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Reggie Bush-Led Lions Beat Vikings 34-24

DETROIT (AP) — 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 […]

Vikings Offensive Tackles Couldn’t Be Less Alike

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — With Matt Kalil under contract through 2015 and Phil Loadholt locked up a year longer than that, the Minnesota Vikings boast a sturdy and talented pair of offensive tackles they can include in the core of their roster for many more seasons.

The similarities of the recent high draft […]

Vikes D-Line Checkup: Is Williams & Floyd Ready To Go?

By smkitzman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Question No. 1 for week one — will Kevin Williams play for the Vikings?

If he doesn’t, is first round pick Sharrif Floyd ready?

“For us, it’s more about this first game and concentrating on getting this win on the road – this is so important,” Leslie Frazier […]

Vikes’ Allen To Test New-Look Line In Detroit

By smkitzman

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at left tackle.

Now Backus is retired, so that job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one.

Reiff and the […]

Top 3 Vikings Storylines As Season Nearly Begins

By smkitzman

WINTER PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — Week four of the Vikings pre-season is secondary news compared to who will be ready to play on opening day of the regular season.

Tennessee visits at 7 p.m. Thursday to wrap the exhibition games.

But the three most important questions at the moment: The […]

Vikings Say Hit On Kevin Williams Was Dirty

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Williams appears to have avoided disaster on a hit to his right knee that could’ve done much more damage.

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he is hopeful to have his star defensive tackle on the field for the season opener in Detroit, but that […]

Peterson, Vikings Focused On ‘Seizing This Moment’

By smkitzman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings raced forward with their rebuilding project last season by finishing 10-6 and reaching the playoffs ahead of expectations, a feel-good ride behind those 2,097 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson.

With Peterson in his prime and a bunch of recent high draft picks with the potential to be […]

For Vikings’ ‘Bubble’ Players, Great Special Teams Play Crucial

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With so many Minnesota Vikings players on the bubble, it’s not head coach Leslie Frazier they need to impress most to make the team. It’s also not the offensive or defensive coordinator — or even the guy that coaches the position they play. It’s special teams coach […]

Vikings’ Offense Has Been Rough With Peterson Out

By Cole Premo

(credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s offense hasn’t done much well in the first two preseason games.

Then again, the Vikings have kept the league MVP on the sideline.

The absence of running back Adrian Peterson caught the eye of wide receiver Greg Jennings when he walked off […]