Monday Morning Mailbag Returns

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 29, 2010 – 1:03 pm

Last offseason we began posting a Mailbag feature each Monday morning to give fans a chance to direct the content of this blog. It was sufficiently successful enough that we continued the mailbag feature during the season, except we moved it to Friday morning’s to give fans an ample amount of time to come up with questions regarding the Vikings upcoming game.

Now that we’re in the offseason and there are no games for which to prepare, we’re going to move the Mailbag feature back to Monday mornings. So, beginning this Monday we’ll be posting questions and comments that fans have submitted to me over the past week.

To submit a comment or question, send an email to me at:

Remember that we can’t post all of the questions or comments, but I will respond to every email.

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Peterson, 4 Other Vikings Preparing For Pro Bowl

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 29, 2010 – 11:04 am

For those of you who have sufficiently recovered from last Sunday’s disheartening NFC Championship Game loss or for those of you who just can’t get enough football, this Sunday presents yet another chance to watch some of your favorite Vikings perform on the field.

The Pro Bowl will be played this Sunday in South Florida – site of Super Bowl XLIV – and will feature 5 Vikings. The Vikings had 10 players named to the NFC’s roster, but only 5 of them will appear in the game. The 5 players are DE Jared Allen, special teams ace Heath Farwell, G Steve Hutchinson, T Bryant McKinnie and RB Adrian Peterson.

Because my goal is to objectively cover the Vikings on a year-round basis to give fans an inside look at their favorite team, I stay away from picking favorites or displaying any personal sentiments. But I can’t hide the fact that I’m excited to watch Peterson play on Sunday.

This will be Peterson’s 3rd Pro Bowl appearance in as many seasons, and when you consider the success he’s had in his first 2 all-star games, you’ll see why I’m excited to see him play in his 3rd game. As a rookie in the 2008 Pro Bowl (after the 2007 season), Peterson destroyed the AFC defense to the tune of 129 yards and 2 TDs on 16 carries. The NFC won the game 42-30 and Peterson was named the game’s MVP. Last year, Peterson carried the ball 8 times and gained 48 yards while finding the endzone once.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see Peterson have another monster game on Sunday. He runs with more intensity than any other RB in the league and I think he’ll have that intensity ratcheted up on Sunday.

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