NFL  > Minnesota Vikings  > Vikings Have a Good Reason For Poor Start
October 12, 2010, 02:40 PM
The loss of their outstanding receiver Rice is the sole reason. Favre started to look better last night. His preseason just ended. I had thought Moss at 33 wouldn't make that much of a difference but last nite he proved me wrong. His 80+ yards and another td makes him another piece of their puzzle. Harvin came on last night beating Revis for a td which is great news for the Minnesota faithful. Dallas will give them a better game this time because Rice isn't there. Also last year the Vikings had two weeks rest. I see it as a close game but the Vikings pull away in the mid fourth quarter. Dallas only has a chance if they win the turnover battle. Dallas has forced zero turnovers in their 3 losses. If they win, the Cowboys might be back in the division race that might be won by a 9-7 team. Vikings win they wait for Rice to return.

Minnesota 21-17
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October 12, 2010  03:02 PM ET

FIRE BRAD CHILDRESS NOW!!!

October 12, 2010  03:18 PM ET

Talent doesn't always equate winning, right now on paper at least these two teams are among the upper echelon but beneath the surface both have underlying issues that negate the team. Lofty expectations, media drama and personal issues all play a small part and chip away at the grand scheme of things.

October 12, 2010  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

FIRE BRAD CHILDRESS NOW!!!

Sure that will happen, plus the entire team will be dismantled at seasons end and the team should be in L.A by 2016!!!

October 12, 2010  03:25 PM ET
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ATF, I gotta say that is a very objective analysis to apply to your team's immediate-future rival, and your picking the Vikings pretty much surprises the you-know-what outa me. Anyway, I agree with what you say here. I just don't know what exactly to think about your 'Boys... they really are so talented. You make a good point about the turnovers. And in the coaching department--pretty much a wash--Wade and Brad. Sheesh. Sitting on the couch right next to Norv, all waiting to get called into the big man's office.

Ripper you aint got your receiver back right? You gotta get him in. You are barely losing games but you need him. Crayton is just a guy to move the chains. Jones is cheap spending money this year and so are the Chargers? No cap? Whats up with that?

October 12, 2010  03:26 PM ET
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Calm down you Vikings/Twins homer!!Wade Phillips gets the first firing this season....then you can worry about your team.;)

Yea Wade is a good guy and I was rooting for him but this year has been terrible.

October 12, 2010  03:27 PM ET
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ATF, I gotta say that is a very objective analysis to apply to your team's immediate-future rival, and your picking the Vikings pretty much surprises the you-know-what outa me. Anyway, I agree with what you say here. I just don't know what exactly to think about your 'Boys... they really are so talented. You make a good point about the turnovers. And in the coaching department--pretty much a wash--Wade and Brad. Sheesh. Sitting on the couch right next to Norv, all waiting to get called into the big man's office.

I don't think any of us Cowboys fans know what to think about this team. It's befuddling and puzzling. If the stupid penalties, boneheaded mistakes and turnovers continue, then yes, Minnesota will likely win. I'm kind of like Fonzie saying the word "sorry" when it comes to admitting another team will likely win, but it is what it is until proven differently.....

October 12, 2010  03:27 PM ET
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Sure that will happen, plus the entire team will be dismantled at seasons end and the team should be in L.A by 2016!!!

Whats with all the hostilty towards the Vikings from a Giants fan?

October 12, 2010  03:29 PM ET
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I don't think any of us Cowboys fans know what to think about this team. It's befuddling and puzzling. If the stupid penalties, boneheaded mistakes and turnovers continue, then yes, Minnesota will likely win. I'm kind of like Fonzie saying the word "sorry" when it comes to admitting another team will likely win, but it is what it is until proven differently.....

Losers figure out any way to lose and thats the Cowboys this year. Even when they seem to be getting back into a game? What happens? The special teams chimes in and ends the game?

October 12, 2010  03:31 PM ET

it's a shame for the vikes that favre's preseason ended last nite. that's a tough penalty for the vikes to pay for a QB that refuses to participate in preseason. wonder if they think it's worth it? probably not.... but i agree that they probably beat dallas next week. and i personally think dallas winning 9 games this season with the tough teams they still have to face is maybe doable, but unlikely. i think JJ makes some serious changes this off season too - we really do need some. you hear all this talk about the talent on this team, but one has to wonder if they are really that talented..... it seems they are a pretty average team with terrible coaching.

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October 12, 2010  03:50 PM ET
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it's a shame for the vikes that favre's preseason ended last nite. that's a tough penalty for the vikes to pay for a QB that refuses to participate in preseason. wonder if they think it's worth it? probably not.... but i agree that they probably beat dallas next week. and i personally think dallas winning 9 games this season with the tough teams they still have to face is maybe doable, but unlikely. i think JJ makes some serious changes this off season too - we really do need some. you hear all this talk about the talent on this team, but one has to wonder if they are really that talented..... it seems they are a pretty average team with terrible coaching.

I think the offensive line has to be rebuilt around Free. He looks like a solid tackle but we'll see this week with Allen? We have to hope that Sam Young can be a decent player. Gerode is a hot and cold player.I believe they have the talent but they need a Ditka type to yell at these guys. Who yells at the players when they screw up now? Nobody in Dallas so theres a "who gives a s_it" attitude among some? Sad Romo has taken heat he is on pace for over 5,000 yards but hes got to stop forcing it into coverage.

October 12, 2010  03:59 PM ET
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Calm down you Vikings/Twins homer!!Wade Phillips gets the first firing this season....then you can worry about your team.;)

are you following me around, now?

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October 12, 2010  04:09 PM ET
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Whats with all the hostilty towards the Vikings from a Giants fan?

Lol.. not hostility... It's their money issues..biggest payroll, contracts coming to a end, they need a Superbowl because they are struggling to keep a team in that city!!!

October 12, 2010  04:11 PM ET
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Yeah, VJ is pretty much done in SD. He'll likely report by Week 10, because he has to in order to accrue another year of service credit and become a UFA with 6 years service. Whether he actually plays on the field from Week 10 on is another question. Or I guess it's possible he'll not report at all and take a big risk - because if no new CBA is agreed upon, he'd remain Chargers property and be in the same boat next year as he is now. But if he lucks out and a new CBA is agreed upon, the threshhold for free agency will likely go down to 4 years which would then set him free. That's rolling the dice, though, and look where that has gotten him so far. His agents Feinsod and Schwartz are nitwits, imo.Interesting development - LT Marcus McNeill has just agreed on a new 5 year deal with the Bolts, details pending. He was told by AJ Smith "sign your tender and rejoin the team and we'll talk long term contract." He did, and AJ kept his word, and everyone is happy now. Too bad it took until Week 5. But VJ's a different story...that guy is too risky. One screw up away from a year's suspension. And with Rivers throwing for 300-450 yards per game fairly regularly, VJ is becoming a distant memory. I like his talent, but he's in the doghouse and it's pretty much sayanara at this point. He'll report Week 10, then become a UFA, and then the Bolts will get a compensatory (3rd rd?) pick. I agree Crayton is just a possession WR, an underneath guy.

Somebody has to stop the Steelers from a 7th trophy. Either you guys, Indy or the Jets.

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October 12, 2010  04:38 PM ET
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Losers figure out any way to lose and thats the Cowboys this year. Even when they seem to be getting back into a game? What happens? The special teams chimes in and ends the game?

Yeah, I agree. But, the so called "swoon" the Cowboys usually have every year, may be happening earlier than normal.If they do this again in December, then they can likely be written off. I don't think they'll win the division, but a wild card is a possibility <b>IF</b> they start playing like they're capable.

October 12, 2010  04:39 PM ET

IF

 
October 12, 2010  04:40 PM ET

IF is the biggest 2 letter word in the English language, isn't it?.........lol

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