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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 12: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams stands over center during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field December 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won 33-13. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Continue Its Chase For A Playoff Spot With A Trip To St. Louis

The Minnesota Vikings are one game behind the two wild card teams by one game in the standings. It plays the team right behind it in the standings Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The St. Louis Rams have won three straight, including two on the road.

12/14/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 25: Fans look on during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 25, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Three Ups And Downs For The Minnesota Vikings With Three Games Remaining

The Minnesota Vikings have plenty of things to be excited about. The team is in the playoff chase. Adrian Peterson is chasing the rushing record and the MVP award. Harrison Smith is making his case to be the Defensive Rookie of the Year. The offensive line has been the most improved unit on the team. There have also been negatives as well.

12/12/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: A fan cheers during the game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Have Ruled No One Out For Sunday’s Game

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has not ruled any players out for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. The most significant injury is Jared Allen, who missed Wednesday and Thursday’s practices. He was a full participant Friday. All eight injured players are listed as probable for Sunday’s game.

12/08/2012

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Workers inflate a bear before player introductions as the Chicago Bears take on the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on November 25, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 28-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Get Rematch With The Chicago Bears

The Minnesota Vikings face the Chicago Bears for the second time in three weeks. Both teams are coming off a heartbreaking loss that cost a place in the standings. The Vikings need to win to keep its playoff hopes alive.

12/07/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 20: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Oakland Raiders on November 20, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Place Percy Harvin On Injured Reserve

The Minnesota Vikings announced Percy Harvin will miss the rest of the season due to the ankle injury he suffered four and a half weeks ago. Jared Allen also is dealing with injuries, but his ailments are not severe enough to force him to miss any games. Allen also responded to inquiries that he may face retaliation from the Chicago Bears for a hit that ended Lance Louis’ season. Christian Ponder may have a shorter leash than he has had in any game this season.

12/06/2012

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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

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers rolls out to look for a receiver against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on November 4, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 31-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Renew Rivalry With Green Bay Packers Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings look to remain in the division title hunt with a win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Packers are one game ahead of the Vikings and in second place in the NFC North division. Minnesota is led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and its passing offense.

11/30/2012

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Packers Looking For Ways To Keep Rodgers Upright

For a guy who does his best work in the air, Aaron Rodgers is spending way too much time on the ground.

11/29/2012

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings awaits the snap against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 25, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 28-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Minnesota Viking Jared Allen Draws Criticism For Block

The Chicago Bears did not like the block that Jared Allen laid on offensive lineman Lance Louis during Sunday’s game. Leslie Frazier was upset with Adrian Peterson for missing the team bus prior to Sunday’s game. Mistral Raymond had a touchdown confirmed then overturned in a matter of minutes. The Vikings saw one of its practice squad players sign with another team early in the week.

11/29/2012

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Vikings DE Jared Allen Fined $21K For Hit On Louis

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has been fined $21,000 for a hit on Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis on Sunday.

11/28/2012

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 4: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings is tended to on the field during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks 30-20. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Percy Harvin Remains Doubtful for the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings may be without its leading receiver for a second consecutive game when it travels to Chicago. Leslie Frazier said that everyone else should be okay to go, even though two players are listed as questionable.

11/24/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Begin Critical Stretch In Chicago

The Minnesota Vikings face the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. The Bears are tied for the division lead, but have lost two straight games. The key for both is turnovers. If the Vikings do not commit them, they will win.

11/23/2012

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Vikes Need Strong Pass Rush In Tough Next 2 Games

The Minnesota Vikings must play perhaps their best yet this season to emerge from the last six games with a playoff spot, let alone a winning record.

11/21/2012

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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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Vikings Get Much-Needed Win Heading Into Bye Week

Vikings GM Rick Spielman walked down the Metrodome stairs to the locker room after Minnesota’s victory over the Detroit Lions with a look of relief more than excitement washed over his face.

11/12/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Seek Season Series Sweep Of The Detroit Lions

The Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions with the chance to complete a season series sweep. The Vikings have struggled with its passing offense, but the battered Lions secondary may be what the doctor ordered.

11/09/2012

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Minnesota Vikings’ Offense Sputters In Loss To The Seattle Seahawks

The Minnesota Vikings had full control of the game after the opening drive, but the Seattle Seahawks took momentum midway through the first quarter. The Vikings were unable slow the Seahawks before falling 30-20 Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

11/05/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Heading To West Coast For First Time In Over A Year

The Minnesota Vikings start the second half of the season with a trip to the west coast. The Vikings lead the Seattle Seahawks by one game in the standings for a wild card spot. The most intriguing aspect of the game is the battle between the NFL’s top two rushers this season.

11/02/2012

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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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Minnesota Vikings Blown Out At Home By The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Minnesota Vikings never got into the game before falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday. Adrian Peterson had another outstanding game. The Vikings made far too many mistakes and allowed the Buccaneers to do whatever they wanted.

10/26/2012

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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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Mistral Raymond Returns To Practice For The Minnesota Vikings; Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson Both Expected To Play

The Minnesota Vikings only have three players listed as questionable or worse on the injury report. Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson both missed at least one practice this week, but both are expected to play and start. Mistral Raymond was injured during the Week 3 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He returned to practice, but will not play Sunday.

10/20/2012

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The Minnesota Vikings Face A Struggling Arizona Cardinals Team

The Minnesota Vikings play the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at Mall of America Field. The Cardinals enter the game on a two-game losing streak, including a loss on the road. The Vikings defense has a huge advantage in the trenches and the pass rushers should be the difference.

10/19/2012

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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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