05 November 2007
Post Game Chargers @ Vikings
The Vikings have upset the Chargers at home 34-17. I will say this now I did not think that the Vikes were going to come out on top in this game.Vikes really came to play on this day. Adrian Peterson just showed time and time again why he is such a special player. The Chargers are one of the best rushing defenses in the league. They were no match for Adrian "All Day" Peterson. He had 296 yards (NFL record for most rushing yards in a game) 3 rushing touchdowns.
On offensive side, Adrian Peterson had his best game of the season and he out rushed many teams yesterday.He consistently had big run after big run.I sure am glad that the top six teams in the draft passed on him.(THANK YOU).Brooks Bollinger(B2) came in again for Tarvaris Jackson he has been injured again. He needs to learn the QB pansy slide. B2 had a decent game after coming in completing 7 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown to Sidney Rice. With the Vikes rushing attack(378 yards), this is what opened Rice up with the play action pass for the TD. In the second half the line and receivers was really opening up some nice holes for Peterson and company to scamper through.
On the defensive side, we defended the pass well and stop the Chargers' rushing threat LT. We gave up under 200 yards of pass considering on average we give up about 300 yards per game. This is something that our DB needed to do.We stop the LT to 46 yards rushing and Antino Gates had 10 yards receiving. The Vikes D held the Chargers stars to minumal imoact in this game. We also created some turnovers to help out the offense.
The special teams unit ,Aundrae Allison had a 62 yard return that helped setup one of Adrian Peterson's touchdowns.With time expiring in the 1st half Ryan Longwell attempted a 60 yard field goal and Antonio Cromartie caught the ball in end-zone and ran it out. Cromartie sweep past the Vikes down the sideline, and score an improbable 109-yard TD, breaking - by one yard - the record for longest-ever NFL play (previously held by Devin Hester).
With this win I hope that the Vikes can take this and go with it. All units played well today. They need to do the same this every week the rest of the year. We show that we have more talent on offense besides Adrian Peterson.