2012 NFL Draft: Necessary Offseason Moves for the Minnesota Vikings

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2012 NFL Draft: Necessary Offseason Moves for the Minnesota Vikings
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The Minnesota Vikings tied their worst record in franchise history in 2011 with an abysmal 3-13 record. The Donovan McNabb project failed miserably, and rookie QB Christian Ponder had been thrown in the fire against the Packers in an unforgettable Week seven matchup. The Vikings were close, but they fell short in the end.

Throughout the season, the Vikings lost Adrian Peterson to a torn ACL-MCL injury, and they noticed that Christian Ponder was not doing as well as they hoped. Ponder put up great numbers in some games, but in others he put up numbers even Tim Tebow would laugh at. Most of it is not Ponder's fault, and the Vikings are not as bad as their record would indicate.

Here is how the Vikings can get back to playoff contention with a couple key offseason moves. 

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