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Vikings get first win, drop Steelers to 0-4

By Michael David Smith

Both of the teams the NFL sent to London are bad. But only the Steelers are returning home winless.

The Vikings, led by backup quarterback Matt Cassel, jumped out to an early lead and managed to hold on and win 34-27. Minnesota’s defense sealed the win with a sack of […]

Halftime: Vikings up 20-10 over Steelers with pair of home-run plays


The Minnesota Vikings finally received a collective effort during Sunday’s first half from London against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as their playmakers made plays.

All with backup quarterback Matt Cassel at the helm.

Receiver Greg Jennings’ first reception of the opening stretch went for a 70-yard touchdown after Jennings made a few defenders […]

Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons To Sing National Anthem For Vikings Game

Photo – AFP (Getty Images)

According the, KISS Bassist Gene Simmons will be singing the US National Anthem this Sunday at Wembley Stadium as the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers square off for the NFL’s International Series.

Talking about the opportunity, simmions told NME, “I’m excited to be touching down in London […]

Christian Ponder, Adrian Peterson and Chris Cook practice updates


Adrian Peterson was a limited participant in practice Thursday in London, according to the Vikings injury report. But fret not, Vikings fans, because under the injury reason, the team simply lists “coach’s decision.”

Peterson was not on the injury report Wednesday and is on track to start Sunday.

More concerning for the Vikings: […]

Zulgad: Christian Ponder's ribs convenient excuse to start Matt Cassel


Christian Ponder told reporters covering the Minnesota Vikings in London that he expects to start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite a rib injury.

That puts him in the minority.

The Vikings have plenty of reason to attempt to save face when it comes to Ponder – which means they don’t want to […]

Reports: Christian Ponder limited in London with rib injury


Word from across the pond early Wednesday morning is Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder suffered a rib injury in the loss to the Cleveland Browns and was limited in practice this morning.

The Vikings left for London on Monday as they are the ‘home’ team and mandated to host a bevy of events […]

Christian Ponder limited in practice with rib injury

By Josh Alper

The Vikings are already in London for Sunday’s game with the Steelers, which means that they’re further into their working day than those of us in the United States.

And that means that they have already determined that quarterback Christian Ponder is limited in practice because of a rib injury. Coach Leslie […]

“Tripling” of England fan base is a condition of NFL team moving there

By Mike Florio

The NFL returns to London again this week, for the first of two games involving a quartet of teams that have one win among them.

Despite the quality of the teams to play there this year, the annual visit inevitably will resurrect talk of a team playing not one home game but […]

Adrian Peterson, Leslie Frazier say Christian Ponder not only problem


EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN –The Vikings leave Monday night for a week in London, where they’ll serve as ambassadors for the NFL before “hosting” the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

There are many questions circling the team, after it lost what should have been a slum-dunk victory over the Cleveland Browns. And yet, one question […]

Felton returns from suspension, Vikings still need to make a cut


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton watched the first two road losses alone as he served his three-game suspension from a DUI arrest two summers ago.

On Monday, Felton returned to the team and is eligible to practice and play after being sidelined since Aug. 31. He’ll take the field […]