Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/24/14
 It’s not often that a team with a winning record is deemed to be dead in the water, but it sure feels that way for the Minnesota Vikings after last week’s dismal performance against the red-hot Chicago Bears. Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall shredded the Vikings defense while Christian Ponder and the Vikings offense fell completely flat in an important NFC North game. Even with the Bears sustaining injuries to key players like Charles Tillman, Matt Forte, and Devin Hester, the Vikings could not take advantage of their many opportunities. The Vikings missed scoring chances early in the game. The first drive for the Bears resulted in a Matt Forte fumble and a Vikings recovery deep in Chicago territory.… Read more
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  • Yes. the Vikes are playing about average. thier remaning schdule is tough. Consider their draft last April was only rated a D. Yes, they got their left tackle and secondary guy which was voted a A. The rest of the draft was lousy. Last weeks game looked like the team didn't expect to win and they didn't seem to care. The game plan seems to fall apart when they get behind and they can't score in the red zone. What do Vikes fans expect! I would be surprised if the vikings win another game this year, Oh Ya!, they got St. Louis which will even give them a battle. So don't expect the vikes to make the playoffs, Fan!
  • How do you possibly consider their draft a D? That makes absolutely no sense. Their first round pick is already being compared to former Vikings Hall of Fame linemen. Finding a potential hall of famer already should give your draft close to an A rating. Their 2nd pick, Harrison Smith has been playing great (although has made typical rookie mistakes). Josh Robinson hasn't been fantastic, but he's logged a lot of minutes for a rookie, which is saying something. Jarius Wright didn't play for the first half of the season, but as soon as he hit the field, he became the teams second best receiver behind Percy. Ellison has seen playing time and projects to be a good player. If Childs hadn't gotten hurt, he probably would have been a great asset considering how everyone was raving about him in training camp. Blair Walsh should make the pro bowl in his rookie season and has been about twice as good as we could have hoped for. Audie Cole is a nice special teamer. As much as this draft has contributed to this team, I would call it a definite B+ if not better.
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