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Imagine that: Vikings kicker Kai Forbath no fan of longer PATs

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — You probably won’t be surprised to hear the one NFL rule Vikings kicker Kai Forbath would most like to see changed. “Put the (extra point) back to where it was. Oh, yeah,” he said....
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Vikings center Joe Berger ruled out for Sunday with concussion

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — Vikings center Joe Berger was ruled out for Sunday at Jacksonville, the second straight game he will miss because of a concussion. Berger practiced Tuesday and Wednesday but did not Thursday. He...
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Harrison Smith, Joe Berger out; Marcus Sherels questionable

StarTribune.com Center Joe Berger (concussion) and free safety Harrison Smith (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Jacksonville, but punt returner Marcus Sherels (rib) is questionable after missing...
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All of your Vikings playoff scenario questions, answered in one place

StarTribune.com It wouldn’t be a Vikings season if we weren’t scoreboard watching and wondering if they will make the playoffs. So what are the Vikings’ chances? Glad you asked. Let’s take stock of the...
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Vikings at Jaguars: Pioneer Press predictions

TwinCities.com (Pioneer Press) — BRIAN MURPHY > Vikings 19, Jaguars 16: The Vikings should be forced to walk home carrying coach Mike Zimmer in a sedan chair if they lose to the sad-sack Jaguars. Don’t expect any fireworks....
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Joe Berger leaves field after stretching; Harrison Smith still out

StarTribune.com Center Joe Berger, who missed last week’s game because of a concussion, went through stretching exercises before today’s practice but then left the field with head athletic trainer Eric...
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Look who can catch now: Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — Former NFL cornerback Terrell Buckley put away his tough-love tactics and made like a fan boy earlier this month. Buckley, now an assistant coach at Mississippi State, went to the Pro Bowl voting...
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Vikings' interior offensive line will have matchups to watch in Jacksonville

StarTribune.com Every week following the Access Vikings game preview podcast, we’ll delve deeper into the matchups to watch for the upcoming Vikings game.However the Vikings decide to attack the Jaguars defense,...
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Kyle Rudolph: Vikings must curb mistakes

StarTribune.com The tight end is having a career year, but the team’s recurring errors have been costly ones.
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Jaguars know all about spirit of giving as they prepare for Vikings

StarTribune.com Jacksonville’s turnovers, few takeaways cost team.
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Access Vikings: Harrison Smith likely out, Anthony Harris in

StarTribune.com Injuries continue to plague the Vikings, with safety Harrison Smith unlikely to play.
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Vikings expecting special boost from Marcus Sherels

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was optimistic punt returner Marcus Sherels will be able to play Sunday at Jacksonville, which would be a boost to a special-teams unit that struggled in several phases...
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Listen: Turnover-prone Blake Bortles might be what reeling Vikings need

StarTribune.com Can the Vikings take advantage of the NFL’s interception leader in Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles? What will they do without safety Harrison Smith? Why could center Joe Berger (or Nick Easton)...
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Anthony Harris steps into Vikings’ safety dance

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy) — If it’s Week 14 and the Vikings are on the road, safety Anthony Harris must be on the clock. Exactly one year after the undrafted free agent started his first NFL game in place of an injured...
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Vikings, Jaguars have combined for one win in past seven weeks

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy) — VIKINGS (6-6) AT JAGUARS (2-10) Kickoff: Noon Sunday Where: Everbank Field TV: FOX Channel 9 Announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okman (sideline) Radio: KFXN-FM 100.3 Announcers: Paul...
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Anthony Harris gets additional work during Vikings practice without Harrison Smith

StarTribune.com Second-year safety Anthony Harris appears in line for his third career NFL start.Harris worked alongside safety Andrew Sendejo during Thursday’s practice, the third session this week without...
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Jacksonville 'O' is very generous, but 'D' can be stingy [Scouting the Jaguars]

StarTribune.com When it comes to the Vikings righting a 1-6 slide that has ruined a 5-0 start, the Jacksonville Jaguars could be the best medicine this side of a home game against Cleveland.But don’t get too...
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The Loop’s NFL Picks: Week 14

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick) — Every Thursday, Kevin Cusick makes his predictions against the latest Las Vegas point spread, the way God intended ...
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Adrian Peterson aims to return to Vikings, but only if playoffs are in play

StarTribune.com Peterson aiming to return, but only if playoffs are in play
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Blog Articles

Harrison Smith, Joe Berger out; Marcus Sherels questionable

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Center Joe Berger (concussion) and free safety Harrison Smith (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Jacksonville, but punt returner Marcus Sherels (rib) is questionable after missing...
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Joe Berger leaves field after stretching; Harrison Smith still out

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Center Joe Berger, who missed last week’s game because of a concussion, went through stretching exercises before today’s practice but then left the field with head athletic trainer Eric...
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Vikings' interior offensive line will have matchups to watch in Jacksonville

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Every week following the Access Vikings game preview podcast, we’ll delve deeper into the matchups to watch for the upcoming Vikings game.However the Vikings decide to attack the Jaguars defense,...
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Anthony Harris gets additional work during Vikings practice without Harrison Smith

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Second-year safety Anthony Harris appears in line for his third career NFL start.Harris worked alongside safety Andrew Sendejo during Thursday’s practice, the third session this week without...
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Jacksonville 'O' is very generous, but 'D' can be stingy [Scouting the Jaguars]

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — When it comes to the Vikings righting a 1-6 slide that has ruined a 5-0 start, the Jacksonville Jaguars could be the best medicine this side of a home game against Cleveland.But don’t get too...
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Vikings resume practice without injured safety Harrison Smith

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he only goes by what he sees in practice to determine whether or not a player will be able to suit up for a game.If that’s the case, then chances are slim the...
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Adrian Peterson: 'God really has blessed me to be able to heal a lot faster than others'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — A new face was talking to reporters in the locker room during this morning’s media access period.Perhaps you’ve heard of him? Some fella named Adrian Peterson.The last time the 2012 league MVP...
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Danielle Hunter head of his class, other Vikings stats that stand out

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Every Wednesday morning, beat writer Matt Vensel will share five Vikings stats that actually mean something heading into that weekend’s game.15.5 — sacks for Danielle Hunter in his first two NFL...
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Mike Zimmer back coaching Vikings, Harrison Smith sits out practice

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Mike Zimmer, six days removed from emergency eye surgery and four days after a follow-up procedure, was back coaching the Vikings today as players reported back to Winter Park after getting the...
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Vikings have three players among Pro Bowl ballot leaders

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — This  season has quickly deteriorated for the Vikings, though a few players are gaining Pro Bowl  respect from the fans.Three Vikings players rank among the top five at their positions in fan...
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Mike Zimmer has returned to coaching, expected to travel to Jacksonville, Vikings announce

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has resumed coaching and is expected to travel to Jacksonville for Sunday’s game, the team announced Monday.Zimmer, the 60-year-old coach who missed his first NFL...
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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer reportedly has fourth eye procedure done

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, after a follow-up appointment with doctors on Friday morning, had another operation on his eye that day and “appears to be turning a corner for the better,” according to...
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Dungy gives reminder on just how evenly matched NFL teams are [NFL Picks & Power Rankings]

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Each Saturday morning during the NFL season, we’ll wake up early, take a hearty cut at predicting the unpredictable league, wince at how it went the week before and ponder the definition of...
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Upon Further Review... Priefer nearly pulls off upset in Zimmer's absence, plus defense shines and B-Rob rants

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The morning after every Vikings game, after a few hours of sleep and maybe an early flight back to Minneapolis, Star Tribune beat writer Matt Vensel will empty out his notebook and share a few...
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WR Stefon Diggs, CB Terence Newman return for Vikings vs. Cowboys

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings will be without head coach Mike Zimmer, but get two starters back in receiver Stefon Diggs and cornerback Terence Newman for tonight’s matchup between the Vikings and NFC-leading...
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Interim coach Mike Priefer steps into unique situation after 'normal week'

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — For the first time since Mike Zimmer took over as Vikings head coach in 2014, he won’t be on the sideline tonight against the Dallas Cowboys.But while at some point already having planned a third...
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Offensive line makes Dallas very, very, very good [Scouting the Cowboys]

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — On the morning of Jan. 28, 1960, NFL owners met and selected the Dallas Cowboys as the league’s 13th NFL franchise. The Cowboys would begin play that fall.After a break and some arm-twisting, the...
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Joe Berger, Marcus Sherels ruled out for Vikings' game versus Cowboys

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have ruled out starting center Joe Berger and punt returner Marcus Sherels for tomorrow night’s game against the Cowboys.Second-year center Nick Easton is expected to get his first NFL...
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Linval Joseph, Shamar Stephen will have matchups to watch vs. Cowboys [X-factor]

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Last season, the Vikings had an answer for the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.Nose tackle Linval Joseph bludgeoned through center Tim Barnes and the Rams offensive line, snaring Todd Gurley...
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Adrian Peterson, cleared to run, does some sprinting at Vikings practice

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Adrian Peterson has taken another step in his recovery from knee surgery.The star running back, who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in late September, was spotted running short sprints while...
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