After starting the season 2-5 you would think the Minnesota Vikings would be looking for a good draft pick but instead they are talking about the playoffs!!! The Viking draft pick Adrian Peterson has been a huge part of there success.
The Minnesota Vikings drafted a running back out of OU with injury problems. Well Adrian Peterson has proved everyone wrong about not being able to run with the big dogs. Adrian came into the NFL on FIRE, who has been leading the NFL in rushing yards for most of the season. But is second due to an LCL tear in his right knee. That put him on the shelf for two weeks. Once A.P. came back, everyone thought he wouldn't be able to run like he did before the injury. Well, he proved everyone wrong again!!! Coming off the knee injury A.P. ran like there was nothing wrong with his knee in the first place. Now the Vikings have gone 6-1 in the past seven games and are working hard to get into the playoffs with the second wild card spot.
They are actually looking like a team in the second half of the season. "It's so hard to stop A.P. Defenses have to put 8 or 9 guys in the box to stop him, but hey that's alright we can do a little trickery and pass it over their heads and we will just pound it down their throats,"commented Matt Birk.
There are 7 Vikings heading to Honolulu this year, Peterson, Richardson, Hutchinson, Birk, Pat and Kevin Williams and Sharper. They are honored to represent their teams. "It's an honor and a privilege to be selected to the pro bowl as a rookie, its been a goal as soon as I was drafted. But we got team goals we still have to accomplish," said Adrian Peterson.
The Vikings are making a statement and aren't going down without a fight. They have a huge game this week because if they lose they are out of the playoff picture. They play on Sunday at 7:15 against the Washington Redskins, and to finish the regular season against the Denver Broncos.
LET'S GO VIKING'S!!!!!