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  1. Vikings, others making quick turns at QB

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Three years ago, the Minnesota Vikings took Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder with the 12th overall pick in the draft, setting in motion a chain of events that ended -- or at least crossed the start/finish line for a s...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  2. Vikings: In sales, Peterson's No. 28 is No. 13

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- He might not have matched his MVP season of 2012, but in 2013, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was still among the most popular -- and profitable -- player in the league. Peterson ranked 13th in overall sales during t...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Vikings mailbag: Quarterbacks galore

    Ben Goessling

    Each week, I will field questions via Twitter with the hashtag #VikingsMail, then will deliver the answers over the weekend. ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  4. Reviewing the Vikings' drafts: 2011

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We're continuing our review of the Minnesota Vikings' recent draft history today, with a look at how the team did in 2011: First-round pick: No. 12 (Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State) Number of picks: 10 Total Draft AV: 54 (...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. On the rising cap and benefit of young QBs

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We talked this morning about the rising NFL salary cap and how veteran players like former Cleveland Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (in whom the Vikings are reported to have interest) could find a kinder free-agent market this sprin...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  6. Vikings could interview Roman Saturday

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings could narrow down their list of head coaching candidates after conducting their initial round of interviews next week, but it sounds like they'll try to meet with at least one more candidate before the end...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. Gerhart squares off in 'Madden' tourney

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We know Toby Gerhart might not be at top speed on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles because of a hamstring injury, but based on his plans for Thursday night, we're guessing his thumbs are at full strength. The Minnesota Vikings r...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  8. Vikings: Matt Cassel's moment arrives

    Ben Goessling

    WATFORD, England -- The second-to-last time Matt Cassel started a game for the Kansas City Chiefs, it was a rainy Monday night in November in Pittsburgh. Cassel dropped back from the Chiefs' 19 in overtime, looking for receiver Dwayne Bowe on second-...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  9. Observation deck: Vikings-49ers

    Ben Goessling

    If Christian Ponder's preseason is done, at least he saved his best work for his closing act. Ponder went 7-of-9 for 48 yards on his final drive during the Minnesota Vikings' 34-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, directing a 12-pl...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  10. What to watch for: Vikings-49ers

    Ben Goessling

    The Vikings' third preseason game is tonight in San Francisco, and it will serve as the final look at almost all of their starters before they begin the season in Detroit on Sept. 8. It's no coincidence the third preseason game is on national TV -- i...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  11. Around the Horns: Vikings and Kaepernick

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to 'Around the Horns,' our daily roundup of what's happening on the Vikings beat: As the keener observers of this feature will notice, we've got a different name than the placeholder title (Around the Vikings Beat) that we had yesterday. W...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  12. Vikes' Robinson 'much more comfortable'

    Ben Goessling

    With Antoine Winfield off to Seattle, Josh Robinson's progression as a slot cornerback might be one of the biggest keys to the Vikings' defense this season. Winfield played the slot as well as anyone in the NFL last season, holding quarterbacks to th...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  13. 49ers to test Vikings with read-option

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Desmond Bishop remembers it well: how helpless he felt sitting out of the Green Bay Packers' 45-31 loss in the NFC divisional playoffs, watching as Colin Kaepernick shredded the Packers' defense for 579 yards with an offense th...

    Blog | August 20, 2013