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.
10 Things To Watch At Vikings Training CampIt's the middle of July, but the football season is officially just around the corner. The Minnesota Vikings report to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday for training camp. So what should we keep an eye on as the team practices in Mankato?
Patterson Hoping To Forget Rough 2nd Season With VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings offseason lasts for about six weeks. Training camp in Mankato is less than a month away. One player who can't wait for it to get here is wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings Make Elementary School AppearanceThe idea Wednesday morning was for the Minnesota Vikings to build a playground like they do every year -- this time in Falcon Heights. Vikings employees were able to join with volunteers and start in on construction, and they made progress. But the team never got to join because the skies opened.
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.
Team Grades: Fast Start Leads To Heartbreak For The Vikings In DetroitThe 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.