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  1. Zimmer: Kalil needs to let struggles go

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- In coach Mike Zimmer's view, the struggles plaguing Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil have little to do with his physical ability, which probably means the Vikings feel they can mitigate what's hindering the fourth overall pick ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. Cassel trying to carry on without Peterson

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings' time without Adrian Peterson officially began last week, but it wasn't until early Wednesday morning that the team made a move to suggest it would be without the 2012 NFL MVP for the foreseeable future. ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. Priefer a 'better man' upon return to Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As he sat on his couch last Sunday, watching a handful of Minnesota Vikings special-teams mistakes in the final game of his suspension, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said he did a fairly good job of following his wife'...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. Zimmer: Chad Greenway has broken hand

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- We'll attempt to squeeze in some football news on a day where most of the news surrounding the Minnesota Vikings is of a different nature. Coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that linebacker Chad Greenway broke his hand Sunday aga...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  5. Starter Pack: Tackling problem corrected

    Rob Demovsky

    A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers beat. GREEN BAY, Wis. - Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the tackling problem from Week 1 would be fixed and sure enough, it was practically a non-issue in Sunday's win over the New York Jets....

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  6. Around the Horns: Zimmer stays focused

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: Stepping to the podium for his Monday press conference after a testy back-and-forth between general manager Rick Spielman and more than 50 reporters, Minnesota Vi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  7. The Film Don't Lie: Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    A weekly look at what the Vikings must fix: Minnesota allowed six sacks Sunday afternoon in a game where the New England Patriots moved Chandler Jones from a 3-4 outside linebacker position to a 4-3 defensive end spot, putting him in position to w...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  8. Vikings' Week 2 playing time breakdown

    Ben Goessling

    An analysis of the snap counts from the Minnesota Vikings' 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday: Offense (66 total plays) Quarterback: Matt Cassel 66. Offensive line: Charlie Johnson 66, Matt Kalil 66, John Sul...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  9. Around the Horns: Special-teams struggle

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: The game film greeting Minnesota Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer in his return from a two-game suspension probably won't make for much of a welcome...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  10. Vikings hurt by penalties, failure to stop the run

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A week after they allowed just six points on the road, the Minnesota Vikings had to apply some perspective to their 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. The Patriots started four drives at midfield or better on Sunday, alon...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  11. Vikings' day turns on Cassel's mistakes

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings were driving late in the first half of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with an opportunity to score before halftime and pull within a touchdown or a field goal. Matt Cassel dropped back on third-and...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  12. Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts on the Minnesota Vikings' 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium: What it means: The game will be seen largely in light of Adrian Peterson's absence, but even if the Vikings had kept the 2...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  13. How Peterson's absence affects Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Before we get into the football ramifications of Adrian Peterson's indictment in Texas on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, let's make something clear: That Peterson will miss Sunday's game against the New Eng...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  14. Zimmer optimistic Floyd, Rhodes will play

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Coach Mike Zimmer continued to sound optimistic on Friday that cornerback Xavier Rhodes and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd -- who both did some work in practice on Friday -- would be able to play for the Minnesota Vikings in th...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  15. Vikings' line hopes to push Patriots around

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The New England Patriots' first outing with their 3-4 defense didn't yield positive results, especially against the run; the Patriots gave up 191 rushing yards to the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, after hoping they had fixed a ru...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  16. Pats expect similar scheme from Zimmer

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Even if Mike Zimmer isn't assuming he can recreate the game plan he used to contain the New England Patriots' offense last season -- or at least isn't saying that -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick expects he knows what's coming ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014