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Krammer: Adrian Peterson's talents wasted with poor quarterback play

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — While speculation circulates around quarterback Christian Ponder and whether or not the Minnesota Vikings have moved on from their former 12th-overall pick, a future Hall of Fame running back is lost in the mix.

He’s been held back by the situation since 2007.

Despite all the electrifying, record-breaking displays, Adrian […]

Minnesota Vikings X-Factors Primed for Huge Week 4 Performance

By Matthew Stensrud (Featured Columnist) Jerome Simson makes a diving grab in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have dug themselves a deep hole only three weeks into the regular season, losing at home against the Cleveland Browns to fall to 0-3.

What was expected to be […]

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 featured […]

Minnesota Vikings Fail Miserably Against Cleveland Browns

(Credit, Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings had the perfect opportunity to right the ship after struggling through the first two games.

The Cleveland Browns came to Mall of America Field Sunday after a week of speculation that it was phoning in the rest of the season to improve its draft […]

Browns get first win, while Vikings drop to 0-3

By Mike Wilkening

On a Sunday afternoon where the AFC North regained some luster, its last-place team pulled the biggest surprise.

The Browns, four days after trading tailback Trent Richardson to Indianapolis in a stunning move, rallied to beat the Vikings 31-27 in Minneapolis on Sunday. The win is the Browns’ first of the season […]

Report: Colts had interest in Toby Gerhart before netting Richardson

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Browns traded Trent Richardson to the Colts this week, springing wide speculation that they’re playing for next season or beyond.

Before they landed Richardson, the Colts were also interested in Vikings backup running back Toby Gerhart, according to CBS Sports.

The Colts had apparently targeted running backs still on their rookie deals, […]

What We’ve Learned About the Minnesota Vikings Through 3 Games

By Tom Schreier (Featured Columnist) The Vikings have to be careful or they are going to let Peterson’s talent go to waste. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

How did it come to this?

How did we go from “Hey, the Cleveland Browns traded Trent Richardson, are starting a third-string quarterback and tanking their season” to “The Browns […]

Pregame: Get acquainted with new personnel in Vikings-Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings (0-2) are in desperate need of a confidence booster in their home opener after spotting division opponents two games on the road.

The script couldn’t have been written any easier: they’ll face a Cleveland Browns (0-2) team that flipped the switch to rebuilding mode as soon […]

Zulgad: Schedule offers huge breaks next few weeks for winless Vikings

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

The Cleveland Browns’ decision to bail on the 2013 season could not have come at a better time for the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings opened the season with back-to-back road losses to Detroit and Chicago and there were some indications this week of growing tension at Winter Park.

In other words, the Browns […]

Vikings react to Richardson trade

Jared Allen (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update) By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 20, 2013 The Vikings won’t have to play him, but different Vikings had varied reactions to the Browns trading RB Trent Richardson before he was to travel to Minnesota. When it comes to the weekly news cycle, the hype leading up to each […]