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    Re: Who says it's all downhill for the Purple?

    "marstc09" wrote:
    I guarantee the Giants, Cowboys, and the 49ers will be in the playoff hunt, which makes them dangerous.
    I tend to agree with this. We lost to the 49ers last year, 3-9. This year they will be even better... then again so will we.

    It isn't a gimme, thats for sure.
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    Re: Who says it's all downhill for the Purple?

    Not ME!!!

    I can't wait to see all those prognosticators eat CROW!!!
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    Re: Who says it's all downhill for the Purple?

    "marstc09" wrote:
    Soft Schedule?
    Bears Twice
    KC in KC
    Green Bay Twice
    Cowboys in Dallas
    Eagles
    Chargers
    Giants in NY
    49ers in SF
    Broncos in Denver

    I do not consider this soft at all!
    Hmmm... so you consider every road game except for Detroit as tough...

    We do play 7 playoff teams, which is a lot. I think we will do better than national expectations, but lets win some games before we start talking playoffs.
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    Re: Who says it's all downhill for the Purple?

    First off, in no way am I comparing this Vikings defense to the great Purple People Eaters defense of the late 60's-early 70s...

    But in the four seasons just before Fran Tarkenton reappeared in purple, the Vikings offense was generally rather dreadful.
    Joe Kapp was a fireplug who was a determined as a pit bull, but his passes were the ugliest ducks you ever saw.
    Gary Cuozzo, who followed Kapp, was a career backup with very little ability.
    The running backs were competent, but not necessarily flashy or overly productive.
    In those years, the defense was dominant.
    It won the battle of field position, created lots of turnovers and either scored or presented scoring opportunities for the offense.
    If the Vikings won big, the defense usually had a major part in it.
    More often though, the defense simply kept the opponent pinned down and the offense would win lots of games scoring 20 points or less.

    If this squad can find just a bit more pass rush and sacks from the D-line, particularly the D-ends, the Vikings could be a winner in the same fashion.
    This Vikings team has a lot more talent at RB than those Vikings teams did.
    What it lacks is an experienced QB and proven WRs.
    By simply not making mistakes and avoiding turnovers, and a pass rush, I think this team could win a lot of games ugly.
    And as Al Davis is fond of saying, "just win, baby."
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    Re: Who says it's all downhill for the Purple?

    "C" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    I guarantee the Giants, Cowboys, and the 49ers will be in the playoff hunt, which makes them dangerous.
    I tend to agree with this. We lost to the 49ers last year, 3-9. This year they will be even better... then again so will we.

    It isn't a gimme, thats for sure.
    The 49ers are my sleeper pick this year.
    Their D is going to be much improved over last year.
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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: Who says it's all downhill for the Purple?

    good post, i think 9-7 is a very realistic outlook


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