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    Vikings defense: Strength in numbers


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    Re: Vikings defense: Strength in numbers

    It is a little troublesome to know that we rely on turnovers.
    If they dry up, what do you got?

    Having the ability to be flexible on Defense is good.
    I think that the fact that we aren't so concerned about being #1 at run D is good.
    Don't concentrate on that, don't take so much pride in it like the last few years and worry about stopping 3rd down and getting turn overs.

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    Re: Vikings defense: Strength in numbers


    Our D will continue to improve, all that prevent stuff when we get a lead is allowing teams like the Rams to get alot of yards just taking what we are giving. Smart football? I guess so, it's just hard to watch a team move down the field easily, and then expect the D to bow up and stop em' in the red zone. It's worked so far, but I expect the vets on that unit will pick it up, and start to be more dominant.

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    Re: Vikings defense: Strength in numbers

    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Our D will continue to improve, all that prevent stuff when we get a lead is allowing teams like the Rams to get alot of yards just taking what we are giving. Smart football? I guess so its just hard to watch a team move down the field easily, and then expect the D to bow up and stop em' in the red zone. It's worked so far, but I expect the vets on that unit will pick it up, and start to be more dominant.
    Right, plus that strategy (if it is one) isn't going to work against tougher teams like Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

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    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Our D will continue to improve, all that prevent stuff when we get a lead is allowing teams like the Rams to get alot of yards just taking what we are giving. Smart football? I guess so, it's just hard to watch a team move down the field easily, and then expect the D to bow up and stop em' in the red zone. It's worked so far, but I expect the vets on that unit will pick it up, and start to be more dominant.
    Agreed, you play to win games.
    How it happens and the stats at the end of the game are irrelevant.
    I also think it is too early to put a trend on what our defense will do against next week's opponent vs. what we did against last week's opponent.

    Test the team and see how they respond.
    This is what quality teams are about.
    If Baltimore or Pittsburgh put a hurting on us, let's see how we respond to it, before jumping to the conclusion that we will implore the same strategy with the worse results.
    As you state, I have a feeling that our D will rise to the occasion when called on, that is their MO as of late.

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    Re: Vikings defense: Strength in numbers

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Our D will continue to improve, all that prevent stuff when we get a lead is allowing teams like the Rams to get alot of yards just taking what we are giving. Smart football? I guess so its just hard to watch a team move down the field easily, and then expect the D to bow up and stop em' in the red zone. It's worked so far, but I expect the vets on that unit will pick it up, and start to be more dominant.
    Right, plus that strategy (if it is one) isn't going to work against tougher teams like Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
    Pittsburgh, at least right now, is not all that.
    They have struggled to run the ball and protect against the pass.

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    Re: Vikings defense: Strength in numbers

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Our D will continue to improve, all that prevent stuff when we get a lead is allowing teams like the Rams to get alot of yards just taking what we are giving. Smart football? I guess so its just hard to watch a team move down the field easily, and then expect the D to bow up and stop em' in the red zone. It's worked so far, but I expect the vets on that unit will pick it up, and start to be more dominant.
    Right, plus that strategy (if it is one) isn't going to work against tougher teams like Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
    Pittsburgh, at least right now, is not all that.
    They have struggled to run the ball and protect against the pass.

    =Z=
    They are still much better than Detroit, Cleveland or the Rams.

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    Re: Vikings defense: Strength in numbers

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Our D will continue to improve, all that prevent stuff when we get a lead is allowing teams like the Rams to get alot of yards just taking what we are giving. Smart football? I guess so its just hard to watch a team move down the field easily, and then expect the D to bow up and stop em' in the red zone. It's worked so far, but I expect the vets on that unit will pick it up, and start to be more dominant.
    Right, plus that strategy (if it is one) isn't going to work against tougher teams like Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
    Pittsburgh, at least right now, is not all that.
    They have struggled to run the ball and protect against the pass.
    They are still much better than Detroit, Cleveland or the Rams.
    The only common opponent for the two teams is Detroit.

    Pittsburgh - 28-20 winner in Week 4.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.co...0910110det.htm

    Vikings - 27-13 winner in Week 2.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.co...0909200det.htm

    In stats that I consider to be important:
    Scoring Defense:

    Pittsburgh - 19.6ppg - 14th in the NFL

    Minnesota - 18.0ppg - 9th in the NFL

    Scoring Offense:

    Pittsburgh - 22.6ppg - 14th in the NFL

    Minnesota - 31.2ppg - 3rd in the NFL

    Turnover Margin:

    Pittsburgh - -5 - 29th in the NFL

    Minnesota - +5 - 3rd in the NFL

    The Vikings are better in all 3.

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    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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    Re: Vikings defense: Strength in numbers

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "PurpleTide" wrote:

    Our D will continue to improve, all that prevent stuff when we get a lead is allowing teams like the Rams to get alot of yards just taking what we are giving. Smart football? I guess so its just hard to watch a team move down the field easily, and then expect the D to bow up and stop em' in the red zone. It's worked so far, but I expect the vets on that unit will pick it up, and start to be more dominant.
    Right, plus that strategy (if it is one) isn't going to work against tougher teams like Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
    Pittsburgh, at least right now, is not all that.
    They have struggled to run the ball and protect against the pass.
    They are still much better than Detroit, Cleveland or the Rams.
    The only common opponent for the two teams is Detroit.

    Pittsburgh - 28-20 winner in Week 4.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.co...0910110det.htm

    Vikings - 27-13 winner in Week 2.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.co...0909200det.htm

    In stats that I consider to be important:

    Scoring Defense:

    Pittsburgh - 19.6ppg - 14th in the NFL

    Minnesota - 18.0ppg - 9th in the NFL

    Scoring Offense:

    Pittsburgh - 22.6ppg - 14th in the NFL

    Minnesota - 31.2ppg - 3rd in the NFL

    Turnover Margin:

    Pittsburgh - -5 - 29th in the NFL

    Minnesota - +5 - 3rd in the NFL

    The Vikings are better in all 3.

    =Z=
    Wait, I thought the only stat that mattered was the 'W'.
    :P

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    Re: Vikings defense: Strength in numbers

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    [quote author=PurpleTide link=topic=53653.msg1005118#msg1005118 date=1255529404]

    Our D will continue to improve, all that prevent stuff when we get a lead is allowing teams like the Rams to get alot of yards just taking what we are giving. Smart football? I guess so its just hard to watch a team move down the field easily, and then expect the D to bow up and stop em' in the red zone. It's worked so far, but I expect the vets on that unit will pick it up, and start to be more dominant.
    Right, plus that strategy (if it is one) isn't going to work against tougher teams like Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
    Pittsburgh, at least right now, is not all that.
    They have struggled to run the ball and protect against the pass.
    They are still much better than Detroit, Cleveland or the Rams.
    The only common opponent for the two teams is Detroit.

    Pittsburgh - 28-20 winner in Week 4.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.co...0910110det.htm

    Vikings - 27-13 winner in Week 2.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.co...0909200det.htm

    In stats that I consider to be important:

    Scoring Defense:

    Pittsburgh - 19.6ppg - 14th in the NFL

    Minnesota - 18.0ppg - 9th in the NFL

    Scoring Offense:

    Pittsburgh - 22.6ppg - 14th in the NFL

    Minnesota - 31.2ppg - 3rd in the NFL

    Turnover Margin:

    Pittsburgh - -5 - 29th in the NFL

    Minnesota - +5 - 3rd in the NFL

    The Vikings are better in all 3.
    Wait, I thought the only stat that mattered was the 'W'.

    :P
    [/quote]

    That is the only stat that matters while creating Power Polls.
    In considering future matchups, other stats are important for considering the relative strengths and weaknesses of the opposing teams.

    Neener!

    =Z=

    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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