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The Minnesota Vikings won't be leaving Washington with the good feelings they've felt that past two years after wins over the Redskins.
A highly erratic performance Sunday snapped Minnesota's three-game winning streak in a 38-26 loss to the Redskins. The Vikings had the chance to take decisive control early following a dominating first quarter, but failed to capitalize and paid for it later after a late comeback fell short.
Minnesota falls to 4-2 and will slip behind idle Chicago (4-1) in the NFC North standings after letdowns offensive and defensively in critical moments of Sunday's game.
Here are five things we learned from Minnesota's streak-snapping loss on Sunday:
1. The Vikings' offense continues to struggle in the red zone.
Minnesota had the chance to put Washington (3-3) in a large early hole after a dominating opening to the game. The Vikings' offense drove into the red zone on its first three possessions while the defense was limiting quart...
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The Minnesota Vikings have been a fairly surprising team to this point in the season. Even after getting RGIII'd yesterday in the Nation's Capital, the Vikings are 4-2 and just half a game behind the Chicago Bears for first place in the NFC North. The reason for the team's surprising start, other than a weak early schedule, can be attributed to the offense finally using...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Receiver Jerome Simpson stood at his locker in the Minnesota Vikings' facilities at Winter Park on Monday as members of the media assembled around him.Fresh off a surprise inactive status in Monday's 38-26 loss, Simpson offered several one-word answers to questions about his health, and how tough it was to sit out Sunday's loss. Simpson, a week after...
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPNRadio.com, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should be “good to go” for Sunday’s game against the Redskins.Peterson has been nursing a sprained ankle since last week’s win over the Titans.
The Minnesota Vikings will play a home game at Wembley Stadium in London next September, ESPN reported Monday. An official announcement is expected at Tuesday's NFL owners meetings in Chicago. The Vikings are not moving into their new $975 million stadium until 2016, so they could play a series of games in London before then. The league, however, wants to see how next year...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield is credited with a speech that helped turn around the Minnesota Vikings, especially the defense, following the Week 2 loss at the Indianapolis Colts this season.Winfield pushed his teammates to be more physical and not fall into the same traps they did during last year's 3-13 campaign. Minnesota suffered its first loss...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Minnesota Vikings will be playing a home game at London’s Wembley Stadium in September of next season.With the Jaguars already playing a game in London next season, this would be the second game being played over seas next season for the NFL.
The Vikings were looking for solutions to their red zone problems after starting their 38-26 loss to the Redskins with three straight field goals. Leslie Frazier said they would go through their red zone struggles "with a fine-toothed comb."
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings will be headed to London.
According to a report by ESPNs Adam Schefter, Minnesota has been selected by the NFL to play a home game at Londons Wembley Stadium as part of the continuing series by the league. The Vikings presence in the 2013 game is expected to be announced as part of the owners meetings on Tuesday, Schefter tweeted Sunday...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says going to Washington to face the Redskins this week doesn't offer any significant meaning to him or his team.
Frazier says there is no advantage gleaned from the fact Minnesota has won in Washington each of the past two years, and FedEx Field was the site where Frazier earned his first head coaching victory when...
Jerome Simpson believes he was ready to play Sunday, but Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the decision to sit him because of a back injury.
It would have been easy for the Vikings’ veterans to associate the youth movement with a season of struggle ahead. But, thanks to the steady influence of Leslie Frazier and players knowing preseason predictions are often pointless, the Vikings aren’t just in the hunt, they’re one of the lead dogs in the pack.
Before today's Washington Redskins/Minnesota Vikings affair, some questioned whether or not Robert Griffin the 3rd should play after suffering a concussion.
Those questions were soon answered after Robert Griffin accounted for three touchdowns in Redskins blow-out win.
One of those scores was this 76-yard touchdown run to seal the victory:
(Courtesy of The Big Lead)
During the first quarter of yesterday’s Redskins-Vikings game, running back Adrian Peterson and cornerback DeAngelo Hall got into an on the field argument.After the game Peterson explained what happened.“He slapped me in the face after making a good tackle,” Peterson said, via the Star-Tribune. “And I was just telling him, ‘Hey, don’t do me like that, brother.’ I looked...