No doubt Matt Cassel deserved all the praise he got last week after he had a great day against the Philadelphia Eagles, winding up with a 116.6 rating in a 48-30 victory.
Well, not to be critical of Cassel, but all the Vikings quarterbacks seem to be having trouble with consistency this year. The same Cassel who was a big star in the Philadelphia victory completed only 13 of 27 for 113 yards and was intercepted three times for a 32.6 rating, the lowest of any Vikings quarterback this year, Sunday’s 42-14 loss at Cincinnati.
Now coach Leslie Frazier might have second thoughts about putting Cassel in there again next week against the Lions. He might take a look at Christian Ponder to improve the perception of Ponder before next season.
What a difference a season makes. Last year this time the Vikings were 9-6 and looking forward to a game against the Packers that would put them in the playoffs. They ended the season with a four-game win streak and that playoff spot, and it was a Merry Christmas for Vikings fans.
This year, the fans got a lump of coal.
The Vikings lost that playoff game at Green Bay to end last season, but there was certainly something to look forward to. That is not the case this year.
|NY Mets||12:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs||3:05 PM|
|Chicago WSox||3:05 PM|
|Kansas City||3:05 PM|
|Golden State||8:00 PM|
|Philadelphia||0||1st Prd 19:10|
|San Jose||3:00 PM|
|Saint Josephs||12:00 PM|
|Michigan State||2:30 PM|
|Vancouver FC||6:00 PM|
|Delaware||12||1st Half 8:02|
|Northwestern St||12:00 PM|
|Stephen F Austin|
|Wright State||12:00 PM|
|Fla Gulf Coast|
|St Francis-PA||2:00 PM|
|Aug 9 - vs. Houston||7 pm||X||27-13|
|Aug 16 - at Buffalo||6 pm||X||20-16|
|Aug 25 - at San Francisco||7 pm||X||34-14|
|Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee||7 pm||X||24-23|
|2013 regular season|
|Sep 8 - at Detroit||Noon||X||34-24|
|Sep 15 - at Chicago||Noon||X||31-30|
|Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland||Noon||X||31-27|
|Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London)||Noon||X||34-27|
|Oct 6 - Bye|
|Oct 13 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||35-10|
|Oct 21 - at. NY Giants||7:40 pm||X||23-7|
|Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay||7:30 pm||X||44-31|
|Nov 3 - at Dallas||Noon||X||27-23|
|Nov 7 - vs. Washington||7:25 pm||X||34-27|
|Nov 17 - at Seattle||3:25 pm||X||41-20|
|Nov. 24 - at Green Bay||Noon||26-26|
|Dec 1 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||23-20|
|Dec 8 - at Baltimore||Noon||X||29-26|
|Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia||Noon||X||48-30|
|Dec 22 - at Cincinnati||Noon||X||42-14|
|Dec 29 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||14-13|