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Join us Sunday, 9/7 at the Fox and Hound for the Season Opener!

Hello Vikings Fans,

We have changed out meeting location from the Slate Street bar in Rio Rancho to the Fox and Hound Sports Tavern in Albuquerque to be more centralized. The more convenient location should make it possible for more people to attend plus the people who already go to the Fox and Hound […]

Matt Cassel to start for Vikings over Christian Ponder

By Patra, Kevin

Christian Ponder fans across the pond won’t have the opportunity to see the quarterback play Sunday.

The Vikings announced Friday that backup quarterback Matt Cassel will start for Minnesota against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in place of Ponder, who suffered a rib injury in Week 3.

Ponder was held out […]

Adrian Peterson riled after chat with Jim Schwartz

By Wesseling, Chris

Adrian Peterson spent a week soul searching after an “out of whack” performance against the Chicago Bears in Week 2.

That was a major upgrade from his post-game reaction to an innocuous Week 1 comment from Jim Schwartz, who revealed that the Detroit Lions had been game-planning to stop the Minnesota Vikings‘ […]

After Vikings’ Loss, Frazier’s Message Clear: ‘We Gotta Do Better’

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There wasn’t much to feel good about after the Vikings’ season-opening loss at Detroit Sunday and Leslie Frazier’s message Monday couldn’t have been clearer.

“We have some work to do,” Frazier said. “Without question.”

There weren’t a lot of positives to pull out of Sunday’s season opener.

The number […]

Seven inactives for Vikings, Guion to start for Williams

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings announced seven inactives for Sunday’s regular season opener at the Detroit Lions.

Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety Mistral Raymond, rookie linebackers Gerald Hoges and Michael Mauti, guard Jeff Baca, defensive end George Johnson and defensive tackle Kevin Williams will not suit up.

The most notable of the inactives is safety Mistral […]

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions: Live Grades and Analysis for Minnesota

By Arif Hasan (Featured Columnist Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings lost their season opener against the Detroit Lions. Check out the final grades and analysis here.

Final Score

Minnesota: 24

Detroit: 34

Minnesota Vikings Grades Position Unit 1st Half Grade Final Grade Pass Offense D+ D Run Offense B- C Pass Defense […]

MN Vikings Fan Club of NM Season Opener Event 9/8 at Slate Street Billiards

Fourth event for the Minnesota Vikings Fan Club Of New Mexico will be the season opener game against division rival, the Detroit Lions. Game will start at 11am Mountain time on September 9th and we will start congregating at 10:30am. Slate Street Billiards will have a designated area for the Minnesota Vikings fans and will […]

Pregame: New faces mix with old rivalries in Vikings-Lions

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Two NFL greats have been mainstays of Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions football since 2007, but in the 13th meeting between running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Calvin Johnson — it’s the new faces that have coaches, fans and media buzzing.

Prior to kickoff, the win count stands at Adrian Peterson: 8, Calvin Johnson: 4.

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Vikings Blog: Williams Ruled Out

By smkitzman

(credit: CBS)

By Craig Schroepfer

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings kickoff the 2013 NFL season in Detroit against the Lions. On Friday we learned that the Vikings would be without one of their top players for the season opener.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against Detroit […]

Vikings Rookie DT Thrust Into Big Role For Opener

By smkitzman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ready or not, here it comes for Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.

Kevin Williams’ right knee injury will keep him out of the season opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. That means Floyd will be thrust into a prominent role in the middle of the Vikings defense.

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