At Last, a Laugher


The Vikings have been notorious this season for getting up big on teams, then letting them creep back in the second half.  That didn’t happen today against the Seahawks, who fell down by 28 points before finally cracking the scoreboard with a field goal at the end of the third.

If there’s a single fact that best captures the Vikings’ dominance today, it’s that, well into the fourth quarter, the Seahawks were sitting at negative-1 rushing yard for the game.  They eventually managed to crack zero in that department, after the Vikes had pulled the Williams Wall and E.J. Henderson to get the veterans some rest.

The other big story was, once again, Brett Favre, who in slightly less than three quarters of work posted a 141.8 passer rating, and broke the Vikings’ single-game completion rate record by going 22/25 for 88%.  Oh, and he had four touchdowns, to four different receivers.

How punishing was the Vikings’ offense?  Tarvaris Jackson came in the game for Favre in garbage time and led the team on a relatively easy scoring drive, ending on a 34-yard strike to Sidney Rice, his second TD catch of the game.

Everything broke the Vikings’ way today, even plays that looked destined for disaster.  One example:  Midway through the 4th, Percy Harvin got caught in between on a kick-off that bounced into the endzone then back out, and had to pick it up and run.  Instead of being stuffed on about his two as should’ve happened, Harvin ended up taking the ball all the way up to the 20.

It’s great to play well, and even better to play well and get the breaks.  That’s how you win 35-9.

Tags: Brett Favre E.j. Henderson Kevin Williams Minnesota Vikings Percy Harvin Sidney Rice Tarvaris Jackson

  • lorenzo4

    Favre also broke his own completion rate record. didn’t think he had any more records to break.
    Finally the Vikes dominated a game. This was the first time IMO. I think we’ve all been waiting for this game.

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Lorenzo4, The Vikings have the most well-rounded team in the NFL right now, and the offensive line is protecting Favre, and opening holes like never before, so i won’t be surprised to see a few more of these dominating games, before the season ends, and the playoffs start. Also, the defense has picked up its game.

  • lorenzo4

    I think even the announcers and media are now beginning to see the Vikes as the most well-rounded team, as you say.

  • lorenzo4

    Of the Vikings (9-1), Mora said, “They do not have a weakness on their football team. This is the most complete team we have faced. By far.”

  • http://judspressbox.blogspot.com 3rdStoneFromTheSun

    Seattle is a mess, darn shame for their fans

  • jim

    I am one happy New Yorker. So many people here ask me why I root for a team from another state. So I simply ask where are the Giants and Jets from, NEW JERSEY. Only onw NY team and thats Buffalo. Good luck Vikes and whatever you do don’t relax on the field. Anything can happen.

  • http://www.bleacherreport/Vikings.com DebReyes

    My dad is a Vikings fan, he have lived in Iowa all of his life and pretty much as a Minnesota fan.I’d like to see them get to a Super Bowl and win before he leaves us, he is 80 years old, he is in pretty good health but for a few minor ailments. I’m very glad that Brett Farve is their quarterback because he’s still the best at what he does. I am a dreaded Packer fan but I still root for the Vikings, Brett’s made them one of the best teams in the NFL. The Packers didn’t appreciate what he could still do as a player and leader of the team. I also like the K.C. Chiefs and am glad Jared Allen is doing for the Vikings what he did for Chief’s all those years. He is a great player and very good at his job also.

  • http://www.gokartsRus.com KJ Miller

    Anybody remember the miniture Brett Favre Jersey on the chicken (tv commercial) running around getting chased by Johnny Randall?? I think back and see more laughter now than I did then! Go VIKES, Brett… steer the ship to the promise land.