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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Off of last week's disappointing loss at Chicago, Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier polled his team whether any motivational speeches need to be delivered prior to Sunday's game at Green Bay.
Minnesota still has playoff hopes, and possibilities, but time is running short for the Vikings to make their run. Frazier's players didn't need any speeches. They say they know the importance of Sunday's game against the Packers.
"At this level, if you can't get excited about this opportunity, whew, you're in the wrong business," Frazier said. "I asked them this exact question, 'Do I have to give a motivational speech to get us ready to play this game?' And I asked them to give me some feedback and, to a man, no. We'll be ready to play. It's a matter of are we good enough to get it done on the road? I just don't sense that they'll be lackadaisical about their approach this week."
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This is Minnesota Vikings linebacker Audie Cole getting into the holiday spirit a bit earlier than usual this season. That's him rocking an outstanding Christmas sweater vest, going beyond just the normal "Ugly Christmas Sweater" mode and going full blown with the vest and everything. And ONLY the vest. Doing so pushes this dangerously...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Two days ago, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier didn't have much good news to share when it comes to injuries to several key players. Two days later, Frazier approached the podium for his Wednesday press conference with a bit more optimism.
Frazier started his press conference by saying Minnesota should have everyone available for Wednesday'...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are taking no chances with injured star receiver Percy Harvin.
After Harvin returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since spraining his ankle in three places on Nov. 4, Harvin was in uniform for Thursday's practice, but was without a helmet and didn't participate. He stayed with the receivers group, but wasn't running...
Vikings WR Percy Harvin suited up for practice Thursday but ultimately did not practice with the team, according to Mark Craig.
Sidelined the last two games by a left ankle injury, Harvin hasn’t been of much help to the Vikings lately and his suiting up is not a bad sign.
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert tweets that Harvin “could barely jog today” and adds that it’s “hard to...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Adrian Peterson has fielded thousands of questions from the media in his six NFL seasons, but on Wednesday, the Vikings star running back was asked one he's never heard before: "How would you try to tackle Adrian Peterson?"
When the question came up in his conference call with Wisconsin media four days before a NFC North divisional showdown with...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he missed the team bus to Soldier Field on Sunday because he overslept.
Peterson was about 20 minutes late to the stadium for the game against the Chicago Bears, then side-stepped questions after the game about the reason for it. Coach Leslie Frazier said it was "a big deal" that one of his...
While Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety
Harrison Smith have been cleared after sustaining concussions last weekend
against the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Percy Harvin received “mixed results”
when he tested his injured left ankle at practice yesterday, reports Tom
Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.
Coach Leslie Frazier said safety Harrison Smith and
I admit it. It’s important to admit fault when you are wrong. I had the Vikings winning only 2 more games back when they were 3-1, but it turned out the Detroit Lions are in the midst of a catastrophic, ball-kicking season, so the Vikings were able to sweep the season series. What I have noticed, thought, is a turn in the overall mood of the Vikings fan base.
So now, Vikings fans...
Christian Ponder already has an offseason goal.
Meeting with the legend he was drafted to succeed.
Ponder told FOXSports.com that he has never spoken with Brett Favre, who had officially retired -- for real this time -- several months before the Minnesota Vikings used a 2011 first-round pick on the former Florida State standout. Ponder, though, said he has recently chatted with...
Jared Allen remains apologetic for a hit that ended Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis's season last weekend, though he insists the play that drew a $21,000 fine was not dirty.
The Minnesota Vikings defensive end says he is still considering his options on appealing the fine. He was punished on Wednesday for leaving his feet to block Louis during an interception by Antoine Winfield...
C.J. Wilson and Clay Matthews are unlikely to play with Adrian Peterson and the Vikings coming to town.
Leslie Frazier was critical of the Vikings’ numerous dropped passes Sunday, saying it would be an emphasis in this week’s preparation for the Green Bay Packers.
It's HATEHATEHATE Week with the first Vikings/Packers game coming up on Sunday. Surprisingly, there's not actually a large amount of "hate" going around, either from this site, other Packer sites, Packer players, fat Packer fans, and everywhere else. Maybe it's because we all know the Vikings are *figuratively* out of the playoffs, even if mathematically we...