4 Reasons The Minnesota Vikings Are A Playoff TeamThe Minnesota Vikings are somewhat in uncharted territory. At the halfway point of their season, not only are they above.500 but they've put themselves into playoff contention. Here are four reasons why the Vikings are a playoff team, and why they can't be ruled out to win the NFC North.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings Win Over Kansas CityThe Kansas City game was the first of a five-game stretch for the Vikings that feature very beatable opponents. This week, they are in Detroit, which just got its first win of the season. Here are four takeaways from Sunday's victory
Vikings' Rudolph Excited For Training Camp, Staying Healthy All SeasonThe Vikings are starting to feel the end of their summer days, reporting to training camp on Saturday in Mankato. One of the interesting players to watch is Kyle Rudolph, if he can stay healthy.
10 Things To Watch At Vikings Training CampIt's the middle of July, but the football season is officially just around the corner. The Minnesota Vikings report to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Saturday for training camp. So what should we keep an eye on as the team practices in Mankato?
Ahead Of Training Camp, Rudolph Hosts Football Camp For KidsFootball season is almost here. The Minnesota Vikings report to training camp on Saturday in Mankato. Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph got a little bit of a head start on the week Monday, hosting his own football camp for kids at the Edina Community Center.
Rudolph Aiming, Again, For Productive Year With VikingsKyle Rudolph's main goal on the field is to get open. The Minnesota Vikings tight end has already been covered more than ever this year. With a huge tattoo, that is: He has added a colorful tribute to his family, blanketing his left arm.
Injury Report: Vikings Thin At Linebacker For Game Against The BearsThe 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.
Rudolph Inactive For Vikings Against DolphinsTight end Kyle Rudolph is inactive for the Minnesota Vikings against the Miami Dolphins because of ankle and knee injuries.
Injury Report: Vikings Lose Rookie LB Barr For The SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings promising rookie Anthony Barr will see his first season in the NFL get cut short early. The first round draft pick will have a "very minor procedure" that will keep him out of the final two games. The Vikings list 12 players on their injury report while the Miami Dolphins have 13 listed on theirs.
Injury Report: McKinnon Out, Barr And Price Doubtful For The Vikings Against The JetsThe Minnesota Vikings may be without three rookies for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Running back Jerick McKinnon has been ruled out for the second consecutive week and linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Jabari Price are listed as doubtful. The Vikings have seven players listed on their injury report and the Jets have nine listed on theirs.
Team Grades: Special Teams Leads The Vikings To Lopsided Win Over The PanthersThe 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.
Injury Report: McKinnon Doubtful For The Vikings Against The PanthersThe Minnesota Vikings will not have starting running back Jerick McKinnon Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He has been bothered by a lower back injury that needs a week off to heal. A committee of Matt Asiata (who missed last week's game due to a concussion), Joe Banyard and Ben Tate will get the carries in McKinnon's place. The Vikings have 11 players listed on their injury report and the Panthers have seven players listed on theirs.