Posted September 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
For once, the Minnesota Vikings aren't counting on Adrian Peterson to do it all. Peterson, last season's NFL MVP following his 2,097-yard rushing season, has been held in check through three games this season - all losses. Now, facing a must-win game against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers in London, coach Leslie Frazier expects his offense to steady itself so Peterson can break loose. ''He doesn't have to score every time he touches the ball,'' Frazier said Wednesday at the Vikings base outside London. ''He's a great, great player. We all know that. But he doesn't have to feel like he has to carry the whole team.'' Peterson admits he needs to show more patience, as defenses have packed the box to keep him bottled up. ''People get the misconception that I'm trying to do too much. Every touch I want to get into the end zone,'' Peterson said. ''That's just me playing football.'' The retur...

Why the Vikings should trade Adrian Peterson

Sorry Vikings fans, but the time has come.  You’ve had the privilege of watching one of the best running backs in NFL history and now it’s time for you to send him packing. It’s all his fault only because he is so good. Adrian Peterson has done some amazing things since the Vikings drafted him in 2007 and now it’s time to part ways and here’s why.Since he has been in...

Even North Dakota Hates Ponder and the Vikings

And by "hates" I mean "hates that they love this crap ass team so much" like PJD does. As some of you may know if you watch the greater sport of college football, ESPN's College Gameday Saturday morning show was in Fargo, North Dakota this last weekend because I don't know why. Couldn't make up an excuse to go cheer squad with Johnny Manziel in...

Jerome Felton ready to boost Vikings' running game

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Jerome Felton was forced to watch the Minnesota Vikings" first three games of the season away from the team that gave him a three-year contract in the offseason while serving a three-game suspension. The Pro Bowl fullback watched the first two games by himself, but couldn"t stand to be alone for last week"s game, in which Minnesota went to 0...

Are We Sure Vikings Aren't Most Doomed Team?

There are six teams in the NFL this year that have started 0-3 (Apparently only five that are "surprising"). Technically, they are all doomed to a horrible hell, but according to ESPN, some of these teams are MORE doomed than others. In a recent poll they did on their "interactive" show Sportsnation (that is as appealing to view as a Jackson Pollock poop painting...

Report: Agent says Brett Favre in best shape of his life

Not this again. Just when you thought it was safe to mention Brett Favre without conjuring up images of yet another retirement comeback, his agent Bus Cook has sort of slashed those serene moments. Speaking in front of a group at a country club, Cook was quoted as saying Favre could play in the NFL today, as reported by "He's in the best shape I've ever seen...

Brian Hall's Sept. 26 Vikings mailbag

Well, I thought things had begun to turn for quarterback Christian Ponder, at least according to the feedback I was receiving on Twitter (@mnbrianhall). The outrage over Ponder's struggles continue and the fans' feelings were well known as he was booed each time he took the field last Sunday. But my Twitter followers had begun to turn their anger to the entire team and questioned...

Minnesota Vikings: 2013 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

Last week: 28 (-2) The Jaguars might have “won” the Teddy Bridgewater bowl when they lost to the Raiders week 2, but the Vikings might have “won” the Tajh Boyd bowl by losing to the Browns last week. It’ll be interesting to see if they actually pull the trigger on a quarterback early in 2014. Head Coaches are usually very stubborn when it comes it giving up on quarterbacks...

Holler: Will Wilfs listen to fans?

Vikings fans were angry and booing Christian Ponder off the field after failed drives. Leslie Frazier isn’t inclined to make a change yet, but with the Vikings owners in attendance Sunday in the Metrodome, they had to have heard the booing of Ponder.

Christian Ponder Practicing Thursday

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (rib) was able to take the majority of the team's practice snaps Thursday, but if his injury is still limiting him after Friday's practice, Minnesota could name Matt Cassel the starter for Sunday's game against the Steelers.Fantasy Spin:Ponder has led the team to an 0-3 record with two touchdown passes and five picks this season. Cassel...

Former Viking Tyrell Johnson Arrested

For …. Yup, public urination and resisting arrest. It appears Johnson was caught in the act and didn’t fully cooperate with the police officers leading to him getting arrested and charged with urinating in public and resisting arrest without violence. Johnson was a 2nd round pick for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2008 NFL Draft. Johnson has since bounced around a bit but has...

Bus Cook says Brett Favre could play in the NFL today

Brett Favre isn’t making a comeback and we won’t have to deal with the media circus or waffling decisions but if he wanted to play, he could play, according to Bus Cook. “Today, he could play today,” Cook said Monday night, via the Mobile Press-Register. “I saw him the other day. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically.” It’s probably possible...

Tom Brady reported on Christian Ponder’s injury by accident

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady keeps in contact with his former back up Matt Cassel.  He told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that it looks like Cassel will start this week after Ponder suffered a rib injury this past Sunday. Tom Brady was talking about his backup quarterbacks, and said "Matt Cassel, who may be starting this weekend …" Ponder has a rib injury. — Albert...

The annual ‘Brett Favre can still play’ story has arrived

It seems that every season Brett Favre thrusts himself into NFL headlines one way or another. Whether it’s talking about beating the Saints in the season opener despite being “retired” in 2010 or letting speculation about a return in 2011 run rampant, Favre just loves being in the headlines. The 2013 version of this comes from Favre’s agent, Bus Cook. And the first thing...

Is Peterson pressing to do too much?

Adrian Peterson said he tried to be more patient against the Browns. Leslie Frazier indicated there are times Peterson is trying to do too much. But, in addition to what they say, what do the stats tell us?
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