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2014’s Top Minnesota Vikings Celebrations

The Minnesota Vikings put together a top list of player celebrations from 2014 recently, and assembled them all in a video. Firstly, that’s kind of cool. This is the quirky and fun stuff that other sports teams and leagues do all the time, and the NFL punches in the mouth with an iron fist usually. So, nice! Way to not suck AS much, NFL! Secondly, and more egregious, how the *...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Viking Was the Biggest Disappointment This Season?

The Minnesota Vikings improved play this season from guys like Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes and Shariff Floyd. The hope was that a few others would also show improvement heading into the season. Here are the three that did not show improvement:1. Matt KalilAfter being after fourth overall in 2012, Kalil earned a Pro Bowl berth in his season. It has all gone downhill for him since...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: PFS 2014 Season Awards, Part I

MVP Chris - HC, Mike ZimmerHow in the heck can a coach be considered MVP? I mean...it's most valuable player, right? Well, look at what the Vikings had to go through. They lost their star running back, their pass catching corps turned out to be abysmal, their offensive line got ravaged by injury with Matt Kalil regressing for another season, and Zimmer still led the team to a 7-9...
Via Pro Football Spot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins playing for pride in matchup against Vikings

With a minuscule chance of making the playoffs, the Miami Dolphins (7-7) host the Minnesota Vikings (6-8) in a much different context than previous games this season. Playing for pride more than anything else, the Dolphins have little else to compete for at this point -- though a winning record and a strong finish to the season might be enough to save some jobs. Maybe. Why this team...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Everson Griffen Gallops Off Into the Night

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen wasted no time celebrating a dramatic overtime win at home against the New York Jets. A clever way to get out of a postgame interview. If Everson plans makes a habit of it, perhaps he should invest in some props? Andre Johnson could hook him up at Toys-R-Us. And don’t worry, this doesn’t make him a Cowboy. He’s from California, and those...
Via Sportsnaut
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers vs. Vikings: Mushroom Stamp Winner

I’m giving this week’s poop stamp to Everson Griffen, but damn was this a hard choice. For the record, here is what Everson Griffen did for the Vikings on Sunday: - 5 total tackles, 3 of them solo, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, 2 quarterback hits, 1 blocked punt returned for a touchdown That’s not a bad day of work. Just for a comparison? Jared Allen has 4.5 sacks this year...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings hold block party in 31-13 win vs. Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Carolina Panthers came out of their bye, still carrying a legitimate chance of repeating as NFC South champions despite persistent problems on offense and defense. Better put special teams on that list, too, thanks to the Minnesota Vikings. Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen each returned blocked punts for touchdowns, the first time in 24 years one team had two...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings deliver two crucial blocked punts for TDs against Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was on the sideline Sunday when reserve wide receiver Adam Thielen broke through the Carolina Panthers' offensive line with a clear path to the punter. What Thielen did next -- becoming the first Minnesota Vikings' player to do so since 1986 -- was enough to send the excitable Griffen into a frenzy. "Oh my gosh, it was unbelievable...
Via Fox Sports North
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' defense continues to improve, shuts down Panthers in frigid conditions

MINNEAPOLIS -- The coughing fit seized Mike Zimmer like the mighty arctic winds howling through his players' ear holes. Red-faced, watery-eyed and raspy, the first-year Vikings coach excused himself from the microphone to clear out his icy lungs. First, four hacks. Then an explanation of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's improved deep ball-passing, specifically timing. Two more coughs...
Via Fox Sports North
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Frozen by Vikings, Drop Sixth Straight

History was not Carolina’s biggest advocate going into their Week 13 matchup.Before taking the field in Minnesota on Sunday, the Panthers were 0-4 in games following a bye week under head coach Ron Rivera. The franchise was also 2-6 all-time in games where the kickoff temperature was below 32° F.Well, this was a game after a bye that played host to a kickoff temperature below...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Two touchdowns on blocked punts help Vikings rout Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen each returned blocked punts by Minnesota for touchdowns, the fifth time in league history one team had two in the same game, and the Vikings beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday to hand the Panthers their sixth straight loss. Teddy Bridgewater threw for two scores without a turnover, and Griffen had two of the four sacks by the Vikings (5...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Bridgewater excels in win over Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen each returned blocked punts by Minnesota for touchdowns, the fifth time in league history one team had two in the same game, and the Vikings beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday to hand the Panthers their sixth straight loss. Teddy Bridgewater threw for two scores without a turnover, and Griffen had two of the four sacks by the Vikings...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings block 2 punts for TDs, beat Panthers 31-13

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen each returned blocked punts by Minnesota for touchdowns, the fifth time in league history one team had two in the same game, and the Vikings beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday to hand the Panthers their sixth straight loss. Teddy Bridgewater threw for two scores without a turnover, and Griffen had two of the four sacks by the Vikings...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Bridgewater excels in win over Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings swatted away the Carolina Panthers' improbable hopes of making the playoffs. Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen each returned blocked punts by Minnesota for touchdowns, the fifth time in league history one team had two in the same game, and the Vikings beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday to hand the Panthers their sixth straight loss. Teddy Bridgewater...
Via Fox Sports North
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings return 2 blocked punts for TDs in 1st half

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) It's a block party in Minnesota. Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen returned blocked punts for touchdowns in the first half against Carolina on Sunday, making the Vikings the fifth team to do it multiple times in the same game. Thielen blocked Brad Nortman's punt in the first quarter and returned it 30 yards for a score. Griffen then ran Jasper Brinkley's blocked...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vikings return two blocked punts for touchdowns

Savor this, Minnesota. It doesn't happen often. The Vikings did something special Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, blocking a pair of punts and returning them for touchdowns. Let's look at both plays. 1. Adam Thielen blocked this Brad Nortman kick in first quarter, then took it in himself. 2. A quarter later, the Vikings struck again as Nortman was blocked by Jasper Brinkley...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pass rush power rankings: Is Everson Griffen of the Vikings the NFL’s sackmaster?

My how the time flies. 12 Weeks are in the books for the 2014 NFL season, which means now is a great time to update our pass rush power rankings. Let’s go through the list and find out who the top 12 sackmasters are around the league, starting with the guy who was last year’s runner-up for the most sacks in the NFL… 12. Robert Quinn: St. Louis Rams If you don’t know, ask...
Via cover32 - Vikings
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen struggling in Chicago while replacement Griffen thriving

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With nicknames like Cowboy, B-Rob and Ev, the mutual admiration between Jared Allen, Brian Robison and Everson Griffen is easily apparent. For four years, the Allen (Cowboy), Robison (B-Rob, of course) and Griffen (Ev) were friends and part of perhaps the most cohesive -- and loudest -- position group for the Minnesota Vikings, along with Kevin Williams. There...
Via Fox Sports North
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Vikings at Redskins

Thanks to Anthony Barr, the Minnesota Vikings returned home this week feeling good and not having to discuss another late-game collapse. Minnesota is 3-5 and has one game left before the bye to really begin a stretch of positive feelings. The Vikings host Washington (3-5) on Sunday. Here are five things to keep an eye on during Sunday's game: 1. Questions for the quarterbacks Entering...
Via Fox Sports North
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Midseason MVP and biggest surprises

It may be hard to believe, but following the week 8 win over Tampa Bay, the Minnesota Vikings are half way through their schedule. Eight games down, eight left to go. There is still a lot of football to be played, and the Vikings are no where near out of the playoff race just yet. The season has had it’s ups and downs, no question about it, but there have been plenty of bright...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Midseason MVP and biggest surprises

It may be hard to believe, but following the week 8 win over Tampa Bay, the Minnesota Vikings are half way through their schedule. Eight games down, eight left to go. There is still a lot of football to be played, and the Vikings are no where near out of the playoff race just yet. The season has had it’s ups and downs, no question about it, but there have been plenty of bright...
Via isportsweb.com
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rebuilt line once again foundation for Vikings defense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ Everson Griffen stepped into the considerable shoes of Jared Allen. Sharrif Floyd indeed became the replacement for Kevin Williams. Linval Joseph finally filled the long-vacant role of Pat Williams. The Minnesota Vikings' defensive line went through its much-expected transition this offseason. Jared Allen appreciated Minnesota honoring the end of his contract...
Via Fox Sports North
October 31, 2014  |  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, punter...
Via Fox Sports North
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffen giving Vikings their money's worth

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings needed another productive pass rusher, and there were plenty of top-tier options available as free agency approached. They decided to stay with the guy they had already developed in Everson Griffen. The five-year contract Griffen signed in March with a maximum value of $42.5 million was massive for a player who had never been a full...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things we learned: Vikings at Buccaneers

A finish? Well, the Minnesota Vikings had one on Sunday, even as inexplicable as it was. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had done little on offense against Minnesota all day before charging 62 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with 2 minutes, 2 seconds left. The similarities to last week's last-second loss to Buffalo were everywhere. This week, the Vikings had one more shot on offense -- and...
Via Fox Sports North
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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