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Peterson appeal denied by arbitrator

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson lost an appeal to have his indefinite suspension overturned, the NFL announced Friday. The players union said it was considering legal action over the decision. NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson ruled that Peterson's indefinite suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy was not unfair or...

NFL Preview - Minnesota (6-7) at Detroit (9-4) (ET)

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The dismal performance of the NFC South this season means a very good football team will not be participating in the conference playoffs. The Detroit Lions are intent on making sure that good team isn't them. The Lions will try to keep on the heels of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North against an improving Minnesota Vikings team beginning to blossom under...

NFL Also-Rans Are Looking Ahead

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
For many, the 2014 season is over — or almost over, at least. Whatever playoff hopes some teams harbored have long disappeared in the mist of yet another disappointing season. Some teams underachieved. Some are just bad. For some, it’s just the way it always is. For some of those teams, though, the seeds have been planted for a somewhat brighter future, and the thought that...

NFL Matchup - Minnesota at Detroit

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
NFL Matchup - Minnesota at Detroit Minnesota Vikings:== Sep 7 - W at St. Louis, 34-6== Sep 14 - L vs. New England, 7-30== Sep 21 - L at New Orleans, 9-20== Sep 28 - W vs. Atlanta, 41-28== Oct 2 - L at Green Bay, 10-42== Oct 12 - L vs. Detroit, 3-17== Oct 19 - L at Buffalo, 16-17== Oct 26 - W at...

Vikings place RB McKinnon on IR

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings placed running back Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve Saturday. McKinnon took over as Minnesota's starting tailback as a rookie as a result of Adrian Peterson's suspension and the ineffectiveness of Matt Asiata. The third-round draft pick out of Georgia Southern currently leads the team in rushing with 538 yards on 113...

Brees highlights NFC Players of the Week

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' five-touchdown pass performance helped him garner NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for Week 13. Brees completed 19-of-27 passes for 257 yards with no interceptions for a 140.0 passer rating in the Saints' 35-32 win at Pittsburgh. It marked his seventh career game with at least five touchdown passes and no...

NFL Matchup - New York Jets at Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
NFL Matchup - New York Jets at Minnesota New York Jets:== Sep 7 - W vs. Oakland, 19-14== Sep 14 - L at Green Bay, 24-31== Sep 22 - L vs. Chicago, 19-27== Sep 28 - L vs. Detroit, 17-24== Oct 5 - L at San Diego, 0-31== Oct 12 - L vs. Denver, 17-31== Oct 16 - L at New England, 25-27== Oct 26 - L vs....

Vikings place Loadholt on IR; add Webb

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 day ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings placed right tackle Phil Loadholt on injured reserve Wednesday and brought back tackle J'Marcus Webb. Loadholt suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-21 loss to Green Bay. He had started the first 11 games this season. Webb appeared in eight games last season with Minnesota and started once. He...

NFL Matchup - Carolina at Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 days ago
NFL Matchup - Carolina at Minnesota Carolina Panthers:== Sep 7 - W at Tampa Bay, 20-14== Sep 14 - W vs. Detroit, 24-7== Sep 21 - L vs. Pittsburgh, 19-37== Sep 28 - L at Baltimore, 10-38== Oct 5 - W vs. Chicago, 31-24== Oct 12 - T at Cincinnati, 37-37 (OT)== Oct 19 - L at Green Bay, 17-38== Oct 26...

Vikings RT Loadholt out for the year

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 days ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that right tackle Phil Loadholt will miss the rest of the season. Loadholt tore his pectoral muscle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Packers. He was replaced by backup offensive tackle Mike Harris and did not return to the game. The 28-year-old Loadholt is the second Vikings...