Minnesota Vikings

Greg Jennings Does not Miss Green Bay

It’s not a secret that the marriage between the Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Greg Jennings didn’t end too swimmingly. After signing a five-year, $45 million contract with the division rival Minnesota Vikings prior to the 2013 campaign, Jennings found himself booed by the very same fans that had cheered him at Lambeau for seven years.
Never afraid to open up to the media, the veteran receiver took it upon himself to indicate that he doesn’t necessarily miss his time in Green Bay (via ESPN.com).
Honestly, to be honest, no,â€* Jennings said. “It doesn’t because — and this is sincerity right here — it really has nothing to do with football. From a football standpoint, I would have loved to have finished my career out in Green Bay, but from where I am spiritually and where I am with my family and the growth that we’ve had because of what we have around us educationally — and there was some great educational systems there, as well — but this is a step up for us.
In a vacuum, there doesnâ€

Brett Favre gets haircut and shave – for new commercial (Video)

Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre had been looking rather shaggy in recent public appearances, letting his hair grow and sporting a full grey beard. However, it would seem that Favre’s recent grooming habits, or lack thereof, may have all been a setup for this commercial promoting MicroTouch razors and trimmers.Favre looks a lot better now after getting himself cleaned up. We’ll have to wait and see what endorsement deal he lands next, but the clean-shaven look should help improve things on that front.Video via Sportainment. H/T BMS.
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Teddy Bridgewater missed Tuesday’s practice

Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was held out of Tuesday’s practice due to the ankle injury he suffered this past Sunday against the Falcons.
Vikings officially list Teddy Bridgewater, Chad Greenway Kyle Rudolph as not practicing. Bridgewater was watching on field at end.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 30, 2014

The hope is he’ll participate in Wednesday’s walk-thru as they get ready for Thursday night’s game against the Packers.
Hope is to have bridgewater take part in wed jog thru
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 30, 2014

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Minnesota Vikings: Five keys to beating the Packers on Thursday night

Following their big win against the Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings will be preparing on a short week as they take on the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night football. The game will be aired on CBS and the NFL Network at 7:25 P.M. CST.
The Thursday night games so far this season have been snore fests; all of the games have been won by 20 or more points and the home team has only won one of the four Thursday night games. Away teams have a major disadvantage for these games, because the team gets one less day of preparation on an already short week, since they have to travel. However, this won’t be affecting the Vikings as much because the travel to Green Bay is almost irrelevant due to proximity of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The Packers-Vikings’ rivalry goes back to 1961, and has been one of the best rivalries in the NFL in that time. This game will be no different, as both teams are 2-2 and are looking to catch Detroit in the NFC North standings. Mike McCarthy and the Packers pose many problems to an

Brett Favre no longer looks like a musclebound hobo thanks to Micro Touch (video)

Brett Favre has been keeping himself pretty busy during his retirement. From competing in mini-triathlons (under the alias “Brett Lorenzo,” no less) to endorsing political candidates to pimping headphones, the Ol’ Gunslinger has certainly diversified his interests in his post-football life. One thing that has remained a constant, though, through all of his activities as […]
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Only Teddy Bridgewater can save the Minnesota Vikings’ season

After consecutive ugly starts that saw Matt Cassel break his foot in a 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, all hope for the Minnesota Vikings to make the playoffs, or even get to .500 appeared lost.
Couple that with the Adrian Peterson saga, and this team looked like a mess.
Enter 32nd overall pick and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Against the heavily-favored Atlanta Falcons, Bridgewater completed 19 passes for 317 yards without any turnovers.
He didn’t have any turnovers and did fail to throw a touchdown, but he did set them up perfectly. A 41-28 win over the Falcons starts the Bridgewater era and restarts the Vikings playoff hopes.
“Teddy Bridgewater is the franchise QB the Vikings have been looking for.” -@jemelehill pic.twitter.com/3COon9imr1
— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) September 29, 2014

Sure it’s early, and this team still has weaknesses that need to be addressed, but the Vikings can make noise in the NFC.
Keep in mind that their running g…

Vikings Injury Update: Teddy Bridgewater misses practice

In the Minnesota Vikings first practice in preparation for Thursday night’s divisional match up with the Green Bay Packers, newly appointed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was not able to participate. As reported by Pro Football Talk, many teams do not actually practice on Monday during a short week, but it appears the Vikings did.#455875722 / gettyimages.comBridgewater, a first round pick in the 2014, assumed the starting duties this week after Matt Cassel was lost for the season in week three. He played exceptionally well Sunday in the Vikings victory over the Atlanta Falcons, but had to leave late in the game after he injured his left ankle. X-rays and an MRI came back negative so he is dealing with a sprain, which is good news. The bad news is he has just a handful of days to prepare for the Packers on Thursday night.With two more days of prep and recovery before the game, Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer is hopeful that Bridgewater will be good to go Thursday and said he felt a…

Adrian Peterson Is Coming Back This Week?

Adrian Peterson – just a few short weeks ago he was front page, lead story news. Peterson was just the latest name to be thrown out in front of the NFL shield following an accusation of abuse, although Peterson’s took a new twist, not domestic but child abuse. The story went when disciplining his four year old son, he beat him repeatedly with a tree branch. Shortly afterwards, his son had a doctor’s appointment where the bruises were noticed and reported which then led to where we are today.But, since these first few days, the media coverage has died down considerably around Peterson. He was put on that commissioner’s exempt list which I still believe to be made up since we never heard of it before then.  And then we hadn’t heard anything until Sunday morning. Before kickoff, Peterson sent a text to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer which he then read to the team. The players didn’t give details as to what the text said other than that it was a “motivational sp…

WATCH: Brett Favre in new nose hair trimmer commercial

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Brett Favre; the very indecisive former NFL… Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Minnesota Vikings: It’s Teddy time

It’s been quite a roller coaster for the Minnesota Vikings this season. With a rookie head coach trying to handle all of the hype and the attention of the on going Adrian Peterson situation, on top of all of the injuries the Vikings have suffered this season, the Vikings are sitting pretty at a 2-2 record after their win against the Falcons. Although there has been many disappoints so far throughout the first four weeks, Vikings fans should hang their head high, because the Vikings displayed phenomenal young talent in Sunday’s 41-28 win.
The Falcons are no easy task to beat, especially considering they could have one of the best offenses in the NFL. However, the young, inexperienced defense flashed signs of greatness in the their match up against the Falcons. Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr had a great game calling the defense for Mike Zimmer, and 3rd year Harrison Smith played his heart out (like every week) and ended up with an interception in the 4th quarter to help seal the victory. After selecting 7 1

Vikings have signed QB Chandler Harnish to practice squad

Today the Minnesota Vikings signed former Mr. Irrelevant Chandler Harnish according to sources. @ACwishtv: Big congrats to @C_Harnish picked up by the #Vikings….practice squad. Happy for Chandler! Harnish will be a practice squad quarterback and is basically just a back-up plan to Teddy and Ponder.
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Teddy Bridgewater’s MRI came back clean

It looks like Teddy Bridgewater should be OK to play in this Thursday’s game against the Packers after injuring his ankle this past Sunday against the Falcons.
Mike Zimmer said Teddy Bridgewater is doing a lot better and MRI came back fine. — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) September 29, 2014
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Fantasy football: Evaluating the Minnesota Vikings backfield

With a Week 5 matchup against Green Bay’s 28th ranked fantasy defense to opposing running backs, McKinnon, the Georgia Souther product, may be in line for another big week.
A popular waiver wire add over the past two weeks, Matt Asiata finally lived up to his billing as a legitimate fantasy football option, with a 3-TD breakout performance in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Minnesota running back solidified his spot in the offense as a short-yardage specialist and goal line threat, and displayed more effective downhill running, almost averaging 4 yards per carry.
While Asiata was impressive in his own right, it was Jerick McKinnon’s performance that really turned heads, as the rookie running back finished with 135 yards rushing on only 18 carries.
With both players posting season-high numbers, what does that mean for their respective fantasy values?
Moving forward, I think the Minnesota rush attack will turn into a running back by committee. For Asiata owners, the systemic change will ham

Vikings credit Adrian Peterson’s motivational text for victory

Even though he may not be on the field, Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson still finds time to let his teammates know he wishes them well. The NFL player, who is currently on exempt/commissioners list for allegations of child abuse of his four year old son, sent some inspiring text messages to the Vikings Head Coach right before their 41-28 win over the Falcons.
“The words that Adrian texted Coach Zimmer were very deep,” quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said. “One thing I took away from that message was, play each down like it’s your last, because you never know when it’s going to be your last opportunity. I think the guys got that message pretty well.” “(Peterson) just sent it to Coach (Zimmer),” linebacker Gerald Hodges told 1500ESPN.com. “Him and coach were texting back and (Peterson) said he wanted to share some things. He just said he’d love to be out here, would be dying to be out here with us. But everything’s out of his control. He just said go out there and play your hearts out like it

Adrian Peterson sent motivational text message to Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater made his first career NFL start on Sunday, and the Minnesota Vikings came away with a surprising 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. According to Matt Asiata, Adrian Peterson still managed to help the team without being present. Asiata, who is filling in for Peterson and scored three touchdowns against Atlanta, told 1500ESPN […]