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Cowboys Opponent Profile: Green Bay Packers Welcome Cowboys To Lambeau Field

The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers are two of the NFL’s most iconic franchises and they battle in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Here is a look at the Packers heading into the big game.

01/06/2015

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Cowboys Opponent Profile: Detroit Lions Head To Dallas For Wild Card

The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions prepare to play in the NFC wild card game. Here is a look at the Lions as they take on Dallas in the Cowboys first playoff berth in five years.

12/29/2014

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Opponent Profile: Steelers Host Ravens In Wild Card Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their regular season with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to host the Baltimore Ravens during wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs.

12/29/2014

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Opponent Profile: Lions Prepare For Cowboys’ Potent Offense

The Detroit Lions have to face the Dallas Cowboys and their excellent offense, perhaps without Ndamukong Suh.

12/29/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Playing Final Game Against The Bears

The Minnesota Vikings play their last game of the season Sunday against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. The Bears are one game behind the Vikings in the NFC North Division standings and would move out of the cellar with a victory. They have lost four straight games overall and three consecutive on the road.

12/23/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Finish Their Road Schedule Against The Dolphins On Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings travel south to play the Miami Dolphins in their last road game of the season. The Dolphins are 7-7 and still alive for a playoff spot in the AFC. They are led on offense by quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receivers Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry. On defense, they are led by pass rushing specialist Cameron Wake.

12/16/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Set To Battle The Lions With Slim Playoff Hopes Alive

The Minnesota Vikings play two of their last three games on the road, beginning with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday. The Vikings lost to the Lions at TCF Bank Stadium in Week 6, 17-3. The Lions did not have most of their offensive weapons on the field or at 100 percent. The Vikings remain in the playoff picture, but need to win-out and get some help.

12/09/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Set To Finish Home Stand Against The New York Jets

The Minnesota Vikings complete a three-game home stand against the New York Jets on Sunday. The Vikings just completed a lopsided victory over the Carolina Panthers at TCF Bank Stadium. The strength of the Jets, on both sides of the ball, is running the ball. They are third in rushing yards and rushing yards allowed per game heading into their Monday night game. The Vikings will be favored.

12/02/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Face Panthers In Only Home Stand

The Minnesota Vikings face the Carolina Panthers in the middle game of a three-game home stand on Sunday. The Panthers are not living up to expectations after finishing with the second best record in the NFC last season. They have struggled with injuries on offense and poor play on defense. It is highly unlikely that either team will compete for the playoffs, but a win on Sunday will be a big momentum building moment toward next season.

11/25/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Bounce-Back Game Comes Against Red Hot Packers

The Minnesota Vikings face the red hot Green Bay Packers fresh off an embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bears. The Packers enter the matchup after posting back-to-back 50+ point games. They are one of the hottest teams in the NFL. The Packers will be heavy favorites to win the game.

11/18/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings To Face Reeling Bears Coming Out Of Their Bye

The Minnesota Vikings begin the second half of their season with a trip to Chicago to face the Bears. The Bears are winless at home and were blown out at the Green Bay Packers last week. The Bears are a better passing offense than run offense. On defense, they do a better job against the run. The oddsmakers may favor the Bears, but the Vikings should win the game.

11/11/2014

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Minnesota Vikings QB Bridgewater Finds Success In Pressure Situations

Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is excelling in the pressure-filled final minutes of each half. He has led the team to game-tying or game-winning points in the fourth quarter of all three of his wins. The Vikings made several roster moves as the team heads into their bye week. They signed two players to their practice squad while placing one player on injured reserve and releasing another.

11/04/2014

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Zimmer Views Sunday’s Win As A Building Victory For The Vikings

New Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer wants to build a team with a tough mind set. He believes Sunday’s win is a step in building it. Last season, the Vikings allowed five game-winning or game-tying drives in the fourth quarter. In three of them, the offense had time to overcome the defensive collapses. However, they did not in all of them.

10/29/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Face Washington Squad Coming Off Monday Game

The Minnesota Vikings face the Washington Redskins Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium in Week 9 of the NFL season. The Vikings are coming off an overtime victory while the Redskins won on Monday over the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins offense has struggled and the defense has allowed very little yards, but a lot of points.

10/28/2014

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Fourth-And-Twenty Play Sticks In The Minds Of The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had a chance to clinch a victory over the Buffalo Bills Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but a fourth-and-20 conversion kept the game-winning drive alive. The Vikings were caught off guard by the quick pace of the 24-yard pass from Kyle Orton to Scott Chandler that converted the long fourth down and set up the game-winning score with one second remaining. During the game, the Vikings suffered a pair of injuries that forced the team to make changes on the offensive line.

10/22/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Head To Tampa On Three Game Losing Streak

The Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet in a battle of five-loss teams Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers have struggled in just about every aspect of the game. Their better position groups have underperformed and the two lines have been bad.

10/21/2014

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Culture Change Is Mike Zimmer’s Biggest Challenge As Vikings Head Coach

The Minnesota Vikings are just six games into Mike Zimmer’s tenure as head coach of the team and he is already figuring out his most important challenge to making the team a consistent winner. Zimmer wants his players to develop the mindset that losing is not OK. Wide receiver Greg Jennings believes the players need to start taking care of themselves. Zimmer hinted that their may be changes on the team’s offensive line.

10/15/2014

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Opponent Profile: Minnesota Vikings Need To Rebound Against The Buffalo Bills

The Minnesota Vikings have another opportunity to bounce back this week against the Buffalo Bills. The Vikings have put together back-to-back embarrassing performances while the Bills have been inconsistent from week to week. The Bills offense has struggled this season, but a change at quarterback has been a little lift. The Bills defense is great against the run and below average against the the pass.

10/14/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Return Home To Face First Place Lions

The Detroit Lions had a chance to maintain sole possession of first place in the NFC North, but lost to the Buffalo Bills at home in Week 5. Now, all four teams in the division are within a game of first place. The Lions are a passing offense, but their defense has been their better unit this season.

10/07/2014

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Vikings Running Game Broke Out Against Falcons With Help From Offensive Line

The 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.

10/01/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Renew Rivalry With Packers On Thursday

The 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.

09/30/2014

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Opponent Profile: Vikings Return Home To Face The Well Rested Falcons

The Minnesota Vikings return home to the face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4. The Vikings enter the game with a 1-2 record, 0-1 at home. The Falcons enter 2-1, 0-1 on the road. The Falcons have an explosive offense led by the pass-catch duo of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Defensively, they are average with no one player truly standing out.

09/23/2014

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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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Minnesota Vikings Continue Difficult Stretch In Schedule Against The Saints

The Minnesota Vikings are in the midst of a five-game stretch against some of the league’s best quarterbacks and offenses. The New Orleans Saints pose as a similar threat as the Vikings’ Week 2 opponent. Despite starting the season 0-2, the Saints have an offense that can single-handedly win a game. Quarterback Drew Brees carries the offense. The defense has cost them both games this season.

09/16/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Host The New England Patriots In Home Opener

The Minnesota Vikings face the New England Patriots in their home opener of 2014. The Patriots are coming off a disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. The Patriots had a double digit lead at half time, but were held scoreless in the second half and lost by double digits. The Patriots offense is led by quarterback Tom Brady. Darrelle Revis had a solid game in his Patriots debut in Miami.

09/09/2014

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