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

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

(credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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 […]

Vikings’ pass rush shows up in big way

By Ben Goessling | ESPN.com LONDON — In their first three games, the Minnesota Vikings‘ defense has been vexed by quarterbacks who were often able to get rid of the ball quickly, either by dumping it off to a running back (Detroit’s Matthew Stafford), finding holes in the Vikings’ porous pass coverage (Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer) […]

Notebook: Vikings' D-line breaks through, doubles sack total in win

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings defensive line’s breakout game couldn’t have come at a better time as their depleted secondary allowed 383 passing yards in Sunday’s 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.

Defensive end Jared Allen had his first monster game of the season after not registering a stat in a loss to […]

Backup Matt Cassel leads balanced attack for Vikings' first win

By akrammer@1500espn.com

One can only imagine the emotion in the Minnesota Vikings locker room on Sunday after they flew more than 4,000 miles to London for their first win of 2013.

After losing two of their first three games on last-minute touchdown passes, the Vikings (1-3) toppled quarterback ‘Big Ben’ Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers […]

Vikings get first win, drop Steelers to 0-4

By Michael David Smith

Both of the teams the NFL sent to London are bad. But only the Steelers are returning home winless.

The Vikings, led by backup quarterback Matt Cassel, jumped out to an early lead and managed to hold on and win 34-27. Minnesota’s defense sealed the win with a sack of Ben […]

Pregame: Injuries, backups play key roles in Vikings-Steelers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

If last week’s situation against the Cleveland Browns, in which the Minnesota Vikings faced a third-string quarterback, wasn’t enough to get a win — a matchup against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers could do the trick.

The Vikings (0-3) and Steelers (0-3) kickoff at dinner time in London, noon CT, on Sunday and, once […]

Steelers-Vikings: Seven things to watch for in London

By Rosenthal, Gregg

If desperation resulted in great football, Sunday’s matchup in London between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings would be the game of the week.

It’s more likely that this will be a hard-fought, sloppy game that comes down to the wire. Let’s break it down:

2013 International Series: Steelers vs Vikings

Take […]

Roethlisberger, winless Steelers feel the Vikings' turnover-prone pain

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The NFL probably didn’t think pinning the league MVP against a two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback in the annual London spectacle would result in an 0-3 vs. 0-3 matchup.

But the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers are both winless after three games, due in part to 10 and nine turnovers, respectively.

“We’ve turned […]

Week Four Pittsburgh Steelers Scouting Report

Photo – Gregory Shamus (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Currently sitting at 0-3 on the season, the Minnesota Vikings have boarded their plane are currently set up about thirty miles outside of London, England as they continue preparations for their week four matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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How many current NFL quarterbacks would you trade Adrian Peterson for?

By pmackey@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the NFL, and it’s possible he could wind up being the greatest running back in NFL history when his career is over.

The Vikings have been one of the best rushing teams in the NFL every year since Peterson was drafted, as was the expectation […]