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Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But Unsatisfied

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.

12/30/2014

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Josh McDaniels Is In The Mix For A Head Coaching Position

New England’s offensive coordinator says he’s happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.

12/29/2014

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The Good, Bad And Ugly That Was The 2014 Falcons Season

It’s time for a regime change in Atlanta. Despite this, not everything went wrong for the Dirty Birds this season.

12/29/2014

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Zimmer Is On A Mission To Fix The Vikings Defense

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.

12/24/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Playing Final Game Against The Bears

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.

12/23/2014

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CBS Sports’ Tony Gonzalez Talks Falcons vs. Browns

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.

11/18/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings To Face Reeling Bears Coming Out Of Their Bye

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.

11/11/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Return Home To Face First Place Lions

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.

10/07/2014

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Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Play Worst Game Of The Season In Green Bay

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.

10/03/2014

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Injury Report: Vikings Still Don’t Know Bridgewater’s Status For Thursday

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.

10/02/2014

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Vikings Running Game Broke Out Against Falcons With Help From Offensive Line

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.

10/01/2014

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Vikings Secondary Improving, But Rodgers On Deck

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.

09/30/2014

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Team Grades: Vikings Offense Carves Through Falcons Defense

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.

09/29/2014

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Bridgewater Hurt, But Vikings Beat Falcons 41-28

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.

09/28/2014

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Bridgewater Debuts For Vikings Vs. Falcons

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.

09/26/2014

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Greenway Out For Sunday’s Game Against Falcons

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.

09/26/2014

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Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Still Unsure Of Greenway’s Status For Sunday

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.

09/26/2014

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All Eyes Are On Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson

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.”

09/25/2014

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Ready Or Not, It’s Teddy Time In Minnesota

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.

09/24/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Return Home To Face The Well Rested Falcons

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.

09/23/2014

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Falcons’ Defense Braces For Vikings’ Bridgewater

The Falcons’ defense was handed a new challenge as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.

09/22/2014

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Five Things: Buccaneers Vs. Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

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.

09/19/2014

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Thursday Night Football Fantasy Starters: Vincent Jackson, Matt Ryan And Julio Jones

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.

09/18/2014

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Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.

09/17/2014

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CBS Sports’ Tasker Weighs In On Falcons-Buccaneers On TNF

When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.

09/16/2014

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