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Return of Christian Ponder

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 11:18 AM
Christian Ponder expects to be booed Saturday in Minnesota by Jimmy Durkin   Overall, Ponder’s Minnesota tenure ended on a sou...

US Bank Stadium

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Thread for news and updates regarding the new stadium. 

Vikings Free Agency News

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 09:39 AM
Just a general thread for Vikings cuts, signings, etc. 

2016 NFL Season

NFL Football Talk Today, 09:39 AM
Okay, it's not quite the regular season yet, but...   This is interesting.         ...just for you guys:...

NFL being sued for fraud following the cancellation of HO...

NFL Football Talk Today, 09:39 AM
There is a lawsuit filed against the NFL for fraud because they informed both teams and certain VIP's that the game was cancelled an hour...


Zim Tzu 101: How Mike Zimmer Racked Up Four Sacks in One Preseason Half

Posted by Nick Olson in Film Breakdowns, 22 August 2016 · 88 views

Zim Tzu 101: How Mike Zimmer Racked Up Four Sacks in One Preseason Half Mike Zimmer's defense sacked Russell Wilson four times in a single half last week, and pressured Wilson on the majority of his dropbacks. That is a lot of pressure. That also underscores what Vikings fans have heard about the Vikings’ pass rush, after the Vikings’ front seven dominated the Bengals in training camp and demolished their own pass protectio...

Preseason Week Two: Bengals Recap, News, Notes, and Seahawks Preview

Posted by Adam Houck in Valhallablog, 17 August 2016 · 144 views

With the first unofficial game of 2016 in the books, the Vikings will travel to the Cappuccino Capital and face the Seahawks in fake game number two. With no recent history between the teams I want to talk about, here are the viewing details:

When: Thursday, August 18th
Where: Seattle, Washington
Time: 9:00pm CDT
TV: Fox (Metro), NFL Network
Radio: 100.3...

Vikings and Packers: Season Predictions

Posted by Ty Hermann in The other side , 17 August 2016 · 479 views

Vikings and Packers: Season Predictions This is my first blog here, and to make a long story short I am going to give you my opinion on the Vikings and Packers, their strengths and weaknesses as well as a few possible scenarios of what is going to happen this year. First off a little about me I live in Wisconsin, was raised here all my life and am a diehard packer fan. So I know you will be ske...

Vikings Training Camp Live 2016: Day 9 Practice

Posted by Adam Patrick in Straight Cash Homey, 08 August 2016 · 159 views
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Vikings Training Camp Live 2016: Day 9 Practice With only two practices remaining, the Minnesota Vikings time in Mankato is already coming to a close. After the team’s practice today, the team will have a final practice first thing tomorrow morning at 8am (central time).

Like this morning, I will have live coverage of today and tomorrow’s events in Mankato.

For a recap of this afternoon's practice, r...

Who's Really No. 1?

Posted by Mike Rose in Amateur Hour, 04 August 2016 · 155 views
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On Tuesday, the Associated Press released its list of the all-time 100 best college football teams , in celebration of 80 years of polling (the first team to be ranked No. 1 by the AP back in 1936? Minnesota!).

To come up with its list, the AP awarded one point for every poll appearance, two points for every No. 1 ranking and 10 points for an AP champion...

Let's Speak Honestly About Teddy 2016

Posted by VikingsBoss in VikingsBoss' Blog, 31 July 2016 · 694 views

So, Melanie (Funkytown to those of you not lucky enough to have met her) has been on me for some time to start a blog. I have decided to give it a go. A couple of disclaimers before I begin; I am typing on a smartphone, which is not my preferred method, so I apologize for grammatical and spelling errors/typos that are sure to arise. Secondly, my opinio...

Bold Predictions and Statements About The Minnesota Vikings Offense

Posted by JGunther in JGunther's Blog, 29 July 2016 · 182 views

The Minnesota Vikings reported to Mankato for training camp on Thursday. They haven’t had realistic Super Bowl aspirations since 2010. Last season, they were close, but needed to upgrade several areas of the offense first. They were 16th in total offense, 23rd in yards per play, 29th in first downs, 31st in passing yards and 31st in passing touchdowns. Al...

Should AP Play in the Preseason? Case Closed

Posted by Carl Pierson in Purple Pontifications, 21 July 2016 · 308 views
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For half a decade the debate has raged on about whether or not Adrian Peterson should play in the preseason. AP has not had a carry in a preseason game since 2011 but something that makes the annual discussion point different this fall is that AP himself is lobbying to play.
In an interview with nfl.com in May Adrian said he would pressure Coach Zimme...

concussions in sports

Posted by sirlurcholibre78 in sirlurcholibre78's Blog, 19 July 2016 · 146 views

I wasn't planning on writing today but when I heard about this story, I changed my mind.

first of all, before I go any farther, I am not a doctor nor do I have any medical training of any kind. I am just a guy giving my honest opinion on this issue and if I am wrong or if you disagree with anything I say, please let me know.

anyways the story that caug...

2016 Vikings Position Battles: Running Backs

Posted by purplePTSD.com in purplePTSD.com, 19 July 2016 · 236 views
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This article originally appeared on www.purplePTSD.com and was written by LBVikings

The Vikings have been set at running back since 2007 with a Hall of Fame lock. But behind Adrian Peterson, we've had a bit of a turning carousel. From Chester Taylor to Toby Gerhart to Matt Asiata, there is always intrigue at running back behind Adrian. Also included in...

Avoiding the Minnesota Sports Letdown

Posted by zcedergren in Viking Fan Thoughts, 14 July 2016 · 146 views

The start of training camp is fast approaching for the Minnesota Vikings. The team believes training camp will be the beginning of a promising season especially coming off of a division title.
There are many reasons for optimism surrounding the team. Perhaps the biggest is that Mike Zimmer has already developed into one of the best coaches in the NFL and...

Greetings and Salutations

Posted by VikingsVoice in VikingsVoice's Blog, 05 July 2016 · 223 views

Greetings and Salutations Since I've been on Vikings Journal (and every other Vikings related site) for a couple years now, I thought it might be time to start a blog so that I can get even more Vikings related interaction than I already have! Vikings are a 24/7 365 passion for me so this seemed like the next logical step down the purple rabbit hole.

A little about me; I grew up...

Hello Vikings Fans

Posted by RJ Dier in Dier Straits , 05 July 2016 · 169 views

It's a great day to be a Vikings fan.

Welcome to my blog that I'm calling "Dier Straits." Yes, Dier rhymes with fire.

I was born in International Falls, I grew up in Green Bay when Lombardi was coaching, lived for 20 years in New Ulm, Minnesota but now live in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

I was a sportswriter in Minnesota from 1988 to 1995. Did some subbing for...

The Curious Case of Laquon Treadwell: How the Evolution of the NFL has Created an Inverse Relationship between Production and Draft Stock

Posted by CamPain in CamPain Trail, 26 June 2016 · 417 views
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The Curious Case of Laquon Treadwell: How the Evolution of the NFL has Created an Inverse Relationship between Production and Draft Stock When the Vikings selected Laquon Treadwell with the 23rd pick, the move was by and large received positively by Vikings fans and objective football fans alike; the term offered most consistently in endorsing the pick was “value”: the Vikings found tremendous value in drafting Treadwell. But why should we believe Treadwell truly represented value for the...

Vikings Missing Opportunity to Significantly Upgrade at Quarterback

Posted by vikesgeek in vikesgeek's Blog, 22 June 2016 · 4,281 views

Since 2006, the Minnesota Vikings have attempted to accomplish a previously long sought goal—the unearthing of a franchise quarterback. Minnesota had not had a true franchise quarterback, since Fran Tarkenton roamed the sidelines in the 1970s. They still have not.

Rick Spielman has been of two minds regarding the staffing of the quarterback position. For...

Understanding the Strengths and Limitations of Stephen Weatherly

Posted by Matt Fries in Matt Fries' Blog, 08 June 2016 · 400 views
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Understanding the Strengths and Limitations of Stephen Weatherly With the 227th pick in the Draft, and their second to last selection this year, the Minnesota Vikings chose Edge Rusher Stephen Weatherly out of Vanderbilt.

Weatherly played as a 3-4 OLB in college, but profiles as a DE in the Vikings' scheme. Although he didn't participate in every drill, the size and athletic measurables that are available for Weather...

Revisiting 2010: Super Bowl or Bust

Posted by QuixoticViking in QuixoticViking's Blog, 14 May 2016 · 215 views
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Everyone remembers 2009. The Vikings went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. Fewer people remember 2010.
The confidence could not have been higher going into 2010 and for good reason. This season was the Viking’s 50th anniversary, they were one of the hottest teams in the league the year before, and the gang was back. There was every reason...

Outside, Looking In: Zimmer Not Just a Coach, But Meticulous Teacher

Posted by Bleedin' Purple in Bleedin' Purple's Blog, 13 May 2016 · 235 views

After Coach Mike Zimmer's press inclusion of a classroom experience, I can't help but think that Coach Zim has certainly remembered all of his past experiences as an assistant, and put them to great use to himself, now as a head coach (where media is concerned).
The National Football League has pushed its way far past being just a seasonal pastime, into a...

Trade Up?

Posted by Dave The Dastardly in Dope, Doughnuts and Do Overs, 09 April 2016 · 444 views

If Rick Spielman has proven anything, it’s that he isn’t afraid to make a move on Draft Day. So given that the Vikings may have addressed their offensive line woes (Problem Area #1) in the off-season with a new line coach and several free agent signings, is there a possibility that Spielman will throw the dice and trade-up to snatch a “must have” player i...

Why The Vikings Should Consider (maybe) Drafting Wide Receivers With Their First Two Picks

Posted by Waiter1602 in Minnesota Groan, 23 March 2016 · 442 views

I know, everyone, I’m realizing the scrutiny I’m going to get for writing this and I’m not even completely sold on it myself. But, I’m still going to rationalize (with myself) why this isn’t the worst idea in the world.

ATTENTION: I get that it’s still a horrible idea to a majority of you. And I know you’re thinking, “why am I even reading this,” and...

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