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profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 17, 2013
As the Vikings ping-pong between bad seasons and good ones, defensive end Jared Allen believes the currently bad season can still become a good one. “I try to keep a positive mindset and not let my circumstances determine my joy and my happiness so that…Share Tweet
A 1-4 start with some key injuries is bringing up bad memories.Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 17, 2013Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Marshawn Lynch scored on a 2-yard run, and the Seahawks beat the Cardinals.Share Tweet
Hartman: Allen says Vikings miss WinfieldThe team’s defense is 31st after being 17th last year.Share Tweet
Vikings looking to get Floyd more workESPN.com Oct 17, 2013EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When the Vikings arrived at training camp in July, coach Leslie Frazier outlined a plan to phase Sharrif Floyd into their defense while reducing the workload for 32-year-old tackle Kevin Williams. Frazier wanted Williams to play 3…Share TweetEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice on Thursday after attending a funeral for his 2-year-old son on Wednesday, but Peterson was limited because of a hamstring injury. Peterson has not been on the Vi…Share Tweet
The Fun-Hating Spurs Threw Just One Alley-Oop Last Seasondeadspin.com Oct 17, 2013The chart above, based on data from NBA Stats, shows the number of alley-oops each team has thrown in the last two regular seasons. No surprises at the very top, although it's nice to see the mediocre/bad Blazers, Hornets, Timberwolves, and Wizards crac…Share TweetMinnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith will miss Monday's game against the New York Giants with turf toe, coach Leslie Frazier said, and could head to injured reserve if he needs surgery on his left foot.Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 17, 2013Desmond Bishop’s year with the Vikings is now over. The veteran linebacker, who tore his ACL in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, was placed on season-ending injured reserve today, the team announced. They replaced him on the 53-man roster by promoting roo…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Oct 17, 2013After making the playoffs last season, the Vikings were surely hoping to get off to a better start than the 1-4 mark they’ve put together so far this year. They were also surely hoping not to be on their third starting quarterback in the middle of Octob…Share TweetThe last two weeks haven’t sent too many positive signals about Christian Ponder’s future with the Vikings. Minnesota signed Josh Freeman and opted to start Matt Cassel over Ponder last week even though Ponder had recovered from the rib injury that kept…Share Tweet
Rand: Super Bowl teams need QB stabilityMichael Rand says the Vikings need consistent quarterback play to win big. Will Josh Freeman be the answer?Share Tweet
Big Blue Report: Week 7Oct 17ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano catches up with Eli Manning as the team prepares to face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Countdown Daily Prediction: MIN-NYGOct 17The NFL Live crew make their picks for Minnesota at the New York Giants.
Inside the Huddle with John ClaytonOct 17John Clayton goes deep on the NFL for Week 6: Linebacker sacks are up, especially in Kansas City, QBs are down more often, running backs are running more in St. Louis, and the 490 sacks through six games is the most since 1998!
Preview: Minnesota Vikings vs. New York GiantsOct 17NFL Films previews the Week 7 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants.