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As the season reaches the half way point, a lot of people are wondering if the Minnesota Viking’s are the real deal. They are 5-3 coming off a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No one expected the Viking’s to be doing this good in the 2012-13 season, beating out teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions (at Detroit), and the Arizona Cardinals, but what do the Vikings need to do to prove the world they’re the real deal?
First off let’s take a look at the Quarterback Christian Ponder. He has passed for 1,743 yards so far this season ranking him at 19th overall among all quarterbacks. His passer rating is an 85.8 which is ranked 15th, beating out quarterbacks like Joe Flacco, Carson Palmer, Matthew Stafford, and Jay Cutler. Ponder has thrown 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions so far this season. He started off the season throwing no interceptions throughout the first 4 games. During that time they went 3-1. In the past 4 games he has thrown 7 interceptions and the Vikings are going 2-2 during then.
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From the intel that I can gather, the above picture IS in fact Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, aka, Purple Jesus, apparently dressed up as the Incredible Hulk for a team Halloween party thrown Monday night.
Want to know the scariest thing about this outfit? He didn't even have to wear fake muscles!
Purple Jesus tweeted...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson is a beast on the football field, one of the best and toughest running backs in the NFL.
This week he turned himself into a beast off the field.For the Minnesota Vikings' Halloween party, Peterson dressed as the Hulk and then tweeted a picture that would make Dr. David Banner proud. And when Peterson is involved, there's no need for any...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. As he's become a very public advocate for gay marriage rights, Chris Kluwe has attracted a lot of attention for his political activism off the field this season.Now, Kluwe is starting to become a focus for his on-field performances, and not in the way he would like. Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings eighth-year punter, has struggled in 2012, especially in recent...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are well versed in handling injury situations in the defensive backfield and tried to improve the depth coming into this season. After losing cornerback Chris Cook to a broken arm last week, the depth will be tested.
Rookie Josh Robinson has spent much of his time as the team's third corner and A.J. Jefferson, acquired before the season...
Christian Ponder continues to regress. When the season started out it looked like the Vikings had a new and improved Christian Ponder, through the first six games of the year Ponder was completing 69 percent of his passes and had thrown only four interceptions.However, Ponder's previous two games, vs. the Cardinals and Buccaneers, he has only completed 52 percent of his passes...
The Vikings brought in a punter for a workout Tuesday, which could be a message to Chris Kluwe that he needs to perform better.
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe defended his outside interests and said they don’t get in the way of his punting. He is one of the most outspoken athletes on Minnesota’ s gay marriage amendment issue, but he said his time spent promoting that and working other interests doesn’t interfere with his ability to punt in a “children’s game.”
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings understand the tease with Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice very well from his first four years in the league. In the past two years, Seattle has learned quickly that Rice can be one of the NFL's best wide receivers, when healthy.
That's been the rub for Rice.
The talented, 6-foot-4 receiver has played in 16 games only once...
*PPPPPPPPPFFFFFTFTFTFTFTFTFFTFTFTTFTFTTFTTFBALLOONDEFLATINGSOUND* Well dudes, it was a good run. After taking the weekend to use my feather pillow and 750 thread count sheets to soak up all the flowing tears and other uncontrollable bodily fluids that come out of me after a Vikings loss, I think I'm prepared to discuss this game and make some general statements about the team...
The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks didn't end the first half of the season how they wanted. Both are hoping the second half starts on a positive note Sunday.
The Vikings will try to rebound from their most lopsided loss of the year and hand a third consecutive defeat to the Seahawks, who seek their best start at home since 2005.
This game features the NFL's top...
The top two running backs in the league will be on the same field Sunday. But the comparisons between Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch go far beyond this season’s yardage totals. See how similar they are and what the Vikings had to say about Lynch.