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  1. Vikings' red zone offense suffered in 2013

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We talked earlier this month about the task new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has in front of him with the team's red zone defense, which was 26th in the league last season. But the Vikings' offensive issues in the red zone are n...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  2. Vikings: Cutler contract a cautionary tale?

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have seen for far too long, and know far too well, what it's like not to have a franchise quarterback. They've had a quarterback start all 16 games just three times in the past 10 seasons -- or as many times as th...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  3. Power Rankings: No. 27 Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    A weekly examination of the Vikings' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 17 | Last Week: 28 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 A wild road loss to the Baltimore Ravens, coupled with the woes of a few teams around them, actually moved the Viking...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  4. Cassel's patience results in another chance

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- There's a fairly sensible reason why Matt Cassel -- the only Vikings quarterback to throw for 240 yards in a game this season and take part in all three wins -- bit his tongue over the last six weeks as the team kept him in a b...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  5. Matt Cassel likely to start at QB for Minnesota Vikings

    Ben Goessling

    Matt Cassel will likely start for the Minnesota Vikings at quarterback on Sunday, coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  6. Christian Ponder's status for Minnesota Vikings' next game uncert...

    Ben Goessling

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder left the team's game with the Chicago Bears after being evaluated for a concussion just before halftime, and his status for next week is up in the air.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2013
  7. Bears' TD began Vikings' two-minute woes

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Based on whatever abilities I have to gauge the mood of a team by its atmosphere in a postgame locker room, the loss that jarred the Vikings the most this season was their 31-30 defeat in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears. Th...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  8. Vikings injury report: Day off for Peterson

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings held running back Adrian Peterson out of practice on Wednesday, and it wouldn't be surprising if they pulled Peterson out of a number of practices for the rest of the season, as he plays through a groin in...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  9. Revisiting Ponder's late-game misfires

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The day after the Vikings' 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, coach Leslie Frazier still said he saw a chance for the team to put the game away on the first-down pass Christian Ponder threw with 4:29 left in the game. Ponder ove...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  10. Around the Horns: Frazier relying on faith

    Ben Goessling

    Welcome to Around the Horns, our daily look at what's happening on the Vikings beat: Leslie Frazier has had to deal with plenty of adversity in his past, dating back to the career-ending knee injury he sustained while playing for the Chicago Bears...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  11. Ponder not practicing, Cassel could start

    Ben Goessling

    WATFORD, England -- It appears Christian Ponder won't start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Ponder was not throwing or wearing a helmet in the portion of practice open to reporters on Friday morning in England, indicating he wi...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  12. Around the Horns: More calls for Patterson

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- After Cordarrelle Patterson took the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown on Sunday, it seemed logical he would see more playing time against the Chicago Bears than he did the previous week against the Detroit Lions. And he did...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  13. Frazier: No thought to benching Ponder

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Even as Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was struggling in the first half of the team's 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, coach Leslie Frazier said he didn't think about benching Ponder. The quarterbac...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  14. Red zone issues hurt Vikings again

    Ben Goessling

    CHICAGO -- Three times on Sunday, in a game they badly needed to win, the Minnesota Vikings fashioned impressive, methodical scoring drives in the second half against the Chicago Bears. Two of those drives covered 13 plays, and they combined to take ...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  15. Ponder's day a tale of two halves

    Ben Goessling

    CHICAGO -- At halftime of the game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, anyone who wanted the Minnesota Vikings to make a change at quarterback could have made a strong case. Christian Ponder was flailing again -- having gone 6-for-14 and thrown a he...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Bears 31, Vikings 30

    Ben Goessling

    CHICAGO -- My thoughts on the Minnesota Vikings' 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears. What it means: The Vikings looked like they were about to end a five-year losing streak at Soldier Field when they went up 30-24 with just more than three minutes le...

    Blog | September 15, 2013