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Vikings’ Johnson ‘Passes’ With Flying Colors

The Minnesota Vikings are not just playing Miami and playing out a season. It’s an audition for some to stay on the roster. Charles Johnson has come from nowhere to “pass” with flying colors, maybe because he thinks he should. Johnson has been working, waiting and anticipating his shot.

12/16/2014

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Team Grades: Fast Start Leads To Heartbreak For The Vikings In Detroit

The Minnesota Vikings jumped out to a 14-0 lead before surrendering 16 unanswered points to fall to the Detroit Lions Sunday at Ford Field. The Vikings got early touchdowns from Matt Asiata and Greg Jennings, but a pair of Teddy Bridgewater interceptions turned the game around. The Vikings failed to get points the rest of the game, including a blocked field goal and missed field goal attempt in the second half.

12/15/2014

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Charles Johnson Has Become Top Vikings Target

Charles Johnson joined the Minnesota Vikings two weeks into this season, two days after the release of Jerome Simpson because of continuing off-the-field troubles.

12/08/2014

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Team Grades: Audible Saves Vikings From Potential Bad Loss

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the New York Jets 30-24 on an 87-yard touchdown catch by Jarius Wright in overtime Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored a touchdown on the first and last play of the game. The Vikings offense was slightly better than average, while the defense was slightly below average. Teddy Bridgewater saved the Vikings in the game and may be the franchise quarterback they have sought now for some time.

12/08/2014

Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills

Vikings Confirm Patterson No Longer A Starter

Minnesota wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson’s playing time has dwindled to the point where he had only three snaps with the offense in the last game. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner confirmed the obvious Thursday when he said Charles Johnson has replaced Patterson as the starter at the “X” position once commonly known as the split end.

12/04/2014

Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills

Vikings Confirm Patterson No Longer A Starter

Minnesota wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson’s playing time has dwindled. He had only three snaps with the offense in the last game. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner confirmed Thursday that Charles Johnson has replaced Patterson as the starter at the “X” position.

12/04/2014

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Patterson Slipping On The Vikings’ Depth Chart

Cordarrelle 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.

12/03/2014

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings

Lotulelei Out, Johnson In For Panthers

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is out for the second straight game with an ankle injury.

11/30/2014

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Injury Report: McKinnon Doubtful For The Vikings Against The Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings will not have starting running back Jerick McKinnon Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He has been bothered by a lower back injury that needs a week off to heal. A committee of Matt Asiata (who missed last week’s game due to a concussion), Joe Banyard and Ben Tate will get the carries in McKinnon’s place. The Vikings have 11 players listed on their injury report and the Panthers have seven players listed on theirs.

11/28/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Face Panthers In Only Home Stand

The Minnesota Vikings face the Carolina Panthers in the middle game of a three-game home stand on Sunday. The Panthers are not living up to expectations after finishing with the second best record in the NFC last season. They have struggled with injuries on offense and poor play on defense. It is highly unlikely that either team will compete for the playoffs, but a win on Sunday will be a big momentum building moment toward next season.

11/25/2014

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Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Play Worst Game Of The Season In Green Bay

The Minnesota Vikings may not have been able to play a worse Thursday in Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers. The surrendered the first 42 points and could only muster 10 points in garbage time in the fourth quarter. Their is very little positive things to say about the game for the Vikings.

10/03/2014

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Greenway Out For Vikings; Douglas Down For Falcons

Linebacker Chad Greenway’s streak of 115 straight games played for the Minnesota Vikings has ended.

09/28/2014

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Floyd, Greenway, Rudolph Active For Vikings

Minnesota defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday’s game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

09/21/2014

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Vikings Sign Receiver To Replace Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings have signed receiver Charles Johnson off the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad to replace Jerome Simpson. The Vikings announced the move Saturday, two days after they cut Simpson after learning of another arrest this summer.

09/20/2014

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 29: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates their 21-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers Focused, Intimidating For First Playoff Game In Years

The Carolina Panthers have had an extra week off to prepare for their first playoff game in years, but they haven’t taken the time off from preparing. They have been focusing on whichever team they may face and they are looking to be a team that is not only good, but one that is feared.

01/06/2014

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