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Vikings Name Rick Spielman As General Manager

The Minnesota Vikings announced that Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman has been promoted to General Manager. “This establishes the organizational structure that will lead to the long term success of the Vikings,” said Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf in a statement released by the club. “Having watched Rick over the years, we have the […]

Vikings Drop Game 17-13 To Chicago Despite Field Day By Allen

Charles Tillman’s interception return in the second quarter helped give the Chicago Bears a 17-13 victory over the Vikings on Sunday. Jared Allen finished the season with 22 sacks, behind Michael Strahan’s mark of 22 1/2 for the New York Giants in 2001. Joe Webb relieved Christian Ponder at quarterback for the Vikings (3-13) for the third time in the last […]

Vikings Set to Play Final Game at Mall of America Field on Sunday

Team lease set to expire — Stadium resolution needed to keep Vikings in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (Dec 31, 2011) – In what has been a thirty year tradition, the Chicago Bears will come to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Vikings for possibly the last time. On Sunday, January 1st, the Vikings will take the field at […]

Adrian Peterson Tears ACL

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will undergo an MRI tonight on his injured left knee, but a preliminary report from Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports is that the four-time Pro Bowler has a torn ACL and possibly more damage to his left knee. On the opening play of the second half, Peterson was hit by Redskins […]

Second String Backfield Allows Vikings To Upend Washington; 33-26

Despite injuries to Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder, the Vikings found a way to beat the Washington Redskins, snapping a six-game losing streak Saturday with a 33-26 win. Toby Gerhart set up a touchdown with a 67-yard run, and Joe Webb threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. Webb completed 4 of 5 passes […]

Awful Vikings Bullied By Brees; 42-20

Drew Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead the streaking Saints to their sixth straight victory, 42-20 over the Vikings on Sunday. The All-Pro signal caller completed 32 of 40 passes to help the Saints (11-3) overcome a slow start to stay two games ahead of Atlanta in the NFC South race. Even […]

Vikings avoid local TV blackout for Saints game on Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings have sold enough tickets for this Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints to lift a local television blackout, Vikings Vice President of Sales & Marketing Steve LaCroix announced. Minnesota has not had a television blackout since the 1997 season, a sellout streak that now reaches 143 home games. The 2-11 Vikings […]

Vikings valiant effort comes up short in Detroit; lose 34-28

Vikings backup quarterback Joe Webb fumbled deep in Detroit territory in the final seconds, and the Lions escaped with a 34-28 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. Linebacker DeAndre Levy appeared to get away with grabbing Webb’s facemask before the fumble. Webb led the Vikings (2-11) to touchdowns on his first two drives after rookie Christian Ponder was benched and was a […]

Bennie Sapp addresses the current state of the Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are in unfamiliar territory-facing their first TV blackout in 14 years and tied with the St. Louis Rams for the second-worst record in the NFC at 2-9. Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports that cornerback Bennie Sapp, who played with the Vikings in the 2009 NFC Championship game and re-signed with the team 12 days […]

Broncos at Vikings Week 13 moved to Noon CT

The Broncos-Vikings game, originally scheduled for a 3:05pm CT start on CBS, has been moved to 12 pm ET and will now be shown on FOX. Tim Tebow, Broncos are currently 5-5 and in second place of the AFC West. Denver is on a three-game winning streak and travel to San Diego for Week 12. The […]