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Vikings efficient, dominant in 24-10 win over Giants

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, center, celebrates with teammates T.J. Clemmings, left, and Stefon Diggs, right, after catching a 7-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) AP

The Vikings are undefeated, have one of the NFL’s best defenses, and their new quarterback is clearly getting comfortable.

If they start making field goals, look out.

The Vikings dominated the Giants Monday night in a game that got a little too close for comfort briefly in the fourth quarter but was one-sided for much of the night. The Vikings swarm defensively, and quarterback Sam Bradford keeps opposing defenses guessing.

The Vikings got rushing touchdowns out of Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata Monday night and also scored on a pass from Bradford to tight end Kyle Rudolph. The final score was 24-10 and didn’t seem that close; the Vikings have had to change a bunch of personnel due to injuries but keep winning games.

The touchdown catch was Rudolph’s third in the last three games. Besides one Eli Manning to Paul Perkins screen pass that set up the Giants’ only touchdown, the only negative the Vikings take from Monday night is that struggling kicker Blair Walsh missed another field goal in the third quarter.

Walsh came back on the next drive and made one, which is a good sign. Bradford was 26-of-36 for 262 yards and didn’t throw an interception for his third straight start, which is a better sign. The Giants tacked on fourth quarter offensive stats to make things less lopsided, but they struggled to convert third downs (2-of-12) and sustain drives against the Vikings. The Giants punted on their first five possessions and played from behind all night.

The Vikings, who are 4-0 for the first time since 2009, host the Texans Sunday. The Giants are 2-2 and are at the Packers on Sunday.

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  1. contra74 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:29 PM

    4-0

    Some fanbases swore we would be 1-3 right now.

    Funny….Next!

  2. coltluger says: Oct 3, 2016 11:29 PM

    Minnesota Vikings – better football for better people.

  3. jakec4 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:31 PM

    Small sample size, but don’t see how any Vikings fan could be impatiently waiting for the return of Teddy Bridgewater.

  4. blynch67 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:32 PM

    Giants still suck.

    From a Giants fan, btw

  5. arrowtoyourknee says: Oct 3, 2016 11:32 PM

    Good game, G-men! This fan is happy that the Vikings keep on rolling! Skol!!

  6. thepftpoet says: Oct 3, 2016 11:32 PM

    Top 5 Teams in the League:

    1. Minnesota Vikings.
    2. Denver Broncos.
    3. New England Patriots.
    4. Philadelphia Eagles.
    5. Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Objectively speaking, we go 15-1 this year, especially with how easy the rest of our schedule is.

    Super Bowl here we come.

    #LetThePurpleAndGoldConfettiFall

  7. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Oct 3, 2016 11:33 PM

    Big PACK guy here. Vike’s clearly the class of the NFC. Wish we could have traded for Bradford but our GM doesn’t make moves. Great coach. Great d. Hat’s off vike’s fans. Enjoy the celebraish, you deserve it. GO PACK!

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  8. sodakvikingsfan says: Oct 3, 2016 11:33 PM

    Nice to be 4-0, will be even better if we get to 5-0 heading into the by week. SKOL. Bradford on 3rd down has been great. With a defense like this if you keep picking up 3rd downs like he does it makes it really hard for other teams.

  9. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 3, 2016 11:33 PM

    The Vikings didn’t beat the Giants, the Giants beat themselves.

  10. runninwild88 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:33 PM

    Another great defensive performance. Dominant is right minus one broken play. I’ll take 4-0 given the circumstances.

    Odell who?

  11. bastageman says: Oct 3, 2016 11:33 PM

    Solid performance by the D. Another good game from Bradford. Rudolph continuing to make plays. Blair Walsh might soon be out of chances. Robbie Gould is still available…

  12. runninwild88 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:34 PM

    Another great defensive performance. Dominant is right minus one broken play. I’ll take 4-0 given the circumstances.

    Odell who?

  13. vikingjack73 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:34 PM

    Last 3 games MN has beaten:

    Aaron Rodgers
    Cam Newton
    Eli manning and have given up an average of 11.33 points per game to those QBs

    Next 3 QBs for MN Defemse:
    Brock Osweiler
    Carson Wentz
    Brian Hoyer

    Look out!

  14. minnesotablizzard says: Oct 3, 2016 11:35 PM

    Didn’t want to totally believe in this defense until tonight but it’s really just the fact that I totally trust and love coach Zimmer

  15. tjacks7 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:36 PM

    The Giants are probably the best team the Vikings have faced so far this year. The players that were missing obviously hurt today. Unlike the Vikings, most of their players will be healthy relatively soon. So I expect them to be in the NFCE race down the stretch.

    The Vikings are clearly the team to beat right now in the NFC. Looking forward to their match-ups with the 3-1 Texans and the undefeated Eagles in the next few weeks. What we’ve all seen Spielman and Zimmer building has come to fruition. Dominate defense that dictates the game and a complementary offense that can hold their own.

  16. ramfanmatt says: Oct 3, 2016 11:36 PM

    The gamble to trade for Bradford paid off. I’m still surprised how well he has done with no offseason or camp with the club. It’s impressive and you’d only think he and the offense will only get better. The defense is already championship caliber. The offense is solid and doesn’t turn the ball over. That’s a Super Bowl formula.

  17. jerrysglassescleaner says: Oct 3, 2016 11:36 PM

    That lucky win against America’s Team was a fluke. NFC East runs through Jerry Jones and his Dallas Cowboys. Enjoy the cellar, you will be there all season long. I give the Vikings a “Pinkies” up on this win!” Good win!

  18. jerrysglassescleaner says: Oct 3, 2016 11:37 PM

    Thumbs* Sorry, Autocorrect

  19. tremoluxman says: Oct 3, 2016 11:37 PM

    Vikings receivers dropped at least 3-4 balls. Bradford muffed a few throws, but didn’t throw a pick. As expected, it was a dog fight. Good win.

  20. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 3, 2016 11:39 PM

    It was already a given that this Vikings D is amazing so I just want to note that this is the third time that Sam Bradford has outplayed “Elite” Eli in their last three meetings, and the third time Bradford has pulled out the win. In the four games theyve played against each other the score is 3-1 Bradford.

  21. skol4life says: Oct 3, 2016 11:39 PM

    Randy Moss fears Xavier Rhodes

  22. wafflestomp says: Oct 3, 2016 11:40 PM

    Congrats to the Barneys and all of their new bandwagon fans on another big win.
    4-0 is a great start thanks to a stout defense and finally employing an NFL caliber QB in Sam Bradford.

    A special shout out should go to the Wilf family for being resourceful enough to send every season ticket holder a copy of, Football Cheering Etiquette for Dummies.
    The quick read allows their clueless fans a guide on when to cheer and when to keep their mouths shut.
    Allowing Bradford to audible at the line of scrimmage and keeping him from having to rely on a silent count on their home field should yield major dividends.

    skoLOL!!!

  23. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 3, 2016 11:40 PM

    So are we going with Rhodes Closed or Rhodes Island? Maybe he’s so good he can have two nicknames. Missed the first two weeks, then came back and held Kelvin Benjamin and Odell Beckham to the worst games of their careers on consecutive weeks. Look out, DeAndre Hopkins.

  24. shaggytoodle says: Oct 3, 2016 11:40 PM

    I am not sold on the Vikings yet as a whole. They do have a great defense, and the offense is improving each week, I have a hard time believing in Sam Bradford being a playoff caliber QB, and need to see more.

  25. jason9696 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:41 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings are 4-0 with Sam Bradford as their starting QB. That’s not a misprint folks.

  26. 6kings says: Oct 3, 2016 11:41 PM

    SKOL! Trolls shall not pass to Valhalla!!!

  27. footballfan825 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:42 PM

    Odell Beckham jr is already dressed as a ghost for Halloween… Vikes are the best team in the league.

  28. sphincterorleaveher says: Oct 3, 2016 11:44 PM

    We’re on to Houston.

  29. mrwalterisgod says: Oct 3, 2016 11:45 PM

    I thought Eli was a HOF level QB? Only thing I saw at that level tonight was that Vike defense. They are legit.

    Eli and the Giants are still meh.

  30. duncanthecat says: Oct 3, 2016 11:46 PM

    Looks like G-MEN are nothing more than a 6-10 team.
    Not too many stars on the team to cover for the subpar performers.

  31. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 3, 2016 11:47 PM

    OBJ must have missed the flight to Minny. #invisible

  32. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 3, 2016 11:47 PM

    It was great to see good balance with the wide receivers tonight. The Giants focused on shutting down Diggs and Johnson, Patterson, and Thielen all stepped up to make big plays. Patterson played more tonight than he has in the last two years and he made some good contributions. If CP can be a reliable weapon, that will open up a lot of possibilities.

  33. vikingjack73 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:47 PM

    Vikes held Beckham Jr to a CAREER LOW 23 receiving yards!
    Whoa!

    If MN’s offense starts clicking better & putting up 27-30 points,
    it will be extremely tough to beat them

    Should beat Houston at home
    IF they can win at Philly in 3 weeks, they may go 9-0!

  34. jermainewiggins says: Oct 3, 2016 11:50 PM

    Rhodes and Mckinnon both came over in the Harvin deal, what a trade that has turned out to be. plus they had to give a huge deal to Harvin, he was a headache anyway (no pun intended). Magnificent performance by Xavier Rhodes on OBJ.

  35. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 3, 2016 11:50 PM

    I’m sure Coach Zimmer is happy right now but that 67-yard screen pass is going to be working on his last nerve all night. That kind of breakdown happened too often last season and hadn’t happened this year until tonight. The Giants should never have been close enough to think they had a chance. Nice to see the offense pick up the defense after that for a change.

  36. trailerparkking says: Oct 3, 2016 11:50 PM

    I underestimated the Vikings defense. I didn’t believe the hype. The Vikings play football the right way and I absolutely love seeing dominant defenses. Great win!

  37. deuce2222 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:50 PM

    The play calling by the Giants has to be the most conservative I have ever seen. They have (arguably) the best WR trio in football and the do 3-5 yard dump passes.

    I don’t get it. So frustrating…..

  38. darkneptune73 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:51 PM

    I hope the Vikings beat the Eagles in 3 weeks.

  39. deuce2222 says: Oct 3, 2016 11:51 PM

    *and all they do is 3-5 yard dump passes.

    Sorry, it’s late.

  40. idiedpretty says: Oct 3, 2016 11:52 PM

    Teddy who? Told ya. Save your tears. He will never take another snap for the Vikes again.

  41. packmanfan says: Oct 3, 2016 11:52 PM

    Keep this in mind Vikings trolls: The season isn’t over yet. There is still quite a ways to go.

  42. kickinpuppies says: Oct 3, 2016 11:54 PM

    The battle between the Vikings and lions for second place in the NFC north is gonna be intense!

  43. gettingzygiwithit says: Oct 3, 2016 11:56 PM

    Rhodes made Beckham look like a practice squad wr. This D is legit!

  44. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 3, 2016 11:56 PM

    Vikings defense looks great, hope my Pats won’t see them in early February, that’s for sure!

  45. carpalboss says: Oct 3, 2016 11:59 PM

    On the bright side, It’s Nacho Tuesday for Eli.

  46. banky74 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:02 AM

    Xavier Rhodes is the best cornerback that nobody knows about. Incredible job the past two weeks.

  47. angrydave38 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:11 AM

    They are decent.

    If you wanna crown em, then crown their azz!!!

    A whole team of above average players with some above average coaching. I like em though. They play with a lot of heart.

    12-4 maybe ?

  48. Vikings Have 18 Division Championships says: Oct 4, 2016 12:14 AM

    Sam Bradford IS the future. 2016 NFL MVP en route to another NFC North CROWN.

    In the offseason, we’ll trade Bridgewater for copious draft picks and continue building our dynasty.

  49. harness88 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:15 AM

    Skoal Vikes are for real!

  50. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:16 AM

    MacAdoodle Doo!

  51. ch1ggs says: Oct 4, 2016 12:18 AM

    This Vikings defense is so good it could have easily beaten the prosecution in the Sex Boat scandal.

  52. trollaikman8 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:19 AM

    There are people who actually believe Eli Manning will get into the HoF.

  53. dino2997 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:21 AM

    Giants played not to lose and guess what? They lost

  54. moses74 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:21 AM

    Life long viking fan, will hold breath until a live to see a super bowl win. As a cubs and viking fan….i’ve had it hard over the years.

    With that said, They look super sharp right now and that D is the real deal.

  55. jondeloz says: Oct 4, 2016 12:23 AM

    I’ve always thought the Bengals should have axed Lewis and given Zimmer the HC job.

  56. jbvikes says: Oct 4, 2016 12:24 AM

    No QB sacks and we still found a way to dominate on D!

  57. gtodriver says: Oct 4, 2016 12:28 AM

    Just got back to our hotel after the game.

    All we do is win!!!!

    I remember after the Packer game, some fan of the losing team saying it took him 45 minutes to get out of the stadium.

    It took me three minutes tonight.

    But then I was educated in Minnesota….

    Bradford is looking to be well worth the price we paid to get him.

    Patterson’s efforts on special teams earned him some playing time on offense. And he delivered.

  58. leftcenter9 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:40 AM

    Okay Viking fans, we’re 4-0. Let’s keep the company line like our team is. It’s a very tough league…the next game is all that matters. Houston is a good team, they’re 3-1!
    I ain’t gonna boast. I want to, but have been around a couple years….
    Lets beat the next team. The Vikes have done absolutely nothing yet.

  59. snowjaxs says: Oct 4, 2016 12:53 AM

    I was at the game sitting right behind the Giants bench. The energy was electric and the noise was incredible. I yelled to Eli “Nachos on Tuesday!” And the crowd loved it – I think I noticed a few Giants smirk. The home field advantage is real!

  60. jonathankrobinson424 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:58 AM

    …..I like Walsh but I think it’s time to make a change…..he’s lost his mojo….Robbie Gould has got to be looked at.

  61. xmatt0926x says: Oct 4, 2016 1:02 AM

    Is it me or is Odell Beckham’s act really getting old? He’s worse than Cam Newton and his sad face routine when things go wrong.

  62. mymazdaluvsme says: Oct 4, 2016 1:04 AM

    Lol, let’s just admit it. Most of us Viking fans have been following this website for years just to rub it in the packer fans faces when the tides have finally turned. And it has arrived! And I will enjoy every minute of this win.
    Btw, we drove 2.5 hours to see the game in the brand new beautiful stadium. The experience was well worth every nickel spent. I’ve also been to GB, keep your bleachers and negative 15. Better football, for smarter people.

  63. darkneptune73 says: Oct 4, 2016 1:21 AM

    Nice to see the insecure trolls out in full force. The Vikings are beating up good teams. Suck it and learn to love it.

  64. mnwilderness87 says: Oct 4, 2016 1:21 AM

    Would love to see undefeated eagles and Vikings teams square off in a few weeks.

  65. haywoodjablomey says: Oct 4, 2016 1:39 AM

    The ratings are going up in Minny, down as a whole…

  66. belicheckisgod says: Oct 4, 2016 2:16 AM

    Vikings look good. It’s early and I’m a pats fan through and through but if my Pats don’t go to super bowl and Vikings do, im cheering for these guys. Great story and a team I think most would cheer on.

  67. hbudgess says: Oct 4, 2016 2:24 AM

    USD coyotes fan, what game were you watching?? I was there and this game was dominated by the Vikings!! I suppose when you lost to the a jackrabbits you also said we beat ourselves, the coyotes,! get real,!!

  68. bigdaddyrockytop says: Oct 4, 2016 2:46 AM

    Amazing the Vikings are 4-0 for the 9th time in franchise history. Record pace on defense poor offense but that should come around. Patterson ran something besides a fly pattern and actually caught the ball. Walsh needs to go. All those 4-0 starts and still no titles. Ahh well there is always next year.

  69. dallasdoesntdoitright says: Oct 4, 2016 3:51 AM

    The weemen are terrible. Sheli is exposed as the fluke he is. Throws more picks than any other QB in the league this year. This bum is terrible.

  70. lukeshow says: Oct 4, 2016 4:21 AM

    Love the silence.

  71. ad28bestever says: Oct 4, 2016 7:17 AM

    Nice team win by the Vikes.

    Next week I will be at the Texans game watching this defense up close and personal. Can’t wait to see the new Diggs (pun intended) as every announcer that’s been in that stadium says it’s the best stadium in the league, and that’s saying something when you have stadiums like the Colts, Cowboys, and Seahawks.

  72. ballboy48 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:09 AM

    I love how Zimmer & Spielman have built that team. I’m not necessarily sold on Bridgewater, as evident that this team wins regardless of QB. Their defense is the best in the NFL. Hope they can keep up their winning ways.

  73. sikoix says: Oct 4, 2016 8:15 AM

    Ive been a Viking fan since the late 80’s and can remember every season back to 1991 (last year of Jerry Burns, 8-8). Aside from 98, this is the best i’ve felt about any Viking team including 09. And i’ve certainly never seen a Viking team with this kind of defense before – it’s going to be a special season.

  74. alfredogarciashead says: Oct 4, 2016 8:15 AM

    Hate to say this but best thing that happened to the Vikings was TBW getting injured. The Vikings needed to move on from this guy, he was going to hold them back but through divine intervention the decision was made for them. He will not regain the starting position. This allows Spielman the cover he needs for yet another blown 1st round pick on a QB.

  75. sidepull says: Oct 4, 2016 8:24 AM

    Didnt the vaginats spend a ton of $$ on defense?

    Vikings fans going to be shift in power in that division. GB is not the future. I predict you guys will have a playoff game in that new stadium. I was in Minnie the day that opened it up to the public. What a great looking stadium. You will be pretty psyched to get a playoff game in your new stadium I am sure.

  76. fmc651 says: Oct 4, 2016 8:28 AM

    deuce2222 says:
    Oct 3, 2016 11:50 PM
    The play calling by the Giants has to be the most conservative I have ever seen. They have (arguably) the best WR trio in football and the do 3-5 yard dump passes. I don’t get it.
    ))))))))))))))))))))
    They had to throw the ball quickly or take sacks. So you are only going to be 3-5 – 10 yards from the line of scrimmage. It is pretty simple.

  77. DuffyNMU says: Oct 4, 2016 8:29 AM

    As a Packer fan, I’m quite impressed by the Vikings this year… They certainly were playing with confidence last night, on both sides of the ball. If their field goal kicker can get some confidence that will be huge, because sometime there is going to be a close game decided by a field goal…

    But for now, the Vikes are playing great…

  78. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 4, 2016 8:46 AM

    Vikings = 13-3 last 16 ref season games. Not sure why everyone is shocked by this team? They have been playing great for over a year.

  79. laces out says: Oct 4, 2016 8:55 AM

    McAdoo either needs to shave that mustache, shave his head or grow a beard, because his face looks as messy as his play-calling

  80. jerrykill4pres says: Oct 4, 2016 9:01 AM

    I wasn’t impressed with our D last night. Was kind of a sloppy game. Kendricks missed a lot of tackles. Seemed a step behind a few times. Also missed an easy int. griffin was offsides once, and no sacks. Was pretty sloppy D for us last night. But you can bet that won’t all happen again!

    Overall a good win. Offensive line played good, Patterson is making a name for himself as an outstanding special teams player. Returner, and now a gunner on punt team. Plus playing more snaps on O and getting involved in the game.

    Theilen missed a long pass play, but should have gotten a flag on it. Rhoads shut down OBJ. Our secondary is getting better, and building more and more confidence every week.

  81. 49tinakane says: Oct 4, 2016 9:06 AM

    I don’t get it…

    I was told that the turnover ratio the vikings have sustained over the course of 3 games was unsustainable.

    I was told that the Vikings CBs were inferior to the Giants CBs.

    I was told that there was no stopping the Giants elite trio of WRs.

    I was told wrong…

    Same ole song and dance, the other team is always better at every level, at every position until they loose to the vikes, then of course the other team beat themselves….right?

  82. conormacleod says: Oct 4, 2016 9:10 AM

    deuce2222 says:
    Oct 3, 2016 11:50 PM
    The play calling by the Giants has to be the most conservative I have ever seen. They have (arguably) the best WR trio in football and the do 3-5 yard dump passes.

    I don’t get it. So frustrating…..
    ————
    The Giants watched game film of the Vikings defense. And it scared the crap out of them. Vikes D lead the league in sacks and turnovers. Congrats to the Giants on avoiding those sacks. Of course, that means they chose to punt instead.

  83. packerenglishmajor says: Oct 4, 2016 9:16 AM

    Rather than reading our own press clippings we should be giving Robbie Gould a tryout,

  84. mikeinminny says: Oct 4, 2016 9:22 AM

    The most impressive thing in my opinion about that defensive performance was the versatility of the defense. The question was asked “what will happen when someone goes to a quick passing scheme and slows down that pass rush?” Last night the question was answered emphatically. The Vikings are capable of winning a game on all three levels. The secondary and linebackers stepped up huge. They even thrived with Kendricks having an uncharacteristic game in terms of missed tackles and dropped interceptions.

  85. bassplucker says: Oct 4, 2016 9:34 AM

    Mike Zimmer COY and it’s not even close.

  86. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 4, 2016 9:52 AM

    The Vikings have won a lot of championships over the years however they’re usually before the Super Bowl.

  87. bordner says: Oct 4, 2016 10:09 AM

    Meanwhile, non-delusional viking fans (if there are any) are thinking, “How are we gonna screw this season up?”.

  88. mnvikes1961 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:12 AM

    Fun fact;

    Rodger, Newton, E Manning; 1 TD / 5 Ints. vs. Vikings D.

    Woot-woot!

  89. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:16 AM

    Rhodes has come around very nicely the last two years. Hope he can stay on the field.

  90. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:19 AM

    Kendricks missed some tackles but yet was still awesome.

    Defensive line still had great pressure despite the quick passes. They’ll need to be that good against quick passes if they someday play the broncos or patriots…

  91. anarchopurplism says: Oct 4, 2016 10:19 AM

    In Zimmer We Trust.

    The chirps from the east are now murmurs.

    Keep On Vikes!

    NEXT!

  92. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:22 AM

    Let’s just ride this Walsh yip steak through. I look at the the packers and mason Crosby and how they stuck by him after what was pretty comparable streak of missed kicks and unreliability, possibly worse than Walsh. I almost think it’s better he is missing them now instead of in late season.

  93. allight59 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:25 AM

    eport comment
    sidepull says:
    Oct 4, 2016 8:24 AM
    Didnt the vaginats spend a ton of $$ on defense?

    Vikings fans going to be shift in power in that division. GB is not the future. I predict you guys will have a playoff game in that new stadium. I was in Minnie the day that opened it up to the public. What a great looking stadium. You will be pretty psyched to get a playoff game in your new stadium I am sure.
    —–

    We will be hosting two two play off games following the play off byes…then on to Houston….

  94. bigugly2005 says: Oct 4, 2016 10:43 AM

    No one believed me when I said Sam would shine in MinnySoda. Now who’s laughing? Cowboys fan here by the way.

  95. stellarperformance says: Oct 4, 2016 11:03 AM

    gtodriver says:
    Oct 4, 2016 12:28 AM
    I remember after the Packer game, some fan of the losing team saying it took him 45 minutes to get out of the stadium. It took me three minutes tonight. But then I was educated in Minnesota…
    ??????????????????????????????????????

    So was I. Born in Duluth and raised near Powderhorn Park. If you got out in ten minutes, you were sitting near the doors (in handicapped seating?)

    It’s a well-documented problem, but nothing to get your undies in a bundle over.

    From the Star Tribune this past week: “Vikings to try dedicated skyway as a way to tackle postgame congestion.”

  96. ruvelligwebuike says: Oct 4, 2016 11:15 AM

    This inevitable derailment could be the finest yet. 98 was sad to watch, since that team was far and away the best team in football. ’09 was deserved. The Nate Poole, Love Boat, Whizzinator, Blair Walsh chip shot moments are built into the fabric of this team, so they were just normal.

    I just can’t wait to see what horribly awesome thing happens to this team this time.

  97. glac1 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:30 AM

    Without a doubt, the best team in the NFC. It’s certainly theirs to lose….

  98. kerzondax says: Oct 4, 2016 11:34 AM

    From a Packer fan …

    The Vikes are the REAL deal and damn fun to watch! Gonna be a great NFC North race!

    Well done Vikes.

  99. 440Barracuda says: Oct 4, 2016 11:44 AM

    49tinakane says:
    Oct 4, 2016 9:06 AM
    I don’t get it…

    I was told that the turnover ratio the vikings have sustained over the course of 3 games was unsustainable.

    I was told that the Vikings CBs were inferior to the Giants CBs.

    I was told that there was no stopping the Giants elite trio of WRs.

    I was told wrong…

    Same ole song and dance, the other team is always better at every level, at every position until they loose to the vikes, then of course the other team beat themselves….right?

    ————————————-

    That’s because you’ve been listening to a bunch of dolts that also said, Bradford will suck, the team will collapse without Peterson, McKinnon will be a wasted pick because he’s a QB not an RB, Rudolph is a bust, Charles Johnson sucks because “we” didn’t want him, Diggs is a fluke, it’s stupid to pay Griffen that money and let Jared Allen go, Barr is a joke and the pick was a huge overreach, Kendricks will suck that’s why “we” didn’t draft him, Greenway is way too old to play anymore, Rhodes is a bust possibly the worst CB in football, Waynes is a bust and Newman is way too old to play. Those are just a few of the things all the trolls kept repeating like parrots. As always, the trolls were completely wrong.

  100. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Oct 4, 2016 11:52 AM

    Hate to break this to you Vikings fans, but Seattle would absolutely steamroll the team I watched last night. Barr is the only player on your roster who could start for the Seahawks, and he’d have to switch positions to SAM where we’ve got something of a hole right now. You’re still 5-6 players away from having a championship roster. Having said that, you are getting better and should win the NFC North easily over those soft Packers. It will be a pleasure watching you get dispatched by the Seahawks in the NFCCG. Maybe next year.

  101. 440Barracuda says: Oct 4, 2016 11:56 AM

    shaggytoodle says:
    Oct 3, 2016 11:40 PM
    I am not sold on the Vikings yet as a whole. They do have a great defense, and the offense is improving each week, I have a hard time believing in Sam Bradford being a playoff caliber QB, and need to see more.

    ———————————

    I never make predictions on things I can’t control, so don’t take this as one.

    When a defense is playing great, you don’t need dominant QB play to do well in the post season. Look at the 2000 Ravens, 2002 Buccaneers, 2005 Steelers and 2015 Broncos. All had average at best QB play throughout the year and were carried through with great defensive play.

  102. iejdaniel says: Oct 4, 2016 12:13 PM

    jason9696 says:
    Oct 3, 2016 11:41 PM
    The Minnesota Vikings are 4-0 with Sam Bradford as their starting QB. That’s not a misprint folks.

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    Actually, it kinda is. 3-0 with Bradford as the starting QB, and 1-0 with Mr. Hill.

  103. aypeeswhippingstick says: Oct 4, 2016 12:47 PM

    glac1 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 11:30 AM
    Without a doubt, the best team in the NFC. It’s certainly theirs to lose….

    Stay tuned, they always do!

    Slick Rick better audition some kickers. Blair Walsh has snakes in his head and it WILL come back to haunt them if they stand pat.

  104. jjackwagon says: Oct 4, 2016 12:48 PM

    Hate to break this to you Vikings fans, but Seattle would absolutely steamroll the team I watched last night.

    You mean like how they steamrolled the Rams & Dolphins? Just stop already.

  105. sconnyslovethemsomecousins says: Oct 4, 2016 1:15 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Oct 4, 2016 11:52 AM
    Hate to break this to you Vikings fans, but Seattle would absolutely steamroll the team I watched last night. Barr is the only player on your roster who could start for the Seahawks, and he’d have to switch positions to SAM where we’ve got something of a hole right now. You’re still 5-6 players away from having a championship roster. Having said that, you are getting better and should win the NFC North easily over those soft Packers. It will be a pleasure watching you get dispatched by the Seahawks in the NFCCG. Maybe next year.
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    Ya know, you’re right. If only we had future HOF’ers Case Keenum and Jeff Fisher to lead our team. Then maybe…just maybe…we’d have a shot against your Seahawks.

  106. vikesfan says: Oct 4, 2016 2:27 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Oct 4, 2016 11:52 AM

    Hate to break this to you Vikings fans, but Seattle would absolutely steamroll the team I watched last night. Barr is the only player on your roster who could start for the Seahawks, and he’d have to switch positions to SAM where we’ve got something of a hole right now. You’re still 5-6 players away from having a championship roster. Having said that, you are getting better and should win the NFC North easily over those soft Packers. It will be a pleasure watching you get dispatched by the Seahawks in the NFCCG. Maybe next year.

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    Bartender, I’ll have what he’s having.

  107. gaetz23 says: Oct 4, 2016 4:51 PM

    Can’t say enough about how well Rhodes has played since coming back from injury. QBs targeting him have gone 3 for 10 with 0 TDs and 1 int for a QB rating of 0. Unreal.

  108. coltluger says: Oct 5, 2016 10:53 AM

    The G-men will rebound this week. They’re playing an overrated team whose best days are behind them.

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