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Adrian Peterson’s Final (And Historic) Regular Season Numbers

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 1, 2013 – 10:03 am

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson came up 9 yards short of surpassing Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record. But he didn’t come up short of making history this season. Here’s a look at just a few of the incredible and historically significant records and statistics produced by Peterson and the Vikings rushing offense during the 2012 regular season…

– Peterson led the NFL in rushing with 2,097 yards, a total that ranks as the 2nd-best single-season total in NFL history and a total than was 484 yards ahead of the next RB (Washington’s Alfred Morris). He also led the NFL in scrimmage yards with 2,314, beating Lions WR Calvin Johnson by 350 yards. Peterson is just the 7th player in NFL history to rush for 2,000-plus yards.

– In Week 1, Peterson surpassed Robert Smith as the Vikings all-time leading rusher. He finished the season-opener against Jacksonville with 84 rushing yards, giving him a total of 6,836 at the time. Smith’s previous record was 6,818.

– Peterson is the first Vikings RB to lead the NFL in rushing twice (2008, 2012).

– With 2,097 rushing yards in 2012, Peterson now owns 5 of the top 7 single-season rushing totals in Vikings history. Also, Peterson had single-game rushing totals of 212, 210, 199 and 182 yards. With those single-game totals, Peterson now owns 9 of the top 12 Vikings single-game rushing totals.

– Peterson crossed the 8,000-yard rushing mark in 2012, becoming the 45th player in NFL history to do so and becoming the 6th-fastest to reach the mark (85 games).

– Peterson scored 12 rushing TDs in 2012 and became the first player in Vikings history to notch 10+ rushing TDs in 6 seasons.

– Peterson set a team record with 8 consecutive 100-yard rushing games from Week 7 to Week 15.

– With 7 runs of 50+ yards, Peterson tied Barry Sanders for the single-season NFL record in that category.

– From Week 7 to Week 15, Peterson had 1,313 rushing yards, the most rushing yards by a player in NFL history over any 8-game span.

– Peterson registered his career-long run (82 yards) on December 2 at Green Bay, and then matched it two weeks later in St. Louis with another 82-yard TD run.

– Peterson averaged 131.0 rushing yards per game this season, which ranks 1st in team history by an incredible 21.0 yards (Peterson averaged 110.0 per game in 2008).

– With three 2-TD rushing days in 2012, Peterson now has 18 2+ TD rushing games in his career, a team record. The Vikings are 13-5 in games in which Peterson has 2+ rushing TDs.

– With 2,634 rushing yards as a team, the Vikings tied a franchise record set in 2007 for  team rushing yards in a season. The Vikings also set a new team record with a 5.4-yard per-carry average.


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147 Responses to “Adrian Peterson’s Final (And Historic) Regular Season Numbers”

  1. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    ad the man

  2. By northwoodsv2 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    With stats like that, who needs comments? The guy is truly amazing.

  3. By Spike on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    MVP …

  4. By Spike on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Is it Saturday yet?

  5. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    We are a playoff team. It’s time for the Wilfs to open up the checkbook this offseason. AD is still in his prime, our QB should have his breakout season in his 3rd year. I’ll assume at minimum we will get a 1st round next year for Harvin (writing appears to be on the wall with his time in MN)

    Draft:
    1st Round:
    If we get a 10-15 pick: Dee Millner (CB)
    Any Lower: Patterson (WR)
    Our pick: Patterson or Banks (CB) (contingent on first pick)
    2nd round: Minter (ILB)
    3rd round: Gabe Jackson (OG)
    4th round: (from Detroit): Wreh-Wilson (CB)
    Our pick: Jordan Hill (DT)
    Free Agency:
    Dwayne Bowe (WR)
    Rodgers-Cromartie (CB)
    This will be a superbowl contender for the next 5-7 years.

  6. By wacky on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    its to bad we can’t throw the ball to……..MVP=AD=AP!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    parkway go talk to spielman,please i like it

  8. By chasmataz on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    we should be able to get 2 first rounders for harvin, or a first and 2 seconds. but i say let him sit out if he chooses and go hungry for a year, maybe he’ll adjust his attitude when he’s not collecting a pay check for a year. other than that a few b/u in the secondary and OL, a future replacement for jared and loadholt and we’re good for a couple years.

  9. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    we have alot of F A to sign, harvin good but with his problems i say high 2nd and a4th pick

  10. By BlueBird7 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The blog is about the Great Running Back Adrian Peterson!

    How about just once, we talk about this Outstanding Person without wandering
    off into the cow pasture. Myself included.

  11. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Happy New Year to my fellow Viking fans!! Let’s hope our team can continue there winning ways against the hated Packers!! It would be a great way to start the year!!! It looks like we’ll have everyone but A.Winfield for the game!! He will be missed big time!!! Time for our reserves to step it up big time!!!

  12. By liito on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings players are believing in each other led by MVP and CPOY, Adrian Peterson. All Day will lead this team to victory All the Way. Watch out !!!!!!
    Let the excitement of the second season begin.

  13. By norsejeremyw on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Robert Smith….ya’ I don’t know, he kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Unlike, AD!! :)

  14. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Its so great to know we can focus on other positions in the draft and not QB. Get more talent on the defense and surround the Pond with some weapons. But defense is more important.

    We need a defense that can take the ball away and give our O more possessions so we can keep feeding AD the ball!

  15. By Bigfan1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Amazing. MVP. No one has ever achieved this one year after knee surgery.

  16. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Gosh Wobbles, not typos in a tribute to Peterson– proof your articles in 2013!!!!

  17. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I watch Chiefs games. There are times when Bowe does not seem to be giving his full effort. Having a bad QB is no excuse. When Ponder was in his slump that did not stop Percy from giving his all on the field.

    I actually like what Frazier did with Percy. Make him realize that he is not bigger than the TEAM. Percy is probably sitting at home thinking he could be a part of this but he is not, because of his attitude and that is something he needs to change. I’d say the responsibility lies with his teammates to help him out and get him on the right track.

    I’m sure Frazier still wants him on his team. This is reminding me a little of the Cook situation last year. I trust Frazier knows what hes doing.

    SAY NO TO BOWE
    PLAY PERCY

  18. By Bigfan1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    He has the power of a bull and runs like a deer.

  19. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    AD 4 MVP

  20. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Frazier for Coach of the Year

  21. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Loadholt

  22. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Destroy the Packers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 weeks in a row …………………………………

  23. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    DWayne Bowe

  24. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Bowe or Jennings

  25. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings

  26. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Jennings is a proven winner

  27. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/18/greg-jennings-wants-adrian-peterson-to-break-rushing-record/

  28. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Watching South Carolina/Michigan game!!! USC is loaded with talent!! Love to see LB Halloman in purple next year!!! Their entire DLine is 6’5″ or taller!!
    If USC wins, you get free blooming onions at Outback tomorrow, if Michigan wins, free coconut shrimp!!!

  29. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Samantha

  30. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Bring in Jennings to help our passing game and serve as mentor to Percy just as Jennings had Donald Driver

  31. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ha Titus she is probably the one who teaches Ponder how to throw.

  32. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    And teach Harvin how to do deodorant commercials

  33. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Safe to say if he has this kind of year next year he is the undisputed best running back ever!!!

  34. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Greg Jennings is a Packer … F’him

  35. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    We said that about Favre too

  36. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Keep building through the draft!! We don’t want Bowe or Jennings, they’ll cost to much against our cap!!!! Greg Childs will be ready for next year, let’s see what he has to offer!!! Draft two more wideouts in the draft!! Stay young, no old geezers!!! If anything, call Arizona and make a trade to get Larry Fitzgerald and bring him back to Minnesota where he belongs!!!!

  37. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Greg Jennings 29 years old … 5’11″ 195lbs

    DWayne Bowe 28 years old … 6’2″ 221lbs

    Best seasons yards

    Greg (QB)……………. vs Bowe (QB)

    1292 (wRodgers) … 1162(wCassell)

    1265(wRodgers) … 1159(wCassell / Palko / Orton)

    1113(wRodgers) … 1022 (wThigpen)

    949(wRodgers) ….. 995 (wHuard / Croyle)

    Id say Bowe is more proven.

  38. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    It is not even close … Bowe is a much better WR than Greg Jennings.

    Bowe has had nobody throwing to him and Jennings had Erin Rodgers …

    DWayne Bowe

  39. By Ariascasillas on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    We should not be wanting percy to go…we will have issues like this with players every single year beacuse of the make up of our society. We should hope that our coaching staff knows how to overcome a hiccup. Percy’s issue is not an effort or criminal problem…its an off the field attitude issue…Bowe is an effort issue….lets get someone like jennings, gerson, or even crabtree…someone to truly teach the position to the youngster

  40. By Tomcat on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers better bring a little box on Saturday- to put his teeth in.

  41. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    And we could use bigger receivers with Ponder’s lob it up style. I’m guessing Bowe will command at least a 5 year 60 mill contract.

  42. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Career Comparison

    Greg (7 Seasons) … 425rec … 6537yards …. 53TD … Aaron Rodgers

    Bowe(6 seasons) … 415rec … 5728yards … 39TD … Cassel / Thigpen / Palko / Cra’p

  43. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Yea Id take DWayne Bowe 10 out of 10 times over Jennings

    If Jennings never played for Green Bay … Id take Bowe 9 out of 10 times over Jennings

    People talking smack about Bowe dont even know … grasping at straws. Jared Allen was a bigger problem child than Bowe

  44. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    With Ponder’s lob it up style we need receivers that excel at running routes. Jennings is one of the best route runners in the league.

  45. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    why dont we go out and get a corner this week

  46. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    LOL GDP … grasping at straws

    2 words

    DWAYNE BOWE

    Agree to disagree … but I choose Bowe every time.

  47. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn I watch the Chiefs every Sunday. They are my second favorite team. Bowe will cost more than Percy and will definitely cost more than Jennings.

  48. By Tomcat on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I`ve seen Bowe play quite a bit. He reminds me a lot of Sidney Rice- but better.

  49. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Get Bowe or Jennings or both. Either one will be an improvement over what we have now.

  50. By Spike on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Is it Saturday yet ???

  51. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    You should know Shawn you see Jennings 2 times a year. I see Bowe every week he will demand too much money

  52. By Tomcat on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Bowe had 15 td, and went to the Probowl one year.

  53. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Give Fraizer a contract extension!!

  54. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin would have required about the same $$$ as Bowe so either way we are going to spend.

  55. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, some of you are on the Vikings payroll?

  56. By Ariascasillas on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Jared never had an effort issue…if we ger bowe then ill support him…but percy is one of a kind…we should not do what we did with randy moss…we should try and cultivate percy…problem is everyone thinks the nfl is about microwaving…and even the best microwave dinner does not measure up to a baked dish…patience

  57. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ariascalsia– what are you talking about? We had Randy Moss for about 8 years.

  58. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Cook

  59. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Talented players make other players look better …

    Jennings has arguably the best QB throwing him the ball on one of the best teams in the League. Which helps Jennings appear to reach his max potential.

    Bowe has had arguably 4 of the worst QBs in the league on one of the worst teams in the league making his ability lost on fans.

  60. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    There have been times I have questioned Bowe’s effort. I have never done that with Percy or Jennings.

  61. By Tomcat on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    GrandDaddy- I grew up 50 miles from KC. Chiefs are my 2nd team also. Can you imagine if Bowe was a Viking? I think you are right about the money, though.

  62. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Bowe, Patterson, Wright, Simpson, Jenkins. Should be pretty good.

  63. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    BUILD THROUGH DRAFT.

    Pay Cook and Percy. Why? because we DRAFTED them.

  64. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    as long as we dont let cobb return any kicks will win this week

  65. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    GDP … yea I see Jennings 2x a year and I think … I hate that guy. Im not saying Jennings isnt talented. Im saying I hate the Packers and I believe DWayne Bowe is a better talent.

    I agree with Tomcat … Bowe is a Sidney Rice type.

    Jennings is a different type of WR. Plus hes a P3cker.

  66. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Who wants a cheesehead on the team. Stop this nonsense. Next you will want to hear Donald Driver and Kuhn both being called on the field– no way. Come on people. Then what happens? All the cheeseheads will say we won a championship only because we had to go to title town to get our talent. Spielman knows what he is doing– relax everyone– you don’t get paid to figure all this out. Why waste your life on it?

  67. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Cheesheads? JUST SAY NO!

  68. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Cheeseheads– sorry, my heart is pounding. I am with Shawn– I cannot stand even hearing that name– Jennings.

  69. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Dwayne Bowe like Larry Fitzgerald getting lost on teams that can’t figure out there QB position!! I feel for both of them!!!

  70. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Tomcat I would love to have Bowe on this team but not at the expense of Percy. We are a Running team not a Passing team. The money we would be paying Percy will be for more than just his abilities in the Passing game unlike Bowe. Thats how I’m looking at it.

  71. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    wish we had harvin to return kicks this week

  72. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn I’m not picking Jennings over Bowe I’m picking Percy over Bowe. I say Jennings because he would cost less than Bowe AND WE COULD PROBABLY KEEP pERCY IF WE SIGN jENNINGS. i DONT SEE US HAVING BOTH bOWE AND pERCY.

  73. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry i hit cap lock.

  74. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    They wouldn’t have put Harvin on IR if he was going to be with the team next year.

  75. By Tomcat on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, I think Bowe would be too expensive.

  76. By Ariascasillas on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Tattas…tittus…, im saying that if we would have kept moss…we win a superbowl in 2009…but we hot rid of him for a bunch of ego issues….we will always have egos….so if the vikings want to fix that…hire Tony Robbins to talk to team…we just need solutions to problems…not new problems

  77. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Anyway Happy New year everyone. Its nice to start the new year with our season not over.

    I have to go now so all of you stay safe!

  78. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ariascallisalls– how do you know we would have won a superbowl in 2009 had we kept Moss? Rice performed as well that year. You cannot go back in time and put one factor in place and predict an outcome. We brought Moss back in in 2010 and his attitude was horrible– could have been that had we never let him go– in 2009 we would have been worse. Who knows.

  79. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I miss Percy but I just have a feeling its over …

    How about this trade. Percy to KC to swap firsts and 2nd round picks?

    Then sign DWayne Bowe :)

  80. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    That would be a good trade any other year but without a consensus #1 pick it’s almost a burden to have that pick now unless we traded it away.

  81. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    GDP … I hear ya. You have a valid argument if we can keep Percy but I dont think it will happen. But I would rather keep Michael Jenkins and have 500 less pass yards and 1 less win than have Greg Jennings.

    Favre was a bit different he had 2 seasons in NY for me to heal old wounds and then he gave his best season to the Viking organization.

  82. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    mybe they will talk to harvin and things will work after he see what he missing thisyear,and that will be in the hunt next year,this will be his best chance at a ring

  83. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Nobody wants to see one of their great players leave and go to another team, especially a division rival!! I remember when Alan Page left and went to the Bears!! I hated him for the longest time for going there!!! However, he is still one of my favorite Vikings of all time!!!! Packer fans hated it when Favre came to the Vikes and it will take a long time for them to get over that, I’m sure they would feel the same about Greg Jennings if he came to Minnesota!!!!

  84. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway Id take T’eo #1

  85. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    That would be a reach. ILBs historically never go in the top 10, we could try to trade down for him though if we had that pick. We’d probably take Jones or Lotulelei. But then you are paying one of them the same as the Colts are for Luck, doesn’t seem right.

  86. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    We’re in the playoffs…

    Why are we talking about the draft?

  87. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Cuz the draft is always fun to talk about

  88. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    @Shawn
    Good one!!! You do realize KC has the #1 pick in the draft!! That would never happen!! We’d have to give up more than just Harvin for that to happen!!!

  89. By john 61 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    were picking 32 anyway

  90. By H.M.G. on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    So is Ponder a good QB? Or are you guys still on the he is a bust train?

  91. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Yea but would you take Ray Lewis number 1 knowing what you know now?

    1996 Draft

    1. N.Y. Jets – Keyshawn Johnson, WR Southern California
    2. Jacksonville – Kevin Hardy, OLB Illinois
    3. Arizona – Simeon Rice, DE Illinois
    4. Baltimore – Jonathan Ogden, T UCLA
    5. N.Y. Giants – Cedric Jones, DE Oklahoma
    6. St. Louis – Lawrence Phillips, RB Nebraska
    7. New England – Terry Glenn, WR Ohio State
    8. Carolina – Tim Biakabutuka, RB Michigan
    9. Oakland – Rickey Dudley, TE Ohio State
    10. Cincinnati – Willie Anderson, T Auburn
    11. New Orleans – Alex Molden, CB Oregon
    12. Tampa Bay – Regan Upshaw, DE California
    13. Chicago – Walt Harris, CB Mississippi State
    14. Houston – Eddie George, RB Ohio State
    15. Denver – John Mobley, OLB Kutztown, Pa.
    16. Minnesota – Duane Clemons, DE California
    17. Detroit – Reggie Brown, LB Texas A&M
    18. St. Louis – Eddie Kennison, WR Louisiana State
    19. Indianapolis – Marvin Harrison, WR Syracuse
    20. Miami – Daryl Gardener, DT Baylor
    21. Seattle – Pete Kendall, G Boston College
    22. Tampa Bay – Marcus Jones, DE North Carolina
    23. Detroit – Jeff Hartings, C Penn State
    24. Buffalo – Eric Moulds, WR Mississippi State
    25. Philadelphia – Jermane Mayberry, G Texas A&M-Kingsville
    26. Baltimore – Ray Lewis, ILB Miami

    Well top 5 for sure … Ogden and Harrison only other 2 guys … take Ogden out because he only lasted 10 seasons and Ray finally had a couple bad years.

  92. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    For sure, I’m not saying they aren’t worth it I’m just saying that’s typically how the draft plays out so we could get more value by trading back a bit to get him instead of using that pick.

    And 61vikings, if KC doesn’t like any of the top prospects, they might actually be looking to get out of that pick without there being a consensus #1 guy this year.

  93. By H.M.G. on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    If KC played a 4-3 defense they could take Werner. The German Jared Allen.
    He will go no.2 for sure.

  94. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    We could of had Ray Lewis … but no Deny Green took Duane Clemons. Defense was Deny’s downfall.

  95. By H.M.G. on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    How long did Clemons last?
    Keyshawn Johnson, Jonathan Ogden, Eddie George, Marvin Harrison, and Ray Lewis are the only ones who amounted to anything. Although Keyshawn did it with TB so he could be considered a bust pick by the Jets.

  96. By Ariascasillas on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Titties, or tottus, tittas, listen carefully…obviously as we let randy go it would not have worked….if moss would have been worked on rather then the status quo….we would have won….who said we ddnt have to have rice? Ur arguments are so strange and myopic…..read a book…not so much tv for you

  97. By H.M.G. on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Is Ponder a good QB? Or are you guys still on the he is a bust train?

  98. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    @Spencer
    All you want to talk about or acknowledge is Chris Cook!! He’s been a bust since we picked him in the second round a couple of years ago!! He’s either hurt or in trouble!! However, he has stayed out of trouble!! Now if he can only stay healthy!!!

  99. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Cook…a bust? Stop, just stop…

    This is why I being him up, he is the most disrespected player on this team.

  100. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Arasciallas– you are quite hilarious. Lashing out now and using large words like myopic– wow, let me get my dictionary out from underneath the TV.

  101. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    No Spencer, that accolade would be Ponder’s.

  102. By Tomcat on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Cook a bust? He`s our best cover guy!

  103. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Gerhart really played well at times recently– he seemed more effective against the Texans than AP — he is a versatile change up– I expect with AP’s run for the record over, we may see more of Toby on Saturday. Give the Pack a good one-two punch of constant running. Ball control– Vikes 42 minutes.

  104. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway
    Highly unlikely a 2-14 team will trade out of the first overall pick!!! They need help in every position except RB!!!

  105. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    :) :( :) :( :)

    Why is Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco sad?

  106. By Tomcat on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I love Sherels- as a return guy. He scares the daylights out of me in the secondary. Hopefully we don`t hafta play him much Saturday.

  107. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    61vikes…. But a 2-14 team most likely has a lot of holes, so trading that pick for more picks or a known commodity in the NFL makes sense. And once again, when there is not a consensus #1 guy it’s likely. Not saying it’s likely that Shawn’s trade would ever happen, but it’s not that far fetched given the talent that is available in the draft this year.

    If they were going to get Luck or RG3 this year obviously there is no way they would trade it, but there is no equivalent player this year.

  108. By Ariascasillas on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Titanius, big words? Have u seen ur name lately? Just the way u speak is very matter of fact as if u run this blog…i never blog much cuz of the whole life thing….but i would guess u have little man syndrome with that name….and when u reach under ur tv, make sure u dont confuse the dictionary with the book….”names that will make you sound cool and make everyone like you”.

  109. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Trade Allen to get some value while we still can and clear up some cap space.

  110. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Probably not the right choice of words calling Cook a bust, he’s only in his third year and I do agree he’s our best cover guy!!! He just needs to stay healthy!! Get with AP in the off season workouts and maybe he’ll make it through an entire year!!!

  111. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    My main issue with Cook is health and the fact that he cant tackle worth a dam. Hes soft.

  112. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ariascasillas- enjoy! You can have the last word as I am not so small to continue this.

  113. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway
    So why would we want to move to that spot!!!

  114. By Dan the Barbarian on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    You do not want Jennings, he is Packer soft, to develope through the draft, better to have a team than to have an ego. REMEMBER THE ONE, THE ONLY ORIGINAL FLESH POUNDING,BONE CRUSHING, DEFENCE SMACKING,GREATEST RUNNER IN VIKING AND NFL HISTORY ADRIAN PETERSON many thought he would be hurt to much. Look at peoples potential and let them proove themselves and then turn them lose. it works on QB and WR WHAT WAS B FAVRE LIKE A FEW OF THOSE YEARS AND WHERE DID HE END UP

  115. By BMF on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Ariascasillas

    It’s no use arguing with Titus. He is what he is. I try not to read him any more. But, yeah, his long name is a scream for something.

  116. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    As much as I hate to say it Everson Griffin is ready to start … 8 sacks with 1 start. Spencer has a good eye for talent.

    Besides The Vikings need a Griffin to start :) right Spencer?

  117. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    WOW did anyone see the Clowney kid in South Carolina go into beat mode?

  118. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I tell you what I am screaming:

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  119. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Trade for Fitzgerald…Or build through the draft…

    But…Between Jennings and Bowe ???…Jennings is the much better option by far !!!…

    Bowe has had bad QB’s throwing to him…But Bowe is the only decent WR on the KC team to throw the ball too…And KC is a team always throwing the ball…Because they are always behind in games…

    Jennings has a solid QB throwing to him…But the Packers also have MANY other WR’s to catch Rodgers pass attempts…

    If Jennings came to Minnesota…He would not be getting numbers like 1100 to 1200 yards like he is for the Packers…Jennings would be getting about 1300 to 1500 yards here…Because we don’t have as many receiving weapons here…

    Why do you think Harvin was leading the league in receptions, before he got hurt ???…

    Jennings is a MUCH more polished WR over Bowe…imo…

    I agree totally with GDP on this one !!!…

    GO VIKINGS !!!…

  120. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Griffen is a one of a kind freak– great athlete.

  121. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    This could be a huge offseason possibly better than last year with depth at the right positions.

    Gerhart
    Percy
    Jared

    We will have a good cap space b4 anything happens.

  122. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    DWayne Bowe.

  123. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I like the idea of Fitzgerald– he is getting nowhere in AZ and he is not getting younger. Players will want to come here now because they see we are contenders– everything is looking up and for a long time. Like the Bud Grant era, we should be taking the division crown for the next, oh say, decade.

  124. By norsejeremyw on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    @61Vikings~ Hopefully, we do sign a CB real soon~

  125. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Jadeveon Clowney just killed a man.

    Oh.My.Heavens.

  126. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The fact that the team is no longer at risk of being moved and a new stadium on the way will also help bring in some free agents.

  127. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/1/1/3825442/jadeveon-clowney-dot-gif

  128. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, every player will want to be here– the latest, most modern stadium, good living in the metro, great team contending every year. Yep, looks like we made it…

  129. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Fitsgerald would be a perfect fit! is his contract up? a home grown!

  130. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer you watching the game? It reminded me of the Jared Allen play against Tampa … SC just got robbed by the refs and Clowney went into beast mode destroyed the RB and recovered the fumble

  131. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    He aint comming, he signed a 8 year contract last year.

  132. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The Cards need to dump payrole…And rebuild their offensive and defensive lines…

    They have fired Whisinhunt and their GM…

    They need money for the basics…Dump big payrole players…And start from scratch…

    That is what a new GM should do…Invest through the draft….

    That would mean trading Fitz…And getting the best draft picks you can for him…And dumping his big contract numbers with him…

    You can’t keep an expensive WR…When you don’t have a decent QB to throw him the ball…Or an O-line to protect that QB…

    In other words…”You don’t put the cart, before the horse”…Cards need to start over with a solid foundation in the trenches…

  133. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Ponder Presser … PLAYOFFS ????

  134. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Happy New Year Shawn!

  135. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Oh yeah…

    I have been up since 3 am…And running ever since…

    HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!….Everyone… ;-)

  136. By BlueBird7 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway

    You say trade J. Allen? Clear up cap space? I say trade Adrian Peterson.

    Wow, look at the cap space! Trade Percy, Cook, Peterson, ect, all good players.

    Then we can start all over again. In ten, fifteen years might have a team again.

    Sarcasm works both ways :)

  137. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    The problem is…

    You can’t wait too long to trade players…
    Because their value in a trade scenario will be totally gone…

    I agree with Shawn…If Griffen and Ballard are ready to help along the DE position..Along with Reed and others…

    Trading Allen, instead of paying him 15+ million dollars against our cap next season ???…Might very well be thing to do…

    Trades are not always easy to do…
    But can be very necessary for cap purposes…

  138. By Spencer on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Clowney is going to be a fine DE when he comes out of College next year.

  139. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Happy New Year to you as well Titus and Happy new year to all my Viking brothers ….

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  140. By Shawn on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Funny Ponder AKA has nothing to say whenever we win … just gets on 2 days before a game and during the game telling us all the Vikings su’ck.

    Well Ponder AKA …. 2 words … PLAY OFFS :)

  141. By Parkway on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    BB7, Allen is on the wrong side of 30 and won’t be a contributor soon. It’s smart to get something for him while we still can.

  142. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I think Griffen’s, B Rob’s, and Allen’s contracts all expire at the end of next season. So the likely hood of us being able to retain all of them is slim to none. So I agree we should at least try to get something for one of them. Preferably Allen (not that I want to see him go) because he is the oldest and probably will be the most expensive.

  143. By 61Vikings on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    This is why I liked football back in the ’70′s a lot more than today!! Players stayed with there teams there entire career!! The thought of trading Eller,Page or Marshall was out of the question!! So, no trading of J.Allen, out of the question!!! I can’t even remember the last player we traded and what we got for it!!

  144. By Immure on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Last players I think we traded was Sage and Renaud and we got a couple picks for them.

  145. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    new blog up

  146. By sportzguy721 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    It seems like everyone on here is really leaning toward G Jennings over Bowe. I don’t agree, especially w/ the argument of, “Jennings had A Rod and KC only had Bowe.” I don’t think you guys realize that Jennings had his pro bowl year when he played FROM THE SLOT!! Don’t get me wrong, I love Jennings, but we have arguably the most explosive player in the NFL, Percy Harvin, and I would take him in the slot over Jennings any day of the week and then put the big man Bowe out on the wing. I’m a big fan of Bowe and the numbers he has put up, before having the fear of Texas’ Jamaal Charles in the backfield, despite being their only offensive threat. Jennings has the luxury, maybe not as much during his pro bowl year, of having 3rd and 4th string CBs guarding him due to the packers depth at WR…just as we saw w/ our young PR and KR, Marcus Sherels, having to guard Jennings.

    Re-sign Percy!!! He’s too unique and disruptive to trade…when is the next time the draft will produce another Percy Harvin (Don’t say Tavon Austin please…), and Randall Cobb is having a great year out of Kentucky, but he is still no Percy

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