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Daily Norseman 3 hours ago

FanDuel Promo Code: Get 100% Sign-Up Bonus For Week 13 Of NFL Action

Use the FanDuel promo code SBNATION32 to get 100% deposit bonus Week 13 of NFL action will really get underway tomorrow, as Thanksgiving will give us three different football games to keep an eye on. Things will start with an all-NFC North matchup with the Chicago Bears taking on the Detroit Lions on CBS. (Yes, another all-NFC North game on the home of AFC football.) That will be followed by the Philadelphia Eagles heading to Jerryworld to take on the Dallas Cowboys on FOX, and the main event will take place on NBC with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers renewing acquaintances...
Daily Norseman 3 hours ago

"Bud Grant Way" To Be Dedicated On Monday

We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that a stretch of 9th Avenue South in Minneapolis was going to be renamed after former Minnesota Vikings' head coach Bud Grant. Thanks to the folks in the Vikings' PR department, we now have the particulars about the dedication ceremony, one that will be open to the public. The ceremony will take place on 9th Avenue South between 6th and 7th Streets on Monday, 1 December. The main members of the entourage will begin arriving at 12:15 PM, with the program scheduled to start at 12:30. The event will be emceed by former Vikings' player "Benchwarmer" Bob...
Daily Norseman 4 hours ago

A Brief Look At Panthers/Vikings History

You know, it didn't even occur to me that I failed to do one of these posts for last week's game. My apologies for that. Not that most of us don't already know the history between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, for the most part, but I should have had it up here anyway. In any case, the Vikings obviously don't have as much history against this week's opponent, the Carolina Panthers. To this point in their history, the Vikings and Panthers have only met 11 times. This twelfth matchup between the two teams will be the ninth time the two teams have met in Minnesota. ....
Daily Norseman 5 hours ago

Here's The Situation: Thanksgiving

It's the most gluttonous day of the year. Here's what you need to do to come out of it a winner. With Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, you're going to have to do a few things you might not want to do to be able to do a few things you love. For example, you might have to interact with family members you can't stand just to get a couple of servings of grandma's homemade dressing, which is fantastic. Or you might have to sit next to Uncle Paul in the den while you watch football. Normally, it would be okay, but Uncle Paul is a farter, and turkey sets him off. Your reward? The best piece of...
Daily Norseman 8 hours ago

NFL Week 13: Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings

There is nothing more thrilling than watching two teams near the bottom of their respective divisions take the field for a mostly irrelevant game.  Unfortunately for fans of the Vikings and Panthers, that is what we're getting this week as the 3-7-1 Panthers travel to Minneapolis to take on our 4-7 Vikings.  Oh but wait...this game actually isn't irrelevant.  Despite the Panthers of 3-7-1 and the fact that they currently sit in 3rd place in the NFC South, they are miraculously only 1 game out of first place behind the Saints and Falcons (both 4-7) who are participating in a game of...
Daily Norseman 10 hours ago

Matchup Index Week 13: Vikings vs Panthers

The Daily Norseman dives deep into statistical trends and player grades to highlight match up advantages and disadvantages for the Minnesota Vikings. There is nothing more thrilling than watching two teams near the bottom of their respective divisions take the field for a mostly irrelevant game.  Unfortunately for fans of the Vikings and Panthers, that is what we're getting this week as the 3-7-1 Panthers travel to Minneapolis to take on our 4-7 Vikings.  Oh but wait...this game actually isn't irrelevant.  Despite the Panthers of 3-7-1 and the fact that they currently sit in 3rd place...
Daily Norseman 11 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 11/25

It's Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen, and likely the last day of the work week for a lot of you. We've got three football games tomorrow. . .none of them involving the Minnesota Vikings, obviously, but there's football to be watched. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -CCNorseman makes the case for demoting Cordarrelle Patterson after a rough stretch of games. -We took a look at the Power Rankings from around the internet, all of which had the Vikings holding steady or moving upwards. From some other sources around the internet. . . -Former Viking and Redskin Fred...
Daily Norseman 11 hours ago

Webb Returning To Minnesota

With right tackle Phil Loadholt going on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, the Minnesota Vikings had an opening on the offensive line, and it appears that they're bringing back a familiar face to fill the void. I'm a Viking! Camera Gyrl, let's ride or die! Everyone else----move out the way!!! Go Vikings! http://t.co/4j4vRVTN0E — J'Marcus Webb (@jmarcuswebb) November 25, 2014 Yes, the Vikings are bringing back offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb. Apparently the team worked out Webb and former Chiefs and Seahawks tackle Eric Winston on Tuesday, and chose to go with Webb. (Why, which Webb...
Daily Norseman Nov 25, 2014

Should Cordarrelle Patterson be Demoted?

With the sudden emergence of Charles Johnson, the Daily Norseman takes a look at the question: should Patterson be demoted? The past two weeks Vikings fans have seen the emergence of free agent wide receiver Charles Johnson.  Against the Bears he was targeted a team high 7 times and caught 6 of those targets for 87 yards.  Despite playing only 25 of the team's 47 snaps on offense against the Bears, he was the most productive wide receiver for the Vikings by far in a week that saw the entire offense struggle.  That sudden production led to him getting the start this past week against...
Daily Norseman Nov 25, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Power Rankings Roundup, Week 13

The Minnesota Vikings suffered another loss this past Sunday, dropping them to 4-7 with five games remaining in the 2014 regular season. However, it doesn't seem to have hurt them too much in the weekly Power Rankings, for the most part, as the experts out there seem to be acknowledging that the Vikings put together a pretty decent performance. Though it may not necessarily reflect in their record for this season, this really should be viewed as a team on the rise. As such, the Vikings didn't actually drop in any of this week's rankings. . .four of our sources held them steady, while four of...
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Packers-Vikings Performance Grades: Lacy, O-Line close it out on the road

We take a second look at the Packers 24-21 road win against the Minnesota Vikings and hand out positional performance grades. The Packers were finally forced to play meaningful fourth-quarter snaps on Sunday, and if the opposition had better quarterback play, it could have resulted in a road loss. The Packers, much like the weather, seemed a little foggy and lethargic at times but found a way to grind out a 24-21 win over the Minnesota Vikings. More importantly, the Packers took sole possession of the NFC North with the Detroit Lions falling 34-9 to the New England Patriots. Let's take a...
Daily Norseman Nov 25, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 11/25

Week 12 of the 2014 National Football League season is in the books, ladies and gentlemen. . .now it's time to look forward to Week 13, which will see the Minnesota Vikings host the Carolina Panthers in the second game of their three-game homestand. Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -Offensive tackle Matt Kalil got into a confrontation with a fan after Sunday's game. Don't understand the motivation behind mocking a 6'7", 300-pound man. YOLO or something, I guess. -The team's other offensive tackle, Phil Loadholt, suffered a torn pectoral in Sunday's game. His season is...
Packers Gab Nov 24, 2014

Packers Vikings Game Review

I really don’t like when the Packers look like a completely different team. The Packers looked almost bored against the Vikings. It was like watching a child play with a new toy, then walk away after a few minutes playing with it. That’s the only to explain their performance against the Vikings which have the […]
Daily Norseman Nov 24, 2014

Phil Loadholt To Miss Remainder Of Regular Season

Well, things just keep getting better for the Minnesota Vikings, don't they? #Vikings RT Phil Loadholt has torn his pec, source says, and will require surgery. His season is over. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 24, 2014 Loadholt suffered the injury in yesterday's 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium. He was replaced by Mike Harris, who I assume will step into the starting role at right tackle going forward. Loadholt has been one of the steadier players on the offensive line this season for the Vikings. He was supposed to combine with Brandon Fusco to form a...
Daily Norseman Nov 24, 2014

Matt Kalil Throws A Fan's Hat Leaving The Stadium, Surprisingly Not Penalized For Holding

Apparently Matt Kalil and a fan's hat had an altercation after yesterday's loss to the Packers. It did not end well for the hat. There are so many jokes that can be made over the following story. Sooo many jokes. Apparently, Matt Kalil and a Vikings fan had a verbal altercation as Kalil was leaving the stadium after yesterday's 24-21 loss to Green Bay. The fan in question tweeted about it, and Deadspin picked up the story. In a nutshell, Kalil is walking out of the stadium, the fan heckles him by asking him what team he wanted to be traded to, and that his brother was better than he was...
Cat Scratch Reader Nov 24, 2014

Josh Norman puts Captain Munnerlyn on blast ahead of Panthers vs. Vikings

The outspoken young cornerback had a lot to say about the former Panthers veteran. Josh Norman's career in Carolina has been a fascinating bell curve. He started so strong, then got put in the dog house -- now he's looking every bit a player who could be a starting cornerback for the Panthers. One thing has remained constant despite this up-and-down trajectory, a willingness to talk -- now Norman is taking aim at Captain Munnerlyn. The Panthers and Vikings are set to face off on Sunday, and it's natural that Munnerlyn would be a talking point after leaving Carolina this off season in...
Daily Norseman Nov 24, 2014

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 11/24

Well, folks, it's Monday. It's not a victory Monday. . .more of a "holy hell we didn't get slaughtered yesterday" Monday. Still, I think that's better than a lot of us were expecting, myself included. This team's making progress, whether anyone sees it (or wants to see it) or not. Obviously, most of our coverage over the weekend was devoted to the 24-21 loss to Green Bay. If you want to have a look at all the stories leading up to the game, the full stream is right here. The story also came out yesterday that Minnesota Vikings general counsel Kevin Warren might be the guy that was working...
Daily Norseman Nov 24, 2014

Report: Vikings General Counsel Worked To Keep Adrian Peterson Off The Field

Lost in the lead up to the Minnesota Vikings' 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday was a story about the ongoing situation with Adrian Peterson. It came from ESPN's Adam Schefter through his FaceBook page, and addresses something that Peterson said in his interview with Tom Pelissero in USA Today. In that interview, there was a bit where Peterson talked about some members of the organization not wanting him back with the team. Unlike Peterson, Schefter named names. . .well, one name, anyway. When Adrian Peterson told USA Today there were people in Vikings' organization who did...
Daily Norseman Nov 23, 2014

Stock Market Report: Packers

Hey, maybe things aren't going to be so bad after all. Hi kids. This past week was a pretty rough one for me as a Vikings fan. I don't know why, exactly. Well, I know why (bad Bears loss, AP news), but I don't know why those two things affected me like they did. The Vikings have had worse losses, and have dealt with worse off the field news. Maybe not in the same week, but in the Pantheon Of Viking Disappointments, these two things were fairly minor in the grand scheme of things. Still, it set the tone for the coming week, and for me that tone was as depressed and uninterested in a Packers...
Daily Norseman Nov 23, 2014

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Final Score: Minnesota Falls 24-21

In a game where the Minnesota Vikings were supposed to get crushed fairly easily, they hung tough. . .but it wasn't quite enough to get by one of the NFL's hottest teams. The Vikings fell to the Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon by a score of 24-21 in a game that was a whole lot closer than any of the experts. . .and, quite frankly, many of the fans. . .were expecting it to be. The Packers drew first blood late in the first quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Eddie Lacy. The Vikings then answered back on the ensuing drive, with Teddy Bridgewater finding Charles...

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