As Training Camp Wraps Up, Vikings Look Ahead To Preseason GamesThe Vikings seemed like they just checked into Mankato, but on Tuesday they finished training camp, and that's hardly the end of the preseason.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Look To Have A Full Compliment Of Wide Receivers Available For Sunday’s GameThe Minnesota Vikings have been hit hard with injuries at the wide receiver position in recent weeks. However, head coach Mike Zimmer believes he should have all three injures wide receivers as well as the three healthy ones available for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs at TCF Bank Stadium. In total, the Vikings have seven players listed on their injury report. The Chiefs also have seven players on their injury report.
Wallace Doesn't Practice For Vikings; Johnson, Wright ReturnMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace was held out of practice on Wednesday. Wallace, who leads the team with 20 receptions and 233 receiving yards, was allowed to run off to the side.
Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings WR Johnson Hopes To Be Back For Week 6 Against ChiefsMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson injured his ribs during the team's Week 3 victory over the San Diego Chargers at TCF Bank Stadium. He did not practice all week and missed the Week 4 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Now, he hopes that the bye week will allow him to miss only one game.
Vikings Could Be Without 2 Of Top 3 Receivers Vs DenverWith Adrian Peterson returning to the backfield and a more experienced quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Vikings envisioned a balanced offense ready to challenge for a playoff spot in the NFC.
Vikings Injury Report: Charles Johnson, Jabari Price Out For Week 4The Minnesota Vikings hit their first stretch of notable injuries this week. Last week, they had their first player listed as anything other than probable and he played. This week, of the seven players on the injury report, six are listed with less than a 75 percent chance to play. The Broncos have 12 players listed on their injury report.
Vikings Rally After Storm Delay, Top Raiders 20-12harles Johnson and Chase Ford each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from an hour-plus weather delay to defeat the Oakland Raiders 20-12 on Saturday.
Hundreds Come Together For Shakopee Girl’s 10th Birthday PartyMackenzie Moretter has Sotos Syndrome--it left her with some brain damage and makes it difficult for her to make friends. When no one responded to invitations to her birthday party, her mom reached out on Facebook and Mackenzie got much more than a party.
Victim ID'd In Fatal Rollover Crash In Olmsted CountyA 70-year-old man died when he lost control of his vehicle in Olmsted County Sunday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Team Grades: Vikings Blow Two Touchdown Lead In MiamiThe Minnesota Vikings took a two touchdown lead before surrendering the lead in the second half. The Vikings fell Sunday to the Miami Dolphins 37-35 on a blocked punt safety with 41 seconds remaining in the game. The Vikings offense was good enough to win, but the defense was bad. The special teams units made one mistake that gave the Dolphins the game in regulation.
Vikings’ Johnson ‘Passes’ With Flying ColorsThe Minnesota Vikings are not just playing Miami and playing out a season. It's an audition for some to stay on the roster. Charles Johnson has come from nowhere to "pass" with flying colors, maybe because he thinks he should. Johnson has been working, waiting and anticipating his shot.
Team Grades: Fast Start Leads To Heartbreak For The Vikings In DetroitThe Minnesota Vikings jumped out to a 14-0 lead before surrendering 16 unanswered points to fall to the Detroit Lions Sunday at Ford Field. The Vikings got early touchdowns from Matt Asiata and Greg Jennings, but a pair of Teddy Bridgewater interceptions turned the game around. The Vikings failed to get points the rest of the game, including a blocked field goal and missed field goal attempt in the second half.
Charles Johnson Has Become Top Vikings TargetCharles Johnson joined the Minnesota Vikings two weeks into this season, two days after the release of Jerome Simpson because of continuing off-the-field troubles.
Team Grades: Audible Saves Vikings From Potential Bad LossThe Minnesota Vikings defeated the New York Jets 30-24 on an 87-yard touchdown catch by Jarius Wright in overtime Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings scored a touchdown on the first and last play of the game. The Vikings offense was slightly better than average, while the defense was slightly below average. Teddy Bridgewater saved the Vikings in the game and may be the franchise quarterback they have sought now for some time.