Vikings Starting To Believe They Can Win Close GamesThat line in the NFL between winning and losing a particular game is often so thin. The Minnesota Vikings have begun to figure out the formula for staying on the right side of it.
Linval Joseph Breaking Through On Vikings D-LineThe Minnesota Vikings have developed one of the NFL's best defenses, headlined by coach Mike Zimmer's creative package of blitzes. The player Zimmer might be most excited about is probably the one who receives the least attention: Linval Joseph.
Injury Report: Vikings' Everson Griffen Ready To Play Against Detroit After Sitting Out With IllnessEverson Griffen was a surprise late scratch for Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The starting right defensive end says he will play in Week 7 in Detroit. He would not divulge the extent of the illness, but only that everything checks out. The Vikings list 10 players on their injury report. The Lions list 14 on theirs.
After Sudden, ‘Scary’ Illness, Griffen Is Back To PracticeMinnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has returned to practice with the team, after a sudden illness that kept him out of the previous game.
Vikings Have Shown More Good Than Bad, But Fixes RemainThe Minnesota Vikings showed plenty of resilience and potential during their three-point defeat at Denver. There are more parts of this team trending in a positive direction than negative.
Minnesota Vikings Developing Physical ReputationThe Minnesota Vikings left their last two opposing quarterbacks battered and in pain. Head coach Mike Zimmer likes the physical approach his defense is played with the last two games. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes suffered a concussion, but appears to be on track to play on Sunday. The Vikings made a roster move on their practice squad.
Vikings D Looks To Get After Future Hall Of Famer Peyton ManningThis Sunday's game should be a fun one for the Minnesota Vikings. They have rejuvenated their defense over the past two games, both convincing victories. Sunday, they get to put that defense to the test against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Vikings' Punishing Pass Rush Key To 2-1 StartThe Vikings have a two game winning streak, largely because of a style of play that reminds you of the glory days of the Purple People Eaters. Their pass rush has been relentless, pressuring quarterbacks and delivering punishing hits.
Vikings Blog: Vikings Defense Takes A Charge Out Of San DiegoThe Minnesota Vikings defense is building a reputation for being tenacious. Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers found this out the hard way on Sunday. The Vikings defense brought constant pressure throughout the game, making Rivers feel uncomfortable whenever he dropped back in the pocket.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer Couldn't Find Many Positives In Vikings Monday Night LossThe Minnesota Vikings played their worst game in the brief 17-game history of head coach Mike Zimmer’s tenure with the team. They were awful on both offense and defense despite having opportunities to get into the game. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was uncharacteristically rattled and inaccurate. Defensive end Everson Griffen made a bold statement to begin the week of preparation for the Detroit Lions.
Griffen Looking To Be A Leader, Playmaker On Vikings DefenseLast 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.
10 Great Draft Picks By The Minnesota VikingsThe 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.