Minnesota Vikings fans have yet to experience a Super Bowl title, but we’ve had plenty of close calls. The Vikings have been to the Super Bowl four times and are 0-4. They’ve also had three pretty painful NFC title games where they came out the losing end.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that Tommy Mason, their first draft choice in 1961, had died at the age of 75. Mason was the first player ever drafted by the Vikings, taken first overall in the 1961 NFL Draft out of Tulane.
The new Minnesota Vikings Stadium will not include bird-safe glass, despite months of impassioned pleas. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority made the final decision Friday.
The NFL has asked a federal court to reject the petition by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Adrian Peterson to have the star running back’s suspension overturned. Attorneys for the league, in filings Friday, wrote that U.S. labor law should prevent the court from handling a dispute already ruled on by the arbitrator for Peterson’s appeal.
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman spoke glowingly and definitively about Adrian Peterson’s character, his contributions to the team and his ability to return from nearly a full season off to be an impact player again.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been selected to the All-Rookie Team by the Pro Football Writer’s Association.
A former Vikings player who played in four Super Bowls with the team is among the 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list of nominees currently includes 15 notables from the modern era, one senior and two contributors.
The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
South Dakota authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says Joseph Patterson violated the terms of his bond by contacting the boy’s mother.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they’ve signed three more players to reserve/future free agent contracts. The Vikings signed defensive tackle Chigbo Anunoby, defensive end Leon Mackey and cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke.
The Minnesota Vikings say they’re looking into the arrest of a rookie cornerback on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving. Jabari Price was arrested early Monday and booked into Hennepin County Jail. He was released a few hours later. The 22-year-old player has a court appearance set for Feb. 9.
The Minnesota Vikings have another reminder of a tough season: No one made the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro teams. The selections announced Friday end a mini-streak for the Vikings, which had at least one All-Pro in each of the past three seasons.
The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
On Tuesday, veteran running back Ben Tate was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a proactive insurance policy should team MVP Le’Veon Bell not be ready against Ravens.
The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.