Drew Brees passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 20-9 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The Minnesota Vikings say starting quarterback Matt Cassel has an injured toe and that his return to Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints is questionable.
A man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall has been released on a $2 million bond.
Minnesota defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday’s game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
The Saints are looking for a win against the Vikings Sunday because it’s their home opener and they’re 0-2.
A run Saturday morning helped raise awareness for bullying prevention and gave kids a chance to feel like superheroes.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed receiver Charles Johnson off the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad to replace Jerome Simpson. The Vikings announced the move Saturday, two days after they cut Simpson after learning of another arrest this summer.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to protect Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son. According to the county, they have filed a Child in Need of Protection or Services petition. The petition outlines some of injuries the boy sustained while visiting Peterson and also outlines a safety plan for Peterson and the boy’s mother to follow.
Mike Zimmer had waited so long and interviewed so many times to be an NFL head coach that he almost turned down the Minnesota Vikings’ request to talk this offseason. Now that he is finally in the top job, it hasn’t taken the longtime defensive coordinator long to discover that being a head coach is about so much more than actual coaching.
Linebacker Chad Greenway suffered a broken hand in the Minnesota Vikings Week 2 loss to the New England Patriots. The team believes he will be able to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. Greenway was the only player to miss Thursday’s practice. They had eight players injured players that were either limited or full participants Thursday.
When leadership was calling, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be missing in action. Goodell was saying very little publicly concerning the domestic violence case of Baltimore Raven star Ray Rice.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that Jerome Simpson has been released from the team amid reports of further trouble for the wide receiver.
The fallout continues in the aftermath of Adrian Peterson’s departure from the Minnesota Vikings. While the team has removed most of Peterson’s presence from its website, Peterson is still featured in both the still images and animations for the team’s new $1 billion stadium.
The Vikings’ next big challenge isn’t New Orleans as much as learning to play without All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.
NFL teams make succession plans all the time for players moving past their prime. The sudden absence of Adrian Peterson from Minnesota’s backfield, however, could not have been anticipated.
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