Minnesota Vikings Top 5 Worst Houses of Horror

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Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) jogs off the field following the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

1. Lambeau Field

Like Soldier Field, the Packers’ legendary stadium was for a stretch of time almost a second home for the Vikings. The Vikes had no problem in the ’70s playing the Packers or Bears or Lions on their home turf outdoors in the rain or snow or whatever the weather gods wanted to throw at them.

The Vikings in those days were just way better than any of the teams in their division and were at no disadvantage on the road.

Things changed in the ’90s when Brett Favre arrived. The Packers got good, and Lambeau became a perennial nightmare place for the Vikings. There was of course that one huge reversal in 2004 when the Vikes went into Lambeau in the playoffs and defeated INT-happy Favre and the Packers. But that was one game.

For the most part, over the last quarter-century, Lambeau Field has been a miserable place for the Vikings to visit. They got their butts kicked most of the time by Favre, and they’ve gotten their butts kicked most of the time by Aaron Rodgers.

The only two times they’ve held their own against the Packers in Green Bay in recent memory were 2009 when they beat the Packers with Favre on their side, and last year when they tied the Packers with Rodgers hurt.

Two years ago they got destroyed at Lambeau in the playoffs with Joe Webb trying to play quarterback. 2011, the Packers crushed them 45-7, one of the worst lay-down-and-die games I can ever remember.

In 2007 the Vikings suffered one of the very few shutouts in franchise history, losing to the Packers 34-0 in Green Bay. Go all the way back to 2000 when the Vikings lost 26-20 in overtime on Antonio Freeman’s absurd rolling catch. What a joke.

Yeah, the Vikings have had a few moments of triumph (and last year’s dubious moral victory), but mostly their visits to Green Bay in recent decades have been utterly miserable.

I sincerely can’t wait for the day the termites finish eating away the walls of that moldy, piss-smelling dump and it finally collapses in on itself.