My FFL opponent's last chance to beat me earned him a big fat zero last night and the Dallas Cowboys were utterly humiliated by the Bears. Monday Night Football doesn't get much better than that.
Unless there are pictures of Jerry Jones crying. Are there pictures of Jerry Jones crying?
The Bears win leaves them tied with the Vikings for the lead in the NFC North. Green Bay is one game back and Detroit is the surprising laggard at 1-3. The latter was supposed to be occupied by the Vikings at this point.
The good start is welcome to Vikings fans, of course, but I think ESPN's Kevin Seifert expresses the right amount of skepticism here:
The Vikings are the darlings of the NFL after a wholly unexpected 3-1 start, including two victories against 2011 playoff teams. But with that success brings added scrutiny, and it's fair to question whether the Vikings can sustain on the low-octane offensive model displayed at various points during this start. Let's be clear on how rare it is to win a game without an offensive touchdown, as the Vikings did Sunday.
Last year the team was a mess from top to bottom, for all sorts of reasons. This year's team is a vast improvement over that one and shows solid improvement in just about every area. That doesn't make them great though, and I suspect some tough losses are ahead if the offense doesn't step it up a notch.
Still, an impressive win against the 49ers and going into Detroit and coming away with the victory are nothing to sneeze at. If nothing else, they aren't the patsies that pretty much everybody figured them to be. That's a big improvement over last year by itself.