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Vikings Lead NFL With 5 Players From Notre Dame

Notre Dame is one of the few college football teams that truly can boast a national following. There’s even an alumni chapter in the Minnesota Vikings locker room.

12/07/2012

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Harvin Has Brief Return To Practice; Remains Doubtful

Percy Harvin returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, but missed both Thursday and Friday’s practices. He is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Every other injured player is listed as probable.

12/01/2012

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Rudolph, Smith Pass Concussion Tests For Vikings

While the Minnesota Vikings wait to see how star receiver Percy Harvin’s sprained left ankle responds in practice this week, they did receive some good news on the health of tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith.

11/28/2012

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Minnesota Vikings: Best Of November

The Minnesota Vikings played three games in November and lost two of them. The Vikings were led by Adrian Peterson on offense, Antoine Winfield on defense and Kevin Williams on special teams in November.

11/28/2012

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Vikings Injuries: Rudolph, Smith Have Concussions

The Minnesota Vikings have two key starters who must pass post-concussion tests before they can be cleared for action, tight end Kyle Rudolph and strong safety Harrison Smith.

11/26/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Are In The Thick Of The Division Title Hunt

The Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers form the NFL’s best division. The Bears sit atop the standings, but have issues with its offense. The Packers won the division last season, but the defense remains its weak link. The Vikings and Adrian Peterson are one of the best stories in the league, but do they have enough to make the playoffs. The Lions remain in the hunt, but can they get hot and catch the teams ahead of them.

11/16/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Rookies Providing Hope For The Future

The Minnesota Vikings are in the process of rebuilding for the future. The process began with the 2012 NFL Draft. The Vikings selected nine players in the draft – lost one to a devastating knee injury – and claimed another off waivers.

11/15/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Rising And Falling Players

Adrian Peterson and Chad Greenway have been getting better as the season has worn on for the Minnesota Vikings, while Percy Harvin and Harrison Smith have seen their production slip of late. The Vikings have proven capable of winning without Harvin, but any sort of playoff run needs to include the dynamic receiver.

11/14/2012

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Mistral Raymond Overcoming Tragedy To Reach NFL Stardom

Mistral Raymond’s life could have taken a turn for the worse, if not for his grandmother and football. The second-year safety endured tragedy during college. Now, this season an ankle injury has tested his mental fortitude.

11/13/2012

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Mistral Raymond Nears Return For The Minnesota Vikings

The 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.

11/01/2012

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Minnesota Vikings’ Best Of October

The Minnesota Vikings took a step back with a 2-2 record in October, both losses against teams with a below-.500 record. The month began with a lopsided impressive win over the Tennessee Titans at home. It finished with a disappointing lopsided home loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a regular season-ending injury to Chris Cook.

10/29/2012

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Adrian Peterson Misses Practice For The Minnesota Vikings

The 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.

10/24/2012

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Three Ups And Downs For The Minnesota Vikings Through Week Six

The Minnesota Vikings have been a pleasant surprise in the NFL this season. Their 4-2 record put them a half game behind the Chicago Bears and one game ahead of the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings have a lot of things going for them while several other things could be improved.

10/17/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Facing Different Type Of Quarterback In RG3

The Minnesota Vikings may face a different quarterback and offense in Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins than it has all season long. The Redskins utilize Griffin’s running ability by using an option scheme. Griffin’s rushing total on the season is just 58 yards less than the other five starting quarterbacks the Viking have faced this season combined.

10/11/2012

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Vikings Say Rookie Smith Won’t Be Punished More

Minnesota Vikings strong safety Harrison Smith won’t be punished further for his shove of an official that drew a 15-yard penalty and automatic ejection from Sunday’s game against Tennessee.

10/08/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Win Third Straight In Convincing Fashion

The Minnesota Vikings improved to 4-1 with a dominating 30-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans at Mall of America Field. Percy Harvin had two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. Christian Ponder threw his first two interceptions of the season, but responded with two touchdown passes.

10/08/2012

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Vikings S Harrison Smith Ejected For Pushing Ref

A split-second after Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith pushed back judge Steve Freeman aside during a confrontation with several Tennessee Titans, the rookie already knew he made a big mistake.

10/07/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Best Of September

The Minnesota Vikings are off to an impressive start to the season. Very few thought the Vikings would be atop the NFC North Division standings after four weeks. The Vikings are led by Percy Harvin on offense, Chad Greenway on defense and Blair Walsh on special teams.

10/03/2012

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Christian Ponder Finds His Way Onto The Minnesota Vikings Injury Report

The Minnesota Vikings begin divisional play, fresh off an upset of the San Francisco 49ers, with several impact starters on the injury list. Jared Allen, Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph have found their way on the report for the first time this season. Erin Henderson and Mistral Raymond are dealing with the first significant injuries of the season for the Vikings.

09/29/2012

Minnesota Vikings Turning To Veteran Experience Of Jamarca Sanford

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier decided to keep his only returning safety, but as a special teams player and backup at both safety positions. Frazier kept five safeties on the roster and Sanford, in his fourth year in the league, has the most experience.

09/25/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Leave Adrian Peterson Off The Injury Report

The Minnesota Vikings still have plenty of question marks with injuries, but it no longer has to worry about running back Adrian Peterson. The veteran was left off the injury report, but a pair of starters were added this week.

09/21/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Not Having Much Luck With Injuries In Prep For Colts

The Minnesota Vikings went through practice this week relatively healthy. Only center John Sullivan and cornerback Antoine Winfield missed a full practice this week. The three players that were forced out of the opener due to injury got back on the practice field this week.

09/14/2012

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Vikings S Harrison Smith Fined $21K For Hit

Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for a hit on San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie on Aug. 24.

08/31/2012

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Vikings Safety Smith Ready To Rough Up Competition

The Minnesota Vikings haven’t had a standout or even steady performer at either safety spot since Darren Sharper left four years ago.

08/14/2012

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Mike Max’s News And Notes

There are people growing more concerned that the Vikings new stadium works for baseball, and that it could become a tough point of contention in the overall cost.

06/09/2012

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