Did The Minnesota Vikings Just Come Back to Earth?
The Vikings lose 26-38 to the Washington Redskins. If you look at the score you might say at least we were in the game, but if you actually watched it you would have a totally different viewpoint on the score.
The Vikings came out swinging, but three times came up missing. We had three early red zone appearances, but the Vikings came up with three field goals to take a early 9-0 lead. The Vikings had a chance to knock out Washington early, and didn’t. Washington responded by scoring 24-unanswered points, before the Vikings would kick another field goal to make it a 24-12 game, and would end up losing 38-26
I won’t say anything negative about Robert Griffin III, but I think RG3 needs to remember he is still a rookie. Instead I am going to call out a few people. First is Christian Ponder. Ponder did throw over 300-yards, but still in a two minute drill, Ponder kept throwing dink-and-dunk passes. Threw two more picks, which is four in the last two games. Ponder you need to start stretching the field. The jury is still out if Ponder can become the quarterback the Vikings hope he can become.
Second in our defense. Our d-line generated zero pressure on RG3, could not contain the run, and could not cover a single receiver. I know it is one week, and I won’t over react, but come on, you let the redskins run up, and down the field.
Third is our coaching staff. Where to begin? How about the play calling. Our offense is way to predictable. Give Ponder a chance to open up the field. Teams are starting to realize if you stack eight in the box, you can shut down this offense. I have doubts if this will ever be a championship caliber coaching staff.
It is only week six, and the Vikings are 4-2, but with such a great record comes high expectations. This team might be better then last years team, but today’s showing gave the fans a nightmare flashback to last season. Hopefully this is a one week instance, but only time will tell what Viking teams shows up next week.