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Official: Vikings-Giants the worst MNF matchup ever

Gruden Football Checks AP

When ESPN extended its deal with the NFL for the broadcast rights to Monday Night Football through 2021, they agreed to pay the league $1.8 billion, or $105 million per game.

This week, that’s $105 million per win between the combatants, the Vikings and the Giants.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the combined .090 winning percentage of the 1-4 Vikings and 0-6 Giants is officially the worst such record this late in the season in the 44-year history of MNF.

Granted, bad teams can play memorable football — so long as your definition of memorable is flexible. And having a major market team in the middle of a train-wreck season, along with the debut of Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman, should make it a little interesting.

But this is not what anyone at the network would consider a good return on investment.

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109 Responses to “Official: Vikings-Giants the worst MNF matchup ever”
  1. DubZ480 says: Oct 18, 2013 2:53 PM

    Bad match up still garners big ratings. Thus good ROI. Dont think anyone @ ESPN is losing any sleep.

  2. onebucplace says: Oct 18, 2013 2:53 PM

    Well I’m sure the nation will love the Dolphins at the Bucs in a few weeks on MNF. At least Gruden doesn’t have to travel far to get to the stadium.

  3. packersownthenorth says: Oct 18, 2013 2:53 PM

    at least the Giants have some rings & a legacy. The Vikings are a total joke.

  4. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    Truth.

    >

  5. beardinals says: Oct 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    They REALLY need to move the Sunday and Monday flex schedule earlier.

  6. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    Maybe by those numbers. Anyone who has ever been forced to watch any of the yearly pointless AFC West Chargers-Raiders “rivalry” games of the past few years might beg to differ. There have been some real turds as far as MNF matches over the past few seasons.

  7. muihtil says: Oct 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    Eh, it’s still MNF with several of the best players in the NFL playing. The records certainly won’t stop me from tuning in.

  8. lennydpocketqb says: Oct 18, 2013 2:56 PM

    You wanted the NFL at all costs. This is the risk of the deal. They all can’t be Super Bowls.

  9. golforepar says: Oct 18, 2013 2:57 PM

    No surprise, the Vikings and futility being used in the same sentence!

  10. hutch119 says: Oct 18, 2013 2:57 PM

    Eli’s quest for 43 will make this game interesting.

  11. allday2k says: Oct 18, 2013 3:01 PM

    This matchup also has two of the worst defenses statistically in the league. It could end up being one of the highest scoring games in MNF history. One thing is for sure though, with Harrison Smith out Eli is going to top 300-400 yards easily if the Vikes DL can’t apply enough pressure.

  12. largent80 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:02 PM

    If watching a train wreck of a combination made for terrible ratings, then reality TV would not exist.

  13. askingwater says: Oct 18, 2013 3:03 PM

    You younger PFT patrons may not remember October 15, 2001–the match up between the 0-4 Cowboys and 0-4 Redskins. The result? A 9-7 barn burner victory by the Cowboys (a late Stephen Davis fumble sealed the Dallas win). As a Skins fan, I remember that MNF piece of crap. Can’t beat .000 vs. .000.

  14. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 18, 2013 3:03 PM

    That’s why they play the game.

  15. akasaintsbaby says: Oct 18, 2013 3:03 PM

    Giants will get their first win of the season. Vikings defense will make Eli look like Peyton.

  16. mrplow3 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:04 PM

    I hate that ESPN owns MNF now. I cut the cord last year and watching these games is now a chore.

    Wish it was back where it belongs on ABC.

  17. gb4mn0 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:04 PM

    The Gmen will be up by 21 or more at halftime so the only viewers interested in watching the vikqueens in the 2nd half will be haters, like me, who love watching a MN train wreck.

  18. redbirdsrising says: Oct 18, 2013 3:04 PM

    Well, if they are both equally bad, then they should look good together on the field.

  19. chargerdillon says: Oct 18, 2013 3:05 PM

    Here’s to hoping we get to see New York go 0-7. Nothing would make me happier than to see the over hyped New York media throw everybody under the bus like they always do.

  20. daamgud says: Oct 18, 2013 3:05 PM

    The headline made me think that a league official commented that the Vikings/Giants game is the worst MNF matchup ever.

  21. fmlizard says: Oct 18, 2013 3:05 PM

    There’s about 120 0:30 commercials in an average NFL game. That means ESPN has to charge just short of $1M per 0:30 spot to break even.

    Let’s call it $1M after taking out house ads and adding production costs.

    Problem is, ESPN charged slightly over $300K for a spot of this type in 2011. This can’t be a money maker for them directly, even for the good games.

  22. MasMacho says: Oct 18, 2013 3:06 PM

    No matter the teams, it is not the Kardashians, Hoarders, Real Housewives of (x), or Dancing with the Stars.

    I’ll take it every day of the week.

  23. azarkhan says: Oct 18, 2013 3:07 PM

    I won’t be watching.

  24. pongonfl says: Oct 18, 2013 3:10 PM

    why not, people want to see if the Giants can win, people always want to see 28 play, and they will want to see how the new QB does.
    Bad ratings for struggling teams is not assured is it?
    Ratings has as much to do with players and time slice then anything else.
    For example , for the last decade people have tuned in to watch the Colts just because of their tough owner.

  25. mskellydent says: Oct 18, 2013 3:10 PM

    I’ll still tune in, as will millions of Americans. And the NFL knows this.

  26. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 18, 2013 3:11 PM

    Maybe they should have inserted some “offset” language into the contract. Next time.

  27. chiadam says: Oct 18, 2013 3:12 PM

    Upon learning this news, the NFL is desperately trying to flex the Vikings / Giants crapfest to Thursday night so the normal TNF crapfest can be enhanced.

  28. tjacks7 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:13 PM

    If I’m the NYG, I just tell whoever is matched up on Robinson to run a go route. Do that 4 downs in a row and one will go for a touchdown every time.

  29. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:14 PM

    fine azarkahn dont watch it wont make the game go either way, lets go vikings we need another win

  30. 4greatestvikingever says: Oct 18, 2013 3:15 PM

    Wow, that just writes it’s own jokes!

  31. supersuckers3 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:15 PM

    Um Darin.. Your math is quite off. At 105 million a game ESPN would only be allowed to broadcast 17.1 games. I dont think that gets them anywhere near 2021.

  32. shaundolphinsfan23 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:16 PM

    There are always a few duds as night games throughout the year. Who would have guessed that this game would look so bad on paper? Before the season began, when all teams were 0-0, this would have looked like an interesting game. Still, though, the Vikings are starting Freeman and the Giants are playing desperate. Any game with Adrian Peterson in it is good enough to watch, and desperate teams make games interesting because of their willingness to do whatever it takes to win.

  33. wholelottaawesome says: Oct 18, 2013 3:21 PM

    Maybe ESPN will give out 2 vouchers for beer if we tune in…

  34. smokingconch says: Oct 18, 2013 3:21 PM

    fmlizard:

    I was thinking about that, too, but I think you also have to factor in how many people subscribe to ESPN solely for MNF. Granted, they’re part of a bigger basic cable package, but MNF is the ONLY thing I watch on ESPN.

  35. GenXJay says: Oct 18, 2013 3:22 PM

    should be a pretty good game. i would bet all the gullible diehard gb trolls will be watching their secret love affair team, Vikings.

  36. chawk12thman says: Oct 18, 2013 3:22 PM

    I am watching……..MNF.

  37. badmude says: Oct 18, 2013 3:23 PM

    One thing you all are overlooking. No matter how low the ratings are for this game or for any NFL game for that matter. It will still do better than MLB playoffs #s

  38. smokingconch says: Oct 18, 2013 3:24 PM

    “Um Darin.. Your math is quite off. At 105 million a game ESPN would only be allowed to broadcast 17.1 games. I dont think that gets them anywhere near 2021.”

    And what has 17.1 games in it? Think hard.. don’t hurt yourself..

    Maybe he’s referring to per season.

    (The .1 game is Goodell’s plan to slowly acclimate us to a longer regular season)

  39. zam0854 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:24 PM

    I saw a comment above saying “WHO CARES, SOME OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE NFL ARE PLAYING”

    What?!?! WHO!?!?

    Here’s a list of the TOP players in the NFL playing this Monday Night:

    Adrian Peterson

    Stop folling yourselves Giants’ fans. Only time I heard about Eli Manning this season was the Book of Manning story.

  40. warhammer420 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:26 PM

    Doesn’t matter. It’s the only game on monday, everyone watches it.

  41. lastdukestreetking says: Oct 18, 2013 3:26 PM

    @beardinals – MNf has no flex scheduling. That’s only for the Sunday night games.

  42. censoredagain says: Oct 18, 2013 3:28 PM

    Dont like the matchup? Dont watch the game.

  43. iamapatsfan says: Oct 18, 2013 3:29 PM

    Uh, 105 mil per game for ten years translates into a whack load more than 1.8 bil at 16 games a season for 10 seasons.

    I think you’ve screwed up your maths skills here.

    At 16 MNF games a season for 10 seasons, I google-
    calculatored it to 11.25 mil per game, or just under 11% of your rather sensational numbers.

    Yay for easy access to calculators.

    Is there 16, or only 15 per season? Either way, I think this needs fixing.

  44. richndc says: Oct 18, 2013 3:30 PM

    Eli Manning and the pick six syndrome. tee hee!

  45. trollhammer20 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:30 PM

    Was the old “record”, by any chance, held by the Broncos-Seahawks game in 1992? Elway was injured, and Seattle started Stan Gelbaugh. Or was it Jeff Kemp? Or does it even matter…that was the worst season in Seattle history…and yet, somehow, Cortez Kennedy won DPOY. Go figure.

  46. millerhour says: Oct 18, 2013 3:32 PM

    They can air my backyard touch football for only $1 a game.

  47. frezfram says: Oct 18, 2013 3:33 PM

    Bad games and teams can be very entertaining. Much in the same way as the Keystone Cops could be very entertaining. One of the great things about the NFL is that any team can rise up at any given moment and any team can fall apart in a moment.

  48. blacknole08 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:35 PM

    What about the 2007 Dolphins at Steelers 3-0 match-up? LOL John Beck was the starter for the Dolphins and it was Ricky Williams first game since coming off the suspension. The GW came with like 20 seconds left in the game! Both teams had like less than 220 yards apiece. Yea weather played a factor in the final result but what a horrible game!

  49. supersuckers3 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:35 PM

    smokingconch says:Oct 18, 2013 3:24 PM

    “Um Darin.. Your math is quite off. At 105 million a game ESPN would only be allowed to broadcast 17.1 games. I dont think that gets them anywhere near 2021.”

    And what has 17.1 games in it? Think hard.. don’t hurt yourself..

    Maybe he’s referring to per season.

    (The .1 game is Goodell’s plan to slowly acclimate us to a longer regular season)
    ===

    Its math. Let me ask you how a team averages 24.7 points a game? whew…

  50. elvis2013 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:37 PM

    John Madden used to say, “When in doubt, the Cowboys.”

  51. whodatboy says: Oct 18, 2013 3:37 PM

    Does anyone remember the last time these 2 teams played on Monday Night Football? It was a game that was moved due to a snowstorm which made the Metrodome unplayable. They wound up playing the game at Detroit’s Ford Field on Monday night & it was the game that ended Brett Favre’s record start-streak.

  52. FinFan68 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:39 PM

    daamgud says:
    Oct 18, 2013 3:05 PM
    The headline made me think that a league official commented that the Vikings/Giants game is the worst MNF matchup ever.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Me too…and that was probably their intent. I don’t mind attention grabbing headlines but journalistic integrity ought to play a role as well, even on a blog.

  53. gb4mn0 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:40 PM

    GenXJay says: Oct 18, 2013 3:22 PM

    should be a pretty good game. i would bet all the gullible diehard gb trolls will be watching their secret love affair team, Vikings.
    ——————————————————–

    I would bet you have A Rod fathead on the ceiling over your bed, and a heavily soiled Claymaker hand towel under it.

  54. conormacleod says: Oct 18, 2013 3:40 PM

    The new contract will pay the NFL $1.8 billion a year, a 63 percent increase from the current deal. With 17 Monday night games a year, that works out to more than $105 million a game.
    ———————————–
    Would you guys just stop correcting the author. He’s right. You’re wrong.

  55. skittlesareyum says: Oct 18, 2013 3:40 PM

    I actually prefer really bad games to mediocre games. At least something interesting can always happen. There’s nothing worse than two teams that will finish 8-8 or 7-9 playing each other.

  56. Duckhomie says: Oct 18, 2013 3:43 PM

    Both teams could still win their divisions! That is how bad the NFL has become.

  57. 4greatestvikingever says: Oct 18, 2013 3:43 PM

    “Maybe he’s referring to per season.

    (The .1 game is Goodell’s plan to slowly acclimate us to a longer regular season)”

    Or that is for the 2nd game on Monday opening week…..

  58. mickmoney says: Oct 18, 2013 3:50 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Oct 18, 2013 3:22 PM
    should be a pretty good game. i would bet all the gullible diehard gb trolls will be watching their secret love affair team, Vikings.
    ___________________________________
    By love affair you mean we love watching your queens fall on their faces, we beating you year in and year out, we love winning the division thanks in part to your ineptidude, we love hearing about how this is the year pre-season super bowl winners every year, we love how you’re wasting AP’s career, we love that you don’t know what it’s like to win a super bowl…I could go on and on and on. In that case you’re right but it’s not a secret

  59. warhammer420 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:50 PM

    This is an exciting game. Battle for #1 pick in the 2014 draft!

  60. scrp2 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:50 PM

    In an attempt to boost ratings, Gruden is going to stand on the sideline with Tom Coughlin and call a few plays into Eli’s helmet.

  61. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 18, 2013 3:54 PM

    Darin should have said that the contract is worth $1.8 billion per year. That’s where all the confusion is coming from. The first paragraph makes it sound like that’s the total value of the contract through 2021.

  62. roadtrip3500 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:54 PM

    Math works just fine… the deal is $1.8 billion per year if you follow the link in the first paragraph.

    $1.8B per year for 17 games in 16 weeks (don’t forget that week 1 is a doubleheader) = $105.88M per game.

  63. dpix says: Oct 18, 2013 3:55 PM

    That’s why the NFL and networks love gambling and fantasy football. People will watch.

  64. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 18, 2013 3:58 PM

    I’ve been predicting a win for the Vikings because it will screw up their draft pick, but history suggests they will be blown out and it will be a terrible game. The scores of their last three Monday night games were 45-7, 40-14, and 21-3.

  65. mightyminer says: Oct 18, 2013 4:00 PM

    People will watch because they’ll want to see if the Giants drop to 0-7.

  66. vgferenzi says: Oct 18, 2013 4:01 PM

    And it will still draw more viewers than playoff baseball.

    That’s not a shot, not something to debate, or thumbs up, or thumbs down…it’s a fact.

    Bad football, Probowls, Thursday nights….everyone complains, but everyone watches.

    Ratings don’t lie

  67. vikeshave0titles says: Oct 18, 2013 4:05 PM

    But Mike you said “the Vikings have Josh Freeman”. That was your argument for the Vikings still being in the NFC North race. Why then would this be the worst MNF matchup ever? Because nobody cares about the Vikings that’s why—just like the updates on your son’s high school football games.

  68. catfish252 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:07 PM

    The St. Paul Pioneer Press said that? Thank God I thought it was someone important like Jaws.

  69. Canned Heat says: Oct 18, 2013 4:11 PM

    mickmoney says: Oct 18, 2013 3:50 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Oct 18, 2013 3:22 PM
    should be a pretty good game. i would bet all the gullible diehard gb trolls will be watching their secret love affair team, Vikings.
    _________________________________
    By love affair you mean we love watching your queens fall on their faces, we beating you year in and year out, we love winning the division thanks in part to your ineptidude, we love hearing about how this is the year pre-season super bowl winners every year, we love how you’re wasting AP’s career, we love that you don’t know what it’s like to win a super bowl…I could go on and on and on. In that case you’re right but it’s not a secret
    ________________________________

    SKOAL!!! (or was it Copenhagen?)

  70. szwhtsup123 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    Well sunshine thank you for taking the time to psych us up for the game. You don’t have to watch it – you know you could probably find a “Glee” rerun somewhere in your DVR that would entertain you. I don’t care what the records are – it’s still football. It’s not another horrible singing show, or any other sorry media excuse for entertainment. Football is football, and we’ll be watching!

  71. onebucplace says: Oct 18, 2013 4:13 PM

    Hopefully Freeman plays well. It’s asking a lot of a QB to come into a totally new system and in 2 weeks be the starting QB and perform well.

    Hopefully when MNF comes to Tampa in a few weeks they’ll be discussing our new coach.

  72. mnsportsguy79 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:16 PM

    It really doesn’t matter – according to Gruden everyone on the field will still be considered the greatest football player that ever played the game!

  73. dadawg77 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:17 PM

    New York market, Cruz and AP being 100% starts in fantasy games, and gamblers trying to double or make back the weekends money with a public team playing all leads to high ratings so ESPN is good.

  74. deeppurple23 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:18 PM

    AP and the Giants. Ratings will be good.

  75. gertfrobebeef says: Oct 18, 2013 4:18 PM

    I wouldnt go that far. Anything Jacksonville has to be worse.

  76. dadawg77 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:22 PM

    As for ESPN add rates, remember 3 to 5 dollars of your cable bill goes to ESPN. That is why MNF and tons of college games are on ESPN.

  77. melikefootball says: Oct 18, 2013 4:24 PM

    Can’t wait to see how pregame crew tries to hype this game up, oh wait another evening of talking up the other Manning and New England, how stupid was I, what was I thinking that they would actually talk on the Monday night game.

  78. snaponrules says: Oct 18, 2013 4:24 PM

    No matter what their records are. It can not be any worse then wasting a spot with the bills/ browns game. that was on thursday night. All 7 of their out of market fans might have enjoyed it. For the rest of the nation it was a wasted night of football.

  79. kaferwerks says: Oct 18, 2013 4:29 PM

    the battle for the #2 overall pick begins monday night!

  80. whatjusthapped says: Oct 18, 2013 4:30 PM

    The Vikings have finally made it into the record books. Ok, they are tied with the Buffalo Bills for the most blown Superbowls at 4 but this is a record that they don’t have to share with any other team.

    This was suppose to be the Vikings big year, Ponder will have some weapons for a change, Peterson will be near 2500 yards on the season and the defense signed an Ex packer so that will be solid. How is it that such a smart football fan base be so wrong?

  81. packfanaj12 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:35 PM

    Tehehehe, this game will be great =) I know I cant root for the Vikings, but I am also loving the 0-6 record the Giants have… ummm… still… Go Giants..

    (Sorry Viks fans, just cant root for your team, I think the feeling is mutual)

  82. kinggator says: Oct 18, 2013 4:39 PM

    Top Ten Reasons I’m Watching MNF Giants v. Vikings

    1. Those awful Hooters commercials featuring Gruden
    2. The shots of Archie Manning after Eli throws a pick
    3. Josh Freeman – his chance to make Shiano look like a bigger clown (and no MRSA)
    4. Listening to the announcers tip toe around how many kids AP has fathered
    5. Ponder’s angry wife having to work the sideline as her husband stands on the sideline
    6. Breakdown of Giants 7th string running back
    7. Following Kluwe on twitter during the game
    8. Watching Victor Cruz dance after the Giants make a first down (yes it’s come to this)
    9. Seeing how Zygi dresses up in ankle monitor
    10. Tom Coughlin making the “Manning Face”

  83. mclovin07 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:46 PM

    As a Vikings fan for 20 years, if Eli doesn’t go off for about 350 yards, and 4 TD’s, I’d be worried if I was a Giants fan….the Vikings defense couldn’t stop me, and 10 friends from this PFT board….

  84. Bar None says: Oct 18, 2013 4:53 PM

    Yes it is the worst record this late in the season. However, in 2001 the October 15 game featured the 0-4 Redskins vs the 0-4 Cowboys. It was painful to watch (7-9 was the final). The only high point was watching clip mashups during the game of things like Stauback to Michael Irvin, etc.

  85. blu4l1fe says: Oct 18, 2013 5:05 PM

    Just by record and overall performance alone, this may very well be one of the worst match up on MNF. As a Giants fan, what can I say, I will more than likely watch if I can. But, and as someone so eloquently pointed out above, watching a football game between two bad teams is waaaay, waaaaaay better than having to settle on tuning to one of these train wrecks they call reality TV.

    A lot of posts are quite funny here in alluding to the futility of both teams, specifically as to who will play worse. I can only speak of the Giants as I have not had the pleasure or displeasure of watching a Vikings game. But I guess we’ll see soon enough.

    Good luck to both!!!

  86. justintuckrule says: Oct 18, 2013 5:14 PM

    The worst MNF game ever will still feature one of the only 5 teams in the NFL with at least 4 Lombardis. That means, the other 26 jealous fanbases on here whining NY media this and overrated city that can go suck it.

  87. vikesfan4life says: Oct 18, 2013 5:31 PM

    As long as Chris Berman isn’t doing the play by play then any MNF game is watchable. The one game a year that has him running the show with the play by play is unwatchable.

  88. Gerardo Ritchey says: Oct 18, 2013 5:35 PM

    The Toilet Bowl. I love it

  89. joemac1114 says: Oct 18, 2013 5:36 PM

    I’ll watch, but that is because most of the other drivel on TV is not worth wasting the electricity cost.

  90. cobaltdriver says: Oct 18, 2013 5:37 PM

    LOL..the “walking dead”..seriously I’d rather watch 2 rotten teams on MNF than watch all the other crap they have on TV..even the History channel sucks lately…hopefully there are some Big Bang Theory reruns on

  91. 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers says: Oct 18, 2013 5:48 PM

    I just love how the Vikings are living rent-free in every packer fan’s head!!

  92. golforepar says: Oct 18, 2013 6:01 PM

    31teamswonasbsincevikeslastloss, Hey while you are in the cellar bring up some of your Boones Farm for the toilet bowl game Monday.

  93. johngaltwho says: Oct 18, 2013 6:03 PM

    I like football. Giants – Vikings… bring it on. One day in twenty years, you might tell someone about a run by Adrian Petersen on MNF against the NY Giants or that insane throw by Eli Manning as he was being sacked by Jared Allen. Its the NFL. These guys are good!

  94. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Well, at least the Giants won a Superbowl a couple years ago.

  95. pootytang66 says: Oct 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    I STRONGLY AGREE…This will be a crappy game but it’s better than watching the Raiders vs the Jaguars.
    I STRONGLY DISAGREE…That Christian Ponder is better than Josh Freeman.

  96. skolvikings58 says: Oct 18, 2013 6:33 PM

    I have not been on this site for 4 months, I wanted to wait it out and see if the trolls would quite down after awhile. But no, they have not. As far as EVERY vikings post being spearheaded by a packer “Fan” and I use that term loosely, I just don’t get it, the vikings A) are doing badly, as I had thought, B) Don’t have a Bowl Ring and C) Christian Pon… Oh wait he isn’t starting so at least the Noodle arm comments have ceased a little. But Honestly, can’t we have ONE comment section without you? Ya, I want them to do better, OBVIOUSLY. Heck I’ve started scouting for next years draft already! And to say that the vikings have 7 fans is ridiculous, we have 10 fans. duh. This is just me venting a little before I once again wait for the trolls to hibernate.

  97. somatg3 says: Oct 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    There are plenty of fantasy football implications with AP, Manning, Jennings, Cruz, Nicks, Randle, Jacobs etc which is all that really matters anyway

  98. 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers says: Oct 18, 2013 7:19 PM

    What’s Boones farm? Must be a packer fan delicacy…..

  99. skolvikings58 says: Oct 18, 2013 8:05 PM

    Boones farm is really crappy, cheap wine, I knew a guy in college who drank it like kool-aid!

  100. dbo1999 says: Oct 18, 2013 8:14 PM

    this game has 41-38 written all over it. people want to see what manning will do next, nicks`s every catch or drop effects his next contract, everyone loves to watch the salsa and most importantly everyone wants to see ALL DAY. major side notes what’s freeman gonna do, does shiano look like an idiot. and last but not least its a new York game. that’s several million in one city alone. oh and P.S many people gamble on MNF. so ill go out on a limb amd say tbis will be the highest rated MNF game so far this year.

  101. 6kings says: Oct 18, 2013 10:48 PM

    This will be a high scoring affair. Manning will pass for 7 TD’s just like his brother (4 to the offense, 3 to the defense). Freeman will master the dive left dive right, skinny post combo, and the Vikings will win by a 2 TD gap.

  102. axespray says: Oct 19, 2013 12:44 AM

    ….The Browns/Lions game from 09 was a lot of fun, so who knows.

  103. truthserum4u says: Oct 19, 2013 2:51 AM

    whatjusthapped says: Oct 18, 2013 4:30 PM

    This was suppose to be the Vikings big year, Ponder will have some weapons for a change, Peterson will be near 2500 yards on the season and the defense signed an Ex packer so that will be solid. How is it that such a smart football fan base be so wrong?

    ______________________________

    Sort of like all of those Packer fans claiming Super Bowl victories and undefeated seasons the last two years. Guess they didn’t see those blow out loses in the playoffs coming. How could they be so wrong?

  104. golforepar says: Oct 19, 2013 7:55 AM

    If you don’t know what Boones farm is, you must not be 17 yet!

  105. n001363 says: Oct 19, 2013 9:40 AM

    KingGator: that was the funniest post EVER! As a Vikings fan, I laughed my ass off. You should get an award!

  106. jagerbmb says: Oct 19, 2013 10:03 AM

    somatg3 says: Oct 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    “There are plenty of fantasy football implications with AP, Manning, Jennings, Cruz, Nicks, Randle, Jacobs etc which is all that really matters anyway”

    If your fantasy football team is relying on Jacobs your team should include “suckage” as part of it’s name.

  107. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 19, 2013 1:40 PM

    “We like this MNF match up.”
    Sincerely, CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox

  108. GenXJay says: Oct 20, 2013 9:39 AM

    Espns highest MNF, 2009OCT05. Favre bests cheese bay.

  109. nchrist3696 says: Oct 21, 2013 6:46 PM

    Don’t any of you realize that ESPN and ABC are both owned by Disney. It doesn’t matter which one has the contract because they are essentially the same. Plus why do so many Green Bay fans take time out of their day to leave comments about how bad the Vikings are if you don’t care about them…obviously care enough to take time to write a post.

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