Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was supposed to be the crack that would split open and destroy the Vikings. It didn’t work out exactly that way on Sunday.
Gap-fills were key in run support against Adrian Peterson and linebackers were pivotal in containing Peterson.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 100 yards but 36 of those came on one carry and the Minnesota franchise tailback never took over a game that was the Vikings’ to win.
Pass protection was shaky in the first half, culminating in a sack and strip by Jared Allen that was returned 61 yards by Brian Robison.