minnesota vikings

Minnesota Is a Machine, But Is Its Motor Dependable?

The Vikings have an elite running back, wide receiver and a defense full of ascending talent. But whether the team can reach its first postseason in three years will come down to how QB Teddy Bridgewater steers the ship

Three Wideouts (and a QB) Worth Watching

On the early fantasy football front, a trio of pass-catchers stands out after The MMQB’s visits to the Vikings, Steelers and Ravens camps

The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit and Robert Klemko

Andy Benoit and Robert Klemko, joined by special guest Jenny Vrentas, discuss Goodell's decision on Tom Brady and Adrian Peterson's role in Norv Turner's offense.

Pressure Goes Both Ways

The Vikings are a team on the rise, but they must both protect Teddy Bridgewater and put more heat on the opposing quarterback

A Slice of Americana

Why Jake’s Stadium Pizza in Mankato, Minn., is a favorite of Vikings players and fans alike, and a must-see stop on any training camp visit

The Viking Returns

On Sunday, all eyes were on Adrian Peterson. As the Vikings became the first NFL team to open training camp, Peterson talked to The MMQB about getting back on the field, what he learned during his suspension and why he thinks he’ll have rare longevity in the NFL. Plus, the latest on the Russell Wilson negotiations, the Junior Seau Hall of Fame speech controversy and Junior Galette’s release

Unfinished Business

After a 9-1 start in 2014, the Cardinals limped to a weak finish after losing Carson Palmer to an ACL injury. Will the now healthy QB pick up where he left off? Plus, Mike Tannenbaum's second chance, inside HBO's new football show and more

Easy Math for Rookies

Simplifying the contracts of first-year players has had unintended consequences, especially for agents. Plus, five thoughts on Cam Newton’s new deal and the ultimate irony of Adrian Peterson’s Twitter rant

Offseason Power Rankings

No better time than the first day of June to unleash a list of how the NFL teams stack up, 1 to 32, heading into the summer. Why I like the Chiefs and Vikings more than most, plus notes on a happy family weekend in Northern California

The Stars May Align for Blockbuster Trades

With Adrian Peterson and Philip Rivers, we might see two high-profile trades that make sense for all four teams ... plus, five thoughts on Tim Tebow going to Philly

What Did They Know? What Can They Learn?

Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction will absolutely not change the way teams assess players with off-the-field problems. But there is one lesson teams can take away. Plus, why the Vikings should move Adrian Peterson, why the Chargers should deal Philip Rivers and why concerns about Jameis Winston are very real

The Lure of Peterson

With Adrian Peterson nearing a return to the NFL, the next question is: Where will he play? The Cowboys and Cardinals are possibilities, but don’t expect either to act desperately. Plus, answering email on Nate Boyer, PATs and Johnny Manziel

The Next Bridgewater?

Teddy Bridgewater was nitpicked extensively before the 2014 draft but he quieted the critics in a standout rookie campaign. Will the Vikings QB's success pave the way for a similar QB in the '15 class? Plus notes on Rex Ryan, drug tests, more

The Peterson Fallout

The NFL suffered a big blow when a district court judge ruled against the league on Adrian Peterson's appeal. The matter isn't over, but it shines a light on Roger Goodell's unwieldy power and the need for a more uniform discipline policy

‘I Jumped Up, Reached for the Ball … and My Life Changed Forever’

I was supposed to block for Jordy Nelson on the now infamous onside kick in the NFC Championship Game. But my mind went blank and instinct just kicked in. The mishap led to death threats, my release from Green Bay and a recurring nightmare. I hope to one day be remembered for something else

Jameis Winston Is Ready for His Combine Closeup

The Florida State star has spent time in San Diego with quarterback guru George Whitfield to prepare for this week. From off-field issues to on-field interceptions, the questions NFL teams have about Winston will begin getting answered in Indy

The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions

A look back at the players and teams that won and lost at the negotiating table in 2014, and what it all means going forward as the league tries to repair its image

The Final Over/Under

A college stats professor charts NFL wins, comparing all 32 teams to Vegas and statheads predictions going into the 2014 season