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Minnesota Vikings avoid NFL’s biggest turkeys, bitter rivals do not

The NFL is a marketing machine, a network of television, online, print and other media platforms that push the league’s message at every turn. It’s a mechanism that churns out stars and makes average Joes household names. Most of the time, that’s a good thing; the league is promoting the game by highlighting the people who make it click. But it’s not always appropriate. Sometimes...
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Which Minnesota Vikings, disappointing NFL QBs are on the Week 13 hot seat?

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Thirteen weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Drew Brees Brees now has to be a road warrior At some point, someone is going to have to explain...
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Vikings sign veteran offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb

Today the Minnesota Vikings placed Phil Loadholt on the injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle. The team immediately found a replacement for Loadholt when they signed veteran offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb. Webb was a very solid starter for the Chicago Bears and was recently with the Kansas City Chiefs. Webb is a very good […] The post Vikings sign veteran offensive lineman...
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Wednesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings make J'Marcus Webb signing official ► To make room for Webb, the Vikings put right tackle Phil Loadholt on injured reserve. Loadholt will have surgery on a torn pectoral muscle. Adrian Peterson Rumors: Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks ... ► The Minnesota Vikings may look to trade or release Adrian Peterson once his suspension is completed and teams like the...
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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Amarlo Herrera, LB, Georgia

Every year, NFL DraftDiamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, […] The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview:...
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Brian Hall's Nov. 26 Vikings mailbag

The Minnesota Vikings were disappointed with last week's 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. The fans seem to appreciate slowing Green Bay's offense and coming close in the rivalry game. There was far less vitriol than following the previous week's loss at Chicago. When it comes to asking for players or coaches to lose their jobs, there was only one target this week...
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Report: Minnesota Vikings bring J’Marcus Webb back to spell Phil Loadholt

Yesterday we reported that starting right tackle Phil Loadholt would miss the rest of the season for the Minnesota Vikings thanks to a torn pec. Today the Vikings made a move to fill the hole left by Loadholt. According to J’Marcus Webb, he’s back with the Vikings: I'm a Viking! Camera Gyrl, let's ride or die! Everyone else—-move out the way!!! Go Vikings!
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Vikings Injury Update: Phil Loadholt out for the season

The Minnesota Vikings offensive line has for the most part struggled this season, and now they'll be without another starter going forward. Right tackle Phil Loadholt was injured last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, and he is now out for the season after being diagnosed with a torn pectoral. On Monday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Loadholt is likely to undergo surgery...
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Matt Kalil apologizes for knocking Vikings fan’s hat off during parking lot exchange (vid)

An ugly day on the field for embattled Minnesota Vikings right tackle Matt Kalil got even uglier following the game when he was recorded knocking off a disgruntled fan’s hat during a brief confrontation after a 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Kalil, who has struggled mightily this season for a player selected with...Read More The post Matt Kalil apologizes for knocking Vikings...
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Adrian Pererson speaks out on Ferguson and the Grand Jury on twitter

Adrian Peterson needs to get off twitter. The All-Pro running back went off on the Grand Jury and his case. @AdrianPeterson: The GRAND JURY DECIDED NOT TO INDICT ME TOO! But that changed a week LATER! MAYBE,BUT NOT LIKELY N THIS CASE #PUTyourTrustNGODnotINtheWORLD! What do you think? I know we are all entitled to our […] The post Adrian Pererson speaks out on Ferguson and the...
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Adrian Peterson Compares Ferguson Ruling To His Own Legal Battles

You would think Adrian Peterson might want to lay low for a while, but he did no such thing Monday night. Peterson, like many others, was upset shortly after a grand jury in Missouri ruled police Darren Wilson wouldn’t be charged after shooting unarmed teenager Mike Brown to death in August. However, it was how the Minnesota Vikings running back voiced his dismay that’s made...
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Adrian Peterson tweet about Ferguson situation

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson probably should refrain from tweeting ever again after his most recent run-in with the social media site. Come on AP, there is nothing good that can come from displaying this message to the masses while the city of Ferguson is almost literally being burnt to the ground in protest following a grand jury decision not to indict Darren...
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Vikings Injury Updates: Cordarrelle Patterson injures knee, ankle

Minnesota Vikings wide-receiver Cordarrelle Patterson suffered minor knee and ankle injuries during Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.  Brian Murphy reports Patterson was hurt during his forty-two yard kick-off return in the third quarter of the game.  Patterson was briefly tended to by the training staff on the sidelines but later returned to the field. #461414571...
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Aaron Rodgers trolls Minnesota Vikings in press conference

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led his team to a 24-20 victory over a hated rival, the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. After that, Rodgers, whether he meant to or not, trolled the Vikings after the game. Have a look at his drink choice: Taking a swig of grape soda, Crush, after beating the Vikings again. Rodgers low-key trolling here — Master...
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Minnesota Vikings: Defense shines in 24-21 loss to Packers

After an embarrassing route in their first matchup with the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings hoped to spoil the Pack’s hot-streak coming into this week. Although the Vikings still came out on the losing end of a 24-21 slugfest, Vikings’ fans have to be happy with the way the defense played against the hottest offense coming into this weekend. After a horrendous 2014 so...
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Aaron Rodgers Trolls The Vikings, Drinks A Grape Crush During His Press Conference

The Minnesota Vikings hung tough, but ultimately lost to the Green Bay Packer on Sunday. After the game, Aaron Rodgers beautifully trolled the Minnesota Vikings by drinking a Grape — purple — Crush. Legendary troll job. [Parker Hageman] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Report: Vikings' Matt Kalil in an Altercation with a Fan

Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil was reportedly involved in an altercation with a fan following the Vikings' 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. According to the report Kalil knocked the hat off of a fan's head and then came back on more than one occasion to argue with the same fan. The fan then proceeded to throw his hat in the direction of Kalil, which...
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Mike Zimmer believes Adrian Peterson will return to Vikings

            There has been quite a bit of drama surrounding Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings this season, and there have been some reports stating that Peterson is unhappy with the organization and could end up leaving the team. That doesn’t appear to be a major concern for Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer moving forward. From
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Minnesota Vikings: Evaluation of Teddy Bridgewater so far

When the Minnesota Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater out of Louisville with the 32nd pick in this year’s draft, there is no doubt they believed he would be their franchise quarterback. After making his 7th start as a Viking, it is only natural to evaluate Bridgewater’s performance up to this point. Like most young quarterbacks thrown into the starting role early in their rookie...
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Vikings Injury Report: Jerick McKinnon, Greg Jennings, Matt Asiata

The Minnesota Vikings will welcome one of the hottest teams in the league to town in Week 12, as the Green Bay Packers will come to TCF Bank Stadium. Here is a closer look at the Vikings' injury report for Sunday's game. #459119522 / Running back Matt Asiata suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Chicago Bears, and after being held out of practice all week...
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Vikings Injury Updates: Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata, Greg Jennings

As the Minnesota Vikings prepare to welcome the Green Bay Packers to TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, here's an update on some notable injuries ahead of Friday's official injury report.Running back Jerick McKinnon (lower back) was limited in practice on Thursday, after sitting out on Wednesday. He looks likely to play on Sunday, and it's worth noting he dealt with this back issue last...
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Peterson speaks out, doesn't want to be compared to Ray Rice

Outside of the random social media post, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been somewhat quiet since the entire child abuse scandal broke during the summer. And for good reason. Peterson has been on the receiving end of a storm of negativity from the media. He has also been dealing with the legalities that come with being charged with child abuse. That changed...
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Chris Pratt has harsh words for Adrian Peterson

The outrage surrounding Adrian Peterson has cooled down, but it may be reheated thanks to the opinion of actor Chris Pratt. Pratt was profiled by GQ for its Men of the Year issue and had plenty to share with writer Drew Magary. Magary decided to turn the cover story into a 41 awesome things about...Read More
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Mike Zimmer rips Soldier Field for clock malfunctions (video)

The Minnesota Vikings fell to 4-6 and essentially eliminated themselves from postseason contention in losing to the Chicago Bears, 21-13. The Vikings defense put together a poor showing, giving up 468 total yards and allowing their opposition to convert on 10 of 17 third downs. But head coach Mike Zimmer instead focused on ripping Soldier Field and its malfunctioning game clocks...
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Mike Zimmer rips Solider Field clocks for being 'bulls--t'

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was ticked after his team lost 21-13 to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday and was highly critical of the clocks. The clocks were not working for a good part of the second half, leaving the officials to communicate how much time was left in the game....Read More
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