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Week 14 Reaction Thread

Post by dead_poet » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:11 pm

So apparently having good offensive linemen is still important.

Vikes giving up chunk runs.

Case came back down to Earth.

Hopefully none of the injuries (Reiff specifically) are significant.
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Post by S197 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:14 pm

Dropped balls, big penalties, turnovers, D gave up big plays, decimated O-line, hack kicker.

And we still lost by only a TD.

It was a brutal road schedule, just need to pick themselves up and hope some of these guys can come back from their injuries.
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Post by VikingLord » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 pm

S197 wrote:Dropped balls, big penalties, turnovers, D gave up big plays, decimated O-line, hack kicker.

And we still lost by only a TD.

It was a brutal road schedule, just need to pick themselves up and hope some of these guys can come back from their injuries.
Fundamentally solid defenses just don't give up plays like the Vikings defense gave up today. Either this is that one 1-in-a-100 bad games for the defense, or they're really susceptible to simple inside running plays.

I'd go with the former given nobody has done anything like that to them so far, but maybe the Panthers found a way that can be replicated and we'll see it replicated going forward.
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Post by VikingLord » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:19 pm

S197 wrote:Dropped balls, big penalties, turnovers, D gave up big plays, decimated O-line, hack kicker.

And we still lost by only a TD.

It was a brutal road schedule, just need to pick themselves up and hope some of these guys can come back from their injuries.
Also, the offense has the injury excuse. The defense doesn't.
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Re: Week 14 Reaction Thread

Post by dead_poet » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:22 pm

Of course the Browns have to Browns so Rodgers will be back next week.

We'll have to fight for every yard, won't we. Ugh.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:24 pm

VikingLord wrote: Fundamentally solid defenses just don't give up plays like the Vikings defense gave up today. Either this is that one 1-in-a-100 bad games for the defense, or they're really susceptible to simple inside running plays.

I'd go with the former given nobody has done anything like that to them so far, but maybe the Panthers found a way that can be replicated and we'll see it replicated going forward.
I’ve said this before, it happens. Look at the 2000 Ravens. Just because we have one bad defensive game doesn’t mean this defense isn’t an elite defense. I don’t buy the “good defenses just don’t do that”. Yeah they do. Look it up. We didn’t play well but we fought. I’m not worried. I’m more worried about the OL than anything. The defense should be the least of our worries
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Re: Week 14 Reaction Thread

Post by Purple Domination » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:24 pm

3rd road game often results in let downs. Hopefully that’s all it was. Reiff and Elflein returning to the lineup will be key.
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Post by dead_poet » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:25 pm

@christomasson Riley Reiff ankle is in a boot Left without comment
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:25 pm

Well we were all waiting for the other shoe to fall. I think the injury bug is finally here for us. Our OL is maybe in shambles now.
The defense has been healthy, but this is the third game in the last four or five where they just stop anyone.

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Post by TSonn » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:25 pm

I don't mind the loss but if Reiff is out for the season, we're probably done. Keenum didn't necessarily lose this game but he sure could have won it with a few better placed balls.
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Re: Week 14 Reaction Thread

Post by S197 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:27 pm

Honestly Forbath is my main worry right now. These games are going to be tight and you need a reliable guy who can at least make a 50 yard FG look respectable. We need to grab a guy from the CFL, not let Priefer talk to him at all, and hope for the best.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:35 pm

Watching the Newton run replay, what was Griffen doing?
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Post by A.D_blazing » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:39 pm

TSonn wrote:I don't mind the loss but if Reiff is out for the season, we're probably done. Keenum didn't necessarily lose this game but he sure could have won it with a few better placed balls.
Amen...If R. Reif is out next week then the oline wont be the same, and Keenum will show us what he's really made of.
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Post by Boon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:42 pm

VikingLord wrote: Fundamentally solid defenses just don't give up plays like the Vikings defense gave up today. Either this is that one 1-in-a-100 bad games for the defense, or they're really susceptible to simple inside running plays.

I'd go with the former given nobody has done anything like that to them so far, but maybe the Panthers found a way that can be replicated and we'll see it replicated going forward.
Opposing teams cant replicate drops, facemask penalties and shanked field goals
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Re: Week 14 Reaction Thread

Post by VikingLord » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:42 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote: I’ve said this before, it happens. Look at the 2000 Ravens. Just because we have one bad defensive game doesn’t mean this defense isn’t an elite defense. I don’t buy the “good defenses just don’t do that”. Yeah they do. Look it up. We didn’t play well but we fought. I’m not worried. I’m more worried about the OL than anything. The defense should be the least of our worries
I agree the offensive line is easily going to be the biggest factor going forward.

But I'm still worried about the defense for some reason. They looked unprepared.
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