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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Stacking up Bridgewater, offensive line emergery plan and more

StarTribune.com Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— How does QB Teddy Bridgewater’s start stack up with other recent...
  • New: 1 hr 42 min ago

Craig: Vikings offensive line down to bare minimum

StarTribune.com Two injuries left the O-line one away from tight end Rhett Ellison playing some offensive tackle Sunday.
  • New: 10 hr 26 min ago

Joe Soucheray: Vikings stadium glass controversy is for the birds

TwinCities.com (Joe Soucheray jsoucheray@pioneerpress.com) — We are being told, or asked to believe, by the Audubon Society, city council types and other defenders of birds that hundreds of millions of birds die each year after crashing into tall office...
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Stacking Bridgewater's start up with other recent first-round quarterbacks

StarTribune.com Teddy Bridgewater finally threw his first career touchdown pass in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Bills. Before that, though, the rookie quarterback threw a pair of picks, pushing his season total to...
  • 15 hr 55 min ago

The one-year anniversary of the Josh Freeman Game: An oral history

StarTribune.com One year ago today, a group gathered at Legends Bar and Grill in Minneapolis to watch the Monday Night Football game between the Vikings and Giants. The impetus for the gathering, aside from...
  • 18 hr 15 min ago

Fran Tarkenton: Three ways the Vikings can help their quarterback

TwinCities.com (Fran Tarkenton Pioneer Press Vikings analyst) — The good news is, the Vikings defense is playing great. When you consistently hold teams to 17 points, you expect to win a lot of games.
  • 19 hr 44 min ago

Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 8

StarTribune.com Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. 96 — win probability, in percentage, for the Vikings before fourth and 20 on Sunday.The Vikings had a...
  • 23 hr 42 min ago

Vikings: Leslie Frazier will be familiar face on Buccaneers' sideline

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright spent his first two NFL seasons being coached by Leslie Frazier. Now, he'll be going against Frazier's defense.
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Vikings' next opponent: Bucs take step forward while sitting still

TwinCities.com (Rick Stroud Tampa Bay Times) — TAMPA -- Here's how bad things are in pro football's loser's bracket, otherwise known as the NFC South.
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings looking for long stops, new spot for Harris and more

StarTribune.com Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— Mike Zimmer’s defense is still looking for a way to get off the field in...
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Harvin not 'perfect,' happy for chance with Jets

StarTribune.com The complicated receiver didn’t like the way he was used in Seattle.
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Vikings still searching for way to get key stop

StarTribune.com Buffalo’s late rally exposes a season-long issue.
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Chip Scoggins: Gophers QB Leidner finds a mentor Vikings' Harnish

StarTribune.com Chandler Harnish imparts his knowledge of Jerry Kill’s offense to the Gophers QB.
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Tour Vikings' new stadium

StarTribune.com Tuesday, we took a tour of the new Vikings stadium under construction.
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Cranes swinging day and night on new Vikings stadium

StarTribune.com Workers have no downtime as they hustle to meet deadline.
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Vikings: No word on two injured offensive linemen

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy brianmurphy@pioneerpress.com) — It remained uncertain Monday whether the Vikings' beleaguered offensive line will be without two starters next week against Tampa Bay.
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Blog Articles

Stacking Bridgewater's start up with other recent first-round quarterbacks

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Teddy Bridgewater finally threw his first career touchdown pass in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Bills. Before that, though, the rookie quarterback threw a pair of picks, pushing his season total to...
  • 20 hr 50 min ago

Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 8

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. 96 — win probability, in percentage, for the Vikings before fourth and 20 on Sunday.The Vikings had a...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Sullivan (concussion) not cleared, Ducasse (knee) to get MRI

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings center John Sullivan will go through the concussion protocol this week, while guard Vladimir Ducasse will receive an MRI on his knee after both suffered injuries on the same play in the...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Vikings looking for long stops, new spot for Harris and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— Mike Zimmer’s defense is still looking for a way to get off the field in...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Zimmer on 4th and 20: 'I should've called timeout'

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said after Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Bills that there would be some second guessing on his part. After watching the film, Zimmer said on Monday that he should’ve...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Backup Mike Harris hadn't played guard 'since Pop Warner, 10 years old'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — To say Vikings backup tackle Mike Harris was unprepared to play right guard in a pinch in Sunday’s game at Buffalo is a bit of an understatement.“I never played played guard,” he said....
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Counting snaps: Breaking down the Vikings' 17-16 loss at Buffalo

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Trying to find some more meaning in snap counts from the Vikings’ 17-16 loss at Buffalo on Sunday …OFFENSIVE SNAPS: 64.OFFENSIVE LINE: LT Matt Kalil 64, LG Charlie Johnson 64, RT Phil Loadholt 64,...
  • 2 days ago

VikesCentric: Great defensive effort falls short in Buffalo

StarTribune.com (Joe Oberle) — A recap of the Vikings' last-second loss in Buffalo.
  • 2 days ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Bills stun the Vikings, hat trick for Griffen, Zimmer's pain and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— The Bills scored with one second left to hand the Vikings another loss.—...
  • 2 days ago

Everson Griffen shines, not satisfied in loss

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen tied a career-high three sacks and a forced fumble in the 17-16 loss to the Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and he didn’t feel any personal...
  • 2 days ago

Bridgewater inconsistent, overthinking in third career start

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said he was overthinking in the first half, which resulted in the two interceptions thrown during the 17-16 loss to the Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson...
  • 2 days ago

Zimmer positive despite crushing Vikings loss

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was upbeat despite a heartbreaking 17-16 loss to the Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.Bills rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins scored on a two-yard touchdown...
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Craig: Quick reaction to Vikings' 17-16 loss to Buffalo

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — My initial reaction from Buffalo, where the Vikings lost 17-16 on a 2-yard pass from Kyle Orton to Sammy Watkins with two seconds left?When did I wake up in 2013?The four-minute offense and the...
  • 2 days ago

John Sullivan (concussion) out, Ducasse (knee) questionable

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Two of the Vikings offensive linemen suffered injuries on the same play in the first quarter against the Bills.Center John Sullivan will not return due to a concussion, while right guard Vladimir...
  • 2 days ago

Halftime report: Vikings 13, Bills 10

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — At the half, the Vikings have a 13-10 lead over the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Kicker Blair Walsh nailed a 55-yard field goal with 15 seconds left to give the Vikings the lead.The Good: The...
  • 2 days ago

Chad Greenway, Sharrif Floyd active vs. Bills

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will be active for the first time in three weeks after recovering from a rib injury. He will start on Sunday against the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.Greenway was...
  • 3 days ago

VikesCentric: Anthony Barr--the Vikings' other number 1

StarTribune.com (Joe Oberle) — A look at the season of rookie linebacker Anthony Barr.
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Zimmer 'minor procedure' unscheduled, came after coach became ill

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had an unscheduled minor procedure performed earlier today and is feeling well enough to return to the team Saturday morning, offensive coordinator Norv Turner told...
  • 4 days ago

Zimmer absent, having 'minor procedure' done

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn’t with the team today because he’s having a “minor procedure” done, according to Bob Hagan, Vikings executive director of public relations.Zimmer will return to the...
  • 5 days ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: In Norv the Vikings trust, Rhodes renews rivalry and more

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day.WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED— The Vikings trust that coordinator Norv Turner will turn their offense...
  • 5 days ago