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Halftime: Vikings up 20-10 over Steelers with pair of home-run plays

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings finally received a collective effort during Sunday’s first half from London against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as their playmakers made plays.

All with backup quarterback Matt Cassel at the helm.

Receiver Greg Jennings’ first reception of the opening stretch went for a 70-yard touchdown after Jennings made a few defenders […]

Officials incorrectly enforce new red flag rule against Vikings

By Mike Florio

Two weeks ago, referee Bill Leavy’s crew committed multiple errors in the determination and enforcement of penalties after 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was mugged out of bounds by Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

Today, Leavy and company made an another mistake that Leavy was forced to acknowledge after the game.

It happened in […]

Notebook: Christian Ponder on the run while honing his arm

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is on pace for 80 rushing attempts this season after six attempts for 18 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears.

For perspective, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton logged 126 and 127 rushing attempts in his first two years in the league, respectively.

“I can […]

Big returns aplenty in Vikings-Bears

By Mike Wilkening

Sunday’s Vikings-Bears game has not lacked for excitement.

Three return touchdowns were scored in the first half — two by the Vikings, one by the Bears — in a game currently led 24-21 by Chicago in the third quarter.

The Vikings’ return scores came on a 105-yard Cordarrelle Patterson kickoff return to […]

NFL fines Ndamukong Suh $100,000 for low block on center John Sullivan

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The NFL on Tuesday announced a $100,000 fine it levied on Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for his illegal hit on Vikings center John Sullivan.

Reports surfaced early Tuesday that the notorious defensive tackle would not be suspended for his low block during a second-quarter interception return. Sullivan was already out of the […]

Lions' defensive front dominant in victory over Vikings

By Patra, Kevin

The curtains closed on the comedy of errors at Ford Field on Sunday with a 34-24 Detroit Lions victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

In a game highlighted by a combined six turnovers and 16 penalties for 140 yards, the two NFC North combatants traded turns making mental mistakes.

One of the most […]

Peterson Goes 78 Yards For TD On First Carry

By Sara Boyd

DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Peterson started the 2013 season in MVP style.

The Minnesota star went 78 yards for a touchdown on the Vikings’ first offensive play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, giving his team a 7-0 lead. Minnesota got the ball on its 22 after the Lions flubbed a field […]

G Seth Olsen Carted Off The Field In 4th Preseason Game

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – It’s the very last thing that any one wants to see during the fourth and final preseason game but it took place at Mall Of America Field Thursday night.

With the second quarter winding to a close, Minnesota Vikings backup […]

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 […]

Notebook: Sharrif Floyd OK after leaving because of knee injury

MINNEAPOLIS — This was the type of scare the Minnesota Vikings did not need.

With 6 minutes, 55 seconds left in the second quarter of the team’s preseason opener on Friday night against Houston at the Metrodome, first-round pick Sharrif Floyd went to the turf and did not get up after a 2-yard carry by […]