The game that Vikes played at the University of Phoenix Stadium was an ugly one hands down against a good Cardinals team. The Vikes lost the game 30-17. The last time that in memory that Vikes played a game that terrible was the Week 10 game back in 2007, when the Vikes lost to the Packers 34-0.
Warner ComfortThe Cardinals offensive line did a great job against one of the best defensive lines in football. The Vikes came into the game with an NFL high 40 sacks for the season. The Cards did not give up a sack in the game. With that Kurt Warner was able to pick apart the Viking defense at will with 3 TD throws to his troublesome twosome in Fitzgerld and Boldin. This shows that the Vikes need to get to the QB so they do not get into a rhythm. If the QB gets into any kind of a rhythm, the can pick apart the Vikings average secondary.
The Cardinals have shown how average the Viking DBs are especially without Winfield. With the way receivers ran through the Vikings was not enough. The Vikes could not tackle whatsoever on any stage(DL, LB, and DBs). The defense was successfully nailed by the Cards in this one.
Favre BackBrett did not look at all comfortable in the "pocket" in this game at all. The ball was going everywhere in this game. I just hope that everyone did not think that he was going to go the season with 3 INTS, considering that his season average is 15 per year.he was not using his check offs in the game and not seeing the defenders in the area. The Cards could have had 3-4 INTS in this contest easy.
With this type of a game man of my co-workers were thinking here is the collapse(all Packer fans) again this year. It was just ONE GAME, I am not going to overact over this game. The Cards were ready to throw the kitchen sink in this one.
EJ HendersonWith the Vikings middle linebacker getting back to his old form was lost again this season with a broken femur this time. With the Vikes losing Henderson is going to hurt them personal wise. Now who will the Vikes be putting there in his place: maybe Jasper for the remainder of the season. Chilly might do some juggling to get the best players on the field all at the same time.
What Were You Thinking ChillyThe Vikings play calling was questionable at best in this game. It seemed that Chilly was being to conservative in this game. The 3 and 4 call in the red zone, why not play action pass, instead of a shovel pass. If AD is getting stuffed at the line get him the ball someway. It was just frustrating know exactly what the Vikes were going to do next. Sure the run was not working, but do not abandon it completely.
- I thought that Phat Pat had a good game in this one being the one in the front 4 making plays on a consistent basis. He was exciting to watch as out offense was sputering.
- Percy making his case for rookie of the year. Harvin did not quit in this game. he was making play, but he had a garbage time TD. He was moving the stick s consistenly in this game. I am glad that Vikes looked past his issues in college.