Chart: Vikings' dirty dozen of three-and-outs

  • Updated: October 31, 2012 - 11:41 PM
Twelve times over the past two games, the Vikings offense has gone three-and-out. We went back and reviewed each of those possessions. Here's the autopsy:

OCT. 21 VS. ARIZONA

Quarter Net yards T.O.P. Biggest mistake

1 5 1:57 After a penalty negated Percy Harvin's 103-yard kickoff return score, John Sullivan's

holding penalty on the first play from scrimmage pushed the Vikings inside their own 5.

2 9 1:58 A third-and-2 run by Toby Gerhart picked up only 1 yard.

3 8 1:32 Pressured by a six-man rush, Christian Ponder's third-and-2 slant throw to Kyle Rudolph

was broken up by Adrian Wilson.

4 4 1:27 Even with Adrian Peterson having a huge day, the Vikings called a first-down pass play

and Ponder was sacked by Daryl Washington.

4 -2 1:20 On third-and-5, defensive tackle Nick Eason overpowered Sullivan to sack Ponder

for a 7-yard loss.

4 9 2:20 With 10 defenders in the box, Adrian Peterson's third-and-1 run was snuffed

by cornerback William Gay.

OCT. 26 VS. TAMPA BAY

Quarter Net yards T.O.P. Biggest mistake

1 8 2:01 After an 8-yard Peterson run, Ponder's third-and-2 swing pass to Percy Harvin sails

3 feet over the receiver's head.

1 5 0:50 Peterson's pile-moving 5-yard run on first down is followed by two incompletions,

one a clear miscommunication between Ponder and Jerome Simpson.

1 -7 1:41 Phil Loadholt's false start penalty pushed the Vikings back into a third-and-12 predicament.

3 -2 1:27 After being stopped for no gain on first down, a swing pass to Peterson loses 2 yards.

3 2 1:51 Linebacker Mason Foster comes through untouched on a blitz and sacks Ponder

for a loss of 10 on first down.

3 -8 1:32 Sullivan's third-down shotgun snap hits Ponder in the ankle, creating a scramble

and a loss of 12.

DAN WIEDERER

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Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 5
NY Mets - WP: D. Gee 5 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee 0
Chicago Cubs 0 Bottom 8th Inning
NY Yankees 2
Cleveland 3 Bottom 8th Inning
Detroit 1
Washington - WP: D. Storen 6 FINAL
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 3
Seattle 2 Top 7th Inning
Texas 0
Boston 1 Top 5th Inning
Chicago WSox 1
Kansas City 2 Top 6th Inning
Houston 2
Toronto 0 Postponed
Minnesota 0
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LA Angels - T. Skaggs
Colorado - J. De La Rosa 9:10 PM
San Diego - A. Cashner
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Orlando 86
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Milwaukee 87
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Memphis 75
Detroit 87 4th Qtr
Oklahoma City 79
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Cleveland 90
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Phoenix 9:30 PM
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2013 preseason     
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Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
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