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    another great win

    Looked good again today. Considering how the niners are getting beat down I am amazed that we lost that game. Oh well we seem to have pulled it together,

    Next week against the Broncos will be a real test of how good we are, I hope Rhodes is ok. We will need him against Payton Manning.

    Go Vikes

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    We looked very similar to the Childress-era Vikings. Felt like Tarvaris Jackson was back under center with Bridgewater throwing the ball… he was ranked 27th in yards and 31st in QB rating this week… possibly lower because ESPN doesn't even show weekly QB rankings below 30. He averaged 5 YPA, that's pitiful.

    For the season, Bridgewater is 28th in yards and 17th in QB rating. He has 384 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT through three games. These are not reassuring numbers.

    Glad Peterson and the Defense showed up but without a legitimate QB, we know how this show ends.
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    Great dominating win!

    rivers was hit much like stafford.. often and hard.. we kept them out of sync for most of the game, and for the 2nd week in a row, knocked out the starting qb. the Dline manhandled SD's oline, the lb's kept the run game in check, and the cb's bent but didn't break.. until xavier's collision, man i hope he is ok. I'd hate to loose him for any given time, especially from a fluke play that shouldn't have happened. Barr is a beast.. and the Greenway pic six just showed what kind of team we are. i saw Dlinemen still running with that convoy to make sure that he got the 91 yrd td.

    offensively Teddy did look jittery @ first, but settled. his numbers won't be called amazing, and this week i wouldn't call him efficient, but he did hit 6 different receivers, and spread the ball when needed. he woulda had a TD toss but he underthrew it? and the int. just seemed like a bad play turned worse. he did settle down, and he managed the game after that.

    RB's stuck in there, and AP did what he does.. he's not AD yet.. but i think the legs and lungs are starting to come back to the AD lvl. I think Line must have one of the best FB running stasts in the history of the vikings. 2yrds, 2 tds on 2 touches..

    the oline did well, not great, not poor. no sac's but a few hits on teddy, i am very glad we wern't in the oline dominos SD had to go through in this game.

    walsh, first perfect game of the year, now lets string 16 more of those together.

    very entertaining game, dad and i had a lot of laughs watching this one, SKOOOOLL

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    "We tried to stick with it, but there was a point where we were beating our head against a wall," Seattle Coach Mora talking about running at the Williams Wall

  4. I think that AD dictates what kind of QB play we are going to get.

    The other thing to consider is we don't have a great line to provide the protection that is needed for Teddy. He is going to look like Rivers if we ask him to throw more often.

    I think that part of the problem is when you have AP on the team, he is going to get his. Everyone emulates him, he is on a pedestal. The only way this works is if he emulates you as the QB, kinda like Favre.

    I can still take pleasure in the win. I thoroughly enjoyed the defense today. Man, Rivers is going to be sore. I was pleasantly surprised with Waynes after Rhodes went out. But it also revealed (what we already knew) that Waynes has a ways to go yet. I was happy for Greenway and his TD. This has to be his last season and I hope that he gets one more TD before it is done.

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    A good win and glad to see Peterson get back on track with his play, clearly the first couple of games was knocking the rust off. Despite what some say I was happy with Teddy yesterday, yes he did look nervy to start but settled down and made some nice passes. Was he playing like a Brady or Rodgers? no but that's not the way our offense is being set up to play. For those who felt he was like Tarvaris Jackson then I suggest you book into the opticians first opportunity and get your eyes checked. Most fans look and don't feel their stomachs churn in fear when Bridgewater takes to the field unlike the days when Jackson was about. I liked Wallace who had a couple of nice grabs and looks to work well with Teddy so far this season.
    The DL got some good pressure on as well, which was helped by SD's OL problems but that's the nature of the game. Waynes did well when Rhodes went out of the game and hopefully settled himself into the pros a little more - he'll need that if Rhodes isn't cleared for next week.
    In all a game that was enjoyable to watch and hopefully we can continue to build on that.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by RK. View Post
    Looked good again today. Considering how the niners are getting beat down I am amazed that we lost that game. Oh well we seem to have pulled it together,

    Next week against the Broncos will be a real test of how good we are, I hope Rhodes is ok. We will need him against Payton Manning.


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    Not bad but definitely room for improvement. Teddy needs to step it up but he's not killing us. If Rudolph had his head out of his ass Bridge's stats would have looked much better. The INT wouldn't have happened for one. INT was a poor pass that needed to go outside but was thrown inside for some inexplicable reason. The offense revolves around the rush and Peterson so Teddy is not going to have big numbers. He threw 24 times which is about right for this offense. Going 3 for 9 on third down is a concern. That needs to get better. Like the Vikings teams of old, the defense is setting the tone. It only ranks 18 in total defense but is only giving up 16.6 per game, which we can live with. Rushing offense is currently third in NFL. All this is in line with the philosophy of a ball control offense and a good defense to win games. Hopefully we get the offense to step it up and we could be very good. Interesting test against Manning on the road next week.

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    TB is growing up before our eyes... remember, he is the youngest starting QB in the NFL at 21. I am happy with his progress. I think the Niner game came down to the whole "MNF with 50 million watching" and TB getting panicky. THAT was the game where we should have leaned on AP, but instead Norv decided to be cute and do the unexpected.

    In my personal opinion, the niner game was ours to lose even into the late 4th quarter, and we completely dominated the last 2 games from start to finish. As our coach says, let's NOT go backwards!! We need to continue to improve, and he has the right attitude to lead this team.
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    Any time you score 31 points and win by 17, that is a good day in my opinion. Best of all, we know that the Vikings remain a work in progress, and have plenty of room to get even better! The game next week at Denver will be a good measuring stick to determine how far the Vikings have come, and how much better they need to get to be a playoff contender.

    Right now, I LOVE the physicality of the defense! The past 2 games have seen Stafford and Rivers under tremendous pressure, and hit - frequently and HARD. Remember that Manning is not a very mobile QB, and Ryan Clady is out for the year. Something tells me that we should be able to get at least some pressure on Manning, and be able to hit him a few times. The key will be to force turnovers and turn them into points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewlovs View Post
    TB is growing up before our eyes... remember, he is the youngest starting QB in the NFL at 21. I am happy with his progress. I think the Niner game came down to the whole "MNF with 50 million watching" and TB getting panicky. THAT was the game where we should have leaned on AP, but instead Norv decided to be cute and do the unexpected.

    In my personal opinion, the niner game was ours to lose even into the late 4th quarter, and we completely dominated the last 2 games from start to finish. As our coach says, let's NOT go backwards!! We need to continue to improve, and he has the right attitude to lead this team.
    Winston and Mariota are both younger than Teddy. And Teddy is actually going to be 23 in November.

    I am very happy with the running game and defense the last two games. But I am concerned about Teddy. He has not looked good in any of the three games. He looked BAD in two of them. He still floats the ball way too often.

    He seems to have a better pocket presence than T-Jack and Ponder, and also seems a little less rattled than those two used to get, but his production is certainly somewhat of a concern at this point.

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