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Full Bridgewater Highlights vs. Saints

By NFL_COM Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made his NFL debut after injured starter Matt Cassel went down with a foot injury. Bridgewater went 12 for 20 with 150 passing yards and 27 rushing yards.

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Cam Newton scores 4 TDs in Panthers' rout of Vikings

By Rosenthal, Gregg

All of the quarterback conversation in Minnesota has distracted fans from a deeper, uncomfortable truth about the Vikings: It’s not all about the quarterback.

Leslie Frazier‘s defense has been a disappointment all season, and that was never more obvious than during Carolina’s 35-10 dominating win in Minnesota on Sunday.

The Panthers‘ offense […]

Minnesota Vikings taking 2013 to find franchise quarterback

By Rapoport, Ian

This season’s mission for the Minnesota Vikings — see if their franchise quarterback is on the roster, per a team source.

Who will win out? Said the source: “I have no idea how it’s going to turn out.”

The Vikings have several options. Former backup Matt Cassel starts this week against […]

Adrian Peterson on why he's playing after son's death

By Rosenthal, Gregg

Adrian Peterson is playing for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, just a few days after experiencing the most painful loss imaginable.

It’s a personal decision, and we don’t believe any discussion about the merits of the decision are appropriate. It’s his choice. On Sunday, in a text message […]

Adrian Peterson’s son dies; alleged attacker in jail

By Gregg Rosenthal One of Adrian Peterson‘s sons passed away Friday. The 2-year-old died of injuries from an aggravated assault on Wednesday, Sioux Falls police confirmed to NFL Media.

The accused attacker, Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant in Sioux Falls, S.D., police spokesman Sam Clemens […]

Matt Cassel to start, Ponder to be backup for Vikings

By Kevin Patra Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier decided he couldn’t pretend any longer.

Frazier said Friday that Matt Cassel will start at quarterback when the Vikings take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

“We made a decision a couple days ago,” Frazier said, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “Matt Cassel is going to […]

Christian Ponder unhappy with Vikings' QB situation

By Rosenthal, Gregg

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier would not publicly reveal the team’s starting quarterback Thursday despite reports that Matt Cassel is the guy. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Cassel took the majority of reps at practice Thursday.

If there was any doubt about Cassel’s status, Christian Ponder‘s comments gave it away.


Josh Freeman should be Vikings' starting QB, Michael Irvin says


The Minnesota Vikings have a quarterback problem. With three quarterbacks to choose from, the Vikings have yet to announce which one they plan to move forward with.

Christian Ponder suffered a rib injury in the Vikings‘ Week 3 loss to the Cleveland Browns, but he’s reportedly been cleared to play. Matt Cassel took […]

Report: Christian Ponder cleared; Matt Cassel No. 1 QB?

By Patra, Kevin

Christian Ponder practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean he will see the field Sunday.

Ponder reportedly has been cleared to play, but Matt Cassel is likely to start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, ESPN reported Thursday.

“Yesterday it looked like he (Ponder) was a little bit more comfortable […]

Ponder to remain with Vikes 'as of right now', GM says

By Sessler, Marc

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that the signing of quarterback Josh Freeman won’t affect Christian Ponder‘s “bright future” with the team.

Debate: What’s the Vikings’ plan? Will the addition of Josh Freeman make Minnesota forget about Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel? Let’s debate! READ

Predictably, general manager Rick Spielman on […]