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    Vikes offense better than defense

    http://blogs.twincities.com/Vikings/2008/09/offense_ranked_higher_than_def.html

    The stats for the first two weeks won't be finalized until tomorrow morning. But one thing that won't change is the fact that the Vikings offense is ranked higher than the defense.

    The O is 15th overall, while the D is 20th...
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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    Statistics -- especially in this case -- hold no water.

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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    Relative rankings.
    The team is not as bad as some would like to believe.
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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    Who cares what our offense is ranked while we are losing every game we play and only getting FG's out of should be TD situations?


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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Relative rankings.
    The team is not as bad as some would like to believe.
    No shit.

    After week 1, TJack was in the top ten for QBs too.
    Stats without context can be used to say whatever you want...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    Thats a stretch by any imagination.
    Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!

    "Balance it on end and thats the third side of the coin!!" -wookiefoot

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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    COJOMAY loves to start these discussions, he thrives on making us argue over the ridiculous.
    I guess it keeps our engines revving so we're ready to deal with trolls.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    "Prophet" wrote:
    COJOMAY loves to start these discussions, he thrives on making us argue over the ridiculous.
    I guess it keeps our engines revving so we're ready to deal with trolls.
    Gol darnit, I've been figured out!

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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    This is what I've been trying to say. I will copy my post from another thread because it fits here very nicely.
    I don't know how everyone can be so happy with the defense. Coming into the season I fully expected the defense to win games for this team, especially if the offense could move the ball and avoid turnovers.
    In week one the defense allowed 24 points. Of the 16 teams that got a win in week 1 only 1 allowed 24 or more points(on a last second miracle TD against the chargers).
    In week two the defense allowed 18 points. Of the 16 teams that got a win in week 2 only 5 gave up 18 or more points.
    Add to this that the Packers were starting a new quarterback and had injuries to the offensive line and were as far as I could tell 100% healthy on defense(6th in nfl for fewest points allowed in 07).
    The Colts had injuries to their offensive line and a QB that missed all of the preseason and best WR was not at a hundred percent, plus their starting center was out. There defense was short a starting DT but otherwise was very healthy(1st in fewest points allowed in 07).
    To me the defense has been by far the most dissapointing aspect of the vikings in the first 2 games.

    The Colts defense was number 1 in the NFL a year ago in pts allowed. They did that by holding teams to field goals.

    I think by the end of the season the defense will be better than the offense, but based on the performances we have seen so far I would say the Offense has out performed the defense(especially when you factor in injuries and matchups).

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    Re: Vikes offense better than defense

    I agree Don

    The D will be better.. WE have just ran into 2 very good offenses

    The O actually looks decent if you ask me.. I think everyone will get healthy and come back from suspensions and get on page

    T-Jack is gonna do alright and the D will stop givin up yards

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