Minnesota Vikings: 6 Things We Hope the Vikings Fixed in the Bye Week

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Minnesota Vikings: 6 Things We Hope the Vikings Fixed in the Bye Week
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Rookie quarterback Christian Ponder needs to continue to progress as Minnesota's "franchise quarterback."

The bye week is a double edged sword. For some teams, it’s terrible. They are on a roll and the bye week only throws them off course.  For others, it is a great opportunity to fix the flaws that have killed their team up until that point.

The Minnesota Vikings are one of those latter teams.

At 2-6, the season hasn't gone according to plan for this veteran driven team. It was supposed to be a year in which Minnesota flirted with a wild card berth. But instead it appears destined for a top-12 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

But if these six items of concern are fixed for the last eight games of the season, the Vikings could surprise.

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