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5 Things To Watch For in Vikings 4th Preseason Game

The Vikings travel to Dallas to take on Tony Romo and the Cowboys this Saturday night.  Here are a few things to watch for in that game.     5. Beam Us Up Scotty Scott Crichton made his long awaited 2015 debut last week against the Raiders and had a decent game, making 4 tackles.  The Vikings are counting on him to be not just their top backup to Everson Griffen, but also come...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Updated 53 Man Roster Projections

Minnesota Vikings tight end Chase Ford runs after making a reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy King) OFFENSE I’ve opted to go back to the two quarterbacks in exchange for adding more bodies at tight end and offensive line. With the recent injuries on o-line, the more the...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions

Vikings 53-Man Roster Predictions With a year under his belt, Mike Zimmer has shaped this roster to his liking and will continue to do so with this year’s round of cuts. Based off of what I observed throughout training camp and at each of the Vikings two home preseason games… here is my expert analysis on how the final roster will shape up. QB: Two-Glove Teddy, Shaun Hill Breakdown...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR Stefon Diggs looking to add consistency in quest to claim starting slot position

Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Stefon Diggs has shined in training camp and preseason games and is on a path to claim the starting slot receiver position. After his initial splash, Diggs is now is working on being consistent with his techniques and improving everyday. “It was each day I was trying to get better and learn the little things, learn the fundamentals and...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Worker killed in fall on Minnesota Vikings stadium roof MINNEAPOLIS — One man has died and another sustained a serious injury Wednesday in a workplace accident during construction at U.S. Bank Stadium, the ... Vikings practice rocks thanks to Mike Zimmer Monday's practice for the Minnesota Vikings was anything but ordinary. Instead of a standard practice with only whistles...
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Vikings Who Need To Make an Impact in 2015 #1 Teddy Bridgewater

#1 | Teddy Bridgewater Who else would be #1? The future of this offense is no doubt in the hands of Teddy, and after a solid rookie season #5 gives Vikings fans a reason to be excited. Why Bridgewater’s Performance is so Important Not overly complicated, he is the quarterback. It was damn near ‘glorious’ to watch what Teddy did could do as a rookie without a real number...
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There isn’t a ‘LeBron James of football,’ and there never will be

Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson both think they’re the “LeBron James of Football.” Both are wrong, and here’s why. 1. A running back can’t be a LeBron — The last two seasons were the most pass-heavy campaigns in NFL history. The face of almost every team is the quarterback. If being the LeBron of the league means being the face of the league, there’s no way Charles...
Via This Given Sunday
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Look: This Vikings rookie saves Cordarelle Patterson’s life (sort of)

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson better become a superstar, that way he can earn millions in a huge contract. That would be to pay up rookie Stefon Diggs for saving his life: Cordarrelle Patterson almost took direct hit to junk, but Stefon Diggs was there to save him — The Viking Age (@TheVikingAge) August 26...
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Adrian Peterson forced to clarify comparing himself to LeBron

Adrian Peterson was essentially compelled to clarify a seemingly throwaway quote he made during a sideline interview of a preseason game this week when he was asked about how he touted himself the LeBron James of football over the weekend. The Minnesota Vikings running back, who the team is holding out of all its preseasaon games, was being interviewed on the sideline during Saturday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Vikings' Gerald Hodges may earn himself a starting job

Minnesota Vikings LB Gerald Hodges gets the start for their Saturday preseason matchup against Dallas, and if all goes well he could be starting at middle linebacker come Week 1. Audie Cole started the first two preseason games, but after watching film, head coach Mike Zimmer saw a need to make the switch. "He's looked good," Zimmer said of Hodges, per ESPN. "The first week...
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Projected Minnesota Vikings 53-Man Roster

In late June I projected the Vikings 53-man roster, after a few months of training camp and preseason games I have a new projection, which I believe will be the roster as well as depth chart Offense: 24 Qb-2 Teddy Bridgewater Shaun Hill I picked 2 QBs here because if you have 3 QBs you have no QBs. Teddy goes down Shaun Hill is more than serviceable. RB – 3 Adrian Peterson Jerick...

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarelle Patterson Owes Rookie Stefon Diggs Big For Saving His Nuts

If the Minnesota Vikings have not given wide receiver Stefon Diggs the rookie treatment yet, Cordarelle Patterson better step up to protect him if they try. Why? After the way Diggs looked out for Patterson's family jewels during practice recently it's the least he can do.That looks like it would have hurt--a lot.via TwitterRead more »
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Should the Minnesota Vikings Be Concerned About Kicker Blair Walsh?

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Minnesota Vikings’ kicker Blair Walsh led the NFL in made field goals as a rookie in 2012, connecting on 35-of-38 attempts, a conversion rate (92.1%) that ranked him third in football among kickers with at least 30 attempts that year. Bursting on to the scene so quickly as a 22-year-old, Walsh had been regarded as one of the next great young...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Back ailment lingering for Vikings center Sullivan

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him." Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum returned...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cullen Loeffler thanks Vikings fans for 11 seasons in Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings cut their longest-tenured player this week, as veteran Cullen Loeffler officially lost the team's long-snapping duties to Kevin McDermott. On Tuesday, Loeffler thanked the fans that supported him for more than a decade. "Thank you for all the years. Thank you for all the support," Loeffler said, per David McCoy of WCCO-TV. "I just want to, at some point, come...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bridgewater on Charles Johnson: 'He's going to be big for us'

The hype machine has yet to start cranking for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson. When it comes to the team's offensive skill positions, running back Adrian Peterson, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and a handful of other receivers have all generated more discussion than Johnson.However, Johnson's 10-yard touchdown catch in a preseason win over the Oakland Raiders on...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFC North QB Rankings: Where Does Bridgewater Rank?

NFC North QB Ranking: 3 Click to See Full Rankings After an impressive 2014 season for rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater, it looks like the Vikings arrow is pointing up again. Bridgewater was easily the best QB out of the 2014 NFL Draft last year and could possibly become a top 10 QB this year. Last year Bridgewater had to work with receivers that were average at best with no run game...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three under-the-radar Vikings set for career years

The Minnesota Vikings season is now less than three weeks away from kicking off, and the wait for the fans sure can’t get here soon enough when you consider the hype surrounding this team. Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson are set for big years, as AP makes his long-anticipated return to the NFL. As we near kickoff, here are three Vikings players who are set for huge years...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bridgewater on Charles Johnson: “He’s going to be big for us”

Mike Wallace is the most recognizable Minnesota Vikings receiver, but quarterback Teddy Bridgewater believes a little-known target out of Grand Valley State is going to make a big impact. Charles Johnson, who tallied four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, received a healthy bit of praise from Bridgewater....
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson shows signs of things to come for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are hoping to take a huge leap forward during the upcoming 2015 NFL season. They feel that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the leader that they have been waiting for, and the return of Adrian Peterson will take their offense to a new level as well. One of the most unknown talents on their offense is wide receiver Charles Johnson, who is entering his second...
Via This Given Sunday
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Offensive Weapons

The expectations for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 season are through the roof, even though they finished the chaotic 2014 season with a 7-9 record. The high expectations and optimism surrounding the Minnesota Vikings stem from three key players: Adrian Peterson, Teddy Bridgewater, and Mike Wallace. The Vikings success will depend on the play of these three offensive players...

Vikings stunning new US Bank Stadium featured in Madden 16

Leave it to Madden to come up with a way for eager Minnesota Vikings fans to experience their new stadium being built now before it’s been finished. U.S. Bank Stadium, which is scheduled to open in July of 2016, is a playable stadium in Madden 16 for those who are eager to get a sneak peek. And, based on the video Madden put together, it looks amazing. Long gone is the oppressive...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Unsung Hero – QB Coach Scott Turner

We all know who Norv Turner is – the offensive-minded guru whose tenure in the NFL has spawned some of the greatest quarterbacks and greatest offenses to ever play the game. His resume’ is chalk-full of success on the offensive side of the ball – from the great Cowboys teams of the 1990s to the high-powered Chargers of the 2000s, Norv Turner has left a tremendous mark in the...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer makes Vikings run laps for ‘terrible practice’

Mike Zimmer, throughout his many years as an assistant, coordinator and now as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, has cultivated an image of an old school coach. It doesn’t get any more old school than what a frustrated Zimmer made players do following what he characterized as a “terrible practice.” Run laps. A visibly irate Zimmer ordered “everyone” to run a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Vikings defense could be dominant in 2015

This offseason the Minnesota Vikings have emerged as everyone's favorite surprise playoff team, and for good reason.   The Vikings have everything you want in a team on the rise, including: a promising young quarterback coming off a solid rookie year in Teddy Bridgewater; the return of one of the most exciting players in the NFL in superstar running-back Adrian Peterson; and...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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