Vikings Team Grades: Minnesota Blows Chance To Beat NFL’s BestA fumbled punt return and short punt cost the Minnesota Vikings big in a 17-9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at US Bank Stadium on Thursday.
Vikings RB Jerick Mckinnon Pays Tribute To HarambeMinnesota Vikings running back Jerick Mckinnon’s footwear for Sunday’s game against the Eagles was full of references to the late Cincinnati Zoo gorilla that became a massive internet meme.
After Filling In For Peterson, Vikings’ McKinnon Still ReadyWhen Adrian Peterson was lost to injury, Jerick McKinnon was asked to step in.
With Peterson Out, Vikings’ McKinnon Steps Back Into SpotlightWith the timetable for Adrian Peterson’s return uncertain after his surgery Thursday, the Vikings turn their hopeful eyes to Jerick McKinnon.
Despite Small Size, Vikings See Big Role For Jerick McKinnonMcKinnon's diverse set of skills and the nature of successful offenses in the NFL have made one of the smallest players on Minnesota's roster one of the most important.
Seahawks Hoping For Repeat Performance Against VikingsIt was a little over a month ago that the Seattle Seahawks swooped into Minnesota and did a number on the Vikings, rolling to a 38-7 win over the NFC North champions.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Remain Relatively HealthyThe Minnesota Vikings may not have played well in Week 1, but they have been fortunate when it comes to injuries. They have not had a player on their active roster miss practice this season. Both players listed on the team’s injury report are probable for their Week 2 contest. The Detroit Lions have nine listed on theirs.
Peterson Banged Up, But Teammate Says It's Not SeriousMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been banged up a bit in practice. Peterson was tangled up with other players Tuesday during an inside running drill at training camp, falling to the ground while appearing to hurt his leg.
Meet The Man Who Coaches The Vikings Running BacksKirby Wilson remembers every running back he’s ever worked with. He keeps a list. It now has 107 names on it. In an 18-year NFL coaching career spent entirely coaching running backs, Wilson has had some good ones.
Vikings Running Backs, Even Peterson, Must Work On BlockingAfter an absence from NFL activity that spanned seven months, Adrian Peterson has returned as Minnesota's featured runner. But before he resumes his familiar role of carrying the ball, there's one more thing he must do: pass protection.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe 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.
Vikings Want To Use Running Backs Differently The Rest Of The SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings enter the final three games of the season with two running backs that did not start the season on the active roster. Head coach Mike Zimmer would like to see more of what Joe Banyard and Ben Tate can bring the offense after the two combined for four carries in Sunday's win over the New York Jets. Also, after 97 scoreless NFL games, Jerome Felton scored his first career NFL touchdown.