18 December 2007
It was ugly but a win is a win
The Vikes sweep the Bears.With a score 20-13 over Chicago. That is something that the Vikes have a hard time doing. It does not matter how both teams are playing the Bears is always a game that is circled in the schedule. Coming into the game I figured that was going to be a fight to the finish.It was a great NFC North defense game the whole day.If you are looking for offensive powered game. You tuned into the wrong game. It is a NFC North rivalry game.
The Vikes have now shown that they are able to win the close games as well as the blow outs. The Vikes offense was decent , but did not do anything that magnificent during the Bears this time.
Tarvaris Jackson had a rough game that is the only word that I can think of to explain his play last night at the Metrodome. He was 18-29 for 249 yars(carrer high) 3ints 1 fumble.He made some bad throws. TJack seemed a little antsy and did not look that he was very comfortable in the pocket. Some of the throws he could have thrown aways but he decided to force the throw. Every young quarterback has games like this.We will see what he does next week Sunday night against the 'Skins @ the Metrodome.
The Vikings star rookie tailback was coming off the "worst game he has ever play" as he stated earlier in the week. The Bears defense contained him most of the game. They did not want him to rush over 200 like he did earlier in the season. They kept his yardage down, but they could not keep him out of the end zone where it really counted.After his day in the office, AD had 78 yards on 20 attempts and 2 TDs(1,8). He had a couple long Petersonesc runs. The Vikes were forced to rely on the pass. Something they have been unable to do well and consistently all season. They were able to win the game with the combination run and pass.
The Viking defense was the real reason why we were in this game at all and end up winning it. A defense let by the Willaimses' and the pass rush they stopped and shutdown the Bears' passing game. Earlier in the week, Lovie Smith decided to try Kyle Orton out as the starting QB. From the 1st series on he was blitzed rushed. He could not do anther back there. Some of the throws were off target and not even close. THe Bears running game was as pathetic as the passing game. They Vikes held them to 8 three and outs. The Vikes defense was the MVP of this game. The play that sealed the game was the hail mary pass by Orton was a hair too short to Bernard Berrian in End zone and was intercepted by Dareen Sharper. Then the Vikes could just run out the clock.I was a great defensive game to watch but, what do you expect when we play the Bears.A nice smash mouth football game. The team that is playing the best D usually wins these contests and that was the case last night.
now the Vikes make it 5 STRAIGHT wins. Now that is impressive on how we started off.AS long as we can keep the winning going. We might even get in at the #5 playoff spot. Time will just tell.