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The Minnesota Vikings lost for the third time in four games on Sunday in which only the running offense was able to perform up to expectations.
Sunday's 30-20 loss on the road to the Seattle Seahawks has Minnesota (5-4) in a precarious position as several facets on offense and defense have faltered in many games recently and the result is a slip in the NFC North standings. The Vikings have a home game next week against the Detroit Lions (4-4) before their bye and will need to improve in several areas, as noted below, to keep from sliding further.
Here's how Minnesota graded out against Seattle:
Pass offense: F
Simply put, the Vikings have one of the league's worst passing games right now, and might be at the bottom of the league in passing yardage when the week is over. For the second time in three games, Minnesota has finished with less than 100 net yards passing. Three times this season, the Vikings have passed for 100 net yards or less.
From quarterback Christian...
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Adrian Peterson leads the league in rushing yards less than a year after ACL surgery, but his career statistics are just as impressive as his 2012 stats. Where does he stand currently in comparison to Hall of Fame running backs? Plus, a look at the numbers and rankings between the Vikings and Seahawks.
I won’t get into the recovery timeline on Adrian Peterson’s ACL injury, short of saying that its quite amazing that he was on the field for week 1 and his production ever since has been amazing.
Getting himself to the field for week 1, in my eyes, was heroic. What he’s doing out there, on a surgically repaired leg or not, is also worthy of our admiration. Through 9 weeks...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't practice much this week, but he's a full go against a tough Seattle defense.Fantasy Spin:Peterson didn't let major knee surgery get in the way of his season so an ankle sprain wasn't going to stop him. Peterson is averaging 109 ypg rushing over his last five contests.
Despite a 144-yard rushing effort from Adrian Peterson in the first half, the Vikings trailed the Seahawks at the half, 20-17.
Leslie Frazier seems like a perfectly nice guy. He is in his second season as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and, after a very surprisingly successful start to the 2012 NFL season, it is now looking as if Frazier is afraid of success. He is either afraid of success for both the Vikings as well as Adrian Peterson, or he just has no idea as to how momentum and football both...
The Vikings didn’t have much go right for them Sunday in Seattle, but Adrian Peterson accounted for the Vikings’ top five gains when the deep passing game once again struggled. Stats and reaction on both those fronts, as well as Percy Harvin’s frustration, A.J. Jefferson starting, and Allen Reisner being the most productive tight end against Seattle.
Playing football and growing a mustache are extremely similar activities. They are bone-crushing, manly endeavors, that require a ton of testosterone.
So who rocks the best ‘staches in football? Here are the top soup-strainers in the NFL today.
Adrian Peterson- Running Back, Minnesota Vikings
I like Adrian’s simple, no frills approach to the mustache. The chin beard really...
Stopping Peterson & Harvin Likely Key
After what was probably the worst defensive outing of the season for the Seattle Seahawks, the team will hope to rebound this Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings roll into town.
The job doesn’t get any easier for the Seahawks defense, as they will have to shut down a pair of Pro Bowlers in Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin if they want...
The Minnesota Vikings are listing wide receiver Percy Harvin
as day-to-day after he “badly” sprained his left ankle last weekend, reports
the Associated Press. Harvin said that he hopes to play, but he’s considered
very questionable considering the extent of his injury.
"I'm just going to go
day by day. Like I said, I'm in a lot of pain. There's a lot...
The Seahawks and the Vikings both rely on two of the best running backs. When Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch are workhorses, team success follows. The numbers show it.
There is no other way to lead a recap of Sunday’s games than with a discussion of Doug Martin’s effort. I spent the week talking about how the loss of the best guard in football may have an impact on this line (lets give Tampa’s o-line some credit, too) and the run game. Martin and his teammates proved me wrong on game day. Oakland fought valiantly to stay in this game, but...
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 rushers...
SEATTLE -- The feet of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch were enough to outcome those of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Wilson's scrambling and Lynch's rumbling helped Seattle take a 30-20 win over the Vikings on a clear and unseasonably warm afternoon Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Wilson completed 16 of 24 passes...