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Vikings Brought American Football To UK In 1983

By Eric Henderson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Up until August 6, 1983, television was the only place the British had seen American football.

“I think, from the English people who go there, I think they would like to see what they have sort of associated with American football,” British promoter John Marshall said […]

Matt Cassel to start for Vikings over Christian Ponder

By Patra, Kevin

Christian Ponder fans across the pond won’t have the opportunity to see the quarterback play Sunday.

The Vikings announced Friday that backup quarterback Matt Cassel will start for Minnesota against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in place of Ponder, who suffered a rib injury in Week 3.

Ponder was held out […]

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 […]

Vikings call film-room audible with Hoyer

Brian Hoyer (Ron Schwane/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 18, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore The Vikings were preparing to face Jason Campbell when the Browns announced on Wednesday that Brian Hoyer will start Sunday in Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings spent Monday and Tuesday preparing for […]

Cordarrelle Patterson will see more snaps for Vikings

By Sessler, Marc

Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson made a strong impression on the Minnesota Vikings during the offseason. So why isn’t he playing more?

The physical wide receiver, who wears No. 84 as a tribute to Randy Moss, played just six snaps in the 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday after getting just […]

Leslie Frazier never thought to bench Christian Ponder

By Wesseling, Chris

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder reportedly entered Sunday’s 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears with a “much shorter leash” than anyone realizes.

After Ponder’s first four series versus the Bears produced three punts and a pick six, his trio of second-half scoring drives kept Vikings coach Leslie Frazier off his back.

“I […]

Frazier: Adrian Peterson tried for home run every play

By Hanzus, Dan

By Dan Hanzus Around the League Writer

Let’s do some math.

Through two games, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has rushed for 193 yards and two touchdowns on 44 attempts, a healthy 4.4 yards-per-attempt average.

Now, let’s throw out his best gain (a 78-yard touchdown gallop in the opener) and his […]

Zulgad: Bill Musgrave can choose to show today that Ponder is his guy

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Only one game into the season, the Minnesota Vikings could provide a real tip as to how dedicated they are to making sure Christian Ponder remains their quarterback.

Ponder’s poor performance in a season-opening loss at Detroit last weekend was a topic of great discussion, especially since many (including the Vikings) had been […]

NFL Fines Ndamukong Suh $100,000 For Low Block On Sullivan

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – Two days removed from the actual act, the NFL announced Tuesday that they had fined Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh $100,000 for his illegal low block on Vikings center John Sullivan Sunday in Detroit.

Sullivan, who joined KFAN on Monday, told Paul Allen that ” […]

After Vikings’ Loss, Frazier’s Message Clear: ‘We Gotta Do Better’

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There wasn’t much to feel good about after the Vikings’ season-opening loss at Detroit Sunday and Leslie Frazier’s message Monday couldn’t have been clearer.

“We have some work to do,” Frazier said. “Without question.”

There weren’t a lot of positives to pull out of Sunday’s season opener.

The number […]