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There is plenty of bad news surrounding the NFL in the Twin Cities this fall. I will not pile on in this blog because it is plentiful from other sources. Instead, I will point out some of the strong points at this midway juncture of the season. It has taken some in-depth research and numerous hours of memory jogging exercises to delve into the positive aspects of the Vikings play.
Adrian Peterson: The one hundred million dollar man is worth every penny. To average almost five yards per carry at the highest level when the other team knows what’s coming is simply phenomenal. His eight touchdowns have been essential in keeping the squad relevant in its games this season. Peterson’s insistence on treating every carry as his last is contagious to the rest of the players. There is no doubt that he will be a constant presence throughout the remainder of play.
Chad Greenway: Fans have been on Greenway’s side since day one in uniform because he is a Big Ten product out of Iowa. His play ha...
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It's plays like this from Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson that must have rookie quarterback Christian Ponder thanking his lucky stars every day. Ponder doesn't have great receivers or a dynamic offensive line, but in #28, he does have a guy who is capable of creating touchdowns pretty much on his own whenever he feels like it.
Here's a nice example in the...
Billed as a matchup of rookie quarterbacks, two of the top 12 picks in April's draft, Sunday's Minnesota Vikings' matchup with the Carolina Panthers demonstrated Cam Newton and Christian Ponder might have a future in the NFL.
Both quarterbacks finished with a plus-100 quarterback rating. Minnesota's Ponder finished 18 for 28 for 236 yards passing and a touchdown...
With a big assist from Adrian Peterson, Christian Ponder came out on top of his rookie quarterback matchup with Cam Newton.
Peterson ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Longwell kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:43 left to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Ponder completed 18 of 28 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown...
Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin were the big stories for the Vikings on Sunday – if you just want to focus on the players who gave the most outstanding and inspiring on-field performances. The real story of the game, if you want to look beyond the feel-good aspects, was how the Vikings were able to overcome a multitude of miscues to keep the score close going...
Courtesy of panthers.comCarolina’s chances of a winning streak come to an end as the Vikings walk away from Charlotte the winners today.The game began as a defensive one, as Carolina held the elusive Adrian Peterson to 86 yards and looked as if they had turned over a new leaf. The offense looked solid as Cam’s first two touchdowns were thrown to both tight ends. Cam continued...
Adrian Peterson leads the NFL in rushing, but the Vikings might save wear-and-tear on their star back by giving the ball to Toby Gerhart more.
Well the Minnesota Vikings are coming to town this week and the Carolina Panthers are looking for their first win streak of the season if they can beat the Vikes. The key this week will be stopping All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. If the Panthers can slow him down they will have a great chance to topple the Vikings. Here to give us a bit more information on the Vikings is Jon...
Series: Vikings lead 5-4Last meeting(s): 20 fourth quarter points propelled the 2009 Panthers to a 26-7 win over Minnesota in a Week 15 game. Adrian Peterson had just 35 yards and Brett Favre threw one pick and no touchdowns. This was the Vikings’ second loss in three games (after starting 10-1) and it was the game where Brad Childress “wanted” to bench Favre, but didn’t...
Welcome to Week 2 of Pondermonium. Today’s game with Carolina is being hyped as a showdown of rookie quarterbacks, but the real match-ups to watch are Adrian Peterson vs. the Panthers’ run D and Steve Smith vs. the Vikings’ secondary. Adrian tweaked his ankle late in the Packer game but he is good to go this week. So is Percy Harvin who is toughing it out despite his lingering...