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Minnesota Vikings Have Few Bright Spots, Many Underachievers

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts to a tackle by Phillip Taylor #98 of the Cleveland Browns (Credit, Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings have as many wins (one) this season as they had losses (one) last season through the first four games.

The Vikings, fresh off […]

Minnesota Vikings Safety Harrison Smith Preparing For A Fine

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

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Harrison Smith is developing a reputation as a heavy hitter in the Minnesota Vikings secondary.

A seemingly harmless hit on Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller could bring another fine to the second-year safety’s locker.

Miller caught a pass over the middle on a third down […]

The Minnesota Vikings May Have A Quarterback Controversy

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

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The Minnesota Vikings got their first win of the season with Matt Cassel as their starting quarterback Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London.

Following Sunday’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, head coach Leslie Frazier was asked about who his starting quarterback would be when the team […]

Matt Cassel Leads The Minnesota Vikings To First Win Of The Season

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By Joseph Gunther

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The Minnesota Vikings found an offensive spark in quarterback Matt Cassel and the team’s defense made a big play when it needed to.

Everson Griffen got a hold of Ben Roethlisberger and forced the quarterback to drop the ball inside the Viking 10-yard line to seal […]

Vikes Stadium Negotiations Postponed Again

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As some senior level Vikings officials spend time in London, there are questions here at home about the future of the new Vikings stadium.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for November, but final negotiations about developments and the stadium lease have been postponed Friday until next week.

This is the […]

Vikings Brought American Football To UK In 1983

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Up until August 6, 1983, television was the only place the British had seen American football.

“I think, from the English people who go there, I think they would like to see what they have sort of associated with American football,” British promoter John Marshall said in […]

Minnesota Vikings Not Looking To Make Immediate Changes

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

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The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than starting winless in three games. To make matters worse, the team lost the last two by giving up touchdowns in the final minute of the game.

The Vikings have missed opportunities on the field, been predictable on offense […]

Reality Check: Cost of The New Vikings Stadium

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota is preparing to sell nearly $500 million in bonds to cover the state’s share of the Vikings stadium facility.

It’s looking for financial institutions to buy the bonds for the stadium construction, which is scheduled to start in November.

The $498 million in loans will cover the […]

Minnesota Vikings Fail Miserably Against Cleveland Browns

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By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings had the perfect opportunity to right the ship after struggling through the first two games.

The Cleveland Browns came to Mall of America Field Sunday after a week of speculation that it was phoning in the rest of the season to improve its draft […]

Line To See Boost In Play Time If Ellison Misses The Vikings’ Home Opener

By Joseph Gunther

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The Minnesota Vikings have been blessed not to have suffered a serious injury so far this season. This week is no different with only Rhett Ellison being a question mark to play in Sunday’s home opener against the Cleveland Browns. The second-year tight end suffered a hyperextended knee […]