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RC_Freak
09-25-2006, 10:24 AM
We are 2-1 that's the second best record in the NFL. A lot of people, and even Viking fan friends of mine, had us going 0-3 to start with the difficult schedule. Well we are 2-1 with no offense against 3 playoff teams from last year, and 3 damn good defenses. As soon as our offense shows up, we will be a damn good well rounded team, and we will be in the playoffs.
Now we need to work on holding onto the ball, fumbling at critical times will kill us. Penalties need to stop, even if they are bs PI calls, we can't afford them. So far so good, and lets keep this up and keep winning

Benet
09-25-2006, 10:26 AM
I had us going 0-2 against the Redskins and Panthers, and hadn't thought as far ahead as the Bears. But you're right, we have the foundations of a team who could be a force in the NFC if we get our act together on offense.

And you're right again, that Pass Interference call on Troy was bull. :P

Del Rio
09-25-2006, 10:30 AM
2-1 in the NFC is right where we want to be no doubt. The key for us is to get 2 good wins before the bye, play the pats hard. Denver showed last night they can be stopped.

Then go from there, cheer for the hawks to beat the bears so bad that they have a lapse in production.

RC_Freak
09-25-2006, 10:34 AM
"Del" wrote:


2-1 in the NFC is right where we want to be no doubt. The key for us is to get 2 good wins before the bye, play the pats hard. Denver showed last night they can be stopped.

Then go from there, cheer for the hawks to beat the bears so bad that they have a lapse in production.

I'm looking forward to that game, cause i've been a Pats fan for about 10 years now, and it will be nice to see Maroney agian

Del Rio
09-25-2006, 10:38 AM
"RC_Freak" wrote:


"Del" wrote:


2-1 in the NFC is right where we want to be no doubt. The key for us is to get 2 good wins before the bye, play the pats hard. Denver showed last night they can be stopped.

Then go from there, cheer for the hawks to beat the bears so bad that they have a lapse in production.

I'm looking forward to that game, cause i've been a Pats fan for about 10 years now, and it will be nice to see Maroney agian


The Broncos shut the run down completely. It was a pleasure to watch the Pats struggle. I assume we wont see that every week, but to see they are mortal is nice.

C-PepNSalt
09-25-2006, 10:48 AM
Talk about run stopping, did you guys see Fat Pat just destroy T. Jones last night, it was a huge hole, and then he was swallowed by Pat's 50lb arm, clotheslined him to the ground!

RC_Freak
09-25-2006, 10:51 AM
"C-PepNSalt" wrote:


Talk about run stopping, did you guys see Fat Pat just destroy T. Jones last night, it was a huge hole, and then he was swallowed by Pat's 50lb arm, clotheslined him to the ground!

That was better then some of the WWE clothelines i've seen lately

thevikingfan
09-25-2006, 11:07 AM
There is no reason to be upset!We stole onr from the panthers (which we should not have won)and the bears stole one from us but we went 2-1 in the toughest part of our schedule!Also antoine winfield is building an early case for the probowl.....

kansas_man54
09-25-2006, 11:16 AM
i'm pretty pleased with how our D stepped up most of the time.
The b.s. penalties killed us though.
And i understand the logic in switching out players for breaks, but some times you're just gonna' have to leave the experienced players in there at vital situations.
For example:davis' td against whitaker.
backfired on us.

Prophet
09-25-2006, 11:20 AM
The Vikings started off the schedule playing three of last years' playoff teams and are at 2-1.
The Bears started off their schedule playing three non-playoff teams and are at 3-0.
Even the most mentally lax person should be happy that the Vikings are going into wk 4 with a winning record.

The midseason is where the NFCN crown could be solidified.
While the Bears are playing the Dolphins at home and the Jints, Jets and Patriots on the road the Vikings are @9ers, Packers, @ Phins, and Cardinals.

It appears to me that the Vikings had a much tougher start to the season and did well.
When they have the easier part of their schedule the Bears are playing the Jints, Jets, and Pats on the road….only to be followed by another matchup with the Vikings.

The Vikings could come into Chicago with a 1-2 game advantage on Dec. 3.
The division is in their grasp.

Yankee Viking
09-25-2006, 11:21 AM
"Del" wrote:


"RC_Freak" wrote:


"Del" wrote:


2-1 in the NFC is right where we want to be no doubt. The key for us is to get 2 good wins before the bye, play the pats hard. Denver showed last night they can be stopped.

Then go from there, cheer for the hawks to beat the bears so bad that they have a lapse in production.

I'm looking forward to that game, cause i've been a Pats fan for about 10 years now, and it will be nice to see Maroney agian


The Broncos shut the run down completely. It was a pleasure to watch the Pats struggle. I assume we wont see that every week, but to see they are mortal is nice.
I get the CT CBS so I get to watch the Pats every week, and they weren't to hot in the first two weeks.
We can take them.

Zeus
09-25-2006, 01:35 PM
"Del" wrote:


2-1 in the NFC is right where we want to be no doubt. The key for us is to get 2 good wins before the bye, play the pats hard. Denver showed last night they can be stopped.


The Patsies looked *horrid* last night.
As bad as I've seen them in the Tom Brady era.
They are definitely not the big dog in the AFC this season.

=Z=

Slade
09-25-2006, 01:41 PM
We gotta get through Buffalo & Detroit 1st, then Seattle. After that we take on the Pats. The Seattle game is going to be tough. Hopefully we can go into that game 4-1

WaywardHoosier
09-25-2006, 02:01 PM
I was impressed with the Vikings defense and I thought they did what they had to in order to win the game. A mistake at the end of the game ...

The Bears are one tough opponent. Seattle is the other top NFC team, so I expected a close game and I'm glad the Bears did not dominate the Vikings.

If the Vikings keep playing the way they have the first three weeks, they will be able to play the Bears tough in Chicago. A lot of good football coming up.

ultravikingfan
09-25-2006, 03:24 PM
"thevikingfan" wrote:


There is no reason to be upset!We stole onr from the panthers (which we should not have won)and the bears stole one from us but we went 2-1 in the toughest part of our schedule!Also antoine winfield is building an early case for the probowl.....


See my AW post here:
http://www.purplepride.org/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=149&topic=27662.new#new

Vikes_King
09-25-2006, 04:14 PM
"Slade" wrote:


We gotta get through Buffalo & Detroit 1st, then Seattle. After that we take on the Pats. The Seattle game is going to be tough. Hopefully we can go into that game 4-1


yeah.. and remember buffalo right now has been the silent surprise in the league - believe it or not, they've been playing pretty well, and running the ball very well.
hopefully we continue our 3 week streak of basically shutting down the run, that will be key.

Einar
09-25-2006, 05:31 PM
Folks, its not about being 2-1 or 3-0.
Obviously any Vikings fan would have said they would take 2-1 at this point if asked before the season started.

The problem is that when you have an opportunity to win a home game against the front runner in your division you have to make the most of it and the Vikings clearly didn't do that.
Its not "gloom" its reality without the spin.
Losing to a divisional opponent is like 2 losses...which is OK if your goal is to merely make the playoffs.
I hope the team has higher aspirations than that.
This division can be won by the Vikings IMO...now its a tougher task.

SKOL VIKES!

marcosMN
09-25-2006, 06:00 PM
Sports Illustrated's Peter King had this to say about the Vikes in his "Fine Fifteen":

"11. Minnesota (2-1). I know they lost, but they're growing a very good defense up there in Minnesota."

D@mn skippy, Pete...

slavinator
09-25-2006, 06:10 PM
All things being said about the game yesterday, there is A LOT more respect for the Minnesota Vikings across the league especially in Chicago.
We all feel terrible today because we had a bitter rival in a near check-mate scenario and watched it slip away.


Dont think for a second that all the CHI fans dont recognize how fortunate they are to get out of the dome with a win.
I dont care what is said about Grossman or the Bears D in the media.
Real fans and the players and coaches all know that the Bears got the ball to bounce thier way at the right time.


Personally I think that you will see an even more resillient team, and the bright side for this group of Vikings lies down the road.........watch as this group develops over the remainder of the year.
The best is yet to come!!

SKOL

PS dont let the Bears fans continue to rile you up, as I posted last week they are just arrogant (d*&k) fans!!
I have the guts to say good game on their part but they couldnt give us the same accolades.

WaywardHoosier
09-26-2006, 04:18 PM
The Bears have a had a few years jump on the Vikings with their latest coach and it shows.

The Vikings are not an established organization like the Bears, Seahawks, Steelers, or Patriots.

I am glad to see them off to a good start and giving this season a chance unlike last year's awful start that put the Vikes in a position to hope for a Wildcard at best.