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The struggles of Joe Kapp: A football family copes with game's painful aftermath

Former Cal and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp battles the effects of dementia, plans to donate his brain after death.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
32 minutes ago

Bridgewater: Stefon Diggs 'brings a ton of energy' to Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings stumbled upon a spark plug in the fifth-round of last year's draft. They used that pick to select wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and the Maryland product has since helped create an electric atmosphere in Minnesota.Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said Diggs' energetic personality has impacted the Vikings in a very positive way.Via the team's official website:Diggs...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

How did the Minnesota Vikings perform in the Pro Bowl

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Needless to say, the Pro Bowl is pretty much not worth watching right now. The game...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Five targets for the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had a surprising 2015 season as they went 11-5, won the NFC North and just missed making the Divisional Round of the playoffs. They look to continue their run into the 2016-17 season, but there are  a few questions that need to be answered before they get there. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has performed very well since being selected in the first round of...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings fans want this position targeted in the first round of the NFL Draft

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Only 11 people responded to this twitter poll, but their was an overwhelming support...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Current roster players the Minnesota Vikings should re-sign

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Minnesota Vikings have a bunch of unrestricted free agents (as opposed to restricted...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

OL Phil Loadholt on the road back from injury

Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Phil Loadholt is working his way back from a torn ACL, and despite an uncertain future with the team, he feels he will be ready when the offseason conditioning program comes around. “Not at all. I can’t control any of that. All I can do is get healthy,” Loadholt said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “And once I get healthy, I’ll be...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater leads Minnesota Vikings players in Pro Bowl

Five Minnesota Vikings players competed in the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday. Teddy Bridgewater had the most outstanding performance among the players participating from Minnesota. Entering the game in the second quarter for Team Irvin, Bridgewater completed six of eight passes for 129 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception for a 116.7 quarterback rating. Irvin’s squad would go...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant proposes interesting rule changes

Bud Grant has been around the NFL for most of his life. He coached the Minnesota Vikings for 18 years (1967-1983, 1985), leading them to four Super Bowls, and the 88-year-old still serves as a consultant to the team.Over the years, Grant has noticed when the game needs some tweaking. Lately, he has noticed two special teams plays, in particular, that could use rule changes.The first...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Look at what that frigid Vikings game did to Kam Chancellor's fingers

It's been three weeks since the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings played the third-coldest playoff game in NFL history, and Kam Chancellor's fingers aren't even close to recovered.The Seahawks safety posted a video to Instagram the other day to show the effects of playing football in minus-6 degrees with a wind chill of minus-25.That Chancellor used "iguanna skin" and "eww"...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Harrison Smith thrilled with fans in Hawaii One of the biggest thrills for Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was getting to spend some time with a young fan wearing his jersey from the Make A Wish ... Bridgewater throws 2 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater and Tampa Bay's Winston each added two TD passes for Team Irvin. Kansas City tight end Kelce...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornerback Josh Robinson’s future uncertain with Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson began the 2015 NFL season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and he may end the season without a job. Not only does his initial rookie contract expire, but the 2012 third round draft pick partially tore his pectoral muscle before minicamp in June. The injury stagnated Robinson’s season as he was inactive until Week 10. He recorded...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scoggins: Vikings must 'bolster the receiving corps, fix Peterson’s fumbling problems and solve global warming'

According to Chip Scoggins of the Star-Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings breakout season is now followed by how much they can improve during this offseason to avoid a setback. After making the playoffs and showing a young nucleus of players making big strides, there is much more work to do before the team can become a year to year contender. Scoggins writes: '[Norv] Turner’s staff...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bowl Preview: Vikings Edition

The NFL’s annual Hawaiian holiday, the Pro Bowl, kicks off tomorrow. The Minnesota Vikings have five players participating this season. The quintuple selection is the most for the Vikings since 2012 when the club sent seven. It also marks 11 different Vikings drafted by general manager Rick Spielman to earn a combined 17 Pro Bowls. Running back Adrian Peterson, quarterback Teddy...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge denies Vikings injunction request in Wells Fargo case

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge has denied the Minnesota Vikings' request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced Wells Fargo to remove or cover two rooftop signs near the new stadium.In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank says the group overseeing the stadium construction hasn't shown that it would suffer irreparable harm if an injunction wasn't...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge denies injuction in Vikings stadium lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge has denied the Minnesota Vikings' request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced Wells Fargo to remove or cover two rooftop signs near the new stadium.In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank says the group overseeing the stadium construction hasn't shown that it would suffer irreparable harm if an injunction wasn't...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge denies Vikings' injunction request in sign dispute

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A federal judge has denied the Minnesota Vikings' request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced Wells Fargo to remove or cover two rooftop signs near the new stadium. In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank says the group overseeing the stadium construction hasn't shown that it would suffer irreparable harm if an injunction...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh trolled by EA Sports over missed field goal

    Earlier this year, it was the Seahawks who fell victim to a troll job by video game manufacturer EA Sports. This time, it was Blair Walsh. Walsh, of course, missed a 27-yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds remaining in regulation during last weekend’s game against the Seahawks that would have given the Vikings a 12-10 lead and a likely victory. As, expected, Walsh...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blair Walsh visits first-graders who sent him letters

Blair Walsh on Thursday morning stopped by Northpoint Elementary in Blaine, Minn., to pay a visit to a class of very thoughtful first-graders who sent him letters of support in the wake of the easily the worst day of his football career. And the disgraced kicker who became the latest goat in the Minnesota Vikings’ tortured playoff history was greeted with a welcome more befitting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh's girlfriend defends him after missed kick

Blair Walsh has taken plenty of heat for missing a chip-shot field goal that could have won the game for the Vikings against the Seahawks on Sunday, but he is hardly the only reason Minnesota’s season came to a close. His girlfriend wants to remind everyone of that. After Sunday’s game, Walsh’s girlfriend Sarah Chaffee — a news reporter in Alabama — defended Walsh and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Vikings will be No. 1 seed next season

The Minnesota Vikings season might have ended in heartbreaking fashion to the Seattle Seahawks, but that’s certainly not hurting the confidence of their star player, Adrian Peterson. Adrian Peterson said Vikings will be number one seed in NFC next year without a doubt — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) January 10, 2016   At first glance, this seems like a fairly unrealistic...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Laces were in on Blair Walsh's missed field goal

    For 59 minutes and 34 seconds, Blair Walsh was the MVP for the Minnesota Vikings in their playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. And then he missed a 27-yard field goal with 26 seconds left at a time when the Vikings were all but assured of a victory. Here is a look at the kick: Replays showed that the laces were in on the kick, which is something that tends to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Grant rocks short sleeves in below-zero temperatures

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant is an institution in the state he calls home. Grant, 88, retired 21 years ago after leading his Vikings to four Super Bowl appearances in what was a Hall of Fame 18-year stint with the team. Still showing the toughness and mentality that defined his coaching tenure with the Vikings, Grant went out to mid-field prior to the team’s playoff...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson 65 yards short of $1 million bonus

When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recorded 67 rushing yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17, he finished the season with a league-high total of 1,485 rushing yards. Peterson’s accomplishment may be considered amazing, but he fell 65 yards short of earning an extra $1 million in bonus money next year. By failing to reach 1,550 yards on the ground, he set...
Via Sportsnaut
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater 'needs to play better’

While the Minnesota Vikings ended up winning the NFC North with a 20-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday night, head coach Mike Zimmer acknowledged that Teddy Bridgewater will have to play much better this weekend against the Seattle Seahawks if the team hopes to advance in the playoffs. Characterizing the second-year quarterback’s play in Sunday’s win as “spotty...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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