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Griffen Looking To Be A Leader, Playmaker On Vikings Defense

Last year, Everson Griffen got a new contract with the Vikings, giving him a starting spot on the team with the departure of linebacker Jared Allen.

08/25/2015

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10 Great Draft Picks By The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a 7-9 season, and if things go right, could threaten for a playoff spot next season. A lot of it depends on how their young draft picks develop. We all like to have fun and poke at a team when their draft choices fail. When you look at the Vikings, there have been plenty of them over recent years.

02/04/2015

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Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But Unsatisfied

The 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.

12/30/2014

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Injury Report: Vikings To Be Without Four Starters Against The Lions

The Minnesota Vikings have seen their fair shares of injuries this season with four starters already on injured reserve. This week they will travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions without four more starters. Anthony Barr, Sharrif Floyd, Robert Blanton and Charlie Johnson all were declared out for the game. In total, the Vikings have nine players listed on the injury report. The Lions have nine players on their respective list as well.

12/12/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 12-8-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Hosts

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12/08/2014

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Team Grades: Audible Saves Vikings From Potential Bad Loss

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the New York Jets 30-24 on an 87-yard touchdown catch by Jarius Wright in overtime Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored a touchdown on the first and last play of the game. The Vikings offense was slightly better than average, while the defense was slightly below average. Teddy Bridgewater saved the Vikings in the game and may be the franchise quarterback they have sought now for some time.

12/08/2014

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Team Grades: Special Teams Leads The Vikings To Lopsided Win Over The Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings used two big special teams plays to defeat the Carolina Panthers 31-13 Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen returned a pair of blocked punts for touchdowns in the first half. Teddy Bridgewater threw a pair of touchdown passes to help the blowout. The defense struggled to stop the run, but made plays in the second half when they needed to.

12/01/2014

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Vikings Block 2 Punts For TDs, Beat Panthers 31-13

Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen returned blocked punts for touchdowns in the first half against Carolina on Sunday, making the Vikings the fifth team to do it multiple times in the same game.

11/30/2014

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Injury Report: Vikings Running Backs Are Getting Banged Up

The Minnesota Vikings are thin on healthy running backs with Matt Asiata out and Jerick McKinnon banged up. McKinnon is expected to play with a lower back issue, but the team claimed Ben Tate off waivers as insurance. Sharrif Floyd’s status is the biggest question mark of any injury on the team. He banged knees with a teammate and was held out of practice because of it. The Vikings list 13 players on their injury report and the Green Bay Packers list eight on theirs.

11/21/2014

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Top 5 Storylines Of The Vikings’ Season After The Bye Week

The Minnesota Vikings sit at 4-5 after their bye week, but where do we begin when it comes to evaluating the first half of their season? So much has happened both on and off the field that the Vikings have been a hot topic for most of the NFL season. With seven games left, the Vikings are relying on a rookie quarterback, a rookie linebacker on defense and several young players at key positions to lead them to a successful season.

11/12/2014

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Everson Griffen Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Month

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that defensive end Everson Griffen has been named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Month for October. Griffen led the NFC with six sacks over four games in October and was the only player in the NFC to record at last one sack in a four-game span during the month.

10/30/2014

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Griffen Giving Vikings Their Money’s Worth

The Minnesota Vikings needed another productive pass rusher, and there were plenty of top-tier options available as free agency approached. They decided to stay with the guy they had already developed, and the gamble of handing over a market-setting contract to Everson Griffen looks like a smart move right now. He is third in the NFL in sacks, with eight in eight games. He also is third in the league with 13 1/2 quarterback knockdowns, according to STATS.

10/29/2014

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Team Grades: Vikings Earn Just Above Average Marks In Overtime Victory Against Buccaneers

The Minnesota Vikings scored first and last to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-13 in overtime Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The Vikings offense was OK. They made plays when they needed to, even though it wasn’t very consistent. The defense was great through three quarters before falling apart in the fourth.

10/27/2014

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Fmr. Vikings Coach Frazier Faces Old Team Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings’ bid for a win Sunday involves the past. Leslie Frazier was the head coach last year at this time. He is now the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His return provides a mixture of memories and incentive. It’s not been great, but make no mistake — the Vikings defense has improved.

10/23/2014

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Team Grades: Offensive Ineptitude And Late Defensive Collapse Cost Vikings

The 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.

10/20/2014

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Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Give Second Straight Poor Performance

The 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.

10/13/2014

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Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Put Up Fight, But Fall Short In New Orleans

The Minnesota Vikings fell to the New Orleans Saints 20-9 Sunday at the Superdome. The offense could not get into the end zone, settling for three field goals instead of getting touchdowns. The defense struggled early, but settled down and kept the team in the game. The special teams were good, with the exception of the punt return unit.

09/22/2014

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Vikings Aim Focus Internally, Prepare For Upcoming Game

The Vikings team has had to endure a week of uncertainty and maintain that life will be normal if they just focus on New Orleans. The attempts at normalcy came at practice Wednesday in Winter Park.

09/17/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Good All Around In Rout Of St. Louis

The Minnesota Vikings posted a dominant performance in their season opening 34-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams Sunday the Edward Jones Dome. The Vikings made very few mistakes and limited the Rams’ stars. Cordarrelle Patterson ran the ball for over 100 yards on three carries and the defense tallied five sacks and two interceptions.

09/08/2014

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Vikings Are Ready To Tackle The Rams

After a slew of camps, mini camp, training camp, winter park camp, the Minnesota Vikings are finally about to play a regular season football game when they take on the St. Louis Rams Sunday.

09/06/2014

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Ill Vikings DE Griffen Questionable vs. Rams

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been listed as questionable for the season opener at St. Louis.

09/05/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Head Into Week 1 Relatively Healthy

The Minnesota Vikings have their lineup pretty much set for Sunday’s season opener against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Head coach Mike Zimmer had few injuries to talk about after Thursday’s practice.

09/05/2014

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Everson Griffen Growing Up In Minnesota

Everson Griffen broke into the NFL as one of the youngest players in the league, and he can now say that everything came a little too fast for him at the start. The money, the game, the attention, it was a lot to handle for a 22-year-old who left USC a year early, and it caught up to the Minnesota Vikings defensive end in the winter following his rookie year.

08/14/2014

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Everson Griffen Overly Eager To Pay Back Vikings

Everson Griffen didn’t want to entertain offers from other teams. His loyalty was with the Minnesota Vikings.

03/11/2014

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Vikings Agree To Terms With Cassel, Griffin

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they’ve agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Cassel and defensive lineman Everson Griffen. The moves were announced Tuesday morning as the NFL embarks on free agency in the afternoon.

03/11/2014

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