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OPEN THREAD: Third Quarter

Well, the second quarter turned into a defensive struggle and a turn over riddled ending.

14-14 means this is heating up to have one heck of an ending.

Here are my keys to the third quarter:

  1. OPENING DRIVE:  The Saints will get the ball after the half and the defense needs to come out and make a statement.  The Saints haven’t had a lead yet, but if they get one that Dome is going to go nuts.  Three and out is needed on the opening drive.
  2. ADJUSTMENTS:  Should Sapp be playing man coverage against Colston?  Should Leber be playing man against Shockey?  These are questions that the coaches have to be asking themselves right now, and while I’ll be surprised to see them change too much, there need to be some adjustments on defense.
  3. PETERSON:  Some of Peterson’s best plays come when he’s angry about a mistake.  His mis-cue with Brett cost the Vikings 7 points, so they need to put the ball in his hands (in the passing game too) and let him get those 7 points back.

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91 Responses to “OPEN THREAD: Third Quarter”

  1. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    I agree that we need to STOP them on this opening drive.

  2. Johnny says:

    Is it just me or are they really flat on both sides of the ball

  3. Adam Warwas says:

    yikes, that was bad

  4. Adam Warwas says:

    Asher saved a TD with good hustle there

  5. G.P. says:

    Double A buddy! My Boy!

  6. Adam Warwas says:

    Yes Johnny, they need some fire

  7. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    The AD drop is haunting us…

  8. Adam Warwas says:

    Well, time to answer

  9. Ole says:

    dang, that is exactly the opposite of what the Vikings needed to happen

    time to man up and respond in kind

  10. Johnny says:

    Time to bring Sanford and Brob in. They’ll bring a little intensity with them

  11. Archie Manning says:

    Home town call, but not worth a challenge.

  12. Archie Manning says:

    I think the fumble was on Favre, but WTF.

  13. G.P. says:

    Come on adrian really!

  14. Ole says:

    jeez, hang onto the goll darned ball!

  15. LeRoy says:

    Sit him…, taylor time

  16. G.P. says:

    Alright shanks!

  17. Archie Manning says:

    Now is where we need Peterson to take it in, but……………….?

  18. Ole says:

    Visanthe “All World” Shankho

  19. G.P. says:

    I love you shanks for serious you are so the poo!

  20. Archie Manning says:

    AD, WOOHOO ! ! ! ! !

  21. G.P. says:

    Yeah!!! who dat? Nobody!

  22. Ole says:

    Tie Game. Lets go defense, hold them ‘aints

  23. Adam Warwas says:

    Wow, great plays by Shank save the day… my vote for MVP so far.

  24. Archie Manning says:

    Shank MVP???? I say Tahi! ! ! !

  25. Ole says:

    Right about now, Freds is fists fightings Terrys Bradshaw

  26. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    OK, D, let’s take the game back!!

  27. Adam Warwas says:

    The only reason Tahi was able to get that fumble was becuase he got dominated on his block… he should’ve been at elast 2 yards downfield

  28. Adam Warwas says:

    where has freds been anyways?

  29. Ole says:

    fists fightings Terrys Bradshaw ….. brother ….

  30. Adam Warwas says:

    finally some Jared

  31. Ole says:

    finally, some pressure from Allen

  32. Archie Manning says:


  33. Adam Warwas says:

    I was wondering about that Archie

  34. Ole says:

    way to hold the Bush!!!!

  35. Adam Warwas says:

    3 and out! Great job D!

  36. Fran the Man says:

    Geez, I’ve been over at the 2nd qtr thread going; “hello?, hello? anyone here?”

  37. Ole says:

    (whistling) ….. that was close

  38. Fran the Man says:

    Did you bump Nick and Mcarthy Adam?

  39. Adam Warwas says:

    I think that was actually a decent choice by Reynaud… that ball was going to be downed inside the 5

  40. Archie Manning says:

    Sheesh. What’s with the return men today? Nerves, I guess.

  41. Ole says:

    dang it Adam, are you physic or sumthin?

  42. Adam Warwas says:

    I’m tolerant of trolls, but not if they start pressing teh “PG-13” limits.

  43. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    OK, let’s do it again, #4!

  44. Fran the Man says:

    Well hell yeah he’s physcic Ole.
    he acall for a viking win on espn radio,
    so I’m sure hoping so.

  45. Ole says:

    we are thinking the same way Adam

  46. Fran the Man says:

    Every single Saint defender will be trying to rip the ball from AD for the rest of the game.

  47. Ole says:

    lucky break Adrian, get him outta there

  48. Pat says:

    I’m going to have a heart attack if peterson keeps this up.

  49. G.P. says:

    Adrian Adrian come on now

  50. LeRoy says:

    3??? HOw about super glue, to the darn bench

  51. Archie Manning says:

    That was a design play. No big deal.

  52. Fran the Man says:

    Geezus, get him out of there!!!!!

  53. Adam Warwas says:

    glad to hear it, Ole

  54. AnotherBlondeViking says:

    I’m with ya, Adam…holy crap! This game is a heart attack waiting to happen.

  55. Adam Warwas says:

    Hey Pat!

    I don’t know what to do with Peterson

  56. Fran the Man says:

    That’s the 4th overthrown ball by Favre.

  57. Ole says:

    Dugan NEVER fumbles, give him the dang ball

  58. Adam Warwas says:

    Favre is playing it safe… better throwing it long than have a pick

  59. Archie Manning says:

    They will grab at the ball even worse now. Gotta sit him.

  60. G.P. says:

    we should make adrian cover his uniform in super glue

  61. Ole says:

    favre is hurt, suck it up Old Man

  62. Archie Manning says:

    If Brees can walk off the field next posession, something is wrong!

  63. Adam Warwas says:

    Got lucky there… that wasn’t a penalty

  64. Pat says:

    I say we replace AP with Harvin at RB, Harvin can hold on to the ball and he is a heck of a running back.

  65. Ole says:

    Saints are tackling the ball. Maybe the Vikings RB can break on loose

  66. Adam Warwas says:

    I don’t disagree Pat.

  67. Adam Warwas says:

    Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers

  68. Adam Warwas says:

    Favre looked hurt for reals that time.

  69. Pat says:

    Crap is it Tjack time.

  70. Ole says:

    uh oh, it’s T-Jack time

  71. AnotherBlondeViking says:


  72. Archie Manning says:

    That was another penalty for going at the knees of the quarterback. Where was the call? ? ?

  73. G.P. says:

    Oh shiz farve! don’t get all busted now

  74. LeRoy says:

    Do we see a repeating factor? They took out Warner so they could win last week, and now they hurt Favre? That was a cheap shot and they better be fined for that. Purposefully went right for Favres knees.

  75. G.P. says:

    Agreed Leroy . The saints are cheap alright!

  76. Ole says:

    lets see if favre can plant his leg and throw

  77. G.P. says:

    You can do it farve we believe in you!

  78. Ole says:

    this is how legends are made

    come in hurt and lead the team to victory

  79. Adam Warwas says:

    4th quarter thread is up

  80. G.P. says:

    awww Farve you can do it homie!

  81. Pat says:

    I take back what I said about Harvin.

  82. Archie Manning says:

    bunch of butterfingers out there.

  83. Archie Manning says:

    Ball was out of bounds though?

  84. Archie Manning says:


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