1. Why the Minnesota Vikings Are at Least a Year Away from Playoff Contention

    Minnesota Vikings fans have to keep telling themselves that the Vikings are an improved team. After all they have doubled their win total from last season, are two games better ...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about over 1 year ago 2,120 reads 26 comments

  2. Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    Final: Bears 28, Vikings 10 Despite losing five players to injuries, including Devin Hester and Matt Forte , the Bears dominated the Vikings behind the return of Jay Cutler ...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 7,915 reads 23 comments

  3. Breaking Down Where Christian Ponder Must Improve for the Vikings

    In the 2011 draft, the Minnesota Vikings found themselves in a difficult situation. They desperately needed a quarterback following a 6-10 season and a last-place finish to the 2010 season...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 2,639 reads 13 comments

  4. 7 Things to Watch for in the Minnesota Vikings' Final 6 Games

    What a difference one win can do for a fan base. Heading into Week 10, the Minnesota Vikings were looking more like the version from 2011 that finished 3-13 than a team that had any playoff aspirations...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 4,765 reads 4 comments

  5. Minnesota Vikings' Salary Cap Scenario Heading into 2013

    The Minnesota Vikings have the 17th highest payroll in the NFL at $105.3 million. That's approximately $15.3 million below the 2012 salary cap of $120 million...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 7,278 reads 35 comments

  6. Re-Drafting Minnesota Vikings' 2012 Draft After First Half of NFL Season

    At the halfway point of the Minnesota Vikings ' season, their 2012 draft class can be considered a success. Nine of the 10 draftees are still with the team, with seven of the nine seeing action on Sundays...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 3,844 reads 10 comments

  7. Vikings vs. Seahawks: Minnesota's Biggest Winners and Losers from NFL Week 9

    The Minnesota Vikings headed into Seattle looking to avoid their first two-game losing streak of the season. It was a matchup between the top two running backs in the NFL with Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 2,692 reads 28 comments

  8. Vikings vs. Seahawks: 10 Keys for the Game for Minnesota

    The Minnesota Vikings open the second half of the season on the road in Seattle on Sunday. At 5-3, the Vikings have surpassed the expectations of people...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 3,364 reads 28 comments

  9. Differences in the Minnesota Vikings Between the First Four and Last Four Games

    If before the season started, Minnesota fans were told that the Vikings would be 5-3 at the halfway point, most of them would be ecstatic...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 5,250 reads 29 comments

  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    Buccaneers 36, Vikings 17 final score. After giving up a 14-point lead to the Saints last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used an efficient offense behind three Josh Freeman touchdown ...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 18,213 reads 97 comments

  11. Who Wears the Crown: Identifying the Vikings' Best Player at the Midseason Mark

    The Minnesota Vikings have shaken off the specter of their 3-13 season of 2011. A season that started out bad, losing the first three games by giving away double-digit, halftime leads...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 1,559 reads 7 comments

  12. Building an NFL Trade Deadline Wish List for the Minnesota Vikings

    The Minnesota Vikings are on the edge of breaking out. By Week 4 they had matched their win total of 2011...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 4,408 reads 16 comments

  13. Cardinals vs. Vikings: Minnesota's Biggest Winners & Losers from NFL Week 7

    For the Cardinals and Vikings, their Week 7 matchup at the Mall of America Field was about validating a surprising 4-2 start. For both teams, a win would erase the bad taste of an ugly loss from Week 6...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 3,766 reads 31 comments

  14. Cardinals vs. Vikings: 10 Keys to the Game for Minnesota

    This Sunday's battle between the 4-2 Arizona Cardinals and the 4-2 Minnesota Vikings features two surprising teams looking to make their way back to the playoffs...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 3,132 reads 17 comments

  15. Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    The Minnesota Vikings were hoping to win their fourth straight game and first place all to themselves in the NFC North. Instead, they ran into a buzz saw called Robert Griffin III...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 10,198 reads 21 comments

  16. Vikings vs. Redskins: 10 Keys to the Game for Minnesota

    At 4-1, the Minnesota Vikings have people believing that they are a good football team. USA Today has them ranked 11th, former Vikings' offensive coordinator, Brian Billick has them ninth, moving them up five spots on FoxSports...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 4,376 reads 9 comments

  17. Hey NFL, It's Time to Start Taking the Minnesota Vikings Seriously

    Before the 2012 NFL season began, the number of pundits who believed the Minnesota Vikings were going to improve from their 3-13 record and last-place finish in the NFC North could have fit into a Smart Car...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 7,424 reads 31 comments

  18. 10 Things We Learned from the Vikings' Win over the Titans

    Heading into Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, the Minnesota Vikings were heading into a trap game...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 4,761 reads 62 comments

  19. Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson: Who's the Better Back?

    At one time, Sunday's matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings could boast the top two running backs in the NFL . Today, Arian Foster, Ray Rice or Maurice Jones-Drew might have something to say about that...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 4,692 reads 36 comments

  20. Why Jared Allen Has Gone From Stud To Dud in Just One Year

    After setting the Minnesota Vikings single-season franchise record with 22 sacks, displacing Hall of Fame inductee Chris Doleman , Jared Allen is off to a slow start in the 2012 season...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 2,047 reads 18 comments

  21. Grading the Minnesota Vikings Positional Units at the First Quarter Mark

    The Minnesota Vikings have exceeded the expectations of almost every preseason prognostication after only four games in 2012 season...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 2,367 reads 13 comments

  22. 9 Positive Takeaways for the Minnesota Twins in 2012

    As the Minnesota Twins play their last series of the 2012 season, take solace in the fact that things are never as bad as they seem...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 1,360 reads 2 comments

  23. Assessing the Minnesota Vikings' Rise in the Power Rankings

    Before the Vikings defeated the San Francisco on Sunday, they were considered a bottom-dweller of the NFL . Most power rankings had them ranked between 25th and 32nd. It was a fair rating...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 4,022 reads 18 comments

  24. Rising and Falling Stock for Key Minnesota Vikings Players After Week 3

    To no surprise the Minnesota Vikings are 2-1 heading into their Week 4 matchup with Detroit. What is the surprise is that the Vikings got there by easily defeating the San Francisco 49ers , 24-13, at the Metrodome ...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 3,830 reads 7 comments

  25. 49ers vs. Vikings: Final Report Card, Game Grades for Minnesota

    On paper, the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings is a decidedly one-way contest, in favor of the 49ers...

    Tim Arcand Written by Tim Arcand about almost 2 years ago 6,867 reads 20 comments