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Vikings Big Plays Pay Off in 25-16 Opening Day Win Over Titans

The Tennessee Titans made sure Adrian Peterson wouldn’t hurt them. So the Minnesota defense took control. Eric Kendricks returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter and Danielle Hunter scored a 24-yard TD off a fumble return and the Vikings beat Tennessee 25-16 in their season opener Sunday. The Vikings […]

Vikings Get to 6-2 After Topping Rams in OT 21-18

The Vikings just keep seeming to find ways to win, as Sunday at home the team overcame the loss of QB Teddy Bridgewater, topping the St.Louis Rams in overtime 21-18 to improve to 6-2 on the year. The win combined with the loss by the Packers in Carolina means the Vikings sit tied for first […]

Wright’s 87-Yard TD Leads Vikings To 30-24 OT Win Over Jets

It took beating the blitz and making the right call Sunday to help the Vikings top the New York Jets 30-24 in overtime to take home a win that hopefully will help set up a solid final month of 2014. Teddy Bridgewater and Jarius Wright ended the game with an electrifying 87-yard touchdown on a […]

Vikings Fast Start Fades In 21-13 Loss To Bears

Based on the first quarter Sunday it looked as if the Vikings were right in their element Sunday taking on the Bears at Solider Field. But as quickly as they seemed to build it, the team couldn’t hold a 10-0 lead, and fell to the reeling Bears 21-13 to fall to 4-6 on the season. […]

Vikings Fall In Final Seconds To Bills in Buffalo 17-16

The Vikings seemed to have it all going their way, but then as good as they played on defense in the first three and a half quarters, their defense fell flat in the final seconds as the Bills topped the Vikings 17-16 in Buffalo. Kyle Orton broke the Vikings hearts, as he completed a 2-yard […]

It’s Cassel

Per 1500espn.com’s Twitter feed, Frazier has unsurprisingly confirmed that Matt Cassel will start Sunday’s game. He didn’t offer anything more substantive.  

And the Starter is…

If only I had the final answer. Confusion has reigned, with Coach Frazier suggesting Christian Ponder is the starter, then proceeding to waffle in press conference after press conference. Reports have suggested that Matt Cassel has been taking the most reps in this week’s practices and will likely start. Last we’ve heard, Frazier indicated he […]

It’s Official

Just about an hour ago, the Vikings officially confirmed that Matt Cassel will start at quarterback this Sunday. Check here for more. I cannot say I am surprised. Coach Frazier could not stop talking about Ponder’s hurt ribs, so it seemed inevitable. I don’t think there is any monkey business here. I don’t think this […]

Christian Ponder reportedly on short leash for Vikings

According to Gregg Rosenthal from “Around the league” in a recently released article, Chritian Ponder may not be as comfortable as most people think in terms of grasping a solid stake at the QB position. Read the origional article below: Christian Ponder turned the ball over four times in a Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions. […]

Chewing the Cud Week 1.5

Instead of explaining the purpose and name of this column myself, I shall provide a somewhat graphic link that will be useful for those of you not too familiar with the bovine digestive system. So let’s begin.   Not Overreacting, Just Fan-ing it up The numbers people over at Footballoutsiders.com call Week 1 National Overreaction Sunday. […]