Game Day – Vikings vs. Bears

The Vikings have been stumbling with 2 horrible performances in their last three games. Top it off with some major changes in the last month: the loss of their Defensive heart and soul E.J. Henderson, a new coach, an offensive line that refuses to block for more than one-mississippi, and you have the recipe for a team preparing to quietly slide out of the season and point to their 11 or more wins as “progress”.

Did I mention those two losses were on National TV much like tonight’s Monday Night Football appearance.

Let’s hope they hit the brakes on that slide and here are a few key factors that need to met for tonight’s W.

1) Abandon the run – Sure Chicago is allowing 128.5 rushing yards per game, but the new coach prefers to pass. When faced with a defense that makes mean faces at the running back Coach Brett America becomes prone to audible into a incomplete pass. Word out of Winter Park is that the old coach Chilly the Meek still has some power over the play calling and he needs to adjust the gameplan to exclude all run plays. Or at the very least, recognize when the new coach is getting his ass handed to him compliments of the five fat men up front and call the occasional screen play. I wish I had some stats on how many screen plays we’ve called in the last three games, but I only remember two. So let’s say, not enough.

2) Defense – Our defense has to ramp up the intesity with every single game remaining in the season. An offense wins games, but a defense wins championships and they’ve been looking more chump than champ in the last month. Sure they’ve been playing a solid three quarters, but the last time I checked an NFL game actually contains 4 or more quarters.

3) Bribe the refs – It’s no secret the NFL refs are getting better and better at deciding which major market team who wins a game. It’s also no secret they are constantly angry at the NFL over their contract and pay, so I say let’s cut out the middle man and get them on payroll. Of course, tonight that could be costly as Chicago is known for it’s organized crime and chances are they have already made some payments. That is, if there were a mob, which there isn’t.

Reports are saying weather will play a factor in tonight’s game, but those reports are bogus and should be ignored. Also, some may lead you to believe the all is harmony and rainbows between Childress and Favre, lies. If anyone tries to tell you that in person you can legally kick them in the shin and push them over.

My prediction:
Vikings: Win
Bears: Lose
Monday Night Football: Music and Announcers suck eggs.

4 Comments so far

  1. Robert Moffitt (justpbob) on December 28th, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

    We sponsored a contest this year with the Vikings. Derek Willow of Waconia won it, he and his brother-in-law will watch the game tonight in Soldier Field.

  2. David (jacc) on December 28th, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

    Are they getting there in an e85 vehicle? Are you going?

    If not to either, WHY THE HELL NOT?

  3. Robert Moffitt (justpbob) on December 29th, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

    I’m sure you’re glad you didn’t go, concidering how the game ended. But yes, it was an E85 contest. You can still enter and win playoff game tickets. Go to official Vikings site, go to fan page, then “promotions.”

    Free tix to a vikings playoff game might even make jacc sing the praises of ethanol. (grin)

  4. David (jacc) on December 30th, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

    @Bob, Don’t get me started. I only run on jet fuel.

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