03 November 2008
Vikes 28 Texans 21
In this game, it looked like the Vikes were playing together for the first time this season. It was great to be able to hear this. The Thunder Dome did not have same chants as they did when they squeaked out a win against Detroit. It looked like the Beloved Purple is starting to play like a team.
On the offense side of the ball, Frerotte was 11-18 182 yards and 3 TD passes and over 100 of those yards were received by Bernard Berrian and 1 TD as well. Sidney Rice and Visanthe Shiancoe both catching the other two Viking scores TDs. With the Vikes getting some sort of a passing attack, is not opening up some running lanes for Adrian Peterson. In the second half, he had over 100 yards rushing.So he finished the day with 139 yards and one rushing TD. So far, it looks like Gus is leading this Viking offense pretty good.
The defense side of the ball, stopped Andre Johnson, but did not stop the TEs or RBs for the short passes, this is what really killed the Vikes all game long.We really miss EJ. The Vikes surrendered over 350 yards passing. The debut of Madieu Williams was a solid one he had 8 tackles and an intercepted pass in the endzone coming off a neck injury.The mistakes that Texans made through the game were too much for them to overcome. Antonio Winfield had an interception Chad Greenway forced a fumbled, which was recovered by Ben Leber.The Vikes pass rush did well all game long getting after the QBs totaling 5 sacks, injuring the Texans starter.The Vikes rush defenses held Steve Slaton under 70 yards rushing.
With a victory like this makes every Viking fan happy, we are tied for second place right now.I just hope that the Williams Tandem is not broken with the probable suspension with the waterpills.I hope that the Vike come to play next week when we host the Green Bay Packers.
Posted by Clint at 10:29 PM