Jeff Locke

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 7: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings scrambles with the ball during the third quarter of the game on November 7, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Huge Upset At Mall Of America Field: Excellent Grades For Vikings Against Redskins

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Washington Redskins 34-27 at Mall of America Field on Thursday. The Vikings scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to get their second win of the season. Christian Ponder led the Vikings offense before injuring his left arm. The defense was able to sack Robert Griffin III four times.

11/08/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 3: Dwayne Harris #17 of the Dallas Cowboys scores a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Vikings 27-23. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Team Grades Drop In 3rd Last-Minute Loss For Minnesota Vikings In 2013

The Minnesota Vikings blew their third last-minute lead of the season. The Dallas Cowboys scored with 35 seconds remaining to send the Vikings to their worst start to a season since 1961 (the team’s inaugural year). Adrian Peterson ran for 140 yards and a touchdown in the 27-23 loss Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

11/04/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 27: Tramon Williams #38 of the Green Bay Packers breaks up a pass intended for Jerome Simpson #81 of the Minnesota Vikings as head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the second quarter of the game on October 27, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Continue To Depress Fans After Disappointing Loss To Packers

Cordarrelle Patterson returned the opening kickoff 109 yards, but the Minnesota Vikings struggled all night to keep up with the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings fell to 1-6 with the 44-31 loss Sunday at Mall of America Field. The team has now lost three straight games following its bye week.

10/28/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Running back Michael Cox #29 of the New York Giants avoids a tackle by cornerback Chris Cook #20 of the Minnesota Vikings during a game at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Hand The New York Giants First Win Of The Season

The Minnesota Vikings put forth another poor showing. Even the players that provided the highlights also provided lowlights. The offense never got into a rhythm. The best Vikings defense was the Giants offense at times.

10/22/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 13: Thomas Davis #58 of the Carolina Panthers sacks Matt Cassel #16 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on October 13, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Uninspired And Effortless Vikings Lose To Carolina

The Minnesota Vikings showed very little effort in a blow out loss to the Carolina Panthers. The offense failed to move the ball as efficiently as it did in its previous game. Matt Cassel was unable to maintain the spark he had in London. The defense was shredded from beginning to end. The special teams units barely got a chance to show anything.

10/14/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Matt Cassel #16 of the Minnesota Vikings throws the ball during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Matt Cassel Leads The Minnesota Vikings To First Win Of The Season

Christian Ponder’s broken ribs forced the Minnesota Vikings to start backup quarterback Matt Cassel. The nine-year veteran led the team to a 34-27 victory. The Vikings finally have something to build on this season with the consistent and trustworthy quarterback. The defense made a big play when it needed to and the special teams made plays – some good and some bad.

09/30/2013

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Scarves For Sandy Victims Gets We Day Volunteers To Training Camp

We are now just eight weeks away from Minnesota’s first We Day. It’s an event that will bring 18,000 students together at the Xcel Energy Center for an all-star concert in October.

08/14/2013

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Which Viking Will Have The Biggest Breakout Year?

There’s a fair amount of young and talented Vikings, but which will have the biggest year in 2013?

08/10/2013

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Post-Kluwe Vikings Confident In Rookie Punter

The Minnesota Vikings still have a UCLA-educated punter with an erudite degree, one whose background was in soccer before trying his leg at another sport.

08/03/2013

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Meet Jeff Locke, The Vikings New Punter

The Vikings continue their work in Mankato, and while most rookies fight for a spot on the team or for playing time, one already knows he’s the man at his position. The question is, “Can he deliver?”

07/30/2013

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Vikes Sign 3 More Draft Picks, Including New Punter

The Minnesota Vikings have signed three more draft picks, including punter Jeff Locke of UCLA.

05/15/2013

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Gov. Dayton Wary Of Vikings Cutting Kluwe

Gov. Mark Dayton has joined the list of those wondering if the Minnesota Vikings cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe solely for performance purposes.

05/08/2013

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Kluwe: ‘So Long, Minnesota’

Ever since the Minnesota Vikings drafted USC’s punter Jeff Locke, there has been speculation that Chris Kluwe’s days in Minnesota were numbered. Those speculations were correct.

05/06/2013

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Vikings Add Veteran Free Agents Lacey, Jackson

The Minnesota Vikings have signed a pair of veteran free agents, cornerback Jacob Lacey and defensive end Lawrence Jackson.

04/29/2013

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Vikings Draft Punter In 5th Round, Kluwe Out?

Chris Kluwe’s eventful run as Minnesota Vikings punter may have come to an end on the final day of the NFL draft on Saturday.

04/27/2013

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