Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by S197 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:18 pm

Mothman wrote: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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Post by S197 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:18 pm

Fox is showing the 49ers game here. W. T. F.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Maelstrom88 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:25 pm

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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Post by Thaumaturgist » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:25 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:Vikings have never been 13-3 before
The Vikings have never won a Superbowl. Coincidence? I think not!

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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:27 pm

Mothman wrote: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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Post by soflavike » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:36 pm

I want the Saints, in our house. It's payback time. :twisted:
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:46 pm

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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Post by halfgiz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:51 pm

Mothman wrote:
I was wondering about that. I couldn't recall a 13-3 Vikings season but I haven't checked.


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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Mothman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:30 pm

halfgiz wrote:

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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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Post by halfgiz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:43 pm

Mothman wrote:
Jim looks like your right...Thanks!
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:21 pm

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."

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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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by autobon7 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:43 pm

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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!

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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.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by PacificNorseWest » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:25 pm

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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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Mothman » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:18 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote: I think they mean "at least 13 wins."

You're probably right.
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Re: Week 17 Vikes-Bears game thread

Post by Mothman » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:19 am

autobon7 wrote: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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