Vikings Clinch NFC North on Crazy Packer Loss


If you weren’t watching the Packers-Steelers game, you missed a hell of an ending.  With the Steelers down six and no time left on the clock, Ben Roethlisberger found Mike Wallace along the endzone sideline for a beautiful tip-toe catch, capping a nutbag Steeler drive that featured about 15 penalties.  The extra point gave the Steelers a thrilling 37-36 victory.

Besides breaking the hearts of Packer fans, the loss clinched the NFC North for the Vikings.

Not that the Vikes wouldn’t have clinched it anyway.

With the division sewn up, the Vikings’ main scenario-related objective tonight is moving a little closer to the Saints for the one seed.  The two seed will remain unclinched after the Eagles‘ victory over San Francisco.

And for the Packers…securing a playoff berth will have to wait another week.

Tags: Ben Roethlisberger Green Bay Packers Mike Wallace Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers

  • joe

    I see AD started “hot” again – 2 yards on his first 2 carries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gotta love how all the “experts” here say, “give the ball to AD” NOT!

    Favre, meanwhile, hasn’t missed on a pass yet…

    Silly viking fans are so used to watching losers they no longer even recognize which players give them their best chance of winning!

  • joe

    Now he has 6 yards on 4 carries – do ya still think we should give him the ball more?

  • joe

    And where is that little girl bernie? I hope her mother did not take away her Internet access for pretending to be a macho-man from PIT in the thread downstairs.

  • joe

    This pathetic performance by viking O would never hold up against a more worthy opponent. They may finish the first half with less than 100 yards of offense!

    It isn’t Favre’s fault – in this case, he would have thrown for at least half those yards.

    Taking the ball out of Favre’s hands is foolish and will result in disaster come the playoffs.

  • joe

    WAY TO GO VIKING PUNDITS AND EXPERTS!!!!

    Less than 85 yards in the first half of the game!!

    Brilliant strategy – take the ball out of your playmaker’s hands!

    There is no excuse for a gameplan that has the NFL’s all-time leading quarterback, having one of his all-time best seasons, throw 7 times in the half.

    Even then, he has hit almost all of them and has more than half of the yards.

    Hope you morons that think AD is so great love being run out of the first playoff game the vikings have.

    Without the work of Brett Favre – this team would suck and even if they did somehow back into the playoffs, would be quickly sent home.