Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings

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The Vikings is a professional football team created approximately five decades ago in 1961 and joined the NFL as an expansion team. The team is a current member of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC).

Minnesota headquarters are located at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and as of 2014 the Vikings play their home games at the TCF Bank Stadium which has a capacity for 50,805 spectators. Here is a quick view at the stadium´s google map: https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ie=UTF-8&fb=1&cid=3720300757751152491&q=TCF+Bank+Stadium&ei=Go7WU6GyNeHLsAS8q4HYBw&ved=0CI8BEPwSMAs

During the course of these five decades, the Vikings have achieved 1 NFL Championship, 4 Conference championships, 18 Division championships and 27 Playoff appearances on the following years: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974,1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1987,1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012.

The following are some of Minnesota´s retired numbers:

PlayerPositionTenure
10Fran TarkentonQB1961–1978
53Mick TingelhoffC1962–1978
70Jim MarshallDE1961–1979
77Korey StringerOT1995–2000†
80Cris CarterWR1990–2001
88Alan PageDT1967–1978
 source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings

These are the Vikings top 10 Pro football Hall of Famers:

PlayerPosition(s)Seasons as a VikingYear Inducted
1Warren MoonQB1994–19962006
3Jan StenerudK1984–19851991
10Fran TarkentonQB1961–1966, 1972–19781986
22Paul KrauseS1968–19791998
39Hugh McElhennyRB1961–19621970
44Dave CasperTE19832002
56Chris DolemanDE1985–1993, 19992012
58Jim LangerC1980–19811987
64Randall McDanielG1988–19992009
65Gary ZimmermanOT1986–19922008
 source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings
2014-15 NFL Training Camps

2014-15 NFL Training Camps

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As the 2014-15 NFL regular season gets closer the Vikings roster is almost complete and some of the top names on the board are:

Quarterbacks

5 Teddy Bridgewater

16 Matt Cassel

7 Christian Ponder

Running backs

44 Matt Asiata

23 Joe Banyard

42 Jerome Felton FB

Wide receivers

13 Kain Colter RB

8 Andy Cruse

2 Donte Foster

Tight ends

85 Rhett Ellison

47 Michael Higgins

89 A.C. Leonard

Defensive linemen

91 Chase Baker DT

68 Rakim Cox DE

95 Scott Crichton DE

Defensive backs

30 Brandan Bishop FS

36 Robert Blanton FS

20 Kurt Coleman FS

Linebackers

55 Anthony Barr OLB

54 Jasper Brinkley MLB

57 Audie Cole MLB

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings

Training camp season has begun for the Vikings, the team had a couple of first practices full of anticipation and a little bit of hype last Saturday. There is a new coaching staff and different coaching priorities throughout the camp atmosphere. They will focus on different game strategies and football intelligentsia to produce larger on-field improvements.

Vikings Training Camps

Vikings Training Camps

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The following is how the Vikings offense stands:

QB: Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater, Christian Ponder

HB: Adrian Peterson, Matt Asiata, Jerick McKinnon, Joe Banyard, Dominique Williams

FB: Jerome Felton, Zach Line

TE: Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, A.C. Leonard, Chase Ford*, Allen Reisner, Mike Higgins

WR: Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson*, Jarius Wright, Jerome Simpson, Adam Thielen, Rodney Smith, Kain Colter, Erik Lora, Kamar Jorden, Donte Foster, Ty Walker, Andy Cruse

LT: Matt Kalil, Antonio Richardson, Pierce Burton

LG: Charlie Johnson, David Yankey, Jeff Baca

C: John Sullivan, Joe Berger, Zac Kerin

RG: Brandon Fusco, Vladimir Ducasse, Austin Wentworth

RT: Phil Loadholt, Mike Remmers, Kevin Murphy

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Here are a couple of short videos on the Vikings´recent news: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000370348/article/kyle-rudolph-minnesota-vikings-sign-5year-contract

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11260324/minnesota-vikings-special-teams-coordinator-mike-priefer-apologizes-homophobic-remark

The practices resumed on Sunday´s afternoon full of fans wanting to see the first semi-real football in months, unfortunately it started raining pretty hard so the players were dismissed.

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