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The Vikings started off fast and surprised everyone. I never bought into Ponder as a QB and I think he's coming back to earth. They still play solid defense, have AP and can throw a little. The problem is, their schedule gets a lot harder from here on out.
Here's a look at their remaining schedule, predictions and a look at their division.
@ Seattle - The Seahawks defense at home stops the Vikings offense and Wilson scores just enough to win.
Detroit - Before the season started I gave this game to the Lions. Now, the Lions are playing terrible football. I'm going to say the Lions get things straight in this division game and win, but I'm not confident.
@ Chicago - The Bears offense, defense and special teams are too much for the Vikings.
@ Green Bay - This will be a fun game to watch, with Rodgers and the Packers offense leading the way. In GB I have to go with the Packers here.
Chicago - I'll go with the Vikings winning this one at ...
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In his past two games Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph has two catches for 17 yards. Even more discouraging is the fact that he only received two targets..
The Vikings and quarterback Christian Ponder are out of sync. The Arizona game was disguised by the win, but he couldn’t hide from Thursday’s ugly loss..
Other than Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin the Vikings look terrible...
MINNEAPOLIS The boobirds started early.
It was barely three minutes into the Thursday Night Football game at the Mall of America Field, and the Minnesota Vikings the 5-2 Vikings, nipping at the heels of the Chicago Bears in the NFC North, getting plenty of votes as the NFL's biggest 2012 surprise were already stinking it up. Their offense had a quick three-and-out to start...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Just days after Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was talking about the growth shown by young cornerback Chris Cook this season, Cook's season is likely over.
Cook broke his right arm during Thursday night's 36-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Frazier said Cook will miss seven to eight weeks. Frazier said the team would put him on injured...
MINNEAPOLIS Jared Allen stood near his locker, a nasty gash across his nose from having his helmet pushed off during Thursday's game, looking every bit like he took the full brunt of a punishing fight.
Allen talked about a complete defensive letdown the likes of which Minnesota hadn't had this season. He gave credit to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Thursday's 36-17 win...
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has a broken wrist.
Cook got hurt early in the third quarter Thursday night on a run by Tampa Bay rookie Doug Martin in the Buccaneers' 36-17 win. Cook went to the locker room, and Martin took a screen pass 64 yards for a touchdown on the next play.
Vikings rookie Josh Robinson took Cook's place for most of the rest of the game.
The Vikings are searching for solutions in their passing game, but sticking by Christian Ponder. So what’s wrong? There weren’t many specifics given over the past two days.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is pleased with the resiliency that quarterback Christian Ponder has displayed even if his performances the last two weeks have been very uneven.
Ponder struggled Thursday night in a 36-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome. Hes had difficulty making plays downfield and the pass protection struggled.
What I like is how resilient...
The Vikings come in tied for the most wins in the NFC North, but they trail the Bears by one in the loss column.
The Bucs have a different and are less advantageous current situation, as they are 2-4 and are the second-worst team in the NFC by way of record and tiebreakers.
Adrian Peterson has returned from injury better than anyone could have expected, and he has the Vikings unexpectedly...
Donald Penn vs Jared Allen .. a match-up to watch
Thursday night football is tonight and it’s time to take a look at tonight’s match-up as the Buccaneers (2-5) go on the road to face the Vikings (5-2).
Sweet Home Minnesota
The Vikings are 4-0 at home and looking to push that number to 5 for the first time since 2009. Adrian Peterson is coming off a 152 yard rushing game against...
Thursday, October 25 Tampa Bay (2-4) at Minnesota (5-2), Minnesota favored by 6 1/2 The Vikings won last week against Arizona and set passing the football back almost 100 years. Christian Ponder was awful, but it didn’t matter because “Purple … Continue reading →
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wait. Weren't Thursday night NFL games supposed to make winning on the road next to impossible? Apparently not, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers proved in a 36-17 victory over the Minnesota Viking at Mall of America Field on Thursday. Only one Thursday night road team previously had won this season. Tampa Bay handled the host Vikings in every important way. The...
The Minnesota Vikings were flying high with a 5-2 record coming in to their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Undefeated at home, and looking like the real deal so far this year, most people probably had their Vegas bets in favor of a Minnesota win.Well, that's why they play the game. Tampa Bay came in, wreaked havoc on the Vikings, and ran through Minnesota for a 36-17...
MINNEAPOLIS -- A hot topic during the short NFL week was how hard it is for a team to travel for a Thursday night game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beg to differ. Thanks to some gracious play by the sloppy Vikings, Tampa Bay beat up on Minnesota 36-17 Thursday. And the final score is not indicative of how soundly Tampa Bay played while winning on the road for the first time this...