Adrian Peterson Fired Up For Up-Coming SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a $36.5 million contract. That's a price tag that used to be reserved for top running backs. In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts.
Vikings Fans React To Hiring Of Mike ZimmerWhen the Minnesota Vikings let head coach Leslie Frazier go, many fans said they'd like to see a more fiery coach on the sidelines. It appears they're getting their wish. Just down the road from Vikings' headquarters, the lunch crowd at Joe Senser's watched Wednesday's reports with a mix of hope and weariness. "I probably have been disappointed enough times that I'm never that optimistic anymore," said Vikings fan Matt Johnson.
Sputtering Vikings Hope Losing Will Stop In London The Minnesota Vikings are bringing some extra baggage to London. They don't have any wins to take with them, though. Just a home game they have to play overseas.
Vikings' Offense Has Been Rough With Peterson OutThrough their first two preseason games, the best performance from Minnesota's first-team offense has been by rookie punter Jeff Locke. The Vikings haven't done much well in these exhibition games yet. Each incompletion by Christian Ponder or three-and-out series by the unit has only heightened concerns whether this team can be balanced enough to build off last year's playoff appearance.
Ponder Still Under Pressure, Beginning Season 3The scrutiny Christian Ponder endured last season could pale next to what he'll encounter this year as Minnesota's quarterback.
Short On Time, Wild Try To Get Offense Going The Minnesota Wild haven't been playing up to their hype and potential, and in this lockout-shortened season the time for a turnaround is tight.
FCS Title Rematch A Do-Over For Both OffensesThe FCS championship rematch between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State is something of a do-over for several key returning offensive players.
Hurry-Up Offenses Are Hurting The Vikings Minnesota's defense has been glaringly vulnerable to giving up scores in the critical closing moments this season.
Vikings Offense Leaves Many In DoubtThere 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.
Gopher Offense Simplifying For SuccessIn one week, the Gopher football team will travel to Las Vegas to take on the Rebels. How will the offense look? Well, the team believe it's not what you teach, it's how you teach it.
Tubby: Offense Last Season Was 'Ridiculous'Tubby Smith says one of the biggest focuses for Minnesota during the preseason has been to work on getting its offense revved up to the up-tempo style the demanding coach prefers.
Vikings Offense Looking To Bounce Back In Week 2The Vikings play three of their next four games at home starting with Sunday's home opener against Tampa Bay. Over at Winter Park, the Vikings’ offense is looking for a way to bounce back from its inconsistent effort at San Diego last Sunday.