Vikings want to keep their foot on the pedal

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 2, 2012 - 7:02 AM

The Vikings are pleased with their 3-1 start but are being cautious about what it means.

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steavis61067Oct. 2, 1212:38 AM

Too early to call it a turnaround. Nice progress, no doubt. But it's one week at a time. I, for one, full of purple pride but not purple koolaid. I do know we have a shot. As the saying goes, "Any Given Sunday", SKOL!!!!!!!!!!

comment229Oct. 2, 12 4:54 AM

I agree with the "too early" assessment for one reason. Take away the two special teams touchdowns, and then check out the score. Right now, we have an offense with huge talent that most teams would drool over. Most fans will guess at the reason it is not high powered and cannot get out of first gear and I would almost bet if you made up a list of the top ten reasons why the vikings don't score offensively more often, literally every list would have the same answer for number one. Good luck to them though.

tassoqOct. 2, 12 6:45 AM

Thanks to Frazier's message, this team is starting to understanding (buy into) that there is no such thing as an easy day, an easy series of downs, or even an easy play for a team to be successful in the NFL. ... It's got to be a gut check every day.

wildviking44Oct. 2, 12 8:06 AM

In the NFC Norris...Skol Vikings!

bredpathOct. 2, 12 8:47 AM

Take note of what Chicago did to the 'Boys last night. When they were up by 2 td's, did they just abandon the passing the game in order to chew the clock? NO! They actually put up more points and put the game away!

siouxchampOct. 2, 12 9:17 AM

Chicago last night-I saw Cutler sling the ball 20-30 yards downfield for about 6 passes in a row! Jay has a Monster arm, when he's protected. Ponder needs to start doing the same, otherwise these defenses will realize he averages 4 yards a pass--taking away his short game.

prplstoolOct. 2, 12 9:29 AM

BEAR DOWN CHICAGO BEARS!!! Now that's what I call a REAL defense that creates turnovers and turns them into points. The Bears had more interceptions last night against the cowboys than the purple had all of last year and thus far this year!!!

bengravedOct. 2, 12 9:49 AM

Vikes defensive secondary, took a huge step forward last Sunday. It looks like we have found a good safety, possibly for many years with Smith. Josh Robinson, also looks very promising, and could be a long term solution for one of our cb's. Being guardingly optimistic for both rookies, especially Robinson, although he has the speed, to make up for a mistake. I agree with the above posters, that the Vikes have lacked the killer instinct, to put the other team away. Another good quality receiver besides Simpson and Harvin would help our offense tremendously.

ladykasOct. 2, 1212:04 PM

You can always "take away a play here and there" and the outcome might be different. Thats true in most games that are fairly close. If the Vikes don't take stupid penalties against the Colts they would be 4 and 0. Pointing out this play or that play happens to most teams. The offense didn't do much so if the special teams didn't come through....The point is special teams did come through. Detroit can't say the same, can they?

kfanvikeOct. 2, 1212:37 PM

The Bears are garbage. They beat a team with no identity, horrid coaching and a career slob for a quarterback. Whenever the Bears beat a down team, they gloat. Green bay OWNS them. OWNS. The Pack, 49ers, Saints, etc. are in another universe above the Bears, and the Bears are going no place this season (recall the Packers game in which Brandon Marshall was zip for the night - no catches). Vikings have a renewed attitude which is nice to see, but still, no quarterback (yet. Could still happen, but no poise in the pocket at this juncture usually means bad things).


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