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Minnesota Vikings: 2020 Preseason Predictions and Preview

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days 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...

5 Best Dual-Threat Quarterbacks in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 3 weeks 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...

Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Team Names (2020)

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 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...

This Day in Sports History: May 28

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 2 weeks 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, May 28 is a day the Boston Celtics returned to the...

Minnesota Vikings Schedule 2020

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
Here's the Minnesota Vikings' football schedule with a full list of their 2020 opponents, game locations, game times, TV channels and updated results throughout the season.   Minnesota Vikings 2020 Schedule   Week 1 Sun., Sept. 13 — Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers (U.S. Bank Stadium), 1 p.m. ET on FOX   Week 2 Sun., Sept. 20 — Minnesota Vikings...

10 Greatest Moments of Don Shula's Football Life

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 1 week ago
Pro football lost one of its greatest coaches with the passing of Don Shula. The NFL's all-time leader in wins and the architect of its only perfect season also epitomized class throughout his entire life.   Shula coached an unprecedented 33 consecutive seasons and only two of them were losing efforts. Along the way, he achieved greatness that few others have. Here are the 10 best...

5 Best NFL Players Who Chose to Retire Early

By Aaron Tallent, 6 months 4 weeks ago
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly's decision to retire from the NFL at the age of 28 was surprising, but it is something we are seeing more of these days. Players leave the game early for a variety of reasons. Sadly, most, like Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck prior to the start of the 2019 season, are forced to do so because of injuries.   However, few choose to...

NFC Divisional Playoff Prediction and Preview: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers

By Rob McVey, 7 months 1 week ago
The No. 1 seed San Francisco 49ers will host the No. 6 seed Minnesota Vikings to kick off NFL playoff action on Saturday in the NFC Divisional Round. It’s loser-go-home football at this point with a trip to the NFC Championship Game on the line.   Following a snake-bitten 2018 campaign that saw San Francisco win just four games, the 2019 regular season concluded in storybook fashion...