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Injury report: Peterson, Rhodes, Fusco and Carlson sit out Wednesday

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings were without four starters during Wednesday’s practice as running back Adrian Peterson, guard Brandon Fusco, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and tight end John Carlson were all out due to injury.

Peterson (foot) is out of his walking boot and began work in a pool, […]

Injury report: Rhodes on crutches, Rudolph to IR and Ponder cleared

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes hobbled around the locker room in crutches on Monday after spraining his ankle in Sunday’s loss at the Baltimore Ravens.

Rhodes’ fourth-quarter exit was just one of a slew of injuries the Vikings are dealing with leading up to their Week […]

Offensive formations and film observations: Week 4 vs. Steelers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to another installment of ‘Offensive formations and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Pittsburgh Steelers

Every Tuesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings offense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball and name […]

Offensive formations and film observations: Week 3 vs. Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to the first installment of ‘Offensive formations and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Cleveland Browns.

Every Tuesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings offense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball […]

Ponder sets career mark with legs, falls to 12-17 as NFL starter

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Quarterback Christian Ponder scrambled, looking for room to throw up a prayer on the last play of the game against the Cleveland Browns.

Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant slid off guard Brandon Fusco’s block and sacked Ponder as he stepped up into the pocket to end the game and give the […]

Pregame: Get acquainted with new personnel in Vikings-Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings (0-2) are in desperate need of a confidence booster in their home opener after spotting division opponents two games on the road.

The script couldn’t have been written any easier: they’ll face a Cleveland Browns (0-2) team that flipped the switch to rebuilding mode as soon […]

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 […]

Lions' running back tandem of Bush and Bell flatten Vikings in loss

By akrammer@1500espn.com

‘The moment,’ or play in the game that solidified the outcome, came with the Minnesota Vikings down 27-24 early in the fourth quarter, when quarterback Christian Ponder tripped over guard Brandon Fusco’s foot and delivered a sloppy handoff to running back Adrian Peterson, who never had control and lost the fumble.

The Detroit […]

P.J.R.: Spielman's genius as Vikings' GM expands and critics cower

Rick Spielman’s stature with Vikings fans has reached new heights with what has happened since the start of NFL training camps. The few of us in the local media who criticized the decision to trade Percy Harvin were forced to cower, when “Purr-see” came down with a hip injury that required surgery and could cost […]

Zulgad: In the end, Vikings' decisions weren't all that difficult

by Judd Zulgad 1500ESPN.com

A few thoughts on a busy day on the local sports scene:

Sifting through the Minnesota Vikings’ 19 roster cuts on Saturday, one thought came to mind: There were several NFL teams that had to make far more difficult decisions.

Yes, the Vikings jettisoned five players whom they had drafted, including […]