Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/21/12
Offense It’s crazy to think that the Vikings were in the NFC Championship game in 2009. 2010 was a lost year because they had a suddenly decrepit Brett Favre at quarterback and they won just 6 games. They started over in the 2011 NFL Draft, using the 12th pick in surprising fashion on Christian Ponder, widely considered a 2nd round pick. They also traded for Donovan McNabb, in hopes that his 2010 season was an aberration. It was not and McNabb was cut midseason, which forced Ponder to have to start before he was ready and the team finished at 3-13. Adding insult to injury, their top offensive player, Adrian Peterson tore his ACL in a meaningless week 16 win over the Redskins. That win also dropped them out of the Andrew Luck/Robert Griffin sweepstakes. Both of 2011’s two win teams did very well for themselves in the draft. Indianapolis picked up Andrew Luck and St. Louis flipped Robert Griffin to the Redskins and picked up 1st round picks in the 2013 and 2014 NFL drafts. The Vikings...
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