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Vikings remain confident, but know improvements must be made

EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings showed plenty of resilience and potential during their three-point defeat at Denver. There are more parts of this team trending in a positive direction than negative. There's still a lot to fix. There's still a hurdle to clear. "It seems like when we get in big games, everyone wants to make a play instead of just, 'Hey, look here: This is my...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Where has the pass protection gone?

After the first game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers we saw an O-Line that was manhandled all game and let up 5 sacks. It looked like we were in for a long season seeing Teddy Bridgewater on the ground more often then not. Then, almost magically, the pass protection dramatically improved over the next two games by only letting up one total sack. Things were looking...
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WATCH: Five best plays from Broncos vs. Vikings

The Denver Broncos stayed unbeaten on Sunday by holding on for a 23-20 win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Broncos defense rose to the occasion sacking Vikings quarterback seven times and forcing a key turnover to seal the game. Once again Bronco fans were on the edge of their seats as the game hung in the balance until the very final possession. The Broncos got contributions...
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Minnesota Vikings: Three takeaways from this weeks loss against the Denver Broncos

The Minnesota Vikings visited the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High stadium for week four. The game was a lot closer than most fans expected. The Vikings came back to tie the game in the fourth quarter 20-20. It came down to the last 35 seconds of the game before the Broncos sealed their win. Here is this weeks takeaways:  Minnesota defense continues to improve...
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Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings-Denver Notebook: Lot of Fighters, Football Left The Vikings refused to throw in the pink towels Sunday and nearly toppled Denver. Minnesota made one thing clear after a 23-20 decision in Denver: the ... Sacks doom Vikings in loss Last year as a rookie, the Vikings quarterback hit the ground 14 times in three games during the month, including ... Denver's final takedown...
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WATCH: Adrian Peterson torches Broncos for marathon touchdown

The Minnesota Vikings lost 23-20 to the Denver Broncos in what was one very entertaining game that literally game down to the final drive. Minnesota was trailing by 10 in the fourth quarter, and decided to go for it on fourth-and-one. Everyone knew they would feed the ball to Adrian Peterson, but no one though the gap would be that wide open for one of the NFL’s most elite players...
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Vikings play Broncos tough, but lose in heartbreaking fashion

Wow. Coming into this game, not many people thought the Minnesota Vikings would defeat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in their own stadium. Yes, the Vikings are talented, but Denver is just like Green Bay and Seattle: They almost never lose at home. MVP- Vikings receivers It’s hard for me to pick one. Adrian Peterson did have 81 yards, but half of those came off one touchdown...
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Mike Zimmer's young defense to get tested by Peyton Manning

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer admitted that his young defense might get a little awestruck at facing Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, but they will have to get over it quickly this Sunday. “I do think there’s a little bit of that when you have a young guy going against a guy like Peyton Manning for the first time in his career — or even Adrian Peterson,” he said...
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Mike Zimmer: Good chance WRs Johnson and Wright play Sunday

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says we may see both wide receivers Charles Johnson and Jarius Wrigh take the field Sunday, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.. "There's a chance both will be able to play [Sunday at Denver]," Zimmer said. CBS Sports: 'Johnson missed practice for a second consecutive day due to a rib injury, but he'd back up Zimmer's sentiments with a return...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson ruled out, Vikings could be without 2 of top 3 receivers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One starter has already been declared out and another key receiver could be missing Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings' league-worst passing attack visits Denver and the Broncos' top pass defense. Minnesota declared Charles Johnson out for Sunday's game with a rib injury. Jarius Wright is questionable with a hand injury leaving only Mike Wallace among second...
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Cordarrelle Patterson: ‘I don’t know how much more I have to prove’

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was expected to be the breakout star of 2014, but all he’s done in 2015 is ride the bench. Yet, per Matt Vensel of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the third-year wideout said he doesn’t know what else there is to prove. Cordarrelle Patterson, who could get his first start in a while Sunday, said this today: "I don't know...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC North Power Rankings: Where Do the Vikings Stand?

View image | Ranking: 2  Click to see full NFC North rankings If anyone in Milwaukee is afraid of losing their top spot, they are probably scared of losing it to the Minnesota Vikings. I would be. This Minnesota team went 8-8 last season without Adrian Peterson. Now with the 2012 MVP lined up behind Teddy Bridgewater, it seems this Vikings team has as much promise...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sack, pressure numbers prove Matt Kalil off to better start in 2014

Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, the fourth-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, struggled with his protection last season as he fought through knee pain. During the offseason, Kalil had a couple surgeries to clean things up and they may have done the trick.Through three games, Kalil has only allowed three pressures. Pro Football Focus points out that, at this point last...
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Vikings Sign Former Bears S Brock Vereen To Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that they’ve signed former Bears S Brock Vereen to their practice squad. The Vikings practice squad now consists of: S Brock Vereen WR Donte Foster DE B.J. DuBose OL Isame Faciane WR Isaac Fruechte S Anthony Harris LB Brandon Watts RB Dominique Williams OL David Yankey DE Zach Moore (Exception) Vereen, 23, was … ...
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Vikings' Rhodes returns to practice after passing post-concussion tests

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has passed his post-concussion tests and resumed practice with the team, following a scary collision on the field last week. Rhodes was a full participant in practice Wednesday, three days after smacking into safety Andrew Sendejo while they both tried to make a tackle in the game against San Diego. Rhodes is expected to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Griffen displaying maturity, both on field and off

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Everson Griffen matured enough from an unsettling start to his career that the Minnesota Vikings were confident enough to hand him a hefty new contract last year that kept him off the free agent market. This season brought the latest evidence of Griffen's growth: His teammates chose the defensive end as one of the four captains for 2015. "He cares an awful lot about...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph thinks Ragnar is 'ridiculous'

The Minnesota Vikings continue the airing of grievances today. First, star running back Adrian Peterson threw some shade at former starting quarterback, Christian Ponder in an interview with Later, tight end Kyle Rudolph went on the Dan Le Batard show and took a shot at another former member of the organization – Ragnar the Viking. In a controversial front-office...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says he was ready for NFL after high school

Adrian Peterson throughout his football career has been able to overcome obstacle after obstacle to become one of the greatest running backs of the current era and arguably of all-time. With that in mind, perhaps the Minnesota Vikings running back should be believed when he insists that he could have gone straight from high school to the NFL. Peterson made his comments while speaking...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Man found guilty of murdering Adrian Peterson’s son

    Joseph Patterson has been convicted of murdering the 2-year-old son of Adrian Peterson two years ago. Patterson was standing trial for the murder of Tyrese Ruffin committed in Oct. 2013 and was found guilty on all counts. The charges included second-degree murder, first degree manslaughter and aggravated battery against a person under the age of three, the Argus Leader...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Childhood friends, Big Ten rivals Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes swap jerseys after Chargers-Vikings

Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes may have starred at Wisconsin and Michigan State respectively, but the two Kenosha (Wis.) natives remain best friends. Back in June, Gordon, an Adrian Peterson “groupie” had Waynes send him a picture of the Vikings star’s locker. On Sunday, Gordon got the start opposite his idol, and against his childhood friend, when his San Diego Chargers faced...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Chad Greenway Returns One-Handed Interception For TD (Video)

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway probably was out of breath after returning an interception for a touchdown in Sunday’s road win against the San Deigo Chargers. Greenway made a one-handed snag on a deflection for the interception and then ran 91 yards for a score. The Vikings defense also did a nice job blocking every would-be-tackler on his path to the end zone. ...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings head coach: We're not a dirty team

Never afraid to stir the pot, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate didn't mince words following his team's loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week.The always entertaining Tate seemingly indicated that the Lions' division rivals were a dirty team when asked if they took cheap shots during Sunday's game: “One hundred and ten percent,” Tate said, according to the Detroit Free...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer on charge Vikings play dirty: ‘That doesn’t bother me’

Mike Zimmer barely registered a reaction when asked about accusations leveled by Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate that the Minnesota Vikings are a dirty team. “That doesn’t bother me,” said the nonplussed Vikings head coach, via the Star Tribune. “I know what kind of team we are. We’re not dirty.” Tate charged Minnesota with dirty play in the wake of Detroit’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ mascot Ragnar reportedly wanted $20,000 per game

The Minnesota Vikings’ popular mascot Ragnar was not present at the team’s home opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, and that is because he and the team are in a contract dispute. Seriously. Joe Juranitch has been dressing as mascot Ragnar at Vikings games since 1994 and missed Sunday’s game.     “It doesn’t feel right sitting at home. This is not by my choice…I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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