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Madden and the Vikings

Last night I played in a 32-person tournament hosted by Wal-Mart with the Vikings. Doing this is not exactly giving one the greatest chance to win.

I basically chose to play in this tournament because I wanted a sneak preview of how good the Vikings would be in the game. 80 overall.

Really rough stuff at QB and the right side of the line. Secondary ratings are pretty bland too. But because of Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin (I may not care for him in real life but he's quite important on the video game) T-Jack (Yes, you read that right) and the defense.

I was able to secure myself a free copy of the game.

True to Viking form I lost in the Super Bowl to the Patriots. But I was playing on a 360 and I normally have a PS3 and the guy I lost too had a modded Xbox and had been playing since Sunday.

Some highlights-

Round One: Longwell misses three field goals but defense helps me hang on to a 10-7 win over the Giants. I played like garbage in this game. AP could never get going.

Round Two: Beat the Bengals 59-0 in four minute quarters. Not sure why the dude picked them but he compounded it by trying to run with Carson Palmer and throw cross body. I had eight takeaways and 10 sacks. T-Jack had 6 total tds. Five throwing and one running.

Round Three: Adrian coughs up the ball with 2:32 on the clock in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders. I was down 10-7 and in FG range. Stupidly the guy playing as JaMarcus throws right at Winfield for an INT. I drive using a lot of Shiancoe and Tahi for a field goal. In OT I got the ball and Adrian took over taking me down to the 15 for the game winning field goal. 13-10.

Round Four: The kid I faced in the semi-finals had also played as the Vikings. He chose to switch to the Eagles for some reason. In the first three quarters I shut down McNabb and he can't stop Berrian, Harvin, Shiancoe and Tahi. Jackson is throwing it anywhere he wants too. I build a 10 point lead with a minute left he scores a garbage touchdown with no time remaining. 31-28.

Round Five: Lost to the Patriots 34-13. Never really had a chance. Peterson coughed it up early. Couldn't pass. Forced to switch out of my usual style of ball control offense.

I earned one copy of the game and a $25 gift certificate. I also spent roughly nine hours at a Wal-Mart. So there's that...

Anyways, if any one wants to play on PS3 feel free to add mjschaefer. I should be up and online in a matter of days.

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