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5 things to watch: Vikings at Lions

Three games remain in the season for the Minnesota Vikings to show their growth under new coach Mike Zimmer. Two road games the following two weeks will provide plenty of challenge for the young team and its first-year head coach. Minnesota travels to Detroit this week after officially being eliminated from the playoffs. The Vikings (6-7) can put a big dent in the Lions (9-4) playoff...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings down four starters for Sunday's game at Detroit

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer started Friday's press conference by stating the Detroit Lions at 9-4 are where the Minnesota Vikings would like to be. Getting to Detroit's level won't be easy with four starters declared out for this Sunday's road game against the Lions. Minnesota will be without three defensive starters in defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, rookie linebacker Anthony...
Via Fox Sports North
6 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive Improvement the Biggest Positive in Minnesota

Considering that the Vikings were ranked 31st in the league last year in total defense and gave up the most points in the NFL, they had nowhere to go but up this year. The question was how much better they would be. So far they have played better than expected. They are currently ranked 13th in the league in points per game (22.1) and are first in the NFL with 30 sacks. Mike Zimmer...
Via Pro Football Spot
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 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

5 Things to Watch: Vikings at Buccaneers

With former coach Leslie Frazier on the sideline, the Minnesota Vikings will try to prove they are a different team this year under Mike Zimmer. Minnesota travels to Tampa Bay and will face its former head coach off a three-game losing streak. Losing streaks were all too familiar for much of Frazier's tenure in Minnesota. The Vikings (2-5) will try to change course this week against...
Via Fox Sports North
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffen rewarding new contract with strong play in Zimmer's scheme

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A decision was brewing for the Minnesota Vikings with days remaining before the opening of free agency in March. Jared Allen's departure was all but certain and left a considerable hole at right end in Minnesota's defense. The Vikings had an in-house candidate to replace Allen in Everson Griffen, the long-time understudy. Michael Johnson, who had thrived under...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Griffen rewarding new contract with strong play in Zimmer's scheme

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A decision was brewing for the Minnesota Vikings with days remaining before the opening of free agency in March. Jared Allen's departure was all but certain and left a considerable hole at right end in Minnesota's defense. The Vikings had an in-house candidate to replace Allen in Everson Griffen, the long-time understudy. Michael Johnson, who had thrived under...
Via Fox Sports North
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hearing set for Vikings DL Johnson in restaurant arrest

  A pretrial hearing is set for Dec. 9 for Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after his arrest on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges at a Minneapolis restaurant. WCCO-TV reports Johnson did not appear in court for his arraignment Friday, but was represented by his attorney. According to the police report, Johnson was arrested early on Oct. 5 when...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hearing set for Vikings lineman in club arrest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A pretrial hearing is set for Dec. 9 for Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after his arrest on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges at a Minneapolis restaurant. WCCO-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1wRcAQI ) reports Johnson did not appear in court for his arraignment Friday, but was represented by his attorney. According to the police report...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 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

Statement outlines Vikings DL Tom Johnson's side of Sunday arrest

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Tom Johnson said he was just waiting for his car, and later a ride, when confronted by Minneapolis police early Sunday morning leading to his arrest and charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct. Johnson had promised his representatives would make a statement and his agent released a sequence of events on Tuesday evening...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Johnson says 'business as usual' after Sunday arrest

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Defensive linemen Tom Johnson was back with the Minnesota Vikings and practicing with the team ahead of Sunday's game after being arrested by Minneapolis police Sunday morning. Johnson, 30, was charged with trespassing/refusal to depart and disorderly conduct and was released on $78 bail Sunday. "My lawyer's going to handle that," Johnson said in the locker...
Via Fox Sports North
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings lineman with team following weekend arrest

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson is practicing with the team as usual following his weekend arrest on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges. Johnson said Tuesday his status is ''business as usual'' while his case is pending. Coach Mike Zimmer said the team is ''still collecting facts'' about the situation, which police said involved the...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report says police needed taser to subdue Minnesota Vikings lineman

The NFL can parade out all the pink ribbons it wants, it will do nothing to stop the bad news waterfall from flowing. Over the weekend we learned that a Miami Dolphins defensive lineman was tasered and arrested in a Fort Lauderdale night club for groping women and then assaulting an officer. As it turns out he wasn’t the only NFL player to have a run-in with police. According to...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Police used stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS -- A police report shows Minneapolis officers used a chemical spray and a stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after he refused to leave a downtown club. Johnson, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 288 pounds, was arrested early Sunday after security officials and police repeatedly told him to leave Seven steakhouse. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of trespassing...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Police used spray, stun gun on Vikings' Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A police report shows Minneapolis officers used a chemical spray and a stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after he refused to leave a downtown club. Johnson, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 288 pounds, was arrested early Sunday after security officials and police repeatedly told him to leave Seven steakhouse. He was charged with misdemeanor counts...
Via Fox Sports North
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Police used spray, stun gun on Vikings' Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A police report shows Minneapolis officers used a chemical spray and a stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after he refused to leave a downtown club. Johnson, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 288 pounds, was arrested early Sunday after security officials and police repeatedly told him to leave Seven steakhouse. He was charged with misdemeanor counts...
Via Fox Sports North
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Police used spray, stun gun on Vikings' Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A police report shows Minneapolis officers used a chemical spray and a stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after he refused to leave a downtown club. Johnson, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 288 pounds, was arrested early Sunday after security officials and police repeatedly told him to leave Seven steakhouse. He was charged with misdemeanor counts...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Police used stun gun on Vikings DT Johnson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A police report shows Minneapolis officers used a chemical spray and a stun gun on Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson after he refused to leave a downtown club. Johnson, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 288 pounds, was arrested early Sunday after security officials and police repeatedly told him to leave Seven steakhouse. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Tom Johnson Arrested for Trespassing (Mugshot)

If you can’t stay out of trouble during your off Sunday, just stay at home. Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson was arrested by Minneapolis police early Sunday morning on suspicion of trespassing and disorderly conduct. Records show 30-year-old Johnson was booked into Hennepin County Jail at 3:18 a.m. He was released around 10 a.m. after posting $78 bail. Not a lot...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Johnson arrested for disorderly conduct

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has been arrested for disorderly conduct. Hennepin County online jail records show Johnson was arrested by Minneapolis police early Sunday and released on bail. The 30-year-old was charged with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of trespassing, both misdemeanors. Details on what prompted the arrest weren't immediately...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings DL Tom Johnson arrested and released on multiple charges

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Tom Johnson was arrested early Sunday morning by Minneapolis police and charged with two misdemeanors. Johnson was taken into custody early Sunday morning and booked into Hennepin County Jail at 3:18 a.m. on charges of trespass -- premises of another, refuse to depart and disorderly conduct. Johnson, 30, posted bail and was...
Via Fox Sports North
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Five keys to beating the Packers on Thursday night

Following their big win against the Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings will be preparing on a short week as they take on the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night football. The game will be aired on CBS and the NFL Network at 7:25 P.M. CST. The Thursday night games so far this season have been snore fests; all of the games have been won by 20 or more points and the home team has...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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