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NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC North Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 9 months ago
The Green Bay Packers have won four straight NFC North titles, and that grasp atop the standings doesn't seem to be fading away anytime soon. However, this certainly remains a very interesting division, and each team's success could revolve around just a few key players. The Vikings will have Adrian Peterson back, so that should have a strong impact on the team. Will it be enough to make...

Answering the NFC North's Biggest Questions in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
NFL training camps are opening up all across the nation, signaling the official return of pro football. Athlon Sports is going division by division, asking and (trying to) answering the biggest question for every team in the league entering the 2015 season. AFC's Biggest Questions: East | North | South | WestNFC's Biggest Questions: East | North | South | West...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the NFC North

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 10 months ago
Adrian Peterson returns after a year off for the Vikings. Minnesota is widely considered to be a sleeper, but does that mean this will have enough to catch up to Green Bay and Detroit? Chicago, meanwhile, turns to John Fox to try and clean things up after a five-win season in 2014. In the coming years, this will be a three-team race with the Vikes moving into contention. Much like I did...

5 Questions for the Minnesota Vikings Entering Training Camp

By Josh Koop, 1 year 10 months ago
Minnesota, along with Pittsburgh, become the first NFL teams to have their full rosters open training camp when the two squads start back to work on Saturday. Rookies for Baltimore, Cleveland, New England and New Orleans have already reported to training camp, but the Vikings and Steelers are the first teams to have everyone present as the NFL gets back to business. Related: 2015 NFL...

2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 year 10 months ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass.   Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get...

NFC North Rookies to Watch in 2015

By Josh Koop, 1 year 10 months ago
With NFL training camps set to open up in a few weeks, it will be the first real taste of being a professional football player for all the rookies who heard their names called in the draft not too long ago. And in some cases, teams may be counting on some of their first-year players to contribute sooner rather than later. Here is one key rookie for each of the four NFC North teams to keep...

NFC North Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 11 months ago
The NFC North is filled with talent and potential, just look at the Detroit Lions’ success last year. The Packers and Lions should be in contention for the playoffs like last year, and the Vikings and Bears should certainly see improvement. However, they will need help especially in areas that have the ability to get stronger this upcoming NFL season. Related: AFC North Players...

Vikings release S Taylor Mays

By The Sports Network, 1 year 11 months ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings released safety Taylor Mays on Tuesday. Mays signed with Minnesota in March after spending the past four seasons with Cincinnati. He played his first season with San Francisco in 2010 after being selected in the second round of the draft earlier that year. The 27-year-old Southern California product has 98 tackles in 66 NFL...

Minnesota Vikings 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 11 months ago
Young Teddy Bridgewater’s unusual composure and good old Mike Zimmer’s as-expected defensive acumen gave the Vikings a renewed sense of direction despite their 7–9 finish a year ago. Now comes the next step, which the Vikings will take with the full-on power of Adrian Peterson’s unbridled return to the NFL. Buy Athlon Sports' 2015 NFL Preview Magazine...

Peterson back with Vikings after nearly 9 months

By The Sports Network, 1 year 12 months ago
Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Adrian Peterson is back with the Minnesota Vikings for the first time in almost nine months and says his return to the team went "smooth." Peterson returned for organized team activities on Tuesday after missing last week's initial spring workout sessions due to friction with upper management. "I had a long time to really think about things and...