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Season Recap: A look at the Minnesota Vikings terrific linebackers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Outside of Minnesota Vikings fans, no one else around the NFL may be familiar with...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: NFC North QBs in the 2015 Season

4) Teddy Bridgewater – Minnesota Vikings Embed from Getty Images Although Bridgewater and the Vikings won the NFC North, their quarterback play was mediocre at best. Bridgewater recorded  a completion percentage of 65.3%, 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and a QBR of 88.7.  Overall, the Louisville alum took a step up from his rookie season however that step...
Via TopSportsReport
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith likely to earn contract extension before next season

Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith earned his first Pro Bowl berth this season. His success may now earn him a lucrative contract extension has he enters the final season of his five-year rookie contract. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has already taken advantage of Smith’s fifth-year option for the upcoming season. It would seem logical that the Vikings would...
Via EndZoneScore
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Minnesota Vikings

With the NFL season over it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY  basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6-Undrafted:  Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Bonus...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings round one mock draft (Part Two)

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The two glaring issues with the Minnesota Vikings are with the offensive line and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Vikings Brett Favre, Tony Dungy elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced at the NFL Honors on Saturday night. Quarterback Brett Favre and coach Tony Dungy, both  will enter the hall of fame on August 6 in Canton, Ohio. To be elected, a finalist must receive 80 percent of the votes cast by the board. Favre and Dungy each spent a short amount of time with Minnesota Vikings, but their impact was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Recap: Grading the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive line

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Minnesota Vikings defense was both terrific and mediocre throughout the season...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Owner and President Mark Wilf: 'We’re on to the next year'

Minnesota Vikings owner and President Mark Wilf turned the page from the team's successful season, which included a playoff berth, and took full aim at the future. Wilf clearly set the tone by saying that this club isn't patting themselves on the back for a job well done, instead they are moving forward. “You never forget the tough losses,” Wilf said, via the Star Tribune. ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Key changes the Minnesota Vikings must make

The Minnesota Vikings took large strides this year by winning eleven games and taking back the NFC North Division. The end of the season was filled with mixed emotions, and let me tell you…I had plenty of them. The team has much to work on this offseason, and if they improve on those areas that were quite weak, or just need to get a bit stronger, don’t be surprised if they defend...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where are they now? Former Vikings in Super Bowl 50

Six former Minnesota Vikings players will be competing for a Super Bowl ring on Sunday. Vikings fans find themselves content to see star Vikings players win championships – even if it is not in Minnesota. The Vikings have lost four Super Bowls so former players winning with other teams is the next best consolation. Four players on the Carolina Panthers active roster are former...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jury finds former Viking Voigt guilty of bank fraud

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been found guilty of one count of bank fraud. A federal jury reached the verdict Friday in a case that prosecutors said bilked investors out of millions of dollars. Voigt was acquitted of a second bank fraud count. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/1miV0Fv ) Voigt's business partner, Jeffrey Gardner, was...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bridgewater: Stefon Diggs 'brings a ton of energy' to Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings stumbled upon a spark plug in the fifth-round of last year's draft. They used that pick to select wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and the Maryland product has since helped create an electric atmosphere in Minnesota.Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said Diggs' energetic personality has impacted the Vikings in a very positive way.Via the team's official website:Diggs...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Five targets for the Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had a surprising 2015 season as they went 11-5, won the NFC North and just missed making the Divisional Round of the playoffs. They look to continue their run into the 2016-17 season, but there are  a few questions that need to be answered before they get there. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has performed very well since being selected in the first round of...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings legend Alan Page dishes on Black Lives Matter movement

The Minnesota Vikings kicked off Black History Month with a celebration event at Winter Park on Monday, and Hall of Fame defensive tackle Alan Page was one of the keynote speakers.After speaking about the broader topic of race in America, Page was asked for specific comment on the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained momentum over the past couple years. The movement seeks...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Loadholt 'hopeful' to be on field for Vikings' offseason program

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Phil Loadholt has made significant progress since tearing his left Achilles' tendon last August.At a Black History Month celebration event on Monday night, Loadholt said he recently began running and that he hopes to be on the field when the Vikings begin their offseason training program in the spring.Via Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune:Loadholt...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge denies Vikings injunction request in Wells Fargo case

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge has denied the Minnesota Vikings' request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced Wells Fargo to remove or cover two rooftop signs near the new stadium.In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank says the group overseeing the stadium construction hasn't shown that it would suffer irreparable harm if an injunction wasn't...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge denies injuction in Vikings stadium lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge has denied the Minnesota Vikings' request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced Wells Fargo to remove or cover two rooftop signs near the new stadium.In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank says the group overseeing the stadium construction hasn't shown that it would suffer irreparable harm if an injunction wasn't...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh trolled by EA Sports over missed field goal

    Earlier this year, it was the Seahawks who fell victim to a troll job by video game manufacturer EA Sports. This time, it was Blair Walsh. Walsh, of course, missed a 27-yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds remaining in regulation during last weekend’s game against the Seahawks that would have given the Vikings a 12-10 lead and a likely victory. As, expected, Walsh...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blair Walsh visits first-graders who sent him letters

Blair Walsh on Thursday morning stopped by Northpoint Elementary in Blaine, Minn., to pay a visit to a class of very thoughtful first-graders who sent him letters of support in the wake of the easily the worst day of his football career. And the disgraced kicker who became the latest goat in the Minnesota Vikings’ tortured playoff history was greeted with a welcome more befitting...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh's girlfriend defends him after missed kick

Blair Walsh has taken plenty of heat for missing a chip-shot field goal that could have won the game for the Vikings against the Seahawks on Sunday, but he is hardly the only reason Minnesota’s season came to a close. His girlfriend wants to remind everyone of that. After Sunday’s game, Walsh’s girlfriend Sarah Chaffee — a news reporter in Alabama — defended Walsh and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Vikings will be No. 1 seed next season

The Minnesota Vikings' season might have ended in heartbreaking fashion at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, but that’s certainly not hurting the confidence of Adrian Peterson. Adrian Peterson said Vikings will be number one seed in NFC next year without a doubt — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) January 10, 2016 At first glance, this seems like a fairly unrealistic...
Via Sportsnaut
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Laces were in on Blair Walsh's missed field goal

    For 59 minutes and 34 seconds, Blair Walsh was the MVP for the Minnesota Vikings in their playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. And then he missed a 27-yard field goal with 26 seconds left at a time when the Vikings were all but assured of a victory. Here is a look at the kick: Replays showed that the laces were in on the kick, which is something that tends to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bud Grant rocks short sleeves in below-zero temperatures

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant is an institution in the state he calls home. Grant, 88, retired 21 years ago after leading his Vikings to four Super Bowl appearances in what was a Hall of Fame 18-year stint with the team. Still showing the toughness and mentality that defined his coaching tenure with the Vikings, Grant went out to mid-field prior to the team’s playoff...
Via Sportsnaut
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson 65 yards short of $1 million bonus

When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recorded 67 rushing yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17, he finished the season with a league-high total of 1,485 rushing yards. Peterson’s accomplishment may be considered amazing, but he fell 65 yards short of earning an extra $1 million in bonus money next year. By failing to reach 1,550 yards on the ground, he set...
Via Sportsnaut
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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