Minnesota Vikings 5-0 – OMG!
Posted by LOTGK on October 12, 2009
Brett Favre has been playing football in the NFL for 18 years. In those years, Favre has won a Super Bowl, named MVP, and accrued every record a quarterback could ever want. However, with today’s victory, he added something he never did in his career. Start the season 5-0. And Favre is undefeated in his 40’s.
The St. Louis Rams would offer little resistance (The Borg has been to their planet already) to the visiting Vikings as Minnesota scored on their opening drive and quickly doubled up with a fumble recovery from Jared Allen returned for a TD.
The final score: Vikings 38, Rams 10. Vikings 5-0, Rams 0-5. But that’s not the end of the story here at Viking Thunder. Something is afoot.
Percy Harvin is fast becoming a favorite target of Favre’s as he hauled in 4 catches for 66 yards. Harvin is electrifying on kickoffs as well as receiving. He is the rookie of the year on offense. We have yet to see his breakout game.
Jared Allen didn’t have a sack today! Although, he recovered a fumble and took it 52 yards to the house. Allen is a relentless player. His contract is well worth the money. Viking Horns to you!!!
Adrian Peterson was held to 15 carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns. Usually, those are pretty good numbers, a 4.6 yard per carry and two scores. Not for Peterson though, a running back held to a higher standard of excellence. Peterson is a volcano ready to erupt as magma is collecting at the surface just waiting for eruption. Against the Ravens next week, he will need to be the force, getting 25-28 touches, and every touch will be needed because for the Ravens are hurting coming off a critical loss to rival Cincinnati.
Sidney Rice is quietly having a good quality season for the Vikings. Bobby Wade who? Rice has the knack to get to the open space, has good hands, and leaping ability.
Don’t get upset with what I am about to say Viking fans. Winfield is a great corner when it comes to supporting the run. However, when you look at the game film, his man makes the big plays down the field as Winfield is out of position on passing plays.
Brad Childress, buy a freaking watch. Learn a little clock management. You let the clock run out when you had an opportunity to put points on the board at the end of the half. Those stupid decisions will come back to bite you in the ass later on in the season. Trust me, they always do for you.
Ahh, the Vikings are 5-0 and looking good, atop the NFC North, and clicking on all cylinders. But wait, I’ve lived through this euphoria before Viking fans. Many of you have as well. I’m talking about the pass defense of the Vikings. Today, a backup quarterback completed 20-31 passes and the starter went 7-7 for a total of 300 yards. If not for shooting themselves in the foot, the Rams moved the ball, controlled the clock, and could have won the game. Yes, won the game. An 0-5 team. The week before, Rodgers threw for almost 400 yards and if not for a miracle pass by Favre at the end of the game, the Packers would have beaten us as well. And don’t forget about the three point victory against the 49ers, without their star runner, Gore. I’m just saying. Don’t anoint them the Super Bowl champions yet.
The Vikings are 5-0, and there’s frost on the pumpkin in Minnesota. In the final 11 games, the Vikings face Baltimore, Super bowl winner Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Chicago twice, Super bowl loser Arizona, Cincinnati, and the Giants. That’s 8 out of 11 very tough teams to end the season. A 10-6 finish is not out of the question here. Especially if Favre continues to get knocked around and trust me, next week, Ray Lewis will be ready to plant him.
Don’t take a loan out for those elusive expensive playoff tickets just yet. The Vikings need to handle some business between now and January.
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL