Jared Allen, Vikings not surprised to...

Jared Allen, Vikings not surprised to be playing red-hot Cowboy...

There are 175 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 10, 2010, titled Jared Allen, Vikings not surprised to be playing red-hot Cowboy.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

All along, Jared Allen had a feeling the Vikings would play Dallas. Allen and the Vikings practiced Sunday in preparation for their NFC divisional playoff game against Dallas a week later at the Metrodome.

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J-ho

Wichita Falls, TX

#165 Jan 14, 2010
Me 2 I think that Dallas will come up on top but the vikes will score.
Doubting Thomas

Saint Paul, MN

#166 Jan 14, 2010
Psyberbilly wrote:
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You say Felix Jones' style plays into the strength of Minnesota's defense ? Support that statement .......... Vikings defensive strength is watching a guy who averaged 9.3 yards per carry last week whistle by ?, Keep whistling past the graveyard .
I love your over confidence I wonder if Tony R has bought into the greatness the press is heaping on him and the Cowboys. But I'm thinking it's time for a dose of reality.

For all intensive purposes the NFC East is weak, your schedules are inflated by the fact that you played the AFC West and the NFC South probably the weakest divisions in the NFL.

Now you were able to beat the New Orleans Saints but lets face it teams started to figure out the Saints starting around week 6 with Miami. This game was followed by close games with Atlanta, Carolina, and St. Louis (yes the Rams that won only one game). Prior to Dallas's win both Washington and Atlanta took New Orleans to the brink. So by the time the Cowboys played the Saints the blueprint had already been created on how to do it. Following the Cowboys loss the Saints preceded to loss to Tampa Bay. So this shining win over Saints really isn't that shining.

Next the Eagles. The Eagles come into Dallas on week 17 riding a six game win streak however of those six teams that the Eagles beat only one team, Atlanta, had a winning record. The win over the Eagles was putting the Eagles in as close to their proper place as we could hope and that was the 6th seed in the playoffs.

So Felix Jones gained 9.3 yard/carry against the Eagles, that's great but the Eagles had the 9th best defense against the run. This weekend Felix will be facing the second best defense against the run. Who was the best? Green Bay where during the Packer/Cowboy game Felix had 0 yards rushing and Dallas as a team had 61 yards total rushing yards.

If the Cowboys have the same type of rushing output on Sunday against the Vikings as they did against the Pack Dallas has no chance of winning the game. And if Barber doesn't play there is a very good chance that Dallas will not be able to establish the run. Without the run Tony can't do play action and the Vikings defensive line will come in waves.

So please try to keep this in mind the next time you want to talk about how great and aweinspiring the Dallas Cowboys are.

Doubting Thomas

Saint Paul, MN

#167 Jan 14, 2010
Psyberbilly wrote:
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You say Felix Jones' style plays into the strength of Minnesota's defense ? Support that statement .......... Vikings defensive strength is watching a guy who averaged 9.3 yards per carry last week whistle by ?, Keep whistling past the graveyard .
Psyberbilly,

My last comment sounded a lot more confrontational than I had wanted it to be. I'm sorry about that. As a Vikings fan I'm getting tired of all these arrogant Cowboy fans coming in here and making it sound like that come Sunday and the Cowboys come out of the tunnel at the Dome the Vikings will immediately piss down their leg.

This talk about Favre not being good against Dallas is almost funny. Everyone talks about how his record is 2-9 vs. the Cowboys but all 9 of those losses were in Dallas and both of his wins were in Green Bay. So if someone wants to throw that out then after this weekend Favre should be 3-9 vs. Dallas.

The fact is the game will be decided by 7 points or less and the winner will host the NFC title game. Cardinals will beat the Saints in a shoot out.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#168 Jan 14, 2010
Cowgurls are pumped up like Oprah after a casino buffet, but it's all water weight.
When the Vikes pull the plug on Dallas' drain, even J. Jones will be caught up in the vortex.
Look for romo to backslide to his usual choking self when things don't go the cowgurls way.
J. Allen has been waiting for this, and K. Williams is going to join him in the pocket.
Hope toto likes company.
Jimmy

Milwaukee, WI

#169 Jan 14, 2010
40for60 wrote:
Cowgurls are pumped up like Oprah after a casino buffet, but it's all water weight.
When the Vikes pull the plug on Dallas' drain, even J. Jones will be caught up in the vortex.
Look for romo to backslide to his usual choking self when things don't go the cowgurls way.
J. Allen has been waiting for this, and K. Williams is going to join him in the pocket.
Hope toto likes company.
Blah, Blah, Blah ...

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#170 Jan 15, 2010
Jimmy wrote:
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Blah, Blah, Blah ...
Nice post.
By far your best work yet

eric113

“Smack the Pack”

Since: Sep 09

Oslo,Norway

#171 Jan 15, 2010
40for60 wrote:
Cowgurls are pumped up like Oprah after a casino buffet, but it's all water weight.
When the Vikes pull the plug on Dallas' drain, even J. Jones will be caught up in the vortex.
Look for romo to backslide to his usual choking self when things don't go the cowgurls way.
J. Allen has been waiting for this, and K. Williams is going to join him in the pocket.
Hope toto likes company.
ROFL!
CT Viking Fan

Avon, CT

#172 Jan 15, 2010
Psyberbilly wrote:
Ct Viking Dan wrote " How many SB rings does Romo have? Thought so." I can only assume your logic means that since Favre hss one ring that he is a shoo-in to win .
Let's use YOUR logic.
How many Superbowls has Romo LOST ?
Thought so.
How many times was Romo the quarterback of the 1st NFC team to lose the Superbowl in 13 years , AND to one of the only teams NFL history to rival Minnesota in Superbowl futility up to that point ?
Thought so.
That being said , none of that has anything at all to do with Sunday. I expect a great game with both teams playing well.
Dallas 27 Minnesota 20
First of all it's CT Viking Fan. My logic, which you failed to grasp, is that Favre has been in, and won, A Super Bowl. Romo has not. Favre has been in, and won, more playoff games than I care to remember (yes, at Viking expense). Romo now has one playoff win. Romo doesn't have what Brett Favre has - experience. These two players will be leading their offenses on Sunday. That WILL matter.
Psyberbilly

Dallas, TX

#173 Jan 16, 2010
CT Viking Fan wrote:
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First of all it's CT Viking Fan. My logic, which you failed to grasp, is that Favre has been in, and won, A Super Bowl. Romo has not. Favre has been in, and won, more playoff games than I care to remember (yes, at Viking expense). Romo now has one playoff win. Romo doesn't have what Brett Favre has - experience. These two players will be leading their offenses on Sunday. That WILL matter.
I have arguements with anything you posted above ( except the form auto filled your qoute and I didn't change Fan To Dan intentially )

No one with half a brain could argue that Romo has earned the accolades so deservedly given to Farve . Experience is indeed a valuable asset , and there is only one way to get it . But it s not the only asset . If experience were all that mattered then Joe Flaco would be sitting at home watching Tom Brady play today ( and no I am not equating an injury riddled and defnsively depleted Pats team to what is arguably an extremely good Vikngs team ) Both quarterbacks in tommorrows contest have shown the capability to play lighs out and dominate a game . They have also both been known in the past from time to time to try to do too much and turn the ball over as a result turn the ball over . Brett has not done that so far this season , and Romo has had the same kind of year for the last 12 games of the season . Both sides have great reasons for optimism , and for either team to point to either's lack of sucess in the past really has No bearing on tommorrow's game . Neither qb would point to last season as one of their best . My point was that regardless of past records , both abs are dependent on their teamates as well , and we all haveto wait ntil tommorrow to see how it plays out . For me , that's what makes it fun and why I am a football fan ! I expect both qb s to continue their excellent play and give us a barn burner !
Psyberbilly

Dallas, TX

#174 Jan 16, 2010
The above should start out I have NO arguments ......
VIKIES FAN

United States

#175 Jan 16, 2010
Two ball control teams,i think it comes down to special teams and the vikes ability to run the ball. i dont think chilly has to do anything . we spent the money now time to earn it big guys.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#176 Jan 17, 2010
Psyberbilly wrote:
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I expect both qb s to continue their excellent play and give us a barn burner !
Wrong
One QB continued HIS excellent play.
Now go pick up that pile of ashes that used to be your barn.
CT Viking Fan

Avon, CT

#177 Jan 17, 2010
Psyberbilly wrote:
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I have arguements with anything you posted above ( except the form auto filled your qoute and I didn't change Fan To Dan intentially )
No one with half a brain could argue that Romo has earned the accolades so deservedly given to Farve . Experience is indeed a valuable asset , and there is only one way to get it . But it s not the only asset . If experience were all that mattered then Joe Flaco would be sitting at home watching Tom Brady play today ( and no I am not equating an injury riddled and defnsively depleted Pats team to what is arguably an extremely good Vikngs team ) Both quarterbacks in tommorrows contest have shown the capability to play lighs out and dominate a game . They have also both been known in the past from time to time to try to do too much and turn the ball over as a result turn the ball over . Brett has not done that so far this season , and Romo has had the same kind of year for the last 12 games of the season . Both sides have great reasons for optimism , and for either team to point to either's lack of sucess in the past really has No bearing on tommorrow's game . Neither qb would point to last season as one of their best . My point was that regardless of past records , both abs are dependent on their teamates as well , and we all haveto wait ntil tommorrow to see how it plays out . For me , that's what makes it fun and why I am a football fan ! I expect both qb s to continue their excellent play and give us a barn burner !
Well, Brett did have a pretty good game today. The team had one of its best outings in years. You can draw your own conclusions on how the "experience" factor played in the game. Personally, I don't think it was as big as I thought it might be. I wouldn't put much blame on Romo, he had his hands full.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#178 Jan 17, 2010
CT Viking Fan wrote:
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Well, Brett did have a pretty good game today. The team had one of its best outings in years. You can draw your own conclusions on how the "experience" factor played in the game. Personally, I don't think it was as big as I thought it might be. I wouldn't put much blame on Romo, he had his hands full.
The Leber pass would contradict some of the blame on Romo, but he was pressured early and often. Later, when the game was mostly out of reach, he looked somewhat Spergon Wynnish.
vikes fan

United States

#179 Jan 17, 2010
Hey did anyone notice some of brett favres jump passes today? very tavarious like . in the past favre would toss up interceptions trying to force s play out of nothing , but its obvious that T-jack worked with favre this season " hey brett when there isnt anything do a jump pass, dont sit back and lob up an interception" worked a few times today.

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