Sunday Bloody Sunday – Vikings Beat Browns
Posted by LOTGK on September 15, 2009
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long? How long?
‘Cause tonight we can be as one,
Sunday, bloody Sunday
The Minnesota Vikings traveled to Cleveland on Sunday christening the Brett Favre era by defeating the Browns 34-20 in a hard fought game. Favre went 14-20 fpr 110 yards and one touchdown, no interceptions, and one tackle of receiver Harvin after catching his only TD pass. Rookie Percy Harvin also made his debut and lived up to his hype as he is now a trivia answer, (What Viking caught Brett Favre’s first TD pass) and also gained 22 yards on two rushes and hauled in three passes for 36 yards and that TD. Add his 30 plus yard average kick return and Harvin is a huge bonus to the offense.
Meanwhile, the Browns also debuted new head coach Eric Mangini.(Meet the new boss, same as the old boss) Mangini decided to keep the Vikings guessing as to who his starting quarterback would be hoping it would hinder the Vikings game plan. Everyone knew it would be Brady Quinn. Brady was held at bay until the end of the game, when the Vikings had a three TD lead did the Vikings prevent defense allow Quinn to pad his stats a little.
Jim Brown, the greatest running back in NFL history attended the game, sitting on the Browns sidelines. All he could do was watch the current best running back, Adrian Peterson, literally toss defenders out of the way as he rushed for 180 yards on 25 carries and three touchdowns. He is on the verge of becoming something special.
Special teams defense gave up a touchdown Sunday as Cribbs returned a punt for 60 plus yards. Last year the Vikings had an open door policy on return touchdowns. Every team received a turn. Coach Childress needs to correct this flaw if he entertains thoughts of the going deep in the playoffs.
Speaking of playoffs, if the O line doesn’t protect Favre better, (He was knocked down and sacked to often Sunday) Favre will not last the entire season. And since Childress already cut Jackson’s and Rosenfels balls off, who will step up and command the offense?
And speaking of Rosenfels. What a big steaming bowl of crap Childress laid on him. He promised Sage a chance to compete against Jackson for the starting role knowing very well that Favre was on the radar and would never start. In fact, Sage was the third team quarterback Sunday. Imagine how other future free agents will react to Childress and his
The Vikings are 1-0, winning an away game, in an outside stadium, and on grass. Usually, they lose these games. I hope they continue the trend.
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL