No word of a lie, there were intentions to write a post about a blitz pickup that Adrian Peterson made early on his record-setting day. Sometimes it pays to shut up and let the magic unfold.
Seriously: On the Vikings' first touchdown drive, they had a first-and-10 in Chargers territory. Shawne Merriman, who's only the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, came free with a rush up the middle, all full of ill intentions, and Purple Jesus went low and sent him ass-over-teakettle. It gave Tarvaris Jackson just enough time to complete a pass. It was a veteran play -- hell, the Bears' Cedric Benson is in his third year and still has learned how to do a blitz pickup. On the next play, Purple Jesus bounced inside and beat Merriman to the corner for a big run, setting up a short TD run..
So you can imagine what the feeling was like two hundred and ninety-six yards later. The Vikes have, in the words of Daily Norseman, "absolutely zero credibility" in the passing game. So long as Purple Jesus is healthy, they have something.