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Arun MoraceThe specifics of this exchange aren’t exactly clear, but at some point today, January 1st, 2013, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson found it necessary to call Tom Pelissero, a reporter for ESPN Twin Cities (ESPN’s Minneapolis-St.Paul Minnesota branch) a douchbag. Pelissero took it in stride, tweeting that Simpson could use whatever verbage he wanted to motivate himself. This is Pelissero’s tweet:
Today, Jerome Simpson called me a “douchebag” to my face. I’ll take that as progress. Whatever you need to motivate you, big guy.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 1, 2013
Simpson’s Vikings face the Green Bay Packers this Saturday at 8pm for the first round of the NFL playoffs.
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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, discussing the prospect of possibly playing four more games in the postseason, says he'd be up to playing far more games than that.
Adrian Peterson has done plenty over the years for the Minnesota Vikings and he has never publicly balked at taking on even more responsibility.
How about special teams? Of course, he'd love to do that, too.
Peterson said Wednesday he has been lobbying to be on the field-goal block team. He also said he ''wouldn't mind getting back there'' as a kickoff returner...
The Minnesota Vikings are Adrian Peterson's team. Christian Ponder, though, is the one most responsible for their progress.
The passing game was so bad and the ground game was so good that, for a while, Peterson was rushing for more yards than Ponder was accumulating passing.
But since the Vikings lost to the Packers on Dec. 2, due largely to the two interceptions Ponder threw...
Adrian Peterson is happy that his incredible performance on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers helped the Minnesota Vikings clinch a playoff spot. He may not hold the NFL record for most rushing yards in a single season, but his team will still be playing in January. In the grand scheme of things, that’s all that matters.
However, Peterson wouldn’t be human if it didn’t sting...
Percy Harvin led the NFL in receptions and was an early front-runner for NFL MVP until he suffered a torn ligament in his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle.
The Vikings receiver hasn't been at Winter Park since being placed on injured reserve Dec. 5. The Vikings have gone 5-2 without Harvin, who chose to stay in Florida while rehabilitating.
Coach Leslie Frazier said Harvin...
Vikings Cornerback Antoine Winfield’s broken hand forced him
to exit yesterday’s victory over the Green Bay Packers prior to the start of
the second half and sidelined him for the remainder of the game, reports Mark Craig
of Sporting News.
Winfield had injured the hand the previous week at Houston
but finished that game. It was announced as a small fracture, but Winfield
It might have been the excitement of making the playoffs but — after falling just nine yards shy of Eric Dickerson's single season rushing record of 2,105 yards — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson seemed genuinely flabbergasted that he had come so close to breaking the 28-year-old record.
While being interviewed post-game by Fox's Pam Oliver — after...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings' second-place finish in the NFC North has set their opponents for 2013.
While Minnesota is focusing in on familiar NFC North rival Green Bay for Saturday's playoff matchup, next year's games beyond the division have been released, with the Vikings facing the NFC East and AFC North as part of the rotating intraconference and...
Sunday's 37-34 win against the Green Bay Packers perhaps wasn't the most dominating win of the season for the Minnesota Vikings, but it certainly was the biggest. Beating NFC North champion Green Bay was Minnesota's most important victory since the 2009 season.
A 37-34 win, thanks to a time-expiring 29-yard field goal by rookie kicker Blair Walsh doesn't qualify...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There wasn't much that the Packers were able to do in the regular season to stop Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings' star running back totaled 409 yards in two games, making Green Bay's defense look helpless on many of his breakout runs.
Instead of enjoying a restful bye week and watching as four playoff teams get eliminated on wild-card weekend...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the second time this season, the Packers are inviting fans to help clear snow and ice from Lambeau Field.
Two days before Green Bay hosts the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs, the team is looking for 600 fans to show up at 9 a.m. Thursday to help get the stadium ready.
On Dec. 21, more than 1,000 fans showed up to shovel at least a foot of snow out of Lambeau...
On December 30th, 2011, Adrian Peterson was having surgery to repair a ruptured ACL and torn MCL in his left knee. On December 30th, 2012, Peterson and the Vikings were facing off against the Green Bay Packers trying to secure a playoff spot and Peterson 208 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record [...]
The Vikings’ most experience cornerback might not be available for the first round of the playoffs because of a hand injury, Leslie Frazier indicated.
Leslie Frazier stuck with QB Christian Ponder when outsiders were calling for his job. But since Ponder hit rock bottom at Green Bay, he has rebounded with strong performances in the last month and gained confidence.