Found December 15, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Minnesota Vikings (7-6) at St. Louis Rams (6-6-1) The Vikings won last week as home dogs against the Bears, but I’m still not sure about them. Christian Ponder once again had a terrible game, completing 11 of 17 for 91 yards and an interception. In his last 7 games, he’s 107 of 191 (56.0%) for 970 yards (5.1 YPA), 6 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Adrian Peterson is awesome, but you can’t win in the NFL without at least decent quarterback play. Illustrating this, they are 2-4 this year when Ponder completes 60% or fewer of his passes and 4-2 when Adrian Peterson rushes for 5.0 yards per carry or less. Against Green Bay, Peterson went off for 210 yards and they still lost 23-14. Last week, they beat the Bears by 7, but not because of their offense. Their defense returned one Jay Cutler interception for a touchdown and another one to the goal line, setting the Vikings up with an easy touchdown. Their offense only really led one good drive all game and Peterson did almost all of the w...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Eric Dickerson opposes Adrian Peterson breaking his record.

Eric Dickerson has a lot to be proud of. The running back accomplished a great deal during his NFL career.   Mentally he is still holding onto the one thing that apparently matters the most to him: his single season rushing record. Please Click Here To Read This Story & Take Our Poll Regarding Peterson's Run At The Title

Adrian Peterson will win the NFL MVP award if…

Everyone says it is the year of the quarterback with the likes of last year’s recipient Aaron Rodgers, and multi winners Peyton Manning and Tom Brady battling for the NFL MVP, but people need to realize that there is a player having a better year than the star QB’s, and he is Adrian Peterson. Peterson, who has 1,600 yards 10 touchdowns on a 6.0 yard per carry average after...

Adrian Peterson closes in on Eric Dickerson’s rushing record

Adrian Peterson entered Sunday’s showdown against the St. Louis Rams with a whopping 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground on 265 carries (6.0 YPC) through 13 games in 2012.  He also needed just 506 yards in the final three weeks of the season to set the NFL’s single-season rushing record. Peterson earned more than 40 percent of that amount in four quarters at Edward Jones...

Adrian Peterson breaks off 82-yard touchdown run against Rams (Video)

If I had a vote for the NFL MVP of 2012, I would give mine to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. During today's blow-out against the St. Louis Rams, watch as AP breaks off this 82-yard touchdown run where he changes course mid-run:

Dickerson: I don't want Peterson to break my record

Eric Dickerson holds the single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards set in 1984.  Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has 1,600 yards through 13 games, told Dickerson he should be nervous. "I'm not nervous," Dickerson said, laughing to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com. Dickerson added:  "I don't want him to break it," Dickerson said...

Ponder, Vikings play clean in all-around game

The Minnesota Vikings talked about the importance of winning Sunday at St. Louis, and the reality of the situation was realized after wins elsewhere Sunday. A 33-26 win for Minnesota against St. Louis, combined with wins by the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys and losses by the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, means the Vikings own the final Wild Card playoff spot with two...

Rams face stiff challenge in slowing Peterson

ST. LOUIS Rams coach Jeff Fisher has painful memories from the last time he attempted a game plan to slow Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. I feel the same way now as I did then, Fisher said. I dont forget that week at all. Its not easy. The NFLs leading rusher comes to town Sunday when the 6-6-1 Rams hope to slow down the explosive Peterson and keep their playoff...

Notebook: Ponder efficient, consistent in win

The numbers for Christian Ponder once again aren’t going to overwhelm, but with an opportunistic defense and crazy running game, he is doing enough to win. Plus, more than a dozen notes that tell the tale of the Vikings’ 36-22 win over the Rams.

Vikings vs. Rams: PJD's Masturbatory Win for Playoffs or Bust Game Preview

Win or Go Home ... Or Really, Win AND We Still Go Home Anyway, Since it's an Away Game: I'll tell you this much ... Without the Vikings winning this Sunday, whatever slim hope they still of making the playoffs will get put on a sacrificial block and destroyed with one fell swoop. I think there is still some crazy ass way for the team to sneak into the playoffs even if...

Ponder, Bradford have struggles in common

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Thanks in part to the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Rams were faced with a franchise-altering moment in March when the Washington Redskins came calling. On the table was a lucrative trade offer from Washington, which would net St. Louis six draft picks in exchange for the No. 2 overall selection and the rights to select Heisman-winning Baylor quarterback Robert...

Adrian Peterson Makes A Run At History (But Will It Matter?)

Minnesota Vikings running back extraordinaire Adrian Peterson continued his rush at history Sunday, ripping off 212 yards against the Rams on Sunday. But more impressive than his 1,812 rushing yards this year is his awesome 6.34 YPA, a number which puts him in the most elite RB company.

Vikings protect playoff potential in St. Louis

The Minnesota Vikings were well aware of their failures on the road heading into Sunday's pivotal game at St. Louis. The Vikings were 1-5 on the road and fighting for slim playoff chances against the Rams, who had won three games in row and were trying to stay alive themselves for the postseason. Minnesota, at least in a dome on the road, made itself at home and put together...

Peyton Manning Vs. Adrian Peterson: Comeback Player of the Year

Everybody knows that the Comeback Player of the Year Award is going to come down to Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson. They are both coming off major surgeries, and were not expected to perform at an elite level in the 2012 season. I can tell you right now, they are performing at an elite level once again. Peyton Manning has the Denver Broncos rolling and on its way to another play...

Vikings, Ponder still not finding Rudolph

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Tight end Kyle Rudolph had gone nearly a full game Sunday without catching a pass. The first time Rudolph was able to get his hands on the ball, it helped the Minnesota Vikings secure an important 21-14 win against the Chicago Bears. This wasn't quite how Rudolph envisioned himself making an impact, but his biggest play of the game was hauling in an onside...

Rams primed to top Vikings in survival game

ST. LOUIS Spots are scarce. This is the time of year when the playoff race becomes a melee of gritted teeth, flying elbows and black eyes. Six slots. Many possibilities. One brawl. Call it Elimination Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The St. Louis Rams (6-6-1) and Minnesota Vikings (7-6) meet as members of the "In The Hunt" club in the NFC postseason chase. By the end...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.