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Vikings QB Ponder Leaves Game With Concussion

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has been taken to the locker room under evaluation for concussion symptoms. Ponder took a hit to the head late in the second quarter Sunday against Chicago during a rushed third-down throw.

12/01/2013

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Vikings QB Freeman Inactive For 6th Time In 8 Games

For the Vikings, quarterback Josh Freeman was inactive for the sixth time in eight games on the roster. Cornerback Josh Robinson (sternum) was out for the second straight game, and tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot) was out for the fourth straight game.

12/01/2013

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Either Way, Bears QB Is A Vikings Nightmare

The last time the Minnesota Vikings played the Chicago Bears, they were well on their way to an important division victory on the road. Until, that is, Jay Cutler, ruined their day. The Vikings led by six points with 3:15 to play at Soldier Field on Sept. 15. Then Cutler drove the Bears 66 yards, finishing the drive with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds to win it. Cutler will not play in the rematch Sunday at the Metrodome because of a high left ankle sprain. A reason for the Vikings to celebrate? Well, they don’t exactly have fond memories of facing backup quarterback Josh McCown, either. Back in 2003, McCown was making his third career start for the lowly Arizona Cardinals in the season finale. The 9-6 Vikings need a win over the 3-12 Cards to clinch the NFC North.

11/30/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Jamarca Sanford #33 of the Minnesota Vikings breaks up a pass intended for Jarrett Boykin #11 of the Green Bay Packers as Xavier Rhodes #29 also defends at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Xavier Rhodes’ Concussion Leaves Minnesota Vikings Really Thin At Corner

The Minnesota Vikings lost cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Joe Webb during the game against the Green Bay Packers with concussions. Neither has formally passed the NFL’s concussion protocol, but the team is still hopeful that will be available Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field. The Vikings listed six players as non-participants, one as a limited participant and four as full participants for Thursday’s practice.

11/29/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 29: A.J. Jefferson #24 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the second half of the game against the Tennessee Titans on August 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Release Jefferson, Further Thinning The Defensive Backfield

The Minnesota Vikings released A.J. Jefferson hours after he was arrested for a domestic assault claim. The Vikings are now down three healthy cornerbacks on their roster with one on their practice squad. Audie Cole made his start on Sunday and was impressive. He is likely to remain in the starting lineup. The Vikings filled their open roster spot by claiming offensive tackle Mike Remmers off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.

11/27/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs between Mike Daniels #76 and Mike Neal #96 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 24, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Vikings tied the Packers 26-26 after overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings And Green Bay Packers Play To Rare Tie

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers played to a 26-26 tie at Lambeau Field Sunday. The Vikings turned an early seven-point deficit into a 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter. The Packers scored 16 straight points in the fourth quarter, including 10 in the final four minutes to force overtime. Both teams kicked a field goal on their opening drive of overtime and traded punts before time ran out.

11/25/2013

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11-18-13 Weekend Storms In The Midwest On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Rare November tornado’s strike the Midwest on Sunday.

11/18/2013

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Ravens-Bears Game Delayed By Rain, Wind

The Chicago Bears’ game against the Baltimore Ravens is being delayed because of heavy rain and wind. Play was stopped with just under five minutes left in the first quarter with the Ravens leading 10-0 on Sunday.

11/17/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 05: Phil Loadholt #71 of the Minnesota Vikings on the sideline against the Buffalo Bills at the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 5, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Loadholt Out; Depth Becoming A Problem For Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings will be without Phil Loadholt Thursday against the Washington Redskins. The starting right offensive tackle suffered a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Vikings list six players as out for Thursday’s game. They also list two as doubtful, one as questionable and three as probable.

11/07/2013

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

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Line To See Boost In Play Time If Ellison Misses The Vikings’ Home Opener

The Minnesota Vikings are preparing to be without tight end Rhett Ellison for Sunday’s home opener against the Cleveland Browns. Undrafted rookie Zach Line is next in line to fill-in for suspended fullback Jerome Felton as Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker. The Vikings had five players listed as limited participants in practice and three players as full participants.

09/20/2013

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 15: Matt Kalil #75 of the Minnesota Vikings blocks Shea McClellin #99 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 31-30. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Frazier Upset Over Play Calling In The Final Minutes Of Minnesota Vikings’ Loss On Sunday

Head coach Leslie Frazier talked Monday at his weekly press conference about second guessing himself during the final drive of the Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears. There are only three undefeated in the NFC, but the Vikings are still winless. The Vikings preparation for the Cleveland Browns will likely involved three possible starting quarterbacks.

09/18/2013

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Vikings Trying To Regain Winning Touch

The winless Minnesota Vikings, fresh from their second defeat, are facing plenty of pending problems that must be fixed if they’re going to return to the playoffs.

09/16/2013

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Cutler, Bennett Lead Bears Over Vikings 31-30

Jay Cutler threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left to lead the Chicago Bears to a 31-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

09/15/2013

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Minnesota Vikings Expect To Have Kevin Williams Against Chicago Bears

The Minnesota Vikings are expecting to get a big boost from the return of defensive tackle Kevin Williams from injury. The 11-year NFL veteran missed just the third game of his career due to injury. The Vikings have eight players on their injury report, including four full participants and four limited participants.

09/13/2013

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Kevin Williams Listed As Probable For Bears

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams missed practice on Friday due to personal reasons. Coach Leslie Frazier says Williams will be ready to make his season debut on Sunday against Chicago. Williams missed the opener against Detroit with a knee injury. He returned to practice this week and Frazier says his defensive captain is good to go. Williams is listed as probable on the injury report.

09/13/2013

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Vikings Defense Tries To Regroup Against Bears

The Minnesota Vikings defense has two pieces of good news this week coming off a humbling loss at Detroit in the season opener. First, they expect defensive captain Kevin Williams to be back at defensive tackle after missing the 34-24 loss to the Lions with a knee injury. Second, they don’t have to face Reggie Bush, the Lions running back who torched them for 191 total yards and a touchdown.

09/12/2013

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Bears Worried More About Pass Rush Than Peterson

The Chicago Bears find themselves worrying about improving their pass rush at a time when there could be a somewhat more pressing issue facing them: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

09/11/2013

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29: J'Marcus Webb #73 of the Chicago Bears tries to block against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field on August 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Browns defeated the Bears 18-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Claim J’Marcus Webb, Finalize Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings claimed former Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb and released Troy Kropog Sunday. Head coach Leslie Frazier said that he would talk about injuries on Wednesday, including the right knee of Kevin Williams. The Vikings filled their practice squad roster with eight players.

09/04/2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: D.J. Williams #55 of the Denver Broncos attempts to tackle Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the NFL season opener game at EverBank Field on September 12, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.

D.J. Williams To Get First Opportunity To Replace Brian Urlacher For The Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears signed D.J. Williams to replace Brian Urlacher at middle linebacker this season. Williams, a nine-year veteran, has been a highly productive player since being taken in the first round of the 2004 draft.

08/08/2013

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St. Michael’s Native Spaeth Plays Tough For Steelers

Matt Spaeth is part of the group working at Larry Fitzgerald’s camp. Sit with him and you realize that the young man now has some years in this game. “It’s been a whirlwind to think this is year seven for me. I was just talking to somebody else, I don’t want to say this, but I’m coming up on 30 and to think I’ll be 30 playing in the NFL is just amazing. It’s been a dream come true,” Spaeth said.

06/29/2013

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Bears LB Urlacher Announces Retirement

Brian Urlacher wasn’t sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he’s calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.

05/22/2013

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Key NFL Draft Picks To Fill NFC North Offensive, Defensive Holes

The 2013 NFL Draft will take place this week, so let’s take a look at which holes each team in the NFC North needs to fill to have a successful draft.

04/22/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 05: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball in front of nose tackle B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers in the second half during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Future Looks Bright For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had a disappointing finish to an encouraging season. Jared Allen will undergo surgery on his shoulder after the Pro Bowl later this month. The Vikings now begin preparation for the draft in April and evaluating its 14 free agents.

01/07/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 23: Green Bay Packer fan wearing the 'Frozen Tundra' hat during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field on December 23, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Lynn /Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Look To Take Third Meeting With The Green Bay Packers

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers go at it for third and final time this season Saturday at Lambeau Field. After splitting their two regular season matchups, the rubber match comes in the NFC wild card playoff round.

01/04/2013

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