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Minnesota Vikings: Three Players Who Shined in Preseason Opener

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The Minnesota Vikings were able to knock off the Cincinnati Bengals in their preseason opener by a final score of 17-16. It was a nice win, although a meaningless win in the grand scheme of things. As usual, the first preseason game was an ugly one for both teams. Mike Zimmer and the Vikings strongly believe that they will win ...

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Vikings’ Mike Zimmer, Blair Walsh talk missed FG

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Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, who had converted 33 of 34 kicks from inside 30 yards in his career before the fateful attempt, took full blame for Minnesota’s 10-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC wild-card game Sunday. Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal attempt that would have put the Vikings ahead with 22 seconds remaining. “I never felt like there was ...

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Adrian Peterson: Marshawn Lynch is ‘second best’ to me

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Adrian Peterson won the NFL rushing title this season and has made it clear he believes he’s the best running back in the NFL. The runner-up goes to Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch, says Peterson. “I remember coming out [of college] with him. We trained together in Arizona, and I knew he was going to be a force to be reckoned with,” ...

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Minnesota Vikings taking first step towards long-term success

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Feet up, relaxed, and smiling, the look on the face of Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer as he sat on the team bus following Sunday’s win in Green Bay resembled that of a proud father–who’d just watched his son step on the throat of a schoolyard bully. Ending your enemy’s run of four straight division crowns while their loyal ...

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Teddy Bridgewater throws for career high, but blows Vikings comeback

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for a career-high 335 yards on 25-of-36 passing with one touchdown for a passer rating of 108.0 on Thursday Night Football.  But the second-year QB cost the Vikings the win with a fumble on the team’s final possession. With 13 seconds remaining, the Vikings were a field goal away from forcing overtime. From the Cardinals’ 31-yard line, the Vikings decided ...

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Adrian Peterson: ‘I came in Monday with a smile on my face’

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Days after saying the  Minnesota Vikings were outcoached “in so many ways — and outplayed, too” in a 38-7 loss to the Seahawks, running back Adrian Peterson stood by his comments. Peterson only got eight carries in the loss.  He was frustrated by the lack of opportunities on Sunday. “You want to be able, when your number is called, to make plays,” Peterson said. “Of ...

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Vikings LB Anthony Barr on Packers: ‘I have January 3rd circled’

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The Minnesota Vikings were able to improve to 8-3 by knocking off the Atlanta Falcons on the road in Week 12 action. It was an impressive win and the Vikings took sole possession of first place in the NFC North division race. Just a couple weeks ago, the Green Bay Packers were able to knock off the Vikings in Minnesota. ...

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Adrian Peterson passes three on NFL’s all-time rushing list

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is now in 18th place on the NFL’s all-time rushing list. Peterson passed O.J. Simpson for 20th place on the NFL’s all-time, past Corey Dillon, who was in 19th place with 11,241 yards and passed John Riggins, who had 11,352 yards. Peterson, who ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Vikings’ 20-10 win over the ...

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Adrian Peterson: Vikings struggling from ‘top to bottom’

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After the Minnesota Vikings lost 30-13 to the Green Bay Packers and gave back their one-game NFC North lead, running back Adrian Peterson said the team needs to get better from top to bottom. “I think it’s from the top to the bottom,” Peterson said. “It’s from the coaches on both sides and the players, as well. No matter what position we were in, we had calls, ...

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Vikings enter Week 11 somewhere between underrated and untested

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While the rest of the NFL universe has been busy watching Tom Brady’s New England Patriots put an early choke hold on the AFC East, and wondering which NFC contender has the best chance to dethrone the defending champs, the Minnesota Vikings have become the best team that nobody is talking about. Facing a formidable test in Sunday’s contest in ...

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