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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

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

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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Vikings Lead NFL With 5 Players From Notre Dame

Notre Dame is one of the few college football teams that truly can boast a national following. There’s even an alumni chapter in the Minnesota Vikings locker room.

12/07/2012

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 25: Workers inflate a bear before player introductions as the Chicago Bears take on 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 Get Rematch With The Chicago Bears

The Minnesota Vikings face the Chicago Bears for the second time in three weeks. Both teams are coming off a heartbreaking loss that cost a place in the standings. The Vikings need to win to keep its playoff hopes alive.

12/07/2012

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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

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers rolls out to look for a receiver against the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on November 4, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 31-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Renew Rivalry With Green Bay Packers Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings look to remain in the division title hunt with a win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Packers are one game ahead of the Vikings and in second place in the NFC North division. Minnesota is led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and its passing offense.

11/30/2012

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Rudolph, Smith Pass Concussion Tests For Vikings

While the Minnesota Vikings wait to see how star receiver Percy Harvin’s sprained left ankle responds in practice this week, they did receive some good news on the health of tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith.

11/28/2012

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

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates scoring a touchdown with John Carlson #89 during the first quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

John Carlson Battling Through First Season With The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings signed John Carlson to a long term in March, but several injuries have made fans wonder if it was a good signing. It is somewhat ironic that his role with the Vikings should expand due to a concussion to Kyle Rudolph.

11/27/2012

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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

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

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Minnesota Vikings Complete Season Sweep Of The Detroit Lions

The Minnesota Vikings enter a grueling stretch of inter-divisional games with a 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday at Mall of America Field. Even without Percy Harvin, the Vikings were able to get its passing offense back on track and Adrian Peterson torched the Lions defense. The Vikings defense forced two turnovers while the offense took good care of the ball.

11/12/2012

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