Minnesota Vikings Defense Looking To Turn Page On Embarrassing EffortThe Minnesota Vikings look to rebound from a bad defensive outing against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The team wants to improve their consistency and team play. Backup defensive tackle Tom Johnson was arrested early Sunday morning. The Lions already have a plethora of ailing stars. They may not play on Sunday. The Vikings added three players to the practice squad and released McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
Vikings Running Game Broke Out Against Falcons With Help From Offensive LineThe Minnesota Vikings recorded over 200 yards rushing against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The offensive line was a big part of rookie Jerick McKinnon and veteran Matt Asiata's big days. The Vikings made a roster move by signing quarterback Chandler Harnish to the practice squad and released wide receiver Donte Foster. Former Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford signed with the Washington Redskins.
Opponent Profile: Vikings Renew Rivalry With Packers On ThursdayThe Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers meet for the first time in 2014 on Thursday in Lambeau Field. Both teams are coming off solid wins which got them into a tie for second place in the NFC North Division. The Packers offense is a one-dimensional passing attack right now and the defense is solid against the pass and awful against the run.
Minnesota Vikings Turning To Rookie Teddy BridgewaterRookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the starter for the Minnesota Vikings while veteran Matt Cassel is out with fractures in his foot. The first round draft pick filled in nicely for the 10-year during the team's loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. It was not the ideal situation for him to make his NFL debut, but the team was pleased with his performance.
Josh Freeman Joins The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Josh Freeman . Freeman had issues in Tampa Bay, but the Vikings are not concerned by what happened. The Vikings need to make a move on the roster with a couple options involving incumbent starter Christian Ponder and third-stringer McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Freeman will not play Sunday and could make his Vikings the following week.
Vikings Cut Bethel-Thompson To Accommodate FreemanThe Minnesota Vikings have waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to make room for new quarterback Josh Freeman on the roster. Freeman's contract was finalized Tuesday. He became available last week when he was cut by Tampa Bay after falling out of favor.
Kevin Williams Misses Another Practice For The Minnesota VikingsDefensive 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.
McLeod Bethel-Thompson Aims To Stick AroundAt the QB for the Vikings, Christian Ponder is the starter, Matt Cassell is the back-up, and then there's McLeod Bethel-Thompson. He got a look last week in the preseason game against Buffalo, and he's aiming to make an impression that keeps him in the league.
Ponder Out, Webb In At QB For Vikings Vs. PackersChristian Ponder is out, and backup Joe Webb is in at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.
Christian Ponder Finds His Way Onto The Minnesota Vikings Injury ReportThe Minnesota Vikings begin divisional play, fresh off an upset of the San Francisco 49ers, with several impact starters on the injury list. Jared Allen, Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph have found their way on the report for the first time this season. Erin Henderson and Mistral Raymond are dealing with the first significant injuries of the season for the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings Preparing For First Game Of 2012 Against JacksonvilleThe Minnesota Vikings have reached the first game week practices and the coaching staff has young and inexperienced players to get ready. As preparations begin for that game, several things stand out about the week of practice.