It is amazing how people have blown hot and cold on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.
Tom Brady will tell you that he is as good as his offensive line, and the Vikings offensive line has finally come around to a point where they are giving Ponder a chance to succeed.
Brandon Fusco, a second year right guard who was drafted after being a center at Slippery Rock, did a great job on Houston’s J.J. Watt, who is probably the most valuable defensive player in the league, on Sunday. Fusco did get a lot of help, but he has really developed this season.
In my opinion, John Sullivan is the best center in the NFC this year, and he should make the Pro Bowl.
Where would the Vikings be without rookie kicker Blair Walsh? He is another guy who should make the Pro Bowl. He might be the most valuable player on the team. He has an NFL-record nine field goals from 50 or more yards, and he tied a team record with his 56-yarder against the Texans.
The Vikings can make the playoffs with a victory against the Packers on Sunday, quite an achievement for a team that wasn’t supposed to win many games this year.
Adrian Peterson told me today that he will play in Sunday's game at Atlanta.
Peterson is wearing a walking boot on his left foot because of a Grade 1 ankle sprain, but he was not limping and said he would definitely be in the lineup against the Falcons.
"I still have some pain," Peterson said, "but I can play with pain."
Peterson said it in the presence of Coach Leslie Frazier, who didn't appear to disagree. Peterson indicated he would be able to practice by Friday, when the Vikings next hit the field.
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