Winston Has Wobbly Debut; Vikings Beat Bucs 26-16Jameis Winston produced mixed results at best in his first NFL action for Tampa Bay, while Teddy Bridgewater had Minnesota's passing attack in prime form to spark the Vikings in a 26-16 exhibition victory over the Buccaneers on Saturday night.
Vikings' Adam Thielen Helps Mentor Students Through Nonprofit ACESVikings training camp starts Saturday in Mankato. The Vikings open up the season on the road against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium.
13 Minnesota Athletes Now On Local Pro TeamsThe Minnesota sports fan is a rare breed: One that hopes for the best but expects the worst, yet still somehow still manages to be devastated at the end of the day. But when a Minnesota athlete has a chance to come home and play for a team, we salivate like sharks that smell blood. Especially if it's a professional athlete.
Former Gopher Isaac Fruechte Hoping To Make The Cut With VikingsThe Vikings are constantly looking for help -- especially in someone that can do something unique. Isaac Fruechte is just looking for an opportunity to play in the NFL.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Team Grades: Vikings Get Zimmer First Win Over Division Rival In Season FinaleThe Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Chicago Bears for a 13-9 victory Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings finish the season with the third best record in the NFC North, despite winning just one inter-divisional game. The Vikings' good, but not great, performances from the offense, defense and special teams units helped bring the win home.
Bridgewater, Vikings Get By Bears 13-9The Minnesota Vikings were just getting started, with a rookie quarterback and a first-time head coach in Mike Zimmer so eager to maintain momentum he told the players to report to practice in a few days.
Vikings’ Johnson ‘Passes’ With Flying ColorsThe Minnesota Vikings are not just playing Miami and playing out a season. It's an audition for some to stay on the roster. Charles Johnson has come from nowhere to "pass" with flying colors, maybe because he thinks he should. Johnson has been working, waiting and anticipating his shot.
Thielen Named NFC's Special Teams Player Of The WeekThe Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that Adam Thielen has been named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week. Thielen blocked a punt, recovered the ball and ran it in for a touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday's 31-13 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Team Grades: Special Teams Leads The Vikings To Lopsided Win Over The PanthersThe 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.
Vikings Block 2 Punts For TDs, Beat Panthers 31-13Adam 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.
Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Play Worst Game Of The Season In Green BayThe Minnesota Vikings may not have been able to play a worse Thursday in Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers. The surrendered the first 42 points and could only muster 10 points in garbage time in the fourth quarter. Their is very little positive things to say about the game for the Vikings.