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Lions at Vikings, Open Thread

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Minneapolis, Minnesota

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th+OT F
Lions 3 7 0 0 10
Vikings 7 28 7 0 42
Detroit Stat Minnesota
82.1 ypg (32nd) Rush Offense 173.3 ypg (1st)
251.2 ypg (7th) Pass Offense 158.8 ypg (31st)
333.3 ypg (15th) Total Offense 332.1 ypg (16th)
23.4 ppg (9th) Scoring Offense 21.5 ppg (16th)
95.8 ypg (10th) Rush Defense 74.8 ypg (1st)
269.1 ypg (31st) Pass Defense 283.1 ypg (32nd)
364.9 ypg (29th) Total Defense 357.9 ypg (27th)
24.5 ppg (26th) Scoring Defense 20.6 ppg (12th)

Yes, I know it's only Saturday morning.  Unfortunately, as soon as this post goes up, I'm headed back to the Keesler Medical Center to be with Mrs. Gonzo, who is currently suffering from a pretty nasty viral pneumonia that's she's battled all week and was finally admitted to the hospital for last night.  Once the antibiotics kick in, she'll be fine. . .they tried treating it as an outpatient thing with antibiotics at first, but she had a follow-up appointment yesterday and it was determined that that wasn't working, so now they're treating her inpatient style.

So, there's a very good chance I won't be seeing the game on Sunday, depending on her condition, and there's a very good chance that my presence around here this weekend is going to be kind of scarce.  I just came home overnight to organize a few things and to get a little bit of sleep, since I wasn't going to get any at the hospital.  Hence, the Open Thread goes up now.

So, the quickie analysis:  The Vikings are playing better than they were the first time these two teams met, and the Lions are playing worse.   The Vikings are a pretty decent team at home, while the Lions are relatively terrible on the road.   Adrian Peterson is back for Minnesota.  The Vikings have won 3 of their last 4, while Detroit comes to the Dome looking for their fourth straight loss.  I think they're going to find what they're searching for.

Gonzo's Final Score Prediction:  Vikings 27, Lions 20

Have a pleasant weekend, folks, and I'll have any status updates here as they become pertinent.


Update [2007-12-1 20:21:15 by Gonzo]:

Well, after almost two full days of being at the Medical Center full-time, the doctors and nurses there have pretty much told me to go away for a while and do something to de-stress before my head explodes. I don't even know if "de-stress" is a word, but I know what they're saying. My wife is making pretty good progress, and she's in very good hands.

So, there's a pretty good chance I'll be here tomorrow after all. Because, hey, if there's one thing that can decrease my level of stress, it's Vikings football. I hope.