Heartbreak in Minnesota; Late Pick Dooms Vikings in Title Game Loss

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As it turns out, only 10 Vikings will be making a trip to Miami… and it will be to play in the Pro Bowl.

In many ways, some of the lesser-known Vikings kept them in this game while the superstars made lethal mistakes that proved too many to overcome.

The team was charged with six fumbles, a number that should make anyone’s jaw drop. Adrian Peterson was responsible for half of those fumbles. Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian, and Darius Reynaud can claim the other three.

Brett Favre tossed two interceptions, including an unthinkably poor choice at the end of regulation. Favre took a risk to throw across his body when he could have merely limped forward and gained enough yards to give Ryan Longwell a realistic shot at booting a game winner.

Jared Allen and Kevin Williams had two tackles a piece, but were largly absent from the action and did not get much pressure on Drew Brees.

This was another heartbreaker for Vikings fans, but with every ending comes a new beginning.

I would like to extend my congratulations to the Saints, their fans, and the City of New Orleans. You have a fine team, and you deserve to be playing in February.

And remember… there is always next year.


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One Response to “Heartbreak in Minnesota; Late Pick Dooms Vikings in Title Game Loss”

  1. Never one to blame a loss on the ref’s, the NFL should be ashame of itself letting at least 1 major non-call (The illegal hit on Brett Farve was a game changer and very blatant that the fix wasn in to see that New Orleans get’s to the Super Bowl.) and 2 major disputed reviewed calls go against the Vikes to what was clearly seen on the replays as the opposite.(One was the 1st down try where the ball was clearly dislogged on the diving try in the 4th quarter, not just losing control but the ball was behind the line of scrimmage as the impact occured. 2nd one was when Brees threw the pass in OT to the receiver on the 20 yard line with the ball clearly moving around and finally touching the ground still out of control. Inclusive!…what are they looking at in this film review booth. A sad day in NFL history not calling a good cean fair game.
    As a side note: the rule needs changed to allow the other team to have posession before ending the game. This will surely clear up any dispute if the best team one, instead of by the flip of the coin. What a disservice to the players who work so hard to get to this point in their lively hood. Forget the fact that it may have been one of the best QB in NFL history’s last game that it happened to. By the way I love Drew Brees play so I’m not prejudice towards Farve. Wake up NFL and get with the program!!!