Here we are-our third and final prime time game of the season. We have watched two previous horrible showings, and now it is Thursday night football. Could it be three times is a charm? I wish it were that easy. Minnesota has had the worst outings in prime time games in the entire league for the past several years. Now, we know this team is not going to turn things around this season; they simply are too far gone, and do not have the proper personnel in place. Though, that does not mean this team should give up completely this season. There are things that can be achieved in this 'lost' season that can benefit next year.
There is one thing I would like to see, and that is to get over this performing bad in prime time games. And despite the Vikings' record, and everything else; the Vikings can win this game and beat the Washington Redskins tonight. I believe the Redskins have better coaches, but think the Vikings have better players, even with all of the injuries. Minnesota has needed to get this monkey off their back for a very long time, and I would like to see them do it tonight; this year. I strongly believe Minnesota will be in a lot better position as far as coaching and the quarterback position next season, and think getting that prime time win tonight so it is not in the back of everyone's mind going into next season's likely only prime time game will go a long way in moving this team forward.
There are obviously numerous problems with this franchise, but one that haunts this team is folding under pressure especially under the spotlight. This team needs to learn that it can be clutch in magnified situations. This is a season that has reached the point of more fans interested in draft position than wins this season, but even though this season is lost; even the little things can go a long way into the next season, and into turning this team around. This team needs to find a way to win tonight in their own house in prime time in the spotlight, and find that confidence that has been missing in clutch situations. So, will they?