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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Fresh off back-to-back wins, the Minnesota Vikings return home to the Metrodome to face the Tennessee Titans this week, dealing with heightened expectations.Minnesota (3-1) has already matched last season's win total with wins against the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions. The Vikings feel they are prepared to handle the success this season."I think we have some veteran guys who know how quickly things can change in our league," coach Leslie Frazier said. "And it doesn't mean that you're going to play 10 years or 11 years or 12 years; you have to seize the moment and they've done a good job of explaining to our young players we have to seize this opportunity. They see the hour glass, this isn't an hour glass, drooling away for some of them and they're doing a good job of bringing the young guys along with them. That helps a lot. I think that will be a part of our, hopefully, continue to mature as a team."Here are f...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS For five weeks, the adjectives and accolades for Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin have been flying in for the league's all-purpose yardage leader the same way he's been flying past defenders this year.
His teammates have been calling Harvin the league's best player, a league MVP for weeks as the extremely versatile and explosive hybrid receiver-running...
During Sunday’s win over the Titans, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered an ankle injury that ended up fighting through and gaining 88 yards on 17 carries.
“The whole game I was fighting through it,” said Peterson, per Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPNRadio.com. “The wrong tackle aggravates it, but I got through it.”
Peterson couldn’t cut when testing out...
The Titans’ defense, through four games, has been nothing short of horrible, ranking last or near last in the major statistical categories — points allowed, total yards allowed, passing yards, and rushing yards. Statistics aside, they can’t seem to defend the middle of the field on a consistent basis, drawing the ire of coordinator Jerry Gray.
Heading into their Week 5 matchup...
Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray wants a more physical defense, regardless of the implications, according to a Tennessean report. Gray told the paper that he's tired of seeing wide receivers run over his team's secondary, and wants his guys playing with reckless abandon, even if it could lead to a fine or an injured opponent. "If you are worrying...
MINNEAPOLIS Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Minnesota to hear the latest on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, knowing the team is positioning itself for a Super Bowl in the near future.
Goodell was present for Minnesota's home game Sunday afternoon against the Tennessee Titans and took time to meet with fans and reporters. Invited a couple of months ago to meet with area...
The NFL made it perfectly clear how they will respond to any players or coaches who place an emphasis on trying to go out of their way to injure opposing players or who condone that sort of bounty mentality. Just ask the New Orleans Saints. They would now like to make it equally as clear that they will investigate any comment they feel could be construed as any sort of poor motivation...
It it officially time for the league to take notice of the Vikings. After back-to-back wins over powerhouse teams in San Fran and Detroit, Minnesota is not only a surprise of the first quarter of the season – but they might actually have the weapons needed to contend and compete for the duration of the season.
Coming into the season, there were questions aplenty surrounding...
Titans Kenny Britt (ankle) is listed as questionable, but not expected to play in Week 5 against Minnesota.Fantasy Spin:Britt didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and his chances of playing Sunday look very slim. Start Nate Washington as you usually would and upgrade Kendall Wright to a WR3 in PPR leagues if Britt sits again.
As the Minnesota Vikings cruised to a victory over the Tennessee Titans, Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin made Tennessee's defense look silly on this touchdown reception. Watch as Percy jukes past five Titans defenders for the score: (Courtesy of The Big Lead)
The Tennessee Titans fear that the injury suffered by Javon Ringer may end his season, which comes as especially bad news after watching Chris Johnson revert back to his old and unproductive self in a 30-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Ringer was once thought of a player who could serve a solid compliment to Johnson in the Titans’ backfield, but he has struggled to remain healthy...
The following fantasy football e-mail chain between Ryan Fowler and Joel Beall took place on October 1 - October 4, 2012. The topic featured was not discussed in advance.
On the Fantasy Pedestal: Chris Johnson
From: Joel Beall
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 1:59 PM
To: 'Ryan Fowler'
Subject: Pedestal Week 5
Though three games is a relatively small sample to extrapolate...
Game Five?! How the hell did this happen already? We're on the fifth game of the season? And the Vikings have a winning record?! That's what really freaks me out. Even if they lose this game they'll still have a winning record! We have so many wins losses don't even matter!! We're so good. ... That's not entirely true, but it should convey my overall surprise...
It is officially week five of the fantasy football season and in this article we are once again focusing on the rankings for this week. These rankings will help you determine which running backs you should play and sit this week and are based off standard scoring with a point per reception.
It has kind of been an up and down season for running backs thus far, with some big-time surprises...