Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Vikings beat Arizona Cardinals, Now Play at Home to Clinch

→ The Minnesota Vikings beat the Arizona Cardinals 34-14 in Arizona. Yes, Vikings Vixen was WRONG in her prediction – I shamefully hang my head.

→ It was an amazing game. I wish every game could be like that. It’s what Vikings fans have been waiting for all season. I kept thinking, so this is what all the hype was about when the Twin Cities was buzzing with Vikings fever last August.

→ Tarvaris Jackson looked solid and was even named the NFC’s offensive player of the week. He threw four TD passes with get this – ZERO INTERCEPTIONS. That’s huge.

→ The win puts the Vikes at 9-5 and still in the LEAD in the NFC North.

→ The Vikings are at home this Sunday playing the Atlanta Falcons (also, 9-5). The dirty birds have ruined our Super Bowl dreams before, let’s hope not again. If you want to see it live, there are still Vikings Tickets for sale. Vikings Game time is 3:15pm (changed from original noon).

→ I am predicting that Tarvaris Jackson will be the starting quarterback for the Vikings. His play in the past two games has been strong and he has momentum (if nothing else) on his side.

Adrian Peterson will probably reach the 3,000 yard mark this Sunday. Bring your sharpie maker signs.

→ The Vikings are still in control of their own destiny. If they win the game, they clinch the division. If they lose, we will need to keep our eyes on the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers on Monday night (I am pretty sure the Bears will win). The NFC North title will then come down to the final regular season games.
    Prediction: Vikings 21 - Falcons 20
    Last week I was totally wrong, let’s hope I get it right this time or I am totally wrong on the Vikings score and they put the smack down with 35 plus points.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vikings beat Lions, On the Road again to play Arizona Cardinals

→ The Minnesota Vikings beat the winless Detroit Lions 20-16 in Detroit on Sunday.

→ It was a close game (too close), but the Vikings ended up the lucky ones to leave with a win (lucky as opposed to skilled)

→ Jared Allen continues to be a beast on the field (you would have to be living under a rock not to know that) and even quarterback Tarvaris Jackson didn’t look too bad when he took the field for injured (and old) Gus Frerotte.

→ The win puts the Vikes at 8-5 and still in the LEAD in the NFC North – yes, the lead, still. Amazing.

→ The Vikings are on the road again this Sunday as they travel to sunny Phoenix to take on the Arizona Cardinals (8-5).

→ The Vikes are in control of their own destiny. If they win the next three games, they go to the playoffs. But every Vikings fan remembers that the purple and gold aren’t very reliable when it comes to controlling their own destiny. Every year, the story is the same. Watching other games to see if we can make the playoffs because we can’t seem to win our own games to go. It’s going to be a sprint to the finish and the Vikes are going to need fresh legs to finish first.

    Prediction: Vikings 24 - Cardinals 35
    I know it is treason to pick the other team to win, but I don’t think the Vikes will be able to pull it off in Arizona. Let’s hope Vikings Vixen is wrong. Last week I predicted the Vikes by 2 (they won by 4).

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Vikings beat top opponent Chicago Bears to lead NFC North, now face bottom opponent Detroit Lions

→ Vikings beat top opponent Chicago Bears to lead NFC North, now face bottom opponent Detroit Lions The Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears 34-14 in the Metrodome Saturday night! Hooah!

→ The Vikings defense looked awesome (again) and even the Vikings offense looked pretty tough.

→ My favorite play was when Gus Frerotte passed to Bernard Berrian for a 99 yard touchdown. That was insane and I thought the roof was going to come off the Dome the cheers were so loud.

→ The win puts the Vikes at 7-5. . . and…drum roll please, in the LEAD in the NFC North – yes, the lead. It’s going to be a close season, no doubt, but I am pumped right now. Vikings fever has taken over my entire body.

→ The Vikings are on the road this Sunday as they travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions (0-12).

→ The Lions may be a dismal team, but the Minnesota Vikings have a long history of losing games they should easily win. Vikings fans will also remember that the Lions almost beat us at home back in October – remember 12 to 10? - yuck.

→ I wish the Lions would have won a game within the last two weeks because the fact that they are still shutout in the win column is only going to make them hungrier for that first win against the Vikings.

→ The Vikings defense will have to rely on other talent if the Williams boys are sitting out. It could be a tougher game than anyone will imagine.

    Prediction: Vikings 26 – Lions (kitty cats) 24

    Last weeks prediction – I got my Thanksgiving wish! I got the victory right, but I was off on points for the Bears. I forgot how tough the Vikings defense can be when the Dome is on fire with crowd noise.

    A few game day pictures for your viewing pleasure: