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How far away are the Minnesota Vikings from competing for a Super Bowl?

The Minnesota Vikings finished in third place in the NFC North, but they are undeniably headed in the right direction. Meanwhile on Sunday the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will play in the Super Bowl. They’re the top two seeds from their respective conferences and some people (present company included) predicted they would play in this year’s big game. So, should...
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WATCH: Vikings wideout Charles Johnson did not get to the NFL by accident

We found this clip on Reddit, which included a compelling story about Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson and his path to the NFL. Check it out: You may also be interested in: How far away are the Minnesota Vikings from competing for a Super Bowl? WATCH: Vikings wideout Charles Johnson did not get to the NFL by accident Former Vikings great Cris Carter’s kid has...
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Minnesota Vikings: A Look Back at the 2014 NFL Draft

On the eve of May 8th, 2014, Johnny "Football" hype was at an all-time high. The flashy Texas A&M quarterback had put on a show at his pro day in March, completing 61 of 64 passes in front of representatives from 30 NFL teams.He donned a helmet, shoulder pads, and camouflage shorts, avoiding brooms from quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. in a showing that left many scouts...
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Vikings organization on same page with personnel decisions in second offseason

The Minnesota Vikings in 2013 were busy trying to find a new head coach and coaching staff; however, the personnel department had little time in adjusting to finding they type of players that fit Mike Zimmer's style of play. In their second season together, the Vikings organization is a tighter operation upstairs with plenty of information on what specific traits will help identify...
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Reasons For and Against Keeping Adrian Peterson in Purple

Since Adrian Peterson was charged with abusing his four year old son after the Minnesota Vikings first game of the season, his future with the team has been a huge topic of conversation. There were rumors going around shortly after that the Vikings don’t see him in their future plans. Those rumors started dying down later. There are reasons why moving on from could be bad, but...
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Vikings GM Rick Speilman says 'no one is satisfied with the 7-9 record'

Minnesota Vikings general manager is doing a balancing act of going through a youth movement while trying to produce a playoff team at the same time. Speilman elaborated on why the team is going to be patient and try to develop their young player with the mindset that mortgaging the future by bringing older players isn't an option. “Our team got older when we went through...
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Reidell: The Vikings desperately need to add a red-zone threat at wide receiver this offseason

The Minnesota Vikings have some important decisions to make headlined by running back Adrian Peterson's situation, however, another key personnel decision is their plan to bolster the wideout position. Pass catchers Greg Jennings, Jarius Wright and Charles Johnson are the three top receivers, but none are considered top tiered. Cordarrelle Patterson, the team 2013 first round...
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Minnesota Vikings: Top 5 Plays of 2014 — #1-3

3. Cordarrelle Patterson's 67-yard TD Run (Week 1 vs. Rams)Patterson's run brought back memories of his days as a Tennessee VolunteerThe Minnesota Vikings have been looking for a playmaking receiver since Randy Moss was traded to the Raiders in 2005. All signs pointed to Cordarrelle Patterson filling that role after scoring 7 rushing and receiving touchdowns in 2013.In 2014, he kicked...
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Former Vikings great Cris Carter’s kid has narrowed his list down to two NFL teams

There’s no denying that Duron Carter probably has some excellent wide receiver genes, given what his father Cris did with the Minnesota Vikings for so many years: Cris is now a belligerent NFL analyst on FOX but Duron is looking to jump into the big leagues after impressing in the CFL in 2014. According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, he’s narrowed down his list of teams to two:...
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Mike Zimmer on safety Harrison Smith: 'The thing I like most about Harrison is he’s a football player'

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is an old school type who like his players rugged and rough, making plays, and versatile. Zimmer says all those traits apply to the team's 2012 first round pick safety Harrison Smith, who is entering his fourth season as a top five player at his position and currently going into the final year of his rookie contract. The team has until May...
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2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Minnesota Vikings

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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First ever Minnesota Vikings draft pick Tommy Mason passes away

The first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history has passed away. Running back Tommy Mason was selected first overall by the team in 1961. The Vikings released a statement following the news today: Statement from the #Vikings on the passing of Tommy Mason: http://t.co/aRMd2U1uWz pic.twitter.com/uqrEKR4Sef — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 22, 2015 Here’s what owner Mark...
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Tommy Mason, Minnesota Vikings 1st draft pick, dies at 75

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Running back Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history, has died. He was 75. Mason's sister-in-law, Suzanne MacNeil, says Mason died Thursday at his home in Newport Beach, California. No cause of death was given. The Vikings took Mason out of Tulane with the first overall selection in 1961. The native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, played six of...
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Vikings' first-ever draft pick Mason dies at 75

Tommy Mason, the first-ever draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings' organization, died Wednesday night. He was 75 years old. "Tommy was an enormous talent," Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton, a teammate of Mason's with Minnesota, said in a release put out by the team. "He was a great player, a humble man and an outstanding teammate. I will always cherish the years I spent with...
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Minnesota Vikings pegged as one of the best bets to win Super Bowl 50

While the Patriots and Seahawks prepare for Super Bowl XLIV, the rest of the NFL has already turned the page to next season. It’s all about 2015 in 30 of the league’s 32 markets. Every franchise thinks next year is going to be better, but that’s only a realistic hope for some teams; it’s fool’s gold for others. Fortunately, the Vikings fall into the former category. At...
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Vikings continuity of coaching staff should be a plus for team

According to Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings’ coaching staff will remain virtually the same and intact for the 2015 season and that's a good sign that progress is being made. Running backs coach Kirby Wilson interviewed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their vacant offensive coordinator position, however, they chose to hire former Oakland Raiders OC...
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Zimmer: 'I don't think the balls had a lot to do with' Patriots' beat down of Colts

While fans of 31 teams across the country are lined up at the gates of Gillette Stadium with pitchforks and torches, players and coaches alike are weighing in on the New England Patriots' so-called Delflategate scandal... Their response? No big deal. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer isn't quite seeing what all the hoopla is about. "I think it was like 41-7, right...
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Minnesota Vikings defense and special teams dominated their division this year

The Minnesota Vikings are unquestionably headed in the right direction. The latest evidence comes from the genius nerds at Pro Football Focus, who named seven Vikings to their all NFC North team. Six of them play on defense and special teams. Check out more of the Top 30 Special Team Photos of 2014 here: http://t.co/RRpuHxiHEK pic.twitter.com/AOQYiYHw8e — Andy Kenutis (@AndyKenutis...
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Mike Zimmer Discusses Deflate-gate and Use of “Eligible” Receivers

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer who looks to be unmoved by the NFL’s investigation of New England using under-inflated footballs, weighed in with his opinions on the recent accusations of the Patriots (via NFL.com). In addressing the under-inflated football findings, Zimmer said I think it was like 41-7, right? I don’t think the balls had a lot to do with it. The score...
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Minnesota Vikings: David Cobb Impresses at Senior Bowl

Saying goodbye is difficult, in both life and sports. For Minnesota Vikings fans, the hardest "goodbye" may come this offseason if Adrian Peterson doesn't return to the team.Since arriving in Minnesota as the 7th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Peterson has put together a Hall of Fame career. In 104 games, he's rushed for 10,190 yards and 86 touchdowns, all while averaging 5...
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Tweets of the week: Packers Fans Know Nothing

Packers fan was celebrating the Seahawks fake FG TD for some reason. https://t.co/BdJhNZa451 — Vikings Memes (@SkolMemes) January 19, 2015 The post Tweets of the week: Packers Fans Know Nothing appeared first on Purple Jesus Diaries.
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This Minnesota Vikings fan is relentless about mocking the Green Bay Packers

Just because the season is over doesn’t mean the rivalry between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers is any less intense. In fact, it can still be seen everywhere. Even at a hockey game: And the award for best football sign at a hockey game goes to…https://t.co/j7Wx8D3CBL #Packers #Vikings #mnwild pic.twitter.com/kNBKEuNZqW — FanDuel (@FanDuel) January 20, 2015 ...
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Buy Greg Jennings’ Michigan Tuscan Villa—Just $1 Million!

  Uh oh, it looks like Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings is peacing out of his hometown of Kalamazoo and isn’t looking for much of a return on his beautiful Tuscan Villa. Perhaps Greg is looking for more sunshine out in the west coast to pursue more acting opportunities? Or maybe he just wants to unwind at a place that has a pool after putting the Vikings on his back...
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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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After up-and-down season, Vikings CB Munnerlyn vows to play better in 2015

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Captain Munnerlyn's brash, outspoken nature was apparent immediately as soon as the 5-foot-9 cornerback signed with the Minnesota Vikings last year. Munnerlyn's confidence might have got the better of him in his first season with Minnesota. One of the more candid Vikings players during the season, Munnerlyn didn't feel he played to his expectations in his first...
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