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Pregame: Injuries, backups play key roles in Vikings-Steelers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

If last week’s situation against the Cleveland Browns, in which the Minnesota Vikings faced a third-string quarterback, wasn’t enough to get a win — a matchup against the winless Pittsburgh Steelers could do the trick.

The Vikings (0-3) and Steelers (0-3) kickoff at dinner time in London, noon CT, on Sunday and, […]

Steelers vs. Vikings: Breaking Down Minnesota’s Game Plan

By Tim Arcand (Featured Columnist) Tom Dahlin/Getty Images

For the Minnesota Vikings, when the 2013 NFL schedule came out, this Week 4 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers figured to be a big game—just not for this reason. Both teams enter the the game still looking for their first victory of the season. Neither team […]

Vikings Ready for Read-Option, But Focused on Selves

Mike Wobschall vikings.com

 

The run and shoot. The spread offense. The wildcat. NFL history is peppered with trendy philosophies, strategies and tactics that come on strong and many times go away just as quickly. The latest? It appears to be the read-option offense.

The Vikings will get a close look at this attack on […]

Scouting Report: 5 Things To Watch On Sunday Night In San Francisco

Mike Wobschall vikings.com

The Vikings and San Francisco 49ers will get together at Candlestick Park on Sunday night to put a wrap on Week 3 of the NFL’s preseason schedule. The game will start at 7:00 p.m. CT and will be televised nationally by NBC as part of the Sunday Night Football telecast.

Football fans […]

First-round pick Sharrif Floyd prepared to contribute on special teams

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will pay his dues on special teams before fulfilling his perceived destiny as veteran Kevin Williams’ replacement.

As the University of Florida’s premier defensive tackle for the past two years, Floyd didn’t play a big role on the Gators’ special teams, but said he has been […]