Vikings Focused On Defending Aaron Rodgers In Rivalry GameJust another Vikings-Packers game? Hardly. Not since Brett Favre torched the Packers wearing puple in 2009 have the Vikings been ahead of Green Bay in the NFC North standings this late in the season. Of course defending Green Bay starts with Aaron Rodgers, the unflappable quarterback who has struggled the past few weeks.
Vikings Looking To Take Home Mindset To Detroit For VictoryThe Minnesota Vikings feel good about a 3-2 start, but not so good about their road history as they head to Detroit to face the Lions on Sunday. Maybe the Lions are the cure, but as Mike Max found out, there are theories and there is bewilderment in the locker room.
Munnerlyn Rebounding In Second Season With VikingsCaptain Munnerlyn has rebounded in a major way. Munnerlyn went from a prized free-agent signing to a player many wondered if he would see the second season of his contract with the Minnesota Vikings after a poor 2014 season.
Vikings D Looks To Get After Future Hall Of Famer Peyton ManningThis Sunday's game should be a fun one for the Minnesota Vikings. They have rejuvenated their defense over the past two games, both convincing victories. Sunday, they get to put that defense to the test against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Role Reduced, Greenway Still Valuable For Thriving Vikings DChad Greenway's role with the Minnesota Vikings has been reduced, as has his salary. His value to the coaches and players, though, has never been greater.
Ex-Bengals CB Terence Newman Visits Zimmer, VikingsFree agent cornerback Terence Newman has visited Minnesota, considering the possibility of reuniting with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings confirmed Tuesday that Newman met with team officials.
Mood Upbeat In Vikings Locker RoomThe difference in their record was modest, going from ten losses to nine.
Patterson Slipping On The Vikings' Depth ChartCordarrelle Patterson had limited playing time in Sunday's winning over the Carolina Panthers. The second-year receiver failed to catch the one ball thrown his way and his he was on the field for just three plays on offense. Charles Johnson, who was claimed just before the season started from the Cleveland Browns, had the most playing time of any receiver on Sunday. On the other side of the ball, Xavier Rhodes is becoming one of the league's best cornerbacks.
In Vikings Vs. Panthers, Munnerlyn Will Be 'Edgy'Captain Munnerlyn flashed a wide smile when the subject of Carolina came up. The Minnesota cornerback will play his former team this Sunday.
Injury Report: Vikings Running Backs Are Getting Banged UpThe Minnesota Vikings are thin on healthy running backs with Matt Asiata out and Jerick McKinnon banged up. McKinnon is expected to play with a lower back issue, but the team claimed Ben Tate off waivers as insurance. Sharrif Floyd's status is the biggest question mark of any injury on the team. He banged knees with a teammate and was held out of practice because of it. The Vikings list 13 players on their injury report and the Green Bay Packers list eight on theirs.
Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Do Enough To Beat RedskinsThe Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Washington Redskins for a 29-26 victory Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings had moments of success and moments of breakdown from each of the team's units. The offense was very good in the second half. The defense got the team back in the game. The special team was generally bad.
Team Grades: Vikings Earn Just Above Average Marks In Overtime Victory Against BuccaneersThe Minnesota Vikings scored first and last to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-13 in overtime Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The Vikings offense was OK. They made plays when they needed to, even though it wasn't very consistent. The defense was great through three quarters before falling apart in the fourth.