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Notebook: Jared Allen says Vikings' situational play is 'embarassing'

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said he was looking forward to a bulk of one-on-one matchups with Cleveland Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas.

However, the Browns consistently chipped Allen with other linemen and he finished with just one quarterback pressure on 70 snaps in Sunday’s loss that […]

Def. coordinator Alan Williams sheds light on coach-playcaller relay

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and defensive coordinator Alan Williams were both defensive backs coaches during the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl season in 2006.

Williams said their history goes a long way in being a cohesive, clearly-communicated unit between a head coach and the defensive play caller.

“The neat […]

Frazier Upset Over Play Calling In The Final Minutes Of Minnesota Vikings’ Loss On Sunday

By cbsexaminer

(Credit, Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Chicago Bears on a 16-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining in the game Sunday at Soldier Field.

The last time the Vikings beat the Bears at Soldier Field was in 2007, and most of the recent losses have been […]

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 defense shares the blame for final Bears' drive

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — The Minnesota Vikings locker room was eerily as quiet as Soldier Field at times when the Chicago Bears went scoreless in the second half up until the final game-winning touchdown pass with 10 seconds left.

Defensive end Brian Robison, who had a 61-yard touchdown off of a Jared Allen sack-fumble in […]

Jay Cutler's late TD pass lifts Bears past Vikings

By Hanzus, Dan

The Chicago Bears made a habit last season of allowing games to slip away late in the fourth quarter. They’ve turned the tables in the early stages of the 2013 season.

Jay Cutler‘s 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds remaining gave the Bears a 31-30 win over […]

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 […]

Halftime: Vikings defense bends, doesn't break with 14-13 lead

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings lead the Detroit Lions 14-13 after two quarters of turnovers, big gains and forgettable plays.

The Lions lead in nearly every statistical category: First downs: DET: 16, MIN: 7; plays: DET: 45, MIN: 19; yards: DET: 269, MIN: 174; time of possession: DET: 20:58, MIN: 9:02.

But the Vikings lead […]

Joe Webb survives cuts, makes team as a receiver

Joe Webb’s transition from quarterback to receiver took a giant leap on Saturday, when he made the Minnesota Vikings 53-man roster as their fifth receiver.

In May, Webb wasn’t entirely sure what position he would play. After starting at quarterback in the Vikings’ playoff loss at Green Bay in January to limited success, Webb knew […]

Peterson plays two snaps, Vikings drop third preseason game to 49ers

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — After a week of long practices as the Vikings tried to get their stagnant offense on a roll, there were considerable strides.

Christian Ponder threw a pair of touchdown passes while playing three quarters.

He connected on a 1-yard touchdown pass to Zach Line late in the first half for […]