Here's another Sunday night/Monday morning feature we'll try to do throughout the season. I post my thoughts on the Viking game (here), my thoughts on the day of football in general (here), and now I provide some links to various commentary on the Vikings available at the time of posting. I'll also use this chance to add in some additional comments of my own on the Vikes.
Productivity from 10 recent draft picks, big impacts from 7
It's amazing how much 2006 and 2007 Viking draft picks contributed to the victory. The first five draft picks of both the 2006 and 2007 drafts played in this game, several of them starting and making major impacts. These players are Chad Greenway, Cedric Griffin, Ryan Cook, Tarvaris Jackson, and Ray Edwards from 2006, and Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice, Marcus McCauley, Brian Robison, and Aundrae Allison in 2007. Greenway, Griffin, Cook, Jackson, and Edwards started; Peterson, McCauley, and Robison played a lot and added critical contributions. It's really encouraging to see the Viking draft picks so productive so soon--it seems to me the team is building in the right direction.
The Vikings won, so Vikes Geek uses the opportunity to criticize Brad Childress, featuring a questionable inference (the assumption that Childress was “whining” and "bitched," when really he gave a mild answer in his typical even-keel monotone) and specious speculation (VG makes silly and highly unlikely guesses as to Childress's thoughts, criticizing him less for what he says and does, and more for how VG imagines him to be).
It's hard for Patrick Reusse to write about the Vikes without sounding vaguely insulting of "Purple zealots."
Sid Hartman talks to various people about Adrian Peterson.
Kevin Seifert has a good article about the game.
Sean Jensen writes about Adrian Peterson's dad watching the game.
Don Seeholzer writes about the call on the Adrian Peterson 60 yard catch and run.
Here's the Vikings.com feature article on the game.
Don Banks says "If we're not looking at the 2007 Offensive rookie of the year in Peterson, I'm going to be stunned."
Finally, you can read detailed reactions to the game at several blogs, including The Ragnarok, Vikings War Cry, Grant's Tomb, Vikings Countdown, The Viking Age, and Fanhouse.