SNF Live-Blog: Bears @ Vikings, 2nd Half

Sunday, November 30, 2008

"Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. I'm huntin' quartahbacks."

Per Andrea, Lovie Smith claims the Bears dominated the first half. I'd like some of the drugs he's smoking. Orton starts with a nine yard completion, Forte gets the first down at the 39 yard line for the Bears. Orton aims downfield for Rashied Davis, who drops it -- it's a few feet ahead of him. Orton then underthrows Hester, with Antoine Winfield putting a hand on it. Hester didn't look like he was ready for it, though. Orton hits Davis over the middle, throwing it just as Chad Greenaway nails him.

First down at the Minny 44 will be first and five at the 39 after encroachment on the Vikings. Coach Major Dad is pissed. Forte gets knocked back a few yards, and now we've got 3rd and 7. Allen the Hunter clips Orton first on the play, and another Minny lineman finishes him off. Maynard to punt to Berrian, who fair catches at the 11.

Purple Jesus picks up three yards on the carry, and he's looking a little gimpy. Quick sling to the fullback for a couple to make it a 3rd and 4. Frerotte throws into double coverage and it's picked off by Kevin Payne! He goes all the way across the field and then gets to the Vikings' 4 yard line before stepping out of bounds.

First and goal, Bears.

"I guarantee they're not gonna hand it to the fullback up the middle." - John

No, but they go to Forte for two yards to the 2 yard line. Forte splits out wide on Chad Greenaway, and Orton hits him in the end zone. TOUCHDOWN, BEARS!

Gould's extra point is good, and that cuts the Vikes' lead to 17-14.

The Vikes' rookie kick returner brings it out 48 yards, and they'll be starting in good position. This song with the LeBron James ad -- that "Candyman" song -- I can't remember who did this song. Can anyone help me out?

PJ takes the screen pass but Urlacher sniffs it out for a 2 yard loss. Peterson takes the next carry and gets seven yards on the outside. The 3rd down pass by Frerotte is tipped by Ogunleye, so the defense holds against the good field position. They need Hester to get something back in terms of yardage on this punt. It bounces into the end zone again; Chicago will start on the 20.

Orton goes deep and pulls a Rex Grossman by aiming it right into the arms of Darren Sharper, who picks it at the 46. Peterson grabs six yards on two carries, 3rd and 4. Frerotte hits Sidney Rice on the side for a first down. Peterson to the 22. In comes Chester Taylor, and he busts it down the sideline on an outside run to the end zone -- TOUCHDOWN, VIKINGS. Longwell's kick is up and good, 24-14, Vikings.

Forte gets nothing on the first carry from the 18. Four yards on a catch from Devin Hester. Orton's 3rd and 7 pass is incomplete to Greg Olsen, it's right behind him. Maynard's punt goes out of bounds near midfield, and Frerotte starts by throwing to Berrian for a ccuple of yards.

"At the end of every tackle, they're trying to strip the ball out. So they're very good strippers. They know where to go." - John
"Yeah, right to the Love Boat." - Al

Hiyo! 3rd and 3. Frerotte rolls to his right, tries to hit Shiancoe, but overthrows him by just a little bit. Another punt for Kluwe. Hester fair catches it at the 6.

Forte starts by heading right through the middle for 25 yards, giving the offense some breathing room. He catches the next pass for a few after topping 1,000 rushing yards for the season. Forte heads up to the 39, and it'll be 3rd and 2 when the fourth quarter starts.

Late in posting this gem, but it happened a couple drives ago:

"You knew that something good wasn't going to happen on that drive because the Bears have never scored on a drive that started at the 20 and that drive started at that 20." - John Madden (via JFein)

Astonishingly dumb.

3rd down pass to Davis is incomplete, punt time (again!) Berrian gets hit at the 14 after receiving Maynard's punt. Two plays of not much make a 3rd and 8, and John is talking about Frerotte's original "go home on Monday and Tuesday" arrangement as the back-up. Not enough on 3rd down, as Frerotte checks down to Taylor. Hester takes the line-drive punt at the 44 and loses a couple after being hit.

Hester gets three yards on the end around. Orton is promptly picked off by Ben Lieber, he runs the other way, and Greg Olsen stripped him while tackling. The call gives the Bears the ball back, but this will be challenged to see if the ball goes out of bounds.

Childress wins his challenge -- because that ball did go out of bounds. Minny ball at the Chicago 22. Peterson gets a yard on the carry. Chester Taylor barrels through for about seven yards. Taylor then goes to the five on the next rush. He's still short two plays later. 3rd and goal, and here comes Peterson back in.

Peterson walks in for another Vikings TOUCHDOWN, even with 12 Bears on the field. Longwell's kick is good, 31-14.

Hester finally makes a kickoff return, and we get more Prince. Orton is promptly picked by Benny Sapp, completing the Sexy Rexy-like performance -- and Brandon Lloyd gets called for a horse-collar tackle, adding on 15 more yards.

First and 10 at the Chicago 20, and Peterson gets about three yards. Four more on the next carry, and it's 3rd and 3. He runs to the 7 and it's first and goal. The next few efforts to get in the end zone don't fly, and Longwell comes on to kick a field goal. His FG is up and good, 34-14, Vikings.

Danyel Manning brings the kick out to about the 30, but it's getting pushed back thanks to a holding flag. The Bears get bunk on the next couple plays, and will punt again, basically ceding the game now. Now we have to wait out a few minutes. Berrian fair catches with 2:38 left to play.

"When Jared Allen gets a sack he ropes a calf." - John (via Mal)

"He's gonna drink this all in." - Al, on Allen (seems like an odd choice, Allen being an alcoholic who's been through the 12-step)

The Vikes are running out the clock by using Chester Taylor, and Kluwe will punt with about 30 seconds left. Earl Bennett takes it out to the 32. Garrett Wolfe takes the carry, and that's it: Vikings win 34-14 and take the lead in the NFC North at 7-5. See you all next week for the college football conference championships and another week of NFL action!

73 Comments:

S2N, you should post this...

It's about :30 in.


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vwwywcM_sdQ

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

Barry Bonds would approve of Jared Allen's hunting rifle.

49er16 said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:16:00 PM  

"I think it hits him in the back arm." - Madden

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

@ SSR: That was hilarious. Gotta love the 10 seconds of complete dead air that followed.

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

Andrea Kremer: "Lovie Smith told me at half time that there are two halves to a football game". Brilliant. That is unless you are the Bengals and the Eagles and there are three halves.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

Methinks I just saw an amusement park on that offsides.

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

Perhaps if Chicago could score that td and not allow that 99-yard td, then maybe you could say they "dominated".

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

@ Mal: I always wondered how many halves were in a football game...

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Major Dad!! I new Childress reminded me of somebody. The Bangels, huh?

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

2nd and 2 and the Bears run a toss sweep? Andy Reid has hacked into the Bears headset communication.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

Hazy shade of winter

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

@ JFein, Yes it was. ITV had to make their own commentary booth because the stadium is no small, and sadly it's not a high-riser because the team is the equivalent to a Division III football school.


Thus, the fans got a hold of it!!!

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

Ugh, Bud Light Drinkability has replaced Saved by Zero as the most annoying commercial.

According to dictionary.com, drinkability means suitable for drinking. Has absolutely nothing to do with taste. Eh, I guess this is one of the few honest commercials out there. I mean, Bud Light is drinkable....

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

NBC just charged the Bears a timeout after that INT.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

Why is the Timeout thing showing on the graphic during an interception?

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

Dear Yearlin,

The grapes are in the freezer.

Signed,

Prospectus

Big Erie said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

Did Andy Reid (or Lubbie Smith) challenge the int.

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

Why did the Vikes DB send the LB out wide to cover Forte? That didn't make any sense. Smart play by Bears. Dumb coverage by Vikings.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

@JFein: For those, like me, watching the internet feed, we get the Gillette "I've got a feeling that could last all day" spot. Saved by Zero would be welcome relief.

J said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

This game is a lot like the OU-Okie State game from last night.

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

Really? This is Sunday Night? I thought it was Wednesday...

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

You think Musberger likes that Direct TV commercial with Beyonce?

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:37:00 PM  

"You knew that something good wasn't going to happen on that drive because the Bears have never scored on a drive that started at the 20 and that drive started at that 20." - John Madden being stupid.

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

Orton channelling Grossman on that throw.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  

@ Walnuts: I think he'd like it better if it had Willie Nelson in it...

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  

Al: "Sunday, Bloody Sunday - just look at the 2 and the 8 on Peterson's jersey".

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

@JFein: I caught that too. Just a dumbfounding comment regardless of whether it is true or not.

J said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

Could someone explain that fastmotion turkey thing. Good lord that looked disgusting. Tasty, perhaps, but disgusting.

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

John: "The Bears try to strip the ball out on every tackle. So they're good strippers....where do we go with that".

Al: "Right to the love boat".

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:49:00 PM  

Where do the Vikings go for strippers?

"Right to the Love Boat." -Al Michaels

Wow.....it's true though.

samuel said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:49:00 PM  

Just heard Madden and Michaels babble about strippers, balls, and a party boat......wtf?

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

@ anon 10:50 - Hmmm. I wonder what plans Al and John have for after the game?

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

@anon 10:50: Thankfully, the game is indoors, so we don't have the whole "slippery balls" issue to deal with

J said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

So many dropped passes in this game...

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

Methinks it's Al And John Party Time after this one is done.

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

Didn't they already go over Gus' schedule since he was the backup? Is it really that interesting of a story that it needed to be repeated?

Jeremy said...
Nov 30, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

I suck and fuck Michaels in the booth and then I realized that if my penis goes into Brett Favre's ass then it is anal sex. BOOM!

horny john madden said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

Another int... I didn't think Rex was playing tonight.

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

Apparently the Bears defense aren't the only good strippers. Greg Olsen had a strip of his own there.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

How did the refs miss the ball going out of bounds after the fumble? Wow...

J said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

@Mal: Yep, Olsen won his ticket to the Love Boat tonight.

J said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:04:00 PM  

Al and John are talking about fabuulous plays by Tait and Olsen that won't matter. How about the horrible pass thrown by Orton? That's what started this mess.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

"When the ball is on the boundary, it's out of bounds." - John Madden

Thanks Capt. Obvious!

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

That's game there.

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

After Madden rambles on about play formations back in his day, Al comments: "It's like finding a tie in the back of the closet. Maybe it does still look good".

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

Big win upcoming for the Vikes in the Race To Lose A Home Game In The First Round Of The Playoffs (a.k.a. the NFC North)

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

Lovie Smith and Ron Turner have to go......this team is pathetic on defense.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

Since when did Rex grow a beard?

J said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

Kyle Grossman throws INT #3.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

@SSR - the two (excuse me, three) Orton picks have been horrible. Giving the Vikings the ball in great field position can't help the D.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

OH MY! Rex Grossman kidnapped Kyle Orton, stuffed him in a closet, put on his jersey, and is pretending to be him so that he can actually play QB again in the NFL.

That's the only plausible explanation I have, folks.

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

@JFein: He wants the blondes in the photo.

J said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:19:00 PM  

And to think that I actually thought this would be a good game...

"This is the time of the year when you want to be peaking." - John Madden

On the Longwell field goal:
"Longwell banged that one through." - Al Michaels

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

"He is a man." - John Madden on Adrian Peterson.

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

Rough looking bunch of cheerleaders in Minnesota. Al and John better hope the good looking babes in the Twin Cities are "good strippers".

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

Why is everyone's putting a thumbs down to the drinkability spots? The word might sound like the PC police's dream, but I think the slogan line is creative and the faux freezing video spots are funny.

Now if it's an annoying spot you're after, McD's new "Nuggnuts" campaign is st the top of that list. You can't tell me that the best way to sell nuggets supposedly made of chicken is through a Broadway-like dance.

Deven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

John: When Jared Allen gets a sack he ropes a calf.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

You think KC is glad they let Allen leave?

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

What exactly was the turning point of this game? Al and John have hardly at all talked about what changed this game around......

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

What is madden talking about Jared Allen's roping the cattle routine?

BWAlaska said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

@jfein the goalline stance and 99-yard td?

walnuts said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

@ Deven: Look up drinkibility and that will tell you why I think that campaign is absurd. Maybe it's the fact that the falseness of those ads is so apparent that drives me crazy...

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

@ Walnuts: There was a goalline stand and a 99-yard TD this game. Incredible! Al and John have not talked at all about that....(please note my sarcasm; they have talked about it endlessly and it's driving me insane).

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

Good night everyone, see you at my place for Jags/Texans live blog goodness.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

The Vikings have scored 34, but the bigger problem is the Bears offense. The D gave up two big plays all night which make up about half of the Vikings offensive yards. But the Bears offense has three picks and got stuffed at the goalline on 4th down. If the offense takes care of its business, then the Bears are right in this game.

Mal said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

@ SSR: Hopefully we'll make the Jaguars/Texans semi-enjoyable. Then again, I was hoping to do the same with Niners-Cards and look what ended up happening.

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

(I wouldn't say this to his face) Jared Allen has the stupidest haircut I have ever seen.

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:40:00 PM  

@ Anon @ 11:40: I hope Jared Allen doesn't read this blog.....

JFein said...
Nov 30, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  

JFein not only blogs out of his mother's basement, he's wearing her panties. What a tool.....
Get a fraction of a life, you little schlepper....

Anonymous said...
Dec 1, 2008, 12:40:00 AM  

Stay classy, "horny john madden" and Anon 12:40 AM...

Look , I know the joke's old, but at least at my blog, such nonsense is not allowed because you've gotta be registered.

Am I dropping hints, Double A?

JamesCraven said...
Dec 1, 2008, 2:33:00 AM  
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JFein said...
Dec 1, 2008, 2:45:00 AM  

@ jamescraven: I don't think AA plans on changing his mind anytime soon. Some anons do contribute to the discussion (as I used to do before AA disallowed us for a live blog because the spammers were ridiculous one night), but others like anon @ 12:40, well, you get the point.

And the fact that Anon @ 12:40 comes up with such weird and random insults makes me think that he (or quite possibly she) has had similar experiences themselves...

I'll go ahead and give myself a +1 for that one.

JFein said...
Dec 1, 2008, 2:49:00 AM  

It's "Danieal Manning", not "Danyel Manning", AA.

samuel said...
Dec 1, 2008, 6:18:00 PM  

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