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Miscues Doom Vikings In 28-10 Loss To Chicago

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 26, 2012 – 7:42 am

Soldier Field is a tough place to play for opposing teams, and poor execution combined with plenty of miscues does not help the visitor’s cause in trying to take down the Chicago Bears in their own house. The Vikings, who turned the ball over three times and executed poorly in crucial situations, are the latest to illustrate that point in a 28-10 loss Sunday in the Windy City.

After opening the game with a 3-and-out, the Vikings fortunes took an early turn-for-the-better when RB Matt Forte lost a fumble on Chicago’s first offensive snap of the game. The Vikings were not able to cash in with a TD, but Blair Walsh salvaged the scoring chance with a 40-yard FG. From that point on, though, it would be all Chicago Bears.

Adrian Peterson lost a fumble on the Vikings next series and Christian Ponder was intercepted later in the 2nd quarter. Making the bad news even worse for the Vikings was the fact that Chicago turned both turnovers into TDs and enjoyed a 25-3 lead at halftime.

The Vikings had a brief moment of optimism early in the 3rd quarter thanks to sloppy play from the Bears. CB Antoine Winfield intercepted Bears QB Jay Cutler, and the Vikings scored a TD five plays later when Ponder found TE Kyle Rudolph for a 2-yard score. On the seventh play of the ensuing Bears series, Vikings S Mistral Raymond picked up an apparent Forte fumble and returned it 52 yards for a TD. At that moment, the Vikings were on the comeback trail. But after review, the officials took the Vikings TD away, and Chicago responded four plays later with a FG to extend their lead to 28-10.

That would wind up being the Bears winning margin, as the teams exchanged a series of punts and the Vikings lost another fumble over the remaining quarter-and-a-half. Peterson wound up rushing for 108 yards – his 5th consecutive 100-yard game – on 18 attempts and rookie WR Jarius Wright led the team in receptions with 7 grabs for 49 yards. Those were the only bright spots in a day where the Vikings couldn’t overcome miscues.


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60 Responses to “Miscues Doom Vikings In 28-10 Loss To Chicago”

  1. By Shawn on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    FIRST

  2. By Shawn on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall

    Very impressed with your choice of questions on MMM. You took on some good questions.

    I agree this loss was not on Ponder. Total team meltdown.

    OC that doesnt have a feel for flow of the game. 2nd and 19 run. 3rd and 2 after Peterson just had good runs he throws.

    NFL WRs that cant catch. Simpson is a huge disappointment. SBurton ? Why is he on the team ? All I remember from him is drops.

    I have to disagree with your comment about NFL WRs being able to catch … Troy Williamson, Bernard Berrian, and Stephen Burton have all been on 53 man rosters and none can catch a football.

    Both OGs are garbage. Fusco has looked worse than CJohnson, who imagined a guard could be worse than CJohnson?

    Defense cant defend the pass without Chris Cook.

    DL has no pass rush. Jared Allen is a ghost.

    Any chance that since KWilliams is getting older and slower he can play PWilliams spot and we can get some young fresh legs in KWilliams spot?

  3. By Shawn on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    It says a lot about a team when you could cut players from the 53 and not even notice.

    Stephen Burton
    Brandon Fusco
    Jerome Simpson

    Cut them now … right now and this team loses nothing. Might even get better.

  4. By wacky on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    sick………….sick………… sick game play. they dug there own grave, they want to be sitting at home, not playing in the playoffs… this team is a J-O-K-E!!! they do not deserive a new stadium!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By NDPurple on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Agree with Shawn- WR’s not named Wright could not catch a cold yesterday, much less a football. In the 2nd half Schwartz was in the game instead of Fusco-hopefully that will stick. Defense has not been good on 3rd down all year-teams are rolling QB’s just enough to get them out of pocket, and using quick throws (something we cannot do because we don’t have WR’s not named Harvin and Wright that can catch anything) Marshall made some sick catches yesterday, and looked like Drew Pearson with his push of Antoine in the end zone (old 4 eyes missed that call). I think D-line is best when Griffen and Ballard are the both in there-they play with high energy and always seem to be around the ball. Team needs coaches that are not afraid to get in their faces and call them out

  6. By vikesince69 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Team was totally unprepared in planning and execution and it showed yesterday….Keep the MISERY coming boys…after 43 years Im kinda used to it!!!! Very sad

  7. By purplegoldman on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    why read what Wobby has to say ,it is bias not factual. even if the vikes when the remaining divis games ,we lose the tie breaker to GB unless we beat houston as did GreenBay. The reality is the Vikes have about a 5% chance of winning the division. In reality 0% chance. We lack the playmakers to compete gams to game.If Ponder cant break the bad habbit of Jitters in the Pocket and runing instead of stepping up in the pocket , Then he is a BUST and the Wilfs will go after a new QB in the draft after replacing Spielman and the Entire coaching staff. This will happen by 2014 if Ponder cant break his bad habbits and spielman doesnt do better in the draft and get very active in free agency regaurdless of a players age. This team lacks productive veterans and most of our young players will never be good enough to compete with the better players around the league. We would have been better off losing 14 games and securing high draft picks for next year. Where we are at now, all the players we need will be gone befor we select. More mediocre talent coming to us in the next draft.

  8. By Muskyfever on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    This was a team loss, the team sucked. the D sucked, Simpson sucked, Ponder sucked, D line sucked, O-line sucked, recievers can’t catch, Ponder missed at least 7 WIDE open recievers including J. Wright, M. Jenkins, K. Rudolf… the list goes one. AP is still a beast but we didn’t give him any help in the beginging… OH YEAH, the play calling sucked! Hmmm I have an idea, 3rd and 2 from the 8… pass yep, lets pass.. hmmm 4th and 2 from the 8, well pass didn’t work, so lets pass. Oh wait you mean to tell me we have to best RB in the NFL and we passed twice… NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I don’t believe it.

    This was not just C. Ponders fault. He had his part in it don’t get me wrong. But the team sucked as a whole. We did nothing good for 3 sttraight quarters yesterday. Only thing in the 4th that was good is AD got a 100 yrd game and is still the leader

  9. By purplegoldman on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Yes , so everything i just posted is the end result of yesterdays game. Get it.

  10. By Muskyfever on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I have a quick hypothetical question for the people on this site…

    Colin Capernick will most likely be the 49ers new starting QB. He adds an element to their offense that they have not had in a l-o-n-g time. If Alex Smith was available at the end of this season… would it be wise to go after him, if even for a year or two???

  11. By purplegoldman on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wake up folks and stop drinking the coolaid. The reality is in the post, there is no mystry to this teams problems, It,s all right there in front of you. One bad decision after another by inferior GM and Coaching, Ths end result mediocre to bad team. It,s going to get worse than 3-13 before it gets fixed right. Probably about 2016.

  12. By vikess86 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    if you looked at the stats. in the second quarter the bears had more running plays than we did. 21 to 8. in the words of Dennis Green. THE BEARS ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE and we let them off the hook. Crown them.

    We need a wide receiver to step up besides. wright. ponder stop throwing over peoples heads. and hand the dang ball off to ap. It look like wright and peterson were the only ones out there. on offense. we can still win the next two games. But musdisgrace please stop leaving it up to ponder. and just give the ball to ap.

  13. By Muskyfever on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    The coaching is defiantly inferior, but Rick Spielman hasn’t really had a chance to do anything. Ponder was not his selection. He has done good things in the draft. H. Smith, Kalil, J. Robinson. I like what he did in the draft I don’t think this is on Spielman. If anything he needs to be coming down harder on Frazier and Musgrave.

    I like Frazier as a D coordinator, but not a head coach. Musgrave… well, i don’t even want to go into that one.

    Spielman has not had a chance to do good things and still has done good things. keep in mind people that even the wilfs p[robably didn’t expect us to win this many games in a “re-building” season.

    Ponder is not the one for this team… PERIOD!

  14. By Muskyfever on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    The first game that Harvin was gone, It was a blessing in desguise, POnder was able to fling it around the field. Yesterday however, he was greatly missed. This Offense is nothing without Harvin. We need him on the field as much as possible. I really hope he is healthy when we go to GB.

    PAY PERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Between our 4 outside receivers, ponder threw 13 pa sses there way…

    Jenkins caught 2 for 17 yards…Simpson caught 1 pass for 1 yard…

    That ends up being 3/13 for 18 yards…Out of those other 10 missed oppritunities…The WR’s dropped at least 7 out of those 10 pa sses hit them in stride, and right on the numbers…

    Now please explain to me…HOW is that Ponders fault the WR’s didn’t catch those pa sses ???…In which 2 of those pass plays would have been for TD’s…

    Ponder did not lose the game…The TEAM lost the game…

  16. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Scratch one pass…That play was to TE Rudolf…

  17. By autobon7 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    We had a bye week to prepare and looked terrible. The writing is on the wall as far as Ponder goes. Jason F above asked if it was time to think about sitting Ponder. It is time to swallow your pride (staff) and play Joe Webb. The whole team has lost confidence in Ponder and that is painfuly apparent…..to all but the coaches (I’m sure they are aware). Managment needs to get over the fact that our 1st rounder (that we stretched for big time) is not the real deal. The way I see it 1 of 2 things will happen here. 1st is that staff sticks with Ponder and we lose Harvin and maybe others. Our stars get a year older and less patient. Then after next year they (staff) finally come to the conclusion that Ponder will not work and we lose more talent and stars are another year older and have more miles. Or they can start Webb next week showing that a change is needed and give him a legit shot at QB…not just a couple games. Give him the rest of the year and see what he does. A change is needed at QB and OC and maybe HC. We are tossing away the fact that we were 5-2 at one point and didn’t make ANY changes to even try to push to the playoffs. It angers me when some fans say “we are rebuilding, we never expected to win this many games so early, give Ponder a chance to develope…he needs 2-3 years look at Brees, Rodgers, etc) Give me a break people….you rebuild when you have no talent, we have the best RB in the league, one of the best WRs, one of the best DEs, one of the best LBs, a rookie OL who will blossom into a star, and a bunch of players who know their roll very well and could become better under a dif system. Do we need to fill holes? Heck yeah….we can always get better. You rebuild when you have no shot at the playoffs and no talent…..we have talent AND had a good record at one point BUT DID NOTHING to change, to adapt, to mix things up, to throw off opposing teams, no trickery, NO NOTHING. Doing nothing will result in nothing just like yesterday against the Bears. If we continue down this path we will be lucky to win 1 more game all year unless AP has a monster game or 2. What a waist.

  18. By Muskyfever on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    OTK.

    It is not Ponders fault that the reciever did not catch those pass es. However Ponder did miss at least 7 WIDE OPEN and I mean WIDE F***ING OPEN recievers. Ether by overthrowing them or straight not seeing them. Ponder somewhat reverted back to his old ways again. He clearly cannot learn something and stick with it. I almost feel like he is a dog that peed on the floor, Should we rub his nose in it????? Yesterdays debocle loss was a team loss.

    The team sucked, PERIOD!!! Ponder is not the anwser. Never thought he was. Trade Ponder, draft a new QB… Or get Alex Smith

  19. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder didn’t lose 2 fumbles to the Bears running the ball…AP did that…

    Ponder wasn’t dropping easy pass plays…Or rceivers did that…

    Ponder was not a defensive player not getting any pen etration on a very poor Bears O-line…Our front four did that…

    Ponder did not punt the ball 20 yards early in the game…To give the Bears great field position…Kluwe did that…

    Ponder didn’t set up the terrible game plan and calling of it…FRazier and Musgrave did that…

    etc…etc…etc…

  20. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Are you FORGETTING this was one (if not) the best DEFENSE in football !!!…

  21. By MontanaViking on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Pathetic showing all-around. You can’t blame Ponder for all of the problems but unfortunately the QB position is the key to a team’s performance. Ponder has “happy feet” and seems to be in “panic mode” on most plays. No team can be successful if the QB lacks poise and focus. Maybe it’s back to the “drafting” board for a franchise QB but in the meantime, it might helpful for Ponder to sit on the sideline for a couple of series and get a different perspective. It also might disrupt the opposing team’s game plan. Let’s see what Joe Webb can do.

  22. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    To tell you the truth…

    I CAN”T WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO FINALLY SEE THE MIGHTY JOE WEBB !!!….

    Because then I will get to watch EVERYONE crying for this “athlete” to play QB…Change their names on this blog for being foolish enough wanting this mighty Joe Webb in the first place over Ponder….

    All hail the mighty Joe Webb !!!…Bring him in Frazier…I could use a good laugh !!!!

  23. By autobon7 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder (aka 3 and out) threw bad all day as Muskyfever pointed out. Those recievers were WIDE open and some of those throws he was not hurried. He has the jitters/crazy legs whatever ya want to call it. I’ll admit that the drops are not his fault but you HAVE to make the throws to the open recievers……no ifs ands or buts. And he does not. Our bad OC and play left our D on the field for almost a whole quarter. Anybody would be tired after that. Agree that our D has not looked the same after Cook went down but come on….give them a rest.

  24. By vikesince69 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, put Webb in…and we will win out!!! What a ridiculous argument….but Viking fans are usually getting pretty desperate by this point in the season.

  25. By autobon7 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    OTK…..Webb cannot do worse than Ponder throwing and he is at least a threat to run the ball plus he is a natural leader as shown last year when Ponder went down. When he came in you could see the intensity jump, you could see it in their eyes and the smiles. They knew what was going on….what they had been wanting. Maybe Webb is not the answer but I would like to see him get a FAIR shot not just a glimps and if he is not I’d be the first to admit it but until then we put up with terrible QB play and excuses while our team gets older and more frustrated.

  26. By autobon7 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I have been ONLY a Viks fan since 1975 and have seen a lot of tough years but this year and last has been hard to accept. When we lose and have no talent that is one thing but look around…..we have some great talent. Staff and Ponder has got to go. Talk about a bitter pill……maybe Brad Johnson or Wade Wilson are still available.

  27. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    For sure…Joe Webb is the answer !!!…

    Oh, wait a second…What was the question again ???…

  28. By dannyboy on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    This loss was not on Ponder, not at all. If he had 1 or 2 more competent receivers to throw to , he would have been in the 70% completion range and the outcome may have been different.Her played very well and there should be no consideration given to replacing him, certainly not based on that game. Let us hope for a rebound against Green Bay. Chicago is hurting and vulnerable.

  29. By autobon7 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    To vikesince69….I didn’t say we would win with Webb I said that when something is not working (Ponder) over and over and over you have to try something dif. We did nothing, NOTHING. Do ya think that recipe spells success? When you run the same plays week after week and know that your QB runs scared and cannot throw down the field I’m pretty sure opposing teams can plan pretty easily for us just like yesterday. We were 5-2 for crying out loud….at that point we should have been trying every trick in the book but we did nothing and now we are 6-5 and sinking faster than the Titanic.

    I do not think that Alex Smith would be a good fit as we already have the younger version of him now. They are both NOTHING but game managers that you can win with but NEVER because of them. We need play makers not play managers.

  30. By wacky on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    webb…………………………………………………………………………………….

  31. By rory from n.w.ark on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Come on ,yes the team performed terrible,plus any break went chicagos way If that fumble t.d. would have stuck I believe it was our game than,but it didnt go our way like in the whole game,,Blaming Ponder is getting old,Do you fans believe Rodgers,brees,eli manning,etc were all instant successes?Well your wrong if you think they were,I look at the positives about Ponder and I do see a good Q.B. but it wont happen every game my goodness hes in his first real season,and it would help if the recievers would play like pros also,It will take time to develop Ponder but the upside is he has has some very solid games for us ,keep the faith were still in this thing ,who would have thought that at the beginning of the season.

  32. By hippster on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    lack of effort thats what happend

  33. By stumandoo on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Very good talented team this season that has improved greatly from last year. However I don’t see the emotional post game presser from Frazier like I see from GB, NY Giants, Steeelers and other successful teams when the whole team has a melt down. I don’t think practice has anything to do with a team having these kind of meltdowns. I beleive that the team must have an attitude that says we will not tollerate it when we simply keep making these mental focus type mistakes when so much rides on these divisional games. Its very much a part of all seccessfull teams and always has been.

  34. By stumandoo on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    When Ponder said he noticed Urlacher had the quick slant covered and then looked elsewhere, he failed to mention that the other route runners had stopped running and stood and watched. I have noticed this alot and it seems to be allowed by coaching because it keeps happening. So why are we treating this team with such kid gloves when whay they need is a kick in the pants by the coach. There is nothing wrong with that.

  35. By Dakotakid59 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    sometimes when u type it dont go in why???

  36. By xvike on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Wow a lot of people in here have very high expectations for this team. This team is not going to win the superbowl this year. Making the playoffs was a long shot and somehow they are still in the picture. You guys should be happy about that. Let’s face it though. This was not a season where the vikings were expected to make the playoffs. They have done better than what everyone expected. They still clearly lack the players to make a solid playoff contending team. The bottom line is, the team is getting better. You guys can pull out the torches and pitchforks next season if this team doesn’t improve. I read a comment about a fan saying this season and last season was the hardest to accept. I’d say the the 2nd year we had favre and the year after were the hardest. At least when we had Favre, the expectations were high and the vikings failed miserably that year. The expectation for this year was that the team improved from last year which they have but for some reason, some fans still expect them to bring home a superbowl… Just face the fact that this team still has at least another year or two to go before it can become a good team. That is if all goes well and Ponder does become a good qb which i have my doubts about. If Ponder doesn’t become the star qb as expected, the team will finally rid itself of Frazier and Speilman. Then maybe they will finally hire a real gm and coach.

  37. By vikingsfansince61 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    hi mike, i posted comments this monday morning and i see they are not there anymore. did they get taken down?

  38. By stumandoo on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I quess we should all just accept these types of games shrugg are shoulders and just say it happens what do you say. I’m sure thats what Mike Tomlin said in his presser yesterday. You know players make millions to play this game. The least a coach can do is let the players know that it is unacceptable to not give a quality effort every week win or loose. Jarrod Allen needs to be Ray Lewis like and light a fire under this teams butt.

  39. By Bill on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Jerome Simpson = Bernard Berrian

  40. By marshhof on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    to all you coaches out there and you know who you are the problem with this team is their mundane attitude they get from their coach they are all pro`s (at least they get paid to play and coach)pro`s is a strong term for this team but anyway we need some passion and it starts with smokin joe and mr mustard(cause he`s too yeller to call a decent play) c-mon man

  41. By Muskyfever on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Bill –

    Jerome is not even in the same class as berrian, at least Berrian had one or two productive seasons. Though he stunk towards the end, there were times he was good… even great in the earlier years.

    I was excited about Simpson at first, but then came the Mary Jane issues, then stupidity and he hurt himself jumping over cheerleaders heads, now your dropping pass es… Losing faith and quick. Show me one entire game where he was productive from start to finish with the vikiings.

    So Jerome Simpson = Bernard Berrian towards the end of Berrians career… thats just sad

  42. By Muskyfever on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    @Bill…

    Sry for making that so loing… i was trying to say I agree with you

  43. By JE on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Yes,i agree the loss was not all Ponders fault but he is clearly the weak link on this team. Will he get better, probably. How long will it take? Who knows?? 43 pass attempts and got 159 yards. Jimmie Johnson says you pass to score and you run to win. Geuss thats why we cant score any points. Yes we dont have a great team, but we have a good one and a good QB would have us playoff bound.

  44. By Rush on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    After a bye week that is what you put out on National TV, Glad they went to another game after it was 25-3 in the 3rd, And I see our coach standing on the side lines with arms crossed no expression.God please clean house with all them!! I say we go after the 9ers QB in the off season, he is not happy sitten the bench!! I would take Mike Tise back as head coach!!! We might take the Rams but that wil be it in the next 5 games 7 – 9 record!!! then time to clean house!!!!

  45. By Richard1A on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know about that hit Allen did on a chicago bear, it was kind of cheap, and the guy got hurt, he had no reason to hit him that hard other than he could, I could see him getting hit with a big fine, that was a very low cheap hit…..trade him!

  46. By wacky on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    protest!!!!!!!!!!!! we want some one’s job for c-r-a-p-y plays and for not preparing this team the right way to win……. LET’S START IT OUTSIDE WINTER PARK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. By Vikings1 on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I basically agree with everyone on the blame for the game yesterday but my biggest disappointment was the defense. Their OL is terrible but they only managed to sack Cutler 1 time!, Cutler looked like Tom Brady with the time he had to pass the ball, we relly need a DT pass rusher. Ballard, Gion and Evans are not getting it done as well as Williams.

  48. By Al on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Did ANY coach watch the 49ers dismantle the Bears, by doubling up on Marshall?????? Simpson is supposed to be a deep THREAT, not a deep THROAT! Not all rookie QBs can just fit in, Ponder is proof of this. It’s the most complicated position in football – it takes years to master. Alex Smith would be fantastic!! But, then again, we beat the 49ers, the difference was NOT the team, it was the play calling!!!!!

  49. By Pablo on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    no puede ser , es pobable que con la ventaja en que estabamos , el plan de jiuego tuvo que haber cambiado…. debemos de poner a webb en 3 oportunidades porq ue puedde pasar y ademas puede correr , en primera y segunda que ponder juege y en tercra oportunidad que entre webb !!!! la vvelocidad de webb puede lograr el primer y diez!!!

    haga jugadas con webb de wild cat y pase largo !!!!

    la defensa hizol o que pudo !!!! pero debemo de jugar por nota el proximo domigno de lo contrario estamos conpie y medio fuera de los playoffs!!!!

    nuestro head coach “lazy frezze” es patetico se debe de ir junto cone l coordinador ofensivo son pesimos, !!!! no arriesgan , conra green bay debemos de lanzar profundo !!!1 la temporada esta casi terminada !!! es ahora o nunca !!! basta de ser pasivos hay que ser agresivos!!!!!

  50. By dfreshny on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    not that a viking fan matters to the nfl but how bout that terrible call on antoine in the endzone if that was the packers the whole country would have flipped their lid its already been done but this happens every week to the vikings bad calls from the refs bad coahing bad playcalling im a viking fan from new york born and raised vikings fans weve even gone to a game in minnesota but i m this close to renouncing my faith because it looks like our team doesnt even know basics in football we have the best running back i have ever seen but that will all go to waste i feel so bad that these great players will go without superbowl rings all because they play for a team that doesnt matter to the nfl.

  51. By RobSkolVikings on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    I too am a Viking Fan from New York State. However I AM A DIE HARD AND EVEN IF WE NEVER WON A STINKING GAME AGAIN i WOULD STAY LOYAL. With that said, I do agree with a lot of the negative comments made by everyone. However I see a great deal to be optomistic about. That Bears game couldv been a lot more competitie if it werent for everything going the wrong way. It was poor game planning, and yes Ponder isn’t Johnny U, but we have enough talent to punch with anyone if we bring our game to them-NOT WHAT WE DID SUNDAY, WHICH WAS PLAY RIGHT INTO THE BEARS GAME. THEYV BEEN LIVING OFF THAT STYLE FOR YEARS AND WE SHOULDA KNOWN BETTER. IN TWO WEEKS I GUARANTEE ITS A DIFFERENT STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WER GONNA RUN IT DOWN THEIR THROATS AND BE IN CUTLERS FACE ALL DAY. WER MAKIN THE WILD CARD, AND THAT IS THAT-!!!! SKOL VIKINGS SKOL-!!!!! AND WER TAKING OUT RODGERS AND COMPANY THIS SUNDAY. IF U CANT TAKE THE HEAT, GO BE A JETS FAN-!!! BUT I GUARANTEE WE ARE ON THE UPSWING AND SOON EVERYONE WILL RESPECT US.

  52. By dfreshny on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    for our sake i hope your rite and my comment on renouncing my faith i will never root for any other team but i may stop watching this joke it used to be fun watching randall cunningham throw the ball around to reed moss carter watching robert smith high stride his way to the endzone but the days of dennis green are gone long gone!!!!?

  53. By VIKES1965 on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Listen I LIVE in NY 2 been bleeding purple for 40 years, I seen it all this team has no leader no heart except AP!!! THIS IT 4 PONDER DUE OR BYE BYE , NEED WR ,S 2 O-LINE 2, MLB , NT , !!!

  54. By Rush on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    Go get Jason Babin like now!!!

  55. By Rush on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    They say 2 teams interested in Babin R the Bears an Lions, Cmon Vikes wake the F up an go get somebody!! u let a bunch of receivers go to other teams cuz u did not pull the trigger, pull the trigger on this!!, Robinson, Babin, Allen that would be pretty good D line!!!

  56. By Rudso on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    What are you smoking Rush? How many sacks has Babin got this year? Everson Griffin has a much bigger ceiling than Babin and I bet you has more sacks this season than Mr. SmellTheGrass Babin……………and Griffin isn’t even a starter for us.

  57. By Pablo on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    SI GANAMOS A GREEN BAY , DESPUES A LOS BEARS, ESTAMOS DE NUEVO EN LA PELEA NO SOLO POR EL COMODIN SINO TAMBIEN POR LA DIVISION

  58. By dave on Dec 1, 2012 | Reply

    1. We need to get some recievers that can catch the ball… jarious is the only one while percey is out other than kyle rudolph… next year get rid of simpson jenkins and aromashadu and get some real deep threat wide recievers
    2. Get a new offensive cordinator who doesnt try to just control ponder and let him run the offense
    3. another corner could maybe help too

    GO VIKES!!

  59. By Matt Kanz on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    What can I say. I have been a fan for 30+ years and I just witnessed the worst performance by the Vikings this year. I am not upset, I am used to it. I am not going to attack and say negative statements. The only thing I am going to say is that I am done watching any games or checking the web page until next year.

    I would rather enjoy family time with my kids.

    See you all next year…I am done!

    Matt

  60. By Charlie on Sep 17, 2013 | Reply

    Everything else can be thrown out the window. I threw up my hands in disgust when the Vikings kicked that last field goal. What a stupid decision. The bears would have had to drive about 70 yards for a chance to kick a field goal in the rain just to tie it. With less time on the clock. From the shadow of their own end zone…. duh! I’ve been a Viking fan from the first year, but I’m all done, when a dumb decision like that throws the game away. If it was a one or two point lead yes kick the field goal, because a field goal beats you, but not when it would only tie it and a touchdown wins it.

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