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Vikings Defeat Ravens 23-15 Preseason

Posted by LOTGK on August 17, 2008

vikings defeat ravens

And I ran, I ran so far away.
I just ran, I ran all night and day.
I couldn’t get away.

Preseason game #2 had the Vikings traveling to Baltimore to play the Ravens with both teams searching for answers. The Ravens are looking for a quarterback and Troy Smith got his shot while the Vikings are looking for offense. The Ravens are still searching. For the Vikings, their answer was lying on the playing field last night as Tarvaris Jackson injured his knee while scrambling for a 9 yard gain. Jackson was helped off the field, given therapy, ice packs, and sat on the bench and watched the rest of the game. Players and coaches came over inquiring about his knee and he smiled and said he was OK.

Here it is. Tarvaris Jackson is injury prone. In his short career, he has been hurt missing multiple games. Four last year, and several the year before. And here he is, fighting for more yardage during a preseason game.

Jackson played well in last nights game going 7-11 for 82 yards and touchdown pass. Very encouraging. The right reads, pretty good touch, and he unveiled a slinging side arm release.

Adrian Peterson got to carry the rock last night. It was nice seeing him catch the pass coming out of the backfield and going for 20 plus yards.

Berrian hurt his toe and sat out. Nance seized the opportunity and hauled in three passes for 74 yards including a touchdown. Nance was a bright spot in the game.

V. Shiancoe caught a pass last night and actually held onto the ball and didn’t fumble. He should have that football encased in his trophy case. $18 million and we’re happy he held onto a ball.

I am anticipating Bryant McKinnie to be missing the first four weeks.

Chester Taylor was really trying to bust a big one against his former team.

Jared Allen, two sacks last night. Now that is a shining moment. Gives Viking fans hope. Get used to it opposing teams. I would love to see multiple sacks by Allen against Aaron Rodgers on opening night. And I think I will.

Darren Sharper still has some gas in the tank. Massive hit last night. And another interception. And rookie T. Johnson, nice angle and tackle last night.

Rookie JD Booty didn’t look very good last night. Still think they keep him over Bollinger.

I will close this update with a positive attitude. The Vikings played well on all fronts, and although the plays are vanilla, the team is coming together. I have hope, belief, that if Jackson stays healthy, the Vikings will be invited to the playoff dance.

It’s Hammer Time…….

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One Response to “Vikings Defeat Ravens 23-15 Preseason”

  1. Viking Godz said

    Heard Jackson is hurt, a tear in his MCL, out at least a week, maybe more. Hope frerotte got some arm left.

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