Posted October 13, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Matt Cassel
TEAMS: Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson rushed for a season-low 62 yards on a season-low 10 carries and Matt Cassel threw two interceptions in the loss.

Vikings expect to name starting QB by Wednesday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For the past two games, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has waited until Friday to name his starting quarterback. Frazier doesn't want to wait as long this week with a decision that might affect the rest of the season. He wants to have a starter set by the time the team reconvenes at Winter Park on Wednesday for practice. He might even reveal his...

Leslie Frazier not ready to name a starting quarterback

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier stood at the podium following Sunday's 35-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers and said he had no idea who would start at quarterback next week. Two weeks earlier, before the bye week, Frazier said Christian Ponder was still the team's starter, despite Matt Cassel's success in leading Minnesota to its first win of the...

Vikings' Peterson says he never wavered on playing

Adrian Peterson would have been forgiven for sitting this one out. Two days earlier, Peterson's 2-year-old son was killed in an alleged case of child abuse in Sioux Falls, S.D. The alleged assailant is in jail, and Peterson rushed to the hospital Thursday to see the child before vowing to play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Even after his Minnesota Vikings were thumped...

Man Who Killed Adrian Peterson's Son Had A History Of Violence

The man charged with killing Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son had a history of violence, according to the New York Daily News.The report details how Joseph Patterson, 27, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant Friday morning before authorities received news that the 2-year-old young boy had died from his injuries...

Vikings Injury Report: Adrian Peterson, Christian Ponder

Outside of Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder, there are not many significant injuries for the Vikings. Peterson will start just two days after losing his son.  Christian Ponder will not start, but will be active even with a rib injury. He has essentially been benched for Matt Cassel, but we will see in coming weeks. The rest of the injury report looks like this: Cornerback Chris...

Adrian Peterson thanks all the NFL for the support; Says it’s a Fraternity

I have always been an Adrian Peterson fan, but after what he experienced yesterday, with his two year old child dying, it is hard not to root for him more. After the news broke, almost every football player, media person, and person with a heart sent out their condolences. For that, The Vikings back was […]

Josh Freeman is Inactive For Minnesota

Vikings newly signed quarterback Josh Freeman is inactive for Week 6.Fantasy Spin:We expected Matt Cassel to start with Christian Ponder hurting and Freeman new to the playbook, but all bets are off for Week 7.

Vikings' defensive lapses costly in loss to Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS -- All Josh Robinson had to do was turn his hips and sprint. With the Vikings in prime position to reverse course following a dismal first half, the second-year cornerback lined up less than a yard off the line against Carolina, which faced third-and-3 from its own 21-yard line. Robinson stayed stride-for-stride with slot man Brandon LaFell into the right flat, Minnesota...

Peterson: 'I never thought about not playing' after son's death

Adrian Peterson's intensely personal decision to play in Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers two days after the death of his 2-year-old son never was a question in Peterson's mind. "I don't ask people to understand my mindset and how I think" Peterson said after the game. "Anything that's bad I try to take good from it. That's the way...

NY Post Columnist Questions Adrian Peterson’s Character, “Calls Him A Criminal”

Phil Mushnick is trolling again, and this time he’s trying to hurt feelings. Mushnick has a reputation for being a super troll, a guy that stirs the pot up on any subject and is allowed to freely state any opinion he wants courtesy of the New York Post. In his latest New York Post column, Mushnick essentially compares Peterson to Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong in the way that...

Leslie Frazier: Vikings will name starting QB on Wednesday

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says the starting quarterback for their Monday night game against the New York Giants will be decided Wednesday. “I’d like to by the time we get back and practice on Wednesday, which is a shorter practice, have an idea which guy is going to be leading our team,” Frazier said via the team’s website. “We’re going to talk about it today...

Brett Favre in great shape, not mulling NFL comeback

Last month Brett Favre's agent Bus Cook turned heads when he said the former All-Pro quarterback still could play in the NFL. The crux of Cook's argument centered on the assessment that Favre is in the best shape ever. There were analogies to "blacksmith's arms" and all-too-precise weights and body fat percentages. Favre told USA Today's Lindsay Jones...

Report: Jared Allen, Aqib Talib will likely test free agent market

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib will likely test the free agent market this coming offseason. With the midpoint of the season approaching, many veterans who have yet to discuss new deals with their existing clubs are highly unlikely to do so later this season. Vikings pass rusher Jared Allen and Patriots corn...

5 things to note after Panthers defeat Vikings

As the final seconds ticked down, Cam Newton walked across the field to find Adrian Peterson and offered a warm embrace. It was a moment of comfort for Peterson, who was playing two days after his 2-year-old son was killed in an alleged case of child abuse in South Dakota. Newton also comforted some anxious Carolina Panthers fans on Sunday with a performance more fitting of the...

Frazier points to execution, not game plan

Leslie Frazier said the Vikings’ failings are more a lack of execution by players than a flawed game plan on offense or defense.
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