Brian Robison only Viking remaining from 2009 NFC title game

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The Vikings and Saints have not met in the playoffs since the 2009 NFC Championship Game. You might remember that one.

The Saints’ 31-28 overtime victory was at the heart of the Bountygate investigation, with the Vikings accusing New Orleans of going after Brett Favre.

While Vikings fans want revenge, only three players remain who played in that game — Vikings defensive end Brian Robison, Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Saints punter Thomas Morstead.

“It will be more of a revenge game for the fans,” Robison said, via Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. “That was eight years ago. There’s very few guys on that team [remaining]. There’s only one on this team. Nobody here is going to remember that.

“I guess, in a way, yeah, you get an opportunity [for revenge], but we’ve got to treat it like any other game.”

The Saints had two unnecessary roughness penalties — one on a punt — and one roughing the passer penalty in the NFC title game played on January 24, 2010, but the Vikings were livid a high-low hit by Saints defensive end Bobby McCray and defensive tackle Remi Ayodele wasn’t called.

“I mean, you’ve seen the game,’’ Robison said. “What were there, three or four personal fouls? So what do you think?”

59 responses to “Brian Robison only Viking remaining from 2009 NFC title game

  1. Good, go high and low on Brees and try to hurt him like that worthless team did to Favre. The refs were in the back pocket as well, because the hit they went high/low on is the one he threw the INT. If the refs would have thrown the flag (like they would have had Favre been wearing a packer jersey) the INT comes back and the Vikes are in FG position to win the game.

    The Saints needed multiple fumbles by AD, the refs in their hip pocket, home field advantage, and overtime to “beat” the Vikings. Let’s see how you players and fans like it when players take cheap shots at your QB and hurt him bad. Revenge is warranted in this game, but unlike the Aints, the Vikes are a class act team, led by a class act coach, led by class act owners, which is something the fans of the Aints can’t say.

  2. When your Franchise is defined by a history of losing and choking in the biggest moments possible, Sunday’s outcome is all but ensured.
    Let’s be honest here, they didn’t choose the color purple for nothing.

  3. I don’t want to see anybody get injured, but I wouldn’t be upset if I saw the Vikings d doing the exact same things to Brees and the Saints did to Favre in 09. And, I only want to see it happen because Brees knew what they were doing to opposing QBs and defended them.

  4. Time to put Brees on his back like they did to Favre, except not bounty like the cheaters who got fine and suspensions. We’re not like them. We will play fair and square. Vikings win big, Brees will choke against #1 rank defense, just watch.

  5. This ain’t the championship game like 09, and different team. No comparison to that year. Time to put Brees on his back like they did to Favre, except not bounty like the cheaters who got fine and suspensions. We’re not like them. We will play fair and square. Vikings win big, Brees will choke against #1 rank defense, just watch.

  6. This ain’t the championship game like 09, and different team. No comparison to that year. Time to put Brees on his back like they did to Favre, except not bounty like the cheaters who got fine and suspensions. We’re not like them. We will play fair and square. Vikings win big, Brees will choke against #1 rank defense, just watch. Don’t tell me I didn’t tell you so.

  7. Without Favre the Vikings had no reason being in the postseason that year. He carried them. He was the team.

  8. Nfl and refs wanted aints to win after katrina should have filled their swamp city. Payton is still there when he should have been banned for life. Vikings should crush who dat with no mercy and no quarter.

  9. All that matters, or should matter, for a Vikings fan is winning and moving on. The Vikings just need to focus on winning and not making dumb mistakes like having 12 men in a huddle. Revenge or pay back or any other childish emotion does not get the Vikings where we fan want them to be – the Superbowl.

  10. Well, it’s great to see that Barney fans still aren’t afraid to blame officiating and vast NFL conspiracies for their team’s shortcomings.
    So what were the issues the following season when they went 6-10?

    skoLOL! Priceless.
    Some things simply never change.

  11. I can’t wait for the purple despair after their overrated team loses on Sunday. To the Saints. Again. Only losing to GB would be worse for those fans. Then next year, GB will be back in the NFCN driver’s seat with a healthy ARod, an improved defense, and a new GM.

    Oh, and most Vikings fans are obnoxious, insufferable trolls with massive Napoleon complexes who wouldn’t know good football if it hit them upside the head.

    GEAUX. SAINTS.

    >

  12. So many Vikings”fans” are calling for, wishing for, hoping for the the Vikings to injure Drew Brees.
    Think about that.
    Think about the concept of Karma.
    And …
    Pride cometh before a fall.

  13. stellarperformance
    January 8, 2018, 7:06 PM CST
    Without Favre the Vikings had no reason being in the postseason that year. He carried them. He was the team.
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    They were a playoff team and won the NFC North the year before Favre. It was a damn good team that needed a QB to be great.

  14. darkneptune73 says:
    January 8, 2018 at 8:34 pm
    I guess the Packer fans still like to troll Vikings topics, even when the Vikings are on the verge of winning the Super Bowl for the first time.

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    I feel like the Vikings gave to win two more games just to get there, where they’d play the Patriots or the Steelers. Either way, that’s a loss.

  15. because the hit they went high/low on is the one he threw the INT. If the refs would have thrown the flag (like they would have had Favre been wearing a packer jersey) the INT comes back and the Vikes are in FG position to win the game.
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    No, the high/low hit was NOT on Favre’s int, sorry. He never got touched on that play. As a Viking fan you should know that.

    And quit whining about the refs a decade later.

  16. Big deal, its ancient history, much like the success of the favorite team of the 3 regular cheesers above, one of whom is bored and pathetic enough with his team out of the playoffs that he has to comment twice.

  17. The Vikings didn’t just “accuse” the Saints of going after Favre. The NFL concluded Gregg Williams ran a pay-to-injure scheme.

    The Saints are dirty cheaters who have a tainted title!

  18. And due to the Vikes crybabies, both teams need a change with the ball now to win in overtime.

  19. Wafflestomp
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    The Vikings didn’t choose purple… purple chose them since purple is the color of wealth, royalty and power of centuries… green bay has the color of I don’t know how to wash my clothes after cow ripping.

  20. Okay Bountyfarce experts…how many injuries did the NFL show were caused by the bounty program? How many payoffs did they show from the 50,000 pages of evidence? How many Saints players were shown to have been paid for trying to injure players? Answer is zero to all of these. NFL said the high-low should have been called, all the other hits on Favre were okay. Favre said he had no problem with how the Saints played. And finally, it’s a fact that the Saints had the second-fewest personal fouls called against them during the Bountyfarce period. If they had a program to injure other players, they were woefully incompetent at it. As for the NFL tossing the game to the Saints, they were so good they made the Vikings turn the ball over 5 times, put 12 men in the huddle (which Payton had to point out to the refs) and have Favre pull a Favre.

  21. Different teams, different coach, different stadium. I’ll take Zimmer over Childress every time. The Saints are a better team than they were when the Vikings handled them easily in week one. As long as the crowd grows fangs and makes home field advantage a real thing, I like the Vikings’ chances.

  22. I don’t like this talk about doing to Brees what they did to Favre. I understand the anger but there’s no need to stoop to that level. I want the Vikings to put a ton of pressure on Brees and hit him a lot, legally, because that’s what it will take to win. Let’s hope both teams come out of the game with no injuries and the better team wins.

  23. Perhaps, If the Vikings had played the Saints in week 10 instead of the first week, they both would have finished 12-4 with the Saints getting the number 2 seed. In other words, the Saints are a different team from week one. Compared to last time, subtract 10 points from the Vikings score and add 10 points to the Saints score.

  24. It was shameful how the officials allowed Favre to be injured in that game. The NFL subsequently suspending Sean Payton was the height of hypocrisy.

  25. Glad to see Viking fans still blaming the L in 09 on the refs instead of their own team’s performance. Despite all the calls you didn’t like, MIN was in position to win at the end. The Vikings found ways to lose that game and suffered the consequences.

  26. Wafflestomp. Yeah because Wacker fans haven’t whined all year about their precious QB getting hurt. And he didn’t even go down on a dirty play. By the way when a head coach gets suspended for a year and the DC even longer, it’s not exactly a conspiracy any more.

  27. We shouldn’t be wishing Drew Brees would get injured. That is classless, and we, at least, should be above that. The only injury we should be cheering for is a severe injury to Sean Payton’s pride.

    The home crowd at US Bank Stadium will be on display in front of the world for possibly the next three games. Minnesota, show the world that, unlike the Saints, we have a little class – but also let the world know that you do not forget the cheating Saints of 2009. Make that stadium the loudest in NFL history, and cheer the purple on to victory! SKOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!

  28. stellarperformance says:
    January 8, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    Without Favre the Vikings had no reason being in the postseason that year. He carried them. He was the team.

    ***

    What’s that made up Vikings fan quote of yours? “Something something I wish I could forget you Packers”? Seems like the shoe is on the other foot.

  29. wafflestomp says:
    January 8, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Well, it’s great to see that Barney fans still aren’t afraid to blame officiating and vast NFL conspiracies for their team’s shortcomings.
    So what were the issues the following season when they went 6-10?

    skoLOL! Priceless.
    Some things simply never change.

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    Yeah, I guess it is pretty bad – kind of like when an aging, brittle, yoga enthusiast/quarterback from a team we played this season whined after taking one hit. There were two differences in the his situation and ours, though:

    1) The hit HE took was legal.

    2) The hits OUR quarterback took were ILLEGAL, but more importantly, OUR quarterback had the toughness to come back in the game and keep playing.

  30. January 9th and the packer trolls are all returning already to bash the Vikings and make their pointless little lives mean something. Hilarious.

  31. These Teams faced off earlier this year and the Vikings got the upper hand. I have a lot of respect for the Vikings and what they have accomplished this year however this is quite a different Saints team than the Vikings faced in the season opener. Its a toss up in my opinion who wins this game. As for 2009, I can believe Vikings fans still hold a grudge for that season. You know the Saints were dispatched from the playoffs twice by the Vikings previous to that year and you don’t see us acting all butt hurt about it.

  32. ninefingers9 says:
    January 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm
    Well look who crawled out from under his rock, Tokyo. Biggest fair-weather fan in all of sports!

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    I figured the cast of cowards would only come out, if the Vikings lose along this journey. I guess a couple of them were flushed out from under their rocks by the rising tides of tears in GB.

  33. usdcoyotesfan says:
    January 9, 2018 at 2:31 am
    Glad to see Viking fans still blaming the L in 09 on the refs instead of their own team’s performance.

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    You’re just glad to see the Vikings still playing. By your history of posting, you care more about the Vikings losing than the Packers winning.

  34. Funny when the Asterisk fans say but, but we are a different team than you saw in week one. So if it’s the team that had it handed to them against Tampa Bay 2 weeks ago what do you think you can do in our shiny new house?

  35. 13worldchampioinships says:
    January 9, 2018 at 9:10 am
    stellarperformance says:
    January 8, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    Without Favre the Vikings had no reason being in the postseason that year. He carried them. He was the team.

    ***

    What’s that made up Vikings fan quote of yours? “Something something I wish I could forget you Packers”? Seems like the shoe is on the other foot.

    ————————-

    Stellar would get the DT shakes if there were no Viking threads to post on.

  36. pkrlvr says:
    January 8, 2018 at 9:29 pm
    because the hit they went high/low on is the one he threw the INT. If the refs would have thrown the flag (like they would have had Favre been wearing a packer jersey) the INT comes back and the Vikes are in FG position to win the game.
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    No, the high/low hit was NOT on Favre’s int, sorry. He never got touched on that play. As a Viking fan you should know that.
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    Actually it was…just not on the interception that ended the game essentially..it was on Johnathon Vilma’s interception earlier in the game…nice try though!

  37. Liberalsruineverything says:
    January 9, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    Funny when the Asterisk fans say but, but we are a different team than you saw in week one. So if it’s the team that had it handed to them against Tampa Bay 2 weeks ago what do you think you can do in our shiny new house?
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    There’s no asterisk, but at least you spelled it right. Your Packers hall of fame QB (Lifelong Saints Fan Brett Favre) said that the Saints did not violate the rules, and had no problem with the officiating. The NFL made their fantasy “bounty” case disappear once the law threatened to burst Roger’s bubble. Only two personal fouls, two interceptions, four fumbles and 12 men on the field later, and the loss is still not the Vikings’ fault? Eight years later?

    Good luck. That’s going to be one paranoid group of fans gathered together on Sunday.

  38. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 8, 2018 at 7:59 pm
    Good, go high and low on Brees and try to hurt him like that worthless team did to Favre. The refs were in the back pocket as well, because the hit they went high/low on is the one he threw the INT. If the refs would have thrown the flag (like they would have had Favre been wearing a packer jersey) the INT comes back and the Vikes are in FG position to win the game.
    ________________________
    As I have been told at least 50 times this season, the hit was unflagged, unpenalized by the league, and therefore couldn’t have been dirty. or illegal. So why would you whine about it 7 years later?

  39. darkneptune73 says:
    January 8, 2018 at 8:34 pm
    I guess the Packer fans still like to troll Vikings topics, even when the Vikings are on the verge of winning the Super Bowl for the first time.
    ___________________
    The Vikings were on the verge of inning the Super Bowl 4 times. Right now, the Vikings are attempting to win their first playoff game in 8 years. The fanbase is attempting to create a years long dynasty before that even happens. Here’s to a good game.

  40. I remember that 2009 NFC Championship…….it has to go down as one of the worst officiated games in NFL history.

  41. I think it’s the Vikings fans that want 2009 revenge more than the players, but that’s a good thing. . . They’ll be EXTRA loud in that stadium on Sunday. Just watch.

  42. Wonder if Saints fans are as bitter in defeat as Packer fans. We will know for sure Sunday evening. Both fanbases’ tears are delicious…

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    Well, they taste better after winning the Super Bowl. Not that the Viking fanbase would know.

  43. FlashPatterson says:
    January 8, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    stellarperformance
    January 8, 2018, 7:06 PM CST

    Without Favre the Vikings had no reason being in the postseason that year. He carried them. He was the team.
    ———————–
    They were a playoff team and won the NFC North the year before Favre. It was a damn good team that needed a QB to be great.
    ________________

    Exactly. It’s the Packers M.O. to ONLY have a good QB and have that QB carry the entire team and staff. How’d that turn out? How’s all that winning and that winning mindset you claim to have working for ya Stella?

  44. This is the media again bring up rubbish not the current Vikings players or fans wanting revenge. I have more animosity towards Gregg Willimas and Childress than I do the Saints. This is a new Saints team around a good guy Drew Brees.

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