Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by dead_poet » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:04 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote: Dude ... I can't believe how jangly my nerves are right now. How in the world can this Bears team be within 25 points of us?
Exactly.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by S197 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:04 pm

Glad they got it done so I can relax this afternoon. What a game by the defense. Stupid #### Raiders..... :wallbang:
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:05 pm

Tay-Train ... over 100 yards. He's had a nice, workmanlike day.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:07 pm

Vikings have never been 13-3 before
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:08 pm

Holy crap ... 13 wins.

I thought we'd be better this year, but no way did I ever anticipate this.

Rest up, Vikes. Heal up. And let's blast whoever comes into our house in two weeks!
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Mothman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:08 pm

dead_poet wrote: Exactly.

They have a good defense (and special teams) and tend to keep games close.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:08 pm

Well we have a bye, will give them time to come up with some better offensive plays that aernt quite so conservative. And no, I dont want Sam in.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Mothman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:09 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:Vikings have never been 13-3 before

I was wondering about that. I couldn't recall a 13-3 Vikings season but I haven't checked.
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Post by soflavike » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:09 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:Vikings have never been 13-3 before
We were 15-1 once, but that didn't go so well.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Husker Vike » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:09 pm

Amusing reading some of you nervous nellies posts, I hope you got it out of your system .
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Post by soflavike » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:10 pm

I think Philly is incredibly vulnerable with Foles at QB. They may go down at home, and that could make for a nice run of home games for us if this team rises to the occasion and plays Championship-caliber football.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by S197 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:10 pm

Any major injuries today other than Ham?
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by soflavike » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:14 pm

I thought we were doomed when Bradford kept missing games and Dalvin Cook went down. I was bracing myself for 8-8 and missing the playoffs.

But this team has some serious talent on defense and the offense is really effective when they're clicking. The coaching is very solid and they are able to adjust when things aren't going right (this is rather novel for a Vikings team). Gotta get the pass protection sorted out (get some guys healthy) and pray that our idiot kicker and new long-snapper don't kill us in a critical situtation.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Mothman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:15 pm

Well, that was a mighty fine Vikings regular season! Now it gets really serious.

The defense looks championship-worthy and considering the way the Eagles are playing without Wentz, the road to the Super Bowl may go through Minnesota. It looks like there's a pretty tough field in the NFC so it should be a good postseason but the Vikings have put themselves in a great position.

One thing I hope Zimmer addresses over the next two weeks: the Vikings corners were playing pretty grabby football today. They were getting away with it but they can't make a habit of that stuff because all it will take is a picky officiating crew in the playoffs to turn those jersey grabs and that downfield contact into costly penalties. I hope they clean it up.

That's a minor complaint and there's really not much else to complain about. They're playing winning football and hopefully, they can keep it up for 3 more games!

Kudos to Spielman, Zimmer, the entire coaching staff and especially the players themselves: 13-3 is impressive. :smilevike:
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Mothman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:16 pm

Oh, and let's acknowledge how well David Morgan played today!
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