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OPEN THREAD: Second Quarter

Well, we thought this would be a shootout, and it looks like a shootout is what we got.

At the close of the second quarter, the score is 14-7 Vikings.  Much credit has to go to the Vikings offense who has methodicaly turned two ten-play drives into touchdowns.  The amount of time they have taken will pay dividends in the second half when the Saints defense starts to tire down, and also they have kept Drew Brees off the field.

Here are my keys for the second quarter:

  1. PROTECT FAVRE:  The Vikings have come out gunning and have been able to make it work quite well.  Favre has been getting knocked around, however, and appears to have hurt his jaw.  Protecting Favre via a few more runs and perhaps an extra blocker will help us keep this going throughout the game.
  2. TACKLE:  The Vikings only defensive break downs came from poor angles and poor tackles.  This has to get better in order to reign in this Saints passing attack.
  3. POUND THE ROCK:  With a lead, and a crowd that may be getting nervous, its time to keep them quiet by letting Peterson loose on this defense.

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93 Responses to “OPEN THREAD: Second Quarter”

  1. Adam Warwas says:

    Thanks for helpin’ Ole 🙂

  2. Adam Warwas says:

    Did FOX just skip a bunch of the game?

  3. Ole says:

    dang it, lets cover some Bush

  4. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    3 and out! I’d like to see Brees on the ground a few times…

  5. Archie Manning says:

    Right, Ano. We’ve been polite to Brees so far. Which is OK if it keeps paybacks from Brett.

  6. LeRoy says:

    You mean they show a football game between all those commercials?

  7. Archie Manning says:

    THIRD AND TEN DO IT AGAIN !

  8. Adam Warwas says:

    Am I the only one who saw FOX skip the Vikes first two plays of that last drive?

  9. Ole says:

    dammit, you gotta cover the Bush!

  10. Ole says:

    Vikes are in their Dime package

  11. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Every damn time we score I feel like our D lets down!

  12. Ole says:

    Jasper back in, outta position again

  13. Adam Warwas says:

    Holding on that one big time

  14. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Case in point…

  15. Ole says:

    Benny must still be hurting

  16. Ole says:

    I blame ABV for them cheatin’, holdin’ Saints

  17. Nick Barnett says:

    Favre is a big pussy. We could never hit him in practice. What a loser.

  18. Nick Barnett says:

    Harvin sniffed too much glue at Florida and gets headaches.

  19. LeRoy says:

    They are keeping the crowd under wraps, they just have to stop letting them back in the game. Step up defense!

  20. Nick Barnett says:

    But that Prince song was pretty cool. WTF?

  21. Ole says:

    whatcha know Troll?

  22. Nick Barnett says:

    The Vikings better follow the bush.

  23. Fran the Man says:

    Howdy fellow gabbers.
    This is sure a tense freaking game.
    Getting owned by the refs and our D-line just isn’t getting it done need to start rushing more than just the 4.

    Adam, I lost a bunch of the game too.
    Went o commecial, came back and i was 4th down! wtf?

  24. Ole says:

    must be an Alaska thing Fran

  25. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Good day to you too, my pal Ole. Way to go, Chester! Let’s burn up the clock on get another 7 on the board.

  26. Adam Warwas says:

    Hey Fran!

    Nick, how is draft prep treating ya?

  27. Ole says:

    Sharper is gonna feel that hit til next season

  28. Ole says:

    Hi ABV, I wish you a future Happy Dance tonight

  29. Archie Manning says:

    DONT PUNT TO BUSH DAMMIT ! ! !

    nice job kluwe.

  30. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    OK, we don’t score, they don’t score.

  31. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Ole, I hope we’re all Happy Dancin’ tonight!!

  32. Ole says:

    Nick Barnett will be “Dancing with himself” tonight

  33. Adam Warwas says:

    Time for Brees to get rocked at least once… him and his damned quick release are killing us.

  34. Fran the Man says:

    Finally, a little pressure

  35. Nick Barnett says:

    Where did you guys dock the Love Boat in New Orleans? No sense sending it to Miami.

  36. Archie Manning says:

    Wow! We stopped them on third down!

  37. Adam Warwas says:

    We tried to park it once, but Mike McCarthy was tied to the dock in its place

  38. Ole says:

    did you think that one up all on your own Nick, or did your mom write down on a flash card for you?

  39. Adam Warwas says:

    nice play from Brink

  40. LeRoy says:

    It would be nice if the commentators knew our players names.

    • Nick Barnett says:

      Why–they can learn the Saints over the 2 weeks before the Super Bowl and learn your guys for the Pro Bowl.

  41. Adam Warwas says:

    Points before half are a must… Saints get the ball after half

  42. Nick Barnett says:

    That was almost some “Farve magic”

  43. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Seems like we’ve had a lot of low snaps…

  44. Ole says:

    dang, Randal Guy tackled Cheech on that play

  45. Archie Manning says:

    Randy Bush with the fair catch.

  46. Ole says:

    hey Nick, who’s your team playing this weekend?

  47. Nick Barnett says:

    I think Troy Aikman is still aching for that country chick he used to bang, Laurie Morgan?

  48. Ole says:

    stop that Bush!

  49. Mike McCarthy says:

    I am in Boston so I can’t be in N.O.

  50. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Dodged that bullet…

  51. Archie Manning says:

    wow
    that’s was tooooooooo close!

  52. Mike McCarthy says:

    When will Favre do the opposite of what Chilly tells him to do–oh yeah, the first play.

  53. Nick Barnett says:

    I like Men! ……..

  54. Ole says:

    I knew it ……..

  55. LeRoy says:

    Nick, who are you? Obviously not playing this week.

  56. Nick Barnett says:

    I used to date Mark Chmura!

  57. Ole says:

    what a suprise Nick!

  58. Adam Warwas says:

    Nick, you are welcome to stay, but please stick with football talk.

  59. Fran the Man says:

    Haven’t seen one comment from Nick that deserves to be here.

  60. Fozz44 says:

    Very Nice !@!!!

  61. Fran the Man says:

    We could sure use some points here before half.
    Saints get the ball to strt the 3rd. We need to be protecting a lead!

  62. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    I’m so tired of Joe Buck blaming the noise on the Aints’ dirty plays!

  63. Fozz44 says:

    Yes!!! That’s how you do it!

  64. Adam Warwas says:

    Bernie is having a heck of a game.

  65. Nick Barnett says:

    One more of those and it’s Longwell time!

  66. Ole says:

    nice play by Berrian!

  67. Fozz44 says:

    Keep the heat on boys….

  68. Adam Warwas says:

    A run up the gut!?! Seriously?

  69. Ole says:

    play action next, the safety was up on that play

  70. Fozz44 says:

    Here we go being tentative before the half again. It’s not 1999 boys….wake up and get friggin aggressive!

  71. Ole says:

    Vikes Ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Adam Warwas says:

    REGGIE! REGGIE! REGGIE!

  73. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!

  74. Nick Barnett says:

    TOUCHDOWN ! ! !

    oops. can’t advance bush’s muff (lol)

  75. Ole says:

    Peter Frampton on the hit!!!!!!

    “Do you feel like I do?”

  76. Adam Warwas says:

    Special temas comes up HUGE

  77. Fozz44 says:

    Peter Frampton makes the play!!!

  78. Fran the Man says:

    A break! Now pop it in there!!

  79. Fran the Man says:

    Half time lead would be SO NICE!

  80. Ole says:

    Way to cover the Bush, Vikings!

  81. G.P. says:

    Bush looks a little pissed I like that!

  82. Adam Warwas says:

    Are you kidding me!?!

  83. Ole says:

    uff dah! stop ’em

  84. Fran the Man says:

    A tie going into halftime would be so nice.

  85. Mike McCarthy says:

    Nick Barnett is a whiner, kick his ass out of here

  86. Fozz44 says:

    Passive play, that’s what you get. Pass the ball to the end zone boys.

  87. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    Bummer–I was looking for a TD pass to Sidney.

  88. Archie Manning says:

    hope that missed opportunity isn’t the difference in the game.

  89. Fran the Man says:

    Well McCarthy, at least we can. . .

  90. Fran the Man says:

    Everybody leave?

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