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Purple+Podcast%3A+Miami+attacked+a+weakness Also, Teddy Bridgewater has developed in recent weeks right before our eyes. We talk about his impressive completion percentage and some of the throws he's making now that he may not have earlier this season. [Full Story]

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Bridgewater's play provides bright spot In the last four games, Bridgewater is completing 73 percent of his passes for 1,021 yards and seven touchdowns to four interceptions. [More]
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Missed chances All five of the Vikings' most recent losses have come by a single possession, starting with the 4th-and-20 conversion by Buffalo on Oct. 19. The snakebitten year continued for the Vikings on Sunday with a blocked punt for a safety. [More]
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Zulgad: Zimmer's promise: 'I will get this defense fixed' Posted by Judd Zulgad | 4 hours ago A day after the Vikings' 37-35 loss at Miami, coach Mike Zimmer sounded angry, embarrassed and disgusted when talking about his defense. He also made it clear that he won't settle for performances like that one. [Full Story]
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Jay Cutler will start at QB, Jimmy Clausen won't play against Vikings Posted by Derek Wetmore | 9 hours ago Clausen is out with a concussion. [Full Story]
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Purple Podcast: How the Dolphins attacked the Vikings' weakest link Posted by Andrew Krammer | 9 hours ago Also, Teddy Bridgewater has developed in recent weeks right before our eyes. We talk about his impressive completion percentage and some of the throws he's making now that he may not have earlier this season. [Full Story]
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Updated 2015 NFL Draft order: Vikings move into top 10 Posted by Andrew Krammer | 12 hours ago The Vikings lost and got some help to move up in the current 2015 NFL Draft order heading into Week 17. [Full Story]
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Counting snaps: Sharrif Floyd starts, returns to full-time role Posted by Andrew Krammer | 14 hours ago Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd returned to his full-time role on Sunday in Miami, getting the start for the first time since Nov. 16 and playing 58 snaps. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: Defense is improved but offseason changes must be considered Posted by Judd Zulgad | 1 day ago The Vikings defense has made big strides under first-year coach Mike Zimmer this season, but the unit's struggles Sunday were the latest reminder that while the scheme will work not all the proper personnel is in place. [Full Story]
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Teddy Bridgewater's play provides bright spot for nine-loss Vikings Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago In the last four games, Bridgewater is completing 73 percent of his passes for 1,021 yards and seven touchdowns to four interceptions. [Full Story]
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Purple Podcast, ep 39: How Miami attacked the Vikings' weakest link Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore analyze the Vikings’ 37-35 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Losing on a blocked-punt safety may seem like a stroke of bad luck, but Minnesota’s defense put the team in a bad spot Sunday and it caught up to them in the end. We address the weakest part of the Vikings’ defense right now, arguably the weakest part of the team. Teddy Bridgewater made some impressive throws Sunday, and we’re witnessing his development as the season has gone on. As always, the Purple Podcast ends with One Final Takeway from Krammer, this time, on the important of Anthony Barr. [Click to listen]
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Fourth quarter woes and missed chances continue to haunt Vikings Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago All five of the Vikings' most recent losses have come by a single possession, starting with the 4th-and-20 conversion by Buffalo on Oct. 19. The snakebitten year continued for the Vikings on Sunday with a blocked punt for a safety. [Full Story]
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Defensive lapses and undisciplined behavior prove costly in loss Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago "Ridiculous. That's how you get beat, by doing stuff like that," Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said of a couple penalties after the whistle from his team. [Full Story]
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Another weird play late costs Vikings Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago #1500ESPN #Sportswire #Vikings [Watch Video]
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Dolphins block punt for a safety, Vikings take close loss in Miami Posted by The Associated Press | 1 day ago Vikings jumped to a two-score lead, but Miami erased that deficit. [Full Story]
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Vikings Vent Line 12/21/2014 Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago The Vikings fought back and scored 15 points in about 15 seconds of game time to take the lead only to find a way to lose 37-35 to Miami. You, the listener, vented this week about the porous offensive line. There was also plenty of talk about regression on the defense over the last two games. There was even a call for Zimmer to lose his job. You did have some positives about Teddy's continued improving play as well. [Click to listen]
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Kyle Rudolph inactive, Robert Blanton active for Vikings in Miami Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago Also, linebacker Chad Greenway will play for the Vikings just two days after his father passed away. [Full Story]
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Team Leaders
Team Leaders
Receptions G. Jennings 56
Rec Yds G. Jennings 697
Rush Att M. Asiata 145
Rush Yds J. McKinnon 538
Points M. Asiata 60
Standings
NFC NORTH W L T PF PA Pct.
Detroit 11 4 0 301 252 .733
Green Bay 11 4 0 456 328 .733
Minnesota 6 9 0 312 334 .400
Chicago 5 10 0 310 429 .333
Sports Schedule
# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
48 Asiata, Matt 6-0 234 FB
60 Baca, Jeff 24 1-48 302 G
62 Baker, Chase 6-1 298 DT
99 Ballard, Christian 25 6-4 283 DT
0 Banyard, Joe 5-11 - RB
55 Barr, Anthony 22 3-04 255 LB
61 Berger, Joe 6-5 315 C
4 Bethel-Thompson, McLeod - - QB
36 Blanton, Robert - - DB
76 Bond, Travis 1-48 329 G
5 Bridgewater, Teddy 22 0-9 210 QB
87 Brown, LaMark 6-3 225 TE
27 Burton, Brandon 25 6-0 185 CB
86 Burton, Stephen 6-1 221 WR
89 Carlson, John 6-5 251 TE
16 Cassel, Matt 32 0-9 230 QB
85 Childs, Greg - - WR
57 Cole, Audie - - LB
20 Cook, Chris 27 6-2 212 CB
95 Crichton, Scott 3-04 273 DE
93 Dawkins, Everett 1-48 292 DT
51 Dean, Larry 6-0 226 LB
40 Ellison, Rhett - - TE
90 Evans, Fred 31 6-4 305 DT
32 Exum, Antone 23 3-04 219 CB
31 Felder, Bobby 6-1 200 CB
42 Felton, Jerome 6-0 246 FB
73 Floyd, Sharrif 1-48 303 DT
0 Ford, Chase 1-48 - TE
0 Frazier, Leslie 55 - - Coach
12 Freeman, Josh 26 6-6 240 QB
63 Fusco, Brandon 6-4 306 C
32 Gerhart, Toby 27 6-0 231 RB
52 Greenway, Chad 31 6-2 242 LB
97 Griffen, Everson 27 6-3 273 DE
98 Guion, Letroy 27 6-4 303 DT
12 Harvin, Percy 26 5-11 184 WR
50 Henderson, Erin 28 6-3 244 LB
8 Highsmith, Erik 6-3 190 WR
6 Hodges, Gerald 23 1-48 233 LB
66 Holmes, Tyler 6-4 301 OL
0 Jackson, Lawrence 29 0- - DE
84 Jenkins, Michael - - WR
15 Jennings, Greg 31 0-9 198 WR
74 Johnson, Charlie - - OL
92 Johnson, George 0- 265 DE
92 Johnson, Tom 30 3-04 288 DT
98 Joseph, Linval 0-9 323 DT
75 Kalil, Matt - - LT
53 Keglar, Stanford 29 6-2 250 LB
78 Kropog, Troy 0- 308 OT
0 Line, Zach 1-48 226 RB
71 Loadholt, Phil 28 6-8 343 OT
18 Locke, Jeff 25 1-48 209 P
46 Loeffler, Cullen 33 6-5 241 LS
75 Love, DeMarcus 26 6-4 315 OT
42 Mauti, Michael 24 1-48 243 LB
0 McCloud, Anthony 1-48 322 DT
0 McCoy, Greg 1-48 - CB
59 McKenzie, Tyrone - - LB
31 McKinnon, Jerick 3-04 208 RB
55 Mitchell, Marvin 6-3 249 LB
24 Munnerlyn, Captain 26 3-04 195 CB
68 Murphy, Kevin - - OL
0 Olsen, Seth 29 6-5 308 G
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle 6-3 205 WR
28 Peterson, Adrian 29 6-1 217 RB
7 Ponder, Christian 26 6-2 229 QB
0 Prater, Shaun 25 2-50 - CB
39 Price, Jabari 3-04 200 CB
41 Raymond, Mistral 6-1 194 S
92 Reed, D'Aundre 26 6-4 261 DE
83 Reisner, Allen - -
29 Rhodes, Xavier 6-1 215 CB
21 Robinson, Josh - - CB
96 Robison, Brian 31 6-3 259 DE
82 Rudolph, Kyle 25 6-6 259 TE
33 Sanford, Jamarca 29 5-10 200 S
34 Sendejo, Andrew - - S
35 Sherels, Marcus - 175 CB
81 Simpson, Jerome 6-2 190 WR
22 Smith, Harrison - - S
0 Smith, Rodney 1-48 219 WR
65 Sullivan, John 29 6-4 301 C
15 Summers, Chris - -
19 Thielen, Adam 3-04 195 WR
0 Vandenberg, James 1-48 212 QB
3 Walsh, Blair - - PK
14 Webb, Joe 28 6-3 220 QB
93 Williams, Kevin 34 6-5 311 DT
0 Williams, Roderick 27 1-48 180 DB
0 Williams, Nathan 1-48 249 LB
99 Wootton, Corey 27 3-04 270 DT
17 Wright, Jarius - - WR