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Grossman down for the count, Favre taking a standing eight - Could be the year of winning ugly for the Purple (10/06/2004)
By John Edstrom


     
Well fans, we got an early vacation from football this fall, and a lucky thing it is for the NFL that every Sunday afternoon during its endless season is not the gem of perfection that this one was, or all but shut-ins would abandon the game for whatever outdoor activity available " fence painting would do, or taking out the garbage.

However, perfectly lousy weather is just around the corner, so the national obsession is safe. Now the Vikes must take their act on the road to Houston where, hopefully, there will be no hurricane, nor other adverse winds to buffet the hopes bolstered so strongly by Sunday's knock to the head of Brett Favre and the Cheeseheads in general.

Unfortunately, the Texans are no longer looking like the patsies of the league (not that the Vikes are any lock to beat such on the road anyhow). They are 2-2, full of high hopes, and taking on the Vikes in their own stadium. Such teams always have a good chance against opponents whose defense has no discernible pass rush and can't get off the field after third down, precisely the character of the Purple this year, and most.

It is too early to write off the Pack, particularly after last season's late resurgence, but they do not loom as the threat they seemed after the early defeat of the Panthers. The Bears now seemed mired in their usual futility, and the Lions are a year or two away, if their key players can stay healthy. This could be the year of winning ugly for the Purple Horde, at least as far as the division goes.

On the other hand, if the defense ever discovers a pass rush and some of its touted rookies and free agents pan out, Super Bowl hopes could still be realistic. 

 

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