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Minnesota Vikings (10-6-0)


NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Bears moving in opposite directions

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Packers overcame a slow start to beat the Lions and the Bears' slide continued as the Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive.

Peterson, Vikings run over Bears

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Vikings beat the free-falling Bears on Sunday.

Webb on ready alert if Vikings call

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Joe Webb remains the backup QB to Christian Ponder for now, but things could change if the passing game continues to struggle.

Vikings place WR Harvin on I.R.

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings placed WR Percy Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday. Harvin has not played since Week Nine because of an ankle injury.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Bears defense

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we delve into Sunday’s meeting between struggling Vikings QB Christian Ponder and a banged-up Bears defense.

Week 13 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 8:59 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, William Moore and Greg Zuerlein as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' skid is boosting Packers

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.

Packers pick Ponder twice in win over Vikings

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Morgan Burnett picked off Christian Ponder twice and the Packers overcame a monster day by Adrian Peterson for a 23-14 victory Sunday over the Vikings.

Struggling Simpson needs more than better technique

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is struggling and his problems might run deeper than merely needing better technique.

Report: Vikings DE Allen fined $21,000

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Vikings DE Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his blind-side block on Bears OG Lance Louis, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

Bears top Vikings but at costly price

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Bears made a statement in the NFC North but lost five starters in the process; the shocking number of pick-sixes in the NFL; and more observations from Week 12.

Vikings pass defense needs to be step faster

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The Vikings were not quick or strong enough to stop the Bears' passing game.

Cutler returns, Bears top Vikings

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion, and the Bears got a 28-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Report: Bears QB Cutler will start vs. Vikings

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler has been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Week 10 and will start Sunday vs. the Vikings, according to a CBS report.

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Jennings, Greg (WR)

Posted March 15, 2013 @ 6:57 p.m.
Jennings has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the latest Green Bay Packer to head across the border and join their bitter NFC North rivals. Jennings made his decision on Friday, giving the Vikings the No. 1 receiver they so desperately needed after trading Percy Harvin to Seattle.
Jennings caught 36 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns in eight games last season. He bolsters a thin receiving group that grew thinner when the Vikings traded star Percy Harvin to Seattle earlier this offseason. Jennings joins safety Darren Sharper, kicker Ryan Longwell and, of course, quarterback Brett Favre as high-profile Packers to defect to Minnesota. Like all the rest of them, Jennings will be looking to prove that his best days are not behind him.

Cassel, Matt (QB)

Posted March 15, 2013 @ 2:35 p.m.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Matt Cassel. The Vikings announced the signing Friday, one day after agreeing to terms with the former Patriot and Chief to be the backup to starter Christian Ponder. Cassel was waived by Kansas City on Thursday with two years left on his contract.
Cassel led the Patriots to an 11-5 record in place of the injured Tom Brady in 2008. He was traded to Kansas City in 2009, made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and struggled the past two seasons. He threw six touchdown passes and 12 interceptions in nine games last year.

Cassel, Matt (QB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 3:19 p.m.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Cassel. The Vikings and Cassel came to agreement on Thursday, the same day he was formally released by the Kansas City Chiefs with two years left on his contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by Fox Sports, has not been announced.
Cassel spent the last four years in Kansas City. He completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,796 yards with six touchdowns and 12 interceptions in nine games last year.

Cassel, Matt (QB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 10:07 a.m.
The Chiefs have cut ties with Cassel, who lost his starting job to Brady Quinn last season and then watched Kansas City trade for Alex Smith to be his replacement.
Cassel was the first major acquisition by the Chiefs under previous general manager Scott Pioli, and he was quickly given a six-year, $63 million contract. But after leading the Chiefs to the playoffs in 2010, Cassel struggled to live up to the same expectations.

Jennings, Greg (WR)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 10:04 a.m.
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in Jennings, the latest Green Bay Packers free agent pursued by their NFC North rivals.
The agent for Jennings, Eugene Parker, told The Associated Press his client was visiting the Vikings on Thursday. ESPN first reported the trip. The 29-year-old Jennings is coming off a second straight injury-affected season so fantasy owners should beware.

Simpson, Jerome (WR)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 3:12 p.m.
Simpson has signed with the Vikes.
The team announced the deal Wednesday, the day after NFL free agency began.

Henderson, Erin (LB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 3:11 p.m.
Henderson has signed with the Vikes.
The team announced the deal Wednesday, the day after NFL free agency began.

Loadholt, Phil (T)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:32 p.m.
The Vikings re-signed Loadholt on Tuesday.
Loadholt has been the Vikings starter at right tackle for his whole career, missing only one game in four seasons.

Jennings, Greg (WR)

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 9:29 a.m.
The Green Bay Packers declined to use their franchise tag on Jennings, meaning the star wide receiver will become an unrestricted free agent next week.
The agent for Jennings, who ranks in the top 10 on the all-time Packers reception list, can begin speaking with other teams as soon as Saturday, although no deal can be signed until March 12, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.

Peterson, Adrian (RB)

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:48 a.m.
Peterson had surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday. The Vikings made the announcement on their website and say they "expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns." Peterson had the procedure in Philadelphia.
Peterson, who also was named offensive player of the year after returning from a torn ACL to rush for 2,097 yards, was bothered by an abdominal injury for the last month of the season. He sat out the fourth quarter against Houston in December, which may have kept him from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.

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