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    Getty The Vikings are under fire after featuring a highlight of Anthony Barr's hit on Aaron Rodgers that fractured the quarterback's collarbone in a tribute video. What was a tribute to Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr quickly took a turn for the worst. Following the announcement of Barr’s signing with the Dallas Cowboys, the Vikings’ Twitter account posted a thank you video dedicated to the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker who spent a decade in Minnesota. However, a certain highlight struck Green Bay Packers fans, whose frustrations ignited in the comments. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! Things classless and championshipless organizations tweet pic.twitter.com/LK5kOW3HW5 — Dirty A-A-Ron (@Dirty_A_A_Ron) August 5, 2022 ‘Making Us Look Bad’Ten seconds into the tribute video, the infamous clip of Barr tackling Aaron Rodgers to the ground, ultimately ending Rodgers’ season after the Packers quarterback fractured his collarbone from the impact. It’s been a sour point in Green Bay for years, as the Vikings went on to win the NFC...
    Getty Former Las Vegas Raiders QB Kyle Sloter. Kyle Sloter has earned himself another chance in the NFL. The former Minnesota Vikings quarterback, coming off an impressive stint in the USFL, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on July 24, per a team report. Sloter completed 168 of 291 passes for 1,798 yards and nine touchdowns for the USFL’s New Orleans Breakers in nine games. Sloter, 28, will compete for a spot as a backup behind last year’s No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence throughout Jaguars training camp this summer. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! We have signed QB Kyle Sloter and released QB EJ Perry.https://t.co/nDObls827G — Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) July 24, 2022 Sloter’s NFL JourneyAfter going undrafted out of Northern Colorado, Sloter was picked up by the Denver Broncos in 2017. He completed 31 of 43 passes for 413 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 125.4 — the highest of any rookie quarterback. Despite his success,...
    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson makes a 10-year-old fan’s birthday special with a meet-and-greet and personalized autographed helmet. The phrase “never meet your heroes” exists for a reason: it’s difficult for anyone, no matter their celebrity, to live up to a fan’s lofty expectations. But in the case of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, that phrase doesn’t apply whatsoever. In fact, many young Vikings fans who have been lucky enough to meet the heroic Viking have come away with autographs and memories to last a lifetime. In the case of young Bennett, meeting his NFL idol left him “starstruck”, according to his father. Put the finishing touches on Bennett’s 10th B-Day today! “B” got to meet his NFL idol, Justin Jefferson today! Boys were completely starstruck & @jjettas2 couldn’t have been any better with the boys! Thanks #18 for making a 10 year old’s birthday absolutely unforgettable! #skol pic.twitter.com/rlx1UzKHqB — Carver Co Bulldog (@CarverCoGuy) July 10, 2022 “[Jefferson] couldn’t have been any better with the boys! Thanks #18 for making a 10 year old’s birthday absolutely unforgettable!” he...
    Getty Former Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph made a strong statement about returning to Minnesota. Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is coming off his first season away from the Vikings after a decade of donning the purple and gold. And while he enjoyed his time with the New York Giants, Rudolph is open to a return to Minnesota. The former 2011 second-round pick appeared on KFAN’s #92Noon radio show with Paul Allen on June 21 and addressed the possibility of playing for the Vikings again with one final objective in mind. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! ‘There’s Still 1 Thing Left to Do Here’Splitting time between New Jersey and Minnesota last season, Rudolph and his family returned home to Minnesota after the 2021 NFL season. Asked by Allen whether he’d like to stay in Minnesota full time by re-joining the Vikings, Rudolph didn’t hesitate. Absolutely,” Rudolph said. “I said it when I left here, ‘that Minnesota’s always home.’ It’s kind of been...
    Getty Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson made a strong statement on whether he'd like to see Kirk Cousins be the team's quarterback next season. The Minnesota Vikings added an NFL veteran to the wide receiver room Tuesday but had to part ways with a player who was something of a fan favorite to make space on the roster. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported via Twitter May 31 that the Vikings had signed wideout Albert Wilson for the 2022 season. Former Dolphins’ free-agent WR Albert Wilson has signed a one-year deal with the Vikings, per source. @DrewJRosenhaus and @RyanMatha confirmed the deal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 31, 2022 “Former Dolphins’ free agent WR Albert Wilson has signed a one-year deal with the Vikings, per source,” Schefter wrote. “@DrewJRosenhaus and @RyanMatha confirmed the deal.” ALL the latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here!Wilson Contributed Solidly as Pass Catcher For Chiefs, Dolphins Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Automatically Win $200 on Any Game This Week GettyFormer Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver...
    Getty Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a first down against the Carolina Panthers during the third quarter in the game at Lambeau Field on November 10, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Minnesota Vikings have capitalized on an ongoing exodus across the border following Aaron Rodgers‘ return to the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers, who agreed to a three-year, $150 million deal, has seen his supporting cast disperse from Green Bay. The most notable departures, three wide receivers in DaVante Adams, Marquez Valdez-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown all left for new teams this offseason. Not to mention two-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Za’Darius Smith who signed with the Vikings on March 22, crossing the border after being released due to salary-cap restrictions. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Minnesota also signed slot cornerback Chandon Sullivan, who the Packers attempted to re-sign after three years in green and gold. Sullivan opted to follow Smith, saying “it was time to move on” from Green Bay, Chris...
    Getty Harrison Phillips agreed to a three-year deal with the Vikings on Monday, March 14, Mike Garafolo reported. The Minnesota Vikings are diving into free agency by signing a defensive tackle for a third straight year. The Vikings signed former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Harrison Phillips to a three-year, $19.5 million deal, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported on March 14. The signing will become official on March 16. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Join Heavy on Vikings! #Vikings are signing DT Harrison Phillips to a three-year, $19.5 million deal, source says. Popular #Bills lineman headed to Minnesota. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2022 Pierce Released After Phillips SigningAfter Garafolo’s tweet on March 14, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted, “the #Vikings plan to release DT Michael Pierce, source said. They tried to retain him on a moderate paycut and attempted to trade him. In the end, just some feelers and no trade...
    Getty Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin (left) has not received an offer from the Vikings with free agency approaching. Minnesota Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin is five days away from reaching free agency for the first time in his career. And he’s received no indication whether the Vikings, under the direction of first-year general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O’Connell, intend to re-sign him or not. Conklin, coming off a career year in 2022, will garner a respectable contract. He recently addressed his future with the team and his desire to stay in Minnesota. Read More From Heavy How You Can Help Ukraine: Verified Charities, GoFundMe & Ways to Support Ukrainians However, the Vikings may not have room on the books for the former fifth-round pick out of Central Michigan. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! ‘I Don’t Have Those Answers. But I Love Minnesota’Pioneer Press reporter Chris Tomasson reported on March 10 that Conklin “would love” to stay in Minnesota, but...
    Getty Anthony Harris surprised a Texan girl by escorting her to a school daddy-daughter dance. Former Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris went out of his way to make a young fan’s dream come true. Texas native Audrey Soape, 11, lost her father and grandfather last year. Soape has been a fan of Harris from his days with the Vikings and showed continued support for the veteran safety when he joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021. So, approaching a daddy-daughter dance at Soape’s middle school, her mother Holly reached out to Harris to see if he would escort her. Holly knew it wasn’t a guarantee. The Eagles had made the NFL postseason and potentially could still be in the playoff picture past the day of the dance. But once the Tampa Bay Buccaneers knocked Philadelphia from the playoffs, Harris didn’t think twice, making Audrey’s dream happen. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! ‘It Was Just a Fairy Tale’ Play Eagles Player Takes Young Fan...
    PHILADELPHIA EAGLES safety Anthony Harris has tugged on the heartstrings of the nation after accompanying a young fan to a daddy-daughter dance - just a year after she lost her father. The NFL star received a message from the mum of 11-year-old Audrey Soape, asking if he would accompany her daughter to the event in Austin, Texas. 4The Eagles star agreed to take the 11-year-old to a daddy-daughter dance 4Harris joined Philadelphia in the off-season after spending five years with the Vikings Mum Holly was looking to give Audrey a boost following an horrendous year where she lost both her grandfather and dad Ryan. And despite being fans of Harris since his days with the Minnesota Vikings, mum Holly didn't hold out much hope of a reply from the 30-year-old - especially as he was busy with postseason action at the time. But to her and Audrey's shock, she not only received a reply from Harris, but the former first-team All American agreed to accompany the middle-schooler to the dance. Speaking to Fox & Friends, Holly explained:...
    Although Mike Zimmer later clarified his comments, Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond didn’t seem to appreciate his coach’s disinterest in seeing him play.  With Kirk Cousins out with COVID for their Week 17 loss to the Packers, the Vikings had an opportunity to see more from rookie quarterback Kellen Mond. The Vikings world saw little of Mond, as he only completed two out of three passes for five yards on Sunday. In the postgame press conference, Zimmer was asked if he’d like to see more of Mond in Week 18. “Not particularly,” he replied. Even worse, he then said the reason was that he sees the rookie every day in practice. While Mond never said anything regarding his coach’s comments, he did support what one NFL journalist had to say about Zimmer’s flat response. Mond liked a tweet from Bleacher Report’s Ian Kenyon in which he referred to Zimmer’s comments as “the coldest thing I’ve ever heard from a coach.” Oh wonderful… pic.twitter.com/XH7UtrXlib — Adam Patrick (@Str8_Cash_Homey) January 3, 2022 This is the coldest thing I’ve ever heard from a...
    Originally published Dec. 20, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota family is grieving the loss of a husband, father, and Vikings fan. READ MORE: Kim Potter Trial: Jurors Set To Return For Third Day Of DeliberationsJosh Engle died from a traumatic brain injury. He fell down a flight of stairs at the Vikings-Packer game at U.S Bank Stadium last month and died from his injuries. When Engle moved to Minnesota from California 20 years ago, the 49ers fan also became a Vikings fan. “That morning is a morning I’ll never forget,” Amber Engle, Josh’s wife said. Amber says she last saw Engle before the home Vikings-Packers game in November. During the first quarter, he went to go get concessions. “I get a call from his friends, ‘Amber there’s been an accident you need to get down here immediately’,” she said. Engle was in the 300 level when he fell 30-feet down the stairs and hit his head. How or why Amber says, they’re still trying to figure out from the video. Engle was then rushed to the hospital for emergency...
    Originally published Dec. 20, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota family is grieving the loss of a husband, father, and Vikings fan. READ MORE: Jury In Kim Potter Trial To Resume Deliberations TuesdayJosh Engle died from a traumatic brain injury. He fell down a flight of stairs at the Vikings-Packer game at U.S Bank Stadium last month and died from his injuries. When Engle moved to Minnesota from California 20 years ago, the 49ers fan also became a Vikings fan. “That morning is a morning I’ll never forget,” Amber Engle, Josh’s wife said. Amber says she last saw Engle before the home Vikings-Packers game in November. During the first quarter, he went to go get concessions. “I get a call from his friends, ‘Amber there’s been an accident you need to get down here immediately’,” she said. Engle was in the 300 level when he fell 30-feet down the stairs and hit his head. How or why Amber says, they’re still trying to figure out from the video. Engle was then rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. READ MORE:...
    Minnesota Vikings fans have a true love-hate relationship with Kirk Cousins, but after beating their division rival Green Bay Packers, the quarterback is definitely feeling the love right now. Driving home from the victory, Cousins spotted a fan van decked out in Vikings gear on the highway and the quarterback sped up in his family vehicle to wave hello. It’s not a move Cousins would have made a few weeks ago when the Vikings started the season 1-3 for the second year in a row, but winning can be a great healer. Cousins drove up to the van honking his horn like crazy, vigorously waving and flashing a thumbs up. After throwing for 341 yards and three touchdowns against Green Bay to put Minnesota in playoff position with their current 6-5 record, Vikings fans were undoubtedly ecstatic to see Cousins on the road. Cousins received enthusiastic honks and waves in return and the quarterback proudly shared the cool moment on social media.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kirk Cousins (@kirkcousins) “This guy...
    Getty Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been subject of scrutiny surrounding a chokehold he held on Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. Minnesota Vikings safety has become a target of the Dallas Cowboys fan base after a video of Smith covering CeeDee Lamb went viral following the Vikings’ 20-16 loss at home. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! ‘This Man was Chocking the **** Out of Me’Smith tackles Lamb out of bounds and as the two players roll to the sidelines, Smith’s arms drape over Lamb’s shoulder and it appears his arms get under the helmet of Lamb. In a video the Cowboys released, Lamb exclaims “This man was chocking the (expletive) out of me while I’m on the sideline.” No flag was thrown on the play, and despite Cowboys fans calling for the NFL to review the play, no statement has been released by the league. Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content...
    While the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers dueled during a tense overtime game Sunday afternoon, some of their fans engaged in a vicious battle of their own. Crowd fights appear to be a regular occurrence at sporting events this year, either because people are shelter shocked by the pandemic or fans just have their cameras readily available at all times. Even though fights are a common occurrence, the melee that took place between Panthers and Vikings fans at Carolina’s Bank of America Stadium might be the season’s worst brawl yet. In the video, a man wearing a white hat and a purple Vikings t-shirt is enraged and ready to take on any Panthers fan that gets in his way. After some chasing, pushing and shoving, the Vikings fan gets decked by a vicious blow to the head. Just as he attempts to stand back up, he gets KO’d by a second shot. pic.twitter.com/kIe5K9NIS1 — Eli Jones (@EliJones20) October 17, 2021 After laying on the ground for a few moments, the Vikings fan makes a miraculous return to his...
    Vikings and Panthers fans are officially in the running for NFL Fan Fight of the Year after a belligerent scene Sunday in Charlotte where fists were flying and some Vikings fan took a vicious knockout blow like a champ. As you can see in the video, Vikings fan was ramming his forearm into a woman and ended up on his back after taking what seemed to be a brutal shot. Oh, but there’s more. We also had two females squaring off in the octagon and had a Vikings lady crashing to the floor. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Oct 17, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Minnesota Vikings fans during pre game activity between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) Off-duty K-9 police officer Denzel Goins, who helped stop the fight, fills in the details as to what transpired. You’ll see Goins at the beginning of the video taking down a fan to the ground. He explains that the fan "sucker-punched a woman and was taken down."...
    A fan got lit up by security Sunday during the Vikings/Seahawks game. In a video tweeted by @MalakiRoy, a fan managed to hop on the field and he actually did an impressive job of evading security. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) At one point, he stumbled but was able to recover his footing before continuing to run around. However, eventually a security guard caught up with him and dropped him without hesitation. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything) Watch the incredible video below. It’s downright insane. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down) Vikings Streaker! pic.twitter.com/UfM7tvoQRO — Malaki Roy (@MalakiRoy) September 26, 2021 As always, if you play stupid games long enough, you’re eventually going to win some stupid prizes. This situation is just the latest example of that fact. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet) Now, did the man put on a very impressive performance? He did, and I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t point out how elusive he was on the field. (SLIDESHOW:...
    A Minnesota Vikings fan ran onto the field and got tackled by security shortly afterwards during the team’s Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Minnesota Vikings have had a rough start to the 2021 season, as they lost in overtime to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 and fell to the Arizona Cardinals last week on a missed game-winning field goal by Greg Joseph. But, Minnesota could take solace in the fact that they would return home to host the Seattle Seahawks. One Vikings fans was obviously ecstatic about the team’s performance against the Seahawks, because he decided to run on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium. While the individual did cause one security guard to slip with his juke moves, he was eventually viciously tackled by a guard. He even took the pile-on down with him! Vikings fan runs on field during team’s Week 3 win over SeahawksThis fan was not able to see the Vikings win their first game of the season, so was running on the field really worth it? It definitely was not. ...
    Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears fans reveled in the Minnesota Vikings’ shocking loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings wanted to put Week 1 behind them after they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime. They had themselves a great opportunity this Sunday, as they were in a tough battle against the Arizona Cardinals. They even had the chance to win the game, as they marched down the field trailing 34-33 with regulation time expiring. Things took a devastating turn, as Minnesota kicker Greg Joseph missed a 37-yard field goal by chipping it wide right to give the Cardinals the victory. Of course, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers fans jumped in to poke fun at their division rival. Packers, Bears fans make fun of Vikings for heartbreaking loss to CardinalsBears win Vikings Lose. A tie between the Packers and Lions would make my week even better #DaBears pic.twitter.com/KYo4e4dVnK — not him (@backonmybuII) September 19, 2021 How y’all doing Vikings fans? ???? — Gute ???????? (@Packers_szn3) September 19, 2021 Vikings lose thank you cardinals...
    Getty Patrick Peterson dispelled any chance of Larry Fitzgerald signing with the Vikings this season. If anyone has a pulse on what Larry Fitzgerald‘s next move in the NFL will be, it’s Patrick Peterson. Peterson and Fitzgerald have a strong bond, playing together for a decade with the Arizona Cardinals as the team’s perennial No. 1 cornerback and wide receiver matchup in-house. Fitzgerald, 38, remains unsigned but has yet to announce his retirement. Peterson, hoping to re-invent his career, left Arizona and signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Fans have hoped for Fitzgerald, born and raised in Minneapolis, to return home and play in the purple and gold. Peterson put that fantasy to rest. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! ‘Zero Chance’Peterson, answering fan mailbag questions on the All Things Covered podcast, had a blunt answer to a fan asking what the chances of Fitzgerald signing with the Vikings this season are. “Zero,” Peterson said. “I don’t know what he’s going to do. He hasn’t...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – With the five-year anniversary of the knee injury that nearly ended his career and clearly altered the trajectory of his original team approaching in a few weeks, Teddy Bridgewater has found himself thinking more than usual lately about that fateful moment. Fittingly, he has returned this week to Minnesota, the very place those ligaments were torn. Bridgewater and the Denver Broncos dropped in for a visit, for two full days of joint practices with the Vikings in advance of their exhibition opener Saturday. READ MORE: Vikings Release First Unofficial Depth Chart For 2021 Season “I use it as motivation. Before, I used to brush it off, like, ‘Man, it happens. Keep going.’ Now it’s just like, ‘Man, here I am where I could have been counted out, and I almost had to have my leg amputated.’ I wake up in the morning, and I’m blessed. I get an opportunity to put my feet on the ground and go out and play football,” Bridgewater said on Wednesday, after another session on the field of shared turns with Drew Lock...
    Getty Dede Westbrook sent a strong message on his move from Jacksonville to Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings rounded out its receiving corps, which was already considered one of the deadliest in the NFL, by signing veteran wide receiver Dede Westbrook. Westbrook, a former Heisman finalist from Oklahoma, spent the past four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, learning under his wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell. McCardell accepted a position as the Vikings wide receivers coach this offseason and played a pivotal role in getting Westbrook to sign with Minnesota this week. “Keenan’s like a father figure to me,” Westbrook said, per the Pioneer Press. “I respect him and everything that he’s ever taught me and done for me.” However, leaving his home over the past four seasons has left Westbrook reflecting on his career and finding new motivation for the future. He wrote a heartfelt message on social media that was well-received by his former and future fan bases. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings!...
    Getty Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins share a stat that has stirred a social media frenzy among Packers fans. Green Bay Packers fans are up in arms over a graphic. Yes, a graphic. But when it comes to the statistical comparison CBS Sports made, likening Kirk Cousins to Aaron Rodgers, anything goes. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! Kirk Cousins & Aaron Rodgers in a Company of Their OwnCBS Sports found that Cousins and Rodgers are the only two quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for at least 26,000 yards while producing a 97.0 passer rating in their first 100 career starts. In their first 100 career starts players in NFL history with at least 26k pass yds and a 97.0 passer rating: Kirk CousinsAaron Rodgers You like that!? #SKOL pic.twitter.com/bz59Pgk3Jm — CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) April 4, 2021 The stat says what it says: Cousins and Rodgers are two of the league’s most strong-armed quarterbacks who have played consistently and proficiently. However,...
    Getty Tom Brady and Kirk Cousins share a statistic that caused a frenzy among NFL fans. There are not many ways Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins could touch the illustrious career of Tom Brady. The 43-year-old quarterback won his seventh Super Bowl this season and has more playoff wins (34) in his career than all but five franchises in their entire history in the NFL. Brady’s playoff resume dwarfs Cousins’ 1-2 playoff record he’s tallied in nine seasons. However, Cousins has been one of the most productive quarterbacks in the league since 2015 as the only other quarterback other than Brady to throw for over 25,000 passing yards and maintain a 100-plus quarterback rating in the past six seasons. CBS shared the stat on Twitter, which garnered widespread reactions where many fans reasserted many of the stigmas attached to Cousins career. Only 2 NFL QBs have 25,000 Pass Yards and a 100+ Rating since 2015. ▪️Tom Brady▪️Kirk Cousins pic.twitter.com/jtNCgkSizt — NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) February 16, 2021 Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking...
    Courtesy of Vikings Vikings fans took offense to a tweet Jaleel Johnson posted earlier this week. Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson is under fire for an alleged slight he took toward the Vikings fan base. Johnson shared a tweet from Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Desmond King, a former teammate from Iowa, saying “And to the Chargers fan I appreciate you too but the negativity and saying that I’m trash is uncalled for! God don’t like believe you will get yours.” Johnson responded, “You should hear some of these Vikings fans lol. You a baller bruh. Eff em.” While it seemed innocent enough and indirect, some Twitter users did call Johnson out on Twitter as hating on Vikings fans. He deleted the tweet and addressed that it was a misunderstanding, however, it has been seen as a parting jab at the fan base. Y’all misunderstood me lol. It’s all love to everyone. I promise. — Jaleel Johnson (@leellxvii) January 11, 2021 Die-hard Vikings fan? Follow the Heavy on Vikings Facebook page for the latest breaking news,...
    Getty The Vikings social media alluded to Nick Foles’ damage in a latest tweet that has Bears followers fuming. The Vikings carried some woes into final Monday’s primetime matchup in opposition to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Area — the positioning of three straight losses courting again to 2017 and a 4-16 file since 2000. The NFC North grudge match lived as much as its expectations. The Bears’ stout defensive entrance stored Dalvin Cook dinner comparatively and test, in the meantime, the Bears offense struggled, failing to muster a single landing as former Vikings first-rounder Cordarrelle Patterson scored the Bears solely TD on a 104-yard kickoff return. It was a hard-fought defensive gridlock that had a causality. Bears quarterback Nick Foles was thrown to the bottom by Ifeadi Odenigbo with 32 seconds left within the recreation because the Bears had one final shot to chop the six-point deficit. It resulted in Foles being carted off the sphere as backup quarterback Tyler Bray couldn’t will the Bears to victory. The Vikings Twitter account’s...
    Getty The Vikings social media alluded to Nick Foles' injury in a recent tweet that has Bears fans fuming. The Vikings carried some woes into last Monday’s primetime matchup against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field — the site of three straight losses dating back to 2017 and a 4-16 record since 2000. The NFC North grudge match lived up to its expectations. The Bears’ stout defensive front kept Dalvin Cook relatively and check, meanwhile, the Bears offense struggled, failing to muster a single touchdown as former Vikings first-rounder Cordarrelle Patterson scored the Bears only TD on a 104-yard kickoff return. It was a hard-fought defensive gridlock that had a causality. Bears quarterback Nick Foles was thrown to the ground by Ifeadi Odenigbo with 32 seconds left in the game as the Bears had one last shot to cut the six-point deficit. It resulted in Foles being carted off the field as backup quarterback Tyler Bray could not will the Bears to victory. The Vikings Twitter account’s postgame graphic featured a photo of Foles on the ground with...
    Getty Adam Thielen was among four veterans reportedly being offered by the Vikings approaching the trade deadline. The Vikings‘ six-game experiment with former Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue ended abruptly on Thursday when the team traded the Pro Bowl defensive end to the Ravens to claw back the draft picks they gave up to get him just two months ago. The trade opened the floodgates to many trade possibilities facing a Vikings franchise that is cap-strapped and married to Kirk Cousins as his fully guaranteed contract. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that multiple league executives have been in contact with the Vikings and “believe the team is eager to move several more high-priced veterans who likely do not fit into the team’s long-term plans.” General manager Rick Spielman has downplayed the fire sale following the Ngakoue trade, however, La Canfora’s report, which includes testimonies from team executives, says otherwise. “They want to move on from some guys for sure but not the guys we want,” one GM told La Canfora. “They want to cut payroll but I don’t know...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Despite there being a lot to take issue with this season, fans of the Minnesota Vikings do not complain as much as most other NFL fan bases. A new survey from betting website Mibets.com surveyed over 5,000 NFL fans across the country to identify the biggest complainers in the league. The Dallas Cowboys topped the list as the single worst fanbase in the NFL for complaining, with most respondents saying Cowboys fans use a victim mentality. Fans of the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills are the second and third worst complainers, respectively. “What drives people craziest about other fanbases? Most often, using a victim mentality, complaining on social media and ‘bad’ officiating. Fans also cited the inability for fanbases to get over old losses and fans calling into sports radio stations to air their grievances as other ways that whining gets under their skin,” the survey said. Vikings fans, who could name a few “old losses”, were placed in the No. 26 spot, with the top annoying habit being the victim mentality....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings fans will have to wait least a few more weeks before watching their team play at U.S. Bank Stadium. On Tuesday, the organization announced that fans will not be allowed to attend the Vikings home game against the Falcons on October 18. Officials say the decision was made due to the continued COVID-19 infection rates in Minnesota. However, in accordance with the existing Minnesota Department of Health guidelines, the team will again have up to 250 family members of Vikings personnel in attendance to further test their game day protocols. The Vikings are back at home on Nov. 8 when they face the Detroit Lions. No word yet on whether fans will be allowed back in the stadium for this matchup. Team officials say they are working with local officials to hopefully bring back fans later this season.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers border battle always brings in a lot of fans for tailgating. But this year, the Vikings are not allowing formal tailgating outside the stadium to prevent the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE: Aaron Rodgers Leads Packers Past Vikings, 43-34, In Season Opener There were empty seats and sidewalks Sunday, with only a few fans making their way U.S. Bank Stadium for the home opener. John and Matt Aldrich only came as part of their tradition to visit their family’s Legacy Brick. “It’s kind of our motto. Every year, this is the year they’re going to do it. And it keeps you motivated. Just want to go check that out and be down here,” Matt Aldrich said. Traditions also refused to be broken a few blocks from the stadium. WCCO came across a group of Vikings fans that have been tailgating together for the last 24 years, including fan Michael Savage. “I can’t imagine a home game without these guys,” Savage said. “It is kind of funny that there’s nobody tailgating here except...
    Steve Tasker doesn’t know much about Dan Chisena, but he soon hopes to learn plenty. The speedy Chisena, listed as a wide receiver, made the Vikings’ roster primarily because of his ability on special teams. He has conjured up memories of Tasker, a special teams ace who made seven Pro Bowls while playing in the NFL from 1985-97. “I wish him the best,’’ Tasker said Monday. “I will take note of him. I always take note of guys that flash on special teams week in and week out. It’s fun to watch.’’ Meanwhile, Chisena might take note of Tasker, who made all his Pro Bowls while playing for the Buffalo Bills from 1986-97. Tasker also was listed as a wide receiver but caught just 51 passes in 13 NFL seasons. “I’ve heard the name before,’’ said Chisena, an undrafted rookie from Penn State. “Not super familiar. But sounds like a great guy to cut up some film on.’’ Tasker played in four Super Bowls for the Bills, and Tasker provided them with a unique dimension with his ability to cover...
    Getty Anthony Harris defended Kirk Cousins not too long ago on Instagram. Minnesota Vikings security Anthony Harris was not going to take one fan’s open disrespect of his quarterback, and in typical Harris trend, he did it with respect. The 29-year-old security commented on the Vikings Instagram submit exhibiting Kirk Cousins was ranked the 58th finest participant within the NFL High 100, a listing compiling the highest 100 gamers within the league voted on by NFL gamers. “As a FAN of a group, root FOR the gamers on that group and congratulate no matter success they’ve. (READ THAT AGAIN),” Harris wrote. His remark was addressing the critics of Cousins who fail to acknowledge his achievement, and as an alternative, remark solely their grievances. Cousins’ profession has been stricken by skeptics resulting from his primetime report and several other different statistical arguments, albeit he has confirmed to be an elite passer in a number of classes as effectively. Harris’ remark obtained 1000’s of likes because it was pushed to the highest of the...
    Getty Anthony Harris defended Kirk Cousins recently on Instagram. Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris was not going to take one fan’s open disrespect of his quarterback, and in typical Harris fashion, he did it with respect. The 29-year-old safety commented on the Vikings Instagram post showing Kirk Cousins was ranked the 58th best player in the NFL Top 100, a list compiling the top 100 players in the league voted on by NFL players. View this post on Instagram Captain Kirk comes in at 58 in the #NFLTop100! A post shared by Minnesota Vikings (@vikings) on Jul 27, 2020 at 6:17pm PDT “As a FAN of a team, root FOR the players on that team and congratulate whatever success they have. (READ THAT AGAIN),” Harris wrote. His comment was addressing the critics of Cousins who fail to acknowledge his achievement, and instead, comment only their grievances. Cousins’ career has been plagued by skeptics due to his primetime record and several other statistical arguments, albeit he has proven to be an elite passer in several categories...
    A Kirk Cousins TikTok challenge — what could go wrong? The video posted by the official @VikingsNFLTikTok account showed quarterback Kirk Cousins wearing a red non-contact jersey dropping back and throwing a pass during training camp with the text, “NEW CHALLENGE!!! Duet yourself catching Kirk’s pass” overlaid. The intention was to have users submit split-screen videos with the original next to a video of their own to make it appear as though they were catching a pass from their 31-year-old signal-caller. Instead, user @austincraig42 submitted a savage video where Cousins’ pass is extremely overthrown and sails over the fan’s head. The original post, which has already become the account’s most viewed video to date, was captioned, “Can you catch Kirk’s pass? #fyp #vikings.” The Vikings started a new Tik Tok challenge asking fans to duet themselves catching passes from Kirk Cousins. The responses are fantastic
    Getty Stefon Diggs opened up about his feelings on the 2020 season. Stefon Diggs is known for his cryptic tweets in the sports world. The former Minnesota Vikings star and now Buffalo Bills wide receiver practically commandeered his own trade by sending series of tweets that signaled his disappointment in the Vikings franchise — a beacon that the Bills gladly answered in March by offering a deal the Vikings couldn’t refuse. Now, his new horizons have been dulled with the threat of COVID-19 as the 26-year-old opened up about his uncertainty about the 2020 season. “I miss football. I love football… with all of me,” he wrote in series of Tweets Tuesday night. “But there’s so many unanswered questions with this upcoming season. I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable starting back up.” But there’s so many unanswered questions with this upcoming season. I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable starting back up.. — DIGGS (@stefondiggs) July 7, 2020 Diggs said he has been training and staying focused on the season, but added...
    Getty Adam Rank of NFL.com says the Vikings' Super Bowl window is open, for now. Adam Rank of NFL.com, a known Chicago Bears homer, gave the Minnesota Vikings some guff in his “State of the Franchise” feature. Earlier in the offseason, he predicted the Vikings would miss the playoffs, yet contrarily, he couldn’t deny the Vikings have the makeup of a championship-caliber team. Here’s Rank’s take: The Super Bowl window for the Vikings is still open. For now. Minnesota remains one of the most talented teams in the NFC, but a trip to the title game has eluded the franchise for quite some time now. Forty-three seasons, to be exact. Are the Vikings closer to the ultimate goal now than, say, when they reached the 2017 NFC Championship Game? That is something we are going to need to take a look at. The Vikings are talented. There is no denying that. But are they better than they were? While Rank was high on several moments of the 2019 season, he did point out the Vikings had a losing...
    Getty Michigan State seventh-rounder Kenny Willekes has drawn Brian Robinson comparisons for the Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings 15-man draft class this offseason was the biggest throughout the trendy draft period. With so many names and prospects to trace, just a few have fallen below the radar, however one seventh-rounder has drawn comparisons to a Vikings fan favourite and legendary defensive finish, Brian Robinson. Drafted 225th total, Kenny Willekes of Michigan State was considered the highest pass-rusher steal of the 2020 draft, based on NFL Community’s Charles Davis: “He performs redlining it man. He performs like Cole Trickle driving his automotive in Days of Thunder early earlier than they taught him easy methods to not deplete the tires. This child will get after it, he’s going to be loads like Brian Robinson was — the previous Viking — a seventh-round worth, an enormous time man.” The comparability hits on a number of ranges. Willekes — like Robinson — is a comparatively unknown prospect, however with top-tier athletic potential. And if it finally rings...
    Getty Michigan State seventh-rounder Kenny Willekes has drawn Brian Robinson comparisons for the Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings 15-man draft class this offseason was the largest during the modern draft era. With so many names and prospects to track, a few have fallen under the radar, but one seventh-rounder has drawn comparisons to a Vikings fan favorite and legendary defensive end, Brian Robinson. Drafted 225th overall, Kenny Willekes of Michigan State was regarded as the top pass-rusher steal of the 2020 draft, according to NFL Network’s Charles Davis: “He plays redlining it man. He plays like Cole Trickle driving his car in Days of Thunder early before they taught him how to not burn up the tires. This kid gets after it, he’s going to be a lot like Brian Robinson was — the former Viking — a seventh-round value, a big time guy.” The comparison hits on several levels. Willekes — like Robinson — is a relatively unknown prospect, but with top-tier athletic ability. And if it ultimately rings true, the Vikings may have found a major value...
    Getty NFL Network's Adam Rank predicted the Vikings would have a losing record and miss the playoffs. Although the Minnesota Vikings lost seven starters from its 2019 lineup that went 10-6 and won in the NFC Wild Card round, returning key contributors like Kirk Cousins, Adam Thielen, Danielle Hunter, Harrison Smith and potentially Dalvin Cook could keep the Vikings from slipping into obscurity. But one NFL Network broadcaster Adam Rank, an unapologetic Chicago Bears fan,  isn’t sold on the Vikings this season. Rank predicted the Vikings would go 7-9 in the regular season and finish third in the NFC North, ultimately missing the playoffs. Rank’s prediction came down to the Vikings having to deal with too many changes this offseason: “Too many changes with the Vikings. They did a great job in the draft. I think this is a team that’s going to take a little bit of a step back this season. Maybe a little bit of regression. I think 2021 is when this team is going to start to come together. (Minnesota had) some great draft...
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