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Adrian Peterson is one of the greatest runners ever to wear a an NFL jersey. He came back from knee surgery to lead his Minnesota Vikings to a playoff berth in 2012. He also came dangerously close to relegating Eric Dickerson to second place on the single-season rushing title.Now, Peterson has gone one step further in his quest to be the greatest running back ever. In an interview with Al Michaels, aired during half time of their third preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers, A.P. had the gumption to make the prediction that he will run for 2,500 yards in 2013!This may seem like more than a bold prediction, but coming from a seemingly humble Peterson, it just sounds like a confidence that comes from the knowledge that he can do just about anything he sets his mind to do.He talked with Michaels about the need to "take advantage of missed opportunities." A.P. talked in a manner that belies the near impossibility of the feat he appears determined to accomplish.For the ...
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The Minnesota Vikings are going primetime in more ways than one for their third preseason game on Sunday at San Francisco.
The third preseason game always holds more meaning, and features more time for the starters. Minnesota will be on Sunday Night Football and will get a look at one of the favorites in the NFC for the Super Bowl.
Here are five things to watch as the Vikings travel...
Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was suspended by the NFL Monday for the first three games of the 2013 regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Felton, who earned his first Pro Bowl appearance last season while blocking for MVP running back Adrian Peterson, is suspended without pay and is eligible to return following Minnesota's Week 3 game...
The Minnesota Vikings lost a pair of starters from their
defense during last night’s preseason contest against the San Francisco 49ers. Cornerback
Chris Cook suffered a groin injury during the first quarter of the game, while defensive
tackle Kevin Williams was forced from the contest by a leg injury during the
third quarter, according to Andrew Krammer of 1500 ESPN.
During the 4th quarter of the Minnesota Vikings-San Francisco 49ers preseason game on Sunday night an idiotic fan ran onto the field. The rumor is the fan was tackled on the sideline by Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson, but there isn’t any video evidence to confirm that. Hopefully this guy is ready to pay a hefty fine and spend the night in jail.
Jerome Simpson caught two passes for 24 yards in the Vikings' third preseason game Sunday night against San Francisco but the biggest play of Simpson's night occurred in the fourth quarter when he tripped a drunk fan who'd run onto the field in a Niners jersey.
Typically, when fans run out on the field during a professional sporting event, it's the police...
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he is hopeful he will have defensive tackle Kevin Williams back from a knee injury in time for the season opener at Detroit.
Williams was injured on a low block in a game against San Francisco on Sunday night. The team says Williams has a significantly bruised and hyperextended right knee.
Frazier says Williams is listed as day to day...
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Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton will be suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Felton will be eligible to return before the Vikings take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in London on September 9th. According to ESPN.com, Felton’s suspension is affiliated with his arrest in June 2012....
What's the Excuse Now?
So the Vikings lost to the 49ers Sunday night - ON NATIONAL TV, IN FRONT OF EVERYONE - something like 30-ten to measly 14. It doesn't matter. People are right to say it's the preseason and we've been playing things pretty soft and boring. But don't kid yourself. If you walked away from this game looking at their team (the 49ers) and...
The third preseason game is supposed to be the dress rehearsal for the regular season, the best example of what is to come in two weeks when the Minnesota Vikings open the season on Sept. 8 at Detroit.
As usual, the first-team offense and defense played longer on Sunday in a 34-14 loss at San Francisco, against one of the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Sunday...
You would think that a starting NFL quarterback would want to take his bride to be out for a nice extravagant dinner, but I guess not.
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder took his wife Samantha Ponder to Arbys for their wedding dinner, per the Sports Kings.
Mrs. Ponder told the St. Paul Pioneer Press the following:
I never was really a girl who planned out what my wedding would...
As bad as the Vikings’ 34-14 loss may have seemed, it wasn’t all bad. We pick three players with good games and three that struggled after re-watching and re-charting the game, and Christian Ponder isn’t in either of our lists.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they have released 13 players, cutting their roster down to 75. Lawrence Jackson, a former first-round defensive end selected by the Seattle Seahawks in 2008, was