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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:02 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:How is the even possible? That's insane!

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Wait, they gave up TDs to Tampa before the game was over, what are they calling garbage time?

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by PacificNorseWest » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:51 pm

X-factor? Has this been discussed yet? I'm split on Treadwell or Wright, but considering that Wright has already come up big in certain spots for the Vikings already this year, I'm leaning him. I just feel a lot of focus will be paid to TD (Thielen & Diggs) and not to say they still won't produce, but I think some crucial 3rd down and redzone opportunities will be presented to Wright or Treadwell.

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by Raptorman » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:02 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote:X-factor? Has this been discussed yet? I'm split on Treadwell or Wright, but considering that Wright has already come up big in certain spots for the Vikings already this year, I'm leaning him. I just feel a lot of focus will be paid to TD (Thielen & Diggs) and not to say they still won't produce, but I think some crucial 3rd down and redzone opportunities will be presented to Wright or Treadwell.
BTW Wright has 100 more snaps on offense more than Floyd. And half of what Treadwell has. Compared to Treadwell, he has 2 less receptions and 2 less yards. Plus 2 TD's to Treadwells 0.
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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:14 pm

dead_poet wrote:Has this hype video been posted yet? Holy crap it's well done. Goosebumps.

http://www.batflipsports.com/heres-viki ... ssion=true
Almost brought multiple tears to my eyes.

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by Trkn10 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:36 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:Almost brought multiple tears to my eyes.
Same here! That was an exceptionally well done and moving production. Bravo! :beerock:

Now, and this is a serious question, how in the hell do we get that video to the Vikings' front office so that can be shown to the entire team on Friday before practice starts. If it was moving to us, imagine what it would do to those guys sitting in an auditorium together in silence? How could you not get jacked to give everything you've got after seeing that? Does anybody here have connections with somebody on the staff so this video gets some visibility? Probably 99% of the folks that will be at the game will have not seen this and imagine the effect it would have in the stadium if shown before the team blows out of the tunnel? :smilevike: :govikes: :slice: :v): :point:

On that note - how can we get the organization to have some video of Favre feeling the full weight of Bountygate shown on the Jumbotron before kickoff?? I don't think the NFL would allow it, but maybe one of our more tech savy members can hack into the production room and slip it in. :thumbsup:

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:24 pm

Trkn10 wrote:Now, and this is a serious question, how in the hell do we get that video to the Vikings' front office so that can be shown to the entire team on Friday before practice starts.
I know a guy. And I just sent it to him. I doubt it gets to Zimmer but you never know.
On that note - how can we get the organization to have some video of Favre feeling the full weight of Bountygate shown on the Jumbotron before kickoff?? I don't think the NFL would allow it, but maybe one of our more tech savy members can hack into the production room and slip it in. :thumbsup:
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:25 pm

I want Favre to blow the gjallerhorn on Sunday. Can that happen?

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by dead_poet » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:27 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:I want Favre to blow the gjallerhorn on Sunday. Can that happen?

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Maybe it's just me but I kind of never want Favre's lips anywhere near the Gjallarhorn. 2009 was awesome, but let's not forget where he spent most of his career.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 pm

dead_poet wrote: Maybe it's just me but I kind of never want Favre's lips anywhere near the Gjallarhorn. 2009 was awesome, but let's not forget where he spent most of his career.
I know. It would still be kind of cool.

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:10 pm

That is an incredible stat.

Let me repeat that for Saints fans.

The Vikings allowed 3 -- that's THREE -- TDs at home that were not in garbage time. That's ALL SEASON.

But wait. There's more.

Of those 3 TDs, 2 came on short fields following turnovers.

That means the Minnesota Vikings allowed just one length-of-the-field drive for a TD by an opponent in US Bank Stadium -- in the entire season.

If you Saints fans think your team is going to come into USB and march up and down the field for touchdowns, I have only one thing to say.

GET. REAL.
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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by Raz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:18 pm

Should get uncle Burnsie up to blow the horn and give a few words of encouragement. Some very good teams in the late 80's with some stout defense.

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:27 pm

Here's another great stat for fans of the Vikings defense.

Just 23 third-down conversions allowed at home all season in 99 attempts. That's less than 3 allowed per game, at a rate of 23.2%.
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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by Trkn10 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:30 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:I know. It would still be kind of cool.
Even though there are many more Vikings that deserve the honor, Favre blowing it would be totally symbolic and appropriate, and I would bet the stadium would go crazy. :govikes:

And Dead Poet - thanks for sending it to your friend. Hopefully he can get some movement with it.

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Trkn10 wrote: Even though there are many more Vikings that deserve the honor, Favre blowing it would be totally symbolic and appropriate, and I would bet the stadium would go crazy. :govikes:

And Dead Poet - thanks for sending it to your friend. Hopefully he can get some movement with it.
Well I would rather someone like Page do it. Or Tark, or maybe Krause.
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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:51 am

If you want to sleep better, read this

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by mansquatch » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:40 am

I love the idea of Favre blowing the horn. They need to blow that bad boy more often.

I'm so pumped for this game. :govikes:
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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by petev_sj » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:34 pm

To all the members on this forum with tickets to the game, thank you in advance for being loud and obnoxious to the Saints team and fan base. Please remember that Saints fans are people too, I guess. If you have to scar some Saints fan, please let it be emotional. If there has to be some physical scars, just a little one please, for the kids, for the kids.

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Post by fiestavike » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:42 pm

Will the doors be open? Why did they build those big doors if they WON'T be open for a playoff game against a deep south dome team? The doors need to be open.

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Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:52 pm

fiestavike wrote:Will the doors be open? Why did they build those big doors if they WON'T be open for a playoff game against a deep south dome team? The doors need to be open.
I agree.

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Post by tzinc » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:46 pm

this Vikings team has one of the best defences in NFL history

mainstream media has completely underplayed how GREAT the Vikes defence was this year in terms of All Time Defences

our offence only needs to manage the game just do nothing too crazy - Case is efficient and we have good runners and receivers and o-line - or OC has done a great job calling plays all year

Wright is one of the best 3rd down receivers in football he is special

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tzinc wrote:this Vikings team has one of the best defences in NFL history

mainstream media has completely underplayed how GREAT the Vikes defence was this year in terms of All Time Defences

our offence only needs to manage the game just do nothing too crazy - Case is efficient and we have good runners and receivers and o-line - or OC has done a great job calling plays all year

Wright is one of the best 3rd down receivers in football he is special

I think it's because this Vikings defense is not flashy. Not very many sacks or turnovers like Jacksonville. You don't get the sense they put fear in other fan bases. There is no 'boom' in this defense. They have gap discipline, they know their assignments, they communicate well, they tackle unbelievably well, they have the right talent at the right positions.
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:04 pm

dead_poet wrote: Maybe it's just me but I kind of never want Favre's lips anywhere near the Gjallarhorn. 2009 was awesome, but let's not forget where he spent most of his career.
I dont think they should even let Favre in the US Bank stadium :)

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Post by ERIK the PURPLE » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:51 pm

Long time out of state fan (my 47th season) and I am nervously pumped for this game. My biggest concern is that the Saints throw deep often and the laundry starts flying because our secondary gets a little "handsy." So many times this year I was pleasantly surprised when our D got off the field when I know in prior seasons they were penalized for the exact same coverage. Even the game in Green Bay, I thought we got beneficial coverage calls that we've never gotten there before.
Really hoping we win and Atlanta beats Philly. My oldest son bought two Loge sideline tickets for NFC Championship in Minnesota. My dream is we're up 3 scores with about 5 minutes left in the NFCCG. One side of the stadium yells "SUPER" and the other side replies "BOWL." It goes back and forth for 5 minutes or at least when Atl has the ball. GOOSEBUMPS just thinking about it.

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Post by Purple Domination » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:40 pm

mansquatch wrote:I love the idea of Favre blowing the horn. They need to blow that bad boy more often.
What do you mean by more often? Don't they use it at the start of every game?

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by Muqali » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:21 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:I want Favre to blow the gjallerhorn on Sunday. Can that happen?

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Maybe if they paint it a flesh color and add some balls to it.

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ERIK the PURPLE wrote:Long time out of state fan (my 47th season) and I am nervously pumped for this game. My biggest concern is that the Saints throw deep often and the laundry starts flying because our secondary gets a little "handsy." So many times this year I was pleasantly surprised when our D got off the field when I know in prior seasons they were penalized for the exact same coverage. Even the game in Green Bay, I thought we got beneficial coverage calls that we've never gotten there before.
Really hoping we win and Atlanta beats Philly. My oldest son bought two Loge sideline tickets for NFC Championship in Minnesota. My dream is we're up 3 scores with about 5 minutes left in the NFCCG. One side of the stadium yells "SUPER" and the other side replies "BOWL." It goes back and forth for 5 minutes or at least when Atl has the ball. GOOSEBUMPS just thinking about it.
I think the big difference this year in our coverage is that guys like Trae Waynes are learning to turn back, look for the ball, and use their bodies to move receivers off their path rather than their hands. Zimmer and company have coached them so well.

Zimmer is also a big proponent of the trail technique, where the receiver gets his hands on the ball, and the defender rips the hands and arms apart, rather than going for the ball. Our guys are really beginning to get good at it. It's a huge area of improvement for both Waynes and Alexander. Our DBs break up a lot of passes that receivers get their hands on.

I'm with you on the goosebumps. I honestly believe this might be the year ... at least to get back to the Super Bowl. And if we do get back, holy cow, what a scene that would be. The Super Bowl in our home stadium. Can you imagine? I think about our guys running out of the tunnel before that game to a thunderous ovation -- gives me chills, man. I've been a fan about the same number of years as you. This is year 49 for me. I've been waiting my whole life for something like this. I promise you, if they win the Lombardi Trophy, I'll cry like a school girl. Not afraid to admit that. Probably won't go to work for about a week. There's just a different feeling to this team than any I can remember since the days of Bud Grant. I don't know if they'll do it, but I know they CAN.

We just need to start by sending the Saints back to New Orleans with their tails between their legs. We need to crush these guys!
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:27 pm

Muqali wrote: Maybe if they paint it a flesh color and add some balls to it.
I'm not sure that was necessary.

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Post by autobon7 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:12 pm

fiestavike wrote:Will the doors be open? Why did they build those big doors if they WON'T be open for a playoff game against a deep south dome team? The doors need to be open.

Zimmer said the doors would not be open in the presser a couple days ago

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Re: Divisional Round: Vikings vs Saints Pre-Game Discussion

Post by Raptorman » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:15 pm

The @RealJackAndrade found that, since Week 10, Keenum and Brees have been two of the top three quarterbacks in the league by passer rating, with Keenum posting a 107.2 mark and Brees a 104.1. Only Matt Stafford (105.0) can compare since that time.
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