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Quicker-Thinking Bridgewater Shows Progress

Though the playoff chase has eluded the Minnesota Vikings yet again this year, these final four games still serve an important purpose. As soon as rookie Teddy Bridgewater took over at quarterback, his development was always going to be as much of a priority as winning itself.

12/01/2014

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Sunday’s Vikings Game Was Coldest Since 1981

The Minnesota Vikings’ win over Carolina was the team’s coldest game since their last season at Metropolitan Stadium in 1981. It was 12 degrees at kickoff Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium with a wind chill factor of minus 15.

12/01/2014

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Team Grades: Special Teams Leads The Vikings To Lopsided Win Over The Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings used two big special teams plays to defeat the Carolina Panthers 31-13 Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen returned a pair of blocked punts for touchdowns in the first half. Teddy Bridgewater threw a pair of touchdown passes to help the blowout. The defense struggled to stop the run, but made plays in the second half when they needed to.

12/01/2014

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Is There A Rift Between WR Patterson, Vikings Coaching Staff?

It took the Vikings a while to get Cordarrelle Patterson involved in the game plan last year, but once they did, he turned into a Pro Bowler, getting more and more important as the season progressed. This season, the opposite has happened and Sunday against Carolina, he barely played at all.

11/30/2014

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Vikings Block 2 Punts For TDs, Beat Panthers 31-13

Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen returned blocked punts for touchdowns in the first half against Carolina on Sunday, making the Vikings the fifth team to do it multiple times in the same game.

11/30/2014

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Lotulelei Out, Johnson In For Panthers

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is out for the second straight game with an ankle injury.

11/30/2014

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Vikings Fans Prepare For Frigid Home Game

It’s an awfully cold Sunday morning for tailgaters outside TCF Bank Stadium.

11/30/2014

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Injury Report: McKinnon Doubtful For The Vikings Against The Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings will not have starting running back Jerick McKinnon Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He has been bothered by a lower back injury that needs a week off to heal. A committee of Matt Asiata (who missed last week’s game due to a concussion), Joe Banyard and Ben Tate will get the carries in McKinnon’s place. The Vikings have 11 players listed on their injury report and the Panthers have seven players listed on theirs.

11/28/2014

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In Vikings Vs. Panthers, Munnerlyn Will Be ‘Edgy’

Captain Munnerlyn flashed a wide smile when the subject of Carolina came up. The Minnesota cornerback will play his former team this Sunday.

11/26/2014

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WCCO This Morning NFL Picks: Week 13

It’s Week 13 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.

11/26/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 05: Phil Loadholt #71 of the Minnesota Vikings on the sideline against the Buffalo Bills at the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 5, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Vikings Bring Back Tackle Webb With Loadholt Out

The Minnesota Vikings have signed offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb again for depth because of another season-ending injury.

11/26/2014

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Vikings OT Matt Kalil’s Frustrating Season Reached A New Height Sunday

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil had more problems than just the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. After the game ended, he did not talk to the media and then had an incident with a fane just outside TCF Bank Stadium. Kalil apologized for dodging the media and called the incident afterward “no big deal.” The Vikings lost their other starting tackle Phil Loadholt for the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

11/26/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Carolina Panthers At Minnesota Vikings

The Panthers have endured a miserable season and have almost no resemblance to the team that rolled to the NFC South championship and the No. 2 seed in the conference in the 12-4 record.

11/25/2014

In a weird turn of events, Randy Moss is traded to the Minnesota Vikings from the New England Patriots. A few weeks later, he was waived by the team. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Top 5 Thanksgiving NFL Football Games

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means three things for most people across America on Thursday — family, food and football. And it’s not necessarily in that order. But it’s an annual tradition for Thanksgiving that families gather together and remember what they are thankful for.

11/25/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Face Panthers In Only Home Stand

The Minnesota Vikings face the Carolina Panthers in the middle game of a three-game home stand on Sunday. The Panthers are not living up to expectations after finishing with the second best record in the NFC last season. They have struggled with injuries on offense and poor play on defense. It is highly unlikely that either team will compete for the playoffs, but a win on Sunday will be a big momentum building moment toward next season.

11/25/2014

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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.

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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

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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

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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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