Posted November 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Vikings have little left to play for, with a fan base largely focused on positioning for next year's draft. Landing the first overall pick is a realistic outcome. Their competitiveness hasn't waned despite this dismal 2-8-1 record, but their late-game command has sure been missing. That goes for everyone. Consider the reaction from both sides of the ball after their latest collapse Sunday in Green Bay that led to a 26-26 tie. ''The game was in our hands, and we just have to find a way to make some plays on defense at the end of the game to get the victory,'' said cornerback Chris Cook. Said wide receiver Greg Jennings: ''I thought we did some very positive things, but we just couldn't stick it in the end zone when we needed to. That's the difference in games, when you settle for three instead of getting six.'' The Vikings lost a 23-7 lead that lasted until less than 12 minutes remained in regulation, and missed sever...

Antoine Winfield has two workouts scheduled

Today after reports surfaced that the Seattle Seahawks signed Antoine Winfield, I contacted several sources close to antoine who stated that Abtoine has NOT signed with the Seahawks. A matter of fact I was told that Winfield has two workouts scheduled this week. NFL Draft Diamonds is hearing that both Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle […]

Leslie Frazier: Audie Cole 'did a really good job' in first start

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. On the first play from scrimmage inhis first NFL start on Sunday, Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker AudieCole tried to fill the hole to stop Green Bays rookie running back Eddie Lacy.Once Cole got through the offensive line almost untouched,he noticed Lacy didnt have the ball. Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien hadgone play-action and stepped back to look...

Erin Henderson, Harrison Smith to return this week

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Linebacker Erin Henderson was back atthe Minnesota Vikings' facilities on Monday after missing Sunday's game becauseof a personal matter and coach Leslie Frazier expects Henderson to be back atpractice on Wednesday.Safety Harrison Smith, on injured reserve with thedesignation to return because of a toe injury, is expected to return topractice on Wednesday...

Vikings release A.J. Jefferson after domestic assault arrest

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have releasedcornerback A.J. Jefferson after he was arrested Monday morning on charges ofdomestic assault.Jefferson was jailed at 6:57 a.m. on Monday and is still incustody while being held without bail on the charges. Jefferson played onedefensive snap in Sundays 26-26 tie at Green Bay before leaving with a neckinjury.Jefferson, 25, had...

Christian Ponder will start for the Vikings again this week

    After  a strong outing against the Packers on Sunday,  Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier made it clear that Christian Ponder will start again this week. “I don’t know any reason why he wouldn’t (start again),” Frazier said. “I don’t know if it would be helping our football team not to start him.” Ponder ending up throwing  for...

Vikings release A.J. Jefferson after alleged domestic assault

    The Minnesota Vikings have released cornerback A.J. Jefferson after an alleged domestic assault. AJ Jefferson released from the #Vikings this morning after being arrested for alleged domestic assault last night. — FOX 9 Sports (@Fox9Sports) November 25, 2013 Jefferson only had 5 tackles and one interception this season.   Need NFL Tickets?...

5 things: Adrian Peterson has season-high yardage in Vikings' tie

The Minnesota Vikings entered Sunday's game at Green Bay feeling they still had a chance at the playoffs. Some outsiders, including many fans, would prefer Minnesota to lose and improve its draft positioning. Well, neither side really got their wish on Sunday. The Vikings went to Lambeau Field and tied the Green Bay Packers, 26-26. Yes, a tie. All the appropriate "kissing...

Vikings report card: Average performance between mediocre teams in Sunday's tie

Maybe there's never been a more fitting end to a game thanthe Minnesota Vikings' tie at Green Bay.Minnesota controlled the game early and then gave up 16straight points to the Packers to go into overtime. Each team kicked a fieldgoal in overtime before the clock ran out, ending in the NFL's first tie sinceNov. 11 of last season and the Vikings' first since 1978 in...

Sunday slant: Vikings’ QB reality a sour pill

Leslie Frazier is essentially stuck. He has a starting quarterback he would love to back but has been wildly inconsistent. He has another quarterback everyone else wants to see but might not be ready yet. His choice reflects the reality: He is trying to save his job.

Adrian Peterson, Greg Jennings active for Vikings against Packers

Running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Greg Jennings are active for the Minnesota Vikings against the Packers.

Notebook: Young defenders impressive vs. Pack

The Vikings defense has been much-maligned for much of the season, but a couple of young defenders had strong outings, including Xavier Rhodes and Audie Cole.

Report: Vikings Cornerback A.J. Jefferson Arrested on Domestic Assault Complaint, Released by Team

Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson didn’t finish Sunday’s tie with the Green Bay Packers, and it appears he wont’ finish the season in Minnesota either. Jefferson, 25, was arrested early on Monday morning on a domestic assault complaint, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The team then quickly decided to release the four-year veteran after his arrest, according to USA...

PJD's Game 11 Recap: A Tie Sums up the 2013 Vikings Perfectly

So, a Tie Happened I have been trying to think of what my emotions are after the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers ended up tying on Sunday afternoon, 26 all. On one hand, I'm just furious. A tie is just as bad as winning at this point in the year, because draft positioning is largely determined by your loss record, not your win record. Think about a playoff...

The Drunken Minnesota Vikings Chronicles: Week 12

After watching the Minnesota Vikings battle to a 26-26 tie with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon, I am fully in support of the team turning to Isuro "Kamikaze" Tanaka to be the team's new motivational speaker.Yes, the former fictional import for the Cleveland Indians in Major League II could teach the Vikings a thing or two about throwing caution to the wind...

Green Bay Packers stumble to 13-6 deficit in first half against Minnesota Vikings

The Green Bay Packers entered this game at third place in the NFC North, needing a victory over the Minnesota Vikings to get back into the divisional race. Through two quarters, they have looked every bit of a third-place team, allowing the Vikings to take a 13-6 lead to the locker room. On the Vikings’ […]The post Green Bay Packers stumble to 13-6 deficit in first half against...
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