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BREAKING! Minnesota Vikings clinch #2 seed in the NFC Playoffs

BREAKING! Minnesota Vikings clinch #2 seed in the NFC Playoffs

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Minnesota Vikings earned a first-round playoff bye and the NFC divisions #2 seed after defeating the Chicago Bears 23-10 this afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.

With the Week 17 victory, the Vikings finished the regular season with an impressive 13-3 record.

Minnesota will enter the playoffs sporting the leagues top defense and now have a golden opportunity to become the first-ever team to host a Super Bowl.

The Vikings have also been solid on offense this season, led by the surprising play of quarterback Case Keenum who has thrown 21 touchdowns against just 7 interceptions in 2017.

Do you like the Minnesota Vikings chances of winning this year’s Super Bowl?

Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater, place Sam Bradford on the IR

Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater, place Sam Bradford on the IR

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford earned “NFC Player of the Week” honors in Week 1 of the NFL season. As it turns out, that will be the only game he plays this year.

The Vikings announced Wednesday that they had placed the now veteran quarterback on the injured reserve.

The good news for Minnesota fans is the club has activated former starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Bridgewater is coming off a gruesome non-contact knee injury that almost cost him his leg.

The Vikings currently sit at 6-2 on the season and have performed well under current starting quarterback Case Keenum.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook out for the season

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook out for the season

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Terrible news for Minnesota Vikings (2-2) fans.

Dynamic running back Dalvin Cook will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday’s 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions.

“I expect him to come back and be the same that he was,” Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters of Cook.

Cook had put together an amazing opening few games recording 354 yards on the ground while averaging 4.8 yards per carry.

The second-round back out Florida State had also hauled in 11 receptions for 90 yards this season.

The Vikings, who have been without starting quarterback Sam Bradford since Week 1, will now turn to running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon to pick up the slack on offense.

Saints Adrian Peterson discusses facing his former team in Week 1

Saints Adrian Peterson discusses facing his former team in Week 1

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson was cut loose by the Minnesota Vikings this past February, thus becoming a free agent.

After speaking with numerous teams, including the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks, “All Day” opted to sign on with the NFC South New Orleans Saints.

Today, Peterson spoke about how excited he is to play behind legendary quarterback Drew Brees and how he feels about playing his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, in Week 1 of this year’s NFL Regular Season.

“Envisioning myself in the backfield with Drew Brees it was like ‘Wow, what will opposing teams do?'”

As for playing his long-time team the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, Peterson says it was just meant to be.

“It was meant to be.”

Peterson and the New Orleans Saints will invade Minnesota for Monday Night Football on September 11.

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