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The Minnesota Vikings talked about the importance of winning Sunday at St. Louis, and the reality of the situation was realized after wins elsewhere Sunday.
A 33-26 win for Minnesota against St. Louis, combined with wins by the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys and losses by the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, means the Vikings own the final Wild Card playoff spot with two weeks left because of tiebreakers. Minnesota (8-6) will need to keep its strong play going next week on the road at 12-2 Houston and at home against the Green Bay Packers in the regular-season finale.
Here's how the Vikings scored one of their most impressive all-around efforts on Sunday:
Pass offense: C
Minnesota's game plan again revolved around the running game, understandably. A big early lead also played right into the Vikings' hands and allowed them to stick with the plan. Quarterback Christian Ponder nearly had at least one pass intercepted when it went through the defensive backs...
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The Minnesota Vikings running back is having a career season on and off the field. Adrian Peterson is reportedly engaged to his college sweetheart and former Playboy Playmate, Ashley Brown. The two met in college at the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and have been dating since. Congrats to Adrian and Ashley. [Rolling Out] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin, who is on injured reserve because of an ankle injury, tweeted Saturday that he was having "minor" surgery on Saturday, but his surprise surgery had nothing to do with his ankle injury.
Following Minnesota's 36-22 win at St. Louis Sunday, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Harvin underwent an "emergency" appendectomy...
The numbers for Christian Ponder once again aren’t going to overwhelm, but with an opportunistic defense and crazy running game, he is doing enough to win. Plus, more than a dozen notes that tell the tale of the Vikings’ 36-22 win over the Rams.
After his big game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, where he rushed for 200 + yards, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson popped the question to his girlfriend.... a former playboy playmate (below).According to a report, Peterson popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Ashley Brown after the game. Brown, who is a college graduate and a socialite, posed...
Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Brian Robinson suffered
a sprained shoulder during the first quarter of yesterday’s win over the St.
Louis Rams, reports Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN.
Brian Robinson left the Minnesota Vikings' locker room
with his right arm in a sling after suffering a sprained AC joint in the first
quarter of Sunday's win over the Rams.
The Minnesota Vikings were well aware of their failures on the road heading into Sunday's pivotal game at St. Louis.
The Vikings were 1-5 on the road and fighting for slim playoff chances against the Rams, who had won three games in row and were trying to stay alive themselves for the postseason. Minnesota, at least in a dome on the road, made itself at home and put together...
Adrian Peterson entered Sunday’s showdown against the St. Louis Rams with a whopping 1,600 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground on 265 carries (6.0 YPC) through 13 games in 2012. He also needed just 506 yards in the final three weeks of the season to set the NFL’s single-season rushing record.
Peterson earned more than 40 percent of that amount in four quarters at Edward Jones...
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin was set to have “minor” surgery on Saturday, he tweeted.
ST. LOUIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison injured his right shoulder in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams.
The team said early in the second half he would not return.
Robison has seven sacks after dropping Sam Bradford for an 8-yard loss on the Rams opening possession.
It was not clear how Robison was hurt during a 15-yard carry by Steven Jackson...
The Vikings pass defense fell to 22nd in the league after giving up 345 net passing yards to Sam Bradford and the Rams, but there could be a well-time infusion into the secondary for Minnesota. Plus, injury updates and other notes.
ST. LOUIS -- One of the NFL's most hallowed records is in clear sight for Adrian Peterson. So, too, is a playoff berth for the Minnesota Vikings, the team he's carrying on his broad shoulders less than a year after tearing a knee ligament. Peterson rushed for 212 yards on 24 carries, moving within 293 yards of Eric Dickerson's 28-year old record of 2,105 rushing yards...
The crowds at Earls Court in London were treated to some sumptuous boxing by the home team as the British Lionhearts reclaimed second spot in Group B with a solid win against the German Eagles. Welsh wonders Andrew Selby and Fred Evans as well as Joe Ward and Joseph Joyce helped inflict a resounding defeat on the visitors.
The Lightweight (57-61kg) showdown between Great Britain...
ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Peterson continued his assault on Eric Dickerson's 28-year-old NFL record for most rushing yards in a single season, and he helped the Minnesota Vikings stay in the NFC wild-card race. Peterson's 82-yard touchdown run kicked off a 23-point explosion over the second quarter's last 12 minutes, 21 seconds, and the Vikings produced their highest point...
Minnesota Vikings (7-6) at St. Louis Rams (6-6-1)
The Vikings won last week as home dogs against the Bears, but I’m still not sure about them. Christian Ponder once again had a terrible game, completing 11 of 17 for 91 yards and an interception. In his last 7 games, he’s 107 of 191 (56.0%) for 970 yards (5.1 YPA), 6 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Adrian Peterson is awesome...