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Sam Bradford on track to start for Vikings in stadium opener

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: The Minnesota Vikings huddle up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams on September 1, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Rams 27-25. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

The writing was on the wall earlier this week, when word emerged that quarterback Sam Bradford took all of the first-team reps at practice on Wednesday. That didn’t change on Thursday or Friday, which means (as reported by ESPN) that Bradford will start on Sunday night for the Vikings against the Packers.

From the moment the Vikings swung a deal with the Eagles two weeks ago today, it seemed sensible for Shaun Hill to handle Week One and for Bradford to focus on Week Two, a prime-time christening of U.S. Bank Stadium against the Green Bay Packers.

The concern in Week One arose from Bradford’s ability, or lack thereof, to call audibles and make other adjustments at the line of scrimmage based upon pre-snap looks from the Tennessee defense. With another week to work on becoming more familiar with the offense and the options available if the defensive formation cries out for a different play, Bradford apparently is ready to go.

That’s surely a relief for the Vikings. They made a bold move in the hopes of preserving Super Bowl aspirations. Having Bradford not ready for a key early test against an arch-rival would have undermined the trade.

Now, the question becomes whether the Vikings can find a way to run their winning streak over the Packers to two, which sounds a lot better than pointing out that Minnesota is 2-10-1 vs. Green Bay since Brett Favre helped the Vikings to a sweep of the Packers in 2009.

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81 Responses to “Sam Bradford on track to start for Vikings in stadium opener”
  1. kerzondax says: Sep 17, 2016 4:52 PM

    Well, the Packers are happy.

  2. idiedpretty says: Sep 17, 2016 4:55 PM

    Meanwhile when Tiny comes back in 2 years, he will be all but forgotten.

  3. golforepar says: Sep 17, 2016 4:57 PM

    Thank god it’s not Hill because he was the key to those 2 defensive TDs the Vikings scored! smh

  4. owlbania says: Sep 17, 2016 4:57 PM

    7-9 here we come

  5. gbbvan says: Sep 17, 2016 4:59 PM

    They could put his tiny crutches in their trophy case!

  6. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:03 PM

    The Jeff Fisher of Quarterbacks

  7. tjacks7 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:04 PM

    I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, losing to career noodle arm Shaun Hill or a guy that’s only been on the team for 2 weeks. Either way, the Vikings defense (minus two starters) will prevent the NFL’s 24th ranked offense from doing much so I’m not expecting this to be much of game. Granted, it’ll still be slightly closer than if Teddy were healthy.

  8. golforepar says: Sep 17, 2016 5:05 PM

    The Vikings new goal. 3rd place in the NFC North. Bradford has the ability to get them in 4th place though. smh

  9. jackedupboonie says: Sep 17, 2016 5:07 PM

    It’s just funny how one team runs the show and the Vikings just wish they had him. In a controlled environment do you really think Rodgers will lose?

  10. The Almighty Cabbage says: Sep 17, 2016 5:19 PM

    It’s very fitting that the first regular season game in the McStadium will be a loss to the Packers. Might as well break the place in right.

  11. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 17, 2016 5:19 PM

    Start, not finish.

    >

  12. rho1953 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:24 PM

    Oh, goody. The porcelain QB that is immobile. Could be fun.

  13. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Sep 17, 2016 5:25 PM

    At home in their new Sand Crawler, the Vikings have a chance. Bradford can at least threaten with the deep pass.
    It will be huge for either team to score first. I don’t like the chances for either of them playing from behind.

  14. vikingprideforever says: Sep 17, 2016 5:31 PM

    pieces are in place………………….

    superbowl homeboy!!!

  15. beer4guy says: Sep 17, 2016 5:35 PM

    Playing is the best way to learn the offense. It sucks that Bradford has to do it on the fly, but no other option at this point. I don’t expect much from Bradford the next few weeks, but he should be a lot better by the end of the year.

  16. gbbvan says: Sep 17, 2016 5:42 PM

    Hang a loss on “The Big Stapler”!

  17. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 17, 2016 5:55 PM

    I hope we don’t lose this game. My neighbors are already in hiding.

  18. favrelous says: Sep 17, 2016 5:56 PM

    Aaron Rodgers will not make it through the game. I feel bad for him.

  19. atthemurph says: Sep 17, 2016 5:58 PM

    Sam Bradford is in the top 3/4s of the league QB. But that’s with teams he’s been with the entire off-season.

    Stick him on a team that he has no familiarity with right before the first game and my guess is he can end up being in the top 87% of quarterbacks, if he lasts, which he probably won’t.

  20. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 17, 2016 5:59 PM

    You had to bring it up, didn’t you? We will never get over Favre. He liked MN better.

  21. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 17, 2016 6:10 PM

    atthemurph says:
    Sep 17, 2016 5:58 PM
    Sam Bradford is in the top 3/4s of the league QB. But that’s with teams he’s been with the entire off-season.

    Stick him on a team that he has no familiarity with right before the first game and my guess is he can end up being in the top 87% of quarterbacks, if he lasts, which he probably won’t.
    ————–

    Bradford hasn’t played for Oklahoma in about 6 years.

  22. whatjusthapped says: Sep 17, 2016 6:10 PM

    They made a bold move in the hopes of preserving Super Bowl aspirations.

    Ya, right. How about just winning a playoff game first. They haven’t done that since 2009 and this next year isn’t looking too good either.

  23. cribbage12 says: Sep 17, 2016 6:13 PM

    The quivering within Viking fandom begins in earnest. You purples aren’t going to like this game. You have 26 hours till kickoff to tell yourself otherwise.

    GoPackGo!!!!

  24. shaggytoodle says: Sep 17, 2016 6:13 PM

    Shaun HIll has beat the Packers in his career, and occasionally gave them trouble, Bradford has struggle BIG time vs. GB.

    I don’t see how Bradford can be in the top 3/4ths of the league as he was so bad the Rams traded him, then the Eagles traded a bunch of picks to address there QB issue, and now he is the 3rd option for the Vikings?

    He doesn’t even crack the top 30 as I can’t think of one team except maybe the Broncos or 9ers where he MIGHT start, but even then none of those fan bases would really WANT him to.

  25. stellarperformance says: Sep 17, 2016 6:18 PM

    This team is as good without Bridgewater, if not better. You can say Bridgewater was the QB of the future, and maybe he was, but his statistics the last two years were nothing special. Bradford should be able to pick up where the Vikings left off without missing a beat.

    You have to have faith in Next Man Up. If the Vikings win, they’ve earned it.

    It’s easier to lose a caliber player earlier in the season than later. The Packers won the division when Rodgers was lost for six of the last seven games a few years back.

    No excuses……don’t want to hear it.

  26. contra74 says: Sep 17, 2016 6:20 PM

    I’m glad the packer fans are so excited for this game.

    Afterall, it’s their Super Bowl.

    To the Vikings, just another game.

  27. longtimefanh8tr says: Sep 17, 2016 6:27 PM

    I’m glad the packer fans are so excited for this game.

    Afterall, it’s their Super Bowl.

    To the Vikings, just another game.
    //////////////////////////////////////

    Like 55 years without winning one.

  28. golforepar says: Sep 17, 2016 6:32 PM

    Bradford has 13 less INTs than Aaron Rodgers and 18,000 less yards. that sounds like little Sammy is worth a 1st and a 4th. LMAO!!

  29. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 17, 2016 6:35 PM

    Sam is on track. The trolley track. His hands and feet are tied and someone evil is cackling in the background as the train comes round the bend.

  30. upnorthvikesfan says: Sep 17, 2016 6:39 PM

    Bradford is a good QB that has never had much to work with. That changes in Minnesota. Combined with a solid D, this team is going places!

  31. gogreenbiotch says: Sep 17, 2016 6:41 PM

    Why do vikings fans keep saying “at least Bradford can throw the deep ball” what makes you think that ? In the season and preseason I watched, he will NOT throw the ball deep, I am not sure if he can because he won’t. I’m sorry vikings fans but you got hosed. Bradford is a dink and dunk who is afraid to throw the balldown the field

  32. leatherface2012 says: Sep 17, 2016 6:48 PM

    and after watching alabama and ole miss, this is just as rigged

  33. screamingyellowzonkers says: Sep 17, 2016 6:53 PM

    After watching Zimmers pressers all week I’ve sensed Zimmer wants to destroy the packers without making it out as a big game. He’s been quiet but looks determined. I think Zimmer finds a way to win.

  34. manureman says: Sep 17, 2016 6:54 PM

    I remember the 1970’s when there were no packer fans let’s make america great again.

  35. frank booth says: Sep 17, 2016 7:13 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Sep 17, 2016 5:04 PM

    I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, losing to career noodle arm Shaun Hill or a guy that’s only been on the team for 2 weeks. Either way, the Vikings defense (minus two starters) will prevent the NFL’s 24th ranked offense from doing much so I’m not expecting this to be much of game. Granted, it’ll still be slightly closer than if Teddy were healthy.
    ===================================
    Absolutely. Because Bridgewater was so dominant in the finale against Green Bay last year, throwing for 99 yards and 1 INT, while the Minnesota defense bailed him out. There’s every reason to believe that Bridgewater would have lit up the scoreboard, as he as done so many times in his career.

    Vikings’ fans, some even as smart as ariani1985 and the omniscient fmc651, know that this was the year that Bridgewater would throw 60+ TD passes at a clip of an 85% completion rate, and possibly would even be instrumental in beating a team with a winning record.

  36. gbbvan says: Sep 17, 2016 7:34 PM

    queen’s fans will blame the refs like always.

  37. artic19 says: Sep 17, 2016 7:40 PM

    Let’s see, the Packers are so great yet they are not even division champions, Hmm.

  38. stellarperformance says: Sep 17, 2016 7:41 PM

    contra74 says:
    Sep 17, 2016 6:20 PM
    I’m glad the packer fans are so excited for this game.
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    Yesterday you were bored with Packer fans and today you’re happy for them.

    Are you off your meds again?

  39. lukeshow says: Sep 17, 2016 7:45 PM

    Every Vikings story now is just packer trolls telling us how “classless” we are. Enjoy the highest alcoholism rate in the country, Wisconsin. Those beer goggles look good on you.

  40. 49tinakane says: Sep 17, 2016 8:02 PM

    We all know that if the vikings win, packer trolls will just say its just one game, you got lucky, it means nothing, you were missing guys blah blah. Course if they win the over obnixious gb trolls will claim victory for all an blah blah…heres the real fact, win or loose the vikes are still defending division champs, an theres nothing that frank booth, carl gerberschmidt, pverkpack, whatjusthappend, toykosandblaster can do about it except spout their toxic sludge an try to spin it positive in their favor

  41. frank booth says: Sep 17, 2016 8:10 PM

    49tinakane says:
    Sep 17, 2016 8:02 PM

    We all know that if the vikings win, packer trolls will just say its just one game, you got lucky, it means nothing, you were missing guys blah blah. Course if they win the over obnixious gb trolls will claim victory for all an blah blah…heres the real fact, win or loose the vikes are still defending division champs, an theres nothing that frank booth, carl gerberschmidt, pverkpack, whatjusthappend, toykosandblaster can do about it except spout their toxic sludge an try to spin it positive in their favor
    =================================
    So what you’re saying is that if the Vikings lose, you’ll spin it positive by saying that the Vikings are still the division champions. You’ll do the very thing that you are pre-emptively accusing Green Bay fans of doing.

  42. nhpats says: Sep 17, 2016 8:11 PM

    How can anyone think that Bradford is not an upgrade over Bridgewater? Do people not think Bradford can hand the ball off to AP and average slightly less than 1 TD per game? If Bradford has a half decent season Teddy is done as a starter.

  43. lingsun54 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:12 PM

    It’s funny. The Vikings beat the Packers once in 10 games and the trolls act like they have a Super Bowl team.

  44. stellarperformance says: Sep 17, 2016 8:27 PM

    lukeshow says:
    Sep 17, 2016 7:45 PM
    Enjoy the highest alcoholism rate in the country, Wisconsin. Those beer goggles look good on you.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Heavy drinking and binge drinking is not necessarily alcoholism. It an be, but it’s not one and the same. Fact. Look it up. We know how to drink, no doubt about that…..me included.

    That’s why when Viking fans visit Lambeau and they start getting loud and pointing and trying to pick fights while slurring their words after three beers, we just shake our heads and laugh at the amateurs.

  45. cobaltdriver says: Sep 17, 2016 8:41 PM

    I remember the 1970’s when there were no packer fans let’s make america great again.
    even better…the 80-s thru 1998 when Randy Moss came. No Viking fans thru ought the whole 80s and 90s and the economy was great!

  46. hbudgess says: Sep 17, 2016 8:44 PM

    Good lord packer trolls and some Viking trolls, just bring on the game as it will be close! Let’s hope both teams stand for the flag!!

  47. The Almighty Cabbage says: Sep 17, 2016 8:53 PM

    cobaltdriver says:
    Sep 17, 2016 8:41 PM

    I remember the 1970’s when there were no packer fans let’s make america great again.
    even better…the 80-s thru 1998 when Randy Moss came. No Viking fans thru ought the whole 80s and 90s and the economy was great!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    We were here. We just weren’t delusional and we didn’t proclaim the Packers offseason world champions. Personally, I love it when you guys bring up the 70’s and 80’s because you’re basically saying “Tee-hee-hee, there was a span of 25 years where your Packers were as devoid of anything meaningful as our Vikings have been for their entire existence!”

    Yeah, you really told us.

  48. jgat12 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:01 PM

    All the insecurity east of the Mississippi is hilarious.

  49. beer4guy says: Sep 17, 2016 9:11 PM

    nhpats says:
    Sep 17, 2016 8:11 PM
    How can anyone think that Bradford is not an upgrade over Bridgewater? Do people not think Bradford can hand the ball off to AP and average slightly less than 1 TD per game? If Bradford has a half decent season Teddy is done as a starter.
    __________________
    Bradford very well might be the better QB, if he had the same amount of time in Norv’s system as TB. But I just don’t see how Bradford can be nearly as effective with only a couple of weeks of practice. He certainly has all of the tools to succeed in Norv’s system, but it does take time. Like I said earlier, I think he will be a lot better towards the end of the season.

  50. jackedupboonie says: Sep 17, 2016 9:12 PM

    42-9 pack. You built a dome to comfort Aaron. Nice work

  51. jackedupboonie says: Sep 17, 2016 9:15 PM

    It takes an idiot to stop your offense…..but you make your D stop Rodgers in a 70 degree controlled environment???

  52. dirtyhelmet says: Sep 17, 2016 9:17 PM

    Heavy drinking and binge drinking is not necessarily alcoholism. It an be, but it’s not one and the same. Fact. Look it up. We know how to drink, no doubt about that…..me included.

    That’s why when Viking fans visit Lambeau and they start getting loud and pointing and trying to pick fights while slurring their words after three beers, we just shake our heads and laugh at the amateurs.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////

    Congrats on what you seem to consider a real skill-set, stellar. I live in WI and have lived in other states in the past. One common factor no matter where I go, people are astounded by what legendary drunks WI residents are. Pat yourself on the back if you choose, but someday maybe you’ll actually realize that nobody is impressed. Being a “pro” , as so many of you are, doesn’t lessen the negative health effects and the damage to society. I’d love you listen to you explain to health professionals how heavy drinking and binge drinking aren’t alcoholism. Just remember, admitting you have a problem is the first step.

  53. kamthechancellor says: Sep 17, 2016 9:25 PM

    As a Seattle fan, I’ve watched Bradford play vs my team his entire career (when healthy). I can tell you this one thing with perfect sincerity: Bradford is mediocre. Period. Nothing more or less. If you’re expecting him to lead you somewhere, you better go check with the Rams and Eagles fans because they had the same hope you do now. You guys hurt yourselves so bad trading for him. Mortgaged your future for absolutely nothing. It’ll be about 2018-19 before you realize you need a quartback because Tiny and Bradford ain’t it. Do you even realize how far back you set yourselves?

  54. screamingyellowzonkers says: Sep 17, 2016 9:32 PM

    gbbvan says:
    Sep 17, 2016 7:34 PM
    queen’s fans will blame the refs like always.
    ———————————————————-
    That’s because Aaron Rodgers will be given every opportunity to win the game. That’s a fact. It’s no secret.

  55. 49tinakane says: Sep 17, 2016 9:56 PM

    Typical packer troll come back frank booth, pretty tough to spin a fact, a fact that 8 months later you trolls havent come to grips with.. in fact most of the trollers i listed in my previous post were in full damage control after week 17 with a typical comment being great you won on division, we went further in the playoffs. Great let me know when you guys raise that banner for beating washington, ill even come out to see it.

  56. contra74 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:01 PM

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:32 PM
    gbbvan says:
    Sep 17, 2016 7:34 PM
    queen’s fans will blame the refs like always.
    ———————————————————-
    That’s because Aaron Rodgers will be given every opportunity to win the game. That’s a fact. It’s no secret.
    —–
    Facing 3rd and long the play call will be a lob pass that gives the receiver just enough time to bump the defender in order to draw the pass interference call for a fresh set of new downs.

    It’s the packers go-to play and Aaron’s favorite.

  57. purpleguy says: Sep 17, 2016 10:06 PM

    Again, Bradford was average even when he had a whole off-season learning his teams’ offense, not 2 weeks. This will be a tough game if the Vikings’ D doesn’t play lights out. Hope they do.

    Don’t quite get the cheeser stadium put-downs though, as the stadium is pretty damn nice. Guess it doesn’t compare to urinal troughs, bench seating and disjointed construction additions. However, I admittedly do miss the troughs.

  58. insightfulcomments says: Sep 17, 2016 10:18 PM

    Packers fans planning to share “tooth” for game.

  59. beer4guy says: Sep 17, 2016 10:47 PM

    I get such a kick out of the haters who keep saying that the Vikings “mortgaged the future” by trading a 1st rounder. One late first round draft pick for a starting QB for this year, and possibly next year, is a no brainer.

  60. frank booth says: Sep 17, 2016 11:06 PM

    contra74 says:
    Sep 17, 2016 10:01 PM

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Sep 17, 2016 9:32 PM
    gbbvan says:
    Sep 17, 2016 7:34 PM
    queen’s fans will blame the refs like always.
    ———————————————————-
    That’s because Aaron Rodgers will be given every opportunity to win the game. That’s a fact. It’s no secret.
    —–
    Facing 3rd and long the play call will be a lob pass that gives the receiver just enough time to bump the defender in order to draw the pass interference call for a fresh set of new downs.

    It’s the packers go-to play and Aaron’s favorite.
    ==================================
    If you’re a fan of the NFL, you know that there is quite a bit of contact between the receivers and defensive backs. It’s not uncommon at all to see incidental contact or receivers pushing off and not getting called on it.

    A lot of Minnesota fans are Vikings’ fans but don’t really know the sport of football that well. The whiners who are blaming the refs already are the weakest of the bunch. If they lose, regardless of what happens, they’ll blame the refs. If their team does the same things, they’ll just ignore it. Sore winners, sore losers.

  61. aaronitout12 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:23 PM

    Packer will play down to their opponents and win 20-13.

  62. LombardisHouse says: Sep 17, 2016 11:50 PM

    Contract and zinkers making excuses already! Geeez!

  63. ramfanmatt says: Sep 18, 2016 9:12 AM

    There’s a reason the Rams have had only 4 winning seasons in the last 24 years. They are usually ran by a bunch of morons. Demoff and Kroenke will never lead this team to sustained success on the field. They will however have sustained success on the business side of things. That’s all that matters to Kroenke.

  64. jimmysee says: Sep 18, 2016 9:33 AM

    Sam Bradford is like Clint Eastwood in all those western pictures — the man with no name — riding into town to save the poor townsfolk from the big bad gang.

    Only this guy fires blanks.

    They need Clint Eastwood — they got Barney Fife.

  65. lambeauwest says: Sep 18, 2016 9:50 AM

    Good luck to the MN faithful today. You’ve made your team respectable again and should make the rivalry fun. Can’t have a rivalry when one team wins all the time.

    Too bad Adrian had to wait until the tail end of his career to sniff the playoffs. He’s the best RB of his generation. (Minus the off the field incidents of course).

  66. beerbratscheese says: Sep 18, 2016 10:09 AM

    Trust me, there’s no insecurities from Packers fans. We realize it is going to take at least two defensive score by the Vikings defense for them to put up enough points the beat the Packers. I doubt the Packer will even turn the ball over that many times, however. They aren’t the Titans, you know.

    Honestly, the only things the Vikings have going for them is the intangible effect of christening their new stadium, and they are playing their annual Super Bowl against the Packers. Will that be enough? Tune in tonight at 7:30.

  67. tonebones says: Sep 18, 2016 10:16 AM

    I’m so excited to finally see Bradford with a good team, and see the Vikings with a good QB. I think it will take 3 weeks for these guys to be in top form. After that, it’s on. Carolina’s defense looks unbeatable, but other than them, nobody scares me.

  68. itscarpweekondiscoverwi says: Sep 18, 2016 10:20 AM

    Glad to see the Vikes fans already have their excuses ready.
    Should be a good game. …if you’re a Packers fan.

  69. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 18, 2016 1:32 PM

    “If you’re a fan of the NFL, you know that there is quite a bit of contact between the receivers and defensive backs. It’s not uncommon at all to see incidental contact or receivers pushing off and not getting called on it.

    A lot of Minnesota fans are Vikings’ fans but don’t really know the sport of football that well. The whiners who are blaming the refs already are the weakest of the bunch. If they lose, regardless of what happens, they’ll blame the refs. If their team does the same things, they’ll just ignore it. Sore winners, sore losers.”
    ================================================================================
    Funny you say that when the NFL admits 16 blown calls in the jags game last week, mostly going the Packers way!
    Also if Rodgers had gotten hit like Newton was against the Broncos there would have been multiple ejections.
    Officials will be watching their non calls on the packers today. I wonder how many Packer fans have taken tomorrow off work in anticipation of their Hangover after the loss?

  70. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 3:32 PM

    cobaltdriver says:
    Sep 17, 2016 8:41 PM
    I remember the 1970’s when there were no packer fans let’s make america great again.
    even better…the 80-s thru 1998 when Randy Moss came. No Viking fans thru ought the whole 80s and 90s and the economy was great!
    )))))))))))))))))))))))))
    The Vikings have been in a NFC championship game in every decade- 60’s. 70’s. 80’s. 90’s. 00’s, You do not know what you’re talking about. They have a higher winning percentage than your packers,Colts,Pats,Ravens during that time period.
    Are you drunk is it?

  71. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 3:48 PM

    The Vikings should sit Sam and let him learn the offense more . Wait to start him until the Vikings start to play the better teams on the schedule. Hill could handle this just fine.

  72. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 3:56 PM

    gbbvan says:
    Sep 17, 2016 7:34 PM
    queen’s fans will blame the refs like always.
    )))))))))))))))))
    The Vikings receive letters from the league like the Jags did saying the refs made errors to benefit the packers once again. Last year the packers had 2 penalties called against them on 3rd. All the while receiving the most penalties on their opponents on 3rd down.
    In the opening game against the Jags the League office admitted 16 wrong calls . The packers won a close game.

  73. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 4:34 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 3:32 PM

    cobaltdriver says:
    Sep 17, 2016 8:41 PM
    I remember the 1970’s when there were no packer fans let’s make america great again.
    even better…the 80-s thru 1998 when Randy Moss came. No Viking fans thru ought the whole 80s and 90s and the economy was great!
    )))))))))))))))))))))))))
    The Vikings have been in a NFC championship game in every decade- 60’s. 70’s. 80’s. 90’s. 00’s, You do not know what you’re talking about. They have a higher winning percentage than your packers,Colts,Pats,Ravens during that time period.
    Are you drunk is it?
    ==================================
    Vikings have the most playoff losses in the NFL. They have done less with more opportunity than any other team. The last decade they got through the NFL Championship to the SB was in the 1970’s. Since then, a variety of chokes and embarrassments. Crushed by the Giants, Anderson’s miss, Favre’s Pick and others.

    To compare the Vikings’ success to the Colts, Ravens, Packers, and Patriots is utterly laughable. These are all teams with multiple Super Bowl victories. The Vikings’ period of dominance was in the 1970’s, with a team put together by a HOF GM, coached by a HOF coach (with a losing playoff record), led by a HOF QB (who once had a rating of 14.1 in a Super Bowl), plus 5 more HOF players. How does a coach make it to the Hall-of-Fame when he’s given 6 Hall-of-Fame players to work with, can’t win a Super Bowl with them, and has a losing playoff record?

  74. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 4:52 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 3:56 PM

    gbbvan says:
    Sep 17, 2016 7:34 PM
    queen’s fans will blame the refs like always.
    )))))))))))))))))
    The Vikings receive letters from the league like the Jags did saying the refs made errors to benefit the packers once again. Last year the packers had 2 penalties called against them on 3rd. All the while receiving the most penalties on their opponents on 3rd down.
    In the opening game against the Jags the League office admitted 16 wrong calls . The packers won a close game.
    ==================================
    Really? Where are these letters? And do you think other teams around the league receive letters as well in regards to officiating? I’ll bet they do.

    The league admitted 16 missed calls, not that actual calls made were wrong. They also didn’t specify the amount that were against the Jaguars or Packers. I’m sure that on both sides, the refs made calls that benefitted either the Packers or the Jaguars (nice attempt at trying to spin it one way) I’m sure both teams had gripes with the officiating. Additionally, what’s the reference point? Is 16 a lot for a game after being reviewed? Is it average or a small amount? I don’t know. Neither do you. My guess is that there are always between 10-20 calls missed in a game- and I’m sure the Vikings both benefit and are hurt by those calls, just like every other team.

    Ravens fans like to say that the Steelers get all of the calls. When the Cowboys or Giants were good, NFC East fans would say they get all the calls. When a team is doing well for a sustained period of time, this is what you hear from rival fans. It’s just grasping at straws to try and invalidate a team’s success- same thing with the steroid talk. The facts are, all teams are hurt and helped by missed or bad calls, and every team has PED users. The only ones who believe otherwise are fans that lack objectivity, lack knowledge, or can’t think for themselves and just parrot the words of others.

  75. allight59 says: Sep 18, 2016 5:24 PM

    Cheeseheads talking about what a good team they barely beat last week…lol….Jags down 21-0 in first half to San Diego…SAN DIEGO!!.. LOL….Tonight will be so easy….31-17 Vikings, book it!

  76. allight59 says: Sep 18, 2016 5:26 PM

    And the cheesers said the Vikings beat a soft team in Tennesee who beat Detroit on the road…ON THE ROAD…lol…Tonight will be so easy….31-17 Vikings, book it!

  77. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 5:37 PM

    allight59 says:
    Sep 18, 2016 5:26 PM

    And the cheesers said the Vikings beat a soft team in Tennesee who beat Detroit on the road…ON THE ROAD…lol…Tonight will be so easy….31-17 Vikings, book it!
    ===================================
    Do you follow the NFL much? You’re aware that you can’t tell a whole lot from one game or judge a team by how an opponent plays another team. right?

    I mean, the Vikings lost to the 49ers in the first game of last season. The 49ers went 5-11. So were the Vikings a worse team than the 11 teams the 49ers lost to?

    Another way to put it- The Vikings held the Titans to 16 points last week. The Lions held the Titans to 16 points this week. By your logic, the Vikings and Lions defenses would be on a par with each other.

  78. lambeaudungbarn says: Sep 18, 2016 6:35 PM

    The last time Bradford played against the Packer starting Defense he went 10-10 for 210 yards and 3 TD passes..
    All in a Quarter an a half.

    And if you see Viking fans rolling their hands it isn’t quivering, it is in anticipation of the neck ringing the Packers will suffer.. This isn’t the throw away 3-13 team of 2012/13.. and the Packers aren’t the same powerhouse team
    of 2010.
    the Packers will lose tonight.

  79. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 7:06 PM

    lambeaudungbarn says:
    Sep 18, 2016 6:35 PM

    The last time Bradford played against the Packer starting Defense he went 10-10 for 210 yards and 3 TD passes..
    All in a Quarter an a half.
    ===================================
    Those kind of comparisons mean absolutely nothing.

    For instance, in the first game against the Bears last Bridgewater had a completion rate of 57%, threw 1 TD and 1 INT, and had 187 yards passing.

    The 2nd time against the Bears, he threw for 230 yards, had 4 TD’s through the air and one on the ground, no interceptions, and completed 85% of his passes.

    A performance in one game against a team doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with another performance against the same team, or any other one for that matter, whether they are better or worse.

  80. allight59 says: Sep 18, 2016 7:08 PM

    Jags down 35-7 now, frankbooth and the rest of you cheesers, tell us again what a great team you beat last week in Jacksonville…LOL…do you guys even follow football outside of the Packer team?

  81. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 7:25 PM

    I don’t even follow the Packers.

    So, since San Diego is beating a team 35-7, did the Chiefs suddenly become better because they came back to beat the Chargers last week?

    The fortunes of one team in one week really have nothing in relation to what happens to an opponent in another week.

    Last year, the Raiders beat the Broncos late in the year. The Broncos beat the Vikings. So were the Raiders better than the Vikings last year?

    The Vikings beat the Raiders last year, pretty handily.

    What occurred between the Raiders and Broncos when the Raiders won wasn’t a reflection of the Vikings/Raiders game.

    Point is, your comparisons don’t mean a thing.

    Last year, the Cubs swept the Mets in the season series. So they should have beaten them pretty handily in the playoffs.

    The Mets swept them, 4-0.

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