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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the "sky is not falling" after back-to-back losses. Defensive end Jared Allen said this week's game against the Detroit Lions is "huge. ...I'd be lying to you if I said it was just another game."
Neither, though, wants to downplay the importance of Sunday's home game against Detroit (4-4), just the second game of the season Minnesota plays within the NFC North. The Vikings (5-4) have spoken all week about controlling their own destiny with five of the final seven games this season coming within the division.Minnesota's situation only seems worse than it is because of three losses in four games. As Allen said, the "playoff picture is a real picture." Yes, the Vikings do control their own destiny in a make-or-break second half of the season, but it starts with Sunday against Detroit, which was won back-to-back games.Here are five things to watch Sunday as Minnesota tries to ...
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After today’s win over the Lions, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated that he expects wide receiver Percy Harvin back after next week’s bye.
Leslie Frazier said he was pretty sure on Friday that Percy Harvin (ankle) wasn’t playing. Expects him back after the bye. #Vikings
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 11, 2012
I think Frazier is being optimistic since...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Standout size and huge hands led the Minnesota Vikings to rave about their second-year tight end Kyle Rudolph and mention how he could be thrown the ball even when he's seemingly covered.
Early this season, they seemed right as all 6-foot-6, 256 pounds of Rudolph was among the league leaders in receiving touchdowns and a key threat in the red zone. Lately...
MINNEAPOLIS Quarterback Christian Ponder was struggling and the Minnesota Vikings were going into Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions without league leading receiver Percy Harvin.
Enter little-known fourth-round draft pick Jarius Wright.
Previously compared to Harvin because of their similar stature and speed, Wright stepped in and helped fill Harvin's role, providing...
Percy Harvin has been listed as doubtful for today's game with a severely sprained ankle. He missed practice all week and has not looked ready to go. Now, it has all but been confirmed. Percy Harvin will not play against the Detroit Lions today.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Harvin's injury will not allow him to play today. He had not been ruled out earlier...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was held out of practice for a third straight day and listed Friday as doubtful for Sunday's game against Detroit. Harvin suffered an ankle injury last week and was on crutches afterward. But ESPN reported that coach Leslie Frazier is hoping Harvin could play against the Lions. "He still has a little less than 48 hours to...
Jared Allen was the Viking nominated for the second annual NFL Salute to Service Award as the Vikings prepare to honor military veterans Sunday.
Christian Ponder was more efficient and the Vikings defense was in control as they built at 13-3 halftime lead.
Vikings WR Percy Harvin missed Friday?s practice with a sprained
ankle, meaning he hasn?t practiced all week.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin is inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, according to NFL.com. Harvin had been listed as doubtful with a left ankle injury suffered in last week's loss at the Seattle Seahawks, but head coach Leslie Frazier had held out hope that the team's leading receiver might be able to play against the Lions. ...
Two NFC North rivals and playoff contenders meet Sunday afternoon when the Detroit Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. The last time these teams faced each other -- Sept. 30 in Detroit -- the Lions special teams were in total disarray. The difference in the Vikings 20-13 victory was a touchdown on a...
In a pivotal NFC North game, the Minnesota Vikings were able to overcome the powerful offense of the Detroit Lions, going on to win 34-24. The Vikings snapped their two game losing streak and were able to improve their record to 6-4 as they swept the Lions this year.Although the Vikings as a team played well, Christian Ponder finally had his rebound game, going 24-32 passing for...
Everything is About to Get Ugly: Are you people ready for this? The season is about to implode. When we eventually lose this second division game against the Detroit Lions, we'll be 5-5 on the year (a respectable .500 though?) and *GASP* last place in the division. Uhm .... "Our division is so hard! Like, probably the best division in the NFL! Every team is .500 or above...
The Vikings’ ground game is as good as ever with Adrian Peterson, but opposing defenses don’t seem too concerned about the play-action passes.