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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Minnesota Vikings haven’t had a standout or even steady performer at either safety spot since Darren Sharper left four years ago.
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.
Harrison Smith becomes the eight member of a 10-member 2012 draft class to sign with the Minnesota Vikings.
Mike Max sat down with the Minnesota Vikings’ draft picks.
The Vikings second first round pick, Harrison Smith out of Notre Dame, has quite a connection to his childhood team in Tennessee. Former Viking Tim Irwin was Smith’s childhood coach, and currently coaches Smith’s younger brother.
The Minnesota Vikings have drafted Notre Dame cornerback Robert Blanton with the 139th overall selection in the fifth round.