Christian Ballard

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 16: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the game at Edward Jones Dome on December 16, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Vikings won 36-22 as Peterson rushed for 212 yards. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Late Surge From The St. Louis Rams, Inch Towards Wild Card

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the St. Louis Rams Sunday and got a little help to move into the sixth and final spot in the playoffs. It still has two games remaining to reach the postseason, but at least now it controls its own destiny. Adrian Peterson ran for 212 yards and a touchdown to solidify his case for the league’s MVP award.

12/17/2012

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Percy Harvin Doubtful For The Minnesota Vikings

Percy Harvin did not practice all week and is as doubtful for Sunday’s against the Detroit Lions. His absence would leave a huge hole in an already anemic passing offense. The only other injured player listed as worse than probable is defensive tackle Letroy Guion.

11/11/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Fail In Chance To Take Sole Possession Of First Place

The Minnesota Vikings had an opportunity to be the only undefeated team in the division after two weeks. A last minute loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium makes tied with all three other NFC North teams atop the division.

09/17/2012

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Rookie Ballard Making Good 1st Impression

Christian Ballard kept tumbling down the draft board in April, with teams passing on the physically gifted defensive lineman two, three, even four times.

08/31/2011

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Rookie Ballard Making Good 1st Impression

The Minnesota Vikings took a chance when they selected Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard in the fourth round of April’s draft. The early returns have been nothing but favorable.

08/30/2011

The Vikings selected Iowa defensive end Christian Ballard (No. 46) with their fourth round draft pick in the NFL Draft on Saturday. (credit: David Purdy/Getty Images)

Vikings Draft Iowa DT Ballard In 4th Round

The Minnesota Vikings have selected Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard with their fourth-round draft pick.

04/30/2011

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