Vikes Didn't Deserve to Win

The Atlanta Falcons struggled mightily to put the Vikings away today, allowing them an opportunity to come back from down 24-7.  Minnesota cut the deficit to 24-17 before finally running out of chances.  And, frankly, that was the appropriate way for the game to end.  The Vikings flat out did not deserve to win this game the way they played.  Teams that fumble the ball six times, losing three of them, cannot feel that they’ve earned a shot at victory.  It was too bad too because, in many ways, the Vikes outplayed Atlanta today.  Minnesota’s defense performed particularly well, especially late when the team was trying to come back.  Unfortunately, the Vikes had dug themselves too deep a hole.  Now the Falcons are on their way to the playoffs and the Vikings will have to wait and see what happens between the Bears and Packers tomorrow night.  We could still clinch the division before having to face the Giants next week, but it would definitely feel like we backed into it.

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  • AustinVike

    Actually, the stat sheet lists today’s fumble total as 7, not six, with 4 giveaways.

    And, it should be mentioned, Visanthe Shiancoe is the leading receiver in the NFL this week with 136 yds and 2td – 17yds ahead of Brand Marshall.  Unbelieveable…I love that guy.

    I have to disagree with you – the Vikes completely deserved to win this game – at least performance wise.  They outplayed ATL in every aspect of the game.  Ground, air, defense – all bigger stats, bigger plays for more yardage.  It almost looked like a kickass offense (almost…….).

    The turnovers killed them.

  • joe

    puked it up. same ol result on a must win game.

  • http://BloggingDirty The Dirty Bird

    Good post and I agree with you. The Falcons executed better than the Vikings and that is why we won. Yardage and big plays are nice but all that matters at the end of the day is protecting the football and playing defense. The Falcons did both.

  • brent

    Ok I have to say the vikings looked like crap!!!!
    They not only turned the ball over but they did it on the short end of the field EVERY time. Now they are in a situation like they have been in for the past 30 years. They are hoping that other teams will help save their rears when they had control.
    They remind me of the Lions of the 80s and early 90s great running back and nothing to help him at all.
    They suck and if the Bears beat the pack they then have to beat the Giants who are now losing so they will be pissed coming in and getting ready to make a playoff run. They are gonna have a chip on their shoulder.
    We need to hope that the packers win so that we control everything if not Chi town will beat texas and we have the Giants.
    Not the situation that we want.
    Way to screw yourselves Vikings

  • jeege

    I agree with you danzinski.

    If it takes us backing in though…I’ll take it!

    Go P******!