The Mess at the Minnesota Vikings’ Metrodome: The Grinch Edition

In Minnesota, when it snows, it pours.  The Metrodome ‘s roof collapsed under nearly 17 inches of snow and forced the home team of the Minnesota Vikings to first play in Detroit on Ford Field and then on University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium‘s frozen field.  Unfortunately, neither game went well for them, and each one brought on more disastrous results.

The first game was a disastrous loss against the New York Giants at Ford Field. The tandem of Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw ran all over them with a total of 219 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks caught for 96 yards on them.  The Vikings loss was only 21-3, but it hit them hard.  Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sat on the sidelines while his backup Tarvaris Jackson got pounded into injured reserve following the game.

The next game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium was even worse.  Brett Favre started and was soon crushed by Chicago Bears Corey Wootton with a concussion.  Running back Adrian Peterson sat out to nurse his thigh injury, and Toby Gerhart took over.  Chicago Bears Devin Hester made history with his 14th career return touchdown. Bears running back Matt Forte ran for 92 yards.  And well, the Vikings lost horribly 41-14, and the Bears clinched their division.

Fortunately, for them, they still continue on their road trip while their stadium goes under repair.  Unfortunately, it is against the visceral Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.  Both will bring on disastrous results for the Vikings as Brett Favre is going to be out for the rest of the season and Adrian Peterson is nursing injuries.  With Joe Webb at the helm, it’s going to be the end of the Vikings.  Interim coach Leslie Frazier may be lucky to escape being fired…or not.

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