1. Biggest External Factors for Christian Ponder

    It is no secret that 2013 will be the most important season of Christian Ponder 's career. If he can show he can handle the responsibilities consistently, not only will his critics quiet down, but the Vikings could be legitimate contenders...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about 12 months ago 1,799 reads 8 comments

  2. Minnesota Vikings 2013: Why Do People Seem to Hate Christian Ponder?

    Christian Ponder has received more hate than any other quarterback in the NFL that doesn't wear a New York Jets jersey. I have been racking my brains about this for some time trying to pinpoint the reason, and I just can't find one...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about 1 year ago 10,372 reads 165 comments

  3. Minnesota Vikings 2012: 5 Keys to the Matchup Against the Lions

    The Lions and Vikings open up divisional play today as they face off at Ford Field. While it is only Week 4, each team's season has gone in a very different direction so far. For the Vikings, this year has been a pleasant surprise...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 915 reads 0 comments

  4. Minnesota Vikings 2012: Final Thoughts of the 23-20 Loss to the Colts

    What an ugly performance from the Vikings . While the team was outplayed on both sides of the ball, there was still a chance for the Vikes to pull out a sneaky victory for a second straight week...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 1,045 reads 10 comments

  5. Minnesota Vikings 2012: Top 3 Storylines from Jaguars-Vikings Matchup

    The Vikings have the good fortune of opening up the 2012 season against the Jaguars , who went 5-11 last year. The same can be said about the Jaguars, as they have the fortune of facing the Vikings after the team's dismal 2011 season...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 1,279 reads 6 comments

  6. Regular-Season Expectations of Minnesota Vikings 2012 Draft Class

    The Vikings ' 2012 draft class will be tested early and often, with most of the players expected to see significant time in Week 1. The team had 10 selections in April and are hoping all 10 could contribute this season...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 1,776 reads 7 comments

  7. Minnesota Vikings 2012: 7 Players to Watch Against the San Diego Chargers

    Adrian Peterson has been shut down for the preseason, so we won't see him in action until it counts. Those interested in watching the preseason games can have hope though, as there are still plenty of players that are worth seeing...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 1,261 reads 3 comments

  8. Minnesota Vikings 2012: 7 Players to Watch Against Buffalo

    While most people want to watch All-Day Adrian Peterson play for the first time after his injury last season, the Purple Jesus will not suit up against the Bills this week...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 1,511 reads 4 comments

  9. Minnesota Vikings: Whose Stock Is Up After 1st NFL Preseason Game?

    Far too much will be made of the first NFL preseason game, including by me. The 17-6 loss doesn't mean much, as it is preseason, but there are things that stood out in the Minnesota Vikings' first game against the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 134 reads 15 comments

  10. Minnesota Vikings 2012: Impact of Greg Childs' Knee Injury

    It is never fun to see a player get injured for the season, regardless of what jersey he may wear. It is even more unsettling to see it happen to a rookie before his first season even started...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 5,872 reads 21 comments

  11. Minnesota Vikings 2012: Percy Harvin and Other Early Training Camp Standouts

    The Minnesota Vikings are one week into their 2012 training camp, and one week away from their first preseason game on August 10th...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 2,892 reads 9 comments

  12. Minnesota Vikings 2012: Expectations for 2011 Draft Class

    The Minnesota Vikings training camp is underway, and the first preseason game is less than two weeks away. There are a lot of questions that need answering this year, and one of the most important ones is how last year's class will perform...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 1,861 reads 5 comments

  13. Minnesota Vikings 2012: 3 Songs and Scenarios That Could Define Vikings' Season

    All Minnesota Vikings players were to report to training camp yesterday, and camp actually starts today. With that start comes the expectations of the new season...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 1,669 reads 8 comments

  14. 10 Greatest Minnesota Sports Icons Ever

    Being born in Minnesota, I have a special love for the state that has given so much to me. As a sporting location, it is vastly underrated just because they are a smaller market...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 563 reads 1 comments

  15. Minnesota Twins 2012: Aaron Hicks Ready for Triple-A

    After last season's 63-99 finish, 2012 was a make-or-break year for many current Minnesota Twins . It appears as if the result has been mostly break, and as the July 31st trade deadline ...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 1,025 reads 0 comments

  16. Minnesota Vikings 2012: Mike Williams Worth a Shot at Camp

    Recently cut from the Seattle Seahawks , Mike Williams is certainly worth a look during training camp (ESPN). He was looking solid in 2010 when he had Matt Hasselbeck throwing to him, collecting 751 yards and two touchdowns on 65 catches...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 4,121 reads 18 comments

  17. Minnesota Vikings 2012: 3 Players Worth Watching at Training Camp

    Vikings training camp begins July 26th, and I couldn't be more excited. I wrote earlier about the best training camp battles that Vikings fans can expect to see this year, but now I want to take you in another direction...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 2,801 reads 18 comments

  18. Fantasy Football 2012: Players Who Will Bust

    Nothing can derail a season quicker than a fantasy bust. These guys are drafted, expected to carry a team to the championship, yet struggle so much that they can't even help the owner make the playoffs...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 4,956 reads 8 comments

  19. Fantasy Football 2012: Sleepers Who Will Break Out

    Every year, fantasy football has completely overlooked players step up and play outstandingly. These sleepers are usually what makes the champion's team click...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 6,377 reads 3 comments

  20. Minnesota Vikings 2012: Training Camp Position Battles

    Training camp is less than a month away, and the Minnesota Vikings still have many key positions available on the roster. This is the time when it begins to become much clearer who will be featured in purple by the start of the season...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about almost 2 years ago 3,663 reads 36 comments

  21. MLB Trade Rumors: Trading Denard Span Is Not in the Twins' Best Interest

    Trading Denard Span looks appealing for quite a few reasons. The Twins are rebuilding, they need prospects, and Span is in demand. I can understand that aspect of it...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about 2 years ago 1,559 reads 4 comments

  22. Minnesota Vikings: College Players the Vikings Should Be Scouting

    It's never too early to start looking toward the future, and with the Vikings coming off of a 3-13 season, the prospects of this coming season rest more on potential than proven talent...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about 2 years ago 3,399 reads 19 comments

  23. Minnesota Vikings 2012: Percy Harvin Helps Christian Ponder and Team Develop

    How Christian Ponder’s second season as an NFL quarterback goes largely depends upon how his greatest asset in the receiving game is doing...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about 2 years ago 2,007 reads 2 comments

  24. Minnesota Vikings 2012: 15 Key Role Players

    They don’t get the stats or the recognition, but role players can make or break a season. Whether it be on special teams, spelling a starter or just teaching younger, more talented ...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about 2 years ago 2,515 reads 26 comments

  25. Minnesota Vikings 2012: 6 Rookies Who Will Make Instant Impacts

    There are many rookies that take time to develop into great players. Fred Jackson, Arian Foster, Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham are recent examples...

    Sam Lanctot Written by Sam Lanctot about 2 years ago 5,611 reads 8 comments