That was just the Vikings being the Vikings

Since it was such an epic game, and since I’m a Viking fan who was in attendance, I feel the need to write up a quick review of the game, and some of my thoughts.

First of all, I was wrong about the keys to the game, and I was wrong about my premise that the Vikings had only a prayer (although I’m sure my tortured past as a Viking fan contributed to my pessimism). People like to take shots at the “experts” when their analysis is wrong, but as long as the analysis is viable and reasonable, what else is there to go by? People who have “gut feelings” are usually misguided. One can only call the game as one see it based on personnel, scheme, and other mitigating factors. But in the end it’s still football, and in this case championship football. For example, it would have been far more of a stretch to say the shaky Viking secondary was going to limit the high-flying Saint passing game, as they did, than to say what I said (the opposite). The Minnesota secondary and overall defense did just that, but that really couldn’t have been predicted based on the information […]

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