VU Daily Blog: Regular Season, Week 5

After a 0-4 start, the Vikings hope to right the ship before it's too late. We'll compile our tweets and blog entries from the lead-up to Week 5 here. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progresses through the VU Daily Blog.


POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:33:00
Vikings victory started with the ends: Jared Allen and Brian Robison combined for a dominating defensive perform...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 23:28:00
Photo Gallery: Cardinals-Vikings: Pictures from the Vikings' 34-10 win over the Cardinals at Mall of America Fie...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 23:28:00
Notebook: Vikings get physical: The Vikings challenged one of the NFL's most physical receivers and were rewarde...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 19:22:00
Record-seekers vs. Cardinals: Adrian Peterson continues to move up the record charts of the Vikings and NFL. Oth...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 19:22:00
Vikings stick with what works: running: The Vikings know what works on offense and that's running Adrian Peterso...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 19:16:00
Jared Allen will see the doc after getting poked in the eye: "I just saw a white flash. It felt like a finger poking my brain." #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 18:11:00
Vikings relieved to finally finish: The Vikings have been there before, with a double-digit halftime lead, but t...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 17:20:00
McNabb was asked to assess his play after five week: "It really doesn't matter. ... We all can clean things up." #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 17:11:00
Shiancoe on running clock before the half: "I want to stomp people. I don't just want to beat them. We've got to stomp them." #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 17:04:00
Turning point: Three-phase early effort: The Vikings had it rolling on all three phases as they built a quick an...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 16:49:00
RT @
Brian_Robison: Finally got that big win!!! Thank you all for sticking with us. Not good enough though, time to get busy with the Bears.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 16:07:00
Cedric Griffin, benched for the first series, declined comment: "I'm good today, brother" is all he would say after the #
Vikingswin.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 16:07:00
Berrian was out of the locker room before reporters had a chance at him. Frazier said no injury there, just coach's decision. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 15:08:00
And the #
Vikings get the 34-10 win. They are 1-0 when Bernard Berrian is inactive this season.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 15:06:00
Jamarca Sanford gets his second interception of the game. 1:13 to play. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:56:00
Ryan Longwell hits from 53 yards out for a 34-10 #
Vikings lead with 2:09 to play.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:50:00
Jamarca Sanford gets an interception. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:39:00
Jared Allen continues to wreak havoc, getting a second-down sack of Kolb for 9 yards. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:33:00
Now Jared Allen is back in the game and trying to pump up the crowd. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:31:00
Brian Robison is back in the game. Jared Allen is not. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:30:00
Ryan Longwell missed a 43-yard field goal wide left to keep it 31-10 #
Vikings with 12:18 to play.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:29:00
Unbelievably bad pass from Donovan McNabb with no pressure. Ponder chats are starting up. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:26:00
Brian Robison and Jared Allen are now standing on the sidelines joking with each other. All is well with the pass-rushing duo. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:22:00
On the same bench, you have trainers checking over Jared Allen and Brian Robison. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:22:00
Brian Robison is in pain on the sidelines. Looks like something around the hip area. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:18:00
Looks like Jared Allen got poked in the eye. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:18:00
Brian Robison gets a 9-yard sack and Jared Allen goes off the field slowly. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:12:00
RT @
ClaytonESPN: Tarvaris Jackson is hurt. Charlie Whitehurst in for Seahawks

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:11:00
The #
Vikings get back on the board with a 26-yard field goal from Longwell. Vikings 31-10. 3:35 left in the third quarter.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:08:00
Devin Aromashodu slashes through the defense for a 60-yard gain. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:06:00
Third down in the second half? The #
Vikings get one conversion with a pass interference call.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:05:00
Adrian Peterson has 100 yards rushing now. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:04:00
RT @
hypnotist_russ: @VikingUpdate Not to worry, we've got Donovan.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:02:00
Should clarify: Out of the game, not knocked out.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 14:01:00
Daryn Colledge is out after taking a "blow to the head." #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 13:59:00
Beanie Wells gets in from 2 yards out. 28-10 #
Vikings Tick, tock. Second half.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 13:53:00
Arizona wins the challenge and gets the ball. #
Vikings

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 13:51:00
The #
Vikings catch a break on a Jenkins fumble, with the officials ruling him down by contact. Under review.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 13:47:00
The reverse from Harvin to Booker gains 25 yards on the second play of the second half. #
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POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2011 AT 13:36:00

Peterson ties career high in 28-3 Vikings halftime lead

Adrian Peterson and the Vikings defense are helping mask a bad passing performance from Donovan McNabb in a 28-3 Minnesota lead at halftime.

Peterson has touchdown runs of 4, 14 and 24 yards, all in the first quarter. He tied his career high with three rushing touchdowns, the fifth time he has done that in his career. His three touchdowns is a Vikings record for a quarter or a half. Peterson had 13 rushes for 86 in the first half.

McNabb has Minnesota's other rushing touchdown on a scramble, but McNabb's accuracy has been a big issue again. He has completed 4 of 12 passes for 63 yards and a 51.7 passer rating.

Fortunately for the Vikings, the Cardinals' Kevin Kolb hasn't been much better. He has completed 11 of 22 for 104 yards and taken two sacks.

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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 13:31:00
Fans boo the #
Vikings letting the time run out of the first half and Shiancoe and Harvin are upset about it too.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 13:24:00
Jared Allen gets credit for an 18-yard sack and the #
Vikingsget the ball back with 1:53 to play in the half.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 13:09:00
The #
Vikings have a 28-3 lead with Donovan McNabb 2 of 10 and a 44 passer rating. Yeah, I think that Peterson kid has a future in the NFL.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 13:03:00
The #
Cardinals are on the board with a 51-yard field. #Vikings28, Cards 3. 10:29 left in the second quarter.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:54:00
A camerman just got steamrolled by Aromashodu. Being tended to. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:53:00
Harvin is back in for the #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:51:00
Adrian Peterson has tied his career high with three rushing TDs, the fifth time he's done that. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:48:00
Percy Harvin has a bruised rib. His return is probable. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:46:00
Peterson becomes the first #
Vikings player to score three TDs in one quarter in Vikings history.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:44:00
Peterson absolutely bulls his way into the end zone for a 14-yard run. Good vision, great power. #
Vikings 28, #Cardinals 0.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:43:00
Impressive scramble and throw by Donovan McNabb to Devin Aromashodu, who high points the ball the 12-yard line. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:42:00
Harvin walks off the field on his own power. Looks like he's moving his left shoulder, so not lower body.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:42:00
Percy Harvin is down on the carpt. Trainers tending to him. Lower body. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:41:00
#
Vikings play off their end-around success last week, fake it to Harvin and go deep to Jenkins to draw pass interference.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:35:00
And then they erupt when McNabb runs in for a TD, the #
Vikings third of the game already. Vikings 21-0 with 6:25 left in first quarter.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:34:00
Wow. This crowed has absolutely no patience for McNabb, even when the ball is tipped. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:31:00
Brian Robison strips the ball from Kolb and Jared Allen recovers. Cleary momentum is trending. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:26:00
Asher Allen with the interception on the tipped pass. Everson Griffen tipped it and Adrian Peterson scores on first down. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:24:00
Everson Griffen is on the field. Linebacker or defensive lineman? We'll wait to see how he is used. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:20:00
Percy Harvin and Jim Kleinsasser lead Adrian Peterson into the end zone for a 5-yard TD. #
Vikings 7, #Cardinals 0.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:19:00
And D'Imperio is out, Kleinsasser in for second down.. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:18:00
Ryan D'Imperio is in the game after being called up this week for a first-and-goal from the 7. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:17:00
Two very solid series for the defensive series for the #
Vikingsnearly block the punt and have the ball on the Cards 18-yard line.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:09:00
Cedric Griffin is back on the field for the second series. Must have been a disciplinary deal. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:09:00
McNabb throws two off target passes on the first series and the #
Vikings go three and out.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:03:00
Cedric Griffin is on the sidleline for the opening play. Sherels, Allen and Cook on the field. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 12:01:00
Not sure what's going on with Cedric Griffin, but Asher Allen was introduced as a starter. Griffin is on the sideline in uniform. #
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 11:50:00
The #
Vikings honored the Minnesota Lynx out on the field before the game. Lindsay Whalen is wearing a Percy Harvin jersey.

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 11:42:00
#
Vikings players gathered at midfield before heading to the locker room. Could have been a motivational players-only gathering. Overrated?

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 11:12:00
Chris Kluwe didn't seem to have any issues with his hamstring when he was punting pregame. #
Vikings

POSTED BY: TIM YOTTER
ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2011 AT 10:46:00

Berrian, Winfield inactive

The Vikings have placed WR Bernard Berrian (not injured) and Antoine Winfield (neck) among the inactive players Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Berrian has just two catches for 37 yards through four games this year, the same number of catches as Devin Aromashodu, who has a touchdown while Berrian doesn't. Berrian, who has started only one game this year, was involved in a Twitter war of words after last Sunday's game and told a Minnesota representative, John Kriesel, to "sit down and shut up" after the politician tweeted about Berrian's lack of production.

Michael Jenkins will start in place of Berrian and Aromashodu will likely see much more action. Greg Camarillo is also active for the first time since Week 1.

Winfield didn't practice all week and was listed as doubtful, but the Vikings were holding out hope that he would play. Chris Cook will start in Winfield's place and Asher Allen and Marcus Sherel will likely seen increased playing time.

Punter Chris Kluwe, who was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, is active.

Also inactive for the Vikings: S Mistal Raymond, LB Xavier Adibi, C Brandon Fusco, T Demarcus Love, and DE D'Aundre Reed.

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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 10:32:00
The #
Vikings have deactivated WR Bernard Berrian (not injured) and CB Antoine Winfield (neck).

POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 09:01:00
By the numbers: Odds-on dogs: The Vikings are starting to get no respect from Vegas, which could have them strug...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 02:07:00
Key matchup: Battle of the castoff QBs: Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb used to be teammates and both have been st...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 02:07:00
Preview: Razing Arizona?: The Cardinals have been about as inconsistent as any team this year, with a passing ga...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 02:07:00
Sunday slant: Victims of the offense: The Vikings drive chart shows some of the problems on offense, but it also...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 17:34:00
NFL Notebook: Coverages catching up?: After a wild first week of kickoff returns, which Percy Harvin added to, t...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 08:21:00
Loeffler signing keeps a good thing kickin': The Vikings' trio of specialists has rarely been an issue, even whe...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 06:35:00
Vikings-Cardinals game plan: Each of the teams has areas they need to focus on, and much of it could come down t...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 06:35:00
Vikings-Cardinals game scout: The Cardinals haven't always been accommodating opponents against the Vikings. The...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 06:35:00
Vikings, NFL adapting with the TE times: The Vikings are putting more of an emphasis on the tight ends, but that...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 18:18:00
Cardinals: Updated News, Notes & Quotes: The Cardinals are dealing with several injuries, Beanie Wells still ha...
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POSTED ON TWITTER AT: 16:04:00
Erin Henderson likely to continue extended time: Hot News for LB Erin Henderson 
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