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THAT was a statement. :rock: :rock: :rock:

Ya bunch of nervous nellies... :rofl:

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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Glad they got it done so I can relax this afternoon. What a game by the defense. Stupid #### Raiders..... :wallbang:


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Tay-Train ... over 100 yards. He's had a nice, workmanlike day.

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Vikings have never been 13-3 before

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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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J. Kapp 11 wrote:
soflavike wrote:
THAT was a statement. :rock: :rock: :rock:

Ya bunch of nervous nellies... :rofl:

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.



They have a good defense (and special teams) and tend to keep games close.


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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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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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Vikings have never been 13-3 before


We were 15-1 once, but that didn't go so well.

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Amusing reading some of you nervous nellies posts, I hope you got it out of your system .


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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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Any major injuries today other than Ham?


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


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


Probably the most underrated player on the team. Blocking is phenomenal and I guess he can catch too!


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Fox is showing the 49ers game here. W. T. F.


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Great to lock up the bye. I think the eagles lose to whoever they face. I'm not sure who I would most and least like the Vikings to play. If they win in turnovers, penalties, and field position they will be tough to beat.

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Vikings have never been 13-3 before
The Vikings have never won a Superbowl. Coincidence? I think not!

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

I love that dude. He's this guy who gets down in the dirt and plays his butt off. Could have played with Kapp and Company in the 60's, early 70's.

Well, except that Bud Grant never would have allowed all that hair!

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I want the Saints, in our house. It's payback time. :twisted:

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2 seed baby!! We’ll be the 1 by default IMO because I don’t see Philly getting out of their first game. Bring it! I’ll take anyone on in our house. This defense is lethal. Offense should be healthy by then. Elflein is an anchor

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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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Mothman wrote:
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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I'm pretty sure they have that wrong and it's the Vikings first 13 win season:

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/min/

Not that it matters... it's the 13 wins that are important and they're going into the playoffs with momentum!


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I'm pretty sure they have that wrong and it's the Vikings first 13 win season:

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/min/

Not that it matters... it's the 13 wins that are important and they're going into the playoffs with momentum!


Jim looks like your right...Thanks!


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I'm pretty sure they have that wrong and it's the Vikings first 13 win season:

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/min/

Not that it matters... it's the 13 wins that are important and they're going into the playoffs with momentum!

I think they mean "at least 13 wins."

This is the only time we've ever won exactly 13. Of course, we won 15 in 1998.

None of the great old Vikings teams of Bud Grant won more than 12. Of course, those were 14-game seasons.

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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!

:smilevike:


I agree 100%. Seems like a lot of the better teams lean on this (GB, Pit, etc) when they have a slow start. I get that it's within the rules and that you should play "clean" but just comes across kind of cheap to me. Only other thing is Sendejo has improved but would rather hit than wrap up.......that makes me nervous.


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Charles Davis hit on the grabbyness, specifically as it pertains to Rhodes. Found that interesting about strapping on boxing gloves. But, yes...it needs to be addressed. As well as Keenum stepping back up into the pocket instead of rolling out each time he gets pressured like he fixed after the Steelers game, was it?


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J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Mothman wrote:
I'm pretty sure they have that wrong and it's the Vikings first 13 win season:

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/min/

Not that it matters... it's the 13 wins that are important and they're going into the playoffs with momentum!

I think they mean "at least 13 wins."



You're probably right.


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I agree 100%. Seems like a lot of the better teams lean on this (GB, Pit, etc) when they have a slow start. I get that it's within the rules and that you should play "clean" but just comes across kind of cheap to me. Only other thing is Sendejo has improved but would rather hit than wrap up.......that makes me nervous.


I hear you. For example, both the Rams and Saints have RBs that could really make a defense pay for the kind of missed tackles that come from "tackling" with your shoulder instead of your arms.


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