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Leslie Frazier seems like a perfectly nice guy. He is in his second season as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and, after a very surprisingly successful start to the 2012 NFL season, it is now looking as if Frazier is afraid of success. He is either afraid of success for both the Vikings as well as Adrian Peterson, or he just has no idea as to how momentum and football both go together.
Never was that more evident than in yesterday’s 30-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
In the first half, Peterson was running as well as he has in quite some time. It should come as no surprise, as he is one of the most gifted running backs to play the game in quite some time. Sure, he tore up multiple ligaments in his knee last year, only to return quicker and faster and stronger than most would have believed, but Peterson is a freak of nature.
And I mean that in the most complimentary of ways. I don’t know many people who could do what Peterson has done in such a short recovery time. This man ...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has been taking a close look at his team while is has lost three of its past four games, and one aspect in particular is troubling the coach.
Frazier hardly recognizes the team's once stout-run defense, a defense he coordinated before becoming coach.
Minnesota has long taken pride in having one of the NFL's top...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't practice much this week, but he's a full go against a tough Seattle defense.Fantasy Spin:Peterson didn't let major knee surgery get in the way of his season so an ankle sprain wasn't going to stop him. Peterson is averaging 109 ypg rushing over his last five contests.
After the Minnesota Vikings failed to score a touchdown on a first half drive against the Seattle Seahawks, Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was pretty angry.
As he got back to the Minnesota sidelines, he spotted head coach Leslie Frazier and started arguing with him:
Percy Harvin's frustration over the Minnesota Vikings' moribund passing game boiled over during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
After a promising second-quarter drive stalled in the red zone, Harvin sought out Leslie Frazier and shouted demonstratively at the coach. Harvin followed Frazier down the sideline, prompting the coach to remove his headset and...
The Vikings didn’t have much go right for them Sunday in Seattle, but Adrian Peterson accounted for the Vikings’ top five gains when the deep passing game once again struggled. Stats and reaction on both those fronts, as well as Percy Harvin’s frustration, A.J. Jefferson starting, and Allen Reisner being the most productive tight end against Seattle.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier insists that quarterback Christian Ponder is in no danger of losing his job despite another subpar effort Sunday against the Seahawks.Fantasy Spin:Ponder finished the afternoon with just 63 yards passing and a 37.3 quarterback rating. He's thrown at least one interception in each of his last five games and certainly won't fare much better next...
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Adrian Peterson- Running Back, Minnesota Vikings
I like Adrian’s simple, no frills approach to the mustache. The chin beard really...
Stopping Peterson & Harvin Likely Key
After what was probably the worst defensive outing of the season for the Seattle Seahawks, the team will hope to rebound this Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings roll into town.
The job doesn’t get any easier for the Seahawks defense, as they will have to shut down a pair of Pro Bowlers in Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin if they want...
The Minnesota Vikings are listing wide receiver Percy Harvin
as day-to-day after he “badly” sprained his left ankle last weekend, reports
the Associated Press. Harvin said that he hopes to play, but he’s considered
very questionable considering the extent of his injury.
"I'm just going to go
day by day. Like I said, I'm in a lot of pain. There's a lot...
The Minnesota Vikings lost for the third time in four games on Sunday in which only the running offense was able to perform up to expectations.
Sunday's 30-20 loss on the road to the Seattle Seahawks has Minnesota (5-4) in a precarious position as several facets on offense and defense have faltered in many games recently and the result is a slip in the NFC North standings. The...
The Minnesota Vikings still don't have wide receiver Percy Harvin back.
Coach Leslie Frazier said Harvin won't practice Wednesday. He severely sprained his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle and has missed three games since. The Vikings play Chicago on Sunday, but Frazier sounded pessimistic about Harvin's return. The coach said it's ''hard to say''...
There is no other way to lead a recap of Sunday’s games than with a discussion of Doug Martin’s effort. I spent the week talking about how the loss of the best guard in football may have an impact on this line (lets give Tampa’s o-line some credit, too) and the run game. Martin and his teammates proved me wrong on game day. Oakland fought valiantly to stay in this game, but...
SEATTLE -- The feet of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch were enough to outcome those of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Wilson's scrambling and Lynch's rumbling helped Seattle take a 30-20 win over the Vikings on a clear and unseasonably warm afternoon Sunday at CenturyLink Field. Wilson completed 16 of 24 passes...