The Minnesota Vikings defeated the St. Louis Rams Sunday and got a little help to move into the sixth and final spot in the playoffs. It still has two games remaining to reach the postseason, but at least now it controls its own destiny. Adrian Peterson ran for 212 yards and a touchdown to solidify his case for the league’s MVP award.
Percy Harvin did not practice all week and is as doubtful for Sunday’s against the Detroit Lions. His absence would leave a huge hole in an already anemic passing offense. The only other injured player listed as worse than probable is defensive tackle Letroy Guion.
The Minnesota Vikings had an opportunity to be the only undefeated team in the division after two weeks. A last minute loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium makes tied with all three other NFC North teams atop the division.
Christian Ballard kept tumbling down the draft board in April, with teams passing on the physically gifted defensive lineman two, three, even four times.
The Minnesota Vikings took a chance when they selected Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard in the fourth round of April’s draft. The early returns have been nothing but favorable.
The Minnesota Vikings have selected Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard with their fourth-round draft pick.