Panthers hang on for wild win over Vikings

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The Vikings hadn’t made mistakes like this in months.

The Vikings hadn’t let people touch Case Keenum in months.

The Vikings hadn’t let teams run on them in months.

The Panthers were able to make them pay when all those things went away, along with their eight-game win streak.

The Panthers took a 31-24 win over the Vikings, reasserting themselves in the NFC playoff conversation, tied with the Saints at 9-4 atop the division (though the Saints have the tiebreaker with the sweep).

The Panthers bothered Keenum throughout the day, sacking him six times and forcing three turnovers. Keenum had only been sacked nine times since taking over as the starter. It didn’t help that center Pat Elflein and right tackle Mike Remmers were out with injuries, but when left tackle Riley Reiff left with an ankle injury, the Vikings came undone.

But it wasn’t just the Panthers defense which hammered Minnesota (10-3). Carolina ran for 216 yards, against a Vikings defense which allowed 77.0 yards per game entering the week.

There were no bigger yards than when Cam Newton rambled for 62 yards late in the game, after he allowed the Vikings to tie the game following a tipped interception. that set up Jonathan Stewart‘s third touchdown of the game for the final margin.

The Vikings didn’t give Keenum much help, with a number of dropped passes and mistakes that were unlike them, but the top of the NFC is very much in flux with three weeks left in the season.

108 responses to “Panthers hang on for wild win over Vikings

  1. So I have a question for Vikings fans. You laughed and mocked the eagles for “not beating anyone”, and said we were pretenders. Now you lose to Carolina, in Carolina, and we beat Carolina…. in Carolina. So maybe you should PUMP THEM BRAKES.

  2. Rigged game. Incomplete passes are fumbles now. The qb can get sacked without possesion of the ball. Clear td catches don’t count if you wear purple. Even with all that plus a million actual mistakes.. the Vikings still almost won.

  3. Congratulations to the Panthers and their fans. Can’t win them all — Vikings were due a game like this. Just about everything went wrong but no excuses. Rather have a game fall apart in week 14 than the playoffs.

  4. Although the Vikings lost, Carolina should have ran away with that game. 3 Vikings turnovers, and only 2 starting o-linemen in the second half. If you take away the 2 60 yard runs they had and the drive that got extended by 2 facemask penalties, they barely moved the ball. If you take away the 2 big runs they had 50 yards rushing and 140 in the air. Not impressive. Great showing by the Carolina front 4 though.

  5. Congrats Panthers. You took advantage of mistakes that this team simply doesn’t make. Thielen doesn’t drop a TD pass, let alone 2 on the same drive. That last one was called a TD, and should have stuck. Whatever, it’s the NFL being the NFL. Just like they say in MMA, don’t leave it in the hands of the judges, don’t leave these types of plays for these inept NFL officials to determine.

    Barr and Griffen both grabbed facemasks on the same possession that gave the Panthers a 1st down instead of punting, they scored a TD. No excuses today, you took advantage of mistakes that a team doesn’t normally make. However you guys played one of your better games of the season whereas as the Vikes played their 2nd worse and you won by a score.

    Time to win out and get the best seed you can. If any HC in the league will have this team ready for the next game, it’s Zimmer.

  6. tokyosandblaster says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm
    I thought the Vikings defense was supposed to be good? More than two hundred yards rushing allowed?
    ————————-
    We havent heard from you in weeks.
    How has your offseason been going?
    Congratulations on taking Cleveland to OT.

  7. Vikings left a ton of points on the field. They didn’t play well enough to win. Carolina beat them on both sides of the ball — they made big plays and scored touchdowns. Congrats to them.

  8. Tough loss, but the Vikings made way too many mistakes and Carolina took advantage of them like a good team should. Time to refocus and tighten the screws next week. Enjoy your week Panthers fans.

  9. irishgary says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I see the greatest defense ever was blown away today
    ——————————————————

    So you’re calling the Vikings defense the greatest ever?
    I’m not sure that’s true, but that’s for the compliment.

  10. There were about 7 plays that doomed Minnesota. One- face-mask penalty gave Carolina a first down after Minnesota had them stopped. Two- another face-mask on a third down stop. Three- Rudolph drops a pass negating a huge gainer; punt. Four- Theilen’s catch ruled not a catch for TD. Five- Diggs misses catch for TD. Six- Sendejo whiffs a tackle and Newton rumbles for 60+ yards to set up score. Seven- Kendricks leaves receiver uncovered for easy Carolina score.

    That’s a give-away recipe for any team.

  11. The blueprint is out for beating the Vikings now. Keenum is garbage. Vikings defense is garbage. Who cares if they have 10 wins. One and done in the playoffs. They will chime like always. Is that enough trolling?

  12. Told ya this defense has holes. Very good, but not all world like the fans brag about. Still good enough for a playoff run, until they run into another solid defense.

  13. negadelphianinjersey says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    So I have a question for Vikings fans. You laughed and mocked the eagles for “not beating anyone”, and said we were pretenders. Now you lose to Carolina, in Carolina, and we beat Carolina…. in Carolina. So maybe you should PUMP THEM BRAKES.
    _____________________________________

    So where is the question chip?

  14. sloppy day by the Vikes. The deserved to lose. 5 drops, errant passes, long runs given up. Carolina is not a good team. They almost blew it.

    Not going to win on the road with that.

  15. FlashPatterson says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm
    Rigged game. Incomplete passes are fumbles now. The qb can get sacked without possesion of the ball. Clear td catches don’t count if you wear purple. Even with all that plus a million actual mistakes.. the Vikings still almost won.
    ————————————
    Well, it wouldn’t be a football Sunday without that weekly dose of complaining about officiating and NFL conspiracies.
    There you have it Folks, the Minnesota Barneys, the whiniest fan base in the NFL.

  16. mypercyhurts2 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm
    Packers can still win the NFCN. Let that sink in purples.
    ____________

    Wait Packer fans are now taunting Vikings fans that they still have a 0.01% chance to win the division with 3 weeks left in the season? Is that really something to brag about? LMAO

  17. Congrats to the Panthers on the win, the Vikes had a very off day and your team took advantage of that. Was very encouraged to see the Vikes fight on considering all of the mistakes, INT caused by Diggs, bad penalties and yes I thought the fact their entire Offensive Line had to be reshuffled sure would have made a lot of other Teams quit when down by 11 halfway thru the 4th. Panthers did the right thing in bringing the blitz knowing the line situation so kudo to their Coaching staff. Still very pleased with their effort and not worried about the loss too much as it works against the other Teams on the playoff fringe. I would have no problems with playing the Panthers again down the road, no way they could possibly get everything to work in their favor again like they did today. Kicking still remains a problem for the Vikes I think is fair to say and thrilled we finished 3-1 in the past 4 games. Let’s get some rest for Case an the guys then back to work next week.
    Go Vikes an congrats to the Panthers, now go win the division from them pretender Saints and we will meet again. I expect the Engles will take another Lose today so Home field thru out hopefully will still be in play. Eagles will be exposed for the paper tigers they are now that they have to actually play teams with legit records. Green Bay is done and will not qualify so everyone waiting for Aaron to walk they the door is in for major disappointment as it will be too little to late
    Happy Holidays to all the PFT folks and readers

  18. dcviking says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    irishgary says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I see the greatest defense ever was blown away today
    ——————————————————

    So you’re calling the Vikings defense the greatest ever?
    I’m not sure that’s true, but that’s for the compliment.

    _______________________________________________________________

    I figured a lot of you Viking trolls wouldn’t understand, so I’ll dummy it down.
    You are the ones who have been telling all of us that it’s such a great defense. Not today and obviously not when it counts. Same old stuff.

    Hope that clears it up for you.

  19. tokyosandblaster says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm
    I thought the Vikings defense was supposed to be good? More than two hundred yards rushing allowed?

    Lolz

    ——————————

    HAHAHA, look what finally crawled out from shameful hiding the last few weeks.

    Why don’t you and your aliases just worry about that defense that couldn’t stop the BROWNS. Again, they couldn’t stop the BROWNS!!! The absolute worst team in football, maybe the worst adult team in all of Ohio, NCAA included. They may be the worst team in all of NFL history, if they stay the same for another year or so, and that cast of has beens and never will be’s in green and urine couldn’t stop their offense.

    Kizer threw 3 TDs. . 3!!!

    Isaiah Crowell ran for 121 yds. . . ISAIAH CROWELL!!! HAHAHAHA

  20. vikingprideforever says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:19 pm
    tough to win 3 straight road games………..
    congrats Panthers

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    Really? The Patriots have now won 13 in a row…..and you think 3 is tough?

  21. NFL needs to look at the catch rule. That was a TD. Just like in this game….a RB can barely stick the ball over the white stripe before having it slapped out of his hands and it’s a TD. A WR can fully catch a ball, get a foot and knee down and as he’s rolling out of of the back of the end zone he readjusts the ball while maintaining control….and it’s incomplete. Ridiculous.

  22. irishgary says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm
    dcviking says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    irishgary says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I see the greatest defense ever was blown away today
    ——————————————————

    So you’re calling the Vikings defense the greatest ever?
    I’m not sure that’s true, but that’s for the compliment.

    _______________________________________________________________

    I figured a lot of you Viking trolls wouldn’t understand, so I’ll dummy it down.
    You are the ones who have been telling all of us that it’s such a great defense. Not today and obviously not when it counts. Same old stuff.

    Hope that clears it up for you.

    ————————-

    You’re on a Viking news thread trolling Viking fans, then trying to belittle them by calling them the trolls.

    I’ll dumb it down for you. . . you’re the troll in this case.

  23. On the final drive, the Vikings didn’t look like they wanted the game the way they were moving around so slowly to get set up. And letting seconds tick away before they did snap the ball.

  24. Let’s wait until playoffs. Vikings lost the most important player on their O-line Elfline. They’re still going to win the next 3 games and hopefully be in first place for homefield. They’ll learn from this and just be a better team when they get players healthy. Go vikes..

  25. irishgary says:

    December 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    dcviking says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    irishgary says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I see the greatest defense ever was blown away today
    ——————————————————

    So you’re calling the Vikings defense the greatest ever?
    I’m not sure that’s true, but that’s for the compliment.

    _______________________________________________________________

    I figured a lot of you Viking trolls wouldn’t understand, so I’ll dummy it down.
    You are the ones who have been telling all of us that it’s such a great defense. Not today and obviously not when it counts. Same old stuff.

    Hope that clears it up for you.

    I didn’t realize that last week in Atlanta didn’t count. Please explain to the rest of us which games do and do not count.

  26. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    Here come the packer fans choke posts
    ——
    You post multiple troll posts in every packer story then have the nerve to come in here and complain about our behavior? Too funny.

  27. nhpats says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    vikingprideforever says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:19 pm
    tough to win 3 straight road games………..
    congrats Panthers

    ————

    Really? The Patriots have now won 13 in a row…..and you think 3 is tough?

    ______________

    Holy crap! The Patriots haven’t had a home game in the last 13 games??? Wow, I would think they might have a reason to complain about the scheduling on this one.

    It was mentioned, before the game, that if the Vikings were to beat the Panthers, they would be the first team since one of the 70s Raiders teams to win 3 consecutive road games against teams with winning records.

  28. tokyosandblaster says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm
    I thought the Vikings defense was supposed to be good? More than two hundred yards rushing allowed?
    ———————————————————

    Haha, GB’s #1 Troll returns, where have you been? Nothing like an OT win over the worst team in football to get you saying stupid crap again.

    Congrats to Panthers, they were the better team today, beat us in every phase of the game. Tough to win 3 difficult road games in a row, but I’ll take 2-1 in what was the toughest part of our schedule. Hope we aren’t too beat up, that OL took a beating today. We have a couple bye weeks with Bengals and Pack to rest up some guys to be healthy for when the real games start.

  29. Losing Reiff after injuries to RT and Center and the team fell apart. But dont let that get in the way of the Vikings fans blaming everything else. (say it like Herm) Playoffs?? heh

  30. wib22 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    Vikings divisional round loss is going to be painful
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    Funny we have whiny Pats fans on every Viking thread now. Must mean they’re scared,

  31. nhpats says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    vikingprideforever says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:19 pm
    tough to win 3 straight road games………..
    congrats Panthers

    ————

    Really? The Patriots have now won 13 in a row…..and you think 3 is tough?

    ———————————————————
    Didn’t your team lose at home to Carolina? I’ll give you the ring cred, but your schedule this year has been soft at best, hopefully that doesn’t come back to haunt you when the games get tough.

  32. Looking forward to the 23rd when a completely healed Aaron Rodgers take Green Bay that one step closer to a wild card berth and at minimum knocking the Heidi Hornblowers out of a first round bye and possibly even a division championship. Another Vikings playoff loss against a Lions team in Detroit would be amusing. Also hoping that NFL replay shows today’s game as I was too busy watching the Packers win just like the Packers obsessed Viking fans were.

  33. wib22 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    Kizer threw 3 TDs. . 3!!!

    Isaiah Crowell ran for 121 yds. . . ISAIAH CROWELL!!! HAHAHAHA

    ***

    W is a W. Not a fan of either team.

    ———————–

    Not the point. He, or she, was trying to make fun of the Vikings D for giving up yds to one of the better teams in the NFL. All the while his, or her, favorite team that he, or she, always has to tell us is leaps and bounds better than the Vikings in all areas, was getting moved on by a less than average rookie QB and an average at best RB on the worst teams there is.

  34. irishgary says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    dcviking says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    irishgary says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I see the greatest defense ever was blown away today
    ——————————————————

    So you’re calling the Vikings defense the greatest ever?
    I’m not sure that’s true, but that’s for the compliment.

    _______________________________________________________________

    I figured a lot of you Viking trolls wouldn’t understand, so I’ll dummy it down.
    You are the ones who have been telling all of us that it’s such a great defense. Not today and obviously not when it counts. Same old stuff.

    Hope that clears it up for you.

    ———————————

    I’m sorry. I never said that.
    I hadn’t really thought of it until you mentioned it.

  35. nhpats says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I didn’t see anything from the “vaunted” Vikings” defense that makes me believe Brady and the Pats can’t hang 30+ on them….

    —————————

    Well, I guess if you didn’t see it…

  36. Wow..one lost and all these negative remarks. The Vikings were in that game till the end and played well but came up short. The Panthers are a tough outing. They beat New England to. As a Viking fan im not worried about the lose, but more the injuries that happended to the line during the game.

  37. wib22 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm
    Kizer threw 3 TDs. . 3!!!

    Isaiah Crowell ran for 121 yds. . . ISAIAH CROWELL!!! HAHAHAHA

    ***

    W is a W. Not a fan of either team.
    —————————

    That’s because crybaby Pats trolls need a place to whine.

  38. trozenfundra says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm
    the Packers obsessed Viking fans were.

    —————————————–

    Umm. . . aren’t you the Packer fan currently and regularly trolling around on the Vikings news threads?

  39. So the Vikings lose to a playoff team on the road, and packers beat the worst team in the history of the national football league… in overtime…and packer fans are claiming they will win the division, Vikings won’t make the playoffs, and the packers will win the Super Bowl?

    You can’t make this stuff up. The beat the bucs, bears, and Browns, and they are chanting super bowl championship.

  40. They gotta change that qb running/sliding rule. Cam acted as if he was going to slide so the defender held up. He then ran for another fifty yards.

  41. shlort says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:33 pm
    The blueprint is out for beating the Vikings now. Keenum is garbage. Vikings defense is garbage. Who cares if they have 10 wins. One and done in the playoffs. They will chime like always. Is that enough trolling?

    19 19 Rate This
    ———/
    What are you so afraid of, dude?

  42. mypercyhurts2 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm
    Packers can still win the NFCN. Let that sink in purples.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    But they won’t, let that sink in cheesehead. 3 down with 3 to go. You have about as good of a chance at winning this division as you do seeing Trump and Kim Jung Un having a dinner party together.

  43. Liberalsruineverything says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    wib22 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    Vikings divisional round loss is going to be painful
    ——————————

    Funny we have whiny Pats fans on every Viking thread now. Must mean they’re scared,

    Wibby is a Jets fan. And a poor one at that.

  44. taintedsaints2009 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    So the Vikings lose to a playoff team on the road, and packers beat the worst team in the history of the national football league… in overtime…and packer fans are claiming they will win the division, Vikings won’t make the playoffs, and the packers will win the Super Bowl?

    You can’t make this stuff up.
    —————————————
    Um………you just did.
    Please show me any post from the last seversl weeks where Packer fans have seriously boasted about winning a Super Bowl this season.
    I’ll wait……..

  45. This is truly a hilarious thread. Packer fans talking smack about the Vikings. It’s not even close, our team is light years ahead of GB. I know it’s fun to talk crap, and it has been 2 months since any of you could say the words “ Packers win, Vikings lose”.

    Our 3 losses this year are against the Steelers and Panthers who are in the playoff race in their respective conferences, and a Lions team (who we were cheated out of a win) who currently is ahead of you.

    So our 3 losses were against 2 teams who already beat you Lions,Steelers, and a team that will beat you next week Carolina. But we beat you already, and will again in two weeks. So please explain to me how your team is better? I’ll save you the headache, THEY’RE NOT.

  46. shlort says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:33 pm
    The blueprint is out for beating the Vikings now. Keenum is garbage. Vikings defense is garbage. Who cares if they have 10 wins. One and done in the playoffs. They will chime like always. Is that enough trolling?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Lol. Not much more to say to that. Wasn’t that the same blueprint you spoke of after the Steelers loss? I do believe so. So why didn’t any team since then follow the blueprint? Top 5 in both offense and defense, everyone should care that we have 10 wins and counting. Because if there is one thing that I know for sure, Nobody wants to play the Vikings in Minnesota, NOBODY.

  47. Too many self inflicted wounds for the Vikings today, but they fought hard and didn’t give up. A good learning lesson for the playoffs. See ya in February on NBC-TV…

  48. ARod(in his collarbone), The Lions would love to play the Vikings in Minnesota, so we could go 3-0 at your new stadium.

    And your team didn’t even come close to getting “cheated out of a win” when The Lions defeated the Vikings there earlier in the year, so stop the excuses, boy!

    THE YEAR OF THE CAT IS ALIVE AND KICKING!!!!!!!!

  49. When CAR’s RB went in for 3rd TD, he reached over the goal line, broke the plain of the goal with the ball and then had it smacked away. Touchdown. Okay.

    When Thielen caught the ball securely in the endzone, hit his knee in front of the pylon, and then bobbled the ball after he rolled out of bounds on his back, it’s not a TD.

    Both balls broke the plain of the goal line with obvious possession. One was a TD and the other wasn’t? I call BS.

  50. Carolina fans…you have nothing to brag about. The Vikings beat themselves. Everything went wrong for them today and they still somehow managed to get in position for a chance to win late. Vikings win that game 9 times out of 10. I’m sure they would like nothing more than a rematch in the playoffs.

  51. wafflestomp says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:47 pm
    taintedsaints2009 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    So the Vikings lose to a playoff team on the road, and packers beat the worst team in the history of the national football league… in overtime…and packer fans are claiming they will win the division, Vikings won’t make the playoffs, and the packers will win the Super Bowl?

    You can’t make this stuff up.
    —————————————
    Um………you just did.
    Please show me any post from the last seversl weeks where Packer fans have seriously boasted about winning a Super Bowl this season.
    I’ll wait……..
    ———————————————-
    I know you have been in a hole for 6 weeks until today, but we’ve been treated to packer fan Super Bowl scenarios every week.

    And we will hear the packer Super Bowl scenarios again this week.
    Read the packer thread to see them.

  52. I was sitting in the end zone and I admittedly thought Theilen’s catch was a touchdown, but I don’t know any fans who can describe exactly what one looks like anymore so I was only pleasantly surprised. Regardless, all the Vikings fans I spoke to leaving the stadium were as classy as (most) of the comments Vikes fans have left here. Unlike the Philthadelphia fans (for instance.)

  53. One bad performance and here come the Carl Gerbschimdts lol.4-1 over this past month was a grinder. Go home take care of bidness with Cincy.

  54. pantherpro says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    Vikes totally overrated with average QB. You aint going anywhere but dont down

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    Case has played great this year. He is top ten in QBR, and higher than Cam. The Vikings made too many mistakes to win that game. Also we were a bit banged up on the offensive line to start the game, and than lost our left tack during the game. Had to re-shuffle the whole line mid game. Fact is the Panthers bearly won that game. I hope we play you again at US Bank in the playoffs.

  55. pointerdogs says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    wib22 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    Vikings divisional round loss is going to be painful
    ——————————

    Funny we have whiny Pats fans on every Viking thread now. Must mean they’re scared,

    Wibby is a Jets fan. And a poor one at that.
    —————————

    Thanks for the correction. I knew it was a garbage AFC east fan for sure.

  56. Checked out the playoff machine. There is still a scenario where the Vikings miss the playoffs!. Haha. I will laugh long and hard if that happens. All that has to happen is the viki.gs lose the next three, which isn’t out of the question given their history of melting down late in the season.

  57. Calm down. The Vikings have played one home game since October 22nd. They’ve been to London, Washington DC, Detroit, Atlanta and Charlotte in that time, logging thousands of miles yet they’ve only lost once in the last nine games. Now they come home for two of their last three games against a couple of chump teams like Cincinnati and Chicago. Just win those games and they have a bye – and they likely will win those games. Win the game in Green Bay and they still might get the top seed. The Vikings are going to be just fine

  58. Two runs, one by Newton for 60+ and one by Whats-his-name for a 65 yd. TD, kind of skews the rushing stats for Carolina. That’s over 125 yards, so it’s not like the Panthers were gashing the defense all day for 6-8 yards at a time.

  59. Vikings looked flat. Carolina wasn’t, at least, not when it counted. They outplayed Minnesota and deserve to win. This team better suited for life under the radar again. Have not peaked. Congrats Panther fans! Back to work and back home (finally!) for Cincinnati. Still proud. SKOL!

  60. Satanic Hell Creature says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm
    trozenfundra says:
    December 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm
    the Packers obsessed Viking fans were.

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    Umm. . . aren’t you the Packer fan currently and regularly trolling around on the Vikings news threads?
    ———————————-
    Your comment went wide left, not even close. I haven’t made a single comment on any Viking thread all season. Go ahead and try to find one. You on the other hand have been trolling the Packer threads regularly. Your recollection is as poor as your teams playoff record.

  61. Shinnbone says:
    December 10, 2017 at 4:26 pm
    Trump is President, the Vikings lose & the Green Bay Packers won….it truly is a great day in America!

    ////////////////////

    Ladies and gentlemen I give you what every packer fan is about.

  62. Congrats to the Panthers -,deserved winners. Vikes still must play mistake free football to win, but can’t win em all. Still 10-3 with a backup QB,, and hardly choking losing to a playoff team on the road (rather than going to OT with a backup against the worst team in the league).

  63. It’s so cute when these vikings fans get all upset.

    “The Packers won’t win a game without Aaron Rodgers” they said.

    Whoops.

    So they beat a sorry Bears team. They won’t win again” they said.

    Whoops.

    “I can’t wait until they lose to the browns” they said.

    Whoops.

    You guys wrong more frequently than flat-earthers.

  64. Thielen’s touchdown should not have been overturned. It was correctly called on the field and there was indisputable evidence to confirm said call.
    Thielen’s knee touched down in the endzone and the ball was secure. He was down by contact at this point and the play should have been over. That is why the official called it a touchdown in real time. Yes, the ball moved but it moved after the play was over. And furthermore it moved with contact to the ground. This matters because the ground can’t cause a fumble.

  65. tremoluxman says:
    December 10, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Two runs, one by Newton for 60+ and one by Whats-his-name for a 65 yd. TD, kind of skews the rushing stats for Carolina.
    ))))))))))))
    Those two runs count. They gave them up. I am not going to act like they didn’t. The Panthers were the better team today.

  66. Shinnbone says:
    December 10, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Well folks with the Wentz injury it’s official now, the Green Bay Packers will be your NFC Super Bowl representatives.
    Thank you & goodnight
    ))))))))))))))))))))
    You asked for it. Here it is.

  67. fansince68 says:
    December 10, 2017 at 9:17 pm
    This team better suited for life under the radar again. Have not peaked.
    ____________

    I understand its been a while since the Vikongs seemed to have had a season this good, but since when is hunting for a playoff bye week “under the radar” with injuries maybe even be a favorite for home field advantage.

  68. Funny how the Packers are gloating about needing OT to eke by the worst franchise in the NFL. Our game was tied with 2:20 left in the game,hats off to Cam that was an amazing run. We’ll take our chances with Andy Dalton and Mitch Trubisky at home. The irony of these posts is these same Panthers will likely knock the vaunted Packers and cheese heads out of the playoffs.

  69. Don’t know why it is so hard for you guys to see why that TD catch got overturned. Yes, he was in at first, then lost control of the ball when he hit the ground. When he regained control, he was not in bounds which is why the TD did not stand. If he had stayed in the end zone the entire time, it would have been a TD. It has been like this for a few years. You have to maintain control all the way to the ground and after. This is nothing new.

  70. Did anyone seriously think that the Vikings would win out on this extremely difficult part of the schedule? Realistically, they exceeded all expectation by coming out of the second half of the schedule with just one loss — and on the road at Carolina, no less.

    Everyone needs to relax. Remember when the Vikings beat the L.A. Rams a few weeks back? After the loss, all the problems with the Rams were highlighted, examined, and talked about. Then they beat the Saints the next week, and they’ve since been heralded as the second coming. That’s the NFL. You can’t win them all.

    Time to get back to practice and prepare for the Bengals. Eyes on the prize.. enjoy the season!

  71. Thielen caught the ball. He did secure the catch to the ground. His knee touched with control of the ball. The play is over at this point. Anything afterwards is irrelevant. Then after the play was over he lost control of the ball. This is no different than throwing the ball away right after a catch.

  72. He didnt havr possesion thr act of going to the ground vausr the ball to get loose…. he dodnt have it the whole way..

    If the shoe was on the other footyou would be screaming no TD if Funchess haf the same “catch” much like if a DB was coverinh him and a Db cause the same results on a WR on his way out of bounds. The only way thats a catch isnif he is at.midfield and someone touches him down AFTER he gets complete possrsion in bounds.

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