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Vikings Drop Game 17-13 To Chicago Despite Field Day By Allen

Charles Tillman’s interception return in the second quarter helped give the Chicago Bears a 17-13 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Jared Allen finished the season with 22 sacks, behind Michael Strahan’s mark of 22 1/2 for the New York Giants in 2001.

Joe Webb relieved Christian Ponder at quarterback for the Vikings (3-13) for the third time in the last month, but the wild-scrambling Webb wasn’t able to keep the Vikings from matching their worst record in franchise history, set first in 1984.

The Vikings claimed the third pick in next year’s draft after going 0-6 in the NFC North, the first time in their 51 years they’ve failed to win a division game.

The Vikings got the ball back with no timeouts at their own 6-yard line and 1:51 left, but D.J. Moore’s interception — the second of the game by Webb — at the Chicago 29 was the clincher.

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3 Responses to “Vikings Drop Game 17-13 To Chicago Despite Field Day By Allen”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    Collapse for Kalil Contest Winner: Ram

    Congratulations go to St. Louis Ram who have taken the second overall draft selection and presumably the first shot at Matt Kalil.

    First Pick COLT (2 – 14): Probable selection – Andrew Luck

    Three weeks ago 0 – 14 Colt had tight hold over the #1 ‘Suck for Luck’ pick. Great comeback to win two games and down the stretch. Strength of Schedule assured them #1 tiebreaker.

    Second Pick RAM (2 – 14): Probable selection – WR Justin Blackmon, CB Morris Claiborne or Trade Down.

    Biggest mystery of 2011 the Ram Week 8 win over Saint. Completed an admirable collapse with NFL’s worst plus-minus. Fielded a really bad team in 2011. Won’t compete with current talent level but player potential is there.

    Third Pick VIKING (3 – 13): Probable selection – OT Matt Kalil, CB Morris Claiborne

    Viking did very well to give themselves shot at Kalil. A number of metrics would put Viking much higher in a power-ranking. Played competitively most of the season but a defensive secondary made up of 3rd stringers assured poor results. The only thirteen loss team compares well to the ten loss teams.

    Fourth Pick BROWN (4 – 12): Possible selection –RB Trent Richardson

    Another four win team with needs on offense. Brown a perennial under-achiever. May look at Robert Griffin.

    Fifth Pick BUCCANEER (4 – 12): Possible selection – WR Michael Floyd, ILB – Luke Kuechly

    Ten straight losses for one of the worst NFL teams. Pathetic performance against Falcon for a team that quit long ago. Second worst point differential in NFL after Ram.

    Sixth Pick REDSKIN (5- 11) Possible selection – QB Robert Griffin,

    Does Daniel Snyder really want to start 2012 with continuing Grossman/Beck QB controvery?

    Seventh Pick JAGUAR (5 – 11): Possible selection – DB Dre Kirkpatrick, OT Riley Reiff

    Jag pulled out the win over Colt. Hurray! Biggest Viking win over Jag was letting them get Gabbert last year. Maybe next OC can sort him out. Or the next….or the one after that.

    Eight Pick* PANTHER (6 – 10) Possible scenario – Move Up

    If the plan in Carolina to team Matt with Ryan the cost would be two first round picks. Jeff Otah available in trade.

    • wtfvikesfan says:

      I think RGIII is going to stay at Baylor one more year. ANd Landry Jones will stay at Olk. If this happens it will really mess the draft up for QB’s.

  2. Dan218 says:

    RGIII’S family is already interviewing agents…he has no reason to go back to college, he already graduated. Sounds like Jones is coming out too, but I think he’s far more likely to stay than RGIII.

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