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Spot Vikings Roundtable: Week 4 Predictions

Adam Patrick (@Str8_Cash_Homey) Vikings 13, Broncos 17 After their second win last week, the Minnesota Vikings seem like a team who's heading in an upward direction. But their lack of experience will come out this week when heading to Denver to face the Broncos. Both teams have very good defenses this season but the Broncos offense is what will put them over the edge and on the...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Cordarrelle Patterson: ‘I don’t know how much more I have to prove’

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was expected to be the breakout star of 2014, but all he’s done in 2015 is ride the bench. Yet, per Matt Vensel of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the third-year wideout said he doesn’t know what else there is to prove. Cordarrelle Patterson, who could get his first start in a while Sunday, said this today: "I don't know...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Peterson ‘talking about 2,500 yards, better get rushing title’

Adrian Peterson made it abundantly clear Thursday that he has set some incredibly lofty, history-making goals for the 2015 season. The Minnesota Vikings running back said he has his eyes on some serious prizes in his first season back playing football after missing essentially the entire 2014 campaign: Winning his third rushing title and shattering the single-season rushing record...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings pass rush becoming a force against opposing quarterbacks

The Minnesota Vikings defense got off to bad start in teh season opener, but since then they have been a force to be reckoned with, especially their pass rush. "It changes a whole lot. Those guys [quarterbacks] don't want to get hit," cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said, via ESPN. "They're the face of their franchise -- I call them the 'money guys.' They don't want to get hit, they...
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Vikings sign WR Donte Foster

According to the Minnesota Vikings Twitter account, the Vikings have announced the signing of wide receiver Donte Foster to the practice squad. Foster signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and spent 2014 on the practice squad. He had two catches for 10 yards during the preseason. The #Vikings have signed WR Donte Foster to the practice squad and released FB Blake...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC North Power Rankings: Where Do the Vikings Stand?

View image | Ranking: 2  Click to see full NFC North rankings If anyone in Milwaukee is afraid of losing their top spot, they are probably scared of losing it to the Minnesota Vikings. I would be. This Minnesota team went 8-8 last season without Adrian Peterson. Now with the 2012 MVP lined up behind Teddy Bridgewater, it seems this Vikings team has as much promise...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sack, pressure numbers prove Matt Kalil off to better start in 2014

Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, the fourth-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, struggled with his protection last season as he fought through knee pain. During the offseason, Kalil had a couple surgeries to clean things up and they may have done the trick.Through three games, Kalil has only allowed three pressures. Pro Football Focus points out that, at this point last...
Via Fox Sports
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Vikings Sign Former Bears S Brock Vereen To Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that they’ve signed former Bears S Brock Vereen to their practice squad. The Vikings practice squad now consists of: S Brock Vereen WR Donte Foster DE B.J. DuBose OL Isame Faciane WR Isaac Fruechte S Anthony Harris LB Brandon Watts RB Dominique Williams OL David Yankey DE Zach Moore (Exception) Vereen, 23, was … ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Vikings' Rhodes returns to practice after passing post-concussion tests

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has passed his post-concussion tests and resumed practice with the team, following a scary collision on the field last week. Rhodes was a full participant in practice Wednesday, three days after smacking into safety Andrew Sendejo while they both tried to make a tackle in the game against San Diego. Rhodes is expected to...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Griffen displaying maturity, both on field and off

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Everson Griffen matured enough from an unsettling start to his career that the Minnesota Vikings were confident enough to hand him a hefty new contract last year that kept him off the free agent market. This season brought the latest evidence of Griffen's growth: His teammates chose the defensive end as one of the four captains for 2015. "He cares an awful lot about...
Via Fox Sports North
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Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph thinks Ragnar is 'ridiculous'

The Minnesota Vikings continue the airing of grievances today. First, star running back Adrian Peterson threw some shade at former starting quarterback, Christian Ponder in an interview with Later, tight end Kyle Rudolph went on the Dan Le Batard show and took a shot at another former member of the organization – Ragnar the Viking. In a controversial front-office...
Via The Sports Daily
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Adrian Peterson says he was ready for NFL after high school

Adrian Peterson throughout his football career has been able to overcome obstacle after obstacle to become one of the greatest running backs of the current era and arguably of all-time. With that in mind, perhaps the Minnesota Vikings running back should be believed when he insists that he could have gone straight from high school to the NFL. Peterson made his comments while speaking...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five most important Bronocs players versus the Vikings

The Denver Broncos are now 3-0 after beating the Detroit Lions on the road and on Sunday they return to the friendly confines of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium to face the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are 2-1 and have won two games in a row. On Sunday, Minnesota dominated the San Diego Chargers 31-14 and head into their matchup in Denver feeling confident. AROUND...
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Man found guilty of murdering Adrian Peterson’s son

    Joseph Patterson has been convicted of murdering the 2-year-old son of Adrian Peterson two years ago. Patterson was standing trial for the murder of Tyrese Ruffin committed in Oct. 2013 and was found guilty on all counts. The charges included second-degree murder, first degree manslaughter and aggravated battery against a person under the age of three, the Argus Leader...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite limited snaps, Vikings' Greenway still paying dividends

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Chad Greenway's role with the Minnesota Vikings has been reduced, as has his salary. His value to the coaches and players, though, has never been greater. "We all love him," free safety Harrison Smith said. "A lot of guys try to follow his lead." Like Sunday, for example, when Greenway grabbed a deflected pass and took the interception 91 yards for a touchdown to...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite concussion, Vikings CB Rhodes could play Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes could be back in the lineup this week at Denver, despite a concussion that knocked him out of the second half against San Diego. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Rhodes was "feeling great" and had already passed one test required for returning to action. Zimmer said he believes Rhodes "should be good to go" to face...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Childhood friends, Big Ten rivals Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes swap jerseys after Chargers-Vikings

Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes may have starred at Wisconsin and Michigan State respectively, but the two Kenosha (Wis.) natives remain best friends. Back in June, Gordon, an Adrian Peterson “groupie” had Waynes send him a picture of the Vikings star’s locker. On Sunday, Gordon got the start opposite his idol, and against his childhood friend, when his San Diego Chargers faced...
Via College Spun
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Vikings’ Chad Greenway Returns One-Handed Interception For TD (Video)

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway probably was out of breath after returning an interception for a touchdown in Sunday’s road win against the San Deigo Chargers. Greenway made a one-handed snag on a deflection for the interception and then ran 91 yards for a score. The Vikings defense also did a nice job blocking every would-be-tackler on his path to the end zone. ...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings head coach: We're not a dirty team

Never afraid to stir the pot, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate didn't mince words following his team's loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week.The always entertaining Tate seemingly indicated that the Lions' division rivals were a dirty team when asked if they took cheap shots during Sunday's game: “One hundred and ten percent,” Tate said, according to the Detroit Free...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer on charge Vikings play dirty: ‘That doesn’t bother me’

Mike Zimmer barely registered a reaction when asked about accusations leveled by Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate that the Minnesota Vikings are a dirty team. “That doesn’t bother me,” said the nonplussed Vikings head coach, via the Star Tribune. “I know what kind of team we are. We’re not dirty.” Tate charged Minnesota with dirty play in the wake of Detroit’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate accuses Vikings of taking 'several' cheap shots

Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate claims his teammates endured some cheap shots in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions were abused on the scoreboard 26-16, Matthew Stafford was abused in the pocket, enduring a sack and eight other hits that landed him in the x-ray room, and apparently some of the other players were abused as well. Tate and the Lions are particularly...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ mascot Ragnar reportedly wanted $20,000 per game

The Minnesota Vikings’ popular mascot Ragnar was not present at the team’s home opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, and that is because he and the team are in a contract dispute. Seriously. Joe Juranitch has been dressing as mascot Ragnar at Vikings games since 1994 and missed Sunday’s game.     “It doesn’t feel right sitting at home. This is not by my choice…I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Bounce Back Against the Lions

After a rough Week One, the Minnesota Vikings bounced back against the Lions in impressive fashion. The Vikings effort was much different this time around and this is what everyone expected from the team. Three reasons why the Vikings won: Winning the battle in the trenches Unlike week one, the Vikings took control of the offensive and defensive lines early and dominated the the...

49ers Find Hope in a Staunch, Creative Defense

The San Francisco 49ers manhandled the visiting Minnesota Vikings 20-3 on Monday Night Football to open the 2015 season. If this were a couple years ago, that wouldn't be headline material.  But in the convergence of two programs seemingly going in opposite directions, the action on the field in San Francisco put an abrupt end to the offseason storyline momentum.  Maybe the 49ers...
Via Football By Football
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: You’ve never seen a Minnesota Vikings jersey look better than this

It’s Friday and I think we all need a nice sendoff into this awesome weekend. And as we all know, if there’s one thing that beats a gorgeous woman, it’s a gorgeous woman in a Vikings jersey. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five outcomes that will shock the NFL in Week 2 Fantasy Sleepers: Five steals you need to pick up in daily fantasy for Week 2 First and 10: The 10 most...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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