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All of the sharps predicted an improvement from the Lions and a decline from the Vikings, to the point where the Lions were 5 point favorites week 1 and had a higher over/under win total. The Lions’ 10 point victory over the Vikings is making those sharps look pretty smart. The Vikings simply cannot rely on Adrian Peterson to rush for 2000 yards again. He looked great on his first carry from scrimmage week 1, taking it to the house for 78 yards, but he gained just 15 yards on his other 17 carries. 93 rushing yards total isn’t bad, but he surpassed that 10 times last season.
Week 1 Studs
WR Jerome Simpson
RE Jared Allen
LE Brian Robison
Week 1 Duds
QB Christian Ponder
LT Matt Kalil
RG Brandon Fusco
LOLB Chris Greenwood
MLB EJ Henderson
SS Jamarca Sanford
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Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says don’t just blame quarterback Christian Ponder, who had four turnovers, for the team’s 34-24 season-opening loss at Detroit. “On Sunday, it was not all about
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Four turnovers have placed the crosshairs directly on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder after Sunday's 34-24 season-opening loss at Detroit.
Those sights aren't from coach Leslie Frazier.
Frazier reinforced Ponder is the team's starting quarterback, telling the Chicago media Ponder's job is "not in jeopardy" during a...
Losing in the season opener at Detroit has increased the vitriol from Minnesota Vikings fans.
The targets of their criticisms lie mainly with the quarterback and offensive coordinator. Many of the questions in our weekly mailbag revolved around starting quarterback Christian Ponder and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. A few also pointed their anger at coach Leslie Frazier and...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Cordarrelle Patterson's talent as a receiver and runner in the draft was rivaled only by Tavon Austin and enticed the Minnesota Vikings to draft Patterson in the first round.
The expectation was Patterson would provide an immediate impact as a returner while developing as a receiver. The expectation was dependent on Patterson getting the ball on kickoff...
After a three-interception performance, there were few concrete answers about the quarterback play at Winter Park. Christian Ponder and Leslie Frazier admitted more consistency is needed, but Frazier put the entire team at fault for the loss.
Joe Webb is a receiver, but as the Vikings’ season progresses, he could provide valuable option looks on the scout team after the bye.
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams returned to practice Wednesday, with the Vikings hopeful he would play Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
There were some great plays by cornerback Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings on defense and the offense managed to keep QB Jay Cutler off his back. But how does a team like the Chicago Bears come out with a new offense and a struggling defense hold RB Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings at bay?The Bears and the Vikings have had a long standing rivalry. But the signature moment...
Jerome Simpson took advantage of a Lions defense concerned with stopping the run and had the best opening day of any Vikings receiver in the last 10 years. Coaches, Simpson and Christian Ponder discuss the coverages, the yardage that was left out there and more.
With the return of football season and demoralizing Vikings football comes the even more soul crushing game of fantasy football, and the inept team you drafted! Well, that MOST of you drafted. We again take a look at the PJD Fantasy Football league, which comprises of readers, former readers, and a couple of randos that got real damn lucky to engage with me. And not all of these...
It was all anyone could talk about this week after the Detroit Lions beat up on the Minnesota Vikings; Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was in line for a huge fine, thanks to a cheap hit he put on Vikings center John Sullivan's knee during a play. Suh took a dive towards Sullivan's knee far away from a play, blindsiding Sullivan, who went down with an apparent injury...
The Vikings and Lions combined for strange records and first-time occurrences. Adrian Peterson and Reggie Bush did most of the entertaining and record-breaking.
In pass protection against the Vikings on Sunday, Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod will be tasked with keeping Jared Allen, one of the league's best pass rushers, out of the backfield.