Friday, October 29, 2010
Brett Favre's ironman streak of 291 consecutive starts is in serious jeopardy. He has two fractures in his left foot and was wearing a walking boot earlier this week. He has now taken it off but the question looms - will he start or will Tavaris Jackson start? If Tavaris Jackson were to start it would snap the longest streak in NFL history of consecutive starts by Favre. Pay attention Vikings fans - history could be made on Sunday.
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 28-24 on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. It was a tough game for Vikings fans as there were opportunities for a victory. Visanthe Shiancoe's overturned touchdown in the 2nd quarter hurt. It looked like he secured the ball and caught it cleanly, however the referees overuled the decision and said it was an incomplete pass. Another big call was a Randy Moss "offensive pass interference" in the 2nd quarter was a botched call. The Vikings had the ball on the Packers 10 yard line before they called a "personal foul face mask" penalty on Phil Loadholt to push the ball to the Packers 30 yard line. It was a bad night for officials. The loss leaves the Minnesota Vikings at 2-4.
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings will travel to legendary Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. It is a big matchup as the Vikings are 2-3 and the Packers are 3-3. It will mark the 2nd time that Brett Favre will travel to Lambeau Field as an opposing player. It isn't an easy place to play but I like the Vikings chances. I think we have a more complete team and think if we can pressure Aaron Rodgers we should win the game. I hope Jared Allen can start becoming that x-factor again and start roping some cattle. Prediction - Minnesota 27, Green Bay 20
Do you think they still remember that Brett Favre character??
Monday, October 18, 2010
It wasn't necessarily pretty but it's a victory the Minnesota Vikings will take. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 24-21 in what was dubbed "The Desperation Bowl." Trailing 14-7, Percy Harvin brought some energy into the Metrodome when he returned a kickoff 95 yards to pay dirt. Adrian Peterson followed that up with a 1 yard touchdown run. A Dez Bryant 31 yard touchdown catch evened up the score but Ryan Longwell's 38 yard field goal with 4 minutes remaining put the game away. The Cowboys were guilty of 11 penalties and now put their season in jeopardy sitting at 1-4.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Earlier this week, Brett Favre stated he would sit a game this season if his elbow wasn't up to par. He has been experiencing elbow tendinitis and it gave him noticeable pain in last Monday's game. Favre has started 289 straight regular season games. It would be pretty big news if he snapped the streak, as it started nearly 20 years ago. He is listed as questionable right now for the game against the Dallas Cowboys, but if I'm a betting man, I say he plays.
The Vikes and Boys are squaring off at the Metrodome this Sunday. Both teams are 1-3. Both teams need a victory badly. Both teams are expected to compete for a Super Bowl. Needless to say, this is a must win for the Vikings. The Vikings need to play as the agresser, like we did last season. It is Randy Moss's return to the Metrodome, in which he will probably get one of the loudest ovations ever given at the Dome. The Vikes need a win, and they need it badly. Let's take down the 'Boys. For any Minnesota Vikings tickets, check out Vikings Tickets!
Monday, October 11, 2010
The time has come. #84 has returned to deliver the Minnesota Vikings their first Super Bowl Championship. Randy Moss is making his Viking debut tonight against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football in the Meadowlands. It is the 2nd time in 3 weeks he is playing against the New York Jets. Another storyline involves Brett Favre playing against his old team. It seems like longer than just 2 years ago he was playing with the Jets but here he is squaring off against one of his former teams. The New York Jets were the team selected for HBO's "Hard Knocks" and have plenty of fanfare this season.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Hold the phone. Late last night rumors surfaced that Randy Moss, current wide receiver for the New England Patriots, could be headed to the Minnesota Vikings. I almost didn't believe it when I heard it. Check that - I indeed didn't believe it. I went to bed thinking about the possiblity of #84 coming back to Minneapolis. That dream just became a reality this morning when the two teams completed the deal sending Moss to Minnesota for a 3rd round pick. I'm speechless. Randy Moss is one of my all-time Twin Cities athletes to don a Minnesota uniform in any sport. He's back. I'm giddy about Brett Favre, Randy Moss, Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice, Visanthe Shiancoe, Percy Harvin, and Bernard Berrian on offense. Oh My. Better yet - we got him for a 3rd round pick! What a steal for a guy who can still play the position as good as anyone in the league! #84, welcome back!!!
Monday, October 4, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings had a bye this weekend. The players got most of last week off and were able to take a short break and rest up. They will be back in Winter Park on Monday and prepare for next Monday's game against the New York Jets in the Meadowlands. It will be nationally televised and should make for a great game, as both teams are Super Bowl contenders. In NFC North news, the Green Bay Packers narrowly defeated the Detroit Lions 28-26 and the New York Giants beat the Chicago Bears 17-3. Current records: Green Bay 3-1, Chicago 3-1, Minnesota 1-2, Detroit 0-4.