Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vikings 2013 Schedule

The NFL schedules won't be released until sometime around the 2013 NFL Draft, but the Vikings opponents are known now, and we couldn't be more excited!

 Vikings Away Games Opponents:
Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks

 Vikings Home Games Opponents:
Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers

*******The one thing that has been announced is that the game against the Steelers is going to be taking place at Wembley Stadium in London, England on September 29. I want to make the trip! Sounds awesome! But, besides that we won't find out when the Vikings will play each of their opponents until this spring. Pick your favorite teams and decide what games you want to attend this Vikings season!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Vikings Roster Continues to Evolve During the Off-Season

The Vikings roster continues to evolve during the off-season including signing of former Packers receiver Greg Jennings to replace the traded Percy Harvin, retained Jerome Simpson on offense as well. Signing veteran quarterback Matt Cassel as a backup to Christian Ponder. The Vikings are also retaining right tackle Phil Loadhot and Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton. The rest of Minnesota's comings and goings so far have been on defense. At linebacker, Erin Henderson is back but Jasper Brinkley is not traded to Arizona. 

In the secondary, one safety has re-signed in Jamarca Sanford, while another in Hussain Abdullah has left for Kansas City. Veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield has been released but remains unsigned. The roster will change, but our purple pride remains the same, and this is the way it should be. 

Vikings Sign Greg Jennings

In seven years with the Green Bay Packers, Greg Jennings only played one game that wasn't quarterbacked by Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers. He signed a five-year deal with the Vikings, immediately becoming the face of a receiving corps in transition and the refuge for a quarterback still learning to play in the NFL. The five-year contract the Vikings gave Jennings, worth a reported $47.5 million, and the attention they lavished on him during a two-day visit, certainly helped to close the deal.
It's exciting that Greg Jennings will be the Vikings' No. 1 receiver. We think that as talented as Percy Harvin was, the Vikings felt like they needed a true outside receiver. The Vikings saw in Jennings a player unique enough to woo in free agency, where they typically don't spend much money. They contacted Jennings' agent, Eugene Parker, on the first day of the three-day negotiating window leading up to free agency. General manager Rick Spielman quickly told Parker the Vikings were interested, and asked him to call them when they were setting up free-agent visits.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Percy Barvin Trade Reminds us of Randy Moss Trade

This Percy Barvin Trade strongly reminds us of when the Vikings dealt away a wide receiver in the prime of his career. Just like when the Vikings dealt Randy Moss to the Oakland Raiders in Feb. 2005, they will have to rebuild their wideouts following a playoff season. And that can not be done with ease, we all know that.

When Vikings tickets go on sale, buy Vikings tickets and cheer on the Vikings. The Vikings will need your support now more than ever. Vikings fans never give up on their team. Skol Vikings, Skol!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Percy Harvin Trade Details

Have you seen the news? Twitter and Facebook is a buzz with the news that the Vikings have traded Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for three draft picks on Monday, March 11th. According to the NFL, the Vikings will get first and seventh round picks in this years draft, as well as a third round pick next year, so that will be exciting.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Vikings Steelers game at Wembley Stadium:

The Wembley National Stadium's address is Wembley, London HA9 0WS, United Kingdom. The 90,000-capacity venue (105,000 combined seating and standing) is the second largest stadium in Europe, and serves as England's national stadium. The stadium is also an annual regular season venue for the American National Football League's International Series, the first such venue outside North America. So, go Vikings!

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