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Team Report Cards: Vikings Can't Be a One-Man Show

2012 Record: 10-6


Grade: B+


The Good:

 

  • - The Vikings finished the season on a 4-game winning streak and reached the playoffs for the 27th time in franchise history.
  • - RB Adrian Peterson had a career season by rushing for over 2,000 yards.
  • - In the offseason they acquired Seattle’s first round pick and added free agent WR Greg Jennings.

 

The Bad:

 

  • - QB Christian Ponder’s inconsistencies led to an anemic passing attack.
  • - Losing WR Percy Harvin and DB Antoine Winfield will make things harder this season.
  • - Highlighted by the units meager 10 interceptions, their pass defense was a problem all year.  

 

The Future:


  • - Draft Positions #23 & #25: LB Manti Te’o, WR Keenan Allen, and QB Geno Smith
  • - Free Agent Targets: WR Brandon Lloyd, CB Rashean Mathis, and DT Richard Seymour
  • - Trade: Considering the lack of sure-thing first rounders, the Vikings would be smart to trade down and add more picks.

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  • Minnesota Vikings

    June 6, 2013

    brettdabossfavre · draftee

    The Vikings did great in the draft and I think they will have a great season.

  • Minnesota Vikings

    May 7, 2013

    taupaese42 · draftee

    yeah buddie

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 27, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    they got sharriff floyd

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 27, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    @plnoy, the redskins traded their pick to the rams to draft rg3

  • Washington Redskins

    April 26, 2013

    plnoy · draftee

    WHERES THE REDSKINS?

  • Chicago Bears

    April 26, 2013

    loveasiah · draftee

    bear ever day all day

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 24, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    yeah @vikingfan728! Definitely!

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 24, 2013

    vikingfan728 · mvp

    vikings will do better and definetly without doubt will win their division.

  • Houston Texans

    April 24, 2013

    aggiebug · practice squad

    hey im not the first comment so goooooo Texans!!!!!!!

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 23, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    Cordelle Patterson And Mantì Teò

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 23, 2013

    packfan892 · 2nd string

    umm squibb that wuz the first comment?

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 23, 2013

    minvikings58 · practice squad

    the future is beter.

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 23, 2013

    49pops · draftee

    WWWWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWWWW

  • New England Patriots

    April 23, 2013

    squibby9 · draftee

    they also have to make that defense way better

  • New England Patriots

    April 23, 2013

    squibby9 · draftee

    the vikes need a good qb. They gotta trade ponder for a guy that will be a backup this year like matt moore

  • New England Patriots

    April 23, 2013

    squibby9 · draftee

    first comment

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 23, 2013

    weddQBrun · draftee

    Cordelle Patterson and there gonna trade up 2 get cee miliner no geno

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 23, 2013

    packfan892 · 2nd string

    boo vikings!

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 23, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    1st comment

  • Indianapolis Colts

    April 23, 2013

    coltsman1812 · draftee

    i see than draft a reciver or going on defense

  • Buffalo Bills

    April 23, 2013

    sambills13 · draftee

    AP!!!!!!!

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 23, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    and that "one man show" deal...it worked out pretty good for them last year

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 23, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    why would they take geno?? they have cassel and ponder