Vikings Team Grades: Minnesota Blows Chance To Beat NFL’s BestA fumbled punt return and short punt cost the Minnesota Vikings big in a 17-9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at US Bank Stadium on Thursday.
Vikings Team Grades: Offensive Struggles Continue To Plague MinnesotaThe Minnesota Vikings found another way to give a game away. Sam Bradford threw an interception to Darius Slay in the final minute to set up the game-winning field goal in a 16-13 loss to the Detroit Lions. The Vikings' tough divisional loss gave the Lions a one-game advantage over them for the top spot in the NFC North.
Vikings Team Grades: Long Touchdowns Spark Minnesota’s Victory Over ArizonaThe Minnesota Vikings snapped a four-game losing streak with a big plays on defense and special teams. The Vikings created separation in the second and third quarter with a 100-yard interception return and 104-yard kickoff return for touchdowns. The Vikings were good enough in all three phases of the game.
Vikings Team Grades: Minnesota Continues Losing Streak, Despite Showing Signs Of LifeThe Minnesota Vikings fell behind early, came back, and blew it in the fourth quarter of a 26-20 loss to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Vikings got touchdowns from Matt Asiata, Kyle Rudolph and Adam Thielen, but not much else from the offense. The defense and special teams gave the team a chance to win, but did nothing to win it.
Vikings Team Grades: Struggles Continue For MinnesotaThe Minnesota Vikings had the victory in their sights, but gave up 35 yards on two plays in 21 seconds to give the Detroit Lions the chance to kick the game-tying field goal. They then surrendered a touchdown in overtime to lose 22-16.
Vikings Team Grades: Minnesota Back Up One Bad Game With AnotherThe Minnesota Vikings play their second bad game in as many games. One week after suffering their first loss of the season, the Vikings played with another flat performance in a 20-10 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
Vikings Team Grades: Flat Performance After Bye Week Leads To First Loss Of The SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings defense forced four turnovers, but they still lost their first game of the season. The Philadelphia Eagles came away with a easy 21-10 victory at Lincoln Financial Field. The Vikings did very little right on offense, defense and special teams.
A Look At The Best, Worst Broncos Games From Each UnitAs the Broncos head to Santa Clara and Super Bowl 50, we look back at the best and worst performances from offense, defense, special teams and coaching.
Denver Defense Punches Golden Ticket To Super Bowl 50Denver's defense plays lights out against the Patriots and the offense comes up with just enough points to put the Broncos in the Super Bowl for the second time in three years.
Carolina Panthers Blow Out Arizona Cardinals, Head To Super Bowl 50The Arizona Cardinals offense threatened to make the NFC Championship game a shootout. However, the Carolina Panthers had other things in mind and completely destroyed Arizona to make it to the Super Bowl to battle the Denver Broncos.
Team Grades: Patriots Can't Overcome Relentless Broncos Pass RushSunday's AFC Championship Game was a textbook example of how defense wins championships.
Team Grades: Late Touchdown Redeems Broncos Offense In Tough Divisional Round WinThe Broncos offense finally gets going late and the defense limits the Steelers to field goals, but it the special teams shine brightest in Denver's win.