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OPEN THREAD: First Quarter

Well, kickoff will finally be here in a few moments.  The Vikings are set to battle the Saints for a chance to face the Colts in the Super Bowl.

As a continuation from last week, I will have open threads available for each quarter.  Make sure to stop in and give us your thoughts on the game.

First Quarter Keys:

  1. QUICK START:  It seems very unlikely that the Vikings are able to silence the crowd in the Super Dome.  Even if they jump to a three score lead, these fans know their team is capable of coming back and will cheer them on until all hope is lost.  Regardless, the Vikings have to try and kill the mood in that stadium by jumping into a good lead early in this game.
  2. PHYSICAL CORNERS:  The Cowboys drew up the blue print on how to shut down the Saints passing game.  Jamming their receivers at the line of scrimmage and playing them very physical keeps them from getting into a rhythm and may allow our pass rush a few more seconds to get to Brees.
  3. BALANCE:  Normally this is where I preach about the running game, but not today.  Today, I think it is important that Vikes keep balance on offense and be very methodical.  Long, time-consuming drives will tire down this defense and keep Brees off the field.  Moving the chains via the ground and the air is the top priority.

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52 Responses to “OPEN THREAD: First Quarter”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    We have advantage on Defense.

    Fire away up front. We need to keep Brees off the field

  2. Ole says:

    Go Vikings!!!!!!! ………. Win!!!!!!

  3. Johnny says:

    Please Vikes no stupid mistakes Tonight

  4. Adam Warwas says:

    Vikes get ball first

  5. CalVkg says:


  6. LeRoy says:

    YEAH!!! Nice drive Vikings! 5 minutes very methodical!

  7. Ole says:

    TD AP!!!!!!

    Dugan sprung it with his key block!!!!

  8. Adam Warwas says:

    Sharper was saying “Who Dat!?!” as Adrian blew by him. Woo Hooo!

  9. Archie Manning says:


  10. Adam Warwas says:

    Nice block from Dugan, nice burst from Peterson, great drive which was exactly what I had in mind on my KEY #3 above.


  11. Archie Manning says:

    Hi guys. I got a little excited. I’ll be old number four, Archie Manning, today!

  12. G.P. says:

    ahhhh Adrian Peterson I love you alot!

  13. Adam Warwas says:

    decent kick coverage, time to see how the D is feeling today.

  14. Adrian Peterson is a beast!!! and I mean that as a compliment!!!

  15. Archie Manning says:

    Here’s Bernard Berrian’s video tweet of the old guy singing Pants on the ground in the Viking locker room.

  16. Adam Warwas says:

    Vikes are playing physical man to man coverage, nice job from Griff and Benny so far

  17. Archie Manning says:

    don’t interrupt, Adam, were blogging here,lol!

  18. Archie Manning says:

    Just blitz Winfield everytime!

  19. Adam Warwas says:

    Yikes, poor tackling. That was bad, bad, bad…

  20. Ole says:

    Benny got leveled. Dret!

  21. LeRoy says:

    Anyone notice the hold as they pushed the vikes defender out of bounds?

  22. G.P. says:

    its okay we’ll get it done

  23. Adam Warwas says:

    Leber blew his tackle and Tyrell took a terrible angle… we can’t play THAT game again today

  24. Archie Manning says:

    can’t let that french guy run loose like that.

  25. Ole says:

    ok, from that camera angle, Benny put his pants on the ground

  26. Archie Manning says:

    we let the crowd back in it a little. gotta shut ’em up again.

  27. Archie Manning says:



  28. Ole says:

    saved!!!! ….. by a penalty

  29. Ole says:

    WTF!?!? who the hell is wearing Berrian’s jersey today

  30. G.P. says:

    We need to protect Farve…

  31. Archie Manning says:

    that’s the third cheap shot late hit on brett already.

  32. Ole says:

    dang, Cheech was open

  33. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    I agree! Please protect Brett! He’s on the ground too much!

  34. Ole says:

    Cheech comes through!

  35. Ole says:

    what exactly are you saying Pro Football blooger, do the Saints want to date favre?

  36. Ole says:

    Sydney!!!!…. Yeah baby!!!!!

  37. G.P. says:

    Rice so Nice Yeah Buddy!

  38. Archie Manning says:

    touchdown rice. i called that earlier.

  39. Archie Manning says:

    Final score prediction:
    Vikes 103
    Saints 98

  40. Ole says:

    Saints – favre – dinner and a movie…. then the happy dance

    a perfect evening for Pro Football Blogger

  41. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Yeah, Baby, Yeah! I think Brett should huddle with the D and tell them keep those Aints out of the endzone!

  42. Archie Manning says:

    greenway gave that french guy the smack down

  43. Ole says:

    with all the hits favre is taking, he is gonna have to re-apply his poli-grip at half time

  44. Ole says:

    stopped ’em on third down, good Defense

  45. Archie Manning says:

    right ole! we have a shut-down “D” ! ! !

  46. Adam Warwas says:

    Second Quarter Thread is up.

  47. Ole says:

    second quarter thread is up

    you’re welcome Adam

  48. Ole says:

    dammit Adam, dang your quick fingers

  49. G.P. says:

    alright boys way to go!

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