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Vikings go all in on fourth-down try

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Eschewing (I love that word) a chance to take a field goal and go up by six in the fourth quarter, the Vikings opted to go for it on fourth and short inside the Detroit 20.

And the Vikings didn’t get it.

Making it harder was the decision of the Vikings not to give Adrian Peterson the chance to convert.  Instead, quarterback Donovan McNab handed off to Toby Gerhart.

And the Lions are driving.

Again.

UPDATE 3:47 p.m. ET:  It’s now tied up.  20-20.  Lead blown.

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8 Responses to “Vikings go all in on fourth-down try”
  1. aaronitout says: Sep 25, 2011 3:44 PM

    Fire Bill Musgrave.

  2. jessethegreat says: Sep 25, 2011 3:58 PM

    I couldn’t imagine Peterson waving the kicking team off had anything to do wth him wanting the ball to go to Gerhart

  3. The Doctor says: Sep 25, 2011 4:32 PM

    Who is coaching the team, Frazier or Peterson? The smart move was to kick the field goal, and that is not just highnsight.

  4. neeboy74 says: Sep 25, 2011 4:35 PM

    oH…mY….GaWD…how awwwwwful are the Vikings???? GO PACK!!

  5. Deb says: Sep 25, 2011 4:44 PM

    Have they been watching the Lions’ defensive line this season? Foolish decision to let an RB publicly make the call to disrespect that line.

    BTW, where’s the guy who’s been posting that Gerhart should have won the Heisman over Ingram? Uh … no.

  6. Soulman45 says: Sep 25, 2011 5:19 PM

    It do seem like the best player would have had the ball. The best play the D made all day.

  7. lioncrazy says: Sep 25, 2011 5:49 PM

    To not give it to Peterson for the second time in the game on needing a first down with 1 yard to go is bad…very bad!

  8. vikefan says: Sep 25, 2011 9:41 PM

    …..worst coaching decision in a looooooong time

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