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Halftime: Vikings down 24-17 against new-look Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

INNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings opened with a bang against the Cleveland Browns, converting on running back Adrian Peterson’s fourth touchdown of the season to cap an 11-play, 80-yard drive for their third straight 7-0 start of the season.

But just like the last two games, the momentum died quickly against a […]

Notebook: Cordarrelle Patterson says patience comes naturally

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Jarius Wright knows a little about what Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is going through.

Maybe not to the extreme of a first-round pick, but Wright’s rookie role last season was that of a bench warmer, until receiver Percy Harvin was injured and he stepped in.

“It’s way […]

Desmond Bishop will likely play more, bolster linebacker corps

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mild hysteria ensued when word got out that first-round pick and rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson only played six snaps in Sunday’s loss at the Chicago Bears.

Coach Leslie Frazier said that issue will get ‘rectified,’ meaning that Patterson will play more this Sunday. But perhaps an even more impactful […]

Halftime: Vikings give up late FG, down 24-21 in wacky first half

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — The Minnesota Vikings have one NFC North road win in the last 10 attempts and Sunday’s first half at Soldier Field provided a puzzle that could piece together for their second divisional road victory since 2009.

Rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson recorded his first NFL touchdown on a 105-yard kick return to […]

Frazier says Cordarrelle Patterson's few snaps was 'coach's decision'

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — It seems more than a month ago that Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver burst onto the scene with a 50-yard kickoff return in the preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Aug. 9.

Patterson played just five of the 56 offensive snaps in Sunday’s regular season opener at the Detroit […]

Moss: Vikings giving Cordarrelle Patterson No. 84 is “disrespectful”

 

Posted by Michael David Smith

AP

Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is wearing the No. 84 jersey that Randy Moss used to wear in Minnesota. Moss has a problem with that.

Moss, now a commentator for FOX, said on this morning’s pregame show that he thinks it was disrespectful to give a player […]

Training camp Day 12 quick hits: Two-minute drill executed well

•The Vikings conducted the two-minute drill again during Sunday’s practice.

Quarterback Christian Ponder found the most success, completing all four passes he attempted, including a 20-yard connection to tight end Kyle Rudolph over linebacker Chad Greenway on a seam route. Ponder also connected with running back Adrian Peterson on a swing route, receiver Jerome Simpson, […]

Frazier: Ponder & Co. will play into the 2nd quarter against Buffalo

MANKATO, Minn. — Opinions clashed as soon as Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder sat on the bench with less than one minute played in Friday’s preseason loss to the Houston Texans — some claiming Ponder should only play one series, others opining that the young quarterback needs the reps.

Coach Leslie Frazier made it clear […]

Greg Jennings embracing the mentor role with Cordarrelle Patterson

MANKATO, Minn. — Greg Jennings stood on the sidelines of Friday’s preseason opener, watching rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson rack up 104 all-purpose yards in the first half.

In his eighth NFL season, Jennings is a two-time Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl champion and has taken part in some of the league’s most dangerous passing attacks […]

Cordarrelle Patterson impresses, but is far from satisfied

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made a great first impression on an announced crowd of 62,306 at the Metrodome, taking the opening kickoff back 50 yards and adding four receptions for 54 yards in the first half of a 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans.

But he’s going to focus on the […]