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|Following their loss to the Bears, the Vikings take a seat in the examination room.|
It's difficult to say where the Vikings are in terms of roster building. Are they at the tail-end of a closing window? Are they rebuilding? Or are they trying to maximize both opportunities at the same time? I kind of feel it's the latter. Even if Ponder takes over at quarterback, he'll be playing behind an offensive line that has perhaps two starters who would be considered long-term answers at their position. He'll be throwing to a mostly veteran group of receivers and matched up with a defense with too many primary players over 30. There won't be any quick fixes here.