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Priefer on Role of Special Team in Vikings Defeat of Panthers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mike Priefer spent eight years coaching in the college ranks before he got his shot in the NFL. Priefer didn’t care that his first job was as a special teams assistant in Jac...
Via Vikings.com
2 hours ago

Sirles Helped by Mentorship from Boone in 1st Major Action with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Jeremiah Sirles has had his eye on Alex Boone since the veteran guard arrived at Winter Park this spring. On Sunday, Sirles had Boone’s back. Sirles replaced Boone in the sec...
Via Vikings.com
4 hours ago

How the Vikings' Defense Shut Down Kelvin Benjamin

In Week 2 against the 49ers, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin caught seven passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns, earning him the his second-highest grade of any offensive player in football that week. In Week 3 against the Vikings, he caught zero passes, and his only target was nearly picked off.
Via Vikings Journal
7 hours ago

3 Vikings Atop PFF's Weekly Positional Rankings

Each week, Pro Football Focus posts reviews of the weekend’s games and identifies the top performer of the league at his respective position group. After Minnesota defeated Carolina on the road la...
Via Vikings.com
7 hours ago

Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright bide their time

Receiver Laquon Treadwell, a first-round pick of the Vikings, hasn’t played very much as a rookie. Veteran Jarius Wright, the former No. 1 slot receiver, isn’t playing very much in his fifth NFL season. Both hope things will change. “It’s just motivation to keep working harder, to keep getting better,” Treadwell said, via Chris Tomasson of…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 hours ago

Kyle Rudolph knows the Vikings need a quicker offensive start

If the Minnesota Vikings can get off to a faster start offensively to pair with their defense, they could be the most dangerous team in the NFL. When it comes to discussions about the Minnesota Vikings, two things come to mind right away: a smothering, dominating defense and a team that has been decimated by […] Kyle Rudolph knows the Vikings need a quicker offensive start - The...
Via The Viking Age
23 hours ago

Willie Beavers promoted to Vikings roster, 2 added to practice squad

The Minnesota Vikings made some roster moves today, promoting offensive lineman Willie Beavers to the main roster and adding 2 players to the practice squad. Injuries continue to pile up for the Minnesota Vikings. During last week’s game against the Carolina Panthers, offensive lineman Alex Boone left the game with a hip injury. The Vikings […] Willie Beavers promoted to Vikings...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Panthers sign Michael Griffin

The Panthers have made a veteran addition to their secondary. The team announced Tuesday that they have signed former Titans safety Michael Griffin. Griffin was released by the Titans in February and signed with the Vikings in March, but didn’t make Minnesota’s roster coming out of the preseason. Griffin, a 2007 first-round pick, played 141…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Minnesota Vikings sacks turn into school lunches for kids

Each time the Minnesota Vikings sack a quarterback ‘Sacks for Kids’ will donate a school lunch to Twin Cities schools for children in need of assistance. The Minnesota Vikings defense is off to an amazing start this year. Not only have they been able to hold two of the most powerful offenses in check, but […] Minnesota Vikings sacks turn into school lunches for kids - The Viking...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

WATCH: Adrian Peterson sings upon waking up after surgery

Adrian Peterson admits he was “doped up” in an Instagram post that features video of him singing while emerging from an anesthetic haze following surgery last week. The Minnesota Vikings running back underwent surgery on his torn meniscus last Thursday and evidently felt compelled to sing a few lines from “The Storm is Over Now” by Kirk Franklin. A video posted by...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Laquon Treadwell won’t play until he practices better

Through three games of the season, Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell is one of this year’s most disappointing first-round rookies: He dressed but didn’t play in Week One, got on the field for only two snaps in Week Two, and was inactive in Week Three. So what will it take for Treadwell to start playing? “He…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Vikings defense dominating opponents through three games

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The defense that Mike Zimmer has deliberately built since he became Minnesota's head coach has been gradually ascending into one of the league's best.The Vikings have sure begun this season with a bang. For the second straight game, they turned an NFL MVP into a flustered, ineffective quarterback.The defense racked up eight sacks and three interceptions of...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson determined to play again in 2016

With a lot of talk swirling about Adrian Peterson potentially having played his last snap with the Minnesota Vikings, the 31-year-old running back is reportedly focused on one thing and one thing only — playing again this season. A source with knowledge of Peterson’s thinking told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that Peterson wants to get healthy as quickly as possible and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer's Vikings believe they can 'win in any situation'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Everson Griffen saw where defense got the Denver Broncos last season.The Minnesota defensive end believes the Vikings have the talent to head in that same Super Bowl-bound direction."We are three games in and we have a long ways to go, but we can get there," said Griffen. "We can definitely get there."Everson and company harassed league MVP Cam Newton all game...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Purple People Eaters are back? Vikings starting to think so

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Everson Griffen saw where defense got the Denver Broncos last season. The Minnesota defensive end believes the Vikings have the talent to head in that same Super Bowl-bound direction. ''We are three games in and we have a long ways to go, but we can get there,'' said Griffen. ''We can definitely get there.'' Everson and company harassed league MVP Cam Newton...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings want Peterson to retire in Minnesota

When news broke earlier this week that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson would potentially miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, some came to the conclusion that his career in Minnesota was over. That’s not necessarily an unrealistic stance to take. After all, the 31-year-old Peterson is set to count $18 million against the cap next season. Of that...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report claims Vikings teammates "upset" over Peterson surgery decision

Before opting for surgery that will keep him sidelined for the next few months, Adrian Peterson was weighing his options. He could have opted for a riskier procedure that would have gotten him back on the field in potentially a few weeks. But he ended up choosing the best solution for the long term — one that keeps him out until at least December. According to Jason Cole of...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Week 3 Fantasy Football News

The Minnesota Vikings will be traveling to the East Coast to take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 3, in a possible playoff preview. These two teams have elite defenses (and the Panthers have an elite offense) so this will more than likely be a low-scoring game. How will that affect fantasy owners? Read on and find out which players should be started, which should be benched, and...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer expects Vikings to perform despite injuries

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear that despite the devastating injury developments this week, he doesn’t expect anything less out of his players than maximum effort in Sunday’s showdown with the Carolina Panthers. In the span of a little more than three weeks, the Vikings have lost three key cogs in their offense. First it was Teddy Bridgewater suffering...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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