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A Christian website devoted to Faith, Jesus Christ and Minnesota Vikings Football. Current Minnesota Vikings news from CNNSI, Star Tribune, The Sporting News, CBS Sportsline, KFFL, KFAN, KSTP, and many others. Updated regularly!

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Five Vikings stats that stand out for Week 3
Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. Star Tribune September 16, 2014

Vikings: Tom Johnson can't wait to sack ex-teammate Drew Brees
For three years, Tom Johnson couldn't touch Drew Brees in practice. Now, he's hoping to sack him. "Definitely,'' Johnson said. "I want to do that.'' Pioneer Press September 16, 2014

Vikings sign fullback Zach Line to the practice squad
Zach Line wasn't gone long as he was added to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad on Tuesday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 16, 2014

The Film Don't Lie: Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota allowed six sacks Sunday afternoon in a game where the New England Patriots moved Chandler Jones from a 3-4 outside linebacker position to a 4-3 defensive end spot, putting him in position to work against left tackle Matt Kalil for a large portion of the game. ESPN.com September 15, 2014

Counting snaps: Brinkley, Wright see more time in loss to Patriots
The Minnesota Vikings (1-1) lost the TCF Bank Stadium home opener in a 30-7 landslide loss to the New England Patriots (1-1) on Sunday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 15, 2014

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A lot of people come to my website for the latest Vikings news and team information. This season you may have come here and noticed that the current “breaking news” story is not anywhere to be found. If you have wondered why content is being left out this post will explain that situation. Kansasviking.com September 14, 2014

Vikings: Mike Zimmer sticking with Matt Cassel despite four interceptions
Mike Zimmer knows about Matt Cassel throwing interceptions. He saw him toss three for the Vikings last December at Cincinnati when Zimmer was the Bengals' defensive coordinator. Pioneer Press September 14, 2014

Vikings: In mistake-filled game, Minnesota's hurt more
In a penalty-filled game, the Vikings were twice as good as the New England Patriots, flagged seven times to the Patriots' 15. Yet only the Vikings' mistakes added up to a loss. Pioneer Press September 14, 2014

Vikings: Xavier Rhodes, flagged 3 times, offers no excuses
None of the Vikings had a particularly good day on Sunday, but cornerback Xavier Rhodes might have had the most conspicuously bad series. Pioneer Press September 14, 2014

Vikings: Decoy role doesn't frustrate Cordarrelle Patterson
The Vikings' Week 1 hero was a decoy in the home opener Sunday against the New England Patriots. Pioneer Press September 14, 2014

Patriots 30, Vikings 7: Turnovers lead to smackdown
Matt Cassel threw four interceptions and New England converted turnovers to New England points as the Patriots rolled over the flat-footed Vikings in Minnesota's home opener TCF Bank Stadium. Pioneer Press September 14, 2014

Notebook: Vikings’ three-phrase breakdown
After a strong opener, the Vikings failed on in all three phrases with the stats to prove it in a 30-7 loss to the Patriots. Viking Update September 14, 2014

Vikings agonize over crucial blocked kick
The Vikings were primed to go into halftime down seven points, but a blocked kick changed the complexion of the game in a hurry. Viking Update September 14, 2014

Vikings record-seekers vs. Patriots
Tom Brady continued his perfect record against the Vikings and Minnesota continued a recent trend of struggling in Week 2. Viking Update September 14, 2014

Vikings’ mistakes doom them vs. Patriots
The Vikings sure started strong, finishing off a smooth opening drive with a 25-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Asiata after moving 80 yards in seven plays solely with Asiata and the tight ends. Viking Update September 14, 2014

Vikings hurt by penalties, failure to stop the run
A week after they allowed just six points on the road, the Minnesota Vikings had to apply some perspective to their 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. ESPN.com September 14, 2014

Minnesota Vikings' day turns on Matt Cassel's mistakes
The Minnesota Vikings were driving late in the first half of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with an opportunity to score before halftime and pull within a touchdown or a field goal. ESPN.com September 14, 2014

Rapid Reaction: Minnesota Vikings
In a game in which he could have helped the Vikings get to 2-0 against his former team and his close friend Brady, Cassel didn't answer the bell. ESPN.com September 14, 2014

Zimmer: Cassel will start next week; QBs will be held to high standard
Matt Cassel threw four interceptions and played so poorly Sunday that Vikings fans chanted for his backup on multiple occasions during the team's home opener. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 14, 2014

Notebook: Defense not the same play-making unit in 23-point drubbing
Outside of the five turnovers, the Minnesota Vikings defense allowed six points on seven drives. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 14, 2014

Among all mistakes, the blocked FG was the one to bury Vikings in loss
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had the full-sleeved hoodie on for a brisk fall day at TCF Bank Stadium, and as it turns out, he had a few tricks hidden in the cotton. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 14, 2014

Cassel's four interceptions lead to lopsided Vikings loss to Patriots
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence. Matt Cassel's four interceptions, too. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities September 14, 2014

Blocked FG among Vikings special teams blunders
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was asked to evaluate the Vikings special teams performance. “It wasn’t too good,” Zimmer said of the special teams unit. “It wasn’t too good.” Star Tribune September 14, 2014

Craig: Initial thoughts on Vikings' 30-7 loss
Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel tied his career high with four interceptions in the 30-7 loss to the Patriots on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. It’s his 19th career regular season game with multiple interceptions and third in eight starts with the Vikings. Star Tribune September 14, 2014

Schedule does Vikings no favors
The Patriots beat the Vikings on Sunday by turning three interceptions into 17 points. They had four interceptions in all off Matt Cassel to win 30-7 at TCF Bank Stadium. Star Tribune September 14, 2014

Cassel struggles as Vikings lose 30-7 to New England
In a dominating day for New England, Matt Cassel threw four interceptions and the Patriots blocked a field goal late in the first half and returned it for a touchdown. Star Tribune September 14, 2014

Knee-jerk reaction to today's game
By halftime, Vikings fans were booing. By early in the third quarter, they were chanting for the backup quarterback. This wasn't how Mike Zimmer imagined his first home game as the Vikings' head coach proceeding. Star Tribune September 14, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Fail Test In Home Opener Vs New England
When the Minnesota Vikings blew out the St. Louis Rams in the first game of the 2014 regular season, it was tough for most fans to quell their excitement. KFAN.com September 14, 2014

Banyard promoted, Patriots’ Collins out
Vikings RB Joe Banyard was promoted to the active roster on Saturday and the Patriot announced LB Jamie Collins and other are out. Viking Update September 14, 2014

By the numbers: Munnerlyn a leader now
Captain Munnerlyn came to Minnesota compete for a starting spot and ended up a leader on and off the field. Plus, find out where the Vikings and Patriots rank in numerous categories after Week 1. Viking Update September 14, 2014

Higher caliber football expected when Zimmer and Belichick clash
Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner are in for a different brand of football with Bill Belichick and the Patriots coming to town. Star Tribune September 14, 2014

Hartman: Cassel has played at a high level in the past
Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel only got a chance to start six games last season as the team used three different starting quarterbacks, and there’s no question he should perform better given a chance to start the whole season. Star Tribune September 13, 2014

Vikings vs. Patriots: 5 keys
Targeting one of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks is risky, although Vikings coach Mike Zimmer knows how to thwart the fearless Tom Brady. Pioneer Press September 13, 2014