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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. One of the biggest challenges for the Minnesota Vikings in advance of Thursday night's home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is being ready physically for a game on short rest.The short week will test Minnesota's ability to get the soreness out after Sunday's physical win against the Arizona Cardinals. Fewer days of preparation likely has already cost the Vikings tight end John Carlson for Thursday's game, as well. Carlson left Sunday's game due to concussion symptoms and coach Leslie Frazier said the short week would make it difficult for Carlson to return."John Carlson was the only guy that will probably not play in this game," Frazier said. "We'll have to take him through the protocol over the next few days, and in a short week, we don't expect him to probably make it."Many of the Vikings' veterans spoke last week about the necessity of recovering quickly from Sunday's game and spending extra time i...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder is more confident. He's more comfortable in the Minnesota Vikings' system. The second-year starting quarterback has grown since last season.For months, Ponder and the Vikings have uttered those words and talked often about his progress this season after last year's tough rookie year. They've talked about his leadership and how...
Last week, the Minnesota Vikings, architects from HKS Sports & Entertainment, and city representatives hosted their own community forum, mock-scene from Parks & Recreation as they invited Vikings fans to share some of the ideas and dreams they had for the new stadium to be built. HKS, the architectural firm from Dallas who has won the design bid, attended with open ears,...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Christian Ponder stepped to the podium following the Minnesota Vikings 24-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday and again took the blame for interceptions and an otherwise stumbling passing offense.
Taking blame is something Ponder has willingly done over his 17 NFL starts. Unfortunately, needing to accept blame is too often the issue Minnesota'...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Harrison Smith, the Minnesota Vikings' rookie safety, has come through with key plays this season rarely seen from Minnesota's secondary in years.
Smith's latest act Sunday needs to be traced back to Nov. 25, 2007. The 41-17 win on the road against the New York Giants that day was the last time a Minnesota defensive back had returned an interception...
Adrian Peterson and a dominant Minnesota defense put the Vikings back on track, even if Christian Ponder and the passing game fell further out of sync.
Peterson ran 23 times for 153 yards and a first-quarter touchdown and the Vikings survived an ugly second half to hang on and beat Arizona 21-14 Sunday to hand the Cardinals their third straight loss.
Percy Harvin caught Ponder...
Former Vikings linebacker Matt Blair relayed a message that was fitting for Leslie Frazier’s young team. Blair will be inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Vikings kept pace in the NFC North with Sunday's 21-14 win against the Arizona Cardinals and did so the old-fashioned way, with a strong running game and stout defense.
Minnesota (5-2) continued its early-season momentum thanks to an all-around defensive effort Sunday and 153 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson, holding on after developing an early lead...
OK, yes, I know you don't exactly go hunting Cardinals, but we're not playing the Eagles this week either, and those you can DEFINITELY hunt. Especially bald ones, because their eggs taste so much better.
Doesn't mean you can't still jump in this Purple Jesus Diaries Game Thread though and have some fun! The Minnesota Vikings are looking to get back to their winning...
The Vikings are a top-10 team once again, but just barely after they struggled to pass the ball. Still, Adrian Peterson and a good defense keep impressing.
Adrian Peterson tied a team record and advanced his assault on the Vikings’ record books in several other categories. Also making their mark in the Cardinals game: Percy Harvin, Brian Robison, Harrison Smith and Jared Allen.
The Minnesota Vikings' passing attack was awful last Sunday, but Adrian Peterson and the defense did enough to compensate in the win.
The star running back tries to lead the Vikings to their first 5-0 home start since 2009 on Thursday night against a Buccaneers team that's dropped nine straight on the road since its last trip to Minneapolis.
With Christian Ponder throwing...