Minnesota Vikings Players Have Begun Criticizing The Play CallingThe Minnesota Vikings have already lost more games this season than they all of last, including three in the final minute of the game. Frustration is coming out as several players voiced their displeasure with play calling. The Vikings will honor the men and women who serve the country with their annual "Salute to Service" game Thursday against the Washington Redskins.
Team Grades Drop In 3rd Last-Minute Loss For Minnesota Vikings In 2013The Minnesota Vikings blew their third last-minute lead of the season. The Dallas Cowboys scored with 35 seconds remaining to send the Vikings to their worst start to a season since 1961 (the team's inaugural year). Adrian Peterson ran for 140 yards and a touchdown in the 27-23 loss Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings Continue To Depress Fans After Disappointing Loss To PackersCordarrelle Patterson returned the opening kickoff 109 yards, but the Minnesota Vikings struggled all night to keep up with the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings fell to 1-6 with the 44-31 loss Sunday at Mall of America Field. The team has now lost three straight games following its bye week.
Minnesota Vikings Expect To Have Kevin Williams Against Chicago BearsThe Minnesota Vikings are expecting to get a big boost from the return of defensive tackle Kevin Williams from injury. The 11-year NFL veteran missed just the third game of his career due to injury. The Vikings have eight players on their injury report, including four full participants and four limited participants.
Minnesota Vikings May Have Found Future Starter In Josh RobinsonJosh Robinson is becoming one of the mainstays in the Vikings secondary. The team knows that veteran leader Antoine Winfield is nearing the end of his career. Robinson’s play has given the team assurance that it will be fine when Winfield decides to hang up the cleats.
Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Late Surge From The St. Louis Rams, Inch Towards Wild CardThe Minnesota Vikings defeated the St. Louis Rams Sunday and got a little help to move into the sixth and final spot in the playoffs. It still has two games remaining to reach the postseason, but at least now it controls its own destiny. Adrian Peterson ran for 212 yards and a touchdown to solidify his case for the league’s MVP award.
Harrison Smith Is Giving The Minnesota Vikings A Presence At SafetyHarrison Smith is becoming one of the most complete safeties in the NFL. There are very few that can hit as hard as him while possessing the ball skills to turn errant throws into turnovers. He is making it scarier to play against the Vikings defense.
Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Chicago BearsThe Minnesota Vikings held on for a 21-14 victory over the Chicago Bears Sunday at Mall of America Field. The offense was once again all about Adrian Peterson. He rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Minnesota Vikings Complete Season Sweep Of The Detroit LionsThe Minnesota Vikings enter a grueling stretch of inter-divisional games with a 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday at Mall of America Field. Even without Percy Harvin, the Vikings were able to get its passing offense back on track and Adrian Peterson torched the Lions defense. The Vikings defense forced two turnovers while the offense took good care of the ball.
Minnesota Vikings' Offense Sputters In Loss To The Seattle SeahawksThe Minnesota Vikings had full control of the game after the opening drive, but the Seattle Seahawks took momentum midway through the first quarter. The Vikings were unable slow the Seahawks before falling 30-20 Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Minnesota Vikings Blown Out At Home By The Tampa Bay BuccaneersThe Minnesota Vikings never got into the game before falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday. Adrian Peterson had another outstanding game. The Vikings made far too many mistakes and allowed the Buccaneers to do whatever they wanted.
Vikes Vets Clicking With New Defensive Coordinator The day after Minnesota's only defeat of the season, defensive coordinator Alan Williams met with the elders of his unit.