Vikings Return From Bye With Unbeaten Record, MotivationThe Minnesota Vikings returned from their brief vacation with the best antidote on the market for post-break complacency: an unbeaten record.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings' Loss To SeattleFans endured subzero temperatures and worse wind chills in what became the coldest game in Vikings history. It's a memory, but they would prefer to leave TCF Bank Stadium with a victory and a trip to Arizona this week for the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Here are four takeaways from Sunday's playoff loss.
Vikings Defense Thrives Under ZimmerTwo years ago, the Minnesota Vikings gave up a league-most 30 points per game. That's the group Mike Zimmer inherited when he was hired as head coach. His impact on the defense has been significant, starting with this most basic and most important statistic.
Vikings Blog: Vikings Take On The NFC North, Beat Packers 20 – 13On November 22, the Minnesota Vikings had a chance to stake their claim to the NFC North with a win over the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings lost that game 30 -- 13.
Vikings Beat Packers 20-13, Win NFC North CrownA smiling Adrian Peterson held the football high in the air as if he had just won a trophy. The Minnesota Vikings are back atop the NFC North. Peterson ran for a touchdown, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn returned a fumble 55 yards for a score and the Vikings claimed their first division title since 2009 with a 20-13 victory Sunday night over the Green Bay Packers.
Vikings, Packers Ready To Face Off For NFC North Title At Lambeau FieldTo put it quite simply, Sunday is the biggest Vikings game in years -- a win would give them their first division title since 2009.
Vikes' Captain Munnerlyn Nabs Korey Stringer Good Guy AwardMinnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn has won the Korey Stringer Good Guy Award, for cooperation with the media. Munnerlyn was chosen for the award by the Twin Cities chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.
Zimmer: 'No T-Shirts This Week' As Packers AwaitThe stakes were high enough the last time Minnesota played Green Bay that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, one of the least-gimmicky guys in his profession, ordered clothing for the organization to commemorate the occasion.
Vikings D Aiming To Please Perfectionist In Coach ZimmerAdrian Peterson and a rock solid defense -- That's been the first place combination for the Vikings. The latter is the product of head coach Mike Zimmer, a coach who is rather difficult to please.
As Snow Falls, The Vikings' Defense CrystallizesThe Minnesota Vikings have developed one of the toughest defenses in the NFL under the demanding, experienced and creative direction of coach Mike Zimmer.
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.