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Well, it turns out the Mayans were wrong. The end of the world as we know it didn't occur on Dec. 21, 2012 like they thought. However, some folks prepared for doomsday just in case. One of those folks was Minnesota Vikings star Jared Allen.Watch as Allen teams up with ESPN's Kenny Maybe to bring us a behind-the-scenes look at what Allen did to get ready. The Pro Bowler built himself a makeshift communication device, made sure he was stocked full of necessary food items, and even volunteered for a photo shoot to help create a 2013 calendar since the Mayans were too lazy to make one.Fortunately, the whole ordeal turned out to be a huge myth. And now America can continue to watch the NFL on Sundays. Hallelujah.
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Check out this photo of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen at a "Ugly Christmas Sweater Party" and clearly, he wins the award...
Following the reports of the heated exchange that took place
between Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and wide receiver Percy Harvin
recently, rumors are swirling that the dynamic playmaker will once again
request to be traded in the offseason, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football
In the aftermath of a report this week from Tom Pelissero of
1500ESPN.com that Harvin...
It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the Houston Texans.
The team with the best record in the AFC got their hats handed to them in New England, and now they have to deal with the humiliation of getting upset by the Vikings, who not many gave a chance to win this game.
The Vikings keep their playoff hopes, while the Texans were kept from clinching home-field advantage throughout...
The Minnesota Vikings activated Chris Cook on Saturday, taking the cornerback off injured reserve and making him eligible to play Sunday against the Houston Texans.Cook has been sidelined since Week 8, when he broke his arm tackling Tampa Bay's Doug Martin. He started the first eight games this season, tallying 31 tackles, a sack and 12 passes defensed.The 6-foot-2 Cook will...
Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson was kept on the sidelines late in Sunday's win against Houston because of a sore abdomen.Fantasy Spin:AD's quest for the single-season rushing yards record took a major hit Sunday after Peterson rushed for just 86 yards on 25 carries. He'll need a monster effort against the Packers next week to have any shot of approaching Eric Dickerson...
With an article that feels like it was written before the game had kicked off Kelly, a sports columnist for the Toronto Star issued a scathing column with the basic premise that the Vikings were failing this season because they were relying too heavily on Adrian Peterson. The piece fails to take into account where the Vikings would be without Peterson this season (certainly not facing...
One year ago, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier approached the postgame news conference and was ready to bask in the glory of a pre-Christmas victory that snapped a six-game losing streak, even though star running back Adrian Peterson's career was in doubt following a major knee injury.
That was then.
Now, Peterson leads the NFL with 1,898 yards rushing and is only 207...
This is absolutely outstanding. A great job by the coaching staff to try and keep players loose and having fun. The NFL is a grind, and this is a great way to take some of the pressure off of these players.The defensive lineman looked like they took control of this competition, with Everson Griffen and Fred Evans stealing the show.Video via: Vikingsupdate.com
The Minnesota Vikings strengthened their once slim playoff chances with Sunday's 23-6 win on the road against the Houston Texans, one of the top teams in the AFC.
The win, after Minnesota's earlier struggles on the road this season, was unlikely, but dominating. The Vikings proved worthy of their playoff status with their most impressive win since 2009. Here's how they...
Man, he’s fast.
At the moment all eyes are on Adrian Peterson, the NFL’s most dynamic running back. Against his opponents on the ground, Peterson bursts through the seam and races down the field, then drives into the end zone. The beauty of the Vikings’ resurgence in the Twin Cities, a town where fans haven’t had much to be excited about, is because of Peterson’s...
The Vikings didn’t get a massive performance from Adrian Peterson, but they did get a big upset on the road to stay in the playoff hunt.
The Vikings activated CB Chris Cook in a series of roster moves Saturday before heading to Houston. Plus, veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams said he is still playing well and commanding double teams.
Minnesota Vikings (8-6) at Houston Texans (12-2)
The Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive last week, as they are one of many 8-6 teams in the NFC. They are long shot hopes, however. Not only do they not control their own destiny, their final 2 games are against Houston and Green Bay, two of the better teams in the NFL. Making matters worse, the Vikings are in a bad spot trends...
The Vikings didn’t get a 100-yard game from Adrian Peterson, but they still easily won the ground game thanks to an impressive defensive effort and Christian Ponder’s timely rushes. Plus, more than a dozen notes that tell the tale of the Vikings’ 23-6 win.
With two weeks left in the regular season, the race for MVP has been whittled down to a two-man contest, Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson.
While arguments can also be made for Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt, the reality is that Manning and Peterson both overcame impossible, insurmountable odds. And both performed at a level that exceeded all expectations.