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This Week in the NFC North - Week 9

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 08:02 PM
This Week in the NFC North – Week 9     Last Week   This scribe went 3-1 in predicting games last week to improve the seas...
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Report: RGIII to get the start versus the Vikings

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 04:00 PM
A report from NBC4 in Washington, D.C., says that Robert Griffin III will get the start on Sunday against the Vikings in TCF Bank Stadium...
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TACO NIGHT at The Cassel's!

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Matt Cassel is hands down one of my favorite athletes to have covered. He's a pros pro and just a nice guy no matter the situation....
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Cassel Staying Active With Team While on IR

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 11:59 AM
This won't surprise anybody who has dealt with Matt Cassel in any capacity, but despite his season ending diagnosis he has remained engag...
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Barr named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Minnesota Vikings rookie linebacker Anthony Barr was today named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.   Barr recorded eight tackles...
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Hope for the future

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 11:59 AM
It's not set yet where the Vikings will pick in the 2015 Draft, but chances are they will get a decent pick. Two responses in Mike Zimmer...
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Fantasy Football Week 9 Rankings

We are at the mid-way point of the NFL season, but we’re more than half-way through the fantasy football regular season. Lineup decisions are becoming more critical by the week, so allow me to lend a hand with my Week 9 rankings and analysis.

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Vikings Journal Mailbag: No Huddle, Teddy's Deep Ball and Xavier Rhodes

Vikings Journal is continuing its weekly twitter mailbag under the hashtag #VJMailbag. Follow @ArifHasanNFL on Twitter to participate!

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Vikings Midseason Awards

We’re at the half-way point of the schedule so it’s time to do some reviewing and hand out a few “awards” for performance over the first half of the season. We didn’t have the budget for trophies. Maybe we’ll get some done for the end-of-season awards. Or maybe next year.

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Everson Griffen Making a Mark on Defense

The Vikings didn’t earn a lot of fans when they signed Everson Griffen to a five-year deal “worth” $42.5 million, though of course that number can vary based on who you ask. Though the structure of the deal was friendly to the team, they raised more than a few eyebrows with the signing. Is he starting to pay the Vikings back already?

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The Designing Of A Defense

It was a defensive effort that pushed the Vikings to a 19-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. While the defense yielded another late game go-ahead touchdown to the opposition, it was Anthony Barr’s strip, fumble recovery and fumble return for TD that ended up winning the game in overtime.

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The Vikings Barr-ly Beat the Bucs In Overtime

Football taketh away and football giveth back. In a game that looked like neither team wanted to win in the first half and then both teams scrambled for in the second half, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-13 in Tampa on Sunday.

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Vikings at Tampa Bay: Rookies Shine in Close Win

We were told it was a different Vikings team from the one who lost more than a handful of close games last year after the Buffalo loss last week. As the clock wound down in regulation in Tampa Bay, it certainly didn’t seem like the case. The Vikings came up short on that drive, but with time on the clock—after allowing rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins a touchdown to put the Buccaneers ahead by three—the Vikings proved superior to the malaise that infected Vikings fans in the final moments.

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Vikings vs. Buccaneers Game Thread

Some of our Vikings Journal writers will be discussing the Vikings vs. Buccaneers game right here in the comments section so register and share your thoughts on the Purple before, during and after the big game.

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Vikings vs. Buccaneers Preview: Just Win, Baby

The Minnesota Vikings travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers on Sunday and it’s truly a must-win for the Purple. Not because at 2-5 their season is on the verge of collapse, but for no other reason than they don’t want to watch Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier being carried off the field if they lose.

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Wild Xtra Is Live!

Please take a minute to check out our new web site Wild Xtra! You'll find 2-3 in-depth, independent and intelligent stories each day on the Minnesota Wild. Plus, you'll find the same great discussion on the day's news in the forums, where your Vikings Journal login will work.

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So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance...

I applaud the rabid and loyal Vikings fans who are still holding out hope that their team will turn things around and make the playoffs this season. I really do. They are passionate fans, not easily dissuaded when things go wrong, as they usually do for their squad. However, they’re also ignoring history.

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Jerick McKinnon—Running With The Opportunity

Since the first game of the season, a cloud has hovered over the Vikings’ running game. Adrian Peterson’s legal troubles whipped it up into a storm and without former backup Toby Gerhart to step in, dark clouds increased on the horizon. But rookie Jerick McKinnon has begun to emerge from the squall and could be the Vikings’ future at the position.