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A.P.'s daughter: 'I can't believe you lost to the Browns'

By Sessler, Marc

Even little children are surprised the Browns beat the Vikings on Sunday:

Funny, but nobody in Minnesota is laughing after the Vikings fell to 0-3 with a 31-27 loss to Cleveland, who kept Peterson in check and forced the game into Christian Ponder‘s hands.

The Vikings quarterback ran for a pair […]

Frazier: Adrian Peterson tried for home run every play

By Hanzus, Dan

By Dan Hanzus Around the League Writer

Let’s do some math.

Through two games, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has rushed for 193 yards and two touchdowns on 44 attempts, a healthy 4.4 yards-per-attempt average.

Now, let’s throw out his best gain (a 78-yard touchdown gallop in the opener) and […]

Notebook: Christian Ponder on the run while honing his arm

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is on pace for 80 rushing attempts this season after six attempts for 18 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears.

For perspective, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton logged 126 and 127 rushing attempts in his first two years in the league, respectively.

“I can […]

Halftime: Vikings give up late FG, down 24-21 in wacky first half

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — The Minnesota Vikings have one NFC North road win in the last 10 attempts and Sunday’s first half at Soldier Field provided a puzzle that could piece together for their second divisional road victory since 2009.

Rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson recorded his first NFL touchdown on a 105-yard kick return to […]

Breaking down the film from the Vikings' loss to the Lions

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to the first installment of Vikings’ film breakdown in 2013. With grades on a scale of 0 to 5 in parathenses, here’s a summary of each position’s involvement in the 34-24 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Quarterbacks (1.5) Christian Ponder (56 snaps) looked like he was in his midseason form from last […]

Adrian Peterson starts hot, but cools quickly in loss to Lions

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson averaged 5.2 yards per carry in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions.

However, his first carry for 78 yards and a touchdown was nothing like the next 17 attempts, in which he averaged 0.88 yards per carry, gaining just 15 more yards.

With the NFL MVP in […]