Well, what a nice early bday present for yours truly! Both Gophers and Vikings with great wins today! No way our horrible defense(and defensive philosophy) I don't think gets shredded again next weekend, but that's next weekend. Let's enjoy this for the week shall we, and Ponder earned the right to be the starter going into next year tonight, but the Vikings better have a more viable backup next year.
- Ponder did a solid job, made some great throws, avoided the big stupid plays. He's looking a lot like Alex Smith...about as good as the guys around him and at his best won't win the game but won't lose it...and when he's off he's just terrible.
- Jenkins and Wright stepped up BIG TIME. Huge catches throughout the game to keep drives going and make TD's.
- Walsh is awesome. I love how the 54 yard FG was "comfortably in his range" according to the FOX people
- AP of course...sucks he didn't get the record but that's not a bad season at all coming off ACL surgery. Right? Coulda woulda shoulda late in Houston or at the end of the first half in San Diego...
Of course some not so good things...
- The secondary continues to give up MASSIVE chunks of yardage especially on 3rd and 4th downs.
- Phil Loadholt is complete garbage. The guy takes the dumbest penalties possible and can't block.
- Defense still can't stop small RB's.
- Frazier I think should have ran one more play with AP and I'm not 100% that he used those timeouts correctly near the end of the game...but he won.
Of course we have our work Christmas function...at the Wolves game the same day and time as the Vikings.