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    Strib calls the season 8-8

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vi...tml?page=2&c=y

    Chip hit right where I have been predicting, for much the same reasons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Chip hit right where I have been predicting, for much the same reasons...
    .500 is the safe bet. Chip went out on a limb with that one ... I guess.

    7-9 or 9-7 gives the prediction a directional push; 8-8 is pretty much just a push.

    I agree that the Vikings secondary is still not much better on paper. I hope the defensive scheme will allow it not to be exposed as it had been under Frazier. Changing the looks, coverages, and pressure can make a difference. So does covering the Packers' crossing patterns, the Bears' sideline patterns, and the Lions' running back coming out of the backfield when Megatron is doubled up.

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    I'm thinking 6-10. Quite pessimistic I know, but looking at our first six games going 2-4 would be a great start. But as they say, that's why you play the games.

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    The season is already lost. Mike Golic, that expert of all experts on Mike&Mike, picked us to go 5-11. I am crushed. And he backed his prediction up with absolutely nothing of substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplehelmut View Post
    The season is already lost. Mike Golic, that expert of all experts on Mike&Mike, picked us to go 5-11. I am crushed. And he backed his prediction up with absolutely nothing of substance.
    So we'll shock the world when we go 12-4... makes for a better story anyways.
    I'm bloviating douchebag and Ricky is a great GM

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    This is the way I see the season going... 12-4 baby


    @ Rams - Win
    vs Patriots - Win
    @ Saints - Loss
    vs Falcons - Win
    @ Packers - Loss
    vs Lions - Win
    @ Bills - Win
    @ Buccaneers - Win
    vs Redskins - Win
    @ Bears - Loss
    vs Packers - Win
    vs Panthers - Win
    vs Jets - Win
    @ Lions - Loss
    @ Dolphins - Win
    vs Bears - Win
    I'm bloviating douchebag and Ricky is a great GM

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    8-8 is reasonable. Here's how I see it going down

    @ Rams - Win (If we can't win this, we don't deserve to complain about the crappy predictions)
    vs Patriots - Win (Catching the Pats early is our only chance of beating them. Get them before they hit midseason form. THis is the win we normally wouldn't get this year)
    @ Saints - Loss Saints will be a tough team, especially at home. I don't know our D can hang with them.
    vs Falcons - Win Wouldn't be surprised if we lost. Falcons are not as bad as their record last year indicates. They can get hot and torch any team.
    @ Packers - Loss - THey're a good team, in Green Bay, while we're not quite in midseason form yet. Chalk this up as a loss
    vs Lions - Win - By now Reggie Bush should be hurt
    @ Bills - Win - We need to beat the Bills
    @ Buccaneers - Loss - Leslie bests his old team.
    vs Redskins - Win - Again, not a good team. Kirk Cousins is starting by now, and throws four picks
    @ Bears - Loss - We almost NEVER play well in Chicago
    vs Packers - Loss - Despite some good wins, we just can't pull this one out
    vs Panthers - Loss - No shame in losing to one of the top NFC Teams
    vs Jets - Win - Lots of shame if we lose this game
    @ Lions - Win - Lions are still the lions in the end. WE dominate the all-time record against them
    @ Dolphins - Win - Again, not a terribly strong team. We should be able to squeeze out a win in "do or die" mode
    vs Bears - Win - Win to close out the season on December 28, outdoors in -40 temperatures. Cutler gets frostbite on his nipples.

    That's 10-6 at best.
    Last edited by i_bleed_purple; 09-03-2014 at 10:58 AM.

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    Places we usually stink it up- Lambeau, Soldier, Superdome, and Raymond James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplehelmut View Post
    Places we usually stink it up- Lambeau, Soldier, Superdome, and Raymond James.
    Looks like you are predicting a 12-4 season then. BELIEVE.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    I'll take 9-7 and a playoff spot...and then wreak some havoc in the playoffs.


    Qui tacet, consentit.

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