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Vikings Dreamland Becomes a Reality

The Minnesota Vikings are THE team to watch in the NFL The addition of Brett Favre has made the team very exciting to watch. We have true football studs all over the field  and players that are taking that next step into football stardom. Sydney Rice has become the go to receiver on long pass plays. Percy Harvin has developed into a possession receiver that can take off downfield after the catch. Visanthe Shiancoe has finally turned into a tight end we can trust to make a catch all over the field.

Let’s have some fun and look back at the statistics and players in 1998 when the Vikings should have been in  Superbowl  XXXIII:

  

  • Randall Cunningham    3,704 Passing yards with  60.9 completion percentage
  • Brett Favre  (on pace for) over 4,000 with a 68.1 completion percentage

 

  •  Robert Smith   1,187 yards with 6 Td and 4.8yards per rushing attempt
  • Adrian Peterson (on pace for) 1,700 yards and 20 TD with 5.1 yards per rushing attempt

  

  • Randy Moss 1,313 yards receiving @ 19.0 yards per catch
  • Sydney Rice (on pace for) 1,500 yards receiving @17.9 yards per catch

  

  • Chris Carter  1,011 yards receiving @ 13.0 yards per catch
  • Percy Harvin (on pace for) 980 yards @ 13.6 yards per catch

 

  • David Palmer  50 returns for 1,176 yards with an average of 23.5 yards
  • Percy Harvin (on pace for) 55 returns, 1,800 yards with 30.7 average

 

 

  • Mitch Berger   44.7 yard average
  • Chris Kluwe     43.8  yard average

 

  • Turn over Ratio:
  •  1998   (+14)
  •  2009   (on pace for)  (+8) 

 

  • Quarterback Sacks:
  • 1998 Defense   (38)
  • 2009 Defense (on pace for)  (62) 

 

  • Defense notables in 1998: John Randall, Robert Griffith, Ed McDaniel, Chris Walsh
  • Defense notables in 2009: Pat Williams, Kevin Williams. Jared Allen, Chad Greenway, Antoine Winfield

 

We all watched the Vikings in 1998. It was the year that brought family & friends together to enjoy the game of football. They were winning and fun to watch with their explosive offense and stifling run defense.    2009 has brought the same weapons to the field. We can strike at anytime and from anywhere. We have the Team that Can WIN !  The confidence shows on the team and in the players. As fans, we know this is the year and we headed to Miami to WIN Superbowl XLIV.


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12 Responses to “Vikings Dreamland Becomes a Reality”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    How does Denny Green compare to Chili? Andersen to Longwell? Farwell to Chris Walsh?

  2. VikingsDude says:

    Denny Green & Chili are worlds apart. I will save that comparison till after we WIN the Superbowl

  3. VikingsDude says:

    I do believe that Chili will show he has become the better coach. The key word was “become.” His first 3 years he was learning and didn’t come across well to the fans. I think he has learned what it takes to be a winner. I beleive Green had a huge ego and thought he knew everything about coaching and did what HE wanted

  4. bigjohnny84 says:

    I would agree with that Dude but Chili also has a huge ego notably the Tjack experiment.

  5. Adam Warwas says:

    Denny Green was a great team counsler… not much of a head coach though.

    Just like I think Chili would make a great pro scout… not much of a head coach though.

  6. VikingsDude says:

    I guess admitting failure is hard for anyone to accept. I think the first 3 years are very important for development for a QB. Chili wouldn’t be the first coach to hang onto a hopeful to long. TJack will be an awesome back up somewhere.I believe he will never have what it takes. I give Chili credit for giving up on Booty.

  7. Adam Warwas says:

    Yes, giving up on a project is tough… kind of like when I save a draft of a post that is only half finished becuase it sucks… eventually I have to delete it but that doesn’t mean I want to.

    Kudos to Chili for transitioning away from t-Jack and hitting the reset button without having to get fired first.

  8. Purple Charlie says:

    The statistics look really good, If everybody can stay healthy,, and stay focused week in and out, I love our chances.

  9. kennyrogers says:

    Superstar Mike Morris made the comparison of Sidney and Percy to Carter and Moss in the Post-game. I almost drove into the ditch. Sorry, not quite there yet,lol!

  10. bigjohnny84 says:

    Ya Kenney thats quite a stretch right now.

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