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Minnesota is very underrated

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Joshmil53, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they went 3-13 last year, but I think 8-10 of those games were decided by 7 or less points. They're the Lions of last year.
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I think they'll fade away pretty quickly.
  3. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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    It's 4 weeks into the season. Give it a few more weeks and then we can start to determine on how their track record for the first half of the season compares with teams from last year and on how they project into the 2nd half of the season.
  4. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    ya they are suprising me. The lions on the other hand they are not that good!!!!
  5. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Active Member

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    Their defense has a whole improved (including the secondary).

    Percy Harvin has always been a playmaker for the team.

    They are winning by defense, special teams, and taking care of the ball.

    The offense is still a work in progress.
  6. Tezz

    Tezz Active Member

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    Its on the D and special teams to continually play well if they are to remain in the hunt. The Vikings can heavily lean on Harvin and AP to make the offense competitive, while Christian Ponder grows.
  7. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah me too. They are better but let's face it they have gotten some breaks in some games and when they aren't getting those breaks later on in the season their talent alone won't be enough to win out. They also lost to the Colts. That to me is who the Vikings really are.
  8. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Well-Known Member

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    They're as good as their QB. If Ponder plays well, they've got a chance to be a solid team this year.
  9. Lazyking

    Lazyking Active Member

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    I don't believe in them yet, but 7-3 before their bye is very likely.
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Ponder is playing very well. That is why they are winning. Team where continuously load up the box against Peterson. With Ponder playing well enough to exploit that in some cases, teams will balance out their defense and Ponders effectiveness will go down, but Petersons effectiveness should go up.

    The issue at hand is will Ponder begin to throw INTs when they start planning defenses to stop what he is currently doing.

    That all remains to be seen. The one thing that must continue is their defense. If that doesn't. They definitely will start sliding.
  11. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I expect them to fight for and just miss out on a playoff spot.

    9-7 or so.
  12. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    I dont think so. They have a solid D, solid running game, a top 10 WR (Harvin - who is underrated IMO), and a young QB playing very well. I agree with the OP, they are somewhat underrated.
  13. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they could of easily had a 10+ win season last year.
  14. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I just don't think the QB is ready. Nor am I a big believer in the head coach.

    I could easily be wrong but I expect the Vikings to finish 6-10ish.
  15. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Need to see more, not sold yet. talk to me after Halloween
  16. Fastphilly

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    I was really surprised to see them beat my 49ers a couple weeks ago. Ponder was able to extend plays with his legs and find open guys in a crummy Niners zone defence (They usually play man). Their defence is formidable. After they went into Detroit and spanked them the loss doesn't sting as much..lol!!
  17. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    They've been a surprise but I'm not sold yet.
  18. danielofthesaints

    danielofthesaints Well-Known Member

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  19. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    It's that RG3 that's on his way to offensive rookie of the year.
  20. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    I picked these fools yesterday and they showed they are not as good as we think they are.

    Really the only good teams I see in the NFC right now are the

    Giants
    Bears
    Falcons

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