By - Go_To_Bethel_And_Sin
intentionally missing the XP so that the saints settle for a FG and we got the chance at a GWD is some 12D chess from KOC
He bet the vikes -2.5
Was the XP whiffed or tipped, didn’t see the replay?
The vikings could only politely decline the win for so long
Nice comfortable win, as usual.
NO RAGRETS, REMEMBER BOUNTY GATE FUCKERS
As expected, easy dub
Hi it's me, Bilbo Baggins at the end of Return of the King.
Double doink 2: London boogaloo
Vikings last year: playing like shit and losing
Vikings this year: playing like shit and winning
I'll take it.
KOC is like 25% more aggressive than Zimmer. Which is still not very aggressive, but it's enough to push us over the edge in some of these close games.
Zimmer could've saved his job with 2 games like we've had our last two games. His own decisions caused those losses. I am happy
I think the whole season plays out differently if Joseph makes the kick at Arizona
Yep sometimes I look back at that game and think he makes that kick Zimmer still has a job. I'm glad he missed.
Same with Cook not fumbling.
Aye, big air quotes.
Between converting on 4th and 8 last game and then the fake punt today I'm liking the flashes of brilliance
The fake punt shocked me into a state of shock…it was just so…shocking? I liked it
Accurate and agree
3-1 somehow. We lost all these games last year. Somehow, we’re getting these bounces in 2022.
anti-last year. Lost every game by 3 now winning by 3 lol
Coaching makes a difference. And IMO it's only gonna get better.
I feel like we finally got to experience a typical Packers win
Never considered that angle but you’re totally right
How are we 3-1 right now? I'll take it.
Bears next 😎
So OT coming for sure
Oh please no...your right, but please no.
Fields will look competent against our soft as shit coverage
Who also very well might be 3-1 going into today
Ugly ass win again but it's better than last year where we lost these close games. LFG!
Last two wins have been uuugly.
I’ll take an ugly win any Sunday.
I agree. Although, I prefer a sexy win.
Worst 3-1 team boiz!
Disagree, winner of Giants-Bears today will have that distinction
Saints did everything they could to hand us this game and it still took Joseph 5/5 and a crossbar to win.
Redzone offense needs to get a lot better. I like Kirk but the dude has had a few stinkers in a row now and needs to turn it around soon
Helps if your receiving corps doesn’t drop everything
That Mundt drop was ridiculous and basically changed the course of the entire game
TE drops on easy catches have lost us 3 TD's this year imo.
TE has to be on the wishlist for next years draft. Irv hasn't proven anything
I’d love a top TE, but I think CB/LB/DL is at the top of the list for sure.
Same with JJ’s
Yeah it feels like we have more drops already this year than we did all year last year.
Yeah for real
I would predict two of today's field goals would have been replaced by touchdowns if the receiver made the catch. JJ's catch was tough, but so was that throw and your All-Pro WR needs to be able to make those tough catches. The Mundt drop was bad.
Also, that delay of game was wild. Shouldn't have happened.
And letting basically all the time go away at the end of the half.
Tons of drops and poor o line play don’t help.
And good teams find ways to win games they shouldn’t.
3-1 baby LFG!!!!
Don’t forget it took Joseph 2/3 xp to get us to that point as well.
I don't believe in superstition... but if there was a luck stat KOC has a 99 compared to what we've been living with for years.
To be fair. The odds of making two 60 yard kicks in a row is pretty low.
Apparently unpopular opinion, but the DPI call is the correct call. Lattimore isnt allowed to grab ahold of Thielen and then just run him over.
Saints fans are gonna cry about it, but this is a fanbase thats claimed the refs robbed them out of going to the Owl for like 5 seasons in a row now.
Agreed. Didnt seem like that controversial
This shouldn’t be unpopular. Saints fans were just already worked up about the hands to the face call. Lattimore bulldozed Thielen
The Saints genuinely have one of the whiniest fanbases in the league. Literally cheat their way to a SB and then act like the whole league is plotting against them whenever something doesn’t go their way.
It's like that old chestnut of the cheater in the relationship always accuses the other person of cheating
The idiots tried to sue the NFL. Like it was some conspiracy and cover up. Then they like to deny that they actually took part in covering up a pedophile ring.
It seemed worse because it came right after that bad hit to the head call on JJ.
I got downvoted in the nfl thread for pointing out how he's basically tackling Thielen before fully turning around to make a play on the ball. The fucking facemask grab Thielen does is shitty but it doesn't happen if Lattimore isn't fucking tackling him.
It didn't help the refs image that the previous facemask call was atrocious but yeah, the DPI call was very reasonable, maybe something you could disagree with but still reasonable.
I’m not so sure you can even disagree with honestly. Lattimore played that *horribly*. Thielen was double covered and the safety was all over the ball. All Lattimore had to do was not PI Thielen but he didn’t and cost his team.
Welp, that was ugly. A W is a great way to start the day though. SKOL
Most Vikings game of all time. What the hell did we just watch.
Yes but actually no. Past Vikings game they would've made the FG or gotten a touchdown...hahaha...
If we lost to two 60+ yarders in 5 minutes and the second one was a double doink that bounced in, that might be the most Vikings moment of all time
Most Vikings game of all time would be us missing the field goal, except it's a 10 yd field goal
Nah saints played the more Vikings game tbh, right down to the missed fg
#THE CLUNKS HEARD ACROSS THE POND!
Calling them clunks instead of doinks feels sacrilegious somehow
It’s a British term…yeah, that’s what it is
Falcons fan checking in
Can always count on our Viking bros to hold us down when they play the Saints 🤝🏼
FTS and Skol Up!!!!!
You know, you dirty birds were a liiiittle on my shit list after 98 (it was a fair game, just broke my little 11 year old heart) but you've fully redeemed yourselves with your hate of the Saints. FTS.
Yeah I was 9 and that game was heartbreaking. I just feel like the Falcons of then are a completely different franchise than the Falcons of today.
The Saints of back then and the Saints of today are still pedophile protecting scumbags.
It’s not Atlanta’s fault that Gary missed. I have no hard feelings against Atlanta
Just 'Skol' next time, but we appreciate it regardless. Let's go Falcons! My 2nd fav team.
It was ugly, but we lost so many games by a single possession last season that I'm just happy to be on the right side of them this year.
I would rather have bad wins this year than good losses like last year🤷🏽♂️
Back-up QB torching us with bad defensive scheming
Useless runs up the middle
Opponents kicker pulling some miracles
Yup, twas a Vikes game
I was just gonna comment about the backup QB thing, I wish I knew why it feels like we always get fucking torched by backup qbs but play respectably against the good ones
And it really does feel like opposing kickers have a +5 yard handicap playing against the Vikings
Saints sub crying about the refs, ya love to see it
Saints in the stadium crying about the refs, was quite annoying tbh
UGLIEST WIN OF THE FUCKING SEASON BUT A W IS A W
Had to top last week somehow lol
Amazingly we manage to do just that lmao.
Ed Donatell is garbage. This defensive line has no business being this bad with Danielle Hunter, ZaDarius Smith, Harrison Phillips, and Dalvin Tomlinson.
Never pressuring the QB and expecting the dline to perform based on coverage when you have a secondary as poor as ours is a ridiculous scheme.
The talent on our dline is better than our secondary. They need some stunts and blitzes.
The defense is a major issue and the fact that we aren’t making any adjustments is awful.
Joseph makes XP to go up 4
NO drives for a TD, never bothering to attempt a 60 yd FG
Vikings get ball back with little time and lose by 3
Greg the leg playing 4-D chess...
This team will be the fucking death of me
Offense has a lot to fix. Though weird shit can happen in London I suppose. Defense was good then tailed off. A win is a win.
"tailed off" is really downplaying how bad we were in the second half. The Saints might be the worst offense in the NFL. We only had like one 3 and out all game so it's not like we were giving the ball back right away. The defense was horrible.
Defense was not good at any point. They played a team missing their top QB, WR, and RB. Defense was terrible again.
Only positive is the turnovers/sacks they got. Our scheme is atrocious though they did step up and started blitzing Harry near the end which forced the long FG
Bucs fan here, praise the Vikings and their incredible consistency in breaking the hearts of Saints fans. Y’all are a force for good in this league and all the best in taking the NFC North this year. Love you guys
A Vikings win that makes me feel dirty inside.
Football is back baby
If you didn't like that, you don't like Vikings football.
I hate Vikings football then.
We took the lead with 20 seconds left and the opponent had no timeouts.
They still had a chance to win it. Disgusting.
Saints pulled a vikings at the end there
Except this happening with a 60-yard kick is understandable. This would have happened to us at half the distance.
Alright well, enjoy your day ‘muricans!
All I'm gonna say is the OL got absolutely fucking cooked that game. Saints have a great DL but it didn't feel like anyone played well.
We’re 3-1 but there are way too many questions about this team.
It’s brutal watching an opposing defense get pressure almost all game rushing four. Interior o line is awful. Defense rarely generates pressure rushing four. Secondary is not good enough to sit back in this garbage scheme for what seems like an eternity
We survived a backup QB this season! Did we just break the dumbest curse ever?
The defensive scheme sucks. It’s time to abandon it, it’s not gonna suddenly start working tomorrow.
Smith needs to show blitz or blitz more. He is so effective in that role
Agree, but they aren’t changing it. This D line should be getting pressure. What gives?
We never blitz, like ever. Last in league for blitzes.
WE WIN!!!!! FUCK THEM AINTS!!!
Game of inches lmao
This isn’t college. You don’t get style points for beating teams. Kirk and Jefferson are magic in two minute drives.
Agree. A win is a win. Like they say, rather an ugly win than a beautiful defeat
damn if only it was we’d have that quality losssss
NFL is about clutching up and always has been. We’ve been good there and earned the wins.If you can hit your best player on a dime in the 2 min drill deep you will win a LOT.
I will say I’m concerned by the lack of pivoting. Ed, my guy, at least try some new wrinkles. It’s time to adjust, on O and D.
mfs were playing English football with how many points we got from kicking
These are the games we were losing last year so I’ll take it
Lions fan here - you guys have a gritty team that finds a way to hang in and get wins. Still bitter about last week, but this is a team to watch this year
Lots to clean up, but 3-1 with a whole new regime still learning to gel? I'll take it.
Also, finally beat a back up QB
Worst 3-1 team until the Bears somehow beat the Giants today.
we are pulling wins out of our asses
I'm just happy we ended the Saints season. I'll leave the performance alone today
Another Prime time win for Kirk cousins
FUCK THE SAINTS
Another ugly win, but honestly....a win is a win. At the very least, like Koc said before the season- he wants this team to face a lot of adversity, so yeah we're meeting that quota so far.
What an amazing game. yes Kirk fucked up, and Jet should have had a td early on yadda yadda but I’ve lost my voice screaming and I bloody love this team. Skol forever. Nothing beats live Vikings
Honestly, I don’t mind winning close games to team we should beat by 10 points. New system on both sides of the ball. We have the bursts of brilliance and periods of idiocy.
And under Zim, we lose that game. In fact, under Zim, we are 1-3 (where we somehow beat the eagles.)
And that counts as a prime time game for Kirk!
IMO, beating the Saints is second only to beating the cheeseheads
We are a first round loss playoff team.
Hell yeah playoffs
Joseph is my dad now.
I’ve seen good Vikings teams, but never a lucky Vikings team. I’ll take a lucky win any day!
The soft zone HAS GOT TO GO
Lutz is a stud. What a gut punch.
Saint gifted us that game. Stupid turnovers and some questionable penalties there that went our way. 4 times in the red zone with only field goals. Dropped balls galore.
Guys did we just win a game decided by kicks?
I woke up today to “I ran so far away” by a flock of seagulls right at 530 am. Walked to my kitchen opened my fridge & begun drinking coronas. Coronas taste best with breakfast by the way but anyways I’m facking wasted at 10 am and the Vikings won baby!!! SKOL!!!! This team is gonna give me a heart attack or hair loss but I don’t care!!!! 😈💜
Is this going to be every week?
I much prefer embarrassing wins to embarrassing losses
Can't complain about having to travel to London and escaping with a W....right?
Taints tears are always delicious... they cry refs but forget the trip on demario davis on dalvin that couldve extended a drive, hands to the face on cousins thats a first down... FTS
Win or lose, we can always rely on the Vikings to play down to the level of their inferior opponent.
I hate this team, see you next week.
Midwesterners are too polite
At least we won. Not sure what to make of it. At times we looked good. At times we looked utterly dreadful.
Kirk was bad for the most part today, but he didnt really have help from the O-line who put out a terrible performance at times. A couple dropped catches, a missed interception from Cam Dantzler. Honestly we should have won by a lot more.
Ryan Wright is my favourite player. He's also your favourite QB's favourite QB
D in general was great in the first half. But then second half comes and Latavius Murray has his way with us and Andy Dalton isnt dealing with too much pressure.
I thought PP was pretty good. Less so Dantzler and Evans
And the playcalling was strange. First half i thought it was good, then you get to the end of the half and we mismanage the clock and come out with some weird calls in the 2nd half. Ultimately it worked out, but a healthy Saints likely win this one.
Cant complain too much though. 3-1 baby.
I definitely wouldn't say bad. The pick was fantastic defense on Mathieu's part, and Cousins made some solid throws. JJ had some drops too.
We beat a backup QB, offense stalled out but if they converted some mistakes into tuds and not FGs, they have score like 42.
Defense needs work. Donatell sucks
In fairness to Dalton, I think he's a better QB than Winston.
Fuck the saints. Enjoy the rest of your day!
The Saints were JJet-lagged.
we are not an impressive 3-1 team. All of the problems everyone held against Zimmer have remained after his departure. Serious changes have to happen if we are trying to win a playoff game.
Except the games are actually won at the end
Last year we lost games we should've won, this year we're winning games we shouldn't.
Why is it so hard for ppl to get excited about winning the game ? I can’t understand the obsession with style points. The GB win was dominant. Won a game in the UK with a first time head coach, I’ll take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day. That is all 😈
This is a very key distinction
We're gonna get in the playoffs cus of our really easy schedule (assuming we dont split the bears). Its gonna be a while before we can really judge this team/staff for better or worse. Outside the dcoordinator who seems like he's gotta go.
Special teams has been on fire since Zim left. Definitely one of our weaker areas before
Vikings are the same team as last year, just getting different breaks on these close games.
I’ll take it.
The most Vikings game that ever Viking’d.
BREAKING NEWS: Saints announce bounty against crossbars and uprights.
These are the exact games the year one LaFleur Packers kept winning. Bank those ugly wins baby, let’s hit our stride ASAP tho
I mean I hate the saints so fucking much so I'll take it. Plus we broke the backup QB curse. Good teams find ways to win when things get ugly.
Fuck the aints
Game ball to special teams. The missed extra point sucked, but Lewis redeemed himself just in time.
5 field goals
Imagine watching this team and not needing a drink.
Guys don’t even worry, Kirk is just bolstering his game winning drive stat. What more does he have to prove? 3-1 baby
Bears @ Home gotta be the real trap game… right..? Ahahaha
I feel like in the past we've been a good team with a loser's soul, and this group feels like a bad team with a winner's soul. Just weird.
Ed Donatell needs to pull a a Irv Turner and just dip out mid season, wether that be on his own terms or forced.
Our 3 fumble recoveries and trash red zone offense was extremely unacceptable. Fuck it I’ll take the W but c’mon guys
Hot take I think Dalton is just better than Winston. I would much rather play Jamies on any given day
Especially against our defense tbh. Any QB will move the ball against us, you need someone who will protect the ball better than Jameis
I told my brother the same thing yesterday. I'd way rather face Winston.
An ugly win, but a win is a win. Yadda yadda.
I'm just happy the game played and ended before noon! So much Sunday left. Skol!
We played like shit and won. I’m happy about the dub, but not happy about the way they played. With that being said, fuck the saints.
Are we good? Cause when I watch the games it feels like we suck..but we’re 3-1..
We finding a way to win though. All that matters
Defensive PI wasn't questionable at all.
Cry about the Mathieu penalty, fine...
How about the 2 QB hits to the face and the obvious tripping penalty that weren't called against them?
Kirk with the money throw to Lattimore father, love to see it
Lolz. That was a fun matchup to watch all game.
#RIP QUEEN ELIZABETH YOU WOULDA LOVED SEEING THE SAINTS HITTING A 61 YARD DOUBLE DOINK
Feel a bit stinky after the drive with two questionable penalties, but oh well
It was really only 1 questionable pen though I thought, the Mathieu one I'll admit was pretty bad
PI was missed on that same play though and I think the refs just called the wrong number. I don't think the refs gifted us anything
Rewatching the play, I think the penalty was supposed to be on 92, not 32.
Hell, call it karma and forget about it. As far as I’m concerned, the Saints are negative karma against us until the end of time.
Great game, Saints defense was tough. Don't let the naysayers ruin your weekend. I love this team. Even if they don't look amazing all the time, they put it all out on the field. Love KOC and his optimistic demeanor. Vastly different to end games than in the Zimmer Era.