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Chewing the Cud Week 8.5

For the second time in four years, the detested Packers of Green Bay have rolled into the dome and absolutely demolished the Vikings. The start was encouraging enough. Cordarrelle Patterson’s record kick return saw the game unfold much like this fixture has over the past two years. In 2011, Christian Ponder matched the anticipation surrounding his first […]

Chewing the Thud, Week 7.5

After nearly half a season, and just as the schedule difficulty ramps up a few notches, a summary is in order. To start the season there was a 78 yard touchdown run by Adrian Peterson, and a performance by Detroit that included two turnovers and 11 penalties, which spotted the Purple and Gold 88 yards. […]

Chewing the Cud Week 6.5

This is beginning to taste bitter. On the discomfort scale,watching that game is somewhere in between an episode of HBO’s “Hello Ladies” and a colonoscopy. Few things can temper realistic optimism like the inability to stop the run. Sure the Panthers averaged less than 4 yards per carry, but just after Brandon LaFell’s backbreaking 79-yard touchdown a […]

Chewing the Cud Week 5.5

The eleven days that have elapsed since the last Vikings game have not been without excitement. Many would look at the quarterback conundrum with doubt since, as the saying goes, “If you have two three quarterback, you have none.” I pay no heed to such haters. This squad has been engineered with “character” in mind, […]

Chewing the Cud, Week 4.5

  It was a gleeful Sunday over in Blighty, as the Vikings and Steelers did a swell job representing the product. The game featured many exciting plays, came down to the wire, and saw one of the NFL’s (slumping?) superstars break out. To boot, the crowd, which shaded slightly purple, would have been happy to […]

Chewing the Cud Week 3.5

After going 5-1 in one score games last year, it seems as if the time has come to pay the piper. Bummer. A common theme in Vikings games this year have been turnovers, both take- and giveaways. Some of the former have been lucky (aka bad decisions by Jay Cutler) while some have been merited. […]

Chewing the Cud Week 1.5

Instead of explaining the purpose and name of this column myself, I shall provide a somewhat graphic link that will be useful for those of you not too familiar with the bovine digestive system. So let’s begin.   Not Overreacting, Just Fan-ing it up The numbers people over at call Week 1 National Overreaction Sunday. […]

Meet New Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson Friday At The PUMA Store At Mall of America

Vikings rookie WR Cordarrelle Patterson will be appearing at The PUMA Store this Friday at the Mall of America! Want to get the chance to meet the newest member of your favorite Minnesota Vikings? Head down to the Mall of America next Friday, August 30th to meet Cordarrelle Patterson at The PUMA Store. The explosive […]

Check Out The Vikings Gab Community On Facebook!

Hey Vikings Gab fans, if you haven’t already, check out the official Vikings Gab on FACEBOOK!!! Click HERE to check it out – a super interactive group of close to 300 Viking fans that keep the page busy with comments, debates, and more! Don’t miss out – become a fan of Vikings Gab on Facebook […]

Pressure is on Ponder to perform after off-season upgrades and additions.

Entering this off season, the Vikings clearly had issues to address, particularly on offense. While the team ranked 2nd in rushing (Thanks for the career season, Adrian!), but ranked at or near the bottom in virtually every passing category, and 31st overall. Among the 38 quarterbacks who took at least 325 snaps in 2012, Christian […]