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2014 Vikings Review: Running Back Doldrums

Slowly but surely we are going to get through the positions and players of the 2014 Vikings and summarize just how good (or awful!) they were in 2014. With a final 7-9 record, you can bet that the aggregate results will be “mediocre.” However, you can bet your ass there were some areas that stuck out. Let’s remember those fondly, instead.  RUNNING BACKS Which Ones? Adrian...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Zimmer appreciated fight of hurting Vikings in win over Jets

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer had time to calm down and reflect on the Minnesota Vikings' overtime win Sunday against the New York Jets. Despite the victory, Zimmer was upset following the game. Given the benefit of time, Zimmer was more measured on Monday. "I never, ever take for granted a win," Zimmer said. "I know how hard it is to get wins in this league. But I am trying...
Via Fox Sports North
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings to use hot hand approach at RB against Jets

Trying to pinpoint who will lead the Vikings in rushing yards this week against the Jets is anyones guess. With Jerick McKinnon again out with a back injury, the Vikings are planning o use the “hot-hand” approach against the Jets stout run defense. Allowing just 85.2 yards per game, the Jets defense is third against the run and will make things difficult for the Vikings ground...
Via Tireball.com
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Jerick McKinnon Out vs Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings will be without RB Jerick McKinnon on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He injured himself lifting weights! It is tough to swallow if you have to start him, as Thanksgiving has come and gone and guys like Joique Bell, Theo Riddick and Darren Sproles are no longer options to replace McKinnon. Jerick is owned by just 63% of Yahoo Fantasy Football owners...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Tate active and will play against Packers

Ben Tate will suit up and be active on the Vikigns in today’s game against the NFC North rival Packers. Tate was waived by the Browns earlier this week only to end up with the Vikings. He will now share time with Joe Banyard behind Jerick McKinnon. Matt Asiata is out with a concussion. While this is good news for the future of Tate expecting him to get more than a few carries...
Via Tireball.com
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy Runs Over Joe Banyard Like A Big, Green Mack Truck

Eddie Lacy informed the Vikings of his existence by deciding to run over Joe Banyard like a mack truck.
Via Gamedayr
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

With Peterson out, Vikings promote Banyard to active roster

  The Minnesota Vikings have made a move to compensate for Adrian Peterson's absence, by signing running back Joe Banyard to the roster from the practice squad. To make room for Banyard, fullback Zach Line was waived Saturday. The Vikings play New England on Sunday, and team has said Peterson will be on the inactive list. The star running back was indicted Friday in Texas on a charge...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

With Peterson out, Vikings promote Banyard

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have made a move to compensate for Adrian Peterson's absence, by signing running back Joe Banyard to the roster from the practice squad. To make room for Banyard, fullback Zach Line was waived Saturday. The Vikings play New England on Sunday, and team has said Peterson will be on the inactive list. The star running back was indicted Friday...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings activate RB Banyard

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With former NFL MVP running back Adrian Peterson facing legal trouble, the Minnesota Vikings added another running back for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. Peterson, Minnesota's all-time leading rusher, has already been declared inactive for Sunday's home game at TCF Bank Stadium. The team announced the deactivation on Friday after news broke...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Colts, Jaguars, Lions, Panthers, & Vikings

49ers DL Ray McDonald‘s court hearing regarding domestic violence allegations has been postponed. (Aaron Wilson) Colts Colts ILB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2. Jaguars Jaguars signed S Craig Loston to their active roster. Lions Lions signed CB Nate Ness of their practice squad. Panthers DE Frank Alexander‘s four-game suspension will not...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Sept. 4 Vikings mailbag

The roster has been set, the new offensive and defensive schemes installed and now things get serious for the Minnesota Vikings when they open the regular season on Sunday at St. Louis. The Rams feature a strong defense and have good coaching with Jeff Fisher, but are without starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who is out for the season with a knee injury. Shaun Hill will start for...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 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...
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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...
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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...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Vikings Practice Squad …. Why Not?

With the Vikings final 53 set … let’s take a quick look at who might find themselves on the 2014 Vikings practice squad. I’m basing this off of JUST Vikings, not going to try and guess players cut from other rosters. 1. Mike Zimmer, Linebacker 2. Donte Foster, Wide Receiver 3. Kain Colter, Wide Receiver, Return Specialist 4. Kendall James, Cornerback 5. Isame Faciane, Defensive...
Via DraftSeason
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

PJD’s Preseason Week 4 Recap: The Perfect Finishers

How about this little stat to wrap up the preseason? When the Vikings have finished .500 or better in the preseason, they’ve gone on to finish .500 or better 78% of the time in reg. season. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) August 29, 2014 SO YOU’RE SAYING THERE’S A PLAYOFF CHANCE. Hey, if the official Minnesota Vikings twitter account tweeted this out, you know it’s true...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans fall to Vikings in preseason finale

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. And Zimmer, who interviewed with Tennessee before the Titans hired Whisenhunt, still finished off his first preseason in perfect fashion. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans fall to Vikings in preseason finale

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. And Zimmer, who interviewed with Tennessee before the Titans hired Whisenhunt, still finished off his first preseason in perfect fashion. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things we learned: Vikings at Titans

The tough part begins for the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota finished its 2014 preseason undefeated with a 19-3 victory at Tennessee. The Vikings now will head into meetings to discuss the final roster cuts as they round out their 53-man roster before Saturday's deadline and the start of the regular season on Sept. 7. Coach Mike Zimmer's first preseason went well. Minnesota outscored...
Via Fox Sports North
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater starts as Vikings beat Titans for preseason perfection

  Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday night. Blair...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

With Bridgewater starting, Vikings beat Titans 19-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

With Bridgewater starting, Vikings beat Titans 19-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Letting the rookie quarterbacks play and keeping the starters on the sideline may have been the best decisions Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made all night. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on...
Via Fox Sports North
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bridgewater starts as Vikings beat Titans 19-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown in his first NFL start, Joe Banyard ran for 111 yards and the Minnesota Vikings wrapped up a perfect preseason beating the Tennessee Titans 19-3 on Thursday night. Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, and the Vikings defense had three sacks in a game where both coaches protected their starters by keeping them safely on the...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Camp Preview: Running Backs

Minnesota Vikings Camp Preview: Running Backs The Minnesota Vikings have the best running back in the country with Adrian Peterson, but that doesn’t make the camp battle at running back any less interesting. In a system known for using its fullbacks in the passing game and employing change-of-pace backs like Darren Sproles and Brian Mitchell, the other running backs on the roster...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Preview: Running Backs

The Minnesota Vikings will enter training camp with battles at every position. This should be expected as the team finished with a 5-10-1 record a season ago and are breaking in a new coaching staff.While there could plenty of changes between the 2013 team that took the field in Detroit and the 2014 team that will debut in St. Louis on September 7, there is one position that is set...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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