MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — All of the sudden the Vikings have some hope going into Sunday night’s game at Chicago.

The Bears have struggled with Julius Peppers injured and his status uncertain. The Vikings just won a game and have confidence, but you can boil this one down to what just about every game comes down to: Quarterback play.

The Vikings have seen Jay Cutler enough times to know it: His team is not playing well, but he is capable.

“He’s capable of taking a game over, and we’re well aware of what he’s done in his past and the success that he’s had,” said Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier. “We’re going to really have to be on our Ps and Qs and play our best football game in the secondary I think.”

Cutler’s biggest nemesis might be his offensive line, which means the Vikings will try and duplicate what the Lions did against them Sunday night. It could mean a big game for already hungry defensive linemen in Jared Allen and Brian Robison, who each had huge games in the Vikings win over the Arizona Cardinals.

“That’s Minnesota’s game. They’re going to play cover 2, going to play some zone and let that front four go to work. We’re going to have to find a way to block them,” said Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

While this game could be a battle between the Vikings pass rush and a suspect Chicago Bears’ offensive line, it always comes down to the play of quarterbacks. Donovan McNabb has been trying to figure out exactly where he fits.

And McNabb has not performed at a high level. The question that comes up is that of his mechanics.

“The whole mechanics thing is really something that I haven’t changed or anything to that nature,” McNabb said.

He is a veteran, which means he feels the heat of the Vikings fans. He just won’t concede to it, won’t give into it and won’t acknowledge the shortcomings.

“We’re going to stay aggressive and try to put more points on the board if that’s what they’re looking for. Most importantly it’s going to be a lot of positive plays out there,” McNabb said.

Comments (4)
  1. Jeff says:

    who gives one S**T, send the spoiled little pricks to LA

  2. Vikes suck says:

    No Stadium No Vikes. time to start over

  3. James says:

    I thought the game was to be decided by referees? I mean, it’s all a private business. It’s not as if you’re watching independent athletes vying for a personal goal. You’re watching a corporation produce a product that generates revenue. Good for the NFL. Just wait until my lawn mowing business takes off, you’ll be reading a story about which grinder i’ll use to sharpen my blades on my tractor next weekend. Maybe I won’t use the grinder, maybe I’ll just replace the blades… It’ll be a gripping tale of strategery and tactical indifference. Stay tuned as we find out what’s in the business’s future, if the new storage shed isn’t built by ramsey county, the business is forced to move to LA. Think of the jobs lost, the entertainment lost, what shall we all do with our lives?

    1. Viking9384 says:

      All three comments above are by dorks!! If you can’t find something possitive to say, SHUT IT!

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