Jump to content

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

The Forums

Article: Official Vikings vs. Saints Game Thread

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 01:39 PM
The Minnesota Vikings are down in the Big Easy to face the 0-2 New Orleans Saints today. Some of our Vikings Journal writers will be disc...
Full topic ›

Read: The Worst Kind Of Adrian Peterson Article

NFL Football Talk Today, 11:24 AM
For every column, article or blog post that tries to advance the discussion of the cultural significance of child punishment, there is an...
Full topic ›

Mort Report: Peterson is in denial

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 01:33 PM
From Chris Mortensen this morning: the Vikings really don't foresee Adrian Peterson as part of their future and Peterson is "in denial."...
Full topic ›

Mort Report: Vikings had a chance to acquire Sproles

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 01:33 PM
Chris Mortensen is just full of Vikings notes this morning on ESPN. He just reported the Vikings passed on the opportunity to acquire run...
Full topic ›

ESPN OTL: Ravens executives had detailed account of Rice...

NFL Football Talk Today, 01:33 PM
In the aftermath of commissioner Roger Goodell's press conference today comes a story on the Ray Rice situation from ESPN's Outside the L...
Full topic ›

What does Cassel need to do to lose/keep his job?

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 09:04 AM
Can Matt Cassel lose his job this week? Or no matter what, is that going to wait until week 6, when the schedule eases up?   For ins...
Full topic ›

From MinnCentric

Latest News


Official Vikings vs. Saints Game Thread

The Minnesota Vikings are down in the Big Easy to face the 0-2 New Orleans Saints today. Some of our Vikings Journal writers will be discussing the game right here in the comments section so register and share your thoughts on the Purple before, during and after the game.


Vikings vs. Saints Preview: Battling A Strong Brees

For the second game in a row, the Minnesota Vikings face a winless opponent who had Super Bowl aspirations prior to the season. This Sunday, the Purple travels to New Orleans to face the ravenous 0-2 Saints in the raucous Superdome. Heaven help the Vikings.


The Time is Now

From the day that he was drafted with the 32nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, fans began clamoring for Teddy Bridgewater to start as quarterback for the Vikings. When he led the team down the field in the two-minute drill for a Vikings victory during the preseason, the call got louder. But then a strange thing happened. Something that fans, especially in Minnesota, weren’t used to.


Remember When—The 2009 NFC Championship Game

Ever wish you had a “Wayback Machine” (of Sherman and Peabody fame) and could travel back in time? (the Vikings and Adrian Peterson are wishing they had one about now.) It could provide the chance to revisit a cherished time, relive an old memory or even manipulate a different outcome. I’d go back to the 2009 NFC Championship—a game that still haunts me.


The Hits Just Keep On Coming

The Vikings’ no good, horrible, very bad week continued Thursday with the news that wide receiver Jerome Simpson was cited for three misdemeanors during a traffic stop in July. No press conference was necessary this time. The Vikings “got it right” a few hours later by releasing him.


Stopping Jimmy Graham

The Minnesota Vikings enter the Superdome with a defense that may be better than advertised, but still probably insufficient to stave off the perpetually potent attack from Sean Payton and Drew Brees. But if they are to hold the Saints to a reasonable margin or even put up a solid defensive stand, they’ll have to take out New Orleans’ most athletic weapon: Jimmy Graham.


Opposition Outlook - The Man That Redefined The Saints

Despite what recent memory tells about the New Orleans Saints franchise it doesn’t exactly bring with it a storied history. Founded in 1967, it took the Saints 21 seasons to post their first winning record. Up until 2006, the franchise had only posted 7 winning seasons, but that was the season the New Orleans signed quarterback Drew Brees after the San Diego Chargers released him fearing a potential chronic shoulder injury would hamper him the rest of his career.


Fantasy Football Pants Party Podcast - Week 3

Setting your fantasy football lineups is always more enjoyable with the help of Bo Mitchell of Vikings Journal and Anthony Maggio of Zoneblitz.com. Therefore, we would like to pass along this invitation to their Fantasy Football Pants Party podcast for Week 3.


Fantasy Football Week 3 Rankings

Fantasy football rosters across this great country of ours are pocked with more holes than St. Paul roads in April following one of the most injury-filled weekends in memory. But there’s no quitting in fantasy football. You still need to set a lineup. Allow me to lend a hand with my Week 3 rankings.


Munnerlyn Comes To The Defense Of Peterson

Shortly after Zygi and Mark Wilf explained how they did an about face on Adrian Peterson’s child abuse allegation situation and “got it right” by placing him on the NFL’s Commissioner/Exemption list, Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn spoke in the Vikings locker room in defense of his teammate.


Peterson Placed on Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List

The Minnesota Vikings, shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning, issued another statement regarding the Adrian Peterson situation. The details are below, but the most immediate impact is that Peterson will not play on Sunday or until his legal situation is resolved.


Concern at Key Positions

We interrupt this program to bring you some non-Adrian Peterson analysis. Certainly the Peterson controversy is the biggest problem on the Vikings’ plate at present, but it’s not the only one. There are some on-field issues as well. Specifically, two of the most important positions on any football team – cornerback and left tackle – are becoming more and more of a concern for the Vikings by the week.