Found September 03, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
When Adrian Peterson was making his run at Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record last December the former Rams running back was complimentary of Peterson but not necessarily supportive of his pursuit. Dickerson said he didn't want Peterson to break the record and though he didn't watch much of the Vikings' final game against the Green Bay Packers he caught enough of the final few minutes to breathe a sigh of relief when Peterson fell 8 yards short. Now that Peterson is gearing up for another shot at the record talking about how he wants to run for 2500 yards Dickerson is saying the same things. He praised Peterson again in an interview with Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times but said he wants to keep his record adding how tough it will be for Peterson to take another shot at 2105 yards. "He's going to see a lot of eight- and nine-man fronts" Dickerson said. "Because they're going to dare [quarterback Christian] Ponder to throw th...

Adrian Peterson: I will ‘definitely’ break rushing record

After Adrian Peterson fell painfully short of Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record in 2012, he vowed to eclipse the mark — and then some — in 2013. With five days until the season begins, the Vikings’ All-World running back isn’t relenting. In a sit-down with ESPN’s Bob Holtzman, Peterson expressed confidence that he’ll break the single-season rushing record...

Christian Ponder: 'This whole team is hungry'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Entering his pivotal third season as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Christian Ponder knows his proving ground will be on the field as he tries to steer the team to another playoff appearance. Ponder's success, and future, rides on how he complements MVP running back Adrian Peterson and works with his new receiving weapons, Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle...

Investigation of Vikings owners near completion

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is almost through with its review of the Vikings and their ownership group, and construction of the team's new stadium is expected to go on as planned. MSFA chair Michele Kelm-Helgen said in a statement Wednesday that "based on the information received to date, we have indications that the team will have the financial...

J'Marcus Webb looking forward to new opportunity with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- J'Marcus Webb had spent his first day in Minnesota Vikings' purple on Monday and praised the unexpectedly cool early September weather and the organization that is giving him another chance in the NFL. After three somewhat tumultuous seasons with the Chicago Bears, Webb has his eyes on the future and the opportunity with Minnesota after the Vikings...

Vikings-Lions Preview

Adrian Peterson busted through defenses on his way to one of the best seasons in NFL history for a running back while guiding the Minnesota Vikings to a surprising playoff appearance in 2012. Calvin Johnson's record-setting performance didn't have the same effect on the Detroit Lions, who finished below .500 for the 11th time in 12 years. Their teams will look for each...

Vikings Roster Cuts Update

  Vikings (@Vikings) Over the weekend the Minnesota Vikings cut their roster down to the standard 53 spots, most of which were as expected but the depth was a little surprising at a few spots considering how the preseason games played out. The biggest surprise of the preseason cuts was the moves at WR. Many thought the Vikings would keep six receivers on the roster in line with...

Locke explains the art of Aussie-style punts

Jeff Locke has a couple of unique punting qualities that made him intriguing for the Vikings. His ability to kick it Aussie style for the best chance of being downed just outside the end zone is one of them. He explains the concept, the difficulties and mentors in doing it.

Ponder ‘fully confident’ in his Vikings role

Christian Ponder is hoping to show his coach, general manager and Vikings fans that Year 3 is his time and he can lead an improved passing offense.

Sherels is the Little Cornerback That Could

Marcus Sherels has never been the first option, but he is an option the Vikings keep choosing. He is a roster survivor in the sometimes cruel and business-first world of the NFL.

Frazier 'would welcome' chance to coach Winfield

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he would welcome the chance to work with cornerback Antoine Winfield again. Winfield retired last weekend after he was cut by the Seattle Seahawks. Winfield spent nine seasons in Minnesota before he was abruptly cut this offseason in a cost-saving move. The Vikings tried to bring him back at a reduced salary, but Winfield signed with the...

Vikings cornerbacks accept the Mega-challenge

The Vikings had some success against Calvin Johnson last year when Chris Cook was available. When he wasn’t, Johnson had his way with the Vikings. Cook, Xavier Rhodes and Johnson himself talked about the challenge.

Frazier Says Winfield Welcomed Back Anytime, Seriously, Please

Rosters across the NFL were finalized this past weekend, as teams were forced to cut players in order to get to the required 53-man limit. In some cases, young players who needed more seasoning were cut, while others were veterans who just couldn't quite compete with the younger players in the league. One such player for the Seattle Seahawks was CB Antoine Winfield, a former...

Lions' Calvin Johnson keeping 2013 goals to himself

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson boasts of rushing for 2,500 yards this season, making his personal goals well-known as he tries to run down Eric Dickerson's 29-year, single-season NFL record.The league's top running back makes such lofty predictions seem possible. The NFL's top wide receiver enters 2013 not making any grand statements and leaving his personal goals...
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