Pass rush power rankings: Is Everson Griffen of the Vikings the NFL’s sackmaster?

My how the time flies. 12 Weeks are in the books for the 2014 NFL season, which means now is a great time to update our pass rush power rankings. Let’s go through the list and find out who the top 12 sackmasters are around the league, starting with the guy who was last year’s runner-up for the most sacks in the NFL… 12. Robert Quinn: St. Louis Rams If you don’t know, ask...
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Vikings Injury Update: Phil Loadholt out for the season

The Minnesota Vikings offensive line has for the most part struggled this season, and now they'll be without another starter going forward. Right tackle Phil Loadholt was injured last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, and he is now out for the season after being diagnosed with a torn pectoral. On Monday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Loadholt is likely to undergo surgery...
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Ex-Panther Munnerlyn will be 'edgy' and 'chippy' against Carolina

Captain Munnerlyn knew the question was coming and simply smiled while it was asked. "How will it feel going up against the Carolina Panthers?" Munnerlyn, the Minnesota Vikings cornerback, played his first five NFL seasons for Carolina. The Panthers took the chance on the 5-foot-9 Munnerlyn with a seventh-round draft pick in 2009 and Munnerlyn ended up starting 50 games for Carolina...
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Were any Minnesota Vikings named as Week 12′s biggest heroes or goats?

Twelve weeks into the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell...
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Adrian Peterson Would Be a Great Investment for Colts

Right off of the bat, you may think by the title that this is jumping the gun a little bit.After all, not only has Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson not been reinstated by the NFL yet, but he is still a member of the Vikings. However, most reporters close to the situation speculate that Peterson has already played his final miraculous snaps for the purple and gold.In...
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Despite loss, Minnesota Vikings win; don’t move down in Week 12 Power Rankings

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means the NFL season is approaching the final stretch. With just over a quarter of the season remaining, every game takes on added significance, with postseason implications seemingly involved with every matchup. In part, that’s because so many teams are still technically “in the hunt.” But reality suggests that not every franchise that is still...
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Vindicated of child porn charges, Hoffner and Minnesota State have forged ahead

MANKATO, Minn. -- On a brisk, tranquil November Saturday morning in south-central Minnesota, downtown Mankato is quiet. Serene, save for the occasional passing of a car and the shuffle of elderly couples ducking into the Blue Earth County Library. Across Riverfront Drive, ice coats the ground below a Native American memorial the size of an urban backyard, nondescript and easy to...
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Matt Kalil apologizes for knocking Vikings fan’s hat off during parking lot exchange (vid)

An ugly day on the field for embattled Minnesota Vikings right tackle Matt Kalil got even uglier following the game when he was recorded knocking off a disgruntled fan’s hat during a brief confrontation after a 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Kalil, who has struggled mightily this season for a player selected with...Read More The post Matt Kalil apologizes for knocking Vikings...
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Adrian Pererson speaks out on Ferguson and the Grand Jury on twitter

Adrian Peterson needs to get off twitter. The All-Pro running back went off on the Grand Jury and his case. @AdrianPeterson: The GRAND JURY DECIDED NOT TO INDICT ME TOO! But that changed a week LATER! MAYBE,BUT NOT LIKELY N THIS CASE #PUTyourTrustNGODnotINtheWORLD! What do you think? I know we are all entitled to our […] The post Adrian Pererson speaks out on Ferguson and the...
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Adrian Peterson sends out tweet comparing his grand jury decision to the Michael Brown’s

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is the last person that she be speaking on anything right about now. Peterson is still upset with how his own case went and how the NFL has suspended him for the rest of the season. As we all saw last night, a grand Jury in Missouri found no probable cause to indict Michael Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson. And the aftermath, Peterson thought...
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Packers vs. Vikings: Mushroom Stamp Winner

It feels fair that Matt Kalil deserves the poop award this week, right? Again, I didn’t bother watching this game because I’m an awful fan apparently, OR(!) the outcome was entirely predictable. Either way, as I review the box score and see that third year left tackle, top 10 NFL pick, and double chin fan Matt Kalil had three individual penalties called against him, that can’t...
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Adrian Peterson Compares Ferguson Ruling To His Own Legal Battles

You would think Adrian Peterson might want to lay low for a while, but he did no such thing Monday night. Peterson, like many others, was upset shortly after a grand jury in Missouri ruled police Darren Wilson wouldn’t be charged after shooting unarmed teenager Mike Brown to death in August. However, it was how the Minnesota Vikings running back voiced his dismay that’s made...
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Vikings LT Matt Kalil: 'It wasn't my best day'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) A rough day on the field for Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil against Green Bay was only compounded once he left the stadium that night. Video surfaced Monday of Kalil knocking the hat off a fan who was heckling him as he walked to his vehicle after Sunday's game, a relatively benign interaction that was more embarrassing than worrisome. But it only...
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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...
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Adrian Peterson's reaction to Ferguson verdict is priceless

Among the multitudes who took to Twitter to express their outrage over the decision that police officer Darren Wilson wouldn't be indicted for fatally shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, there were plenty of athletes. That included one who has a bit of experience with a grand jury: suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Was Peterson comparing his case...
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Vikings won’t succeed without weapons for Bridgewater

Even though a 4-7 record isn’t anything exciting, this year’s Minnesota Vikings have been a fun team to watch. Rookie head coach Mike Zimmer has taken together plenty of young players and has given the Vikings a stingy defense that’s 14th in the NFL right now. The rushing game, led by Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, have been able to help fans get over the Adrian Peterson...
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Adrian Peterson tweet about Ferguson situation

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson probably should refrain from tweeting ever again after his most recent run-in with the social media site. Come on AP, there is nothing good that can come from displaying this message to the masses while the city of Ferguson is almost literally being burnt to the ground in protest following a grand jury decision not to indict Darren...
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Report: Minnesota Vikings lose offensive lineman for the rest of the season

Bummer. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Minnesota Vikings have lost right tackle Phil Loadholt for the rest of the season to a torn pec: #Vikings RT Phil Loadholt has torn his pec, source says, and will require surgery. His season is over. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 24, 2014 It’s a hard blow for the Vikings’ front five. For the season Loadholt is rated...
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Vikings RT Loadholt done for season with pectoral tear

The Minnesota Vikings' offensive line suffered another big blow on Monday. Minnesota discovered that right tackle Phil Loadholt, who has only missed two games in his six-year NFL career, will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn pectoral. "I think Phil is a great person," Vikings' coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. "He's very conscientious, works hard, he's got a great heart....
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Minnesota Vikings current confidence level from national media is eye opening

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately start to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide...
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Vikings RT Phil Loadholt out for the year

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Coach Mike Zimmer made the announcement Monday, one day after Loadholt was injured late in a 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. It's the same injury that right guard Brandon Fusco suffered in Week 3 that ended his season. Loadholt has been inconsistent...
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Matt Kalil apologizes for knocking a fans hat off (Video)

Matt Kalil had a bad day yesterday, and a video surfaced of Kalil knocking a fan’s hat off his head. Well today he issued an apology. I get your frustrated, but not the hat…. Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds on Twitter and Facebook for up to date NFL […] The post Matt Kalil apologizes for knocking a fans hat off (Video) appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Awful Lineman Matt Kalil Knocks Off Snow Hat of Annoying Heckler

No one knows what has happened to Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil, whose skills have fallen off a cliff since his Pro-Bowl rookie year. (If you’re actually curious about Kalil, some guy on Reddit did some pretty in-depth analysis). It was more of the same for Kalil on Sunday, getting called for a facemask penalty and two holds in a three-point loss to the Packers...
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Vikings lose RT Phil Loadholt for the season

The Minnesota Vikings lost more than just the game yesterday against the Green Bay Packers. They lost one of their best offensive lineman for the rest of the year. According to Ian Rapoport, the Viking will be without Phil Loadholt for the rest of the season. @RapSheet: #Vikings RT Phil Loadholt has torn his pec, […] The post Vikings lose RT Phil Loadholt for the season appeared...
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Vikings Lose RT Phil Loadholt For The Season

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that starting RT Phil Loadholt is out for the remainder of the 2014 season after he suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday’s loss to the Packers. Rapoport adds that Loadholt’s injury will require season-ending surgery. Loadholt, 28, in in the second year of his four-year, $25 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed...
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