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The Metrodome roof held up just fine during Minnesota's latest heavy snowstorm.
It's the Chicago Bears who seem to be collapsing under the weight of December football.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Harrison Smith returned an interception for a score to lead the Vikings to a 21-14 victory over the freefalling Bears on Sunday.
Almost two years to the day that a huge snowstorm felled the big white dome and forced the Bears-Vikings game to move across town to the University of Minnesota's stadium, another dose of wet snow came down as the Vikings prepared to host their division rivals. No problem this time around, for the roof or Peterson. The resilient running back ripped off a 51-yard run on the first play of the game and got the Vikings (7-6) out to a 14-0 lead before the first quarter was half over en route to a desperately needed victory.
''I think they'll look at the standings tomorrow and see that we're still right in ...
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MINNEAPOLIS Running back Adrian Peterson lined up in the backfield for the first snap of the Minnesota Vikings' critical home game Sunday against the Chicago Bears and looked out over a defense focused to stop him.
This Sunday was like any other. Minnesota has the league's worst passing attack and Peterson is on his way to the best season of his standout career. Teams have...
The Vikings set the tone for Sunday’s game on their first offensive play of the day: a 51-yard scamper by Adrian Peterson. We go to the film room to find out what went wrong on this crucial snap.
The Vikings were able to fend off the Chicago Bears and keep their playoff hopes alive, but their Week 14 victory isn’t what’s making headlines; Adrian Peterson’s quest for 2,000 yards isn’t either. Instead, the media and fans are growling just a little louder about Christian Ponder’s role as the team’s starting quarterback.
Head coach Leslie Frazier has addressed Ponder’s...
Adrian Peterson went down with a torn ACL right around this time one year ago. Now, the NFL’s premier running back is looking to make history. With three games left in the season, Peterson is within rushing distance of 2,000 yards on the ground. In fact, he’s just 400 yards away from becoming the seventh back to accomplish the feat. But Peterson won’t be happy with merely joining...
The Vikings went to Adrian Peterson early and often in building a 14-7 lead in the first half against the Chicago Bears.
MINNEAPOLIS -- It has gotten to the point where Adrian Peterson's teammates are wondering. Can this really be happening? Or, more simply, as Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder said after Sunday's 21-14 victory over Chicago at Mall of America Field: "I don't know if he's human or not." He would be running back Adrian Peterson, who continued his march...
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson proved too tough to handle for the Chicago Bears, who lost to the Vikings 14-21 today at Mall of America Field.
A few weeks ago the Chicago Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings at home. On Sunday the Bears travel on the road for a game scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. EST.
The comeback story of Adrian Peterson from his torn ACL at the end of last season is nothing short of amazing. Peterson is again one of the NFL’s most explosive and dependable players. Peterson has topped 100 yards rushing...
Adrian Peterson has Eric Dickerson on his radar screen after another beastly effort on Sunday afternoon, this one against the Chicago Bears.
The Minnesota Vikings running back is doing all he can to make us question everything we thought we know about modern medicine, as he continues to chase down Dickerson’s single-season rushing record, just a year removed from major knee surgery...
When is the last time people were this divided over a Comeback Player of the Year race? Usually this is a pretty cut and simple decision but Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning and Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson have made this year’s Comeback Player of the Year award an actual race.It’s hard to remember when two names as big as Manning and Peterson...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Putting together one of the most remarkable seasons for a running back in NFL history, Minnesota Vikings' star Adrian Peterson is rightfully gaining attention nationwide as a possible MVP candidate.
Peterson's legend grows with every 50-plus yard run, every 100-yard rushing game. Meanwhile, one of the big reasons Peterson could become just the seventh...
The Minnesota Vikings (7-6) defeated the Chicago Bears (8-5) by a final score of 21-14 at the Metrodome Sunday afternoon.With the victory the Vikings put themselves right back in the thick of the playoff race in the NFC. The Bears' loss combined with the Packers' victory dropped the Bears out of first place having lost four of their previous five games. It was a game...
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier praised the offense, defense and special teams following Sunday's 21-14 win against the Chicago Bears.
Minnesota really did use an all-around effort, led by running back Adrian Peterson and a pair of rookie defensive backs to pull out an important win to keep the playoffs a possibility this season. But Frazier didn't get...
For as long as I can remember, there has not been a comeback player of the year race like the one we are witnessing this year between Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning. Before we get into what they’re doing on the field this year, let’s flashback to why they are being considered for comeback player of the year.
We go back to Christmas Eve of last season when the Vikings...
Will the roof hold up under this Minnesota snow?!
Welcome to another Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread! Today, the Chicago Bears visit the Minnesota Vikings in their final match up of the season. The Bears are collapsing on their season faster than a child's blanket fort when they piss me off and I kick the thing to shreds. The Vikings are holding on to the last vestige of...