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  1. Vikings vs. Buccaneers preview

    Pat Yasinskas and Ben Goessling

    Don't expect any fine offensive displays Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. That's because the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both are struggling on offense. The Vikings (2-5) and Bucs (1-5) are starting young quarterbacks and ranked nea...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- For 57 minutes, the Minnesota Vikings put together what would have stood up as their best defensive performance of the season, if not for what happened in the game's final three minutes. The Vikings had forced four turnovers, sacked Ky...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  3. The Film Don't Lie: Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    A weekly look at what the Minnesota Vikings must fix: On their final defensive series in their 17-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings allowed 91 passing yards, including 22 after the catch. They gave up 130 yards after th...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  4. Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' defensive performance in a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions Sunday must be graded on a curve, considering the Lions were without wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush, which led them to simplify...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  5. Around the Horns: Anthony Barr continues to impress Vikings coach...

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: The Minnesota Vikings made Anthony Barr the ninth overall pick in the NFL draft in May largely because of the potential coach Mike Zimmer felt he had playing a va...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  6. Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As difficult as it is to pick the toughest challenge of all the formidable offenses the Minnesota Vikings have faced during the first five weeks of the 2014 season, the Green Bay Packers might have earned that distinction. When the ...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  7. Around the Horns: Vikings' Bridgewater decision could involve ano...

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: The Minnesota Vikings have done their best to conceal their plans for Teddy Bridgewater on Thursday night, either because they truly don't know whether the rookie...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  8. Film review: Barr's sack, Vikings 'team rush'

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talked Tuesday about the Vikings' need to "rush smart" and contain quarterbacks, rather than creating escape lanes by overpursuing or getting too focused on one-on-one matchups. "Guys feel like th...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  9. Zimmer says Vikings need to 'rush smart'

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For all the heat they were able to put on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on Sunday -- getting pressure on 23.3 percent of his dropbacks, according to ESPN Stats and Information -- the Minnesota Vikings only sacked Ryan o...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. The Film Don't Lie: Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    A weekly look at what the Minnesota Vikings must fix: We'll give the opening statement for this week's edition of The Film Don't Lie to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. Coach, how did you feel about your third-down defense on Sunday? "It's terrible,"...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. Around the Horns: Xavier Rhodes shines in Vikings' win over Falco...

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Minnesota Vikings beat: For a Vikings team that's been staking plenty of its plans on Xavier Rhodes turning into a top-end cover cornerback, his performance Sunday against the ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  12. Chad Greenway out for Sunday

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For the first time since his rookie season was ended by a torn ACL, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway will miss a game on Sunday. Greenway was ruled out of Sunday's game with the Atlanta Falcons due to a broken hand...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  13. Around the Horns: Teddy Bridgewater's mobility

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: In three years as a starter at Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater wasn't asked to run much. His best season in college saw him run for just 78 yards, as he used his mo...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  14. Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Watching the film of the Minnesota Vikings' defensive performance on Sunday in New Orleans, it's clear just how much the unit is a work in progress under coach Mike Zimmer. There are enough encouraging signs, and enough examples of the...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  15. Barr and the Boys: It’s Time to Get Excited About the Vikin...

    Robert Mays

    Terence Newman said it best. Earlier this year, right after Washington hired Jay Gruden to be its new head coach, Newman congratulated his team's ex-offensive coordinator while also wondering when his defensive coordinator would f...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  16. Patriots vs. Vikings preview

    Ben Goessling

    Update: The Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game following Friday's indictment by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. The Minnesota Vikings are coming off their bigges...

    Blog | September 11, 2014