Minnesota’s offense has a simple focus: Adrian Peterson. The Vikings aren’t scheming to surprise opponents with, suddenly, 50 passes per game.
It is hard to imagine the Minnesota Vikings winning more than a few games, let alone making the playoffs, if it did not have Adrian Peterson. The Vikings improved by seven wins on the reconstructed knee of Peterson. He is a candidate for the MVP Award and the Comeback Player of the Year Award.
Adrian Peterson needed 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record, but fell nine yards short of the mark. The Minnesota Vikings offense matched the Green Bay Packers drive for drive before winning on a field goal as time expired. The game included drama, controversy and physicality.
One of the seemingly unnoticed offseason acquisitions for the Minnesota Vikings was fullback Jerome Felton. The fifth-year veteran played for two teams last season after spending his first three seasons with NFC Division rival Detroit Lions. When looking for his next team last March, he was looking for a good fit and found it in the Vikings.
The 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.
The Minnesota Vikings had an extra week to prepare for the Chicago Bears, but still provided little resistance. The Vikings scored first, but surrendered 25 consecutive points before falling 28-10 at Soldier Field. Adrian Peterson topped 100 yards for the fifth straight game.
The 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.
Percy Harvin did not practice all week and is as doubtful for Sunday’s against the Detroit Lions. His absence would leave a huge hole in an already anemic passing offense. The only other injured player listed as worse than probable is defensive tackle Letroy Guion.
The Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions with the chance to complete a season series sweep. The Vikings have struggled with its passing offense, but the battered Lions secondary may be what the doctor ordered.
The Minnesota Vikings enter a daunting second half of the season. The Minnesota Vikings have slipped a bit over the last four weeks, which was a four games in 19 day stretch. Now that the Vikings have reached the midway point of the season, it still has some areas to improve.
Christian Ponder’s numbers suggest that the second-year quarterback is taking a step backwards. However, the Minnesota Vikings as a whole are regressing. The entire defense and offensive line are especially woeful lately.
The 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.
Phil Simms answers questions about the state of the NFL after seven weeks.
The Minnesota Vikings have been struggling to put the ball in the end zone when they get within striking distance for most of the season. It finally caught up with them last weekend against Washington.
The Minnesota Vikings have two of the most dynamic offensive players in the NFL, one of which is Percy Harvin. The former first round draft pick helped the Florida Gators win two national championships. He has won several NFL awards and honors, but puzzled the media when he requested a trade. Everything seems to have brushed over with the Vikings leading the NFC North Division.
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