VU Daily Blog: 10/18/10

Wrangler is limiting the amount of times they put Brett Favre in front of an NFL television audience and the Vikings defense is ranked in the top 10 in several categories. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.


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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 AT 20:05:00

Wrangler doesn't appear real comfortable with Favre

One of Brett Favre's biggest endorsements, Wrangler jeans, has reportedly curtailed the frequency of airing commercials with Favre as its spokesman. The move comes as Favre prepares to speak with Milt Ahlerich, the NFL vice president of security, regarding allegations that the quarterback sent lewd photos to a former Jets employee.

According to a report on CNBC.com, Wrangler substituted commercials using their other spokepeople, like Dale Earnhardt Jr., instead of those featuring Favre in time slots during NFL broadcasts this weekend.

According to Front Row Analytics, a sponsorship evaluation firm, the Favre spots only ran 10 times this weekend and were limited to other niche channels, not bigger audiences viewing NFL games.

Favre will reportedly meet with Ahlerich on Tuesday, but it's unclear what the timetable and punishment might be if the NFL finds Favre to be in violation of its personal conduct policy because of text and voice message sent to Jenn Sterger, an employee of the New York Jets when Favre was quarterback of there in 2008.

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Photo Gallery: Cowboys-Vikings: Game photos from the Vikings 24-21 win against the Dallas Cowboys at Mall of Ameri... 
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NFC North news, notes and quotes: The Bears are still searching for the right mix on their offensive line. The Lio...
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Notebook: Harvin shows his versatility: The Vikings already used Percy Harvin as a receiver, an occasional running...
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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 AT 14:07:00

Defense turning top-10 stats

While the Vikings are ranked in the top 10 in only one statistic offensively (rushing average per attempt), it's a different story on defense.

With Monday night's game still to go, the Vikings defensive is ranked fifth overall – 11th against the run and sixth against the pass – but the defensive success goes deeper than that.

They are sixth in yards per play, ninth in rushing yards per attempt, fourth in first downs allowed per game and sixth in points allowed per game.

The one statistic where they continue to struggle is getting quarterback sacks. After leading the league with 48 sacks last year, the Vikings are ranked 30th in sacks per pass play and have only six on the season. Only Tampa Bay, with four sacks, has fewer.

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Childress on Moss speech: "He kind of hit it right between the eyes in terms of what we needed to do to ... win the second half." #
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Vikings aren't exactly sure on which play Husain Abdullah suffered a concussion, but he will fall under the concussion protocol now.

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Vikings coach Brad Childress said the team wouldn't be involved with Favre's meeting with the NFL Tuesday. "That's not our responsibility."

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Notebook: Moss message inspires Vikings: Randy Moss has hurt the Cowboys before, but never with a halftime speech....
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Favre fights through hits, gets win: Brett Favre had another game of being sent to the turf and struggling to find...
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Notebook: Harvin saw opening on film: Percy Harvin said his 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was simply a ma...
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Big plays save Vikings in 24-21 win: The Vikings didn't get many explosive plays from their offense, but their def...
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Turning point: Henderson picks the passes: Linebacker E.J. Henderson had gone almost four years without an interce...
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Record-seekers vs. Cowboys: Percy Harvin's kickoff return for a touchdown helped increase his mentions in the Viki...
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Brett Favre is done getting injections in the ankle, but he did get a cortisone shot for the elbow. Said it felt great. #
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