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The Minnesota Vikings once had a prominent place in the NFL's publicity machine, furiously but fruitlessly chasing a championship with a famous, flashy and combustible cast.
Vikings camp is so much quieter now. Such is the simplicity of youth.
''We're not going to have too many people barking up our tree for playoff berths or division titles,'' linebacker Chad Greenway said. ''We're just going to have to grind for every win.''
The rebuilding project the Vikings weren't totally prepared to launch last year - when Donovan McNabb began the season at quarterback - is now being fully embraced. Though veteran standouts Jared Allen, Kevin Williams and Antoine Winfield are still around to lead the defense, they're among eight players 30 years or older left on the roster. This will be one of the league's most inexperienced teams; six of the 22 expected starters were draft picks from either 2011 or 2012. Even the kicker, Blair Walsh, ...
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The Minnesota Vikings will wrap up their preseason with a trip down to Houston to face the defending AFC South champion Houston Texans on Thursday at 6:00 CT. The Vikings are 1-2 this preseason while the Texans are 2-1. The final preseason game is usually the one that decides who the remaining back ups will be and who will be cut.
There is a very good chance that none...
A 45-year-old man fell to his death during the Vikings-Texans preseason game in Houston, the second time a fan has died in such fashion in as many years.
The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up their preseason last night with a loss to the Houston Texans 28-24 at Reliant Stadium. The Vikings finished 1-3 as they enter the regular season.
The Vikings did not start any of their regulars as Joe Webb started the game as he passed 4/7 for 47 yards. Webb was in for two drives and set them up for two field goals. Vikings' running...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson's goal since Dec. 31 knee surgery has been returning for the Minnesota Vikings' first regular-season game on Sept. 9.
A little more than a week away and Minnesota coach still isn't sure if the goal will be met.Following the preseason finale 28-24 loss at Houston on Thursday, Frazier called Peterson a "game-time decision"...
With numerous NFL rumors swirling regarding possible roster cuts and trades taking place over the next few days, the Minnesota Vikings are only concerned with players who are guaranteed a spot to start the 2012 regular season, and whether or not they are healthy.
More specifically, they are most concerned about the health and availability of one Adrian Peterson.
After having surgery...
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will likely be a game time decision for next week’s season opener.
Adrian Peterson likely a game time decision for Week 1. #Vikings
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2012
If Peterson ends up playing next week, I believe TOby Gerhart will start and Peterson will only get...
Damn, I could really go for some Texas BBQ right now. I can smell it I want it so bad. It mixes smell and taste somewhere on the back of my tongue. GUH.Anyway, welcome to another Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread. We're back for the final time during the preseason, which means the next time you'll see a game thread it will actually be during a Sunday afternoon (because the...
The Vikings had three injuries sustained in Thursday night’s game, but the focus next week will turn to Adrian Peterson’s recovery, along with John Carlson and Geoff Schwartz. Plus, how about those replacement officials? Another player vents and Leslie Frazier tries to avoid the topic.
The attorneys for Brett Favre say some requests made in court are only trying to hurt or embarrass him.
The Minnesota Vikings ended the preseason Thursday with a 28-24 loss to the Houston Texans, unable to gain any momentum team-wise while finishing the preseason with a 1-3 record.
But this preseason hasnt been about a record; its been about the development and evaluation of a very young roster.
A look at how the team graded out with its backups on the field in the final rehearsal...
As if we needed another parody of Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me, Maybe," here comes another video version of the pop tune titled "Draft Me, Maybe." This version of Canada's most annoying musical export since that Celine Dion "Titanic" song centers on what is hopefully the last area of sports that can be parodied — the NFL Fantasy Draft and...
While the Vikings and Leslie Frazier face the Texans and Gary Kubiak at Reliant Stadium, their sons will be playing for Rice about three miles away.
THAT WAS AWFUL: If we're being honest, I don't know if I've sat through a worse game than the Vikings game last night, which they LOST anyway, 24-28. Really. And the worst part was that I DID actually sit through and watch most of it. The whole first half. Parts of the third, and really most of the fourth. During the last preseason game of the year. Without a single alcoholic...