Victories In The North Put More Pressure On Vikes

With all the drama surrounding Brett Favre on his 41st birthday, the arrival of Randy Moss, and a general “all in” mentality out of Winter Park, the Vikings need not look outside their own locker room to feel the pressure as Monday Night’s game against the Jets approaches.

However, if they did look outside their own locker room, they would find only more pressure.

On Sunday afternoon the other three NFC North teams had decent showings.

The Bears were able to easily handle the league’s new worst team, the Carolina Panthers.  A defensive performance that featured three interceptions and five sacks helped the Bears make it through a week without their starting quarterback.

Shaun Hill led the Lions to a dominating performance against the St. Louis Rams with a 227 yard and three touchdown performance.  They coasted into their first victory of the season quite easily.

Not every NFC North team will be happy this week, however.  Even the injury riddled Packers were able to put up a tough game against the Washington Redskins.  The bad news for the Packers is that they lost and their injury problems only continued to pile up against the Skins.  Jermichael Finley, Ryan Pickett, Clay Matthews, and Donald Lee all suffered injuries that made them miss time.  The injury woes in Green Bay is sure to be a hot topic over the course of this week.

While an overtime interception off the arm of Aaron Rodgers is a beautiful thing, the Vikes will want to keep pace and prevent panic with a good showing tomorrow night.

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8 Responses to “Victories In The North Put More Pressure On Vikes”

  1. Brett says:

    Packers fall!!! Woooooooooooooooo 🙂

    • Brett says:

      By the way, that was really quick Adam. You HAD to have had that written… just waiting to hit “submit” as that field goal went through!

  2. marty264 says:

    Aaron Rodgers also suffered a concussion on the play where he threw the pick to add to their injury woes.

  3. fozz44 says:

    I’m hoping the Vikes can go 2-2 over their next 4 it will be tough.

    We know the Bears and Lions are no real threat…..so seeing the Packers, Saints, and Cowboys all lose games today that they should have dominated…..is a very, very good thing.

  4. Ole says:

    what a day of unlikely victories

    Raiders, Lions, Cardinals, Bucs, Redskins and even the Titans and Giants winning tough road games

    • marty264 says:

      Ole, I’d hardly consider the Lions victory unlikely, the way they played the Bears, Packers, and Eagles, I was just waiting for them to come out and dominate.

  5. Brett says:

    At some point do we consider the Bears a serious contender though???

  6. CalVkg says:

    sure, the nfc looks weak and wide open for a team to peak at the end of the season (vikes), but right now, the steelers and ravens could be scary

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