September 19, 2005

D'oh!, Vikings

Another week, another ugly, catastrophic loss by my Vikings, as they fell 37-8 to the longtime losers known as the Cincinnati Bengals, who are now 2-0. Once again the team failed in all facets of the game on offense, unable to pass, run, catch, or block- and this time the defense went belly-up as well. Saddest of all was that the Bengals committed 17 penalties- and still managed to beat Minnesota by 29 points.

Only two silver linings- one, despite no touchdowns and FIVE interceptions, Daunte Culpepper managed to climb out of negative fantasy points, scoring 3 (as opposed to negative-six last week). And two, with owner Zygi Wilf said to be taking on a more active role in football matters, perhaps one or two more performances like this one will lead to the long-overdue midseason firing of coach Mike Tice. Were he coaching in Philly, Tice would probably be dead by now.

(Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press:

"Here's an interesting bit of trivia. What do Zygi Wilf, Glen Taylor, Tom Clancy and Reggie Fowler have in common?

The answer is that they all have zero victories as owner of the Minnesota Vikings.")

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 19, 2005 12:39 AM

Yes Steve, would you have thought that by week 2 that the North standings would be directly upside down from everyone's predictions?

Posted by: John B. at September 19, 2005 10:25 PM
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