Monday, November 29, 2010

Minnesota Vikings Defeat Washington Redskins 17-13

Leslie FrazierIn his first career game coaching, Leslie Frazier got on the winning board. It wasn't necessarily an exciting win, but it was a clean win. No turnovers, only 3 penalties, and didn't give up the big plays. Adrian Peterson scored in the 1st quarter but was later injured, missing the 2nd half. Toby Gerhart stepped in and ran for 76 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully this win can carry some momentum over for the next 3 games, which are all home games. Congratulations to Leslie Frazier!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Brad Childress Fired; Leslie Frazier Promoted

Brad ChildressWell, we knew this was coming. Brad Childress was relieved of his coaching duties on Monday afternoon. After the 31-3 embarrassment at home to the Green Bay Packers, I figured this move would be made. Here's how I feel: Are the players accountable? Absolutely - they're the ones on the field paid to play. However, you can't fire the players, only coaches. The coach was out of flavor with nearly all the fans and players. He was a stubborn guy in press conferences and came across arrogant. I'm glad to see him go and I hope Leslie Frazier can come in now and show his stuff. This is pretty much his audition if he wants to be a candidate for the head coaching job. In his 4 seasons here, Childress went 39-35 and 2 NFC North Titles. He was an overtime away from qualifying for the Super Bowl last season.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ouch: Green Bay Packers 31, Minnesota Vikings 3

Brad ChildressThe Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-3 at the Metrodome on Sunday afternoon. It was a humiliating defeat at the hands of the NFC North rival. The loss leaves the Vikings at 3-7 and virtually ends any playoff chances for the team. The crowd was hostile towards the end of the game and with good reason. The team was outplayed from the getgo and never established anything. It was an ugly loss and the head coach is walking on thin ice. There has been speculation for weeks that Brad Childress could be fired. Stay tuned.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Chicago Bears 27, Minnesota Vikings 13

Jay CutlerThe Minnesota Vikings left Soldier Field with another loss. The Minnesota Vikings were defeated 27-13 by the Chicago Bears on Sunday. They have now lost 9 straight road games going back to last season. The loss leaves the team 3-6 and in desperate need of a turnaround. It was a pivotal game that the Vikings needed. After the game, it was reported that owner Zygi Wilf will not consider firing Brad Childress. Time will tell if that is the case. The odds of making the playoffs are now slim. They would need to at least win the next 7 games or 6 of the last 7. Next week the Green Bay Packers come into town. Get your Minnesota Vikings tickets at Ticket King!

Monday, November 8, 2010

What a Crazy Minnesota Viking Week, Minnesota Vikings Defeat Arizona Cardinals in OT

Adrian PetersonWhat a week. Let's do a recap: Randy Moss gets released, sparking an outcry to fire Brad Childress across Minnesota Viking nation. Brad Childress gets in a verbal confrontation with Percy Harvin regarding his work ethic. Owner Zygi Wilf "reportedly" came close to firing head coach Brad Childress after putting Moss on waivers. Then "unnamed players" mentioned their rift with Childress. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-24 in overtime. The Vikings came back and scored 14 points in the final 4 minutes to put the game into overtime. What a week.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New England Patriots 28, Minnesota Vikings 18

Tom BradyThe New England Patriots defeated the Minnesota Vikings 28-18 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday evening. Brett Favre started but got roughed up again, this time receiving 8 stitches underneath his chin. He played well however, going 22 of 32 for 259 yards. Adrian Peterson and Naufahu Tahi scored the touchdowns for Minnesota. The loss leaves the Minnesota Vikings 2-5 and now in a bad position to try to make the playoffs. They will need to win at least 7 of the next 9 to have a chance.