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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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three storylines to follow in Lions-Vikings

The Detroit Lions play their regular-season home finale Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in a game that has been pushed back to a 4:25 p.m. start time. Here are three storylines to follow plus a prediction: --- When you have a history like the Lions, it's not surprising that a good season like this one leads to a lot of "first time ever" and "first time since" opportunities....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 7 Round NFL Mock Draft | December Edition

While it is only December, we couldn’t contain ourselves to start rolling out the monthly 7 round predictions for the Vikings 2015 draft. With the season not even over yet and free agency not even in sight this is about as raw of a mock as you can get, so lets not get overly riled up over the results. Round 1 – Landon Collins S, Alabama As of now the Vikings appear to be selecing...
Via DraftSeason
8 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Takeaway: Time for Vikings to Focus on the Future

After Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings find themselves in last place in the NFC North with a 4-7 record. Any hope that the Vikings had of making the playoffs in 2014 just about disappeared after suffering their ninth defeat in their last 11 games against the Packers.Now that Minnesota is out of playoff contention, it is time for the organization...
Via Pro Football Spot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' defense feels letdown despite holding Packers to 24 points

MINNEAPOLIS -- Harrison Smith quietly cut the tape off his wrists and politely told a reporter he wanted to shower following Sunday's loss before speaking with the media. The Minnesota Vikings safety perhaps wanted time to collect his thoughts. Smith and the Vikings had finished off a near-miss loss to the Green Bay Packers. Later, Smith quietly slipped on a long-sleeve grey Henley...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers-Vikings capsule

GREEN BAY (7-3) at MINNESOTA (4-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Packers by 10 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 7-3, Minnesota 4-6 SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 57-49-2 LAST MEETING - Packers beat Vikings 42-10, Oct. 2, 2014 LAST WEEK - Packers beat Eagles 53-20; Vikings lost to Bears 21-13 AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 3, Vikings No. 24 PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH ...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

This Just In: Female Minnesota Football Fans Unfaithful

When people say “Hide your kids, hide your wives”, they’re saying that because most of your wives are cheating heathens who like the Green Bay Packers. Dick’s Sporting Goods put out a Tweet-ograph (That’s a word I just made up for an infograph that was released on Twitter!) covering the top selling female jersey for each state, according to something called “Jersey Report...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid

Stupidity comes in waves in this league. While last week was one of the stupidest of the NFL season thus far, there were only 13 games this weekend and the dumb moments were kept to a minimum. Still, we’ve got some goodies for you… The stupidest unnecessary roughness penalty  There’s at least one every week related to a “hit” on a quarterback. This time, Robert Griffin...
Via Bloguin Best
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid

Stupidity comes in waves in this league. While last week was one of the stupidest of the NFL season thus far, there were only 13 games this weekend and the dumb moments were kept to a minimum. Still, we’ve got some goodies for you… The stupidest unnecessary roughness penalty  There’s at least one every week related to a “hit” on a quarterback. This time, Robert Griffin...
Via This Given Sunday
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Update: Xavier Rhodes evaluated for a concussion

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes was shaken up late in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins, after teammate Harrison Smith landed on him awkwardly as the two defended a pass to Redskins' wide receiver DeSean Jackson. #457496338 / gettyimages.com Rhodes went to the locker room to be evaluated for a possible concussion, and he was able to return...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 03, 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 2014 Midseason Awards

With the season half in the books, it is time to roll out the Vikings Midseason Awards. We take a quick look at the top players for the Vikings in 2014, and the duds of 2014. Most Valuable Player Onebar | Harrison SmithHas been the leader of the defense and is constantly making plays and around the ball, I see a Pro Bowl berth in his future. Lupagus | Anthony BarrBarr leads the...
Via DraftSeason
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Sharrif Floyd, Josh Robinson, Harrison Smith

The Minnesota Vikings welcomed linebacker Chad Greenway back after a three-game absence in Week 7, but they emerged from last Sunday's last-second loss to the Buffalo Bills with a few more more notable injuries. Here is a rundown of the Vikings' official injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Tight end Kyle Rudolph (groin) has been ruled out as he continues...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Gameday Capsule: Vikings at Bucs

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-5) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-5)  SERIES   VIKINGS BUCCANEEERS SERIES LEADER 31-22 STREAKS Past 6 COACHES VS. OPP. Zimmer: 0-0 Smith: 11-7 LAST WEEK L 17-16 at Bills Bye (Wk. 6: L 48-17 vs. Ravens) LAST GAME 10/25/12: Buccaneers 36 at Vikings 17. Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman throws for 262 yards & 3 TDs. Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has 135 rushing yards &...
Via The Bay Cave
October 26, 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

Fourth-and-20 failure sticking with Vikings day after last-second loss

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One play resonated in the Minnesota Vikings' locker room a day after their last-second loss at Buffalo, the stinging letdown clearly replaying in the minds of the defensive players who had held strong for 57 minutes on Sunday. "Fourth and 20," safety Harrison Smith said. "Game over." The Bills rush to the line with 1 minute, 27 seconds left on Sunday and quarterback...
Via Fox Sports North
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings report card: Offense anemic, team unprepared in loss

All signs were pointing in the Minnesota Vikings' favor. Minnesota had nine days between games, a three-day weekend and was playing at home. Harrison Smith's injured ankle was healed in time and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was back. The Detroit Lions were coming off a disappointing home loss and were without star receiver Calvin Johnson and explosive running back Reggie...
Via Fox Sports North
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Harrison Smith, Chad Greenway

Injuries and other issues have taken center stage for the Minnesota Vikings so far this season. But with 10 days between games from Week 5 to Week 6, their injury outlook for this Sunday is about as good as can be expected. #456295196 / gettyimages.com Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater missed the 42-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 5 with a left ankle injury, due in...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions-Vikings capsule

DETROIT (3-2) at MINNESOTA (2-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE - Lions by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 3-2, Minnesota 2-3 SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 69-34-2 LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Lions 14-13, Dec. 29, 2013 LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Bills 17-14, Vikings lost to Packers 42-10 AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 15, Vikings No. 25 LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19T), RUSH (28), PASS...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Smith expected to play Sunday, as Greenway gets closer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When safety Harrison Smith left the Minnesota Vikings facility last week heading out on a three-day break, he was on crutches and wearing a walking boot on his left foot. By Wednesday he was running conditioning drills on the side during the team's practice and didn't seem bothered by the ankle injury he suffered in last week's game. Smith, tied for the NFL...
Via Fox Sports North
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Packers: List of Favorite Vikings

We’re officially into October, and I don’t hate everyone on the team yet! I will consider that a moral victory. Honestly, it’s hard to grade any of the Vikings after a debacle like we saw last Thursday night. Meaning, there really aren’t that many change ups in the rankings this week. However, it’s still important to do these rankings so we can be reassured on a consistent...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Top Concerns for the Minnesota Vikings Through 5 Games

The Vikings are five games into the 2014 season and are sitting at a 2-3 record.  Obviously things aren’t going exactly the way they planned, especially without having Adrian Peterson for the season.  Here are five areas of concern after the first five games of the season, and things that will need to be corrected if they Vikings hope to compete for the division title this season...
Via DraftSeason
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith's ankle injury adds to Vikings' list

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith has an injured left ankle that had him with a walking boot and crutches Friday. Smith played through the injury Thursday at Green Bay, but he had the ankle taped several times throughout the night. Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Smith had an MRI test that showed no major damage but that it was too soon to...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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