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2012 Preview: Minnesota Vikings

The 2012 Minnesota Vikings are already in trouble.  Last season, they went 3-13, and by looking at this upcoming season’s schedule, I see maybe one game that they can possibly win.  With their All Pro running back coming off a gruesome injury, a second year quarterback who has only one viable receiver, who, by the way, demanded a trade, this very week.  They still have a couple of weapons on defense, and they drafted a stud offensive lineman in the offseason.  But none of that will make them a viable team in 2012.

Fantasy Football Studs:  Adrian Peterson has been holding it down for Fantasy Footballers for years now.  He has been a top 5 fantasy player ever since he came into the league.  That could all end this year, due to the horrific injury he suffered last year.  Many have questioned whether he will ever play again.  Apparently, he’s gonna try.  So because of that, you can’t count him out.  Toby Gerhart did a decent job filling in for AP, but he’s no Peterson and no stud.  Percy Harvin, who asked to be traded, is another stud….when he’s on the field.  He has suffered from migraines which impedes his ability to even get suited up.  But when he plays, he’s electric.  

Area of Strength:  It will be interesting to see if there will be any areas of strength for the Vikings this season.  The running game will be featured a lot, even if Peterson isn’t a factor.  Gerhart is a bruiser, but he lacks swiftness and quickness.  He can be an asset as a good pass catcher out of the backfield.  Another possible strength is the Minnesota defense.  Jared Allen is still a monster, and will wreak havoc in the opponent’s backfield.  He will also continue to hog tie QBs even while being double and triple teamed.

Area of Weakness:  The Vikings still have their work cut out for them on offense.  And with an unstable passing game, it’s going to be an uphill battle.  Christian Ponder is capable, and he will definitely get some much-needed help from new draftee Matt Kalil on the offensive line.  But outside of Harvin, there are no other decent receiving options.  The other receivers are not worth mentioning, so I won’t.  So, needless to say, the passing and   receiving  game will struggle through the entire 2012 season.

2012 Marquee Matchups:   Aside from the divisional games, the Vikings have a few other match ups.  Week 3, they face the 49ers.  Week 6 AP goes back to Washington where he acquired his injury last season. Close to Christmas, they head to Texas to face the Texans Week 16.

All Things Minnesota Vikings:  There are many ways to keep up with the 2012 Minnesota Vikings.  Here are a few… 

Blogs: Daily Norseman http://www.dailynorseman.com/ ; The Viking Age www.thevikingage.com ; Purple Jesus Diaries http://purplejesusdiaries.com/

Apps: Minnesota Vikings App for Iphone (by YinzCam/Vikings)

Fan Clubs:  The official fan club for the Vikings can be found on www.vikings.com under fan zone.

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Maybe Next Year-by Michael Sykes

Hello all, Michael Sykes of the SportsBlogMovement here. I’m the creator of “What’s Left on the Floor.” I write mostly about hoops and touch on other sports also. Follow me @ Mike_Nasty11 on twitter, email me @ shadowmikey@comcast.net and contact me on facebook @ taylormikey@rocketmail.com

I would like to thank Jeanita and Daryle for allowing me to do this guest post for them. They run a great blog with a unique perspective, from a Dallas man and a Redskin girl, with He Said She Said football. It makes for some great laughs but also some real sports facts. I encourage you all to keep reading!

Anyway, I’m here to talk about my lowly, lowly Eagles. After a loss to the New England Patriots—38-20—we are all but out of the playoff picture. After picking up so many offseason acquisitions I think we forgot about the most important thing. What thing was that? Team chemistry. Continue reading


Packers Lions Post Game-by Jeremy Wiebe

**Jeremy Wiebe is a writes for www.jsportsblogger.wordpress.com.  He is a bonafide Lions fan.  Jeremy also writes about hockey.  Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter: @jstar1973.  Jeremy is a proud member of Sports Blog Movement.

Another disappointing Thanksgiving in Detroit. 8 straight losses for the LIons on Turkey Day. The thing is, this year was supposed to be different. A 7-3 start and in playoff position, the Lions were expected to challenge the Green Bay Packers and give the defending Super Bowl Champions a stiff challenge. Alas it was not to be.

The Packers bested the Lions 27-15 to run their record to 11-0 and retain total control of the NFC North. The Lions showed they’re not ready for the big time yet by committing numerous dumb penalties and making poor decisions. The worst being DT Ndamukong Suh being ejected in the third quarter after stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Suh claimed in the post game news conference that he was stepping away from Dietrich-Smith and did not intentionally stomp on him. I don’t believe him. I love Ndamukong Suh but he needs to learn to control his emotions. His lack of discipline is hurting the Lions. Suh should be suspended for his actions and don’t be surprised if the league punishes him for this. Continue reading


A Broken Leg, a QB Change, a Scuffle, and Friendly Fans…Week 6

Once again, yesterday started off much the same as most Sundays during the NFL season do:  mixed with nervous optimism and excitement all at once.  We chose to hang out at Buffalo Wild Wings to take in the action.  We knew there would be a good mix of Skins fans, Eagles fans, Cowboys fans.  But also mixed in the crowd were Giants, Niners, Ravens, and Steelers fans.  The NFL was well represented and it was GREAT.  We love connecting and meeting new fans to share commonality and argue differences.  It was FANtastic!  What more could I ask for, wings, libation and football being the backdrop to a crowded sports bar.  I kept a close eye on the Skins/Eagles, as well as the Giants/Bills game, but the game that intrigued me the most was the Lions/Niners contest.  This was a great back and forth between the two surprise teams.  Of course we know the outcome by now:  the Niners edged the Lions, giving the Detroit team their first loss of the season. But after the game is what everyone can’t stop talking about:  one coach going after the other because of a handshake and a pat on the back?  C’mon Man (yeah, I stole that).  But seriously, are you kidding me.  Here’s my take on it.  One coach was vexed by the loss and the manner in which his team lost and the winning coach was HYPED that his team pull out a win in such a competitive game.  That’s it, case closed.  You got to learn how to stay out your feelings in the NFL, Win or Lose!  I was also happy to see the Bucs rebound from last week’s loss to take out the Saints.  But the most bizarre thing about the game was the coach got injured?  I saw Sean Payton getting carried off the field like he was playing.  I heard of being a player’s coach, but I think he took it a bit too far.  Anyway, we wish Coach Payton a speedy recovery.  Regarding the Cowboys/Pats game, I think the photographic evidence says it all.  

Note to Jason Garrett:  If you are going to have Tony ROmo as your QB, you might as well let him be who he is.  If you don’t trust him, get him off the field.  Mr. Garrett, you should be ashamed of yourself calling a shuffle pass on 3rd down with over two minutes left in the game.  YOU ARE PLAYING AGAINST TOM FREAKIN BRADY!

(still hurts) Continue reading


My View Of Sunday’s San Francisco/ Detroit Game-by Mike Patton

**Mike Patton blogs for “The Everyday Man’s Sports Blog” and is a member of Sports Blog Movement.

The 49ers came into Detroit with most thinking they would lose. Everyone was drinking the silver and blue Kool-Aid and ready to anoint this team. Well, somebody forgot to tell the 49ers. Arguably the most physical football team in the NFL, San Francisco came in and imposed their will on the Lions. Continue reading


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