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...

Cam Newton nearly runs over NFL on FOX sideline reporter Laura Okmin

Cam Newton's 4-touchdown performance had him feeling great about himself, and it should. After four games of looking like a shell of his former self, he broke out against the Vikings defense in a 35-10 win in Minnesota. Well, all of that excitement nearly led to an accident on the sideline as he was trotting off the field in celebration and nearly ran over FOX NFL Sunday sideline...

Nine amazing stats from NFL Week 7

Certainly, no one expected the Jacksonville Jaguars to be any good in 2013, so their 0-6 record isn't very startling. But four combined wins and...

Is Cam Newton the right guy to lead Panthers?

Cam Newton’s passer rating is 78.4 which is 25th in the NFL behind EJ Manuel and in front of Matt Schaub. ESPN’s more extensive Total Quarterback Rating drops Newton to 28th behind Schaub and in front of Eli Manning. Frustrated fans of the Carolina Panthers criticize Newton more harshly than they have since 2011 when broadcaster and former coach Jon Gruden asked Newton terminology...

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers roll past Vikings 35-10

The good Cam Newton showed up Sunday and the Panthers followed their quarterback's lead to an easy win. A week after taking a beating and losing four turnovers in a loss at Arizona Newton accounted for four touchdowns Sunday as the Panthers blew out the Vikings 35-10 before an unhappy crowd at the Metrodome. In their two victories against the Giants (0-6) and Vikings (1-4)...

GIF: Cam Newton nearly runs through sideline reporter, then saves the day

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton collided with Fox sideline reporter Laura Okmin, but then saved the day by keeping her on her feet.

Minnesota Vikings News – Vikings Can’t Keep Pace With Newton And Panthers

Sunday was a day to forget for Minnesota Vikings fans after they got clobbered by the Carolina Panthers 35-10 in a route that brought the Vikings to a 1-4 record and sole possession of being the cellar dwellers of the NFC North.  In a day where Carolina’s Cam Newton combined for 4 touchdowns, 3 through the air and 1 on the ground, Minnesota’s Matt Cassel went for a meager 241...

Newton nets 4 TDs as Panthers pummel Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS The Carolina Panthers were sympathetic to Adrian Peterson's grief. They weren't going to take it easy on him, though. Peterson's tumultuous week ended with a quiet Sunday because the Panthers made all the noise. Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Panthers romped past the mourning running back and the Minnesota Vikings...

5 things to note after Panthers defeat Vikings

As the final seconds ticked down, Cam Newton walked across the field to find Adrian Peterson and offered a warm embrace. It was a moment of comfort for Peterson, who was playing two days after his 2-year-old son was killed in an alleged case of child abuse in South Dakota. Newton also comforted some anxious Carolina Panthers fans on Sunday with a performance more fitting of the...

Excuse me while I get smug

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about Matt Cassel vs Christian Ponder, entitled “Matt Cassel: What’s the Point?” It garnered some of the highest hit totals I have ever had here at the Rhino and Compass, and almost everyone disagreed with my opinion that Christian Ponder was a better quarterback than Matt Cassel. Actually, more accurately, my opinion that it made more...

Holler: Runway is clearing for Freeman

After a two-interception performance from Matt Cassel, the quarterback clutter is clearing for Josh Freeman’s first start in purple. It’s coming; it’s just a matter of when.

Leslie Frazier: Vikings will name starting QB on Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says the starting quarterback for their Monday night game against the New York Giants will be decided Wednesday. “I’d like to by the time we get back and practice on Wednesday, which is a shorter practice, have an idea which guy is going to be leading our team,” Frazier said via the team’s website. “We’re going to talk about it today...

Panthers hold Peterson in check, win 35-10

Adrian Peterson rushed for a season-low 62 yards on a season-low 10 carries and Matt Cassel threw two interceptions in the loss.

Quarterback is NOT the biggest concern for the Vikings

Coming off a bye, the Vikings were back in the Metrodome this Sunday in a battle between two 1-3 NFC teams trying to get back in the playoff hunt. Playoffs were a long shot for the Vikings, but there was some optimism in Minnesota after winning their first game in London the week preceding the bye. Further, the schedule looked to be somewhat favorable, with a matchup with the Panthers...

By the numbers: Smith a thorn to Vikings

The Vikings are concentrating on stopping QB Cam Newton, but to do that they have to contain WR Steve Smith and that hasn’t happened often for them. Plus, an extensive look at the team and individual rankings for the Vikings and Panthers.

PJD's Game Thread: Panthers vs. Vikings QB Mash Up

What an exciting two weeks, huh Vikings fans?! We finally get our first win of the year behind the copper arm of Matt Cassel, then head into a bye week with amazing quarterback controversy that was only exacerbated by Josh Freeman all of a sudden rolling into town, too. Then of course, Adrian Peterson's mystery son died in Sioux Falls because some a-hole decided shaking it was...
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