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Can Adrian Peterson Rush For 2,000 Yards?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 19, 2012 – 7:31 am

In football, team goals always trump individual accomplishment. That is certainly the philosophy Leslie Frazier employs in guiding the Vikings, which is why the focus in Minnesota is squarely on the upcoming opponent – the Chicago Bears – and a final stretch of games that includes four of six on the road and four of six within the division.

But when you have a player the caliber of Adrian Peterson, and when you’re coming off a bye week, it’s fun to take a moment to appreciate greatness and wonder how far it can go. Consider this: Adrian Peterson has 1,128 rushing yards through 10 games, which puts him on pace for a career-best 1,804 yards. We all know he’s set a goal for himself to rush for 2,000+ yards in a season. So that begs the question, can Peterson rush for 2,000 yards this season?

I think he can. And that would be an unbelievable accomplishment, for several reasons.

First of all, there have been just 6 players in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards (OJ Simpson, Eric Dickerson, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Jamal Lewis, Chris Johnson). Second of all, and more amazingly, Peterson is on pace for his career-high in rushing yards and is pushing for the 2,000-yard mark in the same season he’s come back from a severe knee injury that he suffered in Week 16 of last season.

To reach the 2,000-yard rushing mark this season, Peterson needs to rush for 872 yards over the final 6 games, which averages out to 145.3 yards per game. It’s insane to think someone could average 145.3 yards per game over an extended stretch, especially considering Peterson himself has averaged over 100 yards per game just one other time (2008) before this season. But we must also keep in mind that Peterson can accomplish insane things (see: comeback season, 2012). Also, Peterson has averaged 157.2 rushing yards per game over his last 4 contests and that pace would put him well over the 2,000-yard mark after 6 more games.

If Peterson gets to 2,000 yards, he will most certainly have earned it. The Vikings have 2 games remaining against the NFL’s 5th-best rushing defense (Chicago) and they face the NFL’s 2nd-best rushing defense (Houston) on the road. The other 2 opponents – Green Bay and St. Louis – rank 11th and 17th against the run, respectively. While these teams have generally done well against the run this season, there have been times of weakness. Both Chicago and Houston allowed Chris Johnson to run for 141 yards against them and St. Louis permitted 118 to Marshawn Lynch and 127 to Stevan Ridley.

Some may call it a stretch, but Peterson is within reach of 2,000 rushing yards. It would require an unbelievable final 6 games by Peterson to get there, but we all know #28 is certainly capable of accomplishing the unbelievable.


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133 Responses to “Can Adrian Peterson Rush For 2,000 Yards?”

  1. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I like how the Harvin situation was brought up…Nice to hear some opinions on that subject…

    Here is another…

    Why hasn’t Gerhart see more touches in games ???…

    RB’s need to absorb physical contact on the field of play in game situations to stay sharp !!!…That is a phrase that has crossed the lips of AP himself…Many times…

    Yet, Gerhart sits on the sidelines getting soft ???…

    Vikings played better last week from getting all the WR’s involved…Could the same be true with the running game ???…

    Why not get Gerhart in playing shape giving him some touches in the game…And keep AP fresh…With sitting out a few plays ???…

    Different looks on offense…Confuse the defense…It’s not like Gerhart is a scrub at RB…

    Opinions ???…

  2. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Harvin has made 2 bad mistakes this season…First was the trade demand ask for, within ear shot of the media…That was foolish…

    Second mistake was even worse…Coming to the sideline, and getting in the head coaches face…MAJOR red flags there…

    Percy…DO NOT SHOW UP THE HEAD COACH !!!…nuff said…

    Percy was not making Ponder feel added pressure to throw the ball his way…Maybe the OC felt a need to get one of his bigger play makers involved…Frazier loves the conservative short game…Choices slim down quite a bit..If the field is shrinks to a 10 yard area in which to call plays ???…

    I think the reson Ponder was more relaxed last for the most part…The O-line stepped up big time…And Ponder moved around in the pocket early..Out of design…Instead of dropping straight back…When he was getting killed before…

    Coverage schemes helped out Ponder in the Lions game…Musgrave and Frazier moved him around a little with designed roll outs early…Suh and Fairly were held in check…Because of SOLID game planning…And execution…

    Harvin does need to stay focused…And keep his temper under control…Or he might be traded…Outbursts with Frazier…Like had in the Lions game…Will not be overlooked or tolerated…Players are allowed only so many strikes against them…

  3. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    All I can say is, thank goodness the union refs are back…So they can keep giving away games to the Packers again !!!…

    So Mr Roger Goodell…When do you start FIRING officials for making terrible calls, that reflect the outcomes of games ???…

    The last 5 mins of the Lions game was a JOKE…The refs allow the Packers to MUG Titus Young in the end zone…That play would have “more or less” sealed the win for the Lions…If they would have scored that TD…Or at least called the penalty !!!…The whole WORLD saw on TV…

    And the refs give the Packers a “free” pass interference call late also…

    I am getting so sick of the Packers winning games because of officials not doing their jobs !!!…

    Get rid of these guys Goodell !!!…Not sure HOW the Packers pay these officials off…But hope some day, we find out ???

  4. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry…For a few pastes from the last thread..

    But Wobbs started this article, when I was on the old one…

  5. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    AP is the best RB in football !!!…nuff said…

  6. By ozzinator on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    SIXTH!

  7. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Lets see how high all those defenses are ranked ???…

    AFTER…AP gets done with them !!!… ; )

    GO VIKINGS !!!…

    On the Menu this week for AP and Allen ???…

    BEAR MEAT !!!…

  8. By VikingFanatic209 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    already bagged a pair of Lions and after we head in2 Chicago to bag a bear we’ll serve it up the following week with sum cheesehead…….SKol Vikes!!!!

  9. By BlueBird7 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    OTK

    Yes, I think the same on the give-away of games to the Packers!

    My lungs got a real workout during the Lions/Packers game!

    The Vikings will have to really work to keep the Red Flags off the field!

  10. By BlueBird7 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Or Yellow, what ever comes out of those #*&^ pockets!

  11. By Mike B. on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I didn’t watch the entire Packers/Lions game (don’t enjoy watching the Packers unless we are whipping up on them). I did see some no calls by the Refs on that second to last drive. I am not sure what’s up seems like the Refs are easier on the Packers than other teams about P@ss Inter calls. I know it’s been talked about serveral times. We have a tough game in Chicago this weekend. I am hoping we can go on the road and win. We need at least 4 wins and I am sure we are in the playoffs. Goo Vikings.

  12. By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    check it out on nfl.com, 38 percent think the saints make the playoffs, only 11 percent think the vikings will. thanks Ponder

  13. By TT33 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    ponder, aka 3 and out ————————–> JUST SHUT THE F-CK UP ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder…2027 pyds…Pct…65.2…12 TD’s…8 ints…85.2 rating…

    Stafford.2988 pyds…pct…62.2…12 TD’s…10 ints…82.6 rating…

    Cutler…1814 pyds…pct…59.2…12 TD’s…10 ints…80.4 rating…

    Ponder is ranking pretty well…

    For a very young QB…

    With a young O-line…

    And young receiver core…

    Newer head coach and offensive coordinator…And a brand spanking new defensive coordinator…

    This Vikings team can beat any team in this division…

    Even the mighty Packers…If the refs don’t give them every game…

    So cheer this young team on !!!…

  15. By jv3rnon on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    He can do it. My concerns are the guard play.

  16. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    At least I can expect one thing going into Solier field next Sunday…

    If the Vikings lose…It will be to the Bears…Bears play very tough…But the Bears play honest…

    But when the Vikings (or any team) goes to Lambeau field…A Vikings fan knows you have to win twice at Lambeau field…

    Once against the Packers..And second time against the refs !!!…

    Why Goodell ???…

  17. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    *Soldier field

  18. By iaVIKE on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Agree 100% OTK. It was laughable when GB players and fans were SO upset when they lost to Seattle. Hows it feel to be on the bad end of a close call for once GB???

  19. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I bet Ponder will only throw one pick 6 against the bears.

  20. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    iaVike…

    Packers and Saints are 2 teams that get favorable union ref calls…For the last few years now…Saints can’t intentionally injure players…Unless refs allow it to happen…

    Saints start out the season 1-4 with replacement refs…

    Packers start out 2-3 with replacement refs…

    Since the union officials have came back…

    Saints and Packers both, have won 5 out of their last six games ???….

    I find those stats…Interesting ???… : /

  21. By Troutdaddy on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    @ Ponder a.k.a. 3 and out- Go cheer for the Packers then because you obviously don’t have it in you to cheer for the Vikes or be a Vike fan. Idiot…

    @Parkway- what a wish you have for Ponder. Why would you say something like that? Even though I have not always liked the way he played, I don’t wish or bet that someone plays poorly. That is like me saying “Gee, I bet that Parkway will only get one flat tire on the way to work today.” That sounds dumb huh? For pete’s sake you guys, grow some faith and be spportive for once. The Vikes are coming off of a needed win and need to gel now more than ever. They have a good chance to finish strong and as much as all of us have doubts in certain areas of this team, we need to have faith that they can put it together. Wouldn’t it be cool to see the Vikes prove themselves in a rebuilding year by going to the playoffs? I hope they do with all of my heart so that I can come back on here and see these so-called fans eat their words and realize how wussy they have become… If the Vikes do not make the playoffs then what pride you will feel to know that you threw them under the bus to begin with….

    OTKalil has the right attitude, you go boy….

  22. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Hey I said only, that will be a successful day for Ponder.

  23. By iaVIKE on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Troutdaddy……yes. Well said, sir

  24. By BleedsPurple on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you Troutdaddy and OT! Im glad someone besides myself has faith in our team!

  25. By BleedsPurple on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Or at least has something positive to say!

  26. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings need to take a little something from the Steelers play book last night…

    When playing on grass…Try mixing up the front four on defense more…Stand up on passing downs…Start slow, on the snap and then bull rush on impact against O-lineman…

    Get out of the 3 point stance…And shake things up on defense, once and awhile !!!…It will make the blitz more effective…They will be having a hard enough time…Trying to make sure who to block with the front four !!!…

    Do the unexpected…Be creative…On offense and defense…

    And soon the Vikings will be winning the turnover battles late in the season…

    Use the “muddle huddle” front line on defense…

    We have a great defense too…I say the Vikings win the turnover battle this Sunday…Whether fumbles or ints…

  27. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Tdaddy… ; )

    GO VIKINGS !!!…

  28. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t think he’ll break the 100 yard mark though.

  29. By Troutdaddy on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    How about ZERO PICKS Parkway. That would be even better- don’t you think? Or are you incapable of such positive thinking…. You can do it if you try… Go put on your helga hat, maybe that will help. Skol to you Sir….

  30. By Dakotakid59 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    You guys are better then reading the sunday funnies. (Otkalil2012-paryway-troutdaddy) Always good to tune in for some back-n-forth between you guys. Good intertainment. Back on subject Ap can very well get 2,oo yds this year. And hope we go hunting for and bag some Bears this comming Sunday.
    ‘ GO VIKINGS GO “

  31. By Dakotakid59 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry should be two thousand yards not two hundreed. type-o.

  32. By Troutdaddy on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I am going out on a positive limb here and predcting that Ponder will throw for over 200 yards, 2 TD’s and that Peterson has another 100+ yard day as well. I will also predict that if Wright and Simpson and Harvin all are on the field, then we are going to the same type of play we saw against the 49ers. The bears D is very polished and good, but if we have all of those targets- Plus Rudolph in the mix, then it could be a good day for the Vikings. I do have to say that it is really going to come down to our O-Line giving Ponder time to get the job done. I am really looking forward to this game. This will be probably the most telling game yet and set the tone for what is to come in these last 6 games. I am buckled in and can’t wait…

  33. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I generally choose to live in reality. It would be great if he put up 500 yards and 9 touchdowns but once again I live in reality.

  34. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Lions had the officials take the Packer game away from them…

    Packers lost to the 49ers…Vikings handled the 49ers well…

    Packers should have lost to the Lions yesterday…

    Vikings handled the Lions well, TWICE…

    Ponder has more yards throwing than Cutler this season…And just as many TD’s to ints…

    And the Vikings have a better RB than the Bears…

    And defenses are very comparable…

    I guess it depends on who you ask ???…But as far as this fan is concerned…

    This division is a total toss up…

    Between the Vikings,Bears, and Packers…

    With the Vikings playing both teams, twice yet this season…

  35. By iaVIKE on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    MUST get pressure on Cutler early, and often. I assume J-Rob will be on Marshal?

  36. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Turnovers will be the biggest key. HOLD IT HIGH AND TIGHT!!!

  37. By Josie Varga on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Hope u didn’t just jinx him and now he will twist an ankle next game :/

  38. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    How about two million miles?

  39. By Kyle on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Yea watch out for Charles Tillman. The man is a beast ripping at the ball. Our defense needs to step up and play good, and also pass the ball like we did against the lions, sure they have good corners, but they are old. We have a ton of speedsters. Get Jarius wright deep, percy deep, maybe even jerome. and if that doesnt work, then throw it down to rudolph IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. Hes a good tight end but he isnt that fast give it to him in space 15 to 20 yard pases. also d line… lets get a sack!!!

  40. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    B U M P and run on Marshall !!!…Jo hnson only hurt us last week with free releases off the line of scrimmage…

    J Rob can get the job done on Marshall…Just let him do, what he does best…B U M P and run…

  41. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Perhaps cutler will be out next week too

  42. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Cutler is not the problem– Chicago D is their strength.

  43. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    What is reality?

  44. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will win these games:

    At Texans
    Home against Green Bay and Chicago
    At Rams

  45. By ponder, aka 3 and out on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    nfl.com reports Harvin will not practice due to soreness in the ankle, less than a 50/50 chance he plays Sunday

  46. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    There is more going on there then they are telling.

  47. By twolf5 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    AD can rush for 2,000 yards. he put up big number vs seattle, detroit twice, 49ers, tampa, and arizona. all these teams im pretty sure when he played them were in the top 10 rushing defenses in the league.

  48. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Percy still has a sore ankle…And Jenkins has a sore foot…

    Put in Wright and Summers this week…Summers comes from the Bears !!!…He has practiced against their defense…

    Sit sore footed Jenkins…Put in fast footed, and healthy Summers…And let him put the hurt on his old team…
    Da Bears !!!…

    ha…hahahahaaaa !!!….That was my EVIL laugh… : /

  49. By Spencer on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Why should we put in Chris Summers?

    This guy is on the practice squad because he wasn’t able to beat out Aromoshadu, Jenkins, and Burton. He may have good size, but hes a scrub.

  50. By iaVIKE on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    One thing’s for sure, Jenkins has no right being out on the field when he’s healthy, let alone when he’s got a “sore foot”.

  51. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    He was put on the practice squad…To learn the offense…

    Which Jenkins shudo, and Burton…Were supposed to know already…

    But Jenkins was slow before he injured his foot…Shudo can’t get any separation…And Burton can’t catch…Or ducks out of the way of pa sses thrown close to his head ???…

    Summers was brought in late preseason…Should know the playbook better now…

    And has played and practiced on “grass” Soldier field…And is used to making cuts on that surface…

    Grass fields and away stadiums are “kryptonite” to Viking players…Summers may have an edge…Playing there before coming here…

  52. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    That is another thing Frazier better look into…

    The Bears field conditions last week at Soldier field were terrible !!!…

    I wonder if new sod is being put in this week ???…Or what kind of shape the field will be in ???…

    Long spikes…May be needed this week…Take all your shoes along boys…You may need them…

    If that field is still in poor condition ???…

  53. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Chicago weather looks decent as of now– 47 for a high and dry, but of course that can change.

  54. By Feugo on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes will play a really good game against the Bears,we have a very good shot at winning if Ponder plays well, if we can score quickly and catch them off guard it will simply make it a better game, i do not think the Bears or the Packers take us serious enough and this could get them both in trouble,Josh will have to play the next to games as if his career depended on it …..maybe a pick would be nice, Cutler is not that great a QB and if he falls behind he gets erratic, and even though the Packs QB is very good i do not think the team in general is so hot, we can run on them and pass on them…….3-3 or 4-2 would be fantastic….and even if they do not make playoffs they still will win alot more games than last year and will be so much better next year ….but i do still believe we will make the playoffs…..GO VIKES PROVE THEM ALL WRONG

  55. By Feugo on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    we have to remember only 6 teams gets in the playoffs and even if we played some good games and beat a few really good teams we let a few slip away,but we were never totally dominated in any games …VERY ENCOURAGING

  56. By Feugo on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I WONDER IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE CHRIS COOK MAKES IT BACK SOONER THAN EXPECTED

  57. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Feugo, I think Tampa handled us pretty well.

  58. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Twinkies won’t go away quietly !!!…

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/judge-asks-hostess-mediate-union-203749038.html

  59. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Tampa Bay whopped us…Plain and simple…

  60. By Feugo on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    ok maybe Tampa and the Seahawks held us in check but all n all we were in pretty much all games…second yr QB new recievers , etc etc look at all the rookie QB RG3….WHAT IS WASH RECORD, Cam Newton and they are sure every one wants a Andrew Luck but we can not all get one….i would rather have Ponder and have a hope to playoffs

  61. By Feugo on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    OK OK Tampa wooped us……but still

  62. By Feugo on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    i still like our team better, one good WR maybe a good CB afew more yrs of experience for Ponder and we will be right there……but no longer cause some players will soon be getting old

  63. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Seahawks had home field advantage…

    I would like to see them again up at the dome…

    But Tampa took care of business in our house…That was a tough pill to swallow…But you move on…

  64. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing is more scary late in the season…Than a very young team, that doesn’t know they are supposed to lose ???…

    That is the Vikings team this season…No one has told them “its time to lose now”…

    All this young team has to do is BELIEVE in themselves !!!…But it starts with the FANS also !!!…

    Can this Vikings team kill our hopes, AGAIN !!!…I suppose…If you let it…

    But this fan had his hopes and expectations “limited” for this season anyway…Knowing this is still a rebuilding year…

    So anything this young team does from this game forward…Is just topping on this fans CAKE !!!…

    Go as far as your passion for the game takes you Viking players !!!…

    You never quite know…Where you might end up ???…

    GO VIKINGS !!!…

  65. By Mark on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    We need to use percy and wright in the slot. Just look how effective it was for patriots welker and elderman.

  66. By Feugo on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    you are right Mark, and as for the rest of the season, i believe we have a talented enough team to surprise a few in the last 6 games, if we believe and play smart ball and mistake free games …..the sky is the limit

  67. By Spencer on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    We better be focusing on BALL SECURITY this week!

  68. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Twinkies will not go anywhere– people love them way too much. I read an article today several bidders willing to buy the brand and make the products, the leading contender based in Mexico because it has an advantage due to sugar tariffs. But now Hostess may stay in the game–

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

    To answer the question raised by the blog:
    YES!
    YES!
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I am surprised after the previous blog that Wobbles did not make this headline — Can Adrian Peterson Rash for 2000 Yards?

  71. By Spencer on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Can Adrian Peterson Rush Four 2000 Yards?

  72. By tomcat on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Troutdaddy, OTK, & BleedsPurple- I`m hearin` ya bigtime on the negativity around here. You`d think we were buried in last place.Yesterday, Luck tossed 3 int`s, Freeman 2, Stafford 2 w/ a pick6, and Ryan threw 5! I remember Daunte, Favre, Kramer, Moon, and #10 going through rough patches too, and some of these guys were surrounded by lots of All Pro`s on the line and the receiving corp`s. Skol!

  73. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like the Steelers are doing what we should have done weeks ago which is signing Plax. Although now he is going to have a 3rd string QB throwing to him.

  74. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/finance/20121119/US.Hostess.Bankruptcy.Hearing/

  75. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    If we would b in some other division we for sure make it to the playoffs. We are #8 best record in the nfc.

  76. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Long Live the TWINKIE!!!

  77. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    The entire monetary system will be coming down soon. That’s what happens to ponzi schemes.

  78. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway, do you have an emergency shelter loaded with food and weapons?

  79. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I do not, you?

  80. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I have enough food for another day or two– heading to Costco now.

  81. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder which blogger would most likely drive this car:

    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/florida%E2%80%99s-most-blinged-camaro-zl1-brings-out-the-haters-in-force.html

  82. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I bet Spencer would drive that car.

  83. By Spencer on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Haha, I was just looking at that on Yahoo.

  84. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think the interior is overdone.

  85. By Spencer on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    It’s beautiful.

  86. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I’d go with the b64. http://www.beehivesheltersystems.com/thedesign.html

  87. By Dr. Remulak on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    The Bears are getting embarassed.

  88. By Nicholas on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Man…the Bears Offensive Line is HORRID! I can’t wait to see what our D-line is able to do to them.

  89. By Spencer on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    This SAME situation happened last year the week before we played @ the Bears.

    We only got 1 sack that game and Cutler had all day in the pocket.

  90. By Nicholas on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Ugh,

    Well I’d like to think that our Defense is improved from last year.

    When is Cutler expected back?

  91. By PurplHaze on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    CAN ADRIAN PETERSON RUCH FOR 2K YARDS?

    D’OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously? Would YOU bet against All Day, Wobbs?

    The Bears@Niners game tonight PROVES, WE CAN BEAT ANY NFC NORTH TEAM!!!

    COACHES … PREPARE THIS TEAM FOR SUCCESS!!!

  92. By PurplHaze on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    *** rush

  93. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, Chicago is not doing so well.

  94. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Aldon Smith has 4 sacks tonight…See how he isn’t getting all the way down into a 3 point stance…Smith is staying a little upright for penetration or to make moves…

  95. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Watch Aldon Smith…That is how you generate power for the bull rush on grass fields…Just spread out a little wide…And go right at those tackles…

    Are you taking notes watching the game tonight J Allen ???…

  96. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Chicago are overrated. We can beat them if we get to the QB n do not turn the ball over.

  97. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Do you guys think giants are going to beat the packers this game coming up?

  98. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Giants will whip the Packers…

  99. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Could be ahead of the bears next week if we win…

  100. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Giants have Green Bay’s number and they will dial it.

  101. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Niners 32, Bears 7. Wow, they got whooped! That may not be good for the Vikes– Bears will want some revenge.

  102. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s hope Frazier and Co do not look too hard at tonight’s game– Lovie will have the Bears ready and make adjustments.

  103. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    We can win the division if we beat the Bears next week.

  104. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway, would you have one of those beehive shelters installed?

  105. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe we can pick up Kaepernick off the 9ers if Ponder plummets

  106. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    No I don’t like being buried alive, those have flat tops and won’t shift with the Earth, that’s asking for trouble. Maybe scoop up one of these: http://www.missilebases.com/properties

  107. By sean on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    if anyone watched tonights game i think the formula for beating the bears is simple… sack the quarterback and dont turn the ball over.. cutler may not have played but idc whos in the pocket when you only have 2 seconds to throw the ball and that was the same bears defense that allowed 30 plus points to a first start ever quarter back very optimistic towards this weeks game

  108. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    I am not going to bother–how would you get fresh air and water? At some point you would have to show your face outside and you may not like what has nestled over your shelter. The only way I would even consider a shelter is if I had acreage way out in some remote area.

  109. By Frederick Jones on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    We could also be playing the Bears at the right time.

    Jones just hopes that we are able to throw and run the ball against the Bears. It might not be a bad idea to whip it long every other series, even if we are just meaning to throw the ball away.

    If Ponder is not a threat to throw long…put in JOE WEBB.

  110. By Frederick Jones on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    What was wrong with our defensive line last week? We must find a way to get some pressure on the QB, or were sunk.

  111. By Frederick Jones on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Like OTKalil I agree that GERHART MUST PLAY SOME FOOTBALL.

    GERHART, DRAFTED IN THE 2ND ROUND A FEW YEARS AGO!!!

  112. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone thinking Bears will be a cakewalk just bared their brains. Their D will be ready to rumble after a humiliation like this– and against a division opponent, they will be salivating to demolish us. We better come ready to play. This game is on the coaches.

  113. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones, do you like this car:

    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/florida%E2%80%99s-most-blinged-camaro-zl1-brings-out-the-haters-in-force.html

    Spencer wants one.

  114. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA– Just read some blog comments on ESPN about the game– Chicago fans are so upset and saying Lovie Smith is horrible because he looks like a wooden statue and never yells, etc– for a moment I had deja vu.

  115. By Parkway on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    His name is Lovie… not Yellie

  116. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Bears will be hungry.

  117. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 19, 2012 | Reply

    Right off a blog– does this sound like any Vikings fans?

    BEARS SHOULD GET BILL COWHER!

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

    @Parkway
    Colin Kaepernick will not be traded he is their QB of the future.
    He was brought in because of a lack of faith in Alex Smith and he has shown the ability to be a good player. Why would they trade him it would be stupid.

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

    The Vikings need a Offensive Coordinator who does not suffer from narcoleptic episodes.

  120. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    Was reading the streaming blog on ESPN– finally a Vikings fan came on and said Adrian Peterson will run all over the bears– and they said sure, but you won’t win with your qb– and the response was Ponder will look like a hall of famer.
    Funny stuff– but I like how the blog continually loads without having to manually refresh the page like here on Vikings.com– COME ON WOBBLES! GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!

  121. By Parkway on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe we can get alex smith instead of waiting 5 years for Ponder to turn into alex smith

  122. By T.Harris on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    We need to start hitting these teams with a big dose of the two headed monster Gerhart and AP.

  123. By Richard1A on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    Can the rest of the Vikings hang with A.P. ? will the rest of the Vikes get in A.P.’s way? will A.P. run over some of the Vikes, injuriing them?

  124. By Dueyz on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    There are so many things to say about how we can beat CHI. And I think they’re all valid. But for me, I think it’s defensive pressure against Cutler. I do think he’ll be in; after a tough loss to SF, seeing GB win; and realizing that the season is getting long in the tooth, CHI will try very hard to have Cutler in. And this brings a great chance for MIN.

    When CHI gets down by 10 or more with Cutler in, especially in the second half of a game, Cutler has almost always done his ugliest work. INTs go up, and production sinks. Many QBs suffer this way, but Cutler is the poster child of this. And like a snowball effect, he seems to feed off the negative vibe and do worse. That’s our moment… if we’re on point enough to attack it.

    So I hope to see (more than any other factor) us put Cutler into that spot. I’ve seen too many games where a team that shouldn’t beat CHI did because Cutler folded. Of course I want to see AP rush big numbes. And to see Ponder pass big numbers. And to see a potent special teams effort. And on and on…But I believe we can and will beat CHI if we get Cutler’s help. I think he’s always ready to give that help to teams that nudge him a little.

    Can we nudge him a little? SKOL!

  125. By Dueyz on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    Altough I think Cutler is a better QB than Cambell by a wide margin, Cambell scares me more. The keys for success against Cutler seem well defined. Cambell would require MIN to adjust in multiple ways. MIN doesn’t seem to do well when they have to adjust too far from their original game plan. (I’m sure we can all agree on that) The lower caliber of the opposing QB seems to matter less than the fact that MIN has to adjust quickly to things they didn’t foresee . We’re not the best at being creative or thinking on the run when we’re forced to do so and/or it wasn’t our idea to begin with. Cutler brings a predictablity that outweighs his superior ability, in terms of MIN beating CHI.

  126. By Shawn on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    Well some real good points made by some bloggers ….

    1-Mike Wobschall … I dont see AP getting 2k this season. He started too slow. Now if he pulls off a 200 yard game I will change my mind. I think as of right now 1800 is highly likely.

    2- OTK … I dont agree with your Gerhart opinion. He got the ball in the 49ers game and fumbled 13 times in a row. I like Gerhart but Peterson is on fire keep feeding the beast.

    3-Titus … I agree on your Harvin intuition. He has had problems with coaches in the past and its highly possible Frazier had enough after the blow up 2 games ago.

    and lastly … WE ARE 6-4 …. 1 game behind GB and Chicago … and we play both 2x … WE ARE VERY MUCH IN THIS PLAYOFF HUNT … Could possibly win the division.

    PONDER WILL NEVER BE TOM BRADY or DREW BREES or THAT D’BAG FROM GB.

    but we already knew that … Ponder just needs to feed the beast, not turn the ball over, and go deep once or twice a game. Thats all we need from our QB and Ponder can do that.

  127. By vikes- or - die on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    The Bears always play us tough and have gotten the better of us lately. But not this Sunday. I feel a beat down coming. Vikes 38 Bears 17. Go Vikes!!!! I got money that says AP hits 2000 this year. We are watching one of the greatest running backs to ever play game. Better enjoy it while it’s here. Go AP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. By BlueBird7 on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    Before we all start buying tickets to the Superbowl, how about starting that trip by
    beating the Bears, and then go up from there. Frazier/Mustgrave. Just once, keep your traps shut on Vikings game plan. Let the media prinit the story the next day!

  129. By Patrick McKenzie on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with troutdaddy that a lot of vikes fan need to stop whining and start believing in the vikings. There a younger team in a so called rebuilding year. But look how well they’ve done. Yes they let a couple games get away from them. You cant expect them to win every game. we can hope them too though. We are in a tough division have faith GO VIKINGS

  130. By Patrick McKenzie on Nov 20, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree with shawn on two points. 1 I think we do need to get the ball to gerhart more. Firstly it gives the beast a breather. Secondly its nice to have a dual threat in the backfield. which means more reps a better gerhart. Lastly when we’ve had dual threats in the past defenses have had to put less focus on pederson during film, which gives him even more of an edge 2 I think ponder can become a brady or manning. He has the intelligence, the skills, and of course a good arm. Last season he didnt get the mini camps and practices. did ok last year. This year he was able to get those reps and look how hes improved this year. Now take that into consideration and I think the vikings will have a great QB for some time.

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