After the game Sunday, Minnesota’s defensive end said, “He made the one scramble, but he’s young. He’s got a long way to go. He’s trying to be a pocket passer.” You’re right Jared, 2,393 yards, 11 TD’s, and a passer rating of 87.1 is hardly impressive by any means. Is anyone really surprised by this? Minnesota just won a big game against one of few teams they actually have a chance of beating this season. Even then Cam racked up almost as many yards as Minnesota’s entire offense. Why would Jared Allen, who did play a great game, allow the image of his team sink any lower than it has? Minnesota has two players. One guy on defense and one guy on offense. They are both exceptional players but they didn’t beat Carolina on Sunday. For some reason the 2011 Panthers are forced to suffer yet another hard year plagued by losses. As close and undeserved that they may be, a loss is still a loss. I’m just upset one came from Minnesota.
Cam didn’t completely embarrass the Viking defense, but neither did they put anything other than a speed bump in his roll. 290 yards, 3 TD’s, 1 fumble and no picks doesn’t exactly support the evidence that Allen’s defense won the game. Allen doesn’t have to admit that Cam played a great game because his back was to all the cornerbacks getting burned by Smith on the other end of the field who got 100 yards in 7 receptions in the game. Let’s be honest though. If he had admitted that Cam was everything but average, it would confirm the suspect season the Vikings have had all season long. The only thing worse than losing to a team like Minnesota would have to be admitting that their whole team only beat one player by 3 points.