It was just so hard to watch another loss like this. The loss that the Colts handed the Vikes in a game that could have been over for the Colts, but the Vikes did not capitalize. The Vikes were winning this game 15-0 midway in the third quarter. The Vikings choke once again this season. The defense did a decent job on containing Peyton Manning much of the game. It was only a matter of time before he was going to get hot and did he ever. He finished the game 26/42 311yards 1TD pass.The game that really changed the game was when Manning found a wide-open Anthony Gonzalez for a 58-yard completion on third-and-6 at his own 24. Gonzalez lateraled to Reggie Wayne as he went down, and the ball was eventually spotted at the 1 The defense did have 2 INTs against Manning. All the offense could do was making 3 points out of that. The defense contained Joseph Addai allowing 15 carries 20yards for the game 1TD. That TD came in the 3rd quarter and cut into a Viking lead 15-7. In the fourth, Manning moved the Colts from their 39 to the end zone with passes of 3 passes -- the last a touchdown to Wayne. Dominic Rhodes sneaked through the pile on a two-point conversion to tie it at 15.To put the nail in the coffin, the final minute; Manning zinged a pass up the middle to Wayne on third-and-9. Vinatieri, who missed a 30-yarder earlier, made a 47-yard kick to win the game.
The passing offense is vacant for the past two games. With Tarvaris Jackson looking down right terrible for the second straight game this season. I thought that he was supposed to be improved from the last season. I for one have yet to see it yet this season. I WAS really excited to see what the Vikings were going to do this season. Here are his total number for this game against the Colts 14/24 130yards 0TDs. It is just sad that Adrian Peterson has a QB like to “run” the offense. Considering that Peterson had more yards on the ground than Jackson had throwing. In the first half, Peterson had 118 of his 160 yards in the first half. The Vikings (0-2) wasted more dominant defense, done in by a handful of critical lapses and repeated failure to figure out that pesky old forward pass. I am not sure what the problem is with the Vikings. Is it the inability of Jackson to execute the plays called or it the play calling in itself? With the Vikes having eight possessions get on the Colts side of the field. What happened with those drives:Five field goals by Ryan Longwell and three punts.
If the Viking coaches do not wake up SOON and show the fans it was 80 million well spent. It is going to be a long season of boos for Jackson. He has yet to show the fans that he deserves to be on the field every Sunday. Looking at the play the Vikes have put forth these past 2 weeks, I see then winning 4 games for the season IF THAT.There was a reason why the Colts came back from 15 down on Sunday.
On tap: Carolina@ Thunderdome