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2013 Pro Bowl: Minnesota Vikings Have Nice Showing


When all of the withdrawls had been completed and all the replacements had been named, the Minnesota Vikings wound up having seven players on the sideline for the 2013 Pro Bowl. For the most part, every member of the Vikings that was named to the squad played pretty well.

We've already talked about Kyle Rudolph, whose five-catch, 122-yard performance (with a touchdown thrown in) was enough to see him named the game's Most Valuable Player. He was not the only Vikings' player to find the end zone on the afternoon, as Jerome Felton scored on a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Blair Walsh, as you'd imagine in a game where his team scored 62 points, was busy. He hit all eight of his extra points and went 2-for-2 on field goals, hitting from 48 and 26 yards. His fellow rookie, tackle Matt Kalil, lined up at both left tackle and right tackle during the game, and acquitted himself well at both spots.

On the defensive side of the ball, Chad Greenway had two tackles on the day, and also had a fumble recovery on a kickoff when the AFC squad botched an attempt at a reverse. Jared Allen threw in one tackle and one quarterback hit after putting off shoulder surgery to participate in this year's game.

Strangely, the Viking that probably had the worst game was running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson had just five carries for 13 yards, and was supposed to get the ball on the game's first play. Unfortunately, Drew Brees doesn't know how to execute a handoff correctly, and the result was a fumble that was recovered by the AFC.

Congratulations to all of the members of the Minnesota Vikings that participated in this year's Pro Bowl. With that. . .we won't be seeing any of them play football again until mini-camps and things of that nature get underway.