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5 questions behind enemy lines: Minnesota Vikings at Jacksonville Jaguars

Take a look behind enemy lines as FanSided’s Jacksonville Jaguars site Black and Teal gives Minnesota Vikings fans a peek into the big week 14 matchup. The Minnesota Vikings are looking to keep their divisional and playoff hopes alive in week 14 of the NFL season when they travel to Florida to take on a struggling […] 5 questions behind enemy lines: Minnesota Vikings at Jacksonville...
Via The Viking Age
2 hours ago

Notebook: Bradford's Mobility by Design and Necessity

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings benefitted multiple times from an oft-overlooked or seldom shown aspect of Sam Bradford for solid gains last week against the Cowboys. The quarterback used mobili...
Via Vikings.com
4 hours ago

Vikings Might Have Chances for Takeaways Against Jaguars

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — If football is a numbers game, keep an eye on the turnover ratio during Sunday’s matchup between the Vikings and Jaguars. Minnesota is second in the NFL with a plus-13 turnov...
Via Vikings.com
6 hours ago

Brian Robison on NFL officiating: Something needs to be done

After the Vikings lost on Thursday night in part because of a controversial no-call on a hit to Sam Bradford, Vikings defensive end Brian Robison said, “I’m sick and tired of the reffing in this league.” A week later, Robison has calmed down a bit. But he said this morning on PFT Live that he’s…
Via Pro Football Talk
9 hours ago

Lunchbreak: Stefon Diggs Reps Vikings on ESPN's '25 Under 25' List

As the NFL heads into the final stretch of the 2016 regular season, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper, Jr., assembled a list of “top 25 players under 25.” According to Kiper, the athletes were chosen and ran...
Via Vikings.com
9 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings have run out of chances; they must win-out to make the playoffs

They never thought it’d come down to this. The Minnesota Vikings have watched a magical season slip away over the past two months. After a 5-0 start, the Vikings have dropped six of their last seven games to fall to just 6-6 on the season with four games remaining. They find themselves in a two-game hole in the NFC North and can’t tie the Detroit Lions, as the Lions would win...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

Chad Greenway named Vikings Community Man of the Year

Chad Greenway was named the Minnesota Vikings Community Man of the Year for the 4th time due to his tireless charitable deeds and commitment to community. On the football field, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has a reputation as a hard-nosed player who has a keen eye for picking apart plays as a leader on […] Chad Greenway named Vikings Community Man of the Year - The...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Adrian Peterson will only return in 2016 if the Vikings are still in the playoff hunt

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson provided an update on Wednesday about his chances of returning to the field this season. On Wednesday afternoon, Minnesota Vikings veteran running back Adrian Peterson spoke to the media for the first time in quite a while and he offered up some information on if he will play again […] Adrian Peterson will only return in 2016 if the...
Via The Viking Age
1 day ago

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer 'good to go' after eye surgery

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has received further clearance to travel with the team this weekend, following surgery to repair a detached retina.Zimmer said Wednesday he's "good to go" after his latest follow-up exam. The patch he wore over his right eye during practice Tuesday had been removed, and he's expected to resume his regular duties for the game...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Peterson planning to return if Vikings stay in playoff hunt

Adrian Peterson is planning to return at some point during the 2016 season, as long as the Minnesota Vikings remain in contention in the NFC. While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Peterson said he has felt good while running and cutting and is planning to be available sooner rather than later. If the Vikings are eliminated from playoff contention, however, he will not be back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns to practice after eye surgery

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has returned to practice with the team following surgery to repair a detached retina.Zimmer wore a white patch that was taped over his right eye as he roamed the indoor field Tuesday and instructed players as usual. The 60-year-old Zimmer had to miss the game against Dallas last week because of the emergency operation, one...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer returns to Vikings, should make trip to Jacksonville

After undergoing a fourth eye surgery in recent days, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on Monday returned to the team and resumed coaching duties, per a report from the Star Tribune. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or setbacks, Zimmer is expected to join the team on its flight to Florida for Sunday’s showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Zimmer was unable to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings feel officials cost game against Cowboys

The Minnesota Vikings are fighting for their playoff lives and they felt that they didn’t get any help from the officials Thursday night against the Cowboys. Quarterback Sam Bradford was hit on the helmet during a two-point conversion at the end of the game in a 17-15 loss and the non-call seemed to be one of a few that the Vikings feel didn’t go their way. “At the end of the...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

NFC Playoff Picture: Who Should Vikings Fans Cheer For Today?There are only four games remaining in the 2016 NFL season for your Minnesota Vikings, and with them currently sitting on a 6-6 record, they’re going to need … ESPN: Vikings’ Injury Situation Worst In NFLAs we’ve seen over the course of the 2016 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings have had to deal with a ton of...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Robison tees off on NFL officiating after missed call

The Minnesota Vikings aren’t thrilled about a crucial no-call late in Thursday’s 17-15 loss versus the Dallas Cowboys, placing blame directly on officials. With 25 seconds on the clock and Minnesota needing a two-point conversion to tie the game, Sam Bradford was hit in the mask by defensive tackle Cedric Thornton. What should have been called a penalty wasn’t and the Vikings...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Referees miss critical penalty on Vikings' 2-point conversion attempt

The officiating crew in Thursday night’s game between the Vikings and Cowboys missed a penalty that should have been called on Minnesota’s 2-point conversion attempt to tie the game in the fourth quarter. The Vikings were down 17-15 after scoring a touchdown in the final minute and went for two. Sam Bradford’s pass sailed high by a mile for an incompletion, effectively giving...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford returns after leaving game with injury

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has been the victim of horrendous offensive line play in his first season with the team. With left tackle Matt Kalil lost for the season and other changing parts not working out on this unit, he’s been under consistent pressure throughout the year. It was just a matter of time before Bradford went down with injury. That happened Thursday...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No guarantee Adrian Peterson will return this season

Adrian Peterson hopes to return to the Minnesota Vikings before the end of the 2016 season. But according to a report, that’s becoming less likely. Here's what Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported on Thursday: “With exactly one month to go in the regular season, the current thinking is that Peterson could lose his race against time. As one source with knowledge of the...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

12/1: Philadelphia 76ers are all wet

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome Yardbarker's Box Score, what we're reading while celebrating the end of the All-Star Game tyranny.Happy birthday to Lee Travino, Larry Walker, Ryan Malone and DeSean Jackson. On this date in 1967, Wilt Chamberlain set a dubious record by missing 22 free throws...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Mike Zimmer will not coach Thursday night

In what has to be considered a must-win game for the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night, they will be without Mike Zimmer. The head coach just recently underwent emergency surgery on a detached retina in his eye. Vikings' HC Mike Zimmer is out for tonight's game vs. Dallas, recovering from emergency eye surgery for a detached retina. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 1...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Sam Bradford or Teddy Bridgewater?

The 2016-17 NFL season isn’t even over but the Minnesota Vikings will have to make a decision eventually on who will be their quarterback going into the 2017-18 NFL season.  Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater tore his ACL in training camp, which led to the Vikings trading a first rounder and potentially anywhere from a second to fourth round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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