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Jury Still Out on Ponder
So, despite the Vikings losing to the Detroit Lions 24-34 in spectacular fashion on Sunday, I think the jury is still out on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder. I've come to this conclusion after one regular season game. That conclusion is basically that he needs more time to show his talents, to have all of the stars line up, and to show the Vikings fans he has that one great game in him. Hey, I've been harping on Ponder more than anyone in the Vikings blogosphere, but I realized after Sunday I need to take a step back. I mean, look at all these unfair road blocks set in Ponders way that have prevented him from really coming into his own:
- He had to play on the road. That's not ideal.
- Peterson refused to run for over 200 yards in this game. How is Ponder suppose to hit his receivers if the defense doesn't put all 11 guys in the box?
- The new uniforms probably constrict in different ways, and Ponder still isn't use t...
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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson went 78-yards for the TD against the Lions on his first touch of the 2013 NFL season. If this is any indication of his upcoming season the NFL all-time rushing record should be all his. Simply amazing.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For about 17 minutes of Sunday's game, the Minnesota Vikings were boosted by the reigning MVP, running back Adrian Peterson, and the Detroit Lions were the mistake-filled team they've become known for.But mistakes ultimately doomed Minnesota and the newest player on Detroit, running back Reggie Bush, changed the Lions' fate. The Vikings had four...
If you have DT Ndamukong Suh as an IDP player be careful. The NFL is going to be reviewing a hit on Vikings center John Sullivan. The league will review it, but if they deem it bad enough, Suh could be suspended for a game, or fined. @AdamSchefter: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is facing NFL […]
(With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Minnesota Vikings are set up to win without commanding performances by Christian Ponder.
This run-first team that relies on stingy defense, favorable field position and strong special teams play doesn't need Ponder to put on a passing clinic each week. But if he continues to play the way he did in the season opener...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings will watch the tape from Sunday's 34-24 loss at Detroit on Sunday and see plenty of miscues.Minnesota did have some bright spots -- hello Jerome Simpson -- but struggled in too many facets to go on the road and beat the Lions. Four turnovers were the biggest culprit in the season-opening loss and ultimately lead to poor grades in our...
Adrian Peterson started the 2013 season in MVP style.
The Minnesota star went 78 yards for a touchdown on the Vikings' first offensive play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, giving his team a 7-0 lead. Minnesota got the ball on its 22 after the Lions flubbed a field goal attempt. Peterson took a handoff, found an opening up the middle, cut to the right to avoid a tackler and...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --John Sullivan said there were no lingering effects, or animosity, after he suffered an bruised knee on a low hit by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in the Minnesota Vikings' 34-24 loss on Sunday.
Sullivan said Suh approached him during the game on Sunday after the defensive tackle, known for his questionable hits, dove into the back of Sullivan...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on his first carry of the day Sunday against the Lions and added two more touchdowns later in the game.Fantasy Spin:Detroit held Peterson to just 15 yards on his next 17 carries, but the superstar scored a short touchdown and added a receiving score to finish with three touchdowns.
Adrian Peterson took his first handoff of the 2013 season, cut to the right and outran the Detroit secondary for a 78-yard touchdown.
That was pretty much the highlight for the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson's three-touchdown day wasn't enough to offset a slew of careless mistakes on both sides of the ball.
Peterson ended up with only 93 yards rushing, and the Vikings turned...
Adrian Peterson has one carry this season. Adrian Peterson has one touchdown.
AP broke off this 78-yard run on his first carry of the 2013 season, torching the Lions D to put the Vikings up by seven.
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Vikings center John Sullivan said he felt fortunate to come out of a low block to his knee without any major injury and confirmed that Ndamukong Suh apologized to him.
Discipline and the lack there of has been a HUGE issue during Suh’s NFL career and that same problem continued Sunday against the Vikings. After Christian Ponder threw a pick six, Suh went low on Minnesota’s John Sullivan which resulted in a personal foul penalty and the touchdown negated. And in typical Lions fashion Matthew […]
The Detroit Lions pulled off an important Week 1 win over the Minnesota Vikings, 34-24, behind a stellar outing from Reggie Bush and impressive showing by the defense. The Lions’ D bounced back from Adrian Peterson’s 78-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage to mostly stuff Minnesota in the second half, as Detroit rallied to take a lead.
Here are the key plays from Detroit’s...
The Vikings and Lions combined for strange records and first-time occurrences. Adrian Peterson and Reggie Bush did most of the entertaining and record-breaking.
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