To-do list grows for 6-0 Vikings in latest victory
The evidence starts in the training room, with Pro Bowl cornerback
The clues continue in Monday’s video review, when players watched their second-half struggles in a narrow victory over the Baltimore
“There’s a bunch of things that we’ll clean up,” coach Brad Childress said. “It’s pretty widespread, but our guys are prideful enough where they’ll come back and use that as a pretty good force.”
After falling behind by a point, they went back in front 33-31 and held on while Baltimore’s
“You get disgusted if you lose that game,” defensive end
Humbling, for sure.
“It wasn’t a meltdown because we didn’t lose, but it was pretty close,” Allen said.
The most glaring weakness revealed by Baltimore, though, was tackling down the stretch.
“Things started to fall apart, with the missed tackles and the calls coming in late,” cornerback
“All I know is we are 6-0,” Favre said, “and I am pretty proud of that. I know it’s a long ways to go, but it’s a good start.”
Though right tackle
As for his day-after status?
“He’s just got overall body soreness,” Childress said, “as well you would imagine.”
Winfield was wearing a walking boot in the locker room on Monday. Childress refused to rule him out, or in, for Sunday’s game against the
“People heal so differently, it’s hard to know,” the coach said, declining to speculate on who would replace Winfield in the lineup if he’s unable to play.
Harvin left the Metrodome with his arm in a sling. Childress said he wasn’t any more concerned about Harvin’s condition than he was a week ago.
“He’s sore,” Childress said. “Going through the treatment process. I asked him if they hit harder in this league than in the SEC. He said the SEC hits harder.”
The first-round draft pick from Florida was being facetious with that comment, but the next two games at Pittsburgh and at Green Bay aren’t to laugh at.
“You don’t want to go into any game with a high, feeling like you’re invincible,” Paymah said. “It’s a good feeling and all, but you definitely need stuff to work on.”