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Defensive sets and film observations: Week 3 vs. Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to the first installment of ‘Defensive sets and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Cleveland Browns.

Every Wednesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings defense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball […]

Vikings Fall To Browns, Frazier Sticking With Ponder

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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Just when you thought that it couldn’t get any worse for the Minnesota Vikings, the Cleveland Browns roll into town and bring their third string quarterback and a running back signed off the street. What happened next was […]

Notebook: Coordinators explain the breakdowns

Alan Williams (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 19, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore The Vikings’ 31-30 loss to Chicago is still resonating with the coordinators, who tried to explain the breakdowns in their phases of the game. Vikings coordinators on Thursday each answered questions […]

Frazier shoulders blame for Bears' game-winning drive

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Much talk has been made of the Minnesota Vikings pointing fingers after the 31-30 loss at the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but coach Leslie Frazier said most of the blame falls on him, outside of some poor executions.

After the Vikings defense allowed just 76 yards on four Bears’ […]

Vikings offense moved the chains, but failed to put the game away

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson shook his head when asked about his lost fumble after Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears.

But Peterson’s disappointment multiplied when the following question inquired into how difficult it is to come away with just six points after your defense creates two turnovers in the […]

Bush says “we just scratched the surface today”

Posted by Mike Florio

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In 2011, the Lions won their first five games with running back Jahvid Best providing an explosive run-pass dynamic from the backfield. Since Best suffered his most recent concussion, the Lions had gone 9-19.

Today, the Lions went to 1-0, thanks in large part to the arrival […]

Vikings announce Kevin Williams out this week

Posted by Darin Gantt on September 6, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

AP

A dirty hit in the second half of a meaningless preseason game will cost Kevin Williams at least one week.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters after practice that Williams would not be able to play Sunday against the Lions.

Williams was […]

Fighting For A Spot: Marcus Sherels Comes Up Big When It Matters Most

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – If you happen to find yourself playing on the field during the fourth preseason game of an NFL season, odds are pretty good that you are out there playing for your career. Whether you’re performance to date has been sub-par […]

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 […]

Kevin Williams, Chris Cook exit early in Vikings preseason loss

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams had a noticeable limp after taking an unexpected low block, that was away from the play, in the third quarter of a preseason loss at the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

 

Coach Leslie Frazier said this week he didn’t want to overwork Williams, but still rode him with […]