Vikings fall for fake punt, fake field goal

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 23, 2013 - 6:36 AM

Fakes on a field goal and a punt caught the home team napping.

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SqUaReD80Sep. 22, 1311:06 PM

These were both because of poor coaching. 100% poor coaching.

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joycen62Sep. 23, 1312:09 AM

Vikings faced a team that has already given up this year. Traded a star, and started a third-string QB. Cleveland had a different mind-set today. Viking coaches and players failed to realize the obvious. When you play a team with nothing to lose, you have to adapt. Granted its Week 3, and not Week 15, but the Vikings got played today. And Jared Allen was a no-show. How much is he earning?

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mauianSep. 23, 1312:27 AM

Vikings fell for a fake QB three years ago too, sadly.

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xomed1Sep. 23, 1312:46 AM

The real fakes hurting the Vikings is the coaching staff and the owner!! who has given us nothing but sub par coaching since he bought the team. We went from Chilly to Nilly........

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creepycatzSep. 23, 13 1:49 AM

The Vikings were poorly prepared. The special teams were atrocious! Sad to say that I had to force myself to watch to the bitter end.

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orvestaSep. 23, 13 2:39 AM

I just want somebody involved with the Vikings to admit what we all saw: "WE ARE PATHETIC". Admitting your condition is the first step towards recovery.

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gramparickSep. 23, 13 4:24 AM

Ha,Ha,Ha, and the players and coaches want you, the taxpayer to build them a new stadium. You are dumber than this team and their coaches!

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PoliticalpuckSep. 23, 13 5:36 AM

The only salve is that the mighty Packers, who have a can do no wrong quarterback, collapsed again, this time in Cincinnati, blow a 30-14 in the second half, and a nine-point lead late in the 4th quarter. Doesn't erase what's going on over here in Minnesota, but misery does love company.

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fdrebinSep. 23, 13 7:28 AM

Just like the Twins have with Gardenhire, the Viqueen have stopped listening to Frazier. Of course, I am assuming that Frazier has had something to say, which I'm not sure of. I wonder how many of you remember the frequent defensive collapses the Viqueen had when Frazier was the defensive coordinator. Nothing has changed.

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Somatg3Sep. 23, 13 7:42 AM

The Vikings were thoroughly out coached. The fake punt , ok, whatever you were in position but missed the tackle. The fake fg is whole different story. How on earth do you miss a 6 foot 8 inch TE who is their best offensive weapon? Your entire FG unit should be playing D not trying to block a 27 yard FG they have no chance at blocking. They vikings got what they deserved, pathetic.

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