The Minnesota Vikings got on the jet back to the United States with newfound reasons to believe they can salvage this season. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, an unsuccessful London trip means it already could be time to start looking toward next year.
Christian Ponder injured his ribs in last week’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, which leaves his status for the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 4 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers in doubt. Leslie Frazier would like to name his starting quarterback Friday. The Vikings had two non-participants, five limited participants and three full participants at Thursday’s practice.
Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in place of injured Christian Ponder against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings said Friday that Cassel will replace Ponder, who sustained a fractured rib in last weekend’s 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
The Minnesota Vikings are wondering if all the quality time they are spending together in London is really what they need to turn their season around. Minnesota plays the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Wembley Stadium, an NFL International Series matchup featuring a pair of 0-3 teams.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s playing status for Sunday’s NFL game in London against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt because of a rib injury. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that practice on Wednesday will “be a big signal in what direction we’ll have to go,” with a decision expected by Friday.
The Minnesota Vikings are not planning on making changes just to make changes. The Vikings have begun to be hit with injuries. Unfortunately, they coming to one position group. The offensive line may be the Vikings biggest disappointment through three games this season. Minnesota is getting a boost with the return of Jerome Felton from his suspension. Zach Line has been placed on injured reserve.
Jordan Cameron caught three touchdown passes in Hoyer’s second career start, including the go-ahead grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left, and the Browns kept the Vikings winless with a 31-27 victory Sunday.
The Minnesota Vikings will be without fullback Rhett Ellison when they play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Ellison was listed as out for the game because of a knee injury that sidelined him from practice all week. The Vikings are already missing starting fullback Jerome Felton, who is serving the final game of a three-game suspension stemming from a DUI arrest two years ago. Coach Leslie Frazier says the Vikings will lean on rookie Zach Line and veteran tight end John Carlson. Line is a converted running back still learning the position.
The Minnesota Vikings are preparing to be without tight end Rhett Ellison for Sunday’s home opener against the Cleveland Browns. Undrafted rookie Zach Line is next in line to fill-in for suspended fullback Jerome Felton as Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker. The Vikings had five players listed as limited participants in practice and three players as full participants.
Christian Ponder has a lot more to prove if the Minnesota Vikings are going to commit to him as their quarterback beyond this year.
Head coach Leslie Frazier talked Monday at his weekly press conference about second guessing himself during the final drive of the Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears. There are only three undefeated in the NFC, but the Vikings are still winless. The Vikings preparation for the Cleveland Browns will likely involved three possible starting quarterbacks.
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The Minnesota Vikings never had to worry about their offensive line last season. With everyone coming back this year, they figured that unit would be the least of their concerns in 2013. But the big guys up front were shaky in the preseason, and that carried over in a season-opening loss to Detroit. Now one of the chief focuses heading into Chicago this weekend is getting the group back to its once-dominant form.
The Minnesota Vikings expected to have defensive tackle Kevin Williams and center John Sullivan at practice this week, despite knee injuries. The NFL is reportedly going to levy a heavy fine to Ndamukong Suh for his low block on Sullivan. Cordarrelle Patterson played only five plays Sunday and it was the coaches choice. Could a change at quarterback be coming for the Vikings? It has been done before in Minnesota.
There wasn’t much to feel good about after the Vikings’ season-opening loss at Detroit Sunday and Leslie Frazier’s message today couldn’t have been clearer.
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is under plenty of scrutiny after just one game this season. The third-year quarterback struggled with his accuracy Sunday during a 34-24 loss at Detroit.
Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for the season opener Sunday against Detroit. Coach Leslie Frazier said on Friday that Williams was not able to practice all week. The coach believes his star defensive tackle is close to returning, but not quite ready to play.
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was the only Minnesota Vikings to miss practice Thursday. Safety Harrison Smith and McLeod Bethel-Thompson were the only players to have their practice status change from Wednesday to Thursday. Three players were full participants both days despite injuries and five were limited both days.
The Minnesota Vikings claimed former Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb and released Troy Kropog Sunday. Head coach Leslie Frazier said that he would talk about injuries on Wednesday, including the right knee of Kevin Williams. The Vikings filled their practice squad roster with eight players.
Kevin Williams appears to have avoided disaster on a hit to his right knee that could’ve done much more damage.
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he is hopeful he will have defensive tackle Kevin Williams back from a knee injury in time for the season opener at Detroit. Williams was injured on a low block in a game against San Francisco on Sunday night.
The Minnesota Vikings raced forward with their rebuilding project last season by finishing 10-6 and reaching the playoffs ahead of expectations, a feel-good ride behind those 2,097 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson.
Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier says defensive tackle Kevin Williams is fortunate that there was no injury to any of his ligaments after a hard hit to his right knee in Sunday’s game.
A pair of NFC playoff contenders sure brought their physical, hard-hitting styles to a preseason matchup in late August. Enough that the Minnesota Vikings were considering sending one particular play to the NFL for review after their 34-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
As training camp closes down for the Minnesota Vikings, the team has once again bought into the abilities of their third-year quarterback Christian Ponder. So, the team is his to command – for now.