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    20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    In 1987 the Vikings made it to the playoffs as the wildcard entry.
    The Vikings went to New Orleans as huge underdogs and defeated the Saints 44-10.

    The following week they were given virtually no chance to defeat the high powered San Francisco 49ers.
    The Vikings went to Candlestick Park and were victorious, winning 36-24.

    Then came the NFC Championship game at Washington.
    The game was not decided until the final minute when Darrin Nelson dropped a pass at the goal line, and the Vikings lost 17-10.

    Could this be the year when the Vikings upset teams in the playoffs and win the NFC Championship?
    It sure would be great if we could make it that far in the playoffs this season.

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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH.
    The agony of rememberance.

    If memory serves my friend a certain man by the name of Green had alot to do with that "Drop".

    Minnesota then advanced to the Washington 6-yard line, but Wilson's fourth down pass, intened for running back Darrin Nelson in the end zone, was batted away from him by cornerback Darrell Green with 52 seconds remaining and the Redskins ran out the clock.[1]
    Darrin is still, to this day, one of my favorite players regardless of that play.
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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH.
    The agony of rememberance.

    If memory serves my friend a certain man by the name of Green had alot to do with that "Drop".

    Minnesota then advanced to the Washington 6-yard line, but Wilson's fourth down pass, intened for running back Darrin Nelson in the end zone, was batted away from him by cornerback Darrell Green with 52 seconds remaining and the Redskins ran out the clock.[1]
    Darrin is still, to this day, one of my favorite players regardless of that play.
    ;D
    It was a drop, plain and simple.
    Yes, I am sure happy that we drafted Darrin Nelson.
    We couldn't have gotten a better back when we drafted him.
    Oh wait, there was a great back that was drafted after Nelson.
    Do you remember him?
    He won the the Heisman in 1981.
    Coach John Robison said about him, "The greatest player I ever saw".
    Marcus Allen would have looked great in purple.

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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    I remember driving in the mountains of Utah listening to that game on the truck radio while I shot a few rabbits.
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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    I remember driving in the mountains of Utah listening to that game on the truck radio while I shot a few rabbits.
    What!
    The Vikings were in the NFC Championship game and you were out shooting rabbits. ???

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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    I remember driving in the mountains of Utah listening to that game on the truck radio while I shot a few rabbits.
    What!
    The Vikings were in the NFC Championship game and you were out shooting rabbits. ???
    Can you imagine that? I must have been out of food!
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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    As I recall Don Coryell had some great offensive game plans constructed for that post season too. I always thought he was under-rated during that season as our O-coordinator. I liked him a lot more than Jerry Burns...our H.C. that season.

    Some similarities I suppose but we had more veteran players on that team than we have this year. We also had solid consistant QB play (Experienced) from Wade Wilson and a dynamite WR in Anthony Carter....so difference there too.

    D.J. Dozier in the backfield....Cris Dolman on defensive line....Studwell at LB.....man....the list goes on and on...

    We didn't get blown out by the Packers that season either...as I recall.
    The Bears were the Division winners that year.

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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    If I remember correctly wasn't that the year of the strike season?
    I know we were underdogs those games but I always said things may have been different if it weren't for the strike.
    The Vikes lost all 3 of the strike (replacement games).
    The real team started the season 7-1 and they backed in the playoffs losing 3 of their last 4 games.
    Washington went 11-4 and won all 3 of their replacement games.

    I guess my point is if it weren't for the strike the Vikings wouldn't have been such underdogs.
    If they really looked at it they were 8-4 just like the Redskins were that year.
    San Fran won all of their replacement games so they were 10-2 and the Saints were 2-1 for their replacement games making them 10-2 as well.

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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    Yep...weeks 4-6 were played with replacement players that season. and the season was shortened to 15 games that year too.

    Good Memory ejmat.


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    Re: 20 years ago, any similarities to the 1987 Vikings.

    I remember that season vividly. Sure i was only 1 year old, but i was a die hard sports fanatic already.
    ;D

    Let's just hope these guys keep rolling. I honestly think if we win these next 2 games though, we won't be looked at as underdogs.

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