Unlike many other bloggers I am going to look for hope in the midst of despair. The 2nd half a totally different offense showed up. Jackson was handling the offense and making crisp passes and pretty good reads. Childress showed he could make half-time adjustments. Of course the challenge by Gibbs was a smart move by him, but totally killed the momentum we had going.
While Childress and Jackson showed signs of hope in the 2nd half, that first half was inexcusable. Childress as a head coach should have known that Washington was going to stack the box and he should have game planned to throw them out of it right away. Throwing on first down and lining up in constant 3 WR sets to spread out the defense. Oh well, I have hope.
Washington needs to lose and the Vikings have to win. We can do it (at least I hope). I for one welcome Childress and Jackson back next year, but I do hope that the Vikings acquire a veteran QB via free agency to replace the two hacks that we have. Fact is as bad as Jackson was in the 1st half he still is better than either Bollinger or Holcomb could have done. (They would have each been sacked at least 5-7 times under the pressure of Washington's D)