Vikings Ready for MNF, Pack Lose 3-Straight, Brewers Out
The Minnesota Vikings are gearing up for their second Monday night game of the year, and again they are on the road. The Vikes head to the Big Easy to take on the Saints. The Vikes are trying to avoid a 1-4 start, in a division that is tightening up. Hear tonights game on Cool Country 100.9 WCMP-FM.
The Vikings are hoping to get on the right track tonight, their rivals to the east are searching for answers as well. The Packers have now lost three straight including Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers tossed three TD’s but also a critical pick in the loss. Falcons Rookie QB, Matt Ryan, tossed a pair of touchdowns in the win. Green Bay travels to the Emerald City next week to take on the ailing Seahawks, in a must win for both teams.
It took the Brewers 26 years and a blockbuster trade midway through the season to get back into the post-season, it took them just four games to exit. Milwaukee is eliminated from the playoffs after a 6-2 loss to Philadelphia in game four of the nest of five series. The Phillies win the series 3-1 and advance to play to Dodgers in the NLCS. Patt Burrell hit two homers for the Phils and finished with four RBI’s in the win. Milwaukee’s focus now shifts to trying to keep ace pitcher C.C Sabathia in the off season
Also in baseball Sunday, it took the Angels 12 innings and over five hours, but in the end they are able to force a game four with a 5-4 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Erick Aybar hit the winning single, driving home Mike Napoli. The White Sox also force a game four, beating the Rays 5-3 in Chicago.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will tip off their 2008-2009 campaign tonight in Milwaukee. The T-wolves and Bucks both open the preseason in this evenings game. Wolves rookie Kevin Love will make his debut, and try to help improve on last years 22-60 mark.