The Vikes shows after the game against the Giants that they still have some fight left in them. The Vikes embarrassed the Giant at the Meadowlands 41-17.
Defense gets a little picky
All day long Eli Manning was under pressure by the Viking defense. He was never comfortable in the packet after the 1st series in the game.The defensive unit keep the passing game under check something the Vikings have had a hard time to do all season. The Giants could not run the ball well at all to lighten the load for Manning.Manning and the passing game was out of sync all game. He made a good pass here and there but with no consistency.The Viking defense had 4 ints and 3 went for TDs(Darren Sharper, Dwight Smith, and Chad Greenway). The defense played well on every aspect of the game. The line has 2 late sacks and stuffed the run from the Giants and the pass rush to force Manning to make poor decisions.It is always fun to watch the Vikes total domination on the defense side of the ball.
On with the Offense
On the second play from scrimmage Tarvaris Jackson completed a long pass to Sidney Rice for a 60 yard touchdown. T-Jack was 10-12 129 yards. I have to say that he is approving his consistency throughout the season. With the past few games he has had 80% pass completion.He also had 38 yards on 5 carries, which came on some key third downs.He is developing into a decent QB in his second NFL season.
Chester Taylor started against this week because AD is out with the LCL injury that he sustained against the Packers. CT had another productive day, he ran for 77 yards and 1 TD.
Sidney Rice had a good day receiving with 82 yards and a TD.He is showing some great potential in his rookie season. It seems that there is much more to come from #18.
Playing with Pride
The Viking played well on every part of the team. They played hard all game, the defense was surrounding the ball and playing to the whistle. The offense look consistent all day and did what they need to do to win. It sure was fun to watch.
Next on tap
The Vikes(5-6) are at home against the Lions(6-5). It should be a great game to watch.With both teams needing this win to try to make the playoffs. Who wants it more?