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Teddy's Team

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 02:53 PM
Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater 'committed to building something special' By Brian Murphy   "I wasn't impressed," he told the Pione...
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Preseason Notes

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The Dirtiest Team In The League Does It Again: Patriots A...

NFL Football Talk Today, 02:37 PM
http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.2083559       FOXBOROUGH — Another playoff win for the Patriots, another allegation of wro...
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Vikings Injury News

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 02:37 PM
A thread to keep updated on the injuries. 
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Vikings Free Agency News

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 02:37 PM
Just a general thread for Vikings cuts, signings, etc. 
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Washington Moves on from RGIII

NFL Football Talk Today, 12:54 PM
  Also, not as big of a story, but still a story...      
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Latest News


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2015 Pick 4 Competition

Join our forum members in a friendly Pick 4 competition that lasts all season. There are weekly prizes, monthly prizes, a yearly prize, and a separate prize for the playoffs. They include Papa John's pizza, VJ pint glasses, a Vikings plaque of your choice, and a replica Lombardi trophy with your name on it.

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Vikings Beat the Boys in Big D

The Vikings beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-14 to increase their 2015 preseason record to 4-0 and maintain head coach Mike Zimmer’s perfect 8-0 record over the past two preseasons. Minnesota’s first team looked good, but they were behind when Dallas quarterback Tony Romo (with two TD passes) left the game. It’s not whether you win or lose in preseason, but how you played the game.

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The Patterson Puzzle

There are few more frustrating players on the Minnesota Vikings’ roster than Cordarrelle Patterson. The third-year wide receiver/kick returner flashed his considerable talent again on Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys with a 107-yard kick return that left Vikings fans yearning for more.

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Vikings vs. Cowboys Game Thread

The Minnesota Vikings are in the Big D on Saturday to take on the Dallas Cowboys in their fourth preseason game – the so-called “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. We’ll have some of our Vikings Journal writers discussing the game right here in the comments section so register and share your Purple takes before, during and after the game.

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Concerns To Monitor In The Minnesota Vikings Preseason

"We’ve got a lot of work to do; we’ve got a long way to go. We’ve got to keep grinding and keep getting better."-- Vikings coach Mike Zimmer after Saturday’s win over the Oakland Raiders

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So Long to Long Snapper Loeffler

The Vikings announced they’ve parted ways with longtime long snapper Cullen Loeffler—and we probably should have expected it. Since 2012, the team has upgraded (nee: age-lowered) all their veteran specialists, so it should come as no surprise that the 11-year vet was next on the chopping block. But it is still a tough loss for the locker room.

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Fantasy Football Pants Party Podcast – August 27

Warning: this week’s edition of the Fantasy Football Pants Party podcast is only suitable for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised as Bo Mitchell of Vikings Journal and Anthony Maggio of Zoneblitz.com help you get ready for Draft Day.

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The Center Of All Concern

It’s been about a week now since we last saw Vikings center John Sullivan participate in team activities of any kind. Bowing out late in the week last week, Sullivan missed last Saturday’s game with back spasms and continues to be sidelined as the team prepares for the all important third (well fourth) preseason game. So how do we read this? Is the team being overly cautious or is there some real reason for concern?

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Fantasy Football Draft and Auction Strategy

If your fantasy football league is like many, then you’re waiting as long as possible to hold your draft or auction. Good move! With that in mind, I’ve decided to pass along some basic draft and auction strategies as well as an updated cheat sheet.

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Reasons for Concern?

Heading into the so-called dress rehearsal this weekend in Dallas, it isn’t all purple-colored lenses and postseason predictions for your Minnesota Vikings. Don’t let the 3-0 record fool you and don’t overdo it on the purple Kool Aid, there are some legit reasons for concern, led by the kicker.

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Next Men Up--It's All About the Depth

We’ve the heard the phrase a lot: “next man up.” Phil Loadholt went down with a torn Achilles tendon on Aug. 15 and last Saturday against the Oakland Raiders, T.J. Clemmings was the next man up. But if we know anything about the NFL, we understand that injuries proliferate, and that the phrase should be “Next men up.”

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Vikings Slosh and Slog to Victory Over Oakland

“It was a dark and stormy night” when the Vikings took on the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday. The Vikings first-teamers started out like they were slipping in the mud (which there was none of on the turf) before they gained traction and ultimately beat the Raiders 20-12.