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I think we can all agree that the Vikings are better than we thought they would be. They, like the Titans, came into this season with a lot of questions. How healthy is Adrian Peterson? Apparently pretty dang healthy. Will Christian Ponder take a step forward in year 2? I would say a 68.3 completion percentage and 4 TDs vs. 0 interceptions say yes.
And that, my friends, is the difference between the Vikings and Titans to this point. Minnesota has answered all of their questions while Tennessee has done nothing but create more.
With that being said, I think these teams are pretty close to being equal. Bill Barnwell wrote a really good recap of the Vikings season to this point. The biggest thing that stood out to me in that piece is that the Vikings are really good at the short passing game.
If I could borrow Paul Kuharsky's megaphone: ATTENTION JERRY GRAY: ROLL THE CORNERS UP IN THIS ONE AND PRESS THE MINNESOTA RECEIVERS TO MESS UP THE TIMING ROUTES.
Jommy is not one to advocate firing people in the middle of the season, but if the Titans sit in that same cover-2 and bring only four rushers like they have all season, I hope they don't let Gray get back on the team plane after the game. There is no excuse for that.
I just don't understand what Gray is doing. He cut his teeth in this league under Gregg Williams, and Williams blitzes on basically every single play. Don't believe me? The Saints blitzed more than any other team in the league from 2009-2011.
Obviously that didn't always work out for the New Orleans defense, see last year's NFC divisional playoff, but what they have been doing hasn't worked either. It is time for a change.