Here is what we learned from the week 12 matchup between the Vikings and the Falcons:
- The Georgia Dome is not a very hostile environment. Horrible fans.
Jared Allen did a fantastic job filling in for Cullen Loeffler at long snapper.
Benny Sapp made a great play against Roddy White in the end zone...
- ...but was horrific the rest of the game.
- The sad thing is, Sapp might be our best active corner.
- Our run defense is still pretty solid, holding Michael Turner to 60 yards on the ground.
- Bill Musgrave is not a very good offensive coordinator.
- Example #1: 4th and goal from the one. We have a pretty good play action QB. We have Percy Harvin. Atlanta's run D is also pretty good. They have 8 in the box. We hand it off to Toby Gerhart up the middle. Loss of 2. Turnover on downs.
- Example #2: Before the goal line debacle, we had the ball in our territory, 2nd and 15. We choose to run it up the gut with Gerhart. He gains two yards, but we are left with a 3rd and 13.
- It turns out, this team has the ability to play well in the second half...
- ...unfortunately we still can't put two good halves together.
- Not that we don't learn this every week, but our offensive line is really, really bad.
- To win in this league, you need a quarterback like Matt Ryan.
- Whoever was on Julio Jones shut him down today.
- That person also shut down my fantasy team. Pulled Beanie Wells (36 points) for Jones yesterday.
Allen Reisner had a nice catch early in the game (his only target of the day).
- Percy Harvin is lethal.
- Not sure I've ever seen a 104 yard kick return that didn't result in a touchdown.
- Toby Gerhart has the potential to be a serviceable running back.
- It doesn't appear as if Jared Allen will break Michael Strahan's single season sack record.
- This team has a long way to go before we reach the supremacy of 2009.
- Bring on Tebow.
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