Posted January 02, 2013 on
The Vikings’ defensive backs were taxed against the Packers multiple-receiver sets and with Antoine Winfield on the sideline. Several cornerbacks talked about the effort, as well as Leslie Frazier explaining Green Bay’s philosophy.

Winfield's status in doubt for Packers rematch

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Antoine Winfield's absence for much of Sunday's game didn't end up costing the Minnesota Vikings in their 37-34 playoff-clinching win against the Green Bay Packers. Not having Winfield for Saturday's postseason rematch against Green Bay would likely do more lasting damage. Winfield, who broke a bone in his hand a week earlier in a win at Houston...

Antoine Winfield Absent From Practice Thursday

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield was a no-show at practice for a second consecutive day, but he is still considered probable for Saturday's NFC Wild Card Playoff against Green Bay. He's dealing with pain and swelling in a fractured hand.Fantasy Spin:Facing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' talented receivers without Winfield would not be good for the Vikings...

Winfield promises to play against Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Now that the Minnesota Vikings have made the playoffs, don't expect nagging injuries to keep out stars such as Adrian Peterson and Antoine Winfield, or quarterback Christian Ponder. Winfield, a veteran cornerback dealing with a broken bone in his left hand, didn't practice Thursday, but said he "definitely" will play when Minnesota travels...

Vikings battle turnovers, not elements, outside

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier pondered on Monday whether he would have his team practice outdoors this week in anticipation of Saturday's playoff game in Green Bay, where temperatures are expected to range from a high of 27 degrees to a low of 14 degrees. By the time Frazier arrived at the team's Winter Park facilities Tuesday, the issue had...

Running still paves path to NFL success

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Blessed with the league's best running back, the Minnesota Vikings stick to their run-first philosophy on offense, an approach that's built as much on the legs of the remarkable Adrian Peterson as coach Leslie Frazier's preferred style of play. Frazier knows the NFL is considered a passing league these days, with throwing and receiving records falling...

Ponder has one-month self-improvement program

Leslie Frazier stuck with QB Christian Ponder when outsiders were calling for his job. But since Ponder hit rock bottom at Green Bay, he has rebounded with strong performances in the last month and gained confidence.

When Ponder was down, Frazier picked him up

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder walked off the field on Dec. 2 at Green Bay feeling personally responsible for the Minnesota Vikings' loss to a division rival, a defeat that nearly finished off his team's playoff chances. Ponder had thrown two interceptions, both in the second half and both in the red zone, in a game the Vikings had led, 14-10, at halftime. The second...

Winfield's status uncertain with hand injury

The Vikings’ most experience cornerback might not be available for the first round of the playoffs because of a hand injury, Leslie Frazier indicated.

Peterson returns, Winfield not doing much

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returned to practice Thursday, but CB Antoine Winfield is working his way back slowly.

Adrian Peterson Wants to Block Field Goals, Return Kicks for Vikings, But Leslie Frazier Says No

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Adrian Peterson has been Minnesota’s most irreplaceable player for years, piling up 2,097 yards rushing this season alone to put himself in the mix for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award. This unparalleled contribution to the Vikings and their success, however, hasn’t been enough to satisfy Peterson. One of the sport’s most relentless competitors...

Wilfs take low-profile rout to leading Vikings

While some NFL owners prefer to be out front as the faces of their franchises, Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf stay behind the scenes providing quiet support. They are rarely quoted about the team. Instead, they shell out big bucks for new turf for the team's practice facility, help defensive end Everson Griffen after his mother suddenly died during the season and...
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