8 Silver Linings To An Awful Weekend In Minnesota SportsIt could've been one of the most fun and exciting weekends in Minnesota sports in some time, but it all came crashing down. Literally every team that could've lost did. But that doesn't mean all is lost among those teams. Here are eight silver linings from a rough weekend in Minnesota sports.
4 Games In, Vikings A Mixed Bag At 2-2If you blinked you might have missed it -- the NFL's regular season is already one-fourth over with. And it's a good time for coach Mike Zimmer to assess where his team stands and where it's headed.
Vikings Have Shown More Good Than Bad, But Fixes RemainThe Minnesota Vikings showed plenty of resilience and potential during their three-point defeat at Denver. There are more parts of this team trending in a positive direction than negative.
Bridgewater, Peterson Vikings Tumble 23-20 To BroncosFor all he did right, Adrian Peterson's main memory from Sunday will be his missed assignment that ended Minnesota's chance for a comeback victory over Denver.
Vikings Could Be Without 2 Of Top 3 Receivers Vs DenverWith Adrian Peterson returning to the backfield and a more experienced quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Vikings envisioned a balanced offense ready to challenge for a playoff spot in the NFC.
Vikings Injury Report: Charles Johnson, Jabari Price Out For Week 4The Minnesota Vikings hit their first stretch of notable injuries this week. Last week, they had their first player listed as anything other than probable and he played. This week, of the seven players on the injury report, six are listed with less than a 75 percent chance to play. The Broncos have 12 players listed on their injury report.
Anthony Barr Says His Mother Is The Real StarAt 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, Anthony Barr is a physical presence on the football field. But the person he respects most in this world isn't a football player, it's his mom, Lori, who gave birth to Anthony during her junior year of college.
Vikings Sign Safety Brock Vereen To Practice SquadThe Minnesota Vikings have signed safety Brock Vereen to their practice squad. Vereen joined the Vikings on Thursday, two days after he was cut by the Chicago Bears. The former University of Minnesota standout was drafted in the fourth round last year by the Bears, starting four games and grabbing one interception.
Minnesota Vikings Developing Physical ReputationThe Minnesota Vikings left their last two opposing quarterbacks battered and in pain. Head coach Mike Zimmer likes the physical approach his defense is played with the last two games. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes suffered a concussion, but appears to be on track to play on Sunday. The Vikings made a roster move on their practice squad.
Vikings D Looks To Get After Future Hall Of Famer Peyton ManningThis Sunday's game should be a fun one for the Minnesota Vikings. They have rejuvenated their defense over the past two games, both convincing victories. Sunday, they get to put that defense to the test against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Cleared Of Concussion Tests, Rhodes Practices With VikingsMinnesota Vikings corner back Xavier Rhodes has passed his post-concussion tests and resumed practice with the team, following a scary collision on the field last week.
Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson As Bombastic As EverAdrian Peterson says he's still the NFL's best running back at age 30 and could have played in the pros at 18 had league rules allowed it.