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The Minnesota Vikings wanted to continue the momentum from 2012 when they won their last four games of the regular season to make the playoffs. However, a loss to the Chicago Bears in week two left them winless in two games and dropped them to No. 25 in the Profootballtalk.com power rankings.
Adrian Peterson is on record as saying rushing for 100 yards per game is "so easy."
Fantasy football? Not so much.
The Vikings' All-World running back told USA Today's For The Win that being the consensus top NFL fantasy player is a "headache."
“I don’t wanna say it’s so worksome, but it gets worksome,” Peterson said. “You’ve got so many...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer Christian Ponder has a lot more to prove if the Minnesota Vikings are going to commit to him as their quarterback beyond this year.
Ponder's performance in Chicago following a costly interception was strong enough for him to keep getting the chance to show he can be a capable starter....
Vikings defenders felt they played a good game before the game-winning drive by Chicago, and head coach Leslie Frazier agreed. They certainly weren’t helped by the positions the defense was put in.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson has had plenty of big, memorable runs during his seven-year career with the Minnesota Vikings.
Peterson went 78 yards for a touchdown on his first carry this season. He has two career runs of at least 80 yards. His first career carry went for 13 yards. He set the single-game rushing record of 296 yards in his rookie season. He's run over...
There have been several surprises to start this 2013 NFL season, including early season performances from teams who were predicted to perform opposite to how they have been doing thus far. Some teams have shocked the world, like the Miami Dolphins, who have bucked expectations and disappointed with a 2-0 start.
Other teams, like the Minnesota Vikings, have surprised many by joining...
Without fail, the most pressing topic for fans in this week's mailbag revolves around the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback.
The same questions about Christian Ponder continue and likely aren't going to end anytime soon. The answers, unfortunately, aren't likely to change either. At least we can provide an outlet for you, the fans, to vent your frustration.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Greg Jennings has not-so-subtly shared his discontent with his former team, the Green Bay Packers, when he's talked about his time in Green Bay and former quarterback Aaron Rodgers in interviews.
Some are claiming Jennings has now done so in print.
A photo appeared on Instagram and promoted on Twitter with a Greg Jennings autograph and his No. 15 in silver...
Donovan McNabb doesn’t hesitate to give his opinion when asked about the read option the latest trend in offensive NFL football.
“To me it’s just a fad” McNabb said.
McNabb who went to six Pro Bowls during his 11 years with the Eagles will have his jersey No. 5 retired and will be inducted into the Eagles’ Hall of Fame Thursday night when his former coach Andy Reid brings...
Is Chad Greenway trying to do too much, as Leslie Frazier suggested? Is his knee still an issue? The Vikings linebacker expanded on a number of touchy topics as much as he felt he could.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is questionable for Sunday's NFL game in London against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a rib injury.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says Wednesday's practice will ''be a big signal in what direction we'll have to go.''
Backup quarterback Matt Cassell is ready to step in if Ponder is ruled out.
Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid are joined at the hip in NFL history. As one of the winningest quarterback-coach combinations ever, their images will one day share an address at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
That was why it stung McNabb so much when Reid traded him to Washington on Easter in 2010. The Eagles viewed Kevin Kolb as their quarterback of the future, and we all know how...
Matt Kalil said he is getting his confidence back after a rough preseason and Week 1 outing. The Vikings’ left tackle talked about his early struggles and his outlook this week.
Cleveland Browns (0-2) at Minnesota Vikings (0-2)
This line has had tremendous line movement this week, going from -3.5 at the beginning of the week to -7 now. That’s significant as 23% of NFL games are decided by between 4-7 points. Why such a big shift? Well, Brandon Weeden has been ruled out with injury and Trent Richardson has been traded. However, I’m not sure losing Weeden...