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Pro Bowl eliminates kickoffs, so Cordarrelle Patterson is snubbed

By Michael David Smith

Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson had a brilliant season returning kickoffs. Patterson led the league with 1,342 kickoff return yards (only Devin Hester was even within 400 yards of Patterson’s total). Patterson led the league with 33.5 yards per return. Patterson was the only kickoff returner with multiple touchdown returns […]

“Numbers Can Lie…” Frazier Advises Not To Judge Defense On Early Season Statistics.

Photo – Hannah Foslien (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – The first two weeks of the Vikings season haven’t gone according to plan. An 0-2 start, gigantic question marks on offense and surprising problems on defense have all worked towards the Vikings to dropping their first two games […]

Vikings Drop Heartbreaker In Chicago, 31-30

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

I used to be able to say that “I haven’t seen it all,” then I watched the Vikings drop a heartbreaker to the Bears on Sunday afternoon. Any possible way that a team could score a touchdown (or shoot themselves in the foot), the Bears and Vikings did […]

Jay Cutler's late TD pass lifts Bears past Vikings

By Hanzus, Dan

The Chicago Bears made a habit last season of allowing games to slip away late in the fourth quarter. They’ve turned the tables in the early stages of the 2013 season.

Jay Cutler‘s 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds remaining gave the Bears a 31-30 win over […]

Big returns aplenty in Vikings-Bears

By Mike Wilkening

Sunday’s Vikings-Bears game has not lacked for excitement.

Three return touchdowns were scored in the first half — two by the Vikings, one by the Bears — in a game currently led 24-21 by Chicago in the third quarter.

The Vikings’ return scores came on a 105-yard Cordarrelle Patterson kickoff return to […]

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 […]

Cordarrelle Patterson races for 105-yard TD for Vikings

By Hanzus, Dan

It didn’t take long to see the first big play of Sunday’s action.

Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson pulled in the opening kickoff near the back of his own end zone and ran it back 105 yards to give the Vikes an instant lead over the Chicago Bears.

Devin Hester, […]

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 […]