Anthony Barr’s season rookie season officially ended Thursday night when he was told he needs what coach Mike Zimmer described as a “very minor procedure” to repair a knee injury that has sidelined him the past two games. Zimmer wouldn’t reveal the exac…Upvote Share Tweet
Access Vikings Breakdown: Final road trip in Miamistartribune.com 4 hours agoThe Vikings make their final road trip of the regular season on Sunday to face the Miami Dolphins.Upvote Share TweetThe Dolphins could reach the playoffs if they win their final two games and get some help from other teams.Upvote Share Tweet
Big plays come at home for Jordy NelsonESPN.com 6 hours agoGREEN BAY, Wis. -- They're the plays you've become accustomed to seeing from Jordy Nelson this season. The 80-yarder for a touchdown against the New York Jets. The 73-yarder for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. The 66-yarder for a touchdown agains…Upvote Share Tweet
Behind Enemy Lines: Dolphins' December struggles and Joe Philbin's future with beat writer Chris Perkinsstartribune.com 8 hours agoFor the Vikings’ final road trip this season to Miami, we reached out to Chris Perkins, who covers the Dolphins for The Sun Sentinel, in this week’s edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” Here are five questions we asked Perkins about the Week 16 matchup at S…Upvote Share TweetVikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner took his weekly turn at the podium to address the media on Thursday. Normally, coaches give a brief opening statement and then open things up for questions. Turner, though, made it quite clear that he had an age…Upvote Share Tweet
Taped calls show very strong effort to get Peterson to show up for NFL meetingprofootballtalk.com 10 hours agoFour days ago, the NFL Players Association filed a legal challenge to the suspension of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The exhibits to the petition include a pair of recorded phone calls between Peterson and NFL executive V.P. of football operati…Upvote Share Tweetstartribune.com 11 hours agoEvery weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — Offensive coordinator Norv Turner had high praise for QB Teddy Bridgewater. — The Christian Ponder era in Minnesota is about to c…Upvote Share Tweet
Kyle Rudolph among five Vikings held out of practice againVikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was one of five starters to missed practice in consecutive days due to injury on Thursday. Rudolph has been sidelined with an ankle/knee injury. Left guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), nose tackle Linval Joseph (illness), rook…Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings 4 Downs: Does Cordarrelle Patterson deserve more snaps?@MasterStrib How involved will Patterson be in the offense Sunday? Were his late snaps in DET a sign of things to come? #VikingsST — Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) December 18, 2014 I’d give him a shot. He showed some flashes on the second to last dri…Upvote Share Tweet
Thursday (Minnesota football stability in comparison to rivals) edition: Wha' Happened?Stability hasn’t exactly been a word associated with Minnesota sports leadership in recent years when you consider Jerry Kill, who was hired late in 2010, is the longest-tenured current head coach among these six major teams: Gophers football, Gophers m…Upvote Share Tweet
Vensel: Can Vikings handle Miami's WakeThe Star Tribune’s Matt Vensel tells CineSport’s Brian Clark how the Vikings will try to stop Cam Wake and the Dolphins’ pass rush, and how Teddy Bridgewater’s accuracy has helped the rookie QB.Upvote Share Tweet
Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Another good center, defense among most improved and moreEvery weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — John Sullivan is the latest of a long line of quality Vikings centers. — The Vikings have one of the NFL’s most improved defenses…Upvote Share Tweetstartribune.com Dec 17 (yesterday)John Sullivan wanted to be a cornerback but his frame said otherwise.Upvote Share Tweet
MPRB OKs downtown park deal despite pleasstartribune.com Dec 17 (yesterday)Proposal passes despite pleas to tie approval to bird-safe glass in stadiumUpvote Share Tweet
Floyd returns, but five other starters miss practiceDefensive tackle Sharrif Floyd returned to practice today, but the Vikings were without five other starters, including two new additions to the injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (knee/ankle) and nose tackle Linval Joseph (illness) did not practice t…Upvote Share Tweet
Mauti's latest knee procedure a 'speed bump'Vikings linebacker Michael Mauti described his right knee procedure as a “speed bump” and a minor scope that placed him on injured reserve last week. Mauti dealt with three torn ACLs in five seasons at Penn State before he arrived to the Vikings last ye…Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings are promoting safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad. He will fill the open roster spot created yesterday when the team waived offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb. Dixon, a rookie, started the season with the Cowboys, who drafted him in the s…Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings Rewind: Reviewing the final drive vs. LionsThe situation: Down 16-14 with 45 seconds left, the Vikings had the ball at their own 30 needing just a field goal to win. The context: The Vikings were held scoreless the entire second half and missed an opportunity to score with 2:01 left in the game.…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live Prediction: Vikings-DolphinsDec 17The NFL Live crew make their picks for Minnesota at Miami.
Pass Protection Helped Bridgewater DevelopDec 16ESPN reporter Kevin Seifert discusses how the Vikings have helped Teddy Bridgewater during his rookie season.
Dolphins' Joe Philbin Has Something To ProveDec 16ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker says Miami coach Joe Philbin, whose team is essentially out of playoff contention, needs to keep his players motivated in the final two games if he stands any chance of keeping his job.
OTL Discussion On Vincent/Peterson Audio TapeDec 15Bob Ley discusses the reaction to the release of a recorded conversation between NFL Exec Troy Vincent and Adrian Peterson. Adam Schefter, Andrew Brandt and Roger Cossack join to discuss.
A New NFC West RivalryDec 19RENTON, Wash. — Remember, oh, about three long months ago, when 49ers-Seahawks was the best rivalry in the NFL? The Niners are 7-7, oddly out of the playoff hunt, and are 1-5 against Seattle since late in 2012. So, is it really such a great rivalry now,…
Source: Seahawks extend Avril four yearsDec 19The Seahawks have signed pass-rusher Cliff Avril to a four-year extension worth $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed, a source confirmed to ESPN...
Clayton's 1st & Goal: Seattle's top seed pursuitDec 18After early struggles, chips may fall into place for Seahawks to claim No. 1 seed
Three Must-See Showdowns with Big Playoff ImplicationsDec 18Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday