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Game 13: Vikings Defeat 49ers 27-7

Posted by LOTGK on December 9, 2007

Chester Taylor 84 Yard TD run

The Minnesota Vikings are one of the hotest teams in the NFL right now. And with the playoffs in sight, it is a perfect time to get hot.

Props to Chester Taylor, 8 carries for 101 yards and three catches for 23 more and the one TD. About the touchdown run, it was an 84 yards burst on the left side as he side stepped several defenders, stiff armed another to the ground, and pushed away several more on his drive into the endzone. So far, it is the longest run from scrimmage this year.

Thank goodness Taylor was on his game cause Adrian Peterson was not. Peterson has 1200 yards rushing for the season and leads the NFL. Last week, he had 1197 yards. A three yard output this week as it appeared the 49ers had Peterson’s number and stuffed him on every play, except one 25 yard run. Unfortunately, the play was called back due to a penalty on the Vikings.

Tarvaris Jackson, just keeps on managing the game, making the good throws, the smart choices, and protecting the ball. I just wish he would protect his head better when he scrambles. Learn to slide Tarvaris. Just ask Trent Dilfer how he’s feeling after his run today.

Jackson was 16-25 for 163 yards and one TD. And no fumbles or interceptions. Sixty four percent completion rate. At the beginning of this season, I was outspoken about Jackson, thinking Childress rushed him to quick, and the last two games of 2006 and the first 9 games of this year verified these concerns. His QB rating was a horrible 40.5 at one time several weeks ago.

Kevin Williams had an interception and he returned it for a TD. Pat Williams also intercepted a pass but did not take it to the house. And, Spencer Johnson, a third defensive tackle, recovered a fumble making it the first time in history three defensive tackles recorded a takeaway in the same game.

BTW, that was not pass interference on Winnfield, it was offensive interference on the wide receiver.

Final Thoughts:
The Vikings have won four games in a row. It’s been a long time for that to happen. And they’re doing it with defense and a ferocious running game headed up by Peterson and Taylor.

Jackson is progressing faster than I thought.

Dare I say playoffs right now?

The Vikings host the Chicago Bears next week, a game that scares me to death. Don’t kick to Devon Hestor. And did you see Hestor lining up at wide receiver. He looked pretty good. Expect to see him plenty next week.

Brad Childress has exceeded his wins from last season by at least one game with three to go. An improvement indeed.

Skol Vikings!

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2 Responses to “Game 13: Vikings Defeat 49ers 27-7”

  1. Viking Godz said

    Control your own destiny.
    Now that is nice to hear. Bears come to town next week, then Washington, then we go to denver. We can win these games.

  2. Gumby said

    I have to give credit where it is due. The Vikings have won four in a row, and most likely saved coach Childress’s job. If the Vikes would have went down in flames, he would have been fired.
    now you have him for five more years. 🙂

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