11 People the Vikings Should Be Thankful For

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11 People the Vikings Should Be Thankful For
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Vikings fans have some things to cheer about this year

In the 2011 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings finished with a dismal 3-13 record.  The roster was aging and thin, superstar running back Adrian Peterson blew out his knee, and the defensive backfield was wracked by injuries and suspensions.  There didn't seem to be a lot to look forward to heading into the new year.

Through a series of solid offseason moves, the Vikings improved their lot heading into the 2012 season.  The team has what it thinks is a franchise quarterback.  New GM Rick Spielman put together a solid draft, and Peterson appears to be his old defense-destroying self.

Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, the Vikings sport a 6-4 record.  The team is much better than most experts predicted it would be, and the fan base has a lot to look forward to.

Here are 11 people that the Vikings and their fans should be thankful for this year...

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