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Minnesota Vikings Top 5 Plays of 2014: #4

Some Minnesota Vikings fans gasped when Matt Cassel broke his foot in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints — others looked to the future, Teddy Bridgewater. The 32nd overall pick of the 2014 draft was forced into the starting role in Week 4, where he led the team to a 41-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.The game was crucial in building Bridgewater's confidence, and featured...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 17 Tight Ends

It is on to week 17 of Daily Fantasy Football at DraftKings. Hopefully your league doesn’t have anything of importance going on in Week 17. And most of you don’t either so this is the perfect time to focus all of your energy on DFS football or give it a try if you haven’t previously. Read on to see what we should do for Week 17. All games are on Sunday this week (no Thursday...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings report card: No winning season for Zimmer's first year

A second-half defensive collapse and mistakes in the fourth quarter led to the Minnesota Vikings' second straight loss at Miami and guaranteed a losing season in coach Mike Zimmer's first year as coach. After talking about the need for improvement in the fourth quarter all week, Minnesota allowed four touchdown drives in the second half. A game-tying touchdown with 1 minute, 11 seconds...
Via Fox Sports North
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira: Why overturned calls are down this season

Start spreadin' the news... I'm not leavin' today (I'm stuck in the ice cube in LA) The league is going to make a brand new start of it, in old New York... Ok, I've mixed up the verses a little but you get the idea. With the NFL's new command center in New York, the league office is clearly involved with all replay challenges and reviews. And the one thing the NFL's Vice President...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: After facing cold, Vikings prep for warmth of Miami

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Sunday's forecast in Minneapolis calls for highs in the mid-30s and a chance of rain and snow, according to the National Weather Service. The Minnesota Vikings have braced for the cold all season in their first year in outdoor TCF Bank Stadium. Sunday's game provides a different weather challenge. After being in the cold all year, Minnesota travels to play...
Via Fox Sports North
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers take on Vikings looking for much-needed win

TAMPA, Fla. -- Someone must gain momentum. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium without much going for either. The Bucs (1-5) are in last place in the weak NFC South, and the Vikings (2-5) are the same in the NFC North. Both teams have managed to produce a meager 120 points this season. Both are in need of a victory. On the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers take on Vikings looking for much-needed win

TAMPA, Fla. -- Someone must gain momentum. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium without much going for either. The Bucs (1-5) are in last place in the weak NFC South, and the Vikings (2-5) are the same in the NFC North. Both teams have managed to produce a meager 120 points this season. Both are in need of a victory. On the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thinking 'Bout Thursday - Packers vs Vikings

Well we have now seen 5 Thursday Night Football games and all 5 have been 20+ point blowouts. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers dominated the Minnesota Vikings from the get go and went on to win 42-10. The Packers scored 14 points in each of the first 3 quarters and went into the 4th quarter leading 42-0 before pulling their starters.#456561810 / gettyimages.comFrom the start...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine players named to Minnesota Vikings practice squad

Yesterday we reported that the Minnesota Vikings shaved down their roster to 53 players in preparation for the regular season. The next roster moves due for NFL teams is deciding who will play on their practice squads. Here’s a primer on practice squad rules, per The Daily Norseman: Practice squad players are just that. . .guys that practice with the team. They don’t play...
Via cover32 - Vikings
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign ex-Gopher MarQueis Gray, as tight end

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have claimed tight end MarQueis Gray and offensive tackle Mike Harris off waivers. Linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth were released Sunday to make room on the roster. Gray was a quarterback and wide receiver in college for Minnesota and after a position switch spent last season with Cleveland. Harris played...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign 9 to Practice Squad

The Vikings have announced 9 players that have been added to the practice squad, leaving room for 1 more player. My guess is the last player will be recently cut Austin Wentworth who was cut to make room for recently signed Mike Harris. Below are the 9 players that have been added (no surprises). Running back Joe Banyard, wide receiver Kain Colter, defensive tackle Isame Faciane...
Via DraftSeason
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Vikings release 13, have one more cut to make

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With Tuesday's afternoon deadline to reach the 75-man roster limit, the Minnesota Vikings started to pare down their preseason roster on Monday. Minnesota released 13 players, waived/injured safety Mistral Raymond and has one cut left to get to Tuesday's limit. The Vikings also activated tight end Chase Ford from the physically unable to perform list. Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Breakdown of the Vikings Tight End Depth Chart

Below we breakdown each tight end on the current Minnesota Vikings roster. While Rudolph and Ellison are locks to make the team it will be an all-out battle among the other 3. Viking fans shouldn’t take the battle lightly, this will be a very important position in 2014, regardless of who the quarterback is they will be looking at their tight ends early and often in 2014. Kyle Rudolph...
Via DraftSeason
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Tight ends

  This is the third in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: TIGHT ENDS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starter: Kyle Rudolph (fourth year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford, *AC Leonard, Allen Reisner The breakdown: Is this the year we see Rudolph's big...
Via Fox Sports North
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings draft preview: tight ends

  FOX Sports North's Brian Hall provides complete coverage of the Vikings and the 2014 NFL Draft in his 14-part preview. Today is the sixth day of his Vikings draft previews. You can find the entire series here. TODAY'S POSITION: TIGHT ENDS Importance (1-to-10 scale): 3 On the roster Minnesota finally moved on from the mistake of giving John Carlson a five-year, $25 million deal...
Via Fox Sports North
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings report card: Run game plows Lions

The Metrodome was sent off to its eventual demise with a Minnesota Vikings win on Sunday. Minnesota's 14-13 win on Sunday was just what everyone associated with the Vikings wanted, excepting the season-ending 5-10-1 record, no chance for the playoffs and the future of coach Leslie Frazier in doubt. Here's how the Vikings graded out in each phase in Sunday's Metrodome finale: Pass...
Via Fox Sports North
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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