Let me start by saying that Donovan McNabb played his best football of the season in the first half against the Bears. For the first time all year the offense had rhythm. McNabb had long stretches of accuracy. He even hit Bernard Berrian a couple of times (Bernard did have one big drop). For once, you can’t place a large chunk of the blame on Donovan’s shoulders. So who gets the blame? How about the offensive line for not giving Adrian Peterson so much as a tiny crease to run through (yes I know the Bears are flooding the box)? How about Bill Musgrave for killing McNabb’s rhythm not once but twice by going to the useless Blazer package? How about the defense for not getting pressure on Jay Cutler and leaving receivers wide open all over the field?
So yeah, the terrible first half wasn’t Donovan’s fault. He was actually okay. Almost everything else went wrong though. Even Ryan Longwell and Chris Kluwe stunk. The chances of the Vikings mounting a comeback in the second half? None unless they can figure out some way to slow down the Bears’ passing attack and get AD started.