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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

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 05: Quarterback Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings tries to push back nose tackle B.J. Raji #90 of the Green Bay Packers to avoid a sack in the second quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Webb Ends Season For Vikings, Plenty To Ponder About What Could Have Been

The Minnesota Vikings felt good about its chances to beat the Green Bay Packers on the road in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs. However, starting quarterback Christian Ponder could not play and Joe Webb stepped in. That didn’t go very well and the Vikings lost 24-10.

01/06/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs upfield as Charlie Peprah #26 of the Green Bay Packers misses the tackle at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

Five Keys To A Minnesota Vikings Upset

The Minnesota Vikings have never lost at Lambeau Field in the playoffs. It looks to beat the Green Bay Packers for the second consecutive week. There are five key things that the Vikings need to do in order to pull off the upset.

01/05/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 23: Green Bay Packer fan wearing the 'Frozen Tundra' hat during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field on December 23, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Lynn /Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Look To Take Third Meeting With The Green Bay Packers

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers go at it for third and final time this season Saturday at Lambeau Field. After splitting their two regular season matchups, the rubber match comes in the NFC wild card playoff round.

01/04/2013

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 04: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against cornerback Antoine Winfield #26 of the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield Still Undecided For Saturday

The Minnesota Vikings believe they will have Antoine Winfield available for Saturday’s game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. However, the swelling in his hand could be the determining factor. The Vikings appear to have everyone except linebacker Tyrone McKenzie available for the game.

01/03/2013

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

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Minnesota Vikings Have Leading Candidate For The Most Valuable Player Award

It is hard to imagine the Minnesota Vikings winning more than a few games, let alone making the playoffs, if it did not have Adrian Peterson. The Vikings improved by seven wins on the reconstructed knee of Peterson. He is a candidate for the MVP Award and the Comeback Player of the Year Award.

01/01/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 30: Minnesota Vikings fans yell for Adrian Peterson after the game where he was 9 yards short of breaking the single season rushing record 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 Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson Falls Nine Yards Short Of Record As Vikings Beat Packers

Adrian Peterson needed 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record, but fell nine yards short of the mark. The Minnesota Vikings offense matched the Green Bay Packers drive for drive before winning on a field goal as time expired. The game included drama, controversy and physicality.

12/31/2012

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 04: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against cornerback Antoine Winfield #26 of the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Robison And Winfield Are Questionable, But The Minnesota Vikings Expect A Full Roster On Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings list Brian Robison and Antoine Winfield as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. However, neither is expected to miss the game. Robison missed the win over the Houston Texans with a shoulder sprain and Winfield suffered a fractured hand in that game.

12/29/2012

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 23: Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown against theTennessee Titans at Lambeau Field on December 23, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Lynn /Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Put Playoffs On The Line Against Division Rival Green Bay Packers

The Minnesota Vikings have one game to make the playoffs. The final hurdle to clinching the sixth spot in the postseason is a home game against the Green Bay Packers. Adrian Peterson needs to rush for 208 yards to break the single season rushing mark against the team that he ran for 210 yards against a few weeks ago.

12/28/2012

Aloha Stadium during the Ohana Day AFC practice for the 2007 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii on February 9, 2007. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Four Minnesota Vikings Named To The Pro Bowl, Multiple Players Snubbed

A lot has happened with the Minnesota Vikings. The team had four players selected to the Pro Bowl. Blair Walsh tied or broke multiple records Sunday at Houston and Antoine Winfield suffered a fracture in his hand Sunday. The Vikings game time for its final regular season game against the Green Bay Packers has changed. Minnesota lost two players to the Jacksonville Jaguars on waivers. Adrian Peterson donates money to Team Rubicon.

12/27/2012

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 23: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings walks off the field after the Vikings defeated the Houston Texans 23-6 at Reliant Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Top 10 Statements For Adrian Peterson’s MVP Acceptance Speech

Adrian Peterson has one game remaining to reach 2,000 rushing yards and the single season rushing record. Both individual statistic goals combined with the Minnesota Vikings surprising run to make the playoffs make him a MVP candidate and probably the front runner for the award.

12/26/2012

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 23: Jarius Wright #17 of the Minnesota Vikings us grabbed by his face mask by Danieal Manning #38 of the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Minnesota Vikings defeat the Houston Texans 23-6. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Shock Houston Texans

The Minnesota Vikings used its successful ball control, defensive domination formula to defeat the AFC South champion Houston Texans 23-6 Sunday at Reliant Stadium. Adrian Peterson grinded out 86 yards and Christian Ponder completed 16 of 30 passes to lift the Vikings. The defense held the Texans to 187 total yards and 22 points below their league leading average.

12/24/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 7: Brian Robison #96 of the Minnesota Vikings puts pressure on Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter of the game on October 7, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Give Brian Robison A Chance To Play On Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings did not have Brian Robison in practice Wednesday or Thursday, but the starting defensive end returned as a limited participant Friday. He did some work with the defense’s first unit and could play Sunday. His replacement, Everson Griffen, is also banged up, but is not in danger of missing the game.

12/22/2012

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 - DECEMBER 9: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates his second touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears on December 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Bears 21-14. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Honor Adrian Peterson With Courage Award

The Minnesota Vikings named Adrian Peterson as the team’s Ed Block Courage Award. Despite Peterson’s chase for the single season rushing record, head coach Leslie Frazier believes his focus remains on beating the Houston Texans. The Minnesota Vikings named Adrian Peterson as the team’s Ed Block Courage Award.

12/20/2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 16: A.J. Jefferson #24 of the Minnesota Vikings tackles Brandon Gibson #11 of the St. Louis Rams during the game at Edward Jones Dome on December 16, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Vikings won 36-22. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Playoff Scenarios

The Minnesota Vikings can greatly improve their chances of making the playoffs by beating the Houston Texans on Sunday and the Green Bay Packers in Week 17. It still needs some help to claim the final spot in the postseason, but the easiest way to make it is by winning.

12/19/2012

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Jerome Felton Paves The Way For The Minnesota Vikings

One of the seemingly unnoticed offseason acquisitions for the Minnesota Vikings was fullback Jerome Felton. The fifth-year veteran played for two teams last season after spending his first three seasons with NFC Division rival Detroit Lions. When looking for his next team last March, he was looking for a good fit and found it in the Vikings.

12/18/2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 16: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the game at Edward Jones Dome on December 16, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Vikings won 36-22 as Peterson rushed for 212 yards. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Late Surge From The St. Louis Rams, Inch Towards Wild Card

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the St. Louis Rams Sunday and got a little help to move into the sixth and final spot in the playoffs. It still has two games remaining to reach the postseason, but at least now it controls its own destiny. Adrian Peterson ran for 212 yards and a touchdown to solidify his case for the league’s MVP award.

12/17/2012

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

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 12: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams stands over center during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field December 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won 33-13. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Continue Its Chase For A Playoff Spot With A Trip To St. Louis

The Minnesota Vikings are one game behind the two wild card teams by one game in the standings. It plays the team right behind it in the standings Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The St. Louis Rams have won three straight, including two on the road.

12/14/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 9: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings hands the ball to Adrian Peterson #28 during the fourth quarter of the game on December 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Bears 21-14. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Head Coach Believes Sunday Was The Way The Minnesota Vikings Need To Win

The Minnesota Vikings are in the thick of the playoff chase and their head coach believes they have the formula to win championships. Punter Chris Kluwe was fined for a uniform infraction. Chris Cook is on track to return from a broken arm in Week 16. The Vikings replaced wide receiver Percy Harvin on the 53-man roster with offensive tackle Troy Kropog. Minnesota signed tight end LaMark Brown to the practice squad to take Kropog’s spot.

12/13/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 25: Fans look on during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and 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)

Three Ups And Downs For The Minnesota Vikings With Three Games Remaining

The Minnesota Vikings have plenty of things to be excited about. The team is in the playoff chase. Adrian Peterson is chasing the rushing record and the MVP award. Harrison Smith is making his case to be the Defensive Rookie of the Year. The offensive line has been the most improved unit on the team. There have also been negatives as well.

12/12/2012

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)

Harrison Smith Is Giving The Minnesota Vikings A Presence At Safety

Harrison Smith is becoming one of the most complete safeties in the NFL. There are very few that can hit as hard as him while possessing the ball skills to turn errant throws into turnovers. He is making it scarier to play against the Vikings defense.

12/11/2012

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