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swampsparrow

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


CrunkyNutter

He bet the vikes -2.5


original_orange_cat

Was the XP whiffed or tipped, didn’t see the replay?


quietsam

Whiffed


SoDakZak

🤯


The_Only_Abe

The vikings could only politely decline the win for so long


Spackledgoat

Nice comfortable win, as usual.


feddeftones

Aaaaaannnnddd unclench.


Tico483

NO RAGRETS, REMEMBER BOUNTY GATE FUCKERS


IamcJ

FTS


SprittneyBeers

FTS


Wrathszz

FTS


whatisliquidity

FTS


ClearContact

As expected, easy dub


cusoman

Hi it's me, Bilbo Baggins at the end of Return of the King.


Puntfootballs

Double doink 2: London boogaloo


Zingbrit

Vikings last year: playing like shit and losing Vikings this year: playing like shit and winning I'll take it.


Vavent

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.


Skow1379

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


dr_dan319

I think the whole season plays out differently if Joseph makes the kick at Arizona


Skow1379

Yep sometimes I look back at that game and think he makes that kick Zimmer still has a job. I'm glad he missed.


Nate1492

Same with Cook not fumbling.


map2photo

“Fumbling”


Nate1492

Aye, big air quotes.


Lady-finger

Between converting on 4th and 8 last game and then the fake punt today I'm liking the flashes of brilliance


Easton1234

The fake punt shocked me into a state of shock…it was just so…shocking? I liked it


DustBunnicula

Accurate and agree


hjugm

3-1 somehow. We lost all these games last year. Somehow, we’re getting these bounces in 2022.


Lawsonstruck

anti-last year. Lost every game by 3 now winning by 3 lol


DrKoooolAid

Coaching makes a difference. And IMO it's only gonna get better.


Gruffalo-42

I feel like we finally got to experience a typical Packers win


Funnel_Hacker

Never considered that angle but you’re totally right


NobleActual

How are we 3-1 right now? I'll take it.


mermewil

Bears next 😎


BanFreeSpeechReddit

So OT coming for sure


confusitron

Oh please no...your right, but please no.


Illustrious-Put6031

Fields will look competent against our soft as shit coverage


Mry64_

Who also very well might be 3-1 going into today


UbeMafia

Ugly ass win again but it's better than last year where we lost these close games. LFG!


funkyd92

Last two wins have been uuugly.


Lordbingston

I’ll take an ugly win any Sunday.


funkyd92

I agree. Although, I prefer a sexy win.


thejeran

Worst 3-1 team boiz!


milkymanchester

Disagree, winner of Giants-Bears today will have that distinction


CBNDSGN

Saints did everything they could to hand us this game and it still took Joseph 5/5 and a crossbar to win.


forward98

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


kazak22

Helps if your receiving corps doesn’t drop everything


Dropdat87

That Mundt drop was ridiculous and basically changed the course of the entire game


lurkinislife

TE drops on easy catches have lost us 3 TD's this year imo.


Wrathszz

TE has to be on the wishlist for next years draft. Irv hasn't proven anything


Zarrona13

I’d love a top TE, but I think CB/LB/DL is at the top of the list for sure.


Funnel_Hacker

Same with JJ’s


Webjunky3

Yeah it feels like we have more drops already this year than we did all year last year.


Mrwetwork

Yeah for real


Staple_Overlord

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.


vita10gy

And letting basically all the time go away at the end of the half.


InfinitePossibility8

Tons of drops and poor o line play don’t help.


DrWolves

And good teams find ways to win games they shouldn’t. 3-1 baby LFG!!!!


VikingsGoneWild

Don’t forget it took Joseph 2/3 xp to get us to that point as well.


BalambTransfer

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.


FridgesArePeopleToo

To be fair. The odds of making two 60 yard kicks in a row is pretty low.


Xardenn

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.


pm8938

Agreed. Didnt seem like that controversial


McSaxual34

This shouldn’t be unpopular. Saints fans were just already worked up about the hands to the face call. Lattimore bulldozed Thielen


Rune0x1b

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.


smallbunyan5546

It's like that old chestnut of the cheater in the relationship always accuses the other person of cheating


65grendel

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.


Old_boy7

It seemed worse because it came right after that bad hit to the head call on JJ.


Illustrious-Put6031

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.


broji04

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.


Mriddle74

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.


GoingKerm

Welp, that was ugly. A W is a great way to start the day though. SKOL


hjugm

Most Vikings game of all time. What the hell did we just watch.


Pyschic_Psycho

Yes but actually no. Past Vikings game they would've made the FG or gotten a touchdown...hahaha...


SprittneyBeers

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


myredditacc3

Most Vikings game of all time would be us missing the field goal, except it's a 10 yd field goal


aristotle_malek

Nah saints played the more Vikings game tbh, right down to the missed fg


891960

Double doink


quietsam

#THE CLUNKS HEARD ACROSS THE POND!


Rapsculio

Calling them clunks instead of doinks feels sacrilegious somehow


quietsam

It’s a British term…yeah, that’s what it is


supadupakevin

Falcons fan checking in Can always count on our Viking bros to hold us down when they play the Saints 🤝🏼 FTS and Skol Up!!!!!


warfrogs

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.


Baltisotan

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.


CaptObviousHere

It’s not Atlanta’s fault that Gary missed. I have no hard feelings against Atlanta


Kckckckckckckckckcg

Just 'Skol' next time, but we appreciate it regardless. Let's go Falcons! My 2nd fav team.


Underdog_To_Wolf

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.


Naharke31

I would rather have bad wins this year than good losses like last year🤷🏽‍♂️


Sportsfanno1

Back-up QB torching us with bad defensive scheming Useless runs up the middle Missed XP Opponents kicker pulling some miracles Yup, twas a Vikes game


tenders11

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


shittyvonshittenheit

Saints sub crying about the refs, ya love to see it


MerijnZ1

Saints in the stadium crying about the refs, was quite annoying tbh


SirDiego

UGLIEST WIN OF THE FUCKING SEASON BUT A W IS A W


horse_renoir13

Had to top last week somehow lol


891960

Amazingly we manage to do just that lmao.


VikingsGoneWild

So far.


exeoud

Ed Donatell is garbage. This defensive line has no business being this bad with Danielle Hunter, ZaDarius Smith, Harrison Phillips, and Dalvin Tomlinson.


Xardenn

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.


YBUYGAS

The defense is a major issue and the fact that we aren’t making any adjustments is awful.


peabody11

Thought experiment: 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...


VikingsAreBetter

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.


FridgesArePeopleToo

"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.


Skolvikesallday

Defense was not good at any point. They played a team missing their top QB, WR, and RB. Defense was terrible again.


Dropdat87

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


CrazyMonkey0425

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


SirThomasMalory

Cheers, FTS


expungant

A Vikings win that makes me feel dirty inside. Football is back baby


MeowMeowMeowBitch

If you didn't like that, you don't like Vikings football.


VikingsGoneWild

I hate Vikings football then.


SamBecker

We took the lead with 20 seconds left and the opponent had no timeouts. They still had a chance to win it. Disgusting.


popdisaster00

Saints pulled a vikings at the end there spider-men-pointing-meme.jpg


pizza_for_nunchucks

Except this happening with a 60-yard kick is understandable. This would have happened to us at half the distance.


vedhavet

Alright well, enjoy your day ‘muricans!


MN_Toilet

Thanks, bror


Mr-Irrelevant-

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.


dodechadecha

We’re 3-1 but there are way too many questions about this team.


Parking-Language-608

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


bpchillen

We survived a backup QB this season! Did we just break the dumbest curse ever?


devranog

The defensive scheme sucks. It’s time to abandon it, it’s not gonna suddenly start working tomorrow.


mavyrik

Smith needs to show blitz or blitz more. He is so effective in that role


MikeFromSuburbia

Agree, but they aren’t changing it. This D line should be getting pressure. What gives?


Xardenn

We never blitz, like ever. Last in league for blitzes.


BeinGetz

WE WIN!!!!! FUCK THEM AINTS!!!


SteamyRay_Vaughn

Game of inches lmao


TheDundieGoesTo99

This isn’t college. You don’t get style points for beating teams. Kirk and Jefferson are magic in two minute drives.


MikeFromSuburbia

Agree. A win is a win. Like they say, rather an ugly win than a beautiful defeat


spbbbbbb

damn if only it was we’d have that quality losssss


Ok-Accountant-6308

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.


IMP1017

mfs were playing English football with how many points we got from kicking


superhighraptor

These are the games we were losing last year so I’ll take it


GapDifficult8624

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


MikeFromSuburbia

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


1000Isand1

Worst 3-1 team until the Bears somehow beat the Giants today.


StefonDiggsHS

we are pulling wins out of our asses


Sam7sung

I'm just happy we ended the Saints season. I'll leave the performance alone today


gloves4222

Another Prime time win for Kirk cousins


samroble

Today Tomorrow Yesterday Every Day FUCK THE SAINTS


Pyschic_Psycho

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.


BatAndBallGame

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


wastedmyyouthoncrack

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!


srlehi68

IMO, beating the Saints is second only to beating the cheeseheads


Stitchy2

We are a first round loss playoff team.


CederDUDE22

Hell yeah playoffs


funkyd92

Joseph is my dad now.


doobiehowserMN

I’ve seen good Vikings teams, but never a lucky Vikings team. I’ll take a lucky win any day!


Viking999

The soft zone HAS GOT TO GO


sonnackrm

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.


D4YW4LK3R86

Guys did we just win a game decided by kicks? ![gif](giphy|ftXmTBgSnsJ8c)


mvtthewkyle

WHO DOINK!


SpecialistLawyer2714

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!!!! 😈💜


fastal_12147

Is this going to be every week?


FridgesArePeopleToo

I much prefer embarrassing wins to embarrassing losses


Forward-Tone2655

Can't complain about having to travel to London and escaping with a W....right?


duce3612

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


IAMTHEDEATHMACHINE

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.


myredditacc3

Midwesterners are too polite


TheNotoriousJN

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.


Swampertman

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.


MikeFromSuburbia

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


EvilJ1982

In fairness to Dalton, I think he's a better QB than Winston.


supernaut32

Fuck the saints. Enjoy the rest of your day!


SlowCrates

The Saints were JJet-lagged.


BerKantInoza

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.


Paindressedinpurple

Except the games are actually won at the end


dubyak

Last year we lost games we should've won, this year we're winning games we shouldn't.


Paindressedinpurple

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 😈


Skolvikesallday

This is a very key distinction


Old_boy7

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.


CanISellYouABridge

Special teams has been on fire since Zim left. Definitely one of our weaker areas before


HOT_TUB_SCOTT

Vikings are the same team as last year, just getting different breaks on these close games. I’ll take it.


The-Loony-Bin

The most Vikings game that ever Viking’d.


MN_Toilet

BREAKING NEWS: Saints announce bounty against crossbars and uprights.


McSaxual34

These are the exact games the year one LaFleur Packers kept winning. Bank those ugly wins baby, let’s hit our stride ASAP tho


starrbb

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.


sudo_rm_rf_star

Fuck the aints


DustBunnicula

Game ball to special teams. The missed extra point sucked, but Lewis redeemed himself just in time.


you_got_it_joban

5 field goals


Rock_Flaccid

Imagine watching this team and not needing a drink.


philsterz97

Guys don’t even worry, Kirk is just bolstering his game winning drive stat. What more does he have to prove? 3-1 baby


Wassuhji

Bears @ Home gotta be the real trap game… right..? Ahahaha


Lady-finger

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.


VikingsGoneWild

Ed Donatell needs to pull a a Irv Turner and just dip out mid season, wether that be on his own terms or forced.


AnthonyBarrHeHe

Our 3 fumble recoveries and trash red zone offense was extremely unacceptable. Fuck it I’ll take the W but c’mon guys


Johnnymac98

Hot take I think Dalton is just better than Winston. I would much rather play Jamies on any given day


McSaxual34

Especially against our defense tbh. Any QB will move the ball against us, you need someone who will protect the ball better than Jameis


MN_Toilet

I told my brother the same thing yesterday. I'd way rather face Winston.


SnoShark

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!


uzbeh

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.


Easton1234

Are we good? Cause when I watch the games it feels like we suck..but we’re 3-1..


Amazinc

We finding a way to win though. All that matters


progatician

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?


Jackiechan223344

Kirk with the money throw to Lattimore father, love to see it


feddeftones

Lolz. That was a fun matchup to watch all game.


Sp_Gamer_Live

#RIP QUEEN ELIZABETH YOU WOULDA LOVED SEEING THE SAINTS HITTING A 61 YARD DOUBLE DOINK


Kentertain

Feel a bit stinky after the drive with two questionable penalties, but oh well


HoboSkid

It was really only 1 questionable pen though I thought, the Mathieu one I'll admit was pretty bad


dar343

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.


SwitcherooU

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. FTS


zestfullycleans

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.