Winter Park Rewind: October 22 - 25

Posted Oct 26, 2013 looks back on the week that was at Winter Park via the "Winter Park Rewind."

October 22

Mike Wobschall looks back at five key takeaways from Monday's loss to the Giants, and also posted the Tuesday edition of the Monday Morning Mailbag. We posted our weekly look at where the Vikings sit in the power rankings across the web and also took a look around the NFC North. Leslie Frazier defended the choice to start Josh Freeman on Monday; read about that here and watc his Tuesday press conference below.

The NFL Network crew also debated the choice to start Freeman.

October 23

It seemed like things would get back to normal after a few very busy weeks here at Winter Park but alas that was not the case, as it was announced that Freeman suffered a concussion on Monday night and that Christian Ponder would likely get the start vs. the Packers this Sunday at Mall of America Field. Read about that here and watch videos relating to that development below.

The AP sent us a story on the Vikings rallying behind Ponder should he get the nod on Sunday.  That story included quotes from Greg Jennings, who of course is going against his former team for the first time this Sunday.  Click here for an AP story from Green Bay to get their perspective on Jennings' return. He addressed the media from the locker room on this day.

We posted three photo galleries on this day: one looking back at the Minnesota-Green Bay rivalry over the years, one with some exclusive shots from our team photographer from the Giants game, and another recapping the day that was at practice.

October 24

Wobschall touched on this Sunday's Ring of Honor inductee, Joey Browner, with a nice look back at his legendary career. He also broke down Sunday's matchup between the two most recent NFL MVPs, Adrian Peterson and Aaron Rodgers. Finally, Wobschall looked at comments from each of the three Vikings coordinators regarding Sunday's game vs. the Packers via Coach Speak.

Video-wise, both Peterson and Jared Allen addressed the media after the team's morning walk-thru:

NFL Films also sent us their weekly game preview piece:

October 25

We posted two segments from this Sunday's "Vikings GamePlan" episode: go inside the film room with Pete Bercich and Wobschall looks at three of the keys to victory for the Vikings on Sunday night:

Leslie Frazier addressed the media post-practice to provide various updates, including the latest on Friday's final injury report.

NFL Network sent us a pair of videos: one on Ponder returning to the starting role and the other their weekly playbook feature:

Finally, Wobschall posted his weekly 'What We Learned' article that recaps the week that was leading into the game.