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Cleveland Browns vs. Minnesota Vikings: Live Grades and Analysis for Minnesota

By Arif Hasan (Featured Columnist) Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings played host to the Cleveland Browns in their home opener in an attempt to salvage their season and recover from their last-place standing in the division. Their failure might end the season, but there are still a number of takeaways from the game.

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Vikings offense moved the chains, but failed to put the game away

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson shook his head when asked about his lost fumble after Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears.

But Peterson’s disappointment multiplied when the following question inquired into how difficult it is to come away with just six points after your defense creates two turnovers in […]

Vikings defense shares the blame for final Bears' drive

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — The Minnesota Vikings locker room was eerily as quiet as Soldier Field at times when the Chicago Bears went scoreless in the second half up until the final game-winning touchdown pass with 10 seconds left.

Defensive end Brian Robison, who had a 61-yard touchdown off of a Jared Allen sack-fumble in […]

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 […]

Frazier: Past Road Woes Are Controllable

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Since he took over the reigns as full-time head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2011, Leslie Frazier has worked his way towards a measly 5-11 record away from Mall of America Field. The theories surrounding road team’s struggles are […]

Peterson Goes Big Early, But Vikings Crumble In 34-24 Loss To Lions

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Well, the roller coaster ride got going early for the Minnesota Vikings as they kicked off the 2013 season Sunday afternoon with a 34-24 loss to the Lions in Detroit, MI.

It was a Detroit Lions botched field goal snap that gave the ball to the Vikings […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 and […]