The Atlanta Falcons weren’t horrible last season, but help on defense was certainly needed. That’s why they went out and drafted linebacker Vic Beasley who should be a big contributor in his rookie season and even wants to play every down.
The 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.
New England’s offensive coordinator says he’s happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.
It’s time for a regime change in Atlanta. Despite this, not everything went wrong for the Dirty Birds this season.
The Minnesota Vikings entered Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins as a vastly improved defense from last season. However, in the loss, the team was embarrassed by the performance and head coach Mike Zimmer was still upset 24 hours later. He vowed that he will fix the unit. The Vikings face the Chicago Bears in their season finale on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium with draft positioning on the line.
The Minnesota Vikings play their last game of the season Sunday against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. The Bears are one game behind the Vikings in the NFC North Division standings and would move out of the cellar with a victory. They have lost four straight games overall and three consecutive on the road.
What does Tony Gonzalez think about Atlanta’s chances of making the NFL Playoffs? Who should Cleveland name as their starting quarterback? Gonzalez answers these questions and more.
The Minnesota Vikings begin the second half of their season with a trip to Chicago to face the Bears. The Bears are winless at home and were blown out at the Green Bay Packers last week. The Bears are a better passing offense than run offense. On defense, they do a better job against the run. The oddsmakers may favor the Bears, but the Vikings should win the game.
The Detroit Lions had a chance to maintain sole possession of first place in the NFC North, but lost to the Buffalo Bills at home in Week 5. Now, all four teams in the division are within a game of first place. The Lions are a passing offense, but their defense has been their better unit this season.
The 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.
The Minnesota Vikings are still not sure who their starting quarterback will be when the team plays the Green Bay Packers Thursday at Lambeau Field. Teddy Bridgewater did not practice all week because of an ankle injury. If he is unable to play, Christian Ponder will start in his place. The Vikings list two players as out, one as questionable and six as probable for Thursday’s game.
The Minnesota Vikings recorded over 200 yards rushing against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The offensive line was a big part of rookie Jerick McKinnon and veteran Matt Asiata’s big days. The Vikings made a roster move by signing quarterback Chandler Harnish to the practice squad and released wide receiver Donte Foster. Former Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford signed with the Washington Redskins.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is coming off the best game of his brief career. Good timing. Aaron Rodgers is next. Rhodes had five tackles and a career-high four pass breakups against Atlanta’s dangerous offense on Sunday, showing why he was selected in the first round of last year’s draft.
The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 on a big fourth quarter. The Vikings offense was as good as ever, the defense came up big plays in the fourth quarter, the special teams had their moments as well and Teddy Bridgewater looked like a future star. The Vikings improved to 2-2 with the win.
Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and a key 2-point conversion before leaving with an ankle injury, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 on Sunday.
A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut. Now, he’s in the top five in the league in most statistical categories for passing, in position to lead the Atlanta Falcons back from a rough 2013 that was the only losing season of his career. Ryan has made the playoffs four times, been on a pair of 13-win teams and reached the NFC championship game once.
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will have his streak of 90 consecutive starts end on Sunday when Minnesota hosts the Atlanta Falcons. The Vikings have listed Greenway — who is dealing with a broken rib and broken hand — out for this week’s game along with tight end Kyle Rudolph, who had sports hernia surgery on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Vikings may not have their most experienced linebacker Sunday when they face the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium. Chad Greenway has been held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday with injuries to his hand and ribs. The Vikings have nine players listed on their injury report for Week 3.
Five. That’s how many times the Vikings’ biggest weapon touched the ball on offense against the Saints. Out of Minnesota’s 54 offensive plays, Cordarrelle Patterson was targeted on only six. “They matched up with him with who they (the Saints) feel is their best corner,” Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner said. “So that tells you how they feel about him.”
From the moment the Minnesota Vikings traded back into the first round to take Teddy Bridgewater, it was only a matter of time before he took over as the team’s starting quarterback. When Bridgewater makes his first start on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, he will be in line for something even bigger — the new face of the franchise.
The Minnesota Vikings return home to the face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4. The Vikings enter the game with a 1-2 record, 0-1 at home. The Falcons enter 2-1, 0-1 on the road. The Falcons have an explosive offense led by the pass-catch duo of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Defensively, they are average with no one player truly standing out.
The Falcons’ defense was handed a new challenge as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.
56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.
Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides, and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.
Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.