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Mike Zimmer on bouncing back from loss to Green Bay: 'When they come in Wednesday, they better be smiling because it’s time to get going'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wants his team to turn the page after a 30-13 loss to the Packers last weekend and focus on their next opponent. Zimmer added that the first step is getting into watching tape of the next opponent - the Falcons. “I want them to watch some tape [Tuesday] on Atlanta,” Zimmer said, via the Star-Tribune. “A lot of times, I’ll tell them to do...
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Four reasons the Minnesota Vikings can take down the Falcons

After a disheartening loss to the Packers on Sunday, the Vikings were dealt a reality check, perhaps a necessary one. You learn more from a loss than you do a win, but Minnesota was obviously hoping to keep their win streak alive. In their loss, they did the exact opposite of what they had been doing all season and that tends to happen against Aaron Rodgers. This was not a terrible...
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Mike Zimmer on loss to Packers: 'We can’t win playing the way we did'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expressed his frustration after his team fell to the Packers 30-13 on Sunday. The Vikings who were in first place and had a chance to make a statement, let the opportunity slip through their hands and Zimmer said as much. “We can’t win playing the way we did – too many mistakes,” Zimmer said, via “We can’t return the kickoff...
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Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings miss chance at control Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, left, is sacked by Green Bay defensive end Jones right, during the third quarter at TCF Bank ... Tough schedule awaits Vikings Indeed, few expected the Vikings to be in first place entering Week 11. ... Minnesota's seven wins have come against teams that are a combined 22-38 ... Line takes blame...
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Minnesota Vikings: Playoff Picture

Even with the loss to the Packers, the Minnesota Vikings are sitting in a good position to make the playoffs. They are currently in line for the first playoff spot and are two games ahead of the first teams out. It isn’t what many Vikings fans were hoping for at this point, but it’s better than being on the outside looking in. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY SportsThe...
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Three Storylines from Sunday’s Win against the Vikings

The Packers have finally gotten back on track, winning in convincing fashion against the Minnesota Vikings 30-13. Green Bay is now tied with Minnesota for control of the NFC North. Here are three storylines from yesterday’s big win against the Vikings. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Counting down the best offensive tackles Hot Seat: Four coaches who will be gone at the end of the...
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Vikings plan to stay positive, promptly get back on track

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings moved on from the loss to rival Green Bay, determined to isolate this defeat. For all the facets of their performance against the Packers that were substandard in the national spotlight, the Vikings emerged with the same type of confident, defiant attitude they've been using to their advantage all season. "I'm disappointed in our performance...
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WATCH: Metrodome falls, U.S. Bank Stadium rises in 64 seconds

The Vikings' stadium is getting a serious upgrade, and it can't come soon enough. Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings' new home is nearly complete. The team announced on its official Facebook page that the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium -- the venue in which the Vikings plan to play home games starting next season -- is 80 percent finished.To hype the progress made to date...
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VIDEO: Adrian Peterson Toughs It Out To Get Touchdown

The Minnesota Vikings are hosting the Green Bay Packers and have been desperately trying to get back in the game. The Packers have led for the majority of the game and it seemed they would cruise straight onto victory. That was until Vikings running back Adrian Peterson showed his strength and brought Minnesota back in the game. Peterson was able to shake off Clay Matthews and break...
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Vikings fans flew burning Aaron Rodgers jersey from drone

    How do Minnesota Vikings get pumped up for a game against the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers? By using creative means. The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Carlos Gonzalez captured a photo Sunday showing a drone carrying a burning Aaron Rodgers jersey that was apparently being flown by some Vikings fans: Tailgating Minnesota Vikings fans burned the jersey of Green Bay...
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Joseph aiding ascent of Vikings defense

Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph has seemingly made play after play for 7-2 Minnesota of late. Brad Barr USA TODAY SportsEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Restructuring the porous Minnesota Vikings defense started with one big move for coach Mike Zimmer in 2014: signing 329-pound nose tackle Linval Joseph.Looking for an anchor in the middle of the defensive line, Joseph was the first...
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Three bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings this week

The Packers roll into Minnesota Sunday sitting in second place in the NFC North, yes second place. This is not a week two match-up, this is a week 11 match-up that the Vikings should be favored. Minnesota has so much talent on both sides of the ball and they are the NFL’s best kept secret. Knocking off Green Bay will shatter this hidden persona. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Counting...
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NFC North showdown: Time to worry, Green Bay?

Here we go. It’s time for Part 2 of our two-part breakdown ahead of Sunday’s NFC North showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. For Part 1, courtesy of Vikings fan Joe Oberle, click here. I am going to model my take strongly off of Mr. Oberle’s, with some recent history—I’ve personally never covered the Packers but have been a fan since I was old...
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Will Vikings Massive D-Lineman Linval Joseph Get A Chance To Hit Aaron Rodgers Like He Hit Derek Carr?

At 6'4" and 329 pounds Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph is a massive man. His play this season has been key to the success the Vikings have been able to enjoy this season. A guy his size is tough to block, and he has not made it easy for opposing offenses to game plan for. He certainly didn't make it easy on the Raiders last week and made Derek Carr pay the price...
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Jared Allen: Newton’s passion reminds him of Brett Favre

Jared Allen pleaded for people to stop overreacting to Cam Newton's touchdown celebrations, comparing the Carolina Panthers quarterback's on-field exuberance to the excitability and passion frequently displayed by Brett Favre during his career. The Panthers defensive lineman was making an appearance on CBS Sports' "Roughing the Passer Podcast" when he discussed the controversy...
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Man gets life sentence for murder of Adrian Peterson’s son

Joseph Patterson, the man who was convicted in September of killing Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son Tyrese Ruffin, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday. Patterson maintained that he is innocent while addressing the courtroom in South Dakota. “This is probably where people expect a guilty person to turn around and ask for...Read More
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Schiano: Bridgewater reminds him of ‘young Joe Montana’

While the Panthers have been the surprise of the NFL season thus far, the Vikings have shocked more than a few people as well with their 7-2 start. Adrian Peterson leads the league in rushing yards, but it’s Minnesota’s quarterback who drew praise from former Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. The Vikings selected Teddy Bridgewater...Read More
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Vikings unveil design for ‘showstopper’ ship outside new stadium (pic)

The Minnesota Vikings will move into their new $1.1 billion stadium in downtown Minneapolis next season and this week unveiled a design for a Viking ship that will sit outside the state-of-the-art facility that team officials are billing as a “showstopper.” Funded privately, the massive ship will be erected near the five pivoting glass doors of U.S. Bank Stadium and unlike the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Terence Newman secures second Player of the Week award 12 years after his first

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career after intercepting two passes and nearly picking off a third during Minnesota’s 30-14 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 10. The 37-year-old’s resilience and longevity has finally paid off.   Way back in 2003, when Newman was a rookie cornerback for the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer gives Vikings players ‘Beat the Packers!’ shirts

The Minnesota Vikings sit at 7-2 and hold a one-game lead over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North heading into a huge showdown with their division rivals Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Mike Zimmer, while only in his second season as the Vikings head coach, understands all too well the record of futility his team has had against the Packers and did something for the players to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater is proving he is clutch in crunch time

While Teddy Bridgewater has not had the breakout season that many across the nation thought he was, and absolutely still is, capable of he has proven that he possesses one of the greatest non-taught attributes a quarterback can have. Put simply, winning. Manning, Brady, and Rodgers have all been placed into an elite category of passers due to their uncanny ability to pull through...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith Laid The Smack Down On Raiders WR Amari Cooper

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been known to pull out the truck stick from time to time and absolutely destroy ball carriers that come his way. He certainly did just that when Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper dared to catch a ball in his coverage area--which Cooper absolutely paid for.Yes, he was flagged for it, but that doesn't make the hit hurt any less for Cooper: Read more »
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Cordarrelle Patterson muffs ball on kickoff, returns 93 yards for TD

There’s a lot of pressure on Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to perform with the emergence of rookie Stefon Diggs. Patterson was even rumored to be on the trade block leading up to the deadline, but he’s staying put in Minnesota, at least for now. But he knows he needs to make plays if he wants to stay on the field and get opportunities, so that’s exactly what he...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings facing a gauntlet

The Minnesota Vikings face a grueling remaining schedule. With the raiders, packers, falcons, seahawks, and cardinals left on the docket, remaining on the upswing will prove to be a task. With a herculean test of trials awaiting them Mike Zimmer and company they must prove they are contenders by posting a winning record over the next 5 weeks.   While the Vikings sit at 6-2 on the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings say Teddy Bridgewater should be 'good to go'

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was knocked unconscious after he took a gnarly hit by St. Louis Rams defensive back Lamarcus Joyner in the fourth quarter Sunday. Head coach Mike Zimmer seems optimistic that the quarterback, who “passed his first test” after sustaining a concussion, could play in Sunday’s contest against the Oakland Raiders. “He passed...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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