The victory that Vikes won on Sunday was that a W that many Viking fans are happy about, especially that the team will be traveling Pittsburgh next week. A win a win and I will take it. The Vikes were completely dominating the game until the 4th quarter and then the Ravens pass game just killed the Vikes, passing over 200 yards in that quarter and 3 TDs. The Ravens had a chance to win the game in the closing seconds of the game and Ravens kicker missed a 44 yard field. The Vikes sure did have luck on their side in the Thunderdome.
Adrian had a great game against a great run defense. Many of the Beloved Purple were getting worried about AD the past couple of weeks with his “lack of production.” He was ready for the challenge to run over the Ravens defense. He did just that. He carried the ball 22 times and ran for 143 yards, but TDs. As we sit right now Peterson is averaging more yards per game than he was last season at this time. SURPRISED!!! I thought so. With this game, now AD is now back where he belongs leading the NFL with rushing yards.
Favre is having a great start to the season leading the Vikes 6-0, but it was almost not enough. Favre was solid for much of the game; he threw for 278 yards 3 TDs and ZERO interceptions. His offensive line did a decent job on keeping the pressure away from him for much of the game. He was sacked 3 times for 18 yards. Right now it is looking like Chilly move in acquiring Favre was a good move on his part. I just hope that the passing game and rushing game can be like for every game, like a 2 headed monster and defenses are sitting there guess which should they stop.
The defense was downright scary stopping the Ravens with ease in the 3 quarters. Sure the Vikes had 3 sacks in the game, but they gave up way too many big play that almost lost it for them. The Vikings were not able to stop the Ravens in the 4th quarter; there was no answer for the Ravens passing game. Joe Flacco had well over 200 yards passing, and he tore apart the secondary. It has hard to see that this was the same team that was dominating the Raven for the entire 1st half. If the Vikes can get a complete game plan and not let the opposing QBs tear them apart in the second half. Then this defense would be a hard team to score on.
Sidney Rice had his 1st big game as a Viking is getting in sync with Favre. He had 176 yards in this contest. He has shown the Vikng that he is a reliable reciever and has Fitzgerald like leaping ability. I hope that he can continue this type of play this season.
It was an exciting game, but i would rather have a game that they Vikes have well in control. SKOL VIKINGS