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The Minnesota Vikings will wrap up their preseason with a trip down to Houston to face the defending AFC South champion Houston Texans on Thursday at 6:00 CT. The Vikings are 1-2 this preseason while the Texans are 2-1. The final preseason game is usually the one that decides who the remaining back ups will be and who will be cut.
There is a very good chance that none of the starters on opening day will be starting for the Vikings, and that is ok. There is no need to start guys who already have their jobs set in stone and risk them getting hurt before the season even starts. However, their are still spots that need to be filled and players that need to be cut. This includes running backs, a quarterback, tight ends, and some defensive backs as well, just to name a few.
Regardless of who starts, let's take a quick look at the last time the Vikings faced the Texans. The last time these two met was on November 2, 2008 as the Vikings defeated the Texans 28-21. This s...
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The Minnesota Vikings are getting closer and closer to the beginning of the regular season and their date with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 9. However, they still need to select who will be their nickleback, or third string cornerback.
As of right now, the two starting cornerbacks are Chris Cook and Antoine Winfield. Cook had legal issues last year that cut his season...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. A look at the rushing leaders for the Minnesota Vikings through three preseason games and the big namesdon't lead the list.
Adrian Peterson, of course, is easing his way back in after major knee surgery in December. Toby Gerhart, Peterson's effective backup the past two years, has taken the reps of a No. 1 running back in the preseason, having his chances...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has never shied from sharing his opinion on a wide variety of subjects via his Twitter page, @ChrisWarcraft, and last week he took aim a sensitive subject in the NFL: replacement officials.
Four days later, Kluwe wasn't backing away from his tweets regarding poor officiating in last Friday's preseason game against...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings offseason youth movement will show in the final 53-man roster.
Once one of the most veteran teams in the league, Minnesota could be among the youngest after Fridays final cutdown to the 53-man regular season roster. With several spots still undecided, any close calls could come down to a matter of which player is the youngest and offers...
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will likely be a game time decision for next week’s season opener.
Adrian Peterson likely a game time decision for Week 1. #Vikings
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2012
If Peterson ends up playing next week, I believe TOby Gerhart will start and Peterson will only get...
Damn, I could really go for some Texas BBQ right now. I can smell it I want it so bad. It mixes smell and taste somewhere on the back of my tongue. GUH.Anyway, welcome to another Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread. We're back for the final time during the preseason, which means the next time you'll see a game thread it will actually be during a Sunday afternoon (because the...
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The Vikings believe Jerome Simpson will be a legitimate deep threat when he returns from suspension, but the fourth preseason game will be a big test for other receivers looking for an early contributing role.
OH MY DAYUM!Ever since Chris Kluwe delivered the now-infamous Gangnam Style celebration dance during last Friday's forgettable game against the Chargers, it got Purple Jesus Diaries to thinking about all of the different and endearing celebrations this team has accumulated. Kluwe's may be the new hottness, but don't forget about the old and busted (and tried and true...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson makes his case for still being a top fantasy back despite his knee injury last year. Just what the world needs, another Call me Maybe parody. -TO
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Leslie Frazier is a quiet, unassuming gentleman; strong in his faith, considerate of others and genuinely considered one of the nicer men walking the sideline in the NFL.None of that is under dispute, but Frazier's track record as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings is a different matter. After 21 tumultuous months in charge first as an interim coach...
While the Vikings and Leslie Frazier face the Texans and Gary Kubiak at Reliant Stadium, their sons will be playing for Rice about three miles away.