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Minnesota Vikings X-Factors Primed for Huge Week 4 Performance

By Matthew Stensrud (Featured Columnist) Jerome Simson makes a diving grab in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have dug themselves a deep hole only three weeks into the regular season, losing at home against the Cleveland Browns to fall to 0-3.

What was expected to be […]

Peterson Falling Behind Historic Pace

Photo – Gregory Shamus (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Vikings running back Adrian Peterson changed the way that players look at rehabilitation last year as he recovered from a torn ACL in less than a year and ran for 2,097 yards. This year, he set his goals […]

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 […]

How many current NFL quarterbacks would you trade Adrian Peterson for?

By pmackey@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the NFL, and it’s possible he could wind up being the greatest running back in NFL history when his career is over.

The Vikings have been one of the best rushing teams in the NFL every year since Peterson was drafted, as was the expectation […]

Vikings Ready for Read-Option, But Focused on Selves

Mike Wobschall vikings.com

 

The run and shoot. The spread offense. The wildcat. NFL history is peppered with trendy philosophies, strategies and tactics that come on strong and many times go away just as quickly. The latest? It appears to be the read-option offense.

The Vikings will get a close look at this attack on […]

Adrian Peterson ‘itching’ to play in preseason, gets his wish Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — If the decision were left up to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the reigning NFL MVP would have played in the second preseason game at Buffalo Bills and would play the entire first half against the San Francsico 49ers.

Since it’s not up to Peterson, he will likely play a […]

Adrian Peterson ‘without a doubt’ sees himself in Hall of Fame

MANKATO, Minn. — One legendary Minnesota Vikings player, receiver Cris Carter, will be officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Another legend-in-the-making sees it in his future.

“Without a doubt,” running back Adrian Peterson said about being inducted one day. “I feel my mindset being set on being the best […]

Mackey: Forget 2,500 yards, Adrian Peterson might not even reach 1,500

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is an ambitious guy. He has been known to throw out some lofty goals throughout the years.

The latest example of this ambition came earlier this year when, shortly after coming up just nine yards short of Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,106, Peterson told NFL Network, “I […]

Zulgad: Vikings will take step forward with more complete offense

A healthy Adrian Peterson will report to training camp Thursday in Mankato coming off the second-best rushing season in NFL history.

Peterson’s remarkable 2,097-yard effort put him 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season record, made him only the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season and came less than a […]