Zimmer: Vikings Can Boost, Benefit from Crowd Noise

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mike Zimmer has seen the inside of U.S. Bank Stadium a couple of times, but he hasn’t gotten the full experience yet. The Vikings head coach explored the state-of-the-art ven...
2 hours ago

Vikings Sherels Keeping Simple Mindset During Offseason Grind

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Marcus Sherels has taken the road less traveled in the NFL but is entering his sixth season with the Vikings. The Vikings cornerback, signed as an undrafted free agent out of...
3 hours ago

Adrian Peterson is not showing any signs of slowing down at age 31

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was supposed to hit a wall last season. He turned 30 -- an age when most running backs decline significantly -- and had missed all but one game in 2014 after being suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy.So what did the perennial All-Pro running back do in 2015? He claimed his third rushing title and led the league with...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Two more Minnesota Vikings added to ESPN #NFLRank top 100

Two Minnesota Vikings players have joined Anthony Barr as part of the #NFLRank top 100 of 2016 countdown from ESPN since #1-50 were revealed today. Yesterday, ESPN debuted their first half of the top 100 players of 2016 in their #NFLRank countdown. While the Minnesota Vikings weren’t represented very well in that part of the […] Two more Minnesota Vikings added to ESPN #NFLRank...
Via The Viking Age
5 hours ago

Teddy Bridgewater planning to play this week

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sat out last week’s game with a mysterious shoulder injury. It ended up being nothing more than a sore shoulder, but the team’s initial public response to the injury left many with questions (more on that here). The good news here is that Teddy is planning to play this week after being sidelined in Minnesota’s second preseason...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Vikings Final 53 Man Roster | Post 2nd Preseason Game

With 2 games in the books we are STARTING to get a peak at what the roster might actually entail come September. Few shake ups compared to the first round of projections. Quarterback (2) Teddy Bridgewater, Shaun Hill Notes: This is looking like a given. Running Back (3) Adrian Peterson, Jerrick McKinnon, Matt Asiata Notes: Love what we’ve seen from CJ Ham, but he’s not...
Via DraftSeason
10 hours ago

NFL Power Rankings: Where should the Vikings rank?

Some NFL power rankings have the Vikings as one of the top squads in the league, but is this a case of the team being over-hyped? Bleacher Report likes the Vikings. They really really like the Vikings. In the latest BR power rankings, Minnesota sits all the way up at #5. Ahead of the Packers. […] NFL Power Rankings: Where should the Vikings rank? - The Viking Age - The Viking Age...
Via The Viking Age
10 hours ago

Bridgewater resumes throwing as Vikings add QB depth

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has resumed throwing with his sore shoulder.Coach Mike Zimmer has kept up his silence about Bridgewater's status.Bridgewater threw a few dozen short and medium-length passes in practice Tuesday, for the first time in front of reporters in a week. He didn't play in the preseason game at Seattle, and Zimmer has refused...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Long Shots Are Just That...Long Shots

Every team enters training camp with quite a few players considered long shots to make the team. With just a few realistic roster spots open, the Minnesota Vikings have more than most teams.
Via Vikings Journal
1 day ago

Vikings say U.S. Bank Stadium will be louder than Metrodome

The Metrodome was one of the loudest stadiums to ever host an NFL game. The Minnesota Vikings believe their new home—the recently completed U.S. Bank Stadium—will be louder. “The Vikings say the clear plastic material that HKS used on the roof — a polymer called ETFE — is more acoustically reflective than the Metrodome’s Teflon roof, meaning the successor to one of...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Rhett Ellison return creates some intrigue

The Minnesota Vikings have activated tight end Rhett Ellison off the PUP list with two preseason games left to go. Rhett Ellison will get his chance to show the Vikings he deserves to stick around as their do-everything tight end. Tuesday the Vikings officially welcomed Ellison back by activating him off the PUP list. Ellison […] Minnesota Vikings: Rhett Ellison return creates...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Terence Newman taking Moritz Bohringer under his wing

Terence Newman is a 37-year-old cornerback who has played in 190 NFL games, making him the Vikings’ most experienced player. Moritz Bohringer is a 22-year-old wide receiver who was drafted this year having played only in a German football league, making him the Vikings’ least experienced player. So Newman has decided to take Bohringer under…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Grading the Minnesota Vikings D/ST Position Groups

Autumn is upon us, which signifies the return of football and the end of summer break for students. As a unit last year, the Minnesota Vikings defense would have easily brought home a report card that any parent would gladly display on their refrigerator. Head coach Mike Zimmer and defensive coordinator George Edwards took an extremely talented and versatile group and turned them...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Zimmer says he has 'no concern' about Teddy Bridgewater

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he has "no concern" about quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, after holding him out of the second preseason game as an injury precaution. Zimmer said Saturday that Bridgewater could have played Thursday at Seattle, but the coach decided to keep him out. Zimmer refused to characterize Bridgewater's condition, but
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Hill surprised by starting nod in Vikings preseason gameAug 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Shaun Hill (13) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink … Vikings defense finding success through pressureThe Minnesota Vikings gave the Seattle Seahawks offense fits by bringing some heat from different places during Sunday’s...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer on sitting Bridgewater: ‘Because I wanted to’

One of the stranger developments from Thursday's NFL preseason action was when the Minnesota Vikings sent out backup Shaun Hill to start the game against the Seattle Seahawks, not Teddy Bridgewater. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was conspicuously vague with the media Thursday night when asked after the game why he decided to sit Bridgewater in the team’s second preseason game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Minnesota Vikings

While there are a few obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Minnesota Vikings, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. There are some all-time greats and famed players from other franchises included on this list. We have identified 19 (with some repeats), how many of them can you name? Clue: Years active
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Adrian Peterson finally play in the preseason?

Adrian Peterson has not had a carry in a preseason game in five years, but Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is not ready to rule the veteran out of the remaining exhibition games in 2016 just yet. On Monday, Zimmer told reporters he is going to leave the decision up to Peterson. “I’m going to sit down and talk to him about it and if he wants to play then we’ll discuss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings most important players

The Minnesota Vikings have an important season coming up, as they try to improve on their division title from last year and first round exit in the NFC Wild Card round.  The Vikings have made improvements in the offseason and here are the five most important players they will look to lead them this season. 1. Adrian Peterson, Running Back It’s no secret that Peterson is one of...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota TV station botches Vikings prediction for 2016

NBC affiliate KARE 11 in Minneapolis, Minn., had us spitting our coffee out on Sunday morning with an epic fail on a Minnesota Vikings poll. Apparently, the people running the poll still think we’re back in the 1950s. As pointed out by Timothy Burke of Deadspin, they asked fans how many of the 12 games this season the Vikings would win. Does this Minneapolis TV station know...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: Minnesota Vikings

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Minnesota Vikings. 2015 in a nutshell: The defense is fantastic and the ageless Adrian Peterson shines again, but quarterback Teddy Bridgewater fails to take a big step forward as the passing game struggles. Still, they finish 11-5, win the NFC...
Via This Given Sunday
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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