Mike Zimmer: Vikings are 8-4, one loss is not the end of the world

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was looking on the bright side after Monday night’s loss to the Seahawks.

“Everybody acts like this is the end of the world,” Zimmer said. “We lost one game tonight. We are 8-4, we have four games left, three division games. This is not the end of the world. We have a lot of good football left to play.”

Zimmer is certainly right that it’s not the end of the world or the end of the Vikings’ season. In fact, the Vikings are still heavy favorites to earn the final wild card berth in the NFC.

But it’s awfully hard to reach the Super Bowl as a wild card, and the Vikings no longer control their own path to the NFC North title: Even if the Vikings beat the Packers in Week 16, the Packers would win the NFC North if they win their other three remaining games — and the Packers will be favored in all three of those other games.

So while it’s not the end of the world, it is a big loss. The Vikings now have to win out and hope someone else beats the Packers to win the NFC North. That’s a tall order.

101 responses to “Mike Zimmer: Vikings are 8-4, one loss is not the end of the world

  1. Zimmer drives me nuts sometimes. A division win, and maybe a playoff week bye, was riding on the Seattle game, and the Vikes came up short. Again. Now the Packers will almost surely win the North division and get the bye, no matter what. We can count on one thing, though: Cousins will fold when it really matters. He always does. He’s like a modern-day Tony Romo, who looks great sometimes but always chokes in the big moments. It’s sooooo frustrating for a long-time Viking fan like me.

  2. Has MDS seen the Packers defense against teams that aren’t garbage? Maybe how the offense stalls when Rodgers tries to force the ball to Adams instead of getting in a rhythm? They could lose to anybody, and this is coming from a Packers fan.

  3. ezpkns34 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 5:20 am
    All that talent and the ceiling is A playoff win. Good luck with Cousins

    I just don’t understand the criticism of Cousins… stat wise he has played as a top QB the last 2 years… he can’t help he played on an Redskins team with little help from an inept Owner / GM. He has played well for the Vikings. He was NOT the reason the Vikings lost. His wide receiver core was god awful Monday night and didn’t help him much.

  4. “In fact, the Vikings are still heavy favorites to earn the final wild card berth in the NFC.”

    That’s right MDS, One game lead in the wild card race with four to go. Put all your money on them.

  5. Someone had to lose. We lost on the road to a very good team. It’s not like we got stomped on by the Chargers or anything. 3 of the final 4 games are at home, and all are very winnable. Only one of those games we will have to face the officials as well, so I like our chances.

  6. Surprisingly, Cousins wasn’t the real reason the Vikings lost. The Viking’s defense gave up almost 40 points and couldn’t stop the pass or the run. Good thing the Seahawks were sick all week or they’d have scored 60.

  7. Zimmer coached scared. I didn’t think he would be like this as a head coach but it’s true. Guys like Harbaugh impress me more and more bc they don’t coach scared which is actually rare in this league. Think about it: Zimmer, Slow Clapper, Kitchens, Chargers coach, etc, etc all coach like they are terrified. Winners like Harbaugh, Peyton, Belicheck, all coach to WIN.

  8. How far did Cousins take the Redskins in his Washington career yet the Vikings paid this bum a kings ransom to get them to the Super Bowl? the Vikings now may not even be a wildcard team and will sit home again watching the playoffs on tv. when you overpay that much for a quarterback who didnt deserve his fortune football fans everywhere just sit back laughing and say,”can you hear us now,do you believe us now”

  9. I watched Zimmer’s postgame presser with some interest. It was a little surprising to see how unbothered he acted by the loss. It was like hey, ain’t no big thing. Kinda explains why they play as they do.

    But to be fair, injuries hurt them last night. Would the Seahawks have played with more purpose otherwise? Maybe. Can’t say for sure the injuries cost them the game.

    But I was struck by Zimmer’s demeanor, he didn’t seem to mind losing.

  10. The vikings didn’t control their own destiny before this game and they don’t control their own destiny after this game, except for a wild card spot where their kicker will shank one in remembrance of all who went before him.

  11. Clearly Rhodes has lost a step or two. He continually has coverage mistakes which can’t happen as a 7 year veteran running the same defense his entire career. Zimmer needs to bench him and play Hill. My co-worker called it, first series Rhodes would end up laying on the ground with an “injury”, only to get up and play later. Happens everytime he gets beat, which is more often than not.

  12. Cousins was not the reason for the kids it was the defense which is supposed to be Zimmer’s calling card

  13. nitschkedidntneedanickname says:
    December 3, 2019 at 6:30 am
    the vikes played a good game at tough place to go into. i tip my cap to them. seahawks are a tough team to beat in that noise bomb of a stadium. packer fan.
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    You have to give the Vike’s credit, they did fight to come back.

    Go Pack

  14. Bob….. you’re right on the money this morning. Seems to me as though Zimmer has taken the opposite approach of the way he used to be. Early on as head coach of the Vikings he would come in to the presser like a bull in a China shop and start berating is players à la Parcels. Not sure if he knows who he wants to be. I’m OK with him giving up the old school hard guy act but I’d like to see a lot more fire in this guy. He has been given more than any other coach in Viking history…..talent, facilities, authority to make decisions, coaching staff, etc. and yet he has one lousy playoff win in 6 years to show for it. Let him have this year but for me I’ve seen more than enough. His teams come out flat more often than not and rarely wins a game they shouldn’t. There’s just have no fire or sense of urgency, especially when playing inferior teams. Sorry to say but they’ll never win anything with this guy in charge. It’s time to start over.

  15. Cousins found again a way to come up empty in an important game. Trailing by 4 with plenty of time, on third and 3, pump fake and pass deflected. On fourth and 3, he throws incomplete to a completely covered receiver, with no imminent pressure in the pocket.
    The only positive is he didn’t choke up until that crucial drive.

  16. The Vikings are a fraud. The Bears beat them earlier in the season without Akiem Hicks or Roquan Smith. I’m NOT saying the Bears are going to the playoffs over the Vikings, but the Vikings are about fizzle out here over the next four weeks. The losing streak and false playoff hopes started last night.

  17. The percentage’s according to 538 NFL PLayoff Predictions:

    A- Make Playoffs, B- Win Division & C- Earn 1st Round Bye
    -With Win: A- 98%, B- 62% & C- 48%
    -With Loss: A- 83%, B- 36% & C- 9%

    If the Vikings win-out, they’ll still need help in the form of an upset to take the Division from the Packers.

    Teams 1-6 will be very competitive in the NFC this year, which makes home-field advantage even more important.

  18. Two games behind in the North with 4 to play.

    The Rams are nipping at their heels, I sense a Minnesota Meltdown!

    SKOLOL!!!

  19. The Vikings could have folded like a cheap suit like the Packers did in their 2 west coast swings.

    I’m glad Cousins didn’t quit on his team like Aaron did.

    The Vikings were driving for the go ahead TD with just a few minutes to play.

    Rodgers had already been benched with 5 minutes to go against the Niners, who lost to the Seahawks.

  20. These statistical reaches of hope is a hilarity display. The Vikings aren’t even going to make the playoffs with Green Bay commanding the division.

    Lions – L
    Chargers – W
    Green Bay – L
    Bears – L

    The Vikings will blow it in typical ZERO Championship fashion. What would be even more hilarious is the Bears winning out and making the playoffs over the Vikings, lol

  21. This has nothing to do with Cousins. Last night it was the defense and turnovers. Now, on that one Cousins INT, I’m not sure what PI is anymore. Apparently grabbing the receiver and running through him to make the INT is not PI. Ok then. It’s very clear that the offense cannot make any mistakes, because the defense went from one of the best to middle of the pack. How bad is the next cornerback where you keep trotting Rhodes out there?

    I said if the Vikings won last night, they win the division. Well, they didn’t win. The Packers should absolutely win the division. The Vikings need to just focus on playing a complete game and keeping the WC.

  22. Jared Spazniewski says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:13 am
    The Vikings are a fraud.
    //////////
    How so? You are what your record says you are. The Vikings are a 6th seed WC right now. It’s kinda that simple. To point out a game from over 2 months ago to prove your point, doesn’t.

  23. psi0016000 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:05 am
    Cousins found again a way to come up empty in an important game.
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    You think that was a choke by Cousins? Weird. What I saw was a QB that somehow kept the Vikings in the game after Cook fumbled and the defense had a complete meltdown.

  24. masoncrossbar says

    The Rams are nipping at their heels, I sense a Minnesota Meltdown!
    ###

    The Rams schedule:

    Seahawks,Cowboys, Niners, Cardinals

    They could easily lose all 4.

  25. The Vikings were lucky to even be in this game. The badminton TD was beyond lucky. The no-call “arm going forward” Cousins fumble…..lucky. The blown coverage walk-in-backwards Treadwell TD…..lucky. There were two or three other eye-rollers as well. The luckiest team in the NFL. The game didn’t feel anywhere near as close as the final score. It was more like the Packers and the Giants game, a lot of wishing, hoping, and praying by the loser. .

  26. yinzerssuck says:
    December 3, 2019 at 7:43 am
    Zimmer coached scared.
    ///////
    How so? I’m not even defending Zim here. I just want to know what you think.

    Cook fumbled twice (1 lost), and got hurt.
    Cousins through 1 INT (I still say it was PI). Cousins did not play poorly at all!
    The receivers dropped 5-6 balls by my count.
    The defense was god awful. Yes, they were put out there a lot by turnovers and 3 and outs (dropped balls hurt a lot). But your defense has to come to play. And Rhodes? Yikes. He played even worse than he has all season.

    I could classify this loss as a whole team loss, to include the coaches. But, how did Zim coach “scared”?

  27. Vikings will be on short rest, injuries are piling up and this is typically the time of year that they choke, so yes, it is very probable that they miss the playoffs.

    Last night was their big chance, and they stunk it up.

  28. gtodriver says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:36 am
    masoncrossbar says

    The Rams are nipping at their heels, I sense a Minnesota Meltdown!
    ###

    The Rams schedule:

    Seahawks,Cowboys, Niners, Cardinals

    They could easily lose all 4.

    ________________

    So could the Vikings, they have three divisional match ups.

    Much more likely the Vikings lose all four than the Rams.

  29. MNfaninIL says:
    December 3, 2019 at 8:52 am
    Clearly Rhodes has lost a step or two. He continually has coverage mistakes which can’t happen as a 7 year veteran running the same defense his entire career. Zimmer needs to bench him and play Hill.
    /////////
    This is one of the biggest things I have been questioning Zim for all season. Why stick with Rhodes? He has not shown anything the entire season. And I’d like to know what happened on that play where he got burned deep. It appeared he “thought” he had Smith over the top for help? Only, Smith was literally right in front of him at the line of scrimmage. Rhodes cannot see there is no safety help? Or was it classic Rhodes, acting like it was not his fault.

    Now, the defensive problems goes deeper than just Rhodes. Even when winning 6 of 7 you’ll see my comments were; “I’m still worried about that defense”. No, they are not SB material right now. Yes, they may be able to beat any NFC team on a given Sunday, but I would not favor them against the Saints or 49ers. Packers? Ya, they can go heads up against them. Which they may have to, on the road, in round 1.

  30. Cheeseisfattening: Don’t bring up the Denver game you had at home and barely and I mean barely won .. 4 win Denver. Face it – most Viking fans are quivering in their boots whether or not they’ll even make it to the playoffs.

  31. The Packers could be in the cat bird seat as they say but they have to play the bears, lions, wont beat the vikes, and Washington has found a way to win lately so they can easily screw this up.
    Besides the Packers weakness is pass D any of those teams get a QB who can pass, it will be interesting. Mike Pettine is the achiles heel of the Packers.

  32. The Vikings could have folded like a cheap suit like the Packers did in their 2 west coast swings.

    I’m glad Cousins didn’t quit on his team like Aaron did.

    The Vikings were driving for the go ahead TD with just a few minutes to play.

    Rodgers had already been benched with 5 minutes to go against the Niners, who lost to the Seahawks.
    ——
    Does any of that actually make you feel better? If it bothers you that Packer fans are talking smack, perhaps you should go back to the Sunday stories, find the Packer/Giant recap, and look at how the Viking fans acted. And that was after a win.

    If you can’t take the heat stay out of the kitchen.

  33. Aside from Harrison Smith and Eric Kendricks nobody else ever shows up on the Defense consistently and Smith has clearly lost a step but at least he shows up. Barr coasts way too much, Linval is done, Griffin is done, Rhodes is done, Hunter disappears way too much, Hughes looks lost and Trae is Trae. There’s no way they’re going to stop anyone in the postseason on the ground or through the air. Cant blame Cousins for that loss entirely. It was all on the defense spotting Seattle 24 easy points. Oh, boy, we’ll beat Detroit and San Diego, big deal… If they’re going to keep Zimmer they need a massive overhaul on Defense.

  34. Viking fans can’t help to mention the Packers in a Viking thread, obsession is a terrible thing , concentrate on your own team forget the Packers.

  35. conormacleod says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:33 am
    Jared Spazniewski says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:13 am
    The Vikings are a fraud.
    //////////
    How so? You are what your record says you are. The Vikings are a 6th seed WC right now. It’s kinda that simple. To point out a game from over 2 months ago to prove your point, doesn’t.

    ===============

    Actually it does prove his point because you’re the guy that claimed Dalvin Cook would go off on the Bears defense and you LOST that game with a total of 30 rushing yards!!

    You play the Bears in your remaining schedule and Roquan and Akiem should be there to beat you again which could be your entire season getting flushed down the drain. You’re used to that though, always talking a big game and then your Vikes get their teeth kickedjust like last night.

  36. The Monday night game between the Packers and Vikings more then likely will determine who gets to host the wildcard game between these same two teams…. Sixth seed travels to 3rd seed and that more then likely will involve these two teams..

  37. I would like to hear the excuses for his D that allowed over 200 yds rushing and allowed Sea 39+ min of ball control. I love the way Sea attacked MN’s weak interior D line and perimeter with 6 OL in the game. Pay attn MN…you may want to try it more than once!! Harrison Smith has turned into an ankle tackler (soft), Linval is done, he doesn’t move anyone. Bench Rhodes or start the transition to Safety. Once the announcers said Sea hasn’t scored a TD to start the second half in 15 games who else knew that it was going to happen to Zim?

  38. It may not be the end of the world Zim, but it certainly may be the beginning of the end of the Vikings playoff hopes. Boy, that loss to Chicago is really coming back to haunt them.

    They are lucky the NFL scheduled their last three division games at home, or they would likely be watching the wild card round on TV. How did that scheduling mishap occur, with the NFL in a deep conspiracy to ensure that the Vikings never win a Superbowl?

  39. gtodriver says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:25 am
    The Vikings could have folded like a cheap suit like the Packers did in their 2 west coast swings.
    I’m glad Cousins didn’t quit on his team like Aaron did.
    The Vikings were driving for the go ahead TD with just a few minutes to play.
    Rodgers had already been benched with 5 minutes to go against the Niners, who lost to the Seahawks.
    ——————-
    Congrats on your moral victory!!! Too bad it doesn’t mean squat in the standings.

  40. so you lose ,coming off the bye week and there team was hit with flu bug on gameday and you still lose then say no big deal? that is why there will never be a championship in minnie

  41. Nice try, Zim. I love you, man, but we haven’t beaten the Bears in over 700 days and haven’t beaten the Packers in over 370 days.

    I don’t see any reason the Vikings will beat either of them the next time around. The Bears defense is better than ours. The Packers offense is better than it was when we played them last time, and they scored 21 points in 16 minutes. This time? They could score 50 in the first half. Did you see how exposed Rhodes was? And Dalvin just told everyone to hit him in the shoulder will make him cry.

    It might be one loss, but we were super lucky with lots of ref help to be even close in last night’s game.

  42. conormacleod:

    Yes I agree, he kept them in the game. Up to that drive. What are talking about here, is being clutch in a high pressure situation, when it matters the most. The good plays he made throughout the game, the bad plays by other players on offense, simply don’t matter anymore up to that point. Sorry, but on third and 3, you don’t come up with battered ball. If you look at the replay, he had a clean pocket, nobody in his face, and the deflection came from a linebacker 15 yards from him. He did not process properly what he had in his field of vision, he was only fixated on his receiver 20 yards away,because of the stress.

  43. But it’s awfully hard to reach the Super Bowl as a wild card, and the Vikings no longer control their own path to the NFC North title: Even if the Vikings beat the Packers in Week 16, the Packers would win the NFC North if they win their other three remaining games — and the Packers will be favored in all three of those other games.
    So while it’s not the end of the world, it is a big loss. The Vikings now have to win out and hope someone else beats the Packers to win the NFC North. That’s a tall order.

    > You forgot to add ‘Go Pack Go’

  44. People are concerned about how Zim behaved in the press conference? Without knowing how he reacts behind the scenes? Really?

    Let the cheesers gloat — we lost — and when they do there is plenty of trolling by Viking fans. The Pack squeaked by the Giants after going into the 4th quarter with a 7 pt lead, the week after losing in a west coast prime time game by double digits to a good team — the Vikes lost by 4 to a 10-2 team on a west coast prime time game. Clearly, cheesers have much to be proud of.

  45. That’s right! Vikes are 8-4 not 4-8 and very much in control as they make way to sit at the post season table. Cousins did a great job in spite of the loss. Rhodes needs to either step up or step down! Keep the faith SKOLDIERS!

  46. purpleguy says:

    Clearly, cheesers have much to be proud of.

    So true. Is that like needing two late field goals to ensure that you beat The Washington Redskins let by Dwayne Haskins at home? Or needing a miracle to come back and beat the Broncos? Or winning by 4 over the .500 Cowboys? Or losing to a third string QB?

    Which of those should Vikings fans be gloating about? Because they’ve gloated about all of them. Clearly, no double standard here.

  47. Zimmer drives me nuts sometimes. A division win, and maybe a playoff week bye, was riding on the Seattle game, and the Vikes came up short. Again. Now the Packers will almost surely win the North division and get the bye, no matter what. We can count on one thing, though: Cousins will fold when it really matters. He always does. He’s like a modern-day Tony Romo, who looks great sometimes but always chokes in the big moments. It’s sooooo frustrating for a long-time Viking fan like me.
    ____________________________________________________

    Packers are not getting a bye. They will be the #3 seed and host the #6 seed which more than likely will be either the Rams or the Vikings. Saints, Seahawks or 49ers will be the #1 and #2 seeds.

  48. What do you expect Lord Zimmer to say or how to appear post game? Elated? Full of smiles and chuckls? There are four wins following this close one. Capt. Kirk is solid! SKOLDIERS ALL THE WAY!

  49. The Vikings were lucky to even be in this game. The badminton TD was beyond lucky. The no-call “arm going forward” Cousins fumble…..lucky. The blown coverage walk-in-backwards Treadwell TD…..lucky. There were two or three other eye-rollers as well. The luckiest team in the NFL. The game didn’t feel anywhere near as close as the final score. It was more like the Packers and the Giants game, a lot of wishing, hoping, and praying by the loser. .
    ________________________________________________________

    LOL, yeah because the int on the DPI against Diggs wasn’t a lucky bounce? Neither was the “walk in TD” because of miscommunication between Smith and Rhodes?

  50. pkrlvr says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:48 am
    The Vikings could have folded like a cheap suit like the Packers did in their 2 west coast swings.

    I’m glad Cousins didn’t quit on his team like Aaron did.

    The Vikings were driving for the go ahead TD with just a few minutes to play.

    Rodgers had already been benched with 5 minutes to go against the Niners, who lost to the Seahawks.
    ——
    Does any of that actually make you feel better?
    ____
    Yup. Playoffs will all be challenging games. I much prefer the team with fight over the soft team that rolls over.

  51. And by fight, Cheesy means “paying the refs accordingly.” So many calls allowed the Vikes back into the game.

    If the game was called correctly, the Seahawks probably win by 4 scores.

  52. ktm300xcwe says:

    We can count on one thing, though: Cousins will fold when it really matters. He always does.

    I couldn’t agree more.

  53. As disappointed as I am to lose 37-30 to the NFC West’s first-place team, at least it is not as bad as losing 37-8 to that division’s second-place team.

  54. Guys/gals, Relax they are fine. Am I upset that they did not win??? Hell yes but they are still in the wildcard spot. I do think think the defense needs a tune up as you CANNOT give up 444 yds and expect to win in the NFL. We put up 30 pts against a hell of a football team ladst night. Look at the stats, the vikes should not have even been in the game but guess what, they could have stole it last night. All in all I think they played well. Am I happy with a lose? absolutely not. Things could always be worse. I know a team in Ohio who just got their first win.

    Have a great day and go Vikes.

  55. Bo Darville says:
    December 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    It doesn’t matter. The league office has already decided the Packers are going to the Super Bowl.
    ————————————–

    Yes this was all ready determined in the Detroit Game – we all know it even teams outside the NCFN know it. I dunno what is this fixation with Green Bay by the NFL

  56. vikesfan says:
    December 3, 2019 at 11:57 am
    As disappointed as I am to lose 37-30 to the NFC West’s first-place team, at least it is not as bad as losing 37-8 to that division’s second-place team.

    —-

    Do you know how pathetic and sad you sound?

    I guess this is what you get after an embarrassing weekend of football.

  57. He’s not taking into consideration that the vikings have a reputation for quitting once the going gets tough. And if they don’t quit, they choke.

  58. v2787 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 5:46 am
    Zimmer drives me nuts sometimes. A division win, and maybe a playoff week bye, was riding on the Seattle game, and the Vikes came up short. Again. Now the Packers will almost surely win the North division and get the bye, no matter what. We can count on one thing, though: Cousins will fold when it really matters. He always does. He’s like a modern-day Tony Romo, who looks great sometimes but always chokes in the big moments. It’s sooooo frustrating for a long-time Viking fan like me.
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    Yeah ’cause nothing say “clutch” like the history of the Vikings franchise BEFORE Cousins got there. Said no one…

  59. All this Kirk Cousins bashing is ridiculous. Please tell me how we overpaid? Is deal is not that bad if you look at the other QB deals around the league. He looks pretty good this season. Now the D on the other hand, not so good.

  60. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 3, 2019 at 11:39 am
    Playoffs will all be challenging games. I much prefer the team with fight over the soft team that rolls over.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I prefer a team that continues to improve two steps forward, one step back, than a team that relies on the wishing, hoping, and praying of their fans……and being just plain lucky!

  61. “The Monday night game between the Packers and Vikings more then likely will determine who gets to host the wildcard game between these same two teams…. Sixth seed travels to 3rd seed and that more then likely will involve these two teams”

    The Vikings are going to miss out on the playoffs again this year as they just arent steady enough to get a wildcard and certainly not going to overcome Green Bay for the NFC North title.that Monday night game will knock the Vikings out of the wildcard and give the Vikings fans another bad memory for years to come.

  62. Bo Darville says:
    December 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm
    It doesn’t matter. The league office has already decided the Packers are going to the Super Bowl.
    //////////////
    Rationalizing. You know Aaron Rodgers could pull off the miracle, and you don’t believe your guy can.
    First week of December and your already defending your ego.

  63. Yes, they may be able to beat any NFC team on a given Sunday

    +++++

    But in reality they can’t beat the elite ones on the road. Which means, at best, a second playoff victory for Zimmer this season. In 6 years. But don’t worry, the Vikings are 32nd in available cap space for next year.

    Maybe start worrying.

  64. It doesn’t matter. The league office has already decided the Packers are going to the Super Bowl.
    ——————————————————————————————-

    In related news, a severe shortage of Reynold’s Wrap is being reported across all of Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas, and northern Iowa. Said Lena Olafson, manager of the Fergus Falls Piggly Wiggly, “Ya, it’s like there was too much leftover Thanksgiving lutefisk or sometin. We just can’t seem to keep the shelves stocked, don’cha know”.

  65. Days like today are why I forever will be thankful not to be a packer fan… Did you just suddenly forget about the game in San Francisco because you beat Daniel Jones? I’m so impressed. Just as impressed by your delusions that an eventual embarrassment of Rodgers choking in the playoffs is not forthcoming. Again. oh, but, but, but the Bears are their main rival. Sure… keep telling yourself that.

  66. The Bears aren’t my main rival. Never were. It’s always been the Vikings. I’ll actually cheer for the Vikings if and when the Bears, Lions, and Packers are eliminated. NFCN.

  67. The pass defense is terrible. Stop playing man on man and play zone.

    The offense played ok. They are missing pieces.

    Not too concerned.

    They need to win the rest of the 3 division games at home and Zim’s defense gives Rivers fits.

    They should go 11-5 at least 10-6. Will that hold off the Rams?

    They play GB in the WC in GB. Can Cousins pull that off? I think he can and will.

    They can win the SB just switch the defense to more zone than man coverage. They already play 40% zone coverage just keep that the whole game.

  68. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:16 am
    and the Packers will be favored in all three of those other games.
    ——–
    The Packers were favored in San Diego. 4 win San Diego.

    _____

    And the Packers have to travel to Detroit who beat them at Lambeau.

  69. lp5710 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 9:54 am
    Viking fans can’t help to mention the Packers in a Viking thread, obsession is a terrible thing , concentrate on your own team forget the Packers.
    ///////
    Dude, you been on a Packers thread lately? 50% Packer fans talking about Vikings fans, before Vikings fans even get to the thread. It’s like their split personalities are having a conversation with themselves.

  70. Big loss big hurt……..however, doesn’t mean the season is over. Vikes still in the play off hunt and have a great chance to stick to the Pack come December 23rd. For those of you NFCN fans who are comparing the Vikings to GB and the Bears, those tow game were way early in the season AND all three teams are way different now. Not embarrassed getting beat by a team that has an MVP QB, at home , in one of the more hostile environments to play in.

    Vikings didn’t fold in a prime time, Seattle had more big plays than the Vikings did. Games like this are usually decided on 3-4 big plays. For you non experienced Rubes, who only watch the highlights and the crawl Cousins didn’t lose this game. Vikes defense couldn’t stop the run and Cook fumble, blown coverage. I didn’t see Capt Kirk in the defensive backfield.

    Anything can happen, remember that Packers Rubes least you forget the 4th and 26th game against the Eagles. You may have the first stitch, but the wound is still open and can be infected at any time.

  71. UMMM THATS NOW 4 LOSSES COACH…. PRETTY MUCH PUTS YOU 6 SEED UNLESS YOU IMPLODE LOSE THE REST… lEAST RIVERA GOT TO THE SUPER BOWL IN 9 YEARS… YOUR ACT… TIRESOME TO SAY THE LEAST

  72. “Zimmer is certainly right that it’s not the end of the world or the end of the Vikings’ season. In fact, the Vikings are still heavy favorites to earn the final wild card berth in the NFC”.

    With both the easy cheesy schedule (albeit the Vike game) and the biased cheese refs, the Vikes will just have to do it it the hard way, but, of any team in the NFC, they have best team to do just that. SKOL!

  73. I’m looking at the stats of the Lions/Packers game and it looks like the Lions only had 63 yards in the second half. Funny that Vikings fans think the Lions would have won that game.

    I guess when your team struggles against almost everyone, you have to try to tear down the division leaders…but if that’s you’re existence…it’s not much of one.

  74. tokyosandblaster says:
    December 3, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I’m looking at the stats of the Lions/Packers game and it looks like the Lions only had 63 yards in the second half. Funny that Vikings fans think the Lions would have won that game.

    I guess when your team struggles against almost everyone, you have to try to tear down the division leaders…but if that’s you’re existence…it’s not much of one.

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    Frisco!

  75. aaronspornstash says:

    Frisco!

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    I’m not sure what you’re saying here. I was pointing out that the Packers dominated the Lions in the second half, without any assistance from the refs.

    You bring up the 49ers for some reason. Great. The Packers looked terrible against them for sure.

    See, that’s the difference between Vikings fans and literally everyone else: Vikings fans refuse to admit when there team doesn’t look good. Like struggling against the Broncos and Redskins, or losing to the Bears and Chiefs. You can never give an astute, unbiased review of your own team. You either blame refs or injuries, and maintain that your team is better than everyone else’s. It’s rather childish.

    The Vikings are just as up and down as the Packers are. The Packers have won more games than the Vikings have. They could end up with the same record. The Vikings could also lose 3 of the last 4 games and miss the playoffs. The same could be said for the Packers of course, but the Vikings have already lost two divisional games and as pressure mounts, it’s proven that Cousins can’t get the job done.

    Everyone outside of Minnesota would agree: The Vikings are more likely to lose a few down the stretch than the Packers are.

  76. thenorseman817 says:
    December 3, 2019 at 5:24 am
    Stop playing games like you’re holding a lead and go out there and play like you’re behind by ten with eight minutes left.
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    I get what your saying and while Cousins wasn’t the issue yesterday, did you know that when trailing, Trubisky has a better completion % than Cousins.

    There is a reason they are protecting the QB so much.

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