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Only Teddy Bridgewater can save the Minnesota Vikings’ season

After consecutive ugly starts that saw Matt Cassel break his foot in a 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, all hope for the Minnesota Vikings to make the playoffs, or even get to .500 appeared lost. Couple that with the Adrian Peterson saga, and this team looked like a mess. Enter 32nd overall pick and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Against the heavily-favored Atlanta...
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Adrian Peterson Is Coming Back This Week?

Adrian Peterson - just a few short weeks ago he was front page, lead story news. Peterson was just the latest name to be thrown out in front of the NFL shield following an accusation of abuse, although Peterson's took a new twist, not domestic but child abuse. The story went when disciplining his four year old son, he beat him repeatedly with a tree branch. Shortly afterwards...
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Adrian Peterson’s Text To Coach Inspired Vikings Teammates Before Win

Adrian Peterson can only watch the Minnesota Vikings from his couch right now as he waits for his Oct. 8 court date after allegedly abusing his 4-year-old child. But while the running back can’t help his team on the field with his rushing prowess, he’s doing everything in his limited power to lend a hand. Peterson texted Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer prior to the Vikings’...
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Vikings Take Down Falcons, 41-28

No Adrian Peterson? No Kyle Rudolph? No Brandon Fusco? No problem. The Minnesota Vikings managed to come out of their Week 4 contest against the Atlanta Falcons with a much-needed victory, and they did it with one of the more explosive offensive displays that we've seen in recent history. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater set a Minnesota Vikings' record for passing...
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Vikings credit Adrian Peterson's motivational text for victory

Even though he may not be on the field, Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson still finds time to let his teammates know he wishes them well. The NFL player, who is currently on exempt/commissioners list for allegations of child abuse of his four year old son, sent some inspiring text messages to the Vikings Head Coach right before their 41-28 win over the Falcons. “The words that Adrian...
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Adrian Peterson sent motivational text message to Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater made his first career NFL start on Sunday, and the Minnesota Vikings came away with a surprising 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. According to Matt Asiata, Adrian Peterson still managed to help the team without being present. Asiata, who is filling in for Peterson and scored three touchdowns against Atlanta, told 1500ESPN […]
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Adrian Peterson Sent Motivational Text To Minnesota Vikings Teammates

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a lot of time on his hands right now–because, you know, he’s fighting child abuse charges in Texas....
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Adrian Peterson sent motivational text to Vikings before 41-28 win

Adrian Peterson wasn't in attendance for the Vikings 41-28 win over Atlanta on Sunday, but he he did have a message for the team. Just before kickoff, Peterson sent a text message to coach Mike Zimmer, who read the text to the team, several players told KSTP-AM in Minnesota. Vikings running back Matt Asiata didn't specify exactly what Peterson wrote, but he did say that...
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5 Teams That Could Use Adrian Peterson Right Now

With Adrian Peterson’s off-field issues, some believe he may have played his last game as a Minnesota Vikings.  This got us thinking: What teams could use Adrian Peterson the most?Atlanta FalconsAtlanta is using four Running Backs in some type of rotation this season and while averaging 121.3 rushing yards a game, a running back like Peterson would give them a running game that...
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Adrian Peterson sent a motivational text message to the Vikings

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson attempted to motivate his teammates today with a text message as he sits while his legal issues are worked out after he was charged with felony child abuse down in Texas. A couple #Vikings players tell me Adrian Peterson sent a "motivational speech" via text message to Mike Zimmer, who passed it along pregame. — Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer...
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Report: Very unlikely Adrian Peterson plays for the Vikings this season

If anyone was wondering if Adrian Peterson is actually going to play again this season, it doesn’t look like he will, per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. .@mortreport saying on #FFNOW that it's "very unlikely" Adrian Peterson plays for MIN this year. "Not in the Vikings plans." – Drop him. — Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) September 28, 2014 var...
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Atlanta Visits Minnesota: Sizing Up the Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are starting a new quarterback behind center on Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons. The team is also without Adrian Peterson, who is still under investigation for child abuse. And Between all the off-field issues and the excitement of the Teddy Bridgewater Era beginning in Minnesota, there is a belief this is a team that is better, even if it is little by little...
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Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings will face off against one another on Sunday afternoon. With a penchant for putting up points the Falcons (2-1) will look to knock off a Vikings team who is winless since the suspension of Adrian Peterson. Coverage of the game between the Falcons and Vikings will air on FOX beginning at 4:25 pm ET from TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN....
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Adrian Peterson was accused of sexual assault in 2011, cleared in investigation

Now that Adrian Peterson has been indicted on child injury charges, a lot of dirt about him is starting to emerge. A few days after news broke that he had been indicted, another year-old story about a child injury investigation was released. Outrage over this second story is likely what led the Minnesota Vikings to […]
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Adrian Peterson Was Falsely Accused Of Rape

  Vikings running back Adrian Peterson found himself in the public eye again but authorities ultimately cleared him of any wrong-doing. According to TMZ, Peterson was the target of a criminal sexual assault investigation. Law enforcement sources tell us … the alleged incident occurred in 2011 at a party in Eden Prairie, a suburb of Minneapolis. We’re told … the woman...
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Whither the Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings (1-2) continued their dreary death march this past week, bowing ignominiously to the New Orleans Saints (1-2) by a score of 9-20. Their season started out promisingly enough — with a decisive 34-6 thumping of the St. Louis Rams (1-2). Then rumors emerged that running back Adrian Peterson was under investigation for child abuse. […] The post Whither the...
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Minnesota Vikings might as well throw in the towel on their 2014 season

Three games is enough. It might seem like too small of a sample size, but it’s not; accurate judgments can be made just three weeks into the NFL season. Some teams have proven to be contenders, while others have already shown to be pretenders. And there are about a dozen teams trying to decide which category they belong in. The first group is pretty easy to determine; it’s the...
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Could NFL advertisers specifically avoid the Ravens and Vikings?

While they haven’t pulled out, advertisers have tried to use their leverage of the NFL to get them and their teams to change certain policies. The Anheuser-Busch statement on Adrian Peterson likely nudged the league and the Vikings along in getting Adrian Peterson off their active roster for what will likely be a permanent stay. The influence of advertisers over a sport can be...
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VIDEO: Young Minnesota Vikings fan burns his Adrian Peterson jersey

It seems like some athletes can get away with just about anything. For example, Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of rape twice and he’s still extremely popular in Pittsburgh. Ray Rice probably murdered a couple of people and he’s got a statue out front of Baltimore’s stadium. Sometimes NFL fans will forgive you no matter what you do. However, it looks like Minnesota Vikings...
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NFL sponsors avoid Ravens, Vikings due to off-the-field incidents, per report

A report from The Hollywood Reporter claims that multiple NFL sponsors asked for their ads to be removed from games featuring the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings amid off-the-field scandals. The impact of the scandals surrounding former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and suspended Minnesota Vikings back Adrian Peterson has now impacted sponsorships, according to a...
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Vikings vs. Saints: List of Favorite Vikings

Well, a game in which you lose to the Saints because half your team dies with injuries isn’t exactly the kind of scenario you want to face when you go ahead and create your list of favorite Vikings players, but it’s where we find ourselves this week. Frankly, outside of the offense stalling out, there was lots of other stellar play throughout the team that did help boost some...
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Report: Sponsors pulling ads from Ravens, Vikings games

While advertisers have yet to pull the plug entirely on their deals with the NFL amid criticism of the league’s handling of violent off-field incidents involving players, they’re still doing something. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sponsors have been quietly requesting their ads be removed Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens game in response to the allegations surrounding...
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Vikings worked out former Eagles running back Dion Lewis

The Minnesota Vikings are thin at the running back position since Adrian Peterson has been suspended by the team.  Well today the Vikings worked out free agent running back Dion Lewis.  ProFootballTalk ‏@ProFootballTalk 16m Vikings tried out free-agent RB Dion Lewis on Wednesday, per league source. He was drafted by thePhiladelphia Eagles in the fifth […] The post Vikings worked...
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Man who killed Adrian Peterson’s son made bail, then choked the mom and made bail again

This story is sad. Jospeh Patterson, the man charged with killing Adrian Peterson’s son Tyrese Ruffin, just posted $2 million bond after assaulting the deceased boys mother. It’s really amazing that he’s been able to bond out twice while facing charges that could land him in prison for the rest of his  life. Deadspin has the details. Patterson’s father posted his first...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson graded himself as an A+ father in 2012 interview

Adrian Peterson's parenting skills have come under fire following his indictment on a felony charge of injury to a child. But in 2012, the Minnesota Vikings running back had all the confidence in the world in his abilities as a father. During a 2012 interview with Yahoo's Graham Bensinger, Peterson gave himself an "A+" when he was asked to grade himself as a parent...
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