Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Thielen it: Vikings star on record-setting receiving pace

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Last week during team drills with the Minnesota Vikings, Adam Thielen stretched out his body and dived to try to catch an off-target pass. Thielen immediately questioned aloud the wisdom of his decision to risk pain when ultimately the completion didn't matter. Thielen, though, couldn't resist.

Vikings lose rising star rookie CB Mike Hughes to torn ACL

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending a promising rookie season after six games. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the diagnosis on Monday, after Hughes was hurt in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's 27-17 win over Arizona on Sunday. Hughes was covering Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the slot, when he tripped during a brief tangle of feet with Fitzgerald as he angled off a post route about 10 yards deep.

Murray, Vikings trample Cardinals on way to 27-17 victory

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

The Minnesota Vikings played a back-to-the-basics game, leaning on Latavius Murray's powerful legs and a smothering defense that was in prime form. Murray helped the Vikings revive their running attack with a career-high 155 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, wearing down the Cardinals on the way to a 27-17 win on Sunday. ''I don't want to sit here and say that we cracked the code, because they have been vulnerable to the run game, so we have to be honest about that on all levels,'' Murray said.

Vikings postgame press conference

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Hear from Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and quarterback Kirk Cousins address the media after a Week 6 win against the Arizona Cardinals.

Cardinals vs. Vikings highlights | Week 6

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Watch the highlights from the Week 6 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Minnesota Vikings.

Check out Adam Thielen’s cool ‘Mighty Ducks’ cleats

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Long before the title of “Minnesota Miracle” became synonymous with Stefan Diggs and Case Keenum, it belonged to Disney’s “The Mighty Ducks.” Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen remembers as much. And as a Minnesota native, it’s impossible not

NFL star Rob Gronkowski shares the best money advice he gives his teammates

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

NFL star Rob Gronkowski is signed to a six-year, $54 million contract with the New England Patriots. As he revealed in his 2015 book, " It's Good to Be Gronk ," he lives off his endorsements instead. Gronkowski, who recently teamed up with Honey Nut Cheerios for their Good Rewards program , says that, as a veteran on his team, there is one piece of advice he always gives his rookie teammates about managing their money.

Michael Bennett flagged for another borderline roughing-the-passer penalty

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

For the second straight week, Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Michael Bennett was hit with a roughing-the-passer penalty. Last week Bennett got flagged for roughing Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on a hit where Cousins fell gently to the ground. The penalty resulted in a first down deep in Vikings territory instead of a third-and-long situation that would have resulted from the sack.

There’s Something Missing From the Everson Griffen Story

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

If you follow the NFL, you may already be tangentially aware of the story of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, who remains on indefinite leave from the team after suffering a very frightening mental breakdown three weeks ago. Griffen was reportedly stalking around the lobby and threatened to “shoot someone” before police were summoned. Griffen was let go without being arrested and left the hotel of his own accord.

Vikings, Cardinals look to keep winning feeling

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

After two consecutive road games, the Minnesota Vikings head home to face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Both teams are struggling but come off big victories, as the Vikings (2-2-1) pulled out a win over the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the 2017 NFC Championship Game while the Cardinals (1-4) defeated the San Francisco 49ers for their first victory of the year. Minnesota has followed the league's trend to a pass-first offense with quarterback Kirk Cousins and new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, and it's hard to see that changing at home against Arizona.