18 years later, the Vikings loss to the Falcons still hurts

Tuesday marks the 18th anniversary of the Minnesota Vikings heartbreaking loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the 1999 NFC Championship Game. It was supposed to be their year. It was supposed to be the answer to years of continuos let down and disappointment. There was going to be a huge celebration in the streets of […] 18 years later, the Vikings loss to the Falcons still hurts -...
Via The Viking Age
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Vikings Returners Selected for PFWA Teams

Another week, and another round of recognition for Vikings special teamers. The Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) on Monday announced that Vikings kick return specialist Cordarrelle ...
6 hours ago

Lunchbreak: Bradford Receives High Marks for 1st Season in Purple

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford put together a strong season in Minnesota after being acquired in a September trade with the Eagles. Bradford, who started 15 games, threw for 3,877 yards with 20 ...
7 hours ago

Purple People Podcast #235: Bradford’s Bunch – A Vikings Podcast

The Purple People Podcast are back to discuss all the Minnesota Vikings news, information, and rumors for the week as well as the future of Matt Asiata. Welcome to the Purple People Podcast (a podcast about the Minnesota Vikings) for the week of January 16th, 2017 as hosted by Kyle West, Adam Carlson and Kyle […] Purple People Podcast #235: Bradford’s Bunch – A Vikings Podcast...
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7 hours ago

Vikings 7 Round 2017 NFL Mock Draft | January Edition

The January edition of the Vikings 7 round NFL Mock has a few surprises which include a 3rd round running back with a past and three offensive lineman within their first four picks. But when all is said and done it comes together nicely adding plenty of depth and talent along both lines and a flier at safety in round 7. Round 2 – Roderick Johnson OT, FSU This is going to be an...
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9 hours ago

Vikings Season Rewind: Hunter's Rise Bolsters D-Line Depth

Defensive end Danielle Hunter emerged in his second pro season to grab a share of headlines for Minnesota’s deep and dynamic defensive line. Hunter recorded 12.5 sacks on the season, tying for thi...
10 hours ago

Report: Vikings hire Troy Polamalu’s uncle as new running backs coach

The Minnesota Vikings will reportedly hire former UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu to coach the team’s running backs in the 2017 season. In 2017, the Minnesota Vikings will have a new guy in charge of the team’s running backs as they are expected to hire Kennedy Polamalu as their new running backs coach according to […] Report: Vikings hire Troy Polamalu’s uncle...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Zimmer: “No Timetable” For Teddy Bridgewater’s Return

The Vikings’ head coach was interviewed on ESPN on Sunday, and didn’t give a specific timeline as to when #5 would be back. Earlier this week, we saw Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater doing some agility drills in his quest to come back from the non-contact knee injury that ended his 2016 season before it could even get started. While it does provide some hope...
Via The Daily Norseman
2 days ago

Mike Zimmer still unsure when Teddy Bridgewater will be able to return

As far as we know, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues to rehab after suffering a serious knee injury. Though Bridgewater suffered the injury back in August, though, coach Mike Zimmer remains unsure when he’ll have his quarterback available again. “We don’t know when Teddy will be back,” Zimmer told ESPN’s Hannah Storm on Sunday, via Mike Florio of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Zimmer: Vikings don't know when Bridgewater will be back

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off an injury-plagued season that saw Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson and Matt Kalil play in a combined three games. It ultimately led to the team’s down fall after Minnesota started the season with a 5-0 record. Now, as the Vikings prepare for what promises to be a drama-filled offseason, the major question mark is at quarterback. Sam Bradford...
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Adrian Peterson helps stranded motorist in Texas

While the NFL was preparing to kick off the divisional round of the playoffs, star running back Adrian Peterson was busy being a good samaritan in Texas. Courtesy of the father of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, here’s a photo of Peterson helping a stranded motorist move his truck out of harm’s way in Houston: Vikings star leading rusher Adrian Peterson...
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Kentrell Brothers Recognized For Strong Special Teams Play

The Vikings’ rookie got some love from the folks at Pro Football Focus. Gotta give credit to Adam Carlson over at The Viking Age for having this one before I got to it. By pretty much any measure, the 2016 Draft Class for the Minnesota Vikings was a disappointment. Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell struggled to get on the field, cornerback Mackensie Alexander looked pretty rough...
Via The Daily Norseman
3 days ago

Report: Vikings likely to pick up option on Teddy Bridgewater

Looking ahead to 2017, the Minnesota Vikings may not view Teddy Bridgewater as the starter. But the team is likely to keep him around. “Bridgewater is under contract at $2.18 million for the 2017 season, and the Vikings will have to make a decision on his fifth-year option in May,” Ben Goessling of ESPN said. “It seems likely they will exercise the option, even though it...
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Worried About the Vikings Not Having a 1st Rounder? | Check out the Best 2nd Round Picks in Vikings History

For anyone pissing and moaning about the Bradford trade and not having a 1st round pick, I thought I would offer some encouragement that even without a 1st rounder, the Vikings still have a great chance of getting a stallion in round 2 that can help take the Vikings to the next level. Below I rank my top 10 all-time 2nd round picks by the Minnesota Vikings. So grab some coffee and...
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6 days ago

Vikings fire quarterbacks coach Scott Turner

The Minnesota Vikings have fired quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, Alex Marves of the Sports News reported on Monday night. Sources tell @sn_nfl that @Vikings have fired QBs coach Scott Turner — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 10, 2017 Turner is the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Marv Turner, who unexpectedly resigned in early November following a two-game losing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: What happened to Laquon Treadwell?

Anyone who watched the 2015 Ole Miss Rebels football team could not help but notice Laquon Treadwell. He jumped off the screen, flying through the air for acrobatic catches and treating defensive backs like rag dolls. In the conference that has arguably the best defensive talent, Treadwell stood out by torching the SEC week after week. The remarkable part about Treadwell was that...
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Vikings coach Zimmer says Bradford has earned starting job

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- All was well in Minnesota as the bye week arrived in mid-October.Mike Zimmer was zooming toward a landslide victory in the NFL Coach of the Year award voting after guiding the Vikings to an 11-5 record and an NFC North title last season and steering them to a 5-0 start in 2016 despite a barrage of early setbacks.Then they collapsed, and nobody in the organization...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned from the Minnesota Vikings win over Chicago

In the last game of the 2016 season for both the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, the Vikings upended the Bears for their eighth win. Minnesota also extracted a little revenge against Chicago as well. The Vikings decimated the Bears 38-10 and were the more dominant for the entire game. Ultimately, this game meant nothing to the Vikings, but a loss for the Bears secured them the...
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The Latest: Pipeline protesters arrested at Vikings stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Latest on Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who unfurled a banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Minneapolis police have arrested two Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters who unfurled a huge banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game. The man and woman were arrested Sunday afternoon...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings' stadium recently failed audit of security

The ability of a few protesters to climb up US Bank Stadium and hang a banner from the rafters may not have come as a huge surprise to some. According to FOX 9 Minneapolis reporter Dawn Mitchell, SMG, a management company which operates US Bank Stadium, failed an audit for their security and services this season. According to my source SMG had earlier FAILED an independent survey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Protester rappels into stadium, hangs banner at Vikings game

A Week 17 contest between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears was a rather drab affair. That is, until a guy in a Brett Favre jersey decided to hang a banner from the ceiling of the stadium and hang around until authorities came and got him. Many in the media captured photos of the banner and the man: @mattvensel @PAOnTheMic Somehow I don't think these guys are supposed...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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