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OPEN THREAD: Fourth Quarter

Brett Favre is being looked at on the sidelines, Adrian Peterson lucked out on two fumbles, and Favre threw a pick on a play that would’ve drawn five flags if it were Jared Allen making the low sack.

The time is now for these Vikings.

Here are the keys for the fourth quarter:

  1. STOP THE RUN:  The Saints have been doing very well running against us.  It is time to put an end to that.  Jasper Brinkley and Chad Greenway need to do a better job of sticking to their assignments. 
  2. HOLD THE BALL:  Adrian Peterson will be one lucky dude if the team makes it to Miami.  With Favre banged up and with it being a close game, the Vikings will still need him and that means he needs to hang on to the ball.  Hopefully he is done letting that ball hit the ground.
  3. SHIANCOE:  The Saints are playing defense like the Vikings, which means the middle of the field is wide open.  Favre needs to stick with Visanthe Shiancoe as his primary target for the rest of this game.  Moving the chains is what matters most right now.

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158 Responses to “OPEN THREAD: Fourth Quarter”

  1. Fozz44 says:

    Let’s do this boys

  2. Adam Warwas says:

    Well, Pat, guess HArvin can’t hang on to it either

  3. Fozz44 says:

    what in theeeeee hell is going on?

  4. Ole says:

    dammit, at least Dugan saved the TD

  5. Adam Warwas says:

    Tyrell comes up big there, nice tackle

  6. G.P. says:

    Way to get it done tyrell!

  7. Adam Warwas says:

    Another nice play by Tyrell, what universe is this?

  8. Ole says:

    thats a Touchdown, dammitt

  9. Adam Warwas says:

    I take that back, that’s a TD

  10. Ole says:

    too many fumbles this game, the Vikings will be fortunate to win

  11. Adam Warwas says:

    okay, time to step it up boys… can’t let this get out of hand

  12. G.P. says:

    It ain’t over yet!

  13. J. Stevens says:

    The Minnesota fan next to me is going crazy right now. I’m scared he’s going to tear down the walls.

  14. Fran the Man says:

    Ok, crunched up some tums, broke out the Vino, now lets play some Championship football!

  15. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Does the Old Man have another TD drive in him? Can the Vikes hold on to the ball? Stay tuned for As The Football Rolls…

  16. LeRoy says:

    How can a team be so completely different at home and on the road.

  17. Adam Warwas says:

    I remember years ago seeing a special about how Favre has the game balls “polished” and worn down prior to each game becuase of the way he likes them to feel. I have to wonder if it has an adverse affect on ball carriers.

  18. Ole says:

    12:39 to the Super Bowl

  19. Johnny says:

    We are getting dominated on both lines of scrimmage

  20. Ole says:

    Deanna used to do that Adam, I think its illegal in 49 states now

  21. G.P. says:

    He might just be back 28!

  22. Adam Warwas says:

    There we go… we needed that!

  23. Adam Warwas says:

    I tried not to make that sound gross Ole

  24. Adam Warwas says:

    Loadholt is getting whooped

  25. Ole says:

    Yes!!! Berrian earning his millions today!

  26. G.P. says:

    berrian a beast!

  27. Pat says:

    heck of a grab.

  28. Adam Warwas says:

    WHAT IS THE DEAL!?!

  29. G.P. says:

    WTF….???????????????????

  30. Ole says:

    Dammit, Berrian NOT earning his millions today

    six fumbles today, tough game

  31. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Brett is playing his heart out…he must be pissed!

  32. Ole says:

    does a team deserve to win with this many turnovers?

  33. Adam Warwas says:

    Need to force the punt here

  34. Adam Warwas says:

    I don’t think its a first down

  35. Archie Manning says:

    Bunch of butterfingers out there.

  36. Adam Warwas says:

    Good field position, c’mon boys, gotta tie this up

  37. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    OK, time to re-group for the Vikes. Time for serious alcohol for the ABV’s.

  38. Archie Manning says:

    Maybe Shiancoe can hold onto a ball!
    Get it to Shank!

  39. Ole says:

    seven plus minutes left, time is running out

  40. Archie Manning says:

    Or maybe Chester!
    Get it to Chester!

  41. Adam Warwas says:

    Peterson was still hanging the ball out there on that run

  42. Ole says:

    let’s go guys, take care of business

  43. Adam Warwas says:

    Shank is showing some fight

  44. G.P. says:

    get it done 28! get it done!

  45. Ole says:

    Flag!!!! yeah !!!!!

  46. Archie Manning says:

    it’s about effin time!
    they do it every time ! ! !

  47. Ole says:

    Dugan Time!!!! …. put it in…..

  48. G.P. says:

    ALL DAY DOIN IT!

  49. Adam Warwas says:

    TD!!! Three fumbles, three TDs… I’m developing an ulcer right now

  50. Ole says:

    again….. Dugan sprung it!!!!!

  51. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Now we need a Pick 6 from the D!

  52. Archie Manning says:

    Peterson. More TD’s than TO’s.
    Guess we’ll have to live with that.

  53. Adam Warwas says:

    Tie Game somehow… our offense need to take the defense out to a VERY NICE steak dinner if they win this one.

  54. Fozz44 says:

    wow….this is something else.

  55. Adam Warwas says:

    Longwell might just be lifted on some shoulders at the end of this one

  56. Archie Manning says:

    I think we should be leading 48 to 6 right now.

  57. Ole says:

    five minutes to go, this is where champions are made

    play like champs Defense, make it happen!

  58. Adam Warwas says:

    Ray wanted that one so bad

  59. Archie Manning says:

    Ball’s on the ground
    Ball’s on the ground
    Lookin’ like fools
    With the ball on the ground

  60. Adam Warwas says:

    There we go, c’mon 3rd and 18 should mean we get the ball back.

  61. Ole says:

    ha! Johnny, that’s good

  62. LeRoy says:

    Yay Ray & defense:)

  63. Adam Warwas says:

    Okay, get the stickum out

  64. Pat says:

    This is it, we drive the field and win the game.

  65. Adam Warwas says:

    Two minute warning… tie game… 2nd and long… there isn’t enough scotch in the world

  66. Archie Manning says:

    Good idea, Pat. Go for the win when on the road. Don’t want OT here.
    No guts, no glory.

  67. Ole says:

    remember thses next two minute folks

  68. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    This is what we pay our money for! Two minutes to go and the ball in Brett’s hands…go VIKES!

  69. Ole says:

    yikes, I’m spelling like Buster Rhymes!?!

  70. Johnny says:

    Anyone else crappin their pants about now?

  71. Adam Warwas says:

    Holy Crap, what a grab that was

  72. Pat says:

    I’m with you Johnny

  73. G.P. says:

    Rice so Nice! get it done taylor…Farve you beast!

  74. Adam Warwas says:

    Nice run Chet! Three points and Coach Chris’ prediction is spot on

  75. Pat says:

    Holy Crap, this is friggin sweet guys.

  76. Ole says:

    Ole – officially no hair left

  77. G.P. says:

    Yes johnny I’ve crapped

  78. Adam Warwas says:

    Oh, man… the Warwas was household has never been so quiet

  79. Adam Warwas says:

    Run it again to center up the kick? Or air it out?

  80. Pat says:

    Just need a few more yards and we will win this.

  81. Archie Manning says:

    Superdome as quiet as Warwas house.

  82. Fozz44 says:

    I right belly throwback please…..

  83. Pat says:

    are you shitting me

  84. Archie Manning says:

    Why does that not surprise me?

  85. Adam Warwas says:

    Doh, now they need to throw

  86. Pat says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  87. Adam Warwas says:

    Are you kidding me brett!?!

  88. G.P. says:

    OMB THAT DID NOT JUST HAPPEN!

  89. Matt Loede says:

    2007 all over again…way to go brett…how about running it?!

  90. Adam Warwas says:

    OMG, I can’t believe this

  91. Pat says:

    This better not be 98 all over again

  92. Adam Warwas says:

    Coin toss… and just so everyone knows… we’ll stay in this thread for OT

  93. G.P. says:

    Oh shiz really!

  94. Adam Warwas says:

    On the plus side, our D is playing great and is well rested

  95. Adam Warwas says:

    Sudden Death… in the truest sense.

  96. Adam Warwas says:

    Its our turn for the turn over, yeah?

  97. Pat says:

    I don’t have a good feeling about this.

  98. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    I’m spent…can’t imagine how the players feel…

  99. Adam Warwas says:

    I don’t have any feeling left, Pat. I’m numb

    • Todd Pickard says:

      I predict that the game is over on the fourth Saints play in OT… Goodbye Vikings and goodbye Brett…how ironic that you cost your club the game on your last play as a professional player….

  100. Archie Manning says:

    Shoot. Brett could have limped us into FG range.

  101. Adam Warwas says:

    Here we go… the whole season hangs in the balance

  102. Johnny says:

    Of all people Favre should have known better. What’s with 12 in the huddle after a timeout?

  103. Pat says:

    That return doesnt help our chances

  104. Fran the Man says:

    Well, if our defense wants to, they can call themselves Purple People Eaters if they can hold Brees here.
    If not, they don’t compare

  105. Adam Warwas says:

    griff is hurt… great

  106. Zack says:

    I hate Joe Buck

  107. Adam Warwas says:

    Remember, Saints kicker isn’t the best in the world

  108. Archie Manning says:

    They’ll throw at Griffith’s replacement now.

  109. Pat says:

    I don’t know if he got that after losing conrtol

  110. Archie Manning says:

    Fumble. That should be short.

  111. Adam Warwas says:

    if he loses control, then forward progress is irrelevant… its where the ball ended up I believe.

  112. Archie Manning says:

    Got homered again.

  113. Johnny says:

    Anybody got any extra tp?

  114. Archie Manning says:

    Uncatchable. Got homered again.

  115. Adam Warwas says:

    way to get it back Ben!

  116. Johnny says:

    Leber never touched him

  117. Archie Manning says:

    No Catch! ! !
    Got homered again.

  118. Zack says:

    Thats unreal. I’m so mad I’m shaking over here

  119. Ole says:

    not a catch, “they” better overturn this

  120. Archie Manning says:

    Ref’s are choking worse than the receivers and ball carriers.

  121. Archie Manning says:

    BULL BULL BULL ! ! !

  122. Ole says:

    Robert Meachem, meet Drew Pearson

  123. Ole says:

    Noonan!!!!! ….. Noonan!!!!!…….

  124. Johnny says:

    We’ve gotten screwed all game by refs

  125. Archie Manning says:

    Every replay was incorrect. Why even have instant replay? They can’t get it correct or call it inconclusive. That’s bull.

  126. Adam Warwas says:

    I don’t think the refs have been that bad… if anyone pissed this game away it was our offense

  127. Archie Manning says:

    Maybe Winfield will block and return it for a TD. Happened before.

  128. Archie Manning says:

    Not this time tho.

  129. Archie Manning says:

    Colts 44
    Saints 28

  130. LeRoy says:

    Colts will completely blow them out. They do not deserve it. We had plenty of chances lost. Such as wasted drive starting at hte 10, or all the fumbles, interceptions, missed interceptions and stopping kick offs.

    Heck of a year for the Vikings though. Just gotta get Favre back for next year, draft another qb that can learn off of him for the next season!

    • Todd Pickard says:

      Favre for next year?! What…..aren’t you guys missing the point, he got you here and he lost you here……..as a Packers fan I feel vinticated!!!
      Ha, Ha, Favre….thought you could get even with Green Bay….instead, you showed why we didn’t want you back…..after 20 years in the league, think you would have known not to throw over the middle across your body….GOODBYE VIKINGS, GOODBYE SEASON AND GOODBYE FAVRE!!!

  131. wtfvikesfan says:

    n.o. better thank the f@@@ing refs

  132. Pat says:

    I just hope Farve makes a quick decision this year. A pretty good year for them but another heartbreak for Vikings fans in the playoffs.

  133. Ole says:

    Vikings did not deserve to win this game, one example, AP fumbling just before halftime at the five yard line. That was the difference in the game

    Dret!

  134. lions4ever says:

    refs totally screwed vikes over with leber call. NFL OT is bs.

  135. LeRoy says:

    The defense deserved to win this game. Offense not so much.

  136. Ole says:

    Adam, thanks for all the good work you do

    never fear Purple Faithful, there’s always next year

    People to blame – Prince and that stupid song

  137. Archie Manning says:

    I agree with Ole. Look at this, TechnoViking is mad about the game, too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31O8e2o2OAI

  138. wtfvikesfan says:

    REF”S SCREWED US!!!!! VIKES FOUGHT BACK FROM ALL THE TURNOVERS, AND THE REFS F@CKED US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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