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Vikings/Packers made for good TV

November 2, 2009 - Per Peterson
Sunday’s Vikings/Packers game might have been the best game — TV viewing-wise — the Vikings have ever played.

Obviously, the intrigue was there from the first chorus of boos until the post-game interview with Pam Oliver and Brett Favre. With Favre on your team, chances are it's going to be fun to watch, but this game took it to a new level.

However, the game had so much more, no matter who’s side you were on. It had big plays — big throws, big catches, big sacks — huge momentum shifts on both sides and, of course, a positive outcome for Vikings fans.

And you knew, didn’t you, you just knew, the Vikings would find a way to make a game of it by once again letting their opponent back in the game because of either a bone-headed mistake or their coach being outcoached for at least one stretch of the game. A blowout would've been nice, but it would've also made for a boring fourth quarter. And who likes boring, prevent-defense-filled fourth quarters?

We Vikings fans are in the midst of getting spoiled rotten, much like were were in 1998 when they lost just once during the regular season. The Vikings have turned into one of the most nationally-publicized teams. They’ve gotten more national attention so far this year than the Saints and Colts (the NFL’s remaining unbeaten teams) combined. And they haven’t let us down.

So far.


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