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Though Matt Cassel may only temporarily be out as a result of the injury sustained in his game against the New Orleans Saints, it sure feels like we're on the cusp of a different era of Minnesota Vikings football.
Amidst a controversy surrounding what was the starting premier running back, Adrian Peterson—who may not come back to the Vikings—the Vikings started off with a whimper, after two offensive drives fell apart against an anemic New Orleans defens...
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Off-field issues continue to plague the Minnesota Vikings. Yesterday, it was found that Jerome Simpson had another run-in with the law in July. The Vikings subsequently released Simpson.
The team’s sleep-deprived media relations department issued a statement during the dinner hour, rather than the middle of the night, stating simply that Simpson had been let go. Just like that he was gone, in a puff of smoke (pun fully intended...
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It’s written somewhere, probably in a leather-bound book, that all NFL writers, observers and media types are supposed to make predictions at the beginning of each new season. With that in mind, and since the season kicks off tonight in Seattle, we give you…. Bo Mitchell's Official 2014 NFL Predictions.
The predictions below are for entertainment purposes only. If you win thousands in Vegas on the basis of my wisdom, that’s your business. Maybe just buy me a beer sometime to say thanks. If you lose thousands, don’t come looking for me. I’ll ju...
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In the past three seasons, the Minnesota Vikings defense was last in the NFL at catching opponents' passes. Joe Oberle notices that this is one of many changes during the 2014 preseason.
TrendingIt’s only preseason, but head coach Mike Zimmer’s defense is showing improvement. It appears to be a combination of new personnel (only three fulltime starters are back from last year—four if you count Xavier Rhodes) and new schemes tha...
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The St. Louis Rams lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford over the weekend. The Minnesota Vikings have Christian Ponder third on the depth chart. Does a trade make sense and what would you ask in return for Ponder?
During week 7 of the 2013 season St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee. After months of rehab and a long road to recovery Bradford tore the same ligament this weekend in the Rams third preseason game. “Unfortuna...
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Is Norv Turner the savior of the Minnesota Vikings offense? Arif questions that, given his history, it's possible he has been overvalued as an offensive coordinator but still expects a solid turnaround by the Vikings offense this season.
The Vikings’ bizarre 2013 season had been, most analysts agree, exacerbated by terrible coaching. Bizarre decisionmaking from head coach Leslie Frazier led to the Josh Freeman fiasco on Monday Night, while predictable playcalling on the defense...
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Tomorrow, the Minnesota Vikings travel to the Superdome to visit the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees. The Saints, 0-2 after two close losses, are looking to get back on track. Do the Vikings have a chance to steal one on the road? Joe previews the game.
The Vikings are coming off a week that some are calling the worst in franchise history, somehow surpassing the previous week for that moniker. The team spent much of the week flip-flopping on their handling of running back Adrian Peterson’s leg...
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Fancy yourself a football expert? Arif takes us all to school with a detailed breakdown of Cordarrelle Patterson's touchdown run in the Minnesota Vikings' win over the St Louis Rams on Sunday. Turns out, this play dates back to the NFL/AFL days of the sport, courtesy of none other than Vince Lombardi himself.
Though Patterson owes the rich history of the NFL, perhaps it is more accurate to say the Vikings can thank Norv Turner’s willingness to engage in a time-honored NFL tradition of borrowing what works from other NFL coaches, which in this case i...
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Today at Vikings Journal, Aj Mansour takes a look at the quarterback the Minnesota Vikings will be facing this Sunday, Shaun Hill.
Last season the St. Louis Rams found themselves scrambling after a week 7 game in Carolina having discovered that star quarterback Sam Bradford would be sidelined for the rest of the year with a torn ACL. Going forward, the Rams leaned on the s...
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The announcement is official: Matt Cassel is the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback in week one.
“Matt did not do anything to lose the job this preseason,” Zimmer said. “I think he’s played great. I think the team has a lot of confidence in him. They feel good about the veteran leadership and presence, and I had to think about the whole fo...
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During his rookie campaign, Blair Walsh looked outstanding. In his sophomore year, he slumped a bit. This preseason, the Minnesota Vikings kicker has struggled. Is it time to be worried?
Add in his 100% PAT rate (36-for-36) and Rick Spielman was starting to look like a genius after replacing veteran kicker Ryan Longwell with the big-legged rookie.After an impressive rookie campaign, Walsh experienced a bit of a sophomore slump...
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Sign up for Vikings Journal email, win a pizza! - posted in Minnesota Vikings Talk: Vikings Journal has been live for a week already... Wow. We thank all of you for helping us get this site launched and lay the groundwork for the excellent community we see forming around this fledgling site. Most of all, we give a huge thanks to Bo, Arif, AJ, and Joe, all of whom have delivered fantastic content and hit the ground running here at Vikings Journal...
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