Links Of The Week: Packer Week #1
The Vikings have officially entered survival mode (which they prefer to call “controlling their own destiny”) and will travel from one daunting task directly to another as they endevour to take down the Packers in their own house.
Let’s take a look around the web at some of the best articles regarding last week’s loss to Chicago, and the upcoming matchup in Green Bay:
- It could be that the clock is ticking on the Leslie Frazier era in Minnesota already.
- The Giants may have laid out a blue print for the Vikings to use against Green Bay this week.
- Jarius Wright has been able to take advantage of his two games on the active roster in ways that the other receivers have not.
- Christian Ponder was 0 for 10 (including an interception) on passes that went 10 yards or further down the field on Sunday. More interesting notes right here.
- Plain and simple: Jerome Simpson isn’t getting it done.
- A gallery of photos from Sunday’s loss to the Bears.
- Perhaps dropped passes are simply the latest excuse for Christian Ponder supporters to point to.
- Adrian Peterson’s hold on the NFL’s rushing title is now 172 yards strong. His hold on the football, however…
- As if the Packers needed more talent, they really struck gold with cornerback Casey Heyward, who should be avoided if at all possible.
- The Vikings replaced Jordan Todman with undrafted running back Joe Banyard on the practice squad.
- Toby Gerhart hasn’t been given much opportunity on the field, but that is keeping him from making a difference off of it.
- Don’t be surprised if Greg Jennings’ return means the Packers use an empty backfield, with four receivers and a tight end, to neutralize the Vikings pass rush on Sunday.
- The Vikings have an extensive injury report to keep an eye on this week.
- Jerome Felton’s success has resulted in a fullback lining up in Bill Musgrave’s offense 20% more often than last season.
- A former Vikings linebacker is running for office in Illinois, hoping to replace the recently resigned Jesse Jackson Jr.
- Leslie Frazier describes all of Sunday’s drops as “really unacceptable.” So there’s that.
- In the last five games Adrian Peterson is averaging 7.4 yards per carry. So, tell me again why he didn’t get the ball on third and short… or fourth and short.