‘Sota jerks Palmer off high horse — Vikings pick up Kicker Kai Forbath, who becomes the fifth Bruin on their active roster (sixth overall), and promptly break their losing streak, by exploiting the weakness of ex-trojan Carson Palmer in 30-24 victory over Arizona
This weekend wasn’t ALL bad for Bruin Football Fans, or all good for sc Football fans, IF they care about their former players now in the Pro’s. On Sunday in Minnesota, the Vikings finally got back on the winning track by holding on in a 30-24 triumph over the Cardinals. The Vikings, after winning their first 5 games of the season, had dropped 4 in a row, in part due to subpar performances by their Kicker, Blair Walsh. Needing a change and a spark, the Vikings cut Walsh, and replaced him with Bruin Star Kai Forbath.
Not that Forbath was the Game MVP on Sunday, but he did make his only Field Goal attempt, as Minnesota won a one-possession game. Forbath did have 1 Extra Point blocked (1 of an NFL Record 12 missed on the day), but thankfully for him and his new team, it didn’t come back to haunt them, thanks to some help from an ex-trojan. Cardinal QB Carson Palmer threw two horrible and costly Interceptions, both to Xavier Rhodes, including one at the goal line, which Rhodes returned 100 yards for a Touchdown.
Bruin/Viking Linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks combined for 12 Tackles, Bruin/Viking Punter Jeff Locke booted 4 punts for an average of 47.3 yards, including a SEVENTY-TWO yarder, and let’s give an Assist to Bruin/Viking Long Snapper Kevin McDermott (who I will assume hiked all the balls that Locke and Forbath launched). That is the Bruin/Viking Active Five. Minnesota also shows Bruin/Viking OG Mike Harris on their Injured List, so if he gets better, they could have 6 Bruins, which might be some sort of record.
So Minnesota finally gets back on the winning track, and then they got some equally exciting news: Superstar Running Back Adrian Peterson is recuperating faster than expected from his Knee Surgery, and could start playing again next month. If the Vikings get a healthy Peterson back in the line-up, they could threaten the Cowboys and Seahawks for NFC Supremacy, and a shot at Tom Brady and the Patriots in a Super Bowl match-up. No, New England and the Supermodel’s husband don’t have a guaranteed spot, it’s just what it looks like to everyone who’s paying attention, even with fully-inflated balls.
Speaking of… supermodels, here are 64 more UCLA Spirit Squad pics from Saturday…