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    Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/78279722.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUo8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:a ULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

    THIRD-DOWN LEADERS
    The best at converting

    #1 Colts 64-129 .496

    #2 Vikings 77-158 .487

    #3 Dolphins 80-166 .482

    ...

    THIRD-DOWN STOPPERS
    The least giving on third downs

    #1 Vikings 45-137 .328

    #2 Dolphins 45-136 .331

    ...
    The Vikings are second best in the league at converting 3rd downs, and the best in the league at stopping teams on 3rd down.

    Man this is a fun year to be a Vikings fan! :woohoo:
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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    NodakPaul wrote:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/78279722.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUo8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:a ULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

    THIRD-DOWN LEADERS
    The best at converting

    #1 Colts 64-129 .496

    #2 Vikings 77-158 .487

    #3 Dolphins 80-166 .482

    ...

    THIRD-DOWN STOPPERS
    The least giving on third downs

    #1 Vikings 45-137 .328

    #2 Dolphins 45-136 .331

    ...
    The Vikings are second best in the league at converting 3rd downs, and the best in the league at stopping teams on 3rd down.

    Man this is a fun year to be a Vikings fan! :woohoo:
    Whats better, those stats or the new smilies? woohoo is quickly becoming my favorite.

    JK, TOP my friend. Keeps our D fresh (less injuries) and wears thiers down (more injuries).
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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    NodakPaul wrote:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/78279722.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUo8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:a ULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

    THIRD-DOWN LEADERS
    The best at converting

    #1 Colts 64-129 .496

    #2 Vikings 77-158 .487

    #3 Dolphins 80-166 .482

    ...

    THIRD-DOWN STOPPERS
    The least giving on third downs

    #1 Vikings 45-137 .328

    #2 Dolphins 45-136 .331

    ...
    The Vikings are second best in the league at converting 3rd downs, and the best in the league at stopping teams on 3rd down.

    Man this is a fun year to be a Vikings fan! :woohoo:
    I couldn't agree more!

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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    NodakPaul wrote:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/78279722.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUo8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:a ULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

    The Vikings are second best in the league at converting 3rd downs, and the best in the league at stopping teams on 3rd down.

    Man this is a fun year to be a Vikings fan! :woohoo:
    Best part of that article (read it this AM) was the note that the last team to lead the NFL in both 3rd-down categories was the 1975 Minnesota Vikings.

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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    Zeus wrote:
    NodakPaul wrote:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/78279722.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUo8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:a ULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

    The Vikings are second best in the league at converting 3rd downs, and the best in the league at stopping teams on 3rd down.

    Man this is a fun year to be a Vikings fan! :woohoo:
    Best part of that article (read it this AM) was the note that the last team to lead the NFL in both 3rd-down categories was the 1975 Minnesota Vikings.

    =Z=
    That is a sweet stat, however, I was impressed that the Packers were in the top five in both catagories....and we beat them twice!

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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    Some other great numbers-

    1st in sacks

    2nd in rush D yds per game

    2nd in pts scored per game

    2nd in forced fumbles

    2nd in FG%

    3rd in KO yd avg.

    Not to mention the numbers of Rice, Shank, AP, Percy, Favre, Allen, All among league leaders in their respective categories.
    Even if the Vikings lose, I can still find happiness in Bears, and Packer losses.

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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    T3- 1st dwn given up per game
    3rd-Our D's T.O.P.
    3rd-Defensive plays total


    I tried to add this to my last post, Oh well, Now I know how Quick Reply works.
    Even if the Vikings lose, I can still find happiness in Bears, and Packer losses.

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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    Hey Marrdro are you going to credit the WRs for this one too? LMFAO! Favre is the man.

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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    marstc09 wrote:
    Hey Marrdro are you going to credit the WRs for this one too? LMFAO! Favre is the man.
    nah, the good passing game is due to Tahi and Sully's good blocking. :side:

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    Re:Vikings the best at 3rd downs...

    Of all the things to be great at, this is one of the best for a team making a run for the big game. A lot of people think the Saints would beat the Vikings, BUT like the Patriots in '07, If the Vikings can get pressure on Brees and get him flustered maybe hit him hard enough to scare him, we could definitely win the game. But we have to be able to apply pressure or else Brees may destroy our Secondary.

    Although, anyone else think the MN Vikings v. NO Saints NFC Championship game would be absolutely amazing?

    Also, I don't think I've ever felt as confident in a Vikings team since '98! There wasn't one time on Sunday where I was worried when the Vikings gave up that TD to tie the game. I wasn't worried when they marched down the field before Griffin intercepted Cutler... I feel so confident, yet not overconfident. Having a quarterback like Favre is just a treat... especially with how he is playing.

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