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  1. Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- When Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called his team's defensive performance against the Miami Dolphins "one of the worst I've seen in a long time," he had his pick of exhibits to support that claim. The Vikings weren't able to ...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Prediction: Lions will beat Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    The Minnesota Vikings' offense is in a different state than it was on Oct. 12, which stands as the unit's worst performance of the season to date. The Vikings scored just three points against the Detroit Lions that day, as quarterback Teddy Bridgewat...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  3. Vikings will have to be aware of Calvin Johnson this time vs. Lio...

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In hilariously animated fashion after the Minnesota Vikings' last NFC North road win -- on Sept. 30, 2012 -- former Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford began his diatribe about slowing down the Detroit Lions' passing attack thusly: ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  4. Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As a longtime defensive coordinator who still is largely responsible for the Minnesota Vikings' operations on that side of the ball, Mike Zimmer seems more peeved when shortcomings arise with the Vikings' defense than he does when they...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. Around the Horns: Matt Kalil enjoys quiet day

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Minnesota Vikings beat: On Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium, a week after he was in the spotlight during and after the game for all the wrong reasons, Matt Kalil lived an offensive l...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  6. Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Facing a team that had scored 108 points in its past two games, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had to make a choice about how he would approach the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Zimmer could either stack an extr...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. Around the Horns: Vikings adopting Zimmer's mentality

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: After one of the Minnesota Vikings' losses earlier this season, coach Mike Zimmer encountered a group of players joking around after the game, suggesting in so ma...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  8. Vikings' coverage fares well vs. Rodgers

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Rodgers has faced Mike Zimmer's defenses three times in the last two years now, and the Green Bay Packers quarterback seems to be taking note of the Minnesota Vikings coach as one of the few defensive strategists he's yet to full...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  9. Vikings have to be ready for Aaron Rodgers' deep shots

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Stopping Aaron Rodgers is one of the great challenges in football. And in the view of Minnesota Vikings secondary coach Jerry Gray, it falls on so many more than just the defensive backs. "Your offense has got to play just a...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  10. Around the Horns: Captain Munnerlyn speaks out on Adrian Peterson...

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: When Adrian Peterson was first placed on the commissioner's exempt list on Sept. 17, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was one of the most outspoken ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  11. Vikings' secondary has come a long way since last matchup with Be...

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Of all the opponents to expose the holes in the Minnesota Vikings' secondary last season, perhaps none did it more effectively than the Chicago Bears. The Vikings 31-30 loss to the Bears in Week 2 at Soldier Field was capped by...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  12. Around the Horns: Vikings can grow with this secondary

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Minnesota Vikings beat: Next to quarterback, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman's biggest roster construction problem has historically been his inability to build a secondar...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  13. Minnesota Vikings film review: Defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- It might be in part because of the quarterbacks he's facing, but Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is getting more comfortable turning up the heat on opposing quarterbacks. Zimmer ordered 16 blitzes of Buccaneers quarterback Mike ...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  14. Mike Zimmer says he's 'tired of' Minnesota Vikings' distractions

    Ben Goessling

    The Vikings' 2-4 start has featured all manner of stressors for first-year coach Mike Zimmer, but few have led the coach to react as viscerally as he did after a 17-3 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Vikings: Chad Greenway out vs. Packers

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Minnesota Vikings still haven't decided whether quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will play on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers, they've made plans to be without linebacker Chad Greenway for a second straight game. ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014