Sunday, September 14, 2008


We were this close (imagine me holding my thumb and index finger centimeters apart) from starting the season 0-2, before Manning and the offense decided to show up. As I predicted earlier, Peterson ran rough shod over our D, but the boys managed to keep them out of the end zone. And the offense in the first half? Sputter! I didn't get to watch the game, but saw extended highlights; mostly Peyton on the carpet, a lot, in the Metrodome. Then, perhaps, the play that may change our season: a 58 yard pass to Tony, who then lateraled to Reggie to get it to the one yard line, to be punched in by Addai. That seemed to wake up the offense, which also scored on a 37 yarder to Reg. You never know, sometimes plays like that flip the proverbial switch.

A few other thoughts from the game:

Still no Saturday. Come on big boy, we need you desperately, ask Addai.

No seriously, Addai only had 20 yards on 15 rushes. This needs to change in a hurry.

I think I read that Bob tweaked an ankle...GREAT

Where's Marvin? No receptions? This is something to keep an eye on...

Especially with the emergence of Anthony (Tony) Gonzalez, who had 9 catches for 137 yards. Watch your back Marv (and that doesn't mean get your piece out).


But a win's a win and maybe we shook some more rust off. We have the Jags at home next week, who if we're smart, we'll put away and start them off 0-3. GO HORSE!!!

the Dude

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