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AP: Saints Top Vikings 20-9 As Bridgewater Debuts

By Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints celebrated their home opener with a victory. The Minnesota Vikings were left still looking for a running game in the absence of Adrian Pete…

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Reggie Bush-Led Lions Beat Vikings 34-24

DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Bush gave the Detroit Lions exactly what they were looking for when they signed him as a free agent in the offseason.

Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help Detroit pull away to beat the […]

Adrian Peterson opens with a bang, but Vikings fizzle, lose to Lions

DETROIT — Reggie Bush gave the Detroit Lions exactly what they were looking for when they signed him as a free agent in the offseason.

Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help Detroit pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings […]

Peterson Goes 78 Yards For TD On First Carry

By Sara Boyd

DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Peterson started the 2013 season in MVP style.

The Minnesota star went 78 yards for a touchdown on the Vikings’ first offensive play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, giving his team a 7-0 lead. Minnesota got the ball on its 22 after the Lions flubbed a field […]

Vikings Rookie DT Thrust Into Big Role For Opener

By smkitzman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ready or not, here it comes for Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.

Kevin Williams’ right knee injury will keep him out of the season opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. That means Floyd will be thrust into a prominent role in the middle of the Vikings defense.

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Vikings DT Kevin Williams Out For Opener

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for the season opener Sunday against Detroit.

Coach Leslie Frazier said on Friday that Williams was not able to practice all week. The coach believes his star defensive tackle is close to returning, but not quite ready to play.

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Vikings Offensive Tackles Couldn’t Be Less Alike

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — With Matt Kalil under contract through 2015 and Phil Loadholt locked up a year longer than that, the Minnesota Vikings boast a sturdy and talented pair of offensive tackles they can include in the core of their roster for many more seasons.

The similarities of the recent high draft […]

Vikes’ Allen To Test New-Look Line In Detroit

By smkitzman

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at left tackle.

Now Backus is retired, so that job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one.

Reiff and the […]

Marcus Sherels Back For Another Year With Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — On his best day, Marcus Sherels stands 5-foot-9 and probably weighed in just after Thanksgiving dinner to get to his listed weight of 175 pounds.

He played in college at the football afterthought that is Minnesota as a member of one of the worst defenses the NCAA has ever […]

Vikings Keep Webb As No. 5 WR, Sherels As CB, PR

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Webb’s athleticism was too much to part with for the Minnesota Vikings.

After converting Webb to wide receiver this spring, following a failed emergency playoff start at quarterback when Christian Ponder was out with an injury, the Vikings kept the versatile former sixth-round draft pick for special teams value […]