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The Morning After: Five Observations From The Vikings 31-27 Loss To The Browns

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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – So the Minnesota Vikings lost to the Cleveland Browns 31-27 yesterday. So they’re defense got carved apart by a third string quarterback. Just when you think that it couldn’t get any worse, you take a look at the […]

Jared Allen left smiling after Browns trade Trent Richardson

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was really the only player to show excitement about their next opponent, the Cleveland Browns, dealing away their biggest offensive playmaker this week.

The Browns dealt running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday for a first-round pick in 2014 […]

Is Adrian Peterson Enough to Carry Minnesota Vikings Offense to the Playoffs?

By Giancarlo King (Featured Columnist) Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Although the NFL has been dubbed as a “quarterback league” in recent years—for a deeper look into this transition, check out Bleacher Report NFL National Leader Writer Michael Schottey’s article—when it comes down to it, running the football is still a key element to any successful offense.

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Bush says “we just scratched the surface today”

Posted by Mike Florio

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In 2011, the Lions won their first five games with running back Jahvid Best providing an explosive run-pass dynamic from the backfield. Since Best suffered his most recent concussion, the Lions had gone 9-19.

Today, the Lions went to 1-0, thanks in large part to the arrival […]

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 […]

Peterson Goes Big Early, But Vikings Crumble In 34-24 Loss To Lions

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Well, the roller coaster ride got going early for the Minnesota Vikings as they kicked off the 2013 season Sunday afternoon with a 34-24 loss to the Lions in Detroit, MI.

It was a Detroit Lions botched field goal snap that gave the ball to the Vikings […]

Week 1 Preview: Vikings at Detroit Lions

After months and months of anticipation, the 2013 NFL season is here! The preseason this year left a lot of Vikings fans uneasy, but rightfully so — the Vikings first-team offense looked mediocre at best, and consistently inconsistent most of the time. But then again, what does preseason mean, really? If you’ll recall, the […]

Notebook: Rookie Zach Line thrown into Adrian Peterson's path

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said before he prefers to be alone in the backfield.

But that was before the violent runner’s miraculous 2012 season, which brought fullback Jerome Felton to the Pro Bowl.

However, with Felton suspended for the first three games in 2013, Peterson will […]

Ponder Confident Heading Into Make-Or-Break Season

By Eric Henderson

(credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Christian Ponder stepped to the podium for his first press conference of the 2013 regular season and, truth be told, kind of started to ramble.

“This is awesome. I know the whole team is excited, the whole organization is excited for this […]

Power Rankings Roundup: Where Do The Vikings Stand?

 

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We cruise around the interweb to see where various sites and experts have the Vikings slotted in their weekly power rankings…

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17. Minnesota Vikings: Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record survived Adrian Peterson‘s onslaught by 8 yards last year. In 2013, it might not be so lucky.

Click here for their […]