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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Boller Shocks Vikings with Precision Passing

The Minnesota Vikings suffered a disappointing loss to the Baltimore Ravens over the weekend. They were outscored by just a touchdown but were clearly dominated by the Ravens offense. Kyle Boller put forth a rare but admirable effort and we were only able to break his stride once with our fourth quarter interception. It was like Boller waited all season to show he had the stuff to play a near perfect game and dashed our playoff hopes with a supply of accurate passes that seemed endless. Unfortunately I feel that we didn’t really deserve to go to the post season this year anyway. There is always next year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Ravens, a Tough Nut to Crack

After the Green Bay Packers embarrassing loss to the Baltimore Ravens it appears we are facing quite a challenge next week. They were more dominant in recent years, however one could say the Ravens have been more aggressive this year, especially at home. They have allowed very few touchdowns when playing in the M&T Bank Stadium. We are even more afraid for Michael Bennett because the Ravens have allowed very few rushing yards and even fewer rushing touchdowns. It seems that they have all the bases covered but our offense can hold the line and Brad Johnson performs well under pressure.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Rams Flounder in Vikings Presence

The Minnesota Vikings are into a six game winning streak after their win over the St. Louis Rams this Sunday. The score was 27-13 and this was a great win for the Vikings. Since the Chicago Bears lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, they only lead us in the division by one game. The Vikings dominated the St. Louis Rams by forcing mistakes and shutting down their running game with weapons like Erasmus James. Koren Robinson showed up to play an excellent game and made some key plays and a touchdown for Minnesota. We proved the better team simply by converting on downs which the Rams struggled with throughout the game.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Johnson Does it Again

Brad Johnson had a great game against the Detroit Lions in the Minnesota Vikings’ 21-16 win. He threw two touchdowns and the one to Koren Robinson was an 80-yarder. For the game Johnson had a season-high 256 passing yards and went 17 for 23 against the Lions defense. The best thing about Brad Johnson is that he doesn’t get intercepted much and that’s more than we can say for Daunte Culpepper. This is our fifth win in a row and it seems like the slow start we got this season was just a warm up for a fantastic finish. Brad Johnson is the one to take us there.