The Vikings need to beat the Giants Sunday to go to the playoffs, but they could also make the post-season if the Bears should lose to the Texans. The second point means nothing if the Vikes take care of business…but what if the Vikings should find themselves behind to the Giants, and discover that the Bears are also winning down in Houston? Would this put so much pressure on them that they’d begin to gag? Brad Childress doesn’t want to find out…which is why he’s taking the step of ordering the Metrodome people to turn off the out-of-town scoreboard during the game. Call it a pre-emptive strike by Chilly in the war on choking. I think it’s a decent move…though with today’s technology and the obnoxiousness of fans, I don’t see how the players could realistically be shielded from what’s going on with the Bears. Let’s hope our guys are just so focused on the game before them that they tune everything else out, especially the a-hole Bears fan in the front row.
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