Found October 04, 2012 on
The Football Fan Spot:
St. Louis Rams
Tennessee Titans (1-3) at Minnesota Vikings (3-1)
If it wasn’t for Arizona, Minnesota would be the surprise team of the year. In fact, I think they have a lot more staying power than the Cardinals. Despite Arizona’s record, they rank 27th in the league in yards per play differential, which I think is more indicative of their ability. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks 9th in that category. One team every year goes from 5 win or fewer to a playoff spot. Minnesota is the only candidate who ranks as high as they do in yards per play differential. In fact, Cleveland is next closest in 23rd.
Christian Ponder seems to be the most improved 2nd year quarterback. Percy Harvin is now being used properly and has emerged as a legitimate #1 receiver. Kyle Rudolph has stepped up as a complimentary option and Jerome Simpson looked good as well in his first game back from suspension. The offensive line, anchored by 1st round pick Matt Kalil, has been much better and ranks 6th in the league in pass block e...
BEST OF MAXIM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Guard Steve Hutchinson said he, "saw the writing on the wall" as the Minnesota Vikings entered last offseason looking to get younger and that he wasnt surprised by his release a few days before free agency started in March.Hutchinson, the 12-year veteran who spent six years with the Vikings, ended up signing a three-year, 16 million contract with the...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings went on the road last week and won a game against the Detroit Lions, ending their NFC North losing streak without scoring an offensive touchdown.Improved special teams units, exemplified last week with two return touchdowns and five touchbacks, have played a big role in Minnesota's surprising 3-1 start. With a rookie kicker who has met...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder's development in his second year as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback has been a key, along with a revived defense, to the team's surprise resurgence.
Minnesota, with Ponder as the only starting quarterback in the league without an interception, is tied with the Chicago Bears at the top of the NFC North standings. Ponder is a big reason...
QB Joe Webb’s Vikings career has run the gamut, but he remains committed to dutifully serving his role as the backup. He talked about how he helps Christian Ponder, the past as a receiver and where that Blazer package has been.
It it officially time for the league to take notice of the Vikings. After back-to-back wins over powerhouse teams in San Fran and Detroit, Minnesota is not only a surprise of the first quarter of the season – but they might actually have the weapons needed to contend and compete for the duration of the season.
Coming into the season, there were questions aplenty surrounding...
It's time for a new parlor game here at Total Titans, namely "what the heck is going on when the Tennessee Titans give up a passing touchdown." Since we're all about the synergistic gain here at Total Titans, I'll be doing this in a series of photos highlighting Michael Griffin in a takeoff of the "Where's Waldo" series of books, thus your...
Now fully healthy, Adrian Peterson is a big reason the Minnesota Vikings are tied atop the NFC North.
The Tennessee Titans hope Chris Johnson's latest performance is the start of good things to come for them and their star running back.
Looking to continue their surprising start, Peterson and the Vikings can surpass their win total from last season with a third consecutive...
Game Five?! How the hell did this happen already? We're on the fifth game of the season? And the Vikings have a winning record?! That's what really freaks me out. Even if they lose this game they'll still have a winning record! We have so many wins losses don't even matter!! We're so good. ... That's not entirely true, but it should convey my overall surprise...
The following fantasy football e-mail chain between Ryan Fowler and Joel Beall took place on October 1 - October 4, 2012. The topic featured was not discussed in advance.
On the Fantasy Pedestal: Chris Johnson
From: Joel Beall
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 1:59 PM
To: 'Ryan Fowler'
Subject: Pedestal Week 5
Though three games is a relatively small sample to extrapolate...
It is officially week five of the fantasy football season and in this article we are once again focusing on the rankings for this week. These rankings will help you determine which running backs you should play and sit this week and are based off standard scoring with a point per reception.
It has kind of been an up and down season for running backs thus far, with some big-time surprises...