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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Facing a humbled team with a wounded offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings have seen this script before.
Outsiders would expect Minnesota's pass rushers to be licking their chops in an anticipated matchup with the Green Bay Packers' beleaguered offensive line in Sunday's game at Green Bay. After all, the Vikings are known as one of the league's top pass-rushing teams and are facing a Packers' line that allowed five sacks in a loss to the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football last weekend.
Not so fast, says Minnesota. It was the same scenario Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and his teammates faced against the Chicago Bears last week.
"I mean, come on," Allen said Thursday. "Monday Night Football and you get embarrassed like that, you know what's going to happen. You get max protection. And we chose to max cover, and tried to cover (receiver Brandon Marshall)."
Allen and the Vikings expect similar concessions wi...
BEST OF MAXIM
In a new NFL era of pass-heavy offenses and running back-by-committee, there are those who believe Emmitt Smith's career rushing record will never be broken.
Adrian Peterson isn't among them.
The Minnesota Vikings star rusher is undaunted by what it would take for him to reach Smith's mark of 18,355 yards. Even though he would have to maintain his career average of...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings leading receiver Percy Harvin will miss his third straight game with an ankle injury.
Harvin, who has a team-high 62 catches and 677 receiving yards and is the NFL's leading kickoff returner with a 35.9-yard average, did not travel with the team for Sundays NFC North game against the Green Bay Packers. Harvin, who has been out since spraining...
Vikings WR Percy Harvin suited up for practice Thursday but ultimately did not practice with the team, according to Mark Craig.
Sidelined the last two games by a left ankle injury, Harvin hasn’t been of much help to the Vikings lately and his suiting up is not a bad sign.
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert tweets that Harvin “could barely jog today” and adds that it’s “hard to...
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder wants to meet and speak with former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the offseason.
Ponder told Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com that he has never spoken to Favre, who retired several months before the Vikings drafted Ponder in 2011 with their first-round pick.
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Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil says a big reason for his rookie success is the ability to remain focused on the task at hand.
But as the months turn colder in the Twin Cities, thoughts of the beach, glowing sunsets and mai-tais in January admittedly enter his mind from time to time.
Kalil leads all NFC left tackles in the Pro Bowl voting that runs until Dec. 17. This...
Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game. SOURCE: Tom Pelissero, 1500 ESPN Twin Cities
Harvin returned to practice Wednesday but was limping on his cuts. He didnt dress for practice the next two days. Rookie Jarius Wright has received 15 targets in the two games Harvin has missed.
The Vikings haven’t experienced much success on the road, but they believe they have been taken away from their strength when forced to pass. The numbers for Adrian Peterson in losses and wins support that theory. Plus, Matt Kalil talks about leading Pro Bowl voting among fans and the Vikings have to prepare for the Packers’ version of Percy Harvin.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the Minnesota Vikings (6-5) to make the playoffs this season, they'll need to win at least one of their two upcoming games with the division-rival Packers (7-4). The first of those two NFC North showdowns is Sunday at Lambeau Field, with both teams' regular-season schedules concluding four weeks later in Minnesota.
"I want to go ahead and control...
Last week: 16 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.12 (19th)
DVOA: -0.8% (17th)
Weighted DVOA: -3.2% (18th)
Tier 4: Young teams that could make the playoffs, but won’t do much once they get there
MLB Jasper Brinkley: 8 solo tackles, 5 stops, allowed 2 catches for 11 yards on 3 attempts
RE Jared Allen: 1 quarterback hit and 3 quarterback hurries on 33 pass rush snaps...
Getting fined for a tackle last Sunday is not fine with Brian Urlacher. The Chicago Bears linebacker will appeal an NFL fine resulting from a stop on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Urlacher brought down Peterson near the sideline in the fourth quarter with a horse-collar tackle that drew a 15-yard penalty in the Bears' 28-10 win. "Oh yes, for sure, appealing...
Can Peterson Take Us to the Promised Land?
Is it worth it? When the Vikings go to Lambeau field this weekend to take on the Green Bay Packers for the first time this season, is it worth it to run him into the ground in what is increasingly becoming a lost season? I mean, chances are low that the team makes the playoffs this season. But if we do, it will most certainly be on the...
Eden Prairie, Minn. -- For Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder and Green Bay strong safety Morgan Burnett, the Florida State-Georgia Tech rivalry will extend beyond Saturday night's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Ponder was an FSU quarterback when he first faced Burnett and the Yellow Jackets in 2008. The two will meet again during the FOX America's Game...
Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazer has reported that Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has a torn labrum in his shoulder that will require surgery. The difference between Allen and your average spoiled NFL diva is that Allen has been playing with the injury the entire season and although his sack totals are down he [...]
The Packers continue to try to find ways to protect Aaron Rodgers, with mixed results. Enter Jared Allen and the Vikings.