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SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings passes against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 41-20. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Face Another Quarterback Controversy

The Minnesota Vikings hope to have a decision on their starting quarterback when practices begin on Wednesday. Josh Freeman is expected to be named the starter after Christian Ponder’s latest bad outing. The Vikings lost cornerback Josh Robinson and center John Sullivan during the loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but wide receiver Greg Childs is expected to return to practice for the first time since training camp in 2012.

11/20/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 7: Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings scrambles with the ball during the third quarter of the game on November 7, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Huge Upset At Mall Of America Field: Excellent Grades For Vikings Against Redskins

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Washington Redskins 34-27 at Mall of America Field on Thursday. The Vikings scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to get their second win of the season. Christian Ponder led the Vikings offense before injuring his left arm. The defense was able to sack Robert Griffin III four times.

11/08/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 3: Dwayne Harris #17 of the Dallas Cowboys scores a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Vikings 27-23. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Team Grades Drop In 3rd Last-Minute Loss For Minnesota Vikings In 2013

The Minnesota Vikings blew their third last-minute lead of the season. The Dallas Cowboys scored with 35 seconds remaining to send the Vikings to their worst start to a season since 1961 (the team’s inaugural year). Adrian Peterson ran for 140 yards and a touchdown in the 27-23 loss Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

11/04/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Running back Michael Cox #29 of the New York Giants avoids a tackle by cornerback Chris Cook #20 of the Minnesota Vikings during a game at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Hand The New York Giants First Win Of The Season

The Minnesota Vikings put forth another poor showing. Even the players that provided the highlights also provided lowlights. The offense never got into a rhythm. The best Vikings defense was the Giants offense at times.

10/22/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 13: Thomas Davis #58 of the Carolina Panthers sacks Matt Cassel #16 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on October 13, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Uninspired And Effortless Vikings Lose To Carolina

The Minnesota Vikings showed very little effort in a blow out loss to the Carolina Panthers. The offense failed to move the ball as efficiently as it did in its previous game. Matt Cassel was unable to maintain the spark he had in London. The defense was shredded from beginning to end. The special teams units barely got a chance to show anything.

10/14/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Tight end Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by strong safety Mistral Raymond #41 of the Minnesota Vikings and free safety Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith Preparing For A Fine

Harrison Smith is likely going to get the fine of his young career following an unnecessary roughness penalty for a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Minnesota Vikings victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. While the safety is prepared for the fine, he is not sure it is right. Blair Walsh set the Vikings career record for 50-plus-yard field goals. The Vikings were forced to start two new starters in the secondary after Chris Cook and Jamarca Sanford were ruled out.

10/02/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Matt Cassel #16 of the Minnesota Vikings throws the ball during the NFL International Series game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium on September 29, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Matt Cassel Leads The Minnesota Vikings To First Win Of The Season

Christian Ponder’s broken ribs forced the Minnesota Vikings to start backup quarterback Matt Cassel. The nine-year veteran led the team to a 34-27 victory. The Vikings finally have something to build on this season with the consistent and trustworthy quarterback. The defense made a big play when it needed to and the special teams made plays – some good and some bad.

09/30/2013

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Minnesota Vikings Not Looking To Make Immediate Changes

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.

09/25/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 22: Jordan Cameron #84 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball while A.J. Jefferson #24 of the Minnesota Vikings applies pressure on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Fail Miserably Against Cleveland Browns

The Minnesota Vikings had a great opportunity to get back on track after losing its first two games. However, the team failed to do much of anything right and remains winless. There were not many bright spots for the Vikings. It could not have gone worse.

09/23/2013

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Green Bay Packers 24 - Minnesota Vikings 10

Webb Making The Most Of Switch To Receiver With Vikings

Cut day can be nerve-wracking, but Joe Webb had a plan. After spending most of his career with the Vikings has a quarterback, he switched to wide receiver when Minnesota signed Matt Cassel in the offseason. It meant his spot on the roster was no longer a guarantee and that he had to sweat out cut day like many other players around the NFL.

09/03/2013

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Marcus Sherels Back For Another Year With Vikings

Marcus Sherels has been on the Minnesota Vikings’ roster bubble ever since he first set foot on the field in 2010. And every year, the little cornerback that could finds a way to stick around. Sherels is back for a fourth season in purple after perhaps his most difficult preseason yet.

09/02/2013

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For Vikings’ ‘Bubble’ Players, Great Special Teams Play Crucial

With so many Minnesota Vikings players on the bubble, it’s not head coach Leslie Frazier they need to impress most to make the team. It’s also not the offensive or defensive coordinator — or even the guy that coaches the position they play. It’s special teams coach Mike Priefer.

08/22/2013

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DB & Punt Returner Sherels Has More Competition

Marcus Sherels has quietly made a name for himself, and turned into a veteran for his home state team. In his fourth year with the Vikings, he’s still not comfortable until he makes the roster.

08/07/2013

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

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Vikings X-Factors: Jarius Wright & Marcus Sherels

The Vikings have had a number of young players step up this season and a pair of them may play big roles on Saturday night at Lambeau Field — Jarius Wright and Marcus Sherels.

01/03/2013

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

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

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 - 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

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 2: Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers looks for extra yardage after catching a pass against the Minnesota Vikings 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)

Missed Opportunities Cost Minnesota Vikings At Green Bay Packers

The Minnesota Vikings had a chance to stay two games behind the Chicago Bears and move into a tie with the Green Bay Packers with a win Sunday at Lambeau Field. However, two red zone interceptions by Christian Ponder kept the Vikings from pulling off the upset. Adrian Peterson had another outstanding game with over 200 rushing yards.

12/03/2012

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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

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