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Halftime: Vikings up 20-10 over Steelers with pair of home-run plays

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings finally received a collective effort during Sunday’s first half from London against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as their playmakers made plays.

All with backup quarterback Matt Cassel at the helm.

Receiver Greg Jennings’ first reception of the opening stretch went for a 70-yard touchdown after Jennings made a few defenders […]

Vikings injury report: Ponder, Cook, Sanford and Ellison out on Sun.

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings (0-3) will be without three starters when they kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) on Sunday in London.

Quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs), cornerback Chris Cook (groin), safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison (knee) did not practice on Friday and have been ruled out.

Ponder played the entire […]

Adrian Peterson riled after chat with Jim Schwartz

By Wesseling, Chris

Adrian Peterson spent a week soul searching after an “out of whack” performance against the Chicago Bears in Week 2.

That was a major upgrade from his post-game reaction to an innocuous Week 1 comment from Jim Schwartz, who revealed that the Detroit Lions had been game-planning to stop the Minnesota Vikings‘ […]

A.P.'s daughter: 'I can't believe you lost to the Browns'

By Sessler, Marc

Even little children are surprised the Browns beat the Vikings on Sunday:

Funny, but nobody in Minnesota is laughing after the Vikings fell to 0-3 with a 31-27 loss to Cleveland, who kept Peterson in check and forced the game into Christian Ponder‘s hands.

The Vikings quarterback ran for a pair of […]

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 […]

Halftime: Vikings down 24-17 against new-look Browns

By akrammer@1500espn.com

INNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings opened with a bang against the Cleveland Browns, converting on running back Adrian Peterson’s fourth touchdown of the season to cap an 11-play, 80-yard drive for their third straight 7-0 start of the season.

But just like the last two games, the momentum died quickly against a Browns […]

Vikings off to good start against Browns

By Mike Wilkening

The winless Vikings are off to a fast start against fellow 0-2 club Cleveland.

Adrian Peterson’s two-yard touchdown run capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive to give Minnesota a 7-0 lead 5:47 into the game.

The VIkings were 3-of-3 on third downs on the drive. Quarterback Christian Ponder was sharp, completing 3-of-4 passes […]

Notebook: Coordinators explain the breakdowns

Alan Williams (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 19, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore The Vikings’ 31-30 loss to Chicago is still resonating with the coordinators, who tried to explain the breakdowns in their phases of the game. Vikings coordinators on Thursday each answered questions […]

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

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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 […]