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MINNEAPOLIS Following sports is a practice built on impatience. No one wants the necessary buildup. No one wants to wonder. We want consensus, and we want it now. We want to know who will be a star and who's lost his edge, and we want to base those assessments on just a handful of games and a few fleeting moments.Impatience is cured in the NFL's regular season, sometimes too fast as teams become quickly polarized into haves and have-nots. But impatience has no place in preseason football. Preseason football is where consensus goes to die, and that was never clearer than on Friday night in the Metrodome, when the Vikings sputtered to a 12-10 loss to the Chargers. An offense that had a week ago been on point was sloppy. A team that had seemed capable of miracles Audie Cole, anyone? appeared doomed to amateur foibles. A defense that had been shaky looked masterful, but it did so against a severely shorthanded offense. And so, though it might be terribly hard to believe, afte...
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Toby Gerhart is from southern California, so living in Minnesota was foreign for him, and so was having to deal with all the snow.
The Minnesota Vikings released 15 players to comply with the 75 man roster limit that is required by Monday, August 27. The 15 players released are as follows: wide receivers Kamar Jorden, AJ Love, Kerry Taylor, Bryan Walters, offensive linemen Bridger Buche, Grant Cook, Levi Horn, linebackers Solomon Elimimian, Tyler Nielsen, defensive linemen Anthony Jacobs, Ernest Owusu,...
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he's had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.
With the regular season less than two weeks away, Kluwe took to Twitter on Friday night to call for an end to the labor dispute between the NFL and the NFL Referees Association after an ugly 12-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
The "dress rehearsal" preseason game didn't go as well as the Minnesota Vikings might have hoped.
Hosting the San Diego Chargers in the third preseason game, Minnesota resembled more of the team that went 3-13 last season instead of the team coming off an impressive win last week against the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings lost 12-10 against San Diego as Nick Novak kicked...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he's had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.
With the regular season less than two weeks away, Kluwe took to Twitter on Friday night to call for an end to the labor dispute between the NFL and the NFL Referees Association after an ugly 12-10 loss to the San...
The most outspoken player in all of the NFL may actually be Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. He isn’t afraid to give his opinion on any topic, and was probably more vocal than anyone else, at least publicly, of last years lockout. Earlier this year, he called for Jonathan Vilma to be “banned for life,” [...]
As EVERYONE knows, the biggest news from last Friday was that I attended a Minnesota Vikings football game. The second biggest piece of news was the the Minnesota Vikings played a football game. So let's talk more about me (:-D). What I noticed while I was at this game was just how many weird jerseys Vikings fans still carry around. Weird ones. It's not like most places where...
From Christian Ponder's off-target throws for Minnesota to San Diego's depleted offense to a bunch of bungled calls by the replacement officials, this was a preseason game in every way.
The Chargers at least went home happy with the way their defense is playing. The Vikings were reminded that their offense isn't ready yet for September.
Nick Novak's 45-yard field...
The Minnesota Vikings had until Monday afternoon to trim their roster from 90 to 75 players, but they got an early jump on the cutdown by releasing 15 players Saturday afternoon.
Of the 15 cuts, 11 were undrafted rookies. Of the four players with previous NFL experience, only one -- wide receiver Kerry Taylor -- was with the team last season, and that was as a practice squad player...
The Vikings have been cautious and methodical in returning Adrian Peterson to action, but the final hurdle is exposing him to contact in practice.
The Vikings entered the preseason with several positions up for grabs, but no one has emerged as the clear-cut answer for Jerome Simpson’s replacement at split end. Plus, the offensive line reacts to five sacks surrendered, Harrison Smith explains his penalized hit, the linebackers made plays, the replacement officials are criticized, a big donation and much more.
Successful fantasy football players are usually those who generally got the best value out of their draft picks. That is what makes sleepers so key, especially at what has become the most important position in the game.