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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is headed into his third year in the NFL.
If he is to be the guy that dictates the Vikings fortunes he has to emerge as a true talent this year.
In preseason play on Friday against the Buffalo Bills, he did very little to state his case.
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So as the Minnesota Vikings head into the second preseason game tonight against the Buffalo Bills, the main question from all of the offseason, through training camp, and even still after the first preseason game last week, is what the hell man, Christian Ponder? Is this guy any good? When are we finally going to get any type of definitive answer...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Christian Ballard's absence from the Minnesota Vikings is going into its second week and coach Leslie Frazier still isn't sure when the third-year defensive tackle might return to the team.
Frazier offered an update on Ballard, who's been out because of a personal matter since he appeared in the team's first preseason game on Aug. 9 on Sunday...
After the NFL lockout, the CBA has shortened the lengths of mini-camps, OTA’s, training camp, and overall practices that coaches and players are allowed to participate in together. However, it also seems that every year more and more players are getting seriously injured in camp, as well as the preseason. Since the start of OTA’s, a total of 115 players have been injured...
Although the Vikings seemed to be completely out of whack in the 2nd game of the preseason. We can always manage to find a bright spot when it comes to rookie of the week.
This week award goes to rookie punter Jeff Locke. Locke saw quite a bit of action on Friday night punting 7 times with 3 landing inside the 20 yard line and 1 boomer that went 61 yards.
While it isn’t ideal for...
Adrian Peterson will make his preseason debut for the Minnesota Vikings this week against the San Francisco 49ers.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his plan is to get the reigning NFL MVP some playing time after sitting Peterson during the first two exhibition games. Frazier would not elaborate on how much he will play his star running back.
Peterson's presence should be a...
The Bills pressured Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel into poor first-half performances on Buffalo’s way to a 20-16 win over the Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings exceeded expectations last year and made the playoffs with a 10-6 record, only to get booted from the post season by the Packers. This year, the Vikings hope to leap into the fray with not only a playoff appearance, but a chance to make some noise in the post season. Here are 6 bold predictions for the purple into the upcoming season. Christian Ponder Finally...
NFL superstar running back from the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson feels that Texas A&M Johnny Manziel quarterback and all other college athletes should get paid. Peterson spoke with FOXSports.com this week. One of the topics was Johnny Manziel. Peterson weighed in and feels that Manziel and other players should be allowed to make money off their own name.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, the NFL MVP, will make his 2013 preseason debut Sunday night.
With every passing week in the preseason, we start to get more of a feel about which players may make a splash and how a team may perform as a whole for the upcoming year. Although Adrian Peterson did not play in this game, the Vikings and Bills did show us some things to keep an eye on for both next week and for the regular season. 1. The Vikings Offensive Line Needs WorkAs...
Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson had a few things to say about the controversy surrounding the NCAA investigation of Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel, and whether or not he accepted money for signing sports memorabilia. To wit, Peterson supports the idea that college athletes should be able to profit off of their on-the-field success.
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The 2012 MVP spoke out in a recent interview on whether Johnny Football and other college athletes should be able to capitalize on their own fame.
With no Adrian Peterson to worry about, Jerry Hughes and the Buffalo Bills' defense thoroughly stymied Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings in 20-16 preseason victory Friday night.
Hughes had two sacks and forced a fumble, and backup linebacker Jamie Blatnick recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Hughes was starting in place of defensive end Mario Williams...
The list of people supporting Johnny Manziel seems to grow by the day.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said the Texas A&M should be able to make money . Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wished Manziel could just be a normal 20-year-old.
The school's chancellor even defended Manziel and said "he's a good kid."
The school's athletic director, Eric...