Minnesota Vikings: Week 8 Fantasy Football News

After a mistake-filled game that ended with their first loss, the Minnesota Vikings travel to Chicago to take on the reeling Bears in a Monday Night Football game that by all rights should end with a resounding defeat of the home team, but there’s no guaranteed games in football. Read on to get an idea of which Vikings players to play this week in fantasy. Who to Start Minnesota...
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Are the Vikings Trading for an Offensive Lineman?

As I do on the days that we host our Podcast, I have been perusing, my home away from home, and saw this vague Twitter post from fellow writer AJ Mansour...
Via Vikings Journal
15 hours ago

Former Vikings OL says team had Saints-like bounty program

Whether it’s true or not, this is sure to stir up some rehashed Bountygate controversy. Former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Artis Hicks told author Jeff Pearlman, who’s releasing a new Brett Favre biography, that the team had a bounty program much like the Saints, who were punished heavily for it. What makes this early interesting is that it was Brad Childress, then head...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is a Minnesota Vikings fan the best sports fan in the country?

FanSided is looking for the best sports fan in the country, and The Viking Age thinks that fan roots for the Minnesota Vikings every Sunday. We’ve read your comments, received your messages, and seen your passion. The Viking Age knows there are huge sports fans who can’t get enough purple and gold in their lives […] Is a Minnesota Vikings fan the best sports fan in the country...
Via The Viking Age
18 hours ago

Bowen: Vikings Defense is NFL's Strongest Unit

Heading into Week 8, a panel of ESPN Insiders debated on a number of topics, including which NFL team holds the league’s strongest unit. Matt Bowen said he’d give the award to the Vikings defense,...
22 hours ago

10 Vikings-Bears Numbers of Note: Minnesota Going for 4th Straight Win vs. Chicago

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday, a 21-10 road defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles. Minnesota now has an extra day to prepare for a Mo...
1 day ago

The state of the Minnesota Vikings offense

After the Minnesota Viking’s week seven loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the amount of people crying wolf is getting ridiculous.  The Vikings are still a very real threat and the idea that they were not going to experience any problems isn’t realistic.  They still have arguably the best defense in the league and of the premiere coaches in the league in Mike Zimmer.  The only...
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Minnesota Vikings shuffle practice squad, make 6 transactions

The Minnesota Vikings released 3 players from their practice squad on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and signed three players to replace them. Having a backup plan is important in today’s NFL. There are many times that a player on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad can get an opportunity to be on the main roster following […] Minnesota Vikings shuffle practice squad, make 6 transactions...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Book is out on how to beat no-longer-unbeaten Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) As the last team in the NFL to lose this season, the Minnesota Vikings had played well enough to keep their weaknesses mostly hidden. Their post-bye trip to Philadelphia was not only a performance failure, but an exposure of their flaws. Pass blocking was the biggest problem in a 21-10 defeat by the Eagles on Sunday afternoon , as Sam Bradford lost two...
Via Associated Press
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Mike Zimmer’s bizarre motivational tactic did not help Vikings

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer tried to do what he could to ensure his players were properly focused ahead of the team’s bye week, which preceded Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He even tried to use some massacred stuffed animals as a visual to help share his message, but it did not work. According to the Star Tribune’s Matt Vensel, prior to letting his team...
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Mike Zimmer rips offensive line after Vikings' 'embarrassing' loss to Eagles

The Minnesota Vikings were the last team this season to taste defeat, falling to Eagles 21-10 on Sunday. The Vikings are still in first place in the NFC North and in prime position for a playoff berth despite losing Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson to season-ending injuries earlier this year.So all is not lost after just one defeat, right? Well, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Vikings’ poor Week 7 effort exposes them as fake contenders

The Minnesota Vikings entered their Week 7 game on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles as the NFL’s last undefeated team. However, the Vikings left Philly with a performance that raises questions over whether their roster is good enough to contend for the rest of the season, despite their 5-0 start. After the bye week, the Vikings came out shockingly flat on offense against...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford snubbed former teammate Carson Wentz?

You don’t need to be a genius to understand that Sam Bradford’s relationship with the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t end on the best of notes. Bradford signed a two-year extension with Philadelphia during the spring, only to see the team trade up for the rights to select Carson Wentz No. 2 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. At that point, Bradford was a no-show during offseason activities...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford returned to Philadelphia and regressed into Philadelphia Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford made his return to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded to Minnesota before the start of the season. Heading into the game, Bradford looked like a man who’d already benefited from a change in scenery. So far this season, Bradford was undefeated as the Viking stater and had yet to throw an interception. With a 70 percent completion rate, 990 passing yards...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doctors concerned Bridgewater may not come back

The knee injury Teddy Bridgewater suffered during training camp is reportedly so serious that some doctors fear he may never play football again. Appearing on ESPN’s “NFL Countdown” Sunday morning, Adam Schefter revealed that there are doctors around the NFL who are concerned about whether Bridgewater can ever make it back. “Teddy Bridgewater continues to rehab in Minnesota...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Ref shoves Stefon Diggs off pile during scrum

A player touching a referee in the NFL is a huge deal. It apparently doesn’t work the other way around - just ask Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Diggs found himself hanging around a scuffle when a referee seemed to take something he said or did rather personally: Ref shoves Vikings WR Stefan Diggs — The Sports Daily (@SportsDailyBlog...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerick McKinnon pays tribute to Harambe with cleats

An NFL player has finally pulled out the Harambe cleats. Jerick McKinnon, running back for the Minnesota Vikings, hit the field Sunday with a jaw-dropping Harambe display on his feet: Jerick McKinnon is about to go OFF today (via @Vikings) #RIPHarambe — 120 Sports (@120Sports) October 23, 2016 Fire on the Feet #JericksOutForHarambe #RIPHarambe...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings: game preview and predictions

Minnesota Vikings football is back. Coming off a bye week, the Vikings will travel to “The City of Brotherly Love” to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. This season, the Vikings are playing phenomenal football, as they stand alone as the only undefeated team left in the NFL. Philadelphia, on the other hand, started out the season as one of those undefeated teams, with a 3-0 record...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Unbeaten, interception-free Vikings on the verge of historic start

The Minnesota Vikings can make NFL history on Sunday in Philadelphia. A win over the Eagles and an interception-free afternoon from quarterback Sam Bradford would make the Vikings the first team since at least 1933 to start 6-0 without an interception, according to ESPN Stats and Information. If @Vikings (5-0) win Sunday and don’t throw INT, they would be first in modern NFL...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: College teams interested in Norv Turner

Norv Turner, college head coach? According to this little nugget from Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the thought has at least been entertained by certain unnamed colleges. “At least one and possibly two colleges are closely looking at Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner as a head-coaching candidate, per a league source. Whether he would be interested is an entirely...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer defends keeping George Stewart on staff after DUI arrest

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on Wednesday defended the decision to keep defensive coordinator George Stewart on his staff following a DUI arrest. He also contrasted that decision with how practice squad player Isame Faciane was cut following his DUI arrest during the team’s bye week. “Every situation is different,” Zimmer said, via the Star Tribune. “And I really...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 10/19: Lin, Glavine, Nolan and Cleveland

Welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while figuring out the best in Dodgers, Cubs and goats fashions. Happy birthday to Evander Holyfield and Jose Bautista. And on this date in 1966, Bobby Orr took to the ice in his first NHL game.Around the league:  The team that gave us the great "Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No" animation have a new one, "The Best Last Best Plane Ride...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford is whole again in promo after troll job from Vikings (pic)

FOX is now using an image of Sam Bradford in its NFL promos that actually feature the quarterback’s head attached to his real body after getting victimized by a brilliant troll job from the Minnesota Vikings. An updated version of Bradford used to promote the Vikings’ showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7 utilizes a real-live Bradord photograph. Sam Bradford's...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings mock Fox’s photoshopping of Sam Bradford’s head on Teddy Bridgewater’s body

A day after we realized the folks at FOX were photoshopping Sam Bradford’s head onto Teddy Bridgewater’s head, Bradford’s team — the Minnesota Vikings — decided to join in on the fun people were having with FOX’s gaffe. To do so, the Vikings took the trend of photoshopping Bradford onto other’s bodies a little further Monday, referencing different famous moments in...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Undefeated Vikings look to keep momentum going after bye week

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As welcomed as the bye week is in the NFL for the rare in-season opportunity for healing and rest, that hole in the schedule can be a momentum-halter too.The Minnesota Vikings returned from their brief vacation with the best antidote on the market for post-break complacency: an unbeaten record."Man, this might have been one of the best practices that I've ever...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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