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The Minnesota Vikings Acquired Jared Allen To Put Pressure On The Quarterback

The Minnesota Vikings had an anemic pass rush in 2007. So, the team went out and acquired the individual sack leader that season during the offseason. There were concerns over some off-field issues, but he has become one of the team’s best playmakers and leaders.

10/16/2012

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Vikings Confident At 4-1, But Not Comfortable

The Minnesota Vikings weren’t supposed to be in first place this season. Not even five games in.

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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Injuries Are Starting To Mount For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have been fortunate to avoid any major injuries. Linebacker Erin Henderson has missed two games with a concussion, but he is expected back soon. Safety Mistral Raymond injured his ankle and may be a couple weeks away from returning. The Vikings have however suffered several other day-to-day minor injuries.

10/06/2012

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Vets Still Guiding Vikings ‘D’, But Youth The Fuel

The veterans on the Minnesota Vikings defense are still significant contributors. Jared Allen, Chad Greenway, Kevin Williams and Antoine Winfield continue to make their mark.

10/05/2012

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Special Teams Lead Vikings Past Lions 20-13

The Minnesota Vikings remain atop the NFC North Division standings following a 20-13 win over the Detroit Lions. The win ends a winless streak of 11 straight games against divisional opponents for the Vikings.

09/30/2012

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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

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Rudolph Sits Out Vikings Practice, Allen Limited

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph didn’t practice Wednesday because of a bruised quadriceps muscle, and defensive end Jared Allen was limited by a neck injury.

09/26/2012

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After Late Hit, Allen Says He Won’t Change Style

Jared Allen and the Minnesota Vikings had Andrew Luck on the run, with nowhere to throw and nowhere to go on third-and-16.

09/20/2012

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Three Ups And Three Downs For The Minnesota Vikings Through Two Games

The Minnesota Vikings were not expected to win very many games this season, but they have still played surprisingly well in some aspects while underachieving in others. Rookie kicker Blair Walsh, the two-minute offense and running back Adrian Peterson are pleasant surprises while the pass rush, two-minute defense and downfield passing attack are disappointments.

09/19/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Have Great Opportunity To Remain Undefeated

The Minnesota Vikings hit the road for the first time in 2012. It is set to battle the NFL’s worst team last season, the Indianapolis Colts, at Lucas Oil Stadium with the chance to improve to 2-0.

09/14/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Enter The 2012 Season With Low Expectations

The national media does not like the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, but history says they still have a chance. The Vikings need a lot of things to go right to prove the naysayers wrong from better quarterback play to improved pass defense.

09/06/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Who’s Your All-Time Favorite MN Viking?

Randy Moss, Jared Allen and Fran Tarkenton — who’s your favorite Minnesota Viking?

08/29/2012

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Good Question: Why Do We Celebrate Elvis Like He’s Still Rocking?

In the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, Elvis Presley was the undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Decades later, some people think he still is.

08/16/2012

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Vikings’ Run Defense Still Under Construction

Preseason games can be difficult to analyze and often misleading, but no NFL team feels good about allowing 260 yards rushing in one night. That’s what happened to the Minnesota Vikings in San Francisco last Friday while losing to the 49ers, so there was no secret about what the defensive coaches harped on in their weekend review with the players.

08/13/2012

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Winfield Won’t Fight Vikings Attempt To Limit Time

Finding a balance in the NFL between preserving the health of team’s best players and maximizing their talent is always a trick.

08/03/2012

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Vikings Veterans Still Expect To Win In Rebuilding

Jared Allen is happy to help out the younger Minnesota Vikings, answering questions, giving advice or critiquing their performance.

08/01/2012

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Jared Allen Wants NFL Sack Record

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen says he wants the NFL sack record more than ever after falling just one short of breaking the mark last season.

06/19/2012

Minnesota lawmakers, highlighted by Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, teamed up with Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen on Saturday at the Mall of America to rally superfans in an effort to get the stadium bill signed.

State Leaders, Vikings Hold Rally At MOA Days Before House Stadium Vote

It’s a fourth-and-long situation just two days before a Minnesota House vote on a new stadium agreement.

05/05/2012

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Vikings, Political Leaders, Plan Stadium Rally

The Minnesota Vikings are inviting fans and stadium supporters to the Mall of America on Saturday to hear the latest on efforts for a new football stadium.

05/04/2012

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Jared Allen, Calvin Johnson Lead All-Pro Voting

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen are the leading vote getters for The Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro Team, each falling one vote short of being unanimous choices.

01/06/2012

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Vikings Lose; Allen Just Misses NFL Sack Record

Charles Tillman’s interception return in the second quarter gave Chicago the lead for good, and the Bears stopped their five-game losing streak with a 17-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday despite 3½ sacks by Jared Allen.

01/01/2012

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Jared Allen Breaks Vikings Sack Record

Jared Allen has broken the Minnesota Vikings single-season sack record and is one sack away from breaking Michael Strahan’s NFL mark.

01/01/2012

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Vikings’ Jared Allen Selected To 4th Pro Bowl

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday afternoon that defensive end Jared Allen has been selected to the Pro Bowl.

12/27/2011

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Despite Vikings’ Struggles, Allen Still Fired Up

The Minnesota Vikings were on the wrong end of a blowout against New Orleans, and Jared Allen was on the sideline during the Saints’ final possession.

12/19/2011

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