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Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But Unsatisfied

The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.

12/30/2014

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Injury Report: Vikings Thin At Linebacker For Game Against The Bears

The Minnesota Vikings have three healthy linebackers on their active roster for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. Veteran Chad Greenway, despite missing all three practices this week, could still play in the final game of the season. The Vikings have 14 players listed on the injury report and the Bears have 10 listed on theirs.

12/26/2014

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Team Grades: Fast Start Leads To Heartbreak For The Vikings In Detroit

The Minnesota Vikings jumped out to a 14-0 lead before surrendering 16 unanswered points to fall to the Detroit Lions Sunday at Ford Field. The Vikings got early touchdowns from Matt Asiata and Greg Jennings, but a pair of Teddy Bridgewater interceptions turned the game around. The Vikings failed to get points the rest of the game, including a blocked field goal and missed field goal attempt in the second half.

12/15/2014

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Team Grades: Special Teams Leads The Vikings To Lopsided Win Over The Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings used two big special teams plays to defeat the Carolina Panthers 31-13 Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen returned a pair of blocked punts for touchdowns in the first half. Teddy Bridgewater threw a pair of touchdown passes to help the blowout. The defense struggled to stop the run, but made plays in the second half when they needed to.

12/01/2014

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Team Grades: Minnesota Vikings Give Second Straight Poor Performance

The Minnesota Vikings played another lifeless game. This time it was a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions at home. The Vikings defense kept them in the game, but the offense gave them nothing. The defense did not make enough plays to win the game themselves.

10/13/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Good All Around In Rout Of St. Louis

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.

09/08/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Defense Is Already Showing Improvement

The Minnesota Vikings finished last season with the 31st ranked defense. They allowed 397.6 yards per game, including 287.2 yards through the air. Enter Mike Zimmer.

09/03/2014

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Minn. Vikings Nab DT Joseph, Bring Back LB Brinkley

The Minnesota Vikings now have a new run-stopping defensive tackle to pair alongside last year’s first-round pick.

03/12/2014

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Cassel, Griffen Retained, But Vikes Have Work Left

The Minnesota Vikings, like many other NFL teams over the last few days, have been busy working on contracts with their own free agents to keep from being outbid. So what’s left when the market actually opens Tuesday?

03/10/2014

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AP Sources: Vikings Agree With Griffen, Brinkley

The Minnesota Vikings have taken another one of their priority free agents off the market before it opens, agreeing to terms on a five-year contract with defensive end Everson Griffen that features $20 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $42.5 million.

03/09/2014

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 05: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball in front of nose tackle B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers in the second half during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Future Looks Bright For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had a disappointing finish to an encouraging season. Jared Allen will undergo surgery on his shoulder after the Pro Bowl later this month. The Vikings now begin preparation for the draft in April and evaluating its 14 free agents.

01/07/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 30: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on December 30, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Packers 37-34. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings’ Best Of December

The Minnesota Vikings had a very successful month of December. They finished the month with a 4-1 record that propelled the team into the playoffs as the No. 6 seed. Adrian Peterson, Everson Griffen and Blair Walsh led the way for the Vikings.

01/02/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 25: Chris Cook #20 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch before the game against 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)

Injury Bug Is Testing The Minnesota Vikings Depth At Cornerback

The Minnesota Vikings enter its Week 15 contest against the St. Louis Rams with a long list of probable injured players on the injury report. While almost all of them are expected to play, Chris Cook remains on schedule to return in Week 16. Antoine Winfield was the only player listed with 50/50 chance of playing or worse.

12/15/2012

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

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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

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings avoids a tackle by Tim Jennings #26 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 25, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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 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 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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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

Getting To Know Minnesota Vikings’ Starting Middle Linebacker, Jasper Brinkley

Jasper Brinkley has assumed the starting middle linebacker role with the Minnesota Vikings. Here’s how he got there.

09/04/2012

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Vikes Counting On Brinkley To Take Over In Middle

The Minnesota Vikings need a new man in the middle.

08/02/2012

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Vikings Waive Veterans Cook, Dugan, Farwell

The Minnesota Vikings have waived offensive lineman Ryan Cook, tight end Jeff Dugan and linebacker Heath Farwell, three vested veterans who’ve been valuable backups for several seasons.

09/03/2011

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Vikings LB Brinkley Mending After Hip Surgery

The Minnesota Vikings will be without backup linebacker Jasper Brinkley for a while.

08/31/2011

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Busy Offseason For Viking’s Linebacker

Jasper Brinkley is preparing like there will be a season but he’s also made sure he took care of his mother’s wish by returning to college this offseason.

05/29/2011

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