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Minnesota Vikings Determined to Be Super Bowl Losers

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 4:   Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs past Quentin Mikell #27 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC Wild Card playoff game on January 4,2009 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Bare KnucksAnalyst IMay 11, 2009

Despite being the NFC North division leader last year, the Minnesota Vikings have failed to address the incredible deficiencies that the team possesses.

They possess the league’s best rush defense giving up 76.9 ypg combined with only giving up 10 rushing touchdowns all year.

They also have the league’s most imposing, talented running back in the league, Adrian Peterson. Along with possessing a very average special teams (72.2 percent FG), the Vikings quarterback position is completely lacking.

Tarvaris Jackson has proven to be incapable of taking advantage of the windows opened by Peterson.

Despite teams stacking the line to stop the best running back in the league, Jackson has amassed only 20 TD’s in the last three years (BENCHED last year) with a QB rating of 76.5.

The Vikings did make an offseason move in picking up former Houston Texans quarterback Sage Rosenfels.

This 31-year-old out of Iowa State has proven to be just bad enough to beat Jackson out for that No. 2 QB position.

Rosenfels led his team to a 2-3 record in his five games started last year while Matt Schaub was out.

In the games he played last year, he narrowly beat Jackson with a 79.5 QB rating.

The Vikings weren’t done yet. Minnesota also went out and used their first pick on the explosive Percy Harvin out of the University of Florida. [Read more...]

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