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Notebook: Vikings' D-line breaks through, doubles sack total in win

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings defensive line’s breakout game couldn’t have come at a better time as their depleted secondary allowed 383 passing yards in Sunday’s 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.

Defensive end Jared Allen had his first monster game of the season after not registering a stat in a loss […]

Browns vs. Vikings: Full Roster Report Card Grades for Minnesota

By Tim Arcand (Featured Columnist) Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings again came within a minute of winning a game this week.

This time the Cleveland Browns offense shook off two second-half turnovers and scored with 0:55 remaining—their only points after intermission.

This was supposed to be an easy game for the Vikings. It […]

Vikings call film-room audible with Hoyer

Brian Hoyer (Ron Schwane/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 18, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore The Vikings were preparing to face Jason Campbell when the Browns announced on Wednesday that Brian Hoyer will start Sunday in Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings spent Monday and Tuesday preparing for […]

Greg Jennings says Christian Ponder is not on the hook for pick-six

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

An early theme has emerged two games into the Vikings season: Players and coaches don’t always agree on who goofed up. Whether it’s a matter of wanting to keep things in-house, or protecting players or whatever, we seem to hear a few different explanations of breakdowns, depending on who is asked.

That was […]

Leslie Frazier never thought to bench Christian Ponder

By Wesseling, Chris

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder reportedly entered Sunday’s 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears with a “much shorter leash” than anyone realizes.

After Ponder’s first four series versus the Bears produced three punts and a pick six, his trio of second-half scoring drives kept Vikings coach Leslie Frazier off his back.

“I […]

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 […]

Week 2 Preview: Vikings At Bears

Thankfully for the Vikings, the limited number of games in the regular season schedule doesn’t allow for teams to dwell on the past too much, either positively or negatively. That’s a great thing in this particular instance, because the Vikings came out of the gate and stumbled in nearly every facet of the game […]

Vikings’ John Sullivan Should Be Healthy This Week, Ndamukong Suh Fined $100K

By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings have been fortunate to avoid serious injuries this season.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams missed Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions after suffering a knee injury during the preseason and center John Sullivan sustained a knee contusion following an interception. Both of those could have been season-ending injuries.

(Credit, Hannah […]

Zulgad: NFL drops the ball, fails to make example of Ndamukong Suh

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had the perfect opportunity to make a bold statement when it came to Ndamukong Suh’s illegal block on John Sullivan during last Sunday’s game.

But Goodell – a man who continually talks about the safety of players – swung and missed on his chance to make an example of […]

Report: Ndamukong Suh will escape suspension for illegal block

By anonymous@1500espn.com

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be fined but escape suspension from the NFL for his illegal block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan on Sunday, according to ESPN.

Suh was penalized when he undercut Sullivan as he was chasing the ball after an interception by Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy during Detroit’s […]