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Sep 17 13 4:02 PM

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Minnesota QB Competition?


It finally looks as if the VIkings have gotten some competition to either boost Ponder's play or show him the way out. This competition comes in the form of rookie QB BJ Daniels, former USF stud. The owner of the Vikes, Nick Grindstaff, recently said at a press conference: "our new talent, BJ, provides us with the ability to take some pressure off of Adrian. Also, it provides the team with a sense of hope at the QB position that we just haven't seen in Ponder thus far." Sounds like a straight fire shot at Ponder's recent play, so let's see how he responds. As of now, Ponder is listed the starter, but that could change within the next three days. Currently at 2-2, Minnesota will do anything in its power to steal a win in the next game at home against the Panthers. That anything could include pulling Ponder and seeing what the youngster can do. Nick Grindstaff also went on to say, "if [BJ] can't succeed with the pieces we have around him on offense, there's probably not a good shot at him succeeding anywhere else. Thus, this is his one shot at showing what he can do in the big leagues."




Stay tuned for more updates and positional overviews of this young Vikings squad.
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Sep 22 13 3:07 PM

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Patterson back in action

After Patterson's injury in week 2, Da'rick Rogers and Greg Jennings had to bump up their game. With a combined 1,000+ yards in 5 games, they certainly did just that; however, Patterson's big game in week 7 should remind teams of how dangerous this team can be when healthy. He went for 120+ yards and 2 touchdowns in a must-win situation against the Giants in his debut. Owner Nick Grindstaff noticed he was looking tired after kick returns and said they will have to work him back into that role. "He lost about a half-step but should be back to 100% within 3 weeks. For now, we'll split time between him and [Rodgers-Cromartie]." Despite the early injury problems and misleading stats, Patterson looks like a superstar in the making. We'll continue to track his progress to becoming an elite WR.
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Sep 26 13 9:51 PM

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Peterson does it again

Although he probably won't hit that 2,500 mark he spoke of in the offseason, he may very well break the record for rushing touchdowns in a singe season. Peterson currently has 16 through only 7 games, and he'll only need 11 more to tie Ladanian Tomlinson's 27 (2006). His last game was particularily special as he took 17 carries for 253 yards. He also added 4 tds on those carries with one coming off an 81 yard run right up the middle. Another guy that stepped up and helped in the 62-45 win against Green Bay was Christian Ponder. Ponder went out and completed 13/19 passes for 341 yards. Also, he threw for 4 tds and more importantly, no picks. If these trends continue, we could see Minnesota taking the NFC North spot, but it's going to be tough as the Lions are currently projected to go 11-5. Either way, this Vikings team has been electric to watch this year with a league leading 45 ppg, and it will certainly be in the running for one of those 6 NFC spots.

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