Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Roadkill No More?

After the too-close-for-it-being-Detroit win at Detroit, the Vikings got one step closer to their best road season during Mike Tice's head coaching tenure. With the win, the Vikings are now 3-4 with one game left at Baltimore (Christmas Day at 7:30 PM). If the Vikings can stock their stuffings with another victory, it will be the first time the Vikings have a non-losing record under Mike Tice and the first time as an organization since 2000 (they were 4-4 that year).

Now, the win at Detroit is not really a big deal. The Vikings won their fourth straight game in the Motor City. It's the improbable win at the New York Giants that is impressive. During Tice's tenure, the Vikings have road victories over the Lions, Saints, Packers, Texans, and Falcons. Most of those victories are not shocking with Detroit and New Orleans being bad teams with what only I can describe a bad mojo. The wins in Houston and Atlanta were impressive but the Viking struggled to do better than 3-5 in 2004 and 2003. Now they have a chance to go from roadkill to road warriors.