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ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 16: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the game at Edward Jones Dome on December 16, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Vikings won 36-22 as Peterson rushed for 212 yards. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Late Surge From The St. Louis Rams, Inch Towards Wild Card

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the St. Louis Rams Sunday and got a little help to move into the sixth and final spot in the playoffs. It still has two games remaining to reach the postseason, but at least now it controls its own destiny. Adrian Peterson ran for 212 yards and a touchdown to solidify his case for the league’s MVP award.

12/17/2012

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Peterson Runs For 212 As Vikings Top Rams 36-22

Adrian Peterson peeked up at the video board at the end of his 82-yard touchdown run and saw St. Louis Rams players trailing far behind him.

12/16/2012

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Robison Injures Shoulder In First Quarter

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison injured his right shoulder in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams and left the field for medical tests. The team said his return was questionable.

12/16/2012

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Vikings’ Antoine Winfield Active Against Rams

Wide receiver Danny Amendola is active for the St. Louis Rams for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings after missing two games with a right heel injury.

12/16/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 25: Chris Cook #20 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a catch before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 25, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Injury Bug Is Testing The Minnesota Vikings Depth At Cornerback

The Minnesota Vikings enter its Week 15 contest against the St. Louis Rams with a long list of probable injured players on the injury report. While almost all of them are expected to play, Chris Cook remains on schedule to return in Week 16. Antoine Winfield was the only player listed with 50/50 chance of playing or worse.

12/15/2012

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Vikings CB Winfield Questionable For Sunday’s Game

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at St. Louis because of a knee injury.

12/14/2012

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 12: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams stands over center during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field December 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won 33-13. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings Continue Its Chase For A Playoff Spot With A Trip To St. Louis

The Minnesota Vikings are one game behind the two wild card teams by one game in the standings. It plays the team right behind it in the standings Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The St. Louis Rams have won three straight, including two on the road.

12/14/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 25: Fans look on during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 25, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Three Ups And Downs For The Minnesota Vikings With Three Games Remaining

The Minnesota Vikings have plenty of things to be excited about. The team is in the playoff chase. Adrian Peterson is chasing the rushing record and the MVP award. Harrison Smith is making his case to be the Defensive Rookie of the Year. The offensive line has been the most improved unit on the team. There have also been negatives as well.

12/12/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 11: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs for a 61-yard touchdown against the Detroit Lions on November 11, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Clayton KIng/Getty Images)

What To Watch For From The Minnesota Vikings In December

The Minnesota Vikings have the toughest remaining schedule of anyone in the NFL, including three games against teams tied for or leading their respective divisions. Adrian Peterson has a chance to set the NFL’s single season rushing record. Christian Ponder has struggled in recent weeks and may need to have a solid finish to the season. Ponder’s play could determine whether the Vikings are playing for a playoff spot or draft positioning.

12/05/2012

The NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award will either go to Peterson or Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos.

True Test Of The Minnesota Vikings Is Coming In The Final Six Games Of The Season

Despite preseason predictions, the Minnesota Vikings remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. The schedule does not get any easier; in fact it is one of the toughest remaining schedules of any team. The Vikings have the pieces and opportunity to make a run against the more heavily favored opponents.

11/19/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Are In The Thick Of The Division Title Hunt

The Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers form the NFL’s best division. The Bears sit atop the standings, but have issues with its offense. The Packers won the division last season, but the defense remains its weak link. The Vikings and Adrian Peterson are one of the best stories in the league, but do they have enough to make the playoffs. The Lions remain in the hunt, but can they get hot and catch the teams ahead of them.

11/16/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Heading To West Coast For First Time In Over A Year

The Minnesota Vikings start the second half of the season with a trip to the west coast. The Vikings lead the Seattle Seahawks by one game in the standings for a wild card spot. The most intriguing aspect of the game is the battle between the NFL’s top two rushers this season.

11/02/2012

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Three Ways To Improve For The Minnesota Vikings Second Half Of The Season

The Minnesota Vikings enter a daunting second half of the season. The Minnesota Vikings have slipped a bit over the last four weeks, which was a four games in 19 day stretch. Now that the Vikings have reached the midway point of the season, it still has some areas to improve.

10/31/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Hosting Tampa Bay Buccaneers On Thursday

The Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in its first Thursday night game since September of 2010. The Vikings will enter the game as the favorite at home, two things that bode well for the purple. The key will be stopping passing duo Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson.

10/23/2012

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The Minnesota Vikings Face A Struggling Arizona Cardinals Team

The Minnesota Vikings play the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at Mall of America Field. The Cardinals enter the game on a two-game losing streak, including a loss on the road. The Vikings defense has a huge advantage in the trenches and the pass rushers should be the difference.

10/19/2012

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