Truly upset, undoubtedly convicted beyond words! Really? Appalled to hear because of Favre’s retirement, this team will be fortunate to achieve a .500 record! Mind-boggling! Did Adrian Peterson call it quits? Shocked, yet for some reason I understand the media’s stupidity.
I mean, this squad only has the best RB, defensive line, four standout pass-catchers, and one of the best home field advantages. That’s it. Other than that? Ridiculous! Preposterous! Where’s the love for the #4-less NFC runner-up Minnesota Vikings?!? Oh, and by the way, he’s still going to play. 100% sure he’s the QB.
1. Adrian Peterson’s Record-Breaking 2010: Adrian’s setting the league on fire! Without Favre expect over 2,000 yards and 20+ touchdowns. Chris Johnson said he’s going for 2,500 and MVP honors, “All Day” is eclipsing Eric Dickerson’s 1984 mark of 2,105 rushing yards. People tend to blow-up his fumbling woes, and in doing so, forget how great he really is.
This kid is special and the more he has the rock the more you can expect from the Vikings, thus, the better the year they will have. Speed, power, and the wherewithal to make things happen -now sit back, relax, enjoy and watch it all unfold. “History In The Making”
2. Green Bay’s Over-Hyped, Detroit’s Just Not There Yet, Chicago Proves No Challenge: The competition isn’t all that strong. I believe you have more of a sure thing in the Vikings than you do the field. They have an identity on both sides of the pigskin. They run the ball and they stop the run. They are consistent, efficient. Simply, the line of scrimmage is theirs. They do what they do best.
Gotta love their strengths -they overwhelm their weaknesses. They easily have what it takes to earn 10 or 11 wins. Maybe 12. Green Bay is up one moment, down the next. Detroit is still very, very young. Chicago is just Chicago, they are not a factor.
3. Dome Sweet Dome: In the Metrodome since 2007 they have only lost six games, just two by double digits. Home crowd is always absurd. One of the toughest venues for opposing teams to visit and notch a victory. Eight games in 2010. They were unbeaten last season.
I like their chances at home. Its one of the many reasons this team is so tough to beat. And when you get them outside comfort, they possess the style to win. Playing on the road actually benefits their scheme minus Favre.
4. Rallying Around Tarvaris: Ability to make plays with feet, excellent supporting cast, and mentality to prove critics wrong. I believe Tarvaris is more than just a caretaker. He has the talent to prolong plays and lead scoring drives, especially when you consider the weapons and their knack to pick up extra real estate after the catch/first contact.
Skill is not a question. If he’s ready for the challenge like I know he will be, the sky’s “still” the limit for the 2010 Minnesota Vikings. No pressure. He’s been waiting for the opportunity.