The Vikings defense threw a bunch of different looks at the Rams in the first half and it was a very effective approach. This zone blitz resulted in Everson Griffen dropping into middle coverage and picking off a clueless Sam Bradford. And Griffen then flashed his athletic gifts by running the pick in for the TD. The Vikings absolutely rolled over Bradford in the first half. Guys were coming from everywhere. The Vikes confused the QB with their disguises. The Rams were able to get some stuff open deep but they couldn’t sustain drives, couldn’t punch the ball in. And they killed themselves with dumb penalties. The Rams are totally laying an egg at home and the Vikes are taking advantage. Christian Ponder has avoided the big mistake so far and Adrian Peterson has done his thing.
8-6 looks like a certainty. For now. But there’s a whole half remaining.
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