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Well, it's still, technically, football on Monday night in New York as the 1-4 Minnesota Vikings face the 0-6 New York Giants.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported this week the combined 1-10 record will be the worst winning percentage for a "Monday Night Football" game in history this deep into the season, a stretch that dates back to the debut of "Monday Night Football" in 1970 and includes 684 games.
When this matchup was announced in the offseason, Minnesota was coming off a playoff appearance and New York was one game behind the Wild Card Vikings last year, with two recent Super Bowl championships to its credit.
Minnesota and the Giants aren't thinking of this game as a clunker. The Vikings and Giants need wins and don't want their seasons to devolve any further. Here's five things to watch as the Vikings begin a string of three games in four weeks in primetime:
1. Freeman and the future?
BEST OF MAXIM
Johnny Manziel is a very solid quarterback and can somehow escape a burning car with explosives in it. Well is that what the Vikings need? Shoot after last night’s game, I hope the Vikings are looking for another quarterback come draft time…. Well a parody account on twitter made a pretty awesome photo and it […]
This is the week for the Minnesota Vikings where the season can go one of two ways. A loss to the (0-6) New York Giants Monday night will put the Vikings in the running for the number one pick in the 2014 draft. With a win the Vikings may have some hope for the rest of the season. This is the type of game where you can get some momentum going as a team. It’s do or die time Vikings’...
The Minnesota Vikings wanted to evaluate Josh Freeman. They have 10 more games in which to focus solely on whether Freeman can be a long-term solution to the quarterback position.
There's little else to be the main focus after an embarrassing performance -- also due in part to Freeman -- on Monday night in New York in a 23-7 loss to the previously winless Giants. The Vikings...
Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman told The Dan Patrick Show that while he was in Tampa he believed he was a their franchise quarterback and head coach Greg Schiano made it clear that he didn’t agree. “They didn’t see me as the guy,” Freeman said via ProFootballtalk.com. “They didn’t see me as the guy who could get it done and I strongly disagree with that. But at the...
Wow, that was just horrible, let's take a look at five things we learned, even though we didn't want to!1. Josh Freeman is not ready for prime timeThe Vikings started Josh Freeman tonight at QB, and two weeks certainly hasn't been enough time for Freeman to learn the playbook or to get in tune with his receivers. Freeman threw passes 6+ feet over his receivers all night...
Josh Freeman, the quarterback many in and around Minnesota thought would be the signal caller that would save the season, made his debut this evening. He’s got a new team, a new uniform, no Greg Schiano and guess what? He still stinks. Watching the Monday Night Football broadcast was painful, at times resembling a preseason affair as both teams struggled mightily. However, the...
Could the Minnesota Vikings be luring teams that are quarterback needed ala the St. Louis Rams into watching tonight’s game? If for any reason Christian Ponder gets into the game and does something miraculous then his trade value goes up. I don’t know what the Rams are going to do, but the guys they have […]
by Bo Marchionte
Minnesota Vikings - The Vikings had newly signed quarterback Josh Freeman attempt 53 passes in their Monday night loss to the New York Giants. Freeman only once had more than 50 passes in one game (2012). The Vikings passed on first down 21 times on first down with 13 incompletions and ran on first down only five times.
St. Louis Rams - Sam Bradford ...
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey– The Giants defensive line kept Vikings new quarterback and addition Josh Freeman very uncomfortable all game. Freeman was very inaccurate completing 20 of his 53 passes with an interception on a wild throw to Giants defensive back Antrel Rolle. Eli Manning finally looked like he had his Giants(1-6) offense under control […]
As the quarterback situation in Minnesota has played itself out over the past couple of weeks with Christian Ponder going down to an injury, to Matt Cassel being overwhelmingly average, to this week’s announcement of newly acquired Josh Freeman as the starting quarterback from here on out, it has been safe to wonder what is going through the minds of the Minnesota organization...
A Monday Night Suck Off
OH YEAH! It's a Monday morning game preview! And that can only mean one thing ... There's a Vikings game on Monday night! And the only NFL games that are played on Monday night are prime time, national football games that EVERYONE watches. They always put these type of games on Monday night because they are the games that every football fan wants...
We are nearly halfway through the season so it is fair to see which head coaches are sitting squarely on the hot seat.1-GREG SCHIANO, BUCCANEERS: Tampa hasn't won a game yet this year and everything is falling apart. The whole Josh Freeman saga made the Bucs look bad. Losing makes them look worse. It seems as if his deal is wearing thin at T-Bay and a change could be...
The big story come Monday night for the 1-4 Minnesota Vikings isn’t whether they win or lose, but rather if quarterback Josh Freeman can prove that he is the future gunslinger of the franchise or if he is more of a byproduct that is no better than Matt Cassel or Christian Ponder. While Freeman is still pretty wet behind the ears as far as knowing the playbook and the Minnesota...
As I sift through the carnage that was the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 loss to the previously winless New York Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 7, I can't help but to think about how I felt about the Vikings' chances prior to the game and how I channeled my inner Lloyd Christmas early Monday afternoon.Christmas, of course, is Jim Carrey's character in the cinematic...