Minnesota Vikings Blown Out By The Cincinnati BengalsThe Minnesota Vikings were a minor inconvenience for the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton tossed four touchdowns to lead the Bengals to a 42-14 victory. Dalton threw just 11 incompletions and was sacked twice to build a 136.5 quarterback rating. Cordarrelle Patterson was the lone bright spot for the Vikings with a 35.8 yard kick return average, 54 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Peterson, Gerhart Set To Return For The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings are likely to have their top two running backs back for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, four players as limited participants and four players as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
Vikings S Harrison Smith Returns After Missing Eight GamesHarrison Smith missed eight games, but looked good in his return against the Philadelphia Eagles. The expectation was for him to be eased back into game shape. However, he played more snaps that any other Vikings safety. Chris Cook missed Sunday’s game against the Eagles with a knee injury.
CB Cook Fined $26,250 For Contact With OfficialMinnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has been fined $26,250 for contact with an official, per NFL guidelines. Cook told reporters Wednesday his agent has filed an appeal with the league. He said he realizes he has to keep his composure in those situations and added a "guarantee it will not happen again."
Minnesota Vikings Win In Wild OT Against Chicago BearsThe Minnesota Vikings seemingly defeated the Chicago Bears, then had a chance to lose and finally won on a 34-yard field goal by Blair Walsh. Adrian Peterson ran for 211 yards to help the Vikings get the 23-20 victory Sunday at Mall of America Field.
Vikings CB Cook Ejected For Contact With OfficialMinnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook has been ejected against Chicago for making contact with an official. Cook was in coverage on Alshon Jeffery when the Bears wide receiver jumped over Cook for a 46-yard touchdown pass at the front corner of the end zone.
Xavier Rhodes’ Concussion Leaves Minnesota Vikings Really Thin At CornerThe Minnesota Vikings lost cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Joe Webb during the game against the Green Bay Packers with concussions. Neither has formally passed the NFL's concussion protocol, but the team is still hopeful that will be available Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field. The Vikings listed six players as non-participants, one as a limited participant and four as full participants for Thursday's practice.
Minnesota Vikings Release Jefferson, Further Thinning The Defensive BackfieldThe Minnesota Vikings released A.J. Jefferson hours after he was arrested for a domestic assault claim. The Vikings are now down three healthy cornerbacks on their roster with one on their practice squad. Audie Cole made his start on Sunday and was impressive. He is likely to remain in the starting lineup. The Vikings filled their open roster spot by claiming offensive tackle Mike Remmers off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.
Minnesota Vikings Return Home To Face The Chicago BearsThe Minnesota Vikings face another division-rival coming off a disappoint defeat. This Sunday, the Vikings face the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field. The Bears are 6-5 on the season and have been more successful through the air - both on offense and defense. The Bears have big physical receivers. They have been banged up in the front seven on defense and struggled to stop the opposition on the ground.
'Different From Player To Player’: Frazier On Dealing With Vikings In TroubleFor the second time this month another member of the Minnesota Vikings is in trouble with the law. This time the player, cornerback A.J. Jefferson, was released from the team.
Vikings Lament Another Lost Late Lead The Minnesota Vikings have little left to play for, with a fan base largely focused on positioning for next year's draft pick.