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  1. Tommy Mason, Vikings' first draft pick, dies at 75

    Ben Goessling

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Tommy Mason, the running back whom the Minnesota Vikings took with their first draft pick in franchise history, died Wednesday night at age 75. The Vikings took Mason with the first pick in the 1961 NFL draft, after he gained 1,039...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Around the Horns: Mike Zimmer working to instill "championship me...

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Minnesota Vikings beat: During Sunday's game against the New York Jets, as his team let a 2-10 opponent rally from a 21-12 deficit and send things to overtime, Minnesota Viking...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. Patterson shines in Vikings' new offense

    Ben Goessling

    ST. LOUIS -- On Thursday night, as Percy Harvin was tearing through an electrifying, nationally televised testament to how many ways he can hurt a defense, the Minnesota Vikings were deep in the process of installing a game plan that would continue t...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Vikings position outlook: Special teams

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We're concluding our position-by-position outlook of the Minnesota Vikings' roster. Today: the special teams. SPECIAL TEAMS 2014 free agents: None The good: Put simply, the Vikings found a star at kick returner. Cordarrelle Pa...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  5. Vikings: Patterson honored by PFWA

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson, who was already named to the Associated Press All-Pro team earlier this month, got another honor on Monday afternoon. The Pro Football Writers Association named Patterso...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  6. Patterson, Peterson named to All-Pro teams

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Not only is Cordarrelle Patterson going to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, he's also a first-team All-Pro. The kick returner claimed the spot on the Associated Press' All-Pro team after posting the second-highest kickoff return average si...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Peterson could have trouble staying great

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Even before Friday's news that he would be listed as doubtful for the final game of the Minnesota Vikings' 2013 season, this year would have to qualify as a trying one for Adrian Peterson. The reigning NFL MVP began with talk o...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  8. NFL to discuss expanding rules that protect quarterbacks

    NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino says the league's competition committee will take a look this offseason at whether to expand rules that protect quarterbacks.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  9. HOF: Dave Robinson's play vs. tight ends

    Kevin Seifert

    Dave Robinson laughs when NFL teams abandon linebacker coverage for tight ends and instead scour the country for big safeties and cornerbacks. Because of all his accomplishments, Robinson might be most proud of the work he did as a speedy linebacker ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  10. Calvin Johnson's big finish

    Kevin Seifert

    We can't close the book on Saturday night's wild-card playoff game at the Superdome without putting some perspective on the performance of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. Though overshadowed by a 45-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Johnso...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  11. Bill Barnwell on the winners, the losers, and the fluke of the fu...

    Bill Barnwell

    Don't believe everything the scoreboard tells you during the opening week of the National Football League.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  12. Richard Dent: Eighth round to Hall of Fame

    Kevin Seifert

    Former Chicago Bears defensive end Richard Dent will be inducted Saturday into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And over at ESPNChicago.com, Melissa Isaacson offers a great read on how Dent rose from a skinny eighth-round draft choice to one of the bes...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  13. Calling Canton: Steve Hutchinson on track

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series on NFC North players whose career trajectories put them on a path to consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of all positions and players we'll discuss in "Calling Canton," offensive line and Minnesota Vikings guard St...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  14. Perfection, Falcons D top things to know

    Russell S. Baxter

    ESPN NFL Research Coordinator Russell Baxter's Top Five Things to Know as heard this morning on Mike and Mike in the Morning . • Including playoffs, Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco is 2-5 lifetime against the Pittsburgh Steeler...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  15. D-Gaps: Texans made Tebow look great

    Jason Vida

    AP Photo/Jack Dempsey Tim Tebow got kudos for his performance on Sunday. But was he worthy of such recognition? Our weekly look at stats and notes from the "other" side of the ball. Amid any sort of rush to declare Tim Tebow the Denver Broncos q...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  16. D-Gaps: pick six paves way for wins

    Jason Vida

    When Josh Wilson of the Baltimore Ravens stepped in front of a pass intended for the Texans' Kevin Walter and sprinted 12 yards into the end zone in Monday's win at Houston, he became the 17th player in league history to return an interception for a ...

    Blog | December 17, 2010