Minnesota Sports News and Rumors
Vikings' kickoff coverage springs critical leak in loss to Eagles [Film Room]
startribune.com Updated 16 hours ago
The Vikings’ lead in Philadelphia lasted 13 seconds. After Blair Walsh cleared the uprights on a 48-yard field goal, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer trusted his coverage team with a mortar kick, which sent the ball on a high arch to the Eagles’ 2…Share Tweet
Huff’s TD return leads to NFC weekly honorprofootballtalk.com 1 hour agoEagles wide receiver Josh Huff returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown last Sunday vs. the Vikings, and on Wednesday Huff was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Huff’s touchdown was the Eagles’ first score of the game. They went on to hand …Share Tweet
Sam Bradford feels the pressure in Philly and has a new (unlikely) favorite target [Vikings stats that stand out]Every Wednesday morning, beat writer Matt Vensel will share five Vikings stats that actually mean something heading into that weekend’s game. 20 — times Sam Bradford was pressured against the Eagles Bradford had a rough afternoon is his return to Philad…Share Tweet
Vikings sign Austin Shepherd, Cedric Thompson to practice squadstartribune.com 19 hours agoThe Vikings today brought back Austin Shepherd to their practice squad, also adding former Gophers defensive back Cedric Thompson and rookie defensive lineman Sterling Bailey to the practice squad. Shepherd was a seventh-round draft pick of the Vikings …Share Tweet
It's not just the Vikings — overreactions run rampant in the NFLstartribune.com 21 hours agoKnee-jerk responses to wins and losses in the NFL are both typical and pointless. Just ask the Vikings.Share Tweet
Vikings offensive line 'soft?' Alex Boone says 'we've got to play better'startribune.com 21 hours agoCoach Mike Zimmer pulled no punches Sunday after the 21-10 loss to the Eagles. In fact, he verbally socked his Vikings offensive linemen in the gut when he said they were “soft” and got “whipped” and “overpowered.” A little bit ago, left guard Alex Boon…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 23 hours agoEagles running back Ryan Mathews lost a fumble in the fourth quarter for the second time in three games against the Vikings, although the turnover didn’t wind up hurting the team in a 21-10 victory. That wasn’t the case in Week Five against the Lions, w…Share Tweet
Brett Favre's Vikings Had A "Bounty" Program Toodeadspin.com 23 hours agoThis excerpt from Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre by Jeff Pearlman is reprinted with the permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Buy it here. Read more...Share TweetMinnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is a bit of an odd duck. He’s intense, of course, and his players love him, but his most recent attempt to keep his players focused – which ultimately didn’t work – was bloody strange. According to the Minneapoli…Share Tweetdimemag.com Oct 25 (yesterday)Getty Image Welcome to Hoop Dreams, a season preview unlike any other you’ll read before the 2016-17 season tips off. The premise is simple. We’ll be providing 30 of these fictional forays because it simply stinks that only one team can win the title ea…Share TweetShould the Vikings want to face Jay Cutler? The short answer is yes. The Vikings defense, which allowed 13 points in the season’s first loss at Philadelphia, has proven a difficult matchup for the NFL’s best quarterbacks. And Cutler, despite boasting a …Share Tweet
Zimmer: ‘The offense in general wasn’t very good’startribune.com Oct 25 (yesterday)Vikings coach Mike Zimmer used the words “dumb” and “uncharacteristic” often at his Monday news conference at Winter Park.Share Tweet
Vikings get a 'gut check' before turning to Bearsstartribune.com Oct 25 (yesterday)Bubble of Vikings’ 5-0 perfection bursts, and rankled coach says it’s now “gut-check day.”Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 24 (yesterday)“We have no intent to trade Percy Harvin.” Remember that one? It came from Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman, not long before the team unloaded the mercurial wideout on a Seattle team that got limited use out of him before dumping him on the Jets for a bowl of…Share Tweet
Vikings' Rudolph tweets: 'Don't hurt yourself jumping off the (bandwagon)'startribune.com Oct 24 (yesterday)Vikings twitter was a dumpster fire on Sunday, but then again so was the play of the Vikings. While Captain Munnerlyn would like fans to R-E-L-A-X, quite a few of them have no chill. And to those fans who are already abandoning the 5-1 Vikings after Sun…Share TweetDropped passes, turnovers lead to uncharacteristic day for VikingsShare Tweet
Mike Zimmer Staged A Stuffed Animal Massacre To Motivate The Vikingsdeadspin.com Oct 24 (yesterday)What would we do without insane coaches?Read more...Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 24 (yesterday)The Eagles’ defense suffered a big blow in Sunday’s win over the Vikings. Ron Brooks, a starting cornerback, is done for the season after he ruptured his right quadriceps tendon during the game. Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed that Brooks is out fo…Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 24 (yesterday)No one was happy that Thomas Vanek crashed and burned in Minnesota. Not the player, who returned to a place he calls home as a former Gophers star, and saw his the final year of his three-year deal bought out after a putrid 2015-16. Not the Wild, althou…Share TweetESPN.com Oct 24 (2 days ago)Vikings could see more of what Eagles did to them on SundayShare Tweet
Adrian Peterson's NFL Mutant Ninja TurtlesJul 28Adrian Peterson outed himself as Donatello, so we tried to figure out who his Ninja Turtles brothers would be.
Vikings want Zimmer to grow with young playersJul 28Adam Schefter, Field Yates and Louis Riddick think the Vikings made a smart move locking up Mike Zimmer.
Mike Greenberg remembers Dennis GreenJul 25Mike Greenberg reflects on Dennis Green's passion for fishing, and how sad he is that he will never get the chance to go with him.
Dennis Green's eye for talent unmatchedJul 24John Saunders offers his thoughts on the career of Dennis Green and the impact he had on the NFL on and off the field after Green died earlier this week.