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After months and months of anticipation, the 2013 NFL season is here! The preseason this year left a lot of Vikings fans uneasy, but rightfully so — the Vikings first-team offense looked mediocre at best, and consistently inconsistent most of the time. But then again, what does preseason mean, really? If you’ll recall, the […]

Notebook: Same problems, different preseason game for Vikings

Only the first play of the Minnesota Vikings’ 34-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday gave fans a glimpse at what the first-team, fully loaded, offense should look like this season.

Quarterback Christian Ponder faked a handoff to running back Adrian Peterson and overthrew receiver Greg Jennings, who was on a go-route […]

Desmond Bishop likely to see snaps with first-team defense vs. 49ers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Desmond Bishop’s proving ground has moved from Mankato to the practice facilities at Winter Park, but he could very well earn a starting job when the Minnesota Vikings travel to San Francisco.

Bishop, who returned from a groin injury last week, will likely see his first playing time with the Minnesota […]

Vikings @ Bills Preview: Three Things To Watch In Preseason Game #2

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – With training camp in the rear view mirror, Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings are out in Buffalo, NY preparing for tonight’s game against Kevin Kolb and the Buffalo Bills. While Coach Frazier and the rest of […]

DAY 13 TRAINING CAMP NOTES

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Mankato, MN – Day thirteen from beautiful Mankato, Minnesota and the practice fields have emptied. No-huddle offense was the focus this afternoon and the results were pretty good, if you’re an fan of the offensive side of the ball. The following are a few observations from the day’s festivities.

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Patterson Shines In Vikings First Preseason Game

Photo: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – All Training Camp long we’ve been told that Cordarrelle Patterson’s game does not translate to the practice field but has to be seen in an actual live-game scenario. Friday night at Mall of America Field, Vikings fans were privy to the […]

Vikings’ plan for Christian Ponder meant QB had a short night

MINNEAPOLIS — Leslie Frazier had decided before the Minnesota Vikings’ 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans in their preseason opener Friday night that starting quarterback Christian Ponder would only play one series.

Of course, the Vikings coach was hoping that Ponder would be on the field for more than two plays. That didn’t turn out […]

Training camp Day 8 quick hits: Ponder, offense solid in scrimmage

Notes and observations from Day 8 of Vikings training camp

• The Minnesota Vikings held their annual scrimmage in front of an announced crowd of 12,000 fans at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, Minn. on Saturday night, just in time for the injury bug to hit.

Linebacker Desmond Bishop (groin), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (hamstring), safety Mistral […]

Greenway: ‘I’m Not Where I Need To Be’

By: Joe Nelson | KFAN.com @JoeNelsonKFAN

Mankato, MN – Fill in the blank: An injury to __________ would most debilitating to the Vikings in 2013.

The obvious answer is Adrian Peterson. Losing the MVP of the league would be a crushing blow to any team, but what if the best linebacker on the team […]