29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-11)

WCCO This Morning NFL Picks: Week 15

It’s Week 15 in the NFL season. Which of our insiders will come out victorious this year? Who’s going to tank? Stay with us as we present our fearless picks.

12/12/2014

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Vikings’ Bridgewater Feels Ready For The Lions

The Vikings are in Detroit on Sunday, in a rematch against the team that gave Teddy Bridgewater his first loss as a starter. It offers a pretty good barometer for the progress he’s made this season. Bridgewater’s first game against Detroit couldn’t have gone much worse: 3-of-14 on third down, three interceptions, eight sacks.

12/11/2014

#4 Matt Kalil, OT, drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Vikings Offensive Line Showing Improvement

Two months ago, Matt Kalil and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings offensive linemen were reeling. The Detroit Lions had just sacked rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater eight times, relentless pressure that also led to three interceptions, while forcing seven punts and limiting the Vikings to three points.

12/11/2014

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8 Great Sports Moments At TCF Bank Stadium

For years, college football fans had been clamoring for an on-campus stadium for the University of Minnesota. They got it, and now the Gophers are sharing it with the Minnesota Vikings and even the Minnesota State High School League.

12/10/2014

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Vikings Meet With Bird Advocates, 3M, On Bird-Safe Glass

The new Vikings stadium has 200,000 square feet of glass as part of its iconic design. Glass fabrication is well under way, with installation beginning in February. But officials overseeing construction of the billion-dollar facility met last week with bird advocates and the Vikings at 3M headquarters in Maplewood, telling lawmakers they asked the company if it could develop a new 3M adhesive film to cover the glass.

12/10/2014

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Vikings Cautious About Possibility Of Playoffs

It’s the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, and there is now that sliver of hope. Sunday’s match-up is the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions.

12/10/2014

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Vikings Sign Tackle Carter Bykowski

The Minnesota Vikings have placed linebacker Michael Mauti on injured reserve and signed offensive tackle Carter Bykowski off San Francisco’s practice squad.

12/10/2014

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NFL Owners Approve New Personal Conduct Policy

NFL owners unanimously approved changes to the league personal conduct policy Wednesday, but Commissioner Roger Goodell will retain authority to rule on appeals.

12/10/2014

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Vikings Players Give Kids In Need $100 Shopping Spree

After the crowd at TCF Bank Stadium helped the Vikings win another big game over the weekend, players game back to the community Tuesday.

12/10/2014

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Vikings Want To Use Running Backs Differently The Rest Of The Season

The Minnesota Vikings enter the final three games of the season with two running backs that did not start the season on the active roster. Head coach Mike Zimmer would like to see more of what Joe Banyard and Ben Tate can bring the offense after the two combined for four carries in Sunday’s win over the New York Jets. Also, after 97 scoreless NFL games, Jerome Felton scored his first career NFL touchdown.

12/10/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Minnesota Vikings At Detroit Lions

The Vikings are not a top-level team by any stretch, but they are playing hard for rookie head coach Mike Zimmer and showing improvement.

12/09/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Set To Battle The Lions With Slim Playoff Hopes Alive

The Minnesota Vikings play two of their last three games on the road, beginning with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. The Vikings lost to the Lions at TCF Bank Stadium in Week 6, 17-3. The Lions did not have most of their offensive weapons on the field or at 100 percent. The Vikings remain in the playoff picture, but need to win-out and get some help.

12/09/2014

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Charles Johnson Has Become Top Vikings Target

Charles Johnson joined the Minnesota Vikings two weeks into this season, two days after the release of Jerome Simpson because of continuing off-the-field troubles.

12/08/2014

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Still A Chance: How The Vikings Can Make The Playoffs

First of all, it’s really improbable. So brace yourself. But I’m telling you there’s a chance. The Minnesota Vikings still have an outside chance to make the playoffs in Mike Zimmer’s first season as head coach.

12/08/2014

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Team Grades: Audible Saves Vikings From Potential Bad Loss

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the New York Jets 30-24 on an 87-yard touchdown catch by Jarius Wright in overtime Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored a touchdown on the first and last play of the game. The Vikings offense was slightly better than average, while the defense was slightly below average. Teddy Bridgewater saved the Vikings in the game and may be the franchise quarterback they have sought now for some time.

12/08/2014

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23. Carolina Panthers (5-8-1)

NFL Power Rankings: Week 16

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in NFL. Here’s your power rankings heading into Week 16.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 19: (2nd L) Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers and V. Stiviano watch the San Antonio Spurs play against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

2014 In Review: Top National Sports Stories

Check out the top national sports stories from 2014.

Lions Defeat Vikings 16-14

Check out the images of the Vikings-Lions game Sunday.

15. Houston Texans (7-6)

NFL Power Rankings: Week 15

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in NFL. Here’s your power rankings heading into Week 15.

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Vikings Beat Panthers 31-13

Check out the images of the Vikings-Panthers game Sunday.

31. Oakland Raiders (1-10)

NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in NFL. Here’s your power rankings heading into Week 13.

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings

Packers Hold Off Vikings 24-21

Check out the images of the Vikings-Packers game Sunday.

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