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    Re: Several Unexpected Teams are 2–0, but Are They for Real?

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    "snowinapril" wrote:
    MINNESOTA VIKINGS

    The Vikings have been the worst of the 2–0 teams so far. Both wins were essentially ties — decided by just two or three plays that happened to go Minnesota's way. In the final quarter against Washington, the Vikings benefited from two facemask penalties, an unnecessary roughness call, and John Hall's missed field goal that would have sent the game to overtime. This week, Carolina was leading by a touchdown, then absurdly called a trick lateral play on a punt return, resulting in a fumble that gave the Vikings the ball just 21 yards from the game-tying touchdown, which they scored on a fluke play themselves, a 16-yard touchdown pass thrown by kicker Ryan Longwell on a fake field goal.This is how an average team wins games, not a great team, and the Vikings won't beat undefeated Chicago this week if their game plan is to wait for the Bears to make similar mistakes.
    Fluke is not the right word.

    I can see where he is coming from, but a play that was designed, worked on, and is executed is not a fluke, it is perfection.
    It would have been nice if he would have just said we were opportunistic in our victories.
    Exactly. They make it sound like these plays are drawn up in the sand.
    Tarkenton used to draw them up .........

    [img width=190 height=221]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/singersp82759/tarkenton1963.jpg[/img]
    Yeah back in 1843.
    LMAO! Yeah, it's difficult these days to draw the plays in artificial turf in a domed stadium.

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    Re: Several Unexpected Teams are 2–0, but Are They for Real?

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Del" wrote:
    "snowinapril" wrote:
    MINNESOTA VIKINGS

    The Vikings have been the worst of the 2–0 teams so far. Both wins were essentially ties — decided by just two or three plays that happened to go Minnesota's way. In the final quarter against Washington, the Vikings benefited from two facemask penalties, an unnecessary roughness call, and John Hall's missed field goal that would have sent the game to overtime. This week, Carolina was leading by a touchdown, then absurdly called a trick lateral play on a punt return, resulting in a fumble that gave the Vikings the ball just 21 yards from the game-tying touchdown, which they scored on a fluke play themselves, a 16-yard touchdown pass thrown by kicker Ryan Longwell on a fake field goal.This is how an average team wins games, not a great team, and the Vikings won't beat undefeated Chicago this week if their game plan is to wait for the Bears to make similar mistakes.
    Fluke is not the right word.

    I can see where he is coming from, but a play that was designed, worked on, and is executed is not a fluke, it is perfection.
    It would have been nice if he would have just said we were opportunistic in our victories.
    Exactly. They make it sound like these plays are drawn up in the sand.
    Tarkenton used to draw them up .........

    [img width=190 height=221]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/singersp82759/tarkenton1963.jpg[/img]
    Nice find on the old vintage pic Singer... ;D


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