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Fourth-and-20 failure sticking with Vikings day after last-second loss

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One play resonated in the Minnesota Vikings' locker room a day after their last-second loss at Buffalo, the stinging letdown clearly replaying in the minds of the defensive players who had held strong for 57 minutes on Sunday. "Fourth and 20," safety Harrison Smith said. "Game over." The Bills rush to the line with 1 minute, 27 seconds...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Harrison Smith, Chad Greenway

Injuries and other issues have taken center stage for the Minnesota Vikings so far this season. But with 10 days between games from Week 5 to Week 6, their injury outlook for this Sunday is about as good as can be expected.#456295196 / gettyimages.comRookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater missed the 42-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 5 with a left ankle injury, due in part...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Smith expected to play Sunday, as Greenway gets closer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When safety Harrison Smith left the Minnesota Vikings facility last week heading out on a three-day break, he was on crutches and wearing a walking boot on his left foot. By Wednesday he was running conditioning drills on the side during the team's practice and didn't seem bothered by the ankle injury he suffered in last week's game. Smith, tied...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Smith injures ankle in loss to Packers

Harrison Smith slowly moved around the locker room Friday. The Vikings safety was on crutches with a walking boot on his left foot after injuring his ankle in the 42-10 loss to the Packers on Thursday. Smith had an MRI, which coach Mike Zimmer said did not show any significant damage. The injury occurred on a safety blitz with 2:49 left in the first quarter when an offensive lineman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Minnesota’s Harrison Smith the best safety playing in the NFL today?

Everybody loves to debate about who the best cornerback in the NFL is, not least of all the top cornerbacks themselves. But how come nobody ever wants to talk about who the best safety is? Where’s the love for this crucial position on defense? Earlier this year when the NFL released its top 100 rankings, Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was irked that only seven safeties...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Five keys to beating the Saints in week three

After getting completely dominated by the New England Patriots in week 2, Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings look to turn the page as they travel to New Orleans to take on Sean Payton and the Saints. After a crazy week for the front office and the rest of the Vikings’ organization, due to the dwelling Adrian Peterson situation, the Vikings will have to prepare for a crucial...
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With Smith back, coaches now working to find safety partner

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Seeing Harrison Smith roam the middle of the field is a welcome sight for the Minnesota Vikings after Smith's sophomore season was interrupted by a debilitating toe injury. Smith gives coach Mike Zimmer a playmaker in the secondary to build around in Minnesota's new defense. Smith, 25, is a budding star, a first-round draft pick who has demonstrated...
Via Fox Sports North
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Off-season needs to count

A disastrous 41-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks this evening exposed all of the Minnnesota Vikings problems. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman has a lot of work to do come the off-season if his team is going to compete again in the coming years, barring he keeps his position as GM or not. Making a splash in free-agency needs to be at the top of Spielman’s to do list in the...
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith avoids suspension, fine for pushing ref

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith was hoping he wouldn't be suspended for pushing away back judge Steve Freeman during Sunday's win against the Tennessee Titans. He received even better news Monday.Smith, who was pulled away from a group of players by Freeman and then pushed the official away, was not suspended or fined for the incident,...
Via Fox Sports North
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith a liability against the run?

Minnesota Vikings 1st-round pick Harrison Smith was drafted for his coverage ability, but the free safety will be asked to step up against the run on occasion. And in his NFL debut, it looked like a may be a liability in that area. According to Pro Football Focus, Smith was lined up within eight yards of the line of scrimmage on six run plays on Sunday against the Jaguars. And in...
Via DraftAce
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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