Vikings Will Host Buccaneers, Raiders In PreseasonThe Minnesota Vikings will host Tampa Bay and Oakland in the 2015 preseason, bringing a handful of familiar faces back to face their former team.
Minnesota Vikings Defeat Eagles Without The Help Of Adrian PetersonThe Minnesota Vikings routed the NFC East Division leading Philadelphia Eagles on the arm of Matt Cassel and legs of Matt Asiata. The two combined for 433 yards and six touchdowns as the Vikings won 48-30. Each unit had good games for the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings Players Have Begun Criticizing The Play CallingThe Minnesota Vikings have already lost more games this season than they all of last, including three in the final minute of the game. Frustration is coming out as several players voiced their displeasure with play calling. The Vikings will honor the men and women who serve the country with their annual "Salute to Service" game Thursday against the Washington Redskins.
Team Grades Drop In 3rd Last-Minute Loss For Minnesota Vikings In 2013The Minnesota Vikings blew their third last-minute lead of the season. The Dallas Cowboys scored with 35 seconds remaining to send the Vikings to their worst start to a season since 1961 (the team's inaugural year). Adrian Peterson ran for 140 yards and a touchdown in the 27-23 loss Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings Hand The New York Giants First Win Of The SeasonThe Minnesota Vikings put forth another poor showing. Even the players that provided the highlights also provided lowlights. The offense never got into a rhythm. The best Vikings defense was the Giants offense at times.
Josh Freeman Joins The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Josh Freeman . Freeman had issues in Tampa Bay, but the Vikings are not concerned by what happened. The Vikings need to make a move on the roster with a couple options involving incumbent starter Christian Ponder and third-stringer McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Freeman will not play Sunday and could make his Vikings the following week.
Matt Cassel Leads The Minnesota Vikings To First Win Of The SeasonChristian Ponder's broken ribs forced the Minnesota Vikings to start backup quarterback Matt Cassel. The nine-year veteran led the team to a 34-27 victory. The Vikings finally have something to build on this season with the consistent and trustworthy quarterback. The defense made a big play when it needed to and the special teams made plays - some good and some bad.
Vikings Offensive Coordinator Showing Creativity Minnesota's offense has a simple focus: Adrian Peterson. The Vikings aren't scheming to surprise opponents with, suddenly, 50 passes per game.
Minnesota Vikings Have Leading Candidate For The Most Valuable Player AwardIt is hard to imagine the Minnesota Vikings winning more than a few games, let alone making the playoffs, if it did not have Adrian Peterson. The Vikings improved by seven wins on the reconstructed knee of Peterson. He is a candidate for the MVP Award and the Comeback Player of the Year Award.
Adrian Peterson Falls Nine Yards Short Of Record As Vikings Beat PackersAdrian Peterson needed 208 yards to break Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record, but fell nine yards short of the mark. The Minnesota Vikings offense matched the Green Bay Packers drive for drive before winning on a field goal as time expired. The game included drama, controversy and physicality.
Jerome Felton Paves The Way For The Minnesota VikingsOne of the seemingly unnoticed offseason acquisitions for the Minnesota Vikings was fullback Jerome Felton. The fifth-year veteran played for two teams last season after spending his first three seasons with NFC Division rival Detroit Lions. When looking for his next team last March, he was looking for a good fit and found it in the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings Fend Off Chicago BearsThe Minnesota Vikings held on for a 21-14 victory over the Chicago Bears Sunday at Mall of America Field. The offense was once again all about Adrian Peterson. He rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.
Minnesota Vikings Overmatched In ChicagoThe Minnesota Vikings had an extra week to prepare for the Chicago Bears, but still provided little resistance. The Vikings scored first, but surrendered 25 consecutive points before falling 28-10 at Soldier Field. Adrian Peterson topped 100 yards for the fifth straight game.
Minnesota Vikings Complete Season Sweep Of The Detroit LionsThe Minnesota Vikings enter a grueling stretch of inter-divisional games with a 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday at Mall of America Field. Even without Percy Harvin, the Vikings were able to get its passing offense back on track and Adrian Peterson torched the Lions defense. The Vikings defense forced two turnovers while the offense took good care of the ball.
Percy Harvin Doubtful For The Minnesota VikingsPercy Harvin did not practice all week and is as doubtful for Sunday’s against the Detroit Lions. His absence would leave a huge hole in an already anemic passing offense. The only other injured player listed as worse than probable is defensive tackle Letroy Guion.