This is the December 4, 2012 news archive. View today's Vikings rumors and news.
With running back Cedric Benson already lost for the season, the Green Bay Packers may be taking another hit to their backfield depth. According to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, James Starks suffered a knee injury in the Packers win over the Minneso…
Vikings first-round pick in 1970 passes awayUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetJohn Henry Ward, who played six years for the Vikings, was a businessman in Oklahoma City.Share TweetWe’ve known that Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been battling a sprained ankle for a while, but a report on Tuesday indicates it is a bit more serious than originally reported. Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com reports that Harvin suffered a completSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetIt is confirmed, per Richard Deitsch. ESPN's newest star, the lady who worked her way from being a ESPN Zone hostess to college football sideline reporter, is getting hitched to the Vikings' second-year quarterback. Will Ponder's quarterbacking over the…
Go Figure: NFL's two worst passing attacks to square off at Mall of America FieldUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetThis week's eye-opening collection of facts and figures looks at the sputtering Vikings offense as well as Adrian Peterson's bid for a 2,000-yard rushing season.
They Caught The Vikings Fan Who Wore A Purple Sombrero And Knocked Out A 50-Year-Old Man Outside LambeauUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetThis is Mark Swanson, from Lakeland, Minn. He was involved in the big brawl outside Lambeau Field after the Packers beat the Vikings, but if you were there you probably don't recognize him from his mug shot. That's because, according to police, he was w…Source: deadspin.com
Playoff standings: Vikings drop to No. 10Updated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetAs we noted Monday night on Twitter, the Washington Redskins' victory over the New York Giants wasn't a great thing if you're hanging on to the Minnesota Vikings' fleeting playoff hopes. As ESPN.com's playoff standings indicate, the result buried the Vi…Source: ESPN.com
Rand: Fierce rivalries great for fans, but not when they turn violentUpdated Dec 4, 2012 Share TweetWe love rivalries. We love good-natured trash-talking between educated fan bases -- groups that know that, at the end of the day, they really aren't that different.
Bears face 'must win' Sunday in MinnesotaDec 4The ESPN Chicago crew looks back at what went wrong for the Bears against the Seattle Seahawks and discusses the importance of Sunday's game in Minnesota.
Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13Dec 4Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13Dec 4The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…Dec 4Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…