Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/14/14

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The bright lights of success were beginning to fade for the Minnesota Vikings. Granted the expectations were low, but fans quickly rode the hype as the Vikings got off to a hot start early this year. What was once looking like a fantasy season has been reduced to a harsh reality in recent weeks. Christian Ponder has looked average at times and awful at others. The defense has maintained some of its presence on the field, thanks to a great year from Chad Greenway, but has also given up big gains against the run. Percy Harvin is always a threat, but so is his ability to stay healthy. How can the Vikings win without Percy?… Read more
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