Harrison Smith is likely going to get the fine of his young career following an unnecessary roughness penalty for a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Minnesota Vikings victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. While the safety is prepared for the fine, he is not sure it is right. Blair Walsh set the Vikings career record for 50-plus-yard field goals. The Vikings were forced to start two new starters in the secondary after Chris Cook and Jamarca Sanford were ruled out.
Christian Ponder’s broken ribs forced the Minnesota Vikings to start backup quarterback Matt Cassel. The nine-year veteran led the team to a 34-27 victory. The Vikings finally have something to build on this season with the consistent and trustworthy quarterback. The defense made a big play when it needed to and the special teams made plays – some good and some bad.
We are now just eight weeks away from Minnesota’s first We Day. It’s an event that will bring 18,000 students together at the Xcel Energy Center for an all-star concert in October.
In NFL football, special teams are so important nowadays and the Minnesota Vikings know they have a special kicker in Blair Walsh.
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Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman took a gamble last year when he released long-time kicker and fan favorite Ryan Longwell, then selected Blair Walsh in the NFL Draft as a replacement.
The Minnesota Vikings felt good about its chances to beat the Green Bay Packers on the road in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs. However, starting quarterback Christian Ponder could not play and Joe Webb stepped in. That didn’t go very well and the Vikings lost 24-10.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December, team officials announced Thursday.
The third time’s a charm for the Minnesota Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh, who has been named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Minnesota Vikings had a very successful month of December. They finished the month with a 4-1 record that propelled the team into the playoffs as the No. 6 seed. Adrian Peterson, Everson Griffen and Blair Walsh led the way for the Vikings.
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.
A lot has happened with the Minnesota Vikings. The team had four players selected to the Pro Bowl. Blair Walsh tied or broke multiple records Sunday at Houston and Antoine Winfield suffered a fracture in his hand Sunday. The Vikings game time for its final regular season game against the Green Bay Packers has changed. Minnesota lost two players to the Jacksonville Jaguars on waivers. Adrian Peterson donates money to Team Rubicon.
Four Minnesota Vikings will represent the team at the 2013 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday.
The Minnesota Vikings used its successful ball control, defensive domination formula to defeat the AFC South champion Houston Texans 23-6 Sunday at Reliant Stadium. Adrian Peterson grinded out 86 yards and Christian Ponder completed 16 of 30 passes to lift the Vikings. The defense held the Texans to 187 total yards and 22 points below their league leading average.
Minnesota’s Blair Walsh kicked a 56-yard field goal against the Houston Texans to set an NFL record with nine field goals of 50 yards or longer this season.