Another week, another loss.
This week is somewhat different than previous weeks, however, as it is difficult to even find a “bright spot” to point out. Nobody’s individual performances were really much to get excited about. Toby Gerhart, Everson Griffen, and Benny Sapp would be candidates I suppose, but this 42-20 loss to the Saints was absolutely dreadful.
Veterans like Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen continue to express frustration after this loss, Peterson desiring more carries and Allen disagreeing with the fact that he was pulled late in the game.
In a week that featured a number of upsets, with the Colts getting their first win and the Packers getting their first loss, the Vikings continued to play a version of this game that only vaguely resembles American Football.
Fans can take some solace in the fact that this loss can only strengthen the Vikings draft position, with the number one overall pick again in sight.
The Vikings, as an organization, will be keeping a close eye on Christian Ponder over these last two games and there is more and more reason with each passing week to believe that he is still auditioning to be this team’s long term starter. Ponder himself seems to recognize this.
I don’t know where I am going with this post, I’ll be honest. I’m just simply out of things to write about this horrible team. So, I’ll end it on an interesting note.
The Vikings 2012 opponents are nearly set, with 14 of their 16 opponents already determined, and here they are:
HOME: Green Bay, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Arizona, Tennessee, and Jacksonville.
AWAY: Green Bay Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle Indianapolis, and Houston.
The last two spots will be filled by the last place teams of the NFC South and NFC East divisions.