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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 9:14 pm

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Snowcool08 » Sun Oct 11 9:15 pm

Dominated for 30 minutes. Takes 6.5 minutes to erase that. It’s the new age NFL. It’s hard to win games grinding out the clock. Need to attack quick and downfield.

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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 9:17 pm

You can't make it up.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Greyeagle » Sun Oct 11 9:17 pm

Wash, rinse, repeat.
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Post by Karlsson » Sun Oct 11 9:18 pm

They saw a few teams go to 0-5 today, decided they can’t mess around and go 2-3.

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 9:19 pm

And the universe has self corrected
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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 9:19 pm

That was piss poor "tackling."
3 TDs in 1:53. Game over.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by ScoobyDoo » Sun Oct 11 9:21 pm

This franchise is so predictable.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 9:21 pm

Collinsworth: “The Vikings aren’t a drop back team”

Translation: Cousins sucks
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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 9:24 pm

Mitch Trubinsky on line one for next year.....
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Greyeagle » Sun Oct 11 9:24 pm

How is Flowers still in this game?
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Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 9:25 pm

If Smith got ejected last week Flowers should get ejected for that
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Post by Bonin21 » Sun Oct 11 9:25 pm

Vikings can't win any more games. There are too many bad teams. They need 1-15 for a shot at Lawrence.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 9:28 pm

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Mitch Trubinsky on line one for next year.....
6 of 1 half a dozen of the other
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 9:32 pm

Was that a called QB run on the 2pt conversion...?....WTF?
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Orion » Sun Oct 11 9:35 pm

Bigbeer wrote:
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Was that a called QB run on the 2pt conversion...?....WTF?
I wouldn't call that running....

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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 9:40 pm

Orion wrote:
Sun Oct 11 9:35 pm
Bigbeer wrote:
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Was that a called QB run on the 2pt conversion...?....WTF?
I wouldn't call that running....
Of all the plays in your arsenal, that would be the last one I would have called.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

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The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 9:40 pm
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Sun Oct 11 9:35 pm
Bigbeer wrote:
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Was that a called QB run on the 2pt conversion...?....WTF?
I wouldn't call that running....
Of all the plays in your arsenal, that would be the last one I would have called.
I hope that was a Kirk improvisation
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Greyeagle » Sun Oct 11 9:51 pm

Oscar Madison is having a nice game.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 9:56 pm

Sea has 106 yds passing....
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 10:13 pm

This is why you don’t go for 2 until the 4th qtr, a field goal should make it a 9 point game and it’s over
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Post by Karlsson » Sun Oct 11 10:14 pm

Well that was stupid.

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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 10:15 pm

You should have gone for 2, play call was stupid.
Should have kicked the FG, play call was stupid.

WTF, Zimm and staff?
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by gopherguy13 » Sun Oct 11 10:17 pm

Absolutely the right call to go for it there. Love the aggressiveness.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Karlsson » Sun Oct 11 10:18 pm

The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:15 pm
You should have gone for 2, play call was stupid.
Should have kicked the FG, play call was stupid.

WTF, Zimm and staff?
Evidently the percentages say going for it was the right thing to do. These percentages never take into account the Vikings history of completely blowing it in these situations, though. :lol:

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Greyeagle » Sun Oct 11 10:18 pm

"That was a Mike Zimmer special blitz right there...."

The one where the Vikes give up a first down on 4th and ballgame?
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Karlsson wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:18 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:15 pm
You should have gone for 2, play call was stupid.
Should have kicked the FG, play call was stupid.

WTF, Zimm and staff?
Evidently the percentages say going for it was the right thing to do. These percentages never take into account the Vikings history of completely blowing it in these situations, though. :lol:
Situational, though. Up 8, 2 minutes, 1 TO for the opposing team? That's a major factor.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 10:20 pm

Greyeagle wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:18 pm
"That was a Mike Zimmer special blitz right there...."

The one where the Vikes give up a first down on 4th and ballgame?
Yes
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Butters Stotch » Sun Oct 11 10:23 pm

Sigh.....Oh well, T4T.

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Post by Cowgirl » Sun Oct 11 10:23 pm

Sigh.

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Post by 00xtremeninja » Sun Oct 11 10:24 pm

Oh man.
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Post by Karlsson » Sun Oct 11 10:25 pm

Hahahahahahaha. Yeah that worked out great.

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Post by Greyeagle » Sun Oct 11 10:26 pm

Setting up perfectly for some Kirk Cousins 4th quarter magic......

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Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Oct 11 10:29 pm

This is the season from HELL 🥵

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11 losses to go
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Greyeagle wrote:
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Setting up perfectly for some Kirk Cousins 4th quarter magic......

:lol:
That’s not a thing
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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The Minnesota Way!

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by gopherguy13 » Sun Oct 11 10:31 pm

The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:20 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:18 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:15 pm
You should have gone for 2, play call was stupid.
Should have kicked the FG, play call was stupid.

WTF, Zimm and staff?
Evidently the percentages say going for it was the right thing to do. These percentages never take into account the Vikings history of completely blowing it in these situations, though. :lol:
Situational, though. Up 8, 2 minutes, 1 TO for the opposing team? That's a major factor.
We're a bad to mediocre football team, sitting at 1-3. If you have a chance to win the game by gaining 1 yard, you do it.

If we're 3-1 and looking like we're going to be jockeying for playoff positioning, I agree that you kick the fg there.

I definitely stand by Zimmer's decision to go for it, still love the call.
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Post by Greyeagle » Sun Oct 11 10:32 pm

The perfect Viking ending to this season is getting the #1 pick with a chance at a franchise QB & we can draft a cornerback.
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Post by JC65 » Sun Oct 11 10:32 pm

I'm surprised the vikings even made a game out of it.

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Post by Beauner » Sun Oct 11 10:33 pm

How do they not even measure the 4th and inches on that Mattison run? Sure looked like he was at least back to the LOS and extended the ball out.

No idea how that safety gets to stay in the game when he didn't even attempt to avoid high contact, but Harrison gets ejected and fined for going lower and still making contact.
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Post by streakygopher » Sun Oct 11 10:33 pm

Another massive choke to Seattle. Zimmer 0-2 on critical calls. Too early to go for 2 and then goes for 4th and inches instead of a FG...I guess I know where he's coming from. Vikings were blowing out Seattle by running the ball...except when it matter...you know, to put the game away.

Kick a field goal there and game is OVER. Instead they give the ball back to Wilson, who follows the script he always does against the purple losers.

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Post by Bonin21 » Sun Oct 11 10:34 pm

I have to say, I've really only watched one half of Vikings football intently this year (the first one) and the stress and annoyance levels are waaaaayyy down. Why spend four hours a week watching a team you know is going nowhere?
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Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 10:35 pm

If you have a juicy misdirection type play or a player who can make things happen if the play breaks down I can see going for it. If you’re just gonna run your backup RB into the line then kick a FG
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Post by Slap Shot » Sun Oct 11 10:36 pm

Bigbeer wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:31 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
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Setting up perfectly for some Kirk Cousins 4th quarter magic......

:lol:
That’s not a thing
They took the lead late in the 4th quarter. He didn't call for the earlier 2-pt conversion, he didn't make the call to not kick the FG nor the play to try another run up the middle, he didn't give up the game-winning TD against.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Oct 11 10:36 pm

:conf2:
streakygopher wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:33 pm
Another massive choke to Seattle. Zimmer 0-2 on critical calls. Too early to go for 2 and then goes for 4th and inches instead of a FG...I guess I know where he's coming from. Vikings were blowing out Seattle by running the ball...except when it matter...you know, to put the game away.

Kick a field goal there and game is OVER. Instead they give the ball back to Wilson, who follows the script he always does against the purple losers.
Zimmer is arguably too OLD to be an NFL head coach IMHO. And Kubiak appears over the hill too. That said, the D sucks & Cousins folds in big spots. He’s a boxscore, not a winner in clutch situations. Neither is anybody else on this team (at least in 2020) for that matter. Tank for Trevor ☝️
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 10:37 pm

gopherguy13 wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:31 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:20 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:18 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:15 pm
You should have gone for 2, play call was stupid.
Should have kicked the FG, play call was stupid.

WTF, Zimm and staff?
Evidently the percentages say going for it was the right thing to do. These percentages never take into account the Vikings history of completely blowing it in these situations, though. :lol:
Situational, though. Up 8, 2 minutes, 1 TO for the opposing team? That's a major factor.
We're a bad to mediocre football team, sitting at 1-3. If you have a chance to win the game by gaining 1 yard, you do it.

If we're 3-1 and looking like we're going to be jockeying for playoff positioning, I agree that you kick the fg there.

I definitely stand by Zimmer's decision to go for it, still love the call.
Bad to mediocre team, you said so yourself, you put yourself in the best position to win. That means kicking the FG to go up by 8.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Beauner » Sun Oct 11 10:38 pm

The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:20 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:18 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:15 pm
You should have gone for 2, play call was stupid.
Should have kicked the FG, play call was stupid.

WTF, Zimm and staff?
Evidently the percentages say going for it was the right thing to do. These percentages never take into account the Vikings history of completely blowing it in these situations, though. :lol:
Situational, though. Up 8, 2 minutes, 1 TO for the opposing team? That's a major factor.
When you're in the spot the Vikings are in, you go for it. Fourth and inches on the 6 yard line? I've got no problem with going for the dagger.

If they're a team that was already in a playoff spot, sure go kick the FG and make them get 8 pts to tie. But when you need to rack up Ws to make the playoffs (which, had they squeaked this out, would not have been out of the question given what else is going on in the NFC this season)... I've got no problem trusting your offense. Seattle defense just made a great play.
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Post by fightclub30 » Sun Oct 11 10:40 pm

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Another massive choke to Seattle. Zimmer 0-2 on critical calls. Too early to go for 2 and then goes for 4th and inches instead of a FG...I guess I know where he's coming from. Vikings were blowing out Seattle by running the ball...except when it matter...you know, to put the game away.

Kick a field goal there and game is OVER. Instead they give the ball back to Wilson, who follows the script he always does against the purple losers.
Game is OVER? Ive watched our sports teams enough. SEA still goes down the field, gets the TD and the 2pt. Our offense does nothing, then we lose in OT. So if anything, not kicking the FG just gets me in bed earlier with the same result.

I'd rather go for the win. Your mileage may vary.

Who cares anyway, its not like this season is going anywhere.

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 10:42 pm

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The Rube wrote:
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The Rube wrote:
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You should have gone for 2, play call was stupid.
Should have kicked the FG, play call was stupid.

WTF, Zimm and staff?
Evidently the percentages say going for it was the right thing to do. These percentages never take into account the Vikings history of completely blowing it in these situations, though. :lol:
Situational, though. Up 8, 2 minutes, 1 TO for the opposing team? That's a major factor.
When you're in the spot the Vikings are in, you go for it. Fourth and inches on the 6 yard line? I've got no problem with going for the dagger.

If they're a team that was already in a playoff spot, sure go kick the FG and make them get 8 pts to tie. But when you need to rack up Ws to make the playoffs (which, had they squeaked this out, would not have been out of the question given what else is going on in the NFC this season)... I've got no problem trusting your offense. Seattle defense just made a great play.
Obviously I disagree. You NEED this win. So go by stats (in this case overrule due to point differential) and make it an assumed 8 pt deficit.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Beauner » Sun Oct 11 10:42 pm

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If you have a juicy misdirection type play or a player who can make things happen if the play breaks down I can see going for it. If you’re just gonna run your backup RB into the line then kick a FG
The backup RB that had 20 carries for 110 yards in the game?
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 10:45 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:36 pm
Bigbeer wrote:
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Setting up perfectly for some Kirk Cousins 4th quarter magic......

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That’s not a thing
They took the lead late in the 4th quarter. He didn't call for the earlier 2-pt conversion, he didn't make the call to not kick the FG nor the play to try another run up the middle, he didn't give up the game-winning TD against.
He also didn’t drive his team down the field to win the game, Wilson did. Cousins is an exactly average QB. He makes the plays that are there but never makes a big play in a big spot or saves a play when it breaks down. He doesn’t make his teammates better. He doesn’t feel the pressure well or buy time to take pressure off the offensive line. He’s an average QB and always will be. The Vikings need to upgrade the position and shouldn’t have given him an extension.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 10:47 pm

Beauner wrote:
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If you have a juicy misdirection type play or a player who can make things happen if the play breaks down I can see going for it. If you’re just gonna run your backup RB into the line then kick a FG
The backup RB that had 20 carries for 110 yards in the game?
Yes...Cook gets a first down there. All he had to do was bounce outside the tackle, there was a big hole, he would have scored.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by gopherguy13 » Sun Oct 11 10:48 pm

The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:37 pm
gopherguy13 wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:31 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:20 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:18 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:15 pm
You should have gone for 2, play call was stupid.
Should have kicked the FG, play call was stupid.

WTF, Zimm and staff?
Evidently the percentages say going for it was the right thing to do. These percentages never take into account the Vikings history of completely blowing it in these situations, though. :lol:
Situational, though. Up 8, 2 minutes, 1 TO for the opposing team? That's a major factor.
We're a bad to mediocre football team, sitting at 1-3. If you have a chance to win the game by gaining 1 yard, you do it.

If we're 3-1 and looking like we're going to be jockeying for playoff positioning, I agree that you kick the fg there.

I definitely stand by Zimmer's decision to go for it, still love the call.
Bad to mediocre team, you said so yourself, you put yourself in the best position to win. That means kicking the FG to go up by 8.
Does it though? With our defense, I'd argue that the best chance of winning the game is a one-off play where we only have to gain one yard, against a pretty bad defense.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 10:49 pm

The momentum changed drastically in the 2nd half. So I'd go conventional wisdom, as much as I hate it.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Oct 11 10:53 pm

Bigbeer wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:45 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:36 pm
Bigbeer wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:31 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:26 pm
Setting up perfectly for some Kirk Cousins 4th quarter magic......

:lol:
That’s not a thing
They took the lead late in the 4th quarter. He didn't call for the earlier 2-pt conversion, he didn't make the call to not kick the FG nor the play to try another run up the middle, he didn't give up the game-winning TD against.
He also didn’t drive his team down the field to win the game, Wilson did. Cousins is an exactly average QB. He makes the plays that are there but never makes a big play in a big spot or saves a play when it breaks down. He doesn’t make his teammates better. He doesn’t feel the pressure well or buy time to take pressure off the offensive line. He’s an average QB and always will be. The Vikings need to upgrade the position and shouldn’t have given him an extension.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over & expecting a different result. That’s the definition of this years Vikings team, they are mediocre & lack big spot swagger...exact opposite of Wilson & the SeaChickens in 2020. That said... I think I hate Wilson more than ARog 😳

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 10:54 pm

I have to disagree with Wilson (as a person). As a player, ok, you may have a point. Wilson is a stand up guy. ARodg is just a diva arsehole.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Cowgirl » Sun Oct 11 10:55 pm

I think all Minnesota sports fans should know by now that logic, odds, percentages, and luck do not work as they should when our teams are involved. 😬

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 10:55 pm

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I have to disagree with Wilson (as a person). As a player, ok, you may have a point. Wilson is a stand up guy. ARodg is just a diva arsehole.
Wilson is infinitely more likable than Erin
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Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Oct 11 10:55 pm

I’m talking about hating losing to him, which current Vikings have made a career out of ☝️

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bigbeer » Sun Oct 11 10:57 pm

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I’m talking about hating losing to him, which current Vikings have made a career out of ☝️
Rodgers is smug when he beats us, Wilson is not.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by streakygopher » Sun Oct 11 11:05 pm

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I’m talking about hating losing to him, which current Vikings have made a career out of ☝️
At the end of the game it looked like Cook was enjoying the loss, laughing, smiling, and chit chatting with the Seattle players - after getting humiliated and going to a season-ending 1-4 in the process.

This team has room for a couple of sore losers.

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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 11 11:06 pm

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I’m talking about hating losing to him, which current Vikings have made a career out of ☝️
IIRC, 6-0 now.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Cowgirl » Sun Oct 11 11:06 pm

Maybe they need robes?? Nah. That didn’t work out too well for the Twins did it.


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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by streakygopher » Sun Oct 11 11:07 pm

Bigbeer wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:57 pm
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I’m talking about hating losing to him, which current Vikings have made a career out of ☝️
Rodgers is smug when he beats us, Wilson is not.
Wilson is a class act.

Cousins actually looked really sharp after throwing that dreadful interception. Not many people I'm sure thought the Vikings would come back the way they did. The offense caught fire and ran the crap out of the ball....until it mattered most and then couldn't get a couple inches. Ugh.

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by D2D » Sun Oct 11 11:11 pm

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The offense caught fire and ran the crap out of the ball....until it mattered most and then couldn't get a couple inches. Ugh.
I told my wife that a healthy Cook would have gotten it.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

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Tank for Trevor ☝️
Won't even be close to that #1 spot.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

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Tank for Trevor ☝️
Won't even be close to that #1 spot.
Yep. ATL, NYJ, and maybe NYG are waving right now, although the Giants would be a real dark horse. They'd trade the draft pick.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Slap Shot » Mon Oct 12 12:00 am

Bigbeer wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:45 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:36 pm
Bigbeer wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:31 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Sun Oct 11 10:26 pm
Setting up perfectly for some Kirk Cousins 4th quarter magic......

:lol:
That’s not a thing
They took the lead late in the 4th quarter. He didn't call for the earlier 2-pt conversion, he didn't make the call to not kick the FG nor the play to try another run up the middle, he didn't give up the game-winning TD against.
He also didn’t drive his team down the field to win the game...
Read the above again. He helped them get the lead in the 4th quarter and put them in position to add to it late in the game. Other factors outside his control led to the loss.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by The Rube » Mon Oct 12 12:09 am

What he said. There were some terrible coaching decisions this game.
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bertogliat » Mon Oct 12 4:55 am

Border Gopher wrote:
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Tank for Trevor ☝️
Won't even be close to that #1 spot.
When the Vikings are bad they get that 7-9 pick. They’re never Cleveland bad. Unfortunately they’ve never drafted a QB like Rodgers or Wilson who are available later in the first round (or third in Wilson’s case) and have star potential.

I am 45 years old and Daunte Culpepper is the only QB I can remember drafting (11th) that had a remote chance of being great.

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by gopher6 » Mon Oct 12 6:13 am

Why they extended Cousins contract stupid move 3 more years if 😡😡😡

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Re: Vikings 2020 season

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Why they extended Cousins contract stupid move 3 more years if 😡😡😡
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Re: Vikings 2020 season

Post by Bertogliat » Mon Oct 12 8:20 am

gopher6 wrote:
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Why they extended Cousins contract stupid move 3 more years if 😡😡😡
Especially costly considering the Diggs response. Hopefully Jefferson turns out better than Diggs.

We like our awful contracts in Minnesota.

Would one of my teams please avoid the paralyzing contracts?

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