Skip to main content

Vikings' run defense a major concern?

The 49ers lit up the Vikings defense for 260 rushing yards in Friday night's preseason opener, but linebacker Chad Greenway says their performance "is not indicative of how we're going to be Sept. 9'" in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

[preserve][/preserve]

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-18 at 6.16.34 PM

Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant

The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.

CK Kyle Kasio

Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea

Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.

Kandiyohi County Courthouse

2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old

The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.

storm, severe weather

Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible

The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.

Lake Minnetonka

The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring

Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.

Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt

The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.

tree

Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees

The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.

Screen Shot 2022-05-18 at 12.54.22 PM

MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen

The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.

Trevor Scott May

Driver ejected in fatal Roseville crash identified as 30-year-old

The crash temporarily shutdown westbound Highway 36.

Related

Williams has revived Vikings' defense

Last year the Vikings defense finished 31st in the NFL, allowing more than 28 points per game. This season, under first year defensive coordinator Alan Williams, the defense is allowing just 15.8 points per game -- good for sixth best in the league.

Vikes to treat Griffin like a running back

If Robert Griffin III starts at quarterback for the Redskins on Sunday, the Vikings won't be treating him like a normal QB. Defensive end Everson Griffen says they have to "treat him like a running back." Griffin has 241 rushing yards, which is more than Titans' tailback Chris Johnson.

Vikings: Frazier tells defense 'no touching' Peterson

Adrian Peterson took part in his first full pads practice with the Vikings on Tuesday, but he didn't take any contact. That's because Leslie Frazier sent the defense a message -- "No touching" number 28. Peterson said he didn't like that, but defenders will start "firing back" once he puts his shoulder into them a few times.

Vikings gearing up for Jaguars in season opener

The Vikings are preparing for the season opener Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. We're keeping an eye on all of the major story lines into the game. Christian Ponder is looking like a new and improved leader and Percy Harvin is more is as explosive as ever.

Vikings, Jaguars defenders both preparing for robust running games

It could be a battle of the NFL's best running backs Sunday as Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew squares off against Minnesota's Adrian Peterson. While coaches say each man will see limited action, the respective defenses aren't totally buying it.

Jacksonville's Mel Tucker turns down Vikings' defensive coordinator job

Mel Tucker will not be the next defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN. Tucker was offered the position after interviewing in Minnesota earlier this week, but has decided to stay in Jacksonville as the Jaguars' defensive coordinator.