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Fran Tarkenton: This is a new era for the Vikings

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton is feeling good about his old team as the move along the 2014 season. According to Tarkenton now writing for TwinCities.com, he believes that rookie signal caller Teddy Bridgewater is the right guy for the job and though he thinks Adrian Peterson will not return, he said that that team has done a good job at restocking talent...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Vikings looking to get tougher, finish games stronger

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's identity is squarely based on toughness and that was one of the reasons the team decided to bring him aboard. In his first season, Vikings fans have witnessed in spurts the toughness; however, the fourth quarter is where the team wants to get better the next two weeks. "That sign right up there [Tough teams win in the 4th quarter]," Zimmer...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Are any Minnesota Vikings rookies among the 10 most disappointing of 2014?

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Walsh tries to kick through slump for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) This is not the way Blair Walsh wants to finish the season. The Minnesota Vikings kicker is 1 for 6 with field goal attempts over the past two games. His success rate has fallen to 71 percent, the lowest of any regular kicker in the NFL this year. Walsh went 0 for 3 against Detroit last week, though one field goal try was blocked and another was a long shot...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins: 2014 Week 16 NFL Pick

Minnesota Vikings (6-8) at Miami Dolphins (7-7) At first glance, this line is actually a little bit too low at 7. The Dolphins rank 12th in rate of moving the chains differential, moving them at a 74.16% rate, as opposed to 72.84% for their opponents, a differential of 1.33%. Meanwhile, the Vikings rank all the way down at 27th, moving the chains at a 69.08% rate, as opposed to 72...
Via The Football Fan Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft will be April 30th-May 2nd

The NFL has announced key dates for 2015. Free agency begins March 10 at 4 pm. But more importantly the 2015 NFL Draft will take place April 30-May 2. Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds on Twitter and Facebook for up to date NFL Draft News, NFL Draft Projections, […] The post 2015 NFL Draft will be April 30th-May 2nd appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson lead in 2014 athlete Google searches

The year of 2014 will long be remembered in the sports world. There was the retirement of Derek Jeter, the passing of Tony Gwynn and the return of LeBron James to his beloved Cleveland. Then there was Ray Rice punching his fiancee and Adrian Peterson beating his child with a tree branch. If Google searches are the indicator, those two ugly events will be the lasting memory, according...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Do the Minnesota Vikings have the creepiest mascot in the NFL right now?

Chances are if you’re here it’s because you watch sports, which have been known to be pretty awesome from time to time. One thing that’s not-quite-so-awesome about sports though are mascots. Why do we need them? What’s the deal? I get it for a high school football team that needs to raise morale for the big homecoming game, but why do NFL teams representing millions of fans...
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Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Vikings Promote S Ahmad Dixon From Practice Squad

The Minnesota Vikings have signed S Ahmad Dixon from their practice squad on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Minnesota added him to their taxi squad close to two weeks ago after they placed rookie RB Jerick McKinnon season-ending injured reserve. Dixon, 23, was taken in the seventh round of this year’s NFL draft by the Cowboys. However, he was unable to make the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Notebook: Greenway rewarded for community effort

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Linebacker Chad Greenway has been a fixture with the Minnesota Vikings since his first full season in 2007 and he's been a leader in the community. Greenway, 31, has been honored this week for his charity work. Greenway was named one of eight finalists for the NFL's inaugural Sportsmanship Award. Tuesday he was named the Vikings 2014 Community Man of the...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Waive Veteran OT J’Marcus Webb

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that they have placed veteran OT J’Marcus Webb on waivers. The #Vikings have waived T J’Marcus Webb. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) December 16, 2014 The Vikings signed Webb to a contract a few weeks ago after they lost starting right tackle Phil Loadholt for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle. Webb, 26, is a former seventh-round...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Once fearful of Bridgewater getting 'beat up,' Zimmer glad QB learning on job

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Matt Cassel's presence allowed the Minnesota Vikings to open the season behind a quarterback with 87 career games, and the experience of seemingly any situation that might occur, tucked under the white belt on his uniform. Behind Cassel, 32, was rookie first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater, the hopeful long-term solution at the position for Minnesota. Bridgewater...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings vs. Lions: Mushroom Stamp Winner

Blair Walsh is this week’s Mushroom Stamp of Disapproval winner. Check this out. In Blair Walsh’s rookie year, 2012, he finished the season with a 92.1% field goal percentage. 92% of the time he was good, all the time. That was 35 out of 38 field goals, with 10 of those attempted AND made were from 50 yards or beyond. That’s impressive, right? 50 yards is a long ways. Hurray...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA sues NFL in Adrian Peterson suspension case

            Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. The NFLPA is challenging arbitrator Harold Henderson’s decision to uphold Adrian Peterson’s suspension by the league. The lawsuit comes as ABC News has obtained a recording of...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PJD’s Week 15 Recap: How To Become The New Lions

I don’t know, maybe that’s not fair. The Lions of yesteryore have and were completely awful. I mean, they are the only team in the modern era to have gone 0-16. That’s super bad! No one else has done that in recent history. Lions, you’ll always have that! So, no, the Vikings aren’t THAT bad, but boy oh boy, did they look pretty bad on Sunday when they ended up losing 14...
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NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson plans to play in 2015

It’s highly unlikely that Adrian Peterson will actually retire from football to pursue his dream of becoming an Olympic sprinter, despite recent reports that were circulating. The Minnesota Vikings running back plans to play in the NFL in 2015, according to a report from Pro Football Talk. Peterson will be filing a lawsuit as soon as Monday in an attempt to secure full reinstatement...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Teddy’s case for best rookie QB of 2014

The 2014 NFL draft class consisted of three first round picks, and another 11 quarterbacks taken in rounds two through 7. The Minnesota Vikings took Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick in the draft out of Louisville. So far, the only rookie quarterbacks to get any substantial playing time are Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Derek Carr, and Zach Mettenberger. As the 2014 regular...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Barr Out Sunday, Possibly for the Rest of the Season

For the second straight week, the Minnesota Vikings have ruled rookie linebacker Anthony Barr out of a game due to injury. An injury Barr sustained to his knee in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to the Chicago Bears is what kept him out last week against the New York Jets and what will also keep him sidelined against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Until his injury, Barr was among the favorites...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to consider running in Olympics

Adrian Peterson will not be playing football again this season, and the Minnesota Vikings star claims he has given thought to never suiting up again. In a conversation with ESPN’s Ben Goessling, Peterson said he plans to file a lawsuit against the NFL. And if a potential lawsuit somehow affects his elgibility for reinstatement, AP...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: LeBron could play forever if he trained like me

  Despite his excellence on the field over the last decade and a half, one wouldn’t exactly call Tom Brady the most athletic quarterback. But with the help of his trainer, Alex Guerrero, the New England Patriots quarterback has been able to extend his career after suffering a devastating ACL injury in 2008 through hard training regimens that have made him faster and a...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cordarrelle Patterson & Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer clear the air

Second-year Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is struggling lately; over the last five games Patterson has totaled five catches and recently was benched in favor of another rookie. Why the change? Here’s the longform from our friend Arif Hasan: Posted at @vikingsjournal – What's Up With Cordarrelle Patterson? A film review http://t.co/ognTipI063 pic.twitter...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets vs. Vikings: Mushroom Stamp Winner

OK, obviously I gave it to Jarius Wright, as you can tell by the picture above, but it could have easily gone to any of the guys below: - Teddy Bridgewater: The rookie strikes again late in the game, both with impressive play with 23 seconds left to get the Vikings into a game winning field goal try (which ****-head Blair Walsh missed), but then also with his audible after recognizing...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Diagnosing next year’s draft needs

With only 4 weeks left in the season, it’s about that time where we look at draft needs for teams who are not contending for serious playoff positions. Although the Minnesota Vikings are by no means out of playoff contention, but it’s safe to say they should have a top 16 pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Mike Zimmer and the Vikings have a solid foundation built for a playoff contending...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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