Writing an article about what the Vikings are not doing well right now is entirely too easy. The fans in Minnesota need some positive things to look at, and there are a few.
Adrian Peterson is one of the top rushers in the league, although he has been under-utilized at times. Jared Allen is having one of his best seasons as a Viking. Allen is on pace to have 20 sacks for 2011. (WR)Michael Jenkins on offense and (LB)Chad Greenway on defense have looked good, if not great this season. So how does Minnesota win a game?
This week is simple. Double cover Larry Fizgerald and put Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb on the ground. This sounds simple, but anyone paying attention to the Vikings knows that nothing has been as expected. 0-4 just doesn’t happen in Minnesota, and the scariest part is that the Vikings could easily be 4-0. However, facts are facts.
I think Sunday’s game against Arizona comes down to two things; numbers and desire. These are two things that can pretty much determine any game. In Minnesota’s case, they need to show want and resiliency under pressure. As far as the numbers, they probably need AP to run for 120 yards(at least 60 of them in the second half), McNabb to throw for 200, and the Viking defense to record 3-4 sacks on Kolb. These are minimum numbers mind you.
Viking fans around the country are getting very restless with the QB situation, and that is putting it mildly. Minnesota’s season is probably over already, but if they lose this week, I guarantee you will see either Joe Webb or Christian Ponder get the starting nod against Chicago in week #6.
About the Author
Written by Sean Eckhardt
Univ of Alabama alumni. Born and raised outside Chicago, IL. Currently live in Florida. Some of my favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Heat, and the Florida Panthers. My interests outside of sports include music, outdoor activities, and anything with a motor(cars, bikes, boats, etc...).