Vikings’ passing game makes an appearance

Reuters

Sasquatch.  The Yeti.  The Loch Ness Monster.  The Great Pumpkin.  And the Minnesota Vikings’ passing game.

For today (for now), the last one on the list is different from the rest.  On the opening drive of Minnesota’s game at Houston, the Vikings took advantage of a defense keying heavily on Adrian Peterson to unleash a Texans-style passing attack, with quarterback Christian Ponder rolling out and having limited options.

It’s almost as if the Vikings were studying film of the Houston offense this week and decided, “Hey, let’s do what they do.”

However it happened, it’s working so far. Ponder has completed three of three passes for 62 yards.

And even though Peterson has been largely a decoy, he has 20 yards on four carries to start the game.