The Vikings lost 45-7 at Green Bay against the Packers Monday night. Minnesota trailed 17-0 at halftime and the game got away from the Vikings in the 2nd half. Aaron Rodgers threw for 250 yards and 4 touchdowns for Green Bay. Christian Ponder was 16-34 passing for 190 yards with no touchdowns and 1 interception.
The Vikings earned their 2nd win of the season and their first road win 24-21 at Carolina Sunday afternoon. Minnesota got a 31-yard field goal from Ryan Longwell with 2:43 left to break a 21-all tie with Carolina. The Panthers had a chance to tie the game with :26 left when Olindo Mare missed a 31-yard field goal wide left.
The Vikings welcomed both running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Percy Harvin back to practice in a limited capacity Thursday. Peterson (ankle) missed practice Wednesday but was limited yesterday. Harvin (ribs) missed practice Wednesday but was limited yesterday. Peterson almost certainly will play at Carolina Sunday while Harvin is a little more questionable.
The Vikings lost at home to Green Bay 33-27 Sunday afternoon and fall to 1-6 on the season. Minnesota led 17-13 at halftime but was outscored 20-0 in the 3rd quarter. Minnesota staged a comeback in the 4th quarter with 10 straight points. Rookie Christian Ponder made his first NFL start and was 13-32 passing for 219 yards and 2 touchdowns with 2 interceptions.
Viking running back Adrian Peterson won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for this past week. He ran for 122 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Vikings in the win over Arizona Sunday. Peterson has run for 498 yards and 6 touchdowns this season in 5 games for the Vikings. he is averaging 4.5 yards per carry.
Adrian Peterson powered in for three first-quarter touchdowns to build a lead large enough even Minnesota couldn't lose it, and the Vikings finally earned their first victory Sunday by beating the bumbling Arizona Cardinals 34-10.
The Vikings lost 22-17 at Kansas City Sunday to drop to 0-4 on the season. Minnesota trailed 9-7 at halftime but led 10-9 early in the 2nd half. Matt Cassel threw for 260 yards and 1 touchdown and Dwayne Bowe had 5 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Viking running back Adrian Peterson was back in at practice in a limited capacity Thursday with a calf injury. He's expected to play and could have a big day against Kansas City Sunday. Ryan Mathews ran for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Chiefs last week. Peterson is 6th in the NFL in rushing yards through 3 games this season.
The Vikings rested running back Adrian Peterson at practice Wednesday because of a sore calf. The move is precautionary according to head coach Leslie Frazier and Frazier expects Peterson to be fine today. Middle linebacker E.J. Henderson also missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury. He's status is more uncertain for Sunday at Kansas City.
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