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Christian Ponder talked about his short night in the preseason opener, and Matt Cassel joked about his touchdown pass to rookie Zach Line and assessed his interception.
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Final: Vikings 13, Texans 27 Overall a pretty decent game for the Vikings considering it was the 1st preseason game of the year. They looked to escape any serious injuries, although Floyd gave us all a scare in the 2nd quarter. The rookies shined early and continued to be a force even in the 2nd half with guys like Mauti and Hodges playing well. While we would have all liked to...
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The Minnesota Vikings lost their first preseason game against the Houston Texans 27-13 on Friday. The first three quarters were a close hard fought game, but once the deep reserves hit the field in the fourth quarter the Texans pulled away with two touchdowns.
Christian Ponder played the first series which ended with an interception off of a tipped pass intended...
The Minnesota Vikings traded four draft picks in this year’s draft to jump back into the first round to take receiver Cordarrelle Paterson with the 29th pick. During the Vikings’ first preseason game, Paterson proved the Vikings’ did the right thing.
Patterson returned a punt 50 yards and also caught the ball 4 times for 54 yards. He did all of this in the first half.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' offense is built on the running of MVP back Adrian Peterson.
But with Peterson taking Friday's preseason opener off, and with Minnesota knowing what it has in one of the league's best running games, the passing offense was the focus Friday.
The Vikings, who were second in the league in rushing last season but 31st in passing, had...
With a passing game that lacked consistency and explosiveness in 2012, head coach Leslie Frazier was intent on testing the passing game in the first half of Friday night’s loss. Frazier, Matt Cassel and the receivers all talked about the mixed results.
In 2011, the Minnesota Vikings went 3-13. 2012 did not look much better with Adrian Peterson recovering from a torn ACL, and most fans and analysts felt the Vikings were in for another 3 win season.
Of course, then everyone realized that Adrian Peterson was more than just fine and, he ended up leading them to a playoff berth while coming up just eight yards short Eric Dickerson’s...
In 2011, four NFL teams drafted quarterbacks in the first twelve selections. No, it wasn’t the famed draft class of 1983, but more like the infamous class of 1999.Cam Newton has had nominal success and took the NFL by storm with his rookie records and success. The three other quarterbacks are waiting to show what they can do.That includes Minnesota’s Christian Ponder. While Minnesota...
Fullback Zach Line knows he has an uphill battle to make the Vikings’ roster, but he is no stranger to overcoming odds, both individually and in helping bring back a once-shamed college program.
DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson highlighted their team’s offensive performances in a 27-13 Houston win over the Vikings in the preseason NFL debuts for both receivers.
Woohoo! Football is back! And I don't even care that it's the preseason. You better believe I'll be at this game tonight YELLING at the stupid refs for giving the Vikings crap calls and doing their damnedest to make sure the Texans win. BIASED!!
Of course, the outcome of this game doesn't matter. Nerdy sports writers will tell you that this preseason is the...
First-round defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd wasn’t concerned about his injured left knee after Friday’s game, but increased soreness is prompting the Vikings to get an MRI on that knee.
Cordarrelle Patterson says he still has a long way to go, but he was impressive in his preseason debut, leading the Vikings in receiving. Plus, get a dozen notes that help tell the tale of the game.
DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson both showed off their first-round talent.
Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over Minnesota.
The Vikings also showcased their rookie wide receiver, too, during a flashy first half by Patterson.
Hopkins, the 27th overall pick in the draft, had four receptions for 52 yards...