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It's Closing Time - Vikings Journal Is Shutting Down

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Hey guys,    The title pretty much says it all, but the MinnCentric team has decided to shut down Vikings Journal. I think they...
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Article: Thank You For Supporting Vikings Journal

Minnesota Vikings Talk 14 Jan 2017
It is with a great deal of sadness that we must announce that Vikings Journal will cease to be an updated web site effective immediately,...
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Purple Pain is still alive

Minnesota Vikings Talk 11 Jan 2017
Back to the old board ... looks good as new.   Purple Pain Board  
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Article: 7 Questions the Minnesota Vikings Need to Answer

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 07:00 PM
The rollercoaster ride that is the Minnesota Vikings 2016 season is almost over. It started with the initial low from the shock of losing...
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Article: Vikings, Greenway and The Journal Bid Adieu in W...

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 01:13 PM
The Minnesota Vikings finished their season with a bang on New Year’s Day at U.S. Bank Stadium, walloping the hapless (and completely che...
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Pick 4 results are in

Minnesota Vikings Talk 03 Jan 2017
Here are the final results and full list of winners from the 2016 Pick 4. Also make sure to head over to Purple Pain where the play off e...
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Thank You For Supporting Vikings Journal

It is with a great deal of sadness that we must announce that Vikings Journal will cease to be an updated web site effective immediately, with the exception of the forums, which will fade away after this year’s Super Bowl. I want to thank all of our writers and forum contributors for the two-plus year run we had and invite you to continue following our writers as they move on to their next endeavors. I also want to explain why we’re shutting down.

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Gordy’s Game Guesses: Week 17 Review

This is the end. The Minnesota Vikings and 19 other teams have played their final games until next season, while twelve other teams continue to the playoffs. For the third time I achieved a 12-4 record, which fittingly bookends the season. My picks reached an overall record of 165-89-2, which reaches approximately a .645 average. Let's look at how things turned out.

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Vikings, Greenway and The Journal Bid Adieu in Win Over the Bears

The Minnesota Vikings finished their season with a bang on New Year’s Day at U.S. Bank Stadium, walloping the hapless (and completely checked out) Chicago Bears 38-10. The Vikings started strong scoring on the first drive and finished even stronger, but it only served to cause fans to wonder where this offense and defense has been the past few weeks.

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Bears at Vikings Official Game Thread

The 2016 Vikings season mercifully comes to end today with the Vikings playing host to the Chicago Bears at the U.S. Bank Stadium. There are some other things ending as well, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, then this musical link is here for you.

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The purpleJOURNAL Podcast - The Chris Kluwe Interview Edition

On this AMAZING episode of the purpleJOURNAL podcast (Brought to you by SkolYourHome.com) the fellas from purplePTSD.com and VikingsJournal.com sit down with Former Vikings punter and the guy next in line for the "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials, Chris Kluwe. They discuss everything Vikings from former coaches (Mike Tice, Brad Childress) to the current team (Jeff Locke, Blair Walsh). It is truly a must listen for any Vikings fan!

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Gordy’s Game Guesses: Week 17

This is it, the season finale of Gordy’s Game Guesses. Next week I’ll debut a slightly different format for the playoffs, but records will reset. On January 1 every team plays a divisional foe and more than a few playoff positions are on the line. Green Bay, Detroit and Washington are still in the hunt for playoff berths, while a handful of teams are jockeying for byes and division titles.

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Bears at Vikings Game Preview

The terrible 2016 season (and year, for that matter) comes to an end on Saturday, and for the Vikings, it ends with a whimper and no playoffs. The Vikings host the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday to start the New Year off and end this disappointing campaign. Hopefully, the Vikes go out with a bang and, for a moment, help their fans think about anything but 2016.

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Gordy’s Game Guesses: Week 16 Recap

This week scared me for a while. Early on Saturday, I was tracking for a losing week, which would be my first of the season. Thankfully, things bounced back in the late-afternoon games, and I got out to an 8-5 lead after Saturday, securing a split-or-better week. Sunday was a great day, with two wins and two playoff berths locked up, and Monday sealed the week with a high scoring victory for the Dallas Cowboys. This week also provided a big surprise when Cleveland won its first game of the season. Needless to say I got that one wrong.

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7 Questions the Minnesota Vikings Need to Answer

The rollercoaster ride that is the Minnesota Vikings 2016 season is almost over. It started with the initial low from the shock of losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater before the season started, followed quickly by the apex high of a five-game winning streak to open the season. Since then it's been mostly lows. The bottom fell out of this ride on Christmas Eve when it was revealed the Vikings' defensive backs decided to forgo the game plan on how to defense Green Bay wide receiver Jordy Nelson and run the show their way.

According to a report from NFL.com, cornerback Xavier Rhodes said, "Us as DBs felt like we could handle him. That's how we felt as DBs that we could stay on our side and cover him." Nelson finished with nine receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

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Grinchy D-Backs Steal the Game Plan from Zimmer

It’s Christmas Day, and it is doubtful that Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is feeling like Santa Claus. If he is, it’s because he recently added several players to his naughty list. In the wake of the Vikings loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, it came out that the defensive backs ignored the game plan and it did not sit well with the coach.

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Vikes Fall to the Pack and Out of the Postseason

Christmas came a little early . . . for the Green Bay Packers, as they throttled the Vikings 38-25. The Packers, who now have won five in a row, have a chance to win the NFC North Division next week in Detroit, while the Vikings’ slim hopes for the playoffs were seen blowing away like tumbleweed in the icy winds of Lambeau.

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Vikings at Packers Game Thread: Last Dance

The Vikings travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers with the season on the line. If they win (and a couple other things happen—losses by Tampa Bay and Washington), they live to fight another week. But if they play like last week, the season is over. What it comes down to is this is the Vikings “last chance for romance,” this season. What will they do with it?