With an incredibly impressive Week 3 win against the San Francisco 49ers followed up by a road victory against the media darling Detroit Lions, the Vikings were riding high going into sundays game versus the Tennessee Titans. Perhaps the 30-7 thrashing of the Titans on Sunday earned the 4-1 Vikings a little bit of respect around the league. Adrian Peterson and the club will travel to play the Washington Redskins on Sunday in hopes to grab some possession of the NFC North as the 4-1 Chicago Bears are on their bye.
To look atop the NFC North standings and see the Vikings is what makes the NFL so great.
The frontrunner for coach of the year, Leslie Frazier, has turned a ballclub that won just three games last year into a deep, talented and confident team. Frazier has utilized Percy Harvin perfectly as he’s recorded 916 total yards with zero fumbles through five games. However, Harvin’s 402 receiving yards begin and end with the emergence of Christian Ponder underneath center.
After a dreadful rookie season, Ponder has thrown for more touchdowns and has a higher QB rating in 2012 than Cam Newton. Minnesota has been clicking on all cylinders thus far, however the Vikings are yet to face divisional challenges like the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears.
Ultimately, Minnesota has turned some heads here in 2012, a budding star at quarterback blessed with plentiful offensive weapons may be the recipe to a 2012 playoff berth.