Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Vikings.
Subscribe to Vikings Journal Email

The Forums

Notable NFL News (Cuts, signings, injuries, etc.)

NFL Football Talk Today, 06:48 PM
This thread will be used for a lot of general NFL news.   Obviously big stories will get their own threads, but a lot of the NFL tid...
Full topic ›

Blair Walsh Signs Four-Year Extension

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 12:40 PM
According to various reports this morning from Mankato, the Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a four year extension wor...
Full topic ›

Article: Peterson is Working His Way Into the Passing Game

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 07:59 AM
There is some breaking news from training camp in Mankato: Adrian Peterson is back. You probably have heard that by now, but I am here to...
Full topic ›

Vikings In The News

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 08:11 AM
Okay, so at Purple Pain OG we jokingly had a "Vikings Under Arrest" thread, because, well, it's something our lovely team is known for....
Full topic ›

Article: Six Key Questions Heading into Camp

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 03:42 AM
Vikings training camps has arrived and the players are reporting, so let’s look at some key questions about the club as they head to Mank...
Full topic ›

Article: Fans Give Peterson Warm Welcome

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 12:58 AM
The first day of workouts in Mankato was a warm and humid one for the Vikings and their fans, but nothing was warmer than the reception t...
Full topic ›

Latest News


1

Peterson is Working His Way Into the Passing Game

There is some breaking news from training camp in Mankato: Adrian Peterson is back. You probably have heard that by now, but I am here to verify that he was in the backfield with Teddy Bridgewater the first day and in addition to running through the lines, he was frequently catching passes—which may be no passing fancy.

0

Fans Give Peterson Warm Welcome

The first day of workouts in Mankato was a warm and humid one for the Vikings and their fans, but nothing was warmer than the reception they gave Adrian Peterson. The purple-clad legions welcomed back their favorite running back with open arms, loudly answering the next question on the AD comeback tour.

0

Vikings Ink Walsh to Extension

The Vikings kicked off the first full day of training camp workouts on Sunday by announcing they have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension. Walsh was heading into the final year of his rookie contract and is coming off his worst season statistically. The new deal will make him one of the highest-paid kickers in the NFL.

0

Vikings Already Working Through Injuries in Day 1 of Camp

Head coach Mike Zimmer held his first training camp press conference in Mankato on Sunday, and it sounded like a post-game triage report. With several players’ injury status uncertain, Zimmer gave updates—on everything from the IR to changes resulting in the team’s workouts due to a cluster of pectoral injuries.

0

Waiting for first-day depth chart updates? Don't worry about it

The Vikings have a lot of holes to fill and not a lot of time to do it. Will we learn about the position as we close in on the first day of practice? Yes, but not much.

0

Updated Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

I published my initial fantasy football rankings here at Vikings Journal a little more than a month ago. With training camps set to open, the time is right for an update to my cheat sheet. My rankings will continue to evolve, as they always do, throughout the summer and I intend to always post my latest rankings here at VikingsJournal.com.

2

Six Key Questions Heading into Camp

Vikings training camps has arrived and the players are reporting, so let’s look at some key questions about the club as they head to Mankato. There are plenty of expectations for the team, and they could fulfill them, but there are also plenty of issues to be addressed. How the Vikings address them will greatly affect the coming season.

3

Join Vikings Journal in Mankato

In case you somehow have not heard, Vikings Journal will be hosting a Kickoff Party on Saturday, July 25 at the Mankato Brewery to celebrate the start of Vikings training camp, and YOU are invited! Heading to Mankato? Join us.

Oh, and we have one more opportunity for you to win VIP tickets to the shindig!

2

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD NOT Buy Into The Vikings Hype Quite Yet

With only two days until players report to Mankato, MN for Training Camp, it might be time to pump the breaks a little bit. Now, I’m not saying that there’s nothing to cheer for as we head into the 2015 season but just that maybe our expectations are set a little too high.

0

BREAKING: Vikes Stadium is Huge

U.S. Bank Stadium is halfway born, exactly one year into its gestation, er, uh, construction, and a tour for the media on July 20 revealed one overwhelming notion: it’s immense. Everything about the stadium is huge—from the gigantic cranes placing the ceiling trusses to massive video screens that will be set on each end of the field. It’s a big place and just more than halfway done.

1

Touchdown Teddy Trumps Throwback Teams

All the way to a championship? What a difference a year makes in the NFL. We forget how quickly teams can right the ship, but NFL teams have a way of producing thrilling turnaround seasons. Nothing jump starts a team like a new quarterback.

4

Best Team of All Time - 1969 vs 1998

There are only two possible answer for me - 1998 and 1969. One I was there to witness (only regular season Vikings game I've attended), the other became a cornerstone in a somewhat painful Viking's history (first Super Bowl loss).