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Article: NFL Changes the PAT--Affecting Game Strategy and...

NFL Football Talk Yesterday, 10:57 PM
The days of heading into the kitchen for another beverage (or somewhere else in the house) during routine extra points in NFL games are o...
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Moss Shows Up At Pelican Rapids' Graduation

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 10:57 PM
This is one of the coolest stories I've seen. Former Vikings star Randy Moss showed up at the Pelican Rapids High School graduation tonig...
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What is Adrian Peterson's receiving potential with Te...

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 10:31 PM
This is a topic I haven't seen raised anywhere.  AP is widely thought of as the best runner in the game, but as a poor receiver....
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The Dirtiest Team In The League Does It Again: Patriots A...

NFL Football Talk Yesterday, 05:18 PM
http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.2083559       FOXBOROUGH — Another playoff win for the Patriots, another allegation of wro...
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Article: Vikings Post-Draft Depth Chart - LINEBACKERS

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Minnesota Vikings rookie mini camp has concluded and the coaches have gotten their first look at some of their new players on the footbal...
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Rule Changes

NFL Football Talk Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Just some links on this:  NFL proposed rule changes: winners and losers  What you need to know about the NFL’s 2015 rule change...
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Latest News


How Much Can a Better Guard Help Matt Kalil (Part One)?

It’s been a common refrain throughout this offseason (and frankly, during the 2014 season) that left tackle Matt Kalil’s play would be improved if he worked alongside a better guard than Charlie Johnson. Is that the case?


NFL Changes the PAT--Affecting Game Strategy and Interest

The days of heading into the kitchen for another beverage (or somewhere else in the house) during routine extra points in NFL games are over. The league voted to make points after touchdowns just a little more interesting for the coming season, so now we have to stay in front of the television and watch them.


Vikings Post-Draft Depth Chart - OFFENSIVE LINE

The clock it keeps a turning and we here at Vikings Journal continue trudging through the muck that is the offseason. OTAs kick off next week so we’re almost there. That said, let’s continue working our way through the Vikings post-draft depth charts. We’ve already covered the wide receivers, linebackers and cornerbacks, today we move on to sift through the offensive line.


Vikings Youth Provides Hope

There are a growing number of reasons for optimism if you are a Minnesota Vikings fan. Among those reasons: they figure to once again be among the youngest teams in the NFL this season. A quick check of the projected starting lineup reveals that many of the prominent players on the team are 25 or younger.


Top 10 Things You Won’t Find at Bud Grant’s Garage Sale

In honor of David Letterman’s final show as well as the opening day of Bud Grant’s garage sale, I give you (what else?) a Top-10 list. Straight from the home office, here are the top 10 things you will not find at Bud Grant’s garage sale this week.


Training Camp (and OTA) Position Battles to Watch

With Organized Team Activities (OTAs) set to start in a week, the Minnesota Vikings will truly begin their positional battles before training camp even begins, and the progression of those battles will inform our opinions before camp starts. Still, it’s good to get a sense of who may be competing for which spots and how it will ultimately affect the roster construction.


Waynes is Quick to Make an Impression on His New Team

Before the draft, just about every draft prognosticator in the business had the Vikings selecting Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes with their first round pick. They were right--and Waynes came to the team’s rookie minicamp about a week ago and began starting to prove why.


Retired Vikings Numbers: Who’s Next?

On Thanksgiving night, the Packers will retire the No. 4 of Brett Favre at halftime of their game against the Bears. It would be pretty funny if the Vikings beat them to the punch and retired Favre’s number first, but they won’t. The Vikings only have six retired numbers, which begs the question: who will be the next Vikings great to be so honored?


Vikings Post-Draft Depth Chart - CORNERBACKS

It was a riveting film session with head coach Mike Zimmer Wednesday afternoon that gave us a bit of a better look into what sort of characteristics Zim and George Edwards are looking for from their cornerbacks. Today, we take that information to the blog and continue breaking down the Vikings post-draft depth chart. We’ve already sifted through the wide receivers and linebackers depth charts and today we head in with a focus honing in on the cornerbacks.


Kendricks and Barr--Future is Now in Vikes Linebacker Corps

Last season the media peppered the Vikings coaching staff about the possibility of rookie linebacker Anthony Barr getting the green dot on his helmet to communicate with the sidelines and call defensive plays. Well, what will happen this year if they hand off those duties to another rookie linebacker—Barr’s former college teammate, Eric Kendricks?


Which UDFAs have the best chance of making the roster?

Predicting the success or failure of undrafted free agents has always been difficult, and it doesn't tend to be very accurate. That shouldn't stop us.


Many Questions Left to Answer

Four weeks from now the Vikings will have held all 10 of their OTA sessions and will be about to kick off their mandatory minicamp. With free agency and the draft behind us we have a pretty good idea of what the roster will look like, but myriad big questions remain.