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MINNEAPOLIS A little over a month ago, the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Christian Ponder were licking their wounds after a tough loss at Lambeau Field and lamenting a missed chance at a key road win against the Green Bay Packers because of two interceptions thrown by Ponder.
Minnesota spoke then of the necessity of having to win-out to have any hopes of reaching the postseason. Four wins over four weeks, with games against four playoff hopefuls. First was a 21-14 win against the Chicago Bears, followed by a 36-22 win at St. Louis and a 23-6 win at Houston. As unlikely as a postseason run once seemed, the Vikings knew they could finish it off with a home win against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Minnesota is headed to the playoffs, following last year's 3-13 record which tied the franchise mark for fewest wins in a season, thanks to rookie Pro Bowl kicker Blair Walsh's 29-yard field goal as time expired in Sunday's 37-34 win.
"It's just another week,&...
BEST OF MAXIM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Antoine Winfield's absence for much of Sunday's game didn't end up costing the Minnesota Vikings in their 37-34 playoff-clinching win against the Green Bay Packers.
Not having Winfield for Saturday's postseason rematch against Green Bay would likely do more lasting damage.
Winfield, who broke a bone in his hand a week earlier in a win at Houston...
Vikings QB Christian Ponder threw for his highest yardage total since Week 8 and tied a career-high with three touchdown passes Sunday against Green Bay.Fantasy Spin:Ponder hasn't had to do much besides turn around and hand the ball of to 2,000-yard rusher Adrian Peterson in the second half of the season, so Sunday's performance will likely go unnoticed.
The Minnesota Vikings are Adrian Peterson's team. Christian Ponder, though, is the one most responsible for their progress.
The passing game was so bad and the ground game was so good that, for a while, Peterson was rushing for more yards than Ponder was accumulating passing.
But since the Vikings lost to the Packers on Dec. 2, due largely to the two interceptions Ponder threw...
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, basking in Sunday's playoff-clinching win against the Green Bay Packers, made sure he delivered a very important message to his embattled quarterback following Sunday's 37-34 win.
He approached second-year starter Christian Ponder. "Do you realize you just led your team to the playoffs in your second year in the National...
While Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield and defensive
lineman Jared Allen are expected to suit up for today’s pivotal matchup against
the Green Bay Packers, defensive lineman Brian Robison is less likely to play,
according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Two of the Vikings' best players – cornerback Antoine
Winfield (knee) and defensive end Brian Robison ...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier pondered on Monday whether he would have his team practice outdoors this week in anticipation of Saturday's playoff game in Green Bay, where temperatures are expected to range from a high of 27 degrees to a low of 14 degrees.
By the time Frazier arrived at the team's Winter Park facilities Tuesday, the issue had...
Recent playoff games in Lambeau have not been kind to Packers fans…next weekend will be no different.
My predictions are ALWAYS wrong, so…Packer fans…enjoy the very real possibility that what I am about to write will be dead wrong…because it usually is.
That being said, the POSSIBILITY that I may be wrong is really the only hope the Packers have of not being embarrassed...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson finished the season nine yards away from breaking Eric Dickerson's NFL rushing record for a season. But the Pro Bowler says that he only had one focus, and that was winning the game. "Ultimately we got the 'W'," Peterson said after carrying the ball a career-high 34 times for 199 yards rushing and a touchdown...
Well, well, well...that didn't quite work out as planned, did it, Packer fans? While we knew -- and projected -- that this would be a close game (we had the Packers beating the Vikings 27-24), we didn't think the Green Bay Packers would let the opportunity to secure the number 2 seed and a bye in the NFC playoffs slip through their fingers. They did. Losing to Minnesota 37...
OK ladies, this is it. Here we go. Everyone take a deep breathe and try not to get nervous tummies where you have to poop a bunch. We need you for the long haul.
It's the final game of the Minnesota Vikings' regular season, and they're playing the Green Bay Packers. If the Vikings win, they're playing again next week like a boss. If they lose today, they still...
A Game for the History Books:
They actually did it. A team that was predicted to finish by most experts at a paltry 3-13 again pulled off the ridiculous and ended up 10-6. They had some poor games along the way (Tampa Bay loss? Should've won that damn Colts game), but they also notched some impressive wins along the road that could have told us all this was inevitable. Wins...