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Vikings defense raises the bar, players won’t settle

October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — It would seem to be reason for celebration. After having one of the worst defenses in the NFL last season, the Vikings are now ranked in the top 10.
But that’s not good enough for safety Robert Blanton.
“Our goal is to be the be…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zimmer sidelined with kidney stone

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer missed practice Friday to be treated for a kidney stone, the Pioneer Press has learned.
The team announced that Zimmer had a “minor procedure” after leaving Winter Park in pain but said he would return t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Powers: Mike Zimmer about to drop hammer on Vikings

October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

That thumping sound you hear this morning is Mike Zimmer bringing down the hammer at Winter Park.
He’s had enough.
“I’m just saying some of the things we’re doing lead to undisciplined play,” Zimmer said. “We’ve got to change a lot of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Powers: Mike Zimmer about to drop hammer on Vikings

October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

That thumping sound you hear this morning is Mike Zimmer bringing down the hammer at Winter Park.
He’s had enough.
“I’m just saying some of the things we’re doing lead to undisciplined play,” Zimmer said. “We’ve got to change a lot of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

“Teddy time”: Bridgewater to make first professional start with Vikings

September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Obviously, Teddy Bridgewater wants to win his NFL debut as a starting quarterback. Then again, it might not be all that bad if he doesn’t.
The Vikings in their history have had seven previous quarterbacks start games as rookies. On…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota Gov. calls for Peterson suspension

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of the biggest Vikings fans in the state of Minnesota, governor Mark Dayton, called for the franchise to suspend running back Adrian Peterson.
“It is an awful situation,” said Dayton in a statement. “Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due pr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Patriots beat Minnesota, Vikings offer no excuses for loss

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel said he was “shocked’’ by Friday’s news on Adrian Peterson. Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson called it “surprising.’’

Two days later, though, nobody on the Vikings was using the star r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Patriots beat Minnesota, Vikings offer no excuses for loss

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel said he was “shocked’’ by Friday’s news on Adrian Peterson. Wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson called it “surprising.’’

Two days later, though, nobody on the Vikings was using the star r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota finalizes team roster

August 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings mainstays Fred Evans and Jamarca Sanford were pushed aside Saturday.
The team trimmed down to the NFL roster limit of 53, releasing Evans, a defensive tackle who had been with Minnesota since 2007, and placing Sanford, a safe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cassel secure, Bridgewater sharp in Vikings win over Chiefs

August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The thermometer read 97 degrees at kickoff, and still, Matt Cassel wasn’t as hot as he has been. But he still might have done enough to solidify the Vikings’ starting quarterback job.
Cassel played the first 2½ quarters Sat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com