Minnesota Vikings: Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#12)

Last week: 10 (-2)

Record: 5-3

A bad game or the beginning of the end for this young impressive team? I’m going to go with the former because it was on Thursday Night and it’s tough to knock a team, especially such a young team, for a bad game on a short week. However, Christian Ponder will need to step it up. In his last 3 games, he’s completed 62 of 104 for 661 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions, all less than stellar team performances. The Vikings to Seattle this week, an awfully tough place to play. They’re still in the playoffs in my mind and one of several candidates to be this year’s team that goes from 5 wins or less to the playoffs, along with Indianapolis and Tampa Bay. We might have multiple such teams this year.


LG Charlie Johnson: Allowed 1 quarterback hit on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 11 yards on 2 attempts

C John Sullivan: Didn’t allow a pressures on 43 pass block snaps, run blocked for 29 yards on 5 attempts

WR Percy Harvin: Caught 7 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown on 10 attempts on 36 pass snaps, 13.0 YAC per catch

FS Harrison Smith: 9 solo tackles, 1 assist, 5 stops, 1 missed tackle, allowed 1 catch for 1 yard and a touchdown on 3 attempts

LE Brian Robison: 1 quarterback hurry on 36 pass rush snaps, 3 batted passes, 1 solo tackles, 3 assists, 1 stop


RG Brandon Fusco: Allowed 1 quarterback hit and 2 quarterback hurries on 32 pass block snaps, run blocked for 3 yards and a touchdown on 2 attempts

WR Jerome Simpson: Caught 2 passes for 37 yards on 7 attempts on 34 pass snaps, 1.5 YAC per catch, 1 drop

ROLB Chad Greenway: Allowed 6 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown on 6 attempts, 9 solo tackles, 3 assists, 4 stops, 1 missed tackle

DT Kevin Williams: 1 quarterback hit and 1 quarterback hurry on 32 pass rush snaps, 1 missed tackle

LOLB Erin Henderson: 2 solo tackles, 2 assists, 2 stops, allowed 1 catch for 2 yards on 1 attempt




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