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In 2014 the Minnesota Vikings will face a tough test in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers are a young team on the rise and figure to play heavily into the playoff picture. Expect these teams to be running neck and neck when the Packers visit the Metrodome in November. You can’t count out the Chicago bears either as they’ve completely revamped their team. The Vikings home schedule also features tough games against the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona cardinals, and New York Giants. The anticipation is building around Vikings tickets. With or without Brett Favre the Minnesota Vikings plan on finishing the job in 2014.
The Minnesota Vikings experienced a fantastic season in 2009, blasting their way through the NFL, winning 12 games and an NFC North title. Brett Favre had one the best seasons of his NFL career, keeping interceptions to a minimum and making the big plays when needed. The Vikings blew away the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round of the playoffs and seemed to have everything going their way for a storybook trip to the Super Bowl. Alas the dream crumbled in a five turnover performance in New Orleans, the killer a late regulation pick by Favre that sent the game into overtime where the Saints never gave up the ball. Heading into the 2010 season Minnesota Vikings tickets promise another winning season in the Metrodome but carry the burning question: Will Favre return? Stay tuned
With Brett Favre- It used to be the Packers asking this question but now it’s the Minnesota Vikings. There’s no doubt that Brett Favre provided the needed dimension to make the Vikings offense even more potent. Favre allowed receivers Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin to excel, putting the ball into the right hands at the right time. Throughout the year the Vikings dealt out plenty of Adrian Peterson and allowed their QB to do what he does best. Favre’s return would mean an immediate boost to both offensive effectiveness and team morale. Simply put, the Minnesota Vikings are better with Brett Favre than without him.
Without Brett Favre- Should Favre fail to return, the onus falls squarely on the shoulders of Tarvaris Jackson. While Jackson has had his share of growing pains he showed improvement in 2009 in the pre-season and in mop up duty. No doubt time on the bench and the guidance of a more experienced quarterback was good for him. If Jackson takes the reins the Minnesota Vikings will lean more heavily on Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson, who many consider the best running back in the NFL today. While experts downgrade the Vikings with Jackson at the helm, a return to run heavy scheme might be the Vikings ticket to success.
The Minnesota Vikings feature one of the best defensive lines in the NFL and they use them well. DE Jared Allen is a monster, harassing quarterbacks with constant pressure and hits. Kevin and Pat Williams are a two-headed monster, clogging the middle and providing push in pass defense. If this trio remains healthy the Vikings will continue to be a defensive force. If there’s a weakness in the Minnesota defense it comes behind the line where the Vikings had the injury bug hit. Cornerback Antoine Winfield, Cornerback Cedric Griffin, and Linebacker E.J. Henderson all went down during the year. Getting them all back healthy, and keeping them on the field, would go a long way towards advancing the Vikings fortunes, especially with the Green Bay packers in the division.
Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21
Twin Falls Times-News
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ground game with Eddie Lacy was working so well for Green Bay that even Aaron Rodgers wanted a running play to try to put Minnesota away. "I just kind of chuckled, because it's usually the other way around," Packers coach Mike ...
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Bridgewater's rough start dooms Vikings
Portage Daily Register
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the poise of a veteran, Teddy Bridgewater drove the Minnesota Vikings 79 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that put their game against Green Bay well within reach. If only the rookie quarterback could have been that ...
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Yahoo Canada Sports
Nov 23 (The Sports Xchange) - Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes that running back Adrian Peterson will return to the team once he is reinstated, ESPN reported Sunday. Peterson has said that he may go to a different team for a change of ...
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Packers Squeak By Vikings in Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers held on down the stretch, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 24-21 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The Packers offense struggled ...
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Vikings' mistakes add up to another loss
The Vikings regrettably left as many big plays on the field as the Packers made, which distinguishes first-place Green Bay (8-3) from last-place Minnesota (4-7) in the NFC North. "I'm sure everybody across the board, both sides of the ball, will be able to pick ...
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