Vikings' Guard Brandon Fusco Embraces New RoleIt might be the least glamorous position switch in all of football: Moving from right guard, to left guard. That's what the Vikings asked Brandon Fusco to earlier this summer, and he's embracing his new role.
Griffen Giving Vikings Their Money's WorthThe Minnesota Vikings needed another productive pass rusher, and there were plenty of top-tier options available as free agency approached. They decided to stay with the guy they had already developed, and the gamble of handing over a market-setting contract to Everson Griffen looks like a smart move right now. He is third in the NFL in sacks, with eight in eight games. He also is third in the league with 13 1/2 quarterback knockdowns, according to STATS.
No Downside To Depth On Vikings Defensive LineWhen Minnesota's veteran defensive linemen are pulled from a game for a play or two to rest, the coaches are well-prepared for the response. Don't take me out. With the starters one year older and the Vikings even deeper at a position group already one of the team's strongest, these gripes are bound to grow louder this season.
Packers Looking For Ways To Keep Rodgers UprightFor a guy who does his best work in the air, Aaron Rodgers is spending way too much time on the ground.
Jared Allen Says Sorry For SackingJared Allen remains apologetic for a hit that ended Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis's season last weekend, though he insists the play that drew a $21,000 fine was not dirty.
Gophers Putting More Heat On QB Early This SeasonMost power conference teams expect to put a lot of pressure on the quarterback against weaker competition in the non-conference schedule.
Jared Allen Wants NFL Sack Record Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen says he wants the NFL sack record more than ever after falling just one short of breaking the mark last season.
Despite Vikings' Struggles, Allen Still Fired UpThe Minnesota Vikings were on the wrong end of a blowout against New Orleans, and Jared Allen was on the sideline during the Saints' final possession.
Vikings DT Williams In Search Of More SacksWhen Kevin Williams sacked Carson Palmer last weekend, it snapped a 21-game sackless streak for the Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle.
Vikings DE Allen Promising Big YearJared Allen says he can always find reason for motivation at the start of a season.
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