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Role Reversal

Green Bay's won four straight NFC North titles, but the current division leader—Minnesota—is in position to end the reign. Setting up the Pack-Vikes showdown plus the Week 11 spotlight player and 10 things to watch

The Viking Age is Upon Us

The last time Minnesota won a division title was in 2009, when Brett Favre was the quarterback. But with the Packers crumbling, the Vikings are primed to rule the North again. Here’s what makes them tick

Andy Benoit’s Midseason All-Pro Team

He didn’t consult stats or advanced metrics. The MMQB’s film-study guru simply relied on his own eyes and expertise to compile this list—and he’s ready for your challenge flags

Lights Out Football

In their never-ending quest to find a winning edge, NFL teams are turning their players on to the most accessible and natural performance-enhancer: a good night’s sleep

Vikings Flip the Script

An unorthodox decision in OT helps Minnesota win its fourth straight and grab a share of the NFC North lead. Plus, Greg Hardy, Marcus Mariota, Week 9 player awards and much more  

Three to Watch in Week 9

Peter King picks three Week 9 matchups: St. Louis visits Minnesota where Todd Gurley will meet Adrian Peterson, the back he's been compared to most, Oakland travels to Pittsburgh, to face a Steelers team now without Le'Veon Bell, and the New York Giants head to Tampa Bay, where Winston is on a roll

The Week 8 Twitter Mailbag

On Vikings' playoff prospects, the magic number of wins to take the AFC South, and if Ben Roethlisberger's return will lead the Steelers to victory over Bengals. Plus, Peter King revises his Super Bowl prediction

Peterson’s Unfamiliar Role

Three seasons ago, Adrian Peterson finished nine yards shy of setting the NFL’s single-season rushing record. In some ways, the All-Pro is now relearning his position

The Rules of Donut Club

On Saturday mornings during the season, a group of Vikings convene in the athletic trainers’ room for a sugary, frosted tradition like no other in the NFL. Here’s the hole story

The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit and Robert Klemko: Week 3 Preview

How do you stop Megatron? Andy Benoit and Robert Klemko asked Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who held the Lions’ Calvin Johnson to just two receptions for 39 yards in their Week 2 win. Plus, a preview of upcoming Week 3 games, including an NFC South matchup of the sinking 0-2 Saints at the rising 2-0 Panthers

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

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