AP Pro32 comments about Vikings

Associated Press Modified: September 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm •  Published: September 4, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the Minnesota Vikings by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS (28)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 30) — Thank goodness Adrian Peterson appears to be a fast healer.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 27) — Even if Adrian Peterson returns healthy and productive, they are way behind in NFC North.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 27) — Adrian Peterson still one of best backs in league if healthy.

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 30) — Really like Leslie Frazier but he doesn't have much to work with.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 29) — Leslie Frazier feels good about upcoming season, especially with Adrian Peterson on mend from knee injury. Wish we could say same. Just not sold on Christian Ponder as answer at quarterback.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 25) — Salty defense will make Vikings interesting to watch. OLB Chad Greenway is one of league's best-kept secrets.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 31) — I don't know how these guys survive in NFC North.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 28) — Lost eight games by six points or less last season; Vikes will win share of close ones if Adrian Peterson returns to greatness.