Thursday, October 29, 2009
This time around the Vikings are playing in Lambeau Field in front of a crowd that will not be nearly as nice considering that Favre just a few seasons ago would have been sitting on the opposite bench wearing the opposite colors. Favre has said he is looking forward to returning to his former football home to play in his Vikings Jersey, somehow it seems like sweet justice considering the way the Favre-Packers relationship ended. There are still Vikings Packers Tickets left and if critics are right this is THE game to be at this season!
Below is a CBS Football Preview of this weekends game and some great insights as to what to expect when Brett Favre returns "home" with his new Vikings brothers. All I can say is SKOL VIKINGS!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Minnesota Vikings have a bad game but are putting it behind them to focus on beating the Green Bay Packers
For as many prayers as I said that this would be the season that the Minnesota Vikings were going to go undefeated, win the Super Bowl and start a new tradition of winning in Minnesota.. I knew this day would come. The day when I had to report to you, my fellow Vikings Fans that the 2009 Minnesota Vikings Season has suffered its first loss.
Last Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings were in Pittsburgh to play the Steelers, despite a few strong plays including a great first half touchdown by Adrian Peterson and a 4th quarter drive and touchdown by Harvin, the Vikings lost to the Steelers 17-27.
The Minnesota Vikings roster made a solid attempt at taking on the former champions, but in my opinion it came down to a mental game and the Steelers psyched out the Vikings early on and my boys never had a shot at coming back. The Vikings had 386 total yards and 36 minutes of ball possession but with 2 turnovers and lots of penalty yards, they never really had a chance at coming back to pull out a win.
Despite the loss, the Minnesota Vikings are looking forward to heading to Green Bay and taking on the Packers. The Vikings roster will have to put this loss behind them and focus on beating their toughest rivals on their turf... a task that often is one of the hardest a football team faces in a season. All I can say is lets go Vikes!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Many sports critics are saying that this could be the Minnesota Vikings first really big challenge. Nobody is knocking their 6-0 season, or the fact that at 40 years old Brett Favre is out-throwing most of the other quarterbacks in the NFL. What critics are pointing out is that several of the Vikes wins have followed after great breaks of luck or mishaps on the fact of the other team.
With last week being such a close game (31-33) hopefully Favre and the MN Vikings roster have taken time this week to regroup and tighten up the holes in the line that left many Vikings fans saying that the blocking against the Ravens looked more like a high school football game than professional football game.
There are still lots of Minnesota Vikings Tickets available for the Steelers-Vikings game and our boys could use all the help they can get, so follow the link for great Vikings Ticket Deals!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Vikings fans (myself included) are Over-the-Moon to be doing this well and most of us can see purple filling half of the Super Bowl Stadium. Even more of us are/or should be cognisant of the fact that this win against the Baltimore Ravens was not all skill, and banking on the luck that we had going forward is NOT going to be a good idea.
The Baltimore Ravens scored 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter and sent my boys scrambling to finish them off, something most of us thought was in the bag... my point, while it is great to win and each win brings a boost to the confidence of our team, WE CAN NOT BANK on always winning... I think Brett Favre and the rest of the Vikings roster needs a good wake up call to say, Hey Guys you have to play every minute of every game! My hope is the 31-33 win over the Ravens shook the Vikings up enough to make them want more.
Check out this video of Vikings-Ravens Week 6 Highlights... Coming Up: Week 7 Vikings vs. Steelers
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Look forward this Sunday to seeing Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson come out strong, with the two of them being named the new dynamic duo, they are sure to be looking to show fans they will carry the team all the way. Lets hope Coach Brad Childress doesn't get in there way this week....
Kickoff for the Vikings vs. Ravens match up is Sunday, October 18th at noon!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Last weeks game was no exception to this rockstar playing. The Vikes took on the Rams in St. Louis last Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome, beating at the home team 38-10. Right away the Vikings stepped out to show that they wanted to remain undefeated.
Riding a wave of excitement off of the week 4 Green Bay Packers win, Peterson and Allen pulled in touchdowns in the first quarter, a second quarter field goal and then 2 more touchdowns in the 2nd half insured the Vikings win despite the Rams best attempts to make a comeback. Few thought this game would be hard for the Vikings and they clearly proved that the win wasn't a challenge. Coming up in week 6 the Minnesota Vikings take on the Baltimore Ravens in Minneapolis.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Vikings take on the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday at Noon. If the Vikings win against the Rams (which in my opinion is pretty likely considering that the St. Louis Rams are 0-4 this season) it will be their 5th straight win and one step closer to ensuring that the Vikings are on the right track to see big results at the end of the season.
The Vikings new-star will be turning 40 on Saturday but the haters who said he was too old are eating their words now. "(Favre's) still got great command of the football," coach Brad Childress said. "Whether command is touch, or velocity, or being able to pump it-let it go, he still has great command of the football."
There are still Vikings-Rams Tickets left, so if you happen to be in the mood for a Road Trip this weekend, scoop up Minnesota Vikings Tickets today!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Brett Favre completed 24 of 31 passes for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns
Adrian Peterson for 55 yards and a touchdown
Relatively unknown receiver Bernard Berrian made name for himself catching some great passes including a 31 yard text book pass and a total of 75 yards
The game was filled with great football start to finish, and although some critics are saying that the leadership on the field was better than the leadership that Childress was giving from the sidelines, what is more important is that WE WON and we BEAT THE PACK!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Although the Green Bay Packers lead in the Pack-Vikes series 49-45-1, the Vikings won the 2008 match-up 29-27 and with the shock value of Brett Favre in a purple number 4 jersey many critics are predicting a Vikings Win.
While the media has had a hay-day with news coverage of Favre's first Packer-Vikings match-up in purple, we should remember that this is also the Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers first chance to step out of the light of being the "new Brett Favre" on the Packers roster, defeating Favre and the Vikings would be huge for Rodgers... The Vikings roster, especially Favre need to be prepared for a game of a lifetime out of Rodgers. I also think there needs to be note of the stakes on the line for both Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and GB Packers head Coach Mike McCarthy. There are rumors from both camps that if this season doesn't go well, neither one of them will have a job... a win in the Packers-Vikings game would be a big boost for job security for either of these coaches.
So Vikings fans, I think its time for pre-game stretches, cheering and breath holding as the Minnesota Vikings set out to prove that the Green Bay Packers are nothing without Favre. GO Vikes!