30 October 2009
AD Denied. Adrain Peterson was shutdown in the last game averaging 2.2 yards per carry, that was once of lowest averages in his NFL career. I do not expect the Packer defense to school Peterson for a second. I cannot see a team let alone the Packers to stop Peterson two times in a single season, especially with all the attention being on Brett for this game. Run for the daylight Adrian .
Coverage. The Vikings DBs did a great job with thier coverage assignments, holding the Steelers to 175 yards for the ENTIRE game last week. This was a great accomplishment even without their Pro Bowl cornerback Antonio Winfield. The Packer are a deep threat offense, if the Vikes can stop to long completions. Make the Packers earn the yards, then it would work more in the Vikings favor in this game.
Getting to Rodgers. This is going to be something that defense will need to do again, so Rodgers does not pick apart the Vikes again this season. The game at Minnesota the Vikes almost gave up 400 yards in the air. The Packer line will try to stop Jared Allen in this one, especially when he had 4.5 sacks in the last game. If they do stop him, the Vikes have the Williams Wall and Ray Edwards on the other side. With Packers linemen issues, it seems that it may be a long day at office for Rodgers on Sunday. Keep the rush on him and make him make bad decisions.
This is a game that Vikes need, only leading the division by 1.5 games. it would be sweet to go into their bye week 7-1. Favre is going to take it to his old team on thier turf, ley the rockets start to fly.
25 October 2009
I think that the Viking defense as a whole played well though out the game. The drive before half time was one that really stuck out at me. Why would Frazier have a vanillia defense in thier. That drive was the ONLY offensive TD given up by the Vikes. The secondary did a pretty good job stopping the pass allwing 175 yards in the air. It also helped front 7 keep pressure on Big Ben. I am pleased that the secondary was able to stop stay and cover receivers even without Pro Bowler Winfield being out for 4-6 week with a foot injury.
The Viking offense had no luck at all on Sunday. In the previous week, the Vikes were luck to be where they were perfect. Favre had a rough game, the Steelers kept pressure on him for much of the game. The VIkes were behind all game long. This is a reason why they passed so much more than running the ball. Favre had 51 attempts for 334 yards NO TDS and 1 INT and 1 FUMBLE(Both were Steelers defense TDs). Favre had a TD that was nullied to Rice for a phantom tripping penalty by TE Jeff Dugan. This play changed the whole game. wo plays later, Favre fumbled the ball and LaMarr Woodley returned Favre's fumble 77 yards for a touchdown.
The ensuing kickoff, Percy Harvin took the ball to the house for an 88 yard TD return, that is his 2nd of the season. That pulled the Vikes within 3 points and 6 minutes left in the game.The Viking defense did its job and stopped the Steeler offense and the Vikes got the ball back with 321 left in the game. The Vikes were driving down the field with ease, and Chester Taylor tipped a Favre pass to Keyaron Fox, who ran back an interception 82 yards for another score during the closing minutes and Keyaron Fox ran back an interception 82 yards for another score during the closing minutes.That was the game 27-17.It sure was a tough one to swallow.
Sidney Rice had yet another big day having 136 yards recieving on 11 catches.Him and Favre sure have been gelin the past couple of week.
Peterson had a decent day with 69 yards on 18 carries and 60 yards on four receptions with 1 rushing TD in the 1st half.
23 October 2009
Pass Defense. With the Viking secondary possibly without Antonio Winfield this week is BAD news for the Vikes. The last couple of games the Viking defense plays great, but then the 4th quarter comes rolling. The coverage team just gets torn apart by teams that need to pass. Against the Steelers ranking 2th in the NFL is pass yards a game is going to be a tall order for Minnesota. The Vikes need to address the issues in the secondary and fix them quick or it may be a long day for us . Big Ben will have another big day passing to Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes on Sunday.
Favre Being Tested. Brett Favre and offense have an another tough AFC North defense to contend with this week. The Steelers have another good defense this season, ranking 3rd in the NFL. Favre will be pressured in this game, so it will be the OL to try to limit how often the Steelers knocking him down. The Steelers have a great pass rush in its 3-4 defense that they run. Favre has thrown for 12 TDs and 2 INTS so far this season and averaging over the first 6 games. If Favre and Viking running game can get the party started early and not let up, this game may surprise. With the balanced attack the Steelers will need to try to stop both side of the dual threat the Vikes have on offense.
Pressure 'Em. The Steelers have had trouble with turnover so far this season. The Vikes pass rush will have keep the pressure of Big Ben and the running game to continue this trend.Jared Allen and Company need to sack him to stop the momentum of some of the long Steeler drives, they thrive on ball control Big Ben is also a running threat, so the VIkes need to contain him while they are sacking him.
This is a very difficult one for the prediction, because I do not see the Vikes being 7-0 after this Sunday.
I surely hope that I am wrong.
22 October 2009
Minnestoa Vikings Pro Bowl Cornerback Antoine Winfield, will be a long shot playing against the Steeler in this SUndays game. Winfield sprained his foot in last weeks game against Baltimore in the second quarter and did not return. He has also been wear a boot all week long.
Right now it will be either:
Karl Paymah, Benny Sapp, Asher Allen are the candidates of players that will be replacing Winfield for this weekends game against the Steelers.
19 October 2009
It was an exciting game, but i would rather have a game that they Vikes have well in control. SKOL VIKINGS
16 October 2009
Fluster Joe’s Feathers. The improvement that Joe Flacco has made from year one to year two is reason enough for the Viking fans to be worried. Jared Allen and Co. will be on lookout to keep the pressure on Flacco, so that he does not find comfort in the pocket. If he does it is going to be a LONG day for the secondary. Considering the Vikes defense has been getting picked apart by mediocre to average QBs the past couple of weeks. The Vikes passing defense has a HUGE hole between the LBs and secondary. To compete in this game, the Vikes will have to conquer this task at hand.
Play Complete Offense. To win at home on Sunday, the Viking will also need to do well in both phases of offense run and pass. Ray Lewis and his bruisers are a great defense. The Ravens will be trying all they can to stop AD from start to finish. This is something every team has been aiming to do all season long, so I do not see any changes this week. If Favre can keep the Ravens guess what the Vikes will do next. Then the Vikes will have a much better chance sustaining drives and scoring more points. The Vikes are 5-0, the problem is that the Vikes have faced teams that are average to poor this season, thus far. Here is the 1st real test for the Viking offense to show the NFL that they are for real.
The Viking O-Line will also have a job to try to keep the blitz friendly defense from sitting in Favre’s lap for the afternoon. As long as the Vikings cam limited the times Favre gets hit, then passing game should be fine.
Keep Em In Check. The Vikes defense will also need to limit the Raven rushing attack. Ray Rice has become the running back of choice in his second season. He is a speedster averaging over 5.5 yards a carry. The front 7 of the Vikes will need to get after this kid early, so that he is not able to get into a rhythm. With the way the Ravens OC calls his plays while a head (unlike the Vikings) the run the ball down your throat to run out the clock. So this is going to be a good matchup, plus Matt Birk will be back in Minnesota since leaving this past offseason.
Looking over both teams this sure would be a great game to watch, this is going to be a good ole fashion smash mouth football. These are the game I enjoy to see. In the end I think the team with the fewest mistakes will be the Victors.
13 October 2009
The Vikes and the Rams face off on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The game was not as bad as the 38-10 score indicates in the Vikings victory. The Vikes forced 4 turnovers(3 fumbles), 3 inside the Vikes 10 yard line. The turnovers were what plagued the Rams offense in this game and is a reason why the Rams have yet to scratch out a victory this season. The Vikes did play well all 4 quarter from the 1st drive to the last. It was in dominating fashion. If not for all the Ram turnovers, the game may have been a horse of a different color. The Rams offense was their own worst enemy.
Some things the Viking defense still needs to work is the screen and short passes, teams are having no problems with these plays. The opponets will be getting tougher down the road and will expose the VIkes if this problem is not fixed soon.
Sure is sweet to be a Viking fan, sitting at 5-0.
08 October 2009
With the Vikes coming off two big victories over the 49ers and Packers. Both games is where Favre came to life abd throw over 250 yards each game. Before that Chilly did pass all that much especially the deep ball.
With Vikes travels to St.Louis to take on the Rams on Sunday. Both team are on the opposite sides of the spectrum. The Vikes currently sit at 4-0 and the Rams are struggling with an 0-4 record. I would not be the first to think of this, but I could see the Vikes screwing up this game. With their history, sure they can beat the good teams and the next week lose to a poor football.
What to expect in the game:
Adrian to forget the past two week. Peterson was shutdown for him the past two games. He has one TD(1 yard score against the Pack) and 140 yards. I would expect to see Adrian to get back into his old form against the games rush defense this week. The Rams have given up 135 yards per contest so far in this young season. So why no AD add torture on the ground.
Pass Defense. It just seems that the Vikes defense are not all gelled together yet and we are entering Week 5. The Vikes pass defense is Achilles heel right now. The Rams are not potent passing team that they were a couple of years ago. It would be a start especially after what Aaron Rogers did to the pass coverage of the Vikings in the last quarter and a half of Mondays game.
Steven Jackson. This Rams offense right here. The Vikes rush defense will need to stop him early so that he does not get his motor running. Jackson is the ype of back that thrives on smash mouth football. So if the front 7 can take care of business, then the Rams will be in for a long game on Sunday.
Vikes 27 Rams 10
06 October 2009
The game sure was not a running attack that many expected from the Viking on this day. AP came out of the games running with ease. After the first quarter, Peterson was unable to run the ball. Whenever he got a handoff it seemed like that there were 2-3 Packers in the backfield to greet him. So Peterson sure did have a LONG day running the ball. He had 25 carries for 55 yards 1 TD, his yards per carry was a whooping 2.2 OUCH.As well as fumbling the ball one and Clay Matthew went the distance for a Packers score with the ball.I just do not know what happened to Peterson against a poor Packer run defense. He just did not have his AP awesomeness against the Pack on Monday Night that is for certain. Before this game, AP was average over 6 yards a carry in his career against the Pack. With the hole that the Vikes were giving Peterson, he should have had over 120 yards easily. Hopefully Week 9, Peterson will redeem himself.
With this game was being billed by media as Favre’s first game of revenge of the divorce, the Packers and him went through 17 months ago. With the Packer defense shutting down Peterson for most the game. Favre had ALL Day to pass for pretty much all game long. Favre went 24-31 271 yards and 3 TDs passing in the 30-23 Vikings victory. In the game 8 different receivers were on the other end of a Favre laser. Favre sure was zipping those balls in there. With the Vikes winning the game on passing side of the ball is something many fans have not seen since the Culpepper days. Those days sure do seem to be eons ago. After a game like this it sure make a Viking fan thrilled to know for now we do have a balanced attack. Even without our two playmakers in Peterson and Harvin being a nonfactor for the game.
On defense, Aaron Rogers sure did move the ball efficiently against the Vikings throwing for 384 yards and 2 TD passes. The secondary gave up some big plays that are enough to drive a fan CRAZY. It was the linebacking corps that needs work on covering the tight ends now that is two games in a row that the LBs have been scorched. Right now, I think that this is the defenses’ lone weakness. What the Viking pass rush did to Rodgers was great in its own right was a great sight to see. The Packers QB was under pressure for most of the game. Rodgers was sack 8 times, a safety (after a McCarthy challenge); two needed turnover in the Vikes territory and a goal line stand. As a unit the defense was very good. The defense player of the game is Jared Allen he was a monster out there on the field. He recorded 6 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble. I am sure glad to have him on my fantasy team.
01 October 2009
This week, the Vikes will be playing host to the Green bay Packers, the Packers are hoping the get a W before their bye week. The Packers sure do a have a decent offense, in which they bring to the Dome. The Vikes will have to do what most of the other teams have been doing to Aaron Rodgers for the majority of the 1st quarter of the season. That would be is sack him and rub his nose in it. He has been the most sacked QB this season, thus far at 12.The Packer offensive line has had trouble protecting him and keeping him upright. With the Vikes pass rush coming from their front 7, they should not have much trouble rattling Rogers early.
The Vikes will have to disrupt Rodgers timing with his receivers early and often. If Rogers has time, he sure can pick apart a secondary in a hurry.
In Packers running back, Ryan Grant’s career vs. the Vikings, he has had good games running the ball against them. That is surprising to most, because the stiff rushing defense that has been an NFL best for the past 4 years of so. The Williams Wall will need to get started early and stuff Grant at the line for most of the game. Then the Packers will need to rely on the pass to win this one.
The Vikes have has close games, in every game so far this season. Last week sure was a nail biter, with Favre throwing a TD pass to WR Greg Lewis with 2 seconds left in the game. Favre claims that he will not be seeking revenge on the Packer organization. Fans and media have their doubt, with Favre trying to get back at Thompson and McCarthy for not taking his back. Favre is now a Viking and showing the NFL that he can still manage the game as a QB and win when the team is relying on him to make a play.
With the passing game with Brett Favre under the helm, now teams have to worry about the Viking passing the ball. Dear god no!!!!! Last week, something strange happened the 1st 300 yard passing game under Brad Childress. Favre should be effective throwing the ball on Monday, but let us just hope that he look more like the QB from the first and fourth quarters in the 49er game.
I think the Peterson will be start of the show on Monday Night; the Packer defense has been giving up nearly 130 yard a game on the ground. This is great news for the Vikings to hear, with the West Coast Offense that they thrive on running the ball down the defenses’ throat.
With how the Packer defense is going right now, I do not think that this game will be close what so ever.
Mall Of America Field in the Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome.
This will be effective on Monday, because it will be the Twins last home game. After that the Vikes can make it look a little more like home more purple and gold and Viking greats banners and such.