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Minnesota Vikings News – Vikings Can’t Keep Pace With Newton And Panthers

Sunday was a day to forget for Minnesota Vikings fans after they got clobbered by the Carolina Panthers 35-10 in a route that brought the Vikings to a 1-4 record and sole possession of being the cellar dwellers of the NFC North. 

In a day where Carolina’s Cam Newton combined for 4 touchdowns, 3 through the air and 1 on the ground, Minnesota’s Matt Cassel went for a meager 241 yards on 32 for 44 passing, 1 touchdown and a pair of interceptions. 

A few days after the tragedy that struck the Adrian Peterson family in which his son was killed in a domestic violence occurrence, what should had been a very emotional Vikings team was anything but. 

Their lone bright spot on the offensive side of the ball was tight end Kyle Rudolph who caught 9 passes from Cassel, going for 97 yards and a visit to the end zone. 

The Vikings, who were a power house in the NFC North not too long ago, need to overcome several injuries as well as chemistry issues if they want to have any chance at all at competing in the division.

Minnesota Offense vs. Carolina

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
M. Cassel 32/44 241 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Peterson 10 62 0 31
M. Cassel 2 7 0 6
T. Gerhart 1 6 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Rudolph 9 97 1 23T
G. Jennings 6 34 0 20
J. Simpson 4 30 0 15
Jo. Webb 3 24 0 15
A. Peterson 3 21 0 11
J. Carlson 2 12 0 8
T. Gerhart 1 10 0 10
J. Wright 2 10 0 8
C. Patterson 2 3 0 5

Minnesota Defense vs. Carolina 

Defense T-A SCK INT FF
J. Sanford 7-1 0.0 0 0
C. Cook 5-1 0.0 0 0
E. Henderson 5-2 0.0 0 0
C. Greenway 3-5 0.0 0 0
B. Robison 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Allen 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Floyd 2-0 1.0 0 0
E. Griffen 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Robinson 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Sendejo 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Sherels 2-0 0.0 0 0
H. Smith 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Bishop 1-0 0.0 0 0
F. Evans 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Guion 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Mitchell 1-0 0.0 0 0
X. Rhodes 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
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