Stories tagged: Minnesota Vikings
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Adrian Peterson’s back will not keep him out against Seahawks
The Minnesota Vikings head into the playoffs looking like a team on the rise, with a second-year head coach pushing the right buttons, a 23-year-old quarterback still figuring things out …
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings take NFC North, hold on to beat Green Bay Packers
The Minnesota Vikings are the new kings of the NFC North.
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 8:47 p.m.
NFL moves Vikings-Packers to Sunday night
The Vikings-Packers game at Green Bay that will decide the NFC North title has been moved to Sunday night, Jan. 3.
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015, 10:30 p.m.
Cardinals beat Vikings to clinch playoff spot
Dwight Freeney considered retirement. A month into the season he still wasn’t on a team. Then the Arizona Cardinals came calling, looking to boost their troubled pass rush.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 4:39 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer cut his teeth at Washington State
The question caused Mike Zimmer to pause. “It was 30 years ago,’’ Zimmer said of his stint as the defensive coordinator at Washington State University. “Maybe it’s more than that …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 7:26 p.m.
Bengals inside Johnny Football’s head
The unbeaten Bengals know how to torment and taunt Johnny Football.
Wed., Sept. 23, 2015
Ragnar no longer Vikings mascot after contract dispute
The Minnesota Vikings have faced plenty of worthy adversaries in contract negotiations over the years. It should come as no surprise that Ragnar the Viking was one of the most …
Tue., Sept. 15, 2015
49ers’ Carlos Hyde gets the best of Adrian Peterson in battle of No. 28s
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Carlos Hyde wanted to outplay the better-known No. 28 on the field, Adrian Peterson. He did that and more, and Jim Tomsula’s San Francisco 49ers produced …
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Vikings win Fame game
Backup quarterback Mike Kafka threw a touchdown pass and running back Joe Banyard ran for another score to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 on Sunday night …
Mon., July 27, 2015
In brief: Minnesota Vikings re-sign kicker Blair Walsh
NFL: The Minnesota Vikings signed kicker Blair Walsh on Sunday to a four-year contract extension with $5.25 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $14 million. Walsh, who will make …
Wed., July 22, 2015
Adrian Peterson, Vikings agree to redo last 3 years of deal
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to restructure the final three years of his contract, giving the six-time Pro Bowl running back $20 million in guaranteed money. The …
Sat., June 20, 2015
Vikings give giant 27-year-old tackle a try
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Babatunde Aiyegbusi has limited American football experience in leagues in Germany and his native Poland. Yet the 27-year-old offensive tackle is getting a shot at the …
Wed., June 3, 2015
Adrian Peterson practices with Vikings for first time since September
MINNEAPOLIS – Donning his purple No. 28 jersey for the first time in nine months, Adrian Peterson said Tuesday he has apologized to the 4-year-old son he struck with a …
Fri., April 17, 2015
NFL notes: League reinstates running back Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota …
Wed., March 25, 2015
Agent: Adrian Peterson return to Vikings not in ’best interest’
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill in their relationship. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, said in an interview on Tuesday that he believes a return to Minnesota …
Sat., March 21, 2015
Tension remains for Vikes, Peterson
MINNEAPOLIS – The relationship between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson remains tenuous. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, said Friday that he declined an invitation from Vikings general …
Sat., March 14, 2015
Vikings deal for Mike Wallace
The Minnesota Vikings acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace from the Miami Dolphins, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The Vikings will send a fifth-round draft pick …
Thu., March 5, 2015
Vikings agree to trade Matt Cassel to Bills
The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills agreed on a trade Wednesday that will send quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills next week and give the Vikings extra draft picks. …
Thu., March 5, 2015
NFL notes: Minnesota Vikings meet with Adrian Peterson
The Minnesota Vikings made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson. General manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer spent about 4 hours Wednesday afternoon at Peterson’s home north of …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
NFL notes: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wins appeal
Adrian Peterson’s suspension has been overturned, but his immediate career future is cloudy. A federal judge sided with the National Football League Players Association on Thursday, saying the league’s arbitrator …
Tue., Nov. 11, 2014
ALS claims ex-Viking Thomas
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Former Minnesota Vikings safety Orlando Thomas has died of complications from ALS. He was 42. Thomas was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2004. He died …
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014
NFL says Adrian Peterson must wait for review process
If Adrian Peterson is allowed to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, the reunion probably won’t happen swiftly. The NFL formally began a review of the star running back’s …
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014
Vikings’ Adrian Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson avoided jail Tuesday by reaching a deal with Texas prosecutors to resolve a child abuse case that revived a national debate about corporal punishment. …
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014
Prosecutors: Adrian Peterson smoked marijuana
Texas prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke Adrian Peterson’s bond and have him rearrested after the Minnesota Vikings running back allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana while he is awaiting …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
After making ‘mistake,’ Vikings bench RB Adrian Peterson
Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf (pictured) said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back its superstar following his …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Vikings’ Peterson faces child abuse charge
Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son and the team benched …
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
NFL notes: Vikings DT Linval Joseph ready to return from bullet wound
Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn’t lose it. The Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since he was shot in …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Guest column: Sadly, Vikings new stadium is not for birds
Things have been going pretty well lately for the National Football League. Revenues this past year were around $10 billion. Arguably, football is the most watched and followed sport in …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Bridgewater lead Vikings past Cardinals
Teddy Bridgewater gave the giddy fans in Minneapolis chanting his first name a pair of go-ahead touchdown throws to cheer for in the fourth quarter, giving the Minnesota Vikings a …
Thu., May 8, 2014, 9:12 p.m.
Seahawks trade final pick of 1st round
The Seattle Seahawks traded the final pick in the first round of the NFL draft, picking up an additional second-round selection and a fourth-round pick from Minnesota.