So far this season, only one team had held the Los Angeles Rams to fewer than 20 points—the Seattle Seahawks. Since that blip of a loss in Seattle, though, the Rams had continued to put up points at a rate unmatched by any other NFL team, scoring 27, 33, 51, and 33 points in their past four games.
The Rams’ Rob Havenstein was in perfectly fine position to block Danielle Hunter as he went to take down Jared Goff. But Havenstein’s strength was nowhere near enough. Hunter plowed right through the powerless L.A. right tackle, getting the third-down sack on Jared Goff without having to avoid blocking at all.
Mike Zimmer made it official today: Even though Teddy Bridgewater is finally back, healthy, and ready, Case Keenum will start at quarterback for the Vikings in Sunday’s showdown against the Rams. Then again, Zimmer really had no choice. Sure, Bridgewater likely still represents the future of the franchise, but the…
The NFL relaxed its touchdown celebration rules this year, but some things are still verboten. For example, Le’Veon Bell was penalized earlier this year for punching the goalposts like Vai Sikahema.
The Vikings’ Andrew Sendejo drew an early unnecessary roughness penalty today against the Ravens when he went in head first against Baltimore receiver Mike Wallace, who was already in the process of being tackled. Wallace’s helmet flew far away from him after the hit, and he stayed down while being attended to by team…
A bunch of kids sit in a circle. One kid, who is “it,” walks the circumference, tapping the seated kids one by one, saying “duck, duck,” and then tapping a kid and saying something other than “duck,” and that kid has to chase and tag “it” before “it” makes it back around the circle to sit in the newly opened space.…
Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook, who had gained over 100 total yards in two of his first three games, left today’s game against Detroit with a non-contact knee injury. He’s been ruled out for the rest of the day.
There’s no other way to put it: Goldy Gopher destroyed a kid unnecessarily.
After Sam Bradford had to miss last Sunday’s game, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was coy on just how severe Bradford’s knee injury may be. Now, it’s not looking so good.
A week after he started the Vikings’ season with a 27-for-32, 346-yard, three-touchdown performance in a 29-19 win over the Saints, Sam Bradford was inactive in Minnesota’s 26-9 loss to the Steelers today.
In a disappointing development for a team coming off a promising opening-week win, Vikings QB Sam Bradford is out today after attempting to warm up on his injured knee. Case Keenum will start in his place against the Steelers.
What’s up YouTubers—you know who’s “on fleek” right now? The Minnesota Vikings are, or will be. The team has hired Jonah Stillman as a “Gen Z advisor.”
Adrian Peterson’s revenge game wasn’t meant to be. In his first game as a member of the New Orleans Saints, going against his former Minnesota Vikings squad, Peterson finished with just six carries for 18 yards. The only memorable moment he produced was getting caught yelling something at head coach Sean Payton on the…
Some people are fans of the Minnesota Vikings. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Minnesota Vikings. This 2017 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.
The NFL announced Friday that Vikings receiver and kombucha enthusiast Michael Floyd has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
The Minnesota Vikings wrote a letter in support of Michael Floyd’s defense motion arguing that he did not violate his probation by consuming alcohol, because all the alcohol consumed was in a few bottles of kombucha, according to a report from the Pioneer Press.
Michael Floyd is currently under house arrest in Minnesota, a sentence stemming from a December 2016 drunk driving arrest where he blew a .217. He was released by the Cardinals shortly after, then signed with New England, where he won a Super Bowl. He was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 in house arrest, and after…
Randy Moss was inducted into the Minnesota Vikings’ ring of honor this week, and at a press conference on Wednesday he was asked what he would say to Dennis Green, who coached Moss in Minnesota and died last June, if he had the chance.
Less than a year after it opened, the Vikings’ new stadium has leaky walls and loose panels with no clear plan for scheduling or funding repairs, according to reporting by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
This week has brought several news items about Teddy Bridgewater and his future in Minnesota. That future continues to look pretty grim.