Same Old Same Old: Vikes Trail Bears at Half 16-0


Three things needed to change for the Vikings to turn their late season fortunes around against the Bears:

1.  Better tackling.

2.  Better run blocking.

3.  More offensive rhythm overall.

Fail, fail and fail.

The first half vs. the Bears looked a lot like the second half against the Panthers.  The running game couldn’t get going for the Vikes.  The defense gave up too many big plays.  Brett Favre got pressured.  Basically, everything went wrong.

Meanwhile, the Bears overcame their own ineptitude and racked up 16 points.  They finally found the formula for winning with Jay Cutler:

Play a team that appears mentally drained, physically beaten and generally outwitted.

I don’t know what the Vikings can do to get it back in the second half.  Their offensive and defensive lines are simply getting beaten, again.  Even a wizard would have a hard time fixing that.

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Tags: Brett Favre Chicago Bears Jay Cutler Minnesota Vikings

  • sadvike

    How can a team with so many weapons play so poorly. They have frustrated me many times in the past but this is really taking the cake. Get it together vikes!

  • Pathetic

    Try to block and tackle. No one is executing. PATHETIC!!!!

  • vike me

    childress needs to go. the bears two starting safeties are out and they didnt attack long down the middle of the field at all in the first half. he is running all this talent into the ground.

  • joe

    Bears are gonna win on AD fumble – you dumb homers are too busy raggin’ on the guy that has carried this team to know who the real problem is on your team.

    LA is gonna look real good in purple…

  • joe

    Viking D sucks and AD is a FUMBLE MACHINE!!!!!!

    And dumb homers have been raggin’ on Favre!

    AD = “three-and-out” if he holds on to the ball. When the game is on the line, a BIG IF!

  • islandtime

    It’s interesting that people blame Brett for not being able to play in the cold. If you look at pre Brett years you will find that even in their winning seasons the Vikings win the first half and decline the second half. The coach seems to be the constant here. Does he fold under pressure?