→ 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).