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Do the Minnesota Vikings really have the toughest schedule in the NFL this year?

If you go by the traditional strength of schedule method, then the Minnesota Vikings have a pretty average season coming up: their schedule is ranked the 12th most difficult that way. However, not everyone agrees. In fact, some analysts believe that Minnesota might just have the toughest path of any team in 2015… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 most-underrated games on the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Subway made their own Marcus Mariota out of vegetables

It’s been about six hours since we wrote anything about future Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and franchise hero Marcus Mariota, so let’s check in and see what the internet has to offer on him. As usual, it did not disappoint… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 most-underrated games on the 2015 NFL schedule Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team from 1-32 based on quality...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Everson Griffen puts former Minnesota Vikings cornerback on blast

Yesterday the NFL’s 2015 regular season schedule finally came out. First up for the Minnesota Vikings is the San Francisco 49ers on September 14, when they’ll get to play against a familiar face. Former Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (now with the Niners) is already talking trash about the Week 1 matchup, claiming he can’t wait: September 14th…. Mmmhmmm I cannot wait for...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings and Spielman Have Found Gems in the Late Rounds of the Draft

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings and Spielman Have Drafted Some Late-Round Gems

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Have Quietly Built a Formidable Special Teams Unit

Had the Carolina Panthers not pulled off four straight wins to end the 2014 regular season, their proverbial nail in the coffin would have been Adam Thielen. Yeah, Adam Thielen.In their Week 13 matchup against Minnesota, the Panthers helplessly watched a blocked punt off the foot of Brad Nortman land into the hands the Vikings’ special teams ace and into the end zone. At that point...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Positional needs after Free Agency

Left Tackle View image | gettyimages.com With the #4 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings thought they had a corner stone piece, protecting the blindside of the quarterback in purple, in a player of Matt Kalil. He showed flashes of brilliance in his first year but took a turn for the worse last year and got beat and penalized way too many times for...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Still A Chance That OLB Brandon Graham Could Be Back With Eagles

Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly has spoken to sources close to the Eagles OLB Brandon Graham who believe it’s more likely he’ll be playing elsewhere next season, but they still haven’t ruled out the possibility of him returning to Philadelphia. According to Mosher, Graham is targeting  similar contract to the five-year, $42.5 million contract the Vikings gave to Everson Griffen...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings LBs Have Case of Offseason Deja Vu

One year ago, the Minnesota Vikings knew they needed a changing of the guard along the defensive line. Once a dominant unit that helped the team make a NFC Championship appearance in 2009, Father Time had scored another victory against once great players.As a result, Kevin Williams was sent packing and headed to Seattle. Jared Allen also was shown the door as he went to the rival...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

For Everson Griffen The Future Is Now

The then 22-year-old Everson Griffen's career in Minnesota began simply enough as he was selected with the 100th pick overall in the 4th round of the NFL Draft. He had forgone his Senior year at Southern Cal to enter the draft after being a three-year starter for Pete Carroll's Trojans.The physical tools had always been there as the 260+ pound running back/defensive lineman/track...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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 *...
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January 27, 2015  |  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...
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January 19, 2015  |  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...
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January 04, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Crucial Matchups for Panthers in Minnesota

1. Panthers offensive tackles vs. Everson Griffen, Tom Johnson and Brian RobisonThe Vikings rewarded a relative unknown in Griffen with a big contract this offseason. Many people questioned why they gave him such a big contract. But he has shown what the front office saw in him and leads the Vikings with nine sacks; which is tied with DeMarcus Ware for ninth in the league. Johnson...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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