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And then, there was one...

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:12 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, your Minnesota Vikings are the only undefeated team left in the NFL, and it will be that way for at least two weeks since we have our bye next week.
There are other teams who are looking really good (Dallas, Philly, Atlanta, New England), but it is nice to be the only undefeated team in the league. Hopefully the vikings can get healthy during the bye, especially on the OL!!
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Post by Skoltastic_Voyage » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:35 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:Ladies and Gentlemen, your Minnesota Vikings are the only undefeated team left in the NFL, and it will be that way for at least two weeks since we have our bye next week.
There are other teams who are looking really good (Dallas, Philly, Atlanta, New England), but it is nice to be the only undefeated team in the league. Hopefully the vikings can get healthy during the bye, especially on the OL!!
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Post by Raptorman » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:08 pm

3/5 of those wins came against playoff teams from last year. Something they didn't do last year. We have three more to play. AZ, GB and Washington.
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Post by 720pete » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:05 pm

Bradford is playing insane lights out football right now. Heck yes! :thumbsup:

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Post by jackal » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:50 pm

So proud of this team.. we have had a ton of injuries and set backs and this team is standing together, and being a great NFL team...

Don't get me wrong I love winning but seeing 46-53 guys step up with through injuries and playing some very good teams... SKOL SKOL
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Post by chicagopurple » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:35 am

imagine if we had an OL..........

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Post by IrishViking » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:11 am

chicagopurple wrote:imagine if we had an OL..........

2 sacks pressured on 1/5 drop backs... And back back 90+ yard rushing games... They arent all world but my goodness you go on like we are giving up 8 sacks a game. We are making it work and Bradford will easily survive a season taking 30 sacks (current pace).

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Post by autobon7 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:33 am

IrishViking wrote:
2 sacks pressured on 1/5 drop backs... And back back 90+ yard rushing games... They arent all world but my goodness you go on like we are giving up 8 sacks a game. We are making it work and Bradford will easily survive a season taking 30 sacks (current pace).
I think he means that if we had a good line how the domino effect would come into play.....better run game, more time in the pocket, etc.

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Post by mansquatch » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:41 am

Raptorman wrote:3/5 of those wins came against playoff teams from last year. Something they didn't do last year. We have three more to play. AZ, GB and Washington.
This to me is the most impressive part. GB, NYG, and HOU are all teams with winning records. CAR, despite a bad record was a SB team last year. That is strong competition. This has all the makings of a great season. Let's enjoy the ride! (And hope our Kicker doesn't give us the Gary Anderson treatment...)
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Post by Mothman » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:51 am

IrishViking wrote: 2 sacks pressured on 1/5 drop backs... And back back 90+ yard rushing games... They arent all world but my goodness you go on like we are giving up 8 sacks a game. We are making it work and Bradford will easily survive a season taking 30 sacks (current pace).
QBs can get hurt on hits that don't result in sacks and although the Vikes ran for 98 yards yesterday, it took them 35 carries to get those yards. Reps in the running game are important so that's not all bad but an average of 2.8 yards per carry is not indicative of particularly effective run blocking.

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Post by chicagopurple » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:56 am

and the running yards we DID get were due to creative play calling on Norv's part. They were NOT runs that depended on good run blocking. It was all gimmicks, smoke/mirrors.....which is great given our circumstances but MAN if we had just an average front line we would be slaughtering the league!!!

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Post by IrishViking » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:09 am

I understand the yards per carry is poor. But 96 yards isn't. It's in fact, a massive improvement. We arent talking about needed yards now, just needed them more efficiently, that in and of its self is indicative of a positive trend.

I also get that QBs can get injuried off of other plays. A lucky QB can get sacked 100 times and not suffer a serious injury, a unlucky one can have his career end behind a HoF Oline. You aren't going to keep a QB untouched through a season. But so far Norv has managed to scheme solid protection for him through arguable the toughest part of our schedule
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Post by IrishViking » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:16 am

chicagopurple wrote:and the running yards we DID get were due to creative play calling on Norv's part. They were NOT runs that depended on good run blocking. It was all gimmicks, smoke/mirrors.....which is great given our circumstances but MAN if we had just an average front line we would be slaughtering the league!!!

Ill agree with that, I would say that their were a handful of runs this game with solid blocking. I am happy to see us trending in the right direction in spite the injuries.

Creative play calling and extra protection are part of the game and if they can keep using it to keep limiting the QB pressure and continue to improve in the running game i think we are gonna be fine. I hope they improve the Oline this off season it's our biggest need,

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Post by mansquatch » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:27 am

I don't think we are giving them enough credit for the fact that they put up those yards against the Texans. The HOU Front 7 might be without Watt, but it still one of the best in the NFL. The running game still has a ways to go, but they deserve credit for putting up those yards against one of the toughest fronts we'll see until the playoffs. Also the gimmicky stuff is the same thing that NE used to beat their defense so it isn't unique to the Vikings.

The schedule will get softer after the Philly game, we should expect to see continued improvement.
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Post by Mothman » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:56 am

IrishViking wrote:I understand the yards per carry is poor. But 96 yards isn't
But as a measure of o-line performance, the ypc is highly relevant.
I also get that QBs can get injuried off of other plays.
Then what's the point of a comment like "Bradford will easily survive a season taking 30 sacks" when hits can be just as damaging? :confused:

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