4 Reasons The Minnesota Vikings Are A Playoff TeamThe Minnesota Vikings are somewhat in uncharted territory. At the halfway point of their season, not only are they above.500 but they've put themselves into playoff contention. Here are four reasons why the Vikings are a playoff team, and why they can't be ruled out to win the NFC North.
Even With Bridgewater Out, Vikings Top Rams In OTAdrian Peterson rushed for 125 yards on 29 carries for Minnesota, helping set up Blair Walsh's 40-yard field goal in overtime that lifted the Vikings a 21-18 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater left with a concussion.
Sherels, Walsh Keys To Vikings' Improved Special TeamsMarcus Sherels' 65-yard punt return for a touchdown last week earned the unheralded returner the NFC special teams player of the week award. For a Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer, the honor reflects the total work of Sherels and the team's special teams during a 23-20 victory against the Bears.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings Win At ChicagoDon't look now, but the Minnesota Vikings are officially on a winning streak. Since losing a tight contest 23-20 at Denver before their bye week, the Vikings have won three straight games. Here are four takeaways from Sunday's win at Chicago.
Walsh Kicks Vikings To 23-20 Victory Over The BearsAdrian Peterson ran for 103 yards and Blair Walsh kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 23-20 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings Win Over Kansas CityThe Kansas City game was the first of a five-game stretch for the Vikings that feature very beatable opponents. This week, they are in Detroit, which just got its first win of the season. Here are four takeaways from Sunday's victory
5 Takeaways From The Vikings Win Over San DiegoThe Minnesota Vikings had a quality 26-16 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 2 after a clunker at San Francisco to open the season. So which Vikings team would show up against the Chargers Sunday? The one that struggled in its first game, or the one that punished the Lions?
Vikings Kicker Walsh Tries To Overcome MissesWith his coaches growing "worrisome" and the misses continuing to pile up, kicker Blair Walsh is trying to rediscover his confidence. Walsh, who signed a four-year, $13 million extension with the Minnesota Vikings before the season, said the missed field goal attempts have taken a toll mentally.
Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh Struggling In PreseasonBlair Walsh's new contract with the Minnesota Vikings hasn't helped the kicker iron out the inconsistencies that started to plague him last season. After going 0 for 3 on field goals against Oakland on Saturday, Walsh is 2 for 6 in the preseason.
7 Takeaways From the Vikings 2nd Preseason GameIf nothing else, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has one thing going for him right now: He's a career 6-0 in preseason games. Minnesota beat Tampa Bay 26-16 Saturday night in the Vikings' first of two preseason games at TCF Bank Stadium. There are still three more preseason games left and plenty can change in the next month, but here are seven takeaways from Saturday's preseason victory.
Vikings Sign K Blair Walsh To Contract ExtensionThe Minnesota Vikings announced Sunday that kicker Blair Walsh signed a contract extension. Walsh is entering his fourth NFL season, the final year of his rookie contract after the Vikings drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe 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.