The Vikings are not who we thought they were. Heck, at this point in an out-of-whack season, the Vikings are not who they thought they were, or wanted to be.
A run-oriented throwback team built on Adrian Peterson’s “famine, famine, feast” mentality has been more absorbed finding its quarterback of the future than feeding its greatest running back of all time. Last year’s victories and commitment to the run have disintegrated into a 1-5 pile of rubble lowlighted by last week’s misguided “famine, famine, fling it 53 times” approach in a 23-7 loss to the winless Giants on “Monday Night Football.”
“It’s something we’ve talked about,” said coach Leslie Frazier, whose team faces the first-place Packers (4-2) in an NFC North game on Sunday night at Mall of America Field. “We’re going to have some zero runs, some 1-yard runs. But we can’t get away from it. We know in order for us to be good at running the football, we got to stick with it. So we realize that we need to be more patien