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Open Thread: Second Quarter

Well, that was a solid start.  Here are the main points from the first quarter:

  1. ROMO’S JITTERS:  Romo put the ball on the ground twice, and threw a few errant passes.  Ray Edwards is having a nice game, and that defensive line needs to keep after him and keep him out of his rythm.
  2. TACKLING:  The Vikings haven’t been too bad at tackling in the first quarter, outside of Cedric Griffin.  However, Dallas is going to take advantage of soft coverage and the middle of the zone all day.  That is acceptable as long as the tackling is of the quality nature.
  3. RUN PRODUCTION:  Notice that the Favre to Rice touchdown was on a play action shortly after Peterson’s best run of the game?  That is why Peterson needs to keep grinding the yardage out, in addition to setting up manageable third downs.

7-0, with the Vikings leading after the first quarter.  The Cowboys have the ball in Vikings territory (they’ve crossed the 50 on all three drives so far) and the game is a long ways from being over.

SKOL Vikes!

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84 Responses to “Open Thread: Second Quarter”

  1. G.P. says:

    way to D up on Romo!

  2. Adam Warwas says:

    No penalties for either team thus far…

  3. Adam Warwas says:

    Held them to 3, there’s that red zone D we know and love! Make Suisham kick it all day long for all we care!

  4. Ole says:

    Ray Edwards is earning his paycheck today

  5. Ole says:

    Time for Harvin to run one back

  6. Ole says:

    ok, maybe not this time

  7. Fran the Man says:

    I keep getting that “comment too short” crap

  8. Fran the Man says:

    Rice the only receiver with a catch, so far.

  9. Fran the Man says:

    Yeah Ole, he’s looking like that Sack-leader he wants to be so badly

  10. Fran the Man says:

    Play action to Harvin, PLEASE

  11. Adam Warwas says:

    Sorry Fran, we have a “minimum character” requirement (I think it is either 15 or 25). It really helps to keep the spammers away, I promise.

  12. G.P. says:

    Alright sausage!

  13. Fran the Man says:

    they’re trying to rip it from AD

  14. Fran the Man says:

    No worries Adam

  15. G.P. says:

    Adrian All Day Peterson! on it today! yeah buddy!

  16. Fran the Man says:

    How was that NOT PI?

  17. Ole says:

    jeez, Berrian makes 13 million a year and can’t catch a cold

  18. Ole says:

    on the other hand, Chester makes 3 million a year and earns every penny

  19. Fran the Man says:

    What the hell kind of shoes is Berrian wearing?

  20. Ole says:

    Rice!!!!! again!!!!!

  21. Fran the Man says:

    What the hell kind of shoes are those on Berrian?

  22. G.P. says:

    Nice Rice Gettin done!

  23. Fran the Man says:

    Not able to post??

  24. Fran the Man says:

    Weird, my last 3 comments didn’t make it

  25. Gerb Schmidt says:


  26. Adam Warwas says:

    Both touchdowns to rice have come directly after a big Peterson run and on the play-action… Wade is being out-coached by Chili/Favre. Love it!

  27. Fran the Man says:

    Going to lay a beat down on the ‘Pokes

  28. Ole says:

    I blame ABV for Fran’s non-comments

  29. Fran the Man says:

    6/9 114 yards and 2 TD’s

  30. Fran the Man says:

    I didn’t think of that Ole. Dang but she’s troublesome.

  31. Ole says:

    dumb penalty, bench him

  32. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Now, don’t let Dallas score again, which seems to be a pattern after we make a TD.

    But, we’re lovin’ this so far!!


  33. Adam Warwas says:

    Sanford needs to grow up… I suspect that is why he has yet to win the starting job.

  34. Game Day Freds says:

    THAT perhaps is why Tyrone is still THE MAN! Come on Fred Sanford!

  35. Fran the Man says:

    You got to be kidding me.
    The NFL IS the No Fun League

  36. Ole says:

    Things I haven’t blamed on ABV
    Global Warming
    Haiti earthquake
    Al Gore

    hmmm, there’s gotta be somthing else, can’t think of it right now

  37. Adam Warwas says:

    Flozell is out… backup LT against Jared!

  38. Game Day Freds says:

    Time to play now Jared.

  39. G.P. says:

    Jared Allen you beast!

  40. Game Day Freds says:

    You know that disclaimer on the ED commerical about seeing your doctor if…well, more than 3 hours….

    Freds is not calling the doctor!!! He’s loving this!!!

  41. Ole says:

    2nd and goal, time for Dugan to contribute

  42. Ole says:

    3rd and goal, time for Dugan to contribute

  43. Ole says:

    4th and goal, time for Dugan to contribute

  44. Ole says:

    hey Adam, this blog must not like Dugan, it just told me to slow down

  45. Adam Warwas says:

    at least it didn’t call you a Cowboy… did it?

  46. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    LMAO at Ole!

    Darn! 7 pts. would have been great there!

  47. Fran the Man says:

    Not one toss into the endzone on that last possesion

  48. Ole says:

    ha! nope, and it didn’t call me Tony Pants either

  49. Fran the Man says:

    Come on Allen, get some more!

  50. Fran the Man says:

    Why aren’t we just smothering Wittn on EVERY down?

  51. Fran the Man says:

    If not for Witten, the cowbys wouldn’t even be in this game.

    . . . Oh wait, they’re NOT in this game, are they?

  52. Fran the Man says:

    Almost half time with a 2-TD lead. I’m digging this so far!

  53. Fran the Man says:

    Anybody else want to chime in?

  54. Game Day Freds says:

    Johnny? Johnny? Breathe boy…..breathe. Deep breath…..and…..release.

    It will be fine pal

  55. Fran the Man says:

    So Fran, how do you like the game so far?

  56. Fran the Man says:

    Pretty good Fran, pretty good

  57. Fran the Man says:

    Whew! Thnks Freds. For a minute I thought I was over at the old AV. . .

  58. Ole says:

    McKinnie, is pathetic, he just tackled Peterson

  59. Gerb Schmidt says:

    hmmm……peterson tackled by mckinney

  60. Johnny says:

    Just got on the old PC Game Day Freds. Great job so far

  61. Fran the Man says:

    That was the quickest Time out call I’ve ever seen by the refs

  62. Gerb Schmidt says:

    brilliant minds think alike, ole

  63. Ole says:

    1st down Chester, who the hell called that play?

  64. Fran the Man says:

    johnny, you’re not watching the game?

  65. Gerb Schmidt says:

    comment too short? oh.

    THAT was a big first down, blahblahblah.

    How’s that?

  66. Gerb Schmidt says:

    can’t make short comments, i guess

  67. Ole says:

    Kleinjumper? never thought he had it in him

  68. Fran the Man says:

    Dallas fumbles the return, picked up by the Vikes for a TD. Bet on it.

  69. Johnny says:

    Fran, Im watching but just now got on the computer

  70. Fran the Man says:

    Just about called it, eh?

  71. Fran the Man says:

    I was going to send you a online link

  72. Johnny says:

    Thanks Fran but Im good to go

  73. Fran the Man says:

    2 blatent holds on Allen in a row and no call

  74. Game Day Freds says:

    Hey Tony –

    Not Philly is it?

  75. Fran the Man says:

    Boy, between the refs and the announcers, not much love for the Vikings.

  76. Fran the Man says:

    Romo- 3 fumbles

  77. Ole says:

    Ray Edwards – 3 sacks!
    (counting that last lay down by Romo)

  78. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    That’s OK–better to not get much love from Troy, Joe and the refs and then take control of the game vs. thinking it’s a Viking blowout before the game and look like crap in the game.

    Go Vikes!!

  79. Game Day Freds says:

    Look at these talking heads, Jimmy Johnson is about to cry and Howie is sweating he is so pissed Dallas is losing

  80. Adam Warwas says:

    Third Quarter thread is up

  81. Ole says:

    Ratings Freds. Them guys want a Cowboys vs ‘aints game next week

  82. Lost Viking says:

    Although I like Aikman didn’t agree w/ his criticism of incomplete throw to Harvin. Percy has to catch those.

    This is the conservatism that Favre has rebelled against. Had the catch been made the Vikes are at their forty with time to move the ball into scoring position. Risk of the play balances out plus you maintain agressiveness on O.

    Advantage Minnesota

  83. Lost Viking says:

    Sad news about Gaines Adams. Recall the draft speculation two years ago that Adams might possibly fall to Viking if we were very fortunate?

    Sad day for all fans

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