Posted October 24, 2012 on
Vikings safety Harrison Smith has had an eventful first half of his rookie season. Whether he is getting in training camp scuffles, getting fined heavily, putting another statement hit on a receiver or returning an interception for a touchdown, Smith stays very even-tempered.

Wider Seats, More Nachos: Vikings Fans Stadium Requests

Last week, the Minnesota Vikings, architects from HKS Sports & Entertainment, and city representatives hosted their own community forum, mock-scene from Parks & Recreation as they invited Vikings fans to share some of the ideas and dreams they had for the new stadium to be built. HKS, the architectural firm from Dallas who has won the design bid, attended with open ears,...

Home teams own NFL Thursday nights

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings have talked this week about the challenges in the short turnaround required to play Thursday night in front of a national TV audience, taking on a second game four days after beating the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. There's the physical challenge of recovering in time to play another bruising contest. Cold tubs and treatment were even...

Frazier: Ponder's recent performance no cause for panic

Playing a game four days after the previous one has to feel good for a quarterback who performed as poorly as Christian Ponder did in the Vikings' 21-14 win over the Cardinals at Mall of America Field on Sunday. Thursday's kickoff against the visiting Buccaneers gives the second-year quarterback three fewer days to dwell on his eight completions (one in the second half...

Adrian Peterson's Ankle Not a Concern

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson likely won't practice in this short work week with a Thursday game on the schedule, but his sore ankle won't keep him out of the game.Fantasy Spin:Peterson didn't let major knee surgery get in the way of his season so an ankle sprain isn't going to stop him. Peterson is averaging 105.5 ypg over his last four contests.

Blair imparted vision on current Vikings

Former Vikings linebacker Matt Blair relayed a message that was fitting for Leslie Frazier’s young team. Blair will be inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor Thursday night.

Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Minnesota Vikings: Three Bold Predictions

Every year is full of surprising teams, some young, some otherwise.In 2010, the Bucs were that team, going 10-6.  Since then, they are 6-16, completely failing to repeat their success.  Freeman hasn’t been the QB he was in his sophomore year, and the team is trying to rebuild after firing their head coach.Meanwhile, the Vikings were worse than the Bucs with an abysmal 3-13 record...

Minnesota Vikings: Week 8 NFL Power Rankings (#10)

Last week: 11 (+1) Record: 5-2 The Vikings’ game last week was pretty boring, but since they’re playing tomorrow night in this week’s Thursday Night game, I’d like to take this opportunity to rant about Thursday Night Football. I hate it. One, it screws up my whole schedule. I like football and writing about football [...]

By the numbers: Peterson key vs. Bucs

Adrian Peterson appears to be back from knee surgery after winning NFC Offensive Player of the Week, but he will be going up against a good Bucs run defense. We break down the rankings and numbers for the Vikings-Bucs game.

NFC North: The Vikings Turn to Play in Prime Time

The Minnesota Vikings take a rare turn in the spotlight to kick off Week 8 while the Bears look to keep hold on their division lead.

Bucs vs. Vikings: PJD's Masturbatory Game Eight Preview

Show No Mercy, Percy: Hey guys, welcome to a Thursday night, kind-of prime time game day/evening. I say kind of, because not everyone has the NFL Network, where this game is being shown on across the country. So unless you live in Minnesota or Tampa Bay (and really, who would want to live in either of those frozen poop stains or sweaty under cheese locations?!), it's not a guarantee...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings Preview and Prediction

Two NFC foes with drastically different 2012 results will meet on Thursday Night Football, when the Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

Week 8: Bucs-Vikings capsule

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network, Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex line:Sagarin difference: Last meeting: The Buccaneers rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to beat the Vikings 24-20. RB LeGarrette Blount barreled in for a 4-yard TD with 31 seconds left. Streaking: The Buccaneers have won five straight...

If you have Doug Martin on your fantasy team and didn’t…

If you have Doug Martin on your fantasy team and didn’t start him tonight against the Minnesota Vikings, KICK YOURSELF. Read More Here!

Thursday Night Football on NFL Network- Buccaneers at Vikings

The NFL Network (NFLN) will air its seventh game of the season this Thursday as Thursday Night Football as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Minnesota Vikings. The action begins at 6:00p.m. ET with Thursday Night Kickoff, hosted by Rich Eisen along with analysts Deion Sanders, Steve Marriucci, Michael Irvin and former Pro Bowl running back LaDainian
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