Game Time Reactions…

I’m going to give some live updates to my thoughts on the game as it goes by.  Keep hitting F5 for updates and feel free to comment below.

  • Childress says Favre is fine and it’s just rust being knocked off.  He looked like he was lying.
  • Harvin almost broke that kick return.  Needed one more move.
  • Adrian is a beast.  Great 75 TD to start things off!
  • I sure wish I could get Adrian on my fantasy team 🙁
  • Berrian and K-Sasser wont play.
  • Pat Williams makes an impact on his first defensive play of the preseason… who woulda thunk it.
  • Just found out I’ll be on ESPN Radio tomorrow afternoon.  Check it out here.
  • What are the odds some Texans fan thinks Allen’s sack on Scahub was dirty?
  • Favre looks good on his first two throws.  Nothing special, but nice mobility after Loadholt had troubles.
  • Vikings used the WildCat!  Creativity?  Brad Childress?  Did hell just freeze up?
  • Mario Williams literally ran circles around Bryant McKinnie.  Another terrible 3rd down try for the team.
  • Looks like Griffin is covering Andre Johnson.  Great test for him.
  • Ray Edwards and Chad Greenway are everywhere so far.
  • In case you didn’t catch my post before, this is the first time in a while that the Vikings have all 11 starters on defense as active.  So far so good, two for two on shutting down the Texans.
  • Favre-to-Shiancoe combo could really help on 3rd down, just like it did on Shiancoe’s 2nd catch.
  • On 3rd down Harvin ran a route a yard short, just like last week.  He needs to realize where he is.
  • I wonder if Matt Schaub has nightmares about Jared Allen.  Intentional grounding thanks to Allen’s pressure.
  • Jaymar Johnson has had a couple of nice punt returns.  Looks good.
  • Vikes starting defense gives up 33 yards and 0 points in first quarter.  Hope that’s a trend all season long.
  • Ryans creams Favre as O-Line has continued trouble picking up blitz.
  • Nice INT by Leber!  I still hate the Madden 2010 rating for him.
  • Oh yeah!  I forgot, if anyone touches Favre it’s roughing the passer because he’s a legend.  Bonus!
  • Harvin missed a TD on a great touch pass by Favre.  Missed opportunity.
  • Favre way off on next pass.  Another 3rd down incompletion.  Field Goal time.
  • Ray Edwards has played well so far, but his temper is going to cost the Vikings down the run.
  • Edwards seemed to kick Chester Pitts who called Jared Allen a “scumbag” for his Schaub hits.
  • All of the sudden the Texans are being very efficient on offense.  Vikes seem to have become less aggressive.
  • Schaub’s mobility is killing our defense.  No real mobile QB’s during the regular season though.
  • Artis Hicks has replaced Phil Loadholt.
  • Vikes got man-handeled that whole drive, which ended with a Slaton TD.  Schaub is limping off hte field.
  • This will almost be a two-minute drill for the Vikes.  Interesting to see if they try to stretch the field at all.
  • Peterson tops 100 yards in one half and makes it look easy.
  • Well, they tried to stretch the field, Favre overthrew Jaymar by about 15 yards.  Announcers think it was a great throw.  What!?!  See my handbook, step three.
  • Sidney Rice takes a big shot after nice catch.  Favre running the hurry-up now… which gets penalized.
  • Holding on McKinnie the very next play.  Killing themselves, I tell ya.
  • Harvin takes a hit, makes a great run after catch. 
  • Amazing catch and open field running by Chester Taylor for a TD to close out the half.
  • Okay, maybe not to close out the half.  The Texans are picking the D apart again and getting into field goal position.
  • Field goal ends the half at 17-10, Vikes.
  • 6 penalties for 45 yards in first half.  Improvement over last week, but not great.
  • Haagen-Dazs banana split is the bomb-diggety!  (hey, what can I say, it’s halftime)
  • Favre might play another drive.
  • Karl Paymah may have just lost his job, got beat BAD by Andre Johnson.
  • Madieau Williams has had some nice wrap ups throughout tonight.
  • Chris Brown converts on 4th down with a good second effort.
  • Madieau Williams makes nice jumping pick after Marcus McCauley tips the ball up.
  • McKinnie false starts.  His second penalty tonight… plus he gave up a sack.
  • Great scramble from Favre, hits Harvin for first down after being backed into endzone.  These third down conversions are so valuable.
  • Chester Taylor is such a luxury to have… he’s running very well.
  • Favre lays a block on Eugene Wilson during WildCat and gets penalized from crack back block. 
  • Demeco Ryans just pulverized Albert Young.  It’s getting scary on the field.
  • Too many men on the field for Vikings.  Another dumb penalty.
  • False start on the punt.  Another dumb penalty.
  • Now they have 11 penalties for 75 yards with three minutes left until the 4th quarter.
  • Vikes second string D holds them well after nice play from the line and Marcus McCauley.
  • Now it’s T-Jack’s turn.
  • T-Jack and Albert Young look hot to start drive, then T-Jack scrambles into traffic on 3rd down.
  • 2nd string D holds Houston again.
  • Sage is in now.  That was quick for T-Jack.
  • Sage falls down and then later gets a delay of game.  Then redeems himself with nice 3rd down conversion to Garrett Mills.
  • Sage gets shut down after a third and thirteen screen pass.  Then great special teams play by Kenny Onatolu backs up Texans to their own 10.
  • Defense shuts them down again, capped by a nice Jasper Brinkley play.  Cut will be tough to decide on Defense.
  • Great close up on T-Jack looking like a sick puppy dog.
  • Bobby Williams, Tremaine Johnson, Antoine Holmes, and Roderick Rogers are my completly random predictions for Vikes to get cut tomorrow (Glenn Holt already being cut means they only need to cut four).
  • That’s it, Sage is kneeling now after a nice run by Smith.
  • 3-0 in the preseason, no major injuries that we know of… pretty successful game.
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