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Peterson Injury Tops List In Painful Vikings Loss

By Eric Henderson

(credit: Larry French/Getty Images)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are back from a painful road trip.

Not only did the Vikings give up the lead Sunday in Baltimore three times in the fourth quarter on their way to another last-second loss, they saw star running back Adrian […]

Xavier Rhodes ruled out with ankle injury, Carlson possibly concussed


Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has left multiple games in his rookie career due to injury, but he has a knack for returning.

Not on Sunday.

Rhodes left in the fourth quarter at the Baltimore Ravens after suffering an ankle injury. He made his third straight start in place of the […]

Rookie Xavier Rhodes ‘hitting his stride’ as the Vikings’ starter


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is tied for the most penalized player on the team, …

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

Zulgad: Xavier Rhodes shows his worth Sunday, limits Brandon Marshall


The Minnesota Vikings had three selections in the first round of last April’s draft, selecting Sharrif Floyd 23rd, Xavier Rhodes 25th and Cordarrelle Patterson 29th.

Patterson, a wide receiver and kickoff returner from Tennessee, has drawn the most attention because of his dynamic play-making ability and the fact he has an opportunity […]

Notebook: Xavier Rhodes cleared; Harrison Smith ‘looked pretty good’


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The NFC North as a whole has been down this year. To the point where it seems like the best chance the Vikings have to win games is playing within its division. Through that lens, Minnesota is relatively healthy at the right time.

The Vikings will play this […]

Xavier Rhodes’ Concussion Leaves Minnesota Vikings Really Thin At Corner

By cbsexaminer

By Joseph Gunther

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Xavier Rhodes had a breakout game against the Green Bay Packers, but left the game with a concussion. Now his status for the Minnesota Vikings Week Week 13 matchup against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field is yet to be determined.

The team […]

Injury report: Rhodes, Webb day-to-day; Henderson to practice


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes registered three pass deflections in arguably his best game as a pro before exiting early on Sunday with concussion-like symptoms.

Coach Leslie Frazier said both Rhodes and receiver Joe Webb, who exited with the same ailment, are day-to-day this week in […]

Halftime: Defensive setbacks have Vikings trailing 14-3 to Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings defense was supposed to be at full strength on Sunday when facing the Carolina Panthers, but returning members Chris Cook and Jamarca Sanford both had mishaps in the game’s first few plays.

After linebacker Chad Greenway sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to force a three-and-out, Cook was called for a […]

Frazier ‘hopeful’ that Bishop, Smith and Rhodes aren’t out long time

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings won’t be able to leave the 35-10 defeat to the Carolina Panthers completely behind, as defensive players Harrison Smith, Desmond Bishop and Xavier Rhodes all suffered injuries that removed them from the game on Sunday.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Smith is dealing with a turf toe injury, Bishop has a […]

Rookie Xavier Rhodes, out with ankle, the latest blow to the secondary

MINNEAPOLIS – Xavier Rhodes injured his ankle while covering deep pass attempt in the second quarter. The ball fell incomplete to Ted Ginn Jr., but Rhodes appeared to trip near the sideline and came up limping.

He returned to the game, but left in the second half for good and will not return.

Rhodes had […]