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If this team had some consistency on offense they'd be an unquestioned NFC Super Bowl contender, likely favorite, even with a healthy Rodgers.


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5-2. 3 wins in a row. Sole possession of first place.

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OL no sacks for 2nd week in a row
Special teams give up zero big plays today and convert 6 FGs

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5-2. 3 wins in a row. Sole possession of first place.

Two quick observations

OL no sacks for 2nd week in a row
Special teams give up zero big plays today and convert 6 FGs


Speaking of special teams, Kearse is turning out to be really good on ST. He's always one of the first guys down there and does a good job of keeping contain.


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We'll see. Zimmer hasn't been exactly transparent with his injuries but possibly a glimmer of good news on the horizon.

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We'll see. Zimmer hasn't been exactly transparent with his injuries but possibly a glimmer of good news on the horizon.

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Seemed like Isadora and Hill filled in nicely today.

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Looking ahead, depending on severity of Joe Thomas' triceps injury, Griffen might get to eat vs. starve in London. Knowing how tough Thomas is, he'll probably cauterize it or cut it off and attach a robot arm he ripped off a Terminator he just destroyed with a suplex.

Conversely, we need Reiff out there to contain that freak Garrett. I like Hill but I don't trust him enough vs. that animal.

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Murray had an alright game, eh PHP?

I enjoyed the game. The wiff thought it was boring, with all the field goals. (She was distracted by some of her family that was over).
Forbath... excellent on FGs horrible on PAT...
Sendejo needs to learn when to hold up a bit.
Keenum is serviceable only because of our defense. I am thankful to have him as our back up but we need to get one of our starters back.
The Refs hate us. Lack of PI calls (except when Theilin got called for pushing out of that hug). And the lack of call for the high low hit on Keenum.
Enjoy seeing Barr fired up. Enjoy our intelligent and disciplined defense.
Murray 100yd game and TD.

Good win. 6-2 going into the bye! SKOL!

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Like I said, I've watch Murray for a long time and played against him 2 years in high school. He's a solid RB. Just need to keep pounding him. He's a grinder

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Looking ahead, depending on severity of Joe Thomas' triceps injury, Griffen might get to eat vs. starve in London. Knowing how tough Thomas is, he'll probably cauterize it or cut it off and attach a robot arm he ripped off a Terminator he just destroyed with a suplex.

Conversely, we need Reiff out there to contain that freak Garrett. I like Hill but I don't trust him enough vs. that animal.


My guess is from the looks of it, Thomas tore his triceps. He was immediately ruled out

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dead_poet wrote:
Looking ahead, depending on severity of Joe Thomas' triceps injury, Griffen might get to eat vs. starve in London. Knowing how tough Thomas is, he'll probably cauterize it or cut it off and attach a robot arm he ripped off a Terminator he just destroyed with a suplex.

Conversely, we need Reiff out there to contain that freak Garrett. I like Hill but I don't trust him enough vs. that animal.


My guess is from the looks of it, Thomas tore his triceps. He was immediately ruled out


Only saw it once but it looked like he was hurt pretty bad.

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We'll see. Zimmer hasn't been exactly transparent with his injuries but possibly a glimmer of good news on the horizon.

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Year of the KNEES

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Like I said, I've watch Murray for a long time and played against him 2 years in high school. He's a solid RB. Just need to keep pounding him. He's a grinder

Eating crow today, my friend -- and happy to do it. Murray looked really good. Like the Murray that played against us a couple years ago out in Oakland.

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Isadora looked really good. He had a few really good blocks, and a big one on Murray's first long run.

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Also, I try to avoid this, but the referees were atrocious today. Thielen was being manhandled, and then they called a horrible PI on him. And how was there no roughing the passer call when Baltimore went high and low on Keenum.

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Isadora looked really good. He had a few really good blocks, and a big one on Murray's first long run.

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His pass protection was really shaky but that's probably to be expected. Liked some of what he did in the run game. Solid first action all things considered.

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Murray looked good today, that was nice to see. Had a few really nice runs. Hopefully it builds his confidence more as the season goes on.

Case looked like Case. No TDs. I hate settling for FGs. We really wearn't that much better then the Ravens even though our D is VERY solid.

AT looked great. Treadwell may want to play after all. But then Wright has a big game. Id rather have the problem of too many good receivers then too little.


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Was happy to be in the stadium today. What a glorious day for football. I sat right in front of the 90-foot doors, 40th row in the end zone. So wild to be inside a building and have to wear a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes. A tiny bit cool ... just perfect.

My observations.

The defense is FAST. There is no other way to put it. Everson Griffen may be the defensive MVP of the league right now. Running plays ... he's right there. Pass rush ... constantly disruptive, and got two more sacks.

Anthony Barr was an animal today. Gosh that guy can run to the football. Harry the Hitman was great, as was Andrew Sendejo. The penalty on him that knocked Wallace out of the game was an absolute B.S. call. Wallace was running, not defenseless, and Sendejo lit him up. Brandon Carr held Treadwell on that early interception.

Linval Joseph was another one I noticed today. Dude is a monster. The entire D-line was really good.

Trae Waynes is THIS close to being really good. I just don't understand why he doesn't get his head around. He's consistently covering his guy tightly, but just doesn't get his head around. It's got to drive the coaches crazy.

In all fairness, Baltimore has nothing on offense. I mean, nothing. No Jeremy Maclin, Wallace out early. Joe Flacco may be the least mobile QB in the entire league. There were three women sitting next to us who were from Baltimore. They actually flew to London and watched them out there, then flew out to Minneapolis. I didn't have the heart to ask them why they would fly all over the world to follow THAT team.

Really nice game for Latavius Murray. I was impressed today with his burst, and he actually moved the pile. The line was good today, especially given the injuries and the shuffling.

After watching Case Keenum live, it's my belief that we cannot win in the playoffs with him at QB. It was pretty obvious. He does not have a strong arm ... the lack of velocity was very evident ... but it's his lack of accuracy that is most troubling. He made some REALLY off-the-mark throws, and several that he completed where his receivers bailed him out. You can really see it from the end zone. We essentially had an all-22 view.

Jarius Wright was a really nice surprise today. Had two absolutely amazing catches. And a nice game out of Laquon Treadwell. Good to see him getting a lot of snaps and getting open. Adam Thielen is so dependable. And a nice game from Kyle Rudolph, who would have had better stats if Keenum had been more accurate.

Special teams were phenomenal today. Great job by the coverage teams, Marcus Sherels, Ryan Quigley and Kai Forbath. I think Forbath might have been the leading candidate for NFC Special Teams Player of the Week if he hadn't missed that stupid extra point. I don't get it. You hit 6-for-6 field goals, two of them from beyond 50, and you miss another extra point.

In all, a good win against a not-very-good team. Next week we get a truly bad team as a "road" game, and then the bye. Hoping we can get healthy by Week 10 so that we can be competitive for a tough second half.

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We really wearn't that much better then the Ravens even though our D is VERY solid.

Gotta disagree.

That game was nowhere near as close as the score. We were WAY better than Baltimore and should have blown them out. The Ravens have nothing on offense. They were sitting at about 130 total yards until garbage time. They looked so lackluster, and it's a indictment of our offense, mainly Keenum, that we didn't blow them out. I believe we'd have won by 3 TDs if Keenum would have had an average game. I like Keenum, but he wasn't good today.

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Case seems to do a pretty good job of reading the defense at the line.

We beat a team without its primary offensive starters.

I don't know if we would have won if Joe Flacco had Jeremy Maclin and Mike Wallace.


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I think this game should put to bed those talking about starting Case for the season. The moment Teddy or Sam are healthy enough to play at a high level, he needs to head to the bench. If we were playing a high powered team, we would have lost this game. He was bad in the first half.


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PurpleKoolaid wrote:
We really wearn't that much better then the Ravens even though our D is VERY solid.

Gotta disagree.

That game was nowhere near as close as the score. We were WAY better than Baltimore and should have blown them out. The Ravens have nothing on offense. They were sitting at about 130 total yards until garbage time. They looked so lackluster, and it's a indictment of our offense, mainly Keenum, that we didn't blow them out. I believe we'd have won by 3 TDs if Keenum would have had an average game. I like Keenum, but he wasn't good today.


I agree on Case. That was my point kind of. We settled for FG or had drives killed because he had a bad day. But the fact the Ravens had 5 (?) FGs shows they moved the ball too. Flacco didnt look that good, cant believe he makes the money he does.


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I don't know of anyone who said they should roll with Case. But he had a very bad game.

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J. Kapp 11 wrote:
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We really wearn't that much better then the Ravens even though our D is VERY solid.

Gotta disagree.

That game was nowhere near as close as the score. We were WAY better than Baltimore and should have blown them out. The Ravens have nothing on offense. They were sitting at about 130 total yards until garbage time. They looked so lackluster, and it's a indictment of our offense, mainly Keenum, that we didn't blow them out. I believe we'd have won by 3 TDs if Keenum would have had an average game. I like Keenum, but he wasn't good today.


I agree on Case. That was my point kind of. We settled for FG or had drives killed because he had a bad day. But the fact the Ravens had 5 (?) FGs shows they moved the ball too. Flacco didnt look that good, cant believe he makes the money he does.

Ravens had 3 FGs, not 5. And they did not move the ball. Just 208 total yards, 3.2 yards per play, and 6-of-16 on third down. We dominated until garbage time.

First FG came after a really weird penalty call on Sendejo -- a play where Wallace fumbled and we recovered, and it took the refs about halfway through the TV timeout to announce the penalty. I don't know how it looked on TV or what the announcers said, but being there live, it sure looked like a bad call. Then it seemed like the refs walked off about 40 yards, and Baltimore made one first down before Tucker had to hit from 48. Their second FG was from 57 after the Ravens made just two first downs. Their third FG came after the predictable Viking letdown ... we finally get a touchdown, and the defense plays like they were 6 TDs ahead. That's the one drive where I thought the Vikings defense didn't play well.

Baltimore had 140 yards total offense before their final drive, which was total garbage time. Flacco actually looked terrible, and if the majority of Baltimore fans have the same attitude as the 5 who sat next to us, they're fed up with him. Guy does not deal with pressure very well. If you move him off his spot, he really looks bad.

Our offense will have to play better against teams that can move the ball like Washington and L.A. But our defense is truly good.

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if you watch the replay Sendejo was trying to lead with his shoulder and the helmet-to-helmet hit just happened it wasn't intentional from what I can tell.

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The Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings are on top of their divisions. It's like the late 60s, early 70s all over again. Groovy!


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if you watch the replay Sendejo was trying to lead with his shoulder and the helmet-to-helmet hit just happened it wasn't intentional from what I can tell.

What gets me about that play was that it sure looked like Wallace was a runner at that point and not defenseless. But it happened really fast, and they only showed one replay there at the stadium.

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me4get wrote:
if you watch the replay Sendejo was trying to lead with his shoulder and the helmet-to-helmet hit just happened it wasn't intentional from what I can tell.

What gets me about that play was that it sure looked like Wallace was a runner at that point and not defenseless. But it happened really fast, and they only showed one replay there at the stadium.

He was a runner. Here is the video.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3X0ux0DFNCRbzI3WmVUX3VsNHM/view?usp=drivesdk

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I think this game should put to bed those talking about starting Case for the season. The moment Teddy or Sam is healthy enough to play at a high level, he needs to head to the bench. If we were playing a high powered team, we have lost this game. He was bad in the first half.


Agreed. A very good backup to have but Teddy or Sam need to get out there by seasons end

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Today really helped the vikings


GREEN Bay, Atlanta, Panthers all lost

We keep winning and who knows?

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