The Future Looks Bright For The Minnesota VikingsThe 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.
Webb Ends Season For Vikings, Plenty To Ponder About What Could Have BeenThe Minnesota Vikings felt good about its chances to beat the Green Bay Packers on the road in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs. However, starting quarterback Christian Ponder could not play and Joe Webb stepped in. That didn’t go very well and the Vikings lost 24-10.
Head Coach Believes Sunday Was The Way The Minnesota Vikings Need To WinThe Minnesota Vikings are in the thick of the playoff chase and their head coach believes they have the formula to win championships. Punter Chris Kluwe was fined for a uniform infraction. Chris Cook is on track to return from a broken arm in Week 16. The Vikings replaced wide receiver Percy Harvin on the 53-man roster with offensive tackle Troy Kropog. Minnesota signed tight end LaMark Brown to the practice squad to take Kropog’s spot.
Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Chicago BearsThe Minnesota Vikings held on for a 21-14 victory over the Chicago Bears Sunday at Mall of America Field. The offense was once again all about Adrian Peterson. He rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Minnesota Vikings Overmatched In ChicagoThe Minnesota Vikings had an extra week to prepare for the Chicago Bears, but still provided little resistance. The Vikings scored first, but surrendered 25 consecutive points before falling 28-10 at Soldier Field. Adrian Peterson topped 100 yards for the fifth straight game.
In-Season Peek At The Minnesota Vikings' Offseason OutlookThe Minnesota Vikings are in the heat of the playoff chase, but they also need to think about the future. The Vikings need to make a decision on several free agents and how to improve several areas.
What To Watch For From The Minnesota Vikings In NovemberThe best part of the November portion of the Minnesota Vikings’ schedule is its bye week. The Vikings can use that week off to improve two critical areas, one on each side of the ball. It needs to fix at least one of these problems, if it is going to remain in the playoff hunt.
Mistral Raymond Nears Return For The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings head west to face the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. It will see former Vikings Sidney Rice for the first time since he left as a free agent in 2010. The Vikings may have its opening day starting strong safety Mistral Raymond back from an ankle injury.
Adrian Peterson Misses Practice For The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings only have one practice this week before facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday at Mall of America Field. Tight end John Carlson and running back Adrian Peterson were the only players to miss practice. Carlson is not expected to play, but Peterson is.
Jerome Simpson’s Status Is Still Unclear For The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings had four of its best offensive players on its injury report this week. Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder have been on the injury report in previous weeks, but Percy Harvin and Jerome Simpson were new this week. Harvin was injured during practice this week and Simpson felt leg weakness and numbness prior to the win over the Tennessee Titans.
Injuries Are Starting To Mount For The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings have been fortunate to avoid any major injuries. Linebacker Erin Henderson has missed two games with a concussion, but he is expected back soon. Safety Mistral Raymond injured his ankle and may be a couple weeks away from returning. The Vikings have however suffered several other day-to-day minor injuries.
Positives And Negatives Of The Return Of Jerome Simpson To The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings signed Jerome Simpson in April. He is expected to be a game-changing deep threat to stretch the field, but when the Vikings signed him, they knew that a suspension was imminent.