Vikings Harrison Smith Out For Falcons GameMinnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been downgraded and is now listed as out for the game because of a knee injury. Smith was listed as questionable on Friday, but the team said on Saturday that he will be scratched. Smith was injured last week against Green Bay.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Expect To Have Smith And Griffen On The Field SundayThe Minnesota Vikings should have two of their most important defensive players available on Sunday. Safety Harrison Smith and defensive end Everson Griffen each missed two practices this week, but they both expects to play against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. The Vikings have nine players listed on their injury report while the Falcons have seven on theirs.
Minnesota Vikings QB Bridgewater Is Taking Too Many HitsThe Minnesota Vikings want to keep their quarterback upright and healthy going forward. The offensive line has been under fire for a few seasons, but Teddy Bridgewater deserves some of the blame as well. Four members of the 25-man semifinal list for the 2016 NFL Hall of Fame have ties to the Vikings.
A Look At The Vikings Stadium's Space-Age RoofThe most striking feature on the iconic U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is something you look right through -- literally. Instead of a 1990s-style retractable roof, which most NFL stadiums rarely open, the Minnesota Vikings are using a revolutionary design that is incredibly light.
Anoka High To Be Recognized For Producing Linebacker Steve NelsonThe NFL is honoring Anoka High School for its contributions to the history of the Super Bowl.
Linval Joseph Is Vikings' Defensive AnchorRestructuring the porous Minnesota Vikings defense started with one big move for coach Mike Zimmer in 2014: signing 329-pound nose tackle Linval Joseph. Looking for an anchor in the middle of the defensive line, Joseph was the first free agent signed by Minnesota under Zimmer's watch.
Can Vikings Stop Packers' Recent Control Of Rivalry?For the last five years, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have had a firm grip on this border state rivalry with the Minnesota Vikings that has otherwise been remarkably close. Well, here's a prime opportunity for the Vikings to pry themselves loose.
Injury Report: Eric Kendricks On Track To Return After Two Week Absence For The VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings do not expect to have any players sidelined due to injuries for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium. Rookie middle linebacker Eric Kendricks should be back in the starting lineup after missing two games with a rib injury. Matt Kalil was the only player that missed a practice this week. Even though he sat out multiple practices, the Vikings expect him to play. The Vikings list 11 players on their injury report while the Packers list 15 on their’s.
Minnesota Vikings Rivalry With The Packers Takes On New MeaningThe Minnesota Vikings could create a little separation from the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North standings with a win over their biggest rivals. The Packers have owned the rivalry with eight wins in their last 10 regular season contests.
Rams Cornerback Fined $23K For Hit On Teddy BridgewaterSt. Louis cornerback Lamarcus Joyner has been fined $23,152 by the NFL for his hit that left Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with a concussion. Joyner made a shoulder-first hit on Bridgewater, who returned to practice Thursday after his head hit hard against the turf early in the fourth quarter Sunday.
Injury Report: Vikings Head West With Few Injury ConcernsVery few people know this, but the Minnesota organization was supposed to be an AFL franchise in 1960 before the NFL came in and poached the team. To replace Minnesota, the AFL picked Oakland. The two teams played in Super Bowl XI against each other, but there hasn't been a lot of action between the two NFL teams. The Raiders and the Vikings last faced off in 2011 and as Minnesota heads west this Sunday to take on Oakland, the Vikings are looking to push their 2015 record to a surprising 7-2 mark.
Doubts For Bridgewater, Barr For Vikings Verses RaidersMinnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has not yet completed the NFL protocol for returning from a concussion, but coach Mike Zimmer expects him to start Sunday at Oakland. Bridgewater practiced Friday and Zimmer says he has "no doubt" he would be ready to play.