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NFL: The 5 Teams That Never Seem to Win Playoff Games

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 11:28 AM
NFL: The 5 Teams That Never Seem to Win Playoff Games by Matt Reevy   As training camp opens up, cast your mind back to winter...
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Josh Gordon: An Open Letter

NFL Football Talk Today, 11:28 AM
An Open Letter To Charles Barkley & Co.(Yes, I have a “problem,” but it’s not the one all of you seem to think it is.) By Josh G...
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Article: Tapping the Brakes on Vikings Predictions

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 11:28 AM
It’s post-draft and post-free agency time in the NFL. Organized team activities (OTAs) have begun, and the 32 teams in the NFL are gettin...
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Vikings Injury News

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 11:28 AM
A thread to keep updated on the injuries. 
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Article: Zimmer Gets Passing Grades in Year 1

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 07:33 AM
There’s been plenty of focus on the Minnesota Vikings’ rookies this past season—particularly first-rounders Anthony Barr and Teddy Bridge...
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NFL's Most Overrated/Underrated Players

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 11:28 AM
Pete Prisco Releases Annual Overrated and Underrated Lists   NFL's Most Overrated: 32 teams, 32 players who are good -- not great...
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Fantasy Football Sleeper QBs

A big part of fantasy football draft day success stems from identifying those players who are undervalued. Thus, it’s always a good idea to pick out sleepers at every position to fill out your roster. I’m here to help in that regard, starting with the quarterback position and a name familiar to Vikings fans.

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Mike Wallace Has Something To Prove

In what amounts to basically the most obvious statement in the off-season thus far, (perhaps tied with Adrian Peterson's comments about how time-outs are a better way to discipline one's child), newly acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace said that he has "something to prove" when speaking with Brian Hall of Fox Sports.

"I always feel like I got something to prove, Miami or no Miami, but even more so coming from that," Wallace said. "I think I had a pretty decent year last year. It didn't end the way I wanted it to, obviously. But we could always get better. I think this is a better place for me, more opportunity to do the things that I'm good at."

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Revisiting Matt Kalil (Part One)

Not too long ago, we concluded a three-part series on whether or not Matt Kalil would materially benefit from having a better guard next to him in 2015—something often discussed when talking about whether or not to move Brandon Fusco to left guard. Today, we’ll look at something else: his competition.

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Forecast or Fiction--Rating Vikings Offseason Mythology: Part 1

The offseason brings plenty of speculation, hypothesizing and even myth-making when heading into the coming season. There's plenty of soothsaying out there about the Vikings, who are fast becoming offseason darlings when predicting who is going to make a big jump. It could happen—so let’s look at which Purple prognostications are the most viable.

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5 Under The Radar Players Set To Break Out At Training Camp

Each year in the NFL rosters turn over about 30% of players heading into Training Camp. To be fair, when you’re messing around with 90 players that will eventually be cut down to 53, you’ve got 37 chances to try and hit a home run with a player that most people don’t know about.

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Rookie Expectations: Trae Waynes

With a first-round pick coming to bolster the defense, it’s easy to get excited about what the young talent can bring. There are lofty expectations placed on a high pick, and history tells us that we should wait to judge cornerbacks, even when taken early.

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Game of Throws

This just in: the NFL is a pass-first league. Yet the Minnesota Vikings have not had a 3,000-yard passer or 1,000-yard receiver since 2009 – when the ol’ Gunslinger from Hattiesburg was at the helm of the Purple. Perhaps this is the season the Vikings re-join the Game of Throws.

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Crichton Heading Toward a Big Training Camp

A common question on Viking website chat rooms last season was why we hadn’t seen much from defensive lineman Scott Crichton. Crichton was taken in the third round (72nd overall) in the 2014 draft, but he didn’t see a lot action in his rookie season. That could be changing in 2015.

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Robinson’s Comments on Supreme Court Ruling Reopen Old Wounds

Are we going down that road again? So far, it looks like we may. On Friday, Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson used Twitter to make his feelings known about the Supreme Court ruling that gay couples have the right marry in all 50 states. This is a national issue, but Robinson may have made it a Vikings issue once again.

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Fantasy Football PPR Cheat Sheet

More and more fantasy football leagues have started incorporating points for receptions into their scoring systems. In fact, every league I participate in has some form of PPR scoring, be it full point or half-point. Thus, I find it helpful, if not downright necessary, to have a separate cheat sheet for such leagues. Here’s my first one of the season, exclusively for Vikings Journal readers.

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Who are the most athletic players on the Vikings roster?

The Minnesota Vikings are known for targeting athletic players in the draft, and have models for different positions for who they'll pursue. As a result, they have some of the most athletic players in the NFL attending their training camp this July. With that in mind, who are the most athletic players among the elite class attending camp?

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Johnson Working Toward a Big Year

Vikings wideout Charles Johnson walked to the locker room well after minicamps practice had finished. As I approached him to talk, he put his helmet back on, though he was dripping in sweat beneath it. He appeared to want some anonymity with the helmet on, but soon a gaggle of cameras and reporters joined the scrum. It doesn’t seem like Johnson will fly under the radar for long this year.