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Team Grades: Special Teams Leads The Vikings To Lopsided Win Over The Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings used two big special teams plays to defeat the Carolina Panthers 31-13 Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Adam Thielen and Everson Griffen returned a pair of blocked punts for touchdowns in the first half. Teddy Bridgewater threw a pair of touchdown passes to help the blowout. The defense struggled to stop the run, but made plays in the second half when they needed to.

12/01/2014

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Priefer: ‘A Better Man’ After Sensitivity Classes

Special teams coach Mike Priefer has been back on the practice field for the Minnesota Vikings this week, coaching a group of players that struggled last weekend against New England and spending long hours at the office formulating a game plan for the New Orleans Saints.

09/18/2014

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Mike Zimmer Takes Minnesota Vikings Loss To The Patriots As A Learning Experience

The Minnesota Vikings were not competitive in their loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, but head coach Mike Zimmer sees it as a way to find something out about his team. They also announced a pair of personnel was reinstated to the team. Special teams coach Mike Priefer had his suspension reduced from three to two games after undergoing sensitivity training. Running back Adrian Peterson will be active for the Vikings going forward.

09/17/2014

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Vikings Reinstate Special Teams Coach Priefer

The Minnesota Vikings have reinstated special teams coach Mike Priefer after a two-game suspension for making anti-gay remarks. The Vikings announced their decision Sunday night, a few hours after a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots. Priefer was suspended after former punter Chris Kluwe accused him of making anti-gay remarks at the team’s headquarters during the season.

09/14/2014

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Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit

The messy dispute between the Minnesota Vikings and their former punter, Chris Kluwe, has been settled. Kluwe had been threatening a $10 million lawsuit against the team, claiming he was let go because of his support for gay marriage.

08/19/2014

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Kluwe: We’ve Reached An Agreement With The Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe.His lawyer says the two sides settled out of court, those terms will be announced at a joint press conference next week.

08/15/2014

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Vikings Tap Veteran Special Teams Coach To Fill In

The Minnesota Vikings have hired Joe Marciano to fill in for special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who must serve a three-game suspension for an anti-gay comment that prompted a complaint from a former player.

08/10/2014

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Vikings’ Mike Priefer Apologizes For Homophobic Slur

Vikings Training Camp got underway in Mankato Thursday, but the big news isn’t about the players. It’s coming from Mike Priefer, the team’s special teams coordinator. Priefer has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for his homophobic slur called out by former punter Chris Kluwe, who has threatened to sue the team.

07/24/2014

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Vikings Suspend Priefer For 3 Games, Kluwe Plans To Sue Team

The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay remarks made by Priefer.

07/18/2014

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Chris Kluwe’s Lawyer Threatens To Sue Vikings

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have backed down on their promise to release the results of an investigation into homophobia among the team’s coaching staff.

07/15/2014

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Vikings Announce Full 2014 Coaching Staff

The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their assistants under new coach Mike Zimmer, including special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, the target of a discrimination complaint by one of his former players.

02/06/2014

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Vikings Retain Counsel To Look Into Kluwe’s Allegations

The Minnesota Vikings have retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe’s allegations that he was released from the team due to his support of gay marriage.

01/03/2014

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Fmr. Viking Kluwe: ‘I Was Fired By Mike Priefer, A Bigot’

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he was cut from the team due to his public support for gay marriage, calling special teams coach Mike Priefer a “bigot” and general manager Rick Spielman and former head coach Leslie Frazier “cowards,” according to his tell-all Deadline article Thursday.

01/02/2014

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

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