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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Vikings fans: In Visanthe Shiancoe We Trust

Visanthe Shiancoe and Adrian Peterson have been beasts for the Vikings offense. They have been the only two playmakers that offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell could turn to for consistent production thus far.

The good news is that the Vikings scored nineteen points…in two games. As mentioned in a previous blog, the loss of Sidney Rice is concerning and the offense must diversify to become more dynamic.

The play calling has been puzzling in the first two contests because the team abandoned Peterson in the second half of the season opener and they failed to become spontaneous in the crucial moments of the Dolphins game. With Brett Favre’s three interceptions, it was not shocking to see the ball go to Peterson near the goal line. Even more puzzling is why Ryan Longwell didn’t attempt a field goal in the first half when the Vikings had a chance to put points on the board. A field goal in the mid forties for an NFL kicker in a dome is a slam dunk.

By Patrick Herbert

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