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2012 Minnesota Vikings

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC North Division  · 2012 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.4, Offense: 1.6, Defense: 1.8, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (23.7/g), 14th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 348 points (21.8/g), 14th.
 Differential of 31 points (1.9/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.8-7.2.

Coach: Leslie Frazier (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bill Musgrave
 Defensive Coordinator: Alan Williams
 Other Notable Asst.: Jeff Davidson (Offensive Line)

Stadium: Mall of America Field
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Christian Ponder 24 1 16 300 for 483, 2,935 yards, 18 td, 12 int, & 60 rushes for 253 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 12th pick / 2011
RB Adrian Peterson*+ 27 5 16 348 rushes for 2,097 yards, 12 td, & 40 catches for 217 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2007
WR Jerome Simpson 26 4 10 26 catches for 274 yards, 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 46th pick / 2008
TE Kyle Rudolph* 23 1 16 53 catches for 493 yards, 9 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2011
LT Matt Kalil* 23 Rook 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 2012
LG Charlie Johnson 28 6 16 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 199th pick / 2006
C John Sullivan 27 4 16 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 187th pick / 2008
RG Brandon Fusco 24 1 16 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 172nd pick / 2011
RT Phil Loadholt 26 3 16 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 2009
 Defensive Starters
NT Letroy Guion 25 4 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 152nd pick / 2008
NT Kevin Williams 32 9 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
RDE Jared Allen* 30 8 16 12.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 126th pick / 2004
SLB Chad Greenway* 29 5 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 2006
MLB Jasper Brinkley 27 3 15 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 150th pick / 2009
WLB Erin Henderson 26 4 10
LCB Antoine Winfield 35 13 15 0.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
RCB Chris Cook 25 2 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 34th pick / 2010
SS Jamarca Sanford 27 3 13 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 231st pick / 2009
FS Harrison Smith 23 Rook 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 29th pick / 2012

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Jared Allen* 30 RDE 16 16 265 6-6 Idaho St. 4/3/1982 8 10 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 126th pick / 2004
19 Devin Aromashodu 28 15 0 202 6-2 Auburn 5/23/1984 5 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 233rd pick / 2006
48 Matt Asiata 25 16 0 229 5-11 Utah 7/24/1987 Rook 0
99 Christian Ballard 23 16 0 298 6-4 Iowa 1/3/1989 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 106th pick / 2011
61 Joe Berger 30 16 0 303 6-5 Michigan Tech 5/25/1982 7 1 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 207th pick / 2005
36 Robert Blanton 23 13 0 208 6-1 Notre Dame 9/7/1989 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 139th pick / 2012
54 Jasper Brinkley 27 MLB 16 15 275 6-2 South Carolina 7/12/1985 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 150th pick / 2009
27 Brandon Burton 23 4 0 185 6-0 Utah 7/31/1989 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 139th pick / 2011
11 Stephen Burton 23 wr 12 1 221 6-1 Long Beach CC,West Texas A&M 12/11/1989 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 236th pick / 2011
89 John Carlson 28 te 14 6 256 6-5 Notre Dame 5/12/1984 4 0 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 38th pick / 2008
57 Audie Cole 23 5 0 246 6-4 North Carolina St. 6/1/1989 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 210th pick / 2012
20 Chris Cook 25 RCB 10 10 200 6-2 Virginia 2/5/1987 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 34th pick / 2010
51 Larry Dean 24 15 0 216 6-0 8/7/1988 1 1
40 Rhett Ellison 24 fb 15 7 251 6-5 USC 10/3/1988 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 128th pick / 2012
90 Fred Evans 29 nt 16 1 307 6-5 Texas St. 11/6/1983 6 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 212th pick / 2006
42 Jerome Felton* 26 fb 16 7 246 6-0 Furman 7/3/1986 4 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 146th pick / 2008
63 Brandon Fusco 24 RG 16 16 302 6-4 Slippery Rock 7/26/1988 1 8 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 172nd pick / 2011
32 Toby Gerhart 25 16 0 234 6-0 Stanford 3/28/1987 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 2010
52 Chad Greenway* 29 SLB 16 16 240 6-2 Iowa 1/12/1983 5 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 2006
97 Everson Griffen 25 lde 16 1 280 6-3 USC 12/22/1987 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 2010
98 Letroy Guion 25 NT 15 15 295 6-4 Florida St. 6/21/1987 4 6 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 152nd pick / 2008
12 Percy Harvin 24 WR 9 8 200 5-11 Florida 5/28/1988 3 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 22nd pick / 2009
50 Erin Henderson 26 WLB 14 10 242 6-3 Maryland 7/1/1986 4 5
24 A.J. Jefferson 24 rcb 15 7 190 6-0 Fresno St. 4/4/1988 2 3
84 Michael Jenkins 30 WR 16 8 217 6-4 Ohio St. 6/18/1982 8 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 29th pick / 2004
74 Charlie Johnson 28 LG 16 16 302 6-3 Oklahoma St. 5/2/1984 6 8 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 199th pick / 2006
92 George Johnson 25 2 0 265 6-4 Rutgers 12/11/1987 1 0
75 Matt Kalil* 23 LT 16 16 306 6-6 USC 7/6/1989 Rook 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 2012
5 Chris Kluwe 31 16 0 215 6-4 UCLA 12/24/1981 7 2
71 Phil Loadholt 26 RT 16 16 343 6-8 Oklahoma 1/21/1986 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 2009
46 Cullen Loeffler 31 16 0 241 6-5 Texas 1/27/1981 8 1
58 Tyrone McKenzie 27 16 0 244 6-2 South Florida 12/11/1985 3 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 97th pick / 2009
55 Marvin Mitchell 28 wlb 11 1 249 6-3 Tennessee 10/21/1984 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 220th pick / 2007
28 Adrian Peterson*+ 27 RB 16 16 217 6-2 Oklahoma 3/21/1985 5 19 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2007
7 Christian Ponder 24 QB 16 16 222 6-2 Florida St. 2/25/1988 1 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 12th pick / 2011
41 Mistral Raymond 25 ss 10 3 191 6-1 South Florida 9/7/1987 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 170th pick / 2011
91 D'Aundre Reed 24 6 0 261 6-4 Arizona 1/1/1988 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 215th pick / 2011
83 Allen Reisner 24 4 0 255 6-3 Iowa 9/29/1988 1 0
21 Josh Robinson 21 cb 16 6 199 5-10 Central Florida 1/8/1991 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 66th pick / 2012
96 Brian Robison 29 LDE 15 15 258 6-2 Texas 4/28/1983 5 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 102nd pick / 2007
82 Kyle Rudolph* 23 TE 16 16 265 6-6 Notre Dame 11/9/1989 1 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2011
33 Jamarca Sanford 27 SS 16 13 200 5-10 Mississippi 8/27/1985 3 5 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 231st pick / 2009
76 Geoff Schwartz 26 13 0 332 6-6 Oregon 7/11/1986 4 1 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 241st pick / 2008
34 Andrew Sendejo 25 13 0 225 6-1 Rice 9/9/1987 2 1
35 Marcus Sherels 25 16 0 175 5-10 Minnesota 9/30/1987 2 2
81 Jerome Simpson 26 WR 12 10 193 6-1 Coastal Carolina 2/4/1986 4 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 46th pick / 2008
22 Harrison Smith 23 FS 16 16 212 6-2 Notre Dame 2/2/1989 Rook 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 29th pick / 2012
65 John Sullivan 27 C 16 16 300 6-4 Notre Dame 8/8/1985 4 8 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 187th pick / 2008
3 Blair Walsh*+ 22 16 0 186 5-9 Georgia 1/8/1990 Rook 6 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 175th pick / 2012
14 Joe Webb 26 1 0 220 6-4 Ala-Birmingham 11/14/1986 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 199th pick / 2010
93 Kevin Williams 32 NT 16 16 311 6-5 Oklahoma St. 8/16/1980 9 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
26 Antoine Winfield 35 LCB 16 15 190 5-9 Ohio St. 6/24/1977 13 6 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1999
17 Jarius Wright 23 wr 7 1 182 5-10 Arkansas 11/25/1989 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2012
Team Total 25.5 16 244.0 6-2.5 2.6