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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Jeff Davidson almost seemed to be foreshadowing last week's game against the Washington Redskins a week ago when he talked about how the team's offensive line was still a work in progress.Minnesota's offensive line, rebuilt heavily during the offseason, had fared well this season, giving up just four sacks and pacing one of the league's top rushing attacks during a three-game win streak. Rightly so, the quintet was gaining recognition for the solid performances.Davidson was pleased with the line's progress, but did throw a bit of cold water on the hype."I don't think we've quite gelled well enough yet," Davidson said last week. "I think we've got a long way to go. I think our players are taking that same mentality, too. We're moving in the right direction, which is a good thing."And then last week, the line struggled at times against an inspired Washington defense, whi...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had a little rookie hazing prank up his sleeve on Thursday. Ponder tweeted the photo you see above and said he found the items in teammate Matt Kalil’s locker. He added, “I hope you’re okay bud.”Preparation H and Tucks are medications used to treat hemorrhoids. Kalil, a rookie offensive tackle who was drafted fourth overall in...
Can the NFL round off these fines or what? How bout just make it an even $16K? Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith is gaining quite a reputation in his early career. He shoved an official the week before and was ejected. He also got hit for $21,000 in the preseason for an illegal hit against a San Diego player. Now, we have the good ole horse-collar tackle on league darling...
It appears a high profile pairing between an NFL quarterback and an attractive ESPN personality is the real deal, after speculation over the past few days that said stars were an item. The possibility that Minnesota Vikings second-year quarterback Christian Ponder and ESPN sideline reporter/host Samantha Steele was originally addressed by Busted Coverage earlier this [...]
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier knows his team has avoided the major injuries that have occurred around the league, and he was thankful again Friday as it appears Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen and Jerome Simpson will all be ready Sunday when Minnesota hosts the Arizona Cardinals.
The Vikings have benefited from a relatively healthy roster all season as...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jared Allen and Brian Robison, the Minnesota Vikings' pass-rushing defensive ends, insist they don't look at Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals any differently than any other game.Allen says he's always excited to play. Robison says they "always salivate" at the thought of getting after opposing quarterbacks, no matter the team...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Rookie safety Harrison Smith has added a physical edge to the Minnesota Vikings defense, but he's also gaining a reputation for some rough play.A league spokesman confirmed Friday that the NFL fined Smith 15,750 this week for a horse-collar tackle on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in last Sunday's 38-26 loss to the Redskins. It'...
The former Vikings player identified by the NFL as a ''whistleblower'' in the Saints bounty case says the league is lying about his statements.
Jimmy Kennedy released a statement Friday saying that the NFL called him to ask about a bounty program, and he told them that he did not know anything about it. Kennedy, a former defensive lineman for Minnesota, says his...
Brian Robison has a matchup that would appear ideal for him Sunday, but he knows the Cardinals’ struggles could turn around quickly if the Vikings don’t get them in the right situations. Robison talked about the pass protection, the quarterback change and one thing that has been limiting him.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals are two of the surprise teams in the NFC this season, with both teams near the top of their respective divisions.
They've had success in similar ways, starting with strong defenses. But both teams are coming off losses which have momentarily changed the outlook of their seasons. Minnesota (4-2) is trying to prove...
Before the season began, back when we were still polishing the dust of our crystal balls, did any of us see either the Vikings or the Cardinals having 4-2 records heading into Week 7?Come on now, don’t lie.I admit before the season began I made some jokes about Minnesota in my Fantasy Football team preview. I wish I could take them back. Really, I do.But the fact is the Vikings...
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The biggest bye week of the season is here. For those in survivor pools, this makes for a tough week. To date, I’ve used DET, CIN, DAL, ATL, PIT and NYJ respectively each week. This week I’m going with my first spread pick: the Minnesota Vikings.