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The Really, Really, Really Last Chance For Minnesota To Save Their Season



Date: 21 November 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Time: 12:00 PM Central
Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
DirecTV Ch. 709
Know Thy Enemy: Acme Packing Company
Gonzo's Prediction: Vikings 27, Packers 24
Final Score: Packers 31, Vikings 3

Not a lot of time, unfortunately, to write the standard game preview post, which I apologize for. Mrs. Gonzo isn't feeling up to par over here, so today I will be playing Dr. Gonzo in addition to commenting and tracking things in the thread here and over at SBNation Minnesota.

The three keys to today's game?

1) Hey, how about not turning the ball over so much? - Because, you see, when we turn the ball over a lot, we have this annoying tendency to lose. When we don't, we win a lot more often. So, any successful game plan today pretty much has to start with this.

2) Maybe we should try to generate a pass rush. - If we let Aaron Rodgers stand around all day like he did in the first game, he's going to do exactly the same thing he did last time. Earlier this week, Jared Allen asked Viking fans not to boo the team. You know, if Allen and his compadres could get some pressure on the quarterback, maybe people wouldn't boo so much.

3) Let's give the ball to Adrian Peterson. A lot. - The Green Bay run defense stinks on ice, and it has all year. The Minnesota Vikings currently employ the best running back in the National Football League and a quarterback that's single-handedly turned the ball over 21 times over the first nine games of the season. One would think that running the ball more would simply be a matter of common sense, but hey. . .we're coached by Brad Childress. Lord knows what we're going to see.

Yep, picking the Vikings to win today. . .in no way would I ever actually predict a Packer win over Minnesota. . .but I'm not terribly confident about it. However, taking into account that the Vikings should be looking for a season sweep over Green Bay today rather than just a split. . .and, really, they should be. . .tells me that it's not an impossible idea that the Vikings could win this game. So let's sit back, relax, and (hopefully) enjoy this afternoon's action.