This is the October 25, 2013 news archive. View today's Vikings rumors and news.
Josh Freeman won’t be on the field on Sunday night when the Vikings play the Packers because of a concussion, but he feels confident that things will be better the next time he takes the field with the Minnesota offense. Freeman was making his first sta…Upvote Share Tweet
In year of comebacks, two burned VikingsEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As the Vikings sit at 1-5, going through what amounts to an open audition at the quarterback position and all but out of hope for a second straight playoff berth, it's easy to forget how different things would be if not for a pair…Upvote Share Tweetstartribune.com Oct 25, 2013Michael Rand takes a spin through what he thinks are the five best regular season games between the teams – win or lose for the purple – from 1998 to the present.Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings' Sanford, Evans are questionableEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Safety Jamarca Sanford and defensive tackle Fred Evans are questionable for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, when the team's battered defense will try to stop one of the league's top offen…Upvote Share Tweet
Old Guy Who Refused To Shave Till The Vikings Won A Super Bowl Diesdeadspin.com Oct 25, 2013On Jan. 12, 1975, the Minnesota Vikings lost Super Bowl IX, their third Super Bowl defeat in six seasons. That very day, Vikings fan Emmett John Pearson vowed not to shave his beard till the team broke through and won a title. He did just that for the n…Upvote Share Tweetstartribune.com Oct 25, 2013American Indian activists tried to get the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Authority to ban the display and broadcast of the Washington Redskins nickname. The Vikings play the Washington Redskins on Sunday in Minneapolis.Upvote Share Tweet
Injury report: James Jones doubtfulGREEN BAY, Wis. -- A week after he was listed as questionable and did not play, Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones has even less of a chance to play this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Jones did not practice for the second straight week after…Upvote Share TweetEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Christian Ponder will be Minnesota's starting quarterback again on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Schefter: Five trades that make senseWR Nicks is just what Carolina needs; Vikings should ship Ponder to St. LouisUpvote Share Tweet
Donald Driver reflects on lifelong career with the Green Bay PackersCNNSI.com Oct 25, 2013I didn't know where Green Bay was when I got drafted. I soon found out why I'd stay my entire career.Upvote Share TweetIn January of 1975, after the Vikings lost to the Steelers in the Super Bowl, Emmett Pearson made a promise. He wouldn't shave his beard until the Vikings won a Super Bowl. He kept that promise, too. Most likely, Pearson never figured he'd live another …Upvote Share Tweet
Metrodome staff won't block use of RedskinsMinnesota stadium operators won't create a new policy barring the use of the Washington Redskins name and logo during a game against the Vikings in the Metrodome next month.Upvote Share Tweet
The problems Jared Allen, dome presentGREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Green Bay Packers rookie David Bakhtiari needs a lesson in what can happen when a left tackle allows Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen to get going, he might want to watch the tape of the 2009 game at the Metrodome. Or ma…Upvote Share TweetWelcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: There have been plenty of jokes recently about the size of the laminated card Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave uses to call plays, ever since Fox analyst (an…Upvote Share Tweet
Harrison Doubts Freeman's InjuryOct 25Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley discuss the comments made by Rodney Harrison about Josh Freeman's injury.
Adrian Peterson's Trade ValueOct 25Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi discuss the return the Vikings would have to get in order to consider trading Adrian Peterson.
'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota VikingsOct 25Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk gives an in-depth description on how the defense will stop Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Can Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder pull off the upset?Oct 25Will Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder be able to lead an upset over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday? Randy Moss offers some history that could be in Ponder's favor.
Finally, Just Football for Super MarioOct 25Mario Williams has 20.5 sacks in less than two seasons as a Bill, after having 22.5 sacks in his last three seasons in Houston. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images) There’s always been a “yes, but” associated with Mario Williams’ eight-year NFL career. Let me ta…
Bill Simmons on the Week 8 picksOct 25The Sports Guy sets his sights on redeeming himself while delivering some reader emails and the Week 8 picks.