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Harvin 105-Yard Return TD Paces Vikings To 13-6 Halftime Lead

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 30, 2012 – 12:29 pm

Percy Harvin has been an invaluable player for the Vikings offense in 2012. To open Sunday’s game at Ford Field in Detroit, Harvin reminded everyone just how invaluable he is on special teams, too.

Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a TD, staking the Vikings to an early 7-0 lead. The Lions responded on their first series, using a 56-yard pass interference penalty to set them up for a FG. Blair Walsh tacked on a pair of FGs in the 1st half and Detroit also got another one in the 2nd quarter, and the Vikings led 13-6 at halftime.

The Vikings defense held Detroit’s offense to just 15 yards rushing in the 1st half, but Matthew Stafford kept the Lions offense in motion with 116 yards on 12 of 17 passing. Stafford’s counterpart – Vikings QB Christian Ponder – was 10 of 15 in the opening 2 quarters for 59 yards. But the Vikings passing offense was more productive than the numbers indicated. WR Jerome Simpson, playing in his first regular season game as a Viking, drew a pair of long pass interference penalties to help the Vikings move the ball.

Also helping the Vikings move the ball in the first 2 quarters was superstar RB Adrian Peterson, who broke tackles constantly and had 52 rushing yards on just 7 carries.

Aside from the pair of FGs, one of which was 49 yards, Walsh is also impressing in Detroit with 3 touchbacks on kickoffs. He now has 18 touchbacks on the season, an incredible number considering the Vikings had just 19 all of last year.

The key for the Vikings in the 2nd half will be to keep the Lions passing game at bay while turning those FG tries into TDs.


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239 Responses to “Harvin 105-Yard Return TD Paces Vikings To 13-6 Halftime Lead”

  1. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Cant keep settling for 3, need 7.

    Also, Megatron has lined up against Cook just once this entire game, they’re gonna attack J-Rob when hes matched up against him in the 2nd half.

  2. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    SHERALSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  3. By xmasboy on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    New blog yo!

  4. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    BARRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  5. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Need 7 here

  6. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    A great team puts em’ to sleep on this drive here. C’mon Ponder

  7. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    We need a nice long drive……eat up some clock

  8. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Pretty weak offense so far

  9. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Put in Webb..

  10. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Smith miffed that tackle pretty badly

  11. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kinda hoping Ponder contracts a flu on the sideline, put in Webb for a series! It worked last season haha

  12. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    missed the TD, freddogg must be going nutz!

  13. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nice stop

  14. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook I SEE YOU BOY!

  15. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    #20 making plays

  16. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandiamond,

    Did you see #55′s tackle on the punt return by Detroit? That was a game-saver for the Vikings. Is that M i t c h e l l?

  17. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yep that was great pursuit to finally end that play by M itch ell MLB

  18. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    O-line is awful today.

  19. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    #20 is Cook?

  20. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @BABA-Kluwe,

    I think our O-line is not bad running the ball, but needs work on pass blocking. They are a young line, so there is hope.

  21. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Fred.

  22. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Put in Webb for a series!!!

  23. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Even Megatron is having a bad game

  24. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    FUMBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    oops Brinkley MLB

  26. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Some inspired playcalling now please!!!!

  27. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    WE GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    That was all Jamarca!!!

  29. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    There it is Spencer! #33 GAME MVP

  30. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Smith and Sanford are like Smith-Wesson!!!

  31. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    JAMARCA SANFORD-THE GREATEST SAFETY TO EVER PLAY THE GAME..

  32. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    THATS YOUR BOY SANDIAMOND

  33. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sullivan made a block on that long run by AD.

    Who needs p@ssing?

  34. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just got home– 20-6. Looks good, but how are we really playing? I know the score does not tell all.

  35. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    K think they are catching on to the run up the middle play come on now

  36. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    How many “stunner upsets” do we need before we are called legit?

  37. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Sandy

    Sanford and Son?

  38. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sanford and Son! Ha ha ha.

  39. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    That will work fred! or sanford & co lol

  40. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Our running game looks great, and our pass rush looks great.

    Special teams are great.

  41. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    C’MON MAN-WITH THE PLAY CALLING…..

    3.5 YARDS PER PASS ATTEMPT AND 5.6 YARDS PER COMPLETION THROUGH 3 QTR’S….

    MAYBE THEY SHOULD NOT PASS AT ALL THE REST OF THE DAY…

  42. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Aside from those two big PI calls, Not seeing much from Simpson

  43. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    Jones may need to adjust the 8-8.

    UNBELIEVABLE, or are the Lions just really bad?

  44. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    c’mon Carlson looks slow… will he gel with the O?

  45. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Loadholt looked bad on that play. Jones mentioned him before.

  46. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Walsh misses

  47. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Offense is looking just terrible outside of AP doing work

  48. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jones, I adjusted from my 10-6 to 11-5 yesterday. Now, if this game holds and the margin is this large, maybe we will predict a Superbowl?

  49. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    PUT IN WEBB!!!!!

  50. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    What is it with Ponder facing Detroit, is he completely psyched out or what ?????????

  51. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    guion hurt

  52. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    And our playcalling, it’s the attitude of “oh well we are up two touchdowns so we won’t play with a sense of urgency and need to score”. And now watch detroit make it a close game at the end.

  53. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus makes no sense try adjusting once the season starts ha

  54. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Need to see GB lose to the Saints

  55. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    That’s perfect, his first miss of the year comes in a 2 possession game with over 13 minutes left, and Ponder having a terrible game against one of the league’s worst defensive backfield’s….

  56. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Now greenway being an idiot. This is typical MN vikings play

  57. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Defense is slipping…….exact same as last week.

  58. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    game over after that sack

  59. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    AGAIN, PERFECT- NOW ALL WE NEED IS FOR JARED ALLEN TO COMMIT A UNNESSESSARY ROUGHNESS FOR THE TRIFECTA OF LEADERSHIP STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Everson Griffen???!!!

  61. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    EG big time!

  62. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    EVERSON GRIFFEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond, I agree– but I am responding to what Fred said.

  64. By Eric The Red on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    WHOOO! What a great defensive stop!!! Atta boy Everson!!!

  65. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    GOT EMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  66. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    THANK YOU EVERSON GRIFFEN………..

  67. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Put in Webb? Has Ponder been bad? Score looks good.

  68. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    GRIFFEN GETS HIS SACKS IN THE 4TH QUARTER……MY KINDA PLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Everson needs to stay in the rest of the game.

  70. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    And SF 49ers were up 24-0 last time I checked.

    BUT at this time of the year we do not know who is good!

  71. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe those unnessessary roughness penalties weren’t so stupid afterall…

    I can’t stand not being able to SEE what’s going on…

  72. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    C’MON-THEY CAN’T HAVE A ROLLING POCKET AND HIT A LITTLE DUMP OFF????????????

  73. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    This is gonna bring us close to the top ten in power rankings for sure

  74. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    test

  75. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon man, put in Webb

  76. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    This is what makes it hard to enjoy vikings leads/wins. We play not to lose all the time instead of trying to win. Ponder still gets the “game manager” title.

  77. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    No matter what Chic does we are #1 in the north with a win

  78. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    And Detroit has looked bad in their home stadium. The Vikings have a lot to prove. But the jonedogg has to say that 10-6 looks very possible, with a reasonable injury log.

    Yes, jonedogg. All things are new!!!

  79. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s a link to the game if u need it.

    http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/144196/2/watch-minnesota-vikings-vs-detroit-lions.html

  80. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah prevent defense. So they’ll let them get a touchdown. Then we go three and out. Then what?

  81. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    MN a legitimate contender in 2012

  82. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    dunno why you guys are actin like we won this game already, are you watching what’s happening?

  83. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway in panic mode.

  84. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not panic mode, it’s called MN vikings football. You must be new to the vikings

  85. By TexasVikings on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Has our defense given up? They are playing like the game is over. Come on guys, step it up…

  86. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    THANK YOU ALAN WILLIAMS FOR INSTITUTING A ROTATIONAL DEFENSE..

    ALSO ON THE POSITIVE, AT LEAST PONDER HASN’T TURNED IT OVER, AND A.P. HAS HIS FIRST 100 YARD GAME OF THE SEASON….

    POOR TIMING ON COMMENT RE; ROT. DEF. BUT SERIOUS….

  87. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    New?? Born near Bemidji in 1975……New??

  88. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    We need that great double tight end offense now in these last 3 minutes!!!

  89. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    THIS ENDING IS TO TYPICAL FOR WORDS….

  90. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    This game will go to overtime

  91. By TexasVikings on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why do we always does this? I swear its like we always just give up… UUgghhh…..

  92. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Naw no OT…

  93. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    clock burn clock burn

  94. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @texas: This is what I’ve been referring to, we never win by 20+ because we just give up and play timid and prevent whenever we get a lead. We will go three and out here. Detroit has 3 timeouts and the 2 minute warning

  95. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Keep the risks minimal and just pound the ball

  96. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    risky pass to Simpson………..Interesting call

  97. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    OMG WE PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  98. By Spoiler Alert on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh shut it you two!

  99. By Baba-Kluwe on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    And that’s why we signed Jerome Simpson!!!!

  100. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED ON THE LAST K.O. NFL NETWORK (COMPUTER AND TV) HAD HARVIN RET. FOR TD, AND THEN REMOVED IT WITHOUT EXPLANATION????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????

  101. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    That rollout play has produced Nothing today…. So keep running it??????

  102. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Who’s excited for overtime?

  103. By TexasVikings on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Are you kidding me? You see, we always do this… We need a new play caller. Musgrove sucks…

  104. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome field position

  105. By TexasVikings on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    You cannot give a team like the Lions 1:42 to score because they can do it…

  106. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL overtime

  107. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Born in 1975? I don’t believe it.

  109. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not a fumble

  110. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    WINFIELD COVERING MEGATRON, ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

    YAHOO, JASPER BRINKLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    We got this one– everyone settle down.

  112. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus….Why not?

  113. By caliviking88 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    hail marys comin….cmon JAMARCA U CAN DO IT

  114. By Spoiler Alert on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    it’s not a bootleg Spence, too much pressure up the middle, he has no choice but to roll out.

  115. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Feb 25th same as Ponder

  116. By Spoiler Alert on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dont Jinx us Titus

  117. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    #98 Guion has had a great game !

  118. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    GAME OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    First place in the NFC NORTH MN VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  119. By caliviking88 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    game baby chyeeeea

  120. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Offense needs work badly, mostly Musgrave needs to go

  121. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    spoiler, I am not under such superstition or curses– I have protection against such things.

  122. By Alex on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    WE WON YES YES YES!

  123. By Spoiler Alert on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    UP YOURS BLEACHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  124. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    EVERSON GRIFFEN WITH 3 SACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. By Spoiler Alert on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, Titus. I believe you!

  126. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    GAME BALL(S) TO ALAN WILLIAMS AND EVERSON GRIFFEN

  127. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh man great Game! cheeseheads next on NATIONAL TV! hahahaha

  128. By Spoiler Alert on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    F**K YEAH!!!!!!UGHHHHH!!!

  129. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Guion SanFord Smith Griffen

    4 horesman today!!!!!

  130. By Jeffbleedspurple on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    The offense other than Peterson played awful, special teams and defense won this game. but still a win 3-1 Offense needs lots of work this week

  131. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    A W is a W baby keep it rolliingggg

  132. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    These are gonna be great post-game pressers today in Detroit.

  133. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    A question for you dudes out there:

    Would Joe Webb have been able to win this game?

    I think we have TWO GOOD QBs, and that is good to know because it’s a long season.

  134. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Absolutely Fred.

    Webb would have done wonders for us

  135. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Loadholt has got to get better. Lots of guys say he was better his rookie year. He needs to return to that form.

    What really worries me is who backs up Loadholt? Maybe those two should be rotating plays so that we have someone who can play RT at the end of the season!!!

  136. By Spoiler Alert on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    You Webb Cheerleaders make me laugh

  137. By celticvikingwarrior on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    JUST SAW S-HARRISON SMITH’S HIT ON MEGATRON IN THE ENDZONE SAVING A TD….
    HE, GUION AND A.P. ALSO GET GAME BALL(S)

  138. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Cut Spencer!

  139. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Every analyst out there can say what they will but this was a good hard fought LEGIT win against a tough team in their house. The MN Vikings are indeed legitimate contenders in 2012

  140. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I didnt hear Suhs name the whole game

  141. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    What happened to the Bills??????????

  142. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    They’re the Buffalo Bills.

  143. By TheRealDon on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    3-1 baby should be 4-0 but Im not going to get into that..Great game

  144. By TheRealDon on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titans next should be a win

  145. By caliviking88 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    what u guys think about audie cole sittin on the bench…its sucks cuz i dont think hes gunna get a chance to play …im not saying i want brinkley goin anywhere cuz hes the best hitter we got on defense if u ask me

  146. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    My selection for this weeks, “SmArTeSt Blog Entry” goes to Spencer for his comment, “C’mon man, put in Webb”

    Congrats Spencer. You are SmArT!!!!!

  147. By TheRealDon on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    caliviking88.. I like your name.. Im from cali and was born in 88

  148. By caliviking88 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    what u think about audie cole real don

  149. By TheRealDon on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dont really know to much about him..But the 2 picks he had in pre season

  150. By TheValentine84 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    After that performance, I think Alan Williams needs to come up with more ways to keep Everson Griffen on the field. Dude is a beast!

  151. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    wright, cole, blanton all far behind the starters cali. jus have to wait it out!

    packer fate fuls a whining bunch

  152. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hmmm Maybe I should have picked Spencers comment “Putt(sic) in Webb”

  153. By caliviking88 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    ya me either……hes behind jasper brinkley on the depth chart….i have a funny feeling when im watchin the game that audie cole could be better than brinkley even tho brinkley is better right now

  154. By VikesShield on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    like a boss…

  155. By purplehaze1 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    i can’t freakin believe i’m about to post this but…gotta give kudos to Klink for getting Harvin…shut the front door…105 freakin yds…1st play of the day…BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…3-1…now let’s play a number on the Titans…GO VIKES!!!

  156. By VikesShield on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    wow people still hate even if we win the game just stfu and stop being a fat A$$ toller and get a life you d i c k s (talking to the haters)

  157. By Remember what happens to Webb when hes gameplanned? on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Webb is garbage, did you watch him in preseason? MBT would be a better option.

  158. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Who was blogging to release Sanford and Sherels this week ???…

    Same person who wanted to “Put in Webb” during the game today…

  159. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, I never said to release Sanford. And I was only saying release Sherals to mess with Fred.

  160. By chris_b on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Did carlson get a catch today did they even throw it his way.

  161. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Very conservative game plan again today…

    Only play I saw called deep, was the pass to Simpson…And we had 2 pass interference calls go our way on 2 throws to Simpson…

    So why did they “stop” going to Simpson…Because they worked ???…

    Nice touch pass to Simpson late from Ponder…Just to conservative play calling for my taste…

    But a HUGE WIN for the Vikings !!!…That is what counts…

  162. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thats okay Spencer…

    Cook has a solid day… : )

  163. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    He only allowed 1 catch today.

  164. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Secondary as a whole did well…

    I like what Allen Williams is doing for this team !!… : )

  165. By Spencer on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    They were actually allowed to play press coverage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    H Smith is looking better each week also…

  167. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @OTKalil

    Stopped passing because there was deep coverage the whole game which is why we kept running the ball.

  168. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Special teams and the secondary won todays game for the Vikings…

    Who would have even thought something like that could happen…After last year…

  169. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lions had 8 men in the box most of the game…Trying to stop the run…

    They should have been able to pass the ball…

    Just lucky we have a BEAST in AP…

  170. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Crowd noise was there…It was a very good road win…

    Just not pretty…But a HUGE win…

  171. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @OTKalil———-

    Did you watch Ponders presser? He said the same but goes into a bit more detail.

  172. By Conjon on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    On Percys TD return Matt Asiata layed that punter out hahaha Matt looks great on blocking for our special teams.

  173. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder missed a few plays in the pass game today also…

    Might need to have Christian practice with more noise…Ponder looked a little confused today…Crowd noise could have been one of the problems…

  174. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    No..Didn’t see the presser…Came right here…

    Wanted to see what you guys were up too… : )

  175. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings have the monkey off their back…

    Huge division WIN today !!!…

    Look out Titans !!!…

  176. By Rudso on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Great win today for the Vikings!!! That’s what I’m talking about. Teams better circle the Vikings on their schedule now. Never like to see our offense come out of a game with 0 TDs but what a way for Special Teams and Defense to step up.

    I get more and more impressed with rookies Harrison Smith and Josh Robinson. Smith is exactly what the Vikings needed, a physical and hard hitting safety. His play on Calvin Johnson was huge. I was surprised to see J. Robinson on Johnson but his closing speed is amazing, not to mention he can put on a hit as well.

    I wanted to see more pressure on Stafford but can’t complain with a W. Good things happen when you don’t have any turnovers.

  177. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jets get CREAMED by the 49ers !!!…

    Bet the Jets go “all in” on a QB with their first pick in the 2013 spring draft !!!…

    Sanchez and Tebow are not going to get it done in Jet land…

    Tebow,Vick, Webb…Running QB’s can’t make the plays needed in the modern pas sing game era…

    They just open themselves to getting beaten up…And running themselves into positions to make BAD decisions…

  178. By TheValentine84 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    What do you bet the Jets take Barkley in the draft? Another USC QB experiment; Seems fitting.

  179. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh my GB screamin bad call again welcome to the mid range nfl!

  180. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil,

    What about Steve Young, Randall Cunningham, and Fran Tarkenton just to name a few?

    Mostly what about C. Ponder, he has to scramble for his life every game. (The Run blocking was better this week, but our young offensive line must learn how to P@ss block.)

    RG3

    etc.

    etc.

    etc.

  181. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier started his coaching career in 1988 as the first head coach at Trinity College in Illinois, now known as Trinity International University.

    He held the position for nine seasons, built the NAIA program from the ground up, and won a pair of Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference titles before he moved on to the University of Illinois in 1997 as the Illinois defensive back’s coach.

    Titus and Fred told you he could coach!!!

  182. By vikingsfool on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I Told everyone that he could coach last year. Guess the ole’ Vikingsfool is not so foolish after all.
    morons……

  183. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    To me it seemed that the Packers had it coming because they celebrate so much. It’s karma, or whatever.

    I hope someone talks to Simpson about his excessive celebrations. What goes around comes around.

    Be like Barry Sanders, and just hand the ball to the official.
    Or spike it, and get it over with. Jones does not like to see the femmy dances, or geeky belt poses. That has no place anywhere, and certainly not in the NFL.

  184. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @vikingsfool,

    Then I think we should stay behind Frazier through the bad times as well. I give up on a coach only when everyone else has already given up on him. Then all hope is probably lost.

  185. By dieseldog on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if Musgrave will ever give up on the play where Ponder rolls right while running 10 yards back behind the line of scrimmage and then tryies to throw across his body to Rudolph.

  186. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    odark30,

    JOE can play!!!

  187. By vikingsfool on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Jones-touche’
    now it’s the Musgrave haters. Fool believes he knows what he is doing with the tools he has been given. Reasons for not using Harvin much, unkown to fans, but I’m guessing it is legit. We as fans really only see what is on the surface. What goes on behind closed doors is much deeper than any of these bafoons can imagine. Anyway, I’m happy with the direction this is going and the personell that are directing it. Great win and a great start to a better season than last year.

  188. By vikingsfool on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Joe can play, but I think he is too inconsistent to be anything but a backup.

  189. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    where is wobs ?

  190. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    NO up on the pack! wobs pounding $ nickle draft in the team hotel ?

  191. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @vikingsfool,

    Like any young player, give him time to grow. He may surprise you!

  192. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    We can predict all we want. They have to do it on the field.

    Does it help for Freddie to be negative? Probably not, although that does draw attention.

    It draws attention even more than my thees, thous, and thys!!!

    I would think that if “all of us” were smart enough to SEE and comment on all the positives of the MN Vikings, that would be a winning attitude, and would help the team.

    Thou may not agree with thee.

  193. By vikingsfool on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not saying he won’t, or can’t, But the position he is in, don’t think he will ever get the chance.

  194. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Consistency is critical in the coaching profession. That is why you want to get behind our current head coach, Leslie Frazier. The following is what Bud Grant said about head coaches in a book called The Sixteenth Year:

    “If there is a shakeup, Grant said, “it usually starts with the head coach. If my job is secure and I’m not living on thin ice from game to game, then everyone around me feels a little more relaxed and can concentrate on their jobs. They’re not always worrying about what may happen to my job or their jobs.”

  195. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb might get a chance next week for the rest of the season! The Jones boy does not have a crystal ball, I don’t think you do either!!!

  196. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    “I’ll tell you what kind of manager Ralph Houk was: even the guys who didn’t play liked him, which is about as big a compliment as you can pay a manager. He made you want to play for him because he was so nice and because he treated you like men. Plus Ralph was an excellent judge of talent, and he always tried to protect his players.”
    Sparky Lyle talking about Ralph Houk, MLB manager who won
    Three pennants and Two world championships for the NY Yankees.

    I have a feeling Frazier has a coaching style similar to Houk. This is the style more and more coaches are going to because it just makes a lot of sense.

  197. By Frederick Jones on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings should keep Joe Webb ready, because the franchise could depend on it. We as fans should PUMP Joe up!!!

  198. By Mike B. on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I am not understanding you Ponder doubters. We did what we needed to do to win a game today in a vistors location. Webb will remian on the bench at least for the forseeable future. AP gets a 100yrd day. It was a successful outting for the team. There is a case for not doing anything to lose a game too.

  199. By vikes or die on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Im a steam roller baby. I am gonna roll all over Mo Town!. How bout that “d” yo!!!!

  200. By Parkway on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder made maybe two mistakes today, but the lack of offense is ALL on Musgrave

  201. By vikes or die on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Their is nothing wrong with our offence. The coaches slowed the game down in the 2cd half after we had a good size lead, to run the clock down. I guess they actually have confidence on our defense, that delivered!.

  202. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I refuse to feel a need to protect the character of a winning QB on the field…

    And compare him to a running back QB sitting on the bench…Doing nothing but collecting a check for doing nothing…nuff said…

    It’s like comparing oranges to rotten apples !!!..

  203. By A True Vikings Fan on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @spencer dude you are the biggest hater and act like you know things but you really dont, why the heck would we put webb in when christian ponder is the man

  204. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings had 227 TOTAL yards on offense today…

    No TD’s rushing…No TD’s pas sing…

    Did Frazier and Musgrave do a good job game planning on offense today ???…

    I just do not happen to agree…Some fans might…

    Great to have a HUGE win !!!…Special teams and defense leading the way…

  205. By habs001 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    This is the type of game the Vikings would have lost the last 2 years…This game is a confidence builder knowing that the offense did not produce much points but the team still won…If this game was played 10 times chances are the Vikings would not win more than 2 times but good teams find a way to way to win

  206. By chris_b on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    our 25 million dollar TE caught a pass today but it went for -1.

  207. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I said we would be 7-3 at the BYE and everyone hated on me. Now, it seems pretty accurate– one thing, our games after the BYE will be very tough– and now teams are starting to look at us no longer as an easy win.

  208. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh DANG– just came back from a light bike ride– Saints lost! Dang!

  209. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings offense played very well today. Sure there are things we could have done better. Our coaching staff is making very intelligent calls based on what the other teams defense is doing. I am impressed that we are as composed as we are. I see no panic in the ranks. As a matter of fact I have not seen panic since Webb last played. I think the team as a whole is doing very well not forcing plays.

    The passing game IS lacking for a few diff reasons. Jerome will warm up. Remember, this is his first reg season start in many months without the advantage of team practice. HE WILL WARM UP…..He and Ponder are veritable strangers right now. Again why force the play when you have the RBs that we do to fall back on?? If the only room the other team is giving us is short yardage run plays…….SO BE IT!!!!!! AP and company can turn those short runs into first downs all night. (usually.)

  210. By dee jay born on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Defense stepped up big time.Especially the front 4.Good game.Everson Griffin(long overdue).Shut down Lions running game without too much blitzing.I’m more and more impressed with the secondary.Good job.Ponder was adequate.AD is getting there.Percy Harvin,critical for us as usual..Marcus Sherels…..FINALLY!!!.Keep focused y’all,more work to be done..

  211. By vikingbob136 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Fred Jones
    Dear Mr Jones. Please let me know what year Ralph Houk led the Yankees to 3 pennants and 2 WS championships. You are probably wrong but let me know what you discover.
    Thanks

  212. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Definately the LAST time I will be rooting for the Saints, like I was today…

    It would have been so cool, if the Packers would have lost again on a questionable call…

    But is was not meant to be, I guess…SHUX !!!

  213. By Parody on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – Defense and specîal teams kept the Vikings’ offense from needing to scòre TDs. You may not like it, but that’s the type of game that Frazier likes to play. Long, worn out drives with a lot of running, eating up clock time and taking a tòll on the defense’s endurance. Against a team like Detriot, it works well because it gives them fewer chances to catch the defense out of position, which is easy to do when you have weapons like Stäfford and Megätron to use…

  214. By Parody on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Look at the stats. Megãtron was just able to cross over 50-receiving yards for the day, with a forced-drop in the endzone as the clósest thing he had to a scôre. That speaks volumes. .

    If you want a high scõring game, you should go root for the Patriots or Texans. This team isn’t set up to win in shootouts, and that’s not the way they play. Their method works, as is evidenced by our 3-1 record. If they can keep things rölling the same way over the majority of the season as they have in the past two weeks, we’re going to be a big surprise when we march into the playoffs.

  215. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    It will be nice to have the Vikings back on home turf again next Sunday…

    “There is no place like home”…To help get sluggish offense back on track…And really get the defense shining also…

    I expect a nice game all around next Sunday for the Vikings…Early prediction or not… : )

  216. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    What the……….who makes a baseball reference in a Vikings blog? I keep a softball batt and a loaded five shot revolver next to my bed……That last statement is by far more interesting than the last decade in the MLB……shame

  217. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…At what point in any of my posts, did I criticise special teams, the secondary…
    Or the defense ???…

    Or Ponder ???…Or any players at all ???…

  218. By Parody on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – my comment was in reference to your criticism of the coaches’ gameplan:

    ‘No TD’s rushing…No TD’s pas sing…

    Did Frazier and Musgrave do a good job game planning on offense today ???…

    I just do not happen to agree…Some fans might…”

    I got the impression that you didn’t like the fact that we weren’t slinging the ball downfield for 40+ points on the night. I pointed out that we didn’t need it, and that the plan the coaches have works. If they start trying to “fix” it, things could get much worse.

  219. By vikes or die on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    The offense is good to go. A work in progress if you will. The bottom line is to get the “W”. It was a complete team effort. And thats what it will take to get to the big show. Our TEAM is very strong ACROSS the board!

  220. By OTKalil2012 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…My reference was the fact of only getting 227 yards of total offense in a game…

    And O TD’s from the offense…

    How long will the Vikings keep winning games…With those kind of stats ???…

  221. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Those 227 yards of offense do not include big plays like Jeromes 2x PI calls for first downs on third and long. Stats can be misleading.

  222. By vikes or die on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Quit looking at the offensive stats!!!. Once we got the lead, we ran the ball and threw when we had to, to keep the clock running, to run the clock down! And our defense came through with the 2cd “rated” offense in the NFL. Our offense did its part. They did what they were asked to do, early in the year. Which was slow down, pound it, and run the clock out.

  223. By odark30 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sigh…….still no updated power rankings…….

  224. By Parody on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – My reply was indicating that they didn’t need to do more than that. That’s the way that the team rolls! Why try to run up the score with big flashy plays and chance making mistakes and creating injuries if you can win handily without it?

    Special teams won the game, no question. If they hadn’t gotten those two big scores, you would have seen more flash from the offense. The fact is that it wasn’t needed, so it wasn’t used.

  225. By sandiamond on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    some are blind to the situation some are not. Yes, the offense needs plenty of work!

  226. By A True Vikings Fan on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with titus release spencer
    #TeamReleaseSpencer lol

  227. By vikes or die on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I love watching this Giants- Eagles games. The home fans in Filly always put the the of god in their own players. But I still have my money the Giants. Well,… at least tonight.

  228. By vikingsfan1955 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Now I have to say I love the team for proving me right so far, I have said this is a complete team young but with great potential. Ponder is doing very well, no not much offense this game but he held his composure and didnnt turn the ball over. Can you see this team in another yr wow, and that said can the nay sayers give the coached their props. I defend your right to say how you feel but still when they show what they have this yr lets give it up to them. Defense great game great game you are showing more every game that your in it to win it. This team plays for these coaches they love them and this has a no give up attitude. Harvin AP, you are freaks of nature and we love you and with the 2 of you we will make the playoffs. Coaches great game plan and if we don’t get it this yr I know next yr we will be one of the most if not the most feared teams in the league. We have tenn titians next so don’t take them or any team light. Still we should be 4 and 1 next week.Can you believe we were predicted to be one of the worst teams in the league and last in our division. No ones laughing or taking us lightly anymore.

  229. By tommyt178 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Put in webb serious u got be kidding did u watch preseason at all ! He wouldnt start for any team ! All he can do is run! what a joke u sound like a fool !

  230. By vikes or die on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is the Bomb. Anybody who says different is an idiot. Enough said.

  231. By vikes or die on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder has enough athletic ability to be a great QB in this league. But did you know his IQ is close to genius. He is basically still a rookie, hence, still learning. LOOK OUT, because he is not even close to what he will become in the NFL!!!!!!!!

  232. By Fran on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    Did you know Steven Hawking’s IQ is close to genius? Keep drinking your Miller lites kid.

  233. By viking181164 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    take harvin and pete out of the game and its over on offense…musgraves has no creativity..none

  234. By viking181164 on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    we need to find a wide receiver that can get open down the field,or at least run good routes..

  235. By steven on Oct 1, 2012 | Reply

    Viking umm yea simpson can do that but this was his first game back from suspension wait till next week and you will see

  236. By NO WORRIES ! on Oct 1, 2012 | Reply

    GO VIKES ! KEEP THOSE W`s COMMING !!!
    SAY NO TO JOE ……. HE`S A BACKUP ….
    Harvin is AWSOM !!

  237. By viking181164 on Oct 1, 2012 | Reply

    @ steven when greenbay (sorry for typing that in here ) can put out 7 receivers and all of them produce…the vikes have problems with weapons ..

  238. By Frederick Jones on Oct 2, 2012 | Reply

    There are some ridiculous misunderstanding concerning Joe Webb. I will continue dicussing this on the latest blog…

  239. By TXVIKING on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    EVERYONES A COACH IN HERE.

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