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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:22 pm

thats one of the reasons I dont want to see the Saints, their running game is better then our run D it seems.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:07 am

PurpleKoolaid wrote:thats one of the reasons I dont want to see the Saints, their running game is better then our run D it seems.

The Saints only average 11 yds/game more than the Vikings. Brees is one of the worst QBs when under pressure. Vikings need to score early and control the run.


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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:11 am

808vikingsfan wrote:
The Saints only average 11 yds/game more than the Vikings. Brees is one of the worst QBs when under pressure. Vikings need to score early and control the run.


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I agree on controlling the run, but they have to run more. And not up the middle every time, especially on first downs. That would be key.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by TeamChaplain » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:52 am

I truly look forward to the Vikes hosting either the Saints or the Panthers in the NFCC game. Grudge match against the Saints or just watch Camela Newton crap himself because of the NOISE!
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Post by jackal » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:04 am

At home is totally different situation

Then facing a good team on the road..
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Raptorman » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:54 am

TeamChaplain wrote:I truly look forward to the Vikes hosting either the Saints or the Panthers in the NFCC game. Grudge match against the Saints or just watch Camela Newton crap himself because of the NOISE!
That Cam Newton crap annoys me. On his big run during the game, if you watch, Matt Kalil was holding Barr while Newton ran past. Of course the refs missed it. Not saying Barr would have stopped him, but at least he would have had the chance.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by dead_poet » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:58 am

What's good, and not-so good, about all of the NFL's playoff contenders
MINNESOTA (NFC North winner)

They’re going all the way — The Vikings are tremendous on defense — from Anthony Barr to Xavier Rhodes to Harrison Smith, these guys are smothering. There have been some hiccups lately — in two of the last three games, in fact — but quarterback Case Keenum is having a career year.

They’re doomed — The interior of the offensive line is damaged with guard Nick Easton out and center Pat Elflein hurting. With the way Keenum played against Carolina and Green Bay, it prompts the question: Has the clock struck midnight?
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by TeamChaplain » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:10 pm

Raptorman wrote: That Cam Newton crap annoys me. On his big run during the game, if you watch, Matt Kalil was holding Barr while Newton ran past. Of course the refs missed it. Not saying Barr would have stopped him, but at least he would have had the chance.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by S197 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:38 pm

NFC playoff field:
1) Eagles
2) Vikings
3) Rams
4) Saints
5) Panthers
6) Falcons

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Post by John_Viveiros » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:21 pm

S197 wrote:NFC playoff field:
1) Eagles
2) Vikings
3) Rams
4) Saints
5) Panthers
6) Falcons
That means that we can't host the Falcons at home in the first round in any scenario. If they win, they'll go to Philly. If the Rams win, we get the Rams, because everyone else will be a lower seed and will travel to the #1 seed. That game is the evening game on Saturday, so we'll either know about the Rams on Saturday night, or will watch the Saints-Panthers game knowing that we'll face the winner.

At least, I think I've got that right...

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:23 pm

S197 wrote:NFC playoff field:
1) Eagles
2) Vikings
3) Rams
4) Saints
5) Panthers
6) Falcons
Know which teams play who in the first round of playoffs? I see the Rams beating everyone but us. They have improved since we played them, but then so have we.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Boon » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:28 pm

Can someone explain how buffalo got in over the chargers when they finished with the same record and won the head to head matchup?

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by autobon7 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:23 pm

TeamChaplain wrote: My wife and I can't stand Cam Newton.

You can add me to your group......lol. Fig Newton lol

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:30 pm

Boon wrote:Can someone explain how buffalo got in over the chargers when they finished with the same record and won the head to head matchup?
It was a three way tie with Baltimore.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:28 pm

Perfect Super Bowl matchup -- Bills vs. Vikings.

Somebody has to break the 4 Super Bowl curse.

Won't happen, but it would be super cool.
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Post by Just Me » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:37 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Perfect Super Bowl matchup -- Bills vs. Vikings.

Somebody has to break the 4 Super Bowl curse.
Denver already did. I'm hoping the Vikings break theirs in a similar fashion.
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:39 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Perfect Super Bowl matchup -- Bills vs. Vikings.

Somebody has to break the 4 Super Bowl curse.

Won't happen, but it would be super cool.
Only Vikings and Bills fans would watch that one. :lol:

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Post by S197 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:49 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote: Only Vikings and Bills fans would watch that one. [emoji38]
Good! Cheaper tickets!

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Post by PacificNorseWest » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:51 pm

True that.

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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:56 pm

PacificNorseWest wrote: Only Vikings and Bills fans would watch that one. :lol:
But Chris Berman would be in 7th Heaven, with his beloved Bills getting back to the SB.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Raz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:48 pm

Sure miss him on nfl countdown

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by S197 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:06 am

Vikings will be the last game of the divisional weekend.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by jackal » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:17 pm

What are chances we get most of our players (non IR)
back from injury in the payoffs
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Knoxx » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:08 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote: But Chris Berman would be in 7th Heaven, with his beloved Bills getting back to the SB.
I remember Chris used to be a Viking fan also. He used to wear a purple tie in support of us I believe.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by dead_poet » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:21 pm

jackal wrote:What are chances we get most of our players (non IR)
back from injury in the payoffs
I think other than Brock and maybe Ham probably pretty good. Word was Elflein's shoulder injury wasn't new and wasn't overly serious. Not sure how serious Ham's nefk injury is.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:25 pm

dead_poet wrote: I think other than Brock and maybe Ham probably pretty good. Word was Elflein's shoulder injury wasn't new and wasn't overly serious. Not sure how serious Ham's nefk injury is.
What did Ham do to his nefk? I hate nefk injuries.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by dead_poet » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:28 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:What did Ham do to his nefk? I hate nefk injuries.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by dead_poet » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:50 pm

Ham said his neck injury will be fine (called it a "stinger"). Nothing was asked or mentioned on his nefk injury, which is troubling. We can't have a FB playing in a playoff game with only one functional nefk.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:00 pm

dead_poet wrote: He spfrained it. A spfrained nefk ef nof a haf haf lafing fing.
Oof, my faf.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by S197 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:06 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote: But Chris Berman would be in 7th Heaven, with his beloved Bills getting back back back! to the SB.
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