Posted October 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Vikings have already surpassed most external expectations for this supposed rebuilding season, winning games in a way that defies modern NFL convention. They're not about to apologize for going against the grain, the rare team right now that stresses the need to become more balanced on offense by throwing the ball more rather than the other way around. Despite Christian Ponder's rough game and paltry 58-yard passing total, the Vikings were in control of Sunday's 21-14 win over Arizona. Coach Leslie Frazier says his team is fortunate to be at a point where it can ''make up for deficiencies in other areas.'' The Vikings are 5-2, thanks for Adrian Peterson's powerful running and a relentless pass rush by the defensive line. --- Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
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