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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Red zone woes

The Vikings officially have the worst red-zone offense in the NFL.
Their conversion rate of 22.2 percent is below every team, including the Oakland Raiders.
Also, the Vikings' 18 red zone trips are sixth fewest in the NFL, behind five teams with a combined record of 13-27 .
Early in the season, the Vikings could count on walking away with points. But the Vikings have walked away from three trips without any points, and they have socred a league-low four red zone touchdowns, tied with the Raiders for fewest.
Interestingly, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only had 15 red zone trips. But they've scored nine touchdowns.
As CB Antoine Winfield pointed out, field goals aren't going to win games. And the Vikings need to figure out ways to pound the ball into the end zone if they want to reach the postseason.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jackson said...

Sean, I just read your article about Winfield speaking out a little toward the offense and the predictable play calling. If the play callers need help maybe playing a little madden 07 could give them some ideas. Dallas cowboys replaced Bledsoe because of his turnovers and they have a bad O-line. Tony Romo is doing a heck of a job. Lets give Jackson a shot, I know he will do a better job than Johnson.

What else could go wrong?

10:45 AM  
Blogger Phil from Minnetonka said...

We are hosed. Brad Johnson is as good as it gets on this team. Bollinger may have slightly better escapability than Johnson (though you wouldn't notice it watching film of the New England game), but just as weak an arm and probably worse decision making skills. And going to Jackson now would be a true sign of desparation - and he's totally not ready.

If we get 2 TDs a game from the offense the rest of the way we'll go 6-2. If we get 1 TD a game we're going to need some luck to get into the playoffs.

5:00 PM  
Blogger VinCintt said...

viking fans!,
can someone remind me why these players are getting paid?? honestly, the vikings SUCK!!! the coaches can't coach, the recievers can't catch, "don't ya miss MOSS now?" and if we have the best o-line, should'nt we be running better?, QB's can't pass, smoot is way overrated, i think he sucks!, and if we're considered to have a good defense?, then where is the QB pass rush?? and what kind of defense are we playing? on a 3rd and 15yrds, the opponent is able to capitalize, this is ridiculous! on offense, we can't even put up a touchdown on the 49ers? come on now, I thought vikings were professional players!! I think this is the same ol' vikings from last yr, the yr before that and so on. they suck!! the coaching staffs suck, defense suck! offense suck! shoot, why don't you guys pay me 200k a yr just to go on the field and drop passes! heck, maybe I can even catch a few of them! I think the only player on this team that can play is Winfield!!! other than that, this team sucks! they play with no heart!

disappointed fan,
VinCintt

10:44 AM  
Blogger VinCintt said...

viking fans!,
can someone remind me why these players are getting paid?? honestly, the vikings SUCK!!! the coaches can't coach, the recievers can't catch, "don't ya miss MOSS now?" and if we have the best o-line, should'nt we be running better?, QB's can't pass, smoot is way overrated, i think he sucks!, and if we're considered to have a good defense?, then where is the QB pass rush?? and what kind of defense are we playing? on a 3rd and 15yrds, the opponent is able to capitalize, this is ridiculous! on offense, we can't even put up a touchdown on the 49ers? come on now, I thought vikings were professional players!! I think this is the same ol' vikings from last yr, the yr before that and so on. they suck!! the coaching staffs suck, defense suck! offense suck! shoot, why don't you guys pay me 200k a yr just to go on the field and drop passes! heck, maybe I can even catch a few of them! I think the only player on this team that can play is Winfield!!! other than that, this team sucks! they play with no heart!

disappointed fan,
VinCintt

10:44 AM  

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