Vikings grades, outlook: Uneven year opens special teams options

Vikings grades, outlook: Uneven year opens special teams options

Options are open after the Vikings signed a kicker and punter to start the offseason while punter Jeff Locke and kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson are pending free agents.

Ex-Vikings QB Brad Johnson's son gets college offers as 8th grader

January 18
Ex-Vikings QB Brad Johnson's son gets college offers as 8th grader
Max Johnson, a freshman at Oconee County High School in Atlanta, already has scholarship offers from Florida State and Miami. Both were offered to Max as an eighth-grader.

Aaron Rodgers' father opens up on family rift; sports analysts say, 'Why go there?'

January 17
Aaron Rodgers' father opens up on family rift; sports analysts say, 'Why go there?'
The world learned of the Packers QB's estrangement from the family last year when his younger brother Jordan appeared on the reality TV show "The Bachelorette."
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Hartman: Greenway ponders future with Vikings

Chad Greenway, the 11th-year linebacker, after anticipating 2016 would be his final season, is weighing his options.
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Vikings assistant general manager Paton finalist for 49ers GM job

George Paton is one of three finalists for the still-vacant GM job with the 49ers, according to the Sacramento Bee.
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NFL draft analyst: Vikings will have offensive line, running back options

The Vikings need major upgrades on their offensive line, and they don’t have a first-round pick in 2017 because of the Sam Bradford trade.
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January 17

Vikings grades, outlook: Rhodes stands out in secondary; are big changes ahead?

For the first time since Mike Zimmer gutted the Vikings’ defensive roster upon arrival in 2014, the defense could see some significant turnover.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 432 388 6-2 4-4
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 346 358 6-2 3-5
    Minnesota 8 8 0 .500 327 307 5-3 3-5
    Chicago 3 13 0 .188 279 399 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 11 5 0 .688 540 406 5-3 6-2
    Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563 354 369 4-4 5-3
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 469 454 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 6 10 0 .375 369 402 4-4 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 13 3 0 .813 421 306 7-1 6-2
    NY Giants 11 5 0 .688 310 284 7-1 4-4
    Washington 8 7 1 .531 396 383 4-4 4-3
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 367 331 6-2 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 10 5 1 .656 354 292 7-1 3-4
    Arizona 7 8 1 .469 418 362 4-3 3-5
    Los Angeles 4 12 0 .250 224 394 1-7 3-5
    San Francisco 2 14 0 .125 309 480 1-7 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 399 327 6-2 5-3
    Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 343 321 6-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 9 1 .406 325 315 4-3 2-6
    Cleveland 1 15 0 .063 264 452 1-7 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 279 328 7-1 2-6
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 381 378 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 411 392 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 318 400 2-6 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 14 2 0 .875 441 250 6-2 8-0
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 363 380 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 7 9 0 .438 399 378 4-4 3-5
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 275 409 2-6 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 389 311 6-2 6-2
    Oakland 12 4 0 .750 416 385 6-2 6-2
    Denver 9 7 0 .563 333 297 5-3 4-4
    San Diego 5 11 0 .313 410 423 3-5 2-6
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 3877
    S. Hill MIN 242
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 539
    M. Asiata MIN 402
    A. Peterson MIN 72
    S. Bradford MIN 53
    C. Patterson MIN 43
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 967
    S. Diggs MIN 903
    K. Rudolph MIN 840
    C. Patterson MIN 453
    M. Asiata MIN 263
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 109
    H. Smith MIN 91
    L. Joseph MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 70
    A. Sendejo MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
    T. Waynes MIN 3
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    C. Greenway MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    B. Robison MIN 7.5
    L. Joseph MIN 4.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 5208
    M. Ryan ATL 4944
    K. Cousins WAS 4917
    A. Rodgers GB 4428
    M. Stafford DET 4327
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1631
    J. Howard CHI 1313
    D. Johnson ARI 1239
    D. Freeman ATL 1079
    M. Ingram NO 1043
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1409
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1367
    M. Evans TB 1321
    J. Nelson GB 1257
    B. Cooks NO 1173
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 167
    K. Alexander TB 145
    S. Lee DAL 145
    A. Ogletree LA 136
    T. Whitehead DET 132
  • Interceptions
    D. Rodgers-Cromartie NYG 6
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 5
    L. Collins NYG 5
    J. Hicks PHI 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
  • Sacks
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 15.5
    M. Golden ARI 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    C. Avril SEA 11.5
    (3) Players 11.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4386
    J. Flacco BAL 4317
    A. Luck IND 4240
    A. Dalton CIN 4206
    D. Carr OAK 3937
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1287
    J. Ajayi MIA 1272
    L. Bell PIT 1268
    L. McCoy BUF 1267
    L. Blount NE 1161
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hilton IND 1448
    A. Brown PIT 1284
    A. Cooper OAK 1153
    J. Landry MIA 1136
    T. Kelce KC 1125
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 149
    C. Kirksey CLE 143
    P. Brown BUF 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    Z. Orr BAL 130
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 7
    Q. Demps HOU 6
    M. Peters KC 6
    S. Gilmore BUF 5
    R. Nelson OAK 5
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    L. Alexander BUF 12.5
    C. Wake MIA 11.5
    K. Mack OAK 11.0
    E. Walden IND 11.0
  • Sunday, January 15
    Green Bay 34, Dallas 31, F Pittsburgh 18, Kansas City 16, F
  • Sunday, January 22
    Green Bay @ Atlanta Pittsburgh @ New England
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January 17

Craig: Playoff kickers are nothing to mess (or miss) with

Kickers are 33-for-33 in this year's playoffs and — look away, Vikings fans — 64-for-66 (.970) since Blair Walsh duck-hooked his 27-yarder last season against Seattle.
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January 17

Bill would let bars stay open till 4 a.m. during 2018 Super Bowl week

A bill working its way through the state House of Representatives would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. during Super Bowl week in…
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January 17

Audit on MSFA stadium suite use delayed for joint legislative hearing

Release now due in February to coincide with House-Senate hearing on MSFA use of suites.
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January 16

Former Vikings receiver Leo Lewis makes difference at North High

With little fanfare, athletic director Leo Lewis attends to the smallest details, all in the name of supporting student-athletes who often get little support at home.
Sports
January 16

Facebook fun: Antonio Brown posts video of locker room rant by Steelers coach

Mike Tomlin’s fiery personality (and defensive acumen) made him a hot coaching candidate after just one season as Vikings defensive coordinator a decade ago. The language is, to say the least, NSFW.
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January 16

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January 16

Vikings reportedly will hire Kennedy Polamalu as running backs coach

Polamalu, who played fullback collegiately at USC, was the offensive coordinator at UCLA for only the 2016 season and was not retained.
Sports
January 16

Rodgers' redemption run for Packers continues with 'greatest throw' in Dallas

It wasn't long ago that Sports Illustrated's Peter King wrote, 'There is something amiss with Rodgers. Anyone who watches football can see.'
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January 16
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers scrambles away from Minnesota Vikings...

Vikings grades, outlook: Barr's quiet season an enigma

Barr, the former ninth overall pick, played more than ever in his third NFL season, but didn’t make the same splash plays Vikings followers became accustomed to seeing from the linebacker.
Vikings
January 16

Can the Packers be stopped?

The AP's Eddie Pells joins Jennifer Williams to discuss the Packers' incredible last-second victory over the Cowboys and if the Steelers have a chance at beating the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
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January 14

Tevlin: Stadium panel's Michele Kelm-Helgen wishes for a do-over

Two days after being grilled by legislators over the use of suites at the Vikings new home, she wishes she would have dealt with the bitter skepticism and conducted a thorough vetting of the MSFA's suite policies.
Vikings
January 13

NFL playoff pressure tightens grip around contenders

As we head into this weekend's NFL divisional playoff round, here are the hottest pressure points in the four games
Sports
January 13

Former Vikings coach Frazier to become Buffalo's defensive coordinator

Frazier and new Bills head coach Sean McDermott were assistant coaches for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2002.
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January 13
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Vikings grades, outlook: Hunter breaks through crowded defensive line

As part of one of the team's stronger units, defensive end Danielle Hunter broke through as a potential star in the making.
Vikings
January 12

Vikings in the Pro Bowl under Mike Zimmer

Which Vikings have made the Pro Bowl under Mike Zimmer?
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