This is the January 3, 2013 news archive. View today's Vikings rumors and news.
There have been many outstanding performances by Minnesota sports stars -- Kirby Puckett, Kevin Garnett, Alan Page, to name but a few -- but the Vikings' phenomenal running back is eclipsing them with his 2,000-yard season.Share TweetHis teammates aren't bothered by his absence, but his future in Purple will spark a lively post-playoffs debate.Share TweetThe center, a leader both for the offensive line and the entire team, says Vikings players have always believed.Share Tweet
Jordy Nelson has no doubts he’ll play on Saturdayprofootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that the team’s medical staff still had some doubts that wide receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee would be well enough to allow him to play on Saturday night against the Vikings. Nelson progressed to a full practiceShare Tweet
Vikings prepare for cold, windy footballThe Minnesota Vikings players are preparing for the cold as they travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Packers in the first round of the playoffs.Share TweetThe Vikings need their veteran cornerback on the field in Green Bay to stabilize their pass defense. Finding ways to protect his fractured right hand has become a priority.Share TweetThe Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers have essentially wrapped up their practice weeks in advance of Saturday night's wild-card playoff at Lambeau Field. There is a relatively short list of significant injuries in play this week, and by far the mo…Share Tweet
Blair Walsh wins NFC special teams player of monthprofootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013Vikings kicker Blair Walsh keeps not missing, so he keeps winning awards. The rookie was named NFC special teams player of the month for December. He was actually 11-of-12 on field goals for the month, but hit all five attempts from 50 yards or longer. …Share Tweet
Jamarca Sanford's investment, rapid growth typifies Vikings' resurgenceThe fourth-year safety has come a long way this season. And he's seen the rewards of heightened preparation and dedication.Share Tweet
Packers-Vikings III: Limiting alcohol (?!)ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013Because I'm sure all of you make a daily habit of watching "Wonder Pets," as I do, I'm going to acknowledge I just said out loud: "This … is … serious." Is there any other way to react to the news that the Green Bay Packers have moved up last call atShare Tweet
NFL32OT: A Tough Task AheadJan 3Episode 242: Chris Mortensen discusses which rookie quarterback will have a tougher task this postseason. Merril Hoge makes his pick for MVP. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson's desire to play on special teams.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Vikings-PackersJan 3The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Minnesota at Green Bay
Battle of the North: Vikings vs. PackersJan 3Get ready for the Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers wild card matchup with this "movie trailer."
Peterson Wants To Play On Special TeamsJan 3Adrian Peterson says he wants a shot to play on special teams.