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With Cook Down, Vikings Could Get Raymond’s Return

The Minnesota Vikings could have safety Mistral Raymond back in action this weekend, one step toward some depth in a secondary that’s sure to be tested during the second half of the season.


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Vikings Confident At 4-1, But Not Comfortable

The Minnesota Vikings weren’t supposed to be in first place this season. Not even five games in.


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Vets Still Guiding Vikings ‘D’, But Youth The Fuel

The veterans on the Minnesota Vikings defense are still significant contributors. Jared Allen, Chad Greenway, Kevin Williams and Antoine Winfield continue to make their mark.


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Ponder And Rudolph Forming Early Bond With Vikings

Adrian Peterson was as wide open as anyone has ever been in the NFL.


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Vikings Offense Leaves Many In Doubt

There is one thing that dwarfs all other issues with the Vikings in this preseason: is Christian Ponder ready to be big time? And to be there, he has to have great confidence. And that’s where it gets sticky.


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Vikings’ Run Defense Still Under Construction

Preseason games can be difficult to analyze and often misleading, but no NFL team feels good about allowing 260 yards rushing in one night. That’s what happened to the Minnesota Vikings in San Francisco last Friday while losing to the 49ers, so there was no secret about what the defensive coaches harped on in their weekend review with the players.


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Vikings’ Bagley Says Last Chance Is Now

Vikings stadium point-man Lester Bagley joined Dave Lee Friday on the WCCO Morning News.


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Video Shows Little Girl Upset By Vikings Loss

This is sure to become a viral video, at least in Minnesota and Wisconsin. A little girl cries while telling her mama that the Packers beat the Vikings.


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Vikings Race To Prepare For Camp, Preseason

Viking Chief Marketing Officer Steve LaCroix joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to talk about a sudden opening for the 2011 season.


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Vikings Name Frazier Head Coach

It’s official. Leslie Frazier will permanently assume the role he was temporarily filling throughout the last part of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2010 season.


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Far-Flung Fans Ready For Snowy Outdoor Game

Vikings fans are starting early to find seats for Monday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium. The gates don’t open until 5 p.m., but several fans lingered around the stadium Monday morning to check out the seating.


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‘U’ Liquor Store Owners Expect Big Business

Minneapolis liquor store owner George Medich says he doesn’t know what happens to his little liquor bottles after they’re purchased, but he has an idea.


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5 Current Teammates Among Vikes’ 50 ‘Greatest’

The Minnesota Vikings unveiled their list of the all-time 50 greatest Vikings players on Sunday night.


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Vikes Fans Gear Up For Glacial Game

Vikings fans can expect a cold night at the Vikings-Bears game Monday. Temperatures are expected to hover in the teens, with the addition of several inches of snow.


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Outdoor Game An Icy Flashback For Vikings

Minnesotans often brag about surviving the state’s brutal winters, but for the past three decades, their pro football team has played in the shielded warmth of the Metrodome.


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Vikings-Eagles Shifted To Sunday Night Game

Vikings-Eagles will replace Chargers-Bengals as the Sunday night game Dec. 26 under the NFL’s flexible scheduling policy.


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Dome Project Manager Delayed Due To Snow

Many in the Twin Cities are wondering how long it will take to get the Metrodome inflated again, after it collapsed in the aftermath of a massive snowstorm.


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Rodgers, Packers Romp Past Favre, Vikings 31-3

Aaron Rodgers threw for 301 yards with three of his four touchdown passes to Greg Jennings, besting Brett Favre and Minnesota for the second time this season and sending the Green Bay Packers to a 31-3 victory over the skidding Vikings on Sunday.