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Vikings-Bears Capsule

MINNESOTA (4-5) at CHICAGO (3-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Chicago by 4 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 5-4, Chicago 3-6 SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 54-50-2 LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Bears, 23-20, OT, Dec. 1, 2013 LAST WEEK - Vikings had bye; Bears lost to Packers 55-14 AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 21, Bears No. 27 VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (10), PASS...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Vikings look to cut out penalties on special teams

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Among the tasks for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, a day after their dramatic, overtime win at Tampa Bay, was a special teams meeting. Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer wanted to address some of the breakdowns on special teams in recent games. Only Zimmer didn't make his way to special teams coordinator Mike Priefer's office to speak with kicker Blair Walsh...
Via Fox Sports North
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cool kicker: Walsh unfazed by efforts to ice him

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Go ahead and try to ice Blair Walsh. The Minnesota Vikings' third-year kicker seemingly has ice in his veins and stays cool under pressure. In fact, Walsh doesn't mind being "iced" like he was Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers twice called timeouts seconds before Blair Walsh attempted half-ending field-goal attempts. "I know coach...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings report card: Flipping the script

A week after seeing a win snatched away in the final seconds, the Minnesota Vikings were on the other end on Sunday at Tampa Bay. What appeared like another late collapse was salvaged by Minnesota's own 2-minute drive and game-tying field goal before Anthony Barr ended the game in overtime. The Vikings (3-5) snapped a three-game losing streak when Barr stripped Buccaneers tight...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers continue to prove DNA of a winner is out of their reach

TAMPA, Fla. -- The difference between relief and gut-wrenching pain on fall Sundays is small, and this season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a nasty habit of becoming too familiar with the wrong outcome. NFL A 19-13 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings was the latest sick thrill ride, a game that featured the Bucs falling behind 10-0 and looking incapable of producing a single...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers continue to prove DNA of a winner is out of their reach

TAMPA, Fla. -- The difference between relief and gut-wrenching pain on fall Sundays is small, and this season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a nasty habit of becoming too familiar with the wrong outcome. NFL A 19-13 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings was the latest sick thrill ride, a game that featured the Bucs falling behind 10-0 and looking incapable of producing a single...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs fumble on first play of OT, fall at home to Vikings

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score, giving the Minnesota Vikings a 19-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stunning end Sunday came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings recover, win in overtime after Buccaneers rally

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score, giving the Minnesota Vikings a 19-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stunning end Sunday came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings recover, win in overtime after Buccaneers rally

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score, giving the Minnesota Vikings a 19-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stunning end Sunday came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241...
Via Fox Sports North
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings recover, win in overtime after Buccaneers rally

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score, giving the Minnesota Vikings a 19-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stunning end Sunday came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241...
Via Fox Sports North
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs fumble on first play of OT, fall at home to Vikings

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Anthony Barr forced a fumble on the first play of overtime and returned it 27 yards to score, giving the Minnesota Vikings a 19-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The stunning end Sunday came just 17 seconds after the Vikings (3-5) extended the game on Blair Walsh's 38-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 241...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' special teams struggle as Priefer's reinstatement unclear

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings were down 17-7 on Sunday but were prepared to enter halftime with a little momentum and possibly only a touchdown deficit when Blair Walsh lined up for a 48-yard field goal. Then New England defensive end Chandler Jones went nearly untouched off the right side of Minnesota's line, blocked the field goal, recovered and raced for a 58-yard touchdown...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nostralupagus’ Minnesota Vikings 2014 Season Predictions

We searched high and low, and long and hard, and finally found the elusive Nostralupagus meditating half nude under a brush pile in the forests of Cardinal Road.  After luring him out with a bottle of Morgan, a six pack of Spotted Cow, and a plate of cheese and crackers, he gave us the following predictions on the 2014 Minnesota Vikings season. 1. OHHHH AHHHHH UMMMMMM YESSSSSS I...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater starts as Vikings beat Titans 19-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Minnesota Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday night. Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, and the Vikings defense had three sacks in a game where both coaches protected their starters by keeping them safely on the...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The top 5 Minnesota Vikings themed fantasy football team names

Tonight the Minnesota Vikings will close out their pre-season schedule against the Tennessee Titans. That means the 2014 NFL season is so close that we can almost taste it. That almost means that it’s time to get your fantasy football team ready. I had my draft a couple weeks ago and can’t wait to get started. (Actually to tell you the truth I didn’t get anybody I wanted and...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Things We Learned: Vikings at Chiefs

The dress rehearsal. The closest game to regular-season action. The Minnesota Vikings went to Kansas City to face the Chiefs, a 2013 playoff team, on Saturday for the ever-important third preseason game. Minnesota will return home and prepare for a short week before the final preseason game at Tennessee on Thursday after a 30-12 victory at Kansas City, which made the Vikings 3-0...
Via Fox Sports North
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Things To Watch For In Vikings 3rd Preseason Game

The Minnesota Vikings are 2-0 in the 2014 Preseason and now travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the first road test of the year.  Here are 5 things to watch for in that game. 5. Improved Tackling The Vikings first team defense didn’t look nearly as sharp vs. the Cardinals as it did against the Raiders.  This had a lot to do with some very poor tackling...
Via DraftSeason
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh has been pretty amazing in Vikings camp

Blair Walsh has hit 47 of 50 kicks in team periods since the Vikings started training camp, according to special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who said he wasn’t concerned about a pair of Walsh misses from beyond 50 yards in the Vikings’ first two preseason games. “I think he may have missed one from 50, or maybe […] The post Blair Walsh has been pretty amazing in Vikings...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Walsh, Locke adjusting to TCF Bank Stadium

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ A slight breeze was in Blair Walsh's face as he lined up for a 51-yard field-goal attempt last weekend, the flags on the east goalpost at TCF Bank Stadium were nearly motionless. Kicking into the closed end of the stadium, Walsh's kick had plenty of distance but bounced off the left upright. The miss, one of three in two preseason games this season...
Via Fox Sports North
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Aug. 21 Vikings mailbag

Two preseason games have given us a chance to see new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and his players in action. Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will have many difficult decisions over the next two weeks as Minnesota tries to go from its current 90-man roster to the regular-season, 53-man roster. The battle for jobs is on with the Vikings heading into the biggest preseason...
Via Fox Sports North
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Blair Walsh Hit A 70-Yard Field Goal In Warmups

The Denver Broncos’ Matt Prater currently holds the NFL record for the longest field goal with a 64-yarder, but if this video is any indication, the Minnesota Vikings’ Blair Walsh will be topping that record this upcoming season. The post Vikings’ Blair Walsh Hit A 70-Yard Field Goal In Warmups appeared first on Diehardsport.
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh Nails 70 Yard Field Goal

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has never had an issue with distance. The 3rd year pro out of Georgia holds the NFL record for...
Via Busted Coverage
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings fans are down on their team heading into 2014 season

Last season the Minnesota Vikings finished with a record of 5-10-1 and ended up in the cellar of the NFC North. It’s understandable then if Vikings fans aren’t making any plans for a Super bowl parade in Minneapolis for this coming winter. How confident are Vikings fans going into 2014 exactly? Let’s find out. Recently a digital marketing agency known as Prime Visibility ranked...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Minnesota Vikings part of any top-10 epic Super Bowl XLIX match-ups?

Now that games are being played in the NFL, albeit exhibitions that won’t count in the standings, it’s time to start thinking about how the season is going to unfold. And to take it to the nth degree, it’s time to start thinking about who will be playing in the final game of the season – Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona. As is typically the case in the NFL, there are...
Via cover32 - Vikings
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Blair Walsh kicker Blair Walsh not ranked top-20 in the NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With a week of preseason games now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is officially underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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