Vikings Season Preview: Weeks 9-13

Dec 31, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) passes in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
We have already previewed the first and second quarters of the Vikings' regular season. Now it is time to check arguably the most important stretch, weeks nine through 13. These games include three division bouts, a matchup with the twice-defending AFC champs and mercifully,...

Vikings First NFL Franchise to Hold LGBTQ Inclusion Summit

NFL player Chris Kluwe speaks onstage at the fifth annual PFLAG National Straight for Equality Awards at Marriott Marquis Hotel on April 4, 2013 in New York City. D Dipasupil/Getty Images
The Minnesota Vikings will become the first NFL team to host a large-scale summit on LGBTQ athlete inclusion in sports this summer. The event will take place June 21 and will welcome various athletes, parents of LGBTQ youth and coaches in various panels. Some...

Vikings Season Preview: Weeks 5-8

Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) prepares to snap the ball during the second half during the NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Look back at weeks one through four here.  We are now into the second quarter of the season. In one sense, the schedule lightens a bit, as two projected bottom-feeders emerge. In another sense, however, the Vikings face two playoff teams in this stretch, including...

Vikings Season Preview: Weeks 1-4

Oct 15, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
As was the case last year, the Vikings have a fairly daunting schedule facing them in 2018. This time, however, the gauntlet will come in the first half of the season, as opposed to last year's second half challenge. Over the course of this...

FPC Vikings Roundtable: Evaluating the Offseason

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By most indications, the Vikings came out of the offseason pretty much as they envisioned. They made some splashes in free agency, found some talent in the draft while largely keeping last year's roster stable. As other teams around the NFC made similar splashes,...

Vikings 2018 Roster Preview: Running Back

Full Press Coverage moves on to the second part of the Vikings' roster preview. Quarterback was covered in the opening article.

Ranking Vikings Rookies by Chance of Playing in 2018

Linebacker Hercules Mata'afa catches the ball during drills at the Minnesota Vikings Rookie Camp at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan on Friday, May 4, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
At this moment, without the benefit of training camp or preseason games and going primarily on reputation and roster fit, there are 16 rookies who I feel have a good chance of making the final roster. Obviously, not all 16 will make it. But...

Three Vikings Breakout Candidates: Defense

Dec 31, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Trae Waynes (26) celebrates in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday we gave out the top candidates for offensive breakout players. Today, we address the defense. The Vikings possess arguably the top unit in the league with stars at all three levels. Most of the starters have already had their breakouts. But there are...

Three Vikings Breakout Candidates: Offense

Oct 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (11) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
There are a number of ways to categorize a "breakout season." It could be a talented guy once deemed a bust turning into a valuable piece. It could be like an Adam Thielen 2016 season, where a player jumps from being a nobody, mere...

What to Observe from Vikings Rookie Minicamp

With the draft now behind us, the Vikings rookie mini camp presents some very interesting storylines to follow this upcoming season.

Vikings 2018 Roster Preview: Quarterback

Over the next few weeks, Full Press Coverage will preview and examine each position on the Vikings roster and where they stand going into training camp.

Way Too Early Vikings Roster Projections: Defense and Special Teams

Dec 28, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa (50) jogs off the field after a 42-17 loss to the Michigan State Spartans in the 2017 Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
We already took a shot at projecting how the Vikings' offense would shake out come week one. Now it is time to look at Rick Spielman's and Mike Zimmer's preferred side of the ball, the defense. And just for good measure, we will predict...

Way too Early Vikings Roster Projections: Offense

Dec 31, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) during the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Draft season and all the meaningless speculation that comes with it is finally in the books. So that means it is time to prognosticate to little avail how those draft picks and other faces, new and familiar alike, will fare once training camp breaks. The...

Vikings 7-Round Draft Review

With the NFL Draft officially in the books, teams will now spend the next several weeks indoctrinating their newest rookie class into their schemes in preparation for the off-season minicamps that follow.

Vikings Smart to Bump Jalyn Holmes Inside

The selection of Jalyn Holmes was a bit polarizing among Vikings nation. First, Rick Spielman traded out of the third round, which spawned some groans. Then he took a step further by drafting the tweener defensive end who had modest production at Ohio State. But...

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