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Vikings Gab Sep 18, 2014

Vikings Release WR Jerome Simpson After Learning Of Citation

The Vikings announced they’ve released wide receiver Jerome Simpson after the organization became aware of a July 7 citation on Thursday, Christopher Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Simpson missed the first two games of the season, serving a three-game NFL suspension for a DUI arrest last year. He was expected to return to the […]
Daily Norseman Sep 17, 2014
Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List: The Best Possible Outcome

Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List: The Best Possible Outcome

News broke late in the night (or early in the morning, depending on your perspective) on September 17th that the Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commmissioner's Permission List.  This means that Peterson can have no contact with the team and doesn't count towards the final 53-man roster, but is still paid his full salary.  It's essentially a temporary paid suspension until his legal issue is resolved. The timing of this decision is poor, to say the least, but in this writer's opinion is the best option.  For one, it was agreed upon by the Vikings, the NFL, the NFPA and...
Daily Norseman Sep 17, 2014
Mick Tingelhoff Highlights 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Nominees

Mick Tingelhoff Highlights 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Nominees

More actual football, you say? Hell, let's give it a go. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the full list of modern-era nominees for the 2015 Class. You can find the full list of nominees right here, and there are a few players with ties to the Minnesota Vikings on this year's list. The biggest name on the list for Vikings fans is, obviously, center Mick Tingelhoff. We've been over his credentials numerous times in the past, and it's safe to say that he should have been in years ago. He is the lone Senior Finalist on this year's list of players. Here are the players that have ties...
Daily Norseman Sep 17, 2014
Chad Greenway Dealing With Broken Hand

Chad Greenway Dealing With Broken Hand

In something that probably can't be blamed on some kind of "mob mentality". . .probably. . .the news has just come out that Minnesota Vikings' linebacker Chad Greenway is now dealing with a broken hand. Greenway, who played most of last year with a broken wrist, has had just seven tackles through the team's first two games of 2013. He has played his entire career with the Vikings, having been drafted by the team in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft following an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Iowa. At his press conference today, head coach Mike Zimmer said that the...
Daily Norseman Sep 17, 2014
A Brief Look At Vikings/Saints History

A Brief Look At Vikings/Saints History

Well, everything else be damned, let's make an attempt to talk about some on-field football, shall we? Here's a look at the history between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints, brought to you by the folks from Pro Football Reference. Total Games Between the Vikings and the Saints: 30 (27 regular season, 3 post-season) All-time Record: Vikings, 20-10 (Vikings hold 2-1 post-season edge) Total Vikings' points scored, head-to-head: 800 (26.7 points/game) Total Saints' points scored, head-to-head: 549 (18.3 points/game) Longest Vikings' winning streak vs Saints: 6 (27 September...
Vikings Adrian Peterson Out Indefinitely

Vikings Adrian Peterson Out Indefinitely

The Minnesota Vikings have placed Adrian Peterson on the Commissioner's exempt list. Adrian Peterson won't be suiting up against the Saints on Sunday after all. Peterson was reinstated to the team on Monday and was expected to play in New Orleans. Vikings GM Rick Spielman said he believed Peterson deserved to play while the legal process played out. On Tuesday, another allegation came under spotlight as KHOU 11 News reported that Peterson had been investigated for a separate child abuse incident. #KHOU #ITEAM Adrian Peterson investigated for another abuse accusation involving another...
Daily Norseman Sep 17, 2014
Minnesota Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exemption List

Minnesota Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exemption List

The status of Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson has changed. Again. Here is the latest statement from the Minnesota Vikings on the matter. This has been an ongoing and deliberate process since last Friday's news. In conversations with the NFL over the last two days, the Vikings advised the League of the team's decision to revisit the situation regarding Adrian Peterson. In response, the League informed the team of the option to place Adrian on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, which will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to...
Daily Norseman Sep 16, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup: Week 3

It's time for this week's look at how the Minnesota Vikings are faring in the eyes of experts across the National Football League, as we check out the Power Rankings Roundup for Week 3. Here's what the graph looks like for this week, with drops pretty much everywhere (as you'd expect). As always, feel free to click to embiggen. And the relevant data for this week. Average Ranking (Number of Rankings) 23 (8) Average Change from Last Week -4.125 Highest Ranking (Source) 20 (SB Nation) Lowest Ranking (Source) 26 (ESPN) Biggest Positive/Smallest Negative Change (Source) -2...
Daily Norseman Sep 15, 2014

Peterson Attorney Refutes Newest Allegation

Calls the charge 'simply not true' Earlier, we brought you a story of a second possible abuse allegation against Adrian Peterson, and Peterson's attorney has replied quickly and forcefully. The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true," Rusty Hardin, Peterson's lawyer, said in a statement. "This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it. An adult witness adamantly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son. There is no ongoing or new...
Daily Norseman Sep 15, 2014
Radisson Hotel Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

Radisson Hotel Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

The hotel chain will no longer be associated with the Vikings, at least for the time being Radisson Hotel, which is a sponsor of the Minnesota Vikings, and who's logo was prominently displayed in the banner behind today's press conferences, has issued a statement saying they will not be associated with the Vikings anymore. The statement, from their website: Radisson takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children. We are closely following the situation and effective immediately, Radisson is suspending its limited...
Daily Norseman Sep 15, 2014

Report: Adrian Peterson Under Investigation For Second Abuse Allegation

This just keeps getting worse. KHOU, a television station in Houston, Texas, is reporting that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is under investigation for a second abuse allegation. This allegation is allegedly against another son, but not his son involved in the first allegation. However, this child is also four years old. New accusations against Adrian Paterson for injuring another son. The #KHOU I-Team has the exclusive photos at 6 p.m pic.twitter.com/PMPTyrnR2M — Jeremy Rogalski (@JRogalskiKHOU) September 15, 2014 On Friday, Peterson was indicted for reckless or negligent...
Daily Norseman Sep 15, 2014

Introducing.... #DNMailbag

Submit your questions about the Vikings or the NFL using #DNMailbag on Twitter. I'll also pick a few questions that aren't Vikings or NFL related to answer each week. In an effort to be more interactive with DN fans on Twitter, I'll be fielding questions on Mondays and Tuesdays to be compiled, answered, and posted on Wednesdays.  What better use of a school librarian than to answer questions that may (or may not) require a little research?  I'll be including your Twitter handle when I answer your questions, just so you're aware.  So come on, Vikings fans..... hit me with your best shot....
Daily Norseman Sep 15, 2014

Adrian Peterson Releases Statement

Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson has released a statement about his recent indictment. Here is that statement, in its entirety, courtesy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor it. I very much want the public to hear from me but I understand that it is not appropriate to talk about the facts in detail at this time. Nevertheless, I want everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child. I never wanted to be a distraction to the...
Daily Norseman Sep 15, 2014

Adrian Peterson To Be Activated, Play Against New Orleans

Yep, you read that correctly. Here's the full statement from the Minnesota Vikings. . .more specifically from Zygi and Mark Wilf: Today's decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday's game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved. To...
Vikings Gab Sep 15, 2014

Mike Priefer to be Reinstated Today

Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer was reinstated from his suspension today, Minnesota announced on Sunday night. Priefer was originally suspended for three games, but the suspensions was reduced to only two games because Priefer completed “anti-harassment, diversity and sexual orientation training,” according to a statement from the Vikings. He was suspended because of his […]
Richard Hill / Pats Pulpit Sep 15, 2014

Week 2 Patriots vs Vikings: GIF'd Play of the Week

The Patriots took down the Vikings on Sunday- vote on what you think was the best play of the day! When breaking down the game against the Vikings, it became pretty clear: the defense carried the day. The offense was doing what it's done for the past few seasons, but there was an obvious lack of explosion in the passing game. They ran the ball for 4-5 yards and threw the ball for 7-8 yards. No big plays, except for when a receiver made a defender miss. Control the ball, control the clock, and work on the little things. Of course, while that's the perfect offense for how the unit currently...
Daily Norseman Sep 15, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 9/15

Help your Case of the Mondays in Daily Norseman's Open Thread. What a difference a weekend makes. Unfortunately, we can't get a do-over of the past weekend. But what we can provide you on this dreary Monday is an Open Thread. Since the last time we brought you an open thread... The whole Adrian Peterson thing happened. There's an entire story stream dedicated to it, which includes the opinions of nearly every writer on this site. Go ahead and read through all the stories if your Monday morning after a Vikings loss wasn't depressing enough. The Patriots handed the Vikings an...
Daily Norseman Sep 14, 2014

Report: Vikings Will Reinstate Mike Priefer For Saints Game

The suspended special teams coordinator will be back on the sideline for week three A short while ago, the Minnesota Vikings released a statement on the status of suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer. Here is that official statement in its entirety: The Minnesota Vikings will reinstate Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer effective Monday, September 15. The decision by Vikings ownership follows extensive conversations with the independent professional consultants retained to conduct individualized anti-harassment, diversity and sexual orientation training with Coach Priefer. Those...
Daily Norseman Sep 14, 2014
Patriots at Vikings: Stock Market Report

Patriots at Vikings: Stock Market Report

Some days you're the hammer, some days you're the nail. This was pretty much the worst week ever if you're a Vikings fan, and on Sunday, it didn't get much better. What started out promising enough spiraled into a game of mistakes, mis steps--- "PASS INTERFERENCE, DEFENSE. NUMBER 29" --and miscues. And when you turn over the ball at a faster rate than the spread of Ebola in Africa, you're going to get your ass kicked. That's pretty much exactly what happened at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, and as soon as it started raining Matt Cassel interceptions, it felt like the Vikings were in for a...
Pats Pulpit Sep 14, 2014

Patriots vs. Vikings Final Score: New England Rolls in 30-7 Blowout

The Patriots silenced their critics with a dominating 30-7 over the Vikings. The New England Patriots aren't terrible after all, huh? One week after one of their most disappointing performances in recent memory, the Patriots steamrolled the Minnesota Vikings 30-7 in their week two match-up. After being dominated in the trenches in their week one game against the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots had a remarkable turnaround in that area today. The Patriots spent most of the game with a Cannon-Connolly-Devey interior, and they were much improved.  The team used a lot of play action and quick-read...

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