Saturday, November 6, 2010
If the Vikings lose on Sunday does Wylf fire Childress on the spot?
The Minnesota Vikings take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in what is a must-win for the Vikings. Much of the attention paid to the Vikings this season has been on Brett Favre and the brief return of now Titans receiver Randy Moss, but the story no one seems to be talking about is the vanishing act put on by the Minnesota defense. Defensive end Jared Allen and the Williams brothers have taken a page out of Favre's book this season and have looked old. The pressure that helped them flourish last season (remember the beating they gave Aaron Rodgers on the Monday Night game in the Metrodome last season?), has been their achilles heel this season. This is where the Cardinals come in. The Arizona quarterbacks have been hard pressed to show a pulse this season and present the perfect opportunity to right the Vikings ship (see what I did there?). The Minnesota defense is too talented to let Derek Anderson or Max Hall beat them and in the spirit of election day, a loss here would be a referendum on Childress; an obvious sign that he has lost the locker room, even if he does not know what that means.