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Article: Can Matt Asiata Really Bear the Backup Burden?

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 12:15 AM
As the Adrian Peterson case continues with new twists and turns, it seems more and more likely that the Vikings, in the long term, may ha...
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Small College Updates

College Football Talk Today, 12:15 AM
We certainly welcome people from some of the smaller colleges to write about their football team in these forum pages or in the blog page...
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Governor Dayton Calls for Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 12:15 AM
You know it's getting real when the governor chimes in... "Calling the allegations and their fallout "an awful situation," Dayton said he...
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Ouch, All Day Foundation Suspends Operations...

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 12:15 AM
Now Adrian's own Charity is suspending operations...   http://alldayfoundation.org/       Adrian Peterson’s All Day...
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Play Action Pass Chalk Talk

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Over at Vikings.com, Mike Wobschall runs through a chalk talk that show how the threat of Cordarrelle Patterson lead to the two wide open...
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An Open Letter to Zygi and Rick

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Dear Mr Wilf and Mr Spielman,   I’m sure this letter will be among hundreds, if not thousands of letters you will receive in the com...
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Latest News


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.


Can Matt Asiata Really Bear the Backup Burden?

As the Adrian Peterson case continues with new twists and turns, it seems more and more likely that the Vikings, in the long term, may have to evaluate the running talent on their roster. Should the Vikings find themselves once again without Adrian on the field, will Matt Asiata be able to carry the torch?


Time To Take A Stand

When video footage of Ray Rice knocking his fiance unconscious in a casino elevator emerged recently, the running back was quickly cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL. The punishment righted a wrong committed weeks earlier when Roger Goodell absurdly handed Rice a measly two-game ban.


No More Time To Look The Other Way

What does it take to get the attention of a billionaire? I’m not talking about catching a fleeting glance from them, but what would it take to get their attention to the point where you force them to change, force them to act on a certain issue?


Statement From Adrian Peterson

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement Monday regarding the charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child on which he was indicted Friday. The statement from Peterson came just hours after the Vikings announced that he would be back with the team in practice and meetings this week and is expected to play against the Saints on Sunday.


Vikings Announce Peterson Will Play vs. Saints

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday morning that running back Adrian Peterson will practice this week and is expected to play next Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.


Cassel's Trending, For All The Wrong Reasons

The Minnesota Vikings looked as though they’d put a terrible few days behind them when they scored on their first drive against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Adrian Peterson’s replacement scored a touchdown, the defense held the Patriots to a 3-and-out and most seemed right with the world . . . until the roof fell in.


Minnesota Vikings Fall Short in All Three Phases Against Patriots

The Vikings resisted answering questions about what it meant to have Adrian Peterson off the field, and though his absence was felt it's clear that the Vikings likely could not have won with him on the field.


Official Patriots vs. Vikings Game Thread

The Minnesota Vikings are set to play their first home game of the season against a New England Patriots team that has not been 0-2 since 2001 and has never been 0-2 under Tom Brady. We’ll have some of our Vikings Journal writers discussing the game right here in the comments section so register and share your thoughts before, during and after the game.


Patriots vs. Vikings Preview: Back to Football

Earlier in the week, it was hard not to be optimistic about Sunday’s Vikings--Patriots game. The Vikings were coming off a thorough and convincing win—and the mighty Pats were run-in by the Dolphins. But that changed on Friday afternoon with the news of Adrian Peterson’s indictment.


On Nausea and Outrage

“Did you read the story about AP? It made me nauseous.”

Yes. Nauseous. The Voice of Reason™’s last word resonated. Reading Nick Wright’s detailed story about Adrian Peterson’s indictment for injury to a child, I felt terrible. But not in the same way the video of Ray Rice hitting Janay Rice made me nauseous. In fact, that wasn’t nausea at all. That was outrage.


Where Do We Go From Here?

Yesterday morning we all woke up with Adrian Peterson as one of our “favorite” football players. Sure he has his personal issues off the field, just as we all do, but on the field, he was the man. Then the news breaks yesterday afternoon and terms like “reckless negligence” and “child abuse” begin to be thrown around pretty loosely.