Monday, October 05, 2009

BEAT THE PACKERS!!! (2nd Half) 3 of 3



Storybook start to the second half!!!!! DID I SAY FAVRE WAS AWESOME, DID I? WELL THEN I SHOULD HAVE!!! He’s 39 years old (40 next week) and playing better than half his age. Aaron Rodgers, Favre’s protégé and replacement, has played very well for the Packs, and continued his attack on the Vikings defense in the second half, but sadly for cheesehead nation the Vike defense is too strong. HA! Score: 14-28, Vikings lead (of course).

It’s the third quarter and you know Adrian Peterson is set to break off a couple big plays soon, but for now he is shut down and this only hurts the Viking offense. The Viking defense are another story. They force the Packers to kick and the special teams take the ball to midfield. Even though Peterson is taken out of the equation for the offense again Favre stays solid, unfortunately he is not able to keep the chains moving. The Packs get the ball and they do nothing but fail on every possession. DE #69 Jared Allen does not let down, sacking Rodgers in the end zone. It’s a safety with 7.21 minutes remaining. 7 sacks on aaron Rodgers, with 4 hits from #69 Jared Allen. Unbelievable defense. I actually felt bad for the Packers for a few long seconds. Even the Vikings punt kicking was perfect, and mind you both teams are undefeated so the packers aren’t exactly a weak team.

The Vikings allow the Packs to score because Brad Childress is cool like that. LOL. We can’t have Packers fans crying in the Viking stands now can we? Just Kidding. I don’t think Coach Childress’s 3rd down play (to have Favre throw a deep ball instead of running the time down with a run) with 3:12 or so left was such a bad idea. If the ball were caught the play would have been perfect timing. But I’ll tell you there’s 2 minutes left and the game is still close. Score: 20, 30 Vikings lead. And just now Jared Allen has yet ANOTHER sack. The packers settle for a field goal making the score: 23, 30. There’s 55 seconds left and only a touchdown difference. Sidney Rice on the special teams makes another great play and grabs the side kick like he did previously in the game. The game ends with the Vikings running down the clock. The master schools the student. Mister miyagi putting the wax on the packers. Great game, perfect ending. THE VIKINGS BEAT THE PACKERS.

3 comments:

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ForwardThought said...

It's amazing how well Farve is performing. I was one of those who thought Farve needed to give it up many moons ago. I should know better though, as being an athelet myself, in under estimating the athletic driving will to perform--if your body can keep going, your mind will push it.

I look at Farve, as a NFL Quarterback, in the same way I look at Michael Jordan, as a NBA Guard--guys that from birth were meant to be athletic super stars in their particular sport. However, the catch to this "meant to do", as it is with any of us, is realizing that this/our "meant to do" was given by God in the first place to glorify Him and to be a witness for His kingdom; and it is sad, and in turn ultimitally a failure of "fruitlessness" (if you get what I mean) when the "meant to doers" avoid that catch and glorify themselves.

With that said, I am not saying that Farve or Jordan took the self-glorify approach--I am not up to par with their spiritual convictions. But the principle remains, in all things, whether you were meant to be a doctor, nurse, salesman, or a super star give God the glory for in it; because He is the giver of all things and He can be the taker of all things.

It makes me wonder sometimes (just a wondering thought of my own) when I see potential star athelets get stricken with an injury that put them out of the game; perhaps, just perhaps (again no fact behind this), God saw a need to humble the self-glorifer.

God bless--FT

ebbs said...

I too had little faith in Favre playing well at this stage of his career and after last seasons injury but I hope you continues to do well and takes his team to the next level, to a Super Bowl win. Just like last year I would love to see a quarterback who is not scared to profess his faith in God on TV (see kurt Warner) win it big, but only time will tell. Big game next week against the Steelers, that game will definetely show whether or not the Vikings can be a Super Bowl contender. The #1 team in the NFL looks like the New Orleans Saints though. Thanks for your thoughts.