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Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII

By Michael David Smith

The NFL has announced that Super Bowl LII will be played in Minnesota. The game, played in 2018, will be the first Super Bowl in the new Vikings’ stadium in Downtown Minneapolis, which is currently under construction. Minnesota had previously hosted a Super Bowl in the Metrodome. Minnesota was […]

Super Bowl LII headed to Minnesota

By Patra, Kevin The NFL announced Tuesday that Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII. The game will take place at the Vikings’ new stadium, which will open in 2016. New Orleans and Indianapolis were also in the running.

Source: National Football League

Bears Draft Gopher Brock Vereen In 4th Round

By sdswanson

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears selected Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey and traded up in the fourth round to pick Minnesota safety Brock Vereen on Saturday.

Carey was chosen with the 17th pick of the fourth round, 117th overall, and Vereen was 131st.

The 5-foot-9, 207-pound Carey skipped his […]

Falcons Draft Gopher DE Ra’Shede Hageman

By sdswanson

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their pass rush by picking Minnesota defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.

Hageman, the fifth pick of the second round, joins a defense that ranked last in third-down efficiency, second-worst against the run and third-fewest […]

Vikings QB Bridgewater Motivated By Slide

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater says he is going to be playing with a chip on his shoulder after falling all the way to the last pick of the first round of the NFL draft.

Bridgewater was once considered the top quarterback in the class of 2014. But after […]

Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid for 2018 gets some local corporate support

By apnews@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Organizers of Minnesota’s bid for the 2018 Super Bowl say the local corporate community will cover most of the costs.

US Bank CEO Richard Davis co-chairs the bid committee. He says local corporations pledged enough to cover 75 percent of the estimated $30 million to $40 million in costs […]

Draft week preview: Cornerbacks

By akrammer@1500espn.com

A day before the NFL Draft, there still isn’t a consensus on who is the top cornerback or even what position group the Minnesota Vikings are focusing on with the No. 8 overall pick.

General manager Rick Spielman has used five first-round picks in his two seasons with full control of […]

Peterson’s future in Minnesota getting murkier

By Mike Florio

At a time when the clocking could be ticking on running back Adrian Peterson’s willingness to stay in Minnesota absent a competent passing game, the clock may be ticking on the Vikings’ willingness to keep him around. The Vikings would never put it that way. Peterson means too much to the […]

Recovering Peterson Ready To Receive

By Katie Fraser

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — For the third straight offseason, Adrian Peterson is recovering from surgery. The Minnesota star has started the final year of his 20s.

This is point in his career where so many NFL running backs, even the elite, have started to drop off. The wear and tear […]

The boos might be brrrrrrs when Jared Allen returns to Minnesota

By Darin Gantt

Bears defensive end Jared Allen expects to get booed when he goes back to Minnesota. Of course, the fans there will have to be extra loud to be heard through all the layers of clothing. The Bears close the regular season at Minnesota on Dec. 28, which ought to be fairly […]