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6 Vikings-Bears Storylines To Follow

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 21, 2012 – 7:33 am

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s finally time for the Vikings to flip the calendar away from their bye week and begin on-field preparations for the Chicago Bears. With 6 games to play, the NFC race is wide open. And the Vikings have an opportunity to move into a tie in the division standings with Chicago if they can get a tough road win in the Windy City.

Here are 7 Vikings-Bears storylines we’ll be chasing this week in advance of the Sunday’s showdown between division rivals Minnesota and Chicago…

1. Will Percy Play?
There’s a big question mark for the Bears offense heading into Sunday’s game (more on that next), but the Vikings also have a key offensive player dealing with an injury and dealing with uncertainty about his availability for Sunday. Percy Harvin suffered a sprained ankle in the Vikings Week 9 loss in Seattle, and the injury prevented him from playing in Week 10 against Detroit. The injury also prevented Harvin from practicing on Monday as the Vikings came back to work from their bye week. Will the injury prevent Harvin from playing this Sunday, too? Only time will tell.

2. Cutler’s Status Remains Uncertain
The Bears are in a similar situation with starting QB Jay Cutler that the Vikings are in with Harvin. Cutler sustained a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit with Texans LB Tim Dobbins in Week 10 and he had not sufficiently recovered from the concussion to play in last Monday night’s game against San Francisco. As of Wednesday morning, Cutler had still not been cleared to return, and his comments to reporters earlier in the week didn’t clear up the situation. I don’t expect much clarity on this over the next couple days, and it wouldn’t be surprising to go into the weekend not knowing if Cutler will play or not. If Cutler doesn’t play, backup QB Jason Campbell would likely start in his place. Campbell started on Monday night in San Francisco and struggled in a lopsided defeat. In the loss, Campbell was banged up as well, and if he’s unable to play it would be the newly-signed Josh McCown who would suit up.

3. Bears Looking To Fix Offensive Line Woes
For anyone who watched the Bears-49ers Monday Night Football game this past week, the most glaring weakness for Chicago was the play along their offensive line. San Francisco pressured Campbell all night, battering him from start to finish and collecting 6 sacks along the way. It was the 3rd time the Bears had allowed 6 or more sacks in a game this season, and only the Arizona Cardinals have allowed more sacks this season. It doesn’t matter who the QB is – Cutler, Campbell or Johnny Unitas – when you allow that much pressure you’re not going to move the ball down the field. Obviously the Bears will work this week to fix the issues along their line, and the Vikings will look to continue exposing whatever flaws remain. It will be a good subplot in this week’s matchup.

4. Can Adrian Peterson Continue His Climb?
What Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has done to this point in the season is remarkable. Coming off of reconstructive knee surgery, Peterson is the NFL’s rushing leader by a healthy margin (123 yards over Marshawn Lynch) and he’s actually on pace for a career-high in rushing yardage (1,804 yards). For my money through 10 games, he’s a legitimate MVP candidate and he is without question the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year. He’s returned from a serious knee injury to become arguably a better player now than he was before the injury. And he was already the NFL’s beset RB before his injury. Can Peterson continue his incredible season against Chicago? If he can, it will only add to the unbelievable season Peterson is putting together. The Bears rank 8th against the run and 5th overall on defense, so this will be a great challenge for both Peterson and Chicago’s defense.

5. Vikings Must Stay Away From The Giveaway
The calling card for the Bears this season has been their dominating defensive effort on a week-in, week-out basis. They lead the NFL in takeaways with 30, and 17 of those 30 takeaways are INTs. Incredibly, the Bears have returned 7 of those 19 INTs for TDs, also tops in the NFL. The Bears defense is not only good at taking the ball away, but they are extremely good at scoring once they do take the ball away. The Vikings have been middle of the road in giveaways, ranking tied for 15th with 16 turnovers. Of those 16 turnovers, 8 have been lost fumbles and 8 have been INTs. The key for the Vikings is not to become conservative so as to prevent turnovers. That is playing into the Bears hands and will make it hard to score. The Vikings will be cognizant of staying away from the giveaway while also choosing the right times to be aggressive in an attempt to put enough points up on the board to take pressure off their own defense and try to come away from Soldier Field with a big win. Can the Vikings strike that balance? It’s one of the biggest subplots to this matchup.
6. Can The Vikings Solve The Soldier Field Jinx?
Fans hear all the time about how hard it is to win on the road in the NFL. Many times, this can be an overblown aspect. But when you’re talking about playing on the road in Soldier Field, it’s not talked about enough. Just look at the numbers. The Vikings last won at Soldier Field in 2007, and that was thanks to late-game heroics by Adrian Peterson and Ryan Longwell. Aside from that 2007 road win in Chicago, the last time the Vikings won at Soldier Field was in 2000. That’s just two road wins against Chicago since 2000. Leslie Frazier has not defeated the Bears as the Vikings Head Coach and the Vikings haven’t logged a win over their division rivals since Brett Favre got the job done in 2009.


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226 Responses to “6 Vikings-Bears Storylines To Follow”

  1. By vikingbob136 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    There is only ONE story line .Get it done. Play 60 minutes of mistake free football and shut Cutler down. Blitz Cutler as much as possible. Bears O.L. can’t handle
    pressure as seen last Mon nite.
    Time to take a big step forward.
    Happy Turkey day !!

  2. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Big “IF” Texans play at Deroit on Turkey Day. IF the Lions were to beat those cowpokes, this would put the status of the Vikings much higher then it is now.

    Go Lions! Chew on those Turkeys from Texas!

  3. By john 61 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    play good football,get after them all night win or loose ,we meet them agian we need 1 of these games,go vikes

  4. By New Vike on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Im no math major, but i believe there are only 6 storylines there Wobby…

  5. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    you can bet that Mike Tice (Remember him?) will be working overtime.

  6. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    New Vike

    Wobby will put in number 6 after the game.

  7. By Simon (UK Fan) on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Keys to the Game:

    1) Win the turnover battle
    2) Pressure Cutler/Campbell
    3) Keep feeding the beast Adrian Peterson
    4) Spread the ball around regardless of Percy’s involvement
    5) Touchbacks and Good Punting

    Losing Percy was a blessing in disguise, Wright stepped up, Rudolph emerged, even Aromashodu made a play. AP can rush for over 100 yards with a couple scores, Ponder must play smart football. On defense, we need to be gap sound and stop Forte. Provide pressure to the QB forcing errors. We did well containing Fitzgerald & Johnson (Week 4) so Marshall should be no exception.

    I predict Vikings 27 Bears 24

  8. By purplehaze1 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wobby…’Their’…refers to possession…’There’…refers to direction/place…GO VIKES!!!

  9. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Before you ask, the game is on CBS at 11:30 AM CDT.

  10. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Does someone knows how Percy harvin is doing and cook?

  11. By iaVIKE on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Deertracks – Why would two NFC North teams be televised on CBS? It will be on FOX

  12. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    iaVIKE

    If you get up off your fat butt and look up NFL, you would see it listed under CBS!

  13. By All Day Every Day on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Play and simple: Adrian Peterson All Day. He cannot be stopped.

  14. By iaVIKE on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    :SIGH:

  15. By iaVIKE on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Ha might wanna check your sources there deertracks. Relax dude, i wasn’t attacking you, just want people to know what channel the game is actually gunna be on… and quit posting under my name man, it’s really gettin old

  16. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Straight from the NFL Game Center as follows..

    Texans at Lions—CBS 12:30 PM ET.

    Redskins at Cowboys–FOX 4:15 PM ET

    Patroits at Jets NBC 8:20 PM ET.

    Have a little faith in others, iaVIKE.

  17. By iaVIKE on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Ahhh you’re talkin bout the Houston/Detroit game? I was thinkin the Vikes/Bears game….

  18. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Did FOX buy out CBS? That would be news indeed..

    That would be like the Vikings winning the Superbowl come February Ike.

  19. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings Bears game isn’t listed for Thankgiving Day..

    As stated above more then once Lions/Texans game is.

    Truce, I am tired of the BS.

  20. By iaVIKE on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I misunderstood deertracks. I assumed you were talkin bout the Vikes/Bears game since the title of the thread is “Vikings Bears storylines”, but once again i wasn’t attacking you, just pointing it out

  21. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is the best QB in the league

  22. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I am sure Wobbs missing the number 6 will “peak” some interest from Titus later in this blog… : /

    I think IF Wobbs had a number 6 storyline…It might read…

    6…And with the nice showing rookie Jarius Wright made in the first game he played in week 10 against Detroit…Has Wright done enough to warrant starting at WR the rest of this season…

    And if Wright has earned that starting position…Which player will be demoted to the bench ???…

  23. By Everyone on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    deertracks, I know you have to be a young girl probably under the age of 15 with the way you cry all the time, so please do not take the the wrong way. You drive everyone on this site insane with your post. You jump in on conversations that no one wants you in. Please stop posting under all your names.

  24. By Everyone on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    BlueBird7
    Please don’t change your name to somthing else and continue your aggrivating post.

    Signed everyone in history that has seen one of your post.

  25. By iaVIKE on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    haha great now he’s gunna think that’s me ^ and start posting under my name again….

  26. By Spencer on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Anybody plan on doing some Black Friday shopping this year..?

  27. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Please. please, please– Wobbles find a new way to title your articles. AND, remember, you never start a sentence with a number in numerical expression– always as a spelled out word. That is a no-no, son!

  28. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Fifty ways to leave your lover…

  29. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Nine reasons Jay Cutler is a better QB than Campbell.

  30. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Fifteen takes on why it is colder in November than July in the northern hemisphere, but the opposite down under.

  31. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    EveryoneBS

    First of all BlueBird7 is the Radio call sign I had when I was in actual combat.

    It is something a worthless piece of dirt such as yourself wouldn’t and never could understand. Make fun if you will. It is people like you that makes me wish the Russians would have dragged your sorry a-s-s off to Siberia to make icecubes
    out of glaciers.

    Ask Titus for instuctions on how to compose a post.

  32. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Ninety ways Ponder is the best QB of all time

  33. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    iaVIKE

    Didn’t think it was you, just some clown trying to get the two of us at each other.
    Won’t work unless (it) starts up with some of the others. Go out and step in front of a bus Or. anything thing else that will put an end to your wortless dirt-bag life!

  34. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Thats for “Everyone”

  35. By greatirishpotatofamine on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I dont think the battle of narnia counts as actual combat deertracks

  36. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder & Ryan vs Cardinals…

    Ponder..8/17 58 yds..3.4 avg…1 TD’s…2 ints…18.0 QBR…

    Ryan..28/46…301 yds…6.5 avg…0 TD’s…5 ints..31.2 QBR…

    The Vikings had a hard time throwing the football…But have the best RB in football, that helped them win the game…

    The Falcons have arguably the best 2 WR tandem in football…And could not even score a passing TD against the Cards…

    Ponder did throw a TD against a GREAT pass defense…While throwing 29 less times, than Matty ice did…And without throwing to R white or J Jones on the outside…

    I am not claiming Ponder is the best in the game…

    But for a young QB without any solid help at WR…But I think he is doing okay…

    The best, struggle against good defenses…Like the Bears coming up…I “expect” trouble passing the ball…And if we win…Expect AP and the ground game will be a MAJOR factor….But hope Ponder can do “enough” with the passing game to keep the defense off balance…

  37. By novascotiavike on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, can you tell me how to compose a post, or, failing that, how to compost ??

  38. By novascotiavike on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, can you tell me how to compose a post, or, failing that, how to compost ??

  39. By novascotiavike on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    2 for the price of one, I see.

  40. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    HERE IS THE TITLE:

    6 Vikings-Bears Storylines To Follow

    HERE IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH:

    Here are 7 Vikings-Bears storylines we’ll be chasing this week in advance of the Sunday’s showdown between division rivals Minnesota and Chicago…

    WOBBLES– I AM NOT TRYING TO PICK ON YOU– TRYING TO UP YOUR GAME, YOUNG MAN! You went to too good a college to write as you do– the other day peak instead of peek? REALLY? COME ON!!! Stop cutting and pasting from past articles and then actually proofread your material– and not with spellcheck, but with your gray matter!!! This stuff is an embarrassment to the league!

  41. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I believe compost is the correct term– it all stinks.

  42. By novascotiavike on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    HAAAAAAAAAAAA !

  43. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    AND WOBBLES— Start a sentence with a number ONLY if you spell that number out as a word; do not use a numeral. Look it up in any style guide.

  44. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I got to stop playing games– I have a lot of writing to do.

  45. By ?! on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    + Could be ANYONE on ths here Vikes Sight!

  46. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Alright I understand that not everyone likes eachother here, (I ahve my issues with certain idiots too) but if someone said that at any point they defended this country or were military members. I am not sure that joking about it, with everything going on in this country right now or over the last 15 years, is the way to go… Kind of low in fact. I was fine with the conversation till potatofamine decided he wanted to pipe up and knock someone for being part of the military. THATS BS!!!!! even the guy that he is fighting with didn’t say that. your a JOKE potatofamine, you don’t deserve to be part of the united states. You must be from Canada – they couldn’t win a fight if someone forefitted before it started.

  47. By rory from n.w.ark on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    We obviously cannot expect the Bears to play as bad as they did monday nite BUT We have to take advantage of their mindset,obviously when you get thumped as they did it will effect your mind,confidence and hopefully timing,We have to get off to a fast start and keep pressure on Cutler who I believe will start,they are just trying to let us hang but we better be ready for Cutler.A.P. needs to continue his terror and he will get his usual 150 yards plus,We have to win the turnover battle and that means get pressure on Cutler and of course play our best run stop defense,We can win this game and really we have to ,which will put pressure on the Packers also.. We have our own destiny in our hands ,GO VIKINGS TIME TO TAKE CARE OF BEARS NOW,JUST LIKE WE TOOK OUT THE KITTENS.

  48. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    There’s nothing noble about being in the military fighting for corporate interests and oil

  49. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway, do you drive a gasoline-driven car?

  50. By sandwiches91 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    ffs the guys 15 years old and lies about everything hes obviously never been to war. and when u address me its GREATIRISHPOTATOFAMINE

  51. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    If Cutler does not play and Campbell does that could be a major help for the Vikes D. Campbell is just not suited to pass behind an O-line with no skills. Cutler has been taking hits for years now, In fact I am supprized that he is not dead. Though I am not a fan of cutler (for many reasons, and he is a baby) that guy takes a lot of hits. Brandon Marshall can also be shut down by playing B*U*M*P and run covereage. If you get him good enough, he will get frusterated and start making big mistakes like penalties for example.

    Bears D is going to be a good test for our young QB and lack of passing offense. AD should have a big game, as the 9ers posted some good game film on running between the tackles as they did with Gore. Which as well all know is AD’s signature run. HE loves going between the tackles. AP should have a good game at least 115 yrds on 20+ carries. and a score.

    This Bears D is coming off what I would describe as embarrassing loss to the 49ers under a 2nd string QB (don’t get me wrong I thinked he played lights out). But look for them to have a huge come back game at home. TIllman and Jennings and Wright will be right back at it trying to pick off Ponder where ever they can. Bears don’t do a lot of disguising on D, but they don’t have to when they put up big numbers on Dfense.

    The Vikes can win but we have to play hard, sound, disciplined football. No turnovers, limited penalties, and if Cutler doesn’t play we should be able to win.

    Vikings trend: Everytime we are favored to win – we lose by a lot
    Everytime we are favored to lose we are able to pull out the win… No one (except vikes fans) thinks we are going to win… NO ONE. so you know what that means… BIG WIN FOR THE VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. By sandwiches91 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    my friends call me sandwiches though

  53. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I think you do a great job Wobbs !!…

    Thanks for looking up some wording for us before…So we can use the words Christian,pass and passing…If you can sometime…Can you work on p a s s e s and b u m p ???…

    Those 2 words are hard to keep out of conversations…While talking coverages and such…

    GO VIKINGS !!!

  54. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway… Just because the government has other objectives… Dosen’t mean you should look down upon the people that no other choice and are only following orders from their superiors. There is nothing noble about war, there is however nobility in doing what you think is right, whether your correct or not… If you have respect for your country you have to respect the military and everyone who fights in it. They put their lives on the line eveyday.. that within itself is noble.

    I have a few buddies in the military that don’t agree for one second why they are there… but it is not about fighting for a government, its about your brother next to you. you look out for him and he looks out for you. Without him, you are dead. Have some respect dude!!!!

  55. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil, sorry– but the writing on here is sub-par.

  56. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Muskyfever, speaks truth.

  57. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    They chose to go into the military in the first place so they would not have to follow orders from their superiors if they were not in the military in the first place.

    And I do not believe in country, I believe in humanity rather than arbitrary separations of state much like religion separates everyone as well.

  58. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway, you are under ideological control of superiors you are not even aware of– and thus, you are under a spell no less than those you judge.

  59. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I have heard your lines before…

  60. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Tell me you are not speaking of god Titus

  61. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    No, of course not.

  62. By Spencer on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

  63. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    You think your ideology is unique? Or that there are benign powers behind your stand? They have people like you on a string to parrot their views under the guise of social justice and progressivism, but they only use you to access a transference of power from an old regime to their new order (yep– you are a pawn who believes you are not– the ultimate deception).

  64. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway you are clearly as liberal as they come. So liberal in fact that you can’t even see the truth kicking you in the mouth.

    Some people have to join the army/ military so they can further succeed in life. Someone with opinions like yours are usually (not always) people that had most of their life handed to them on a silver spoon. They just don’t understand what “hard times” means. My best friend is a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot. He joined the military so he could support his daughter and pay for school so his family could have a better life than he did. His family had no money and by the age of 16 he was living on the street. So your right, he had a choice… Die or join the military… what would you choose.

    Again this is a football site. I don’t want to get into a converssation with stubborn people that are to ignorant to see things from an opposite perspective. If you are unable or unwilling to try and listen.. than you are not worth my time and effort. Just another D bag american that thinks everything should just be given to them without having to work for it.

  65. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Yes that is in the handbook of what to say to people who go against the grain. Next you will talk about marxism, communismt, facisism etc etc…..

  66. By TT33 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    muskyfever, seems like you are not seeing the opposite perspective either… so you’re a hypocrite that is now calling someone names for having a different view than yours. think before you run your mouth

  67. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    LOL it’s incredible how wrong you are. He could have worked at McDonalds, or any other minimum wage job rather than join the military. You don’t need to always think in ultimatums.

    And you are thinking of liberal in the sense of liberal and conservative the way they are represented now. The are the same product bought by corporations. I’m actually pretty conservative in the traditional view, but really I would rather not place myself into any category because partisanship is really arbitrary.

  68. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway

    I didn’t have a choice wheither or not to join the military. You sound like some of the other draft dodgers around here. Next war, with Iran or Syria YOU do the fighting or just curl up in a rathole somewheres. We will find you. Bang, Bang.

  69. By Greatirishpotatofamine on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    U r g-a-y musky fever

  70. By TT33 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    is that all your tiny mind can comprehend bluebird? because parkway doesn’t believe in war or the military that means you’re going to shoot him (bang,bang) you’re not making a legit case for yourself….you sound like a complete neanderthal that shouldn’t be able to own a gun…

  71. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Oh you mean when they come up with a false flag for a reason to go to war to invade other countries? I’m so worried. Ever wonder why fighting never occurs on American soil? It’s probably because we have never been attacked or in danger of being attacked as much as the government would love to have you believe otherwise.

    You did have a choice whether or not you wanted to join the military. I’m sorry you were unaware of other options. Saying that you had to join the military or die is the most absurd thing I’ve heard.

    Instead of struggling to make it, you would rather go kill other people and/or support the machine that kills other people pointlessly shows 0 integrity whatsoever and is not something to be applauded.

  72. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Muskyfever

    TT33 and Parkway have no idea what you are talking about. Might as well save the time, as “people” like them won’t fight for anything, not even thier famlies.

    And THANK you for sticking up for the Military.

  73. By TT33 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    clearly, ignorance is bliss eh bluebird?

  74. By Greatirishpotatofamine on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    U guys it was just a narnia joke everyone chillax

  75. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Some people are really blind to reality it’s sad.

  76. By H.M.G. on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    How is Percy’s ankle?

  77. By CaribooBill on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Musky – be careful about what you say about Canada!

  78. By CaribooBill on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Musky – 158 CANADIAN soldiers have died in Afghanistan since 2002 – I think you owe them an apology.

  79. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    CaribooBill

    Don’t tell that to those two cowards TT33 and Parkway. They will tell you those brave Canadian troops were fools and were fighting for Big Oil.

    I did fight along side of the Canadians and found them very good fighters.

  80. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Cariboo

    I do not believe Musky was talking about Canadian troops.

  81. By CaribooBill on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    BB& – thank you for your comments, but I would like to hear from Musky directly.

  82. By ?! on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I want the bares to beat the woodchoppers from Minnesoda.
    leave some for greenbays to finish them up.
    I want them to putt ponder under the stand..hes no good anyways

  83. By Gilberator on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    This is Vikings.com…..right?!?!
    Hoping to see a great result from Ponder and the Vikes sunday!!! I feel as though the pack and da bears are beatable at home after their recent showings. Our away games will be trouble. If we can beat the Bears sunday we willl be looking good for the rest of our schedule. Packers dont scare me. They have the ability to put up alot of points but they haven’t been getting it done. Anyone know the status of Mathews? Hopefully hes out for one of our clashes at least :/

  84. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I Appologise to the Canadians.. It was a way for me to try and deflect my anger towards some of the wonderful people on this site. For that comment I am sorry. I am greatfull for all solider that fight for me and with our soliders as well. So cariboobill your right… that was not OK in any way

  85. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    it wont let me post the rest of what I wrote

  86. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    and no I was not talking about canadian troops

  87. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    TT33.. I see the other side. I get that some of the Govt. issues are jaded and not worth fighting for.. but that dosen’t mean that do fight are un noble. I was never in the military, but I have lost one brother, 3 friends, an uncle, and a cousin. to wars since 2002. I will NEVER back down when someone says that people who fight for you and I, are not noble, regardless of the cause.

    Other than that this conversation is not worth my time. and apparently I am G-a-y according to potatofamine. which either means he thinks I am a h-o-m-o or a D bag… Good insult… LOL I wish people would make me laugh more often…

    BB7 – I know you know what I am saying man. I understand what our troops go through I work with injured soliders once ever few months. I work with Children of parents who were killed in the war. I take veterans out fishing every verterans day for the last 10 years. I make sure to help in any way that I can because they put so much on the line the least I can do is show my respect.

    I don’t expect anyone to do what I do, but a simple understanding and respect of what goes on beyond the sheltered walls of America is all that I ask… Is that really too much?

  88. By ?! on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    dont be fooled by my name as ?! cuz this is deertracks. i like to pretend to be other ppl…..dam im lonely

  89. By CaribooBill on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Musky – thank you. I was pretty sure that you were just venting, given the subject matter. People in the military are often maligned for the actions of the very few that shock people (My Lai and Bahgreb). I believe that the vast majority of the military are honourable people. The honour of military people doesn’t belong in the conversation about whether or not a war should be fought.

  90. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I couldn’t agree more CaribouBill

  91. By habs001 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    If there ever was a week to win in Chicago it is this week..Vikings had a bye..Bears played monday on the west coast and may not have their starter qb….This game will decide if playoff talk continues for the Vikings or the focus for the next 5 weeks will be getting better for next year…..

  92. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway, you really have no clue as to what I wrote, do you?

  93. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings are 17 and 7 coming to play after a bye. Bears are a tough team at home and we have not won there since 2009 when we had Favre. This should be a good game, but our D needs to play better than theres. If that happens and AP has a big game we may be able to sneak this one by Da bears. If we can win on the road, it will make winning at home that much easier.

    But if we have to go 4 – 2 through the next six games. then the two will have to be either this game or next game and the houston game. We would have to win every other game outside of that. Houston is the only team on the schedule with an all around balanced team. Good D, good O-fense.

    Packers have a good Ofense, not good D
    Bears have good D, but very inconsistent Ofense.
    Rams…. well c’mon its the rams

    Houston… Good at both. That is the only big issue I see coming. We can fair well agaisnt teams with one strength… BUT TWO??? idk man

  94. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Musky– we lost there in 2009– I remember that game well– Gruden kept calling Favre the old fox and marveled at how he ran the offense– we came back late in the game from a huge deficit– and on 4th and goal in the final minute Favre threw a TD pass (was it to Rice?) and we went to OT– we lost when AP fumbled. Saints sighed, because we would have had home field throughout– I believe it was a Monday night game.

  95. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Packers have a good Ofense, not good D
    Bears have good D, but very inconsistent Ofense.
    Rams…. well c’mon its the rams

    Well, here is my take on your observations, Musky.

    Packers scored 6 TDs in Houston– so do they need a defense?
    Bears D is part of their Offense- they score more than any other D
    Rams, well, they are at home and think of Tampa Bay- suppose to be easy win, right? No such thing.

  96. By Tim S on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I love how more than half of these blogs turn into meaningless debates over something non related. Can we get back to the relevant topic here?

  97. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Is that you Wobschall?

  98. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I agree titus, maybe it was 07 that we won there last… thats OK, i’ll eat my foot.

    Packers. Yes they do, they almost lost to the kittins. Teams with no D can be exploited, Just need to find the correct sequence of plays to do it with.

    Bears – What if there D doesn’t score??? oH, yeah they get womped like they did in San Fran… Cutler is playing the Sanchz card. Play “ok” and win with D. Don’t get me wrong it is working. But they to, can be exploited.

    As far as the rams go.. Your right I said earlier that the games we are supposed to win we lose and vice versa… But hopfully it is one that we can win…

    I hear ya titus, we just have to find the right tools to beat them with.. People told David that he could not beat Goliath… but look what happened. Never said it is going to be easy, but I am saying it can be done

  99. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    It’s been a long time since beating the Bears in Chicago. If we do, I will place the game at the top of this year’s highlights– plus if we do, we will probably make the playoffs. It is very possible the three teams leading in the NFC North all have the same record after this week-end at 7-4. I think it was planned.

  100. By Tim S on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Yes it is Mr. Titus, I promise to do better and also patrol the site more often in the future

  101. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Muskyfever

    Lets just drop those anti-military cowards and forget they were ever hatched.

    We have a number of upcoming games that will keep all the Viking fans busy.

  102. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I think this game is winable, but we are going to have to play nearly flawlessly to get er done. However, it can be done

  103. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    I’m with you BB7

  104. By Mike B. on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    This last weekend shows that both the Packers and Bears can be beaten. It should give Vikings fans some hope that we could actually make the playoffs this season. Let’s get this rolling in Chicago. Go Vikes.

  105. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Musky

    The NFL last reported Cutler was not listed to play, however the coach has not stated one way or the other as of today. Playing games as normal on annoucements of that kind. Will most likely wait untill after turkey day.

    Not that I really care. Much more interested if Harvin is available.

  106. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Yes I understand what you are implying Titus but it only shows your ignorance.

  107. By Muskyfever on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    An interview was done with Cutler earlier today, when asked if he would play during the vikings game he replied. “no promises about this weekend, but I will promise you I will play again this season”

    Personally I hope he doesn’t play. With campbell in we will be able to show our dominance in the pass rush. Cutler is used to having his line suck, Campbell is not.

    I want Harvin to play as well. I think with how tough that guy is, it will be hard to keep him off the field… at least I hope. On the flip side, I don’t want Ponder to fall back into forcing the ball to Percy and causing us to lose big open recievers like before. As long as he can spread the ball around, AD runs well and we can win the Turnover battle, we should be able to pull outa this one with a W

  108. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    That last game the Bears played showed you that it is the TEAM that is important, not the quarterback.

    The Bears had Jason Campbell, a starter of 70 NFL games who threw for 106 yards and 2 ints in the game. Then some rookie whips p@sses for 240 or so yards and wins it for the other team.

    The QB position is the most important of the 22 starting positions on an NFL team.

    No doubt.

    But it is way over blown by the ESPNs!!! It is the TEAM that makes the QB, not the other way around!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  109. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jones would like the future generation to what really happens on a football field.

    There are many 230-350 pound men pummelling each other so that there TEAM can win. Most of these guys would never get interupted in a restaurant by the average fan. ESPN would never say their name.

    But that is where the true football is played.

  110. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not RB, or WR doing his feminine dance in the end zone that is football.

    That, my fine feathered friends, IS THE RESULT of football.

  111. By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    only one storyline you need to follow, Ponder lays another egg or he doesn’t

  112. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    add *know* and substitute *their* in the appropriate spots in my second post above!!!

  113. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    @Ponder,

    Then like any other position, put the #2 guy in the ball game!!!

  114. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jones would like the future generation to KNOW what really happens on a football field.

    There are many 230-350 pound men pummelling each other so that their TEAM can win. Most of these guys would never get interupted in a restaurant by the average fan. ESPN would never say their name.

    But that is where the true football is played.

    It’s not RB, or WR doing his feminine dance in the end zone that is football.

    That, my fine feathered friends, IS THE RESULT of football.

  115. By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier won’t pull Ponder fred

  116. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway, you have no clue.

  117. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    You say Osama died in 2001?

  118. By BlueBird7 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Time to tune up Jared Allen, and have him say hi to Campbell. 3, 4 times!

  119. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Most sacks in a game– 12. Let’s beat that!

  120. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Here ya go Spencer…A C Cook sighting…

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22042565/minnesota-vikings-chris-cook-expects-play-again-this

  121. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    @ponder,aka3,

    What? Do you have some kind of crystal ball or a link to Frazier’s mind?

    Actually I would tend to agree that Ponder could go 0 for 33 with 5 interceptions, and Frazier wouldn’t pull him.

    BUT HE SHOULD PULL HIM OR ANY PLAYER WHO IS COSTING THE VIKINGS A GAME!!!

  122. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jones would like the future generation to KNOW what really happens on a football field.

    There are many 230-350 pound men pummelling each other so that their TEAM can win. Most of these guys would never get interupted in a restaurant by the average fan. ESPN would never say their name.

    But that is where the true football is played.

    It’s not the RB, or WR doing his feminine dance in the end zone that is football.
    That, my fine feathered friends, IS THE RESULT of football.

  123. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Sandlot football is a lot different than it used to be. These young bloods don’t even have a snap count. The QB steps back into the “shotgun” and says “hut” and everyone goes out for p@ss!

    That’s not football!

    Football is blocking and tackling.

  124. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Gerhart should be getting more playing time.

  125. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Why put a fullback in on third down with Peterson on the sideline? Put Gerhart in the game!

  126. By Frederick Jones on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Jones would like the future generation to KNOW what really happens on a football field.

    There are many 230-350 pound men pummelling each other so that their TEAM can win. Most of these guys would never get interupted in a restaurant by the average fan. ESPN would never say their name.

    But that is where the true football is played.

    It’s not the RB, or WR doing his feminine dance in the end zone that is football.
    That, my fine feathered friends, IS THE RESULT of football. :) :) :)

  127. By H.M.G. on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Whether or not you agree for the reason of a war you should always support the men and woman of the armed forces.
    SUPPORT THOSE WHO DEFEND YOUR FREEDOMS!

  128. By H.M.G. on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Now back to football.
    The Vikings will win 24 – 13.
    Cutler will play but the concussion will still be affecting him.

  129. By Spencer on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Webb should be starting.

  130. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    H.M.G.

    Amen to that !!!…

    Thank you…Musky and BB7…For doing your part !!!… ; )

    Bless all in our military !!!…

  131. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Look it up Titus. Don’t let the media spoon feed you information. Think for yourself every now and again.

  132. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    What freedoms are the military protecting HMG?

  133. By Vikings1 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    @Parkway

    I totally agree with you about the military today, however, I am a Vietnam era Vet and I had no choice because I was drafted at a time when it was’t cool being in the military because of the peace movement going on at the time. But you know something if I had it to do over I would do it again because I did a log of growing up in the military and I loved the discipline and the espre de corp.

    OTKalil2012, I couldn’t say it better – Bless all in our military !!!…

  134. By winny on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings shpuld play got football and get a win against chicago. If the Packers lose to the Jets tommorrow and vikings win on sunday, we will all be tied for first place in the division. COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  135. By T.Harris on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    VIKES ON 3,123VIKES..

  136. By vikes- or - die on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    God,family,football. Gov’t should be run by the people for the people. If we had no military we would have no US. God Bless all who have served!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  137. By Parkway on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    If we had no military we’d have far more money and more freedom and less death.

  138. By john 61 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    bad story line,we need a great pass rush next 6 games

  139. By john 61 on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    parkway you have the right to speak because we have a miltary,

  140. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 21, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway, thank you. I do think for myself– I am a step or two ahead of you.

  141. By vikes- or - die on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway,
    If there was no military you would have no money. The first one who took your toy did you turn the other cheek, run to your mama, or go to war.

  142. By vikes- or - die on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Reality is, there are bad people in this world (rulers included) and they don’t share your view point. But to make matter worse, they will kill you, or any body else who do not share their point of view. That’s reality. If China comes and drops a bomb on your street. May you and everyone you love rest in peace.

  143. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway has NO CLUE to how the world turns.

    Just stop replying to the idiot. He most likely thinks muggers are ok also.

    I protected the people in the United States, including that clown.

    Would I do it again? I might have second thoughts on Parkway.

  144. By JE on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Is this the Vikings site? Reading the blogs you wouldnt no!! Most of them have NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!! Talk FOOTBALL OR GO AWAY!!!!

  145. By vikingbob136 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    @JE
    I said the same thing 2 weeks ago and the head muckity muck blew up at me.
    They were talking politics this time.My crook is better than your crook B.S.
    Anyway, the packers are playing the Giants not the Jets on Sun night.
    Everything can fall into place with a Giant win and a Viking win.
    Let’s see how effective Burress is with the Steelers.He is our missing red zone
    piece.

  146. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    JE

    Yes, I “no” this is a football site. Had to stick up for myself. Done now.

    “Hear” is some football for U.

    If and a big “if” it is, the Lions could beat the Texans today, that would raise the Vikings status to a new high in the eyes of the sports world. We beat them twice!

  147. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, I know. Which one? You figure that one out.

  148. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings defense HAS to play better on grass !!!…

    Will A Williams have some ideas for the D-line to attack the O-line for the Bears ???…I truly believe getting the DE’s out of their 3 point stances…And use a more 3/4 stance like A Smith did last Monday…Will give Allen and Robison more moves and POWER they can use on the choppy grass surface at Soldier field..And against the weaker tackles of the Bears…Making those tackles pull up out of their 3 point stances..Before absorbing contact…Puts them back on their heels…And already moving back towards the QB before the DE even makes first contact…: )

    I would also try putting E Griffen inside at LB a few times…And blitz the big fellow on 3rd and long passing situations…

    LB’s maintaining gap discipline in this game will be HUGE !!!

    Let the DE’s create the pressure…Or blitz schemes…LB’s have to stay in their gaps…Keep Forte bottled up…

  149. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    What the 49ers did to perfection last Monday night on defense was the BULL rush !!…

    The DE’s lined up a little wide on the line…Then attacked the tackles straight ahead…Pushing them back into the QB…If they would have tried getting to fancy…Forte would have been thrown screen pa sses outside of inside pressures…Or run the ball inside with DEs trying go around the tackles…

    By just getting starting wide a little…And bull rushing the weaker tackles of the Bears straight ahead…That allowed the DE’s vision to see what was going on…And would be in solid position to make a play in or outside…Sliding either direction off tackle…That kept Forte bottled up…As long as the LB’s maintained gap discipline…Which the 49ers are great at…

    This should be an awesome game…

  150. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Happy T Day everyone !!!…

    Go Lions…We need you guys to get in rhythm yet this season…And beat a couple of pesky division rivals yet !!!…. ; )

  151. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    OTK

    Good Ideas, Maybe you could hand delivor a copy to Frazier?

    Can’t wait to see if any plays you outlined will actually appear.

    Think maybe Mike W would forward this? We know he reads the site.

  152. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    BB7…

    I know one thing for sure…The Bears O-line has to be tired from the relentless rush from the 49ers defense…Just a few short days ago…Being on a short week…And the Vikings being rested and healthy after the bye week…

    The bull rush will tire that Bear O-line quickly…Especially the way Williams like to alternate several players along the D-line…To keep them fresh…

    Go after the Bears early…Do NOT let these guys find any kind of rhythm to their offense…

    GO VIKINGS !!!!

  153. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings are healthy on defense…ATTACK the Bears and Packers O-lines…They are not healthy along the O-lines…

    I expect the Vikings sack stats average to climb the final 6 games…Here is an even more crazy prediction…I expect our interception total to at least TRIPLE, before years end…

    Going out on a limb there…But been there before…hahaha

  154. By john 61 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    we wiill win this game were due to win there,i agree there o lines are weak

  155. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    OTK

    Is that the same limb I was on several times?

    As long as it stays attached to the tree, you will be OK.

  156. By liito on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    1. Would be nice to hear from the wide receivers’ coach? Minus Harvin, and perhaps, J. Wright, is it fair to say that the wide receiver corp is the Vikes weakest link?
    2. Is Carlson injury prone? How is he doing? When will he break-out?

  157. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    BB7…Mine is not, “life” and limb…Like yours has been…No comparisons at all…

    My limb, is totally fictitious in nature…

    Nothing at all compared to your realities in your past…

  158. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    lilto…

    Harvin has not been able to practice yet… : (

    But hoping for the best with Harvin…

    Wright has speed…I want that young man on the field learning his position…He has huge upside…Where Jenkins does not…And now Jenkins has a sore foot…He was slow already before..Without a foot injury…

  159. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Play Wright and Summers…Sit Jenkins and or Aromashudo…

    Summers came from the Bears…He has practiced against the Bears defense…Summers knows the CB’s and S weaknesses…Summers has worked a lot on the grass field surface conditions on Soldier field…Take advantage of that knowledge…It’s sitting there on your practice squad bench…

  160. By Spencer on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hes on the practice squad for a reason…

  161. By vikingbob136 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    @ OTK
    Didn’t you mean cut Jenkins and Arosh?
    Waste of roster space for both of these guys.

  162. By Spencer on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t understand your fascination with a player who cant break the practice squad on a team that has marginal wide receivers at best..

  163. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    J Wright didn’t break the starting roster until week 10 ???

    Why did that take so long Spencer ???…

    Would you rather have Jenkins out there with a bad foot…Or Burton who has hands of stone…Or Shudo, that doesn’t get any separation ???…The only reason Shudo made that one big catch was on a blown coverage…

  164. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Stafford had Broyles deep…Stafford has been spoiled with Calvins height advantage…Stafford didn’t loft the ball enough for the short little guy and let Broyles run underneath the pass…

  165. By Parkway on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is by far the best QB in the league

  166. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    vikingbob136

    I agree…Go find some receivers on some teams practice squads if nothing else…

    Jenkins and Shudo are taking up roster space for potential starting quality young players…

    Just hard to make some bigger moves now late in the season, being in playoff contention…But at least Summers and Wright have been learning the system already…

    Just glad Wright is at least seeing the field now…Hope that continues…

  167. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone see the home page– Wobble Wobble!

  168. By Ozzinator on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
    Wow, Lions not playin’ too bad against Houston!

  169. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, Oz, just hope the Lions win this one..That will make the Vikings get closer looks from other teams, as we did beat them twice! Hope Ponder and Webb are watching Stanford make those throws!

  170. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    This referee situation is a complete JOKE !!!!

  171. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    They miss the illegal contact…Then give the Texans a TD !!!…

    UNBELIEVABLE !!!!…

    Roger Goodell…Are you watching this stuff !!!!

    FIRE SOMEBODY !!!…ANYBODY !!!!

  172. By Parkway on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ha Schwartz, idiot

  173. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wobschall looks good dressed as a turkey– can you say WOBBLE WOBBLE?

  174. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    GO TEXANS!!!

  175. By tomcat on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! Skol!

  176. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    GO LIONSW!!!!!!!!!

  177. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    What? You want all four teams in the NFC north to be in it the last week of the season? GO TEXANS!

  178. By Parkway on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    I wasn’t sure of that logic either..

  179. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    But what a game, eh? We always want to see a divisional rival lose.

  180. By Parkway on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    We could easily still get to the bottom of the division with the remaining schedule we have. Looks like Lions are about to lose though.

  181. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    The outcome of Sunday’s game at Soldier Field should predict our playoff chances.

  182. By Spencer on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Game.Set.Match.

  183. By Parkway on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Federer with the ace to close it out

  184. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Wash is on the rise.

  185. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Some of you want other teams to do the Vikings job for them. Detroit losing still has them on the bottom. If you want them to stay there, then root for the Vikings.

    If Detroit had won, they would still have been below the Vikings

    I just dislike any team from Texas, I wonder how many of you want them to beat the Vikings .After todays game I believe the Vikings could defeat the Texans.
    Or maybe not. Like todays game, there most likely is a rule that will give Texans a free TD! If the Texans hurry, they might catch up with GB for games given to them.

  186. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    No, that is not my take, Bluebird– Vikes have to take care of business, but I am one to believe alignment of other factors is a good thing– so why not root for opponents of our rivals? Have your cake and eat it too.

  187. By Parkway on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Or pumpkin pie

  188. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings REALLY have to get down to serious business the last 6 games

    Not only will they have to play tough teams, but the “rules’, bad eye sight of ref’s,
    sore toes, grumpiness, lameness, tight helments from swelled heads.

  189. By BlueBird7 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    The list goes on.

  190. By Frederick Jones on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    They need to change that rule where Schwartz called a timeout, and was penalized with an 81 yard TD run that didn’t happen! Since when do we GIVE Tds to a player?

    Jones believes they will have to change that rule next year because of the ridiculous Texans-Lions game, which was an embarrassment to all of organized sports.

  191. By Frederick Jones on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    THE LIONS GAME WAS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF BLOCKING ALLOWING FOR BIG PLAYS! #35 FOR DETROIT HAD A LONG RUN THROUGH A HOLE THE SIZE OF A 1955 CADILLAC, AND ONCE HE GOT THROUGH no one WAS THERE TO TACKLE HIM. ANY HIGH SCHOOL BACK COULD HAVE SCORED ON THAT RUN! ARIAN FOSTER HAD HUGE HOLES. IT’S THE BLOCKING MORE OFTEN THAN THE RUNNING!!!!

    Jones would like the future generation to KNOW what really happens on a football field.

    There are many 230-350 pound men pummelling each other so that their TEAM can win. Most of these guys would never get interupted in a restaurant by the average fan. ESPN would never say their name.

    But that is where the true football is played.

    It’s not the RB, or WR doing his feminine dance in the end zone that is football.
    That, my fine feathered friends, IS THE RESULT of football.

  192. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    I agree on the penalty for throwing the red flag for a non-reviewable play- I never realized such a rule existed today that is inane. When did that rule come about? That is cuckoo.

  193. By john 61 on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    vikes can play with anybody in this leauge,there a good young team and thats it,with a good draft they will be great and a new oc,please a new oc.they have all ready won more games,then the experts said they would,so be proud of them,

  194. By liito on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    1. When will the Vikes get another Randy Moss-type of player? . . . a feared game changer? Why wait for the draft?
    2. How is Chris Cook coming along? Will he be ready just in case he is needed in a playoff run?

  195. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Patriots poop points like a hungry baby with diarrhea.

  196. By Parkway on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    It’s possible to keep scoring when you have a lead? Take notes Frazier…

  197. By vikes- or - die on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    We have a football pool at work. I picked the Lions to win that one. I thought they would get the job done. But what up with that stupid red flag rule. Can’t review the TD. Wow, that is one of the lamest rules ever create in football creation. The 15 yard penalty is enough. Come on already.

  198. By Richard1A on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    So how do we chum these purple people munchers? toss them a few arms and legs!

  199. By Sconnie on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Get ready to blame the refs for everything that doesnt go your way on Sunday fish boy. P.S. Packernation hates your whiny guts.

  200. By Spencer on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Who the he|| cares about the Packers?

  201. By Sconnie on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    The Bears are gonna thump your precious purple pansies and all you busch league viking fans will blame the refs. Vikings have the worst fans on the planet hands down.

  202. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Chicago better hope to put up more than 7 points this week-end.

  203. By Sconnie on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Why, they’ll only need 7 points when the vikings put up a big goose egg. Time to leave the land of make believe bruh.

  204. By Sconnie on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Apparently vikings fans do. Thats all you hormel chili eating whiners talk about. That and how the refs prevented you to get your way. :’(

  205. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 22, 2012 | Reply

    Whoa, someone had a bad turkey day! Don’t worry about the thrashing the Bears had the other day– they should rebound. I don’t think the loss will be so embarrassing—- maybe 28-10. GO VIKINGS!

  206. By BrettFavre on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Keys to beating the Vikings: No turnovers, spread the ball around evenly between the running backs/receivers/tight-ends, be creative (fake punts, reverses, onside kicks etc)………….Percy Harvin HEALTHY!!!

  207. By dee jay born on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    looking forward to Jared Allen having a big game this sunday if the Bears O-line plays the way they’ve been playing.i’m more worried about Ponder being confused playing against the Bears cover 2 scheme.once again,if the O-line protects him he’ll be good.SKOL VIKINGS..

  208. By HCG. on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    My burthole hurtshttp://youtu.be/j4izIDBKxHQ

  209. By HCG. on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    YEP.

  210. By HCG. on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Flaggots.

  211. By HCG. on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://vikingsfootballblog.com/

  212. By John Lennon on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in peace

    You, you may say
    I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
    I hope some day you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

  213. By *disguised* Titus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Lennon, you have used the wrong – “too”

  214. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    :)

  215. By DrinkHeavy on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    AP needs to have +25 touches if we want to win. The only way that happens is if our defense can force the Bears to go 3 and out. SF did a great job with that last week. Win or lose, this one is on the D. Hope they are up to it.

  216. By DeerTracks on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    “disguised” Titus

    Look out, or iaVIKE will be jumping all over your case. And
    He will not tell anybody about all the extra names he uses either.

  217. By iaVIKE on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Just quit deetracks. I’m always signed in on my wordpress account, so no, i don’t use “extra names”. Stop runnin your mouth dude

  218. By The Coach on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have an opportunity, and this game will determine the rest of the season. If the Vikings win they move into second place in the Division, which would keep us in the running for a wildcard seed. The hunt for the wildcard seeds in the NFC consists of the following: Vikings, Bears, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Saints, and the Redskins. We’ve lost to the Seahawks, Buccaneers, and the Redskins so we’ve got to finish with a better record.

    The Bears are vulnerable and are still sore from their recent spankings. Cutler is likely going to play on Sunday, but will play a cautious game. We’ve got to get after him early in the game and shake his confidence. Cutler is a kid who gains confidence and momentum through small victories, but is easily discouraged. Sack him twice in the Bears first offensive series and you’ll crush his spirits for the first half.

    We’ve also got to shut down Hester both on offense and on special teams. Hester can change the momentum of a game very quickly.

    Running the ball is a significant part of the Bear’s offense and Forte is going to run the ball. He’s probably going to have some success, but we’ve got to contain him and shut down the running game.

    Our offense has to be efficient. We’ve got to spread the ball around to Peterson, Gerhart, Harvin, Rudolph, Wright, & Simpson. Don’t make the mistake adopting a simplistic game plan and just hand the ball to Peterson. That’s not going to work any better than, “throw the ball to Moss” did. Spread out the offensive plays and keep the Bears guessing.

    We’ve got to win the turnover battle, and our defense is going to have to step up their game. Our secondary must improve, and we cannot give up big plays. A defensive score early in the game will knock the wind out of the Bears.

    We’ve got to manage field position and play most of the game on the Bears side of the field. We’ve also got to control the clock and be wary of the Bears hurry up offense (2 minute drill).

    If we can bring our A game, then we can win this game.

  219. By Deertracks on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    When Hades freezes over iaVike. You started this, now deal with it. Oink!

  220. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    That was not me, iaVike. I am a little saddened by the change in weather– my bike is looking at me, but I cannot take her out.

  221. By BlueBird7 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    Next week does not look so great either for bike riding. Cold front moving in.

  222. By Ozzinator on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    There goes DeerScats with his/her pig fascination again…………

  223. By Deertracks on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ozzinator/TT33/IaVIKE/?!/

    All trouble making dirtbags/ Greenbay fans.

  224. By Rush on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    That was brutal to watch!!!!

  225. By NIck on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    In Minnesota Viking wins, Adrian gets the ball 22 times. In losses he’s gotten it 16 times. Give AP THE BALL

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