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Great NFL Quarterbacks with New Teams: How They Fared Early On

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
It was clear that Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense was not in sync through much of the team's 34-23 Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Brady and the team rebounded with a nice, 31-17 win at home on Sunday, but he's still getting comfortable with his new supporting cast, as evidenced by his 1:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio (three each, also has a lost fumble...

Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts Prediction and Preview

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 1 week ago
It's not quite must-win time, but both the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts are looking to bounce back after each lost in Week 1. Each team was quite the popular pick to win their respective division entering this season, so losing their opening game, a divisional contest for each, could hurt those chances.   The last time these two teams met was 2016 in Minneapolis with the...

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings Prediction and Preview

By Gabe Salgado, 1 month 2 weeks ago
For the second straight year, the Green Bay Packers will open the season on the road against an NFC North opponent. Last year it was the Chicago Bears, this year it'll be the Minnesota Vikings.   The Packers have historically been strong to start the season — they haven't lost a season opener since 2014. As for the Vikings, they've won each of their last four openers,...

Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Team Names (2020)

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 weeks ago
What are the best fantasy football team names for Minnesota Vikings fans in 2020? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the Minnesota Vikings — we've got it right here.   The best fantasy football team names are often created by looking at the team's top players...

Minnesota Vikings: 2020 Preseason Predictions and Preview

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 6 hours ago
General manager Rick Spielman has called the widespread replenishing of this year's roster a natural "evolution" that shouldn't deter head coach Mike Zimmer from reaching the playoffs for the fourth time in seven years and the first time in back-to-back seasons. We'll see.   Eight contributors to last year's fifth-ranked scoring defense are gone, including the...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC North Teams

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Three different teams have won the NFC North the past three seasons with Green Bay entering 2020 as the defending champ. So can the Packers successfully defend their title or will it change hands yet again?   Minnesota appears to be the biggest challenger to Green Bay with Chicago and Detroit hoping to make it a four-team affair. Quarterbacks will be one of the primary storylines for the...

This Day in Sports History: August 1

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 11 hours ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, August 1 is a day in which one of baseball's...

Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 4 days ago
The Minnesota Vikings went 10-6 last year, finishing second in the NFC North. The Vikings claimed one of the wild-card spots and upset New Orleans at home before falling to top-seeded and eventual NFC champ San Francisco in the Divisional Round. Several key members of last season's team departed during the offseason but the Vikings are hoping the talent that's remaining combined...

5 Best Dual-Threat Quarterbacks in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 2 days ago
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had the best dual-threat quarterback season of all time (and one of the best for his position period), rushing for 1,206 yards and throwing for 3,127 yards. It was little surprise that he was the unanimous choice for NFL MVP. He hasn't gotten over the hump in the postseason just yet (0-2), but Jackson's record-setting season has helped usher in...

Fantasy Football Team Names for Every NFL Team

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 1 week ago
Finding a great fantasy football team name in 2020 can be a chore. That's why it's best to leave it to the experts. We rounded up a list of the best and even slightly vulgar fantasy football team names and have them linked below alphabetically by NFL team. So if you're a fan of the Cowboys or really hate the Patriots, or if you just want to tell your league that you drafted Julio...