Vikings Sign Defensive End Corey WoottonThe Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent defensive end Corey Wootton. The Vikings announced the deal Friday, one day after Wootton and his agent tweeted that an agreement had been reached.
Patterson Propels Minnesota Vikings To Victory In Metrodome FinaleThe Minnesota Vikings closed the history of Mall of America Field with a victory Sunday by beating the Detroit Lions 14-13. Cordarrelle Patterson scored two touchdowns, one rushing and the other receiving for the only two Vikings scores. The Lions scored 13 straight points in the second half to take a lead, but could not keep the Vikings from scoring the winning touchdown.
Kevin Williams Reflecting On 11 Seasons With VikesKevin Williams has never been incredibly loquacious in public. He has always preferred to use that syrupy Arkansas drawl to talk about the game and not much else, batting away attention like he brushes aside a center on his way to the quarterback.
Vikings Pick DT Williams For Ed Block Courage Award Veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been picked by Minnesota Vikings players as the team's recipient this season of the Ed Block Courage Award.
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.
Williams, Playing New Spot, Helps Vikes D Step UpKevin Williams was already one of the most revered players on Minnesota's roster. Then the 33-year-old produced one of the most memorable performances of his decorated career.
Huge Upset At Mall Of America Field: Excellent Grades For Vikings Against RedskinsThe Minnesota Vikings defeated the Washington Redskins 34-27 at Mall of America Field on Thursday. The Vikings scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to get their second win of the season. Christian Ponder led the Vikings offense before injuring his left arm. The defense was able to sack Robert Griffin III four times.
As Losses Pile Up, So Does Frustration For Vikings Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he plans to talk to the team on Monday amid mounting frustration after a fourth straight loss.
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 Running Thin On Defensive BacksThe Minnesota Vikings have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, but three of the four opening day starters in the secondary may not be available for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, three players as limited participants and five players as full participants in Thursday's practice.
Josh Freeman's Concussion Keeps Him Out Of Practice, Ponder Re-Enters Minnesota's Starting LineupThe Minnesota Vikings will likely be without Josh Freeman for Sunday's contest against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field. That means third-year quarterback Christian Ponder will take the reigns of the first unit. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, four as limited participants and four as full participants for Thursday's practice.