Loss like this could sack Super Bowl ...

Loss like this could sack Super Bowl aspirations

There are 112 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 20, 2009, titled Loss like this could sack Super Bowl aspirations. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Vikings clinched the NFC North before Sunday night's game, thanks to Green Bay's loss to Pittsburgh.

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Realist

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Dec 20, 2009
Teams like this do not win Super Bowls. Defense wins championships. Play-calling helps win championships. O-Lines are superb in playoffs. Numbers don't lie, and Brett Favre is once again proving his late season truth. You don't lose games that you are suppose to win late in the season.

This team doesn't look anything like a team that could win the Super Bowl, and that's the reality of the Minnesota Vikings.

Extremely Frustrating! We have the elite soldiers but we can't win the war.
Chumpqueens

San Jose, CA

#2 Dec 20, 2009
More like the Iraqi Republican Guard. Fold under pressure.
Bone Saw

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Dec 20, 2009
What do you mean "Could" ?
Evidently you didn't watch the entire game.

Put a fork in um,,,,,they're 1 and done.
Chumpqueens

San Jose, CA

#4 Dec 20, 2009
More like they WILL be watching the Super Bowl from their homes on TV.
AzCatt

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Dec 20, 2009
Apparently if a sports team is from Minnesota, its going to lose. Its all I've seen all weekend. Its disgusting, shameful, and incredibly irritating.
Trailer Park

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 20, 2009
Poor Brett, guess you can take the boy out of the country but can't take the country outta the boy!
Pansys

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Dec 21, 2009
that's what you guys are. writing the season off after a loss.... last time i checked the vikes are still 11-3 and have the third best record in the nfl... what a bunch of fair weather fans.
warrior54

Tallinn, Estonia

#8 Dec 21, 2009
Anybody seeing the lack of urgency from Childress since his contract extension like I am? He no longer has a chip on his shoulder, and is being out-coached on ALL levels. As The Realist mentioned above, we have the the talent..the friggin' coaches just can't game-plan properly or arrange mismatches with our best players.

...and since I'm already blowing a gasket, what's up with our offensive line not being able to open a hole for the hardest runner in the game? Do teams just have AP's number, or is our "pro-bowl" line playing more like immobile, drunken giants?
one dimensional teams

Virginia Beach, VA

#9 Dec 21, 2009
The Cardinals are a pass happy team and exposed the secondary. The Panthers are a run happy team and exposed the defense that was stacked to stop the running game. Our defense needs to be more balanced. Last night showed how badly EJ is missed. But still the biggest question mark left is when will the offensive line get back to the form it was at the beggining of the season. Favre had plenty of time to throw during the first half of the season now he's running for his life every play. The O-line is also making Peterson look really bad this year.
yeah sure

Burnsville, MN

#10 Dec 21, 2009
We need a new left tackle on offense. McKinnie has been too inconsistent throughout his career. I hope they draft for depth on the o-line and a new starter at McKinnie's spot. He's paid like a pro bowler but he's been there only once as an alternate. I also wonder about our center. Loadholt had a very hard time too. At least he's a rookie and has an excuse. mcKinnie spends too much time puffing a bong and can't keep up with better pass rushers.
Chad

Pound, WI

#11 Dec 21, 2009
Pansys wrote:
that's what you guys are. writing the season off after a loss.... last time i checked the vikes are still 11-3 and have the third best record in the nfl... what a bunch of fair weather fans.
well said, NFC NORTH CHAMPS, come on Vikes fan, the pack got bush wacked. would be more concerned if they were on a ROLL going into playoffs.
Pat

Portland, OR

#12 Dec 21, 2009
This loss is on the offense;dropped passes, very poor ol play. The defense gave up the majority of the yards and all but six points in the fourth quarter when they were gassed. Carolina had 30 more offensive plays than we did. If we cannot establish even a threat of a running game and control the clock more we will be one and done. Also, half of the sacks the panthers got were from 3 man rushes. Pathetic. O line was terrible!!
Ghosts ninetyeight

Saint Joseph, MN

#13 Dec 21, 2009
Same old same old. Seasoned Minnesotans. This is nothing new. Obviously this will be a nail biter in that we typically know how this will end. Our history relates to a non happy ending.
Kevin G

Hugo, MN

#14 Dec 21, 2009
This was a pitiful effort by the offense. Flat and uninspired. The "D" was doing just fine but they were on the field to long. Let's call this one a half team effort with, once again, zero imagination on behalf of the coaching geniuses. Get your **** together and you might have a chance.
lets be realistic

Virginia Beach, VA

#15 Dec 21, 2009
only two or three teams in the nfl this season have been more consistant than the vikings. not so sure if you could even say that about the saints because they let teams have opportunities to beat them that shouldn't have. even the colts have squeaked by in some of their games. it's one bad of the two bad losses we've had this year, let's get over it and move on to the mnf game next week against the bears. the vikings still control the two seed as long as they handle their buisness... sick of "vikings fans" bashing them because they had a bad game.
Gravedigger

Eau Claire, WI

#16 Dec 21, 2009
The Traitor is fading, and the most over-rated team in football is being exposed. I'm shocked!

Go BEARS!
exposed huh

Virginia Beach, VA

#17 Dec 21, 2009
gravedigger let's talk about being exposed. that #2 packers defense was pretty exposed against big ben and the steel crew. dang 503 yards passing? ouch that's gotta hurt. thanks for handing us the division on a silver platter.
Brad C

AOL

#18 Dec 21, 2009
I rode Brett's coattails to our Fantasy League Championship Game. I was up 8 points heading into last nites game, but my opponent had Brett left to play. Since this was December and Brett has started his Dec/Jan swoon two weeks ago, I thought I might have a chance. End resuly - Brett has ZERO fantasy points and I am in our League Championship next week. Thanks Brett. FYI - The Vikings will also lose next Monday night in Chicago. Brett's line the last time he played in Chicago in Dec-07: 17 for 32 with 1 TD and 4 Int's with 153 yards passing. Brett does not like the cold weather and his body/mind break down late season - check out the past five years (this will make six).
viking fan

Denver, CO

#19 Dec 21, 2009
It all goes back to the coaching! They were not ready! The plays called sucked. Why don't they just line up and run the damn ball. Carolina did not have many defensive plays with eight in the box. They are not one of the top five teams in the NFC.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#20 Dec 21, 2009
warrior54 wrote:
Anybody seeing the lack of urgency from Childress since his contract extension like I am? He no longer has a chip on his shoulder, and is being out-coached on ALL levels. As The Realist mentioned above, we have the the talent..the friggin' coaches just can't game-plan properly or arrange mismatches with our best players.
...and since I'm already blowing a gasket, what's up with our offensive line not being able to open **** for the hardest runner in the game? Do teams just have AP's number, or is our "pro-bowl" line playing more like immobile, drunken giants?
nobody has AP's number....it is jsut that when you run him straight ahead into the line 12-15 games a day, well it gets pretty predicable, wouldn't you say? It is all in the coaching...or lack thereof...only Klink could be handed the best RB in the NFL and regulate him to what you see today, absolutley disgusting....

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