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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Dec 7, 2012
Minnesota Vikings facing a must-win in Week 14
The Minnesota Vikings, who started their 2012 campaign off to the tune of 5-2, are now 6-6 and staring elimination from the playoff hunt straight in the face. Their postseason dreams, albeit weak, are still alive, but a win against the Chicago Bears in Week 14 is imperative to maintaining some semblance of hope.

What was a pleasant surprise for Vikings fans has quickly turned into a sour season full of disappointment and frustration. With Christian Ponder crumbling at midseason and the painful loss of Percy Harvin lingering like a swift kick to the shin, Minnesota has lost four of their last five and appear to have mentally checked out.

At this point, though, a win would do wonders for not only their playoff hopes, but their team morale as well.

Especially against a divisional foe like the Bears, the Vikings might rediscovered some of that early-season mojo that got them off to such a hot start if they could muster a win on Sunday. That, however, will all depend on whether or not the Vikings can shake off the cobwebs and come ready to play. Ponder needs to play like the confident quarterback that shredded a few defenses earlier in the season, and the porous run defense needs to plug up the holes that they’ve been letting opponents exploit all year long.

Assuming they can do all of that, the postseason could still be within reach. Although they’d need some teams like the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to fall into late-season slumps, it’s not completely out of the question to think that the Vikings could be playing when January rolls around.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the Vikings are desperate for a win. The panic button has already been pushed; hopefully head coach Leslie Frazier can light a fire under his team and lead them to a much-needed victory against an inconsistent Bears team in Week 14.

If not, the Vikings can kiss their fading playoff hopes goodbye.

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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Dec 7, 2012
Vikings 45 Bears 40

oh wait ponder is playing.......

Vikings 14 (AP) Bears 60000
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Dec 7, 2012
Ever get it right, even by accident, moron ???
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#4 Dec 7, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Ever get it right, even by accident, moron ???
Slew prefers brown ring to mouth. That's how he rolls.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Dec 7, 2012
You do have such a nice mouth...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#7 Dec 8, 2012
Okay here I'll take a real guess

AP tops 100 yards and 1-2 TD's
Ponder stays below 150yds maybe one TD

Vikings 27 Bears 37
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#8 Dec 8, 2012
DE Jared Allen (shoulder/back)
The ninth-year veteran did not practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was a full participant Friday. He was injured during the Week 10 win over the Detroit Lions. He has been on the injury list in previous weeks, but has not missed a game. He has 38 tackles, nine sacks, three passes defensed and a forced fumble this season. Status for Sunday: Probable.

LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder)
The third-year veteran was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday and was a full participant Friday. He was injured in the Week 12 loss to the Bears. He has 78 tackles, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles this season. Status for Sunday: Probable.

DT Letroy Guion (foot)
The fifth-year veteran was a full participant all week. He was injured during Wednesday’s practice and added to the injury report Thursday. He has 27 tackles and two sacks through 11 games this season. He missed the Week 10 win over the Lions with a foot injury. He was replaced in the lineup by Fred Evans. Status for Sunday: Probable.

P Chris Kluwe (left knee)
The eighth-year veteran was a limited participant Wednesday, but was a full participant Thursday and Friday. He was injured in the Week 8 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has not missed a game and averages 44.5 yards per punt with 13 downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Status for Sunday: Probable.

OT Phil Loadholt (knee)
The fourth-year veteran was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday, but was a full participant Friday. He was injured during the Week 12 loss to the Bears, but has not missed a game this season. Status for Sunday: Probable.

TE Kyle Rudolph (concussion/shoulder)
The second-year veteran was a limited participant on Wednesday and Thursday, but a full participant on Friday. He was injured in the Week 12 loss to the Bears. He has 45 catches for 412 yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games this season. Status for Sunday: Probable.

C John Sullivan (ribs/knee)
The fifth-year veteran was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday and a full participant Friday. He was injured in the loss to the Green Bay Packers. He is on the injury report for the first time this season and is not expected to miss his first game. Status for Sunday: Probable.

CB Antoine Winfield (knee)
The 14th-year veteran was a limited participant all week. He has 90 tackles, half a sack, eight passes defensed, one fumble recovery and three interceptions this season. He has been on the injury report several times this season, but has not missed a game. He has started all but one game this season. That start went to Josh Robinson. Status for Sunday: Probable.

The Vikings list probable as a 75 percent chance the player will play, questionable means it is 50 percent, doubtful is 25 percent and out means the player will not play. Due to the Thursday game day, the Vikings did not give statuses for its injured players.

Recap of the Injury Status

Probable:
DE Jared Allen (shoulder/back)
LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder)
DT Letroy Guion (shin)
P Chris Kluwe (left knee)
OT Phil Loadholt (knee)
TE Kyle Rudolph (shoulder)
C John Sullivan (ribs/knee)
CB Antoine Winfield (knee)
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#9 Dec 8, 2012
Peterson averages 6.2 yards per carry compared to Ponder's 6.0 yards per passing attempt.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#10 Dec 8, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
Peterson averages 6.2 yards per carry compared to Ponder's 6.0 yards per passing attempt.
The Vikings have won their last game. They will go 6-10 like I said and lose this one.

Bears 38
Queens 17
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#11 Dec 8, 2012
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>The Vikings have won their last game. They will go 6-10 like I said and lose this one.
Bears 38
Queens 17
The sad fact is they can still win with a GOOD QB even Webb, Ponder is just horrible
Kinda like the Cardinals
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Dec 8, 2012
Ever get it right, even by accident, moron ???
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#13 Dec 8, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Ever get it right, even by accident, moron ???
Why don't you go exercise your brown ring on a banana loser? It's people like you that leave E coli on the shopping cart handles.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#14 Dec 8, 2012
You do have such a nice mouth...
jerry

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Dec 8, 2012
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>The Vikings have won their last game. They will go 6-10 like I said and lose this one.
Bears 38
Queens 17
Vikes will beat the Bears on Sunday.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#16 Dec 9, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
Okay here I'll take a real guess
AP tops 100 yards and 1-2 TD's
Ponder stays below 150yds maybe one TD
Vikings 27 Bears 37
Are you ready for some football?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#17 Dec 9, 2012
You do have such a nice mouth...
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#18 Dec 9, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
You do have such a nice mouth...
Sociopath,

Maybe you could take a day off from throwing rocks at the big kids here on the Sick Playground of your Defective Brain?
space ace

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Dec 9, 2012
Ponder sucks. Ruined all the momentum.
Carl

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 9, 2012
space ace wrote:
Ponder sucks. Ruined all the momentum.
What game are you watching?
space ace

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Dec 9, 2012
Nice sack by griffen.

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