Found October 14, 2013 on Pro Football Spot:
In my week 6 preview, I said the Vikings had to do three things well in order to win on Sunday; get great play from their offensive line, get good pressure on Cam Newton while containing his running game, and get good play from Matt Cassel at quarterback with an emphasis on zero turnovers. None of these three things happened, and it led to a long day for the team in purple.The Vikings offensive line, so good at run blocking just a season ago, has not hit their stride yet this season. Before his final carry of 31 yards, Adrian Peterson had a total of 31 yards on his previous nine carries. Not surprisingly, the lack of running game resulted in the Vikings losing the time of possession battle badly, 36:27 - 23:33. In addition to the poor run blocking, the Vikings offensive line also allowed three sacks in what may be their worst performance all season.The Vikings defense also did not play well, especially in regards to containing Newton. On the Panthers very first drive, Newton convert...
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