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Trends Favor Peterson In Matchup vs. Bears Defense

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 23, 2012 – 1:39 pm

A key subplot to Sunday’s Vikings-Bears game is Adrian Peterson vs. a stout Chicago defense. There are trends that conjure up optimism for both sides.

For example, to find the last time Adrian Peterson rushed for 100+ yards against the Chicago Bears you have to go back 5 games – to November 30 of 2008. Also, the Bears currently rank 8th in rushing yards per game allowed (95.2) and tied for 2nd in rushing TDs allowed (3). Through the first 6 games of this season, the Bears were dominant against the run, yielding just 71.0 yards per game and a total of 1 rushing TD.

More recent trends, though, favor Peterson. The NFL’s best RB is averaging 157.3 yards per game over the last 4 contests and an incredible 7.7 yards per carry over that same span. He’s the NFL’s leading rusher by 123 yards (over Marshawn Lynch), has 4 straight 100+ yards rushing games and two weeks ago tied a franchise record for consecutive games (3) with a 60-yard run. On top of all that, the Bears defense over the past 4 games has hit a snag, allowing 131.5 yards per game and 4.5 yards per attempt.

Which set of trends will prove to be prophetic? We won’t find out until midday on Sunday. Bears backers will point to the game being played at Soldier Field and their team’s recent history against Peterson. But Peterson supporters will point to the more practical evidence of the past 4 games.

There is one more notable trend to point out: the more teams run against the Bears, the most success they find. Opposing offenses ran the ball 109 times for 426 yards against Chicago over the first 6 games. Since then (4 games), opponents have run the ball 118 times for 526 yards. Quick math tells you that over the last 4 games the Bears have allowed exactly 100 more rushing yards on just 9 more carries than they allowed in the first 6 games.

But to be able to stay committed to the run, you have to be in the game. If other subplots in the Vikings-Bears matchup go in favor of Chicago, they might not have to worry about the whole Peterson vs. Bears defense subplot.

So what will happen on Sunday? Will Peterson continue his climb? Or will the Bears defense return to form and continue playing well against the NFL’s best RB? Let us know what you think by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below this entry. And then watch (on FOX) or listen to (on the Vikings Radio Network) or follow (on the vikings.com Live Chat) the Vikings-Bears game on Sunday at noon CT.


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351 Responses to “Trends Favor Peterson In Matchup vs. Bears Defense”

  1. By BlueBird7 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I do believe that Peterson will keep doing what he does best!

    Just give him a rest once in awhile, using Toby.

  2. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    No Percy again, dont see Ponder being able to pull out a win.

    But if Webb were to start….

  3. By Parkway on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Da’rick rogers!

  4. By iaVIKE on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ha yeah, cause Webb would just tear it up without Percy….

  5. By Parkway on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe we should draft Denard Robinson as a WR then sit him as our 4th string QB?

  6. By iaVIKE on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    hahahahaa Parkway. Nice

  7. By tomcat on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    No way do the Bears stop A.P. They may slow him down some, however. Either way, we need to have a good game from Ponder. The best thing is it appears it will be televised in Cal., where I live. Skol!

  8. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ohh yup ima b able to see it on my big tv this week on Cali. I wzz tired of watching it on my computer in my desk sitting there. AP will be a beast like always tho I do not see him struggling in this game

  9. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I can finally watch the game on my tv too here in PA

  10. By Greenbay on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I will watch it by peeking into the foxy gals next door window while she is undressing. If she blocks the TV I will have to yell at her to move over.
    Move over to my apartment then we can watch the game together.

  11. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I have proof on my Harvin theory from two blogs ago— two new blogs popped up immediately since I posted that theory— that is the MO around here to try and bury controversy.

  12. By Parkway on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings must be government run

  13. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Football keeps the populace distracted.

  14. By Ozzinator on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    True Titus

  15. By Ozzinator on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Mind numbed sheep

  16. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Cant believed they allowed you to know the title of the program Ozz.

  17. By john 61 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    parkway this is a football site.not a government site, go to one them

  18. By John Lennon on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do

    Nothing to kill or die for

    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in peace

    You, you may say
    I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
    I hope some day you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    THINK ABOUT IT

  19. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ozz … you’re alright in my book. Wrong but alright. :)

  20. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, the day that happens, watch out! Lennon was a tool.

  21. By Ozzinator on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    You’re alright too Shawn, but if I agreed with you we would both be wrong.
    Good times buddy :)

  22. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY

  23. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Titus dont take it personal, Lennon was spiritual. Which I view different than Religion, slightly. Religion creates division … Spirituality accepts a higher power. A force if you will.

  24. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Titus unless you meant watch out for the world living as one? In which case Id say Lennon has a different intention or meaning than what our government is leading us towards.

    Lennon meant a “brotherhood of man” not a “one world government” run by the elites.

    broth·er·hood/ˈbrəT͟Hərˌho͝od/
    Noun
    The relationship between brothers.
    The feeling of kinship with and closeness to a group of people or all people.

  25. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    On topic … I really hope Frazier was listing Harvin as doubtful to trick Chicago. We need him this game and I believe he plays. This game may be the most important game left on the schedule. A road win vs Division leading Bears.

    Coming back from a bye week rested and needing 4 wins for the playoffs … this is a HUGE … MAJOR … EXTREMELY … Important game.

  26. By elvis on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    The dump I’d like to take in Cutler’s mouth is definately larger than the one I’d like to drop down Spencer’s throat.

  27. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I hear you Shawn- and I don’t like the term religion either as he suggests an organized set of rituals and rules– I am a spiritual person. And as for Lennon, I sure do understand what he was saying, but again, he was a tool because the real powers of this world influence beyond what you can imagine–

  28. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Anyway, on to football…

  29. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why does everybody here argues about weird unrelated stuff?

  30. By elvis on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    NFL.com says you better sit ponder and rudolph this sunday. We’ll see about that.

  31. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    1viking … how many times can we repeat … AP good … Percy needed … Ponder inconsistent … Jared 4th quarter … Cook , cook? Who’s Cook? … Musgrave sux … Charlie Johnson gave up a sack … Burton dropped a ba’ll … Greenway makes a tackle … Winfield still good …?

  32. By elvis on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dump taking down Spencer’s throat is related to his negative blabbering. I’m irratated the day of a loss, but come monday it’s back to the positives. Vikes can only improve, add-on, so forth. We’ve already hit rock bottom, and should be relevant for the next 5-10 years. Anything short of ’98 and Spencer throws a fit.

  33. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dont forget Cook is the most important player on our defense! HAHAHA

  34. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I was looking up all time rushing leaders and found an interesting and bright point. Emmitt Smith played with the Cowboys until he was 33 and had 950ish yards at 33. So we should still be able to watch Peterson for another 5-6 years.

    The good RBs last about 10 seasons and production falls off at 30 while the great RBs last another 2-3 seasons.

    AP is GRRRREAT

  35. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Simmer down on Spencer– I doubt he can remember the 98 season– he was most likely in his high chair eating mashed peas.

  36. By elvis on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    The fun about watching Peterson is any game could be the 296 breaker. Man, you can seriously see him burst thru the hole on certain runs, like no other can. He deserves a ring.

  37. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    elvis … thumbs up

    I would love to see Peterson break his single game rushing record this Sunday. It would be huge. The OL has been opening some big holes for him and Peterson has delivered …

  38. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    o and Matt Kalil is a BEAST

  39. By Ozzinator on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Bwaa ha ha ha ha Titus!

  40. By Ozzinator on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    mashed peas……..

  41. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    AD is gonna be facing 9 men in the box dam near every play, any other quarterback would absolutely feast on that. Ponder will not.

    It wouldnt surprise me to see him have another sub-100 game.

  42. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    You all take shots at me because you all admire me.

  43. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, you are a Packer fan in disguise. Must have been those mashed peas– you like the color green.

  44. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why does Ponder not do this more often?

  45. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Can you just imagine what this offense would be capable of if they actually started the quarterback that gave them the best chance to win?

  46. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yep Spencer…All the other QB’s that have faced the Bears defense, have been “feasting” on them ???…

    To the tune of 19 ints…28 sacks…16 FF…8

  47. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    8 DTD…

    Yeah…Ponder is the only QB that will have trouble with that Bear defense ???…

  48. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Noo Shawn I didn’t mean it like that its just that u guys argue allot n about random stuff

  49. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I dont get it, this man goes out there every Sunday- shuts down the opposing teams #1 WR on a consistent basis, and a majority of the fan base still doesn’t think that’s enough. Yet when the “star” defensive end comes up small on a weekly basis everybody turns a blind eye.

    One guy will only $490,000 this year, the other will make $11,619,850, yet a majority of the fans expect more from the guy that will earn sub-500k.

  50. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ah, this explains why you guys give Cook a harder time than Jared Allen

  51. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook?

  52. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer I wish Cook would play 16 games so we could agree on everything.

    He played well in his games this season and is injured so … what can ya do? Root for AJ I guess.

  53. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe once Brandon Marshall goes off for 150yds and 2 TDs you might start to appreciate Cook.

  54. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe once he is on the field I will start to appreciate him

  55. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    If Ponder can win some of these games, we’ll see Cook in the playoffs.

  56. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder just has to play smart and go deep once or twice a game. AP will win them. AP can carry this team like Jamaal Lewis did for the Ravens … unfortunately our Defense isnt that good

    Ponder is too inconsistent and leaves our Defense on the field too long some games

  57. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Do you think Webb gives us the best chance to win?

  58. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sometimes off the bench. I think Ponder is the best option as a starter but I think if he has under 100 yards pa’ssing to start the 4th quarter and we are behind Webb is the best option at that point.

  59. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Fair enough.

    And did you get your Chris Cook jersey today? NFL Shop had an amazing discount.

  60. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

  61. By liito on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    1. All I want to hear from the radio announcer, Paul Allen, ALL Day is ” . . . and Adrian Peterson is loose.” and “TOUCHDOWN!!!”
    2. Talking about loose, when will we see Carlson in action?
    3. Minus the Harvin-Wright duo, any of the other wide receivers’ have a semblance of Randy Moss? Don’t they have the attitude to be the player as the “go to guy”? How about Chris Summers from the practice squad? How many more practices does he need? How come the other wide receivers don’t want to shine?

  62. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn- did you ever Tweet at Ponder?

  63. By tomcat on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb simply cannot throw with the accuracy of an NFL quarterback. As long as he`s healthy, Ponder is playing.

  64. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … yes I sent Ponder a tweet. It said and I quote … “Please retire”

  65. By odark30 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Bears practice squad o-line vs. Jared, Robison, Williams = Cutler headache…. Bears above average defense vs. NFL’s best RB = Vikings win……

  66. By Shawn on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Did you ever tweet Ponder?

  67. By CaribooBill on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – I don’t always agree with you but I appreciate the fact that you speak your mind and you show up the next day, even if you were wrong – you don’t hide behind a bogus name.

  68. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Appreciate that Bill.

  69. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Cook has never shut down a receiver, ever. Thats why nobody says anything about Cook island. The DBs split cover duties on the opposing No. 1 reciever. Then there is the safety over the top. When a receiver does get shut down its a collective team effort. Not ONE guy Spencer.

  70. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    TEAM

  71. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dont forget the guy you named Jared and the rest of the front 4 putting pressure on the QB making our DB’s cover assignment a little easier

  72. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    TEAM EFFORT SPENCER.

    PAY PERCY

  73. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    TEAM EFFORT

  74. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    No INTs in the 4th qtr Cook is not who you think he is Spencer

  75. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Cook is exactly who I thought he was.

  76. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    T E A M

  77. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Please point out if I’m wrong

  78. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Or will Spencer continue to believe that Cook does it all by himself?

  79. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Of course I’m wrong.

  80. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Roaches scatter when you turn on the lights. Where is everybody?

  81. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    GDP…Just checking on some stats…The completion percentage is there…So why isn’t our coaching staff taking more shots down the field ???…And Ponder has plenty of arm strength…Don’t bring up that lame excuse…

    http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/stats/sortable/points/QB/advanced/ytd

  82. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hey grandaddypurp you have to admit cook is part of passing defense improvement. He did shut down many receivers. Good defensive players do not get alot of interceptions. Yea it is a team effort but if it wasn’t for him the defense would not be as good. Just look at the last game vs lions Johnson stats.

  83. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I admit that Cook, J-Rob, Harrison Smith, and Winfield staying healthy is part of passing defense improvement.

  84. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    OTK Its Throwing Power thats the problem not Arm Strength.

  85. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Their collective effort makes the entire defense better. Not just Cook.

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

    @Bluebird,

    I echo your sentiments at the top of this blog; PLAY GERHART MORE!!!

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

    @Bluebird,

    I echo your sentiments at the top of this blog; PLAY GERHART MORE!!

  88. By Parkway on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Da’rick rogers!!!!

  89. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    If Rich Gannon and ole Fran Tarkington say Ponder has plenty of zip on his pass es…That is enough endorsement of arm strength for me…

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

    @Bluebird,

    I echo your sentiments at the top of this blog; PLAY GERHART MORE!

  91. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    1vik- I do recall Josh Robinson covering Johnson at times in that game. Do NOT forget that Harrison Smith was pretty much playing over the top on him the whole game. So whoever was covering Johnson always had help behind them. And the pressure Everson Griffen and company were putting on Stafford made the DB’s coverage look even better.

    Collective TEAM effort.

  92. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    J Rob did have Johnson about half the time in that first game…

    And it is a team effort that has been doing well this year in our secondary…

    And I think the secondary will be a HUGE part of our defense in these last 6 games…

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

    @OTKalil,

    When did they say that?

    I did see Ponder totally whip the football 30 yards side arm one time to avoid an interception. That thing was a bullet no more than 3 feet off the ground!
    The throw took place in the first or second game, as I recall.

    Has his arm been injured recently? Lots of QBs play injured!

    Besides if you were in Tarkenton’s place why would you say bad things about a fellow player?

  94. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hope they have J Rob in, b u m p and run ~ press coverage on Marshall this Sunday…

    The only time Calvin made a play on the Vikings D…Was when they gave Johnson a free release off the line of scrimmage…

    Press Marshall…Give our defensive front four a few more seconds to knock Cutler over…

  95. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    You mean Campbell right?

  96. By Brian Urlacher on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Me and Julius Peppers are gonna tackle Adrian Peterson’s legs so hard that they snap like a wishbone. Real Vikings don’t wear purple, little girls wear purple. For that we will make little purple puddles all over the field. Stop insulting little girls Vikings!

  97. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    First Lions game( With Cook)

    Calvin Johnson: 5catches, 54yds
    (Targeted 12 times, caught 5)

    2nd Lions game( Without Cook)

    Calvin Johnson: 12catches, 207yds, 1TD
    (Targeted 13 times, caught 12)

    But according to GDP, “Their collective effort makes the entire defense better. Not just Cook.”

  98. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Gannon was one of several people in an article I posted awhile back…That gave Ponder a nice review…

    The only people who have ever questioned Ponders arm strength…Were some scouts before he was drafted…

    Jaws has even said more than once…Ponder has the arm strength needed to get the job done…

  99. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    GDP, you’re a dipsh!t

  100. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Fred…

    When was the last time Tark has said anything good about a QB playing for the Vikings “before” Ponder ???…

    I don’t remember any…

  101. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Pez Dispencer- “I admit that Cook, J-Rob, Harrison Smith, and Winfield staying healthy is part of passing defense improvement”

  102. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Saying it was all Cook would be degrading Harrison Smith and Josh Robinson. So your saying those two have nothing to do with our improvement on D?

  103. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Did you see me include AJ Jefferson with the players that improve our passing D?

  104. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Granddaddypurp. Harrison smith helps everyone tho thats his job. Cook was the main one who covered Johnson and he is in charge of him not getting the ball and he did that. But I know it’s a team effort but some people have more impact. Cook can shut down a receiver. And it he makes our defense a better defense that’s my point. Look at our passing defense with out him. You have to admit that.

  105. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Granddaddypurp. Harrison smith helps everyone tho thats his job. Cook was the main one who covered Johnson and he is in charge of him not getting the ball and he did that. But I know it’s a team effort but some people have more impact. Cook can shut down a receiver. And it he makes our defense a better defense that’s my point. Look at our passing defense with out him. You have to admit that

  106. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Im not saying it was all Cook, but a majority of it is Cook! The proof is in the pudding.

  107. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    1vikingsfan- Yes it is obvious that Cook is better than AJ Jefferson.

  108. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Majority can mean 51% so I accept that Spencer.

  109. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    But Cook has been with the team for 3 years also…And A J is playing a little better each week…He has done a nice job coming in here to help out…

    A Williams is getting all these guys playing well as a TEAM on defense…

  110. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    GDP probably thinks AD is only good because of the o-line.

    TEAM EFFORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    OTK- Agree

  112. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    We are going to mis cook this week on covering Marshall.

  113. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    AD is better because of the OLine. He is still great by himself.

    TEAM EFFORT now your getting it Spencer.

  114. By Parkway on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    We just need da’rick rogers

  115. By Wreck It Ralph on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    AP is a complete joke. I would trade him.

  116. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    1vikingsfan- I miss Cook no matter who we are playing. Lets hope AJ and J-Rob can keep Marshall at bay.

  117. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly J-Rob is kind of a scrub, he allows slant routes and curls for days!

  118. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Do you guys think we can trade Toby for a first rounder?

  119. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Thats why your not a GM Ralphy Boy.

  120. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    No Asher Allen was a scrub

  121. By Wreck It Ralph on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    You guys need a whole new team. The Vikings just plain stink.

  122. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I doubt we would be able to get a 1st rounder for Jared Allen

  123. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    6-4 we are garbage.

  124. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I also really like AJ I hope he stays in Vikings. Winfield will not be here for long and probably in years will b cook, Robinson (even though I think he is not that good), and aj Jefferson. Em I forgetting someone?

  125. By Wreck It Ralph on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    With a name like “grand daddy purp” makes me wonder if I would see your mug on a billboard as a registered $ex offender.

  126. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer I wanted us to draft Trumaine Johnson. Hes doing pretty good up there in St. Louis. But we got Josh Robinson so try to be happy with it. I’m trying.

  127. By Wreck It Ralph on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    You mean you’re.

  128. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Thats why your not a comedian Ralphy Boy.

  129. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    I did try, but then I realized that he is nothing special.

  130. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    No i mean ur

  131. By Wreck It Ralph on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings = Futility for the next 30 years.

  132. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well its not going to change this season so deal with it. I know I am.

  133. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Keep trying because we are not going to get a Darelle Revis anytime soon. Remember who our corners were at this point last season? Be happy with what we have.

  134. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why is no one talking about John Carlson? Ha you guys can’t look back and regret stuff that we should of drafts him just learn from it. You know who we need to draft? Tavon Austin! And manti te’o. I really like those guys

  135. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    We already have Darelle Revis GDP.

  136. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Ralph, can I call your Ralph? You owe me 25 cents. You ate my quarter at the arcade.

  137. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    No Spencer! Comparing Cook to Revis is an insult to Cook! How dare you

  138. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    You know what is the most FUN watching Packer games…

    Its watching them BEG for yellow laundry from the officials at the end of games…Because they can’t win with talent…

    The Packers….

    Whine and cheese….With a lot more WHINE than there is cheese…

    THROW A FLAG !!!…hahahaha…

    If they didn’t have to pay off officials all season long to win football games…Maybe they could afford real seats at their dump stadium…Or hire some people to shovel out the snow…Instead of making their fans do it…

    What a JOKE for a franchise !!!!…hahaha…

  139. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Robinson might not be anything special. But he will be a solid pro for us. I’d say thats not bad for a 3rd rounder.

  140. By Spencer on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Im tired of people comparing Revis to Cook, don’t get me wrong hes a tremendous player and all, but c’mon….hes no Cook!!

  141. By Parkway on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Da.rick rogers

  142. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah they aren’t built like an outdoor team. Bad Defense NO running game. I love it!

  143. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Revis? Never heard of that guy before.

  144. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook won American Idol using only sign language.

  145. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook can drink a cow and eat milk.

  146. By Parkway on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Acceptable First Round PIcks:
    Keenan Allen (WR), Barkevious Mingo (LB), Jonathan Cooper (OG), Johnathan Banks (CB)
    Acceptable Second Round Picks:
    Justin Hunter (WR), Cordarelle Patterson (WR), Da’rick Rogers (WR), DJ Fluker (OT),
    Acceptable Third Round Picks:
    Da’rick Rogers (WR), Nico Johnson (LB), Logan Ryan (CB), Akeem Spence (DT), Jamie Collins (LB), Shayne Skov (LB)

  147. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    There once was a street called Chris Cook. It had to be changed. No one survives after crossing Chris Cook.

  148. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    A passing glance from Chuck Norris has been known to cause women to faint. The back hand of Chris Cook has been know to cause similar results.

  149. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ted Thompson says…

    “Hey, I have an idea…Lets sell some more stock to these dumb fans of ours…A hundred bucks a crack for a piece of paper saying they own some worthless stock in the team”…

    Where did all that money go ???…New seating..no…A roof to warm their fans…no…

    In Ted Thompson and friends pockets ????…hmmm

  150. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Top 5 Vikings of all time according to the one and only GDP:

    1. Chris Cook
    2. Chris Cook
    3. Chris Cook
    4. Chris Cook
    5. Who do you think? Brock Lesnar!

  151. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    When Chris Cook was at bat in baseball, the pitcher struck out.

  152. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Peterson runs for over 203 yards– I guarantee it.

  153. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook shot a 17 on an 18 hole golf course.

  154. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Adrian Peterson doesnt buy life insurance. Life buys All Day insurance

  155. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Acceptable First Round PIcks:
    Keenan Allen (WR), Barkevious Mingo (LB), Jonathan Cooper (OG), Johnathan Banks (CB)
    Acceptable Second Round Picks:
    Justin Hunter (WR), Cordarelle Patterson (WR), Da’rick Rogers (WR), DJ Fluker (OT),
    Acceptable Third Round Picks:
    Da’rick Rogers (WR), Nico Johnson (LB), Logan Ryan (CB), Akeem Spence (DT), Jamie Collins (LB), Shayne Skov (LB)

    ……………

  156. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    When Adrian Peterson went to heaven, God closed the gates. So Adrian Peterson ran through them

  157. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    When Batman is in trouble, he turns on the Chris Cook signal.

  158. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I thought Chris Cook was Batman.

  159. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Alright GDP…simmer down.

  160. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    MAN (man) noun: 1. Chris Cook 2. no one else

  161. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah I got a bit carried away.

  162. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I got one more, because I’m going through all these Chuck Norris facts and I found one that had my laughing.

  163. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Chuck Norris can make Brett Favre retire.

    That one got me. Ok I’m done now.

  164. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Larry Hagman died.

  165. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    me*

  166. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    What was the insperation behind your name, GDP?

  167. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    All the great ones are going…

  168. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- doesn’t cycling get boring after awhile? I understand going around 5-15 miles but anything over seems rather excessive.

  169. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I remember posting it on here before Spencer. But I’ll post it again.

  170. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Granddaddy Purple Cannabis Strain

    Granddaddy Purps is the “mass produced” version of Purple Urkel. By crossing Big Bud with Urkel, growers have created a much more forgiving plant capable of high yields.

    A distinctively grape smell and taste accompany the smooth and even buzz. Expect more energy than a typical indica. Great for going out hiking or otherwise enjoying mother nature.

    Number 1 reason for Medical Use: Stress. Being a Vikings fan can be stressful as I’m sure you all know.

  171. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Interesting, can you smoke it?’

  172. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    1 day away.

  173. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer — truth, I am often not even warmed up till 15-20 miles.

  174. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Larry Hagman dead at 81.

  175. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Of course you can smoke it Sprencer

    Haven’t you ever hrard of the saying “Stick that in your pipe and smoke it”?

  176. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hope the Vikes don’t embarrass themselves

  177. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    So true: http://www.infowars.com/when-the-economy-collapses-in-the-usa-the-people-go-shopping/

  178. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I Predict a 27 17 win.

  179. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    No Spencer. You know a wise person once told me, “Never get high on your own supply.” and they all died.

  180. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    We need new blog, Mike W. This one has more holes in it then a pair of old shoes

  181. By vikingbob136 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    This blog is out of control and that’s what keeps me coming back. Keep it up boys.
    R.I.P. Macho Man

  182. By Frederick Jones on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil,

    You are right about Tarkenton not saying good things about Viking QBs, I was wondering what was your source of the comments by Gannon and Tarkenton.

    I never heard them say that Ponder has the arm strength.

    What I am claiming (and you seem to ignore) is that it’s possible that his arm was strong enough when the season began. An injury can cause one’s are to weaken.

    Perhaps Ponders’ arm is weak because of an injury. Regardless, he does not have a “gun” like Favre had. Defenses probably can take advantage of that at the NFL level.
    Why cover a guy when he gets 50 yards away from Ponder?

    PUT JOE IN THE GAME IN THE THIRD QUARTER IF WE ARE BEHIND!!!

  183. By Frederick Jones on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Speaking of injuries NO ONE has the guts to respond to my accusation of the Vikings training staff.

    They did a great job with A.D., but failed miserably with Percy Harvin.

    Now jones knows that you can run 5 miles on a sprained ankle. What happens when you do that is that you stretch the ligaments EVEN MORE and they do not go back to their original shape.

    So because of our silly training staff it will not only take Harvin longer to recover from his injury, HE WILL HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY ON HIS ANKLE DURING THE OFF-SEASON.

    You watch…and you heard it from jones first.
    :( :( :(

  184. By Frederick Jones on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    are should be “arm” One does not throw with their are!

  185. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Fred…

    I am not ignoring the “arm strength” question…Just not aware Ponder has a problem throwing the ball…Does Ponder have a rocket for an arm like Favre or MBT ???…No…

    But Ponder just threw a touch pass 50+ yards in the air last week to Wright…And Ponder threw that pass (off balance) rolling to his left…And did not even get to plant his foot step totally into that pass…

    Throwing over the top of defensers and drop the ball into the WR’s hands down the field…Is what a QB supposed to do…

    When Ponder threw a lazer shot at Burton on a slant route early this season…Burton ducked his head out of the way…So it didn’t hit his ear flap…He didn’t even try to catch the ball…A few games ago again..Burton dropped another well thrown ball by Ponder at the 5 yard line…Perfectly thrown…But (stone hands) Burton dropped it…Would have been a HUGE first down play…

    If Ponder gets time to throw the ball…And receivers get open…Ponder can make the play…

    If Ponder does get hurt…And Webb has to finish the season…The Vikings will be done…Toast…The season will be over…

  186. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Fred…

    I searched high and low for that article with Rich Gannon…And could not find it again…Sorry…

  187. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    ………….

    Acceptable First Round PIcks:
    Keenan Allen (WR), Barkevious Mingo (LB), Jonathan Cooper (OG), Johnathan Banks (CB)
    Acceptable Second Round Picks:
    Justin Hunter (WR), Cordarelle Patterson (WR), Da’rick Rogers (WR), DJ Fluker (OT),
    Acceptable Third Round Picks:
    Da’rick Rogers (WR), Nico Johnson (LB), Logan Ryan (CB), Akeem Spence (DT), Jamie Collins (LB), Shayne Skov (LB)

  188. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Fred…

    About Tarkenton…Lets see if this Tark talk link posts ???…

    http://bcove.me/5iqq95zi

  189. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    OTK

    The toast is already in the toaster! Let us see if Ponder can keep it there.

  190. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Mike W. Do you have the injury report yet? If so, lets see it please.

  191. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    HERE IT IS FRED !!!…

    I have been searching all morning….Listen to the master Tarkenton himself….

    http://bcove.me/szgr22fo

  192. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I hear Joe Webb was added to the injury report…

    Trying to hand of the clip board to MBT in practice this week…lol…

  193. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb gives this team the best chance to win.

  194. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    of = off

  195. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    OTK

    Nice interview with Fran, but I noticed nothing was mentioned about Webb.

    Fran did pour a large amount of syrup on Ponder. Any left for his pancakes?

    Fran really had not seen the recent games where Ponder stunk up the place.

    Ponder can get back in good graces by having an outstanding 49er type game.

    As much as I like Webb, I want to see Ponder do it up right! Lets watch!

    If not, then back to the Webb thing

  196. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    How is Percy harvin doing? C’mon mike keep us in check man. This website never tells you first.

  197. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    1vike

    I do not believe we will see Percy this weekend NFL. com had a piece on him.

    Said Percy might be ready for 1st GB game. What a sad day.Put in Wright.

  198. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

  199. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Season over

  200. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    No, it just means that other players have to step up.

  201. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    AKA AP has to rush for 250

  202. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_21916128/vikings-christian-ponder-can-be-fixed-70-solution

  203. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    there yo go OTK :)

  204. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    True Vikes Fan …

    You are a TRUE Vikes fan !!!….Thanks Bud !!!…

    I could not find that article this morning !!!!….

    Thanks for the help !!!…

  205. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yup

  206. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    your welcome

  207. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wow….that coming from Fran Tarkenton, that is really cool

  208. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Cutler cleared to play…

    Latest News

    News/Analysis

    Headlines

    Preseason Outlook

    Cutler cleared to start Sunday: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been cleared to return to action for Week 12 against Minnesota Sunday. Cutler had not been cleared as of Friday but got the clearance he seeked Saturday, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Cutler is expected to take back over for Jason Campbell and start Sunday’s game against the Vikings. “It’s always good to have your starter back,” Bears running back Matt Forte said. “Jay is very comfortable in this offense and in the passing game especially. We’ve got to get the running game going to help out the passing game.”
    (Updated 11/24/12

  209. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Harvin doesn’t travel to Chicago
    Percy Harvin, WR, MIN
    2:58 PM

    News: Minnesota wide receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) did not travel with the team Saturday to Chicago. Harvin will miss the Week 12 game due to his injury, reports ESPN. Harvin made a brief appearance in practice Friday but was considered doubtful to play at that point. Now it is official that he will miss the game.
    Analysis: Harvin has already missed one game with the issue as it’s taken longer than expected for him to recover from a sprained ankle he suffered in Week 9. Harvin is a stud when healthy, having scored double-digit Fantasy points in all but two of his first nine games, but needs to be kept on benches in all Fantasy formats for Week 12.

  210. By Frederick Jones on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you OTKalil,

    That is what I was looking for, a little proof.

    Now hopefully we’ll get to see it on the field in the near future!

  211. By Ozzinator on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ol’ FredDogg is thankful.

  212. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I love Tarkenton— but just to play the other side for debate— Tarkenton said Favre was a mistake when they brought him to Minnesota– and we were a play away from the Superbowl.

  213. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

  214. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you guys for keeping up in the news. You guys are really helpful

  215. By thefantasyinsiders on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    guys i don’t mean to be a spammer type person but, this is contreversial and i was just wondering what y’all think. Peace

  216. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=related&v=sbgm6QIko88

    Clean to me on that.

  217. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder what will happen to Michael Vick next year. And mark Sanchez.

  218. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Tarkenton is adamant about Ponder– but he was also adamant that Favre was no good for us the year we nearly went all the way.

  219. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    And noo Peyton manning will be MVP and AP will be the comeback player of the year. Its really rare when a RB is MVP.

  220. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    BUT– I do believe he is right– Ponder will be one of the great ones– the next Brady or Manning.

  221. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    +Titus

    You could be right, but I and a large number of fans want him to prove it. NOW.

  222. By Richard1A on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I predict 300 years for A.P. the Vikes by 40.

  223. By 1vikingsfan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    You are correct Titus.

  224. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Actual NFL Penalty … “Giving him the business”

  225. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is not Adam.

  226. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is Eve

  227. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Not Eve either.

  228. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Besides Adam, Eve, and Andrew Luck, name one person fully mature and ready to go without needing to grow and develop.

  229. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    You?

  230. By BlueBird7 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Or maybe OTKalil..Both of you think about the same.

  231. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Unless I am missing something, I really like the play from J-Rob. He has speed, cover skills and he likes to lay the lumber when he gets the chance. Heck. He’s a rookie! He’s gonna get even better.

  232. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus
    RG3

  233. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    J-Rob isnt that special.

  234. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Keys to the game…

    The defense has to get to Cutler…Get our DE’s out of there 3 point stances and spread them a little wide …And find some way to generate extra power to bull rush the T’s of the Bears…Muddle huddle front four defenses…Confuse those new tackles on the Bears offense…

    Bears are starting 2 new O-lineman this week…Allen and Robison HAVE to find ways to take advantage of that…

    Spread the Bears defense…Stretch the field…Take several shots down field in the passing game…

    No predictable and conservative game plan…That would kill the Vikings offense tomorrow…Try some trick plays this week…Play loose…Be aggressive on offense and defense…Go after the Bears…DO NOT wait for the game to come to you…PLAY TO WIN THE GAME !!!…

    Special teams should be huge in this game…I want at least 2 ints and a fumble…And expect AIR Blair to kick some important field goals also…

    B u m p and run, press coverage on Marshall…Be physical with Marshall all game long…

    Pass to set up the run…AP should then have a big game again…

  235. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    J-Rob is better than Asher Allen was …. and J-Rob is still a rookie so he will develop. As for right now JRob is nothing special but he will contribute more than Chris Cook the next 6 weeks

  236. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    They drafted J-Rob to take Windfeilds place. I believe he will at some point next year. But Windfeild will see plenty of playing time in passing situations. The kids got skills and speed that kills.

  237. By elvis on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Smoke this Spencer- a big ol’ steamy pile of diarrhea. Did i see you write
    “if ponder can win some games”? IF? Wow, you’re comin around dude. Hats off to ya.

  238. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I guess saying JRob is better than Asher Allen doesnt mean much … my Grandma could cover better than Asher Allen. To be fair Asher could tackle better than my Grand Ma but she is 93.

  239. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil,
    I agree, we need to get after the Bears offensive line. Spread the offense out to give Ponder more options. And RUN THE BEAST!!!!!!

  240. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Key, singular, to the game. AP will have to get 250 yards to keep us in it.

  241. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    J Rob is a physical corner…Play to his strengths…Let him press his receiver…He has awesome recovery speed…

    J Rob does not do all that well in space yet…But will learn…In the mean time…Let him do what he does best…Let J Rob slap Marshall around on that sore shoulder and rib area of Marshall…Wear him out and tick him off… : )

  242. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    He gives up entirely too much underneath routes on a weekly basis.

  243. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Da’rick Rogers son

  244. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    AJ Jefferson is pretty solid though, hes bound to get an int sooner or later.

  245. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Da’rick Rogers failed a drug test, we dont need players like that.

    Talent<Character

  246. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    If J-Rob Jams Marshall ALOT, he better have help over the top, because Marshall has quicks for a big receiver. But I do agree that is what he does best at this point, because J-Rob is very physical. And I love that about him. That is huge.

  247. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings will be super dangerous next season…With more WR and LB help…

    But lets see what happens this season yet ???…

    Its exciting watching this young team play…Knowing they will only get better…Wait until Kalil really starts leading the O-line in the future…And Smith starts motivating that secondary…

    The sky is the limit for this young teams future !!!….

  248. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Our receivers fail to catch, give me one that can catch. Randy Moss failed a few drug tests in his day, that seemed to work out alright.

  249. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil,
    Your right! We should Jam ALL those receiver this game. Give our D-Line a little more time to rip through that Bears make shift O-line

  250. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Our O-Line is really starting to jell. We are starting to kick some serious @ss in the running game. And the passing game is GETTING BETTING. The Bears will feel the effect.

  251. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Has T’eo played USC yet?

  252. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Gay Cutler is playing this Sunday? To bad for him. After tomorrow he will be Lame Cutler!!!!!

  253. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Move love to guard

  254. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    This game is going to take a TOTAL team effort tomorrow…Even with Kluwe getting his head out of the clouds…And kicking the ball away from Hester on punts…

    Kick the ball out of bounds Kluwe…Or so high in the air that 5 Viking defenders are standing right in front of Hester when he catches the ball…

    And smart decisions from the sidelines…Solid play calling near the 2 minute warning, and at the end of the game…

    LETS KICK SOME BEAR @SS TOMORROW !!!!!….

  255. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    D Love might be starting RT next season ???…

    Loadholt needs to keep working yet this season…If he wants that contract extension….

  256. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I’d take him at RT over loadholdt but we’d need to draft an OG still

  257. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    The black and blue division!!! The Bears wear black and they will be feeling blue in more ways then one after tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  258. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I think they will go after a guard in the early stages of the draft…

    Remember, Spielman has us lined up for 9 picks again this coming spring…

    Anything might happen…I really like that Spielman is now GM…A LOT !!!

  259. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Acceptable First Round PIcks:
    Keenan Allen (WR), Barkevious Mingo (LB), Jonathan Cooper (OG), Johnathan Banks (CB)
    Acceptable Second Round Picks:
    Justin Hunter (WR), Cordarelle Patterson (WR), Da’rick Rogers (WR), DJ Fluker (OT),
    Acceptable Third Round Picks:
    Da’rick Rogers (WR), Nico Johnson (LB), Logan Ryan (CB), Akeem Spence (DT), Jamie Collins (LB), Shayne Skov (LB)

    ……………………

  260. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    It looks like J- Wright is going to pan out at receiver, so we could grab a RT in the first round to create a awesome line with serious depth. Grab a good receiver in free agency and find another speedster with skills in the later rounds.

  261. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    acceptable 1st round pics

    TEO

  262. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    We better not reach for a WR in the 1st round- none of them are special.

  263. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    If we dont draft all Defense AND an OLineman or two I will not be happy.

  264. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway,
    That’s a good point. We need another beast at linebacker to compliment our Pro Bowler Greenway. Not to knock what we have now, I believe they are doing a stellar job, but let the best man win the job.

  265. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I think USC is going to hit the switch and grab a “W”.

  266. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    USC cant beat Notre Teo only Teo can beat Teo

  267. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Notre Teo Fighting Teo

  268. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Teo is a projected top 5 pick right now, even if we lose out we won’t get him without moving up.

  269. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I have faith Spielman will go after his Notre Dame favorite

  270. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Nobody thought we could get Harrison Smith … I maintained hope and Spielman delivered

  271. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    What happens if Teo gets Teoed by a monster USC lineman. 1000 lbs. running a 3 flat 40.

  272. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway,
    Merry Christmas

  273. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Praise allah

  274. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Teo is an amazing linebacker plus great character i really hop the vikes snag him because then we would have a very good linebacking core

  275. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Who’s allah?

  276. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    One of many made up gods

  277. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    There is no spoon. Only one creator.

  278. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Dont be disrespectful Parkway.

  279. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Now, Now boys, mind your manners.

  280. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Bears by 20

  281. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    You have to consider next season with a good draft this year will land us a 25th ish pick … so trade this years 1 and next years one for Teo

    or lets all start a rumor about Teo :)

  282. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes by 21

  283. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    one pot story told at the right time could make him drop to us

  284. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings 23 Bears 17

  285. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I heard Teo beats his grandmother with a billy club

  286. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I heard from someone that his step brother’s second cousin has a sister of someone who talked to the aunt of someone about a friend who heard about Teo stealing a pack of Bubble Gum

  287. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Bears 43, Vikes 13

  288. By john 61 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    we wiil win this one,have hope this is better team then most think,if ponder keeps his head together we win, i think we need to use gerhart on this field more, keep it away from bears d,and hope are oc knows what he doing this game,big win for vikes sunday

  289. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings 82 Bears 2

  290. By Shawn on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    play Gerhart in the slot …. Wright and Simpson outside

  291. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus predicting a loss??? Well i’ll be dam

  292. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Last time we were in Chicago, it was so embarrassing Donovan McNabb’s mother walked out. Remember that?

  293. By john 61 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    bears linebackers cant run downfield with are tighends they have to show up big this game,two backs sets great plan,

  294. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    All I know is the Vikes will win and win big. At soldier field. And in the grass.

  295. By Frederick Jones on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    That giving him the business video was awesome baby! Let’s give the Bears the business Sunday!

  296. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA, yes, McNabb’s mom leaving was too funny.

  297. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

  298. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus so negative

  299. By Frederick Jones on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    We need to play Marcus Sherels, Toby Gerhart, and Everson Griffen more this week!

    Use your best players on third down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  300. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    And by the way, Old man Earlacker and his B-tch side kick are going to get shylacked!!!!

  301. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I’d rather see Jarius Wright on Punt returns than Marcus Sherals.

  302. By john 61 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    toby a lot more pound the rock, i agree Everson G.needs to play alot more,

  303. By skol_vikes98 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I have a git feeling this is going to be a Blair Walsh victory

  304. By john 61 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    as long as its a win i dont care who wins it for us,you might be right on that one

  305. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    If AP rushes for 350 we have a chance of winning.

  306. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn….is that you?

  307. By john 61 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    nice

  308. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Not negative– just being realistic. We don’t stand a chance at Soldier Field- that Defense will eat Ponder for a snack.

  309. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Personally i love our safety duo and Jamarca Sanford has really stepped it up this year and he has like 4 FF already, dudes Beastin’

  310. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    How many interceptions? Four? Five? And then how many in the second half?

  311. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, this is very uncharacteristic of you.

  312. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Ya I agree Spencer,
    J Wright is much more dangerous. But the special teams is very fast at the NFL level. I think with J-Wright it is more about him then his ability. He needs trust his ability and mind set. TRACK THE BALL. CATCH IT. Run like a deer.

  313. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I called for only one pick 6 for Ponder

  314. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    I have been converted.

  315. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    We win two more games, tops.

  316. By Spencer on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Did you run over another child cycling today?

  317. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus,
    You are looking in the past. The past is gone. This is a new era. New coach. Our O-line is starting to come together with a young QB who needs to do a better job a reading the blitz.

  318. By john 61 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    4 more,have faith,were just as good as the bears,

  319. By vikes- or - die on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Titus
    Have u now finally come out of your closet?

  320. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone honestly believe, after what we saw at Seattle and at Washington, we will win against a much better defense at Chicago?

  321. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    And that is not that far back in the past.

  322. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    That Bears team is angry– they just lost a couple games— they will be ready at home to put on a show.

  323. By john 61 on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    its going to be a hard game, nobody thinks were going to win,thats when we play best,

  324. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Really the Bears are not this super team that everyone thinks, They have lost 2 straight and have many flaws also they are only 1-3 against teams with a winning record and the panthers could have won against them in CHICAGO but their defense came up with a pick 6, so as long as we don’t turn the ball over we will come out with the W

  325. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, Okay

    Vikings 31, Bears 27.

  326. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    When their defense dont score they wont win

  327. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings 12-4

  328. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Thats the spirit :)

  329. By Parkway on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    6-10

  330. By True Vikes Fan on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

  331. By vikes- or - die on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Faith is the substance of things not seen. Believe that the world is round, and guess what. Faith have substance.

  332. By vikes- or - die on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry * has substance

  333. By BlueBird7 on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    We need Mrs Murphy’s cow to kick over the lantern on Soldiers Field!

    And J. Allen and Company to kick Cutler’s Butt!

  334. By vikes- or - die on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Dudes, our team is young. We have alot of talent!!!!!!!. It will take time. Positive energy is paramount.

  335. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    @vikes or die,

    You are indeed very right about the Vikings being a young team.

    As far as QB battles…Ponder, Webb, and the third stringer may be all gone in 5 years. I mean I hope Joe Webb is the QB of the future because he has the skills.

    But all you have to do is look at Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, Bart Starr, and even Johnny Unitas. All of those guys were written off, and you could include many, many more that also went on to great careers.

    It’s the same with the other positions. How many teams have yet to win the Super Bowl?

  336. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings have to get the players, and get them at the same exact moment they need them.

    The Browns, Cardinals, Falcons, Lions, Eagles, Panthers, Seahawks, Bills, Texans, Titans, Jaguars, Bengals, Chargers, and the Vikings all have dreams of winning the Super Bowl for the first time.

    When a great team is developed, great sayings also emerge like “40 for 60.” They can never take that away from us.

    Now is the new Vikings era. We have to accept the fact there might be changes…at QB and at other positions. Sometimes it’s inevitable.

  337. By vikes- or - die on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    let me say this one more time before I go to bed. Old man Earlacker and and his side kick Briggs are gonna get pounded. Peace, love, Vikes

  338. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    We need to play Marcus Sherels, Toby Gerhart, and Everson Griffen more this week!

    Most importantly use your best players on third down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :) :) :) :) :)

  339. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    P@ss it on!!!

  340. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    P@ss it on!!! *

  341. By Frederick Jones on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    We need to play Marcus Sherels, Toby Gerhart, and Everson Griffen more this week!

    Most importantly use your best players on third down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :) :( :) :( :) :) :(

  342. By HCG. on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Trends actually favor turtles and http://vikingsfootballblog.com/.

  343. By vikes- or - die on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Fred,
    Ponder will be just fine. He’s a Rookie. Well almost a rookie. Rememmber, Rome wasen’t built in a day. Every one is new. Even the coaching staff. It takes some time to get into a grove. We are heading in the right direction.

  344. By BlueBird7 on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    See any smoke from the Chicago area yet? Be patience. Vikings are here.

    Just informed it was Mrs. O’learly’s cow that burned Chicago.

    Now it’s the vikings turn to light a match!

  345. By Parkway on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Cutler in, Harvin out. Good luck

  346. By BlueBird7 on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    On another note. Mike Tice has made some changes in the OL

    Tackle Carimi was benched. Replaced by Scott.

    At Guard will be Chris Spencer..(Maybe our Spencers long lost cousin?)

  347. By hippster on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    vikings have losf 5 in a row against the bears ,if the vikings want to be somebody /someday they need to find a way to win against the nfc central period.

  348. By Ozzinator on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    How ya doin’ Hippster?

  349. By coach on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    That’s why he fumbled. It’s the match up.

  350. By Fonder on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is NOT an NFL starter. He holds on to the ball way too long. He sucks.

  351. By vikingchaz on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    musgrave needs to be fired 4 th an 2 an u dont give it to the best runnin back in the nfl duuuuuuuuuh what a dumb a@@

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