Vikings review: Three up, three down

As bad as the Vikings' 34-14 loss may have seemed, it wasn't all bad. We pick three players with good games and three that struggled after re-watching and re-charting the game, and Christian Ponder isn't in either of our lists.
August 27, 2013

Sunday slant: Returning WRs 'above average'

The NFL's advanced statistics show the Vikings kept their most productive receivers and moved on with their least productive, and that goes beyond the basic receiving numbers. Those that helped the offense, not just with their catches, are back; and the acquisition of Greg Jennings is a key component in helping both the running game and passing game.
July 7, 2013

Trouble on the bubble? Offensive players

The Vikings will start getting into the nitty-gritty of offseason practices next week when organized team activities begin. That's when players on the roster bubble will have to start showing they can earn their keep. Here are five offensive players from last year's roster that could be in trouble this year, with salary, playing time and production all factors.
May 22, 2013

Notebook: Contributions from unlikely sources

It didn't seem like it, but the Vikings' passing game accounted for half of their first downs, thanks to some unlikely sources. Seldom-used receivers were a big part of the success Sunday. Plus, the Vikings applied pressure in different ways, Blair Walsh had an all-around big day and several interesting stats on Adrian Peterson and others.
December 17, 2012

Without Harvin, other WRs have done little

The Vikings' dependence on Percy Harvin was evident before and after his injury. The playing percentages and production before and after his injury show there was only one beneficiary in his absence.
December 5, 2012

Vikings searching for Harvin's receiving mate

The Vikings believe Jerome Simpson will be a legitimate deep threat when he returns from suspension, but the fourth preseason game will be a big test for other receivers looking for an early contributing role.
August 29, 2012

Notebook: Receiver situation cloudy

The Vikings entered the preseason with several positions up for grabs, but no one has emerged as the clear-cut answer for Jerome Simpson's replacement at split end. Plus, the offensive line reacts to five sacks surrendered, Harrison Smith explains his penalized hit, the linebackers made plays, the replacement officials are criticized, a big donation and much more.
August 25, 2012

Notebook: Who's next after Childs?

The Vikings have a number of options for split end behind Jerome Simpson after the Greg Childs injury. Leslie Frazier and Stephen Burton both talked about the expectations and adaptations so far. Plus, when will Peterson begin practicing, what's the latest on Geoff Schwartz, and other training camp notes from the start of the week.
August 6, 2012