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Week 16 Reaction Thread

Post by dead_poet » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:30 pm

Easton, McDermott injured. Sirles was terrible (Isadora?).

Offense was not good. Case was bad. Shurmer had a poor game as well.

Defensive grade: B+
Offensive grade: D+

Game ball to Smith

We'll need to play a heck of a lot better than that to make it to the Super Bowl.

Have at it.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:40 pm

I'd also consider Diggs for a game ball. Beating his man on the PI play and great footwork on the TD.

Game was kinda what I expected. A grind. Glad they came out with a W. Hopefully McDermott is ok
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:41 pm

dead_poet wrote:Easton, McDermott injured. Sirles was terrible (Isadora?).

Offense was not good. Case was bad. Shurmer had a poor game as well.

Defensive grade: B+
Offensive grade: D+

Game ball to Smith

We'll need to play a heck of a lot better than that to make it to the Super Bowl.

Have at it.
Agree with everything except giving the defense a B+. GB moved the ball a lot for having no named players, other then Cobb, for most of the game. If it was against a good offense, like the Pats, then yes, I would give them a B+ as well. But we had all of our starters playing and could have easily lost.

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Post by 720pete » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:43 pm

If Carolina loses this week or next week, we are guaranteed a bye. We can also guarantee a bye by beating Chicago next week.

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Post by dead_poet » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:47 pm

PurpleKoolaid wrote: Agree with everything except giving the defense a B+. GB moved the ball a lot for having no named players, other then Cobb, for most of the game. If it was against a good offense, like the Pats, then yes, I would give them a B+ as well. But we had all of our starters playing and could have easily lost.
True, but it's darn hard to shut out a team. Especially on the road. Feels weird and kind of unfair to give a "C" or lower to a unit that goose-egged their opponent.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:07 am

Wow. You guys are harsh.

About 24 hours ago, many of you were posting things like, "We just need to get out of Lambeau with a W. I don't care how."

Now because we didn't do it with style points, we suck.

The Vikings were favored by 9 at Lambeau. They won by 16. They pitched a shutout, first in 24 years. They're 12-3. And you guys are complaining.

Take the win and move on.
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Post by S197 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:09 am

We shut out the pack in Lambeau! David Morgan for game ball. Go Bucs! Merry Christmas!

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:15 am

I would give the defense a C+. Green Bay moved the ball too well, and yes they didn't score, but I would argue they shot themselves more than the Vikings stopped them. On a couple of drives.

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:58 am

Refocused: Minnesota Vikings 16, Green Bay Packers
S HARRISON SMITH, 99.9 OVERALL GRADE
After getting snubbed in the Pro Bowl vote, our highest-graded safety showed why he should have took home that honor. He was utterly dominant and he took over the game from the start. Smith recorded eight tackles, five of which were stops. He also allowed only three catches on five targets for 21 yards and picked off two passes, paving the way to a 99.9 overall grade for the game. Smith showed he is one of the few safeties who can be a force as a free or a strong safety.
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:32 am

Hitman should have had gameball, but I like that Zimmer gave it to Morgan. He was pretty clutch. Turnovers can be a nightmare in that type of game.

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Post by John_Viveiros » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:15 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Wow. You guys are harsh.

About 24 hours ago, many of you were posting things like, "We just need to get out of Lambeau with a W. I don't care how."

Now because we didn't do it with style points, we suck.

The Vikings were favored by 9 at Lambeau. They won by 16. They pitched a shutout, first in 24 years. They're 12-3. And you guys are complaining.

Take the win and move on.
I'm with you, Kapp. I expected a game much like the playoff game two years ago against the Seahawks. That was a Walsh brain fart away from being a pretty solid 12-10 home victory. It's tough to play in the cold! This one never felt in doubt, just the final score. The only thing that made me nervous was going to be losing the shutout late again.

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Re: Week 16 Reaction Thread

Post by VikingLord » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:28 am

I expected a hard fought game and the Vikings got a hard fought game. The offense was a bit off, but the Packer defense gave it everything they had and really came after Case. As it was, the Vikings also benefited from some sloppy play on offense by the Packers with a lot of dropped passes. Had the Packers executed better, it might have been a different outcome.

Now on to the Bears at home, which should be a much better game for the Vikings. Tough to win outside at Lambeau this time of year no matter who steps on the field, so getting a W here and setting themselves up for a first round bye is a fantastic result no matter how it looked.

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