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Vikings Show Their Age in Loss to Dolphins

The 2014 Minnesota Vikings are one of the NFL's youngest teams. Normally, a younger team makes more mistakes on the field due to inexperience and lack of discipline. That was no different on Sunday in Miami when the Vikings lost to the Dolphins 37-35. For a team that has greatly improved on defense since last season, Minnesota had a setback on Sunday. Miami was able to gain more...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Vikings Travel to Miami: 5 Things to Know

Just like many games this week, the game between the Dolphins and the Vikings this weekend means more than just a win and a lost. The Dolphins are clinging to the hope they can sneak into the bottom part of the playoffs. At 7-7, they have to win both of their final games, then hope for help from other teams above them.Last season, the Dolphins were in the post season if they beat...
Via Football Nation
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Eagles, Jaguars, Jets, Packers

Bengals Coley Harvey of ESPN mentions that it appears as though TE Tyler Eifert will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the year as he has not practiced since Week 1. Eagles Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that it would make little sense for impending free agent OLB Brandon Graham to sign a contract before testing the open market. According to McLane...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings-Dolphins Capsule

MINNESOTA (6-8) at MIAMI (7-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 9-5, Miami 7-6-1. SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 7-4 LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Vikings 14-10, Sept. 19, 2010 LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost at Patriots 41-13; Vikings lost at Lions 16-14 AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 18, Vikings No. 23 VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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

Eight probables on Vikings injury report

According to Marty Gitlin of CBS Sports, the Vikings released the team's injury report on Friday for their Week 12 matchup against the Packers and have eight probables out of the 13 players listed. The list includes: Running back Jerick McKinnon (lower back) Offensive tackle Mike Harris (ankle) Linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle) Defensive end...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday injury roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Packers @ Vikings, Sunday 1:00 PM on FOX - TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Greg Jennings, WR Questionable(Comment: Jennings (ribs) is expected to play Sunday against the Packers, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.) Kyle Rudolph, TE Probable(Comment: Rudolph (abdomen/groin) is probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.) Anthony Barr, LB Probable(Comment...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 23, 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

Washington at Minnesota: 3 Things We Learned

The Minnesota Vikings used some late-game heroics again Sunday, defeating the Washington Redskins 29-26. After trailing 10-0 late in the first half, a Captain Munerlyn interception turned the tide for Minnesota, allowing the Vikings to get on the board going into the locker room. For the third time in his career, running back Matt Asiata found the endzone three times in a single...
Via Football Nation
November 04, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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
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