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Vikings head into bye at 5-0

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 9:  Jeremiah Sirles #78 lifts Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings in celebration of Thielen's touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Getty Images

In late August, Vikings fans seemed ready to adopt the annual “we’ll get ’em next year” posture much earlier than usual. Fast forward to Week Five, and the Vikings head into their annual bye week at 5-0.

Somehow.

They’ve done it without Teddy Bridgewater, but with one win from Shaun Hill and four in a row from Sam Bradford. They’ve done it with Adrian Peterson not doing much in the first two games before suffering a serious knee injury.

They’ve done it without left tackle Matt Kalil and, on Sunday, without receiver Stefon Diggs or right tackle Andre Smith.

They’re doing it in large part because of a suffocating defense and an ability to generate offense in many different ways.

On Sunday, Bradford distributed 22 reception and 271 yards to seven different players, with receiver Adam Thielen having a career-high 127 yards. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon combined for 91 yards rushing, and Marcus Sherels contributed a punt return for a touchdown.

The defense added four sacks, with at least two more wiped out by penalties. The bulk of Houston’s offensive production came after the Vikings established leads of 24-0 and then 31-6.

Minnesota now has two weeks to prepare for the team’s toughest test to date: A trip to Philly to face the currently 3-1 Eagles.

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  1. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:19 PM

    Good job, Vikings. Well, now that all the good teams have played, at least we have the debate to watch tonight.

  2. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 5:19 PM

    Minnesota Vikings – Better Football for Better People

  3. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 9, 2016 5:19 PM

    Carson Wentz can only hope to have the career Sam is having

  4. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:20 PM

    The Vikings aren’t really all that good. I can’t wait until we play the Vikings in Green Bay.

  5. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 5:20 PM

    The Vikings will have a two and a half game lead on the division tomorrow morning.

  6. tqaztec says: Oct 9, 2016 5:20 PM

    Skol 5-0!

  7. runninwild88 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:21 PM

    Don’t care about stats, rankings or anything a talking head from BSPN has to say. We care about W’s. Forward unto the Eagles!

    Also, hats off to a fellow Detroit Lakes High School alumini of mine Mr. Adam Thielen. He made it the hard way. The transformation of his play on Friday nights 7 years ago compared to now is unreal.

  8. guitarfreak21 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:23 PM

    I’m sorry but until Philly beats GB I’m saying GB was the greatest test this season. A rookie QB of any caliber will have a hard life vs Zim’s defense.

  9. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:23 PM

    It’s October. Shouldn’t my Packers have the division wrapped up by now?

  10. buhbay1c says: Oct 9, 2016 5:24 PM

    Can’t wait to see formally welcome Carson to the NFL.

  11. saxmachine69 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:24 PM

    this team is fun to watch. don’t care who’s in there, next man up, lets play great team ball and just suffocate opposing teams.

    I’m sure all the Packer trolls will say “it’s only week 5… typical vikings fans acting like they won the superbowl…. they’ll choke it away” etc. That’s fine, you can keep doubting us, we’ll just keep winning

    Zimmer is the best coach in football.

  12. jag1959 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:24 PM

    Congrats to the Vikes and most of their fans.

  13. madmike66 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:24 PM

    SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. rtl1984 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:24 PM

    Coach Zimmer and that defense he built – pretty much from scratch, if anyone recalls how terrible their D was from 2010-2013 – appears to be heading for coach of the year. Wow.

  15. vancouversportsbro says: Oct 9, 2016 5:26 PM

    Mike Zimmer is a pretty damn coach and building something pretty good. When he first announced he wanted to bring a title to Minnesota we laughed but who knows.

  16. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:26 PM

    What’s our Breathalyzer supposed to read by game time tonight?

  17. 6ball says: Oct 9, 2016 5:27 PM

    .
    Looking ahead at the Vikings schedule, I cannot see many games where they will not be the favorite.
    .

  18. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:28 PM

    All of our women and pets in Wisconsin have gone into hiding already today.

  19. codythao35 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:28 PM

    Sorry Carson, but ur going to get eaten alive by Vikings who is ur favorite/wish team.

  20. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:30 PM

    The Lions are now my Packers biggest rivals.
    We gotta hold on to second place.
    Because our town isn’t as good as theirs.

  21. amanistumor says: Oct 9, 2016 5:30 PM

    Impressive feat to go 5-0 with all the cards they’ve been dealt. But they need to get the running game going if they want to be banging it out into January.

  22. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 5:31 PM

    They keep on winning, even with the injury bug biting hard. A lot for us fans to be happy about. Zimmer has really put it all together. I’m glad all those other teams passed on him.

  23. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:31 PM

    These Vikings look better than Green Bay Wild Chicken Heads.

  24. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 9, 2016 5:33 PM

    Not only are they 5-0, they have arguably played the. ode impressive schedule of any other team after 5 weeks.

  25. jhtobias says: Oct 9, 2016 5:33 PM

    Wow Viking fans so obsessed with the Packers .. Kudos your a better team , but you need to chill on acting like your the reincarnation of the 1985 bears skoal

  26. deltaoracle says: Oct 9, 2016 5:34 PM

    Vikings are playing well, so congrats to them and their fans.
    I’d tell Jeffrey to get a life but I don’t do straight lines if I can avoid them.

  27. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:34 PM

    I like to watch the better NFL teams, so of course I watched this Vikings game today. Not sure if I’ll watch the Packers tonight. You know, second place football. For second place people and all.

  28. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:39 PM

    I wonder what it would take for my Packers to trade for that Sam Bradford guy.

  29. squared80 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:39 PM

    #1 QB, RB, WR, LT, RT, DT all out with injuries. And yet, they keep winning. Zimmer is unbelievable.

  30. contra74 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:40 PM

    You guys hear that?

    It’s the demeaning sound of silence from a certain stick holding fanbase.

    Isn’t it amazing when their trolls aren’t around?

    Let’s heal up during the BYE and get ready for the Eagles.

  31. skol4life says: Oct 9, 2016 5:43 PM

    Thanks to Zimmer and Spielman for creating a monster. Hit Wentz but don’t hurt him. I’m a Bison fan lol.

  32. vikesfansteve says: Oct 9, 2016 5:44 PM

    Despite Norv’s play calling. Scrap that wildcat yesterday!

  33. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 9, 2016 5:44 PM

    On our local Milwaukee news they just showed a bunch of people stumbling around drunk in the streets. I hope everybody is OK for tonight.

    Oh, now they just said that was taped last Wednesday morning. But there is a guy passed out on my lawn.

  34. darkneptune73 says: Oct 9, 2016 5:48 PM

    To the guy that literally has Jeffery Dahmer in his username, do you always leave and annoy with multiple comments, troll?

    And the Eagles are overrated, fact.

  35. chris1cat says: Oct 9, 2016 5:48 PM

    It’s turning into a real beauty Vikings fans! Go fishing, hiking, family timing or being Lazy this bye week.
    Recharge yourselves and come back in two weeks for some cheesesteaks in Philly!
    Rock N’ Skol…….5-0!

  36. sphincterorleaveher says: Oct 9, 2016 5:49 PM

    …and if the Broncos go down, which is looking probable, the sole undefeated team.

    Who woulda thunk it? What fun.

  37. chris1cat says: Oct 9, 2016 5:49 PM

    About forgot…………Go Giants tonight!!!

  38. pervyspankspackfans says: Oct 9, 2016 5:50 PM

    Vikings are the best team in football. Ton of penalties and dropped interceptions and still dominated today. Zimmer will not allow this team to lose. No matter who hets hurt

  39. danceformemarionetteboy says: Oct 9, 2016 5:59 PM

    Life must be good in the terrible NFC North.

  40. cheeseisfattening says: Oct 9, 2016 5:59 PM

    Last year at this time Packer fans were on here boasting how they would have the division locked up by the end of October. Since then everything they have said on here has been wrong. From ‘nobody but Viking fans think the Vikings are better than the Packers’ to laughing at the Bradford trade to believing P90x was going to fix Lacy. Has there every been a fan base more wrong than the cheeseheads this past year?

  41. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 9, 2016 6:00 PM

    saxmachine69 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 5:24 PM

    this team is fun to watch. don’t care who’s in there, next man up, lets play great team ball and just suffocate opposing teams.

    I’m sure all the Packer trolls will say “it’s only week 5… typical vikings fans acting like they won the superbowl…. they’ll choke it away” etc. That’s fine, you can keep doubting us, we’ll just keep winning

    Zimmer is the best coach in football.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    We don’t have to say a word. You’ve already said it quite well… and it is AWESOME that you’re so fixated on the Packers and your “little doggy” mentality that you can’t enjoy the Vikings’ hot start.

    The little purple doggy sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by. Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

    We don’t have to make you miserable… it’s just your nature to BE miserable… and then blame it on everyone else. What a sad lot you are.

  42. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:02 PM

    man oh man. Zimmer has got this team believing in themselves and stuffing people. he seems like a hard ass, but a fair guy. i’d pay money to be in the locker room at halftime, especially after a few defensive offsides that give the other team life for a bit.. Zimmer seems to be making the best adjustments at halftime, and on the fly during the game. if they finish 12-4 or better, he should really be considered coach of the year. thank god Ziggy had the sense to hire him. as a lifelong viking fan, theres another bonus. with a staff this good, (knock wood) there is zero chance for upheaval in coaching etc. i know coordinators can go elsewhere, but theres a great chance this staff will be locked up for years to come.

  43. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 9, 2016 6:04 PM

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

  44. gaetz23 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:07 PM

    Another solid game from start to finish. The only real negative was watching Clemmings flailing and failing against Mercilus. That and there were way too many penalties.

    It would have been hard to convince even the most optimistic of Vikings fans that the team would be 5-0 at the bye, even before all of the injuries. Full credit to Zimmer for having everyone on the roster ready for game days…they’ve needed everyone. Time to rest and heal for the Eagles. The team hasn’t been perfect, but their record is.

  45. gettingzygiwithit says: Oct 9, 2016 6:13 PM

    The teams toughest test to date is Philly?? Please.

  46. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:14 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:04 PM
    The Vikings didn’t beat the Texans, the Texans beat themselves.

    you have even better insight than skip bayless

  47. gettingzygiwithit says: Oct 9, 2016 6:15 PM

    usdcoyotesfan, they beat themselves? Don’t know who’s the bigger joke, the Texans or you? They’re barely a playoff team in the worst division in football.

  48. dirtyhelmet says: Oct 9, 2016 6:19 PM

    Yet again, coyote and cabbage, yip, yip, yip!!!!

  49. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Oct 9, 2016 6:20 PM

    Get back to me when the Vikqueens play a good team.

    Wide left.

  50. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:25 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:20 PM
    Get back to me when the Vikqueens play a good team.

    Wide left.

    yep youre right.. as soon as denver loses minny is last undefeated team…admit it, you’re a pissed off packer fan

  51. dynalee10 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:32 PM

    Wow who woulda thunk it ? Losing your starting QB and all pro running back and numerous other starters and undefeated at 5-0 .

  52. smitty113 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:34 PM

    Vikes beat a weak GB Team but went to Carolina and won there for the first time in Carolinas building and it was the first time in 15 games someone won at Carolina. That’s impressive. Please don’t penalize them just because they beat the Packers. They don’t control their schedule.

  53. artic19 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:35 PM

    Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Oct 9, 2016 5:20 PM
    The Vikings aren’t really all that good. I can’t wait until we play the Vikings in Green Bay.
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    We are better than we were last year and we beat you in Green Bay????

  54. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:37 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:20 PM
    Get back to me when the Vikqueens play a good team.

    Wide left.

    you’re right. they beat green bay.. and everyone knows green bay sucks

  55. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 9, 2016 6:37 PM

    5-0 and the purples are still crying about the Packers. Some things never change.

  56. jagsfanugh says: Oct 9, 2016 6:37 PM

    5-0 beating teams you should beat. Congrats. That in itself is a sign of a playoff contender early.

  57. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:39 PM

    i thought rick spielman wasn’t able to judge talent…apparently he can

  58. lnfinite says: Oct 9, 2016 6:40 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:00 PM

    saxmachine69 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 5:24 PM

    this team is fun to watch. don’t care who’s in there, next man up, lets play great team ball and just suffocate opposing teams.

    I’m sure all the Packer trolls will say “it’s only week 5… typical vikings fans acting like they won the superbowl…. they’ll choke it away” etc. That’s fine, you can keep doubting us, we’ll just keep winning

    Zimmer is the best coach in football.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    We don’t have to say a word. You’ve already said it quite well… and it is AWESOME that you’re so fixated on the Packers and your “little doggy” mentality that you can’t enjoy the Vikings’ hot start.

    The little purple doggy sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by. Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

    We don’t have to make you miserable… it’s just your nature to BE miserable… and then blame it on everyone else. What a sad lot you are.

    —————————————————-

    It’s funny when some kid tries to type like an adult. Too bad he or she can only hope against a Viking team that emphasize fact. So sorry some are just jealous……..

  59. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:41 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:37 PM
    5-0 and the purples are still crying about the Packers. Some things never change.

    you should be concerned about the debate. your knowledge of football is atrocious.

  60. dirtyhelmet says: Oct 9, 2016 6:43 PM

    Hey cabbage, yip, yip yip!!!

  61. pervyspankspackfans says: Oct 9, 2016 6:47 PM

    Vikings. Last of the unbeaten

  62. saxmachine69 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:47 PM

    We don’t have to say a word. You’ve already said it quite well… and it is AWESOME that you’re so fixated on the Packers and your “little doggy” mentality that you can’t enjoy the Vikings’ hot start.

    The little purple doggy sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by. Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

    We don’t have to make you miserable… it’s just your nature to BE miserable… and then blame it on everyone else. What a sad lot you are.

    __________________________

    Did I mention the Packers? Don’t think I did, unless you and your troll brethren happen to be a part of the team. I mean, I know you all think your owners cause you got ripped off for a $200 piece of paper, but I don’t really think that counts.

    5-0 we’re the big dogs, and you are posting on our topics. Keep the yip-yapping up bud. Yip-yap. Yip-Yap. We can barely here you over the SKOL chants.

    5-0.

  63. dejc421 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:48 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater may become the next Wally Pipp.

  64. texansdude says: Oct 9, 2016 6:50 PM

    Congratulations, Vikings fans. That was a thorough Texas sized whuppin. I got nothing else to say.

  65. slickspielman says: Oct 9, 2016 6:55 PM

    5-0 I can’t wait to watch Odell Becham Jr take out his Xavier Rhodes frustrations out on that pathetic packers defense. I feel bad for Damarius Randall, he was a 1st rd reach and now the fan base expects him to play like Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes. How’s kenny clark playing? Or is he even starting? Eric Kendricks is blake martinez’s idol, jon ryan is a slower Chad Greenway and he’s a 11 year vet.

  66. frank booth says: Oct 9, 2016 6:55 PM

    So I’ll eat it and say this is the best team in the NFL. They are like a hydra- lop off one head and another grows back in it’s place. B-water goes down, Bradford is better. Diggs can’t play, Thielen steps up. You can remove pieces of the D and they really don’t miss a beat.

  67. ariani1985 says: Oct 9, 2016 6:59 PM

    oh lettuce boy, come out and play!

  68. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 6:59 PM

    Vikings will be second in the power rankings this week because Brady’s back and they beat . . . the Browns. More ammunition for Zimmer.

  69. gaetz23 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:00 PM

    If we’re doing dog analogies, the Packers fans are now the old arthritic toothless dogs that can barely lift their head to utter a bark. It’s easy to feel sorry for them, failing eyesight and all, but it is funny to watch what happens when the furniture gets moved around.

  70. bigdaddyrockytop says: Oct 9, 2016 7:03 PM

    Bradford took a couple huge shots. That offensive line is still…. offensive.

  71. dirtyhelmet says: Oct 9, 2016 7:03 PM

    Thanks Frank. From a harsh critic, that is a really compliment and it took a lot more class than we see from a couple of the trolls here that just keep on yip-yapping.

  72. darkneptune73 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:04 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:20 PM
    Get back to me when the Vikqueens play a good team.

    Wide left.

    —-

    You must be sleeping because we faced your horrible Packer team 3 weeks ago.

  73. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 9, 2016 7:08 PM

    Remarkably gutless performance by HOU. I can’t imagine them winning again this season. We’re off to Lambeau.

  74. contra74 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:15 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:37 PM
    5-0 and the purples are still crying about the Packers. Some things never change.
    ——
    Are you ok? Do you need a hug?

    Is there a safe space you can go to and gather your feelings together?

    Not sure what will be the biggest mess tonight. The debate or the evening game.

  75. gaetz23 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:19 PM

    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:20 PM
    Get back to me when the Vikqueens play a good team.

    Wide left.

    ———————————

    Funny thing….teams that are playing great have a tendency to make good teams look bad. Who’d have thought?

  76. allight59 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:25 PM

    Vikings will no lose at home..#1 seed will guarantee a superbowl…#headedtohouston

  77. contra74 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:26 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:37 PM
    5-0 and the purples are still crying about the Packers. Some things never change.
    ——
    A packer troll trying to turn a Viking article into something about them.

    Your team is sorry and lost to the Vikings.

    Get over it and move on. You might be able to beat the Bears or browns but don’t think you can step up to the Vikings.

  78. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 7:27 PM

    The bye is coming at the right time. Need to heal up, need to work on that O-line (are you listening Tony Sparano?).

  79. frank booth says: Oct 9, 2016 7:36 PM

    dirtyhelmet says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:03 PM
    Thanks Frank. From a harsh critic, that is a really compliment and it took a lot more class than we see from a couple of the trolls here that just keep on yip-yapping.
    ===================================
    And I really don’t dislike Vikings’ fans. My wife and her family are from there, I went to the U, and a lot of my friends are Minnesotans. I’m actually glad you guys are enjoying your team and a season that at one point, looked like disaster. Zimmer’s done a great job. Hard to believe that nobody realized that Zimmer was head coach material, and even harder to believe that the Bengals have had Lewis since 2003 when they had a had a guy there who may have been able to get them over the hump. Mike Brown, Bengals owner, needs to fire Mike Brown, GM.

  80. purpleguy says: Oct 9, 2016 7:41 PM

    Fun to go into the bye with a win as the last unbeaten team — woulda never thought that in a bazillion years after Teddy and AP went down.

  81. glenne81 says: Oct 9, 2016 7:44 PM

    “Minnesota now has two weeks to prepare for the team’s toughest test to date”???

    Didn’t we just get done playing 3 Super Bowl QBs and the 75 million dollar Man?

    Maybe you over rating Philly just a little???

  82. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 9, 2016 7:54 PM

    nothing to see here, just another W. Back to work Vikes, get ready for PHI.

  83. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 9, 2016 8:01 PM

    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO championships! 55 years of futility….

    Purple is for little girls with blonde hair! You embarrass the name Viking!

    SKOLOL!!!!!

  84. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 9, 2016 8:05 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:15 PM
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:37 PM
    5-0 and the purples are still crying about the Packers. Some things never change.
    ——
    Are you ok? Do you need a hug?

    Is there a safe space you can go to and gather your feelings together?

    Not sure what will be the biggest mess tonight. The debate or the evening game.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Me? Nope, I’m good. I’m thoroughly secure in the knowledge that no matter what happens, you and your ilk can’t enjoy it and you’ll cry about the Packers instead. They own you, pure and simple. Always have and always will.

    Your team is 5-0 and all you mutts can manage to do is cry about the Packers. And then cry some more about me pointing it out. What a sad little doggy you are.

    The little purple doggy still sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by. Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

  85. dirtyhelmet says: Oct 9, 2016 8:05 PM

    Yip, yip, yip coyote!!!! You’re a joke!

  86. I'm not a football punk says: Oct 9, 2016 8:08 PM

    The Vikings win and their fans making comments about how bad the Packers are.
    The Packers win and their fans making comments about the win, and where they need to improve.

    Obsessed? Worried?
    Viking fans need to embrace this great start, and stop making silly immature comments about another team. Act like an adult, and be a respectful fan.
    I’ve been to other articles, and you’re the only fan base, that makes so many stupid comments about another team. (Packers)

  87. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 8:09 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:01 PM
    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO championships! 55 years of futility….

    Purple is for little girls with blonde hair! You embarrass the name Viking!

    SKOLOL!!!!!

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  88. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 8:12 PM

    Come on cabbage. You’re getting whiny and pathetic. Have a beer, mellow out.

  89. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 9, 2016 8:13 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:26 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:37 PM
    5-0 and the purples are still crying about the Packers. Some things never change.
    ——
    A packer troll trying to turn a Viking article into something about them.

    Your team is sorry and lost to the Vikings.

    Get over it and move on. You might be able to beat the Bears or browns but don’t think you can step up to the Vikings.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Contra, you almost make it too easy. You mutts are the ones that keep bringing up the Packers. I haven’t said a word until you mutts start your incessant crying. It’s all right there for anyone to read.

    Of course, your “go to” move is to cry about me almost as much as you cry about the Packers. Let’s face it, everyone here knows I’ve owned you since day one… and I always will.

    The little purple doggy sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by. Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

  90. 13worldchampioinships says: Oct 9, 2016 8:20 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:00 PM
    saxmachine69 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 5:24 PM

    this team is fun to watch. don’t care who’s in there, next man up, lets play great team ball and just suffocate opposing teams.

    I’m sure all the Packer trolls will say “it’s only week 5… typical vikings fans acting like they won the superbowl…. they’ll choke it away” etc. That’s fine, you can keep doubting us, we’ll just keep winning

    Zimmer is the best coach in football.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    We don’t have to say a word. You’ve already said it quite well… and it is AWESOME that you’re so fixated on the Packers and your “little doggy” mentality that you can’t enjoy the Vikings’ hot start.

    The little purple doggy sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by. Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

    We don’t have to make you miserable… it’s just your nature to BE miserable… and then blame it on everyone else. What a sad lot you are.

    —-

    Multiple posts on a Vikings article…. I’d say fixation points to you Mr. Yip Yapper.

  91. skol4life says: Oct 9, 2016 8:20 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:04 PM
    The Vikings didn’t beat the Texans, the Texans beat themselves.
    ———————-
    The coyotes didn’t beat UNI, UNI beat themselves.

  92. 440Barracuda says: Oct 9, 2016 8:26 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:25 PM
    osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:20 PM
    Get back to me when the Vikqueens play a good team.

    Wide left.

    yep youre right.. as soon as denver loses minny is last undefeated team…admit it, you’re a pissed off packer fan

    ————————————–

    Actually, I believe (bandwagon since 1976) is meant to convince others that he/she has really been a Seahawks fan since the beginning, unlike the vast majority of the 12s (dumbest fanbase nickname ever, too bad Slipknot thought of Maggots first). That or a Bucs fan, but I doubt any Bucs fans are having that sort of Napoleonic complex, at the moment.

  93. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 9, 2016 8:30 PM

    14-3 in the last 17 games. a 5-0 start shouldn’t surprise anyone.

  94. finchy74 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:34 PM

    Vikings fans, watched your team play today and you’ve got one heck of a team. Perhaps the best in the league.

    So to the few of you who mention the packers I ask: why bother? They’re a team that even with their cupcake schedule will struggle to win 9 games this season. You’ve moved past them and there’s far better teams to focus your energy on.

    And with how uninspired the packers play has been, nobody else is paying any attention to them, either.

  95. coltluger says: Oct 9, 2016 8:38 PM

    I’m not a football punk says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:08 PM
    The Vikings win and their fans making comments about how bad the Packers are.
    The Packers win and their fans making comments about the win, and where they need to improve.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Who?

  96. footballfan825 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:40 PM

    The Vikings 5-0 wow. I remember the day Bridgewater went down and thought this year was over. And now they’re the best team in the league… oddly I think this team is better without Bridgewater and Peterson

  97. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 9, 2016 8:40 PM

    Suffocation. Just close you eyes, it’ll be over soon.

  98. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 9, 2016 8:43 PM

    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:00 PM

    We don’t have to say a word. You’ve already said it quite well… and it is AWESOME that you’re so fixated on the Packers and your “little doggy” mentality that you can’t enjoy the Vikings’ hot start.

    The little purple doggy sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by. Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

    We don’t have to make you miserable… it’s just your nature to BE miserable… and then blame it on everyone else. What a sad lot you are.
    __________

    Funny, I don’t feel sad.

    I think it’s sad that a fan of a certain football team feels the need to rain on someone else’s parade just because he’s obsessed with hatred for their football team.

    By the way, you do realize that you’re the little doggy in this scenario, don’t you?

  99. dmitch063 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:54 PM

    Thank you Cincinnati.

  100. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 9, 2016 9:06 PM

    Does anyone remember when the Packers were 6-0 last year? All any of those Packer fans were commenting about was how bad the Vikings were. What a bunch of hypocrites.

  101. Teddy2Tready says: Oct 9, 2016 9:36 PM

    Packers aren’t what they were, but it was the Vikings’s closest and most contested win. Green Bay will factor into the playoff race at some point, to what extent, I don’t know.

    Vikings are the darlings of the NFL because we beat them by 3. Not a huge margin by any stretch. I know people wanna talk trash, but keep your senses about it. Packers are a playoff team, and so are we. Let’s leave it at that, and enjoy the rest of the way.

    Again, Green Bay isn’t what they were, but they aren’t Cleveland or Miami either.

  102. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Oct 9, 2016 11:04 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:01 PM

    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO championships! 55 years of futility….

    Purple is for little girls with blonde hair! You embarrass the name Viking!

    SKOLOL!!!!!

    ———————————————–

    Coyote, what high school league is the University of South Dakota in again?
    Now, please go back to chasing sheep out there in South Dakota.

  103. igocommando says: Oct 9, 2016 11:48 PM

    frank booth says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:36 PM

    dirtyhelmet says:
    Oct 9, 2016 7:03 PM
    Thanks Frank. From a harsh critic, that is a really compliment and it took a lot more class than we see from a couple of the trolls here that just keep on yip-yapping.
    ===================================
    And I really don’t dislike Vikings’ fans. My wife and her family are from there, I went to the U, and a lot of my friends are Minnesotans. I’m actually glad you guys are enjoying your team and a season that at one point, looked like disaster. Zimmer’s done a great job. Hard to believe that nobody realized that Zimmer was head coach material, and even harder to believe that the Bengals have had Lewis since 2003 when they had a had a guy there who may have been able to get them over the hump. Mike Brown, Bengals owner, needs to fire Mike Brown, GM.
    ——–
    I’m saving this forever. I will print a copy and place it under my pillow.

  104. 6kings says: Oct 10, 2016 12:15 AM

    Great win. Total domination. Offense set the tone, and defense controlled the opposition. This is what excellence looks like. Bye week coming up. Need to come back stronger.

  105. diveleft says: Oct 10, 2016 1:02 AM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:01 PM
    This still doesn’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO championships! 55 years of futility….

    Purple is for little girls with blonde hair! You embarrass the name Viking!

    SKOLOL!!!!!
    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷
    Seriously, coyote, you are only seven years old, right?

  106. leftcenter9 says: Oct 10, 2016 2:18 AM

    Mr. Booth…shat up. Thought you were a Bears fan? Jeez man, pick a team dude.
    Anyways! Vikes are on to the bye week to get healthy, then it’s on to Philly.
    Keep it business as usual boys, you ain’t done nothing yet.

  107. leftcenter9 says: Oct 10, 2016 2:23 AM

    Frank Booth….quickly turning from a Bears/Pack fan to a Bears/Viking fan. Oh brother. Thanks but no thanks.

  108. gtodriver says: Oct 10, 2016 8:29 AM

    Teddy2Tready says:

    Packers aren’t what they were, but it was the Vikings’s closest and most contested win. Green Bay will factor into the playoff race at some point, to what extent, I don’t know.

    Vikings are the darlings of the NFL because we beat them by 3. Not a huge margin by any stretch. I know people wanna talk trash, but keep your senses about it. Packers are a playoff team, and so are we. Let’s leave it at that, and enjoy the rest of the way.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I agree with a lot of what you posted.

    But beating GB by only 3 points without looking at all the reasons that said we shouldn’t have even won (Packer fans “guaranteed” they would win the first game ever in U.S. Bank Stadium) at all is not telling the real story.

    Sam Bradford had never taken a snap with the Vikings offense in a game before that day. We lost our future HOF’er RB during the game. Our LT was playing injured – and was subsequently put on IR after the game.

    The progression that Sam Bradford has made is amazing!

    The Vikings and the Packers both played the Giants in the last week.

    The Vikings beat the Giants by 2 TD’s and Sam had a 101.9 QB rating.

    The Packers beat the Giants (playing their second game in 6 days) by only a TD and Rodgers had a QB rating of 65. And the Packers (and Rodgers) had a full week off to prepare for the Giants…

    The Vikings have played 3 teams that were in the playoffs last year (2 Division winners) and won them all. The Packers have only played one of last years playoff teams and lost that game.

    I’m not ruling out the Packers making the playoffs yet, but without a significant improvement in their overall team performance, making the 2016 playoffs is in doubt.

  109. fmc651 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:23 AM

    coltluger says:
    Oct 9, 2016 5:19 PM

    Minnesota Vikings – Better Football for Better People.
    ))))))))))))))))))))))

    Please stop this crap. It is the kind of stuff another fan base would type. Pure shyte. We don’t need it.

  110. switchwitch59 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:10 AM

    Last undefeated team. That says it all.

  111. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 10, 2016 11:24 AM

    skol4life says:
    Oct 9, 2016 8:20 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 9, 2016 6:04 PM
    The Vikings didn’t beat the Texans, the Texans beat themselves.
    ———————-
    The coyotes didn’t beat UNI, UNI beat themselves.
    ——————————————————-
    Actually, the Coyotes beat both UNI and the refs the other day.

  112. frank booth says: Oct 10, 2016 2:27 PM

    leftcenter9 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 2:23 AM
    Frank Booth….quickly turning from a Bears/Pack fan to a Bears/Viking fan. Oh brother. Thanks but no thanks.
    ===================================
    I wouldn’t worry about that. I can express my respect or compliment nice another team and it doesn’t necessarily make me a fan of that team. I can’t stand Belichick or Brady, but I can respect the sustained success that they’ve had. I can say bad things about the Bears, such as Ditka was actually a lousy coach and with someone better, they should have at least made it to 1 or 2 more Super Bowls, and it doesn’t mean I’m not a Bear fan, or defend Aaron Rodgers without being a Packer fan. It’s pretty elementary.

    I’ve ben kind of an over-the-top jerk to Vikings fans, and that’s not the kind of person I really am. I’m not looking for any acceptance and you can knock me all that you want. I’m just being truthful.

  113. coltluger says: Oct 10, 2016 4:35 PM

    NFCN QB Ratings for this week:

    Stafford -135
    Bradford – 123.1
    Hoyer – 120
    Rodgers – 65

  114. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:24 PM

    Great accomplishment for this team.

  115. slickspielman says: Oct 11, 2016 12:27 AM

    Yo Osiris, you guys are 12’s for a reason. Fans since 2012 #ShouldHaveHandedOffToLynch

  116. onemorethentherest says: Oct 11, 2016 12:47 AM

    Perhaps I’ve found a different team to watch on Sunday’s besides my team. Always enjoy a strong defence.

    -steelers fan

  117. aj66shanghai says: Oct 11, 2016 4:29 AM

    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2015 Carolina Panthers, the 2016 Minnesota Vikings!

  118. h0metownzero says: Oct 11, 2016 1:24 PM

    The Vikings are 5-0.

    This is the point in the program where Lucy pulls the football away as Charlie Brown whiffs.

  119. lambeaudungbarn says: Oct 11, 2016 2:05 PM

    frank booth says:
    Oct 10, 2016 2:27 PM
    leftcenter9 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 2:23 AM
    Frank Booth….quickly turning from a Bears/Pack fan to a Bears/Viking fan. Oh brother. Thanks but no thanks.
    ===================================
    I wouldn’t worry about that. I can express my respect or compliment nice another team and it doesn’t necessarily make me a fan of that team. I can’t stand Belichick or Brady, but I can respect the sustained success that they’ve had. I can say bad things about the Bears, such as Ditka was actually a lousy coach and with someone better, they should have at least made it to 1 or 2 more Super Bowls, and it doesn’t mean I’m not a Bear fan, or defend Aaron Rodgers without being a Packer fan. It’s pretty elementary.

    I’ve ben kind of an over-the-top jerk to Vikings fans, and that’s not the kind of person I really am. I’m not looking for any acceptance and you can knock me all that you want. I’m just being truthful.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Yeah you were, and pretty uncalled for at times, but at least you are honest and offering the first Laurel leaf ,SO,
    Consider yourself on probation! (at least with me).

  120. lambeaudungbarn says: Oct 11, 2016 2:07 PM

    h0metownzero says:
    Oct 11, 2016 1:24 PM
    The Vikings are 5-0.

    This is the point in the program where Lucy pulls the football away as Charlie Brown whiffs.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    No that was the Packers in the choke Bowl.. You have been trying to get her to line it up again, but she’s still Laughing too hard!

  121. jwconroy2013 says: Oct 14, 2016 7:41 AM

    I am sorry I actually wasted 10 minutes of my life reading some of the idiotic, asinine comments posted here. What a bunch of morons most of you are. I guess when your team is not playing up to your standards in your small petty world you have to degrade the teams that are playing good ball. It is a game. It is obvious from the posts here that most of you have never played it.

  122. frank booth says: Oct 14, 2016 3:24 PM

    jwconroy2013 says:
    Oct 14, 2016 7:41 AM
    I am sorry I actually wasted 10 minutes of my life reading some of the idiotic, asinine comments posted here. What a bunch of morons most of you are. I guess when your team is not playing up to your standards in your small petty world you have to degrade the teams that are playing good ball. It is a game. It is obvious from the posts here that most of you have never played it.
    ===================================
    Which NFL team did you play for?

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