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Welcome To The NFL, Jarius Wright

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 11, 2012 – 1:35 pm

The highly-anticipated regular season debut for Jarius Wright couldn’t have started much better.

Wright, active in his first NFL game on Sunday with Percy Harvin sidelined due to an ankle injury, hauled in a 54-yard pass from QB Christian Ponder on the Vikings fifth offensive play of the game. The Ponder-to-Wright connection got the Vikings to the Detroit 1, but a penaly on the next play backed them up to the 6. Two plays later, Ponder went back to Wright and the rookie hauled in a pass for the TD, the first of his career.

That sequence of events gave the Vikings an early 7-0 lead, and they now lead 13-3 at halftime. Wright is the Vikings leading receiver with 3 receptions for 65 yards and the score, while Ponder has been efficient on the day going 13 of 18 for 102 yards with the TD to Wright and no INTs for a passer rating of 104.4.


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100 Responses to “Welcome To The NFL, Jarius Wright”

  1. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Try a slant route to the fast little guy. He may break one.

  2. By vikingbob136 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Cut Jenkins and Simpson. Play the young guys who are hungry to play!

  3. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    More FGs

  4. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    At least Jenkins. Simpson is doing a little right now. But more is indeed needed.

  5. By celticvikingwarrior on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    2 of 9 on 3rd down conversions—PATHETIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    As Rudolph goes so does Ponder.

  7. By Parkway on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    And let them march…

  8. By Alex on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I think the last 4 maybe 5? third downs we’ve gone to Rudy every time Lions may have picked up on that.

  9. By dieseldog on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    ……where has Wright gone?

  10. By vman on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    feed AP, especially on 3rd and 2. don’t let Ponder turn it over.

  11. By dieseldog on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    delay of game….at home? Stupid!!!

  12. By Alex on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    This is why you run the football.
    Also I’ll trade a delay of game penalty for a td.

    BURNING THE CLOCK ISN’T A BAD THING IT JUST GOT US A TD.

  13. By Michael on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Where are all the Ponder Haters????? Support your team especially your young developing QB, you no-football trash talking morons!!!

  14. By Jeffbleedspurple on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    You would cut SImpson before Shimishamadoo? That wouldn’t be a smart move.

  15. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings still have to solve our p@assing game woes, and defensive lapses on the road, or we will be 8-8 just as Jones predicted.

    We are 6-4 now with only 2 home games remaining. These will also be tough games coming up, two against the Packers, and two against the Bears.

    We have to make LOTS of changes before we are ready.

    Put our best players in the game on third down, especially near the goal line. There is no excuse for that not happening!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. By Jeffbleedspurple on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I mean Aromashodu, I would take Simpson or Jenkins over him.

  17. By Michael on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred

    No doubt, but for all the fans bashing such a young developing QB with a horrible line and a sub-par group of receivers is ridiculous!!! Support!!!!!!

  18. By Alex on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Cool so the Falcons may fall apart now making the NFC playoff race a little easier.

  19. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  20. By Erik the Red on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, Ponder did good this week, could have done better, but he did what he had to do – unlike the last two weeks. I’ll give him a break for now, but after the bye, these next two games will be a true test. Great to see Peterson racking up the yards.

  21. By Erik the Red on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    And SKOL VIKINGS!

  22. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Michael,

    Ponder might be the best QB on this team, but he has a lot to prove. He is still whipping the ball for less than 10 yards per completion. That’s not good.

    JOE might be more inclined to throw the ball downfield, and can see over the defensive linemen. Long term, JOE has a better “up” side, as they say. By up side they mean that he may have more ultimate potential.

    But Ponder is better right now because he has more playing time.

  23. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Jones would like to see JOE play in the 4th quarter if we are down in any of the 6 remaining games. Except for St. Louis these will be tough teams, and we will need to play our absolute best in those games.

    We need to have our best people in the game on third down. That cannot be said enough times. Rotate the other people in on the other downs.

  24. By DrinkHeavy on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I am really happy for our 2nd year QB especially with all the unfair criticism these past two weeks. Solid job. I’ve been telling you guys, if AP gets >25 touches and runs for >100 yds, we just need CP to avoid mistakes and our defense to play well. Now for all you Ponder haters..feel free to take the week off..i

    GO VIKES!

  25. By dee jay born on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    believe it or not i give the game ball to the O-line.their run blocking was tight and they gave Ponder time to throw.let’s keep up that play O-line..SKOL Vikes..

  26. By Erik the Red on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, don’t forget the defense, they did very well, at the end they were a bit rocky, but still, they did what they needed to do too

  27. By Alex on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    The rams are no pushovers they have a strong defense.

  28. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    SULLIVAN IS PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THE VIKINGS. DID YOU SEE THE BLOCK HE HAD ON THE 51 YARD TD RUN?

    THAT WAS MINT!

  29. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    IT WAS A HOME GAME.

  30. By dee jay born on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Erik the Red..You’re right on with that.with the offense moving the ball with few 3 and outs they got the rest they needed to make plays.

  31. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Michael,

    There is no excuse for throwing for less than 70 yards twice in three weeks. Ponder has not played w.e.l.l. I don’t think he played particularily we.l.l today. Way too many “underneath” p@sses.

    Yes, I think part of it is his fault.

  32. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    The difference between the Tampa Bay game and this game is that one was at home, the other was on the road.

    Let’s not get overly excited. As a team we did not play all that w.e.l.l.

  33. By 32frank12 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I know Jarius Wright’s name wasn’t called much in the 2nd half but he had a good game I really hope we keep using him. Him and Harvin could be leathel plus Peterson and Rudolph’s play today it would be hard to stop us. If Ponder plays like today.
    BIG WIN SKOL!

  34. By 32frank12 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    @ Jones how did we not play well I know we were home but both times the Lions scored in the 4th Ponder n Co. went out and answered with points of their own. The def played well in the firsrt half kinda rocky in the 2nd half but gave us enuf to win

  35. By dee jay born on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    the schedule gets interesting after the bye.we’re gonna see where we’re at by playing on the road.time to stay focused.SKOL Vikes..

  36. By jermaine on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    lol ponder is still way off no one is a ponder hater its just he not doing his job like at work if u dont do your job ppl will be up set and if u dont get it right u will end up losing it but with a running back like ap saving u it gives u time to get better

  37. By tomcat on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    How `bout dem Vikings? Hate to say I told ya so, but I told ya so. Let`s quit bashing on Ponder and Frazier now. Looks like we found a #2 receiver to help out Percy, we got Kyle going again, and A.P. ripped it up again. It`ll be interesting to see what the big whine will be about this week.

  38. By JE on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Ponders critism the last few weeks were true. He was NOT playing good football. We have all been saying,THROW THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD!! He did that and look what he got. Did Ponder do a good job? YES. Did he have AP run for a buck 70?? YES!! If you cant win games with a rusher like AP your not doing a very good job playing QB! Happy for Ponder to play a solid game. Anyone that says that they can rest easy on Ponders game is drinking to much niquil. He has a very good football team around him. Hopefully a buy week can help or passing game get on tract and we can win some tough upcoming games.

  39. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    220 yards passing + AP at RB = Viking win.
    Game manage that.

  40. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    @32Frank12,

    Jones means that we, like most NFL teams, play better at home. But I have yet to see a Viking team that is this Jekyl and Hyde about it. We STINK on the road.

    We throw underneath way too much. Ponder was 22-34 for 221 and 2 tds. That includes the 64 yarder (sic) by Jarius Wright. Without that ball he is like…
    21-33 157 yards.

    He was badly out played by Stafford who was 28-42 329 3tds and 1 int. (Forget the Passer ratings, they do not tell the whole story).

    Winning is a great deodorant, but Jones can still smell the stink.

  41. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    BAAAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  42. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    @JE,

    Look at my last post. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooo Ponder did not throw the ball down the field.

    That is still one of our most glaring weaknesses.

    Winning takes out the stink for some fans.

  43. By Troutdaddy on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, so no whining today. All of the things we have been saying for the last 3 weeks started to happen. Wright is doing what we knew he would be doing!!! Defense started to give Ponder time to throw…. Oh My Gosh…. Ponder can throw deep….We already knew that, but now that he has more targets we may get to see more deep stuff… Musgrave finally pulled some additional 3 X 5 cards out and used em!!!! I am going to eat some extra birthday cake just for that fact! (Yes, it was my B-Day yesterday) So, I am done being frustrated and going to be settled for a while now about the play of these Vikes today. Still a lot to work on but I think we can all say that we saw some stuff happen today that we have been waiting for…. screaming for…. Thank you, thank you!!!

  44. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Key thing Jonesy
    NO INT FOR PONDER!

  45. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I knew the honeymoon would reoccur with Ponder lovers. Go buy the action figure and let reality play itself out.

    Great he threw for 221 yds and 2 TDs…. you guy really think that was GREAT? My have your standards fallen simply because he has been your QB love affair.

    Nothing near league standard. But a win is a win.

    Just not sure why all the ponder lovers gotta go off on those who speak critically of CARPPY football that he has inarguably played this year. WE didn’t throw for 58 yds and 73 yds and throw only a couple TDS and 8 Ints int he last few games. Ponder did all that.

    One game fixes it for you? Great. I know he is not our answer, and will simply bide time till it occurs.

  46. By JE on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    As far as i no i havent seen ANY Ponder haters on this site!! We all like Ponder and hope he turns into the QB that we think he can be. The critisism he has taken over the last month isnt haters,its peole who understand the game and see it for what its been. Ponder has been the problem because he would not throw the ball DOWN the field. That dont mean we hate him. He just needs to play better football!! He threw it deep and….SHAZAM….HOMERUN!!!! That opened up the run and Peterson runs wild!!

  47. By Parkway on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Glad Fred is speaking the truth

  48. By chris b on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Oh so we are supose to forget the last 5 games cause ponder played a avg game ok then lets crown him put him in the same league as manning and brady. He has to play like this the rest of the season before i have trust in him.

  49. By PackWhack on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Impressive Win Vikings.

    Wow, what happened? I have to admit that was a nice, impressive win you guys got there today against a divisional opponent. Your QB, who seemed to have hot bottom, showed a lot of resolve and toughness to step back up in the face of all the critics and have a good game. Not perfect, but an impressive turn around game.

    The question of the day has to be: why was Jarius Wright held inactive until today? Do you realize he just blew away your main Verical Threat Jerome Simpson in just his first game?

    Vikings fans must ask themselves if the coaches trust their own players or not. Look what happened today without Harvin. Multiple players stepped up. I think the talent has always been there but your Offensive Coordinator has been trying to be too smart. Look happens when you trust your players to make a play. See? Multiple guys stepped up big. They are professionals. Let them play.

    Now, I’m glad the Vikings seem to be on the rebound. It’s on your coaches. You guys have the talent. Looking forward to our first game. I still see a glaring weakness, but should be a great game.

    I recommend you savor the win and then go watch the Bears and Texans play. That’s going to be a battle.

    Congrats Vikings on your impressive win. Welcome back to the NFC North (for another week at least)

  50. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Glad to see Wright, some damaging speed and ability there for sure. Aromashodu’s days are numbered… or Jenkins, but Harvin is back after the bye… so one of those guys better not be suiting up.

    Jonesy is right, other than a couple block breakdowns, line did a great job today and YES, Sullivan was Pro-bowl good today. Those tackles are GOOD and he ran that line beautifully. Good to see, little pride sparked through!

  51. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Perhaps the Vikings can slide Harvin, Simpson, and Wright into the same lineup.

    Next we have to learn how to p@ss block.

    Next we have to get more productivity out of our defensive line. Lately it’s been the defensive line that has been in decline, according to the JonesDogg. The d backs continue to stink…we have to work around that, be stronger in the defensive line and at linebacker.

    Run Peterson like we did today…on the road.

  52. By PackWhack on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry automatic spell check. Meant “hit bottom”

  53. By JE on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, he should have thrown it down the field 10 more times!!!! What i said was ,when he did do it, the few times he did it was a huge success!! He hasnt thrown a deep pass in three weeks!!! WHY DO THEY STOP GOING UP TOP??

  54. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Last week Rodgers threw for 220 yards and 4 TDs.
    And since he is the “greatest thing ever to grace the NFL” he would be the standard to strive for.
    So guess what Ponder’s 220 yards a 2 TDs is a huge step in the right direction.

  55. By H.M.G. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    The words in “_” are a joke.

  56. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    On the road again…just can’t wait to get on the road again..with the best of friends… quit wasting energy on the mid field celebrations again…hit Jarius Wright with a p@as again..over the defense my friend…I can’t wait to get on the road again…let Peterson run again…stop the run on defense again on the road again…

  57. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with whackpack, of all the things Ponder did today, the BEST thing he did was come in under a ton of press pressure and fan pressure and nicely managed a game. No turnovers and some effective throwin the ball. Spreading it around, a nice execution of gameplan without Percy.

    So to that, I commend him. 221 yards doesn’t stop my heart however. None the less it was a nice performance and effective enough. That is what Frazier hoped he had with Ponder – game manager. Today he was very effective.

    Hope this guy suits up every game going forward, not the other Ponder, we will only then contest.

  58. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Okay JE, the JonesDogg reads ya!!!

  59. By JE on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Stephen Burtons drop cost him a roster spot to JWright today. Simpson and Aroshmudo are not going anywhere. Nor should they!!

  60. By JE on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Your cool with me Jones!! Agree with you and like your position on things. Ponder needs to keep throwing the ball to the wideouts down the field.

  61. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    HMG, PLEASE don’t love your stats so much that you make such a blanket statement as Ponder is as good as Rodgers….. it blows any credibility out of the water.

    Stat lovers don’t trust their eyes or lack true knowledge of the game – if you think because Rodgers threw 220 yards that tHAT is the standard of GREAT, simply because Rodgers did it…. don;t know what to say to that.

    Effective day for sure – 4 TDs on 220 yards, but great numbers? A win is a win, and that is all one needs to argue. But Rodgers is far from his standard at 220.

  62. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Vlad,

    Yes, even though I admit I would have been thrilled to see JOE this game I think Ponder has probably won the job for the balance of the season.

    But I still hope they have enough sense to relieve him in games when he is not throwing well, especially with a playoff possibility on the line later on.

  63. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    and you can bet FreddieTheDoggJones will be crying for JOE after the next loss, unless we actually have a great air game.

  64. By vikingfanforlife on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Like I said before, give Ponder till the end of the season, than judge accordingly. Good job on the win Vikings.

  65. By JE on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Losing Harvin today was good medicine for this offense. Look how potent we can be when we throw the ball around to everyone. We have alot of work to do to get ready for GBay and DA BEARS!!

  66. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed Jonesy, Ponder did what he needed to regain that edge on any argument within the staff. He is in for the duration. I DO also hope they are responsible and do not let his bad games fester into the ridiculous…. we DO have play-off hopes right now – just ask any jersey in that locker room.

    So don’t want to let the Ponderizer play his worst and staff forgive it any further. Let Webb take those games if needed a fireman! We have some play-off football to play if things go our way a few big games.

    Hope dies hard! SHOULD be that way!

  67. By Mike B. on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    See rookie QBS have up and down games today was an up day. I like that he did very well today and knocked the QB contraversy bug down. He threw well and excuted the game plan.

  68. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    On the road again…just can’t wait to get on the road again..with the best of friends… quit wasting energy on the mid field celebrations again…hit Jarius Wright with a p@as again..over the defense my friend…I can’t wait to get on the road again…let Peterson run again…stop the run on defense again on the road again…
    :) :) :)

  69. By 32frank12 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I liked what I seen from Jarius Wright today..he stepped up nicely into Harvin’s role today…Get rid of Jenkins and play Wright

  70. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B.

    IN DA HOUSE!!!!

  71. By Frederick Jones on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Those that knock Frazier’s coaching should note that, like Bud Grant, he keeps things on an even keel. He never gets too excited or gets too low. That is a great way to build a young team!

    For the most part, he has had Jones’ support.

  72. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Grades for the day…

    Ponder B+…Did well…For being under so much media pressure…

    Frazier A-…Would have had an A…But bad clock management going into the half..To many penalties also…

    Musgrave B…Solid game plan…But that is what he should have every game…

    Defense B+…Solid across the board on defense…

    WR’s A…Wright was very good…Shudo had a big catch…Jenkins even had some big blocks down field…

    O-line A+…MUCH BETTER job along the O-line today…GAME BALL from this fan,,, : )…

    RB’s…AP being AP !!!…nuff said… : )

    Special teams B+..No mistakes…Great job from Air Blair !!!…

    GOOD GAME !!!…2-0 in the division…HUGE WIN !!!

  73. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    With the mindset of stat lovers, Eli Manning was 29-46 for only 215 yards and no TDs……

    Ponder is better than Eli Manning because Ponder threw for 221 AND 2 TDs….

    That defacto thinking is very flawed guys and gals. Good QBs rise to the top by constant and chronic performance, not the occasional game – and likewise the occasional bad game does not define him as bad.

    So, Ponder had a well managed game, and Vikes won. That is the goal of every game at KO and in preparation. But Ponder’s 221 does not make Ponder as good as any of the greats – 75% comp or not.

    But he did play well today, especially based upon HIS body of work to date. That’s a step in the right direction, that’s what that is.

  74. By AllDay on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    harrison smith forgot how to stop a #1 receiver he need to play aggressive

  75. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Good grade-out kalil. I would agree with all.

    Loved that the line played with continuity, other than a couple breakdowns. Looked like a different unit today. Go figure!

  76. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I thought Ponder was solid…

    Lions defense is ranked 8th in the league pass defense this season…(at least , I think I read that some place this week ???)…

  77. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Loadholt had a few mistakes…

    But an overall, great job along the O-line !!…VERY happy to see that…

  78. By Parkway on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    A+ for our O line? That’s way too generous. B/B- tops.

  79. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Lions have some BEASTS in the middle of their defense…

    Our O-line had them purring like kittens today !!!…

    GREAT JOB !!!

  80. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Fred…

    We saw some bodies being moved along the O-line today… ; )

  81. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I was SO glad the Vikings had AP bust some runs OUTSIDE today !!!…

    That was a solid coaching move…Unless AP caught that on his own…They looked to be designed plays though…

  82. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I agree in particular with the line grade out. Parkway, don’t forgte who Detroit has on inside – they had mismatch advantage and yet our guys played shut down with them inside. Only Loadholt made hilsmelf obviously bad a few plays, Fusco one or two – that Sue swat off was horrible – but most part I thought it was A game for what didn’t happen as much as what DID happen.

  83. By Parkway on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    A+ is saying they played a perfect game. It wasn’t a perfect game. They did well, I’m just saying that’s exaggerating a bit.

  84. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, Peterson got most of those outside runs by kicking out. Nice reads and committing to holes then bouncing hard out, it was like using the HOLES as blockers once he cut outside. It was great running for AP, no doubt. This is what a game looks like when you hit on all cylinders more than not. W

  85. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Kudos !!…To Frazier and Musgrave…

    The Vikings were well prepared for this second half of this Lions game…

  86. By Vlad19 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, can agree, but I certainly give them an A… doing what they needed to do for 60 minutes. That has been rare!

  87. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Solid TEAM effort…

    Good job Vikings !!!

  88. By Parkway on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Nice to get a win without Harvin so he can rest…

  89. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    This game was HUGE in the division…

    I am a Lions fan within the division now also !!!…

    Because the Vikings own the tie breaker with the Lions !!!…

    Lions have 2 games against the Packers yet…There last game is against the Bears !!!…

    We play the last game against the Packers…

    If the Bears lose that last game…Or include a Packers loss in just one of their 2 games with the Lions ??…

    Lets just say…

    If the Vikings can split their division games with the Bears and Packers…Things will get VERY interesting…Come that last game of the Season !!!

    VERY INTERESTING…. : )

  90. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    A Vikings 9-7 season…Could well be enough to win this division yet…

    And if that happens…The Vikings might end up being division champions…

    Bears play Houston tonight…

    And 49ers next week, when the Vikings are on the bye week…Next week the Lions square off with the Packers in Lionsville…

    I won’t be bored during the Vikings bye week… ; )

  91. By tomcat on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Packwacky- We`re coming for ya. Better fit Rogers for some body armor, and make an appointment with his chiropractor.

  92. By Mich.Vikingfan on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    I do believe we (the fans ) have been calling for Jarius Wright to play all season. They went away from him fast but..what an impact early. We need receivers that can seperate to make our young QB more comfortable. Thank you for finally giving Jarius a chance… Now keep him in with Harvin and Simpsom and Rudolph and AP and we might have a legit offense…..SKOL VIKINGS!!!! Anyway living in Michigan this sweep is real nice for me!!!

  93. By Vikings1 on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    Man, it was really great to see Jarius in the lineup today, his 1st game all year and he really stepped up in a big way. I agree with everyone that he should play and sit Jenkins, he has way more speed, anyway nice win today wished I could have seen it.

  94. By Gilberator on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    For the WR debacle, cut Jenkins. Hes slow and unproductive. Aromashadu hauled in a nice catch yesterday. I personally like him. I believe NOT having harvin in the game was the best thing for Ponder and the coaching staff. Every other game ponder hikes the ball and looks at Harvin, every time. Now that he was out, it forced Ponder to SPREAD the ball like he did in san fran. Overall great team win as all of you said. With Cutler out, we have a solid chance to win at home against the bears. The Pack will be tough but if we can beat them in MN, I would be EXTREMELY happy. The Texans will be as tough if not more than the Packers because of that stout defense. Foster will be hard to contain and they share carries between him and Tate, which in my opinion, would be a starter at alot of teams. Rams are the easiest out of the bunch but they are a good team. I feel as though this Lions game was easier than going to St. Louis will be.

  95. By Gilberator on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    Also my bad. Cutler probably wont be out by the time we face them due to the bye. Woops! Still, the Bears Oline is worse than ours so we have a solid chance. Put pressure on cutler and hopefully the secondary can hold it down.

  96. By FireEmt347 on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    Glad to see Jarius Wright come out and make an immediate impact. With him in the lineup it gives Ponder more targets to use, especially in the red zone. I’d like to see Harvin, Wright and Simpson be 1,2,3 in that order, and I really think that will give Ponder a lot more confidence in facing the Bears and Packers.

  97. By DRAFT CLASS on Nov 12, 2012 | Reply

    This draft class is proving to be an extremely good one. I wonder what would’ve happened if we hadn’t lost Greg Childs in the preseason?

  98. By Kathy P on Nov 13, 2012 | Reply

    It was a good game Sunday. The O-line stepped up and the D-line stepped up. Ponder did a good job and I agree with most people that it was one of the best things that they could have done by putting Wright in. NOW, they need to treat him as a WR and keep him in practice. He has alot of speed and can get down the field and with Harvin,Simpson, and Wright posing a threat now, these games could become very interesting. It’s too bad that they didnt get him out earlier in the season though. BUT at least they saw first-hand that he could be a real positive to this team and open up the throwing game. I dont think that GB/ CHICAGO will be prepared for (3) WR’S and that’s possibly going to be the card-in-the-hole for the Vikings. Just keep Wright in practice coaches, let Ponder/Wright get used to each other and feel comfortable with each other and use their abilities. They still need to get their passing routes shored up some. But with these (3) hopefully being able to spread the field a little, might just get some unexpected rewards coming.SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!

  99. By Robert E christensen on Nov 13, 2012 | Reply

    What is this coment from Frazier, that he will see from day to day about Jarius Right.

    It took all this time to get him on the field, and now more B S from Frazier.

    I also liked the coment from Frazier that he and the coaches were worried that the
    the other teams were catching on to our game plans. DA!!! Da !!! How stupid

    can you be.

    Thanks REC

  100. By j roc on Nov 14, 2012 | Reply

    lets go vikings

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