozzinator on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t know sarcasm when you hear it, huh Spence?

  56. By Ozzinator on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Truely, I think Cook will be fine. Just joshin ya Spence:)

  57. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, thought you were serious haha.

  58. By sandiamond on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    ahhh want it so bad for the Pack to go down! The NFC North is just starting THIS WEEK a key game in Det. for the Vikings still have_Not proven they can beat the horses

  59. By Ozzinator on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Dang those Vikes looked good yesterday. Can’t seem to get over it!

  60. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond- your boy just keeps getting chances. If he doesnt perform, this will most certainly be his last!

  61. By Jared The Beast Allen on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I’v been saying for a while now, when you play with the lead, you’ll get sacks in the 4th. You wont get any if the other team is going to run the clock down.

  62. By sandiamond on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    ppfff… just now getting the attention he deserves! ask Paul Allen he said it today

  63. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Attention he deserves? Surely you cant be talking about Sanford right?

  64. By sandiamond on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    2 FF’s yesterday. I dont care what position it comes from… Cook not making those type plays

  65. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    ….Thats because Cook is a Cornerback!

  66. By Troutdaddy on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ok- so before I leave for a little R & R, I just had to come back to the blog and say that I hope that Green Bay gets the short end of a sharp, fat stick tonight. I would love to see the Sea-chickens give them a shak-a-lacking. Thanks for a great week Vikings and Viking bloggers. I am just in a great mood. Time to go fishing!!!

  67. By sandiamond on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @ spence you will have to check the schedule and see how many passing teams we play. Sanford stout on the any Run team in the NFL!

  68. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    This next game is the true test– on the road against a division rival who needs to win– I would argue this is a more difficult game than the one we just won. Past Vikings teams who were still finding themselves tended to get a big head from a win like yesterday– and flop the next game. So, let us support the team and hope Frazier and company prepare the team well. If we win next week in a convincing fashion, then I boldly predict we win the division.

  69. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I am Titus Flavius and I approve this message.

  70. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I like Ponder but he needs to lift his head and speak with confidence.

  71. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Here is a question– did anyone hear the gaff during the Colts game last week when the Vikes pinned the Colts in the end zone and one of our players thought he sacked the QB in the end zone? The announcer said– the Saints are signaling safety.

  72. By Purple Polar Bear Power on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Go Seahawks– show Green Bay they are washed up.

  73. By Purple Polar Bear Power on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I think Titus is the smartest one on the blog, bar none.

  74. By QB on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder will be fine, the only thing I worry about is he likes to go to Rudolph so much that he misses a wide open guy like AP in the endzone. He did the same thing in the 3rd preseason game where he forced a ball in the back of the endzone and there was a wide open fullback underneath at the goal line. But I think he’ll figure that out to his advantage at some point.

  75. By Purple Polar Bear Power on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    In two years Ponder will be rated as the best QB in the league.

  76. By RichardA1 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    This is going to be the game the Defense shows up (greenway was a pathfinder for the D, now the rest will show up!) I’ve been popping open cans of Purple flavored cans of Whoop-Ass walking around the yard kicking a stuffed Detroit Lion animal. The “D’s” “No Mercy” Defense will present itself,,,then its go berzerk time all over the Lions ass’s!!!

  77. By Brian cottage grove on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    With Jerome Simpson comming back against the lions how fast do you think he will get up to speed in the offense and how many snaps a game do you see him playing back in his first game?

  78. By RichardA1 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    He’s a experienced professional, sitting on the bench just waiting. I would think it would take a couple plays.

  79. By Parkway on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Percy Harvin: 175 All purpose yards 1 TD
    AD: 115 Yards, 1 TDs
    Rudolph: 80 Yards, 2 TDs
    Simpson: 128 Yards, 1 TDs
    Robinson: 1 INT
    H. Smith: 1 INT
    J Allen: 3 sacks

    Vikings 38
    Lions: 23

  80. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway, that a boy! Now you’re talkin’! But this will be a tough game– Lions will be desperate to win and are at home.

  81. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen will get five sacks.

  82. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Watching this Seattle game and you know what I noticed?

    THAT THE SEAHAWKS COACHES LETS THEM BOYS IN THE SECONDARY PLAY!! PRESS COVERAGE PRACTICALLY EVERY SINGLE DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. By TheRealDon on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway.. I like you now well on this blog..

  84. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, Parkway is a true fan!

  85. By rocksalt on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    how about this for sarcasm. Wizzinator… Mitt Romney represents all of the people……

  86. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    ^ LOL.

  87. By TheRealDon on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    7 sacks on Rodgers in the 1st half

  88. By Matthias on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    The seahwaks are destroying the packers… Literally… Hopefully it is going on like this.

  89. By Spencer on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I am still sort of holding my breath after that win. part of me says we turned the corner and part of me is waiting for a big letdown in Detroit.

    One thing I am certain of, though. No team is is great as their biggest win might indicate nor as bad as their worst loss may indicate. Since our worst loss thus far was by a a 3 point last second field goal…it makes me feel hopeful.

    But after that win, you can be sure we won’t be overlooked a anymore this year.

  90. By TheRealDon on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer.. I live in Sacramento,Ca and Niner fans are out here boy I loved that day..

  91. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    And the Niners could not win even though they were given a few extra time outs.

  92. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Bears and Vikings fighting for first place.

  93. By 40+yearvikefan on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    I want Wobby to put the standings up on this site so I can see our Vikings back on top of our division where we belong

  94. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Green Bay is ahead– 12-7.

  95. By Parkway on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    LOL good job refs GB loses!!

  96. By RichardA1 on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah he’s Probowl, what about the rest of the “D”, it would be nice if they showed up!

  97. By Rye on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Packers wouldn’t even have been ahead if the ref didn’t call that BAD pass interference call on the go ahead touchdown drive on third down and 2. The cal at the end just evened things out…LOL.

    On another note… I am pumped to see the Vikings with an added weapon to their offense this weekend…. WR Jerome Simpson, Percy Harvin, and Rudolph. Thinking the passing game will improve with the added threat. Simpson is definately an upgrade over Jenkins!

  98. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Green Bay at 1-2, Vikings at 2-1. Green Bay creamed at home by Niners. Vikings manhandle and dominate Niners. We could stop the season right now— it is a thing of beauty. I cannot wait for the Packers to come to the dome– hee hee.

  99. By vikingsfan1991on on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    @purple polar bear power express
    actually, the vikings hold sole possession of the nfc north. Here’s how: the vikings have two wins and one loss, as do the bears. However, the bears have a division loss, whereas the vikings do not. if two records in a division are ties, then the tie is broken by divisional record. Ergo, the vikings are tops in the nfc north. Skol Vikings

  100. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, ESPN has the Bears first.Not sure why, and I don’t want to argue with the 1991 fan, because you know way more than I do about football– that is obvious. But what I think, from my other intellectual pursuits, the Vikings have not played a division rival yet.

  101. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 24, 2012 | Reply

    But all that is a moot point, because my point was simple– both Bears and Vikings are in a duel for the division at this moment.

  102. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    Where are all the Cheeseheads now? HUH?? Where are they now? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW, CHEESEHEAD? HA HA HA HA HA.

  103. By Purple Polar Bear Power Express on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    Aromashadu had two clutch third down catches on that second TD drive– man, he is the real deal.

  104. By Dave on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    I still cant talk from that game haha too much yelling. Vikes looked great as has been stated 41929875423 times above me. I think Detroit will have issues with us considering their secondary is hurting. I have vikes and lions D for my fantasy and im not starting Detroit anymore this season. Vikes are looking better every week.

  105. By tommyt178 on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    I have been a vikings fan for along time ! i was really inpressed with ponder this game and can now see what they saw when they drafted him. I have been sick for some time with lyme disease and dont remember the last time i was so happy! Thanks Viks for putting a much needed smile on my face! PS Cant wait to see what simpson can do!

  106. By vikingsfan1991on on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    2 purple polar bear power express:
    yes i do realize this that they’re both fighting for first, i just thought everybody would like to know that. Also to clarify, 0-0 is a better division record than 0-1. But either way, just figured i’d try to make everybody think for a moment. Vikings are 20th ranked on the power polls and below all other nfc north teams despite their better record.

  107. By Brett not Favre on Sep 25, 2012 | Reply

    put webb as Qb this game with simpson against the lions trust me we will run away with game in the first half

  108. By Daniel on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome win, next sunday has to be better, sure you can

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