Monday, January 25, 2010

There's a Very Disturbing Pattern Here

I was wrong.

Adrian Peterson rushed for over 100 yards, but it wasn't enough to make up for the damage caused by five (5) turnovers.

For long-suffering Vikings fans, there is a very disturbing pattern here:

22 years ago (the year of the strike, 1987-88), the Vikings lost the NFC Championship Game to Washington. Remember Darrin Nelson's infamous drop—the one that if he had caught, would have sent the game into overtime? (Or would you prefer to forget it?)

11 years after that, the Vikings lost the NFC Championship Game to Atlanta, due to a missed field goal by Gary Anderson—who hadn't missed a single field goal all season.

And now, 11 years later...well, you know.

So fellow Vikings fans, take heed: when the 2020 season rolls around, don't get your hopes up. They'll surely make it to the NFC Championship Game, only to come oh-so-close to winning, but then not.

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