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Daily Norseman 7 hours ago

Play FanDuel, Get 100% Deposit Bonus and Re-start Your Fantasy Football Season

Click here to use FanDuel promo code SBNATION32, get 100% deposit bonus With the fantasy football season just about over, we're going to give folks another chance to score courtesy of FanDuel. We've set up another league exclusively for readers of The Daily Norseman, and the procedures for joining have been the same as the last couple of weeks. You simply have to click this link here to join this week's league. Also, as you see above, if you're new to FanDuel and you use the promo code SBNATION32 when you sign up, you can get a 100% deposit bonus. This offer does not work for folks that...
Daily Norseman 8 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins: Final Injury Reports For Both Teams

It's Friday, which means it's injury report day for teams across the National Football League. With that being the case, the Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins have released their final injury reports for this Sunday's contest down in Miami, and man. . .are they both lengthy. Let's take a look at both, starting with the visiting team like we always do. Minnesota Vikings Player Position Injury Sunday Status Anthony Barr LB Knee Out Charlie Johnson G Ankle Out Kyle Rudolph TE Abdomen/Groin Doubtful Robert Blanton S Ankle/Knee Questionable Matt...
Daily Norseman 8 hours ago

Are The Minnesota Vikings On The Right Track?

The season is winding down, but our Playbook series, courtesy of the folks at GMC, is still going strong. This week, Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk has a new question for us. My #GMCPlaybook question for @SBNation: Does your GM have vision? Grade your front office’s performance this season. http://t.co/kfiJU12YwC — Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) December 18, 2014 At the end of the day, every GM has the same goal: win a championship. But when you’re Professional Grade, it takes vision to build a path toward that goal. Look back at all the moves your front office made...
Daily Norseman 9 hours ago

Anthony Barr Won't Return For Final Two Games

The rookie campaign of Minnesota Vikings' linebacker Anthony Barr is officially over. At his press conference today, head coach Mike Zimmer said that Barr found out yesterday that he needed a procedure on his ailing knee and will miss the final two games of the season. Barr had played his way into the conversation for Defensive Rookie of the Year in the early portion of the season, but had a few off games prior to his injury. He has not played since the Vikings' 31-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers on 30 November. Barr ends his rookie season with four sacks, three passes defended, two...
Daily Norseman 12 hours ago

Here's The Situation: Dolphins

The Vikings are out of the playoffs, but a .500 record is still possible. The Vikings take their talents to South Beach this week to take on the Miami Dolphins, and in the process they hope to avenge the loss in Super Bowl VIII. What's that? None of the players on either roster were alive when Super Bowl VIII was played? Oh. Get off my lawn. In some respects, the Dolphins, as a team, are very similar to the Vikings--decent but not great running game, young quarterbacks that are getting better, and a pretty good defense that will keep them in almost every game. the one area where the...
Daily Norseman 15 hours ago

Frigga's Fantasy Football Fridays: Week 16

The Daily Norseman takes a look at the fantasy football prospects of our Minnesota Vikings as they travel on the road to face the Miami Dolphins. It is Super Bowl week in fantasy football everybody!  Week 16 is traditionally the last usable week in standard leagues, which is when most leagues will schedule their championship game.  With many playoff caliber teams securing their playoff seeds by Week 17, they sometimes sit their star players for an extra week of rest, making Week 17 a pretty dicey week for fantasy purposes.  If your team survived all the way to the Super Bowl,...
Daily Norseman 16 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 12/19

We've made it to another Friday, and it's a great day for America, ladies and gentlemen! Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -Eric has his weekly picks column up. It does not say "Dead Pick Storage" on it, because storing dead picks isn't our business. -Arif and company have put together the latest episode of Norse Code for your listening pleasure. -Norv Turner really likes Teddy Bridgewater. You should really like Teddy Bridgewater, too. From some other sites around the internet. . . -December has been a pretty good month for rookie linebacker Brandon Watts. -Some of...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 17 hours ago

Will I get the Vikings at Dolphins game in Week 16?

A quick look at the 506sports.com television coverage map for Fox games in Week 16. Will you be able to watch the Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins Week 16 showdown on your local broadcast Sunday? The first point to remember for this week's game is that it is a Fox game, not a CBS contest. Since the Vikings are an NFC team, and the broadcast is based on the visiting team, Fox picks up this game. Kickoff will happen in the 1pm ET slot, and you can see the Vikings/Dolphins contest in the map above, via 506sports.com, with the game represented by the areas in green. Basically, unless...
Daily Norseman Dec 18, 2014

Norv Turner Seems Pretty Impressed With Teddy Bridgewater

At a press conference that was held today in Minneapolis, Vikings' offensive coordinator Norv Turner talked about the progress that has been made by rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater so far this season. As you can see from the statement, Norv. . .who has been at this football thing for a while. . .seems to be pretty impressed. (Image comes from the Twitter account of Star-Tribune Vikings beat writer Matt Vensel.) Seriously, is there anyone out there that's still doubting Teddy Bridgewater at this point? As Ted said in his post the other day, it's no longer a matter of if...
Daily Norseman Dec 18, 2014

Norse Code Podcast Episode #60: Vikings at Dolphins Preview, Jets at Vikings Recap, the Draft

On this episode of Norse Code, we preview the Dolphins game with guest Oscar Hazell (from across the pond!) and talk about the matchups, along with some draft talk to get you primed for the offseason. Another long-ish listen for your listening pleasure! *****Download Link Here***** Episode Notes: Be sure to follow Oscar Hazell on Twitter! Kevin and Greta Warren donated $1 million to children's cancer treatment Truth is relative, per NFL executives on the Adrian Peterson case. Chad Greenway has been sent to the final rounds for the NFL Sportsmanship Award! Here's a piece I wrote...
Daily Norseman Dec 18, 2014

Vikings at Dolphins Preview and Week 16 Picks: Pulp Fiction

Daily Norseman previews the Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins game--with a little help from Quentin Tarantino. Vincent: And you know what they call a... a...a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?Jules: They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?Vincent: No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the f*ck a Quarter Pounder is.Jules: Then what do they call it?Vincent: They call it a Royale with cheese.Jules: A Royale with cheese. What do they call a Big Mac?Vincent: Well, a Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it "Le Big-Mac".Jules: Le Big-Mac. Ha ha ha ha. What do...
Daily Norseman Dec 18, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 12/18

A brand new week of football kicks off tonight, ladies and gentlemen, with an AFC South matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. We're also one day closer to the Minnesota Vikings taking to the road to battle the Miami Dolphins, which I know is what we all care about anyway. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -CCNorseman has done the first version of his Armchair GM look at the 2015 Minnesota Vikings. -We know almost all of Minnesota's opponents for 2015. . .a couple will depend on who finishes where in the NFC's divisions. -The Vikings...
Daily Norseman Dec 18, 2014

Matchup Index Week 16: Vikings vs Dolphins

The Daily Norseman once again dives deep into statistical trends and player grades to highlight match up advantages and disadvantages for the Minnesota Vikings. We're already in full-on draft mode here at the Daily Norseman, but that doesn't mean we can't still root for our Vikings to pull off a couple of wins to close out the year and play spoiler to our opponents.  I will never actively root for the Vikings to lose a game, but I certainly won't be disappointed if we lose these last two weeks as the silver lining is a higher draft position.  With our playoff chances officially...
Vikings Gab Dec 17, 2014

Vikings vs Dolphins NFL Week 16 Capsule

VIKINGS DOLPHINS SERIES LEADER 6-4 STREAKS   Past 2 COACHES VS. OPP. Zimmer: 0-0 Philbin: 0-0 LAST WEEK L 16-14 at Lions L 41-13 at Patriots LAST GAME 9/19/10: Dolphins 14 at Vikings 10. Miami WR Brian Hartline catches TD pass. Dolphins defense records 3 INTs, including 2 by CB Jason Allen. Miami LB Koa […]
Vikings Gab Dec 17, 2014

Vikings at Dolphins Wednesday Injury Report

MINNESOTA VIKINGS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), G Charlie Johnson (ankle), DT Linval Joseph (illness), TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday RB Matt Asiata (foot), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), WR Greg Jennings (hamstring), DE Brian Robison (ankle) FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE […]
Daily Norseman Dec 17, 2014

2015 NFL Draft: A Look At Some (Very) Early Mocks

We haven't even hit 2015 yet, but we're already getting the first mock drafts of the year. Sure, there have been some folks doing them for months, but today we've got some mocks from some of the bigger names in the draft world to take a look at. One comes from Todd McShay of ESPN.com, who has the Vikings taking an offensive lineman with the #11 pick in the first round. That player is Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi, a 6'5", 300-pound offensive tackle. Yes, tackle. The draft is behind the E$PN paywall, but here is McShay's rationale behind the pick. This is probably a little earlier than...
Daily Norseman Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Promote Ahmad Dixon, Sign Jordan McCray

The Minnesota Vikings made a couple of roster moves on Wednesday to add players to the roster. The first of those moves was to promote safety Ahmad Dixon from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. The Vikings had a space on the main roster following yesterday's release of J'Marcus Webb. The Vikings had signed Dixon to the practice squad for a second time a couple of weeks ago. . .the first time the Vikings signed him, he was plucked away by the Chicago Bears five days later. Dixon has also spent some time on the Miami Dolphins' practice squad this season before getting released by them...
Daily Norseman Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Vikings 2015 Schedule: Opponents Nearly Set

The 2015 season is still 9 months away but the Vikings already have a pretty good idea of who they'll be playing next year. With the Vikings officially "playing out the string" against the Dolphins and Bears the last two weeks of the 2014 season, let's take a peek at who the Vikes will be taking on as they march to the Super Bowl in 2015. OK that declaration might be a little premature, especially considering who Minnesota has to play next year. Fourteen of the team's 16 games are already set: six games against the NFC North and eight games against the NFL's West divisions. As it currently...
Daily Norseman Dec 17, 2014

Vikings Armchair GM 2015: version 1.0

The Daily Norseman takes a stab at a comprehensive off-season plan for the Minnesota Vikings, complete with salary cap details, free agency and a mock draft. Well, after last week's games the Vikings were officially eliminated from Playoff contention, at least mathematically speaking.  They had been long-shot playoff hopefuls for several weeks leading up to Week 15, but when the Cardinals beat the Rams last Thursday the Vikings were unceremoniously knocked out of the playoff race.  That means we fans can begin looking forward to the 2015 Draft and it also means it's time for a little...
Daily Norseman Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 12/17

It's hump day once again, ladies and gentlemen! This week seems to be moving along fairly quickly. . .not sure why that is, but I won't complain. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -Ted put together a story about how Teddy Bridgewater has changed perceptions over the course of his rookie season. -We compiled our Power Rankings Roundup for this week. -And we started our stream for this week's contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins with a look back at the history between these two teams. From some other sources around the internet. . . -Thanks to...

Vikings Player News

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    Teddy Bridgewater

    Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Norv praises Teddy, curtain closes on Ponder era, and more

  • 2 Anthony Barr

    Anthony Barr

    Vikings: Knee surgery will end linebacker Anthony Barr's season

  • 1 Brian Robison

    Brian Robison

    Souhan: Vikings' Robison gets wish, delivers 'Christmas Wish'

  • Matt Asiata

    Matt Asiata

    Vikings: Once again, Matt Asiata finds himself the last back standing

  • Sharrif Floyd

    Sharrif Floyd

    Vikings: Sharrif Floyd anticipates return in Miami

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