Tomorrow’s Game Is A “Must Win”

I realize how obvious the title of this article is, but sometimes things that seem obvious need to be addressed. For instance, NOT blowing halftime leads of 17-7, 17-0, and 20-0, only to fall to 0-3. The Vikings have looked like one of the best teams in the league this year… In the first half of games. For some reason, we have trouble closing out the second halves of games this year, and we can’t keep letting this happen.

I understand I am a columnist, and normally I report news or facts, but I am just like any other Vikings fan out there, decked out in purple and gold each sunday cheering on my favorite team. With unexplained losses 3 straight weeks, in games that we seemed to have complete control of up until the 2nd half kickoff, this columnist needs to vent.

Leslie Frazier views tomorrow’s game as a “must win” in order to regain momentum and attempt to make a playoff run for the ages coming off of an 0-3 start. All the fingers in the world can be pointed when trying to figure out who is to blame for these losses, but in the end, you win and lose as a team. The Vikings are in a very winable matchup tomorrow in Kansas City against a fellow 0-3 Cheifs team who has already lost RB Jamaal Charles, TE Tony Moeki, and FS Eric Berry for the season. The Vikings have not won in Kansas City since 1974, but they will look to change that tomorrow at noon.

I do think the Vikings will bounce back and get their first win of the season tomorrow. I think Peterson, as usual, will have a big game, and hopefully we see some improvement in McNabb and the passing game. I think the Vikings win 24-17.

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8 Responses to “Tomorrow’s Game Is A “Must Win””

  1. Gary says:

    I hope they can pull out a W, but, but, but, with McMiss the wide open reciever, I have my doubts…Go Vikings!

  2. Lost Viking says:

    Chief defensive backfield in flux

    http://www.kansascity.com/2011/09/30/3177788/chiefs-buzz-flowers-may-play-against.html

    1st round selection Baldwin is sounding more clunker than concerto

  3. Purple Charlie says:

    Branden,
    Must game to say the least, I have never seen a season that has been like this one, 20-0 and lose…
    They are either going to pound these guys or lose by 3…

    Preferably the first !

  4. BBryant says:

    Well, people have been saying run Peterson more in the second half, but other than on a few key plays where they should’ve ran him, the real problem was, the chargers, bucs and lions all started passing all over the place in the second half, and we couldn’t, at all. Even with big leads, we couldn’t hold em back, or get the passing game going. It is a new team for McNabb. It’s not just him. It’s passing game as much as Peterson, tho, that needs to kick in.

  5. Dynalee10 says:

    It al boils down to THIRD DOWN , getting the other team off the field and keeping our Offense on the field. In the first half of all three games we did excellent in the second epic fail. I believe that with the possible exception of turnovers no stat is more important that third down completion percentage.

  6. CalVkg says:

    leslie’s gotta keep his chin up and say he wants a playoff run, but everybody knows that ain’t happenin’. what we do need, is at least a respectable level of play for the stadium issue, if that has a chance to help at all, and then we need to plan for the future and rebuild, starting with the QB position

    i look forward to enjoying one of our few wins for this year tomorrow

    …and to watch jared allen have some fun. he could have a career day

    GO KAD!!!!!

  7. c.carterhof says:

    Cmon Cal…a few wins?
    We have the best 0-3 team in the history of the NFL.

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