Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Three-Way Tie in the North

The NFC North is now a three-way tie as the 11th week of the NFL season concludes, as the Vikings lost at Tampa Bay, 19-13, and Green Bay stomped Chicago, 37-3 at Lambeau Field.

I didn't see any of the Vikings game, as I was still stuck recovering at home, and watched the Giants game for updates. (The Giants looked like worldbeaters today, rolling over Baltimore, 30-10.) The Vikings had a 13-6 lead at halftime, as Bobby Wade scored an early second quarter TD that put the Vikes up, 10-3. It would be their lone touchdown of the day.

Tampa Bay tied the game in the third quarter, and took the lead on a Matt Bryant field goal in the fourth, after they converted a Vikings fumble. Bryant kicked four field goals, and the Vikings fumbled again in the final minute to end any chance of a comeback win.

Adrian Peterson attempted to tie Robert Smith's 2000 team record for consecutive 100-yard games on the ground, but came up just short, and rushed for 85 yards on 22 carries.

The Packers win over the Bears made the everyone in the NFC North (except the Lions, who are 0-10) 5-5. All three teams are on the road next week.The Vikings take on the Jaguars at Jacksonville next week, while Green Bay is at New Orleans (on Monday), and Chicago is at St. Louis.


SoSock said...

Glad to hear you're recovery is going well. Hate I haven't been by in a while and didn't know you had been hurt.
Had to stop by this morning, even though I'm running late getting out to work. I'm running late because I went to see Weir and Ratdog last night and he played rather late. (Well, late for an old codger like me). I had to stop by because your name came up. I took a guy who's one of my oldest dearest friends and has Parkinson's disease. Ratdog played "Mighty Quinn" last night and afterwards I mentioned you and related how I like your trivia night recaps. He asked if you weren't the one I used as a source for questions I posed one night while drinking wine at the house, and said he had thought about it when the song started. I had forgotten about that. It was cool that he remembered.

SoSock said...

By the way - yes, Weir can still kick it out.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Thanks for the kind words, Sosock. Please give my best to your friend who is suffering from Parkinson's disease. I'm touched that he would think of me during a concert where the Mighty Quinn is played...