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5 things we learned: Vikings at Dolphins

All week long, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer stressed his team needed to play better in the fourth quarter. Minnesota had just lost a game at Detroit by giving up the lead with 3 minutes, 43 seconds left, the fifth straight loss for the Vikings by one score. Minnesota had led 14-0 against Detroit. The Vikings took a 14-0 lead at Miami Sunday. Again, Minnesota would relinquish...
Via Fox Sports North
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Rudolph Out For Week 16

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is officially out for Week 16.Fantasy Spin:He was not a great option as is. Rhett Ellison will start in Rudolph's place.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings look to Matt Asiata to get majority of carries Sunday against Dolphins

According to Brandon Wise of CBS Sports, running back Matt Asiata will get the majority of snaps as the team continues their evaluation of the position. Asiata has seven rushing touchdowns in 2014 and is a powerful north-south rusher. Backups Joe Banyard and Ben Tate will take up the slack when Asiata isn't in the game. "Well, Matt I think showed, I think he's shown throughout...
Via 60 Max Power O
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Week 16 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: DeAndre Hopkins, Andre Johnson, Kyle Rudolph, Greg Jennings

Houston’s starting a third-string quarterback and its top two wide receivers are on the injury report entering Week 16. What you need to know...
Via Athlon Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Kyle Rudolph Injury: Updates on Vikings TE's Ankle, Knee and Return ► The 2014 campaign has been an injury-plagued one for Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, and things aren't getting any better ... Dolphins, Vikings Searching For Motivation Sunday ► Motivation can be difficult for teams out of the playoff chase, and that's the challenge both teams face when the...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings will lose Anthony Barr for the remainder of season; Barr needed surgery

Minnesota Vikings won a game earlier this year when Anthony Barr stripped a ball carrier and returned it for a touchdown.  Well for the final two weeks of the season, the Vikings will miss their rookie first round pick. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Friday that the outside linebacker will undergo “very minor” knee […] The post Vikings will lose Anthony Barr for...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Rookie Anthony Barr Undergoing Knee Surgery, Done For Season

The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday that rookie OLB Anthony Barr will undergo knee surgery and miss the team’s final two games of the 2014 season. Barr has missed the last two games due to his knee injury, so this really isn’t all that surprising given that Minnesota is no longer playing for a playoff spot. The Vikings used the No. 9 overall pick on Barr back in May and...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fran Tarkenton: This is a new era for the Vikings

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton is feeling good about his old team as the move along the 2014 season. According to Tarkenton now writing for TwinCities.com, he believes that rookie signal caller Teddy Bridgewater is the right guy for the job and though he thinks Adrian Peterson will not return, he said that that team has done a good job at restocking talent...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What prospects need to know about the NFL Draft Process (Part 2)

Everything you need to know about the NFL DRAFT PROCESS for Small Schoolers PART 2 As you know, I came out with a part one in which I really wanted to focus on getting out the most important things you need to know.  We came out with an article similar for last years draft class, […] The post What prospects need to know about the NFL Draft Process (Part 2) appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are any Minnesota Vikings rookies among the 10 most disappointing of 2014?

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
Via cover32 - Vikings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Walsh tries to kick through slump for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) This is not the way Blair Walsh wants to finish the season. The Minnesota Vikings kicker is 1 for 6 with field goal attempts over the past two games. His success rate has fallen to 71 percent, the lowest of any regular kicker in the NFL this year. Walsh went 0 for 3 against Detroit last week, though one field goal try was blocked and another was a long shot...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Minnesota Vikings have the creepiest mascot in the NFL right now?

Chances are if you’re here it’s because you watch sports, which have been known to be pretty awesome from time to time. One thing that’s not-quite-so-awesome about sports though are mascots. Why do we need them? What’s the deal? I get it for a high school football team that needs to raise morale for the big homecoming game, but why do NFL teams representing millions of fans...
Via cover32 - Vikings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Vikings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Promote S Ahmad Dixon From Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings have signed S Ahmad Dixon from their practice squad on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Minnesota added him to their taxi squad close to two weeks ago after they placed rookie RB Jerick McKinnon season-ending injured reserve. Dixon, 23, was taken in the seventh round of this year’s NFL draft by the Cowboys. However, he was unable to make the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Greenway rewarded for community effort

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Linebacker Chad Greenway has been a fixture with the Minnesota Vikings since his first full season in 2007 and he's been a leader in the community. Greenway, 31, has been honored this week for his charity work. Greenway was named one of eight finalists for the NFL's inaugural Sportsmanship Award. Tuesday he was named the Vikings 2014 Community Man of the...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Once fearful of Bridgewater getting 'beat up,' Zimmer glad QB learning on job

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Matt Cassel's presence allowed the Minnesota Vikings to open the season behind a quarterback with 87 career games, and the experience of seemingly any situation that might occur, tucked under the white belt on his uniform. Behind Cassel, 32, was rookie first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater, the hopeful long-term solution at the position for Minnesota. Bridgewater...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Lions: Mushroom Stamp Winner

Blair Walsh is this week’s Mushroom Stamp of Disapproval winner. Check this out. In Blair Walsh’s rookie year, 2012, he finished the season with a 92.1% field goal percentage. 92% of the time he was good, all the time. That was 35 out of 38 field goals, with 10 of those attempted AND made were from 50 yards or beyond. That’s impressive, right? 50 yards is a long ways. Hurray...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson plans to play in 2015

It’s highly unlikely that Adrian Peterson will actually retire from football to pursue his dream of becoming an Olympic sprinter, despite recent reports that were circulating. The Minnesota Vikings running back plans to play in the NFL in 2015, according to a report from Pro Football Talk. Peterson will be filing a lawsuit as soon as Monday in an attempt to secure full reinstatement...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Teddy’s case for best rookie QB of 2014

The 2014 NFL draft class consisted of three first round picks, and another 11 quarterbacks taken in rounds two through 7. The Minnesota Vikings took Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick in the draft out of Louisville. So far, the only rookie quarterbacks to get any substantial playing time are Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Derek Carr, and Zach Mettenberger. As the 2014 regular...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Barr Out Sunday, Possibly for the Rest of the Season

For the second straight week, the Minnesota Vikings have ruled rookie linebacker Anthony Barr out of a game due to injury. An injury Barr sustained to his knee in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to the Chicago Bears is what kept him out last week against the New York Jets and what will also keep him sidelined against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Until his injury, Barr was among the favorites...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to consider running in Olympics

Adrian Peterson will not be playing football again this season, and the Minnesota Vikings star claims he has given thought to never suiting up again. In a conversation with ESPN’s Ben Goessling, Peterson said he plans to file a lawsuit against the NFL. And if a potential lawsuit somehow affects his elgibility for reinstatement, AP...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson appeal denied

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has been away from the team since Week 1 due to a child abuse case, will not suit up for the team again this season. Appeals officer Harold Henderson has affirmed the Adrian Peterson discipline…appeal denied. — Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) December 12, 2014   That much was assured when it was announced Friday afternoon...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets vs. Vikings: Mushroom Stamp Winner

OK, obviously I gave it to Jarius Wright, as you can tell by the picture above, but it could have easily gone to any of the guys below: - Teddy Bridgewater: The rookie strikes again late in the game, both with impressive play with 23 seconds left to get the Vikings into a game winning field goal try (which ****-head Blair Walsh missed), but then also with his audible after recognizing...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Diagnosing next year’s draft needs

With only 4 weeks left in the season, it’s about that time where we look at draft needs for teams who are not contending for serious playoff positions. Although the Minnesota Vikings are by no means out of playoff contention, but it’s safe to say they should have a top 16 pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Mike Zimmer and the Vikings have a solid foundation built for a playoff contending...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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