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Instant analysis: Vikings shut down Newton, upset Panthers

The Minnesota Vikings are 3-0 after beating the Carolina Panthers 22-10. Minnesota’s offense was limited, but they shut down 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton and got a little help on special teams to rack up…


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans - Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:50:11 EDT
Report: Team wants Peterson to be Viking for life

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings want Adrian Peterson to remain with the team after this season and possibly through the rest of his career. “It wouldn’t be a surprise…


NFL: Preseason-San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:34:40 EDT
First-round pick Laquon Treadwell inactive today for Vikings

The Vikings’ first-round draft pick, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Panthers, the team announced. Joining Treadwell on the inactive list are recently acquired running back Ronnie Hillman, LB Kentrell…


Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon, left, sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Inside the Vikings post-Peterson rushing attack

Jerick McKinnon didn’t want to act too jacked up. It would be impolite to smile too much or do the Carlton Dance in front of his locker. It wouldn’t be appropriate if he celebrated the…


Minnesota defensive lineman Steven Richardson (96) tries to tackle Colorado State wide receiver Detrich Clark during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 31-24. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
Richardson a menacing presence in Gophers win over Colorado State

MINNEAPOLIS — Steve Richardson should have been charged rent for how much time he spent in Colorado State’s backfield on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The junior defensive tackle from Chicago was the Gophers best…


Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison (96) and Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) during the first day of the team's NFL football training camp at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minn. on Friday, July, 29, 2016.(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Back page: Apparently Everson Griffen is the biggest suck-up to Mike Zimmer

Another week, another entertaining edition of Brian Robison’s ’96 questions.’ This time, the veteran defensive end asks his teammates on camera which member of the Vikings is the biggest suck-up. Some of the highlights: –Linebacker…


Carolina Panthers' Devin Funchess, left, celebrates with teammate Kelvin Benjamin, right, after Benjamin scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Panthers won 46-27.  (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
A Gameplan to Stop Kelvin Benjamin

Every week, we highlight an upcoming opponent—and specifically a player—that the Vikings will need to find a way to stop. Matthew Coller evaluated Kelvin Benjamin and concluded that Benjamin’s size, skills and versatility will make…


NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns
Karl-Anthony Towns: ‘I know what I must do. I’ll take it from here’

Just minutes after Minnesota Timberwolves legend Kevin Garnett announced his retirement from the NBA on Friday night, Karl-Anthony Towns posted a tribute to his friend and mentor on Instagram. Part of that message? “I know…


Aug 31, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers mascot Smokey runs in the end zone to celebrate the touchdown against the Utah State Aggies during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
5 college games to watch on Saturday

Each week, 1500ESPN will run down five college football games that are on TV Saturday and why you should probably watch them. Here are Week 4’s matchups…. Georgia (12) at Ole Miss (23)  TV: ESPN…


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Zulgad: Can you go home again? Five Minnesota star athletes who gave it a try

Kevin Garnett’s retirement from the NBA brings an end to his return to the Timberwolves and wraps-up a Hall of Fame career that began in Minnesota and made him a crowd favorite at Target Center.…


NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns
Zulgad: If for only one moment, Kevin Garnett’s return to the Wolves was worth it

The following story either speaks volumes about what Kevin Garnett meant to the Minnesota Timberwolves or just how inept this franchise has been for much of its existence. In fairness, it’s probably a combination of…


NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves
Kevin Garnett says goodbye in an Instagram video

Kevin Garnett is retiring from the NBA. That’s the indication given from a video he posted to his Instagram account Friday afternoon. To be continued… A video posted by Kevin Garnett (@tic_pix) on Sep 23,…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:42:47 EDT
Vikings place Adrian Peterson on Injured Reserve

The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday they have placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve. Peterson hurt his knee against the Green Bay Packers, forcing him to have surgery on a torn meniscus. The recovery time is expected…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:41:47 EDT
Report: Some Vikings teammates upset with Peterson surgery decision

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson elected to fully repair his torn meniscus, a surgery that is expected to keep him out 3-4 months. Peterson could have chosen a different path that would have allowed…


NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:20:45 EDT
Rhodes may play Sunday, Diggs misses practice as ‘precaution’

Considering the Minnesota Vikings will face the most difficult passing game they’ve seen so far this season, it would be a boost to have cornerback Xavier Rhodes back in action. Head coach Mike Zimmer indicated…


Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Demry Croft (11) rushes the ball out of the backfield before being brought down at the 2 yard-line during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in West Lafayette, Ind. Minnesota won 41-13. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Adam’s over/under picks for Gophers-Colorado State

In anticipation for another 11 a.m. kickoff at TCF Bank Stadium, here are a half-dozen over/under selections for Saturday’s game. Let us know what you think about the predictions on social media! @AdamJRossow and @1500ESPN Gophers rushing…


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Kalil and Floyd undergo surgery

The Minnesota Vikings announced that left tackle Matt Kalil had successful surgery to repair a torn labrum and that defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd underwent surgery on his right knee. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that…


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Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Brian Dozier reaches milestone, Sano back at third base

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins on Thursday were swept by the Tigers in a day-night split double header. The Twins are now 0-9 against the Tigers at Target Field this season, and 4-15 overall against Detroit.…


Aug 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and quarterback Sam Bradford (7) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Buccaneers, 17-9. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Sam Bradford spoke highly of successor Carson Wentz’s latest performance

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn – The Philadelphia Eagles’ switcheroo at quarterback has turned out to be a benefit to the Vikings so far – granted, we’re all of one game into Sam Bradford’s tenure as Minnesota’s…


Jan 3, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) walks onto the field before the 2014 NFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Arizona Cardinals at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports
The Carolina Panther who should scare the Vikings: Kelvin Benjamin

Each week during the Minnesota Vikings’ season, 1500ESPN will look at one player who could be the difference between a win and loss on Sunday and the challenges that player presents the Vikings. This week,…


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