Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/29/12

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
A 9-6 record and a shot at the playoffs shows good signs for the future of the Minnesota Vikings, meaning hopeful improvement to win the NFC North.The dominance of running back Adrian Peterson and a mediocre defense has been the crutch of Minnesota this season, but what are some things or who are some players that can help the Vikings wear the crown of their division?Keep in mind the players I name are simply suggestions, and I'm not saying all of them are a possibility.As we have all seen, it is fairly obvious that Adrian Peterson is the Vikings' offense, and is just getting help from Ponder and the rest of the offense.So would adding some explosive pieces to the passing game make Minnesota's offense one of the best in the league?First, you would need to look at the quarterback position. If the Vikings really want to be atop the NFC, they definitely need to replace Ponder. The fact that he has only about 1,000 more yards than a running back, is a problem. The Vikings need a quarter...
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