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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Where they stand...

Here is a look at where the Vikings stand after five weeks:

* The Vikings offense struggles on first down (tied for 29th), on third down (27th) and in the red zone (31st). But the offense is still a respectable 14th, including -- surprise, surprise -- ninth in passing.

* The defense is seventh overall, fourth against the run and 17th against the pass. It also is tied for fifth in third-down defense.

* As previously mentioned, Brad Johnson has the 20th-highest passer rating (78.3), one spot ahead of Daunte Culpepper.

* Chester Taylor is fourth in the NFL in rushing, with 111 carries for 421 yards. He also is fourth in yards from scrimmage (539).

* Troy Williamson and Travis Taylor are two of nine players tied for 43rd in the NFL with 18 catches. Williamson is 37th in receiving yardage.

* Ryan Longwell is fifth in the NFL for points among kickers.


Blogger Jackson said...

Wow, C. Taylor is actually in the top 5 in rushing, not too bad. Even though he does get a lot of touches. Our Wide outs are doing horrible.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Sean Jensen said...

Yeah, they are not dominating. They need someone to step up at that position.

3:39 PM  

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