Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 1/5/13

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 06: Runningback Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 30-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
For analysis on Minnesota click here For analysis on Green Bay click here The Vikings beat the Packers just last week so they will definitely hang within 8 of the Packers this week right? Well, that seems to be what everything thinks as the public is all over the Vikings. However, as is frequently the case when the public likes a dog, I expect them to be wrong. The Vikings are a completely different team on the road, especially outside. They are 7-1 at home, but 3-5 on the road, including 0-4 outside (making them 10-2 inside and 0-4 outside this season). In those 4 outside losses, Christian Ponder is 80 of 142 for 693 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. The Vikings lost by 9 in Green Bay earlier this season, despite 210 rushing yards from Adrian Peterson. He might do that again, but there’s also a very good chance he won’t and I think the Vikings will be in real trouble if he doesn’t. Even if he does, Ponder is definitely capable of wasting a great Peterson game, given that he...
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