Vikings Cut Donovan McNabb: New Chicago Bears QB?

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Is it time for embattled QB Donovan McNabb to come home? The Chicago product from Mt. Carmel high school has always drawn an excessive amount of criticism, and in my opinion not always deservedly so. He has over a 60% career completion rate and he doesn’t traditionally throw a lot of interceptions.

And only four current NFL Hall-of-Famers have a passer rating higher than McNabb’s that’s your fun fact of the day. (The four are Steve Young, Joe Montana, Otto Graham and Len Dawson)

To quote another Chicagoan, Kanye West, in his guest rap on the song “Talk About Our Love,”

“Now you went field running plays like Donovan McNabb before you get in the cab.”

Of course, that song was recorded in 2004, and 7 years ago McNabb had game enough to be quoted in rap lyrics. He isn’t that good today.

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How the Vikings Can Stay Competitive with the Packers

Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings will play at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football this week. The Packers are around two touchdown favorites-which is a boatload in the NFL. Fans from Green Bay are unique in the fact that they enjoy their beverages either way. They partake in them to celebrate if the club wins, and they consume them in excess after a loss to drown their sorrows. They will probably be on the cheery end of the spectrum late Monday night, but there are a few things that the Vikings can do to combat this likelihood.

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Possible Mentors for Vikings QB Christian Ponder

The Minnesota Vikings are recuperating during the current bye week. Rookie quarterback Christian Ponder has now become the starter and I would like to offer some other people at the position to possibly emulate him.

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Vikings Pick Wrong Time to Start Christian Ponder

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb certainly hasn’t set the NFL on fire so far this season. His quarterback rating in the low eighties is not up to the expectations of the organization or the fans. His completion rate of over sixty percent is a little misleading because he has only thrown for around a thousand yards.

Because of the aforementioned data, head coach Leslie Frazier has decided to allow Christian Ponder to take snaps behind center this season. I don’t have a problem with removing McNabb from the situation, but it is certainly a peculiar time to do so. Two of the next three games are against the storied Green Bay Packers.

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Minnesota Vikings Have Sunk to New Depths

Conventional wisdom said that the Vikings would be able to run against the Bears and that they would be able to stop the run on Sunday. Neither was true as Minnesota was steamrolled by over four touchdowns in a 39-10 drubbing. One would have thought that Viking quarterback Donovan McNabb could have a better performance on his return to his hometown.

The team is now officially in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. It would behoove the organization to lose the rest of their games this season, but Leslie Frazier may not like this course of action for his job security.

Owner Zygi Wilf has been attempting to secure a stadium deal for years, but is unlikely to do so because of the state of the economy, the losing ways of late, and the Brett Favre debacle.

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Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB/RB

It’s the second week of bye weeks, but this one likely hurts fantasy owners more than last week. The likes of Chris Johnson, Ryan Mathews and Philip Rivers will all be on your fantasy bench this week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of quality options. There are a few runners who will impress this week and are still available on waiver wires, and a couple passers who you should keep your eye on. In today’s rankings, we’ll break down the top fantasy football quarterbacks and running backs.

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Vikings and Chiefs: Battle for the Toilet Bowl

Fans in Kansas City and Minneapolis will have to start attending the games with paper bags over their heads. Both clubs have been examples of extreme futility so far this fall. The two clubs are headed nowhere fast because throughout the history of the NFL, only three percent of teams that have started in this manner (0-3) have reached the playoffs.

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How Can the Minnesota Vikings Actually Win a Game?

The teams that met from the NFC North on Sunday in Minneapolis seem to be heading in vastly different directions. The Lions are a youthful and exuberant bunch, while the Vikings are a beaten down lackadaisical squad. I have some suggestions for Leslie Frazier on how Minnesota can join their divisional foes in the win column.

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Lackluster Performance by McNabb, Minnesota Vikings Overall

The Minnesota Vikings received some very good news at the start of the game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Kicker Nate Kaeding was being carted to the locker room for complications that ensued from an attempted tackle. He is out for the year with a possible torn ACL. That wasn’t enough for Minnesota to capitalize and steal a victory in Southern California.

The Vikings led by ten points at the half and things were looking up for the squad. Norv Turner has had notoriously slow starts in San Diego and this seemed to be more of the same. The game then was turned upside down as the Chargers scored seventeen unanswered points to finish the contest. The Vikings accrued twice as many yards in penalties than they did through the air.

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Analyzing the Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart

The addition of Donovan McNabb and Michael Jenkins on the offensive side of the ball have been the two most notable positive amendments during the offseason. The most newsworthy departure is undoubtedly the exit by offensive lineman and consistent Pro Bowler Bryant McKinnie.

After taking a look at the depth chart on the team’s official site, it is puzzling to note that Joe Webb has taken a stronghold on the number two quarterback position. All the fans heard on draft day was how smart and crafty Christian Ponder was. It’s hard to fathom that we would be third at this time then if Cam Newton is starting in Carolina. The Auburn product couldn’t even name a play that he liked when prompted. I am shocked that there would be hyperbole surrounding a prospect on draft day!

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The Fantasy Nerd: Quarterback Preview

2011 NFL Free Agency Signings and Trade Rumors: NFC Summary, Chris Johnson and More!

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Have you missed all of the latest 2011 NFL Free Agent Signings? NFL Trades? Not sure where Sidney Rice or Zach Miller will be catching passes this season? Well we’ve got you covered.

It today’s posting, we cover every player in the NFC who has changed teams and their contract terms if we have them. It’s a plain and simple post, but a must read for NFL fans and fantasy football geeks alike.

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