Found July 14, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
The NFL Network finished their annual poll of NFL players’ ratings of their peers for the previous season. Players were rated from one to one-hundred as to whom they thought were the best in 2012. There were many controversies along the way, including players who were greatly underrated, overrated and even left off the list completely. No matter the overall rankings,  one thing that the players got right was the best of the best – the top six... Read more

Minnesota Vikings: Preseason Pro Bowl picks

Photo by: Tony Gonzales The Minnesota Vikings produced seven Pro Bowlers in 2012: Adrian Peterson, Jerome Felton, Kyle Rudolph, Matt Kalil, Jared Allen, Chad Greenway, and Blair Walsh. At this current point in the offseason I will predict who will be doing the hula come January and who will be heating up their popcorn. Offense: First off, I think every NFL fan with at least half...

Vikings could use more read-option this year

When you think about the Vikings, the read-option offense isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Christian Ponder doesn’t even evoke any strong impressions of athleticism for most NFL fans. In fact, had I not seen the week 3 highlight of Christian Ponder scrambling for a 23 yard touchdown run against the 49ers, I would largely be in the same category (I didn’t get much of...

Adrian Peterson Loves The Wolverine

Adrian Peterson has many nicknames. Purple Jesus (hurray!), All Day, AD, the Ban Hammer, Your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Reincarnate ... But I haven't heard this new one he's trying to push on all of us. In a cross promotional effort with whatever, because it's ESPN and why not, after the jump you can watch a video of Adrian Peterson talking about how much he loves...

Floyd’s free fall leaves Vikings with a huge upside pick

More than two months after the 2013 NFL Draft, people still don’t seem to have a firm grasp on what caused defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to drop to the Minnesota Vikings at the 23rd overall pick. The Shutdown Corner Podcast‘s Greg Cosell gives his input. “To me, you know that I felt [Floyd] was the best defensive tackle in the draft. I thought he was an incredibly explosive...

Minnesota Vikings: Introducing Cordarrelle Patterson

Photo By: Presswire Before you ask why I will not mention Percy Harvin in this piece, I will let you know that like his allegiance to the Minnesota Vikings he is history. The new guy is in and will not have any of the issues Harvin possessed with the team. So without further ado, the new Vikings do it all playmaker is Cordarelle Patterson. The 29th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft...

Sunday slant: Peterson still a bargain

Matthew Stafford’s contract extension shows just how much teams value quarterbacks, but the Vikings’ biggest contract decision over the last five years came at running back. No matter how the contract numbers are presented for Adrian Peterson, the NFL’s MVP seems like a bargain.

Former Vikings quarterback Sage Rosenfels retires

Sage Rosenfels has been out of the NFL since he was released by the Minnesota Vikings before last season and now he's officially announced his retirement.Rosenfels, who spent two seasons as a backup in Minnesota sandwiched around a year with the New York Giants made the announcement on his Facebook page. Rosenfels, 35, was in training camp with the Vikings last season after spending...

Fantasy Football 2013: Why Greg Jennings Should be Avoided

From 2007 through 2010, Greg Jennings looked like a stud.He averaged over 16 yards per reception in each of those years, had 920 yards in ’07 before three straight 1,000+ campaigns, had double digit touchdowns twice and averaged just shy of 70 receptions.During those years Jennings was a hot fantasy commodity, ably filling in at WR1 or 2 in standard scoring and PPR leagues.In 2011...

Kyle Rudolph ready to build on Pro-Bowl caliber season

This is the fourth in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 26 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: TIGHT ENDS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: Kyle Rudolph (third year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): Colin Anderson, John Carlson, Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford The breakdown: Minnesota returns the top...

Fantasy Football 2013: Why Greg Jennings Should Be Drafted

Recently, Mick Warshaw gave us a decent read on why Greg Jennings should be avoided in fantasy drafts. That article can be seen here.While I respect his opinion, I completely disagree with it and his reasoning. His top three reason for Jennings' expected poor production included his age (30 in September), his recent injuries, and the drop from Aaron Rodgers to Christian Ponder...

Vikings move up to No. 35 on Forbes franchise list

It's no secret winning teams are worth more, but as the Minnesota Vikings found out, making the playoffs is worth almost 200 million. Forbes came out with its top 50 most valuable sports franchises and the Vikings jumped up six spots from last season to finish at No. 35 for 2013, with a valuation of 975 million. That's 179 million more than last year when Forbes valued the...

Madden 25 Sneak Peek: Greg Jennings, Wes Welker, others with their new teams

A first look at Madden 25's new game-play also provides a sneak peek at several elite wide receivers in their new teams' uniforms.
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