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How To Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with a Tailgate Party in Minnesota

Tis the season to tailgate! Make your tailgate festive for the holidays with these great ideas.

12/16/2012

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

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 20: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Oakland Raiders on November 20, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Place Percy Harvin On Injured Reserve

The Minnesota Vikings announced Percy Harvin will miss the rest of the season due to the ankle injury he suffered four and a half weeks ago. Jared Allen also is dealing with injuries, but his ailments are not severe enough to force him to miss any games. Allen also responded to inquiries that he may face retaliation from the Chicago Bears for a hit that ended Lance Louis’ season. Christian Ponder may have a shorter leash than he has had in any game this season.

12/06/2012

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears walks off of the field after suffering an injury on a sack against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on October 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 13-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Face Another Injured Quarterback Quandary

The Minnesota Vikings face another team with an injured or banged up quarterback Sunday at Soldier Field. Percy Harvin still has not practiced since injuring his ankle in Seattle, but is feeling good. Head coach Leslie Frazier noticed the turf conditions during the Bears’ last game at Soldier Field.

11/22/2012

The NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award will either go to Peterson or Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos.

True Test Of The Minnesota Vikings Is Coming In The Final Six Games Of The Season

Despite preseason predictions, the Minnesota Vikings remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. The schedule does not get any easier; in fact it is one of the toughest remaining schedules of any team. The Vikings have the pieces and opportunity to make a run against the more heavily favored opponents.

11/19/2012

SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 12: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears passes against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 10-6. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Looking For Help Sunday To Climb The Standings

The Minnesota Vikings are chasing six teams in the NFC playoff chase while five other teams are within two games. The Vikings need some help Sunday and it can feel a whole lot better about its postseason situation.

11/18/2012

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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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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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Mistral Raymond Nears Return For The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings head west to face the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. It will see former Vikings Sidney Rice for the first time since he left as a free agent in 2010. The Vikings may have its opening day starting strong safety Mistral Raymond back from an ankle injury.

11/01/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Blown Out At Home By The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Minnesota Vikings never got into the game before falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday. Adrian Peterson had another outstanding game. The Vikings made far too many mistakes and allowed the Buccaneers to do whatever they wanted.

10/26/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Hosting Tampa Bay Buccaneers On Thursday

The Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in its first Thursday night game since September of 2010. The Vikings will enter the game as the favorite at home, two things that bode well for the purple. The key will be stopping passing duo Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson.

10/23/2012

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