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Vikings Start Strong In Houston, Lead 13-3 At Half

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 23, 2012 – 1:29 pm

A stout defensive effort and steady play from QB Christian Ponder paced the Vikings to a 13-3 halftime lead over the Houston Texans.

Texans RB Arian Foster, the AFC’s leading rusher, was held to 12 yards on 8 carries and the Vikings defense got off the field on 3rd down on 5 of 6 attempts. A turning point in the 1st half was a fumble by Foster that was forced by LB Jasper Brinkley as the Texans were driving deep in Vikings territory.

Houston QB Matt Schaub was 10 of 18 for 104 yards, and he was sacked once on a play by blitzing CB Antoine Winfield. Houston came into the game averaging 25.5 offensive points per game.

The Vikings offense, meanwhile, stayed committed to the run. Adrian Peterson had 40 yards rushing on 13 carries. It was Ponder who led the way, though, connecting on 10 of 17 passes for 119 yards, including a TD toss to Kyle Rudolph on the Vikings first drive of the game.

The Vikings will start the 2nd half with the ball and a 10-point lead as they battle for a spot in the NFC playoffs.


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228 Responses to “Vikings Start Strong In Houston, Lead 13-3 At Half”

  1. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    First. Go Vikes!

  2. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  3. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Blair “100%” Walsh

  4. By Super purple on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    New plan! Have AP take kick returns and run to the 50 then have Walsh kick. Don’t even need to send our O on the field!

  5. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    AP is about to have a BIG ONE!!!

  6. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Where is everyone?

  7. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is a putz

  8. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    AP is about to run for 60 plus yarder!

  9. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    He will bust one

  10. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I know you are Ponder lol

  11. By Matthias on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Watt is a beast…

  12. By Super purple on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dam I miss h Harvin!!!

  13. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    They are only 2 TDs away from taking the lead, stay aggressive.

  14. By mjh on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is starting to panic

  15. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why do the media hate the Vikings? Every time we do well– and a great team does poorly– the announcers do not give credit to the Vikes– but tend to say, gee the team is flat today.

  16. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Cook out and they start to move the ball…

  17. By mjh on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Jefferson blows and so does Erin henderson

  18. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder fumble was a huge momentum killer for us. If we lose, we’ll be able to point to that as the main reason.

  19. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    What a huge stop by our defense. Wow

  20. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Musgrave needs to find some creative plays on that playnapkin to get our offense going again.

  21. By celticvikingwarrior on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t take the stress….I don’t care if we have to draft a QB “EARLY” every year for the next 5 years, we HAVE to find one that can complete a pass down field…..

    A.P. is the BEST….but has there EVER been a RB in the history of the NFL who has more carries foe zero or negative yards??????????????

    Imagine if he ran behind a o-line the likes of the one Emmitt Smith had…..

    Thank you VIKES “D”….

  22. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    People quit your whining and complaining. If you were told the Vikes would be up 16-6 at the start of the 4th quarter in Houston, would you have said, NO, NOT GOOD? Come on! Support the team.

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

    Here comes AP!!!!

  24. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    TOUCHDOWN AP is coming soon.

  25. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Atta boy AD

  26. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Keep poundin it, and when the shot is there….take it

  27. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m surprised they had Tate in and not Foster.

  28. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Watt is scary good.

  29. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    It’s all on Ponder to bring us home now…..

  30. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    He is to their defense what AD is to our offense

  31. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    REDEMPTION SIMPSON

  32. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    The Texans D is tired, and the refs are on point today.

  33. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Nice play call

  34. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Could you consider him defenseless?

  35. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Until that no call….

    Wow what an idiot throw by Ponder… luckyyy

  36. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is doing well today.

  37. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Helmet to helmet on Jarious Wright. Guess thats ok…

  38. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Guess he wasnt defenseless then

  39. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Time for Everson to intercept for 6.

  40. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    One TD and I think we win for sure–

  41. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Big Greenway play coming. Maybe Harrison Smith. Something is coming

  42. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    7 minute TD drive for the win. Let’s go

  43. By mjh on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith just made the most important play of our season

  44. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Put two lineman on Watt and run AP right at them.

  45. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Smith…great tacklet

  46. By Super purple on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    AP is gonna give a freak show now

  47. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    OKAY MIKE VICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    RG who?

  49. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Our run offense is so good, our QB rips yards.

  50. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Toby with the crucial 1st down

  51. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Wright is the man today, finally using him a bunch

  52. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    TOBYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  53. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Gee Ponder is doing well., today…

  54. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Who predicted a 7 minute TD drive??

  55. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    It takes a full team effort to beat good teams. We were supposed to lose by 9.5.

  56. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    COME ON PONDER BASHERS– KEEP BASHING– stay consistent people.

  57. By mjh on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Do you believe in miracles??????

  58. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

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  59. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  60. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  61. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    YEAH BABY!!!

  62. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

  63. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT

  64. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Who predicted an overwhelming win today and a breakout game for Ponder?

  65. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Me?

  66. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    And 10-6 for the season? Huh? Who predicted all this? I also predicted the Mayans were wrong!

  67. By Dr. Remulak on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    2 huge QB runs on 3rd down by Ponder. Can’t be denied, he is a big part of this win.

  68. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    We will be in prevent, you can count on it.

  69. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder played really well– did you see how hard it was to bring him down– he still threw the ball and avoided the sacks– must be the marriage.

  70. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT NO PREVENT

  71. By mjh on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier and his staff have done an outstanding job in getting this team prepared to play on the road! Nice work guys!!!

  72. By Dr. Remulak on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon Philly!!!

  73. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Smith lit him up

  74. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Green Bay– you’re next! Hee hee.

  75. By vikingmike on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    The D and Ponder won this game today. Kind of crazy.

  76. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I believe it is to our advantage if the skins win their division then we want Dallas an Giants to lose, Dallas is losing to NO

  77. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Smith again

  78. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW– told you Everson would come up again with the ball!

  79. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Smith and Griffen baby

  80. By vikingmike on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Our D is playing awesome.

  81. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Gonna be pounding some cheese next week! Go Vikings!!

  82. By SaltyDog on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Thats what you get for putting your jv team in. we are here to whoop you for sixty minutes!

  83. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Green Bay is going to be walloped! Mark my words– Packer fans will need a freightload of tissues to cry into.

  84. By john 61 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    great win and cowboys are losing,go vikes

  85. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Go Ravens!

  86. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Listen to these announcers– this is a shocker. NOT TO THE TRUE FANS AND TITUS!

  87. By vikingmike on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I wish AP was in. He could use some junk time yards. He doesn’t look to happy about not being in.

  88. By vikingfanforlife on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes opened up a can of MN. whoop arse on texas Har har har. Watt happened Texas?

  89. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Its a shocker AD didnt go for over 100

  90. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like they heard you. No prevent. This team is really jelling together. What’s even more beautiful we are flying under the radar a bit. I like that the Pac had a huge day today. Because they a coming to our house and our “D” is coming together.

  91. By Ponder the BUST on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Any other team in the league would be letting Peterson eat up garbage yards in this situation. What’s Fraziers problem.

  92. By vikingmike on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Nobody seems to notice that the AFC is getting beat up by the NFC.

  93. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    It pretty much comes down to us needing to get the early lead.

  94. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    They say AP has a groin injury– I think they are letting him rest till our home finale– what a fitting way to get the record– at home against the cheeseheads– should be a keeper.

  95. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings Win!!!!!!!!!!

  96. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook gave up 2 catches today.

  97. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Baaaarrrrrooooohhh!!!!

  98. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    WOW … WHAT A WIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Cowboys down by 14.

  100. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    VIKINGS WIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    VIKINGS WILL HAVE A WINNING RECORD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 YEARS !!!!!!!!

  102. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Defense was unbelievable today!

  103. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I said we would win by about 21 I think, if I recall some of my posts– not too shabby of a prediction.

  104. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    6-10

    TO

    3-13

    TO

    9-6

  105. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder played perfectly– amazing young man!

  106. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    AMAZING PONDER!!!

  107. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    FRAZIER FOR COACH OF THE YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder played well as far as I could tell from the Wobcast.

  109. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yep Cook did it all by himself huh Spencer

  110. By Erik the Red on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sad Peterson couldn’t get more yards, but at this point I just want him to get past 2,000 yards, and for the Vikings to go to the playoffs! Looking good guys! YES! SKOL VIKINGS

  111. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    PETERSON FOR MVP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  112. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder haters please sit down. We’re one win away from the playoffs

  113. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    DWAYNE BOWE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  114. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Alan Williams for coach of the year!

  115. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    PAY LOADHOLT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. By vikingfanforlife on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Peterson will break the record at home. Yes he will. Watt you say?

  117. By RichardA1 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    C’Mon, be honest, how many would of rather seen A.P. run for 300 yards than a Vikes win! hats off to the Viikes!!

  118. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Cook is the most valuable player on the defense.

  119. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dont give any credit to the pass rush and Harrison Smith.

  120. By Shawn on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    wow rookies … wow

  121. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    This win was all about our D, what a performance

  122. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Its not a coincidence that the D played their best game of the season when Cook came back.

  123. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    YESSS SCR3W ALL YOU WHO DOUBTED PONDER AND THE VIKINGS..WE CAN WIN AWAY GAMES WITH A.D ..NOW LETS BEAT THE CHEESEHEADS AND AD CAN GET 208 YARDS. SCR3W U PACKERS

  124. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I MEANT WITHOUT AD

  125. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Griffen should take over for Robison

  126. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Against an offense that has been proven to be flawed. Ponder did a great job of keeping our D off the field and fresh. Really helped our pass rushers.

  127. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Giants vs. Ravens coming up.

  128. By chris b on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    VIks looked really good today. Ponder played well enough to win he wasnt amazing but good to see his best football this close to the playoffs.

  129. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder did a H3LL of a job and I’m not taking that back..

  130. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ya Tomcat, The Cowgirls are going down

  131. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    And the cowboys are probably gonna lose..now we need the giants to lose and that will be even better..and if seahawks lose that will be amazing..

  132. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Watch Romo the boy blunder mess this last drive up.

  133. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Defense finally had some blitzing schemes, keep it up

  134. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    And our defense look like a pro bowl team.

  135. By celticvikingwarrior on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    HUGE CONGRATS TO TO VIKES “D” FOR WIN TODAY…..

    ANOTHER HUGE CONGRATS TO BLAIR WALSH FOR SETTING NFL RECORD FOR FG’S OF OVER 50 YARDS WITH HIS 9th

    @TITUS……PLEASE learn the difference between a COMPLAINT or “COMPLAINING” and “whinning”…..

    “Whinning is HOW you voice a complaint, the tone, cadence, inflection etc.
    A simple “COMPLAINT” is NOT NECESSARILY WHINNING, it’s ALL IN HOW IT’S SAID…..

  136. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Cowgirls just tied it up….

  137. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I was po`d when we spent a draft pick on Walsh, so does anyone know any crow recipes?

  138. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    HARRISON SMITH FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. Dammit cowgirls somehow got a TD now ot -_-

  139. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Crazy, I would have bet the house that Romo would choke.

  140. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Walsh is playing out of his mind. All i can say is WOW!

  141. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    there was a idio t on here pulling for the cowboys to beat pittsburg, now Dallas might end up knocking us out of the playoffs

  142. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder AKA Your Name Is Gay: Vikings still have a big chance if cowboys still won..

  143. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    your gay shield

  144. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes win next and the Giants lose today or next week…were in

  145. By Smith22DMVP on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    yup ponder clearly does not deserve a SECOND offseason to adapt and imporove. there is ZERO potential there. he isnt perfect but he deserves a chance to grow with this team

  146. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Saints win..

  147. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    PAY PERCY

  148. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yup looks like we will be 3/3 on what we needed to happen today so far, Ravens driving on NY let’s go

  149. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    OMG REFS ARE STUPID ITS SAINTS BALL

  150. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yay its saints ball they win

  151. By Erik the Red on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Although I hate the Saints, good job y’all

  152. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Kluwe had a great game, too.

  153. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    yes, touchdown ravens

  154. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Really! Chicago bears r playing on my TV. Lol I’m not watching that game..jay cutler will get hurt and they will lose..but I’m watching seahawks 49ners for sure

  155. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Good sh!t Torrey!!

  156. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I Hate the saints to, but I hate Dallas more. And It’s a win win for us because right now they are both losers!!!!

  157. By purplehaze1 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    wow…what a game,what a win…gotta hand it to #7, he had a wicked day (maybe Sammy gave him some hardcore lovin); at any rate…i will eat some crow,if he plays like that. would have been nice to see AP rack up some real estate in garbage time; but the W is the ultimate. next week…AP…breaks it all and against the Pukers…SWEET…BAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM…GO VIKES!!!!

  158. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    BAARROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  159. By Erik the Red on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Haha, true v or d. I live outside DC, so i’ve got a soft spot for the Redskins (when they aren’t playing the Vikings) so I have a hate towards the cowboys as well xD

  160. By SkolVikes98 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t believe I have to root for the cowgirls…. but oh well. Good game Vikings! Boy is it nice to have a winning record and still be in the hunt on the last week of the season. I had almost forgotten what it felt like!

    Okay Vikes, have a drink tonight and get focused for Greenbay (who is hopefully on garbage time) BBBBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  161. By vikingfanforlife on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Nice game Ponder. Come on give it up for Ponder. He play good football today. Watt did you say?

  162. By VikesShield on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    no @SkolVikes98 its BAARROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.. lol bears can only score TD’s with their defense.

  163. By vikingfanforlife on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Greenbay is going down, down, down, down, down…..
    .

  164. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Really, Really nice to see Ponder rise up and play a strong game. We really needed that today. He did his thing. The team as a whole kicked some royal butt. Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  165. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    ravens 1st and goal on the 1

  166. By Ponder AKA 3 and out on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    touchdown ravens! 14-0

  167. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    14-0 ravens

  168. By vikingfanforlife on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully Ponder will work out for us. Than we can concentrate on other areas in the draft.

  169. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed, I’m all in for Patterson in the first round right now

  170. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yes sir! Go Ravens BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  171. By Spencer on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

  172. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Here is to a 10-6 season as I was hoping for at the beginning of the season. Great playing Vikings, wow what a turn around, 3-13 to 9-6 and maybe a 10-6 season. This with no AP TD, Great job Ponder, one more and a playoff, maybe a SB win, I had a feeling. SKOL Vikings

  173. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I cant even do a back flip on a trampoline

  174. By northwoodsv2 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m man enough to admit it. Ponder did very well today.

    Like I said before – he needs to show consistency before he changes my mind.

    Great win! We needed it, and we got it. Now – let’s sharpen our cheese graters.

  175. By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer send your cook jersey to him and see if he’ll sign it.

  176. By SkolVikes98 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    drat 14-7

  177. By Bigfan1 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Christian Ponder had a great game today, great team game today and one more and the playoffs.

  178. By Bigfan1 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    The defense was spot on today.

  179. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings win the 2012 SB then play outdoor football next year now that would be a dream.

  180. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

  181. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder’s first full year as the starter and we could make the playoffs. Please people stop saying we should consider other options at QB

  182. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Texans piled up what,38 yards on the ground?

  183. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

  184. By chris b on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    we should consider other options at QB

  185. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder might not be Aaron Rodgers but he’s already proven he can beat elite teams in this league, arguably Ponder’s 2 best games have come against the 49ers and the TexanS

  186. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Canadian Vikes Fan,
    Exactly.

  187. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Coaches let ponder fly! Stop this oh we are timid about our team.

  188. By chris b on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    He threw for 175 yards. Hes needs to do more than that before I start his band wagon. He didnt loose us the game but he didnt win this game for us either. Come on wheres parkway.

  189. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Coaches stop play calling to the other team’s ability, start calling plays that behoove this team’s talent! Great win no on to GB then on to the SB.

  190. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    chris b, really? I suppose it was AP who kept them drives alive. Give credit where credit is due, he was a big part of this game.

  191. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ha yeah I agree Chris. It’s sad that the apologists are freaking about about a 50% completion day of 175 yards… He played well enough today to win, he didn’t give the game away except he did make a stupid fumble and an INT on a bad decision and throw that was luckily dropped.

    If he can consistently play like last game and this game, he could be a game managing QB for us as long as the rest of the team plays great.

  192. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    I bet you Ponder haters will find fault if he helps win the SB, Really!

  193. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Tomcat,
    “D” wins championships. I actually still believe that. Gotta love the Vikings “D”. They are improving big time EVERY GAME!

  194. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    .The team is winning all you can do is find fault! Really what good fans you are, not

  195. By vikingbob136 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    What a great day!
    Vikes win and Cowgirls lose.

  196. By vikingbob136 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Lets go Ravens.
    Next week Redskins win and we win and we are looking good.

  197. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

  198. By vikingbob136 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Lets get a win next week.
    AP will get the yards we need to win.Can’t get caught up in records when the playoffs are on the line.

  199. By Tomcat on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    vod- Definitively. Vikings are the only team to hold the Texans without a td. Best defensive performance for a long time. Can you imagine next year?

  200. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    24-7 ravens

  201. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Parkway,
    It takes time for Most QB’s in the NFL to get their heads wraped around the speed of the game. What Luck and RG3 are doing is unheard of. Ponder is Ponder. He is coming around and will be way more then a game manager. Patients man, patients.

  202. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

  203. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    The real Vikings are re-born, SKOL VIKINGS

  204. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    No matter what, the Vikings are back, BA_ROOOOOO, BA_ROOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  205. By Jim on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder has played good the past couple weeks. Yes he only threw for 175 yards, but he also ran for 50 yards. Next season this team needs a legit WR to go next to Harvin. Also the vikes need to get a gaurd to improve interior pass protection. Those two things happen and the vikes will have a serious O next season.

  206. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Tomcat,
    Oh, I can imagine. We are a steam roller baby and we are goin roll all over the league. Hope springs eternal!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. By Derrick.G on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Way to go Vikings. Lets take care of Green Bay next week. That is all.

  208. By vikingbob136 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Viking defense came up huge today. Houston was 1 for 11 on 3rd down.
    Houston only had 187 total yards today.
    Everyone should be proud of our team today and even for the turn around season
    they are having.

  209. By vikingbob136 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    We need one thing next week. A win against the Pack.
    We should desire at least 102 yards by AP next week to get to 2000.
    Anything extra is topping on the cake. Tastes good right now!!

  210. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully the pack comes in extra c0cky after their big blowout today and we run em out of the building next week.

  211. By john 61 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    great game

  212. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    V-Bob,
    3 wins in arrow. Awesome. We are getting hot at just the right time. Holy Molly!!!

  213. By Vikes4life06 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  214. By Bigfan1 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    What a sweet win, one more AT home against the Packers. What a day for the defense, stellar.

  215. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder looked way, way, calmer in the pocket. Got laid last night! Take notice ladies. See what happens when you give a man what he needs. Turns his world upside down!!!

  216. By Jim on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Christian Steele is way better than Ponder. Id play Steele the rest of the way.

  217. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    AIR BLAIR !!!!!…. ;-)

    DEFENSE !!!!!…. ;-)

    TEAM !!!!!… ;-)

  218. By OTKalil2012 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    That 56 yard-er that Walsh connected on…Would have good from 66 yards out…

    Smart move to bring in Gerhart late…Looks like AP is having troubles with that groin issue…

    Rest the beast for the Packers game…GO VIKINGS !!!…

  219. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    OTKALIL,
    We are going to put the Pac on their backs where they belong.

  220. By vikes- or - die on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    They will probably sit Rodgers next week, because they know we will be looking to send him into the after life.

  221. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Ravens up 30-7, looking like a great day for the Vikes

  222. By Rick on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Do you guys suppose the bears fans are calling for cutlers head??? WOW Ponder kept several drives alive today with his untalented WRs great game to a young qb that i believe could be really good if the vikings bring in some talent at the wr position

  223. By Parkway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    That’s a big reach

  224. By Vikings1 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    @By GrandDaddyPurp on Dec 23, 2012

    Heck I can’t do a back flip if someone did it for me, anyway, great game, Great game all around, Ponder did a great job as well as the OL and the defense. Will be a great game next Sunday, go Vikings carve up some cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!

  225. By Vikings1 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    @By GrandDaddyPurp

    Heck I can’t do a back flip if someone did it for me, anyway, great game, Great game all around, Ponder did a great job as well as the OL and the defense. Will be a great game next Sunday, go Vikings carve up some cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!

  226. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Next week when we win we are in the playoffs!!!!! I predicted 10-6. I would be happy with 9-7 but I think we can and will be 10-6, SKOL Vikings

  227. By DRS. on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Good night, have fun.

  228. By northwoodsv2 on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    “He threw for 175 yards. Hes needs to do more than that before I start his band wagon. He didnt loose us the game but he didnt win this game for us either. Come on wheres parkway.”

    Have to disagree with you Chris. I’ve been one of the more vocal anti-Ponder people this year, but Ponder did win the game. Houston scored 6 points and basically shut AP down (I believe that AP is the only one in the league who can rush for 80 yards and be considered “shut down”). Ponder threw a TD, and moved the offense down the field to set up Toby’s TD and Walsh’s FGs.

    Ponder won this game.

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