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Stats show why Vikings, Steelers are winless

By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 27, 2013 The Vikings have far more problems than just their quarterback play, and the Steelers have numerous issues as well. The statistical warts show why these two teams are a combined 0-6. Last week when the Vikings met the Cleveland Browns, there was a sense of desperation […]

Notebook: Ponder decision likely Friday

Christian Ponder (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 26, 2013 The Vikings are hoping Christian Ponder can do more Thursday and Friday than he did Wednesday and will likely delay a decision on their starting quarterback until they gauge Ponder’s progress. Plus, the secondary remains a big concern with injuries. Minnesota […]

Vikings react to Richardson trade

Jared Allen (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update) By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 20, 2013 The Vikings won’t have to play him, but different Vikings had varied reactions to the Browns trading RB Trent Richardson before he was to travel to Minnesota. When it comes to the weekly news cycle, the hype leading up to each […]

Notebook: Coordinators explain the breakdowns

Alan Williams (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 19, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore The Vikings’ 31-30 loss to Chicago is still resonating with the coordinators, who tried to explain the breakdowns in their phases of the game. Vikings coordinators on Thursday each answered questions […]

Vikings call film-room audible with Hoyer

Brian Hoyer (Ron Schwane/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 18, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore The Vikings were preparing to face Jason Campbell when the Browns announced on Wednesday that Brian Hoyer will start Sunday in Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings spent Monday and Tuesday preparing for […]

Patterson’s playing time to get ‘rectified’

Cordarrelle Patterson (Andrew Weber/USA TODAY) By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 17, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore One of the Vikings’ most exciting playmakers, as he proved Sunday, was once again sidelined for more than 90 percent of the offensive plays. Leslie Frazier sounded determined to change that […]

Peterson believes 100 yards is ‘so easy’

Adrian Peterson (Andrew Weber/USA TODAY) By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 13, 2013 Despite being stopped short on Sunday, Adrian Peterson believes getting 100 yards rushing in a game is “so easy.” The Vikings likely will need that and more to win at Chicago this week. It was one quote in a weekly press […]

Notebook: Williams probable, misses practice

Kevin Williams (John Emms/Viking Update) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 13, 2013 Defensive tackle Kevin Williams missed practice Friday, but it was for personal reasons, not his knee injury. Plus, updates and notes on other injuries for the Vikings and Bears, potential fines from last week and more. Despite missing Friday’s practice with […]

Ponder, Frazier go under the microscope

Christian Ponder (Andrew Weber/USA TODAY) By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 12, 2013 After a three-interception performance, there were few concrete answers about the quarterback play at Winter Park. Christian Ponder and Leslie Frazier admitted more consistency is needed, but Frazier put the entire team at fault for the loss. Leslie Frazier and Christian […]

Notebook: Vikings Locked and loaded on Hester

Devin Hester (Rob Grabowski/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 12, 2013 The Vikings have the ultimate respect for Devin Hester’s return ability and they should. Now they get to face him with a rookie punter. Devin Hester still has it.

That’s the assessment of the Chicago Bears punt and kick returner offered […]