Although the enthusiasm over a four-game winning streak and a share of the division lead is tempered by Teddy Bridgewater's health concerns, Vikings fans are at least having a much better Monday than fans of NFC North co-leading Green Bay, which has dropped two in a row.
The online comments section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (jsonline.com) was a magical place following Sunday's 37-29 loss at Carolina. Some fans called for Ted Thompson to resign. Another was amazed defensive coordinator Dom Capers "is still employed." Aaron Rodgers was referred to as "Mr. Dink-n-Dump" and much worse.
bad shrimp? Adrian Peterson's back-to-back fumbles caused Pro Football Talk to muse, "Did someone rub shrimp on the ball in Minnesota?"
mirage? After going 10-for-17 from the floor and scoring 28 points in the Wolves' opener, Ricky Rubio is a combined 10-for-34 in his past four games.