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Vikings beat Cowboys to improve to 2-3

In the highly anticipated match-up of high-profile teams with 1-3 records, it was the Vikings who managed to take a step in the right direction by holding off the Cowboys, 24-21.

It wasn’t a particularly well-played game, and at 2-3 the Vikings still have plenty of work to do, but Minnesota did manage to come back from a halftime deficit and get just enough out of their offense, defense and special teams to pull out a close win.

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre had his first game of the season without an interception, and he completed 14 of 19 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Randy Moss was the Vikings’ leading receiver with five catches for 55 yards.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made bigger plays than Favre, but also made costlier mistakes. Romo completed 23 of 31 passes for 203 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Both interceptions were picked off by Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson, and the second one set up Ryan Longwell’s 38-yard field goal with four minutes to play.

Romo didn’t get much help from the running game: Felix Jones had 32 yards on 14 carries, while Marion Barber had 31 yards on 10 carries. The Cowboys are going to need to get better on the ground if they’re going to turn their season around.

They’re also going to have to improve their kickoff coverage: Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for a touchdown, the second straight week that the Cowboys have given up a long kickoff return.

At 1-4, it’s easy to list the areas where the Cowboys need to improve. This was about as close as a game gets to must-win in Week Six, and the Cowboys came up short.

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  1. nikkilafemme says: Oct 17, 2010 7:33 PM

    Blah, blah, blah! Now we will start hearing the spin that we can turn it around at 1-4. Then, next week we will spin it at 1-5. The moron, Austin, has to celebrate every time he does anything like he won the Super Bowl and ends up hurting his team!

  2. lithiumfx26 says: Oct 17, 2010 7:33 PM

    How about them Cowboys? 1-4! Oh that Wade guy.

  3. Mike McCarthy's Moobs says: Oct 17, 2010 7:34 PM

    Adrian Peterson is going to DESTROY the injury-riddled Packers defense next week.

  4. Contra says: Oct 17, 2010 7:35 PM

    Great job Vikes! Great to know that you were the only win in the NFC North as each of the other teams took a huge step back.
    A team on the rise as opposed to 3 other teams on the decline. the NFC North will once again belong to the Vikes.

  5. oyoy84 says: Oct 17, 2010 7:35 PM

    Correction: Refs beat Cowboys

  6. stunzeed2 says: Oct 17, 2010 7:35 PM

    No worries Dallas; you are just so TALENTED and:
    It was the Redskins “Superbowl”…
    It was the Bears “Superbowl”…
    It was the Titans “Superbowl”…
    It was the Vikings “Superbowl”…
    Or so their fans say.
    Pathetic team.

  7. ScottyFargo says: Oct 17, 2010 7:37 PM

    How about some congratulations Cowboy fans? Show the Vikings and theirs fans some respect now. Don’t be a bunch of poor losers.

  8. Sock_Puppet says: Oct 17, 2010 7:39 PM

    Cowboys are going to need to get better running the ball, but The Giants have been downright stingy with their run defense. Looks like Romo will have to lead them in the upcoming NFC East battle.

  9. dakotah says: Oct 17, 2010 7:39 PM

    Wade Phillips – unemployed man walking.

  10. Bigbluefan says: Oct 17, 2010 7:39 PM

    Local HS teams could beat either of these two basement dewelers

  11. footballrulz says: Oct 17, 2010 7:41 PM

    Why would any team kick to Percy harvin or Devin Hester?

  12. PercyChuggs says: Oct 17, 2010 7:43 PM

    “# Bigbluefan says: October 17, 2010 7:39 PM
    Local HS teams could beat either of these two basement dewelers

    Yeah, Vikings are basement “dewelers”. Is that why, with a win and a Bears lost next week, they would be in first place? Learn to spell first, then learn something about the game of football.

  13. Vikadontis Rex says: Oct 17, 2010 7:44 PM

    This is the best win against a 1-3 team in recent Vikings history…. seriously tho the Cowboys are a solid team (most offensive YPG and 4th best defensive YPG in the NFL). If they could control their penalties they could still turn this around…

  14. troll_aikman8 says: Oct 17, 2010 7:44 PM

    Every week the Cowboys choose an imaginative way to lose the game….with that kind of creativity, they should contribute ideas to the “Saw” and “Jackass” franchises.
    Wade Phillips press conference tomorrow:
    “Well, we played pretty well out there…we outgained them by 100 yards. We had 3 TD passes and I thought we really got after their QB pretty well”
    You’re welcome.

  15. Hony Tomo says: Oct 17, 2010 7:45 PM

    HAHAHA Every QB on the Eagles roster is better than Romo

  16. winslow says: Oct 17, 2010 7:48 PM

    Dallas may have lost to the Vikings, but what’s really humiliating is that Cleveland lost to the Village People. Score one for the unregistered sex offender who plays quarterback for Dan Rooney’s jailhouse punks.

  17. Pervy xx says: Oct 17, 2010 7:52 PM

    Vikings and Cowboys are VERY good teams…sometimes it just needs direction…I wanted to kick Chilly in the balls 17 times today
    Packers…we will kill you next week

  18. Hauschild says: Oct 17, 2010 7:56 PM

    Funny how you kick back and let the season unfold and often times it turns out nothing like others had predicted.
    A Vikings’ win next week and suddenly a lot of people that get paid a helluva lotta money to pick up on the subtleties of NFL football are preparing for a feast of crow.
    It happens every year – often times to the same talking heads.

  19. Bwa Ha Ha says: Oct 17, 2010 7:58 PM

    Cowboys!! Americas Team
    SUPER BOWL BABY!!!
    12-4

  20. countryboy82 says: Oct 17, 2010 7:58 PM

    I am almost certain this is the last straw for Wade and crew. This is the most undisciplined team in the NFL. Enough is enough.
    Jerry please get John Gruden’s phone number and call him!!!!

  21. Contra says: Oct 17, 2010 8:00 PM

    Packers are a team of running scared children right now. The look on their faces was just about the same as the look on someones face when they realize they were 1 number away from winning the lottery. Super Bo….NO! Super Bums!

  22. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Oct 17, 2010 8:02 PM

    Gotta hand it To Favre. With all that’s going, he keeps his head in the game and his team does as well. He apologized to those guys, they took it and moved along. Congrats.
    As for the Cowboys. This is all on Jerry Jones. He has all the faith in the world on Coaches that aren’t getting it done. The message is not getting across about celebrations. Flip the ball to the ref and jog off the field. And that’s an easy one. Penalties and play calling is another problem.
    Heard it earlier on tv, no poise, no maturity on these Cowboys.

  23. rovibe says: Oct 17, 2010 8:02 PM

    Bigbluefan says: Yeah, Vikings are basement “dewelers”. Is that why, with a win and a Bears lost next week, they would be in first place? ——————————
    I’m a Vikings fan myself, but that’s not a true statement there — if the Vikings beast Green Bay next week and the Bears lose, the Bears will still be in first place at 4-3. The Vikings would be second at 3-3, and the Packers third at 3-4. But whatever. I’m still hopeful it plays out that way.

  24. mikemcsaint says: Oct 17, 2010 8:04 PM

    Refs gave the Vikings the game. No doubt about it. Tainted victory. By Viking fan standards the Cowboys won because they gained more yards

  25. gameday says: Oct 17, 2010 8:04 PM

    Lord Favre will lead his followers back to the playoffs.
    The King Favre is a leader, a warrior, a hero, and a legend.
    Romo is none of the above, and never will be.
    All haters are on notice, watch the best QB to ever play the game take HIS team to the championship.

  26. Mrsteve says: Oct 17, 2010 8:04 PM

    I hate how the Vikings play at night. Always on the road.
    Farve is going to be past the Jenn Sterger crap & be pumped up for Green Bay.
    3-3

  27. Branephood says: Oct 17, 2010 8:06 PM

    Cowboys fan here…Congrats Vikes fans. My team sucks ass. There I said it.

  28. Floriostoupee says: Oct 17, 2010 8:06 PM

    Buh Bye Wade…..nice not knowing ya!

  29. Saints-America'sTeam says: Oct 17, 2010 8:06 PM

    @ScottyFargo – NOW you want respect? For THAT win? Fumble, missed exchanges, interception. Some typically bad decisions from the old guy. Yeah, what a team. Pathetic.
    @Pervy xx – “VERY good teams”???? What have you been watching??? Almost a half a season gone and the Vikes won TWO GAMES. “VERY good team”???? Sure you are.

  30. countryboy82 says: Oct 17, 2010 8:07 PM

    troll_aikman8 says:
    October 17, 2010 7:44 PM
    Wade Phillips press conference tomorrow:
    “Well, we played pretty well out there…we outgained them by 100 yards. We had 3 TD passes and I thought we really got after their QB pretty well”
    That comment is the only thing I have been able to laugh at since the the has been over. That is so true about Wade. He is a clueless individual that might be a grat guy and good defensive co., but not a head coach. It has become very CLEAR!!!

  31. conníe says: Oct 17, 2010 8:08 PM

    # oyoy84 says: October 17, 2010 7:35 PM
    “Correction: Refs beat Cowboys”
    Is there a manual or a training course for this somewhere?
    That seems to be the very first thing to come out of the mouth of a loser following a loss.

  32. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 17, 2010 8:08 PM

    Hauschild says: October 17, 2010 7:56 PM
    Funny how you kick back and let the season unfold and often times it turns out nothing like others had predicted.
    —————————————————–
    You mean like Vikings fans proclaiming how great they are before the season started?

  33. countryboy82 says: Oct 17, 2010 8:11 PM

    Bwa Ha Ha says:
    October 17, 2010 7:58 PM
    Cowboys!! Americas Team
    SUPER BOWL BABY!!!
    12-4
    WOW!!!
    You have a psych exam scheduled for tomorrow morning……hopefully

  34. Bigbluefan says: Oct 17, 2010 8:12 PM

    Hey Percy
    IF if if
    The Viqueens are done Ziggys plan gets a big F
    The QB is over the hill Moss is done since this is a do or die year for the viqueens I guess assited sucide is the answer.
    He will packing his purple pukes and move them off to LA
    The Lions will beat the Viqueens twice the Bears will beat them twice.
    Poor Ziggy he wanted to buy into the Giants and instead got the viqueens
    Giants win Championships Viqueens are the home of the over the hill gang

  35. CanadianVikingFanII says: Oct 17, 2010 8:15 PM

    I wanted to stab Childress and Bevell all day today, and the offensive line..

  36. d.b.cooper says: Oct 17, 2010 8:15 PM

    @winslow,
    I take it you are not a fan of the SIX time Superbowl Champions, the best franchise in pro football history, the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers!

  37. tradebait9 says: Oct 17, 2010 8:22 PM

    And the silence you hear……..is Lambeau Field

  38. U a dope says: Oct 17, 2010 8:23 PM

    Cowboys can’t loose enough. Keep Wade Phillips and Jerry Jones right where they are…. I like what they’re doing bwaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 17, 2010 8:23 PM

    Bigbluefan: I hate the Vikings too, but it’s impossible for the Lions to beat them twice, since they’ve already beaten the Lions this season.

  40. jonesy1124 says: Oct 17, 2010 8:24 PM

    The Refs beat the boys…shut up…I didnt understand why everyone loved this team in the pre-season anyway. As far as the Vikes go they can still do damage in the NFC.
    On a side note the NFL this year has become so mediocre. Every team is the same. You use to have teams that stood out and were known for something. NOw everyone runs the same plays with the same offenses. Bottom line, unfortunately, is just not as entertaining

  41. Wiscdave says: Oct 17, 2010 8:24 PM

    Anyone else notice that Florio never writes these Vikings posts? I guess it’s the old rule, if you can’t say something bad, say nothing at all.

  42. BigBear123 says: Oct 17, 2010 8:32 PM

    Neither team looked impressive. The team with fewer mistakes won. That might get the Vikes past the Packers next week, but it doesn’t look good unless they straighten up.

  43. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Oct 17, 2010 8:32 PM

    “Almost a half a season gone and the Vikes won TWO GAMES.”
    Vikes have played 5 games….not even 1/3 of their schedule…how is that almost half a season? Do the math.
    Refs gave them the game? Which calls weren’t actually penalties? EVERY call was correct. Cowboys beat themselves…not the refs.

  44. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 17, 2010 8:33 PM

    Mrs Teve is mighty angry after that HUGE win over another team that sucks. Maybe because she knows the Vikings still suck, just a little less than the Cowboys.

  45. Contra says: Oct 17, 2010 8:35 PM

    Everyone knows the Saints are a one hit wonder with a tainted title. Get those bags ready Aints fans.

  46. tiajwvu says: Oct 17, 2010 8:37 PM

    Where was the flag after Peterson’s touchdown when he went down to the ground and pointed up at the sky?
    Or is this celebration rule only apply to the Cowboys?

  47. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 17, 2010 8:38 PM

    mikemcsaint says: “Refs gave the Vikings the game. No doubt about it. Tainted victory.”
    Really? The refs gave it to them because they called the penalties the Cowboys committed? Which ones were wrong? Was it the pass interference because the ball was uncatchable? If a WR is held from jumping, yeah as pass 2-3 feet over his head will look uncatchable. Besides, the DB is just stupid to even make contact on an uncatchable ball. He just gives the ref a reason to call the PI.
    Or was it the Miles Autin TD called back for offensive pass interference. If the WR extends his arms in making contact with the DB causing the DB to fall down (it would not have been a TD if the DB doesn’t get pushed down), the ref HAS to throw the flag.
    Both penalties were the fault of the Cowboys players. Neither needed to make contact, but did it anyways and those penalties killed the Cowboys.

  48. DynastyDays says: Oct 17, 2010 8:39 PM

    Hold on guys……I’ve got to get something to drink real quick to wash this crow down!!! It’s still a shame…..we put up these numbers on offense…play solid defense…don’t get any calls to go our way (yes, I’m talking about the block in the back on the Dez return and the pass interference call at the end of the game…..@#^$%@!), have mucho mental farts in everygame, ……. and are STILL in every game right to the end…..only to go 1-4!!!!!!! My blood pressure has skyrocketed in the last 6 weeks!!! I know you haters love to hear this but I’m on the verge of boycotting all things COWBOYS!!! I will have to make a concerted effort to avoid all of the ESPN Networks and the NFL Network all week…and that’s hard for me to do. Oh yeah, and avoid anything Florio has to say…which is even harder to do!!

  49. PackerFansAreInbred says: Oct 17, 2010 8:50 PM

    Kind of ironic how Packer fans say that Viking fans whine about the officials after a loss, but now it seems that they’re saying officials won it for the Vikes. News flash, the officials had nothing to do with the Vikings winning today.

  50. Franchise says: Oct 17, 2010 8:50 PM

    Bigbluefan says:
    The Lions will beat the Viqueens twice the Bears will beat them twice.
    ————————————————–
    Note to Bigblueretard: The Vikings already BEAT the Lions.
    Not only do you suck at spalling “dwellers”, but you dont know sh!t about the NFL.

  51. mikemcsaint says: Oct 17, 2010 8:52 PM

    Mrs Teve’s panties are in a wad. Hahahahahahahahah!!!!
    2-3 and 3rd place. And you had to cheat to get there. Never won a SB and never will. Laughingstock of the league.

  52. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 17, 2010 8:52 PM

    # Contra says: October 17, 2010 8:35 PM
    Everyone knows the Saints are a one hit wonder with a tainted title. Get those bags ready Aints fans.
    ——————————————————
    Your “team” is 2-3 and has ZERO hits.
    You suck…get over it.

  53. GB3Pack4 says: Oct 17, 2010 8:55 PM

    On the sidelines post-game with Pam Oliver, Brett looked SO exhausted.
    And in GB, Aaron spent the game looking either angry or terrified.
    There were terrific things in both games, and appalling things – when the teams meet next week, I think they’ll be meeting as pretty much equals, just as they did last year, only now they’ll be “equally struggling”, whereas last year they were equally strong.
    It’ll be interesting. Since I have a foot in both camps this year, same as last, I know in advance that whoever wins, whoever loses, I’ll have cause to feel triumphant, and to feel defeated. Last year, it was exciting. This year, it feels like a trip to the dentist.

  54. Sunday...Sunday...Sunday says: Oct 17, 2010 8:56 PM

    Moot point….. Saints > Vikings

  55. The People's Junk says: Oct 17, 2010 9:14 PM

    tiajwvu says:
    October 17, 2010 8:37 PM
    Where was the flag after Peterson’s touchdown when he went down to the ground and pointed up at the sky?
    Or is this celebration rule only apply to the Cowboys?
    Actually, if you knew anything about the rule you would know that going to a knee to pay respects to your god is the one exception to the rule that everyone gets. Grasping for a reason that your team got screwed won’t change the fact that they cost themselves the game through sloppy play. Are you big enough to admit that? I doubt that.
    Not surprisingly, you are just another uninformed idiot that spouts off instead of actually knowing what is going on, perfect mental make-up for a Cowboys fan.

  56. sand0 says: Oct 17, 2010 9:34 PM

    Cowboys lost because they allowed a kickoff TD and committed two costly turnovers. Those hurt much worse than the couple borderline calls. Allen was held on the Williams TD as well, so it sometimes can work both ways.
    The game was tied down the stretch and the Cowboys had the ball. They threw a pick to set up the win. The ref did not hand the ball to EJ Henderson.

  57. ost2020 says: Oct 17, 2010 9:42 PM

    PercyChuggs says:
    October 17, 2010 7:43 PM
    “# Bigbluefan says: October 17, 2010 7:39 PM
    Local HS teams could beat either of these two basement dewelers

    Yeah, Vikings are basement “dewelers”. Is that why, with a win and a Bears lost next week, they would be in first place? Learn to spell first, then learn something about the game of football.
    Or maybe you should learn some grammar before you critique someone’s spelling. “With a bears lost next week”?

  58. Rothlestool says: Oct 17, 2010 9:55 PM

    “The sky is falling, the sky is falling” – Jerry Jones as Chicken Little.

  59. Duck Fallas says: Oct 17, 2010 10:35 PM

    I sure miss Vox and boysroll. 12-4 baby! How ’bout them Cowboys?

  60. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Oct 17, 2010 11:02 PM

    The girls go 1-15
    Enough said.
    HAIL!!!!!!

  61. Contra says: Oct 17, 2010 11:02 PM

    Gosh-It is just eerily quiet here without JimmySmith and Bob Nelson. Any idea why they are not posting right now? anyone?

  62. Saints-America'sTeam says: Oct 17, 2010 11:41 PM

    @Mrsteve – put your big girl panties on and accept it. The Saints are the real deal. The Vikings? Well, no one quite knows what they are. FINALLY winning a couple of games. And by the way, do you hear that??? That’s your wake up call. THE SEASON IS _ALMOST_ HALF OVER and your team has only won 2 games and everyone in MN is acting like they won the SB. Wait. I forgot. For you it IS your SB.

  63. tig 0 bitties says: Oct 17, 2010 11:48 PM

    PurplePeopleBeaters ….
    Are you a fan of any team? or are you just a hater of the vikings? honestly all you say is bashing the vikings. I don’t think i’ve ever read a single post that wasn’t aimed towards the vikes and how much they suck. You have to be a packer fan if anything. cuz you troll as much as Jimmy&friends on vike threads. try talk some intelligent football for once. We won today, you lost. deal with it. we’ll see how next week goes huh? i’m not garuenteeing anything like most you D bags do, but I feel good about it is all i’ll say.
    Props to the cowboy fans that just say congrats and admit they simply lost. I like to see that, not many people do that much anymore.
    Goodnight, can’t wait till next week!

  64. CanadianVikingFanII says: Oct 18, 2010 12:42 AM

    PurplePeopleBeaters is a Saints fan, not a Packer.

  65. The Fighting Wombat says: Oct 18, 2010 12:49 AM

    # Bwa Ha Ha says: October 17, 2010 7:58 PM
    Cowboys!! Americas Team
    SUPER BOWL BABY!!!
    12-4
    The proctologist will see you now…

  66. Brewdogg says: Oct 18, 2010 1:40 AM

    Why all the Saints fans on here? Really, I understand the Packers fans, and even the Big Blue Retard being on a Cowboys thread, but why the Saints fans? Is it because, after barely clearing the 0-5 SF and Car squads and losing to Atl and Ariz, you finally get a convincing win? Keep in mind, you came awful close to losing that first game, and if you had, you would be 3-3 to the Vikings 3-2. We’ll see you in the playoffs, if you make it that far.

  67. Vikadontis Rex says: Oct 18, 2010 1:45 AM

    Favre just doesnt seem to have his typical confidence this season. A good game against the Packers (which likely will happen) should turn him back into his typical gunslinger. Let’s see a nice deep toss to Moss, followed by a fake mooning of the Packers fans again!

  68. Tompadre says: Oct 18, 2010 5:16 AM

    Saints-America’sTeam says:
    October 17, 2010 8:06 PM
    @ScottyFargo – NOW you want respect? For THAT win? Fumble, missed exchanges, interception. Some typically bad decisions from the old guy. Yeah, what a team. Pathetic.
    @Pervy xx – “VERY good teams”???? What have you been watching??? Almost a half a season gone and the Vikes won TWO GAMES. “VERY good team”???? Sure you are.
    ——————————————–
    What have you been watching??
    The Vikings didn’t throw an interception in this game. The fumble and missed exchange was the same play and there was only one in the game (not exchanges as you say). Only 5 of Favre’s passes hit the ground (and one of those hit Moss in the hands in the endzone) so what just what bad decisions are you refering to? As noted by others, the Vikes are less than 1/3 (or just over 31%) thru their season, so how is that almost half (or 50% for you nitwit)?
    By the way, the Vikings have exactly one more loss than your Saints. Yes your mighty Saints who have a 3 point win over the 1-5 49ers, a 2 pt win over the 0-5 Panthers and a 10 pt LOSS to the Cardinals, who barely beat the Rams & Raiders in their other victories. You played a Vikings team that was banged-up and played terribly – at home – and won by only 5! Yes the Saints are mighty!

  69. Fordman84 says: Oct 18, 2010 8:15 AM

    The People’s Junk says: October 17, 2010 9:14 PM
    tiajwvu says:
    October 17, 2010 8:37 PM
    Where was the flag after Peterson’s touchdown when he went down to the ground and pointed up at the sky?
    Or is this celebration rule only apply to the Cowboys?
    Actually, if you knew anything about the rule you would know that going to a knee to pay respects to your god is the one exception to the rule that everyone gets. Grasping for a reason that your team got screwed won’t change the fact that they cost themselves the game through sloppy play. Are you big enough to admit that? I doubt that.
    Not surprisingly, you are just another uninformed idiot that spouts off instead of actually knowing what is going on, perfect mental make-up for a Cowboys fan.
    ——————-
    If you were to actually watch the play you would know that “one knee and pointing to your god” is allowed. HOWEVER, going down on both knees and giving dual peace signs ala Nixon is NOT allowed.
    Next time know what you are talking about before posting.

  70. Pervy xx says: Oct 18, 2010 8:35 AM

    Vikings haters are in for a slap to the sack now….it is very evident that Moss has brought life to the Vikings,especially Brett Favre. In his last six quarters Favre has thrown for 351 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception and a passer rating of 99.09. Compare that to his first three-and-a-half games when Favre threw for 628 yards, had two TDs, six interceptions and a rating of 60.1. The sleeping giant has awoken.If Chilly don’t pull his head out of his ass, Favre and Moss will take over the team,which should be a good thing!

  71. Rip says: Oct 18, 2010 8:53 AM

    Brewdogg says:
    October 18, 2010 1:40 AM
    Why all the Saints fans on here? Really, I understand the Packers fans, and even the Big Blue Retard being on a Cowboys thread, but why the Saints fans? Is it because, after barely clearing the 0-5 SF and Car squads and losing to Atl and Ariz, you finally get a convincing win? Keep in mind, you came awful close to losing that first game, and if you had, you would be 3-3 to the Vikings 3-2. We’ll see you in the playoffs, if you make it that far.
    —————————-
    Because we’ve listened to you folks whine for 10 months and it’s kinda funny rubbing your nose in it.
    No, we actually didn’t come “awful close” to losing that first game. We just had a dropped TD pass and 2 missed FGs. In the 4th qtr, your worn out D let PT essentially run the ball for about 5 minutes, it wasn’t like we were trying to score again, but 27-9 is more reflective of how the game actually progressed.
    Kinda funny how you folks keep dogging the Saints, but you can’t beat us. We’ve played pretty much like crap all season until yesterday, and without 2 key missed FGs and a ton of dropped passes, we would be 5-0 right now. Even when we play like crap, we usually win. When we play to our potential, we blow people out.

  72. Rip says: Oct 18, 2010 9:05 AM

    Hilarious, you beat two teams with a combined record of 2-9, one of which you were very fortunate to win (the Cowgirls outplayed you in every facet of the game except the final score – where have I heard that before?), and now you’re some sort of “world beaters”.

  73. Pervy xx says: Oct 18, 2010 9:32 AM

    Rip says:and now you’re some sort of “world beaters”.
    ===================================Yep….just be glad you got us the first game Gump..
    EJ Henderson…back with a vengeance.Game ball to you sir!

  74. Crazydiamond says: Oct 18, 2010 9:35 AM

    # Saints-America’sTeam says: October 17, 2010 8:06 PM
    @ScottyFargo – NOW you want respect? For THAT win? Fumble, missed exchanges, interception. Some typically bad decisions from the old guy. Yeah, what a team. Pathetic.
    @Pervy xx – “VERY good teams”???? What have you been watching??? Almost a half a season gone and the Vikes won TWO GAMES. “VERY good team”???? Sure you are.
    —————————————————-
    What strange math are you using when you say that 5 games is almost half of the season? 5 is certainly not close to half of 16.

  75. Anarcho Purplism says: Oct 18, 2010 9:40 AM

    The game was mediocre from a “big play” perspective.
    Looked like the Viking gameplan was to play it safe & attempt to eliminate mistakes. Not many risky-throw situations.
    Cowboys looked pretty good moving the chains. Marion B going 5-for-5 on 3rd & short, while a couple of decent runs should help put the Cowboys back on track. Dez Bryant looked really scary good when he got his hands on the ball.
    But, the Cowboys showed they have no discipline. You cannot hold a receivers hand when a pass is thrown. More than likely, the throw that Mike Jenkins holds Greg Lewis skips off his hands. Why do they allow that guy to wear #21?
    The endzone celebration was clearly a 2-man gimmick. They don’t allow those anymore. Going to your knees has never been a problem, but multi-teammate celebrations (beyond high-gives, bumps & etc) have always been frowned upon by the No Fun League.
    Personally, I don’t mind. But you have to be an absolute moron to do that a following what happened to the Cowboys last week.
    Bill Cower is smiling. Jerry Jones is GREAT leverage if you want to get big $ in New York.

  76. Nard100 says: Oct 18, 2010 9:50 AM

    The pundits don’t understand why a team that is playing no different than it did last year and puts up the same numbers it did last year seems so undisciplined this year with penalties. Answer: the repositioning of the ref BEHIND the offensive (pun intended) line. Any non-cowboys NFC East fan knows their O-Line is junk and has been for years. The difference is now the refs are in a perfect position to see it. It was awsome when they lost the Skins and it was there for all the world to see on the last play of the game. Last year, we would have been hearing about the genius of Romo or Jason Garrett. This year, it’s a lack discipline. Truthfully, it’s a lack of talent. Enjoy mediocrity.

  77. DaBadGuy says: Oct 18, 2010 9:57 AM

    What’s a matter Saints fans? Not getting enough pity for your city / region, and you need some attention?

  78. scra22 says: Oct 18, 2010 10:03 AM

    Brewdogg says:
    October 18, 2010 1:40 AM
    Why all the Saints fans on here? Really, I understand the Packers fans, and even the Big Blue Retard being on a Cowboys thread, but why the Saints fans? Is it because, after barely clearing the 0-5 SF and Car squads and losing to Atl and Ariz, you finally get a convincing win? Keep in mind, you came awful close to losing that first game, and if you had, you would be 3-3 to the Vikings 3-2. We’ll see you in the playoffs, if you make it that far.
    ===========
    I was rooting for the Vikings yesterday — we already beat you but have yet to play the Cowboys, so it was more beneficial for us if the Vikings won. So thanks for that. I like how the Vikings fans who are 2 games behind us are telling us “if” we make the playoffs… like you guys are a lock. Favre threw for less than 200 yards… Peterson ran for 70 yards… impressive. Oh wait. It wasn’t.

  79. Rip says: Oct 18, 2010 10:06 AM

    Pervy xx says:
    October 18, 2010 9:32 AM
    Rip says:and now you’re some sort of “world beaters”.
    ==================== ===============Yep.. ..just be glad you got us the first game Gump..
    EJ Henderson…back with a vengeance.Game ball to you sir!
    —————————————
    Um, like I said, barely beating 2 teams that have collectively won 2 games all season (and one of those teams has won, what, 1 game in it’s last 22?) does NOT make your team any good. And again, the Cowgirls outplayed you in almost every facet of the game and only lost because of their own stupid mistakes. Did Favre/Moss/Harvin/AP even get 200 yards of total offense last night? Against a 1-4 team? And the rest of the league is supposed to be afraid?
    Hahahahaha, you so funny!

  80. scra22 says: Oct 18, 2010 10:09 AM

    Tompadre says:
    October 18, 2010 5:16 AM
    By the way, the Vikings have exactly one more loss than your Saints. Yes your mighty Saints who have a 3 point win over the 1-5 49ers, a 2 pt win over the 0-5 Panthers and a 10 pt LOSS to the Cardinals, who barely beat the Rams & Raiders in their other victories. You played a Vikings team that was banged-up and played terribly – at home – and won by only 5! Yes the Saints are mighty!
    ====
    You have one more loss… and two less wins. You left that second part out.
    You want to talk about our victories and wins – when you have beaten who? The 1-5 Lions and the 1-4 Cowboys? Wow. Awesome.
    And you want to talk about the first game this year? The “banged-up” Vikings? Who were you missing in the Saints/Vikings game? Sidney Rice, right? We were missing Darren Sharper. Your rookie CB who hadn’t played an NFL game yet? Fine, we were missing our rookie RB who had a knee injury (who ran for 150+ yards yesterday). And we lost our starting LB for the season right before the game.
    The Vikings “played terribly” in that game… you think the Saints played their best? No, that was a terrible performance by the Saints as well. And while Favre had missed training camp, your fanbase had assured everyone before that game he didn’t *need* it. But when you lost, it became an excuse.

  81. Rip says: Oct 18, 2010 10:23 AM

    DaBadGuy says:
    October 18, 2010 9:57 AM
    What’s a matter Saints fans? Not getting enough pity for your city / region, and you need some attention?
    ————————————–
    You do realize that no one is more sick of hearing about Katrina than people from this area, yes? It’s not the locals that keep bringing it up, it’s the media – and people like, well, you. :)

  82. alphamail says: Oct 18, 2010 11:34 AM

    All you Viking fans who think they’re gonna beat the Packers this Sunday….
    You’re right.
    The Vikes have at least shown that they can beat last-place teams. And right now, that’s what the Packers are playing like – a last place team.

  83. duffsbeer says: Oct 18, 2010 11:36 AM

    The vikings are only one game off the pace that was predicted for them. No team has won the season opener against the reigning superbowl champions since they started that type of schedule in the last 10 years. I didn’t expect them to win against the jets in NY. I did expect them to win against miami and the vikings lost due to piss poor play calling by Childress.
    They looked average in the game yesterday but hopefully with Rice able to start practising this week and maybe starting by Nov. 8 then they might be able to compete with the top teams in the NFC.

  84. Ruvell200 says: Oct 18, 2010 11:54 AM

    Congrats on beating a 1-4 team at home in unconvincing fashion, Vikings. You have now granted yourselves “the world’s greatest fanbase” for another whole week.
    @Cowboys fans- Can someone please explain to me why Tony Romo was sitting quietly alone at the end of the bench in a close game? I’m not even kidding, I think this dude is going to retire mid-season. I’ve never seen a guy give less of a shit in my entire life.

  85. MN FAVRE says: Oct 18, 2010 12:25 PM

    Ted Thompson watchers: 1)Seattle wins by 3(upset over Chicago)after trade forM. Lynch who gains 44 yards and scores the go ahead TD! 2)Minnesota wins by 3 after trade for Moss who catches 5 for 55 yards(&the waffler has only 1 interception with 4 TD’s since Moss arrived) 3)Seattle wins by 3 after trade forBranch who catches 9 for 98 &their last TD! 4)PACKERS LOSE by 3 as TT makes NO TRADE! HMM!
    SO many Packer fans DID agree with the decision to trade Favre (myself included) as it was BEST FOR ALL! However, Favre’s OFF the field FOOLISHNESS does NOT rationalize TT as a poor GM! A Milwaukee sports radio show said this AM what we’ve all thought for 5 years: makee TT the many in charge of DRAFT ONLY and have a REAL GM hired to handle free agency & trades and oversee!
    Packers are 1-10 in games within 4 points in 3 years – TT only needs to look in a mirror! He has NO SENSE OF URGENCY! We Wisconsinites will be SHOCKED if he trades a 1-4 draft choice to acquire a much needed running back by tomorrow’s trade deadline! Barber for a 4th makes SO much sense! At least Seattle, Minn. & then NE made impact trades! (and won by 3 points each – NOT a coincedence)!

  86. SoCalViking says: Oct 18, 2010 12:29 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I feel pretty fortunate to have won that game. Although the penalties against Dallas were not “bad calls”, the Vikes got a couple that aren’t always called. Dallas is not a bad team, despite their record, and I still think they can make some noise this year IF they can clean up the mistakes.
    The NFC is as wide open as it’s ever been. The Vikings get Cook and maybe even Sully back this week, and hopefully Rice back in 3-4 weeks. If they can stay healthy and get that offense rolling again, their chances are as good as anyone’s. There are no teams in the NFC that scare me right now.

  87. Tompadre says: Oct 18, 2010 12:47 PM

    scra22 says:
    October 18, 2010 10:09 AM
    Tompadre says:
    October 18, 2010 5:16 AM
    By the way, the Vikings have exactly one more loss than your Saints. Yes your mighty Saints who have a 3 point win over the 1-5 49ers, a 2 pt win over the 0-5 Panthers and a 10 pt LOSS to the Cardinals, who barely beat the Rams & Raiders in their other victories. You played a Vikings team that was banged-up and played terribly – at home – and won by only 5! Yes the Saints are mighty!
    ====
    You have one more loss… and two less wins. You left that second part out.
    You want to talk about our victories and wins – when you have beaten who? The 1-5 Lions and the 1-4 Cowboys? Wow. Awesome.
    And you want to talk about the first game this year? The “banged-up” Vikings? Who were you missing in the Saints/Vikings game? Sidney Rice, right? We were missing Darren Sharper. Your rookie CB who hadn’t played an NFL game yet? Fine, we were missing our rookie RB who had a knee injury (who ran for 150+ yards yesterday). And we lost our starting LB for the season right before the game.
    The Vikings “played terribly” in that game… you think the Saints played their best? No, that was a terrible performance by the Saints as well. And while Favre had missed training camp, your fanbase had assured everyone before that game he didn’t *need* it. But when you lost, it became an excuse.
    ——————————————-
    I left the second part out because they’ve played one less game you idiot! They still have control over that game, which can be a win. When the number of games aren’t even, the loss column is the measuring stick. Do you not follow any other sport where this is common place?
    Did you read my post or the post I was responding to? Didn’t think so. I never claimed the Vikings had great victories nor did I even imply they were playing well. I was responding to the person calling out the Vikings when their own team wasn’t really doing that much better. If I was saying what I did about the Saints unprovoked you would have a point, since I wasn’t, you simply show your inability to discern between the two.
    The Vikings were missing more than just a rookie CB & Rice; the banged-up included their #2 CB (C Griffin – out) Harvin, C Sullivan and Peterson.
    I didn’t say the Saints played their best. In fact, it looks like they haven’t been doing that all year – which is exactly my point! They sure didn’t take great advantage of all that was in their favor that opening game.
    And just to clarify things for you – N.O. is 1 1/2 games in front of Minnesota, not 2 games like you claim. I swear you must not watch sports much.

  88. Tompadre says: Oct 18, 2010 1:23 PM

    Rip says:
    October 18, 2010 8:53 AM
    Because we’ve listened to you folks whine for 10 months and it’s kinda funny rubbing your nose in it.
    [This comes from a fan base that was so embarrassed of its own team they use to wear bags over their heads. Bags over their heads! - let that one sink in for a moment. Now that's something to be proud of!]
    No, we actually didn’t come “awful close” to losing that first game. We just had a dropped TD pass and 2 missed FGs. In the 4th qtr, your worn out D let PT essentially run the ball for about 5 minutes, it wasn’t like we were trying to score again, but 27-9 is more reflective of how the game actually progressed.
    [And people get on Viking fans for convoluted reasoning. "27-9 is more reflective"??? Using that logic then I guess 45-21 in Minnesota's favor would be more reflective of last year's NFC Championship game?]
    Kinda funny how you folks keep dogging the Saints, but you can’t beat us. We’ve played pretty much like crap all season until yesterday, and without 2 key missed FGs and a ton of dropped passes, we would be 5-0 right now. Even when we play like crap, we usually win. When we play to our potential, we blow people out.
    [Again the same logic people keep ripping Vikings fans for. Using that logic, you're also 2 plays from being 2-4. You can't be 5-0 because you played six games! Forget the loss to the Cardinals did you? People are dogging Saints fans for coming onto a Viking's thread and dogging them - after a win no less.]
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Rip says:
    October 18, 2010 9:05 AM
    Hilarious, you beat two teams with a combined record of 2-9, one of which you were very fortunate to win (the Cowgirls outplayed you in every facet of the game except the final score – where have I heard that before?), and now you’re some sort of “world beaters”.
    ————————————–
    Seriously? The Saints beat two teams who have a combined record of 1-10, both of which you were very fortunate to win, and you’re poking fun at another team’s victories. Get a grip Rip!
    Oh, and I don’t see too many Vikings fans claiming they’re “world beaters”. Most weren’t all that impressed with the win, but hope they are headed in the right direction.
    By the way, be careful of making fun of the Cowboys, as if they’re a terrible team, because you would hate to be embarrassed if they rough you up later this year.

  89. Rip says: Oct 18, 2010 2:05 PM

    Um, I’m poking fun at how so many of you act as if that thoroughly unimpressive win last night suddenly puts you back in the SB running. Oh, and we beat y’all too.
    I didn’t make fun of the Cowgirls, I just commented on their record. According to most Vike fans’ logic, they really won the game last night. They certainly outplayed you in virtually every aspect except the final score……

  90. dcnflfan says: Oct 18, 2010 2:16 PM

    I thought that both teams have a lot of talent, but made silly mistakes. The Vikings look to be slowly getting their act together. Fans have to realize that the so-called experts have a lot of space to fill and their assessments are week to week. Where are the GB Packers’ SB shoo ins now? There are still a lot of games left, and the NFC North is worse than expected. It is still wide open and the Vikings have the most talent.
    If they beat the Pack next week, that will be a huge win since they stand an even better chance to win at the dome.

  91. countryboy82 says: Oct 18, 2010 3:16 PM

    HERE IT IS, THE BOTTOM LINE
    I’m a huge Cowboys fan and have been my entire life dating back to Danny White. I eat, breath, and sleep all things Cowboys. I am definitly not a fan that would want Jerry to make a knee jerk reaction and fire a coach only 5 games into the season. But, firing Wade now wouldn’t be a knee jerk reaction. It’s something that shouldv’e been done at the end of last season, but as we all know we beat the saints and made the playoffs. The entire time I’m thinking “dang, now Jerry has no choice but to keep Wade, knowing our team is not going to improve because of Wade’s lack of dicsipline”. I know firing Wade at this point in the season is’nt going to make our team better or rally and make the playoffs, but be realistic, our season at this point is over. Fire Wade and start working toward a better team next year. New Head Coach that holds players accountable and at least appear to have a clue of what’s going on .

  92. Torre87 says: Oct 18, 2010 3:51 PM

    The stupid thing is we are 5 games into the season. The Saints, Vikes, Pack and Cowboys have all underachieved but noone has cemented anything yet. The saints have not been themselves in the redzone, Brees has 6 picks already, they are banged up in the backfield and have a slightly above average defense. They arent amazing anyone. The Vikes have a goddawful O-line, a quarterback who has been inaccurate and indecisive, a banged up secondary and a jackass for a coach. The Pack are injury riddled, Aaron Rodgers cant get a first down in crunch time and they have no running game. Its 5 weeks in people give it time to sort itself out.

  93. Torre87 says: Oct 18, 2010 3:51 PM

    My bad 6 weeks in.

  94. countryboy82 says: Oct 18, 2010 4:24 PM

    As you all know in the past two weeks we have had an opportunity to march down the field and win the game despite all of the stupid errors we had made throughout the game. However Romo has failed to come through and show he’s a clutch player. Romo is a great athlete and quarterback. I’m just not certain he’s an elite one that can win games in the end. I realize all the great stats he puts up game in and game out and he also needs better protection up front. But great quarterbacks lead their teams to victory with two minutes or less to play and I have yet to see Romo take that next step and do that. With that said please someone tell me if I’m wrong, and if so, please explain to me why you think we can’t score points late.

  95. SoCalViking says: Oct 18, 2010 5:08 PM

    I would have to say the last drive yesterday was not Romo’s fault. He threw a very catchable pass on that 3rd & 5 slant, but the WR (Dez Bryant I think it was) heard footsteps and grew alligator arms. I wouldn’t pin that loss entirely on Romo.
    I understand your frustration, but the Cowboys are not out of it. They only have 2 losses more than the top NFC teams right now. There’s a lot of football left. Having said that, I would not have thought it was “knee jerk” if you wanted Wade gone after 5 games of his FIRST season there. The guy is a stiff.

  96. countryboy82 says: Oct 18, 2010 5:26 PM

    SoCalViking
    Very well said!

  97. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 18, 2010 5:56 PM

    Vikings suck.

  98. sand0 says: Oct 18, 2010 6:45 PM

    Saints fans are so ungrateful. All the Minnesota federal tax money that funnels into Louisianna and this is how they repay us? By mocking our team after a big win? After our team and the NFL’s chosen refs handed them a super bowl berth?
    You chumps owe us. For repayment maybe you can just stick on your stupid boards and stop trying to create a rivalry with an out of division opponent that has no respect for your state and its ability to consume our federal money and still cry for more.

  99. tig 0 bitties says: Oct 18, 2010 8:10 PM

    saints suck.

  100. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 18, 2010 10:41 PM

    # tig 0 bitties says: October 18, 2010 8:10 PM
    saints suck.
    ————————————————
    So what does that make the Vikings? You actually should be thanking the Saints for preventing the embarrassment of being the 1st team to go 0-5 in the Super Bowl.

  101. shiftyshellshocked says: Oct 18, 2010 11:52 PM

    The division is going to be ours for the taking, and we will take it. Hey Packer fans, getting a little nervous? Skol Baby.

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