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Oddity: Vikings Habitually Lose Week 2 Heartbreakers

By: Sam Ekstrom | KFAN.com @SamEkstrom

If you are walking away from the Vikings’ Week 2 loss with a familiar bad taste in your mouth, it’s because the Vikings have made an annual habit of losing Week 2 heartbreakers.

Since 2007, Minnesota has lost six of seven Week 2 contests. In those defeats, they’ve […]

Michael Mauti Still Learning, Improving

Rookie linebacker Michael Mauti sticks close to fellow rookie Gerald Hodges. Not all too surprising, considering both played in the same defensive backfield at Penn State.

They were side by side Friday as players straggled onto the practice fields for the final time before heading to San Francisco. They were back together two hours […]

Ponder In Need Of Strong Performance

y: Sam Ekstrom | KFAN.com @SamEkstrom

After going 6-for-14 with one interception and no touchdowns through two preseason starts, Christian Ponder is in need of a strong performance this Sunday at San Francisco.

“It feels like the regular season, so we’re excited,” said Ponder after Thursday’s practice. “I think the offense keeps improving, and we’re […]

Gameplanning For Colin Kaepernick

By: Sam Ekstrom | KFAN.com @SamEkstrom

With the preseason’s “dress rehearsal” on the horizon, the Vikings will be gameplanning in earnest for the first time.

Defensive coordinator Alan Williams may be facing one of his toughest tests of the year in preparing for mobile San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The fleet-footed QB rushed for […]

Special Teams Notebook: Battle For Punt-Returner; Progress Reports On Webb, Locke

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Sam Ekstrom | KFAN.com @SamEkstrom

Minneapolis, MN – As the preseason enters its second half, the Vikings’ position battles begin to look a little clearer.

As one might expect, there are spots to be taken on special teams, including the punt-return job. According to special teams coordinator […]