Found November 09, 2012 on
Purple Jesus Diaries:
Everything is About to Get Ugly: Are you people ready for this? The season is about to implode. When we eventually lose this second division game against the Detroit Lions, we'll be 5-5 on the year (a respectable .500 though?) and *GASP* last place in the division. Uhm .... "Our division is so hard! Like, probably the best division in the NFL! Every team is .500 or above!" Yeah ... Maybe this week, but don't kid yourself. We got lucky early and it inflated our understanding of the team. I apologize for that. As a FULL FLEDGED MEDIA MEMBER (not actually true) of the Minnesota Vikings, I should have been more responsible and told everyone to temper their expectations. I didn't do that, and I drank the Kool-Aid. I mean, I GOT DRUNK off of the early season success, and that has now ruined everyone elses season. I blame Samantha Steele too, by the way.
If, somehow, we nab this win, that'll give us six wins on the year, which if you would have told me we'...
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I know, I know. Halloween was LAST week, you moron, why are we still talking about Minnesota Vikings players dressing up in costume? Well, it's because Kyle Rudolph, Chad Greenway, and John Sullivan are all wearing ballerina outfits, that's why. Listen, understand one thing around here. If a Vikings player is shirtless, that's some breaking news. If a Vikings player is...
Two NFC North rivals and playoff contenders meet Sunday afternoon when the Detroit Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. The last time these teams faced each other -- Sept. 30 in Detroit -- the Lions special teams were in total disarray. The difference in the Vikings 20-13 victory was a touchdown on a...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Since arriving during the offseason as the Minnesota Vikings' new defensive coordinator, Alan Williams has preached one basic tenant to his defense: aggressively run to the football.
This season is Williams' first coordinating an NFL defense, and he's tried to simplify the team's approach with the intent of having players able to react more than...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- In many ways, the first half of this Detroit Lions season has gone the complete opposite of how most would have expected.
No touchdown passes from Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson, but a respectable, emerging run game?
The secondary, widely considered the teams weak link, is depleted by injuries week after week, but the Lions still rank No. 7 in total defense...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was held out of practice for a third straight day and listed Friday as doubtful for Sunday's game against Detroit. Harvin suffered an ankle injury last week and was on crutches afterward. But ESPN reported that coach Leslie Frazier is hoping Harvin could play against the Lions. "He still has a little less than 48 hours to...
Percy Harvin (ankle) is a long shot to play in Week 10. Percy Harvin's headaches are no loner an issue and he has managed to not only stay on the field this year, but become one of the top fantasy football WRs. He's dynamic and the Vikings have made it a priority to find ways to get the ball in his hands. Well, not for week 10, so prepare accordingly.
Jared Allen was the Viking nominated for the second annual NFL Salute to Service Award as the Vikings prepare to honor military veterans Sunday.
Lions second-year receiver Titus Young (knee) returned to practice for the first time this week.Fantasy Spin:Young was one of the most added players last week and posting nine catches for 100 yards and two scores in Week 8. He disappointed his new owners with a 20-yard, two catch game. It appears that Young and rookie Ryan Broyles will both continue to produce inconsistent numbers.
Notorious Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was voted the NFL’s dirtiest player for the second consecutive year in a poll of players by the Sporting News. The 25-year-old Suh, who the Lions took with the second pick out of … Continue reading →
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was the recipient of a nasty hit from Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway in week four. He hadn’t been lighting the world on first in the first three weeks of the season and despite being third in the NFL in receiving yards, he hasn’t been putting up Megatron-like numbers.
He has openly battled bumps and bruises to his knees, and wrist and has sat...
Like the Vikings, the Detroit Lions have a lot of youth contributing in key areas and living up to their draft status. It’s a bit of a new concept in Detroit, where rookies used to routinely disappoint.
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Matthew Stafford has to have a big game against the Vikings
Quarterback Matthew Stafford is on his way to a Hall of Fame career if he keeps up his form with the Detroit Lions that he has had for the last year and a half. However, the one team that he will have to figure out at some point is the Minnesota...