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    Re: Why cant we ever close a game?

    Acquiring a winning mentality and a killer instinct is tough in the NFL. As we win more games and our confidence grows, we'll see our team start to close games.

    The three games that someone posted earlier which we "closed" were all very late in the year, during a streak when our team's confidence was sky high. Earlier in the 2007, there were games like the Detroit OT loss, and the close win against Chicago.

    I have patience on this issue. Showing resolve to comeback after the momentum has violently swung against you is also a nice trait for our team to have. That was on full display last Sunday, and against the Saints as well. In the past similar blunders crippled us.
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    Re: Why cant we ever close a game?

    "VikingsFan4Lyfe" wrote:
    For as long as I can remember watching the vikings, accept for the 1998 season. Why can't we ever just get a lead and keep? Last sunday we let the Greenbay Packers get the lead back, and the game vs the Saints I swear to god we tried to let them win! I just wish I could sit back in a fourth quarter, enjoy my food and know this ones in the bag.
    It is always hard to close out games when:

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    Your special teams consistently give up big plays.
    B.
    Your veteran QB throws dumb interceptions.
    C.
    You are the Minnesota Vikings
    Rock out with your cock out!!!

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    Re: Why cant we ever close a game?

    "jkjuggalo" wrote:
    "VikingsFan4Lyfe" wrote:
    For as long as I can remember watching the vikings, accept for the 1998 season. Why can't we ever just get a lead and keep? Last sunday we let the Greenbay Packers get the lead back, and the game vs the Saints I swear to god we tried to let them win! I just wish I could sit back in a fourth quarter, enjoy my food and know this ones in the bag.
    It is always hard to close out games when:

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    Your special teams consistently give up big plays.
    B.
    Your veteran QB throws dumb interceptions.
    C.
    You are the Minnesota Vikings
    C is especially true
    lol

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    Re: Why cant we ever close a game?

    I think we get a lead of 7 or 10 points and then the defense starts to relax and depends to much on the opposing offense to make mistakes.

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    Re: Why cant we ever close a game?

    "VikesFan787" wrote:
    I think we get a lead of 7 or 10 points and then the defense starts to relax and depends to much on the opposing offense to make mistakes.

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    I seriously doubt you have watched any of our games.

    The only game where the defense blew a big lead was Indy.
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    Re: Why cant we ever close a game?

    "V" wrote:
    "VikesFan787" wrote:
    I think we get a lead of 7 or 10 points and then the defense starts to relax and depends to much on the opposing offense to make mistakes.

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    I seriously doubt you have watched any of our games.

    The only game where the defense blew a big lead was Indy.

    Thats the game I was talkin about, DUH!
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    Re: Why cant we ever close a game?

    "VikesFan787" wrote:
    "V" wrote:
    "VikesFan787" wrote:
    I think we get a lead of 7 or 10 points and then the defense starts to relax and depends to much on the opposing offense to make mistakes.

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    I seriously doubt you have watched any of our games.

    The only game where the defense blew a big lead was Indy.

    Thats the game I was talkin about, DUH!
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    OK.

    What about the other 6 games in which we held a lead?

    You can't make such a general statement based on only one game.
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    Re: Why cant we ever close a game?

    "V" wrote:
    "VikesFan787" wrote:
    "V" wrote:
    "VikesFan787" wrote:
    I think we get a lead of 7 or 10 points and then the defense starts to relax and depends to much on the opposing offense to make mistakes.

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    I seriously doubt you have watched any of our games.

    The only game where the defense blew a big lead was Indy.

    Thats the game I was talkin about, DUH!
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    OK.

    What about the other 6 games in which we held a lead?

    You can't make such a general statement based on only one game.
    Actually, isn't that what he just did?
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