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Prophet
10-31-2006, 12:58 PM
/What happened? (http://www.startribune.com/blogs/vikings)
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
by Judd Zulgad

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Vikings are no match for Brady, Pats (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/117599,CST-SPT-mnf31.article)
Chicago Sun-Times

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Vikings prove how far behind NFC is (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/15493068/)
Minnesota no match for New England on Monday, but Indy will be
By Ron Borges
MSNBC contributor
31 Oct. 2006

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Brady TD blitz gives Patroits easy win over Vikes (http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-6181847,00.html)
Reuters
October 30, 2006

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Brady Throws Four Touchdowns as Patriots Defeat Vikings 31-7 (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601079&sid=atMUH5ZDwQYY&refer=home)
By Erik Matuszewski
Oct. 31 (Bloomberg)

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NFL: Unrelenting Patriots burst Vikings' bubble (http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/10/31/sports/NFL.php)
The Associated Press
Published: October 31, 2006

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Vikings defense humbled by Patriots (http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/15889672.htm)
JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Associated Press

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Brady on top of his game (http://www.topix.net/content/kri/2331194108327982841920330562942831241269?threadid=BVN57GV1K63ID3T5)
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 31, 2006

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Suds and duds (http://www.startribune.com/510/story/777007.html)
With frightening efficiency, Patriots QB Tom Brady carved up the Vikings defense for nearly 400 yards.
Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
Last update: October 31, 2006

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Brad Johnson calls game embarrassing (http://www.startribune.com/510/story/777647.html)
The veteran QB had one of his worst games ever: three interceptions and a 38.1 rating and a trip to the bench early in the fourth quarter.
Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune
Last update: October 31, 2006

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Patriots pass on running game to trample Vikings (http://www.startribune.com/510/story/777609.html)
Instead of trying to run on the NFL's top-ranked rushing defense, New England spread things out and passed on all but 15 plays
Mark Craig, Star Tribune
Last update: October 31, 2006

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Rookie Carter gets his chance (http://www.startribune.com/510/story/777447.html)
The undrafted receiver out of Texas A & M was called up from the practice squad to bolstera receiving corps hampered by injuries.
Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune
Last update: October 31, 2006

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Vikings unmasked as second-rate team (http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/15892033.htm)
Pioneer Press
Posted on Tue, Oct. 31, 2006

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Florio's blog done during the game (http://www.profootballtalk.com/10-30-06LiveBlog.htm)

Prophet
10-31-2006, 01:16 PM
Suds and duds (http://www.startribune.com/510/story/777007.html)
With frightening efficiency, Patriots QB Tom Brady carved up the Vikings defense for nearly 400 yards.
Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
Last update: October 31, 2006

I like Tomlin's comments, but they also worry me too.
There was nothing new, just in the execution.


"Quite honestly," said defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin, "I wish they had done something that we weren't prepared for, because that would give us an excuse. They had done this before. They just did a great job executing it. Anything I say other than complimenting them for the way they played would be a disservice to them."

Prophet
10-31-2006, 01:29 PM
Florio's blog done during the game (http://www.profootballtalk.com/10-30-06LiveBlog.htm)


This was a funny line that someone sent in:


Reader:
"64,000 Viking fans now feel just like Charlie Brown when he got a bag full of rocks for Halloween except they got sh-t instead of the rocks."

cajunvike
10-31-2006, 01:48 PM
Man, the refs must be PISSED now...they put together one HELL of a game plan to insure a Patsy victory...and not even ONE mention in any of the articles!!!

They should go on strike over this...PLEASE!!!

DCPologirl
10-31-2006, 01:56 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


Man, the refs must be PISSED now...they put together one HELL of a game plan to insure a Patsy victory...and not even ONE mention in any of the articles!!!

They should go on strike over this...PLEASE!!!


Thoe calls were ridiculous....I am seriously starting to believe your freaking conspiracy theory....we looked like jiggly butt!
And the calls did not help!

cajunvike
10-31-2006, 02:11 PM
"DCPologirl" wrote:


"cajunvike" wrote:


Man, the refs must be PISSED now...they put together one HELL of a game plan to insure a Patsy victory...and not even ONE mention in any of the articles!!!

They should go on strike over this...PLEASE!!!


Thoe calls were ridiculous....I am seriously starting to believe your freaking conspiracy theory....we looked like jiggly butt!
And the calls did not help!


Yep...President Bush is in on the fix!
Hurray for the Red, White and Blue!

And you only THOUGHT that the Patriot Act was about wiretapping...it is actually about getting the Patsies the most championships that he can while he is in office...with a few other teams thrown in so that it doesn't look SO obvious!

NodakPaul
10-31-2006, 02:18 PM
Yes, the officiating was bad.
I especially disliked the lack of a defensive pass interference call on BJ's first pick, even though they called it on us in exactly the same spot later in the game.

But I can't buy into the conspiracy theory. :)
The refs aren't crooked... just bad.
And the fact of the matter is that with the way we were playing I don't think it made a difference in the outcome of the game.
yes, footbal is a game of momentum, but we had several chances to grab the momentum (i.e. punt return for TD) just to give it away (ensuing kick...)

The refs certainately didn't help, but we lost this game, not the refs.

Desertvikingfan
10-31-2006, 02:41 PM
Yep...President Bush is in on the fix!
Hurray for the Red, White and Blue!

And you only THOUGHT that the Patriot Act was about wiretapping...it is actually about getting the Patsies the most championships that he can while he is in office...with a few other teams thrown in so that it doesn't look SO obvious!

Almost word for word what my brother has told me over the last few years.
I'm starting to believe! ;D
This game gave all the local mpls/stpaul media the game they have been waiting for in order to put down the new coaching staff.

cajunvike
10-31-2006, 02:47 PM
"Desertvikingfan" wrote:



Yep...President Bush is in on the fix!
Hurray for the Red, White and Blue!

And you only THOUGHT that the Patriot Act was about wiretapping...it is actually about getting the Patsies the most championships that he can while he is in office...with a few other teams thrown in so that it doesn't look SO obvious!

Almost word for word what my brother has told me over the last few years.
I'm starting to believe! ;D
This game gave all the local mpls/stpaul media the game they have been waiting for in order to put down the new coaching staff.


See Polo...I'm not so crazy after all !!!

Hee hee hee...hee hee...hee hee hee hee hee...heh heh heh..heh heh..heh...

VikingFanEric
10-31-2006, 03:13 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


Man, the refs must be PISSED now...they put together one HELL of a game plan to insure a Patsy victory...and not even ONE mention in any of the articles!!!

They should go on strike over this...PLEASE!!!


There was mention of it here....http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2006/10/vikings-mnfdisaster-patriots311006.html


Aside from the dominating performance by the New England Patriots , there was another dominating performance the NFL shouldn't be happy about -- the officiating.

Many people won't like to admit it, but I'll say it: Larry Nemmers' officiating crew is awful. And it wasn't just to the Vikings, though they couldn't catch a break.

There were plenty of suspicious calls, none more so than a phantom offensive pass interference call on Vikings receiver Travis Taylor, and the "incomplete" pass when tight end Jermaine Wiggins converted a third down.

The first play in question came with just over six minutes remaining in the second quarter, with the Vikings trailing 10-0. It was third-and-3. Taylor caught an eight-yard pass, pushing the Vikings up to their 35-yard line. A flag was thrown, and Taylor was called for offensive pass interference. The problem is, the Vikings' receiver never appeared to touch any Patriots defender.

Later on, in the third quarter with the score 24-7 in favor of New England, the Vikings were driving. Wiggins caught a pass that converted a third-and-3. While attempting to run after the catch, the big tight end fumbled the ball out of bounds. At first, the official ruled it a complete pass. After conversing with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, the call was changed. Minnesota challenged. The replay showed a secure catch, a football move, as Wiggins took three steps, before fumbling the ball out of bounds. After review, amazingly, the play was ruled incomplete.

Certainly, the officiating didn't have much of a factor on the game, but it didn't help, either. Perhaps we won't see any more of Larry Nemmers on primetime television.

Desertvikingfan
10-31-2006, 03:54 PM
Aside from the dominating performance by the New England Patriots , there was another dominating performance the NFL shouldn't be happy about -- the officiating.

Many people won't like to admit it, but I'll say it: Larry Nemmers' officiating crew is awful. And it wasn't just to the Vikings, though they couldn't catch a break.

There were plenty of suspicious calls, none more so than a phantom offensive pass interference call on Vikings receiver Travis Taylor, and the "incomplete" pass when tight end Jermaine Wiggins converted a third down.

The first play in question came with just over six minutes remaining in the second quarter, with the Vikings trailing 10-0. It was third-and-3. Taylor caught an eight-yard pass, pushing the Vikings up to their 35-yard line. A flag was thrown, and Taylor was called for offensive pass interference. The problem is, the Vikings' receiver never appeared to touch any Patriots defender.

Later on, in the third quarter with the score 24-7 in favor of New England, the Vikings were driving. Wiggins caught a pass that converted a third-and-3. While attempting to run after the catch, the big tight end fumbled the ball out of bounds. At first, the official ruled it a complete pass. After conversing with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, the call was changed. Minnesota challenged. The replay showed a secure catch, a football move, as Wiggins took three steps, before fumbling the ball out of bounds. After review, amazingly, the play was ruled incomplete.

Certainly, the officiating didn't have much of a factor on the game, but it didn't help, either. Perhaps we won't see any more of Larry Nemmers on primetime television.

Doesn't explain why they were so awful. Can't figure out why this is excuse is always accepted. Sorry you lost we blew it but don't expect us to improve.
Hate using the ref card but in this case if the card fits play it.

cajunvike
10-31-2006, 03:59 PM
"VikingFanEric" wrote:


"cajunvike" wrote:


Man, the refs must be PISSED now...they put together one HELL of a game plan to insure a Patsy victory...and not even ONE mention in any of the articles!!!

They should go on strike over this...PLEASE!!!


There was mention of it here....http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2006/10/vikings-mnfdisaster-patriots311006.html


Aside from the dominating performance by the New England Patriots , there was another dominating performance the NFL shouldn't be happy about -- the officiating.

Many people won't like to admit it, but I'll say it: Larry Nemmers' officiating crew is awful. And it wasn't just to the Vikings, though they couldn't catch a break.

There were plenty of suspicious calls, none more so than a phantom offensive pass interference call on Vikings receiver Travis Taylor, and the "incomplete" pass when tight end Jermaine Wiggins converted a third down.

The first play in question came with just over six minutes remaining in the second quarter, with the Vikings trailing 10-0. It was third-and-3. Taylor caught an eight-yard pass, pushing the Vikings up to their 35-yard line. A flag was thrown, and Taylor was called for offensive pass interference. The problem is, the Vikings' receiver never appeared to touch any Patriots defender.

Later on, in the third quarter with the score 24-7 in favor of New England, the Vikings were driving. Wiggins caught a pass that converted a third-and-3. While attempting to run after the catch, the big tight end fumbled the ball out of bounds. At first, the official ruled it a complete pass. After conversing with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, the call was changed. Minnesota challenged. The replay showed a secure catch, a football move, as Wiggins took three steps, before fumbling the ball out of bounds. After review, amazingly, the play was ruled incomplete.

Certainly, the officiating didn't have much of a factor on the game, but it didn't help, either. Perhaps we won't see any more of Larry Nemmers on primetime television.


I KNEW that comment would get at least ONE person to read all of the articles!
:D

Prophet
10-31-2006, 06:14 PM
Brad Johnson calls game embarrassing (http://www.startribune.com/510/story/777647.html)
The veteran QB had one of his worst games ever: three interceptions and a 38.1 rating and a trip to the bench early in the fourth quarter.
Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune
Last update: October 31, 2006

What can you say after a game like that?
BJ's comments:


Said Johnson: "I don't know if there is much to say. That's probably one of the most embarrassing games I've been part of. Obviously, they have a very, very good team. I didn't play good, we didn't play good. ... We had a hard time getting a lot of momentum going, and that's pretty much it."

cajunvike
10-31-2006, 06:19 PM
What did the refs say?

ultravikingfan
10-31-2006, 06:25 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


What did the refs say?


They did not say anything.
The just all lined up and mooned the fans!

singersp
10-31-2006, 09:28 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


Yes, the officiating was bad.
I especially disliked the lack of a defensive pass interference call on BJ's first pick, even though they called it on us in exactly the same spot later in the game.

But I can't buy into the conspiracy theory. :)
The refs aren't crooked... just bad.
And the fact of the matter is that with the way we were playing I don't think it made a difference in the outcome of the game.
yes, footbal is a game of momentum, but we had several chances to grab the momentum (i.e. punt return for TD) just to give it away (ensuing kick...)

The refs certainately didn't help, but we lost this game, not the refs.


Don't blame the refs that were on the field for our loss.

What you people watching it on TV didn't see, like I did at the game, was that there was another lone ref, in the SE corner behind the grassy knoll, that appeared to be making all the calls.

BadlandsVikings
10-31-2006, 09:35 PM
"singersp" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


Yes, the officiating was bad.
I especially disliked the lack of a defensive pass interference call on BJ's first pick, even though they called it on us in exactly the same spot later in the game.

But I can't buy into the conspiracy theory. :)
The refs aren't crooked... just bad.
And the fact of the matter is that with the way we were playing I don't think it made a difference in the outcome of the game.
yes, footbal is a game of momentum, but we had several chances to grab the momentum (i.e. punt return for TD) just to give it away (ensuing kick...)

The refs certainately didn't help, but we lost this game, not the refs.


Don't blame the refs that were on the field for our loss.

What you people watching it on TV didn't see, like I did at the game, was that there was another lone ref, in the SE corner behind the grassy knoll, that appeared to be making all the calls.


Where there any hiding in the parking garges near the dome?

singersp
11-01-2006, 06:53 AM
Five reasons the Vikings lost Monday night (http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2006/11/vikings-mnf-commentary011106.html)

By Eric Krupka on November 1, 2006 12:36 AM
realfootball365.com

Prophet
11-01-2006, 07:22 AM
"singersp" wrote:


...What you people watching it on TV didn't see, like I did at the game, was that there was another lone ref, in the SE corner behind the grassy knoll, that appeared to be making all the calls.


I knew it.
I was thinking that may be the case, but I didn't want to say anything until it was verified.
The damn grassy knoll has to go.

Prophet
11-01-2006, 07:36 AM
QB situation, Popeye and injuries (http://www.startribune.com/blogs/vikings/)
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
by Judd Zulgad

One day after pulling Brad Johnson in the fourth quarter of the Vikings’ 31-7 loss to New England, coach Brad Childress said Tuesday that he planned to start the veteran on Sunday at San Francisco.

Childress said he does not consider himself a ”short hook” guy when it comes to his quarterbacks, but clearly the three interceptions Johnson threw Monday were more than Childress could stomach.

“After coaching quarterbacks over the course of time, I’m not a short-hook guy but by the same token it’s kind of like Popeye, ‘That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more,’” Childress said. “And that was it.”

Childress, who really did quote Popeye to perfection, revealed
the Vikings are banged up coming out of the New England loss.

– Defensive tackle Kevin Williams suffered a high ankle sprain on the second play of the game. “To his credit he fought through,” Childress said. “He’s treating it right now and we’ll just have to see how it goes through the week here. Short week.”

– Middle linebacker Napoleon Harris has a dislocated wrist and a cast has been placed on the injury. “We’ll see how he comes through the week and if he’s able to play here at the end of the week,” Childress said. “We’ll just have to check his comfort level as we go through the week.”

– Center Matt Birk hyperextended his knee.

– Nose tackle Pat Williams has “moderate swellling,” in his knee.

The two biggest concerns likely are Kevin Williams and Harris. If Harris can’t play Sunday at San Francisco, Childress said strong-side linebacker Ben Leber could move to the middle or Dontarrious Thomas could slide into the spot. “We could end up tag teaming that thing but I think that will probably evolve as we go through the week here,” Childress said.

Also, receiver Marcus Robinson (back) continues to rehab his injury but it’s unclear if he will be available Sunday at San Francisco