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Vikings Brought American Football To UK In 1983

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Up until August 6, 1983, television was the only place the British had seen American football.

“I think, from the English people who go there, I think they would like to see what they have sort of associated with American football,” British promoter John Marshall said […]

Jay Cutler's late TD pass lifts Bears past Vikings

By Hanzus, Dan

The Chicago Bears made a habit last season of allowing games to slip away late in the fourth quarter. They’ve turned the tables in the early stages of the 2013 season.

Jay Cutler‘s 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds remaining gave the Bears a 31-30 win […]

Cordarrelle Patterson returns opening kickoff for score, but Bears respond

By Mike Wilkening

Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson began Sunday’s Minnesota-Chicago game with a 105-yard kickoff return against the Bears’ well-regarded special-teams coverage unit.

One of the Vikings’ three 2013 first-round picks, Patterson got excellent blocking from his teammates, and once he got past Bears kicker Robbie Gould around Minnesota’s 30-yard line, he was […]

Cordarrelle Patterson races for 105-yard TD for Vikings

By Hanzus, Dan

It didn’t take long to see the first big play of Sunday’s action.

Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson pulled in the opening kickoff near the back of his own end zone and ran it back 105 yards to give the Vikes an instant lead over the Chicago Bears.

Devin Hester, […]

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 […]

Cordarrelle Patterson, four others still in the mix for punt returner

MANKATO, Minn. — There are still four players in the mix to compete with Minnesota Vikings incumbent punt returner Marcus Sherels for the starting job.

Receivers Jarius Wright, Stephen Burton, Cordarrelle Patterson and cornerback Bobby Felder will be in the rotation to return punts for Friday’s preseason game at the Buffalo Bills, along with Sherels.

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The Morning After: Five Observations From Vikings Vs. Texans

Photo: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Football games are generally a lot to take in on the spot. The use of instant replay helps to take a look back at a few particular plays, but to really walk away from a game and make grandiose […]

Vikings’ plan for Christian Ponder meant QB had a short night

MINNEAPOLIS — Leslie Frazier had decided before the Minnesota Vikings’ 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans in their preseason opener Friday night that starting quarterback Christian Ponder would only play one series.

Of course, the Vikings coach was hoping that Ponder would be on the field for more than two plays. That didn’t turn out […]

Rookie wide receivers star as Texans beat Vikings in preseason opener

MINNEAPOLIS — DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson showed off some of that first-round talent.

The Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings can’t wait to put that to use when the games actually count.

Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over the Vikings. Patterson had an equally […]

Greenway: ‘I’m Not Where I Need To Be’

By: Joe Nelson | KFAN.com @JoeNelsonKFAN

Mankato, MN – Fill in the blank: An injury to __________ would most debilitating to the Vikings in 2013.

The obvious answer is Adrian Peterson. Losing the MVP of the league would be a crushing blow to any team, but what if the best linebacker on the team […]