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.
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 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.
5 Takeaways From The Vikings Win Over San DiegoThe Minnesota Vikings had a quality 26-16 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 2 after a clunker at San Francisco to open the season. So which Vikings team would show up against the Chargers Sunday? The one that struggled in its first game, or the one that punished the Lions?
Adrian Peterson Throws Shade At Christian PonderIf you ask Minnesota Vikings fans, most of them will say they are happy to have second-year player Teddy Bridgewater as their quarterback. Many are just as satisfied, if not more, that former first-round draft pick Christian Ponder is no longer with the Vikings.
South Dakota Man Convicted In Death Of Adrian Peterson's SonA South Dakota jury on Tuesday convicted a man of second-degree murder and other charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Peterson, Vikings Trample Banged-Up Chargers 31-14Adrian Peterson plowed through San Diego's defense for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 20 rushes in three quarters on Sunday, and the Minnesota Vikings trampled Philip Rivers and the injury-depleted Chargers 31-14.
Defense Rests In Trial Over Death Of Football Player's SonThe defense has rested in the trial of a South Dakota man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
5 Reasons The Vikings Beat Detroit After Week 1 LossFor whatever reason, the Minnesota Vikings were sleep walking during most of their season opener at San Francisco Monday night. The light bulb apparently turned back on Sunday. Maybe it was being at home, maybe the Vikings players were fired up after Monday's pitiful performance. Maybe the Week 1 loss was just a clunker that happens every season and that fans just need to forget ever happened.
Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Peterson's Son In 2nd WeekThe prosecution has rested its case in the South Dakota trial of a man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Vikings, Peterson Run Past Lions 26-16Adrian Peterson had 192 total yards and the Minnesota Vikings rebounded from a rough season opener for a 26-16 victory Sunday over the Detroit Lions.