Minnesota Vikings Week 3 - Review, Preview and Talking Points
Posted by Brandon Hedges & Matt Barker on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM By Brandon Hedges & Matt Barker / September 23, 2014 Comment
If expectations had been higher, the past few weeks would go down as one of the most painful times in Minnesota Vikings history. Fortunately, even the brightest-eyed and bushiest-tailed fans (like myself) only predicted an 8-8 season before kickoff in St. Louis. Now we can just savor the fact that if our season is on its way to a dark, sad place (like it probably is) we'll get a decent draft pick and won't have to get the let down of just missing the playoffs. The New Orleans Saints executed a textbook two-man high-low tackle on our scrambling Matt Cassel to put yet another foot injury on a Vikings quarterback in recent memory. The only difference, Brett Favre stayed on the field long enough to lose the game... indeed, I am still bitter. The early exit of Cassel brought in the man who, according to some Vikings fans, will lead the team straight to the gates of Valhalla: the one and only Teddy Bridgewater; Teddy's debut has initiated his NFL honeymoon with praise for his ability to stretch the field with his arm and baffle the defensive-line with his quick feet. Despite not scoring a touchdown, supporters are quick to note that the Vikings outscored the Saints 9 to 7 after the Saints broke Matt Cassel's foot bones.