23 November 2008
Vike Triumph: Vikes 30-Jags 12
We will take this win. The way that the Vikes have played on the road this season has been torment.The Vikes capitalize on 5 turnovers by the Jags.The Viking fortunes started early in Jacksonville. The first offensive play of the game, when Brad Meester apparently thought he was under center instead of David Garrad. Messter fumbled the ball on the handoff from Garrad and Nap Harris took the ball 27 yard for a TD. On the ensuing kickoff, Rookie Brian Witherspoon and the Vikes recovered another loose ball. Then three plays later, Chester Taylor found the end zone 3 yard TD run. Adrian Peterson benched to start the game because he was late for a team meeting. He did get 80 yards in the game and a late TD run.
After the Vikes went ahead 14-0 there was no looking back. The Jags could not get into sync after that, Josh Scobee shacked 2 field goals in the first half. The only thing that the Jags could go right is pass the ball; Garrad passed the ball for completing 27 of 45 for 317 yards. The Vikes shutdown the run, 14 rushes for 35 yards on the day.
I hope that the passing game emerges by next Sunday night. We will need a much better performance when we face off against the Bears @ home. It is alarming to see the amount of time that Gus has in the pocket and he is 12-20 for 120 yards and NO TDs. The receivers need to get open in these situations.
The other pending question: With the pending suspensions of Kevin and Pat Williams. Their appeals were heard last week and you can expect this to come to a head by Tuesday. What will the Almight y Goodell suspends the Waterpill 8.