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Zimmer's signature defense follows him to Vikings

StarTribune.com Mike Zimmer learned to exploit gaps between center and guards. The NFL is learning from him.
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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater delivers on childhood promise to his mother

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — MIAMI -- Teddy Bridgewater was 8 years old and riding home from football practice when he made a vow to his mother that later would get plenty of attention.
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Tom Powers: In Vikings' case, forward progress is more than just talk

TwinCities.com (Tom Powers tpowers@pioneerpress.com) — There are no bad teams in the NFL, just teams building off of their experiences. Growing teams. Learning teams. Teams getting ready to springboard. Teams gaining in confidence. Teams doing a lot...
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Vikings vs. Dolphins: 5 keys to Sunday's game

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneepress.com) — 1. Finishing in the fourth: Coach Mike Zimmer's primary message to his team last week: Play tough in the fourth quarter. Although the Vikings split their past two games, they were outplayed in the...
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Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater: Made in Miami

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — MIAMI -- When Teddy Bridgewater was growing up, his mother was known as "Coach Rose." She pitched batting practice for Teddy's Little League teams and later would suggest plays to his high school...
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Souhan: Vikings' Robison gets wish, delivers 'Christmas Wish'

StarTribune.com Brian Robison, wife made heartfelt holiday gesture.
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Barr's 'B-minus' Vikings season concludes a month early

StarTribune.com The impressive rookie linebacker will have minor knee surgery
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Craig: Vikings' receiver Johnson says Manziel is misjudged

StarTribune.com One Vikings WR likes both Manziel and Bridgewater
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Vikings stadium critics unswayed by efforts to prevent bird collisions

TwinCities.com (Doug Belden dbelden@pioneerpress.com) — When it comes to reducing collisions with the glass of the new Vikings stadium, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, environmental advocates told stadium officials Friday.
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Vikings at Dolphins: Pioneer Press predictions

TwinCities.com (Pioneer Press) — BRIAN MURPHY Vikings 19, Dolphins 17: I'll buy into this week's storyline: the NFL's top rookie quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, returns home
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Former Mounds View player Billy Turner hoping for NFL debut vs. Vikings

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — DAVIE, Fla. -- It's good timing for Billy Turner.
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Access Vikings Breakdown: Final road trip in Miami

StarTribune.com The Vikings make their final road trip of the regular season on Sunday to face the Miami Dolphins.
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Vikings: Knee surgery will end linebacker Anthony Barr's season

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy brianmurphy@pioneerpress.com) — It took several MRIs for the Vikings and linebacker Anthony Barr to learn the damage plaguing his left knee the past month will require season-ending surgery.
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'Very minor' knee surgery ends Barr's season early

StarTribune.com Anthony Barr’s season rookie season officially ended Thursday night when he was told he needs what coach Mike Zimmer described as a “very minor procedure” to repair a knee injury that has...
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Anthony Barr to undergo season-ending knee surgery

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Anthony Barr is set to have knee surgery to put an end to the linebacker's rookie season. Barr, who was selected ninth in the draft, hasn't played for the Minnesota Vikings since Week 13.
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Greenway, Barr, Loeffler not at practice; Charlie Johnson there, but not practicing

StarTribune.com What did we learn at practice a few moments ago? That Audie Cole appears to know how to long snap well enough to get the ball to punter Jeff Locke without drawing too much attention.Regular...
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Behind Enemy Lines: Dolphins' December struggles and Joe Philbin's future with beat writer Chris Perkins

StarTribune.com For the Vikings’ final road trip this season to Miami, we reached out to Chris Perkins, who covers the Dolphins for The Sun Sentinel, in this week’s edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” Here are five...
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Blog Articles

VikesCentric: Preparing For An Off-Season of Change

StarTribune.com (AJ Mansour) — Wholesale personnel changes are likely on the horizon for the Vikings.
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'Very minor' knee surgery ends Barr's season early

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Anthony Barr’s season rookie season officially ended Thursday night when he was told he needs what coach Mike Zimmer described as a “very minor procedure” to repair a knee injury that has...
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Greenway, Barr, Loeffler not at practice; Charlie Johnson there, but not practicing

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — What did we learn at practice a few moments ago? That Audie Cole appears to know how to long snap well enough to get the ball to punter Jeff Locke without drawing too much attention.Regular...
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Behind Enemy Lines: Dolphins' December struggles and Joe Philbin's future with beat writer Chris Perkins

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — For the Vikings’ final road trip this season to Miami, we reached out to Chris Perkins, who covers the Dolphins for The Sun Sentinel, in this week’s edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” Here are five...
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VikesCentric: Vikings succeed with next man up mentality

StarTribune.com (Joe Oberle) — The Vikings depth shows with all the backups now starting.
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Norv praises Teddy, curtain closes on Ponder era, 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— Offensive coordinator Norv Turner had high praise for QB Teddy...
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Norv Turner thinks Teddy Bridgewater's carrying Vikings offense

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has carried an offense that is lacking stability at, well, every position, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner.The Vikings have used eight...
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Kyle Rudolph among five Vikings held out of practice again

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was one of five starters to missed practice in consecutive days due to injury on Thursday.Rudolph has been sidelined with an ankle/knee injury. Left guard Charlie...
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Vikings 4 Downs: Does Cordarrelle Patterson deserve more snaps?

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — @MasterStrib How involved will Patterson be in the offense Sunday? Were his late snaps in DET a sign of things to come? #VikingsST— Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) December 18, 2014I’d give him a...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Another good center, defense among most improved 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— John Sullivan is the latest of a long line of quality Vikings centers.—...
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Floyd returns, but five other starters miss practice

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd returned to practice today, but the Vikings were without five other starters, including two new additions to the injury report.Tight end Kyle Rudolph (knee/ankle)...
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Bridgewater off to a good start with his accuracy

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Teddy Bridgewater was again on a podium, lamenting his incomplete pass toward wide receiver Jarius Wright in the final minute of Sunday’s loss to the Lions, the one he felt would have put the...
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Michael Mauti's latest knee procedure a 'speed bump'

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings linebacker Michael Mauti described his right knee procedure as a “speed bump” and a minor score that placed him on injured reserve last week.Mauti dealt with three torn ACLs in five...
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Vikings waive J'Marcus Webb

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — The Vikings put offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb on waivers Tuesday.The five-year veteran was signed on Nov. 25 when the team put Phil Loadholt on season-ending injured reserve.Earlier Tuesday, Webb...
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Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 16

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. 339.9 — yards allowed per game by the Vikings in Mike Zimmer’s first season.Considering how the...
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Vikings NFL Draft Order: Week 16

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Every Tuesday, we’ll analyze the Vikings draft chances for the 2015 NFL DraftThe Vikings minuscule playoff chances vanished before they even took the field last week. The Rams lost to the...
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Greenway named Vikings' Community Man of Year

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Chad Greenway has been selected as the Vikings’ Community Man of the Year for 2014.Since joining the Vikings in 2006, the outside linebacker has volunteered with several local organizations,...
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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: NFC North has been unkind, Teddy learns on the fly 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 are still looking for their first NFC North win of the...
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Mike Zimmer glad Teddy Bridgewater's learning by playing

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Once quarterback Matt Cassel was placed on injured reserve three games into the year, the Vikings season was mainly about the growth of rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and how he adjusted to...
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Matt Kalil fares better second time against Lions defense

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil had one the worst games in his career the first time he faced Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah this season. His performance improved dramatically the second time...
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