December 19, 2005

Slo Vikings

Well, so much for that winning streak, and the Vikings putting the boat scandal aside a second time this year. The Vikes got crushed at home by Pittsburgh 18-3, as the Steelers ended the winning streak of a streaking NFC North team for the second time in as many weeks.

As Deadspin said, "they went down like Bryant McKinnie."

The Bears, meanwhile, bounced back and crushed Atlanta, as their defense continued to dominate, and their offense came alive in the second half when 2003 Eckstein Award winner Rex Grossman returned to action and led Chicago to two quick scores. And within the hour, I got almost 100 Google hits for "Rex Grossman Jewish."

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 19, 2005 12:07 AM

This is actually GOOD NEWS for Viking fans- this gives the managers more leverage in deciding which players lose their bonuses or get suspended; so far, only four have been formally charged- the other loveboat attendees were (supposedly) too busy dining on shrimp and lobster rolls to notice anything unusual occuring. Right. If you believe that, then you are nuttier than grandma's fruitcake.

Posted by: Cynthia Lynnet at December 19, 2005 10:58 AM

Despite the terrible play. The team looked good. The loss can almost completely be blamed on Brad Johnson and the special teams. These are two things that can normally be counted on. I say the Vikes win out, and then lose in the first-round. Just enough to get Tice that three-year extension

Posted by: Jeff S at December 19, 2005 01:23 PM

As a Steelers fan and staunch believer in old-school AFC football, I think the Vikings' continued insistence on playing indoors contributed mightily to their loss. Besides, when you get right down to it, the Vikings are 8-6 largely because they get to play Detroit and Green Bay all the time. They're not as good as a team as their record implies, and I think Sunday showed that. Minnesota needs to replace Mike Tice, and fast.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at December 19, 2005 08:05 PM
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