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Diggs Emergence Could Lead to the Vikings Trading Patterson

 The Minnesota Vikings may have suffered their second loss of the season last Sunday at the hands of the Denver Broncos, but they also may have discovered a shiny new weapon in rookie wide receiver Stefon Diggs. The 21 year old, University of Maryland product caught six passes for 87 yards on nine targets against the Broncos. Quite the debut for a fifth round draft selection playing...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: We’re going to get over the hump

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spent his first season in 2014 building a nucleus that he felt he could improve going into year two. Fast forward to the present and the fiery coach's new task is to help his young team learn how to win and he said as much during his press conference. "We have to execute better,” Zimmer said, via ESPN. “Sometimes with this team, it seems like...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WR Mike Wallace misses only Vikings practice during bye week

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace was not at practice on Tuesday, according to Mark Craig of the Star-Tribune. The reason for his absence was not immediately known.Minnesota's wide receiver unit is in a state of flux, and the Wallace mystery only accentuates the uncertainty. Fellow starter Charles Johnson didn't play last week with a hip injury and is still working his...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings considering trading WR Cordarrelle Patterson?

The Minnesota Vikings were hoping that wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson could turn things around this season, but those hopes have not turned into reality. He has struggled once again and a recent report from Benjamin Allbright states that the Vikings have solicited trade interest from more than one team for Patterson. Have heard the #Vikings have solicited more than one...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer says 'I'm not happy where we're at' with 2-2 Vikings

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it clear that the team's 2-2 record isn't 'where the clubs needs to be. As Zimmer goes through growing pains with the talented, but young team, he's showing that settling for pats on the back isn't going to cut it. "I'm not happy with where we're at," Zimmer said, via ESPN 1500. "I think we have a chance to be a good football team and if we...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: The Blair Walsh Project

It has been three days since the Vikings lost and I still have nightmares of Blair Walsh whiffing a 38-yard field goal. A field goal that fell in the category of 30-39 yards and was just Walsh’s fourth miss in that category. Something that used to be automatic, a nearly sure thing. In a game where every point counts it’s disappointing to lose by one missed field goal. It is not...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings trade 2013 fourth round draft pick for 49ers C Nick Easton

According to the Associated Press, the Minnesota Vikings are completely sold on rookie linebacker Eric Kendricks and decided to send 2013 fourth round draft pick Gerald Hodges to the 49ers for rookie center Nick Easton. Easton, an undrafted free agent was acquired by the 49ers via a trade with Baltimore. The Associated Press writes: Hodges, a backup outside linebacker in Minnesota...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers Trade For Vikings LB Gerald Hodges

Rand Getlin of NFL Media reports that the 49ers have acquired LB Gerald Hodges in a trade with the Vikings. Hodges, 24, is a former fourth round pick of the Vikings back in 2013. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $2.58 million rookie contract that included a $420,108 signing bonus. Hodges will make base salaries of $585,000 and $675,000 over the remaining two years of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wallace believes rookie Stefon Diggs could end up being better than him

Coming out of high school, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs was one of the top players in the county. But his time at Maryland didn’t go as well as he didn’t get to showcase how good of a player he is. After the Vikings selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Diggs was turning heads throughout the pre-season. But after his performance against the Denver...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Vikings stadium will include 500 works of art

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium opens next year, it will have an art collection that might be the envy of some museums. U.S. Bank Stadium will feature about 500 artworks, including roughly 200 commissioned paintings, sculptures, digital and installation pieces, plus 300 photos. The Vikings and the family of the team's owner, Zygi Wilf, are paying for all of...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Where has the pass protection gone?

After the first game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers we saw an O-Line that was manhandled all game and let up 5 sacks. It looked like we were in for a long season seeing Teddy Bridgewater on the ground more often then not. Then, almost magically, the pass protection dramatically improved over the next two games by only letting up one total sack. Things were looking...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Five best plays from Broncos vs. Vikings

The Denver Broncos stayed unbeaten on Sunday by holding on for a 23-20 win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Broncos defense rose to the occasion sacking Vikings quarterback seven times and forcing a key turnover to seal the game. Once again Bronco fans were on the edge of their seats as the game hung in the balance until the very final possession. The Broncos got contributions...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Three takeaways from this weeks loss against the Denver Broncos

The Minnesota Vikings visited the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High stadium for week four. The game was a lot closer than most fans expected. The Vikings came back to tie the game in the fourth quarter 20-20. It came down to the last 35 seconds of the game before the Broncos sealed their win. Here is this weeks takeaways:  Minnesota defense continues to improve...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adrian Peterson torches Broncos for marathon touchdown

The Minnesota Vikings lost 23-20 to the Denver Broncos in what was one very entertaining game that literally game down to the final drive. Minnesota was trailing by 10 in the fourth quarter, and decided to go for it on fourth-and-one. Everyone knew they would feed the ball to Adrian Peterson, but no one though the gap would be that wide open for one of the NFL’s most elite players...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings play Broncos tough, but lose in heartbreaking fashion

Wow. Coming into this game, not many people thought the Minnesota Vikings would defeat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in their own stadium. Yes, the Vikings are talented, but Denver is just like Green Bay and Seattle: They almost never lose at home. MVP- Vikings receivers It’s hard for me to pick one. Adrian Peterson did have 81 yards, but half of those came off one touchdown...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Slump continues for struggling Vikings K Walsh with miss vs. Broncos

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh is standing on shaky ground season.Walsh missed a 38-yard field goal attempt during the first half of Minnesota's Week 4 outing versus the Denver Broncos. Including this year's preseason games, Walsh has now missed one "makeable" field goal in seven of his last nine games, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. If you count the five...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson ruled out, Vikings could be without 2 of top 3 receivers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One starter has already been declared out and another key receiver could be missing Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings' league-worst passing attack visits Denver and the Broncos' top pass defense. Minnesota declared Charles Johnson out for Sunday's game with a rib injury. Jarius Wright is questionable with a hand injury leaving only Mike Wallace among second...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cordarrelle Patterson: ‘I don’t know how much more I have to prove’

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was expected to be the breakout star of 2014, but all he’s done in 2015 is ride the bench. Yet, per Matt Vensel of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the third-year wideout said he doesn’t know what else there is to prove. Cordarrelle Patterson, who could get his first start in a while Sunday, said this today: "I don't know...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sack, pressure numbers prove Matt Kalil off to better start in 2014

Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, the fourth-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, struggled with his protection last season as he fought through knee pain. During the offseason, Kalil had a couple surgeries to clean things up and they may have done the trick.Through three games, Kalil has only allowed three pressures. Pro Football Focus points out that, at this point last...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph thinks Ragnar is 'ridiculous'

The Minnesota Vikings continue the airing of grievances today. First, star running back Adrian Peterson threw some shade at former starting quarterback, Christian Ponder in an interview with Later, tight end Kyle Rudolph went on the Dan Le Batard show and took a shot at another former member of the organization – Ragnar the Viking. In a controversial front-office...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson says he was ready for NFL after high school

Adrian Peterson throughout his football career has been able to overcome obstacle after obstacle to become one of the greatest running backs of the current era and arguably of all-time. With that in mind, perhaps the Minnesota Vikings running back should be believed when he insists that he could have gone straight from high school to the NFL. Peterson made his comments while speaking...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Man found guilty of murdering Adrian Peterson’s son

    Joseph Patterson has been convicted of murdering the 2-year-old son of Adrian Peterson two years ago. Patterson was standing trial for the murder of Tyrese Ruffin committed in Oct. 2013 and was found guilty on all counts. The charges included second-degree murder, first degree manslaughter and aggravated battery against a person under the age of three, the Argus Leader...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Childhood friends, Big Ten rivals Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes swap jerseys after Chargers-Vikings

Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes may have starred at Wisconsin and Michigan State respectively, but the two Kenosha (Wis.) natives remain best friends. Back in June, Gordon, an Adrian Peterson “groupie” had Waynes send him a picture of the Vikings star’s locker. On Sunday, Gordon got the start opposite his idol, and against his childhood friend, when his San Diego Chargers faced...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Chad Greenway Returns One-Handed Interception For TD (Video)

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway probably was out of breath after returning an interception for a touchdown in Sunday’s road win against the San Deigo Chargers. Greenway made a one-handed snag on a deflection for the interception and then ran 91 yards for a score. The Vikings defense also did a nice job blocking every would-be-tackler on his path to the end zone. ...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer on charge Vikings play dirty: ‘That doesn’t bother me’

Mike Zimmer barely registered a reaction when asked about accusations leveled by Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate that the Minnesota Vikings are a dirty team. “That doesn’t bother me,” said the nonplussed Vikings head coach, via the Star Tribune. “I know what kind of team we are. We’re not dirty.” Tate charged Minnesota with dirty play in the wake of Detroit’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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