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Slade
12-13-2007, 05:33 PM
Lock of the Week

Minnesota over Chicago. This could be a considered a trap game for the Vikings against a division rival who will pull out all the stops in an attempt to play spoiler, but again, it comes down to line play, which never goes into slumps. The Vikings are a dangerous potential wild-card team because of the "run and stop the run" formula, and they deserve this chance to show how good they are in prime time. The Metrodome will be rocking on Monday night, and the Bears will have Kyle Orton leading them in there.

The Bears' defensive line continues to be a mess, and the Vikings' offensive line will overpower them, just like they did in Chicago earlier this season, when Adrian Peterson (the rookie Viking) ran for big chunks of yardage at will. On the other side, the Bears' front five has struggled equally with run blocking and pass protection, and the push against Orton will lead to those typical Vikings takeaways by Darren Sharper and friends. Vikings 27, Bears 13.

singersp
12-13-2007, 07:37 PM
??? That's more of a lock than the NE (13-0) vs NYJ (3-10) game?

marstc09
12-13-2007, 07:39 PM
I don't see how any game can be a lock in the NFC Norris Division

purplepowered
12-13-2007, 07:40 PM
Yeah baby Gotta like that! I am sooooo Psyched! SKOL VIKES!

michaelmazid
12-13-2007, 07:53 PM
the only lock of the week is the fact that the pats will KILL the jets.

I say minny will win easy but it aint no lock of the week.
???

sharper42
12-13-2007, 08:22 PM
"singersp" wrote:


??? That's more of a lock than the NE (13-0) vs NYJ (3-10) game?
yes

singersp
12-13-2007, 08:32 PM
"sharper42" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


??? That's more of a lock than the NE (13-0) vs NYJ (3-10) game?
yes


Hard to believe if that doesn't include the point spread.

The Vikings are 10 point favorites & the Patriots are 23.5 point favorites.

IMO, if it's straight up head to head, not counting the spread, the larger the actual predicted spread is, the more of a lock it should be

http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml

ultravikingfan
12-13-2007, 10:21 PM
Is there a link giving credit to the source or what?

StillPurple
12-14-2007, 12:55 AM
I personally think that special teams is the wild card in this game. Hester is obviously extremely dangerous, and can change the complection of a game on any return.

But still ... I see us winning this. I just don't see Kyle Orton coming off the bench for the first time since 2004 and beating us in the (very loud) dome, particularly when Chicago has no real legitimate rushing threat (it will be funny to see "Adrian Peterson" on both sides of the ball, too). No running game + no real passing game = not moving the chains.

When we have the ball: expect efficiency + some big plays.

Vikings 34 - Bears 17.

PS - this is my 400th post (?). Man, I need to get out more.
::) Do I get a shot or something now ?

DustinDupont
12-14-2007, 01:32 AM
i cant wait for the game im gonna be soooo excited!!

midgensa
12-14-2007, 02:39 AM
I know people want to be "wary" and want the team to be focused (of course), but all that said ... this game is an absolute lock. We are going to dominate from start to finish and the Bears will give up on the game by the half-way point of the third quarter.
Vikes 31, Bears 13

SKOL
12-14-2007, 02:55 AM
"ultravikingfan" wrote:


Is there a link giving credit to the source or what?


I don't think so.
I googled vikings bears lock week and this thread is no. 1, followed by old stories.

In my mind this week is less of a lock than the San Fran game.
Divisional games are usually competitive.

Vikes 21 Bears 17

lakehubertviking
12-14-2007, 03:20 AM
Lock of the Week

Minnesota over Chicago. This could be a considered a trap game for the Vikings against a division rival who will pull out all the stops in an attempt to play spoiler, but again, it comes down to line play, which never goes into slumps. The Vikings are a dangerous potential wild-card team because of the "run and stop the run" formula, and they deserve this chance to show how good they are in prime time. The Metrodome will be rocking on Monday night, and the Bears will have Kyle Orton leading them in there.

The Bears' defensive line continues to be a mess, and the Vikings' offensive line will overpower them, just like they did in Chicago earlier this season, when Adrian Peterson (the rookie Viking) ran for big chunks of yardage at will. On the other side, the Bears' front five has struggled equally with run blocking and pass protection, and the push against Orton will lead to those typical Vikings takeaways


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=weekprimersnowwontspoilp&prov=tsn&type=lgns

ThorSPL
12-14-2007, 04:18 AM
I believe the Patsies game is a 27 point spread.... biggest ever....

Prophet
12-14-2007, 05:11 AM
I don't think there has ever been a solid lock in the NFCN or NFCC.....wait, maybe when teams have played the Lions for a few years now.

singersp
12-14-2007, 05:47 AM
"ultravikingfan" wrote:


Is there a link giving credit to the source or what?


Links need to be posted along with every article or section of an article that's posted. Otherwise the write can claim you stole his work & are passing it off as your own.

But in this case, where the writer claims a 10 point favorite game is more of a lock than a 23.5 point favorite game, he'd be an idiot to claim credit for it.

AngloVike
12-14-2007, 06:31 AM
Divisional game on Prime Time TV against a team that would love to act as a spoiler?
no way would I consider this to be a lock even given the way both teams have been playing.
It wasn't the Black N Blue division for no reason - expect a hard and tough game