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quarterbacks that Sam Bradford can outrun

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 02:21 AM
(based on his 40 yd dash)   1) Tom Brady 2) Josh Freeman 3) Matt Cassel 4) Jacoby Brissett 5) every single quarterback at the 2016 N...
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Article: Cowboys at Vikings Official Game Thread

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 02:21 AM
It’s come down to this: the 6-5 Vikings versus America’s team . . . I mean Donald Trump’s team. I mean the toughest test for the Vikings...
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The following losers should

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Be cut or fired: Rudolph Bradford thielan O line Coaching staff
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Article: Possible Road Rage Incident Claims Life Of Joe M...

NFL Football Talk Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Any time the NFL family loses one of its own, the entire community is deeply impacted. The Vikings Journal team extends their condolences...
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Where Should The NFL Expand?

NFL Football Talk Today, 01:59 AM
The NFL hasn't been covert when it comes to their intentions of expanding the brand into new markets -- both domestically and internation...
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NFL to hire 17 full-time refs; Add additional ref on field

Minnesota Vikings Talk 02 Dec 2016
Troy Vincent, the league's VP of Player Personnel, told the Associated Press that the NFL plans to hire 17 full-time refs this off-season...
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Is Peterson Coming Back? Should He Be?

So, you’re saying there is a chance . . . that Adrian Peterson returns to the Vikings lineup soon. Head coach Mike Zimmer said “He’s doing good. He’s probably ahead of schedule, I guess, I don’t know.” So you’re saying there’s a chance. Yeah, well, what of it? Will it do any good?


Possible Road Rage Incident Claims Life Of Joe McKnight

Any time the NFL family loses one of its own, the entire community is deeply impacted. The Vikings Journal team extends their condolences to the friends and family of Joe McKnight.


Vikings Drop to .500 with Loss to the Cowboys

The Vikings played short-handed on Thursday Night Football against the high-flying Dallas Cowboys, and lost their sixth in seven games, 17-15. The Cowboys, who with their 11 consecutive wins have run their record to 11-1, were lucky to escape with a victory, as the Vikings defense outplayed them, but the Purple offense was little help.


Priefer to Coach for Zimmer Who is Out Due to Eye Surgery

The Vikings team just got a new viewer of their game against the Dallas Cowboys tonight, as head coach Mike Zimmer will be watching the game from his home. Zimmer is convalescing from surgery on his right eye for a detached retina that took place on Wednesday and won’t be on the sidelines for this huge nationally televised game.


Cowboys at Vikings Official Game Thread

It’s come down to this: the 6-5 Vikings versus America’s team . . . I mean Donald Trump’s team. I mean the toughest test for the Vikings to date—the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas can afford to lose, but Minnesota cannot, and head coach Mike Zimmer is gearing up for a battle. On Tuesday, he spoke with former Vikings head coach Jerry Burns, who had a few choice words to offer.


The purpleJournal Podcast - Lions and Cowboys Edition

Not to say that it's over, but.... On this edition of the Purple Journal Podcast (brought to you by SkolYourHome.com) the fellas from VikingsJournal.com and purplePTSD.comdiscuss the devastating loss to the Lions on Thanksgiving (Irony?), this Thursday's game against the Cowboys and Zimmer's impending eye surgery/sign that the Vikings are indeed, cursed.


Gordy’s Game Guesses: Week 13

Welcome to December in the NFL. I started the season thinking I’d be making a joke about Tony Romo’s talent for performing well in December and how it might impact Thursday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings, but it wasn’t meant to be. We only have a handful of weeks left, and now that I’ve passed 100 wins with a 109-66-2 record, I’m very curious to see how far this will go. One note with this week’s pick, I’m overwhelmingly picking home teams. Looking at the schedule, I just don’t expect many teams to win on the road this week.


Rival Recaps - Week 12 Edition

Sorry these recaps are a bit late, NFC North followers! Stay tuned for the Week 13 preview in the next couple days!


Enemy Fan Forums: Dallas Cowboys

...do we have to? Okay ... I guess let's see what the fans of the Cowboys are saying in this week's edition of Enemy Fan Forums.


Gordy’s Game Guesses: Week 12 Review

Welcome back. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and that the football fates shined brightly on your team. The holiday didn’t start well for me or other fans rooting for the Vikings, but I was able to rebound and secure an 11-5 record and my best showing since Week 1! Without further adieu, let’s look at what happened.


Cowboys at Vikings Game Preview

How did we get here? The Vikings are 6-5 and in second place in the NFC North after a 5-0 start, and they are hosting a 10-1 Dallas Cowboys team that finished 4-12 last season. That seems incongruous on the surface, but things change quickly in the NFL. They had better change quickly again for the Vikings, who play the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.


The Minnesota Vikings Have Forgotten How to Win

When Mike Zimmer took over as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2014 he in inherited a squad that finished 5-10-1. Zimmer increased the Vikings' win total in his first two seasons, improving to 7-9 in 2014 and 11-5 last season.

The task to improve in 2016 was difficult enough, but then, losing starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson made it downright impossible.

Then the improbable happened. The Vikings opened the season 5-0 and were considered the team to beat coming out of the NFC, topping most power rankings along with the New England Patriots. Then the team suffered the misfortune of having a bye week—and nothing has been the same since.

Somewhere between Monday, October 10, following their most impressive 31-13 win over the Houston Texans and Sunday, October 23, their widest margin of defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles Zimmer and the Vikings forgot what it takes to win. Perhaps the Vikings read too many press releases and started believing they were one of the best teams in the NFL. Or maybe they spent too much time on Twitter reading all the "Can't-find-it-here" tweets from the Purple faithful looking for the Vikings' first loss.