Monday, September 27, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions by a score of 24-10 on Sunday in the Metrodome. Scoring touchdowns were Percy Harvin and two by Adrian Peterson. The Detroit Lions got on the board first with a 5 yard Tony Scheffler touchdown. However, Minnesota would respond with a 24 yard touchdown pass to Percy Harvin with 57 seconds left in the 1st quarter. An 80 yard Adrian Peterson touchdown in the 4th quarter sealed the victory to make it a 14 point lead. For the game, Peterson rushed for 160 yards on 23 carries. Next week the Minnesota Vikings are on a bye.
Friday, September 24, 2010
This Sunday at Mall of America Field, the Minnesota Vikings will square off against the inner-division foe Detroit Lions. Usually the Detroit Lions are a woeful bunch, having won 3 games total the last 2 seasons. However, this team feels a little different after the first 2 games. They were defeated by the Chicago Bears 19-14 in Chicago thanks to a overturned touchdown call with 19 seconds left that would have won them the game. A week later they lost to Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles 35-32. Rookie running back Jahvid Best has had a tremendous start and Calvin Johnson is one of the most talented receivers in the league. The Minnesota Vikings will need to play solid for 4 quarters and earn the victory. Prediction: Minnesota 27, Detroit 17. Go Vikings!
Monday, September 20, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings lost 14-10 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. It was a deflating loss for the Minnesota Vikings, as they did not lose a home game all of last season. Brett Favre threw 3 interceptions (1 of which was not his fault) and had a costly fumble in the endzone that Miami pounced on for a touchdown. Adrian Peterson ran 28 times for 145 yards and a touchdown. The game was ultimately decided by a 4th and goal that Miami stuffed with 3 minutes to play. The Vikings handed off to Adrian but he couldn't get in the endzone. Next up is the Detroit Lions.
Friday, September 17, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings have been rumored to Vincent Jackson of the San Diego Chargers. He was suspended the first 6 games of the season but now if he was traded he would be eligible after week 4. Any team that makes a trade for him would almost have to surrender a 1st or 2nd round pick. Keep an eye if the Vikings make a move on the wide receiver in San Diego.
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On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will play the Miami Dolphins at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. It's the home opener for the Vikings and will be searching for their first victory of the season. The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills last Sunday 15-10. At quarterback, the Miami Dolphins are starting Chad Henne, the old Michigan Wolverine. They will use Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams at running back and throw to Brandon Marshall at wide receiver. The Minnesota Vikings will have to get the passing game going this week, as the game in New Orleans showed the
Monday, September 13, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings were defeated by the New Orleans Saints 14-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana last Thursday night. The game kicked off the 2010 NFL season and unfortunately did not go the Vikings way. Minnesota's lone touchdown came on Brett Favre's 20 yard touchdown pass to Visanthe Shiancoe that put the team ahead 9-7 going into halftime (extra point was blocked). The New Orleans Saints would score on Pierre Thomas's 1 yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter and that would be the final. The Minnesota Vikings will host the Miami Dolphins this weekend for a 12pm game at the Metrodome.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Denver Broncos 31-24 in the final preseason game on Thursday night in the Metrodome. The Minnesota Vikings finished 3-1 and the Denver Broncos finished 1-3. For the game, Joe Webb threw for 100 yards and a touchdown, while also running 4 times for 48 yards. Erin Henderson had a 35 yard fumble return for a touchdown as well. Former Minnesota Gopher receiver Eric Decker had 10 catches for 114 yards for the Denver Broncos. With the preseason over, all sights are set on Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints for the NFL season kickoff. I think every Minnesota Viking fan will be paying attention on Thursday night.