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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 […]

Frazier says Cordarrelle Patterson's few snaps was 'coach's decision'

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — It seems more than a month ago that Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver burst onto the scene with a 50-yard kickoff return in the preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Aug. 9.

Patterson played just five of the 56 offensive snaps in Sunday’s regular season opener at the Detroit […]

Sullivan: “There Needs To Be Consequences When Guys Don’t Respect The Careers Of Other Players.”

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – It was barely fifteen minutes into the new season and Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan was lying on his back, surely wondering if his season had just ended.

Sullivan, who underwent micro fracture surgery during the off season, was running back towards his own end […]

Refs get it right on Calvin Johnson play

Posted by Mike Florio

AP

With the Lions beating the Vikings by 10 on Sunday, the decision to overturn a first half touchdown reception from Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson didn’t alter the outcome of the game. But the rule, which is known by some as the “Calvin Johnson Rule” for an application that robbed […]

Adrian Peterson opens with a bang, but Vikings fizzle, lose to Lions

DETROIT — Reggie Bush gave the Detroit Lions exactly what they were looking for when they signed him as a free agent in the offseason.

Bush turned a short pass into a 77-yard touchdown in the third quarter and finished with 191 yards of offense to help Detroit pull away to beat the Minnesota Vikings […]

Halftime: Vikings defense bends, doesn't break with 14-13 lead

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings lead the Detroit Lions 14-13 after two quarters of turnovers, big gains and forgettable plays.

The Lions lead in nearly every statistical category: First downs: DET: 16, MIN: 7; plays: DET: 45, MIN: 19; yards: DET: 269, MIN: 174; time of possession: DET: 20:58, MIN: 9:02.

But the Vikings lead […]

Peterson Goes 78 Yards For TD On First Carry

By Sara Boyd

DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Peterson started the 2013 season in MVP style.

The Minnesota star went 78 yards for a touchdown on the Vikings’ first offensive play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, giving his team a 7-0 lead. Minnesota got the ball on its 22 after the Lions flubbed a field […]

Calvin Johnson loses touchdown when ball hits the ground

By Mike Florio

Another year, another lost Calvin Johnson touchdown in Week One.

The Lions receiver more popularly known as Megatron had a touchdown removed from the board after a catch near the goal line resulted in Johnson landing in the end zone and losing possession of the ball. It was called a touchdown on […]

Jared Allen sounds off on Looney’s low hit

Posted by Mike Florio on August 27, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT

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For the record, I’m a huge Jared Allen fan. He’s genuinely funny, he’s a great player, he’s good for the league, he does a lot of good in the community, and he’s moved on from some off-field issues early in his […]

Five Things To Know From Vikings-49ers

By Jeff Wald

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A pair of NFC playoff contenders sure brought their physical, hard-hitting styles to a preseason matchup in late August.

Enough that the Minnesota Vikings were considering sending one particular play to the NFL for review after their 34-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

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