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Minnesota Vikings Not Looking To Make Immediate Changes

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

(credit: Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings had higher expectations than starting winless in three games. To make matters worse, the team lost the last two by giving up touchdowns in the final minute of the game.

The Vikings have missed opportunities on the field, been predictable on […]

Vikings Players Sound Off After Week Three Loss To Cleveland

Photo – Hannah Foslien (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – It’s tough to stomach the Vikings 0-3 start to the 2013 season and it may be even more difficult to sugarcoat the struggles. So what do we do when we’re not exactly sure what to say about an […]

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 […]

Report: Christian Ponder is on 'much shorter leash' than most realize

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

A national report came out Sunday morning that Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is on a shorter leash than many think. That’s a little surprising, given all the talk locally about Ponder’s job security.

Here’s what NFL reporter Jay Glazer had to say about Ponder during the FOX NFL pregame show:

“He’s on a […]

Christian Ponder reportedly on short leash for Vikings

By Rosenthal, Gregg

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder turned the ball over four times in a Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions. Despite a playoff appearance last season, Ponder can’t afford many more games like that if he wants to keep his job.

Ponder is on a “much shorter leach” than anyone realizes,” […]

Zulgad: Marcus Sherels makes an impact in his return to Vikings

by Judd Zulgad 1500ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Marcus Sherels admitted it was not an easy decision to skip the Minnesota Vikings’ preseason game last Sunday in San Francisco, but coach Leslie Frazier made it clear that, in this case, the priority was not football.

Sherels’ father, Ben, had died of cancer on the eve of the […]

Munchak Plays Locker In 24-23 Preseason Loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Munchak gambled by playing much of his starting offense in the final preseason game.

Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier wanted no part of that, and was reminded just how dangerous the NFL can be when one of his backups was carted off the field in the second quarter.

Jake […]

Guard Seth Olsen leaves final preseason game on stretcher

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

Minnesota Vikings guard Seth Olsen remained down on the field for several minutes before being carted off after he was kneed in the head on the team’s final drive of the first half on Thursday.

Olsen appeared to go for a low block on a Tennessee Titans’ defender when he took […]

NOTEBOOK: Cheap Shot Sidelines Kevin Williams During Vikings 34-14 Preseason Loss.

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

While preseason football is put in place to prepare teams for the regular season, the number one goal for players across the league remains to escape the preseason healthy. Sunday night in San Francisco, the Minnesota Vikings and defensive tackle Kevin Williams underwent a bit of a scare […]

Kevin Williams, Chris Cook exit early in Vikings preseason loss

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams had a noticeable limp after taking an unexpected low block, that was away from the play, in the third quarter of a preseason loss at the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

 

Coach Leslie Frazier said this week he didn’t want to overwork Williams, but still rode him with […]