fan was a Cowboy fan, but now look at us now. The Cowboy helped us out in Week 17 and we received a first round bye. Now face dos Cowboys in the divisional round of the postseason. Here are some unkindly numbers for you to look at the Cowboys have the advantage over the Vikes in the playoffs 4-2.
I am just glad that the Vikes are at home for this game at least, this season they are a perfect 8-0, the Vikes aver 32 points per game and their opponent is averaging a 15 points per game. Now that would be a great game, and the Cowboys have been averaging about that number on the road with about 20 point per road game. Both team are evenly matched right across the board. The Cowboys have been on a hot streak since the win against the Saints. With ESPN reporting all week that the Vikes do not have enough magic to stop this Cowboys team. The experts have spoken2-8 have chosen the Vikes to continue the match in the playoffs. This this does not shock me whatsoever the Cowboys have always been a team that ESPN thrives to find a to talk about.
When the red hot Cowboys come to town to face our Minnesota Vikings, it should be a good one this weekend. What do the Vikes need to do earn a spot for the NFC Championship game?
On offense, the Vikes will need to try to keep this game balance(as long as Chilly keeps it that way).
Establish the run 1st. Adrian Peterson is the best and primer running back that Cowboys have faced all season long. We will see as well if the Vikes can blow the Cowboys off the line.The 'boys will aim to stop Peterson to make the Vikes one dimensional. As long as the coaching staff does not call less then 20 running plays in the game, the should have a good day on the ground.
Protect the old man. The Vikes line is going to be under pressure to keep Favre upright for this game. If the line can give Favre enough time to find a open receiver whomever it may be, the passing game will be rolling. The Vikes will go as far as Favre's arm will take them into the post season. I don't think that Dallas DBs can cover all our receivers, so someone will be open for Favre to find. Who will the Cowboys try to stop the running game(everyone try thins) or Favre and the aerial attack?
On defense the Vikes will have to stop Tony Romo and Co. from marching down the field on them. The Cowboys are 2nd in the league with total yards.The Cowboys are a team that relies on fakes, draws and screen. The defense will have to stay in position and not get sucked out with a fake play. Being alert of the what the Cowboys are doing is a key in stopping this offense hailing from Dallas.The Vikes will need to tackle well in this game. In December, the Vikes could not tackle whatsoever. This team will make you pay if the Vikes cannot stop the Cowboys at the point of attack. The pass rush of the Vikes with Allen and Co. will have to be constantly knocking down Romo and would love to see many Sac 'em and Rope 'em celebrations.If the defnese from 4 can get Romo and make him make bad decision it should be a great game for Viking fans.Do not give up the big plays and keep the Cowboys offense off the field as much as possible. Talking about the big plays, the Viking DBs cannot let the receivers get behind them. The Vikings secondary has been their Achilles heel for the past couple of season, since the Vikes have become of the best rush defenses. At the safety position, it look like that Sanford and Johnson will be splitting time for this game. Both are unsure who will be on the field more often.
The defense also needs to get the Thunderdome involved early. It is a fact that visiting team HATE coming here, with the crowd noise and everything. Come of fans make it a difficult say for the Cowboys in the Twin Cities and make it a LOG jet ride home back to Dallas.