Vikings Can Find Their Man in Stillwater

Part of my job in the post-season wrapup phase is to dig through all of the stat sheets and try to decipher some explanations for a 3-13 Vikings season.  It’s kind of like trying to piece together a crime scene […]

The Post-2011 Landscape for the Minnesota Vikings

Today there are a handful of NFL Teams making post-season travel plans.  They’re repacking the gear and preparing for a week of practice before setting off on that toughest of journeys, the road to the Super Bowl.  The Vikings, suffice it […]

Are You Ready for Some Football? Vikings @ Packers, Week 10

Monday Night Football is great because every one gets to watch their team play, no matter where they live.  But this Monday night for Vikings fans may or may not be the national showcase game they were hoping for.  Minnesota […]

The Ugly Truth in Viking Land

I know that its tough to be honest when it comes to our favorite teams.  I know Cub fans, for example, who annually tell anyone who will listen (and even some that don’t want to) that THIS is the year […]

Grading the Vikings at Midseason

Everyone knows that the mid-term exam for a 2-6 team will likely not be a stellar one.  After all, there should be plenty of blame to go around – – but in this case, I am willing to give many […]

Vikings Tame Panthers, Move to 2-6 at the Bye

I know what you’re thinking about all of this.  And you are partially right.  But you’re also partially wrong, so let’s just walk through this together – the fact is that the Vikings came from behind yesterday (on the road) […]

Vikings @ Panthers Preview: Week 8

When the Minnesota Vikings take the field in Charlotte this week against the Panthers, both teams will feature rookie QBs in Christian Ponder and Cam Newton.  Both teams will also bring in lackluster records, but don’t let that fool you […]

Vikings Drop a Close One, Fall to 1-6

The Minnesota Vikings were outgunned at home this Sunday, losing to the Packers 33-27.  Green Bay improves to an astounding 7-0, and the Vikings fall to a frustrating 1-6 on the year. This game was not all negative for the […]

NFC North Notebook: Week 7

Well, the half-way point of the season is not quite here, but it is coming into focus, and that means of course that we’re starting to get a pretty good idea of who is for real and who isn’t.  The […]

Previewing the Packers @ Vikings: Week 7

I know what  I said about waiting a few weeks on starting QB Christian Ponder.  But the Vikings have chosen to play him, and Viking fans will have essentially a 10-game dress rehearsal for Ponder to see if he can […]

QB Christian Ponder to Start in Week 7

In this case, the headline pretty much says it all.  According to multiple team sources, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has confirmed that rookie Christian Ponder will start at Quarterback for the Vikings when they return home to entertain the Green […]

Vikings @ Bears In-Game Report

I started out this week’s Vikings game in a rather unique fashion:  at kickoff, I was eating Texas BBQ in a San Diego restaurant that is owned by a die-hard Bears fan who was born in the Middle East.  I’m […]