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Peterson, Walsh Named NFC Players Of The Month

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 3, 2013 – 10:55 am

There are many reasons why the Vikings were able to construct the most successful single-season turnaround in franchise history this season, going from 3 wins in 2011 to 10 wins in 2012. A 4-0 record over the final quarter of the regular season was a big reason, and that strong finish would not have been realized without the effots of Adrian Peterson and Blair Walsh.

The NFL put the pieces together quite well today, naming Peterson as the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for December and naming Walsh as the Special Teams Player of the Month for December.

Peterson
During the month of December, Peterson led the League with 135 carries and had an NFL record for rushing yards in a month with 861. He was also tied for 3rd with 5 rushing TDs. The 6th-year player out of Oklahoma eclipsed the 200-yard mark 2 times while setting a new career long rush of 82 yards on 2 separate occasions during the month. Remarkably, this is the first time Peterson has won a player of the month award. He is the first Viking to receive the offensive award since Brett Favre in November of 2009. Along with this honor, Peterson has been named the NFC Player of the Week 2 times in 2012, Week 7 and Week 14.

Walsh
Walsh, a rookie out of Georgia who was named to the Pro Bowl, connected on 11 of 12 field goals (91.7%) and was a perfect 14 of 14 on PATs over the month of December. His FGs included a perfect 5 of 5 from 50+ yards, as he set an NFL single-season record in 2012 with 10 field goals from that range. Walsh kicked the Vikings into the playoffs in last week’s win over Green Bay, converting a 29-yard attempt as time expired. His 3 field goals from 50+ at St. Louis on 12/16/12 also set a new single-game NFL record. Walsh tied a team-record 56-yard field goal against the Houston Texans on 12/23/12. He also finished tied for 2nd in the NFC with 12 kickoff touchbacks in the month of December. His 47 points over the month ranks 3rd in the NFL.


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372 Responses to “Peterson, Walsh Named NFC Players Of The Month”

  1. By BlueBird7 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Christain Ponder was up for FEXEX Air/Ground player of the week 30 Dec.

    He was edged out by Eli Manning.

  2. By BlueBird7 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Peterson was also one of three up for the Ground player thing.

    He got edged out my Alfred Morris of the RedShins..Go figure.

  3. By norsejeremyw on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    That blows, huh Bluebird? Walsh and Peterson are a couple of phenomenal players for sure~ :) I really liked what I saw from Walsh during preseason. Even more, now~

  4. By BlueBird7 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t use FEDEX anymore. They were always delivering my orders to the wrong address. Use UPS, They know how to read the address labels..

  5. By Spike on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Is it Saturday yet?

  6. By norsejeremyw on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe, they were trying to stroke Morris’ ego, cuz he’s a rookie, IDK~

  7. By norsejeremyw on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Closer to Sat. Spike~

  8. By The 1 And Only PurplHaze! on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    MVPeterson!!!!!

    Congrats to Adrian and Blair! =)

  9. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Many super bowls to come with this draft:
    First Round: Ogletree (ILB)
    Second Round: Rogers (WR)
    Third Round: Gabe Jackson (OG)
    Fourth Round: Wreh-Wilson (CB)
    Fourth Round: Jordan Hill (DT)
    Fifth Round: Rodney Smith (WR)
    Sixth Round: Tyrann Mathieu (CB)
    Seventh Round: Anthony McCloud (DT)

  10. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I hope we send at least one person on a blitz nearly every single play. From every which direction. Let’s attach that weak “O” line of theirs. Rodgers is hungry, so lets feed him some frozen Lamebo field BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    AD and Walsh are named offensive NFC players of the month. Sometimes destiny just speaks. AD is saying he wants on special teams and WALSH his kicker was named,(along with him), “O” player of the month. If I am a coach, I don’t ignore the sign, I roll with it. Sometimes destiny speaks! This game I would stick AD in on special teams returning kicks.

  12. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    And you know what is funny about having AD return kicks? AD this year more then any other has been a more patient runner and has allowed his instict and God given abilities take him to the next level. With his speed and God given vision and ability, I can see him taking it to the house BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    That would be one way for the Packers to give AP a big cheap shot…Is to have Peterson retuning kicks…

    AP can do, what AP does best !!!…
    Run the footbal, from the RB position…

    There isn’t a player on this TEAM…That has to be anything more than just themselves in this game…And do their jobs to beat the Packers…
    Just play smart football…And listen to their head coach…

  14. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    The only way I see AD returning kicks is if we are down by 14 in the 4th quarter

  15. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I question the “moral fiber” of this Packers team… I do not expect them to play a clean game…If they feel the need to play dirty, is necessary to win ???

    So hope the Viking players “watch each others back” in this game !!!…And deal out as many blows…As the Packers come with…If the Packers use other methods to win…If the regular methods being “player talent” are not working…

  16. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I am not a person that buys into the belief that you limit players playing time to keep them from getting hurt. Fear to me is an enemy. Best player for the job, gets the job. If a player is willing to play special teams and is the best fit. PLUG him in for crying out loud. “You play to win the game”!

  17. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    By vikes- or – die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I am not a person that buys into the belief that you limit players playing time to keep them from getting hurt. Fear to me is an enemy. Best player for the job, gets the job. If a player is willing to play special teams and is the best fit. PLUG him in for crying out loud. “You play to win the game”!

    ___________________

    Where is Harvin this week ???…IR…From being over worked…
    .
    Where was Cobb last week ???…injured…Kick off return…

  18. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Players get hurt. We can spin it any way we like. But thats just the nuture of the game. I am not saying, by the way, to have AD returning kicks in a full 16 game season. But in this game! Yes! By all means get the “W”.

  19. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    To tell you the truth…

    I think AP made that kick off return statement…As a jab to Harvin…

    AP is not built for kick off returns…He is built for short yardage muscle runs…

    Ever notice how some RB’s hardly ever get hurt around the line of scrimmage…But pull hamstrings on long running plays over 40 yards ???…

    AP is not a long legged sprinting gazelle…He is a short yardage bulldozer !!…

  20. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    He!!…They don’t even give AP that many chances to catch the ball out of the backfield…Because he isn’t all that great catching the ball…

    And you think they will put him back there…To catch a ball dropping like a star from the sky ???…

  21. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    AP has speed, and speed kills. Also AD has learned to be a more patient runner. One of the biggest assets AD has is his VISION and INSTINCTS and those two go hand in hand. AD has the ability to run over a player and the God given ability to do more.

  22. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    AP was just letting fans know…He will do anything Frazier wants from him to win…

    Not that he really wants to return kick offs…

  23. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I would not put AD on special teams. Thats just me.

  24. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I think that AD returning kicks would be a crazy thing to watch. What do you think would be going through Crosby’s mind as he looks down the field to see 28 awaiting the kick off. Id say scr ew it and kick it out of bounds. I’ll take the 40 yard line over lettin him punish people all the way down the field.

    However, I DO NOT want our star player hurt. The kick off return is the single most dangerous play during an NFL game. Unless (like said above) we are down by 14 in the fourth quarter, AD should not be returning kicks. But if we are down and this is a enw trick up our sleeve, why the heck not give him a shot.??? But like I said, if it is close or we are winning I would lose respect for Fraizer if he put AD in that position. regardless to if AD asked for it or not.

  25. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    @ OTK

    Really short burst muscle runs???

    You are talking about AD right?? He is built to punish defenders, and take it to the house on every play, whether that be a 2 yard run or 82 yard run. He is built to run the rock, not short, not long. He is just BUILT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    First in for most I want AD running the ball. But for this game, I would have him returning kick offs. Sometimes you just have to roll with your gut.

  27. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    we should put someone back there with super speed. Simpson is supposed to be fast, why isn’t he returning kicks???

  28. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    @ OTK

    Really short burst muscle runs???

    You are talking about AD right?? He is built to punish defenders, and take it to the house on every play, whether that be a 2 yard run or 82 yard run. He is built to run the rock, not short, not long. He is just BUILT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ______

    Just trying to mention…RB can carry extra muscle for short bursts of speed…Much like AP is built…I did not mean he can’t do damage on longer runs…

    AP is built to punish defenders and run through them…The extra speed and agility he has to go with that…Is such a gift…And is so awesome to watch !!!

  29. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    We have Sherels back there because he is our best fielder and is shifty enough to gather up chuncks of yards and possibly break one.

  30. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    @ OTK, thanks for the clarification. I also agree with you. He is built like the hulk. Speaking of hulk, did anyone see his Holloween pictures??? All he did was paint himself green, everything else is all AD!!!!

    If you have not seen them, google image Adrian Peterson Holloween 2012 hulk. It is just rediculous how big he is.

  31. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Sherels has come close to breaking some to the house this season…

    Hope that happens against the Packers !!!… ;-)

  32. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    OTKALIL,
    Ya but AP wants to take it to the house against the Packers on LAMBO field. How demoralizing it would be BABY!!!!!!!!!!

  33. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    oops, sorry, LAMEBO field

  34. By megakrab on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Christian Ponder limited in Minnesota Vikings’ practice

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000121600/article/christian-ponder-limited-in-minnesota-vikings-practice

  35. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    AP is going to hit the Packer defensive line…
    Like a tank driving through a paper bag !!!…

  36. By BlueBird7 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Are you guys going to practice in the cold or not? Get your candy butts out there!

  37. By BlueBird7 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    And includes you, Joe Webb. Just in case you are needed!

  38. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    AP is going to hit the “D” line….
    Like Superman blowing through the old wall of China!!!!!!!!!! Ha!
    AP ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. By BlueBird7 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    OTK

    AD runs thru GB like a paper bag? Don’t you mean like a tank thru Snow driffs?

  40. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Bluebird7,
    I believe they are practicing with doors wide open and the air conditioner on. Sounds pretty cold. Cold is cold.

  41. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Rats…

    If Ponder is “highly limited” today ???…

    That means he is almost sure to be hurting…

    Maybe if the running game doesn’t do the job for the most part Saturday…
    Joe Webb just might have to play this week ???…

    I really don’t mind…Because no matter what happens yet this season ???…

    The Vikings are winners in my book !!!…This team is growing..And getting better each week !!!…

    With more experience and the spring draft…The sky is the limit for this team going forward…

    But we still are not done this season !!!…

    GO VIKINGS !!!!

  42. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I played football back in the day in Coeur’d Alene, Idaho, (ya I know, whatever), but it was cold. Cold is just a frame of mind. Actually the cold keeps you alert and juvanated. Just have to stay hydrated.

  43. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    By BlueBird7 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    OTK

    AD runs thru GB like a paper bag? Don’t you mean like a tank thru Snow driffs?

    ______

    Yes !!!…

    I like the way you said it better !!!… ;-)

  44. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Many super bowls to come with this draft:

    First Round: Ogletree (ILB)/Patterson (WR)
    Second Round: Rogers (WR)/ Minter (ILB)
    Third Round: Gabe Jackson (OG)
    Fourth Round: Wreh-Wilson (CB)
    Fourth Round: Jordan Hill (DT)
    Fifth Round: Rodney Smith (WR)
    Sixth Round: Tyrann Mathieu (CB)
    Seventh Round: Anthony McCloud (DT)

  45. By The 1 And Only PurplHaze! on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I think we should show those Adrian Peterson Hulk pictures to Clay Mathews! He’d probably P himself!

  46. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I hate to break any Web lovers hearts, butt I believe Ponder to be a tough MO MO and will play a H#ll of a game.

  47. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Now don’t think I am not giving the Vikings a chance to win…Because Joe Webb might have to come into play QB ???…

    Thats not it at all…

    Just think it will be an awful hard thing to do for Joe…Sitting over a full season…And having to get his feet wet again…In a play off race… :-(

    But as the saying goes…”Its the next man up”…

    So go get em Joe !!!…If your number is called…

    GO VIKINGS !!!!

  48. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Ya OTKALIL,
    Well said. I like Joe Webb and the skill set he brings if his # is called. For sure. But I like Ponder and believe him to be a keeper.

  49. By habs001 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I know many posters will disagree but let me put my 2 cents in lol…we all hope that the Vikings win this game and many posters have stated that the Vikings will win but that is not unusual as fans of teams will say that no matter what…The reality is that if the Vikings win this game it will be an unbelievable upset…If these two teams were team x and y and you did not care who wins and you had to pick a winner i have no doubt the overwhelming majority would pcik the Packer team…
    The quality right now of the 2 quarterbacks is not close….the experience of the 2 quarterbacks in playoff games is not close….playing in the type of weather and field conditions that will be in Green Bay is not close….The wide receiver talent idifference is huge and when you factor in the field and weather conditions the task for the Viking receivers is daunting…The Viking wide receivers have had problems getting open all year but have been a bit better in dome conditions….not sure how open they can get in Green Bay and on this type of field there will be many punishing hits and will the wr be willing to take them and will they survive without getting injured…Lets hope the Vikings win this game but the odds are not good but that is why you play the game….

  50. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Many super bowls to come with this draft:

    First Round: Ogletree (ILB)/Patterson (WR)
    Second Round: Rogers (WR)/ Minter (ILB)
    Third Round: Gabe Jackson (OG)
    Fourth Round: Wreh-Wilson (CB)
    Fourth Round: Jordan Hill (DT)
    Fifth Round: Rodney Smith (WR)
    Sixth Round: Tyrann Mathieu (CB)
    Seventh Round: Anthony McCloud (DT)

    ______________

    2 LB’s and 2 WR’s in the first and second rounds…

    That I can see that happening…

  51. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    *To many “thats”…hahaha

  52. By Dr. Remulak on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Good news.

    They put a cast on Winfields hand and he says he feels great. Although he didn’t practice today they worked him out a little and he says he’s definitely playing on Saturday.

    Also heard Frazier on Mad Dog today, sounds like he’s giving Antoine the green light to play. Sounds like Harrison is good to go as well.

  53. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    No OTK, it’s one or the other, either Ogletree/Rogers, or Patterson/Minter. We don’t have 2 firsts and 2 seconds.

  54. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    How about ILB Manti Te’o and ILB/OLB Ogletree in the first round ???…

  55. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    No OTK, it’s one or the other, either Ogletree/Rogers, or Patterson/Minter. We don’t have 2 firsts and 2 seconds.

    ——————-

    We might…If the Vikings trade players this off season…

  56. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Habbs001,
    You are right in most everything you say in my opinion, BUT! Most games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage. We have a better line on both sides of the ball. They have very good skill players at the WR and Secondary positions ( Charles Woodson is a whole other ball of wax) But we have professional ball players on our team with great chemestry and “0” and “D” lines that are better. You think the Pac will out hit us on LAMEBO field. I don’t think so.

  57. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    @ HABS001

    I totally agree with you. But we have something they don’t… underestimation.

    What happens at a bar when you see two guys go out into the street to fight. One is 6’5″ and 250lbs and the other is 5’8″ and 165 lbs. I and most other would choose the big guy right. I myself am 6’5″ and weigh in at 200 lbs. The worst I ever got my azz kicked was from a 5’4″ 130 white as a ghost kid. WHY? becuase I undestimated his abilities.

    Its the same thing with the Vikies and the Pukervillans. Just look at Houston. They played there entire starting line up and stuffed AD for less than 100 yards. what was the score to that game again. 26 to 6 was it??? They underestimated what Ponder would be able to do.

    Of course everyone thinks the fudge packers are going to win, THAT is EXACTLY why we have an edge. They don’t expect us to be able to compete with them. But we can. I have a strange feeling about this game, if we win IF WE WIN, I predict Super Bowl trip against Denver

  58. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    If we trade Harvin to the right team we could have those picks.

  59. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Muskyfever,
    Nice BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bigger they are…….. the dumber they are. Sorry Kalil, no pun intended.

  60. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Running the ball in cold weather…Gives the Vikings an edge in this game…

    I think with that in mind..Even though the game is on grass and away…And has to deal with crowd noise…

    This game is an even match to me…Right down the middle…

    When you consider all factors across the board on both teams…

    This game should be close in the end…Very close…

  61. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Dr Remulak,
    Thanks for the heads up. That is huge. Those two are part of what makes the Viking “D” KILLER!!!

  62. By habs001 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    The confidence factor hopefully kills the Packers….A win saturday could be a huge bridge to the SB as i believe the Vikings would do well vs the Falcons and San Fran…and even suprise in Seattle…I believe the Vikings would handle Washington the easiest…Not sure they can beat Denver or New England…

  63. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    OTKALIL,
    I too like the fact that we are playing on grass. We need the game to slow down just abit. We don’t want this game to turn into a track meet.

  64. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    habs001,
    I know what you are saying, But honestly, at this point I think we match at well with anybody as long as the turn over monster dose’nt rear its ugly head. Iwould like us to play a bit more aggressive on “D” to try and dictate and create turnovers. But any who, I like our chances.

  65. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Actually I’d say the Packers have the upper hand by quite a bit. We played a near perfect game Sunday and won on a last second field goal. Packers have Woodson and Cobb back and we have half a winfield. They now have home field advantage.

    We are big time under dogs, but I still know that our guys have a chance to win. It is just going to take a special performance all around.

  66. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    A track meet is exactly what we want. We have more north and south speed than they do, and AD looked wicked fast on it last time

  67. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry MuskyFever,
    But I have to disagree. They have not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but to many recievers with speed and skills. And as much as it kills me to say so, a MVP caliber QB. The last thing we want is a track meet.

  68. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    We want a dog fight not a track meet.

  69. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Our style of play is ground and pound, dominate, AND play sharp football. That’s fine with me. It’s a winning formula that any team would die to have. Why? Because it’s a winning formula. It means you have all the right peices in the right places with skills.

  70. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I feel as if the Packers speed players are a bit overrated. it is rogers that makes them look good, not the other way around. Jones was a nobody till all the other recievers went down and he was the only reliable one to throw to… thus he was thrown to, and since Rogers has rediculous accuracy it doesn’t make it all that hard. Jennings and Finley both have drop issues. Sure they can make guys miss, but the have to make the catch first. Nelson I still think is way overrated. Everyone thinks he is a beast because he catches the ball… again, not him that is mostly Rogers. Cobb is a wannabe Percy Harvin. We have a guy just like him except better, I think we know how to handle him. Driver is old… Shall I continue????

    D – Packers have woodsen… not fast not slow but a good cheater. Our receivers even had seperation last week. OUR RECIEVERS. we can’t separate from anyone yet we had it all day against the pack why, cause there DB’s are not that fast…. shall I continue????

    Packers have no special running backs what so ever!!! They have a few scrubs that gets yards because unlike teams that play us, we don’t stack the box, NO ONE CARES about the Packer run game. Their run game is MORE laughable than our pass game. who do we have… Oh yeah thats right… THE BEST RB IN THE NFL!!!!! SHALL I CONTINUE????

    I could, but I wont. I’ll take a track meet against this D. Who really isin’t very good at all. They have Matthews… YAYY!!!! who gives a rats azz. That is pretty much it on the Run D side of the rock for them. And 199 yards with Matthews in the game is not saying much for a guy who is supposed to be one of the best.

    Just sayin.

  71. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    @ Vikes or die. I think we are still a few good peices away from being one of the elite teams. Another MLB/or ILB another CB and a WR or two. Then I think it will be us the Packers are chasing at home field advantage, not the other way around.

  72. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Muskyfever,
    I read your first sentence and stopped reading. Ya “MR Rodgers” has skills and I will give him respect, BUT, MCcCarthy gave Rogers a extremenly fast sports car and all he has to do is drive it. MCcarthy has sold the farm and put his money in the horses. Guess what. He should have switch gears after his first SB win.

  73. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    @ Vikes or die…

    I don’t mean to not understand… But …uhhh WTF are you talking about???

  74. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Musky I would agree with you on the track meet if Percy was still playing.

  75. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Are you referencing WR’s??? are they the horses or the sports car???

  76. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I know I miss Percy…. ;-(

  77. By MuskyFever on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    still I stand by my points

  78. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    And anoher thing Musky, a track meet would mean we are having long scoring plays, whether it be a deep pass, a short pass that our receiver takes to the house, or a long run by AD. That would mean Rodgers comes back on the field which is exactly what we dont want. We want long scoring drives that eats up chunks of time to keep Rodgers on the sideline.

  79. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I want a dog fight. Hit Rodgers early and often. Sustain long drives that end in points. Keep Rodgers on the sideline more often than not, and do not give him extra opportunities with dumb turnovers. Thats the winning formula.

    We know the GB running game is terrible but in the past we havent done the greatest job against it so we cannot ignore the it. The LAST thing we want is for Rodgers to pick us apart with the play-action.

  80. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    How many draft picks do we have this year?

  81. By BlueBird7 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    haboo1
    Musky

    I believe if Frazier has his thinking cap on, he may consider some trick plays.

    Like sitting up the Packers with the idea that only Ponder will QB the game.

    If Frazier already has some plays in the box of tricks, now would be the time!

    Use Joe Webb on some plays, even if Ponder isn’t hurt. Mix up the offense.

    We want this win and prove Brian Billick wrong! And the other Anti-Vikings cads.

  82. By Mike B. on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I see our weakness is still our secondary. Rodgers was having success with the intermediate p@sses in the second half. We aren’t deep in experience in the secondary and we are dealing with injuries. I am hoping it is windy and snowy, which will force a run first offense plan and we should have a great advantage at that point. I am hoping the coaches are planning to stop Rodgers and his receivers or we could have real trouble.

  83. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Sorry Muskyfever,
    Exactly. The recievers are the horses.

  84. By Mike B. on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I have no concern with Ponder. I think he things are clicking for him now and he looks every bit the Starting NFL QB. We have a young team peaking at the right time and I think the Packers and Bears were overrated. IMO

  85. By Mike B. on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    oops I think things are clicking for him.

  86. By Mike B. on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    The weather forcast for GB is 21 degrees and a 5 to 10 mph west wind. so much for windy and snowy.

  87. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Mike B.
    Our secondary use to be a weekness. It’s more about Greenbay’s receivers. They have to many weapons and are having a hard time stopping a leak in the “O” line.

  88. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Many super bowls to come with this draft:

    First Round: Ogletree (ILB) or Patterson (WR)
    Second Round: Rogers (WR) or Minter (ILB)
    Third Round: Gabe Jackson (OG)
    Fourth Round: Wreh-Wilson (CB)
    Fourth Round: Jordan Hill (DT)
    Fifth Round: Rodney Smith (WR)
    Sixth Round: Tyrann Mathieu (CB)
    Seventh Round: Anthony McCloud (DT)

  89. By Mike B. on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    We had to put Schrels in the secondary last game and he was obviously not ready to be in the regular defensive package. That means we are not deep in talent in the secondary.

  90. By Tomcat on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    After playing the Vikes twice, and getting pounded by A.D in both games,there is an element of fear in the Packers secondary. They have to be dreading the idea of A.D. bursting through the line with a head of steam. It has to be scary for a 190-200 lb. safety to try to tackle him.

  91. By Tommy Hannon # 45 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Congratulations studs!!!Now let’s carry the mometum into saturnights game with a win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. By Tomcat on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Did I puy a damper on things or something?

  93. By Troutdaddy on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway- You posted the same thing like 3 times here- was that for a reason? I get your point, but I would rather focus on the fact that we are still playing football this year. I am just too wrapped up in making the playoffs to start wishful thinking about the draft. I think that most people are as giddy as I am that we are in the Post-season, so how about we enjoy it until we have our final game and if that by some great miracle happens to be the Superbowl, then you are going to have to wait for m to focus on draft stuff even longer! I would even love to see Peterson and Walsh get further recognition for winning a Superbowl- but hats off to them both for their incredible awesomeness… I would love to see Walsh kick a game winning FG from 50+ yards in Lambeau this weekend!!!

  94. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    We don’t have much of a chance in this game, it was a great run and this team is going places, The draft is just around the corner.

  95. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Ha Sportscenter: Can Ponder be MVP: Mildly Valuable Player.

  96. By vikes- or - die on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    tomcat,
    Love it. Exactly. So what should we do? Pound it, , Pound It, Pound it. Lets hope greenbay has The EMT staff ready to go.

  97. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000121558/article/final-mvp-ballot-vikings-adrian-peterson-on-top

    “I don’t want to live in a world where Shaun Alexander owns an NFL MVP award and Adrian Peterson does not.”

  98. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed Parkway its youth vs experience. The odds are not in our favor, but still anything is possoble

  99. By gbprsRyodaddy on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    U in trouble now Queen @$$ beaches.
    U know what happens when Yo
    daddy comes home. Yo Daddy gonna get da belt now, beaches!
    Daddy gonna pull down yo leotards in front of all those people and mmmmm-mmmm make you pay for all the back sass you b talking.

  100. By Vikings1 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    @By Parkway

    Many super bowls to come with this draft:
    First Round: Ogletree (ILB)
    Second Round: Rogers (WR)
    Third Round: Gabe Jackson (OG)
    Fourth Round: Wreh-Wilson (CB)
    Fourth Round: Jordan Hill (DT)
    Fifth Round: Rodney Smith (WR)
    Sixth Round: Tyrann Mathieu (CB)
    Seventh Round: Anthony McCloud (DT)
    ————————————————————————————————————-
    I like most of your draft picks but the way our OL is playing, I would make a couple of changes/suggestions. I would suggest drafting a DT for the 3rd round instead and an OG in the 7th round, otherwise I like the other rounds. In my opinion, I feel we need another DT more than an OG at this time, we will see what Spielman and Frazier thinks, GO VIKINGS!!!!!!

  101. By john 61 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    we need drives that last 9 min,the weather looks to be in ad favor,lets get it done vikes

  102. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Our guard play has been terrible while our DTs have been average. How many 100 yard rushers did we allow this year? Maybe 2?

  103. By gbprsRyodaddy on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    So you won 1 game of horse against your daddy!
    All yo daddy got to do is remind you on who’s been yo daddy since, I dont know, Tarkentin, Page, Marshall, Eller.
    Daddy say, show up, on time drama queens

  104. By john 61 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    a lot of good free agent OG this year,draft all defence and will be great,trade for two wide recivers

  105. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I think that with that third pick we have to take the BPA avail between the OG and DT position. We can NOT afford to reach too far for either position at that point in the draft. Take what the draft gives us, dont over reach. That KILLS drafts.

  106. By john 61 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    the packers didnt like it when R Moss pulled down? your pants,they still cry about it

  107. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Yes that is true there are a number of good FA OG as compared to FA DTs, but don’t expect us to go after a top guy. And Jackson won’t be a reach at the end of the 3rd.

  108. By john 61 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    i see you dont have a S S in your draft i think thats are number 1 pick,

  109. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    You think SS is our number 1 need????????

  110. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I cant say i agree with SS being number one need at all. IDK if id even put it top 5

  111. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    not sure if this has been posted, but incase you missed it… http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1442028-nfl-why-harrison-smith-is-the-defensive-rookie-of-the-year

  112. By john 61 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    i just think that the vikes wiil pick a saftey,to go with smith,and we need one and there are two really good ones coming out this year,

  113. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    No I think Mathieu would make a good safety since he is a bit undersized at corner. He is a natural ball hawk.

  114. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone think we might try and target Aquib Talib from NE in FA this year? Winfield is gettin up there. I have NO faith in AJ ever turing into much. JRob and Cook are solid, but Winfield wont last forever and wee already are thin there… idk but i think he would really put our D over the top

  115. By ????? on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    HOW BOUT THEM JAGUARS

  116. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    If they don’t try to resign Talib. Otherwise DRC out of free agency and I like Wreh-Wilson in the 4th. Getting both of those guys would upgrade our secondary by quite a bit.

  117. By john 61 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    they picked one in the frist last year and they feel good about it,fraizer D minded i just think thats the pick, not that i think they should do

  118. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    DRC wouldnt be bad either. I think Corner is a spot that we could upgrade in FA more effectively than in the draft this year. Im not expert though. Either way I have faith in our org to make smart personel choices.

  119. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I think we need to get one from each this year. We need to let sherels go, Winfield is in his last year and we need a big physical guy opposite of cook, plus some good depth so we aren’t a sieve if one of our guys gets injured.

  120. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    cant argue with that parkway. though i wish winfield would last forever. Sherels does need to go, i also would like to see aj go unless he is demoted to a VERY low spot on depth chart and only sees the field IF there is an injury. I think he is trash, but maybe im bias cause i just dont like him.

  121. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    in my opinion having young potential in the secondary is always a good idea. it seems like that is one of the most common areas of injury for us. i could be wrong there, but they just always seem to cripple us at a bad time.

  122. By john 61 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    windfield,smith,cook,let rest go,on less one signs cheap,let carlson go get a good corner

  123. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    we def could dump carlson. Id rather see more of ellison anyways. then we could get another blocking te to be our 3rd te to give ap even more room. free up a bunch of cap space too

  124. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah I don’t know what we were thinking with giving Carlson a 5 year $25 mill contract….. find some sucker to take him off our hands

  125. By Eggnog on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Great job AP keep them speed going man !

  126. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    yea that was the sole black eye i can think of as far as player aquision goes. in theory it was a great idea, trying for the NE style 2 TEs to cause mismatches, but wether it was the O coord not setting it up or him not doing what was needed i dont know for sure.

  127. By norsejeremyw on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I thought Carlson would be the “cat’s pajamas” but, no, not really~

  128. By norsejeremyw on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I saw the formula, too Smith22, but it hadn’t been as effective as I would have hoped~

  129. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    yea, i just havent been able to say if its the play calling/scheme, his play, or if ponder just doesnt trust him enough to get the ball there? seemed like he wasnt on the field a whole lot.. that could have been cause he wasnt getting the ball so he went unseen? im not sure.. some insight from the org on that would be nice if he is still on the team next year

  130. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Pajamas for 5 million dollars?- shop at Wal Mart.

  131. By Eggnog on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Hey y’all what’s up with USA today sports NFL Rumors: Minnesota Vikings interested in Pat Shurmur?

    Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2012/12/30/nfl-rumors-minnesota-vikings-interested-in-pat-shurmur/?YWUwB5EPT1Auad8f.99

  132. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Good, get rid of Musgrave

  133. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I cant say I know much of Shurmur’s track record. Does anyone know much about him? I am not the biggest Musgrave fan, but would Shurmur be a big upgrade? Is it worth the change having our guys need to learn a new system?

  134. By norsejeremyw on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Ya’ I hadn’t seen a whole lot of Carlson in play. One catch this year was about it.
    Spendy catch, huh, Titus?

  135. By norsejeremyw on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Last Sunday’s game is on NFL Network~

  136. By norsejeremyw on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Where is this Land of 1000 Lakes? They speak of~

  137. By vikings rule on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Home-field advantage plays in the Green Bay Packers’ favor, much like it worked for the Minnesota Vikingsin the Week 17 thriller. I don’t think the Packers’ secondary can possibly play worse than it did last Sunday against Christian Ponder. Love the guy, but he scares nobody. The young quarterback hasn’t proven anything this season, other than the fact that he has outstanding mobility and is capable of making big plays with athleticism and a sense of urgency. He’ll need it in Green Bay, because the Vikes can’t stake their hopes entirely on Adrian Peterson rushing for 250 yards.

    This is not to disparage Minnesota, which has benefitted from timely defensive plays, putting the team in position to win. The Vikings have 44 sacks and rarely give up big plays, allowing the sixth-fewest number of 20-plus-yard gains. That’s huge when it comes to playing the Packers. Nonetheless, Green Bay gets Randall Cobb back this week, Greg Jennings was outstanding in Minnesota (eight receptions, 120 yards, two TDs), and Aaron Rodgers has the home crowd behind him.
    green bay-30
    Vikings-20

  138. By Eggnog on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t know much about Shurmur .But coach Bill yes he was Matt Ryan QB coach back in ATL ( Atlanta ) coach Leslie was banking on him and wanted the vikings to have a same style QB as Matt Ryan to be ? So what did coach Bill do he went after Ponder ( FSU QB ) according to the rumor coach bill is a good friend of Ponder’s dad by the way Ponder’s dad talking about favoritism .
    So this is what I see head coach empower his assistant and trust in his staff decision on what they want and what they need , now the staff fail . So this may be why the vikings may be looking for new Offensive cord for the next season . I hope the vikings pon- POnder away next season like what Brett Farve have said on his last Monday night game @ TCF stadium ” The new Brett Farve is Webb” we should give Webb a chance and plz Pon/ Ponder away to the jets or somewhere .

  139. By Eggnog on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Change energize us !

  140. By CaribooBill on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings have not lost to ANY team they have played previously this year – SF, Houston, Detroit, Chicago, and GB. This tells me our coaches know how to game plan an opponent they already are familiar with. I predict that the D will stifle GB and frustrate Rodgers.

  141. By Eggnog on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    All I know is if the Giants can be the 5th or6th seeds last season 2011 -2012 and took them self in to the Super Bowl and beat the patriots and won the Super Bowl so why not the vikings anything is possible counting on coach bill small play book for sure ah ha !

  142. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Where is Percy ???…

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/185610782.html

  143. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    I’d rather be in FL rehabbing too

  144. By Vikes4life06 on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Wildcard Weekend preview, let’s upset the Packers!!

  145. By Parkway on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    This offseason is going to make us big time contenders for years to come

  146. By NO WORRIES ! on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    for safety , they are going to stop selling beer at the half time !!! w/extra security !!! someone is worried about these two teams actions ,from the fans !!! GO GET EM VIKES !!!!

  147. By Mike B. on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings4Life is your vid of you. you might want to drop the profanity. It makes you come off as an idiot. That said I agree if Peterson gets 150 to 198 yards the Packers are having a bad day. The real issue is can we stop Rodger’s passing attack. We are going to find an answer to this if we are going to win the game. I have a feeling contrary to what some have said, we have a good shot at winnning this game. Anytime 2 teams meet 3 times in a season that third game is a toss up. We contain Rodgers or keep him off the field, we will win the game. That needs to be the key.

  148. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    More fuel for AP to burn the pack with, Rodgers comes out and publicly says that the MVP has got to be the QB. what a joke I hope AP gashes them for his all time single game high in yards

  149. By Dr. Remulak on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    This is the Playoffs, you know AD is gonna ratchet it up a notch. I bet he runs over 250 tomorrow.

    We just need our D to have a game like they did in Houston and hold GB to just FG’s.

    Let’s embarrass these A-Holes in their own house, just like the Giants did last year!!!!!!!!!!!

  150. By dan smith on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Walsh sets an nfl record for field goals over 50 yards, putting us into the playoffs. He won several games outright for us. He has had a major impact on special teams civerage this year. He has assisted in at least one open field tackle to save a touchdown. His points are equal to Gary Anderson of 1998, the year we missed the Supwr Bowl. RG3 is spectacular, but had a few bad games that cost his team. Russell Wilson started weak and put up really good numbers. Andrew Luck has the most interceptions in the league. Walsh has not lost a game for us, he is dead on accurate, and has been remarkable almost evwry game. The debate goes on if he should win the rookie of the year, but a pro bowl, nfl records, game winningvfield goals and he isnt listed as pepsi maxc’s rookie of the year. He is another victim of the discourse the media has towards the Vikes. If we win it all we can enjoy them apologizing for their ignorance.

  151. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Are we playing these worthless Packers again ???…

    How many times do we have to embarrass this Packers D with our running game…Before we can move to a team with a little more talent ???… ;-)

    I mean, the Packers actually put up a decent fight last Sunday…Why not leave it at that ???…Do you really just have to humiliate these cheese-heads…To move on in the playoffs ???…

    Oh well, so be it then…

    Don’t worry all you long haired girlie blond Packer LB’s…AP will not run a full 200 on you again ( I don’t think)…Maybe he will be nice and stop at 195 yards on the ground…And have Gerhart add on another 150 to finish you bozo’s off…
    Once and for all !!!…

    Unleash the BEAST & the ALBINO RHINO on the Packers tomorrow night !!!!

    GO VIKINGS !!!

  152. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Andy Reid goes to KC…

  153. By The 1 And Only PurplHaze! on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Sharon Rogers needs to eat his teeth tomorrow … Jared, Everson … You listening?

    All Day … Rogers says you don’t deserve to be the 2012 MVP, and that the award should go to Peyton Manning! Let This Fuel You Towards the 300 Yard Mark Tomorrow! I Believe You Can Do It!

    SKOL VIKINGS!!! BEAT THE STUFFING OUT OF THE PACKERS!!!

  154. By We need three touchdowns between Rudolph and Peterson on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikes have started fast in our four consecutive wins on offense but We need to start with the ball and score seven first drive just like we did in the dome. Throw the ball when the wind is at our backs and run it with number 28 when it is not. That is a luxtury the pack does not have. If Frazier wins the toss he differ if it means we will have the wind in our favor in the fourth quarter though in which case three and out time then score seven. Look to see Peterson have 40 carries.

  155. By .) on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    :)

  156. By We need three touchdowns between Rudolph and Peterson on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Not to mention 240 yards doing it based on his reg season avg.

  157. By We need three touchdowns between Rudolph and Peterson on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder needs to throw for 150 and no picks or fumbles that is it.

  158. By Spike on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Is it Saturday yet ?

  159. By liito on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Peterson, Blair, and the whole Vikings team will continue to surprise and WIN WIN WIN WIN !

  160. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Well i thought we had a chance, until Skip Bayless picked us to win.

  161. By liito on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Excitement is in the air. Let the battle begin!

  162. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    NFL AM was doing a thing on who has the edge between Vikes and Packers. On D one of the guys said he gives the Packers D the edge because they “have been trending well vs AP” wtf? how can anyone possibly say Packer D has done anything positive vs AP

  163. By Troutdaddy on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    So many people are counting the Vikings out this weekend against the Whackers. I know it is going to be a close game, but the Vikings are fired up and know that this is huge for them to make a statement. My prediction- the Vikings will win- dramatically and everyone is going to remember this game. My take is that Walsh will win it for us with a long field goal. 27 to 24, Vikings! No rest for the weary, lets scream louder and harder than ever this weekend. I Bleed Purple… Nuf said…

  164. By Parkway on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Need a perfect game along with some turnovers in our favor tomorrow

  165. By 1vikingsfan on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    After this game everyone will think Frazier and spielman are geniuses. I hope we change our OC this off-season but we have Musgrave right now so yea.
    Why not picking up tavon Austin in the draft?

  166. By 1vikingsfan on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Trade Percy and get tavon Austin!!
    http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=/#/watch?v=7ob_YkwLiSI

  167. By Parkway on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    We need some big WR

  168. By Ozzinator on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Pay Mistral Raymond!

  169. By 1vikingsfan on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    True parkway but i wouldn’t like vikings to stick with harvin. He has shown immaturity and vikings to trade him and get tavon and we still can draft a big WR.

  170. By Parkway on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield feeling better with a different cast. That is good news

  171. By 1vikingsfan on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Or FA. How old is branch from NE?

  172. By The 1 And Only PurplHaze! on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Jared … PLEASE?

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/321050_147150112102596_2117098964_n.jpg

  173. By The 1 And Only PurplHaze! on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    So what’s the verdict between Alshon Jeffries and Reuben Randle? Who was better in their rookie season?

    My pick … Randle … Then again, he did have Eli Manning throwing him the ball. =)

  174. By dee jay born on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    besides needing Ponder to play well i think the other X factor on offense has to be Blair Walsh. on defense Eveson Griffen will be key in this game. he has lined up as an end and as a DT and has given the Packers line problems because he has one on one and they’re too busy trying to contain Jared Allen and he has gotten to Aaron Rogers..

  175. By The 1 And Only PurplHaze! on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    They were pretty much even in stats. I think they’re probably equally good.

    And I misspelled. It’s Alshon Jeffrey. My bad.

  176. By The 1 And Only PurplHaze! on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Alshon Jeffery … Sheesh! :-/

  177. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    The best rookie receivers were Blakmon, Kendall Wright, and Josh Gordon.

  178. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    and T.Y. Hilton.

  179. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    and of course Jarius Wright!

  180. By Vikings1 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    @OTKalil2012

    Just curious as to why you refer to Toby Gerhart as the “Albino Rhino”?

  181. By Parkway on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully we get an extra 3rd rounder for Toby

  182. By Ozzinator on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Where is Fred Jones?
    Oz misses ol’ Fredward!
    Ozzy also thinks ol’ Jonesy speaks the truth most of the time. Ol’ Oz wants Fred to return to this blog.

  183. By Ozzinator on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    @ Fred, do you think we still have O line issues?

  184. By Ozzinator on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    @ Fred, Is Webb really as good as you think he is?

  185. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    By Vikings1 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    @OTKalil2012

    Just curious as to why you refer to Toby Gerhart as the “Albino Rhino”?

    ___________________________

    Just a nick name I heard someone use a few times while talking about Gerhart…And it stuck with me…
    I used to watch many wildlife clips about Africa…And Gerharts style very much reminds of a rhino attacking…Head down and just ramming into defenders…

  186. By Saddy on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings 21 Packers 17

    SKOL vikings!!

  187. By Tru Speed on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    I wounder if Webb will really play ? play action to peterson left…. QB runs right…..Priceless!

  188. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    That is another reason Spielman should want Gerhart to see some carries in this game…

    I think the Vikings will continue to run the ball effectively in this game against the Packers…If they do…They will need to spell AP some…To keep him fresh through out the playoffs…

    Playing Gerhart also shows his value as a RB to other teams…Playing Gerhart and having him be successful in this game…Will help Spielman get best value for him in a trade scenario in the off season….If they go that route…

    But first of all…We need to win this game !!!…AP is our best weapon in the running game…But he will need to be spelled…To last well into the playoffs…

    It will be interesting to see….Just how much both, AP and Gerhart will be used in this game ???…I expect plenty !!!

  189. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Well…Webb better be ready to rock and roll !!!…

    Ponder is questionable for this game…If his arm doesn’t get loose tomorrow night ???…This will be Joe Webb’s game to shine…

    Webb has been getting plenty of practice reps this week…So Ponder might not play ???…

    So be prepared Viking faithful….

  190. By Parkway on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Finally Webb can show everyone whats up

  191. By Ozzinator on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    and that just might be nothing…………..

  192. By Parkway on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    or everything…..

  193. By Ozzinator on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t put all your eggs in one basket Parkway

  194. By Spencer on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Game day tomorrow.
    We need you Cook!

  195. By DrinkHeavy on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    We’re gonna win 26-24 with a late kick (again) by Blair Walsh. We will score a defensive touchdown and get another from Ponder running one in. AP will have 145 yds rushing and Sherels will have a career day returning kicks. Rogers will leave the game in the 3rd qtr with an injured shoulder. Nuff said.

    GO VIKES

  196. By BlueBird7 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Oz,

    I, and Fred have been waiting all year to watch Joe Webb play.

    If Ponder gets injured again, why not just join us and watch.

    You claim Mistral needs to be paid! I say Webb needs to play!:)

  197. By .) on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    .)

  198. By john 61 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    if we win it will be buy 10,if we loose it will be 20+,hope ponder has a good steady game,this is going to be a knock out fight, ap has to have a good game or gerhart, just need to hang onto the ball

  199. By BlueBird7 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    *&*#@++ Smiley

  200. By vikings rule on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    they will not let Ponder run because he’s hurt

  201. By Ozzinator on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    @ BB7, I will definately join you and Fredward and watch if Webb has to play.
    BTW, I’m kidding about Mistral:)

  202. By vikings rule on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is hurt so start Webb, Ponder isn’t any good anyway

  203. By xmasboy on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Shut them up. Shut them all up…the annalists, the announcers, the media…SHUT GREENBAY UP! Everyone in the media is so high from eating that stinky green cheese. I don’t care if we lose the next 10 games…beat GREENBAY, and SHUT EVERYONE’S MOUTH!

  204. By vikings rule on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    It is very rare to see Ponder complete a pass to his second read. He gets locked into a receiver. If that receiver isn’t open, the play is usually done. Ponder often has to see the player open before throwing instead of anticipating. This was true even during this excellent stretch of play. Those Vikings receivers have just been open the last two weeks

  205. By gbprsRyodaddy on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t make yo daddy too mad. yo daddy GB already mad. Don’t do it. don’t do it.

    Now you done it! He mad now!. Yo daddy GB gonna smack the x off xmasboy and all the other queen beaches.

  206. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Well aren’t you just the cutest little thing.

  207. By vikings rule on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is so bad, they don’t even compare Ponder to Rodgers, they compare AP to rodgers

  208. By Snoose on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Jared Allen will be ferocious, AP will be brutal, Ponder will come in confident (I think the elbow thing might be a bit of gamesmanship) The weather will favor a running game. We win this thing. Support your team,

  209. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Right now he is our starting quarterback so you going to have to look past that.

  210. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Lets see how the refs ruin the game tomorrow night ???…

  211. By Parkway on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Sw ope looking like more than a 5th roun der

  212. By Parkway on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

  213. By vikings rule on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    i don’t understand these packer fans in minnesota. i can see it if they moved here from Wisconsin, but most were born and raised here

  214. By gbprsRyodaddy on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Packer fans got noses and they can smell like GrandDaddyBurps

  215. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    What do you call a Packer fan with half a brain?

  216. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Take your time

  217. By PurplHaze on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Smart, GDP? hahahahahahaha

  218. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Gifted

  219. By chris b on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I hope ponder deosnt mess this up for us. We need AJ Sherals and J Rob to play there best.

  220. By vikingsfann28 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I wanna see 200+ from AD and c. Ponder

  221. By vikingsfann28 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Chris b. I don’t think he will he been playing very well last 2 weeks

  222. By chris b on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I hope he plays his best game. A win in the playoffs would do alot for this team next year.

  223. By Spike on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Is it 7:00 yet?

  224. By Mike B. on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I haven’t seen many “experts” picking the Vikings to win this game. Well I am hoping for the Upset then. I think Ponder will start and we will do well. I have no doubt if need be Webb can back up Ponder if need be. That’s what he’s been training all season to do.

  225. By Snoose on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    There has hardly been an “expert pick us in a month.

  226. By Kathy P on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Well Mike B: We have been in the underdogs in the last (4) games. We have fought tooth&nail and WON, but still NO RESPECT GIVEN!! If we can pull this one off at Lambeau, THEN and ONLY THEN, we just might get the respect that we so rightly deserve. Our D-Line needs to stop Rodgers and blitz him often. We have to play extremely aggressive D in this game. Secondary are going to have to be aware of GB’s receivers and get them covered downfield cause Rodgers will want a show of strength right from the get-go. KEEP PENALTIES TO A MINIMUM IS ALSO KEY TO THIS GAME! It’s going to be very tough fight between these two teams I think. The Vikes haven’t quenched their hunger yet and they DO have the momentum. It won’t be a blow-out as some are predicting. Hope its true that statistically, cold weather favors Run>Pass. I wish the VIkes every bit of luck I can muster as ALL fans should be doing. Jared: please wrap that “belt” around Rodgers neck and squeeze VERY tightly! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!

  227. By Mike B. on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I think even winning tonight will leave us the underdogs for the entire playoffs. The experts predicted we will be a bottom dweller all season and now we are in the playoffs. Makes it pretty hard for them to swallow that they could be wrong all along. I know I have been happily suprised they have done so well. The whole team has been working together will a single focus to win football games. I would love to see this team make it to the big game.

  228. By Snoose on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Will Winfield play tonight?? Sure would be nice.

  229. By Smith22DMVP on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Winfield is supposed to play with a different cast on that he says feels better.

    NFL Live is actually giving the Vikes some love wierd.

  230. By VikingsonFire on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I just checked the Packer blog. Their fans are worried as sh*t. We got a chance here folks. SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  231. By Snoose on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, I saw the same thing. They are not nearly as confident as the “experts” are. Truth is, the Packers have not been as dominant, during the playoffs, at Lambeau as they once were. I don’t think they like the weather anymore than anybody else.

  232. By VikingsonFire on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I gotta Feeling!!! this years gonna be a good year!!!!this years gonna be the VIKINGS year!!!!

  233. By autobon7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t forget that Rodgers has never won a home game in the playoffs. Seems a little unreal but I’m sure it’s in the back of his mind (maybe the front). I think this game is a LOT more even than the experts are predicting. Griffin….would love to see another monster game, Allen needs to turn it up, ALL DBs…lets play the best game of the year, AP IS AP…….Ponder no mistakes, all WRs catch the ball, no missed tackles, keep penalties to a min, Joe Webb….stay loose my friend as we may need you. SKOL VIKINGS

  234. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Snoose

    Happy as a Lark in Springtime that you sounded the Alarm on your posts!

    After watchin Adrian Peterson yesterday on NFL doing his thing!

    It gave me a good feeling about tonights game! I really believe tonight is ripe!

    I would like to see the Vikings beat the Tar (and moldy cheeze) out of GreenBay!

    My VCR is tuned up and ready! I know the Vikings are and will also be ready!

  235. By gbprsRyodaddy on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Reply to GrandDaddyBurps
    What Do you call a Viking Fan with half a brain?
    A half @$$’d Queen

  236. By Vikes4life on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    that made no sense at all. HAs to be a Packer fan. morons.

  237. By Vikes4life on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    What do you call a female packer fan who is faster than her brother????

  238. By Vikes4life on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    A virgin!! (dont expect packerbackers to get that one)

  239. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    gdprsRyodaddy (Or Gypsy-Rose-Lee) or something like that

    What do you call a mess of jumbed letters that sqrium all over the blog? answer:

    A Big can of worms dug up from Lambeau Field!

    Or maybe a big, smelly pile of chicken poop dug up from the same place:(

  240. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Wobbs; We need a NEW blog and soon, before the Sun goes down!

    Or get out of Dodge before the sun comes up! Is this backwards?

  241. By Spike on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Is it 7:00 yet ?

  242. By We need three touchdowns between Rudolph and Peterson on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Is this the time to break out the old Fleaflicker play because gurantee you the packers would bite with number 28 in the back field.

  243. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Playoff games…Refs will allow more contact and holding in these games…Vikings will have to carefully find out how much they can get away with in this game ???..
    Because the Packers will be…

    Keep the penalties down…Stay in your gaps LB core…Stay aggressive on offense and defense…No lead is safe….

    PLAY TO WIN THE GAME !!!!….

    Go Vikings !!!

  244. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Kalil,

    It’s hard to believe the Packers could hold more than they did last week!

  245. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Going to be a tough game, no one picking us

  246. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @autobon7,

    It’s hard to believe that the Vikings and Packers have only squared off for one playoff game in their history!

    Joe Webb has been waiting for his opportunity. I just hope the Vikings offensive coaches have him ready. You always have to have your #2 QB ready.

    Jones told the fan base that back in August. (But did you guys listen?)

  247. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Snoose,

    I think you are correct about the Packers not liking their weather better than anyone else.

    Besides…the Vikings may actually have more northerners on their roster than the Pack. That could make a difference. Studies have shown that northerners do better in hot weather than southerners do in cold weather.

  248. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    No one picking us due to our QB

  249. By Ozzinator on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, you guys are right, the packer fans are very nervous on their sight!

  250. By Ozzinator on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Believe the fans!

  251. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Snoose,

    Aaron Rodgers is a California boy born, and raised.

    Perhaps he has trouble gripping the football in cold weather.
    (Our QBs are from the south, so I guess that’s not much help. Joe Webb does have HUGE hands. Joe may have an advantage in cold weather.)

  252. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    JonesOFdogg has to believe this game is a toss-up.

  253. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Mike B,

    I believe you are right, the Vikings will be underdogs all the way through the playoffs. But, they will pick up believers along the way!

  254. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    If we can pull out this game we will beat the Falcons too

  255. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    OTKalil,

    The refs can do themselves a huge favor by calling the game TIGHT in the first quarter. They can’t allow all the holding on the offensive line or it will just get worse as the game progresses.

    They should have learned that after the last game (if we have the same crew).

  256. By Vikings1 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway

    Going to be a tough game, no one picking us
    ————————————————————————————————————
    “AND THAT MY FRIEND IS WHY YOU PLAY THE GAME”, underdogs have to earn respect and prove the so called experts wrong and we have the last 4 weeks so who cares if they don’t respect us, we as fans respect our team! GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  257. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway,

    The jonesOFdogg still maintains that it is the team that make the QB, and not the QB that makes the team.

    We have to block up front, run the ball, and get receivers open.

    If we do that, the QB will look good, whether it’s Ponder or Webb at the helm.

  258. By PAVikesFan30 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Same recipe for success for tonight’s game as last week’s game. Offensively, Ponder must extend drives with crucial 3rd down conversions. He must also not turn the ball over. Defensively, we need to limit the big plays from their pass game and put pressure on Rodgers. Our guys need to hit him when it counts. SPecial teams always plays a vital role in playoff games. A big play here or there can be the difference. Bottom line, if Ponder can make enough plays, we have a shot to win!!

  259. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    This game is all about our secondary and whether or not Ponder can play a clean game.

  260. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Vikings1,

    It would be nice to see the Vikings featured on ESPN instead of the Giants, Redskins, Cowboys, and Eagles all the time.

    (But I guess that is why it is called EASTERN sports network)

  261. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway and PA,

    Yes, the keys to victory are always the same.

    KFan brought up the fact that players celebrate too much during the game. This is a HUGE factor that JonesBoy has constantly harped on..

    ACT LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE!!!

    There should be a penalty on mid-field celebrations. Kids are getting the wrong idea, and it’s very disrespectful to do that to an opponent.

  262. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    All the celebrating takes away from your team’s game. It takes energy to celebrate, and you can incite your opponent.

    It’s not worth it.

    Barry Sanders always handed the ball to the official after a score.

    That’s class, and he is in the Hall of Fame.

  263. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    YOU may not enjoy the JONES rant on this, but it is an area the Vikings could improve upon.

    It would make them a better team.

  264. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway,

    We must also have pressure on the QB.

  265. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Like the Griffen play when I think he sacked Rodgers or got a stop or something, and was too busy celebrating, meanwhile GB hurried to the line and did a quick pass for a 1st down. Had he gone back and reset maybe he pressures Rodgers and he can’t make that throw or the ball gets batted down?

  266. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Jones believes that Marcus Sherels can improve significantly this week. He has had very few opportunities to play defensive back in the NFL. In addition, Sherels was mostly a wide receiver in college. He will benefit from the game reps he gets.

    He is arguably the quickest player the Vikings have ever had! Has anyone noticed how when he falls down he’s up even faster than he fell! That is an amazing trait no one else has on the Vikings.

  267. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @Parkway,

    Yes…you hit the nail on the head. Sometimes we are so busy celebrating we forget that there is a lot of football left to play.

    Football is about teamwork over individual glory. I think Frazier is trying to teach our young guys that.

  268. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah it seems like our team is generally better than most in that category, but that one play stuck out in my mind. None of our players do the obnoxious TD celebrations like so many other players on other teams do.

  269. By norsejeremyw on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Interesting results on that study, Frederick Jones~ Smart football would be key for tonight’s matchup for our Purple Bretheren~ Trick plays a definite plus~

  270. By norsejeremyw on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Like KC, Parkway? haha~

  271. By Frederick Jones on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    @norsejeremyw,

    Yes…SMART football could make a difference in a game like this. It’s difficult for Jones to see this one being a runaway by one team. It should be close.

    Little things…

  272. By norsejeremyw on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I concur~

  273. By norsejeremyw on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I’m headin outside to feed my backyard birds. I may be back here, laters~

  274. By Ozzinator on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Ol’ Freddogg speaks the truth. That celebrating garbage has got to stop! Show some discipline!

  275. By TheRealDon on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Why are ppl riding with the Packers in this game so hard..Were we not killing them the first game till our qb gave it up

  276. By Ozzinator on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Like when someone on the defense makes a stop on a run play, and sits there shaking his head no and waving his hand, acting like a hot shot, then gets totally smoked on the next play for a touchdown. No class! Dumbarse.

  277. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    These are a few trick plays suggestions for Frazier and Mustgraves

    1. Trick Spike. This has worked in the past. Wright in the flat.

    2. Statue of Liberty.. Given to Peterson.

    3. Fake Field goal. If out of Blairs range. (Is that possible?)

    4. Kick off Return reverse. Great for Joe Webb to take off.

  278. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Mike W.

    Where is the list of who is not playing tonight?\

    I hope you didn’t include MBT again. If Ponder & Webb are out, who would QB?

  279. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  280. By vikefan47 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    profile photo
    Dan Wiederer 2m
    Have been told it is “looking more likely” Joe Webb will start tonight. Still no final word. But Vikings much closer to Plan B.

  281. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    NFL site posted that the Vikings Players have not been told if Ponder will start.

  282. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  283. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    WOBBLESSSS LESS IS MORE!!!???? Where are the blogs??? This is a joke! We are in the playoffs and no new blogs? You have the most bloggers of any NFL site– what the?

  284. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Webb has been taking snaps all week. He should be ready if needed tonight.

  285. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Oh, I know what will happen– about 630– till midnight there will be about 10 blogs– every time a discussion gets going, a new one will pop up. Like Congress, not doing your job.

  286. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    GreenBay,

    Yes, be afraid! Be VERY afraid if Joe Webb has to take over for Ponder!

  287. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Webb is going to put on a show

  288. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Whom ever is the Quaterback tonight, Ponder, Webb, MBT. Take it to GreenBay!

    This game I REALLY want, even more so then last week! ON 3. 1,2,3 !

  289. By dee jay born on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder bashers may get their wish tonight. nevertheless if Joe Webb is in,time for you to show up and shine..

  290. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I mentioned earlier that fans should be prepared for Webb to start…

    I think the chance of Webb playing at some point during the game are pretty high…
    And for Webb starting the game about 50/50 ???…

    No matter what happens ????…GO PONDER OR WEBB !!!!…

    GO VIKINGS !!!!…GO TEAM !!!!…

  291. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    With the entire Viking Team playing not good, but GREAT Football ! GO!

  292. By Spencer on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, Webb might actually get some playing time?

  293. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Um just heard Ponder will start but Webb will have “significant role” in tonight’s game. So we’ll see.

  294. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, OTK. And I have been yelling and screaming for BOTH of them to play.
    .
    To have a plan in place to play both in the same game! Mess up the defense!

  295. By dee jay born on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    i don’t know if there’s any new wrinkles in the gameplan if Joe Webb starts,but if he does i hope we have some kind of QB option play in there to take advantage of his speed around the edges,and to also keep the Packers defense off balanced..

  296. By Matthias on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Totally agree with Titus. Always then I start blogging a new blog pops up… But I guess I won’t have time to blog anyways… Watching the game is more important to me.

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  298. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    If Ponder is hurt…I am just very happy Frazier is doing the right thing…In sitting Christian down…And playing a healthy Webb !!!…

    I like smart coaching decisions !!!,,,And protecting your players is the right thing to do !!!…Playoffs or not…

    If Ponder can’t play…

    Webb is the next man up…GO JOE !!!!…

  299. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    O my how great would it be to beat the Packers 2 weeks in a row ?

    Would Joe Webb still receive no respect after beating the Packers tonight?

  300. By dee jay born on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    whomever starts or plays tonight..JUST MANAGE THE GAME AND STAY FOCUSED.

  301. By Matthias on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Around 5:30 there will be blog about the inactives today. Be patient.

  302. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Who in our secondary is going to step up? We need at least one INT today to stay in this one.

  303. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  304. By Matthias on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I would still activate Ponder. Nobody would know if he actually will start or not. And if they let Ponder play they still can switch him.

  305. By chris b on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I think our D is more important than who starts at QB. Our secondary needs to play better than they did last week. Hopefully windfield can make a difference while he is in there. Cant wait for this game to start.

  306. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I am happy to hear Joe got some practice in with the first team this week…
    Things could get crazy and fun tonight !!!…

    And that’s the way it should be !!!… ;-)

  307. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Looks like snow most of the game, but temps in the mid 20s with a light wind/

  308. By Spencer on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Id rather Webb come in as relief, not the starter.

  309. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I would rather have Webb come in and Start…

    Shows the coach has confidence in Joe to get the job done !!!…

    If Ponder is hurt…Start Joe…

  310. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Ya 2 QB system rarely goes well

  311. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer

    You just may get your wish! And mine! Mess up the GB Defense big time!

  312. By chris b on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    If ponder is hurt he will not play very well. If they do play him he will have 3 int throw for less than 50% and have under a 100 yards passing. We need to start webb. In ponder I have no trust

  313. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Could be an amazing day. If Webb puts on a huge performance, could get another team interested in giving up some picks for him as well. Look what one good game did for Flynn.

  314. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    There are a lot of things to watch for if Webb does come in tonight….A lot of things Ponder does very well…
    Taking snaps from the center cleanly…
    Not fumbling the ball away on hand offs to AP…
    Or forgetting snap counts…etc…

    Little things can make a BIG difference in games…But not saying anything like that will happen…Just things to watch for…

    I wonder if MBT will be active then also tonight ??…
    I would think he would be..

    GO VIKKINGS !!!

  315. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    If Ponder does not play, I am very worried about our chances.

  316. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  317. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  318. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I think Wobbs is jinxing us !!!…

    No new blog yet today ???…

    Not even a weather report ???…

  319. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    Don’t be a “Worry-Wart”. You will only add to your gray (or it it grey?) hair.

    Webb will do just great, like before in the past..

  320. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    That about cuts it then…No Ponder… :-(

    GO JOE AND MBT !!!…

    When life hands you lemons ??…
    Its time to make lemonade !!!…. ;-)

  321. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe you will get to see your boy Thompson also. That would also be great!

  322. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t have gray hair Bluebird— most people think I am about 35.

  323. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    So, we have a playoff game and you’re going to bring in MBT for the first time this season? Well, wouldn’t that be interesting when the new kid gun slings us to victory?

  324. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    MBT MBT MBT

  325. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  326. By VF209 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I think with Joe Webb and AP it might kinda be like Alfred Morris and RG3 in as far as having 2 great runners and that is said with nothing against Ponder just saying if he is hurt I would rather have a healthy QB and Joe Webb has been a class act all season on the bench.

  327. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I just watched the Eagles game Joe Webb won last night … I usually put something on to fall asleep to and I choose the Vikings Tuesday night game vs the Eagles last night … Now Joe Webb might start tonight … Parkway … something mysterious in the world.

  328. By Saddy on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Just in case if you guys want to see what the weather is like in Lambau – live cam

    http://nfl.packers.com/multimedia/live_cams/

  329. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  330. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    If Webb and AD both get 200 yards rushing we should be good.

  331. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  332. By Bigfan1 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Come on Vikes, another W.

  333. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    WOW Im getting more confident. Packers did not prepare for Joe. LOOK OUT VIKINGS WIN

    BEAT THE PACKERS 2 IN A ROW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  334. By Dueyz on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Imagine the talk of the town if MIN wins this game….SKOL!

  335. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Dueyz …. Joe Webb for Governor :)

  336. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  337. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    No gray hair? You might have after the game starts!! Maybe MBT will add them.

    That is after Webb puts the Vikings ahead. Also have a message for Frazier

    Message: Keep your trap shut on how you will use your two remainting QB’s!!!!

  338. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for Joe. Let’s see another primetime performance like the one against the Eagles.

  339. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Or Denver, Chicago, add this one Joe!

  340. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  341. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder officially declared inactive

  342. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder officially out … heard on Texans game

  343. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    This game is too important for the anti-Webb people to wish him bad luck!

    My VCR is warmed up and ready! Like Spike says “Is it 7:00 yet”?

  344. By Mike B. on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is out this game just on TV

  345. By Erik the Red on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Snip snap, if Webb want’s to prove himself, this is definitely the game to do it. I’m stating the obvious I know, but I’m a bit nervous

  346. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    OK Ponder haters got their wish … here we go Joe

  347. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  348. By Gabriel on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    this could work welll for the vikes, if webb puts a solid game together he could be a valuable asset for a trade but its a shame to see ponder miss a playoff game and i dont trust joe webb. Hopefully ill be proved wrong

  349. By Mike B. on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Good luck to Webb this is his game now.

  350. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Our game plan doesn’t change much… they will still roll him out… we’ll still give it to AD a bunch…. and hope that our QB doesn’t make any mistakes. Only Webb can run, so hopefully that helps.

  351. By Mike B. on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I think everyone should be thinking good thoughts and hope for the best from Webb and we can still win this game. Gooo Vikings.

  352. By Erik the Red on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    The one thing I think will be good is his running potential, if he can start out throwing well, then that can turn to our advantage

  353. By vikingmike on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I guess all the Webb fans will get their chance tonight. The good thing is the Pack probably didn’t game plan for Webb

  354. By Mike B. on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s all get behind Webb Time to kick the packers.

  355. By chris b on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Advantage Vikings.

  356. By Old School on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    JOE WEBB = RG3!

    PACK IS DONE!

  357. By OTKalil2012 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I have no idea what will happen in this game ???…

    But what ever happens…Should be very interesting !!!… ;-)

    GO JOE WEBB !!!…

    GO VIKINGS !!!…

  358. By Saddy on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Let’s Go, Webb time and he will come big, now Charles woodson can’t zone in on AP, Webb can run too and throw Wright as well, GB will be one confused unit tonight

  359. By Mike B. on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Obviously the pack hasn’t prepared for Webb so this could be an advantage. Will be a great game to watch.

  360. By Parkway on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

  361. By Old School on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    JOE WEBB IS IN……PACK PACK IT IN….JOE WEBB IS IN….PACK PACK IT IN!

  362. By Mike B. on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Seen that couple years ago Parkway he has talent no doubt.

  363. By TheRealDon on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    NEW BLOG

  364. By Shawn on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Pack will have to play 12 in the box … and they will still give up 250 yards rushing. If the refs dont throw a flag that is … its the Packers Im sure NFL refs will let them play 12 man defense

  365. By QB on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Ok Mr. Webb, here is your shot. Be the athelete you are and run like the wind.
    But remember you are gonna get alot of pressure, so step up in the pocket, and look for open receivers also. I wish all the best tonight!! Go Vikings!!

  366. By Dueyz on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, here goes Webb. I have nothing against Webb, but I’m really concerned about his lack of play time in the regular season to step straght into a Playoff game….

  367. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    The GreenBay Worms are already crawling on the New Blog! Go get ‘em!

  368. By Dueyz on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    I just don’t want to see Webb feel the pressure of this game and make mistakes. I just want him to run like he does, protect the ball, and make the throws when he needs to. Nothing fancy or excessive. C’mon, MIN, win this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  369. By BlueBird7 on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Dueyz

    You can place that right in the lap of Frazier and company!

  370. By Dueyz on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    …my blood pressure is so high it could cut through concrete…..we gotta get this one, Ladies and Gents.

  371. By Dueyz on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    BlueBird

    I hear ya. I don’t care HOW they do it, our coaches need to make and keep Webb comfortable tonight. Let him work within his skillsets and not push the game plan beyond his scope. (I’ve already chewed off all my nails and am currently snacking on my knuckles)

  372. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    Wow– I think with the Packers inability to stop AP, a healthy dose of say, 110 yards of Webb rushing — add 200 for AP, and Packers may have the ball for a few minutes.

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