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Vikings Explode To 30-7 Halftime Lead Over Rams

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 16, 2012 – 1:46 pm

It looked like the Vikings and Rams were in for a close, back-and-forth affair on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. But a 2nd-quarter explosion by Adrian Peterson and the Vikings defense blew the game open and staked the Vikings to a 23-point advantage at halftime.

The Vikings opened the scoring on a 10-play, 45-yard drive that was capped by Christian Ponder’s 5-yard dash for a score. That drive included a 4th-down conversion and a 3rd-down conversion, and Ponder’s score happened after he escaped the grasp of a Rams defensive lineman. St. Louis answered with a TD of their own – a Sam Bradford pass to WR Brian Quick – and the score was 7-7 early in the 2nd quarter.

After being bottled up for the entire 1st quarter, though, Adrian Peterson broke free for an 82-yard TD run on the Vikings first play following the Rams TD. From that point on, it was all Vikings. The Rams fumbled a snap on their next possession, the Vikings recovered, and then Blair Walsh hit a 50-yarder to make the score 17-7. On the ensuing drive, Bradford was intercepted by Vikings LB Everson Griffen on 3rd down. Griffen turned upfield and ran the interception back 29 yards for the score, extending the Vikings lead to 24-7.

From there, the Vikings tacked on 2 more FGs, one as the half expired following a Rams missed FG, and the Vikings lead at intermission was 30-7.

Ponder played efficiently in the half, completing 11 of 16 passes for 85 yards. Peterson finished the 1st half with 119 yards and the TD on 13 carries. In the 1st half, Walsh set a new Vikings rookie single-season scoring record, surpassing the previous mark  of 106 points that was previously held by Randy Moss.


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194 Responses to “Vikings Explode To 30-7 Halftime Lead Over Rams”

  1. By vikingbob136 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think we have scored 30 points in a half since Favre was with the team.
    Its nice to have a comfortable lead for a change.

  2. By vikingbob136 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Are the Broncos that good or did the Ravens forget to get off the bus? 31-3
    Come on Browns.

  3. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings explode!

  4. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  5. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Where is everyone?

  6. By vikingbob136 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    They might be on the “Inactive” post, not sure.

  7. By TampaVike on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    TITUS!!!!!!

  8. By Mike R. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Come on Ponder! Get over 100 yards so to keep the Rams D honest. AD, just do what you always do. Who would have thought drafting a kicker was a good move. Like someone named him…Air Blair!

  9. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    A win today guarantees the Vikings will have played a full season without being under .500

    first time in 3 season …. Skol Vikings

  10. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I dont think that was a fumble…

  11. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Why doesnt Blair Walsh get the nickname “Legatron” … he is way better than Zeurlein

  12. By TampaVike on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    We need to put a little bit of cowboy roping on them now!!!!!!

  13. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AD needs 60 yards

  14. By Mike B. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is playing well today Now into managing the game mode.

  15. By Mike R. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ok…Ponder over 100 yards…lol

  16. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AJ Jefferson is officially on my list … he is a scrub.

  17. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    He just hurt that old man

  18. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    8TH TD given up by JRob.

    Hes given up 4TDs in the last 2 games.

  19. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    rookie wall

  20. By TheRealDon on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AJ Jefferson is who im worried about

  21. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    We need cook

  22. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Bears loss + Viking win … puts us in second place ?

  23. By TheRealDon on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    come on lets feed the beast get ap 60 yards

  24. By dryes on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    jrob belongs in the slot. he can become a decent cb in the future, probably not so much against those tall wrs though. we need cook back and another cb this draft or trade for one

  25. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I really want AD to get another 40 come on!

  26. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    WOW … Stephen Burton has caught 3 …. CAUGHT 3

  27. By 32frank12 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    So If the Giants lose Redskins win and cowboys lose will we grab one of the wildcard spots?

  28. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    This game will finish 33-30 at this rate.

  29. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    OMG Robinson.

  30. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Game is far from over Vikes. We kept them to 7 points playing hard nose D, gave up 14 playing prevent defense. What does that tell you?

  31. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I thought that Pass interferance was a weak call, kinda uncatchable too..?

  32. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Unf-cking real.

  33. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Yea I hate “prevent”

  34. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Well motivation for AD to put up another 75 yards

  35. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    THE ONLY THING THE PREVENT DEFENSE DOES IS PREVENT THE WIN!

  36. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    ALL DAY BABY

  37. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    HES THE GOATTTTTTTTTT

  38. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  39. By OLD SCHOOL on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    plenty of game left………..UNBELIEVABLE!

  40. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder looks good. (Hee hee)

  41. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Stop playing prevent

  42. By OLD SCHOOL on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    If A.P. gets this record…or even 2000 yards…..with this QB……HE IS THE BEST RB OF ALL TIME AND WILL GO DOWN AS HAVING THE BEST SEASON FOR A RB OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AP !!!!!!

    AIR BLAIR !!!!!…;-0

  44. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    GO TEAM !!!!!

  45. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    prevent is garbage, why change if what your doing is working.

  46. By dryes on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AP for MVP! and PREVENT SUCKS!!! frazier, get a clue. we still have a chance for the playoffs.

  47. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    hahah the announcers making fun of Musgrave’s small playcard

  48. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Come on Robinson cover up that fumble

  49. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Nice to win on the road. Be thankful people.

  50. By dryes on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    very happy about the win. and that Ponder didn’t get ints today

  51. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Its not over yet !!!!…

  52. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Have you hear the final gun fire ???

  53. By OLD SCHOOL on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    OUR D SUCKS!

    WAIT TILL THEY FACE THE TEXANS NEXT WEEK……..A. JOHNSON AND FOSTER……

  54. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not our D, it’s this prevent scheme it’s so pathetic and stupid.

  55. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    yea our D plays great untill we get a lead and switch to prevent. Especially if cook can come back and jump right in we will have a good shot!

  56. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Good game !!!

  57. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    If AD doesn’t get MVP this year…..

  58. By Bigfan1 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, 212 yds for AP and a win, fantastic. The D played well too.

  59. By Mike B. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    We Won Be Happy

  60. By Mike B. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder will start Next Sunday Barroooh

  61. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Just win baby!!

  62. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I told you guys on the earlier blog last night– Ponder would do better.

  63. By Bigfan1 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AP should get MVP this year especially when he goes over 2,000 yds coming off knee surgery, CMON MAN.

  64. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AP deserves MVP as well as comeback of the year. Doing this on a team that had 3 wins last year is much more impressive than manning on a team he got to choose..

  65. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AP should have a 200 foot statute in downtown Minneapolis– made of gold.

  66. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    We have lots more than one beast!

  67. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Bucs lost, Skins won, bears lost, Go Steelers. Bears next 2 games are on the road.

  68. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    So are we in second place?

  69. By Erik the Red on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, we won, I am happy about that, Peterson also had another monster game and is closing in on 2,000 yards and also the record, 2,105 yards. I still am unsatisfied with Ponder though. Don’t get me wrong! He did play well, but he needs to score a few touchdowns THROUGH THE AIR before I am satisfied with his play. Anyway, good win Vikings, this game was fun to watch, and we are looking good for a wild card spot at the moment! SKOL VIKINGS!

  70. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    How many sacks did we have?

  71. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    O yea I said if Frazier gets 8 wins … he will maintain my support. WTG Frazier !!!!

  72. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    We have not and can not be under .500 this season !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    B/R had A.P. ranked #7 of all time. That is ridiculous.

  74. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AD will only get MVP if he breaks Di’ckersons record and has 20TDs

    Too many do’pes think QB is the only position in Footb’all … as far as I know in modern history the only non QB’s to win MVP had 1800+yards and 20+TD

  75. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Superbowl, here we come!

  76. By john 61 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    titus hats off to ya,you the only one that had faith in ponder

  77. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    2000 – RB-Marshall Faulk … 2180 rush/rec yards … 26 rush/rec TD

    2001 – RB-Marshall Faulk … 2140 rush/rec yards … 21 rush/rec TD

    2003 – RB-Jamaal Lewis … 2066 rush yards … 14 rush TD

    2005 – RB-Shaun Alexander … 1880 rush yards … 27 TD

    2006 – RB-Tomlinson … 2300 rush/rec yards … 31 rush/rec TD

  78. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Im wrong Adrian is very much alive for MVP …. He will beat Jamaal stats

  79. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AP is sitting at 2023 rush/rec yards and just 11 TD

  80. By Mike B. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder managed the game today did things that needed to not lose the game. Great Job by our QB.

  81. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    The problem with Adrian getting MVP is everyone is sooo in love with Manning.

  82. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Tomcat … I agree … between Manning and a somewhat low TD total is holding AP back

  83. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    If AP can get 4 TDs and 250 yards in the last 2 games I think he can win …

  84. By TC612 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder did manage the game pretty well. As for Peterson…We’re witnessing a legend. He can most definitely break the record, the guy is pretty much unstoppable.

  85. By vikingbob136 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Remember, the Seahawks beat us so we really need the Bills to pull off a miracle today. Right now it is 17-7 Seattle. If Seattle and the Vikings win out, Seattle gets the playoff spot.
    We needed the Browns to beat Wash and we need the Steelers to beat the Cowgirls too.
    All we can do is win and see what happens.

  86. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY

  87. By vikingbob136 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Toothfairy.
    I said Vikings by 14 and i hit it right on the mark.How you doing?

  88. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY!

  89. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer why dont you appreciate what J-Rob does. Stop making a big deal about plays a ROOKIE is failing to make.

    Cook will be back maybe that will take your focus off J-Rob a little.

  90. By r_u_145 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    i am very upset when they did a moment of silence for the victim in the shooting Simpson has no respect he left his hat on how disrespect. so shows how he cares about anything but him self. but otherwise good win vikings

  91. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Cook isnt rusty … need him big time in these final 2 games … the D is much better when Cook and Raymond are playing together … evident by weeks 1-5

  92. By Argos Geminus Sparticus Esperanza on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Green Bay Packers are the 2012 nfc north champs. Minnesota has no shot at the playoffs. Life is good.

  93. By vikingbob136 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Not happy with the defense especially the 2nd half.345 yards passing allowed is too much to allow.
    The big bright spot was E. Griffin’s return and Greenway was again a tackling
    machine.

  94. By Mike B. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    WE have our toughest Road Game coming up this is a must win game. I think we can do it.

  95. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    J-Rob and AJeff are both playing well-not great, remember last year?

  96. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    By Argos Geminus Sparticus Esperanza on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply
    Minnesota has no shot at the playoffs. Life is good.
    ______________________________________________________________

    Wrong

  97. By wezo on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder sucks
    he is worst qb ever
    AD again puts this team on his back & leads the way
    if your 1st round draft pick can only manage the game
    then this team is in big trouble when they play a playoff caliber team
    Another game our running back out rushes the passing game
    where does this happen, oh yeah high school, peewee

  98. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

  99. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    AJ looked like Asher … today … I will give him the concussion recovery excuse.

    and

    JRob appears to have hit the rookie wall … he is mentally and physically whooped

  100. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    “They don’t call me ‘All Day’ for no reason,” Adrian Peterson said, “I don’t plan on hitting no walls.”

    So why does everyone call him AP?

    God is great
    Beer is good
    People are crazy

  101. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    LOL … some b1tches have to hide under different names to show their anger of a VIKING WIN

  102. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Green Bay has qualified for the playoffs.
    Houston may have qualified already as well.

    To the JoneCrazyBoy this seems to add up to two more very possible wins, and a playoff spot.

    It’s still possible to get in with one more win. Will Green Bay be ready to hand it over to us at the Metrodome for game #16?

  103. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    They ain’t Vikings fans Shawn

  104. By Mike R. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Did I read that right? AD 212 yards, Vikes total rushing yards 215…omfg!!!

  105. By Mike B. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred your prediction is on so far but hope we are both wrong.

  106. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Ponder looked better today, and on the road. Perhaps he will be a good enough “game manager” to help the Vikings win some playoff games.

  107. By Mike B. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    From 3-13 to the playoffs wouldn’t that be something.

  108. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B,

    You mean the 8-8 prediction that we set in pre-season?

    I feel that they will win one more somehow!

  109. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    17-24 … 131 yards … we won so thats all that matters. 7 misses only saw 1 bad decision when Jarius was wide open …. considering the worst WR corp in the NFL … we won :)

  110. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    From last in pass D to top half. You need to do more J-Rob.

  111. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    the biggest surprise for me was Stephen Burton catching … not 1 but 3 … yes 3

    Burton and catch in the same sentence …. seriously

  112. By Vikings1 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    @By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012

    The Texans are Division champs, naturally that qualifies them for the playoff!

  113. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    The Wilfs, Spielman (nice draft), and Frazier are looking pretty smart today.

    But I feel they will use Adrian on 3rd downs once we get into the playoffs. If you keep him on the bench, it’s much too predictable what you will do.

    I feel they are doing it (keeping AD out on third down) to prevent exposure to hits he cannot control as well in the passing game.

  114. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah Pond actually threw to Carlson AND Burton. I was shocked!

  115. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Burton and Carlson had 3 catches haha

  116. By Shawn on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Spencer … its Bizarro world

  117. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Vikings1,

    Jones is old, has seen a lot of NFL games. Often the team that wins is the one that needs the game the most.

    The Vikings will need the win more than either Houston or the mighty Green Bay Packers.

    Cook comes back, we’re pretty healthy. It could/should happen!

  118. By orangeslice on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I am shocked at how you people get on this blog and complain all the time
    The vikings only won 3 games last yr. we have won 8 games we or at .500
    The D is what helping this team win do you people even know what a Cb job is?
    His job is to cover his man and stop him from scoring you keep on talking about
    Cook coming back if he came back he would not be any better than the young
    men’s that’s on the field because he has to worry about not breaking is arm again .
    I think #24 is a great player and considering he got knocked out last week we
    were lucky he was able to play !

  119. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings used Gerhart, Griffen, Sherels, Ballard, and Schwartz a bit more today.

    I did not see the FB in the backfield alone with the QB today. That alone is a HUGE step towards winning

  120. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    @OrangeSlice,

    We need more good defensive backs. The Rams got 345 yards passing on us today!

    So I don’t care if we get them from MARS, we need defensive backs that can cover.

    Josh Robinson is a marvelous find at the CB position. No one is saying there is something wrong with him playing.

    JoneOFdogg thinks you should slice that orange a little thinner!!!

  121. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

  122. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith and J-Rob were great picks. The Blair Walsh Project is in full effect. Great draft Spielman. Looking forward to see the talent you will bring in next draft.

  123. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    JRob was a “solid” pick, hard to label it as a great pick when he hasn’t been played that great.

  124. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer aka any CB not named Chris Cook is a scrub

  125. By VikingFanatic209 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I am very proud of my team 2day…..a whole lot to be happy about…..Great gutsy call by our coach to go for it on 4th and goal and way to go ponder to run that 1 in for the score. Everson looked amazing on that pick 6 and our game plan was solid 2day. Im sure some fans are frustrated about how we decided to scheme with a lead but ultimately we won the game and AP ran for over 200 what more could u ask 4…….skol vikes!!!!!!!!!!

  126. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Uh a new contract for Percy? Just saying.

  127. By VikesShield on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    YESSS GREAT JOB TO EVERYONE ON THE VIKINGS AND I BARLEY SAY THAT. DEFENCE PLAYED GOOD. AP IS A COMPLETE MONSTER. AND PONDER THANK YOU FOR BOUNCING BACK THIS WEEK!” AND YESS WE ACTUALLY THREW THE BALL GOOD.. AND BLAIR WALSH IS A BEASSST F#$CK YAAAAA

  128. By 32frank12 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Skol Vikings!…we have a great chance of getting into the playoffs now since GB won and might rest some of he players against and Houston will be rough but if we played like we did in the first half I think we can beat them.
    Proud to be Viking!!!

  129. By RichardA1 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    A.P. is going to do it! get out of his way!

  130. By VikesShield on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    BAAARRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  131. By Champ Henson on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    leading 30-7 at half time and still a nail biter at the end. Not being able to get drives going to run down the clock will catch up with any team sooner or later…thats where confidence in the qb becomes important.

  132. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    be thankful

  133. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    JRob also has a couple of strategic int`s.

  134. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Still need seahawks and skins to lose

  135. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Something that`s worrisome is losing BRob & Raymond- how serious did it look?

  136. By purplehaze1 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    not going to dump on #7 today…he didn’t give the game away and that’s great for me. that give away game to the Pukers looks like it might come back to haunt us (hopefully not); but AP says he’s going to be in the playoffs and that is good enough for me. AP is the best RB this game will have seen (no disrespect to Brown/Payton etc IMHO)…Eric, break out the polish: AP is coming for that record…GO AP…GO VIKES…BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!

  137. By preeno on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    That was a great game for the vikings, they had me scared for a little bit but they did everything they needed to do to win. AD was extraordinary as expected, and I felt Ponder played a lot better than he has recently.

  138. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Go STEELERS.

  139. By Mike R. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    JRob,Smith and Raymond are doing good learning hands on. If we had a veteran CB-S (Samuel,Reed) they would really improve!

  140. By pinkerton on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    hats off to ponder for getting sick of you guys b”tching and “managing” a W for my awesome vikings! Nuff said APAD is the mvp! no more debate. so fortunate to have the best rb ever!

  141. By PurplHaze on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    This was an excellent team win this week. The BEST defensive effort of the SEASON!

    Let’s have this much effort in the remaining two games as well! FINISH THE SEASON STRONG!!! SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  142. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    We want Dallas to win; a loss does us no help; a win, allows the possibility of a 3 way tie at 9-7 , where we would win the tiebreaker, if it is a 2 way tie, we lose tiebreaker, so go dallas

  143. By 32frank12 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Actually we want the cowboys to win bc if the Cowboys win we will have the 6th seed

  144. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, I dont even know honestly..

  145. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R. does Winfield not count as a veteran CB?

  146. By 32frank12 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I just saw an article on ESPN and it said if Dallas wins today we would have the 6th seed.

  147. By Derrick.G on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Go Dallas. Go, whoever we need to win. That about sums it all up.

  148. By caliviking on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus …..ur barooooo almost crossed out asher allen, benard berrian, and bill musgraves name tags on my computer….that wouldve been koo

  149. By martin on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    From 3-13 to 8-6 with a second year qb who has a lot of improving to do ..A wr group that is really minor league…very few can get open deep…many qbs have bad throws and miss their wr but the difference in many cases is that other teams wrs give their qbs much more opportunities in a game to pass to them,,the Vikings wrs give very limited opportunities per game basis…

  150. By VikingFanatic209 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Also have to give it up 2 Air Blair love the handle there as well as John Carlson and Jerome Simpson…2 off season acquisitions that have been ghosts all season for the most part but 2day they made some plays that we would expect of them to make…….looks to me like they want to keep their jobs next year…lets keep it up guys!!!! We had 4 sacks I believe and it looked to me that Greenway was all over the field making big time plays once again….this has to be a breakout year for him to the next level of his game…..once again very pleased with the effort and outcome of this game…..from the coaching staff on down GREAT JOB!!!!

  151. By VikingFanatic209 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I think Dallas would then have the 6th seed if Im not mistaken?

  152. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I knew for sure the Vikings would win this morning when all the crows were lined up on the power lines.

  153. By VikingFanatic209 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    We do not want the cowgirls 2 win either way because they would then be ahead of us as well….boy is sure wish we had the bears schedule Arizona and Detroit on the road…..

  154. By Mike R. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    GDP

    Oops! My bad….but sometimes the covering and tackling skills are lacking. Just would like them to show confidence to be able to get the job done.

  155. By Derrick.G on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I believe we can beat Green Bay. We nearly had them a few weeks ago in their stadium….

  156. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    So, what is the story– do we want the cowboys to win or not? I cannot cheer for them no matter what– but at least I can stop rooting for the Steelers– that is the best I could do.

  157. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Dallas needs to lose to help the Vikings, what the heck are you talking about 32frank12 ? did you just start watching football?

  158. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Dallas has the tiebreaker on is too

  159. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    us

  160. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    We have a pretty slim chance at the playoffs. We have the hardest remaining schedule and we need a LOT of help from other teams who have a pretty easy road ahead of them.

  161. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    they are playing Pittsbugh, a AFC TEAM, LOLLLLLLLLLLLL

  162. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks– I could not believe my eyes when people are blogging we want Dallas to win– I have been sitting here cheering on Pittsburgh.

  163. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    too bad Washington won today

  164. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously– AFC or NFC? That should be the easiest clue.

  165. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    too bad we lost to Washington and Seattle.

  166. By VikingFanatic209 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I knew we had it in the bag when my hemorrhoids started itching right b4 kickoff

  167. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    yeah, Ponder didn’t show up at either game

  168. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    THIS MAKES NO SENSE!

    If Dallas wins- we get the 6th seed for the moment. Fine.

    BUT, even if we win out it doesn’t guarantee that we get the 6th seed!!

  169. By VikingFanatic209 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    but he did enough 2day for us 2 get the win……Ran for a score and didn’t turn the ball over either which is huge…and we as a team had a lot less penalties

  170. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I hope we make the playoffs, but let’s be serious– can we go to a place like Atlanta and compete? Maybe.

  171. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Essentially, if we want any chance of making the playoffs at 9-7, barring two Washington or two NY losses and a Chicago loss, we want Dallas to stay in this tiebreaker with us. It’s as simple as that. It would all hinge on Washington beating Dallas in D.C. in week 17. Dallas winning this game and their next game (before losing to the Redskins) allows us to lose either game (as long as NY and CHI lose either game). Those really aren’t bad odds at all. If the Cowboys lose, we need to run the table and still have a NY loss anyways.

  172. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    OMG! Spencer, I did not sleep enough to follow all that. It would be a lot easier to just win 11 or 12 games.

  173. By Mike R. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Well if the Ravens get their heads out their *ss the Giants will have one loss next week. :-)

  174. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace

    if Dallas wins, we drop from 7th seed to 8th seed

  175. By Spencer on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

  176. By preeno on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    If the cowboys win then they will be tied with NY and MN, the cowboys own the tiebreaker over NY based on their division records. MN has the tiebreaker over Dallas based on conference record. Therefore, MN would be 6th seed, at least i think haha

  177. By Tomcat on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    If we win out I like our chances at 10-6.

  178. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    GO STEELERS!!

  179. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    OH OH

  180. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I mean, oh good!

  181. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I agree that all teams in the hunt probably won’t go 10-6, so if we win out we should have a good chance. I’m most worried about that Texans game. We really need cook to be back and be playing well and make Johnson a non factor.

  182. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone see the local Vikings extra on TV? Seems my theory from way baaaaack on Harvin was right.

  183. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    i still like our chances if we win the last 2 games

  184. By preeno on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    wooooooooooo, vikings currently have 6th seed :D

  185. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    No what did it say about him?

  186. By Derrick.G on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Dallas. We’ll take that #6 spot for now. On to Houston!

  187. By 32frank12 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    See I was right Ponder AKA go check the standings on ESPN we win tiebreakers over NY and Dallas we are sitting in the 6th spot right now thanks to Dallas winning get with it Ponder AKA. I know what I am talking about maybe you should check into some things before you blast me

  188. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I was distracted for a second- but they talked how it was suspect Harvin was placed on IR for the rest of the season for a sprain and that they think more is going on– and most likely Harvin will not be here next year. The one former Viking player on the show– gosh cannot recall his name– he is on ESPN and a lot of shows– former defensive player (really tired today)– he said he thinks it will be better in the locker room if Harvin is gone.

  189. By DRS. on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY! Why? Is he playing?

    Great win Vikings, I am very happy with this team, they have best last year’s team.

    Two more wins for a 10-6 year, thank you Vikings for a great turnaround in just one year.

  190. By Derrick.G on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Percy is a great player, but hes turning into a Randy Moss diva type. I’ll take Wright, hes looking like a clone of Harvin, just not being dramatic.

  191. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Jimmy Johnson praised Frazier — I agree– he has been underneath the radar, but he should be coach of the year.

  192. By Parkway on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I won’t mind if we trade Percy, he can’t stay healthy. He’s an incredible player, but agreed that we might have a Harvin in the making in Wright and we need a big tall WR that can go up and get it so maybe we can trade him for that type of WR.

  193. By Derrick.G on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Whatever we do at WR, won’t hurt us. We can keep Wright and bring him up the same way we did with Percy. Now, if we can get Percy’s head on straight, then that’ll be great, but I don’t like this diva attitude hes adopting…

  194. By Frederick Jones on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp,

    PAY PERCY!!!

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