10 December 2007
Viking Rolling:Vikes 27 49ers 7
The way that the tables turn for Viking fans in a month. A month ago, the state of the Vikings were buzzing in wonder somethings like: Was Tarvaris Jackson worth a 2nd round pick? Should we just fire Brad Childress already?
Now look art where we are. The Vikings hold the 2nd wildcard spot as we speak. So now they control their own destiny for the playoffs.
The Vikes play a great 1st half of football with a 27-0. The second half the Vikes were not that impressive. The defense for the 49ers really clamped the Viking offense down. A win is a win with the 27-7 blowout of the 49ers.
He has shown in the past month that he can lead his team down the field with consistent play and good decision making. The 1st half, he was picking apart the 49er defense with his precision passes. By the end of the game, he was 16-25, for 163 yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions. He is doing a great job with the young receiving corps.
With Jackson healthy and injury-free is a joy to watch his play.
CT makes a statement during this game that defenses should not forget about him as a running back. The 49er defense zeroed in on AD all game long as stopped him with 3 total rushing yards all game long. With the 2 headed monster the Vikes have not problem. CT had 101 yards on 8 carries. Moat of the yards coming off a 84 yard(longest run from scrimmage this season) TD run.I kind of wished that the Vikes would have ran the ball more with their hot running back in CT. With this performance, it gives opposing defenses a more difficult task that they have shutdown two great running backs.Run CT &AD Run.
As the story goes you win with good defense. The Vikes face a sub par offense in the 49ers. In the 1st half it started out ugly. The 1st play was a penalty, then an interception by 3ll lb Kevin Williams and rumbles for am 18 yard TD return.His partner in crime also Pat Williams also had an interception in the game. The big men can stop the run as well as intercept passes.The defense dominated the 49ers most of the game.The Vikes hold Frank Gore under 70 yards rushing(their monster of a tail back).The 49ers had some great plays but could not be consistent only manging 1 TD all game long.They sure did change for what they use to be with their winning ways.
Next on tap
The Vikings have a Monday night game at the Metrodome against the Bears.Earlier in the season the Vikes beat the Bear at Solider field the 1st time since 2000. Nobody is sure who the QB will be Griese or Orton. The Vikes will be preparing for either option, with the defense play of pressuring the QB all game. i believe that the QB will have trouble passing the ball. The running game is virtually nonexistent.With the remaining schedule the Vikes have they can seal up a playoff spot.