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Listen: Vikings wise to be cautious with Sam Bradford

StarTribune.com Ben Goessling, Michael Rand and Andrew Krammer go deep into the Vikings quarterback situation as Sam Bradford nurses a swollen knee. (2:00) To salvage chances, Vikings are wise to be cautious with...
  • New: 3 hr 10 min ago

What if Mike Zimmer did have a crystal ball to predict Sam Bradford's health?

StarTribune.com If I confess right away that at least half the impetus for writing this post is that it gave me an excuse to watch (and link to) the scene in “The Royal Tenenbaums” where Eli Cash is introduced,...
  • New: 7 hr 14 min ago

Vikings: Ryan Quigley’s secret to success: directional punts and top gunners

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson) — Vikings punter Ryan Quigley said he hasn’t been recognized yet while out and about in the Twin Cities. “I’m a pretty generic-looking guy,” he admits. Quigley doesn’t...
  • New: 11 hr 47 min ago

Mystic Lake locks up massive, glitzy nightclub for Super Bowl 2018

StarTribune.com Club Nomadic hosted Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl in Houston.
  • 12 hr 20 min ago

Latavius Murray on diminished role: 'It's still evolving'

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — When Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray signed this offseason, he likely expected his workload to be slightly more significant. The back, though, his taking his diminished role in...
  • 12 hr 26 min ago

Vikings film review: How the Steelers pressured Case Keenum, stunted the offense

StarTribune.com Mike Zimmer deflected blame away from the Vikings offensive line after backup quarterback Case Keenum was pressured an NFL-high 51 percent of his pass plays on Sunday, according to Pro Football...
  • 13 hr 50 min ago

The Loop’s Super Bowl LII Countdown: Best MVPs

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick) — With Minnesota’s next Super Bowl now less than 20 weeks away, Kevin Cusick counts down the greats and near-greats from the past 51 games. Today: the greatest MVP winners in Super Bowl history.
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Access Vikings: Bradford’s status still unknown

StarTribune.com Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn’t think quarterback Sam Bradford will be out long-term.
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Zimmer: ‘We’re not going to throw in the towel’

StarTribune.com Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke to the media Monday at Winter Park after the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Vikings’ running back Latavius Murray believes role, limited so far, is ‘still evolving’

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — If Latavius Murray is upset by his limited role with his new team, the $15 million running back isn’t showing it. Although Murray appeared destined to replace Adrian Peterson as the Vikings...
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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he doesn't have a 'crystal ball' to project Sam Bradford's return

StarTribune.com Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn’t think Sam Bradford’s knee issue is a result of past surgeries.
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Vikings: Mike Zimmer doesn’t think Sam Bradford’s injury is long term

TwinCities.com (Chad Graff) — A day after Mike Zimmer dismissed questions about the Vikings’ injured starting quarterback with terse and vague remarks, the head coach downplayed the severity of Sam Bradford’s knee...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

How many QBs will Vikings use this year, and who will make the most starts?

StarTribune.com So we’re two games into the Vikings season and they’ve already used two starting quarterbacks — Sam Bradford in Week 1, who was brilliant but dinged his knee along the way, and Case Keenum in Week...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Sano, Parise and Bradford: Which injury should concern you the most?

StarTribune.com It has come to my attention that three of the most important players for three of the most popular professional sports teams in town are all injured to varying degrees.So here’s a question to...
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Sano, Parise and Bradford: Which injury should concern you the most?

StarTribune.com It has come to my attention that three of the most important players for three of the most popular professional sports teams in town are all injured to varying degrees.So here’s a question to...
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Blog Articles

Vikings film review: How the Steelers pressured Case Keenum, stunted the offense

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Mike Zimmer deflected blame away from the Vikings offensive line after backup quarterback Case Keenum was pressured an NFL-high 51 percent of his pass plays on Sunday, according to Pro Football...
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How long could the Vikings survive without Sam Bradford?

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — The morning after each Vikings game, beat writer Ben Goessling dives in for a deeper look at a key aspect of how the Vikings played, and what it means for the team going forward:In a five-minute...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Report: With Sam Bradford questionable, Vikings promote QB Kyle Sloter

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings signed quarterback Kyle Sloter to the active roster on Saturday, according to the Burlington Times-News, with starter Sam Bradford listed as questionable to play Sunday in...
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Mike Zimmer expects Sam Bradford, Anthony Barr to play Sunday for Vikings

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — Though both Anthony Barr and Sam Bradford are nursing injuries that caused them to miss practice time this week, coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he anticipates both players will play Sunday in...
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Vikings LB Anthony Barr returns to practice Friday, could play Sunday

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings appear to be practicing as if linebacker Anthony Barr will be playing Sunday in Pittsburgh.Barr, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday...
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HOF cornerback contender Ronde Barber breaks down some of the matchup concerns as Vikings head into Pittsburgh

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — For this week’s look at receiver/matchup nightmare Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers, I turned to a guy who knows a thing or two about covering receivers at a Hall of Fame-caliber...
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Mailbag: Bradford and Bridgewater, 1,000-yard receivers and nickel corners

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Every week send any Vikings-related questions to @Andrew_Krammer and I’ll answer them here on Fridays.—Why couldn’t we keep both Sam and teddy after this year? Teddy should be cheap after major...
  • 4 days ago
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Vikings LB Anthony Barr held out of practice again Thursday

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Mike Zimmer said he “didn’t know” whether injured linebacker Anthony Barr showed progress after Thursday’s practice. Perhaps that’s because Barr didn’t practice again for a consecutive day.Barr...
  • 5 days ago
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Pat Shurmur: Laquon Treadwell a key to Vikings' offensive success

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — Though he was on the field for 36 of the Vikings’ 65 offensive snaps on Monday night, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell still was only targeted with one pass, catching a second-down throw from Sam...
  • 5 days ago
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Can Sam Bradford and the Vikings maintain another hot start?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Sam Bradford got off to a hot start before, when less than two weeks after being traded to Minnesota he threw for nearly 300 yards in a win over Green Bay at U.S. Bank Stadium.The Vikings, of...
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Remember, Vikings fans. It's a marathon, and Pittsburgh on the road isn't New Orleans at home

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Week 2 begins tonight with the first team to bench a starting quarterback this season (Houston) visiting one of the teams most likely to become the second team to bench a starting quarterback this...
  • 5 days ago
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Vikings LB Anthony Barr and QB Sam Bradford dealing with injuries

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Only one Vikings player was unable to practice less than 48 hours after the season-opening win against the Saints, albeit the absence was rather big.Linebacker Anthony Barr is dealing with a...
  • 6 days ago
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Vikings' next defensive test: 'Big play waiting to happen' Antonio Brown

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings haven’t played the Steelers since 2013, but the two men most responsible for stopping Antonio Brown on Sunday know the Steelers star very well.There’s Mike Zimmer. The coach who spent...
  • 6 days ago
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Vikings QB Sam Bradford named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — For a consecutive opener at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings walked out with a win and the NFC’s best player of the week on offense.This time, quarterback Sam Bradford was named the NFC Offensive...
  • 6 days ago
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Vikings' red zone stops make the difference vs. Saints

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) was tackled by Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) short of the goal line in the second quarter. ] JEFF WHEELER ...
  • 6 days ago
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How the Vikings' offense will be more diverse than in the past

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) greets teammates before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)The...
  • 7 days ago
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Adrian Peterson's sideline scowl makes the rounds

StarTribune.com (Rana Cash) — If looks could speak … who knows what might have come out of Adrian Peterson’s mouth.The Saints running back appeared to stalk coach Sean Payton on the sideline with a glare that could frighten...
  • 8 days ago
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Adrian Peterson's first carry vs. Vikings goes 9 yards

StarTribune.com (Rana Cash) — New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson runs from Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Minneapolis....
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Adrian Peterson in house as Vikings' retooled offense debuts vs. Saints

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — There’s no shortage of intrigue at this opener.We’ll see how the crowd reacts shortly, but Adrian Peterson at least received a warm welcome from some of his former Vikings teammates Monday night...
  • 8 days ago
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Danny Isidora only Vikings player ruled out for Saints game

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — The Vikings will head into their Monday night season opener against the New Orleans Saints in relatively good health.Rookie guard Danny Isidora was the only player the team ruled out in its final...
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