Minnesota Vikings fumble all the way

Minnesota Vikings fumble all the way

There are 35 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 21, 2008, titled Minnesota Vikings fumble all the way. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Vikings put the ball on the ground seven times and lose it four times, killing scoring chances and handing the Falcons prime opportunities.

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Frank

Spartanburg, SC

#1 Dec 22, 2008
I don't like our chances to make the playoffs now. There's no way the Bears lose tonight at home. How many years now have we seen this from the Vikings? Win and your in, and we lose AGAIN. What's worse is that our offense wasted a very good effort by our defense.

Hate to say it, but Peterson is now more dangerous to his own team when he carries the ball. If he can't hold onto the ball anymore, he needs to be benched until he learns how. He was responsible for three fumbles yesterday (Yes AD, you have to LOOK the ball into your hands when taking a handoff), and that makes about 7 or 8 over the last three weeks. TJ played okay, but his fumble and missed snap contributed greatly to the loss. Also, the one thing he can't do that Frerotte can is get the ball deep with some accuracy.

Hate to say it, but unless the Giants rest their starters next week, we're sunk. I'm tired of watching this team choke in the clutch. I really thought after winning on the road last week, this team had turned a corner. The coaches need to do something besides talk about ball security.

“Noses run and feet smell”

Since: Dec 08

Compton CA

#2 Dec 22, 2008
Go PACKERS!
eddieb

Denver, CO

#3 Dec 22, 2008
as a vikings fan for 42 years it never ceases to amaze me how this team can find ways to lose games. i,m so tired of reading quotes from players such as we didn,t get it done, or we,ve got to get that fixed etc. there,s one more game this season, when are you gonna get it fixed? i see a coach without passion and i see a team play without passion. this team, staff, and organization should be ashamed of that performance against the falcons. i don,t know if i can stomach rooting for the packers against the bears. i wish both of those teams lose tonight. actually, i hope the bears win as i don,t think the vikings deserve to be in the playoffs by backing in. i hope that beating the giants is the only way we get in. we don,t play like a playoff team. shame on us!
bbass

West Richland, WA

#4 Dec 22, 2008
I live in washington state now and watched Seattle play in a first half blizzard and neither team had a fumble. How do you fumble that many times playing indoors? AD is going nullify any big gains if he doesnt learn to hang on to the ball. What is that now? seven fumbles in 4 games?
scvikingfan

Piedmont, SC

#5 Dec 22, 2008
it's about time we got rid of this viking curse where everything goes wrong,such as wrong way Marshall,hailMary,Steve Young tdwhere about fifteen Vikings hit him,the missed field goal in 99, the Vikings never "playing"in asuperbowl.Vikings get it together and stop being on negative hibhlight reels.The game yesterday should not have been close,but thanks to ever going mishaps the game was lost ,and there is a possibility of not even making the playoffs
TallChief

Waterbury, CT

#6 Dec 22, 2008
It's time to get a big win. I'm just happy that the young QB played okay, minus his fumble on the sack. The exchange fumble appeared to be Peterson's fault. Jackson stretched to get him the ball but it was in Peterson's gut. He raised his top arm too high and slapped down at the ball, appearing to knock it down. That aside, it's time to just win next week. If we can beat Carolina here and they can force NY to OT there, we can win in the dome.
frustrated in Canada

Thunder Bay, Canada

#7 Dec 22, 2008
The phrase "Vikings just need a win to clinch" has absolutely killed the team in past years. Anytime the season has been on the line, they can't seal the deal.
This was a winnable game...but for the turnovers. TJack is starting to show some maturity in his playmaking choices, and his arm is getting the ball there with some zip to it.
Peterson is just going to have to show some of the same maturity in his decisions and playmaking choices.
REV BRIAN

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Dec 22, 2008
Look at the wussies and whiners. You were gone when the Vikings were winning. Silent. But here you are now, as I was saying to a pal of mine yesterday, "The 'FIRE CHILDRESS' idiots will be out in full force tomorrow." And here they are.

But now we have "BENCH ADRIAN" idiots along with them? What?

People like you are why people in LA and NY talk about MN the way that they do. What a bunch of girls.

Childress makes progress every year (the win/loss record proves this). Tavaris has the gift. He needs to be allowed to get into his groove, as all young quarterbacks go through the growing pains in the NFL. Some unrealistic jacka$$es want instant results, like 6-year-olds. It doesn't happen that way. And Peterson does not need me to defend him. He is a once-a-generation superstar. That he is on our team at all is huge. We better provide an environment that will make him want to stay come contract renegotiation time.

This is not the MN I grew up in. You call yourselves fans? You bunch of girls!

www.myspace.com/rev_shanley
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Dirty Birdz

Marietta, GA

#9 Dec 22, 2008
To the Vikes Fanbase:
It was a really good game for us. You should be commended for the job that the offense did. AP is a really great talent. Hopefully, you can get in this week by taking care of buisness. The coaching scheme you used on defense was really good. We got a couple of breaks with the fumbles, but I have to admit, I got really nervous at the end.(Pass Interference could went either way). That being said, you have a really good football team, and beat us in several catergories. Who knows, if played again, the outcome might of been diffrent, and ya'll would be posting comments on ajc.com .:-) I enjoyed the game and wish you the best of luck. Your O-Line is outstanding and AP is truely a blessed player. Great Game and I am glad that noone played dirty or got hurt. We have great respect for your organization, your team, and your fans. You have nothing to hang your head about.
Thanks again.
The Birdz!
Allie

Minnetonka, MN

#10 Dec 22, 2008
All those fumbles were hilarious. Good job queens.
Loser team, coach and fans. Go Bears!
DD Austin

United States

#11 Dec 22, 2008
Fumble away - fumble away,
Fumbled the game away,
What a sorry performance to watch
On such an important day - HEY?!
Fumble away - fumble away,
Fumbled the game away,
What a sorry thing to do
On such an important day!
DD Austin

United States

#12 Dec 22, 2008
REV BRIAN wrote:
Look at the wussies and whiners. You were gone when the Vikings were winning. Silent. But here you are now, as I was saying to a pal of mine yesterday, "The 'FIRE CHILDRESS' idiots will be out in full force tomorrow." And here they are.
But now we have "BENCH ADRIAN" idiots along with them? What?
People like you are why people in LA and NY talk about MN the way that they do. What a bunch of girls.
Childress makes progress every year (the win/loss record proves this). Tavaris has the gift. He needs to be allowed to get into his groove, as all young quarterbacks go through the growing pains in the NFL. Some unrealistic jacka$$es want instant results, like 6-year-olds. It doesn't happen that way. And Peterson does not need me to defend him. He is a once-a-generation superstar. That he is on our team at all is huge. We better provide an environment that will make him want to stay come contract renegotiation time.
This is not the MN I grew up in. You call yourselves fans? You bunch of girls!
www.myspace.com/rev_shanley
[email protected]
Why put Rev in front of your name and then call people idiots etc. and rant and rave? That doesn't match up - does it Brian?
REV BRIAN

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Dec 22, 2008
DD Austin wrote:
<quoted text> Why put Rev in front of your name and then call people idiots etc. and rant and rave? That doesn't match up - does it Brian?
No. You are right. All of my behavior and speech must correspond to your prejudices and presuppositions of what you think they should be. I lack the freedom to speak my mind on any issue. DD Austin has spoken.

This is a sports thread. Find another article with a thread that will be more appropriate and spout your anti-Christian hatred and bigotry there.

Unless you want to talk about football, you should leave your anti-religious nastiness at the door before entering this one.

Go Vikings.
Cash

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Dec 22, 2008
Would be nice if the CROWD showed up on s Sunday - WTF did they think they were in churcn?? Oh well, thanks to AP (& brandon Jacobs) I WON my fantasy superbowl !At least he picked a good day to ffail!
Frank

Spartanburg, SC

#15 Dec 22, 2008
I, for one, am not blaming this loss on Childress. That game yesterday was very winnable, and the only reason the Vikings lost it is because they couldn't hang on to the ball. Period.

Despite being labeled an 'idiot' by a so-called 'Rev'(one might wonder if this should be taken as more of a compliment considering the source), any RB would fumbles eight times over a period of three games would be benched. No doubt he is extraordinary talent, but his mistakes killed his team yesterday, and the problem seems to be getting worse.

So call me an idiot if you wish, but if Chester Taylor plays that game yesterday and doesn't fumble, we win. That doesn't excuse Berrian for dropping the punt, or TJ for not securing (or looking for) the ball. But Peterson needs to learn one thing: great backs don't put the ball on the ground when the division title is on the line.
same old stuff

AOL

#16 Dec 22, 2008
The annual let down comes around to bite us in the keesters again. What more could any of us ever expect anyway?
Bench Peterson and give Chester the start, enough is enough!!!!!!! This isn't a one man team!!!!
Go figure

AOL

#17 Dec 22, 2008
After Atlanta's first touchdown, they never even made it back onto our side of the field again thanx to our Defense!
However, thanx to our running back for dropping the ball trying to bring it to the house each play, that was the killer. Adrian needs to " hold it to his chest " and not carry it like a basket ball. And if thats the case, then why don't he just dribble the danm thing down the field instead?
He may have talent, but whats talent when you freely give the ball away?
DD Austin

United States

#19 Dec 22, 2008
REV BRIAN wrote:
<quoted text>
No. You are right. All of my behavior and speech must correspond to your prejudices and presuppositions of what you think they should be. I lack the freedom to speak my mind on any issue. DD Austin has spoken.
This is a sports thread. Find another article with a thread that will be more appropriate and spout your anti-Christian hatred and bigotry there.
Unless you want to talk about football, you should leave your anti-religious nastiness at the door before entering this one.
Go Vikings.
You don't need to change the subject. I have three daughters, and for you to call people "girls" as a slam? If you are going to let the whole world you are a REV. than walk the walk and talk the talk. There was nothing to do with anti-Christian about my post. Go back and read it again. You have a problem with being called into accountability, pal.(you blew it) Merry Christmas.
Remember - Brian - love never fails!!
Clancy

AOL

#20 Dec 22, 2008
Being a long time Viking fan,and watching a comedy of errors, "fumbling away games." I hope the coaching staff will really make an honest evaluation of AD and his problem "fumbling" before next Sundays game with the Giants. I would say use Chester Taylor and two tight ends out of the backfield, you are going to need them against the Giants. Let AD cool out on the bench. It really doesn't matter how good we were, it's how good we are today. Otherwise, I hope Chicago wins. I don't want to get into the playioffs using the back door, I don't want to watch another game of hope, and despair. Losing to a better team is one thing I can handle. Gift wrapping a game for them, I cannot condone.
REV BRIAN

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 22, 2008
DD Austin wrote:
<quoted text>You don't need to change the subject. I have three daughters, and for you to call people "girls" as a slam? If you are going to let the whole world you are a REV. than walk the walk and talk the talk. There was nothing to do with anti-Christian about my post. Go back and read it again. You have a problem with being called into accountability, pal.(you blew it) Merry Christmas.
Remember - Brian - love never fails!!
I have no problem with being called into accountability for something that I actually did.

But once again, this is a forum about the Vikings, not about snapping and snarling at the preacher like a wild dog.

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