Vikings in the NFC North Cellar


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.

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  • http://slatermoffat.com/ Certified Public Accountant

    As a New Orleanian, thanks for Drew Brees!

  • Mr. Pickles

    Seeing this headline truly makes my day. I was honestly shocked at how easily the Saints ran up the middle last night. I only recently realized that Pat Williams is almost as old as Favre, so the Williams wall may indeed be crumbling. Even Jared Allen look pretty pedestrian last night. It’s not unthinkable that the Vikes may have too much ground to make up by the time Rice is healthy enough to play. I don’t think I have ever seen a bandwagon abandoned so quickly as I have with this Vikings team, almost makes me feel bad for them, almost….but not really.