1. Minnesota Vikings: Winners and Losers

    After shocking the NFL world with their 24-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers the Minnesota Vikings were back at it in Week 4 with their 20-13 win over the Detroit Lions ...

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  2. Minnesota Vikings: Limit Expectations for Jerome Simpson in Week 4

    After three long weeks of inactivity, Jerome Simpson returns to the field Sunday to make his debut with the Minnesota Vikings . Get excited, Vikings fans. Minnesota’s No...

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  3. Minnesota Vikings: Stat Projections for Starters and Key Reserves vs. Lions

    After Minnesota's Week 3 upset of the San Francisco 49ers , the Vikings are one of the most talked about teams in the NFL . People want to know if they're for real or if they got lucky and caught the 49ers on an off day...

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  4. Minnesota Vikings: Why the Franchise Is Set Up to Be NFL's Next Big Thing

    On Sunday the Minnesota Vikings did something the high-powered offense of the Detroit Lions and the 2011 Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers could not do...

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  5. Minnesota Vikings: Breaking Down the Week 2 Game Tape

    Through two weeks, the Minnesota Vikings have shown no ability to move the ball consistently with the pass. Yes, Christian Ponder threw for 270 yards in Week 1 and 245 yards in Week 2 (515 combined yards, 257...

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  6. Minnesota Vikings: Receiver Position Needs to Be Addressed in 2013

    It’s only Week 2. Don’t panic yet. But the signs all point toward Minnesota needing to address its receiver position yet again during the 2013 offseason...

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  7. Fantasy Football: Gobble Up Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph

    The Minnesota Vikings offense isn ’t full of fantasy football juggernauts, but that doesn ’t mean Percy Harvin , Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart are the only Vikings worth owning...

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  8. Minnesota Vikings: Win over Indianapolis Necessary to Make Playoffs

    Week 2 is a must-win game for the Minnesota Vikings . It’s scary to think that anyone would say that for a game this time of the year is a must-win, but I’m going there...

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  9. Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts: 5 Keys to the Game for the Vikes

    Week 2 sets up much like Week 1 did for the Minnesota Vikings . This Sunday's game features two very young teams with head coaches with limited experience and unproven quarterbacks...

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  10. Minnesota Vikings: Most Intriguing Practice Squad Players

    Minnesota is 1-0, but don't get too excited. This is still a team coming off a 3-13 season with many of the same components from last year. It was also 14 seconds away from losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars at home...

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  11. Minnesota Vikings: What to Expect from Adrian Peterson in Week 1 of NFL Action

    Get your popcorn ready. It's Week 1 of the regular season. And do you know what that means? Adrian Peterson is back. Or is he? Well, we really don't know at this point...

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  12. Minnesota Vikings: Breaking Down the Rookie Class After the Preseason

    In 2011, the Minnesota Vikings created a strong rookie class that has put the franchise in position to double its win total over a one-year period (although it should be noted Minnesota won a mere three games in 2011)...

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  13. Minnesota Vikings: What Impact Will Audie Cole Have on the Vikes D in 2012?

    Audie Cole was on top of the world after his two-interception, two-touchdown performance against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 of the preseason...

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  14. Vikings vs. Chargers: Live Game Grades, Player Analysis for Minnesota

    The Minnesota Vikings fell to 1-2 in preseason play Friday night after a 12-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers. San Diego was without its starting left guard, left tackle, and center on the offensive line...

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  15. Minnesota Vikings: Injuries to Winfield or Cook Won't Ruin Secondary Like 2011

    Think back to last year. Think about how bad Minnesota's secondary really was in 2011: seventh most passing yards allowed per game (251...

    Mike Nelson Written by Mike Nelson about 2 years ago 1,588 reads 6 comments

  16. Projecting the Minnesota Vikings' Final 53-Man Roster After Preseason Week 2

    Well, we’re almost there. We're halfway through the preseason. Unknowns are trying to make their best case to make the opening day roster. The starters are trying to maintain their health for the games that matter...

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  17. Minnesota Twins: Trevor Plouffe's Bat and Defense Will Return

    Through his first six games back since jamming his right thumb on July 20, Trevor Plouffe is 1-for-22 (.045) with one RBI. It’s not exactly what one would call an enjoyable welcome-back party...

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  18. Fantasy Football: Don't Sleep on Minnesota Vikings Receiver Jerome Simpson

    Among the many positives in Friday’s 36-14 victory over the Buffalo Bills was the performance of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson ...

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  19. Minnesota Vikings: Blair Walsh Prevails Early in Preseason

    It was a move many fans and media members questioned, including this guy, but it’s a move that looks good through the first two preseason games...

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  20. Minnesota Vikings Preseason: Latest Buzz on Player Injuries

    This video from Tom Pelissero explains that the Vikings suffered no major injuries during training camp outside of Greg Childs’ torn patella tendons. But, that doesn’t mean the Vikings suffered their fair share of injuries...

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  21. Minnesota Vikings: 5 Reasons Kyle Rudolph Will Be Christian Ponder's Best Weapon

    The New England Patriots created the blueprint for running a successful two-tight end offense in 2011. It’s a blueprint the Minnesota Vikings wish to replicate in 2012 with John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph —with an emphasis on Rudolph...

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  22. One Burning Question for Every Position on the Minnesota Vikings' Roster

    Bring it on. It’s that time of year again: preseason NFL action is upon us with all of the hope, optimism and uncertainty that fans love. It’s all the hype with none of the reward...

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  23. Minnesota Twins: The Offense Will Reign Supreme in the Future

    If there’s one thing Minnesota Twins fans can take solace in this season, it’s that this team can hit the ball and will continue to hit the ball well for the foreseeable future...

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  24. Minnesota Vikings: Don't Limit Jared Allen's Snaps in 2012

    There is talk surrounding the Minnesota Vikings defense that should put all fans on alert. The focus of this talk revolves around a certain defensive lineman who was a mere half sack from tying the NFL single-season record...

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  25. Minnesota Vikings: Don't Take Zygi Wilf's Expectations Seriously

    "I expect to be (NFC North) division champs.” With that statement made to 1500ESPN by Zygi Wilf , the Vikings owner has completely altered the expectations for the 2012 season...

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