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PurpleHornsOfDestruction
11-25-2007, 04:17 AM
I've done some calculations in the wildcard hunt.
Who needs to lose and win and it all begins with us winning against the Giants. We have to. Very little exceptions. Here it goes-



Teams in the Wild Card hunt standings:

New York Giants............. (10-5)
Washington Redskins.... (8-7)
Minnesota Vikings:........ (8-7)
New Orleans Saints:....... (7-8)

Detroit Lions................. (7-8)
Arizona Cardinals.......... (7-8)
Philadelphia Eagles....... (7-8)
Carolina Panthers:........ (6-9)
Chicago Bears:............. (6-9)





Remaining Schedules for Wild card eligible teams:

How the Minnesota Vikings (8-7) get the record to go:




@ DEN

Predicted Record: 9-7. We play in Denver as a Season Finale. We could win with the number 1 run game vs the worst run defense. DENVER LOST TO OAKLAND by two TDs!!! That would give us something to say they're beatable. We can afford to lose that one going 9-7. Maybe 10-6 but get that second seed in the Wild card. We could get the 5th seed with Giants losing one or two and we can get the 5th with 9-7. Playoffs boys




Chicago Bears (6-9):



vs. NO

Projected record: 6-10 Loses to New Orleans. Chicago is out of the Wild Card hunt because of that loss against New York

New Orleans Saints(7-8):



@ CHI

Projected record: 8-8. They are technically in it. They have to win and Washington and Minnesota have to lose

Carolina Panthers (6-9):



@
TB

Projected record: 6-10Lose to tampa. They aren't be in the playoff hunt.



Arizona Cardinals (7-8):





vs. STL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to two of Seattle, New Orleans and possibly the progressing hot St. Louis Rams. they will be in the wild card hunt. They could go 9-7 with some luck and determination but but if we do too then that mean we win the tie-breaker because of either San Francisco or Washington.


Philadelphia Eagles(6-8):



@ NO


vs. BUF


Projected Record: 7-9. Thats a tough schedule. They'll lose 1 of New Orleans of Buffalo. That would put them to 6-10 if they did but I dont think they will putting Philly out of the wild card hunt.

Washington Redskins(7-7):



@
MIN


vs. DAL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to Minnesota or Dallas. 8-8 seems right. they'll be close but unless they pull an upset against Dallas or the Vikes they're screwed.


Detroit Lions (6-8):



@ GB

Projected Record: 7-9. Loses @ Green Bay No 10 wins. Maybe 10 losses. Sorry Kitna. it must be tough to go 6-2 and go 1-7 in the second half of the season. Doesn't look good for them. if they beat Arizona,or Giants it looked good but nope. They looks bad for them.

New York Giants (10-5):




vs. NE

Projected record: 11-5.They clinched



And that is the Wild card look out and how we get there with New York. Childress would secure his job for 3 more years but I will always put Vikes winning over getting rid of a coach. Lets put up a "W" guys!!!


WE MUST BEAT DENVER AND WASHINGTON MUST LOSE TO DALLAS. That is the only way. Thats how we go forget all this record tiebreaker. That is what needs to happen if we want to go

DeathtoDenny
11-25-2007, 04:39 AM
I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."

singersp
11-25-2007, 09:57 AM
Jim Souhan: This one could be key to year and future (http://www.startribune.com/vikings/story/1569512.html)

If the Vikings can pull an upset in New York, they actually might be back in the wild-card playoff race.

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune

Last update: November 25, 2007 – 12:34 AM


Today, the Vikings play the biggest game of the season, perhaps the biggest game of Brad Childress' tenure, and all that's at stake is a chance to move within one game of .500 and position themselves for a wild-card run against a soft schedule.....

Purple Floyd
11-25-2007, 10:00 AM
We need to worry about the Giants,not the playoffs. One game at a time.

Zeus
11-25-2007, 10:10 AM
"UffDaVikes" wrote:


We need to worry about the Giants,not the playoffs. One game at a time.


So basic, but so hard for some to grasp.

=Z=

cogitans
11-25-2007, 10:13 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"UffDaVikes" wrote:


We need to worry about the Giants,not the playoffs. One game at a time.


So basic, but so hard for some to grasp.

=Z=
But still it is a key game today.

I think if we win today we still have a shot at playing for the miracle to happen, but lose today and I think we will break down, even if it's still mathematically possible.

Rastak
11-25-2007, 10:26 AM
Hopefully Chilly and Bevell bring some screens, draws and traps into the gameplan. If Jackson suddenly realizes you can step up into the pocket and is decisive when he has a chance to run, maybe the purple can pull it out. Defense has got to play better though for that to happen.


But until that happens I'll be like Jim Mora Sr......"playoffs? playoffs?"

Mr-holland
11-25-2007, 10:46 AM
Don't give me momentum crap, i thought we would've kicked some Green Bay ass after that HUGE game against San diego because of momentum. doesn't make any diffrence

V-Unit
11-25-2007, 11:35 AM
We can't afford to lose another in-conference game. It's that simple. I applaud you for your in-depth analysis and the effort it took, but it isn't as complicated as you made it seem.

clark_griswold
11-25-2007, 12:29 PM
My take on all this looks like this.....
Win today = 5-6.

That is all i have for now.

El Vikingo
11-25-2007, 12:41 PM
A victory here could put us in the figth for the last wildcard spot ,the sad part is this is the hardest game of the season left ...our corner better step up they are gonna have extrajob today with Shocky and Plaxico besides AD is not gonna play ...

hx38596
11-25-2007, 01:57 PM
I'd say you guys are looking pretty good.
Eli crapping pants, GO CT.
AD who?

huxx
11-25-2007, 02:08 PM
Maybe the Green Bay blow out woke us up

baumy300
11-25-2007, 02:33 PM
Don't count your herpes before they break out. (In other words, let's not jinx ourselves)

Although I will admit: We are looking dayyyum sharp
;)

so-cal vike
11-25-2007, 02:44 PM
"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."


I so love it when fans hope for a losing season.
::)

Childress will not be going anywhere in 2008.

huxx
11-25-2007, 02:59 PM
"so-cal" wrote:


"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."


I so love it when fans hope for a losing season.
::)

Childress will not be going anywhere in 2008.


you're right man...let's get used to it...we seem to be coming together

BadlandsVikings
11-25-2007, 03:19 PM
Counting our eggs before they hatch is what jinxed AD.

El Vikingo
11-25-2007, 03:27 PM
Purplehorns you should start more topics like this
....

kjdaddy
11-25-2007, 03:30 PM
"clark_griswold" wrote:


My take on all this looks like this.....
Win today = 5-6.

That is all i have for now.

Best way to look at it.

marstc09
11-25-2007, 03:35 PM
"hx38596" wrote:


I'd say you guys are looking pretty good.
Eli crapping pants, GO CT.
AD who?


Taylor will never make me forget Peterson and his record breaking game against the Chargers.

V-Unit
11-25-2007, 03:58 PM
"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."


It's 3 PM

TARKenton
11-25-2007, 03:59 PM
"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."


Its now 4EDT.
Vikings up by 24.
Sooooooo......How will you take your crow today?

El Vikingo
11-25-2007, 04:08 PM
We have a little hope for playoffs,little but real The Redsknis have lost 19-13 and probably the Eagles will lose too,with Mcnabb out and facing the Pats.
Redsknis,Saints,Cardinals,Eagles and Vikes have all 5 W (with Cards and Eagles still haven´t played)
The softer schedule IMO for all of the above are Cardinals and Vikes rite after....
We are alive and kicking......... ;)

Purple Floyd
11-25-2007, 04:26 PM
One game at a time. they are looking better.

Vikes_King
11-25-2007, 04:28 PM
even if we get to the playoffs i think we all know we won't make it far after that.
It would be nice to be there again tho

Purple Floyd
11-25-2007, 04:31 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


even if we get to the playoffs i think we all know we won't make it far after that.
It would be nice to be there again tho


True, but I would like a shot at sending the Packers home in a playoff game.

i_bleed_purple
11-25-2007, 04:33 PM
if we made the playoffs it would most likely be as the last wild card team, so that would mean we play the division winner with the worst record, most likely that would be Seattle, Tampa or Arizona, all of which are beatable if the same Vikings team that beat the Giants shows up. as far as getting past the 2nd round... unlikely as we'd have to play either the packers or cowboys

El Vikingo
11-25-2007, 04:38 PM
"UffDaVikes" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


even if we get to the playoffs i think we all know we won't make it far after that.
It would be nice to be there again tho


True, but I would like a shot at sending the Packers home in a playoff game.


The 2003 Moss´incident repeated this year would be sweet........

skum
11-25-2007, 04:55 PM
It would cost Sidney Rice 10 grand, i dont know if he can pay that but maybe if he called up Randy he would stake him to do it ;)

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
11-25-2007, 04:55 PM
"i_bleed_purple" wrote:


if we made the playoffs it would most likely be as the last wild card team, so that would mean we play the division winner with the worst record, most likely that would be Seattle, Tampa or Arizona, all of which are beatable if the same Vikings team that beat the Giants shows up. as far as getting past the 2nd round... unlikely as we'd have to play either the packers or cowboys


We can beat Tampa or Seattle in my opinion. I don't think we get to the Super Bowl but once you get to the playoffs you got as much a shot as a 16-0 team. So its possible. I don't care where we go we'd be a very respected team after that if you don't live in Minnesota. Playoff team is better then a crappy team. Thats for sure.

I know a few Giant fans. I'll have to have a little chat with them.
"I missed the game how'd it go. We don't have Adrian Peterson you say. Nor do we have Winfeild and our pass defense is horrid. Eli will tear us apart.
How'd Eli do? Oh god that must have been a blow out. What uhh... was the score?"
haha That will be fun.

Marrdro
11-25-2007, 05:25 PM
"V" wrote:


"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."


It's 3 PM

You crack me up V.
;D

singersp
11-25-2007, 05:27 PM
We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)

sharper42
11-25-2007, 05:31 PM
"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."
you must feel like a DBag now! ;D

V4L
11-25-2007, 05:33 PM
It would be fun to see us in the playoffs

I hope we can possibly win out with our easy schedule coming up and see what happens from there

NodakPaul
11-25-2007, 06:18 PM
"singersp" wrote:



We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)


I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.
:D

"sharper42" wrote:


"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."
you must feel like a DBag now! ;D


LOL.

V4L
11-25-2007, 06:20 PM
"sharper42" wrote:


"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."
you must feel like a DBag now! ;D


Hahaha

Mikecarter81
11-25-2007, 06:21 PM
Guys I'd love to beleive, but its just a little too early for me.
If we continue to play like this, i think its real possible in fact take out the
Green bay game and this has been a really good team.

Mike

V4L
11-25-2007, 06:24 PM
Im with u Mike

After today I got some hope but I wanna take it one game at a time

If we win next week im gonna say we will make it

3 wins in a row after next week if that comes true and I hope it does

Vikes_King
11-25-2007, 06:28 PM
"V4L" wrote:


It would be fun to see us in the playoffs

I hope we can possibly win out with our easy schedule coming up and see what happens from there


yea definatly would be fun to watch us in the playoffs again even if we lose the first game, just being there again would be nice.

But the real reason i want us to make it is so we end the season on a positive note.
After a rough start if we are able to get it together and finish strong, hopefully it can carry over to next year.
Plus i hate hearing negitivity during the offseason.
I prefer blind, relentless optimism over whining and bitching

singersp
11-25-2007, 06:46 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:



We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)


I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.
:D

LOL.


I'll just savor the win for a week. The Lions won't be a pushover next week.

I just wish I worked with a few Giants fans.

Wouldn't it be great though to take the wildcard & beat the Pack on their turf again?
;D

See..........there I go, getting way ahead of myself.

Vikes_King
11-25-2007, 06:48 PM
"singersp" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:



We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)


I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.
:D

LOL.


I'll just savor the win for a week. The Lions won't be a pushover next week.

I just wish I worked with a few Giants fans.

Wouldn't it be great though to take the wildcard & beat the Pack on their turf again?
;D

See..........there I go, getting way ahead of myself.


i would LOVE that.
it would be such sweet.. sweet revenge after the shutout embarrassment and them sweeping us again.

VikingMike
11-25-2007, 06:55 PM
"singersp" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:



We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)


I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.
:D

LOL.


I'll just savor the win for a week. The Lions won't be a pushover next week.

I just wish I worked with a few Giants fans.

Wouldn't it be great though to take the wildcard & beat the Pack on their turf again?
;D

See..........there I go, getting way ahead of myself.



It will be real nice going to work tomorrow.

C Mac D
11-25-2007, 07:20 PM
"singersp" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:



We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)


I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.
:D

LOL.


I'll just savor the win for a week. The Lions won't be a pushover next week.

I just wish I worked with a few Giants fans.

Wouldn't it be great though to take the wildcard & beat the Pack on their turf again?
;D

See..........there I go, getting way ahead of myself.


I actually work with mostly Giants fans. I had two bets on the game today... and thanks to the Vikes, I have a hot asain woman buying all my drink at Happy Hour on friday (singer, you'd love her) and my coworker has to put Vikings stuff all over his office... can't wait for work tomorrow.
:D

SharperImage
11-25-2007, 07:54 PM
We are officially ONe game out of the wildcard. it looks like this

NY.Giants
7-4

Detriot Lions 6-5

Minnesota Vikings 5-6

Washington Redskins 5-6

We get above Arizona Washington, Chicago, New Orleans, Cause we beat them all the last time we played them:D.

Do u smell it boys..if we beat Detriot we hold the wild card spot:D

BadlandsVikings
11-25-2007, 07:55 PM
The Bears just won, where are they in this mess?

NodakPaul
11-25-2007, 07:58 PM
"SharperImage" wrote:


We are officially ONe game out of the wildcard. it looks like this

NY.Giants
7-4

Detriot Lions 6-5

Minnesota Vikings 5-6

Washington Redskins 5-6

We get above Arizona Washington, Chicago, New Orleans, Cause we beat them all the last time we played them:D.

Do u smell it boys..if we beat Detriot we hold the wild card spot:D


Ummm.
We don't play Arizona or New Orleans this year, and we haven't played Washington yet...
Plus that isn't at all how ties are broken.
http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures


TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM

If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.

1. If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.

2. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.

Two Clubs

1. Head-to-head, if applicable.

2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.

3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.

4. Strength of victory.

5. Strength of schedule.

6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.

7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.

8. Best net points in conference games.

9. Best net points in all games.

10. Best net touchdowns in all games.

11. Coin toss.

Three or More Clubs

(Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of applicable two-club format.)

1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.

2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)

3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.

4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.

5. Strength of victory.

6. Strength of schedule.

7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.

8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.

9. Best net points in conference games.

10. Best net points in all games.

11. Best net touchdowns in all games.

12. Coin toss

When the first Wild-Card team has been identified, the procedure is repeated to name the second Wild-Card, i.e., eliminate all but the highest-ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. In situations where three or more teams from the same division are involved in the procedure, the original seeding of the teams remains the same for subsequent applications of the tie breaker if the top-ranked team in that division qualifies for a Wild-Card berth.

PurpleGator
11-25-2007, 07:58 PM
Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!

NodakPaul
11-25-2007, 08:07 PM
As of right now, New York and Detroit still have the wild card spots.

1
New York Giants
7-4
2 Detroit Lions 6-5
3 Philadelphia Eagles
5-5
4 Arizona Cardinals
5-5
5 Washington Redskins
5-6
6 Minnesota Vikings
5-6
7 New Orleans Saints
5-6

Even if we beat Detroit, they will still have the tie breaker on us, since they have a better division record.
We are in the playoff hunt, but try and keep it factual. :D

RussC
11-25-2007, 08:07 PM
on football night in america,, Cris Collingsworth picked us to pick up the last wild card spot!

very nice,,,,,

NodakPaul
11-25-2007, 08:07 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!


So you would rather NOT make the playoffs?

TARKenton
11-25-2007, 08:08 PM
the game is at minnesota.

Gator:
great mentality.
if we cant win it all why try ::)

BleedinPandG
11-25-2007, 08:08 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!


On behalf of true Vikings fans... please find a new team... if a head coach makes the playoffs and you still can't support him, you obviously have some deep routed personal issues you need to take care of... if you have issues with a QB who has lead the team to a 5-2 record, who has completed 80% of his passes the pass two weeks and made few mistakes in still his first 16 games and who would need to lead this team to a strong finish for us to make the playoffs and you STILL can't support him as possibly our QB of the future, again, you have some personal issues you need to resolve.
I hear Miami is looking for fans, maybe you can try there...

As for the playoff picture... there are 6 teams at 5-6 (assuming the Eagles lose to the Pats tonight, pretty much a given)... the Lions are only 1 game up on all of them.
I'm not sure a Win next week would put us ahead of all 6 other teams but we're in the thick of it with a win for sure.

acman1
11-25-2007, 08:10 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!


Yeah, making the playoffs would be terrible
::)...
Tebow for heisman btw.

sdfrenchy
11-25-2007, 08:12 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!

Though we may get killed if we make the playoffs, I think Chiller and TJack are showing a lot of improvement. They both deserve at least one more year in my opinion.
Believe me, I haven't liked Childress much so far, but they are playing better. I'm just afraid we could end up like the Dolphins and have a new coach every 2-3 years and a new QB every year. We all know how that's working for them. It took Cowher 14 years to win the super bowl with the steelers. Continuity my friend.
Skol!

V-Unit
11-25-2007, 08:13 PM
"SharperImage" wrote:


We are officially ONe game out of the wildcard. it looks like this

NY.Giants
7-4

Detriot Lions 6-5

Minnesota Vikings 5-6

Washington Redskins 5-6

We get above Arizona Washington, Chicago, New Orleans, Cause we beat them all the last time we played them:D.

Do u smell it boys..if we beat Detriot we hold the wild card spot:D


You forgot Philadelphia, who holds the tiebreaker over us.

We also don't have the tiebreaker on Detroit even if we beat them. We would 2-3 in the division and they would be 3-2.

New Orleans has a better conference record, so we are behind them too.

We are tied for 7th in the NFC with 6 other teams. We currently hold the tiebreaker over 1 of them...

To end on a bright note, our strength of victory isn't too shabby: 14.4 points

vegasvike
11-25-2007, 08:14 PM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!


On behalf of true Vikings fans... please find a new team... if a head coach makes the playoffs and you still can't support him, you obviously have some deep routed personal issues you need to take care of... if you have issues with a QB who has lead the team to a 5-2 record, who has completed 80% of his passes the pass two weeks and made few mistakes in still his first 16 games and who would need to lead this team to a strong finish for us to make the playoffs and you STILL can't support him as possibly our QB of the future, again, you have some personal issues you need to resolve.
I hear Miami is looking for fans, maybe you can try there...

As for the playoff picture... there are 6 teams at 5-6 (assuming the Eagles lose to the Pats tonight, pretty much a given)... the Lions are only 1 game up on all of them.
I'm not sure a Win next week would put us ahead of all 6 other teams but we're in the thick of it with a win for sure.



AMEN

PurpleGator
11-25-2007, 08:15 PM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!


On behalf of true Vikings fans... please find a new team... if a head coach makes the playoffs and you still can't support him, you obviously have some deep routed personal issues you need to take care of... if you have issues with a QB who has lead the team to a 5-2 record, who has completed 80% of his passes the pass two weeks and made few mistakes in still his first 16 games and who would need to lead this team to a strong finish for us to make the playoffs and you STILL can't support him as possibly our QB of the future, again, you have some personal issues you need to resolve.
I hear Miami is looking for fans, maybe you can try there...

As for the playoff picture... there are 6 teams at 5-6 (assuming the Eagles lose to the Pats tonight, pretty much a given)... the Lions are only 1 game up on all of them.
I'm not sure a Win next week would put us ahead of all 6 other teams but we're in the thick of it with a win for sure.


I never miss a Vikings game and cheer til I am blue in the face.
You are missing the point here.


All my life I have seen us sneak into the playoffs and choke in the end.
It gets so frustrating.


Its an all or nothing concept for me.

PurpleGator
11-25-2007, 08:16 PM
"TARKenton" wrote:


the game is at minnesota.

Gator:
great mentality.
if we cant win it all why try ::)


Yep thats pretty much it.


Got Rings?
8)

Mikecarter81
11-25-2007, 08:19 PM
"RussC" wrote:


on football night in america,, Cris Collingsworth picked us to pick up the last wild card spot!

very nice,,,,,


No its not, its kind of like the kiss of death :(


mike

RussC
11-25-2007, 08:22 PM
"Mikecarter81" wrote:


"RussC" wrote:


on football night in america,, Cris Collingsworth picked us to pick up the last wild card spot!

very nice,,,,,


No its not, its kind of like the kiss of death :(


mike



i dont think the players are going to choke it up because CC says they should make it,,

they will choke because there vikings,, come on you should know this!!!

BleedinPandG
11-25-2007, 08:24 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!


On behalf of true Vikings fans... please find a new team... if a head coach makes the playoffs and you still can't support him, you obviously have some deep routed personal issues you need to take care of... if you have issues with a QB who has lead the team to a 5-2 record, who has completed 80% of his passes the pass two weeks and made few mistakes in still his first 16 games and who would need to lead this team to a strong finish for us to make the playoffs and you STILL can't support him as possibly our QB of the future, again, you have some personal issues you need to resolve.
I hear Miami is looking for fans, maybe you can try there...

As for the playoff picture... there are 6 teams at 5-6 (assuming the Eagles lose to the Pats tonight, pretty much a given)... the Lions are only 1 game up on all of them.
I'm not sure a Win next week would put us ahead of all 6 other teams but we're in the thick of it with a win for sure.


I never miss a Vikings game and cheer til I am blue in the face.
You are missing the point here.


All my life I have seen us sneak into the playoffs and choke in the end.
It gets so frustrating.


Its an all or nothing concept for me.


Because this year is a building year for the Vikings.
The Vikings will NOT win the SB this year.
They would get absolutely raped by either the Pats or the Colts.
However, a trial by fire into the end of the season, having to win out, playing with their playoff lives on the line for the next 5 weeks builds confidence, grows our experience.
Getting playoff experience is also very valuable.
Then next year... mmm... TJack with a few more games under his belt... the WRs with more experience... AD in his 2nd year... a better pass rush... maybe a solid WR... next year could be exciting...

If you believe yourself a true Vikings fan, fine... but how about you start routing for our QB and Coach instead of against them.
Childress is TRYING to build the team you want, a SB team...

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
11-25-2007, 08:27 PM
"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


I've done some calculations in the wildcard hunt.
Who needs to lose and win and it all begins with us winning against the Giants. We have to. Very little exceptions. Here it goes-



Teams in the Wild Card hunt:
Minnesota Vikings:....... (5-6)
Chicago Bears:............ (5-6)
New Orleans Saints:..... (5-6)
Carolina Panthers:........ (4-7)
Arizona Cardinals......... (5-6)
Philadelphia Eagles....... (5-5)
Washington Redskins..... (5-6)
Detroit Lions............... (6-5)
New York Giants........... (7-4)

Remaining Schedules for Wild card eligible teams:

How the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) get the record to go:
Like I said it all starts with coming away with a "W" in the Meadowlands. After a win in New York we get fired up, respected and have momentum coming home against Detroit. We lost in overtime by a field goal with Jackson throwing 4 interceptions. So an improved Jackson and the return (or second game) of Adrian Peterson. Then a win at San Francisco which is going to be a pretty easy one. This puts us past .500 at 7-6. Then with all the momentum coming from a 4 game win streak come home to Chicago and we beat them last time in there house @ Soldiers Field so with the momentum and a healthy roster we beat them in the Dome. This puts us at 8-6 staying home against Washington. A definitely winnable game shutting down their good run game and the tight end like we shut down Gates and Campbell and Moss can't beat us all day. Then we play in Denver as a Season Finale. We'll probably lose that one going 9-7. Maybe 8-8 but get that second seed in the Wild card. Playoffs boys




Chicago Bears (5-6):



vs. NYG



@ WSH



@ MIN


vs. GB


vs. NO

Projected record: 8-8 Loses to at least 3 of Green Bay, Minnesota, Giants. Washington or New Orleans could even bet them. They could go 6-10 or 7-9 if they're not careful. Chicago I think is out of the Wild Card hunt at there first loss.

New Orleans Saints(5-6):



vs. TB



@ ATL


vs. ARZ


vs. PHI


@ CHI
Projected record: 8-8. Loses two of Philadelphia, Tampa Bay or Arizona. New Orleans scares me. They could go 9-7 and Im not sure if we beat them in the tie breaker. They will be in the hunt.

Carolina Panthers (4-7):



vs. SF


@
JAX


vs. SEA


vs. DAL


@
TB

Projected record: 6-10. Could lose all except San Francisco but I'll give them one upset to get 6 wins. Maybe New Orleans or Tampa. Doubtful. They will not be in the playoff hunt.



Arizona Cardinals (5-6):





vs. CLE


@ SEA


@ NO


vs. ATL


vs. STL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to three of Seattle, New Orleans, Cleveland and possibly the progressing hot St. Louis Rams. they will be in the wild card hunt. They could go 9-7 with some luck and determination but I doubt it.


Philadelphia Eagles(5-5):



@ NE


vs. SEA


vs. NYG


@ DAL


@ NO


vs. BUF


Projected Record: 7-9. Thats a tough schedule. They'll lose to 4 of New England, Seattle, New York Giants, Dallas and the possible is off of a 4 game losing streak loses to New Orleans. That would put them to 6-10 if they did but I dont think they will putting Philly out of the wild card hunt.

Washington Redskins(5-6):



vs. BUF


vs. CHI


@
NYG


@
MIN


vs. DAL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to 2 of New York Giants, Minnesota, and Dallas with a possibility in Chicago but that would put them at 6-10 which I don't think they'll get. 8-8 seems right. they'll be close but unless they pull an upset against Dallas or Giants.


Detroit Lions (6-5):




@ MIN


vs. DAL


@ SD


vs. KC


@ GB

Projected Record: 7-9. Lose to 3 of @ Minnesota, Dallas, @ San Diego, @ Green Bay, and possibly KC but they wont need that loss to go 7-9. No 10 wins. Maybe 10 losses. Sorry Kitna. it must be tough to go 6-2 and go 1-7 in the second half of the season. Doesn't look good for them. if they beat Arizona,or Giants it looked good but nope. They looks bad for them.

New York Giants (7-4):




@
CHI



@
PHI



vs. WSH



@
BUF



vs. NE

Projected record: 11-5. Lose to two of New England or maybe Philadelphia. We'd perfer they win out after our win against them. If any of this effort matters then it has to be Minnesota as one of those loses. Let's get that upset!



And that is the Wild card look out and how we get there with New York. Childress would secure his job for 3 years but I will always put Vikes winning over getting rid of a coach. I really hope we win today. Lets put up a "W" guys!!!


Updated it. Looking really good for us. If Chicago lost in overtime that would make for a perfect day for us playoff wise. But Chicago's still got Giants. Green Bay, us and Washington on the road, and New Orleans. All losable. but all we need is two of them.

The Dropper
11-25-2007, 08:29 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


As of right now, New York and Detroit still have the wild card spots.

1
New York Giants
7-4
2 Detroit Lions 6-5
3 Philadelphia Eagles
5-5
4 Arizona Cardinals
5-5
5 Washington Redskins
5-6
6 Minnesota Vikings
5-6
7 New Orleans Saints
5-6

Even if we beat Detroit, they will still have the tie breaker on us, since they have a better division record.
We are in the playoff hunt, but try and keep it factual. :D


Update:

1
New York Giants
7-4 (5-4 conference)
2 Detroit Lions 6-5 (4-5 conference)
3 New Orleans Saints
5-6 (4-3 conference)
4 Philadelphia Eagles
5-6 (3-5 conference) (ahem. assuming they lose to the Patsies,)
Arizona Cardinals
5-6 (3-5 conference)
Washington Redskins
5-6 (3-5 conference)
Minnesota Vikings
5-6 (3-5 conference)

We're close. If we beat the Lions and the Saints lose next week, then we will be at least tied for the second wild card spot, more or less, with one or several other teams.

PurpleGator
11-25-2007, 08:31 PM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!


On behalf of true Vikings fans... please find a new team... if a head coach makes the playoffs and you still can't support him, you obviously have some deep routed personal issues you need to take care of... if you have issues with a QB who has lead the team to a 5-2 record, who has completed 80% of his passes the pass two weeks and made few mistakes in still his first 16 games and who would need to lead this team to a strong finish for us to make the playoffs and you STILL can't support him as possibly our QB of the future, again, you have some personal issues you need to resolve.
I hear Miami is looking for fans, maybe you can try there...

As for the playoff picture... there are 6 teams at 5-6 (assuming the Eagles lose to the Pats tonight, pretty much a given)... the Lions are only 1 game up on all of them.
I'm not sure a Win next week would put us ahead of all 6 other teams but we're in the thick of it with a win for sure.


I never miss a Vikings game and cheer til I am blue in the face.
You are missing the point here.


All my life I have seen us sneak into the playoffs and choke in the end.
It gets so frustrating.


Its an all or nothing concept for me.


Because this year is a building year for the Vikings.
The Vikings will NOT win the SB this year.
They would get absolutely raped by either the Pats or the Colts.
However, a trial by fire into the end of the season, having to win out, playing with their playoff lives on the line for the next 5 weeks builds confidence, grows our experience.
Getting playoff experience is also very valuable.
Then next year... mmm... TJack with a few more games under his belt... the WRs with more experience... AD in his 2nd year... a better pass rush... maybe a solid WR... next year could be exciting...

If you believe yourself a true Vikings fan, fine... but how about you start routing for our QB and Coach instead of against them.
Childress is TRYING to build the team you want, a SB team...


That concept you just pointed out has done wonders for the Saints.


Childress will never bring us a SB.
We are always out coached.
Its better if he loses his job and we get a new coach and a new QB.


Re-building?
We have been re-building for the last 7 years.
Lets just try playing and be in it to win it.
;D

That sounds much better than re-building.
I am tired of the entire re-building concept.
There are 28 other franchises using the same excuse.

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
11-25-2007, 08:32 PM
Heres my take

"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


I've done some calculations in the wildcard hunt.
Who needs to lose and win and it all begins with us winning against the Giants. We have to. Very little exceptions. Here it goes-



Teams in the Wild Card hunt:
Minnesota Vikings:....... (5-6)
Chicago Bears:............ (5-6)
New Orleans Saints:..... (5-6)
Carolina Panthers:........ (4-7)
Arizona Cardinals......... (5-6)
Philadelphia Eagles....... (5-5)
Washington Redskins..... (5-6)
Detroit Lions............... (6-5)
New York Giants........... (7-4)

Remaining Schedules for Wild card eligible teams:

How the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) get the record to go:
Like I said it all starts with coming away with a "W" in the Meadowlands. After a win in New York we get fired up, respected and have momentum coming home against Detroit. We lost in overtime by a field goal with Jackson throwing 4 interceptions. So an improved Jackson and the return (or second game) of Adrian Peterson. Then a win at San Francisco which is going to be a pretty easy one. This puts us past .500 at 7-6. Then with all the momentum coming from a 4 game win streak come home to Chicago and we beat them last time in there house @ Soldiers Field so with the momentum and a healthy roster we beat them in the Dome. This puts us at 8-6 staying home against Washington. A definitely winnable game shutting down their good run game and the tight end like we shut down Gates and Campbell and Moss can't beat us all day. Then we play in Denver as a Season Finale. We'll probably lose that one going 9-7. Maybe 8-8 but get that second seed in the Wild card. Playoffs boys




Chicago Bears (5-6):



vs. NYG



@ WSH



@ MIN


vs. GB


vs. NO

Projected record: 8-8 Loses to at least 3 of Green Bay, Minnesota, Giants. Washington or New Orleans could even bet them. They could go 6-10 or 7-9 if they're not careful. Chicago I think is out of the Wild Card hunt at there first loss.

New Orleans Saints(5-6):



vs. TB



@ ATL


vs. ARZ


vs. PHI


@ CHI
Projected record: 8-8. Loses two of Philadelphia, Tampa Bay or Arizona. New Orleans scares me. They could go 9-7 and Im not sure if we beat them in the tie breaker. They will be in the hunt.

Carolina Panthers (4-7):



vs. SF


@
JAX


vs. SEA


vs. DAL


@
TB

Projected record: 6-10. Could lose all except San Francisco but I'll give them one upset to get 6 wins. Maybe New Orleans or Tampa. Doubtful. They will not be in the playoff hunt.



Arizona Cardinals (5-6):





vs. CLE


@ SEA


@ NO


vs. ATL


vs. STL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to three of Seattle, New Orleans, Cleveland and possibly the progressing hot St. Louis Rams. they will be in the wild card hunt. They could go 9-7 with some luck and determination but I doubt it.


Philadelphia Eagles(5-5):



@ NE


vs. SEA


vs. NYG


@ DAL


@ NO


vs. BUF


Projected Record: 7-9. Thats a tough schedule. They'll lose to 4 of New England, Seattle, New York Giants, Dallas and the possible is off of a 4 game losing streak loses to New Orleans. That would put them to 6-10 if they did but I dont think they will putting Philly out of the wild card hunt.

Washington Redskins(5-6):



vs. BUF


vs. CHI


@
NYG


@
MIN


vs. DAL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to 2 of New York Giants, Minnesota, and Dallas with a possibility in Chicago but that would put them at 6-10 which I don't think they'll get. 8-8 seems right. they'll be close but unless they pull an upset against Dallas or Giants.


Detroit Lions (6-5):




@ MIN


vs. DAL


@ SD


vs. KC


@ GB

Projected Record: 7-9. Lose to 3 of @ Minnesota, Dallas, @ San Diego, @ Green Bay, and possibly KC but they wont need that loss to go 7-9. No 10 wins. Maybe 10 losses. Sorry Kitna. it must be tough to go 6-2 and go 1-7 in the second half of the season. Doesn't look good for them. if they beat Arizona,or Giants it looked good but nope. They looks bad for them.

New York Giants (7-4):




@
CHI



@
PHI



vs. WSH



@
BUF



vs. NE

Projected record: 11-5. Lose to two of New England or maybe Philadelphia. We'd perfer they win out after our win against them. If any of this effort matters then it has to be Minnesota as one of those loses. Let's get that upset!



And that is the Wild card look out and how we get there with New York. Childress would secure his job for 3 years but I will always put Vikes winning over getting rid of a coach. I really hope we win today. Lets put up a "W" guys!!!


http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=39966.0

You all said I was a crazy optimist. Well whos crazy now. haha. Now people are talking.

BleedinPandG
11-25-2007, 08:38 PM
"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


Heres my take

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=39966.0

You all said I was a crazy optimist. Well whos crazy now. haha. Now people are talking.




Not all of us :P
If we beat the Kitties... if we beat the Skins... I like where we're at...

vegasvike
11-25-2007, 08:41 PM
"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


Heres my take

"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


I've done some calculations in the wildcard hunt.
Who needs to lose and win and it all begins with us winning against the Giants. We have to. Very little exceptions. Here it goes-




Teams in the Wild Card hunt:
Minnesota Vikings:....... (5-6)
Chicago Bears:............ (5-6)
New Orleans Saints:..... (5-6)
Carolina Panthers:........ (4-7)
Arizona Cardinals......... (5-6)
Philadelphia Eagles....... (5-5)
Washington Redskins..... (5-6)
Detroit Lions............... (6-5)
New York Giants........... (7-4)

Remaining Schedules for Wild card eligible teams:

How the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) get the record to go:
Like I said it all starts with coming away with a "W" in the Meadowlands. After a win in New York we get fired up, respected and have momentum coming home against Detroit. We lost in overtime by a field goal with Jackson throwing 4 interceptions. So an improved Jackson and the return (or second game) of Adrian Peterson. Then a win at San Francisco which is going to be a pretty easy one. This puts us past .500 at 7-6. Then with all the momentum coming from a 4 game win streak come home to Chicago and we beat them last time in there house @ Soldiers Field so with the momentum and a healthy roster we beat them in the Dome. This puts us at 8-6 staying home against Washington. A definitely winnable game shutting down their good run game and the tight end like we shut down Gates and Campbell and Moss can't beat us all day. Then we play in Denver as a Season Finale. We'll probably lose that one going 9-7. Maybe 8-8 but get that second seed in the Wild card. Playoffs boys





Chicago Bears (5-6):




vs. NYG



@ WSH



@ MIN



vs. GB



vs. NO

Projected record: 8-8 Loses to at least 3 of Green Bay, Minnesota, Giants. Washington or New Orleans could even bet them. They could go 6-10 or 7-9 if they're not careful. Chicago I think is out of the Wild Card hunt at there first loss.

New Orleans Saints(5-6):




vs. TB



@ ATL



vs. ARZ



vs. PHI



@ CHI
Projected record: 8-8. Loses two of Philadelphia, Tampa Bay or Arizona. New Orleans scares me. They could go 9-7 and Im not sure if we beat them in the tie breaker. They will be in the hunt.

Carolina Panthers (4-7):




vs. SF



@
JAX



vs. SEA



vs. DAL



@
TB

Projected record: 6-10. Could lose all except San Francisco but I'll give them one upset to get 6 wins. Maybe New Orleans or Tampa. Doubtful. They will not be in the playoff hunt.




Arizona Cardinals (5-6):







vs. CLE



@ SEA



@ NO



vs. ATL



vs. STL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to three of Seattle, New Orleans, Cleveland and possibly the progressing hot St. Louis Rams. they will be in the wild card hunt. They could go 9-7 with some luck and determination but I doubt it.


Philadelphia Eagles(5-5):




@ NE


vs. SEA


vs. NYG


@ DAL


@ NO


vs. BUF


Projected Record: 7-9. Thats a tough schedule. They'll lose to 4 of New England, Seattle, New York Giants, Dallas and the possible is off of a 4 game losing streak loses to New Orleans. That would put them to 6-10 if they did but I dont think they will putting Philly out of the wild card hunt.

Washington Redskins(5-6):



vs. BUF


vs. CHI


@
NYG


@
MIN


vs. DAL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to 2 of New York Giants, Minnesota, and Dallas with a possibility in Chicago but that would put them at 6-10 which I don't think they'll get. 8-8 seems right. they'll be close but unless they pull an upset against Dallas or Giants.



Detroit Lions (6-5):





@ MIN


vs. DAL



@ SD


vs. KC



@ GB

Projected Record: 7-9. Lose to 3 of @ Minnesota, Dallas, @ San Diego, @ Green Bay, and possibly KC but they wont need that loss to go 7-9. No 10 wins. Maybe 10 losses. Sorry Kitna. it must be tough to go 6-2 and go 1-7 in the second half of the season. Doesn't look good for them. if they beat Arizona,or Giants it looked good but nope. They looks bad for them.

New York Giants (7-4):




@
CHI



@
PHI



vs. WSH



@
BUF



vs. NE

Projected record: 11-5. Lose to two of New England or maybe Philadelphia. We'd perfer they win out after our win against them. If any of this effort matters then it has to be Minnesota as one of those loses. Let's get that upset!



And that is the Wild card look out and how we get there with New York. Childress would secure his job for 3 years but I will always put Vikes winning over getting rid of a coach. I really hope we win today. Lets put up a "W" guys!!!


http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=39966.0

You all said I was a crazy optimist. Well whos crazy now. haha. Now people are talking.




You know what I am going to have another beer and act like your here to have one with me. Before the season started you told everyone that you did not like T-Jack, and I attacked your post.
Well you said that you would be here for the good or the bad and like a man you stood by your word. We need more fans like you

PurpleGator
11-25-2007, 08:45 PM
"vegasvike" wrote:


"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


Heres my take

"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


I've done some calculations in the wildcard hunt.
Who needs to lose and win and it all begins with us winning against the Giants. We have to. Very little exceptions. Here it goes-




Teams in the Wild Card hunt:
Minnesota Vikings:....... (5-6)
Chicago Bears:............ (5-6)
New Orleans Saints:..... (5-6)
Carolina Panthers:........ (4-7)
Arizona Cardinals......... (5-6)
Philadelphia Eagles....... (5-5)
Washington Redskins..... (5-6)
Detroit Lions............... (6-5)
New York Giants........... (7-4)

Remaining Schedules for Wild card eligible teams:

How the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) get the record to go:
Like I said it all starts with coming away with a "W" in the Meadowlands. After a win in New York we get fired up, respected and have momentum coming home against Detroit. We lost in overtime by a field goal with Jackson throwing 4 interceptions. So an improved Jackson and the return (or second game) of Adrian Peterson. Then a win at San Francisco which is going to be a pretty easy one. This puts us past .500 at 7-6. Then with all the momentum coming from a 4 game win streak come home to Chicago and we beat them last time in there house @ Soldiers Field so with the momentum and a healthy roster we beat them in the Dome. This puts us at 8-6 staying home against Washington. A definitely winnable game shutting down their good run game and the tight end like we shut down Gates and Campbell and Moss can't beat us all day. Then we play in Denver as a Season Finale. We'll probably lose that one going 9-7. Maybe 8-8 but get that second seed in the Wild card. Playoffs boys





Chicago Bears (5-6):




vs. NYG



@ WSH



@ MIN



vs. GB



vs. NO

Projected record: 8-8 Loses to at least 3 of Green Bay, Minnesota, Giants. Washington or New Orleans could even bet them. They could go 6-10 or 7-9 if they're not careful. Chicago I think is out of the Wild Card hunt at there first loss.

New Orleans Saints(5-6):




vs. TB



@ ATL



vs. ARZ



vs. PHI



@ CHI
Projected record: 8-8. Loses two of Philadelphia, Tampa Bay or Arizona. New Orleans scares me. They could go 9-7 and Im not sure if we beat them in the tie breaker. They will be in the hunt.

Carolina Panthers (4-7):




vs. SF



@
JAX



vs. SEA



vs. DAL



@
TB

Projected record: 6-10. Could lose all except San Francisco but I'll give them one upset to get 6 wins. Maybe New Orleans or Tampa. Doubtful. They will not be in the playoff hunt.




Arizona Cardinals (5-6):







vs. CLE



@ SEA



@ NO



vs. ATL



vs. STL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to three of Seattle, New Orleans, Cleveland and possibly the progressing hot St. Louis Rams. they will be in the wild card hunt. They could go 9-7 with some luck and determination but I doubt it.


Philadelphia Eagles(5-5):




@ NE


vs. SEA


vs. NYG


@ DAL


@ NO


vs. BUF


Projected Record: 7-9. Thats a tough schedule. They'll lose to 4 of New England, Seattle, New York Giants, Dallas and the possible is off of a 4 game losing streak loses to New Orleans. That would put them to 6-10 if they did but I dont think they will putting Philly out of the wild card hunt.

Washington Redskins(5-6):



vs. BUF


vs. CHI


@
NYG


@
MIN


vs. DAL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to 2 of New York Giants, Minnesota, and Dallas with a possibility in Chicago but that would put them at 6-10 which I don't think they'll get. 8-8 seems right. they'll be close but unless they pull an upset against Dallas or Giants.



Detroit Lions (6-5):





@ MIN


vs. DAL



@ SD


vs. KC



@ GB

Projected Record: 7-9. Lose to 3 of @ Minnesota, Dallas, @ San Diego, @ Green Bay, and possibly KC but they wont need that loss to go 7-9. No 10 wins. Maybe 10 losses. Sorry Kitna. it must be tough to go 6-2 and go 1-7 in the second half of the season. Doesn't look good for them. if they beat Arizona,or Giants it looked good but nope. They looks bad for them.

New York Giants (7-4):




@
CHI



@
PHI



vs. WSH



@
BUF



vs. NE

Projected record: 11-5. Lose to two of New England or maybe Philadelphia. We'd perfer they win out after our win against them. If any of this effort matters then it has to be Minnesota as one of those loses. Let's get that upset!



And that is the Wild card look out and how we get there with New York. Childress would secure his job for 3 years but I will always put Vikes winning over getting rid of a coach. I really hope we win today. Lets put up a "W" guys!!!


http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=39966.0

You all said I was a crazy optimist. Well whos crazy now. haha. Now people are talking.




You know what I am going to have another beer and act like your here to have one with me. Before the season started you told everyone that you did not like T-Jack, and I attacked your post.
Well you said that you would be here for the good or the bad and like a man you stood by your word. We need more fans like you


As far as for Gator.
I will also be here for the good and the bad.

I want us to do good and I want us to win a SB.


Childress and T-Jack will not be bringing us a ring.


I am tired of rollercoaster rides.
We have to win it!

sdfrenchy
11-25-2007, 08:52 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


"vegasvike" wrote:


"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:











You know what I am going to have another beer and act like your here to have one with me. Before the season started you told everyone that you did not like T-Jack, and I attacked your post.
Well you said that you would be here for the good or the bad and like a man you stood by your word. We need more fans like you


As far as for Gator.
I will also be here for the good and the bad.

I want us to do good and I want us to win a SB.


Childress and T-Jack will not be bringing us a ring.


I am tired of rollercoaster rides.
We have to win it!


We all want the vikes to win. How do you think they should do it? I just think it's too early to give up on our coach and qb. Chiller's never been a head coach and Jackson's still young and raw. Give it time, they're learning.

PurpleGator
11-25-2007, 08:58 PM
"sdfrenchy" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


"vegasvike" wrote:


"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:











You know what I am going to have another beer and act like your here to have one with me. Before the season started you told everyone that you did not like T-Jack, and I attacked your post.
Well you said that you would be here for the good or the bad and like a man you stood by your word. We need more fans like you


As far as for Gator.
I will also be here for the good and the bad.

I want us to do good and I want us to win a SB.


Childress and T-Jack will not be bringing us a ring.


I am tired of rollercoaster rides.
We have to win it!


We all want the vikes to win. How do you think they should do it? I just think it's too early to give up on our coach and qb. Chiller's never been a head coach and Jackson's still young and raw. Give it time, they're learning.


I am just curious.
How many times have you heard the Vikings say they are re-building?

Also we have won 2 games in a row.


We have to win out to make the playoffs.
We are still under .500 and haven't won a thing yet.
I am happy about the victory today but there is still a long way to go.

CrazyVikingsFan
11-25-2007, 09:25 PM
i found a very interesting site that shows our key games and our probabilities at making the playoffs.... http://www.playoffstatus.com/nfl/vikingsstandings.html

BleedinPandG
11-25-2007, 09:57 PM
"CrazyVikingsFan" wrote:


i found a very interesting site that shows our key games and our probabilities at making the playoffs.... http://www.playoffstatus.com/nfl/vikingsstandings.html


That's pretty cool... wonder how accurate it is... the 50% probability of them making the playoffs seems a bit odd to me at 9-7... I'm guessing that means they are pretty low on the tiebreakers list with all the other 5-6 teams... also interesting if they go 10-6 that they have a 50% shot at the #5 seed.
I guess the Giants are going to lose 2 more games and give the Vikes the tie breaker??

PurplePeopleEaters
11-25-2007, 10:37 PM
We're really lucky to have gotten over our tough games like NY, GB, and Dallas early. Detriot has a horrible schedule coming up for the end of the season.

They play
@ Min
Vs. Dallas
@ San Diego
Vs. Kansas City.
and @ GB to finish the season.

That should be at least 2 losses right there unless Green bay plays their backups in that last game. They could easily lose out on the season with decent competition in all of those games.

We have a somewhat favorable schedule, especially the benefit of playing San Fransisco late. Let's take this one game at a time and focus on rocking Detroit at the dome. Should be interesting going down the stretch. This sure is a different vikings team though.

sdfrenchy
11-25-2007, 11:50 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


"sdfrenchy" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


"vegasvike" wrote:


"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:











You know what I am going to have another beer and act like your here to have one with me. Before the season started you told everyone that you did not like T-Jack, and I attacked your post.
Well you said that you would be here for the good or the bad and like a man you stood by your word. We need more fans like you


As far as for Gator.
I will also be here for the good and the bad.

I want us to do good and I want us to win a SB.


Childress and T-Jack will not be bringing us a ring.


I am tired of rollercoaster rides.
We have to win it!


We all want the vikes to win. How do you think they should do it? I just think it's too early to give up on our coach and qb. Chiller's never been a head coach and Jackson's still young and raw. Give it time, they're learning.


I am just curious.
How many times have you heard the Vikings say they are re-building?

Also we have won 2 games in a row.


We have to win out to make the playoffs.
We are still under .500 and haven't won a thing yet.
I am happy about the victory today but there is still a long way to go.




I don't really think we'll make the playoffs this year. It would be nice but... I think we're still a year away. I agree there is a long way to go. The difference is that it appears as though the team is improving. After that horrible game against the peckers I thought the team would give up, especially with Peterson out. But they really stepped up and played a decent game against the Raiders and they kicked butt today against the Giants.

Jackson has not been an all-pro by any means. He is getting better though. Getting rid of the ball faster, he's more accurate, getting some decent rushing yards also. The receivers he's been throwing to haven't been with the team for long. It seems as though some chemistry is starting to develop on the whole team, offense, defense and the playcalling is better too.

I respect your opinion and I want to win a superbowl ASAP. I seem to recall them saying when they hired Chilly that it was going to take 3-5 years, and it looks like thats how it's going to be. I just hope that we play hard and improve every week for the rest of this season. I'm hoping for playoffs next year and a ring the year after. GO VIKES!

V4L
11-25-2007, 11:53 PM
PLAYOFFS?! WE'RE TALKIN BOUT PLAYOFFS?!

sdfrenchy
11-25-2007, 11:54 PM
DONT TALK TO ME ABOUT PLAYOFFS! WERE LUCKY TO WIN A GAME! ;D

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
11-25-2007, 11:59 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


"sdfrenchy" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


"vegasvike" wrote:


"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:











You know what I am going to have another beer and act like your here to have one with me. Before the season started you told everyone that you did not like T-Jack, and I attacked your post.
Well you said that you would be here for the good or the bad and like a man you stood by your word. We need more fans like you


As far as for Gator.
I will also be here for the good and the bad.

I want us to do good and I want us to win a SB.


Childress and T-Jack will not be bringing us a ring.


I am tired of rollercoaster rides.
We have to win it!


We all want the vikes to win. How do you think they should do it? I just think it's too early to give up on our coach and qb. Chiller's never been a head coach and Jackson's still young and raw. Give it time, they're learning.


I am just curious.
How many times have you heard the Vikings say they are re-building?

Also we have won 2 games in a row.


We have to win out to make the playoffs.
We are still under .500 and haven't won a thing yet.
I am happy about the victory today but there is still a long way to go.





We could lose in Denver and go with a 9-7 record easy. The only guys competitive with us for the second seed with a 9-7 record are New Orleans and Arizona in a long shot after a loss to San Francisco.

V4L
11-26-2007, 12:01 AM
I'm going to say there is a 75 percent shot we will get a playoff spot

The schedules benifit us alot.. And with AP coming back and hopefully T-jack playing good ball we can make it in..

Wonder who we will play if we get there

BadlandsVikings
11-26-2007, 12:04 AM
"V4L" wrote:


I'm going to say there is a 75 percent shot we will get a playoff spot

The schedules benifit us alot.. And with AP coming back and hopefully T-jack playing good ball we can make it in..

Wonder who we will play if we get there


We'll worry about if we get there.
:)

V4L
11-26-2007, 12:05 AM
Very true Badlands

I cant take it one week at a time haha

Im one of those people who try to predict things out :(

On to Detroit though!!

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
11-26-2007, 12:19 AM
"V4L" wrote:


I'm going to say there is a 75 percent shot we will get a playoff spot

The schedules benifit us alot.. And with AP coming back and hopefully T-jack playing good ball we can make it in..

Wonder who we will play if we get there


Well chances are Seattle if they do better then Tampa Bay.

Caine
11-26-2007, 12:25 AM
No way am I ready to proclaim anything about the Playoffs yet.
We've strung 2 wins together for the first time in a year, and are sitting at a paltry 5-6.
Playoffs?
C'mon.

At this point, I'm simply hoping for improvement week in and week out.
This week, for the first time in 2 years, we saw it.
Let's just take this one week at a time until @ week 15.
If we're still in a position to be in the Playoffs, THEN I'll get excited.

Caine

V4L
11-26-2007, 12:25 AM
That would be ideal

Win out or lose a game and make the playoffs

We beat Seatlle and play a lucky team in the 2nd round and get a lucky win the next week then BAM superbowl

Webby
11-26-2007, 12:29 AM
"Caine" wrote:


No way am I ready to proclaim anything about the Playoffs yet.
We've strung 2 wins together for the first time in a year, and are sitting at a paltry 5-6.
Playoffs?
C'mon.

At this point, I'm simply hoping for improvement week in and week out.
This week, for the first time in 2 years, we saw it.
Let's just take this one week at a time until @ week 15.

If we're still in a position to be in the Playoffs, THEN I'll get excited.

Caine


ding ding ding, we have a winner.
Another reality slap!

ultravikingfan
11-26-2007, 12:33 AM
Playoffs?

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V-Unit
11-26-2007, 12:37 AM
"Webby" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


No way am I ready to proclaim anything about the Playoffs yet.
We've strung 2 wins together for the first time in a year, and are sitting at a paltry 5-6.
Playoffs?
C'mon.

At this point, I'm simply hoping for improvement week in and week out.
This week, for the first time in 2 years, we saw it.
Let's just take this one week at a time until @ week 15.

If we're still in a position to be in the Playoffs, THEN I'll get excited.

Caine


ding ding ding, we have a winner.

Another reality slap!


Vikings:
5-6
Won 2 in a row.
Going home for their next game.
3 home games left.
Next opponent has lost 3 in a row.

Lions:
6-5
Lost 3 straight.
2 home games left.
Next opponent has won 2 in a row.

Which one would you rather be?
This next game carries a lot of weight. Get hyped.
Whether you are willing to talk playoffs or not, you've got to admit it's nice that we still have some sort of a shot.

mountainviking
11-26-2007, 12:42 AM
A shot in the NFC...maybe.
But realistically, Mora said it best, "Playoffs?
Are you kidding me?
Playoffs??
We're just trying to win some games!!"

CHEERS!!
2 DOWN, 6 TO GO!! ;D

Frostbite
11-26-2007, 12:56 AM
I'm glad to see so many up beat posts here. I was so excited by our Victory today I broke my 32 inch TV in the Den when I saw the Highlights. Thank you Fox sports for not showing the Vikings vs Giants game,
giving us instead a Paid Program show about the Popiel Turnip Twadler or something! Anyway....It looks like our Defense really showed up and got after Eli Manning today. That's great.....What happened to our offense. T.Jack 10 for 12 129 yards. Chester Taylor 77 yards?? When I saw these stats the.... "we won" glow on my face quickly turned into a reserved exclamation of OK.. The Defense got it done, and then I realized any real playoff shot would most likely come up short with this type of offensive play in the stretch.

Granted....A.P. was out....but we didn't exactly get a stellar day out of the O-line, of opening holes for Chester Taylor to run through. At least not from what I saw on Highlight reels and post game footage. Hey....I'll take the win. Game ball to the Defense. Way to come into NY and pay the Giants Back for the beating we took in the NFC Championship game several years back. To bad it wasn't 41-Zip....but we pretty much rubbed there noses in it today I think!

Now....We have the Lions up next. I saw them play on Turkey Day....Can't honestly see why they are in second place in our Division right now but they are. I hope the coaches can build on the win today and have us ready for this game. I thought they could against the Pack coming off the big San Diego win and I was shocked at the Goose Egg the team laid in GB. The Lions aint the packers, but they are another division rival and we better not take them lightly in my humble opinion.

Cheers!

Caine
11-26-2007, 12:58 AM
"V" wrote:


"Webby" wrote:


"Caine" wrote:


No way am I ready to proclaim anything about the Playoffs yet.
We've strung 2 wins together for the first time in a year, and are sitting at a paltry 5-6.
Playoffs?
C'mon.

At this point, I'm simply hoping for improvement week in and week out.
This week, for the first time in 2 years, we saw it.
Let's just take this one week at a time until @ week 15.

If we're still in a position to be in the Playoffs, THEN I'll get excited.

Caine


ding ding ding, we have a winner.

Another reality slap!


Vikings:
5-6
Won 2 in a row.
Going home for their next game.
3 home games left.
Next opponent has lost 3 in a row.

Lions:
6-5
Lost 3 straight.
2 home games left.
Next opponent has won 2 in a row.

Which one would you rather be?
This next game carries a lot of weight. Get hyped.
Whether you are willing to talk playoffs or not, you've got to admit it's nice that we still have some sort of a shot.


I'd rather be 11-0 and have a legitimate shot at the Superbowl.
But we're not.

Can we beat Detroit?
I hope so.
Of course, they have to win out to make Kitna's prediciton come true (he predicted "more than 10 wins").
After a 3 game slide, I doubt Marinelli is sitting back and watching the pieces fall.


They came out flat against Green Bay, and they LOOKED defeated throughout the 3rd quarter and into the 4th.
Especially their Defense.
Their receivers were dropping balls, they couldn't run.
They looked horrible.

Losing to the Giants adn the Cardinals (Who saw that coming?) disn't help matters.

But I have to believe that they are viewing this game much like we are - as a chance to show their fans, and themselves, that they can be successful.
After us they face Dallas, San Diego, KC, and Green Bay.
To them, we have to look like their best shot at fixing what's wrong.

This should be a tough game.

Caine

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 04:31 AM
"V4L" wrote:


That would be ideal

Win out or lose a game and make the playoffs

We beat Seatlle and play a lucky team in the 2nd round and get a lucky win the next week then BAM superbowl


V4L, you just won the prize for Best Blind Optimism.
You sir, are a true Homer
;D

BleedinPandG
11-26-2007, 07:44 AM
"V4L" wrote:


I'm going to say there is a 75 percent shot we will get a playoff spot

The schedules benifit us alot.. And with AP coming back and hopefully T-jack playing good ball we can make it in..

Wonder who we will play if we get there


Tampa and Seattle are the 3 and 4 seeds...

singersp
11-26-2007, 08:16 AM
Mission possible? (http://www.startribune.com/503/story/1572453.html)

startribune.com

Last update: November 25, 2007 – 7:54 PM


The Vikings remaining opponents should not strike fear in local fans.....

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 08:19 AM
Week 17 At Denver (5-6) Vikings are 2-1 vs. AFC West. And if the Bears can do it...

lol, i loved that line.

Granted the Bears had to do it with a TD off of a Punt & Kick off return by Hester.
I've been saying for a while now that the Denver game is one i've really been looking forward too, #1 ranked rush offense vs #32 ranked rush defense.
We should be able to eat up the clock and get some good yards

BleedinPandG
11-26-2007, 08:27 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:



Week 17 At Denver (5-6) Vikings are 2-1 vs. AFC West. And if the Bears can do it...

lol, i loved that line.

Granted the Bears had to do it with a TD off of a Punt & Kick off return by Hester.
I've been saying for a while now that the Denver game is one i've really been looking forward too, #1 ranked rush offense vs #32 ranked rush defense.
We should be able to eat up the clock and get some good yards


Lets hope it's about 15* out with a 30 mph wind... Imagine are brute O linemen leaning on the defense all night... CT and AD pounding into them... you'll be able to here those hits up in the announcers booth.

Marrdro
11-26-2007, 08:28 AM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"PurpleGator" wrote:


Whoopie so we can sneak in the playoffs and get killed in the 1st round.

Better yet Childress wil save his job and still dedicate himself to the T-Jack era....

Wow this sucks!


On behalf of true Vikings fans... please find a new team... if a head coach makes the playoffs and you still can't support him, you obviously have some deep routed personal issues you need to take care of... if you have issues with a QB who has lead the team to a 5-2 record, who has completed 80% of his passes the pass two weeks and made few mistakes in still his first 16 games and who would need to lead this team to a strong finish for us to make the playoffs and you STILL can't support him as possibly our QB of the future, again, you have some personal issues you need to resolve.
I hear Miami is looking for fans, maybe you can try there...

As for the playoff picture... there are 6 teams at 5-6 (assuming the Eagles lose to the Pats tonight, pretty much a given)... the Lions are only 1 game up on all of them.
I'm not sure a Win next week would put us ahead of all 6 other teams but we're in the thick of it with a win for sure.


I never miss a Vikings game and cheer til I am blue in the face.
You are missing the point here.


All my life I have seen us sneak into the playoffs and choke in the end.
It gets so frustrating.


Its an all or nothing concept for me.


Because this year is a building year for the Vikings.
The Vikings will NOT win the SB this year.
They would get absolutely raped by either the Pats or the Colts.
However, a trial by fire into the end of the season, having to win out, playing with their playoff lives on the line for the next 5 weeks builds confidence, grows our experience.
Getting playoff experience is also very valuable.
Then next year... mmm... TJack with a few more games under his belt... the WRs with more experience... AD in his 2nd year... a better pass rush... maybe a solid WR... next year could be exciting...

If you believe yourself a true Vikings fan, fine... but how about you start routing for our QB and Coach instead of against them.
Childress is TRYING to build the team you want, a SB team...


That concept you just pointed out has done wonders for the Saints.


Childress will never bring us a SB.
We are always out coached.
Its better if he loses his job and we get a new coach and a new QB.


Re-building?
We have been re-building for the last 7 years.
Lets just try playing and be in it to win it.

;D

That sounds much better than re-building.
I am tired of the entire re-building concept.
There are 28 other franchises using the same excuse.



Gator, I don't think we have been rebuilding for 7 years.....

In my book we have been rebuilding for 2 years and spent 5 years of getting by as cheap as we can under ole Red.

What teams of the 28 that you are talking about have gone through a recent sale and had 5 years of a owner like ole Red?

I am not bashing Tice, but he was the lowest paid coach, he had the smallest coaching staff, our scouting department was a sham (our draft success during that time frame shows that) and the efforts put forth to get a new stadium were just enough to make the team an attractive sale so he could make some more money on them.

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 08:37 AM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:



Week 17 At Denver (5-6) Vikings are 2-1 vs. AFC West. And if the Bears can do it...

lol, i loved that line.

Granted the Bears had to do it with a TD off of a Punt & Kick off return by Hester.
I've been saying for a while now that the Denver game is one i've really been looking forward too, #1 ranked rush offense vs #32 ranked rush defense.
We should be able to eat up the clock and get some good yards


Lets hope it's about 15* out with a 30 mph wind... Imagine are brute O linemen leaning on the defense all night... CT and AD pounding into them... you'll be able to here those hits up in the announcers booth.


i could go with a little less on the winds.
There will likely be a few times where drives will stall and we'll want to go for 3.
Should be a good game tho, i hope we knock Kitna off of his high horse and make him look like Eli

BleedinPandG
11-26-2007, 08:39 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:



Week 17 At Denver (5-6) Vikings are 2-1 vs. AFC West. And if the Bears can do it...

lol, i loved that line.

Granted the Bears had to do it with a TD off of a Punt & Kick off return by Hester.
I've been saying for a while now that the Denver game is one i've really been looking forward too, #1 ranked rush offense vs #32 ranked rush defense.
We should be able to eat up the clock and get some good yards


Lets hope it's about 15* out with a 30 mph wind... Imagine are brute O linemen leaning on the defense all night... CT and AD pounding into them... you'll be able to here those hits up in the announcers booth.


i could go with a little less on the winds.
There will likely be a few times where drives will stall and we'll want to go for 3.
Should be a good game tho, i hope we knock Kitna off of his high horse and make him look like Eli


I'm sure Purple Jesus can tame the winds, at least temporarily, in order for us to kick FGs :)

Prophet
11-26-2007, 08:59 AM
"DeathtoDenny" wrote:


I can't wait until 3pm when all this playoff talk ends. No offense, but we got shut out by green bay and then beat OAKLAND AT HOME. Any victory and the rubes come out in full force. Lose out, high pick and no more Childress.
I'd rather see the Vikings lose this year than have Childress be our coach even 5 minutes after the Denver game and look towards another year of "KAO."


It is always so much more refreshing to hear the whining spineless pussies come out only after a loss and spew their often unsubstantiated venom and lack of understanding of the game into trivial diatribes that defy logic.

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 09:02 AM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:



Week 17 At Denver (5-6) Vikings are 2-1 vs. AFC West. And if the Bears can do it...

lol, i loved that line.

Granted the Bears had to do it with a TD off of a Punt & Kick off return by Hester.
I've been saying for a while now that the Denver game is one i've really been looking forward too, #1 ranked rush offense vs #32 ranked rush defense.
We should be able to eat up the clock and get some good yards


Lets hope it's about 15* out with a 30 mph wind... Imagine are brute O linemen leaning on the defense all night... CT and AD pounding into them... you'll be able to here those hits up in the announcers booth.


i could go with a little less on the winds.
There will likely be a few times where drives will stall and we'll want to go for 3.
Should be a good game tho, i hope we knock Kitna off of his high horse and make him look like Eli


I'm sure Purple Jesus can tame the winds, at least temporarily, in order for us to kick FGs :)


hell.. i'm sure he could probably kick the FG's himself..

BleedinPandG
11-26-2007, 09:54 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:



Week 17 At Denver (5-6) Vikings are 2-1 vs. AFC West. And if the Bears can do it...

lol, i loved that line.

Granted the Bears had to do it with a TD off of a Punt & Kick off return by Hester.
I've been saying for a while now that the Denver game is one i've really been looking forward too, #1 ranked rush offense vs #32 ranked rush defense.
We should be able to eat up the clock and get some good yards


Lets hope it's about 15* out with a 30 mph wind... Imagine are brute O linemen leaning on the defense all night... CT and AD pounding into them... you'll be able to here those hits up in the announcers booth.


i could go with a little less on the winds.
There will likely be a few times where drives will stall and we'll want to go for 3.
Should be a good game tho, i hope we knock Kitna off of his high horse and make him look like Eli


I'm sure Purple Jesus can tame the winds, at least temporarily, in order for us to kick FGs :)


hell.. i'm sure he could probably kick the FG's himself..


Heck, if he was kicking em, we wouldn't even need to be worried about the wind!
Latest rumors were he was making them from 70
yards into gail force swirling winds!

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 10:17 AM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:





Week 17 At Denver (5-6) Vikings are 2-1 vs. AFC West. And if the Bears can do it...

lol, i loved that line.

Granted the Bears had to do it with a TD off of a Punt & Kick off return by Hester.
I've been saying for a while now that the Denver game is one i've really been looking forward too, #1 ranked rush offense vs #32 ranked rush defense.
We should be able to eat up the clock and get some good yards


Lets hope it's about 15* out with a 30 mph wind... Imagine are brute O linemen leaning on the defense all night... CT and AD pounding into them... you'll be able to here those hits up in the announcers booth.


i could go with a little less on the winds.
There will likely be a few times where drives will stall and we'll want to go for 3.
Should be a good game tho, i hope we knock Kitna off of his high horse and make him look like Eli


I'm sure Purple Jesus can tame the winds, at least temporarily, in order for us to kick FGs :)


hell.. i'm sure he could probably kick the FG's himself..


Heck, if he was kicking em, we wouldn't even need to be worried about the wind!
Latest rumors were he was making them from 70
yards into gail force swirling winds!


and that was with a bum knee..

VikingMike
11-26-2007, 11:10 AM
"C" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:



We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)


I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.
:D

LOL.


I'll just savor the win for a week. The Lions won't be a pushover next week.

I just wish I worked with a few Giants fans.

Wouldn't it be great though to take the wildcard & beat the Pack on their turf again?
;D

See..........there I go, getting way ahead of myself.


I actually work with mostly Giants fans. I had two bets on the game today... and thanks to the Vikes, I have a hot asain woman buying all my drink at Happy Hour on friday (singer, you'd love her) and my coworker has to put Vikings stuff all over his office... can't wait for work tomorrow.
:D



This is the back cover of today's Daily News. Go Vikes!

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee217/mcmlvi88/DailyNews11-26-07.jpg

Purple Floyd
11-26-2007, 11:15 AM
Let's just focus on the Lions.
One game at a time. ;)

C Mac D
11-26-2007, 11:19 AM
"VikingMike" wrote:


"C" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:



We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)


I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.
:D

LOL.


I'll just savor the win for a week. The Lions won't be a pushover next week.

I just wish I worked with a few Giants fans.

Wouldn't it be great though to take the wildcard & beat the Pack on their turf again?
;D

See..........there I go, getting way ahead of myself.


I actually work with mostly Giants fans. I had two bets on the game today... and thanks to the Vikes, I have a hot asain woman buying all my drink at Happy Hour on friday (singer, you'd love her) and my coworker has to put Vikings stuff all over his office... can't wait for work tomorrow.
:D



This is the back cover of today's Daily News. Go Vikes!

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee217/mcmlvi88/DailyNews11-26-07.jpg


Hahahaha.... That's hilarious. I'm printing it out and making him hang it in his office. Thanks!!!

ballhog27
11-26-2007, 11:22 AM
I guess I like to speculate about the playoffs. Forget this one game at a time junk. It is clear to pretty much everyone that the Vikings have the easiest remaining schedule. I said this last week, that if the Vikings, with there weak ending schedule, win 5 out of 6 games we can go over .500 and make the playoffs. I didn't have us fairy very well, I predicted a win...(not the right score I mind you) but I thought we could upset NY and have an outside shot at the wild card. Detroit has lost there last two, I believe, and it might be a third in a row this coming weekend.

Lions 17, Vikings 27

vikes2456
11-26-2007, 11:22 AM
If there was one game all season I wanted us to win, it was this. I HATE HATE HATE the giants

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 11:23 AM
"vikes2456" wrote:


If there was one game all season I wanted us to win, it was this. I HATE HATE HATE the giants


dont we all.. :)

VikingMike
11-26-2007, 11:54 AM
"C" wrote:


"VikingMike" wrote:


"C" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:





We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)


I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.
:D

LOL.


I'll just savor the win for a week. The Lions won't be a pushover next week.

I just wish I worked with a few Giants fans.

Wouldn't it be great though to take the wildcard & beat the Pack on their turf again?
;D

See..........there I go, getting way ahead of myself.


I actually work with mostly Giants fans. I had two bets on the game today... and thanks to the Vikes, I have a hot asain woman buying all my drink at Happy Hour on friday (singer, you'd love her) and my coworker has to put Vikings stuff all over his office... can't wait for work tomorrow.
:D



This is the back cover of today's Daily News. Go Vikes!

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee217/mcmlvi88/DailyNews11-26-07.jpg


Hahahaha.... That's hilarious. I'm printing it out and making him hang it in his office. Thanks!!!


Next week's paper - we can substitute Kitna for Eli. But for now this is so sweet.

NordicNed
11-26-2007, 12:04 PM
"VikingMike" wrote:


"C" wrote:


"VikingMike" wrote:
[quote]
"C" wrote:
[quote]
"singersp" wrote:
[quote]
[quote author=NodakPaul link=topic=39966.msg679234#msg679234 date=1196032732]
[quote author=singersp link=topic=39966.msg679172#msg679172 date=1196029626]
[quote]We're going to the Playoffs boys!!!

No expectations, no disappointments.
;)








I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.


LOL.

CCthebest
11-26-2007, 12:09 PM
This thread is pretty funny. We are 5-6, have lost more games then we've won, and people are talking playoffs. I wish i had that optimism.

We gotta concentrate on the lions. With our terrible CBs (i hope Winfield is playing) Kitna may have his best game. I wish childress would get in the face of Griffin and McC...they get turned around so easy and look lost back there. Right now we need a good CB more then a QB.

I personally would be very happy with an 8-8 record even without making the playoffs. It would be an improvement over last year, and be a good season after the way we started. It would mean Childress finally has things clicking and TJ is ready to be an NFL starter.

After a few more wins we can talk playoffs but right now its just silly.

NordicNed
11-26-2007, 12:15 PM
Thats great VM......






Seeing my Dad is a life long Giants Fan, and he wouldn't answer may calls last night,
I"m going to send him a bogus headed email,
something like
"
Your Grandson had a great day at School "....





LMAO






When he opens it, I want him to lay his eyes on that pic.....





LMAO, I'm ready to pee in my pants.......LM AO

I am willing to fan the fire of hope a little bit now knowing that there is a good chance I will be disappointed later.


LOL.

NodakPaul
11-26-2007, 12:44 PM
"CCthebest" wrote:


This thread is pretty funny. We are 5-6, have lost more games then we've won, and people are talking playoffs. I wish i had that optimism.

We gotta concentrate on the lions. With our terrible CBs (i hope Winfield is playing) Kitna may have his best game. I wish childress would get in the face of Griffin and McC...they get turned around so easy and look lost back there. Right now we need a good CB more then a QB.

I personally would be very happy with an 8-8 record even without making the playoffs. It would be an improvement over last year, and be a good season after the way we started. It would mean Childress finally has things clicking and TJ is ready to be an NFL starter.

After a few more wins we can talk playoffs but right now its just silly.


I wish you had any optimism ;)

But the issue isn't as much our record as the records of the rest of the NFC.
The NFC is very weak this year.
More likely than not, the 6th wild card spot will be held by a team with an 8-8 record.
The fact is that the Vikings are among a group of five or six teams who have a very realistic chance at getting that spot.

But you are right, as a team we need to concentrate on one game at a time.
Bring on the Lions.

BleedinPandG
11-26-2007, 12:49 PM
Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!

Marrdro
11-26-2007, 12:54 PM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!

Your posts are very interesting.
After a jewel like this, I just moved you up two columns on the ole spreadsheet my friend.
;D

bleedpurple
11-26-2007, 01:16 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!

Your posts are very interesting.
After a jewel like this, I just moved you up two columns on the ole spreadsheet my friend.

;D


We're finally seeing improvement.... always the pesimist.. i'd like to see us play that way on offense with a decent effort from the d and see how we respond throwing the ball 25 times a game... or down in the 4th and come back and win...

That's when we'll know if we're a playoff caliber team or just backing into the playoffs bc of a weak bottom half of the NFC..

defense won't score 3 td's every week... as evidenced by me benching them on my fantasy league and blowing my shot at the playoffs... My feeling were soo hurt...BTW

anyway, a win is a win, and hopefully, we can be consistent enough on offense or at QB specifically to keep it going...

Focus on Detroit not playoffs... playoffs will be there if we take it one week at a time... and eat some humble pie..lol... no use in getting all overly confident.. that's a set up for a dud game...

notice how we played our best pass defense w/o winfield??? imagine if we had him and played the way we did today... scary...

Zeus
11-26-2007, 02:02 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!


Your posts are very interesting.
After a jewel like this, I just moved you up two columns on the ole spreadsheet my friend.

;D


You and your bleedin' spreadsheet.


I'm close to making it my mission to get in a bad column on that thing.

=Z=

Marrdro
11-26-2007, 02:05 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!


Your posts are very interesting.
After a jewel like this, I just moved you up two columns on the ole spreadsheet my friend.

;D


You and your bleedin' spreadsheet.


I'm close to making it my mission to get in a bad column on that thing.

=Z=

How do you know that you aren't already my friend.
;D

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 02:08 PM
"bleedpurple" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!

Your posts are very interesting.
After a jewel like this, I just moved you up two columns on the ole spreadsheet my friend.

;D


We're finally seeing improvement.... always the pesimist.. i'd like to see us play that way on offense with a decent effort from the d and see how we respond throwing the ball 25 times a game... or down in the 4th and come back and win...

That's when we'll know if we're a playoff caliber team or just backing into the playoffs bc of a weak bottom half of the NFC..

defense won't score 3 td's every week... as evidenced by me benching them on my fantasy league and blowing my shot at the playoffs... My feeling were soo hurt...BTW

anyway, a win is a win, and hopefully, we can be consistent enough on offense or at QB specifically to keep it going...

Focus on Detroit not playoffs... playoffs will be there if we take it one week at a time... and eat some humble pie..lol... no use in getting all overly confident.. that's a set up for a dud game...

notice how we played our best pass defense w/o winfield??? imagine if we had him and played the way we did today... scary...


Before the NYG game, the best performance of our defense this year had been the San Diego game.
In that game Winfield was also hurt.
The CB's didnt play as well in NY as they did vs SD, but the defense as a whole sure stepped it up yesterday.

Just wanted to throw that tidbit out there

Zeus
11-26-2007, 02:10 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!


Your posts are very interesting.
After a jewel like this, I just moved you up two columns on the ole spreadsheet my friend.

;D


You and your bleedin' spreadsheet.


I'm close to making it my mission to get in a bad column on that thing.


How do you know that you aren't already my friend.

;D


The smileys are a tip-off.

Plus - I'm so g-d funny that you just can't help yourself.

=Z=

Marrdro
11-26-2007, 02:12 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"bleedpurple" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!

Your posts are very interesting.
After a jewel like this, I just moved you up two columns on the ole spreadsheet my friend.

;D


We're finally seeing improvement.... always the pesimist.. i'd like to see us play that way on offense with a decent effort from the d and see how we respond throwing the ball 25 times a game... or down in the 4th and come back and win...

That's when we'll know if we're a playoff caliber team or just backing into the playoffs bc of a weak bottom half of the NFC..

defense won't score 3 td's every week... as evidenced by me benching them on my fantasy league and blowing my shot at the playoffs... My feeling were soo hurt...BTW

anyway, a win is a win, and hopefully, we can be consistent enough on offense or at QB specifically to keep it going...

Focus on Detroit not playoffs... playoffs will be there if we take it one week at a time... and eat some humble pie..lol... no use in getting all overly confident.. that's a set up for a dud game...

notice how we played our best pass defense w/o winfield??? imagine if we had him and played the way we did today... scary...


Before the NYG game, the best performance of our defense this year had been the San Diego game.
In that game Winfield was also hurt.
The CB's didnt play as well in NY as they did vs SD, but the defense as a whole sure stepped it up yesterday.

Just wanted to throw that tidbit out there

Remembering of course the caliber of QB is directly related to how well we can disguise blitz schemes causing him to make dumb mistakes.

Also in the SD game, they were without thier starting Center.
We all rememer that the Center makes the initial blitz read and the QB adjusts/tweaks off of that based on what the two are seeing.

A good QB and solid Center won't be as easily confused (I.e. Lord Favreeee) as those two QB's were.

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 02:16 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"bleedpurple" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


Point is this I guess... currently there are 8 teams with records between 5-6 and 7-4 with 6 of the teams sharing the same 5-6 record of the Vikings.
Of those 8 teams, the Vikings have arguably the easiest schedule remaining with 3 of their 5 remaining games at home and one of their road games being against one of the worst teams in the league in the 49ers.
It could also be argued that while other teams are struggling (Lions 3 game skid), the Vikings are just now coming together (3-1 in their last 4 games) after a rough start.

Again, we're fans... all we can do is hope... given the current circumstances, there certainly IS reason TO hope... GOOOO VIKINGS!

Your posts are very interesting.
After a jewel like this, I just moved you up two columns on the ole spreadsheet my friend.

;D


We're finally seeing improvement.... always the pesimist.. i'd like to see us play that way on offense with a decent effort from the d and see how we respond throwing the ball 25 times a game... or down in the 4th and come back and win...

That's when we'll know if we're a playoff caliber team or just backing into the playoffs bc of a weak bottom half of the NFC..

defense won't score 3 td's every week... as evidenced by me benching them on my fantasy league and blowing my shot at the playoffs... My feeling were soo hurt...BTW

anyway, a win is a win, and hopefully, we can be consistent enough on offense or at QB specifically to keep it going...

Focus on Detroit not playoffs... playoffs will be there if we take it one week at a time... and eat some humble pie..lol... no use in getting all overly confident.. that's a set up for a dud game...

notice how we played our best pass defense w/o winfield??? imagine if we had him and played the way we did today... scary...


Before the NYG game, the best performance of our defense this year had been the San Diego game.
In that game Winfield was also hurt.
The CB's didnt play as well in NY as they did vs SD, but the defense as a whole sure stepped it up yesterday.

Just wanted to throw that tidbit out there

Remembering of course the caliber of QB is directly related to how well we can disguise blitz schemes causing him to make dumb mistakes.

Also in the SD game, they were without thier starting Center.
We all rememer that the Center makes the initial blitz read and the QB adjusts/tweaks off of that based on what the two are seeing.

A good QB and solid Center won't be as easily confused (I.e. Lord Favreeee) as those two QB's were.


The big thing in the SD game wasn't us putting on Rivers though (altho yes that was a good part of our sucess).
The players all had individual plays in that game. Griffin had a few really good plays, along with Smith and the others, each had a few plays where they batted the ball away.

ChezPizmo
11-26-2007, 02:29 PM
"UffDaVikes" wrote:


We need to worry about the Giants,not the playoffs. One game at a time.


Very true...

But we aren't playing. So what's the difference? No reason not to map it out. We all know we've thought it.

purpleFavreEaters
11-26-2007, 02:36 PM
In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.

Vikes_King
11-26-2007, 02:48 PM
"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon

Marrdro
11-26-2007, 02:51 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon

It is very boring around here when we win.
Seems like there are a hell of a lot more haters than supporters on this website.

Case in point, we were into the MILF thread 2 hours after the game last night.
;D

NodakPaul
11-26-2007, 02:59 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon

It is very boring around here when we win.
Seems like there are a hell of a lot more haters than supporters on this website.

Case in point, we were into the MILF thread 2 hours after the game last night.
;D


Nah, I would say that there are more fans who are middle of the road than anything else.

After a loss PP.O is busy because pessimists love nothing more than to be proven right and gloat about it.
It gives them justification to call themselves "realists", even though everybody knows that the only people who use that term are pessimists who don't want to be conceived as negative...

After a win PP.O has the initial WHOO HOO phase in which everybody is happy, but the optimists in general seem to be above the classic "I told you so" posts that the negative nancys seem to like.
So the boards get a little quieter.

Plus it is hard to argue well against a performance like we saw on Sunday.
It really takes the wind out of the pessimists' sails, and leaves PP.O filled with people agreeing with each other - which doesn't make for very interesting threads. :)

bleedpurple
11-26-2007, 03:01 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon


I dont agree with that... fair weather fan is a fan that roots for /supports a team, only when they're good and sometime switches teams when convenient..

I'm not sure how many fit into that category, however, i just think when a team plays well, there's less to biatch about and provides hope for the next week....

I.E. we have hope to play better next week... because of this weeks performance... jury is still out on the season... and i'm in no way thinking playoffs...

i'd be more optimistic had we been playing good D and offense like we did this game... all around i think it was our best offensive performance this year... buliding on our best all around game from last week..

with that improvement, by the time week 17 comes around we can be talking superbowl!!! LOl, J/k... really!! we'd be lucky to make the playoffs.. at this point...

Marrdro
11-26-2007, 03:06 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon

It is very boring around here when we win.
Seems like there are a hell of a lot more haters than supporters on this website.

Case in point, we were into the MILF thread 2 hours after the game last night.

;D


Nah, I would say that there are more fans who are middle of the road than anything else.

After a loss PP.O is busy because pessimists love nothing more than to be proven right and gloat about it.
It gives them justification to call themselves "realists", even though everybody knows that the only people who use that term are pessimists who don't want to be conceived as negative...

After a win PP.O has the initial WHOO HOO phase in which everybody is happy, but the optimists in general seem to be above the classic "I told you so" posts that the negative nancys seem to like.
So the boards get a little quieter.

Plus it is hard to argue well against a performance like we saw on Sunday.
It really takes the wind out of the pessimists' sails, and leaves PP.O filled with people agreeing with each other - which doesn't make for very interesting threads. :)

See what 2 degree's get you......... An explanatin that makes sense.
;D

You are wise beyond your years my friend.

purpleFavreEaters
11-26-2007, 03:08 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon



HaHa...Good point. Last week we where the scurge of the earth, this week we are a wild card contender and everyone loves the Vikes.

bleedpurple
11-26-2007, 03:30 PM
I for one know i can be a pessimist, however, for me I'd rather take the neutral view point so i won't be disappointed.. but that's just when we're winning.. like the 15-1 season..

with that said, for this year, i've been more a pessimist, not bc i'm not a fan, or anything, but until these last two weeks, we'd have 1 good performance, i.e. SD, then follow it up with a game like the Green bay game.. you couldnt see improvement in the passing game which is a big concern, especially with our running game the way it is...

it's easier to say hey, even if we lost yesterday.. i'd be happy with the way the pass offense played, because you can see mark-ed improvement week over week... before the last two weeks, and that half BB played against SD in that win, we couldn't say that...

So, while some may be fair weather, or middle of the pack, i think some negative statements, could be more looked upon as just wanting to see some type of consistency and improvement from week to week...

but then again, some posts are ridiculous and clueless....

Purple Floyd
11-26-2007, 03:55 PM
Some of us are pragmatic,not pessimistic or optimistic
;D

BleedinPandG
11-26-2007, 03:56 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon

It is very boring around here when we win.
Seems like there are a hell of a lot more haters than supporters on this website.

Case in point, we were into the MILF thread 2 hours after the game last night.
;D


Nah, I would say that there are more fans who are middle of the road than anything else.

After a loss PP.O is busy because pessimists love nothing more than to be proven right and gloat about it.
It gives them justification to call themselves "realists", even though everybody knows that the only people who use that term are pessimists who don't want to be conceived as negative...

After a win PP.O has the initial WHOO HOO phase in which everybody is happy, but the optimists in general seem to be above the classic "I told you so" posts that the negative nancys seem to like.
So the boards get a little quieter.

Plus it is hard to argue well against a performance like we saw on Sunday.
It really takes the wind out of the pessimists' sails, and leaves PP.O filled with people agreeing with each other - which doesn't make for very interesting threads. :)


Just for the record... I don't agree with you
:P
;)

Purple Floyd
11-26-2007, 03:57 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon

It is very boring around here when we win.
Seems like there are a hell of a lot more haters than supporters on this website.

Case in point, we were into the MILF thread 2 hours after the game last night.
;D


And your point is??????

;D

C Mac D
11-26-2007, 04:09 PM
"UffDaVikes" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon

It is very boring around here when we win.
Seems like there are a hell of a lot more haters than supporters on this website.

Case in point, we were into the MILF thread 2 hours after the game last night.
;D


And your point is??????

;D


Yeah, I say All Day, Every Day... Win or Loss.

El Vikingo
11-27-2007, 05:02 AM
"ballhog27" wrote:


I guess I like to speculate about the playoffs. Forget this one game at a time junk. It is clear to pretty much everyone that the Vikings have the easiest remaining schedule.



Take a look at Cardinals schedule......Altougth you never know in this crazy league.


The winning weeks are boring here ,no green dots,no discussions.....make some noise C Mac!!!!

singersp
11-27-2007, 06:18 AM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"purpleFavreEaters" wrote:


In any event... I would like to officialy wlecome back all the Bandwagon fans for the week.


i prefer the term "fair weather" fans in this event
;D, altho theres some that are around due to the playoff bandwagon

It is very boring around here when we win.
Seems like there are a hell of a lot more haters than supporters on this website.

Case in point, we were into the MILF thread 2 hours after the game last night.

;D


Nah, I would say that there are more fans who are middle of the road than anything else.

After a loss PP.O is busy because pessimists love nothing more than to be proven right and gloat about it.
It gives them justification to call themselves "realists", even though everybody knows that the only people who use that term are pessimists who don't want to be conceived as negative...

After a win PP.O has the initial WHOO HOO phase in which everybody is happy, but the optimists in general seem to be above the classic "I told you so" posts that the negative nancys seem to like.
So the boards get a little quieter.

Plus it is hard to argue well against a performance like we saw on Sunday.
It really takes the wind out of the pessimists' sails, and leaves PP.O filled with people agreeing with each other - which doesn't make for very interesting threads. :)


Most of the negative nancy threads I've seen get started during the game, not after. They anxiously wait for one thing to go wrong & then they immediately start a thread. For example, last year as soon as Johnson would throw a lame pass or a pic, a thread came out during the game to bench him & start T-Jack. If someone caught a pass on Smoot, a cut/bench Smoot's ass thread would immediately get started. The same if Johnson or Rosenthal had a false start. This year it's been to start a different QB when the one on the field is not playing well, when T-Will dropped his first pass or after other receivers dropped the ball.

I almost get the impression that these thread posts are all typed up, ready to go & the poster is anxiously waiting with his finger on the post button for something to go wrong. Then snaps his trigger finger when it does.

Also you have to keep in mind that 3 out of 5 of our wins happened at home. A lot of us cool, calm & collective posters
8) are still at the game & don't have a chance to post until we get home much later after the game.

Personally, win or lose, I wait until much after the game to post in the post game observations/rants thread. If I posted right away, my thoughts would be buried by 3 pages in a matter of minutes & probably not even read.

I notice that a lot here. IMO, many good posts go by without a comment & get buried in the thread. It seems someone coming to the thread for the first time or back to a thread, usually only reply to a post on the last page. I can also usually tell which posters take the time to look at the whole thread first or from where they left off last & then make their reply.

singersp
11-27-2007, 07:43 AM
Vikings Become ‘Significant’ Again (http://gnb.scout.com/a.z?s=61&p=2&c=705269)

By Tim Yotter
scout.com

Posted Nov 25, 2007

singersp
11-27-2007, 08:02 AM
Minnesota Vikings back in playoff hunt but focusing on Detroit (http://origin.twincities.com/sports/ci_7566321?nclick_check=1)

BY SEAN JENSEN
Pioneer Press

Article Launched: 11/27/2007 12:01:00 AM CST


Vikings coach Brad Childress has diligently worked to emphasize one of the classic sports mantras and erase one of the popular late-season words from his players' vocabulary......

singersp
11-27-2007, 08:28 AM
Vikings position themselves with other playoff hopefuls (http://www.startribune.com/vikings/story/1574889.html)

The Vikings' modest two-game winning streak has rekindled playoff hopes, but a mass of other at- or near-.500 teams have similar dreams.

By Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune

Last update: November 26, 2007 – 9:55 PM


A glance at the playoff-caliber checklist suggests the Vikings are doing most of the right things as the NFL's final month approaches....

singersp
11-28-2007, 09:47 PM
Wild Chase (http://www.vikings.com/NewsArticle_wildchase112707.aspx)

11/27/2007
By Mike Wobschall, vikings.com


By throttling the New York Giants 41-17 at the Meadowlands last Sunday the Vikings did more than win consecutive games for the first time since October of last year – they firmly entrenched themselves in the wide-open NFC Wild Card race.....

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
12-02-2007, 09:15 PM
"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


I've done some calculations in the wildcard hunt.
Who needs to lose and win and it all begins with us winning against the Giants. We have to. Very little exceptions. Here it goes-



Teams in the Wild Card hunt:

New York Giants........... (8-4)
Minnesota Vikings:....... (6-6)
Detroit Lions................ (6-6)
Arizona Cardinals......... (6-6)
Chicago Bears:............ (5-7)
New Orleans Saints:...... (5-7)
Carolina Panthers:........ (5-7)
Philadelphia Eagles....... (5-5)
Washington Redskins.... (5-7)



Remaining Schedules for Wild card eligible teams:

How the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) get the record to go:




@ SF



vs. CHI



vs. WSH



@ DEN

Predicted Record: 9-7. A win at San Francisco which is going to be a pretty easy one. But that's what we said last year. A must win actually because this wins us the tiebreaker with Arizona who got swept by the 49ers and beat by Washington so two must wins. This puts us past .500 at 7-6. Then with all the momentum coming from a 4 game win streak come home to Chicago and we beat them. They have the mentality that they are out of the wild card hunt with a loss in New York. So coming into this game they won't feel the need to win now feeling they're out. Last time we beat them in there house @ Soldiers Field so with the momentum and a healthy roster we beat them in the Dome. This puts us at 8-6 staying home against a Sean Taylorless Washington team that with 7 losses(8 if they lose to Chicago or Giants) will most likely feel they're out of it.. A definitely winnable game shutting down their good run game and the tight end like we shut down Gates and Campbell and Moss can't beat us all day. Then we play in Denver as a Season Finale. We could win with the number 1 run game vs the worst run defense. DENVER LOST TO OAKLAND by two TDs!!! That would give us something to say they're beatable. We can afford to lose that one going 9-7. Maybe 10-6 but get that second seed in the Wild card. Playoffs boys




Chicago Bears (5-7):




@ WSH



@ MIN


vs. GB


vs. NO

Projected record: 7-9 Loses to at least 2 of Green Bay, Minnesota. Washington or New Orleans could even bet them. They could go 6-10 if they're not careful. Chicago I think is out of the Wild Card hunt because of that loss against New York

New Orleans Saints(5-7):




@ ATL


vs. ARZ


vs. PHI


@ CHI

Projected record: 8-8. Loses one of Philadelphia or Arizona. New Orleans scares me. They could go 9-7 and Im not sure if we beat them in the tie breaker. They will be in the hunt.

Carolina Panthers (5-7):



@
JAX


vs. SEA


vs. DAL


@
TB

Projected record: 6-10. Could lose all but I'll give them one upset to get 6 wins. Maybe Seattle or Tampa. Doubtful. They will not be in the playoff hunt.



Arizona Cardinals (6-6):





@ SEA


@ NO


vs. ATL


vs. STL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to two of Seattle, New Orleans and possibly the progressing hot St. Louis Rams. they will be in the wild card hunt. They could go 9-7 with some luck and determination but but if we do too then that mean we win the tie-breaker because of either San Francisco or Washington.


Philadelphia Eagles(5-7):



vs. NYG


@ DAL


@ NO


vs. BUF


Projected Record: 7-9. Thats a tough schedule. They'll lose to 2 of New York Giants, Dallas and the possible is off of a 4 game losing streak loses to New Orleans. That would put them to 6-10 if they did but I dont think they will putting Philly out of the wild card hunt.

Washington Redskins(5-7):



vs. CHI


@
NYG


@
MIN


vs. DAL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to 2 of New York Giants, Minnesota, and Dallas with a possibility in Chicago but that would put them at 6-10 which I don't think they'll get. 8-8 seems right. they'll be close but unless they pull an upset against Dallas or Giants.


Detroit Lions (6-6):




vs. DAL


@ SD


vs. KC


@ GB

Projected Record: 7-9. Lose to 3 of
Dallas, @ San Diego, @ Green Bay, and possibly KC but they wont need that loss to go 7-9. No 10 wins. Maybe 10 losses. Sorry Kitna. it must be tough to go 6-2 and go 1-7 in the second half of the season. Doesn't look good for them. if they beat Arizona,or Giants it looked good but nope. They looks bad for them.

New York Giants (8-4):




@
PHI



vs. WSH



@
BUF



vs. NE

Projected record: 11-5. Lose to one of New England or maybe Philadelphia. We'd perfer they win out after our win against them.



And that is the Wild card look out and how we get there with New York. Childress would secure his job for 3 years but I will always put Vikes winning over getting rid of a coach. I really hope we win today. Lets put up a "W" guys!!!


Updated it again. Looking really good. If the playoffs were to start now we'd be in it! Didn't think I'd be saying that this season. If Arizona didn't cheat and gave Kellen Winslow the forced out TD with no time left on the clock we would be a perfect week being a game ahead of everybody but Detroit who has SD and DAL and @ GB.

Marrdro
12-02-2007, 09:20 PM
"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


I've done some calculations in the wildcard hunt.
Who needs to lose and win and it all begins with us winning against the Giants. We have to. Very little exceptions. Here it goes-




Teams in the Wild Card hunt:

New York Giants........... (8-4)
Minnesota Vikings:....... (6-6)
Detroit Lions................ (6-6)
Arizona Cardinals......... (6-6)
Chicago Bears:............ (5-7)
New Orleans Saints:...... (5-7)
Carolina Panthers:........ (5-7)
Philadelphia Eagles....... (5-5)
Washington Redskins.... (5-7)



Remaining Schedules for Wild card eligible teams:

How the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) get the record to go:





@ SF



vs. CHI



vs. WSH




@ DEN

Predicted Record: 9-7. A win at San Francisco which is going to be a pretty easy one. But that's what we said last year. A must win actually because this wins us the tiebreaker with Arizona who got swept by the 49ers and beat by Washington so two must wins. This puts us past .500 at 7-6. Then with all the momentum coming from a 4 game win streak come home to Chicago and we beat them. They have the mentality that they are out of the wild card hunt with a loss in New York. So coming into this game they won't feel the need to win now feeling they're out. Last time we beat them in there house @ Soldiers Field so with the momentum and a healthy roster we beat them in the Dome. This puts us at 8-6 staying home against a Sean Taylorless Washington team that with 7 losses(8 if they lose to Chicago or Giants) will most likely feel they're out of it.. A definitely winnable game shutting down their good run game and the tight end like we shut down Gates and Campbell and Moss can't beat us all day. Then we play in Denver as a Season Finale. We could win with the number 1 run game vs the worst run defense. DENVER LOST TO OAKLAND by two TDs!!! That would give us something to say they're beatable. We can afford to lose that one going 9-7. Maybe 10-6 but get that second seed in the Wild card. Playoffs boys





Chicago Bears (5-7):




@ WSH



@ MIN



vs. GB



vs. NO

Projected record: 7-9 Loses to at least 2 of Green Bay, Minnesota. Washington or New Orleans could even bet them. They could go 6-10 if they're not careful. Chicago I think is out of the Wild Card hunt because of that loss against New York

New Orleans Saints(5-7):




@ ATL



vs. ARZ



vs. PHI



@ CHI

Projected record: 8-8. Loses one of Philadelphia or Arizona. New Orleans scares me. They could go 9-7 and Im not sure if we beat them in the tie breaker. They will be in the hunt.

Carolina Panthers (5-7):



@
JAX



vs. SEA



vs. DAL



@
TB

Projected record: 6-10. Could lose all but I'll give them one upset to get 6 wins. Maybe Seattle or Tampa. Doubtful. They will not be in the playoff hunt.




Arizona Cardinals (6-6):







@ SEA



@ NO



vs. ATL



vs. STL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to two of Seattle, New Orleans and possibly the progressing hot St. Louis Rams. they will be in the wild card hunt. They could go 9-7 with some luck and determination but but if we do too then that mean we win the tie-breaker because of either San Francisco or Washington.


Philadelphia Eagles(5-7):



vs. NYG


@ DAL


@ NO


vs. BUF


Projected Record: 7-9. Thats a tough schedule. They'll lose to 2 of New York Giants, Dallas and the possible is off of a 4 game losing streak loses to New Orleans. That would put them to 6-10 if they did but I dont think they will putting Philly out of the wild card hunt.

Washington Redskins(5-7):



vs. CHI


@
NYG


@
MIN


vs. DAL

Projected Record: 8-8. Lose to 2 of New York Giants, Minnesota, and Dallas with a possibility in Chicago but that would put them at 6-10 which I don't think they'll get. 8-8 seems right. they'll be close but unless they pull an upset against Dallas or Giants.



Detroit Lions (6-6):




vs. DAL



@ SD


vs. KC



@ GB

Projected Record: 7-9. Lose to 3 of
Dallas, @ San Diego, @ Green Bay, and possibly KC but they wont need that loss to go 7-9. No 10 wins. Maybe 10 losses. Sorry Kitna. it must be tough to go 6-2 and go 1-7 in the second half of the season. Doesn't look good for them. if they beat Arizona,or Giants it looked good but nope. They looks bad for them.

New York Giants (8-4):




@
PHI



vs. WSH



@
BUF



vs. NE

Projected record: 11-5. Lose to one of New England or maybe Philadelphia. We'd perfer they win out after our win against them.



And that is the Wild card look out and how we get there with New York. Childress would secure his job for 3 years but I will always put Vikes winning over getting rid of a coach. I really hope we win today. Lets put up a "W" guys!!!


Updated it again. Looking really good. If the playoffs were to start now we'd be in it! Didn't think I'd be saying that this season. If Arizona didn't cheat and gave Kellen Winslow the forced out TD with no time left on the clock we would be a perfect week being a game ahead of everybody but Detroit who has SD and DAL and @ GB.

Some very nice work here PHOD and I like some of your analysis.
;D

vikesfargo
12-02-2007, 10:08 PM
Apologies if already posted.

Vikings currently 8th seed in playoff hunt (not in)

Explanation: we lose to Detroit based on division record, and the Lions lost to the Cards head-to-head (http://www.startribune.com/blogs/vikings/)

Aaarrghh!!

We need to go whip the 49ers!

PurpleGator
12-02-2007, 10:11 PM
"vikesfargo" wrote:


Apologies if already posted.

Vikings currently 8th seed in playoff hunt (not in)

Explanation: we lose to Detroit based on division record, and the Lions lost to the Cards head-to-head (http://www.startribune.com/blogs/vikings/)

Aaarrghh!!

We need to go whip the 49ers!


Yes, but we are playing a lot better than the Cards and Lions.


I am not on the SB band wagon yet but I might want to have a little taste of the kool-aid that everybody else has been drinking.

vikesfargo
12-02-2007, 10:28 PM
"PurpleGator" wrote:


Yes, but we are playing a lot better than the Cards and Lions.


I am not on the SB band wagon yet but I might want to have a little taste of the kool-aid that everybody else has been drinking.



LOL. I tell ya, this Kool Aid is sweet and refreshing.

Caine
12-02-2007, 11:06 PM
I'm still not ready to get on the Playoffs bandwagon.
We still have 4 games to go, and none of them are cake walks.
We have San Fran, Chicago, Washington, and Denver.
None of those teams are mathematically eliminated from the Playoffs just yet (although San Fran is close).

Worse, Chicago and Washington will be desperate to get back in the hunt, and Denver might still have a shot in 4 weeks when we face them (They have KC, Houston, San Diego, and Us on their schedule yet).

In short, everyone we're facing is still alive and will be desperate for a win.
Worse, Detroit's last game is versus Green Bay in a game that might be meaningless for the Puckers.


So, we have a shot, but we need to win out and get some help in order to make it reality.

Caine

happy camper
12-02-2007, 11:14 PM
I was hoping the Bears would beat the Giants today. We could still try for the #5 spot and that would be the best spot for us.

If we had the #5 spot, we would most likely play @ Tampa and if we win @ Green Bay

If we have the #6 spot we would most likely play @ Seattle and if we win @ Dallas

jkjuggalo
12-02-2007, 11:21 PM
"happy" wrote:


I was hoping the Bears would beat the Giants today. We could still try for the #5 spot and that would be the best spot for us.

If we had the #5 spot, we would most likely play @ Tampa and if we win @ Green Bay

If we have the #6 spot we would most likely play @ Seattle and if we win @ Dallas




If that does turn out to be the scenario, I'd rather we take the #6 spot.
I think that Seattle is in a weak division and we'd match up well against them.
I also think that Dallas got lucky against us w/ that blocked kick and TJ breaking his finger.
Plus it would be so much sweeter to knock the Packers out in the NFC Championship.
But I guess we should make the playoffs before I start talking too much shit.

vikingTurf
12-02-2007, 11:55 PM
"happy" wrote:


I was hoping the Bears would beat the Giants today. We could still try for the #5 spot and that would be the best spot for us.

If we had the #5 spot, we would most likely play @ Tampa and if we win @ Green Bay

If we have the #6 spot we would most likely play @ Seattle and if we win @ Dallas



i don't care if we have to play PATS in the first game( i know it can't happen) as long as we get in the playoffs.

happy camper
12-02-2007, 11:58 PM
I would much rather play @ Tampa in the wild card round and @ Green Bay in the divisional round. I don't believe in the Bucs at all and I think we could have a shot @ Green Bay.

BigMoInAZ
12-03-2007, 12:03 AM
...and I would much rather be a millionaire versus a middle class citizen!! ::)

Do you people not understand our next game is a playoff game?
San Fran is no pushover, especially for a Chili led team, so please, enough with all this hype about playoff seeds!

Lets win one game at a time and leave it at that!
I'm sure Chili has the team thinking that way! ;D

bleedpurple
12-03-2007, 12:22 AM
"BigMoInAZ" wrote:


...and I would much rather be a millionaire versus a middle class citizen!! ::)

Do you people not understand our next game is a playoff game?
San Fran is no pushover, especially for a Chili led team, so please, enough with all this hype about playoff seeds!

Lets win one game at a time and leave it at that!
I'm sure Chili has the team thinking that way! ;D


i'm with you... esp. since they beat us last year..... i think we might have to win out in order to make it... we'll see...

Vikes
12-03-2007, 12:32 AM
"vikingTurf" wrote:


"happy" wrote:


I was hoping the Bears would beat the Giants today. We could still try for the #5 spot and that would be the best spot for us.

If we had the #5 spot, we would most likely play @ Tampa and if we win @ Green Bay

If we have the #6 spot we would most likely play @ Seattle and if we win @ Dallas



i don't care if we have to play PATS in the first game( i know it can't happen) as long as we get in the playoffs.


AHEM...

hx38596
12-03-2007, 12:41 AM
"BigMoInAZ" wrote:


...and I would much rather be a millionaire versus a middle class citizen!! ::)

Do you people not understand our next game is a playoff game?
San Fran is no pushover, especially for a Chili led team, so please, enough with all this hype about playoff seeds!

Lets win one game at a time and leave it at that!
I'm sure Chili has the team thinking that way! ;D

Right, SF has a respectable D, especially run D.
Their O has been the big prob this year, until they went to zona and ran up some points with Dilfer instead of smith.
They are due to mount a home stand of pride.
Will be a tough game.

Schutz
12-03-2007, 12:46 AM
"hx38596" wrote:


"BigMoInAZ" wrote:


...and I would much rather be a millionaire versus a middle class citizen!! ::)

Do you people not understand our next game is a playoff game?
San Fran is no pushover, especially for a Chili led team, so please, enough with all this hype about playoff seeds!

Lets win one game at a time and leave it at that!
I'm sure Chili has the team thinking that way! ;D

Right, SF has a respectable D, especially run D.
Their O has been the big prob this year, until they went to zona and ran up some points with Dilfer instead of smith.
They are due to mount a home stand of pride.
Will be a tough game.


Their run defense is seventh worst in the league.
And their only real threat on offense is a running back.
As much as I don't like to get overconfident when it comes to Minnesota's ability to lose at horrible times, I have to think this game isn't even going to be close.

Storm
12-03-2007, 02:37 AM
Holy crap, I think we ARE going to the playoffs!

Beat 49ers this week and we have a great shot! And with their sucky run D... I dunno, fourth straight is looking good! ;D

digital420
12-03-2007, 07:08 AM
in order for us to become a true playoff contender we must do something that has eluded us for the last umteen years..

consistency..


We MUST remain consistent on our performance, exacuction of plays, and route running/blocking.

we must have determination, coaching focus, and players stepping up and making the plays they have the ability to do.

I really like the fact that we are leading in the fundementals of football.

#1 run D
#1 run O

that right there is what every teams wants to do first.. stop the run, run the ball!!

everything else stems from that.
passrush, pass D, play action, vertical pass's.. all of these build off the foundation around the run.
our O line and D line must remain hungry.. punishing, and control that line of scrimage.

if we can do this. we won't just be playoff bound.. but contenders that will give the "elite" a game worth playing.

DiGiTaL

PurplePeopleEaters
12-03-2007, 08:01 AM
Agree with BigMo. One game at a time. Let's focus on a San Fran team that could very well beat us. Anything can happen on any given sunday.. A lot of us would have been predicting a loss just a couple weeks ago.

Marrdro
12-03-2007, 08:06 AM
"BigMoInAZ" wrote:


...and I would much rather be a millionaire versus a middle class citizen!! ::)

Do you people not understand our next game is a playoff game?
San Fran is no pushover, especially for a Chili led team, so please, enough with all this hype about playoff seeds!

Lets win one game at a time and leave it at that!

I'm sure Chili has the team thinking that way! ;D

As much as I hate to do it (with the exception of the bolded part ;D ), I gotta agree with MO as well.
Lets not get ahead of ourselves here.

Hell 4 weeks ago I was trying to convince most of you that this team just needs reps to get consistent.
Now you are all planning on how we will beat either the Cowgirls or the PUKERS on our way to the SB.

Gotta love your enthusiasm and optimism but this is still a very young team with some depth issues away from falling on thier face.
Lets just be happy with the 3 wins in a row, focus on next weeks opponent and hope the coaching staff holds the kids together for one more week.

;D

BleedinPandG
12-03-2007, 08:07 AM
Vikings have a history of losing games they shouldn't (anyone remember the team we lost to the year we were 15-1??
The same team we lost to every year in Florida no matter what their record was).
The Vikes need to become a team that dominates the games they should, wins all their games at home, and plays competitive in all their games on the road.
That's what good teams do.
The Vikes have 4 good games left to establish if they are that kind of team.
The 49ers are a worse team on paper, but they are playing at home.
Denver has a horrible rush defense, but they are playing at home.
The Skins and Bears will both be desperate for a win, but they are in MN... a "good" team wins 3 of these games at a minimum.

Purple Floyd
12-03-2007, 10:58 AM
The one thing we have that we have never had before that gives me hope is AD. He takes the play of this team to a whole new level and with the power running set they are using to start the game I think we now can hang with teams that would have beaten us badly earlier in the year.

The one thing we need to watch out for is whether defensive coordinators are getting enough tape on Jackson to find flaws they can expose in his game. He has to stay one step ahead of them for us to continue winning.

NodakPaul
12-03-2007, 11:56 AM
Latest Playoff standings:
http://www.playoffstatus.com/nfl/nfcstandings.html

1. Cowboys (11-1)
2. Packers (10-2)
3. Seahawks (8-4)
4. Buccaneers (8-4)
5. Giants (8-4)
6. Cardinals (6-6)

7. Lions (6-6)
8. Vikings (6-6)

The best part is the percentages for making the playoffs.
It is calculated using strength of schedule for remaining games and some other variables I am not aware of.
The Vikings actually have the best chance of making the playoffs out of all the teams on the bubble!

Marrdro
12-03-2007, 11:59 AM
Very interesting find NP.
the red "Doesn't control its destiny" says it all my friend.
;D

V-Unit
12-03-2007, 12:40 PM
Missing the playoffs is unacceptable.

bleedpurple
12-03-2007, 12:49 PM
"V" wrote:


Missing the playoffs is unacceptable.


with our remaining schedule, agreed indeed... btw, we never win in san fran... so it's going to be a big game for us

Purple D
12-03-2007, 12:53 PM
"V" wrote:


Missing the playoffs is unacceptable.


Totally agree with you on that.
There is no reason we can not win the rest of our games this year.
We just need to take them one game at a time.
This morning I was flipping radio stations and landed on 670 on AM and listened to the Bears faithful bashing the Vikings and saying they couldn't believe all of the analist saying The VIKES have the best chance to make the playoffs of the bubble teams.
They thought the Bears would beat the Vikes in the Dome.
I hope the Vikes destroy the bears and We run the ball for over 300 yards on them and pass for 200 or more.

Marrdro
12-03-2007, 12:58 PM
"V" wrote:


Missing the playoffs is unacceptable.

Weren't you one of those "I just want to see improvement" guys as well.
::)

jessejames09
12-03-2007, 01:05 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"V" wrote:


Missing the playoffs is unacceptable.

Weren't you one of those "I just want to see improvement" guys as well.
::)


Wheres C mac D, I recall him saying he would accept Childress when he got 3 wins in a row.

Schutz
12-03-2007, 01:08 PM
"jessejames09" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"V" wrote:


Missing the playoffs is unacceptable.

Weren't you one of those "I just want to see improvement" guys as well.
::)


Wheres C mac D, I recall him saying he would accept Childress when he got 3 wins in a row.


I recall that as well approximately 2 weeks ago I believe.

duvaldomo
12-03-2007, 05:51 PM
This is the playoff schedual if the season ended today.

http://sportsline.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace/bracket

I hope we can take cards out, I like our chances against Seahawks, packers can beat us 3 times in 1 season (can they) rematch against dallas, we did a good job last time if K.williams fumble return counted and we made the field goal instead of blocked and returned for a TD. Thats 10points which is how much we lost by -7 from the TD returned, might could of won that game. So I like our chances against dallas. And I doubt we can win the superbowl but my hopes will be up, but for now lets take this season 1 step at a time. Not a tought schedual but losable games and counting on cards to lose 1 of their game.

One quick question, if us and cards both win the rest of our games, who will make it? I know cards is above us now but if lions lose their games and we win we will be above lions which will make us above cards right (as of now)

vikesfargo
12-03-2007, 06:14 PM
If we get to the playoffs, I will rejoice, but we might not be going very far at the barn dance this year. We've got one playmaker. We do have lots of young talent on the team that could emerge into playmakers, but that probably won't happen until next year. Still, it will be fun, and the trend is upwards.

Secondly, if we do make the playoffs, the draft will be a bigger challenge. Can we get another good class up and down the board like in 2006 and 2007 if we draft toward the end?

happy camper
12-03-2007, 06:21 PM
If we get the playoffs and lose our first game, that still helps. That way, if we go to the playoffs in 2008, it won't be the first time Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice, Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, Ryan Cook played in a playoff game. You cannot manufacture experience.

I'm not really concerned with losing draft position if we go to the playoffs.

V-Unit
12-03-2007, 07:05 PM
"Schutz" wrote:


"jessejames09" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"V" wrote:


Missing the playoffs is unacceptable.

Weren't you one of those "I just want to see improvement" guys as well.

::)


Wheres C mac D, I recall him saying he would accept Childress when he got 3 wins in a row.


I recall that as well approximately 2 weeks ago I believe.


Yes I was. Two more wins and the season is somewhat of a success and Childress and TJ earn another year.

Let.s just put it this way: If we don't make the playoffs, it will because we didn't deserve to, not because we lost out on a tiebreaker. A playoff teams wins the next 4 games. Our opponents have a combined record of 18-30.

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
12-03-2007, 07:20 PM
"duvaldomo" wrote:


This is the playoff schedual if the season ended today.

http://sportsline.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace/bracket

I hope we can take cards out, I like our chances against Seahawks, packers can beat us 3 times in 1 season (can they) rematch against dallas, we did a good job last time if K.williams fumble return counted and we made the field goal instead of blocked and returned for a TD. Thats 10points which is how much we lost by -7 from the TD returned, might could of won that game. So I like our chances against dallas. And I doubt we can win the superbowl but my hopes will be up, but for now lets take this season 1 step at a time. Not a tought schedual but losable games and counting on cards to lose 1 of their game.

One quick question, if us and cards both win the rest of our games, who will make it? I know cards is above us now but if lions lose their games and we win we will be above lions which will make us above cards right (as of now)


It would be us! All we have to do to beat the tiebreaker with the Cardinals is beat the 49ers because they got swept in probably the ugliest sweep I've seen by the 49ers or we can beat washington who they also lost too.

PurpleGator
12-03-2007, 08:02 PM
"PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:


"duvaldomo" wrote:


This is the playoff schedual if the season ended today.

http://sportsline.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace/bracket

I hope we can take cards out, I like our chances against Seahawks, packers can beat us 3 times in 1 season (can they) rematch against dallas, we did a good job last time if K.williams fumble return counted and we made the field goal instead of blocked and returned for a TD. Thats 10points which is how much we lost by -7 from the TD returned, might could of won that game. So I like our chances against dallas. And I doubt we can win the superbowl but my hopes will be up, but for now lets take this season 1 step at a time. Not a tought schedual but losable games and counting on cards to lose 1 of their game.

One quick question, if us and cards both win the rest of our games, who will make it? I know cards is above us now but if lions lose their games and we win we will be above lions which will make us above cards right (as of now)


It would be us! All we have to do to beat the tiebreaker with the Cardinals is beat the 49ers because they got swept in probably the ugliest sweep I've seen by the 49ers or we can beat washington who they also lost too.


Lets go Vikes!


We need to beat the 49ers.
Lets see if we can win a game we are suppose to.

Overlord
12-03-2007, 08:03 PM
"vikesfargo" wrote:


Secondly, if we do make the playoffs, the draft will be a bigger challenge. Can we get another good class up and down the board like in 2006 and 2007 if we draft toward the end?


Absolutely.

Drafting in the second half of the first round will usually take you out of the running for one of the 'blue-chip' players.
But there are still a lot of good players that go throughout the draft.
It comes down to knowing what you need, what abilities are needed to be able to be successful in those spots, and then scouting well to find guys that have those abilities.
This is true no matter what spot you're drafting in.


The great thing about the past couple years is that we're getting contributions from our top 4 or 5 guys from the draft, not just our top 1 or 2 where it's hard to mess up anyways.


What does this mean?
I think that it means that we have a pretty could system set up for scouting and, if this keeps up, we will be in playoff contention for many years to come.

singersp
12-04-2007, 06:51 AM
Minnesota Vikings still taking it one game at a time (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_7627892)

Childress carries mantra into preparations for game against 49ers

BY DON SEEHOLZER
Pioneer Press

Article Last Updated: 12/04/2007 12:41:35 AM CST


Practically empty just three weeks ago, the Vikings' bandwagon is suddenly filled to overflowing, with national analysts from ESPN's Bill Parcells to the NFL Network's Steve Mariucci touting them as the favorite to claim the final NFC wild-card spot....

singersp
12-04-2007, 07:17 AM
Vikings: The final four (http://www.startribune.com/vikings/story/1587161.html)

Last update: December 02, 2007 – 10:41 PM


Four winnable games remain:....

PurpleTide
12-04-2007, 07:49 AM
Oh how the bandwagon has been filling, Mooch, and Parcells being the latest to jump on. Childress isn't buying into the hype, and will keep our focus on one game at a time. We simply cannot fall asleep in SF, and take another step forward with no complacency the last 4 games of the season.

BleedinPandG
12-04-2007, 07:55 AM
We aren't good enough to fall asleep.
Chilly seems to have the guys focused in the right ways.
You haven't heard the hype coming from the team.
They aren't yet believing they are the best football team in the universe, they know they have a shot to make the playoffs, but it also seems like they understand they need to play their best football every week to win.

cogitans
12-04-2007, 11:29 AM
Tuesday Notes: Breaking Down Playoff Picture (http://www2.kfan.com/content/vikings/story.aspx?content_id=b4b0453f-6c91-4e7c-b194-a38da6454533)

Reported by: Phil Mackey

Vikes_King
12-04-2007, 12:48 PM
"cogitans" wrote:


Tuesday Notes: Breaking Down Playoff Picture (http://www2.kfan.com/content/vikings/story.aspx?content_id=b4b0453f-6c91-4e7c-b194-a38da6454533)

Reported by: Phil Mackey


ah there it is, Marrdo mentioned when people were bitching about the fake FG, that somewhere in the Wild Card tie-breaker scenario that points come into factor.

5. Strength of victory

Marrdro
12-04-2007, 12:52 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


Tuesday Notes: Breaking Down Playoff Picture (http://www2.kfan.com/content/vikings/story.aspx?content_id=b4b0453f-6c91-4e7c-b194-a38da6454533)

Reported by: Phil Mackey


ah there it is, Marrdo mentioned when people were bitching about the fake FG, that somewhere in the Wild Card tie-breaker scenario that points come into factor.

5. Strength of victory



Thanks my friend.
It really comes into play if you look at the rest of the tie breaker criteria specifically number 7 through 11.


7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.

8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.

9. Best net points in common games.

10. Best net points in all games.

11. Best net touchdowns in all games.



http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures

Vikes_King
12-04-2007, 12:53 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


Tuesday Notes: Breaking Down Playoff Picture (http://www2.kfan.com/content/vikings/story.aspx?content_id=b4b0453f-6c91-4e7c-b194-a38da6454533)

Reported by: Phil Mackey


ah there it is, Marrdo mentioned when people were bitching about the fake FG, that somewhere in the Wild Card tie-breaker scenario that points come into factor.

5. Strength of victory



Thanks my friend.
It really comes into play if you look at the rest of the tie breaker criteria specifically number 7 through 11.


7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.

8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.

9. Best net points in common games.

10. Best net points in all games.

11. Best net touchdowns in all games.



http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures


damn, well in that case..... heres to another 40 point game vs the niners!!
;D ;D

happy camper
12-04-2007, 01:09 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


Tuesday Notes: Breaking Down Playoff Picture (http://www2.kfan.com/content/vikings/story.aspx?content_id=b4b0453f-6c91-4e7c-b194-a38da6454533)

Reported by: Phil Mackey


ah there it is, Marrdo mentioned when people were bitching about the fake FG, that somewhere in the Wild Card tie-breaker scenario that points come into factor.

5. Strength of victory



Thanks my friend.
It really comes into play if you look at the rest of the tie breaker criteria specifically number 7 through 11.


7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.

8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.

9. Best net points in common games.

10. Best net points in all games.

11. Best net touchdowns in all games.



http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures


gol 'darnit, well in that case..... heres to another 40 point game vs the niners!!
;D ;D


Don't sell the Vikings short like that. I'm hoping for 50 or 60.

El Vikingo
12-04-2007, 01:10 PM
I guess we could go 9-7 and sneak into 6 seed,facing Seattle or Tampa 2 beatables teams ,If we beat that wildcard,we probably play at Lambeau in Divisional.... but that is tell to much rite now.
The most important factor here is that all
games left we have are like playoff games ,must win,that can keep
our mentality stronger taking out a little of pressure for playoffs.
The road started in NY and next station is San Francisco(gay territory
;D) ,a game we should win.....,nothing for sure at the moment ,except things are becoming more interesting and exciting.what else could we ask for ,being a fan?


Vamos Vikingos!!!!!

V-Unit
12-04-2007, 09:20 PM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"cogitans" wrote:


Tuesday Notes: Breaking Down Playoff Picture (http://www2.kfan.com/content/vikings/story.aspx?content_id=b4b0453f-6c91-4e7c-b194-a38da6454533)

Reported by: Phil Mackey


ah there it is, Marrdo mentioned when people were bitching about the fake FG, that somewhere in the Wild Card tie-breaker scenario that points come into factor.

5. Strength of victory




I had a very in depth post going on why strength of victory doesn't matter, at all...but the site went down.

Bottomline is, its silly to think that Chilly was trying to run up the score for sake of a tiebreaker.

If he was, he himself is a fool.

Strength of Victory doesn't mean shit. Tiebreakers 1-4 will decide it. Moreover, this only applies for a 3-way tie. All that matters is how many games you win, Tiebreakers are geared towards who you beat, not how you beat them.

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
12-04-2007, 09:27 PM
Just so no ones confused on what happens if we tie this team or that. Heres the tie breaker and explain how we beat and lose to certain team if it comes down to a tie.

Tie-Breakers

1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
4. Strength of victory.
5. Strength of schedule.
6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
8. Best net points in conference games.
9. Best net points in all games.
10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
11. Coin toss.



1st Tiebreaker




Head to Head:

Minnesota Vikings:
Win against:





New York Giants
Lose against:





Philadelphia Eagles
Not Applicable to:





New Orleans Saints





Arizona Cardinals





Detroit Lions
Pending towards:





Washington Redskins





Chicago Bears (Can only turn to "win against" or "Not applicable")



2nd tiebreaker:

Conference Record:

Minnesota Vikings conference record: (5-5)








Pending-












vs. Chicago Bears












vs. Washington Redskins






New Orleans Saints conference record:(4-4)








Pending-












@ Atlanta Falcons












vs. Arizona Cardinals












vs. Philadelphia Eagles












@ Chicago Bears

Arizona Cardinals conference record: (3-6)








Pending-












@ New Orleans Saints












vs. Atlanta Falcons












vs. St. Louis Rams


2nd Tie-Breaker with division opponents

Division Record:

Minnesota Vikings Division Record: (2-3)







Pending-









vs. Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions division Record: (3-2)







Pending-











@ Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears Division Record: (1-3)







Pending-











@ Minnesota Vikings











vs. Green Bay Packers








3rd Tiebreaker

Common Opponent:

Against New Orleans Saints:





Atlanta Falcons





Chicago Bears





San Francisco 49ers





Philadelphia Eagles

Minnesota Vikings: (3-1)




Pending-









Chicago Bears
New Orleans Saints: (2-0)




Pending-









Atlanta Falcons









Philadelphia Eagles









San Francisco 49ers


Against the Arizona Cardinals:





Detroit Lions





San Francisco 49ers





Washington Redskins





Atlanta Falcons

Minnesota Vikings: (3-1)





Pending-









Washington Redskins
Arizona Cardinals: (1-3)






Pending-










Atlanta Falcons

Against Chicago Bears:






Detroit Lions (2)






Green Bay Packers (2)






Dallas Cowboys






Philadelphia Eagles






Washington Redskins






New York Giants






San Diego Chargers






Denver Broncos






Kansas City Chiefs






Oakland Raiders

Minnesota Vikings: (4-6)






Pending-










Washington Redskins










Denver Broncos
Chicago Bears: (5-6)






Pending-










Green Bay Packers








Win tie breaker:
New York Giants situation:
If they lose two of four and we win out or they lose three of four and we lose one we would be tied and therefore we win the tie breaker through head to head. No matter what if these we tie with New York we win the tie breaker. No ifs ands or buts.

Arizona Cardinals situation:
If they win out and we win out we would have the same conference record at 7-5 and would go down to common opponent. Common opponent we would win because our common opponent record would be 4-1 and theres would be 2-3. We win the tie breaker at any record you put both these team at. So yay.


Lose tie breaker:
Philadelphia Eagles situation:
We lost to them so if we lose one and they win out they would go before us because they beat us head to head. We lose the tie breaker with Philly.

New Orleans Situation:
If the Saints win out and we lose one then the Saints beat us in the tie breaker. Because winning out means them going 8-4 conference record so even if our one loss is against Denver we go 7-5 and they win the tie breaker. We would lose to New Orleans if we tie.


Pending Tie-Breakers:
Washington situation:
If they win out we lose the tie breaker with them. Winning out would put them at the same record because winning out includes us losing to them which means we would lose the head to head tie breaker. If we beat them they'll have 8 losses so I doubt it will come to a tie breaker but we'll win the tie breaker with them if they do.

Chicago Bears situation:
If they win out that would include beating us and therefore we would have the same record assuming we win all the other games or lose the same amount they do then it goes to "not applicable" for head to head going to division record which we would tie because them
winning out would mean beating us and Green bay and therefore would have the same division record as us at 2-4 and go to common opponent where they win because that would be 7-5 vs our would be 6-6. Thats a doubtful scenario but if they win out they would go before us but they got us on the road, Green Bay and New Orleans.

Detroit Lions situation:
If they win out and we lose one they go before us because winning out would mean beating Green Bay and having they're division record 4-2 better then our 3-3 so if they win out we lose the tie breaker with them. But thats probably the most doubtful scenario here having to get past San Diego on the road, Green bay on the road, and Kansas City. Very unlikely.



Looks good for us
;D

V-Unit
12-04-2007, 09:35 PM
Amazing PHoD.

You deserve a nickname for your in-depth coverage of the playoff scenarios and draft coverage.

NodakPaul
12-04-2007, 09:46 PM
"V" wrote:


Amazing PHoD.

You deserve a nickname for your in-depth coverage of the playoff scenarios and draft coverage.


QFT.

That was pretty damn impressive PHoD.

Vikes_King
12-05-2007, 12:10 AM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"V" wrote:


Amazing PHoD.

You deserve a nickname for your in-depth coverage of the playoff scenarios and draft coverage.


QFT.

That was pretty damn impressive PHoD.


Yea.. a little too impressive.
Wheres the link to your information that you clearly plagerized?

lol, jk sir, thanks for the info

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
12-05-2007, 01:50 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"V" wrote:


Amazing PHoD.

You deserve a nickname for your in-depth coverage of the playoff scenarios and draft coverage.


QFT.

That was pretty gol 'darnit impressive PHoD.


Yea.. a little too impressive.
Wheres the link to your information that you clearly plagerized?

lol, jk sir, thanks for the info


haha thanks guys.

digital420
12-05-2007, 08:21 AM
"Vikes_King" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"V" wrote:


Amazing PHoD.

You deserve a nickname for your in-depth coverage of the playoff scenarios and draft coverage.


QFT.

That was pretty gol 'darnit impressive PHoD.


Yea.. a little too impressive.
Wheres the link to your information that you clearly plagerized?

lol, jk sir, thanks for the info


The wise man is not the one who knows the answer.. but the one who knows were to find the answer!

DiGiTaL

Prophet
12-05-2007, 08:25 AM
"digital420" wrote:


"Vikes_King" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"V" wrote:


Amazing PHoD.

You deserve a nickname for your in-depth coverage of the playoff scenarios and draft coverage.


QFT.

That was pretty gol 'darnit impressive PHoD.


Yea.. a little too impressive.
Wheres the link to your information that you clearly plagerized?

lol, jk sir, thanks for the info


The wise man is not the one who knows the answer.. but the one who knows were to find the answer!

DiGiTaL



The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein

Marrdro
12-05-2007, 08:36 AM
Great stuff Phod.
Best breakdown I've seen to date.
Thanks.

bleedpurple
12-05-2007, 02:57 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


Great stuff Phod.
Best breakdown I've seen to date.
Thanks.


what i don't understand is that why?? as of now, do the Cards get the nod???
I'm seeing where they look at the divisional record us at 2-3, det 3-2 , cards 2-2.. but the fact that the cards beat the lions gives them the record...

So, while it doesn't really matter right now, bc as PHOD states, those tie-breakers make the most sense and that's what i remember them as.. why aren't we in the drivers seat right now as the media explains it???

Does it change at the end of the season.. .it doesn't really make sense to me...

happy camper
12-05-2007, 03:06 PM
Since it is a three way tie, the first two teams to go through the tiebreaker is the two teams in the same division. That would be the Vikings and Lions. The Lions have the tiebreaker against us and the Cardinals have the tiebreaker against the Lions.

EnderVike
12-05-2007, 03:09 PM
Skip Bayliss just picked us to run the table on First and 10 and make the playoffs, he called us the "un-patriots".... not sure if skip bayliss picking us is a good thing

Marrdro
12-05-2007, 03:13 PM
"EnderVike" wrote:


Skip Bayliss just picked us to run the table on First and 10 and make the playoffs, he called us the "un-patriots".... not sure if skip bayliss picking us is a good thing

I actually kindof like his stuff.
Thinks outta the box a bit.

SKOL
12-05-2007, 03:31 PM
"happy" wrote:


Since it is a three way tie, the first two teams to go through the tiebreaker is the two teams in the same division. That would be the Vikings and Lions. The Lions have the tiebreaker against us and the Cardinals have the tiebreaker against the Lions.


The Lions and Cardinals have pretty tough schedules the next two weeks:

the Lions host the Cowboys then travel to the Chargers.

The Cardinals Travel to Seattle, then to New Orleans.

I believe "we" control our own destiny.
The Chiller has done a good job of keeping his guys grounded.
They're not looking past anyone so there's very little chance of complacency.

bleedpurple
12-05-2007, 03:50 PM
yeah but we still don't play well in SF..historically speaking...

Prophet
12-05-2007, 04:46 PM
Ask Cris: Gross anatomy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsoUqgHOVfTA9XIqZWin5bGM2bYF?slug=cc-askcris120507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
By Cris Carter, Yahoo! Sports
December 5, 2007


...
"What chance do you think the Minnesota Vikings have to run the table, and/or make the playoffs as a wild card? Also, do you believe they have a chance to make an impact if they arrive there?"

Phil
Redding, Calif.

What you have to like about the Vikings is they have two important ingredients that contribute to winning – they can stop the run and they run the ball incredibly well (ranked No. 1 in both categories). Anytime you have a guy who can run the ball for 200 yards any given Sunday, you know you have a chance to win. Now, because they are still suspect in the passing game, I'm not sure they can run the table, but they should be able to win three of their remaining games with the way they're playing right now.

If things hold up, Dallas will host the NFC title game and it's going to take a tremendous effort for someone to win there. But with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, you have to like their chances in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers – especially if bad weather at Lambeau Field impacts the passing games. Obviously, that would benefit the Vikings.

AngloVike
12-05-2007, 04:49 PM
"Prophet" wrote:


Ask Cris: Gross anatomy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsoUqgHOVfTA9XIqZWin5bGM2bYF?slug=cc-askcris120507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
By Cris Carter, Yahoo! Sports
December 5, 2007


...
"What chance do you think the Minnesota Vikings have to run the table, and/or make the playoffs as a wild card? Also, do you believe they have a chance to make an impact if they arrive there?"

Phil
Redding, Calif.

What you have to like about the Vikings is they have two important ingredients that contribute to winning – they can stop the run and they run the ball incredibly well (ranked No. 1 in both categories). Anytime you have a guy who can run the ball for 200 yards any given Sunday, you know you have a chance to win. Now, because they are still suspect in the passing game, I'm not sure they can run the table, but they should be able to win three of their remaining games with the way they're playing right now.

If things hold up, Dallas will host the NFC title game and it's going to take a tremendous effort for someone to win there. But with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, you have to like their chances in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers – especially if bad weather at Lambeau Field impacts the passing games. Obviously, that would benefit the Vikings.

How good would that be to go to LameBlow and beat the Pack in the playoffs - again !
;D

MemphisPurple
12-05-2007, 11:06 PM
"AngloVike" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


Ask Cris: Gross anatomy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsoUqgHOVfTA9XIqZWin5bGM2bYF?slug=cc-askcris120507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
By Cris Carter, Yahoo! Sports
December 5, 2007


...
"What chance do you think the Minnesota Vikings have to run the table, and/or make the playoffs as a wild card? Also, do you believe they have a chance to make an impact if they arrive there?"


Phil
Redding, Calif.

What you have to like about the Vikings is they have two important ingredients that contribute to winning – they can stop the run and they run the ball incredibly well (ranked No. 1 in both categories). Anytime you have a guy who can run the ball for 200 yards any given Sunday, you know you have a chance to win. Now, because they are still suspect in the passing game, I'm not sure they can run the table, but they should be able to win three of their remaining games with the way they're playing right now.

If things hold up, Dallas will host the NFC title game and it's going to take a tremendous effort for someone to win there. But with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, you have to like their chances in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers – especially if bad weather at Lambeau Field impacts the passing games. Obviously, that would benefit the Vikings.

How good would that be to go to LameBlow and beat the Pack in the playoffs - again !
;D

If we do infact make it to Green Bay in the playoffs, and there is really bad weather.... Start the party. Our fat Pat will stuff the run and still stay warm. It will be all about the run and the Vikes definately have the wayyy uper hand.

Vikes_King
12-06-2007, 12:21 AM
"MemphisPurple" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


Ask Cris: Gross anatomy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsoUqgHOVfTA9XIqZWin5bGM2bYF?slug=cc-askcris120507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
By Cris Carter, Yahoo! Sports
December 5, 2007


...
"What chance do you think the Minnesota Vikings have to run the table, and/or make the playoffs as a wild card? Also, do you believe they have a chance to make an impact if they arrive there?"


Phil
Redding, Calif.

What you have to like about the Vikings is they have two important ingredients that contribute to winning – they can stop the run and they run the ball incredibly well (ranked No. 1 in both categories). Anytime you have a guy who can run the ball for 200 yards any given Sunday, you know you have a chance to win. Now, because they are still suspect in the passing game, I'm not sure they can run the table, but they should be able to win three of their remaining games with the way they're playing right now.

If things hold up, Dallas will host the NFC title game and it's going to take a tremendous effort for someone to win there. But with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, you have to like their chances in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers – especially if bad weather at Lambeau Field impacts the passing games. Obviously, that would benefit the Vikings.

How good would that be to go to LameBlow and beat the Pack in the playoffs - again !

;D

If we do infact make it to Green Bay in the playoffs, and there is really bad weather.... Start the party. Our fat Pat will stuff the run and still stay warm. It will be all about the run and the Vikes definately have the wayyy uper hand.


If it indeed happened... you can be damn sure we'll be a lot more ready to shut down their running game this time, them running on us like four weeks ago was a fluke.

gotta love Cris Carter givin the Vikes some love <3

Frostbite
12-06-2007, 12:34 AM
"MemphisPurple" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


Ask Cris: Gross anatomy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsoUqgHOVfTA9XIqZWin5bGM2bYF?slug=cc-askcris120507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
By Cris Carter, Yahoo! Sports
December 5, 2007


...
"What chance do you think the Minnesota Vikings have to run the table, and/or make the playoffs as a wild card? Also, do you believe they have a chance to make an impact if they arrive there?"


Phil
Redding, Calif.

What you have to like about the Vikings is they have two important ingredients that contribute to winning – they can stop the run and they run the ball incredibly well (ranked No. 1 in both categories). Anytime you have a guy who can run the ball for 200 yards any given Sunday, you know you have a chance to win. Now, because they are still suspect in the passing game, I'm not sure they can run the table, but they should be able to win three of their remaining games with the way they're playing right now.

If things hold up, Dallas will host the NFC title game and it's going to take a tremendous effort for someone to win there. But with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, you have to like their chances in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers – especially if bad weather at Lambeau Field impacts the passing games. Obviously, that would benefit the Vikings.

How good would that be to go to LameBlow and beat the Pack in the playoffs - again !

;D

If we do infact make it to Green Bay in the playoffs, and there is really bad weather.... Start the party. Our fat Pat will stuff the run and still stay warm. It will be all about the run and the Vikes definately have the wayyy uper hand.


Not Necessarily...anybody see the Miami vs Pittsburg game? It depends more on just how sloppy the field is. Running backs like Peterson have no advantage at all in games where the footing is loose or extremely muddy. In fact it makes both teams much more equal reguardless of players skills. Often the elements in games like this are more of the deciding factor. If you have a trench power runner...basically a north and south kind of guy that puts the head down and goes straight ahead for 3 yards a carrry you have a better chance of gaining an advantage....but then, you also have to hold on to the ball too. /Rain/Mud/Ice/Snow can all have very negative impacts on running backs that need firm footing to make clean cuts into gaps and holes.

Still hope we get a chance to meet GB again and settle the score for that 34 - Zip Beating we took earlier in the season. Would be sweeter if we could knock them out first round...

Cheers!

mountainviking
12-06-2007, 01:30 AM
Well, we still got lots O' winnin to do before we get any of those chances!!
But, if we're dreamin, it couldn't be too much sweeter than to knock out DAL and GB!!!
Except, I guess, to follow those upsets with taking out NE or PIT in the big one...nahh, I'm dreamin...Sweet Dreams.
;D


Anywho, found the PFT rankings/?ultimate fate?
interesting and humorous...



1.
New England Patriots (12-0):
Super Bowl loss . . . call it a hunch.

2.
Dallas Cowboys (11-1):
Loss in NFC title game . . . Super Bowl next year.

3.
Green Bay Packers (10-2):
Super Bowl champs . . . it's Favre's time to pull an Elway.

4.
Indianapolis Colts (10-2):
Loss in AFC divisional playoffs . . . Polian will blame it on the pre-game meal.

5.
Pittsburgh Steelers (9-3):
Loss in AFC title game . . . good, but not good enough.

6.
Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4):
Loss in AFC divisional playoffs . . . they need to quit fearing success.

7.
New York Giants (8-4):
Loss in NFC wild-card round . . . no more soup for Coughlin.

8.
Seattle Seahawks (8-4):
Loss in NFC divisional playoffs . . . farewell to the Big Show.

9.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-4):
Loss in NFC wild-card round . . . Chucky will try to get out of town.

10.
Cleveland Browns (7-5):
Loss in AFC wild-card round . . . good enough for a ticker-tape parade.

11.
Minnesota Vikings (6-6):
Loss in NFC divisional playoffs . . . a great January team.

12. San Diego Chargers (7-5):
Loss in first playoff game . . . as usual.

13.
Arizona Cardinals (6-6):
Second place, NFC West . . . but still no postseason.

14.
Tennessee Titans (7-5):
Third place, AFC South . . . and no choice but to overpay Albert Haynesworth.

15.
Detroit Lions (6-6):
Third place, NFC North . . . and a refresher course on the Heimlich Maneuver.

16.
Buffalo Bills (6-6):
Second place, AFC East . . . a lot to be positive about for 2008.

17.
Philadelphia Eagles (5-7):
Third place, NFC East . . . fourth place, if McNabb returns.

18.
Washington Redskins (5-7):
Last place, NFC East . . . and a new head coach on the way.

19.
New Orleans Saints (5-7):
Second place, NFC South . . . no playoffs, but better than most Saints' seasons.

20.
Chicago Bears (5-7):
Last place, NFC North . . . good thing Lovie got an extension.

21.
Denver Broncos (5-7):
Second place, AFC West . . . and another year for G.M. Shenanigan to sign all the wrong players.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/WeekThirteenPowerRankings.htm


HMmmm, Great January Team...I think I like the sound of that.
8)

digital420
12-06-2007, 01:49 AM
Ok!!

now this is coming in the second year.. where most fans wanted just a winning record!!

fact #1
Bchill's team in it's second year is a playoff calibar team!!
fact #2
we're gonna be BETTER next year!!
pheared around the league!!


DiGiTaL

DustinDupont
12-06-2007, 02:21 AM
we are going to be a scary team once we make the playoffs

singersp
12-06-2007, 06:14 AM
Vikings back in the middle of NFC playoff race (http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=/nfl/news/ABN4115961.htm)

By John McMullen, Contributing NFL Editor
sportsnetwork.com


(Sports Network) - Three weeks isn't exactly an eternity, but it has proven to be enough time to turn an NFL season around.....

V-Unit
12-06-2007, 06:51 AM
"Frostbite" wrote:


"MemphisPurple" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


Ask Cris: Gross anatomy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsoUqgHOVfTA9XIqZWin5bGM2bYF?slug=cc-askcris120507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
By Cris Carter, Yahoo! Sports
December 5, 2007


...
"What chance do you think the Minnesota Vikings have to run the table, and/or make the playoffs as a wild card? Also, do you believe they have a chance to make an impact if they arrive there?"


Phil
Redding, Calif.

What you have to like about the Vikings is they have two important ingredients that contribute to winning – they can stop the run and they run the ball incredibly well (ranked No. 1 in both categories). Anytime you have a guy who can run the ball for 200 yards any given Sunday, you know you have a chance to win. Now, because they are still suspect in the passing game, I'm not sure they can run the table, but they should be able to win three of their remaining games with the way they're playing right now.

If things hold up, Dallas will host the NFC title game and it's going to take a tremendous effort for someone to win there. But with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, you have to like their chances in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers – especially if bad weather at Lambeau Field impacts the passing games. Obviously, that would benefit the Vikings.

How good would that be to go to LameBlow and beat the Pack in the playoffs - again !

;D

If we do infact make it to Green Bay in the playoffs, and there is really bad weather.... Start the party. Our fat Pat will stuff the run and still stay warm. It will be all about the run and the Vikes definately have the wayyy uper hand.


Not Necessarily...anybody see the Miami vs Pittsburg game? It depends more on just how sloppy the field is. Running backs like Peterson have no advantage at all in games where the footing is loose or extremely muddy. In fact it makes both teams much more equal reguardless of players skills. Often the elements in games like this are more of the deciding factor. If you have a trench power runner...basically a north and south kind of guy that puts the head down and goes straight ahead for 3 yards a carrry you have a better chance of gaining an advantage....but then, you also have to hold on to the ball too. /Rain/Mud/Ice/Snow can all have very negative impacts on running backs that need firm footing to make clean cuts into gaps and holes.

Still hope we get a chance to meet GB again and settle the score for that 34 - Zip Beating we took earlier in the season. Would be sweeter if we could knock them out first round...

Cheers!


The point is that bad weather has a far greater effect on the passing game than it does on the running game. Just as RBs have to plant and make cuts, and hold on to the ball, QBs need to plant and gain footing and also throw an icy ball, and receivers also have to plant to make cuts in their routes and catch that slippery ball.

Besides, we have a RB who is good at power running.

davike
12-06-2007, 07:03 AM
"V" wrote:


"Frostbite" wrote:


"MemphisPurple" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


Ask Cris: Gross anatomy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsoUqgHOVfTA9XIqZWin5bGM2bYF?slug=cc-askcris120507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
By Cris Carter, Yahoo! Sports
December 5, 2007


...
"What chance do you think the Minnesota Vikings have to run the table, and/or make the playoffs as a wild card? Also, do you believe they have a chance to make an impact if they arrive there?"


Phil
Redding, Calif.

What you have to like about the Vikings is they have two important ingredients that contribute to winning – they can stop the run and they run the ball incredibly well (ranked No. 1 in both categories). Anytime you have a guy who can run the ball for 200 yards any given Sunday, you know you have a chance to win. Now, because they are still suspect in the passing game, I'm not sure they can run the table, but they should be able to win three of their remaining games with the way they're playing right now.

If things hold up, Dallas will host the NFC title game and it's going to take a tremendous effort for someone to win there. But with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, you have to like their chances in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers – especially if bad weather at Lambeau Field impacts the passing games. Obviously, that would benefit the Vikings.

How good would that be to go to LameBlow and beat the Pack in the playoffs - again !

;D

If we do infact make it to Green Bay in the playoffs, and there is really bad weather.... Start the party. Our fat Pat will stuff the run and still stay warm. It will be all about the run and the Vikes definately have the wayyy uper hand.


Not Necessarily...anybody see the Miami vs Pittsburg game? It depends more on just how sloppy the field is. Running backs like Peterson have no advantage at all in games where the footing is loose or extremely muddy. In fact it makes both teams much more equal reguardless of players skills. Often the elements in games like this are more of the deciding factor. If you have a trench power runner...basically a north and south kind of guy that puts the head down and goes straight ahead for 3 yards a carrry you have a better chance of gaining an advantage....but then, you also have to hold on to the ball too. /Rain/Mud/Ice/Snow can all have very negative impacts on running backs that need firm footing to make clean cuts into gaps and holes.

Still hope we get a chance to meet GB again and settle the score for that 34 - Zip Beating we took earlier in the season. Would be sweeter if we could knock them out first round...

Cheers!


The point is that bad weather has a far greater effect on the passing game than it does on the running game. Just as RBs have to plant and make cuts, and hold on to the ball, QBs need to plant and gain footing and also throw an icy ball, and receivers also have to plant to make cuts in their routes and catch that slippery ball.

Besides, we have a RB who is good at power running.


Purple jesus and brother Chester can do anything

El Vikingo
12-06-2007, 07:45 AM
67,5% thinks we will make playoffs ....,media and fans are starting to give us some credit,sweet.

wierstom
12-06-2007, 09:42 AM
it is great to have people other than vikes fans giveing us some props we will make the play offs i wont bet after that but we will be there no matter if its the pack the bucs or giants i think we can win i dont think we can get past dallas go vikes ----------super bowl next year and a win

NodakPaul
12-06-2007, 11:37 AM
So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\





















-----Vikings---\





















/









\








-----Cowboys----/











\

































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\























/









----Don't Care---\










/
Bucs--------/











\









/






















-----Packers--/





















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D

Marrdro
12-06-2007, 12:48 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\






















-----Vikings---\





















/










\









-----Cowboys----/











\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\
























/









----Don't Care---\











/
Bucs--------/












\










/






















-----Packers--/






















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D
























-----Patriots---- \

































\

































\


































-----VIKINGS----

































/

































/

































/






















-----Vikings---/

V4L
12-06-2007, 12:51 PM
We will play the seahawks first if we make it if all holds up here?

NodakPaul
12-06-2007, 12:52 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\





















-----Vikings---\





















/









\








-----Cowboys----/











\

































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\























/









----Don't Care---\










/
Bucs--------/











\









/






















-----Packers--/





















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D
























-----Patriots---- \

































\

































\


































-----VIKINGS----

































/

































/

































/






















-----Vikings---/



I would prefer:






















-----Browns----- \

































\

































\


































-----VIKINGS----

































/

































/
































/






















-----Vikings---/

Let's face it.
If the Pats make the super bowl, the pats are probably winning the super bowl... ;)

Marrdro
12-06-2007, 12:54 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"Marrdro" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\






















-----Vikings---\





















/










\









-----Cowboys----/











\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\
























/









----Don't Care---\











/
Bucs--------/












\










/






















-----Packers--/






















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D
























-----Patriots---- \

































\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----


































/

































/

































/






















-----Vikings---/



I would prefer:






















-----Browns----- \

































\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----


































/

































/

































/






















-----Vikings---/

Let's face it.
If the Pats make the super bowl, the pats are probably winning the super bowl... ;)

If your gonna dream, dream big.
Well thats what I tell my kids anyways.

Purple D
12-06-2007, 01:09 PM
"Marrdro" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\






















-----Vikings---\





















/










\









-----Cowboys----/











\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\
























/









----Don't Care---\











/
Bucs--------/












\










/






















-----Packers--/






















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D
























-----Patriots---- \

































\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----


































/

































/

































/






















-----Vikings---/



I would want to beat the Patriots in the Superbowl and noone else.
That would prove we were the best.
If you want to be the best then you have to beat the best.
So I would want to beat either the Patriots or the Colts in the Superbowl.

Marrdro
12-06-2007, 01:28 PM
http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/20492.html


How can you not like the prospects for the 2008 playoffs? What a bunch of likable teams (OK, not the New England Patriots) and fascinating story lines. Consider this bunch alone, essentially the NFL's highest strata: the Patriots, Colts, Steelers, Packers and Cowboys. That's heavy with history, meaning, and some potentially tremendous games.


The Minnesota Vikings are built for the future. As the new Purple People Eaters go down in a squeaker in Florida or Washington, fans can console themselves with a bright upside powered by the baddest dude in the NFL today, Adrian Peterson. Wait 'til next year, Minnesota! (It'll be a good one for ya.)

On the other hand, imagine two weeks of media hype on Tarvaris Jackson. Wouldn't that be something ...

vikingivan
12-06-2007, 01:41 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\






















-----Vikings---\





















/










\









-----Cowboys----/











\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\
























/









----Don't Care---\











/
Bucs--------/












\










/






















-----Packers--/






















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D


Great outcome.
It would be great to play and beat the Pat's in the super bowl.
They could not stop McGahee last week.
There is no way they could stop Chet or AD.

NodakPaul
12-06-2007, 01:53 PM
"vikingivan" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\





















-----Vikings---\





















/









\








-----Cowboys----/











\

































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\























/









----Don't Care---\










/
Bucs--------/











\









/






















-----Packers--/





















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D


Great outcome.
It would be great to play and beat the Pat's in the super bowl.
They could not stop McGahee last week.
There is no way they could stop Chet or AD.


I bet we'd get a new stadium then! :D

vikingivan
12-06-2007, 01:56 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikingivan" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\






















-----Vikings---\





















/










\









-----Cowboys----/











\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\
























/









----Don't Care---\











/
Bucs--------/












\










/






















-----Packers--/






















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D


Great outcome.
It would be great to play and beat the Pat's in the super bowl.
They could not stop McGahee last week.
There is no way they could stop Chet or AD.


I bet we'd get a new stadium then! :D


For sure!

bleedpurple
12-06-2007, 02:29 PM
I think we could beat the patriots actually.... it seems like they're suspect against the run and we do that very well.. the only thing is, we're somewhat suspect against the pass.. but i think if we get good jams on wes welker and be physical with Randy MOss we could actually give them a run for their money...

Either way, all this sounds good and dandy.... but i hate talking about stuff like this because i feel like you jinx it!!! So, i'm gonna focus on SF and then the next three games and let the chips fall where they may...

One thing that concerns me, is that.. although we're playing well right now, and nobody expected us to have much of a passing game, if people start seeing enough of us on tape, then i'm worried, that they'll find a way to game plan us and stop the developing TJ.. Clearly he is the key to the rest of our season....

But enough of that pessimism... Go Vikes..

hx38596
12-06-2007, 11:35 PM
Well, 'Skins QB, Campbell is out for the Vikings game...
You got Collins at QB...
Whew.
Looks like all the luck is going the Vike's way here in the end.
Out of all the games left...
that one is the toughest.. now they are out a QB.

litlharsh
12-06-2007, 11:40 PM
"hx38596" wrote:


Well, 'Skins QB, Campbell is out for the Vikings game...
You got Collins at QB...
Whew.
Looks like all the luck is going the Vike's way here in the end.
Out of all the games left...
that one is the toughest.. now they are out a QB.
but Collins lit shit up that game. Didn't look half bad.

PurpleHornsOfDestruction
12-07-2007, 12:21 AM
"litlharsh" wrote:


"hx38596" wrote:


Well, 'Skins QB, Campbell is out for the Vikings game...
You got Collins at QB...
Whew.
Looks like all the luck is going the Vike's way here in the end.
Out of all the games left...
that one is the toughest.. now they are out a QB.
but Collins lit pooh up that game. Didn't look half bad.


Yeah but thats because Chicago didn't scheme to him. When a crappy back up comes in in the middle of the game they always look good (ie Brooks Bollinger vs. San Diego). Once he is schemed for he'll be crap again. In my opinion the toughest game maybe next to in Denver is would have to be Chicago. They get a 10 day break going from thursday to the next Monday of preparation and practice. It's not a easy win. Griese can be solid or Grossman can be either spectacular or crap. He can play and like my coach always said We are not good enough to just show up and they'll just roll over when facing our awesomeness. We haven't made they playoffs yet. Chicago won't roll over. Washington. Cambell isn't ruled out for two weeks from now is he? And plus even without him it's not Cambell that makes that team feared. And denvers been coming together and that is one solid team and in denver will be a tough game. Thats the keep it real side. The other side is we beat Chicago on the road why not at home and we've improved while they've degraded this season. Washington is without Cambell possibly and Sean Taylor. If they lose in New York then they will be out of the race with 8 loses and feel out of it playing us. Denver is 32 against the run. We're 1st rushing attack. It will be a cold winter day in denver. We could walk away with a "W' especially if we're on a streak and a hot team in the NFL

i_bleed_purple
12-07-2007, 12:43 AM
"bleedpurple" wrote:


I think we could beat the patriots actually.... it seems like they're suspect against the run and we do that very well.. the only thing is, we're somewhat suspect against the pass.. but i think if we get good jams on wes welker and be physical with Randy MOss we could actually give them a run for their money...

Either way, all this sounds good and dandy.... but i hate talking about stuff like this because i feel like you jinx it!!! So, i'm gonna focus on SF and then the next three games and let the chips fall where they may...

One thing that concerns me, is that.. although we're playing well right now, and nobody expected us to have much of a passing game, if people start seeing enough of us on tape, then i'm worried, that they'll find a way to game plan us and stop the developing TJ.. Clearly he is the key to the rest of our season....

But enough of that pessimism... Go Vikes..


i'm going to have to take off my purple specs and say not a chance.
to say that we're "suspect" against the pass, is an understatement.
we are awful against the pass, and there's no way in hell they'll be able to match up against welker, moss, stallworth and brady.
they are just too good.
even in our "good" games, the defense still gives up over 250 pass yards.
We might be able to score a lot of points on them with AD and CT, but i'm not sure the defense can hold up.

BigMoInAZ
12-07-2007, 03:48 AM
"Frostbite" wrote:


"MemphisPurple" wrote:


"AngloVike" wrote:


"Prophet" wrote:


Ask Cris: Gross anatomy (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AsoUqgHOVfTA9XIqZWin5bGM2bYF?slug=cc-askcris120507&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)
By Cris Carter, Yahoo! Sports
December 5, 2007


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"What chance do you think the Minnesota Vikings have to run the table, and/or make the playoffs as a wild card? Also, do you believe they have a chance to make an impact if they arrive there?"


Phil
Redding, Calif.

What you have to like about the Vikings is they have two important ingredients that contribute to winning – they can stop the run and they run the ball incredibly well (ranked No. 1 in both categories). Anytime you have a guy who can run the ball for 200 yards any given Sunday, you know you have a chance to win. Now, because they are still suspect in the passing game, I'm not sure they can run the table, but they should be able to win three of their remaining games with the way they're playing right now.

If things hold up, Dallas will host the NFC title game and it's going to take a tremendous effort for someone to win there. But with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, you have to like their chances in a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers – especially if bad weather at Lambeau Field impacts the passing games. Obviously, that would benefit the Vikings.

How good would that be to go to LAMBLOW and beat the Pack in the playoffs - again !

;D

If we do in fact make it to Green Bay in the playoffs, and there is really bad weather.... Start the party. Our fat Pat will stuff the run and still stay warm. It will be all about the run and the Vikes definitely have the way upper hand.


Not Necessarily...anybody see the Miami vs Pittsburg game? It depends more on just how sloppy the field is. Running backs like Peterson have no advantage at all in games where the footing is loose or extremely muddy. In fact it makes both teams much more equal regardless of players skills. Often the elements in games like this are more of the deciding factor. If you have a trench power runner...basically a north and south kind of guy that puts the head down and goes straight ahead for 3 yards a carry you have a better chance of gaining an advantage....but then, you also have to hold on to the ball too. /Rain/Mud/Ice/Snow can all have very negative impacts on running backs that need firm footing to make clean cuts into gaps and holes.

Still hope we get a chance to meet GB again and settle the score for that 34 - Zip Beating we took earlier in the season. Would be sweeter if we could knock them out first round...

Cheers!
That sure was some slop they played in in that game at Pittsburgh!
At the same time I would ask if you've ever seen the game tape of a certain rookie RB for the Chicago Bears known as the Kansas Comet and his greatest day as a RB?
This video will help!
Whats even prophetic about it all is that our next game is against the 49ers!
LOL!!!
Coincedently odd, but I like this teams chances in the trenches no matter what the wheater!!http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d801b36bb

mountainviking
12-07-2007, 11:23 AM
Nice Video!
I can see where AP/Sayers comparison comes from...great cuts, vision, and high gear!

Slade
12-07-2007, 11:43 AM
Looking at the last 4 games.....we can actually run on all 4. None of them scare me in terms of overall offense & run stopping ability. The Broncos run D is horrible, the Bears are breaking down, Washington is playing on pure emotion right now, & they will tire out. We simply cannot play down to the level of the competition. As long as our boys are focused & hungry, we will run the table. This could be a scary team in the playoffs.....

singersp
12-08-2007, 08:30 AM
"vikingivan" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikingivan" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\






















-----Vikings---\





















/










\









-----Cowboys----/











\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\
























/









----Don't Care---\











/
Bucs--------/












\










/






















-----Packers--/






















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D


Great outcome.
It would be great to play and beat the Pat's in the super bowl.
They could not stop McGahee last week.
There is no way they could stop Chet or AD.


I bet we'd get a new stadium then! :D


For sure!


I'd bet not soley based on that and certainly not immediately after.

Wilf has already stated he will not move the team, so the legislature has nothing to fear that the Vikings are a threat to move out of state. With that said, I think they will milk the Metrodme for as long as they can. With them knowing Wilf won't move the team, they won't be in any hurry to build a new stadium & raises taxes to fund it, Super Bowl champs or not.

NodakPaul
12-08-2007, 09:12 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"vikingivan" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikingivan" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\





















-----Vikings---\





















/









\








-----Cowboys----/











\

































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\























/









----Don't Care---\










/
Bucs--------/











\









/






















-----Packers--/





















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D


Great outcome.
It would be great to play and beat the Pat's in the super bowl.
They could not stop McGahee last week.
There is no way they could stop Chet or AD.


I bet we'd get a new stadium then! :D


For sure!


I'd bet not soley based on that and certainly not immediately after.

Wilf has already stated he will not move the team, so the legislature has nothing to fear that the Vikings are a threat to move out of state. With that said, I think they will milk the Metrodme for as long as they can. With them knowing Wilf won't move the team, they won't be in any hurry to build a new stadium & raises taxes to fund it, Super Bowl champs or not.


That implies that the only thing that will get the Legislature to build a stadium is threatening to move the team.
Red tried that, and it didn't work.
However, winning cures all - Look what a good season did for the Twins.
I would feel pretty comfortable in saying that if the Vikings win the super bowl, the stadium topic will be hot and heavy in 2008-2009.

singersp
12-08-2007, 09:14 AM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"vikingivan" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikingivan" wrote:




So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\






















-----Vikings---\





















/










\









-----Cowboys----/











\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\
























/









----Don't Care---\











/
Bucs--------/












\










/






















-----Packers--/






















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D


Great outcome.
It would be great to play and beat the Pat's in the super bowl.
They could not stop McGahee last week.
There is no way they could stop Chet or AD.


I bet we'd get a new stadium then! :D


For sure!


I'd bet not soley based on that and certainly not immediately after.

Wilf has already stated he will not move the team, so the legislature has nothing to fear that the Vikings are a threat to move out of state. With that said, I think they will milk the Metrodme for as long as they can. With them knowing Wilf won't move the team, they won't be in any hurry to build a new stadium & raises taxes to fund it, Super Bowl champs or not.


That implies that the only thing that will get the Legislature to build a stadium is threatening to move the team.
Red tried that, and it didn't work.
However, winning cures all - Look what a good season did for the Twins.
I would feel pretty comfortable in saying that if the Vikings win the super bowl, the stadium topic will be hot and heavy in 2008-2009.


I'm just saying the legislature is in no hurry to get a deal done, not that threatening to move the team is what it will take. Although I think Wilf could go farther prodding the legislature to move moreso than Red did.

The stadium issue will get more & more heated every year until it is built whether we win a Super Bowl or not.

Soon it will be 2008 & the lease expires in 2011. I expect the Vikings will be leasing it after that, unless the stadium will be tore down & replaced, much like the Twins are doing.

One has to wonder, what happened to all these partners who were willing to throw a billion dollars at this project when it was targeted for Blaine?

As much as the stadium alone is going to cost compared to what the entire complex in Blaine was going to cost, I still think the latter is the best plan. Build it where there is ample parking & sourround it with the training facility, Vikings HOF museum, shops, hotels & restaurants.

A hell of a lot more revenue would be generated that way.

marstc09
12-08-2007, 09:36 AM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


So, here is a very possible playoff picture:

Vikings-----\









----Vikings------\
SeaHawks--/











\






















-----Vikings---\





















/










\









-----Cowboys----/











\


































\


































-----VIKINGS----
Giants------\
























/









----Don't Care---\











/
Bucs--------/












\










/






















-----Packers--/






















/









-----Packers-----/


How sweet would it be to march into Lambeau in Jan and leave with the NFC Championship? ;D

OK, OK, I know.
One game at a time. Let's knock off San Fran before we start making playoff predictions.
I was just curious about who we would likely face in the first round in the event that we made it, and then I started looking at the entire playoff picture... :D


What a great way to start the new year by beating the Pack for the NFC Championship. That would be just as sweet as a super bowl. This would be a dream come true.

singersp
12-09-2007, 08:13 AM
IF YOU'RE A VIKINGS FAN ...

Here's one way to look at it: You're rooting for the Cowboys, Seahawks and Giants today. If Dallas beats Detroit and Seattle defeats Arizona, the Lions and Cardinals are in trouble. Philadelphia virtually would be eliminated with a loss to the Giants. And Carolina and New Orleans are both on the road and can't afford to lose, so root for the Jags and Falcons. If all that happens, the Vikings would be the lone seven-victory team and control its fate.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12261736.html

x-ray jeff
12-09-2007, 08:36 AM
"singersp" wrote:


IF YOU'RE A VIKINGS FAN ...

Here's one way to look at it: You're rooting for the Cowboys, Seahawks and Giants today. If Dallas beats Detroit and Seattle defeats Arizona, the Lions and Cardinals are in trouble. Philadelphia virtually would be eliminated with a loss to the Giants. And Carolina and New Orleans are both on the road and can't afford to lose, so root for the Jags and Falcons. If all that happens, the Vikings would be the lone seven-victory team and control its fate.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12261736.html

Looks good for the Vikes this week. I like the fact that they could " control their own fate". If they get to the playoffs, I don't want to hear how they snuck in or backed in.

BleedinPandG
12-09-2007, 09:29 AM
I'm still going against the Giants... even if it leaves the Eagles 1 game behind us, it also leaves the Giants only 1 game ahead of us... I guess it's another win/win situation... either the Giants knock the Eagles out of the race or the Eagles bring the #5 seed back into the race.

V4L
12-09-2007, 11:24 AM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


I'm still going against the Giants... even if it leaves the Eagles 1 game behind us, it also leaves the Giants only 1 game ahead of us... I guess it's another win/win situation... either the Giants knock the Eagles out of the race or the Eagles bring the #5 seed back into the race.



Very true man!

I was thinkin that last week with the Giants and Bears

Either way would have been nice

V-Unit
12-09-2007, 11:29 AM
"BleedinPandG" wrote:


I'm still going against the Giants... even if it leaves the Eagles 1 game behind us, it also leaves the Giants only 1 game ahead of us... I guess it's another win/win situation... either the Giants knock the Eagles out of the race or the Eagles bring the #5 seed back into the race.


Agreed. It would nice to still have a chance to get that #5 spot. However, I don't see much difference between playing at Tampa or at Seattle. Both teams are beatable, but Tampa's defense at home and Seattle's stadium atmosphere make both brutal places to play on the road.

marstc09
12-09-2007, 11:32 AM
"V" wrote:


"BleedinPandG" wrote:


I'm still going against the Giants... even if it leaves the Eagles 1 game behind us, it also leaves the Giants only 1 game ahead of us... I guess it's another win/win situation... either the Giants knock the Eagles out of the race or the Eagles bring the #5 seed back into the race.


Agreed. It would nice to still have a chance to get that #5 spot. However, I don't see much difference between playing at Tampa or at Seattle. Both teams are beatable, but Tampa's defense at home and Seattle's stadium atmosphere make both brutal places to play on the road.


We might be better off playing at Seattle due to the weather conditons.

vikesfargo
12-09-2007, 12:57 PM
Playoffs-related: I'm going for the Cowgirls over the Motown Kitties, the Jax Jags over the Carolina Kitties, New Yuk Gentle Giants over the Iggles, and the Seachicks over the Desert Red-flappers.

Out of pure spite, I'm going for the Raiders over the Pukers.

El Vikingo
12-09-2007, 03:12 PM
Cowgirls are losing by 13 ,they can´t move the damm
ball....

vikesfargo
12-09-2007, 03:17 PM
Yeah. I didn't know Dallas sucked so much. The Cowgirls have had success throwing short patterns to the sidelines, especially to the running back and tight end. They need to leave in Barber.

vikesfargo
12-09-2007, 04:19 PM
It looks like I was wrong about Romo. He hung tough in a tough game, and when it was on the line, led a last-minute drive down the field, then threw the go-ahead touchdown pass. With the Lions now 6-7, a Vikings win puts them #6 in the playoff race. Win and we're in line for the playoffs.

Go Vikes!

El Vikingo
12-09-2007, 05:42 PM
God bless the member who started this topic,we are 4-0 since then.
Give me your adress I ll send you a Jamon Iberico.
;)

crazyB
12-09-2007, 05:42 PM
i do hope we can keep winning till the end of season and get to go all the way to the big game, now that would be a great come back season.

PAViking
12-09-2007, 07:14 PM
So with this win that means we are the 6th seed right?

duvaldomo
12-09-2007, 07:17 PM
"PAViking" wrote:


So with this win that means we are the 6th seed right?


yes sir