The Vikings game versus the Falcons was moved to 3:15 this past Sunday to become the \”national game\” for Fox. However, I am in the New York area for the Holidays and unfortunately Fox chose to show the Eagles/Redskins in this market.
But never fear, via the internet I was able to watch the game using information I found on a website called howtowatchfootball.com. Sadly the game was about as pretty as my pixelated view.
Seven fumbles (four lost) is atrocious. What is sad is that you take away one of those fumbles, or the Vikings defense falls on the Atlanta fumble in the endzone, and the Vikings probably win that game.
Peterson\’s fumbling has gone from worrisome to downright scary. Although he was only credited with 2, he really had 3 fumbles, 2 of them lost.
About the only positive to come out of the game is at least this wasn\’t a playoff game, and it wasn\’t where a loss eliminated the Vikings from the playoffs. The Vikings now have to hope for a Green Bay victory against the Bears in Soldier Field tonight, a Bears loss in Houston next week, or a Vikings victory over the Giants next week at Metrodome.
The good news here is that the Giants wrapped up the number one seed in the NFC with an overtime victory against the Panthers. Although it isn\’t Tom Coughlin\’s style, I would expect the Giants to rest key players next week giving the Vikings a decent chance of winning.
What this all means is that I am a Packer fan tonight hoping that Aaron Rodgers can pull it together and beat the Bears this evening. Although the Packers have been horrible as of late, they always play the Bears tough and if I were a betting man I would take the Packers and the points (4.5) tonight. With that being said I expect a Bears victory by either 3 points, or 17+.
Doo-da-doo-doo-doo… Go Pack Go!