The Minnesota Vikings hit the road for the first time in 2012. It is set to battle the NFL’s worst team last season, the Indianapolis Colts, at Lucas Oil Stadium with the chance to improve to 2-0.
The Minnesota Vikings have reached the first game week practices and the coaching staff has young and inexperienced players to get ready. As preparations begin for that game, several things stand out about the week of practice.
Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers picked up right where they left off last season in their preseason opener. Smith tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brett Swain on the opening possession, backup Colin Kaepernick ran 78 yards for a score on the next and the 49ers breezed past the Minnesota Vikings 17-6 Friday night.
The Vikings have moved into game week mode, which is a welcomed time at training camp in Mankato. But what they know right now is that while Adrian Peterson tries to get back on track, Toby Gerhart is the number one running back.
The Minnesota Vikings survived injuries to Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder on back-to-back plays Saturday to end a six-game losing streak, beating the Washington Redskins 33-26.
Toby Gerhart was used to being a workhorse running back from his days as a college star at Stanford.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been ruled out of Sunday’s game because of a sprained left ankle.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at Atlanta because of a high ankle sprain.
Every time Toby Gerhart touched the ball in his first preseason with the Minnesota Vikings last year, he was hit and hit hard. And that was just in practice against his teammates.
WCCO’s Eric Nelson spoke with some Vikings players about what it was like playing outdoor football in Minnesota.
Toby Gerhart’s impact as a rookie has been minimal for a second-round draft pick and Heisman Trophy runner-up who arrived in Minnesota as the likely replacement for the departed Chester Taylor.
Veterans are having their say these days as the team tries to sort through the second half of the season. One player that could offer some fresh energy is rookie running back Toby Gerhart.