1. 49ers vs. Vikings: Most Critical Matchups for Minnesota

    The last time the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings met was Week 3 of the 2009 season. If not for 11 penalties against the Colts last week, it might have been another matchup of two undefeated teams...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 2,607 reads 6 comments

  2. Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts: Live Score, Video and Analysis

    It was another close game for the Minnesota Vikings , but this time it was a 53-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri in the final minute that gives Andrew Luck his first victory in the NFL ...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 6,406 reads 36 comments

  3. 10 Questions Left Unanswered for the Minnesota Vikings After Week 1

    The Minnesota Vikings are in first place in the NFC North. All right, I realize that while the statement is technically correct, and it's been 2009 since it's been true, it's still only one game, and one game doesn't make a season...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 5,017 reads 13 comments

  4. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Minnesota Vikings: Live Score, Analysis for NFL Week 1

    Minnesota Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation expired to send the game into overtime. After winning the coin toss, quarterback Christian Ponder led the Vikings to the Jaguars 20-yard line...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 9,129 reads 41 comments

  5. 5 Other Things to Watch for from the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1

    The Minnesota Vikings open the season at Mall of America Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game with plenty of story lines. It's a match up of two former league-leading running backs, neither of which had a single carry in the preseason...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 2,467 reads 5 comments

  6. Grading the Minnesota Vikings' Job of Addressing Their Weaknesses

    Last season the Minnesota Vikings were not bad, they were horrible. That's to be expected of a team that finishes 3-13 and has the third overall pick in the draft...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 4,377 reads 26 comments

  7. Breaking Down the Minnesota Vikings' Blueprint for Going .500

    It's time for things to count for the Minnesota Vikings . After sparingly playing their starters in the preseason, the Vikings open the 2012 season against the Jacksonville Jaguars this coming Sunday...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 4,569 reads 32 comments

  8. 5 Reasons Toby Gerhart Will Be the NFL's Biggest Surprise at RB

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made an appearance in Friday's third preseason game against the San Diego Chargers —sort of. Peterson was in uniform and participated with the team during pregame warm-ups...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 10,342 reads 9 comments

  9. 8 Concerns for the Minnesota Vikings Heading into the Final Preseason Game

    In Friday's third preseason game against San Diego, the Vikings faced a Chargers team that treated it more like a fourth exhibition game, with 18 players either resting or unable to play...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 4,097 reads 30 comments

  10. San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Preseason Week 3 Live Score, Analysis

    Finally, the big preseason Week 3 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings is here. This is the most important game of the preseason—at least it's supposed to be...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 2,632 reads 3 comments

  11. Minnesota Twins: With Nick Blackburn Gone, Things Are Looking Up

    On Monday the Minnesota Twins sent starting pitcher Nick Blackburn outright to Rochester, the Triple-A affiliate of the team. The transaction removes Blackburn from the 40-man roster...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 732 reads 6 comments

  12. Report Card Grades for Minnesota Vikings Rookie Through Preseason Week 2

    At the halfway point of the preseason schedule, the Minnesota Vikings have three rookies who are settling in nicely as starters, or in the case of kicker Blair Walsh, making a significant contribution to the team...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 7,352 reads 15 comments

  13. The Biggest Winners and Losers of Minnesota Vikings Camp, Preseason so Far

    With 90 players on the Minnesota Vikings ' roster, and a 53-man roster limit, there are going to be 53 winners and 37 losers. With the close of training camp on Wednesday in Mankato, the focus moves Northeast to Eden Prairie...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 3,273 reads 31 comments

  14. 7 Downsides to Limiting Jared Allen's Snaps

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated in the first week of training camp that they were going to limit Jared Allen 's playing time. That was evident when the Vikings opened the preseason on Friday in San Francisco ...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 1,565 reads 18 comments

  15. Ranking the NFL's Top Value Contracts

    To be considered the best, you have to be paid like it. For most players, the big pay day comes with either the potential they bring to their team, or based on their most recent performance...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 1,091 reads 9 comments

  16. Predicting the Minnesota Vikings' Toughest Roster Decisions

    The Minnesota Vikings are only a little more than 10 days into their training camp and have already suffered some injuries that will shape the roster...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 4,816 reads 9 comments

  17. Joe Mauer vs. Kirby Puckett: Who's the Better No. 3 Hitter?

    A funny thing happened as I was watching the Minnesota Twins play against the Red Sox in Boston on Saturday night. The Twins were down by a run in the top of the ninth, with two outs and runners on second and third...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 183 reads 4 comments

  18. Minnesota Vikings Roster 2012: Latest News, Cuts, Preseason Predictions

    The Minnesota Vikings concluded the preseason with a disappointing 1-3 record. The roster has been trimmed to 53 players and it's time for things to start getting serious...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 822 reads 6 comments

  19. Minnesota Twins: Grading the Francisco Liriano Trade

    It finally happened. After eight years the Minnesota Twins and Francisco Liriano have parted ways. On Saturday the Twins traded Liriano to the Chicago White Sox for infielder Eduardo Escobar and left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 5,255 reads 8 comments

  20. Projecting Toby Gerhart's Stats in 2012

    The timing couldn't be any better for Toby Gerhart. For the Minnesota Vikings ' second-round draft pick from 2010, the fourth running back selected that season, it's his time to step into the spotlight...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 3,083 reads 11 comments

  21. Updating the Vikings' Biggest Training Camp Battles to Watch for

    It's time for the rubber to meet the road when the Minnesota Vikings open their 47th training camp at Minnesota State University-Mankato...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 4,704 reads 10 comments

  22. Minnesota Vikings Complete Training Camp and Preseason Guide

    The excitement continues to build for the upcoming Minnesota Vikings season. As July slips into the dog days of summer, football is once again taking center stage in the Minnesota sports landscape...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 5,716 reads 5 comments

  23. The Best Song Written for Each NFL Team

    Baseball can call itself "America's Pastime", but the truth is it falls short to football. Americans love their football, and the NFL reigns supreme above all of the big four professional sports...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 2,826 reads 0 comments

  24. Minnesota Twins: 7 Things to Watch for in the Second Half of the Year

    Unfortunately for the Minnesota Twins and their fans, the 2012 season has been an extension of 2011, proving that last season was not an aberration. After 81 games this season, the Twins have the same exact record as last year at 35-46...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 1,364 reads 3 comments

  25. Minnesota Vikings' Backup Plan If Adrian Peterson Misses the First 6 Games

    The Minnesota Vikings need to make sure Adrian Peterson is completely recovered from the knee injury suffered last season before they put too much on the best running back in the NFL ...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about 2 years ago 4,214 reads 6 comments