Adrian Peterson Throws Shade At Christian PonderIf you ask Minnesota Vikings fans, most of them will say they are happy to have second-year player Teddy Bridgewater as their quarterback. Many are just as satisfied, if not more, that former first-round draft pick Christian Ponder is no longer with the Vikings.
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Christian Ponder Expects Boos In His Return To MinnesotaChristian Ponder is under no illusions about what kind of reaction he'll get when he returns to Minnesota. Ponder even joked that he might even respond to the expected harsh treatment with a bow when he takes on the Vikings in an exhibition game for the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.
Vikings Will Host Buccaneers, Raiders In PreseasonThe Minnesota Vikings will host Tampa Bay and Oakland in the 2015 preseason, bringing a handful of familiar faces back to face their former team.
Packers Look To Change Recent Playoff TrendThe Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Vikings Invite Robbins Family To Winter ParkLast month we shared a story about a grieving Minnesota family who received a special gift from a Vikings player. The Robbins family lost their wife and mom, Maggie, in a car crash in early October.
Injury Report: No Problem For Patterson On Sunday Against WashingtonCordarrelle Patterson expects to be 100 percent when the Minnesota Vikings host the Washington Redskins at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. He is coming off his best game of the season last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in which he made two key first down catches in the game-tying drive in the final minute of regulation. The Vikings have eight players listed on their injury report and the Redskins have eight as well.
Vikings Practice Squad QB Harnish Has Foot InjuryMinnesota Vikings practice squad quarterback Chandler Harnish has a foot injury that will keep him out for at least several weeks. Coach Mike Zimmer said Harnish was inadvertently stepped on by a teammate in practice Wednesday. Harnish saw a foot specialist and was diagnosed with a Grade 1 Lisfranc sprain. The Vikings were planning to try out other quarterbacks for Harnish's spot.
Team Grades: Offensive Ineptitude And Late Defensive Collapse Cost VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings stalled in the red zone and the Buffalo Bills scored in the final seconds for the game-winning score. The Vikings fell to 2-5 with a 17-16 defeat Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Vikings defense was very good, with the exception of a few plays and the game's final drive. The offense was a disappointment again and Bridgewater is still a work in progress. The special teams were below average.
Vikings’ Ponder Gives Shopping Spree To Grieving FamilyA grieving Minnesota family received an unexpected gift during a chance encounter at the mall. Brianna and Emily Robbins' mom, Maggie, was killed in a car accident earlier this month. A few days later, their dad took them shopping to try to lift their spirits.
Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Give Second Straight Poor PerformanceThe Minnesota Vikings played another lifeless game. This time it was a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions at home. The Vikings defense kept them in the game, but the offense gave them nothing. The defense did not make enough plays to win the game themselves.