Long Returns: Patterson Plays His Best Against PackersThe Green Bay Packers will be wise to treat Cordarrelle Patterson carefully this weekend.
4 Things To Watch At Vikings Training CampTraining camp is in full swing for the Minnesota Vikings in Mankato and it's a huge year for the purple, full of potential.
Cordarrelle Patterson Enters Crucial Season With VikingsLast year, Patterson became nearly invisible with the offense. Two catches. Two carries. That was it.
Vikings Exercise 5th Year Options On Floyd, RhodesThe Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they've exercised fifth-year contract options on defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
5 Head-Scratching Vikings Pro Bowl SelectionsIf it seems like the NFL Pro Bowl gets a little more ridiculous, you're not alone in your thinking. Here are four Vikings players, plus an extra, that make us shake our heads even as loyal fans when we hear they were picked for the Pro Bowl.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings' Loss To Green BayThe stage was set Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings to take advantage of a huge opportunity. With a one game lead in the NFC North, they could take control of the division with a victory over their hated division rivals. Instead, what transpired was easily the Vikings' worst performance of the season since losing at San Francisco in Week 1.
Peterson, Vikings Run Over Raiders 30-14Adrian Peterson ran for 203 yards and a touchdown in his record-tying sixth career 200-yard game, Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kick 97 yards for a score and the Minnesota Vikings took over sole possession of first place in the NFC North by beating the Oakland Raiders 30-14 on Sunday.
Sherels, Walsh Keys To Vikings' Improved Special TeamsMarcus Sherels' 65-yard punt return for a touchdown last week earned the unheralded returner the NFC special teams player of the week award. For a Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer, the honor reflects the total work of Sherels and the team's special teams during a 23-20 victory against the Bears.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings WR Johnson Hopes To Be Back For Week 6 Against ChiefsMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson injured his ribs during the team's Week 3 victory over the San Diego Chargers at TCF Bank Stadium. He did not practice all week and missed the Week 4 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Now, he hopes that the bye week will allow him to miss only one game.
7 Takeaways From Vikings Week 1 Loss At 49ersFootball season finally arrived for Minnesota Vikings fans late Monday night in the team's regular season opener at San Francisco. The only problem: The players never bothered to show up. In one of the more disappointing and embarrassing performances in recent memory, the Vikings looked like they weren't ready to play on the national stage. Here are seven takeaways from Monday night's loss at San Francisco.
7 Takeaways From the Vikings 2nd Preseason GameIf nothing else, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has one thing going for him right now: He's a career 6-0 in preseason games. Minnesota beat Tampa Bay 26-16 Saturday night in the Vikings' first of two preseason games at TCF Bank Stadium. There are still three more preseason games left and plenty can change in the next month, but here are seven takeaways from Saturday's preseason victory.
Winston Has Wobbly Debut; Vikings Beat Bucs 26-16Jameis Winston produced mixed results at best in his first NFL action for Tampa Bay, while Teddy Bridgewater had Minnesota's passing attack in prime form to spark the Vikings in a 26-16 exhibition victory over the Buccaneers on Saturday night.