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RB Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) Peterson didn’t repeat the 2000 rushing yard season he had in 2012, but he still impressed, rushing for 1266 yards and 10 touchdowns on 279 carries, an average of 4.54 YPC. In his career, he’s rushed for 10,115 yards (already 27th all-time) and 86 touchdowns on 2033 carries, an average of 4.98 YPC. There is minor concern with his age as he goes...
Via The Football Fan Spot
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Minnesota Vikings: Vikings vs Chiefs game preview

Now that the Minnesota Vikings are 2-0 under head coach Mike Zimmer, I’m slowly but surely becoming a bigger and bigger fan of Zimmer. The next game against the Chiefs, however, will surely be more of a challenge, considering the 3rd preseason game is normally the closest to regular season game action. The Vikings will be traveling to Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday...
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Adrian Peterson Missed Practices For “Personal Reasons”

Adrian Peterson has missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. The Vikings excused AD from practice due to “personal reasons”. In addition to missing practice, Peterson did not play in the Vikings first two preseason games. While the Vikings and Peterson have no offered a reason for the absence, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer did state that he didn’t feel it was necessary to...
Via Geeks and Cleats
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Blair Walsh has been pretty amazing in Vikings camp

Blair Walsh has hit 47 of 50 kicks in team periods since the Vikings started training camp, according to special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who said he wasn’t concerned about a pair of Walsh misses from beyond 50 yards in the Vikings’ first two preseason games. “I think he may have missed one from 50, or maybe […] The post Blair Walsh has been pretty amazing in Vikings...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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Smith gaining momentum, standing out with Thielen in crowded WRs group

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For two weeks in Mankato, first-year receiver Adam Thielen was one of the stars of the Minnesota Vikings training camp. Thielen, an undrafted player who spent last year on Minnesota's practice squad, was standing out in the contest for one or two spots behind the Vikings' quartet of Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright...
Via Fox Sports North
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Adrian Peterson Missing Practices for Personal Reasons

For the second straight day, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has missed practice. The team excused Peterson for personal reasons but did say that he would be traveling with the team to Kansas City this weekend. In addition to missing practice, Peterson has been noticeably absent from the Vikings’ first two preseason games. No one really knows why except that head coach, Mike Zimmer...
Via BlackSportsOnline
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel named as top-5 on the hot seat right now

Two games down, two to go – at least in the preseason. Yes, that means that the start of regular season is still two weeks away. But that doesn’t mean players and coaches around the league aren’t already on the hot seat; the NFL is a results-oriented organization, where performing at a high level is required at all times. If someone isn’t up to the task, and a better option...
Via cover32 - Vikings
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Walsh, Locke adjusting to TCF Bank Stadium

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ A slight breeze was in Blair Walsh's face as he lined up for a 51-yard field-goal attempt last weekend, the flags on the east goalpost at TCF Bank Stadium were nearly motionless. Kicking into the closed end of the stadium, Walsh's kick had plenty of distance but bounced off the left upright. The miss, one of three in two preseason games this season...
Via Fox Sports North
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Vikings' Peterson misses second straight day of practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson missed Minnesota Vikings practice for the second straight day, but the team does expect the star running back to make the trip to Kansas City this weekend. Peterson missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday for what the team called personal reasons. He has not played in the first two preseason games and coach Mike Zimmer hinted earlier...
Via Fox Sports North
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Peterson misses second straight day of practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson missed Minnesota Vikings practice for the second straight day, but the team does expect the star running back to make the trip to Kansas City this weekend. Peterson missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday for what the team called personal reasons. He has not played in the first two preseason games and coach Mike Zimmer hinted earlier...
Via AP on Fox
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Adrian Peterson misses 2nd day of Vikings practice

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson missed Minnesota Vikings practice for the second straight day, but the team does expect the star running back to make the trip to Kansas City this weekend. Peterson missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday for what the team called personal reasons. He has not played in the first two preseason games and coach Mike Zimmer hinted earlier that...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings don’t need to call Tim Tebow, but these 10 teams should

He hasn’t been seen in awhile, at least on the football field. The only vision of Tim Tebow of late has been on the SEC Network, where he currently is filling the role of a college football analyst. While that gig helps pass the time, and brings in a paycheck, the former Heisman Trophy winner still itches to get back in the game. The quarterback who electrified the league with...
Via cover32 - Vikings
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer looking to add 'exotic' schemes to defense

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's background is on the defensive side of the ball and he prefers not to run a vanilla defense. Zimmer likes multiple fronts, overloads, and overall putting as much pressure on the quarterback as possible, however, he understands that every scheme may not fit every player. "It's a little bit of, 'What can the guy do and still...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Predicting the Vikings 53 Man Roster | Version 1.0

With 2 preseason games in the books and the roster still a bit foggy, here is my version 1.0 of trying to crack the Vikings 53 man roster. Even with quite a few question marks there are a few pieces that appear to be coming into place. With the first round of cuts set to be coming after the 3rd preseason game this Saturday below is a quick look at how I see the Vikings final 53...
Via DraftSeason
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Vikings cautious with Greenway's wrist

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been bothered a sore right wrist, prompting coach Mike Zimmer to limit him in practice. Greenway was given extra rest Wednesday. Zimmer said the ninth-year veteran had an MRI and X-rays that showed no serious problem. But despite playing all 16 games for the seventh straight season in 2013, Greenway sprained...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Ex-Viking Tingelhoff nominated for Hall of Fame by senior committee

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Waiting for a possible call to the Pro Football Hall of Fame hasn't preoccupied former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff. When the preliminary call came on Wednesday, Tingelhoff was hard to be reached. Eventually, a member of the Vikings' staff reached Tingelhoff "in the hills" of South Dakota and Fred Zamberletti, the team historian...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How much is the Minnesota Vikings franchise really worth?

Last year the Minnesota Vikings won just five games and finished in the cellar of their division. That makes them one of the worst NFL teams in the grand scheme of things, but what if we determined how good a team is by something other than wins and losses? For example, what if we made it about how much a team’s real dollar value is? Bad news. If we go based on the money then the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings QB Christian Ponder Not Asking To Be Traded

  Vikings QB Christian Ponder seemed to indicate that he was open to being traded, but he made it clear on Wednesday that he isn’t asking to dealt. “I’m not asking for a trade,” he said, per Chris Tomasson. “I’m learning so much right now. I do feel like it’s beneficial for me to be right here right now. As a competitor, though, you want to be the guy that’s out...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ponder not written off by Vikings coaching staff

With Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater still competing for the starting quarterback spot, Christian Ponder — the Vikings’ former QB of the future turned first-string clipboard-holder — didn’t even get a brief cameo in Saturday night’s 30-28 preseason victory over Arizona. But that doesn’t mean the Vikings don’t see value in carrying three quarterbacks, one of whom...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Unlikely to Play At All This Preseason

The Vikings regime may be different, but the narrative is the same in Minnesota: PROTECT ADRIAN PETERSON! (at least until the regular season opener.) It’s looking like first year head man Mike Zimmer will air on the side of caution and hold out Peterson for the duration of the preseason, and why wouldn’t he? The Vikings have kept the ball out of his hands for the past two preseasons...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oh Man Do I Love Randy Moss

Admittedly, things are kind of exciting for the Minnesota Vikings right now. Brad Childress is a distant nightmare, Christian Ponder is a fading depantsing from your childhood, and Teddy Bridgewater makes me feel things I haven’t felt since I rubbed against a body pillow as a young boy. Things are actually looking up for fans of the purple for once, and that by itself is kind of...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
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OC Norv Turner says having three quarterbacks is 'extremely valuable to me'

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes in carrying three quarterbacks on the roster and that could mean the team's fans will see Christian Ponder on the sidelines once the regular season starts. "Having three quarterbacks, if that's the way we end up going, it's extremely valuable to me," Turner said, via 1500 ESPN. In 2013, Turner...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Zimmer: Adrian Peterson likely won’t play in the preseason

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer  said “I really don’t see the need” for Adrian Peterson to play this preseason when asked if he’ll play this week against the Chiefs. The belief is that Peterson doesn’t need to play in a game before the regular season. “We’re grabbing at the ball pretty good. We’re not tackling him or anything,” Zimmer said. “He’s doing a great...
Via Pro Football Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings WR Simpson appeals pending 3-game ban

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has appealed a pending three-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Simpson confirmed Tuesday that he was absent from practice Monday to attend a hearing on his case at league headquarters in New York. Simpson said he ''just told them the truth,'' but...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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