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Simply A Decoy; Adrian Peterson Heads To The Sidelines After 2 Plays

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

The long-awaited preseason for Adrian Peterson turned out to be nothing more than a decoy for Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night in San Francisco.

All week long, head coach Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings prepared for the third […]

Zulgad: Seeing something, anything, from passing game would be nice

There has been great debate in recent days on the “Judd & Dubay” show on 1500 ESPN about the importance of the performances during the NFL’s preseason.

My radio partner, Jeff Dubay, refuses to get worked up about the fact that Christian Ponder and the Vikings’ first-team offense have been, to put it kindly, […]

The Morning After: Five Observations From Vikings Vs. Texans

Photo: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Football games are generally a lot to take in on the spot. The use of instant replay helps to take a look back at a few particular plays, but to really walk away from a game and make grandiose […]

Zulgad: Matt Cassel gets valuable experience in Vikings’ offense

MINNEAPOLIS — Since signing Matt Cassel to a two-year, $7.4 million contract in March, the Minnesota Vikings have given no indication that they want the veteran’s presence to cause a quarterback controversy.

Cassel made it clear shortly after he joined the Vikings that he knew Christian Ponder was the starter and that has been reinforced […]

Patterson Shines In Vikings First Preseason Game

Photo: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – All Training Camp long we’ve been told that Cordarrelle Patterson’s game does not translate to the practice field but has to be seen in an actual live-game scenario. Friday night at Mall of America Field, Vikings fans were privy to the […]

Vikings’ plan for Christian Ponder meant QB had a short night

MINNEAPOLIS — Leslie Frazier had decided before the Minnesota Vikings’ 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans in their preseason opener Friday night that starting quarterback Christian Ponder would only play one series.

Of course, the Vikings coach was hoping that Ponder would be on the field for more than two plays. That didn’t turn out […]

Rookie wide receivers star as Texans beat Vikings in preseason opener

MINNEAPOLIS — DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson showed off some of that first-round talent.

The Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings can’t wait to put that to use when the games actually count.

Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over the Vikings. Patterson had an equally […]