Ahh, Twitter — for better or worse, it has changed the way we view those in the public eye, including our beloved professional athletes. And while some haven’t quite figured out what’s appropriate for social media (*cough* Ochocinco *cough*) others really get it and in turn, give their fans even more reason to adore them.
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.
The Minnesota Vikings were blown out by the New England Patriots 30-7 Sunday in the team’s home opener at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored first, but surrendered 30 straight points to lose. There is nothing positive to say about the game. Every aspect of the game was bad for the Vikings.
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.
Football season is here, and that means fans will constantly be arguing over arcane pigskin stats, facts and history. And if there are any fans who love to talk, who can’t help but remind you how great their team is…it’s Green Bay Packers fans.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports says Greg Jennings is the Vikings most overrated player, while Phil Loadholt is the team’s most underrated player.
Coaches from every level of sports can have a huge impact on the players they’re working with. And an event Friday called “A Call to Coaches: Developing Young Men of Character,” will bring many of those leaders together.
The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed receiver Jerome Simpson. The team announced the move on Friday. Simpson bounced back from an injury plagued first season in Minnesota in 2012 with a solid season last year. He caught 48 passes for a career-high 726 yards in 2013. At season’s end, Simpson expressed a desire to return to the Vikings, who see him as a legitimate deep threat alongside Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson in the passing game.
The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than the 5-10-1 record the team finished with in the 2013 season. The Vikings pass defense was abysmal in 2013 with five game-tying or game-winning scores in the final minute of the game. The team used three starting quarterbacks, including Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel for small stretches twice. The team fired head coach Leslie Frazier very early Monday morning.
Greg Jennings wanted to make sure he knew what he was getting into before he joined the Minnesota Vikings, so he sat down and studied film of Christian Ponder.
The Minnesota Vikings routed the NFC East Division leading Philadelphia Eagles on the arm of Matt Cassel and legs of Matt Asiata. The two combined for 433 yards and six touchdowns as the Vikings won 48-30. Each unit had good games for the Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings have little left to play for, with a fan base largely focused on positioning for next year’s draft pick.
Adrian Peterson is dealing with a groin injury and will not miss a game, even if asked to do so. The Minnesota Vikings also can expect to have wide receiver Greg Jennings in the lineup when it travels to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Harrison Smith is on the mend and expects to begin practicing next week. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, seven as limited participants and three as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
Wide receiver Percy Havrin will make his awaited Seattle Seahawks debut against the Minnesota Vikings, his former team. Harvin was active for the first time this season Sunday. He was a full participant in Seahawks practice the final two days of the week and was listed as probable.
Christian Ponder says he can play, but Leslie Frazier hasn’t committed to starting the third-year quarterback on Sunday. The former first round draft pick will wear a harness, if he plays. The team listed two players as non-participants, seven players as limited participants and six players as full participants in Thursday’s practice.