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Giants Get 1st Win, Beat Sloppy Vikings 23-7

At last. The New York Giants got their first win of the season Monday night by holding Adrian Peterson in check and converting Minnesota mistakes into a 23-7 victory. The Giants began the season with six losses in which they were the team turning over the ball (minus-16 difference) while showing little penchant for playing defense. But against the Vikings (1-5), they were efficient enough, if not overwhelming, and had three takeaways to one lost fumble. Peterson, the league’s MVP last season and a 2,000-yard rusher, was held to 28 yards five days after his 2-year-old son was buried in South Dakota. The man accused in the death was indicted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, prosecutors said Monday.

10/21/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Tight end Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by strong safety Mistral Raymond #41 of the Minnesota Vikings and free safety Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith May Need Surgery

The Minnesota Vikings announced that safety Harrison Smith will not play in Monday’s game against the New York Giants because of turf toe. In fact, the team is checking with doctors to see if rest and rehab can heal the second-year safety or if surgery is required. Surgery would put Smith on the injured reserve list.

10/19/2013

8th Grade Kicker

Aaron Salmon Is The Only 8th-Grade Varsity Kicker He Knows

It’s the highlight of every day for 8th-grader Aaron Salmon. After classes get done at Immanuel Lutheran, he joins Catholic students as a member of the Mankato Loyola varsity football team. The two schools are a co-op, and Aaron is the only varsity player from Immanuel Lutheran.

10/11/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 22: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass the football during the game against the Cleveland Browns on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Christian Ponder’s Status For Sunday Remains A Hot Topic For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have no players expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers due to an injury. Christian Ponder’s ribs, whether they have heeled completely or not, remain a topic of discussion. Two players missed practice Thursday while six others were limited or full participants.

10/11/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 22: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts to a tackle by Phillip Taylor #98 of the Cleveland Browns on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Have Few Bright Spots, Many Underachievers

The Minnesota Vikings have only one win through the first quarter of the season, but Cordarrelle Patterson, Xavier Rhodes and Marcus Sherels have played well. The Vikings need Chad Greenway, Erin Henderson, the offensive line and Christian Ponder to step up to get the team back on the right track.

10/04/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Tight end Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by strong safety Mistral Raymond #41 of the Minnesota Vikings and free safety Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith Preparing For A Fine

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.

10/02/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Matt Cassel #16 of the Minnesota Vikings throws the ball during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Matt Cassel Leads The Minnesota Vikings To First Win Of The Season

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.

09/30/2013

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Scarves For Sandy Victims Gets We Day Volunteers To Training Camp

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.

08/14/2013

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Minn. Vikings Know They Have A Special Kicker

In NFL football, special teams are so important nowadays and the Minnesota Vikings know they have a special kicker in Blair Walsh.

08/12/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Kickers To Draft

Here’s the deal with kickers. You’re not drafting one until the last round. Here’s our top 12 kickers to draft.

08/08/2013

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Walsh Kicks His Way To Success With Vikings

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.

04/30/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 05: Quarterback Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings tries to push back nose tackle B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers to avoid a sack in the second quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Webb Ends Season For Vikings, Plenty To Ponder About What Could Have Been

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.

01/06/2013

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Peterson Earns NFC Offensive Player Of The Month Honors

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December, team officials announced Thursday.

01/03/2013

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Vikings’ K Walsh Earns 3rd Special Teams Honor

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.

01/02/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 30: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on December 30, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Packers 37-34. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings’ Best Of December

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.

01/02/2013

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