The Minnesota Vikings are looking up at the Bears, Packers and even the lowly Lions after their season opening 14-9 loss to the world champion New Orleans Saints. Check out the NFL.com highlights here. Thanks to Drew Brees and company for the solid. A couple of quick observations about the Bears’ division rivals:
- Grandpa Favre’s training camp abstinence program may have finally caught up with him and cost his team. Last year they got to warm up against the Browns, but not this year.
- The old man had a brief flash of his old self at the end of the fist half, but looked lost in the second half, completing only 4 passes.
- The injury to Sidney Rice will loom large. The Vikings’ leading receiver was tight end Visanthe Shiancoe with 4 catches for 76 yards and a TD.
- You can run on these Vikings. The Saints, not exactly known as a running team, averaged about 4 yards per carry. They didn’t get 100 yards rushing, but I think they could have. Could the Williams Wall be crumbling?
It’s too bad the Bears don’t get to face the Vikings while Grandpa is still settling in. Football is back. All is right with the world.