Without much consistent offense, there weren't a lot of records broken or even threatened, but…
Notebook: Successful season? Players react
The Minnesota Vikings were coming off a 3-13 season in 2011 with few outside expectations placed on them. Las Vegas generally had them pegged at 5½ wins for the over-under prior to the 2012 season, but despite exceeding outside expectations there was a feeling of disappointment after a 10-6 season that ended with a one-and-done playoff run. For veteran Jared Allen, just making the playoffs wasn't enough. He's been there and made it to the NFC Championship Game in 2009, but anything short of the Super Bowl was a disappointment to him. "It is not okay to just show up. Just getting here isn't what we are about in Minnesota. We are about winning championships," Allen said. "You can ask anyone in the league — you want to win. It is all about getting a Super Bowl ring. I think we needed to have a higher sense of urgency because you never know when you are going to come back (to the playoffs). We had a little setback with Christian (Ponder), but you have to seize the opportunity against a...
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