Chip Scoggins is a Star Tribune sports columnist. He previously covered the Minnesota Vikings for four years, starting in 2008. In addition, he covered college football for five years. Chip has been with the Star Tribune since January 2000. He can be followed on twitter at @chipscoggins.Find Chip on Facebook.
I wrote my column from the Vikings 34-10 victory against Arizona on Donovan McNabb's rough performance and the boos he heard throughout the game.
It really was a strange environment at the Metrodome. The Vikings led 28-0 after one quarter, but fans were irate with McNabb and his errant passing. McNabb insisted he's not worried about the fan reaction, while coach Leslie Frazier said he didn't hear the boos. He was smiling when he said that.
Also, Frazier said after the game that he deactivated Bernard Berrian because of a disciplinary matter. Frazier said it wasn't related to the Twitter controversy from last week or Berrian's comments about "being open" for four seasons, but he didn't give any more specifics.
It will be interesting to see how that situation plays out this week. Devin Aromashodu is a better receiver than Berrian at this point in my opinion. He's made several nice plays the past two games and deserves more opportunities.
A few other thoughts:
-- Jared Allen and Brian Robison wreaked havoc with their pressure off the edge, combining for four sacks. I continue to be impressed with how Robison has stepped in for Ray Edwards this season and played at a high level. And Allen is playing at a Pro Bowl level after a disappointing 2010 season.
-- I thought cornerbacks Asher Allen and Chris Cook did a pretty good job for the most part in coverage. Cook looks like he's gaining a lot of confidence after struggling last season because of his knee injuries.
-- The Vikings finally got some playmaking from their safeties. Jamarca Sanford had two interceptions and Husain Abdullah made several nice tackles.
-- Adrian Peterson always runs hard, but he steamrolled rookie corner Patrick Peterson on two of his touchdown runs. Peterson pushed the rookie Peterson backward five yards at the end of his third TD run.