With the Vikings-Bears game fast approaching for their date for the Monday Night Date. The Vikes are going for a sweep of the entire NFC North.The Vikings are obviously that they are not that same team that dominated the Bears in the Week 12 36-10 victory. Since that game the Vikings are have 1 win and 2 embarrassing losses.Is this the game that the Vikes need to step forward and carry it to the playoffs?
The Vikes will need to show that they can function as a team these next two week. But the VIkes need to start in the frigid Solider Field, a place that in the last decade have a record of 2-7. THe Vikes are predicted to do well in this game, but we were saying the same last week as well and look at what happened. What needs to be done in this game for the Vikes to come back to life:
In this game the Vikes should have the game plan to run the ball down the BEARS throat all game long. The Bear rush defense is not what it once was last season with some of the key injuries they have suffered. The Bears rush defense have allowed 128 yards on the ground per game. If the Vikes can keep it 50-50 ground and pass attack. The Bear have been exposed more often on the ground this season. The Vikes will have to get AD and company involved early and often it should be smooth sailing on the ground.
The Offensive Line
. The line will be looked at under a microscope in this game with what happened to them last week against the Panthers. The unit had too many mental errors in loss against Carolina, between the penalties\missed assignments. The line was shredded for most of last weeks' game giving up 4 sacks and Julis Peppers to run free all game.It is time to earn the team and fans confidence back. The line will need to protect Favre all game long so that the Vikes can pass effectively against a decent Bears pass defense. It also looks likr the VIkes will have back their X-factor in Percy Harvin. He has been not 100%, so he has been missed by the offense in the pass and rushing game. I am kind of excited to see him back in the lineup and used not just on special team or late in the game.
The defense will need to focus on tackling in this game. They have been terrible the 2 losses in the past 3 game. The defense has to wakeup in this game and stop pass game of the Bears to win. The Bears do not have a rushing game this season averaging 88 yards A GAME. The Vikes will key on Jay Cutler-pressure him with the pass rush that Vikes have. It is Cutler his bond to throw an INT, he is leading the league after all.
I can see the Vikes bouncing back this week against the Bears and hope for an Eagle loss.
The King of Drama
With the drama this week between Favre-Chilly this week was the news in Viking Nation. Here is a take on the situation. Taking the gamble the Favre has its baggage, but it was a matter of time that the King of Drama has finally come out of the closet. According to Favre, the tiff is resolved. I am not convinced after seeing that Favre has been running the every team since Homgren left the Packers.
More to come with the Drama and and post game happened on Tuesday.I hope that everyone had a great Christmas!!!