Found October 01, 2012 on
Purple Jesus Diaries:
What is Going On Right Now: You guys, I don't exactly know how to tell you this, but here goes. After the Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions on Sunday, 20-13, and kind of convincingly, the Vikings are now 3-1 on the season and - get this - first place in the NFC North. No, it's not the first game of the season where we have inflated our record to look better than it is. We're legitimately a quarter of the way into the NFL year and the Vikings are leading the division. Wrapping my brain around this fact is kind of like trying to wrap my brain around time travel. I just don't think I get it. Did someone do a deal with the Devil? I mean, if these are the results, I sure as **** don't mind, I'm just trying to get some clarification here. It seems legit, though. The running game was solid, the defense played well, the coaching actually made SENSE, and the dynamic players that were out on the field? Uh ... They were wearing purple for once, and doing ...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Percy Harvin is off to the best start of his four-year NFL career with 30 catches, fourth in the league entering Monday night.
His importance to the Minnesota Vikings has never been higher and he offered a bit of insight Monday to what caused his displeasure during minicamp this summer when he expressed his unhappiness with the team, reportedly had asked for...
The Minnesota Vikings got a kickoff return and punt return for touchdowns as the team snapped a long winless skid in NFC North play with a 20-13 win over Detroit at Ford Field.
Percy Harvin scored on the opening kickoff and Marcus Sherels returned the first punt of the second half for a touchdown as the Vikings (3-1) snapped an 11-game losing streak in the division. The last win...
The Minnesota Vikings got lucky this week.A pair of returns made up for their lack of offense, and they escaped Ford Field with a tough win thanks to their defense, matching a surprising trend:So far this year, the Vikings have looked more like a playoff contender than a team that is rebuilding.It's still too early to hand them the division crown, but at this point, I would have...
Don't look now, but all of a sudden, the Detroit Lions are in big trouble early in 2012. After dropping two tough contests on the road, the Lions came home looking to generate some positive momentum against an NFC North opponent heading into their bye week. Instead of having a successful hunt and getting things back on the right track, Detroit laid the biggest possible egg against...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings understood the low expectations from outside the organization.
During training camp, linebacker Chad Greenway asked the obvious: Why would the pundits predict good things for Minnesota, a team coming off a franchise-tying 13 losses, with a star running back trying to return from major knee surgery, an unproven second-year quarterback and...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. As the Minnesota Vikings season nosedived last year, a lot of the blame was placed on a historically bad secondary, which allowed a 107.6 quarterback rating, the second highest mark in NFL history.
Injuries and an overall lack of competency were common themes as Minnesota led the league with 34 passing touchdowns allowed, while tying a league-low with eight...
Leslie Frazier had a wide smile as he hugged receiver Jerome Simpson on the field after the Minnesota Vikings' 20-13 win at Detroit on Sunday.
Frazier had good reason to be happy. He took over as Minnesota's coach 11 games into the 2010 season, replacing the fired Brad Childress on an interim basis and then earning the permanent job with three late-season wins. One thing...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has found some opposition from another NFL player in his continuing support of gay marriage rights.
Former Vikings center Matt Birk, Kluwe's teammate for four years in Minnesota, took an opposing stance Sunday in an opinion piece in the Minnneapolis Star Tribune, in response to Kluwe's pro-gay marriage viewpoint that...
The Minnesota Vikings snapped their 11-game NFC North losing streak Sunday by going on the road and beating the Detroit Lions 20-13, in the process staying on top in the division and building on the momentum created from last week's win against San Francisco.
Percy Harvin's 105-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff started a second-straight impressive win for Minnesota...
I’m sexting everybody T
Brett Favre was a little pissed off to say the least after his high school team that was 5-0 gets beat by a last second hail mary…Maybe Brett’s karma is rubbing off on the team he coaches?-TO
Brett Favre Comeback?
Brett Favre and Wife Hang
Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown and Marcus Sherels scored on a punt return early in the third, helping the Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 20-13 Sunday.
NFC North-leading Minnesota (3-1) matched the number of wins it had last season. The Vikings also snapped an 11-game losing streak within the division.
The Lions (1-3) have lost three...
Jared Allen only has two sacks and Brian Robison hasn’t gotten on the board yet. Still, the Vikings are pressuring the quarterback and others are getting sacks. How is it all coming together? The players and Leslie Frazier discuss.
Tom Schreier knows he's going to regret writing this...
Sitting here a month ago, it looked as though this game against the Minnesota Vikings would be an easy win and Detroit would be heading into the bye week on a positive note. However after falling to the winless Tennessee Titans last Sunday while Minnesota pulled the upset at home against the San Francisco 49ers, the perspective on this game has changed dramatically.