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Monday (Bring on Johnny Manziel to the Vikings) edition: Wha' Happened?

Posted by: Michael Rand under Vikings Updated: November 25, 2013 - 9:13 AM

A tie might have been the worst possible outcome for the Vikings on Sunday if you want to look at it like this: they didn't get the satisfaction of beating the Packers, but they still damaged their prospects of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the draft -- "falling" half a game ahead of the three-team sandwich at 2-9 and leaving themselves in the No. 4 spot.

While that was perfectly Vikings-esque, maybe -- just maybe -- that will end up being a blessing in disguise. We're guessing that at least two teams will finish with worse records than Minnesota (even though the Vikings are perfectly capable of losing the rest of their games, we imagine they have one, maybe two victories left in them). It will leave them just out of range of the consensus top QBs in the draft Marcus Mariota and Teddy Bridgewater.

Good. We don't want those guys.

We want Johnny Manziel, the Brett Favre clone.

We want his swagger, we want his big arm and we want his playmaking ability. We want him to inject life into this listless group. We want an instant jolt of adrenaline.

Manziel had his worst game of the season Saturday. No matter. He's still equipped to be the long-term answer. Maybe the Vikings, by virtue of that tie, will have no choice but to take him.

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Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija 1
St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 3
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton 3
Toronto - WP: S. Delabar 3 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski 2
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 11 FINAL
Detroit - LP: D. Smyly 6
Atlanta - WP: A. Harang 6 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 0
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: J. Lackey 4
NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. McGee 11
Seattle - LP: Y. Medina 4 FINAL
Miami - WP: S. Cishek 8
Chicago WSox - LP: F. Paulino 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: M. Perez 12
Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco 0 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas 5
Philadelphia - LP: J. Pettibone 1 FINAL
Colorado - WP: T. Chatwood 12
Houston 3 Bottom 8th Inning
Oakland 11
San Francisco - LP: M. Cain 1 FINAL
San Diego - WP: T. Ross 2
Arizona 2 Bottom 9th Inning
Los Angeles 1
Montreal 4 FINAL
Tampa Bay 1
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 0
Dallas 2 FINAL
Anaheim 3
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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