Originally written November 13, 2012 on Football Nation:
Detroit has worked hard over the last four games to overcome a 1-3 start. They went to Minnesota carrying a 4-4 record and hopes of getting above the .500 mark for the first time in 2012.The Minnesota Vikings roared out of the gate, starting 4-1 and surprising everyone. Quarterback Christian Ponder was leading the charge, helped by a rejuvenated and motivated Adrian Peterson, who sought to prove to everyone that he has fully recovered from the devastating knee injury he suffered against the Washington Redskins last season.In the last four games, the wheels have come off of the Vikings bandwagon. They have gone 1-3 as Ponder struggles with more interceptions than touchdowns with a completion percentage hovering around 50 percent.Rushing defense has fallen apart for Minnesota as well; they have gone from allowing 79 yards per game and one rushing touchdown over five games, to a ghastly 166 yards per game with six touchdowns allowed on the ground in the last four games.The slogan for t...
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