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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

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 04: Cornerback Josh Robinson #21 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings May Have Found Future Starter In Josh Robinson

Josh Robinson is becoming one of the mainstays in the Vikings secondary. The team knows that veteran leader Antoine Winfield is nearing the end of his career. Robinson’s play has given the team assurance that it will be fine when Winfield decides to hang up the cleats.

12/25/2012

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 16: Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans works out on the field prior to the start of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Reliant Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Face Tough Test In The Houston Texans

The Minnesota Vikings will have to earn a victory Sunday against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Vikings will have their hands full with wide Texans receiver Andre Johnson and defensive end J.J. Watt. Minnesota needs a win to improve its playoff chances while the Texans need a win to clinch home field advantage through the playoffs.

12/21/2012

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

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 2: Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings intercepts a pass intended for Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers during the game at Lambeau Field on December 2, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers won 23-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rookie DBs Coming Up Big For Vikings

Harrison Smith and Josh Robinson don’t have any time for the rookie wall. The Minnesota Vikings defensive backs are too busy coming up with game-changing plays to help their team chase down a playoff spot.

12/13/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 09: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field on December 9, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Chicago Bears

The Minnesota Vikings held on for a 21-14 victory over the Chicago Bears Sunday at Mall of America Field. The offense was once again all about Adrian Peterson. He rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

12/10/2012

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: Shea McClellin #99 of the Chicago Bears knocks down Christian Ponder #7 of 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 Overmatched In Chicago

The Minnesota Vikings had an extra week to prepare for the Chicago Bears, but still provided little resistance. The Vikings scored first, but surrendered 25 consecutive points before falling 28-10 at Soldier Field. Adrian Peterson topped 100 yards for the fifth straight game.

11/26/2012

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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In-Season Peek At The Minnesota Vikings’ Offseason Outlook

The Minnesota Vikings are in the heat of the playoff chase, but they also need to think about the future. The Vikings need to make a decision on several free agents and how to improve several areas.

11/21/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Rookies Providing Hope For The Future

The Minnesota Vikings are in the process of rebuilding for the future. The process began with the 2012 NFL Draft. The Vikings selected nine players in the draft – lost one to a devastating knee injury – and claimed another off waivers.

11/15/2012

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Percy Harvin Doubtful For The Minnesota Vikings

Percy Harvin did not practice all week and is as doubtful for Sunday’s against the Detroit Lions. His absence would leave a huge hole in an already anemic passing offense. The only other injured player listed as worse than probable is defensive tackle Letroy Guion.

11/11/2012

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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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Adrian Peterson Misses Friday’s Practice For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had several players miss practices this week, but the most notable omission was running back Adrian Peterson. Friday is a significant practice to miss, but head coach Leslie Frazier said he is not worried about his availability for Sunday’s game.

11/03/2012

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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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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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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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Jerome Simpson’s Status Is Still Unclear For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had four of its best offensive players on its injury report this week. Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder have been on the injury report in previous weeks, but Percy Harvin and Jerome Simpson were new this week. Harvin was injured during practice this week and Simpson felt leg weakness and numbness prior to the win over the Tennessee Titans.

10/13/2012

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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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Minnesota Vikings Best Of September

The Minnesota Vikings are off to an impressive start to the season. Very few thought the Vikings would be atop the NFC North Division standings after four weeks. The Vikings are led by Percy Harvin on offense, Chad Greenway on defense and Blair Walsh on special teams.

10/03/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Not Having Much Luck With Injuries In Prep For Colts

The Minnesota Vikings went through practice this week relatively healthy. Only center John Sullivan and cornerback Antoine Winfield missed a full practice this week. The three players that were forced out of the opener due to injury got back on the practice field this week.

09/14/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Preparing For First Game Of 2012 Against Jacksonville

The Minnesota Vikings have reached the first game week practices and the coaching staff has young and inexperienced players to get ready. As preparations begin for that game, several things stand out about the week of practice.

09/05/2012

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