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Cassel, Griffen Retained, But Vikes Have Work Left

By Katie Fraser

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, like many other NFL teams over the last few days, have been busy working on contracts with their own free agents to keep from being outbid.

So what’s left when the market actually opens Tuesday?

Maybe not much activity at all. Or perhaps they’re […]

Rhodes, Peterson and Gerhart inactive for Vikings in Metrodome finale


MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes’ season is done.

The rookie was deactivated on Sunday as the Vikings also decided against suiting up the injured Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart and Letroy Guion.

Vikings Inactives: QB J. Freeman, T M. Remmers, DT L. Guion, WR R. Smith, RB A. […]

Injury report: Peterson doubtful, Gerhart out for Metrodome finale


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings injury woes will see them right to the end of this tumultuous 2013 season.

On Friday, the Vikings placed linebacker Audie Cole on injured reserve and upgraded cornerback Robert Steepeles from the practice squad to the active roster. The news came off the heels […]

Matt Asiata starting with Adrian Peterson doubtful and Toby Gerhart out

By Josh Alper

The Vikings got three touchdowns from Matt Asiata a couple of weeks ago when Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart were out of the lineup and they’ll be looking for the same kind of production from him again this week. Coach Leslie Frazier announced on Friday afternoon that Asiata will start the […]

Peterson, Gerhart Set To Return For The Minnesota Vikings

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By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings did not have first nor second team running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart in Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at Mall of America Field.

Peterson was held out of practice Thursday’s practice, but that shouldn’t be a problem when the Vikings play their […]

Vikings Backups Set To Return To Background

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart will likely be back on the field soon for Minnesota. That means Matt Asiata will be pushed to the background again.

Last week was Asiata’s time to shine. With Peterson and Gerhart missing, he scored three touchdowns on 30 carries to […]

PFT Live: One-on-one with Matt Asiata

By Vikings running back Matt Asiata joins Mike Florio to discuss his breakout performance in Week 15. Asiata, playing in place of injured RBs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart, rushed for 51 yards and 3 touchdowns on Sunday. Asiata tied the Vikings’ record for most touchdowns by a RB in a single game.


Cassel, Vikings Stop Eagles 48-30 Without Peterson

By Sara Boyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Cassel passed for 382 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead the injury-depleted Vikings to a 48-30 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday, snapping the Eagles’ five-game winning streak.

With Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart out, Matt Asiata rushed for the first three touchdowns […]

Vikings go deep to beat the Eagles 48-30

By Darin Gantt

The Vikings might have been short-handed, but their replacements came up big. Playing without running back Adrian Peterson, his backup Toby Gerhart and half their secondary, the rest of the Vikings responded with an impressive 41-30 win over the Eagles. Symbolic of the day for the Vikings was star defensive end […]

Halftime: Jennings gains 114 yards, Vikings hold 17-9 lead on Eagles


MINNEAPOLIS – Without running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart, the Minnesota Vikings had to flex their muscle in the passing game with Matt Cassel under center and third-string running back Matt Asiata shouldering the carries.

The Vikings hold a 17-9 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles at halftime.

Cassel got […]