Little Acclaim, Big Results: 3 Vikings Flying Under The Radar

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 8, 2012 – 1:38 pm

The Vikings are off to a fast 4-1 start in 2012, and their good fortune is the result of many great individual efforts. Many of those individuals, such as leading tackler Chad Greenway and do-everything playmaker Percy Harvin, are rightfully receiving acclaim for their contributions.

But as anyone who follows the game of football realizes, team success is also a function of outstanding individual effort that merits little or no acclaim. The Vikings early-season success is not exempt from this rule. So let’s take a moment to recognize three Vikings who are performing well but have not been in the headlines very much.

TE Rhett Ellison
The Vikings have received outstanding contributions from their 2012 draft class to this point, with CB Josh Robinson and S Harrison Smith infusing the secondary with energy and talent, LT Matt Kalil (more on him below) helping to shore up the offensive line, and Blair Walsh off to a tremendous start. Many may not know it, but TE Rhett Ellison should be included in that group as well. He’s played in all 5 of the Vikings regular season games and has been a contributor on special teams as well as offense.

A lot of what Ellison does will not show up in the box score. For example, he was a vital component to the Vikings blocking scheme against San Francisco 49ers DE Justin Smith. A 3-time Pro Bowler, Smith was held in check against the Vikings and finished the game with just 3 tackles. In Sunday’s win over the Titans, though, some of what Ellison can do to help the team did show up in the box score. He had 2 catches for 35 yards, including a 29-yarder late in the 3rd quarter that led to a Vikings TD three plays later.

Ellison can block. He can catch and run. And he can cover kicks or block for returners. That’s why Vikings GM Rick Spielman selected him in the 4th round last April, and that’s why he’s one of three players we’ve identified as a top “under the radar” performer for the Vikings this season.

FB Jerome Felton
It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. That’s perhaps the best way to characterize the contributions of FB Jerome Felton to the Vikings offense. He’s not asked by the team to carry the ball much or run routes. He’s basically an extended family member of the offensive line, paving the way for RB Adrian Peterson and solidifying the pocket for QB Christian Ponder. Some have speculated in the past that Peterson doesn’t like running behind a FB, but I’m going to guess he doesn’t mind running behind Felton. Peterson is averaging 4.4 yards per carry and the Vikings rank 9th in the NFL in rushing yards per game. Felton is a big reason why.

“I think Jerome Felton is a guy who hasn’t gotten a lot of recognition,” Vikings QB Christian Ponder said, “but watching him on tape, he’s done a heck of a job lead-blocking for Adrian.”

LT Matt Kalil
In much the same way it’s hard to measure the effectiveness of a FB such as Felton or a “blocking” TE such as Ellison, it can be tricky gauging the performance of an offensive lineman because there’s no box score metric that directly applies to the position. But you don’t need a box score metric or even a bunch of film study to realize how dominant Kalil has been through 5 games. He’s gone against several formidable DEs and he’s held his water without problem. Also, according to one statistical study, the Vikings have run to the left (Kalil’s side) with success – 44 carries for 199 yards (4.5 yards per carry).

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80 Responses to “Little Acclaim, Big Results: 3 Vikings Flying Under The Radar”

  1. By MTfan on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome blog! These are the kinds of guys that change an average team into a great team. Glad to se them get some recognition! Great job guys. Keep it coming!

  2. By MTfan on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I want them to know that they are appreciated because I want them to stick around!

  3. By QB on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a little more Rhett Ellison and a little less John Carlson.

  4. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone know how Gregg Childs is doing with his recovery? Just curious..

  5. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply


    sandiamond posted something about Childs in an earlier blog…

    Childs is doing well in rehab…And claims to be back catching pa sses for the Vikings next season… : )

  6. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I really am hoping me makes a 100% recovery… I was really liking what he could have brought to this team this year….if he does come back strong then we will not need to worry about drafting a WR or a LB if Brinkley keeps his play up….Maybe we will focus on either getting another solid O-line man or replacement for Winfield since Winfield is getting to the end of his career.

  7. By Alex on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah 32frank12, I would also like to get an update on him, was excited to see him play this season.

  8. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    If he would have played this season…him, Simpson, and Harvin plus rudoplh and AP could imagine what our Offense would be doing to opposing teams, even though we are doing good, we would be blowing teams out left and right!

  9. By Muskyfever on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Jerome Felton is defiantly under the radar. I am glad that we are giving him some recognition becuase he set three or four blocks in yesterdays destruction of the Titans for AP and Toby. Everytime he led the way, we ran for 15+ He is doing an excellent job sealing the final get-him-into-the-secondary block.

    I have been watching Kalil and he has been playing great, but the O-line never gets enough recognition in my opinion.

    Ellison is also stepping up big. I like what he did in the pre-season and obviously is keeping that track going. John Carlson (though a good player) has been a little non exsistant. We either need to find a way to get him the ball, or start showing Ellison that we appreciate what he s doing and give him the ball as well. TE’s are going to be one of the most saught after positions coming into the 2013 draft… Mark my words on that

  10. By Spencer on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Good news.

  11. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Reporters caught up with Childs today in the locker room doing some rehab. He was very upbeat which is a good sign for next year. I luv his determination to be on the field in purple&gold . Along with PG Taylor that would be two new additions for training camp next year

  12. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    LB and DT will need depth next spring…WR will always be looked at until someone proves to be a number one “outside” receiver…Percy is the MAN in the slot position…

    Simpson was only signed for one year..(if my memory is correct)…And Percy needs to get paid…And sure he will…

    Jenkins is declining and Aromashudo has average talent…

    WR will still need attention…Even with G Childs and J Wright coming back…Competition breeds success…

    And will Simpson do enough to be rewarded a contract ??…

  13. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    @ Sandiamond….I really hope Childs makes a strong recovery…he was making me very excited for what he could have brought to this team this year….But I love his determination to be back next year.

  14. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    @ OTKalil…..I really think if Childs comes back and is showing promise for next year before the draft in April and if Brinkley can keep up his high leve of play…I could really see Speilman picking up Winfields replacement since he is about to the end of his career or another solid O-lineman

  15. By angela evans on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    and the thing is . . . the thing they care most about is what they can do for the team, not the publicity, which makes their efforts even more heroic!

  16. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Great news on Harrison.
    Love Childs dedication to the game he loves.
    Kalil and Ellison will be Vikings for a long long time.

  17. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    ill see if i can find that early first round mock draft. What stood out was 3 LT’s, 2 safeties , 2 linebackers, 3 WR(julio jones type) and a ton of Def ends

  18. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply


    LB…Not to replace Brinkley…I think they might replace Henderson…They had problems talking contract this last spring…

    I still like D Love coming back healthy…The young man is a beast…If he can find his way onto the football field…

    Will the Vikings extend that one year contract with G Shwartz ???…

  19. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    @ Sandiamond….what position do think the Vikings will go after in next years with their first pick, draft if Childs prove he can come back strong and Brinkley keeps up his play?

  20. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    What I would like to see happen is Childs come back and Brinkley continues to develop then let Erin Henderson go and draft the BEST MLB in many many years Manti Te’O.
    Childs would be a strong NO. 2 to Harvin.
    Brinkley could move outside like they planned last year till his hip injury.
    And Te’O would be the Defensive rookie of the year and the face of the Vikings Defense for an incredibly long time.

  21. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Manti Te’O is a beast.
    He must be on the Vikings next year even though it will mean trading up for him.

  22. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    The mock draft has the vikes taking Manti Teo but im thinking Spielman will play the media somewhat like last year with Claiborne and Blackmon. Looking more like we don’t need a linebacker that high in the draft

  23. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Henderson was leading the team in tackles before the concussion…Dont get me wrong it would be awesome if we got that LB out of Notre Dame Greenway, Brinkley and Notre Dame LB (cant remember his name)……
    not sure about Swartz though

  24. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    MANTI TE’O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pronounced Man tie Te O!

  25. By LilBuckDaDon on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    During free agency
    Sign a veteran defensive tackle and Offensive Lineman

    I think that if greg child would come back a 100percent
    And I think in the first round of the draft I think the vikings should draft the best cornerback available and trade down to get another 1st round pick like last year and draft the best reciever available

    And start everson griffen at left defensive end
    And start jamarca sanford
    And start rudolph and Ellison at TE

    And next year our recievers should look like this
    Harvin, Simpson, childs
    And 2nd options
    Jarius wright, devin arhomushdu, micheal jenkins

    Or if we sign a reciever it should look like thisHarvin,Simpson,Childs and whoever the reciever might be
    Wright,and devin aromashudu.

    Comment on this and let me knw what u all think abt it please

  26. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    After what Te”O has gone through and still being able to play like a young Ray Lewis I gotta say no player has impressed me as much as he has.
    I am referring to the lose of his Grandmother and Girlfriend in the same week and then playing an incredible game.

  27. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Here ya go HMG but remember Te’O is moving up the draft board and the vikings are currently falling back with their pick

  28. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Thats why I said even if it means trading up the Vikings need to get him.

  29. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply


    One thing you can forget about…Spielman is not going after any free agents signings next season…

    He has plenty of (inexpensive) talented young players on this team right now…Why would he chase after (over paid) veterans with poor attitudes…

    Vikings have 9 draft picks right now for the 2013 draft…I bet the Vikings only draft around 6 players next spring…And trade the rest of their picks for higher selections for the 2014 draft…

    It will be hard enough trying to replace any players from this team, after doing so well this year…With 6 rookies drafted in the spring draft…imo..

    Look for Spielman will keep this Vikings team young and competitive…For years to come…

  30. By Muskyfever on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Even if Childs comes back strong we still have to go after a WR or 2. Competition is always good for starting spots and yeah Childs “could” be a solid No. 2. but there are six spots in the wide our core. Lets fill some of them… And who knows we may get a premier star out of the draft. We need a 6’4″ 240lb speed demon to stretch the field and go up and get the ball.

    you gotta draft another OT to keep ramping that line to protect Ponder.

    Also I would say at least 2 CB need to be drafted or takin in free agency.

    Even though Brinkley is playing well, still draft a LB. Again competition and success weeds out the uncommited. and it is always good to have depth…

  31. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    It is a big lesson learned imo. Cant wait until the 4-5th round to pick a WR for any near-term impact. Childs or not we need a playmaker besides Percy

  32. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    bleacher power rankings…

    Has the Vikings ranked 9…

  33. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I know it ain’t Christmas yet but heres my wish list…
    first i hope the vikings keep playing well and Brinkley keeps up his play….Hope Childs returns to 100% but maybe draft a tall speedster to compete with him….trade up and get Manti Te’o and maybe trade back up in the 1st round with all those pick and get a corner to replace winfield he is not getting any younger (even though i like him)……

  34. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    The pundits are down on CB’s Rhodes and Amerson. That’s okay let em fall. Josh Robinson proved that a rookie can fit in this system very well

  35. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Shanahan says RG III looks good…Not dizzy falling over or throwing up…(??????)…

    Thank goodness it’s not a team doctor taking care of RG III…Or Shanahan would throw him to the wolves…

    Being just the stand up, nice guy and head coach Shanny is…

  36. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I would love to see Amerson in Purple n Gold!..with Manti Te’O…ooh yeah Speilman is putting together quite the team

  37. By Muskyfever on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I think we are set at Safety. Sanford has been playing very well and Smith (in my opinion) will be an all pro and a Pro Bowler within a year or two. We need to make sure he stays around for a long time to come. Could be a Woodsen type Saftey.. a little hessitant to say a Reed type.. but who knows someone has to take over that role when hes gone as best Safety in the league…

    Sanford (as long as he continues this high level of play) should get a nw contract. He has been playing lights out and seems to be there when he is needed most.

    I heard and have watched some College film on Childs, but I am not sure that he is going to be the player he would have without the injury. I think that set back may be more then people think it is.

    But we do need to get more people into the secondary as that is where a lot of our Future games in our division will be played.

    I was just on break from wrk and read a short quote session from Harvin after the game. He said that after the his second TD, some of the Dfenseive players from the Titans were jokingly asking him to slow down. Harvin said not a chance,

  38. By OTKalil2012 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    WOW…Almost forgot !!!!!…

    How about the replay our retired official up in the booth caught…Stopping that running first down of Hasslebeck…and having Frazier throw the red flag…

    We are finally getting some calls like that RIGHT !!!…

  39. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    32 , trading up in the 1st round worked out well with Smith. Im all for drafting plug&play college stars!

  40. By PackWhack on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Have to admit these 3 players look good, but they are not by any means “under our radar” because you see, we have a much better coached team and we will plan accordingly for when we meet on the field.

    Just when your front office does a nice move by finding a gem of a player in Ellison, they grab an injury plagued TE in John Carlson and overpay giving him a huge contract. How’s that working out for you guys? I tell you, I don’t remember laughing so hard over one of these classic acquisition blunders except for the time you flew down your coaches to beg one of our former greats to come back for another year. Hint: when a old player has to be begged to come back, something’s not right and that’s a sign to maybe not pursue.

    I hope Ellison continues to blow away your blunder Carlson.

    The vikings staff: one step forward, two steps back

    carry on

  41. By Swedish Viking on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Quit whining, just because we are in first place, face it your defense is terrible pack whack, go to your own page, this is for Viking fans !!!

  42. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    How are those 3 loses you sewage sucking dirtbag?

  43. By 32frank12 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    @ Sandiamond…If we can get Te’O and Amerson next year in the draft our Defense is going to be set for a very long time….we will be super young and very talented….then hopefully go for a tall speed demon with great hands in the 2nd round…dang I can see a very good/special team we will have once that new stadium openning….I can see us winning the Super Bowl in our own Stadium when it holds the Super Bowl.

  44. By LilBuckDaDon on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    After reading a few post on here I think that the vikings should draft Manti Te’o in the first round and if Amerson is available trade down for him or a 6″4 235 pound reciever with very good speed… let henderson go and move brinkley in his spot and plug Te’o in mlb..

  45. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Johnny Adams could be a good CB to watch early 2nd round.

  46. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Da’Rick Rogers could be a good WR to look at mid 2nd-early 3rd.
    Not sure how his dismissal from Tennessee will affect his stock.
    Now playing for Tennessee Tech.
    6’3, great hands, body control, and pretty good speed.

  47. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    32, I think that would be the perfect 2 for the Def if we could get both. You should see Amerson’s hands, we are the same height but his are nearly twice as large as mine!

  48. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Only thing Speilman might not take a chance on him because he does not fit the high character mold that he loves.
    While Te’O fits it perfectly.

  49. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond you stand 6’3!
    Ever play football?

  50. By BMF on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    You’re 2-3, and you’re going to nitpick about Carlson? Kinda sad.

  51. By PackWhack on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    if you guys wind up drafting Manti Te’o, then we will be a bit concerned, but you can count on your front office drafting a TE and the team to pick after you get’s Manti Te’o. Besides, that kid is way too talented and has way too much heart to step down and join an underachieving franchise.

    as you were

  52. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    HMG, CB Amerson is listed at 6’2 but he looked str up with me at 6’1 and half when I met him. Yea, I tried Div 1 walk-on but was too small along with too many women at that college!

  53. By PackWhack on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    actually, we’re not that upset at all about the losses. they will only help us come draft time. there are some great defensive players in the upcoming draft and we don’t want to be picking in the 30s like we are so used to doing. you see, when you have a good record like we do, that hurts our draft position. this year, it’s ok to let a couple games go. we’ll get the defensive stars this year. write that down. you heard it here first.

  54. By Troutdaddy on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    @ SwedishViking. So, are you Swedish? Ska vi snaka lite svenska? If so- that would be cool. Isn’t it hilarious to see the Packer trolls pop in here and think that what they post is of any consequence? Whatsamatter PackWhack- you get kicked out of Cheese country for whining about their inability to get r done???

  55. By Muskyfever on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Who did the fudgepackers lose to this year.. 49ers… Who vikings beat. Seattle on that perfect Hailmary caught by golden tate, oh yeah and Rookie QB with only one win up till yesterday. Yep you guys are right on track.

    You know, we could rally over to your page and tell you how much you suck.. but we are better than that, we don’t have to stoop to your level PackWhack A.K.A. fudgepacker (thats my name for you from now on) to know that we are the better team.

    …. DOn’t have you some Barbies to play with… Better yet….. GO make me a Sandwich

  56. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    BS packwhack! If he could chose don’t you think he would rather play with his former teammates that are emerging as the king of the North?

  57. By H.M.G. on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    So your reason for losing is because the team wants to draft high.
    That is some stupid sh!t Boy-O.
    Please go back to the island of misfit toys you brainless cheeseheaded slug.

  58. By Swedish Viking on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    @Troutdaddy,ya, I am Svenska, regarding our meat packer troll, does he want a little whine with that cheese !!!

  59. By Malik on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    @PackWhack so you’re happy that your team is losing games because it will make your bad defense better?? In that case enjoy the bottom of the NFC North and we’ll see your “upgraded” defense is 2014

  60. By Muskyfever on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    SO…. Fudgepacker… you must be a Football know-it-all, or Someone who works for the team, because you know an aufull lot about how your team feels after a loss, and what needs to be done for next years draft. Personally I didn’t think Mccarthy was that much of a puzzy. I always thought he played to win, not played to lose so he could draft higher.

    be carefull what you say, you sound dumber then you think you do…

    OH YEAH… Wheres my Sandwich

  61. By LilBuckDaDon on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Can I have you vikings fans prediction on who might be the vikings First 2 picks of the 2013 nfl draft. Or mayb what position u predict they might select in there first 2 selections..

    My prediction is. Mlb Te’o and I think we will select a reciever in the 2nd round

  62. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    LilBuck, Te’o is moving up in the top 10 now so he might be out of reach. I would guess we pick the 2nd best WR on the board

  63. By #1vikingsfan on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Packwack is just a hater. Doesn’t matter how highly you r in ur drafts. Its the staff. Look at Harrison he wasn’t top 20 n he surely looks better than those that were in there. Packers just suck on picking their drafts. Just stop hating. n in pretty sure the packers are losing in purpose cuz they been trying der best! Luk at the colts they wre winning 21 to 3 in halftime. All u guys hve is Aaron Rodgers. Cnt get good drafts. Stop whining Vikings will kick packers @ss.

  64. By #1vikingsfan on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I meant that im pretty sure the packers r not losing in purpose

  65. By LilBuckDaDon on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    @sandiamond,, who is the 2nd best wide receiver in the draft that u think vikings will select, and what do u expect of Greg childs in 2013

  66. By LilBuckDaDon on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    another question for sandiamond .
    Who do u think the vikings will select in the 2nd round, what player or what reciever do u think

  67. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Lil, sorry im not yet familiar with some of these players. The Rogers kid got kicked off Tennessee so that is a red flag. In the 2nd round I would think DEF, maybe a tackle or secondary player

  68. By sandiamond on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Childs will make it back is my gut feeling. He will be under the microscope from now on, so I dont see him flying around the field like Simpson

  69. By Immure on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Didn’t the Packers draft all defense this year. Yeah that really helped them. Maybe they should focus on fixing swiss cheese Oline they have.

  70. By Spencer on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Aye the best WR in the country right now is a young man that goes by the name of Keenan Allen. A 6’3 WR from CAL, only drawback is that he doesnt have elite speed, only ran a 4.53.

  71. By dee jay born on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    I forgot about Jerome Felton at FB myself.He’s doing his thing now opening up holes for AD & Toby.If the Vikes continue to run the rock well Felton will get his just due props along with the O-Line…SKOL Vikes….

  72. By Viking33 on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Our defensive secondary is playing so well, and considering their age and experience it is scary to think how much better they can get. They are all under the national radar – it has been to long since we have had a secondary playing like this. I love it!

  73. By John D on Oct 8, 2012 | Reply

    Looking @ Min drafts all the way back to ’09 have been very good. Of everyone drafted since then, there’s only 1 or 2 players not on the team & this year looks so far to be the best draft in a very long time. That’s gotta give Viking fans alota confidence going into next years draft. We’re set @ LB, but would love to see us get Manti Tei & a Moss like WR

  74. By Kathy P on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    Normally, I dont respond to sheer stupidity by one persons comments but I just felt compelled to respond to PackWhack. You want to talk about an UNDER-ACHIEVING franchise you dont have to look very far because its in YOU own backyard! You need to go to your own site instead of coming onto the VIKINGS site because NOONE cares actually what you think. You must be one of those RABID fans that was always trolling around our site last year; rubbing salt in the wound. But then again, this site MUST be more interesting than a Packer site is right now.

  75. By Swedish Viking on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    I completely agree with you Kathy. Packwhack is just a troller and knows his teams days are numbered. We are in first place in the NFC North…not the meat Packers.

  76. By 32frank12 on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    Does anyone think we will trade our 2nd pick and Joe Webb to KC for D. Bowe and then with the first round pick find a way to Manti Te’O if he is still available or Amerson….call me crazy but this could actually happen we would get a great Wr in Bowe n then get a stud LB or a CB that can replace Winfield once he is gone

  77. By BlueBird7 on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think Joe Webb is going anywhere! He will leave when HE wants to go to a team that understands his tue value.

  78. By BlueBird7 on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, and his TRUE value also. Thank you very much.

  79. By robb on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    @packwhack The mighty Minnesota Vikings will sweep your team of blowhards this season.Get ready for that and eating crow.

  80. By vikesince69 on Oct 12, 2012 | Reply

    The defensive secondary is the best I have seen in many years on this team. They are aggressive and always flying around the ball and dont mind laying a lick on people. If they hold up this team could really do something special in the post season. The player personnel department has truly hit some good picks in the last two drafts and it shows immediately. The old adage that you cant win with youth is being challenged by the Vikes right now!!

    GO VIKES!!!

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